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Fri, Aug 01, 2014

AeroSports Update: Lets Put The Word 'Fun' In The Term Light Sport Aircraft

The Term ‘Sport Plane’ Is Generally Associated With Sport Pilots But Sport Flying It Has Nothing To Do With The Pilot License

When you look up the definition of Light Sport Aircraft in FAR 1, it does a good job of giving you a lot of numbers and facts to describe exactly what it means. However, it doesn’t mention anything about how the word sport can also be synonymous with the word fun.

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Fri, Aug 01, 2014

Kitfox Celebrates 30th Anniversary At EAA AirVenture 2014

Original Airplane Described As A Two-Place Cabin Ultralight

Kitfox, the iconic kit plane that first hit the market as what was basically a two place, cabin ultralight, is celebrating 30 years of continuous production. The Kitfox team, headed by President John McBean, is looking forward to meeting and greeting hundreds of Kitfox fans this year.

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Fri, Aug 01, 2014

Lisa Airplanes Returns To Oshkosh

Third Year Promoting The Exotic, Amphibious Airplane

For the 3rd year in a row, Lisa Airplanes has crossed the Atlantic to take part in EAA AirVenture. This important event brings more than 500,000 aviation enthusiasts (the world's biggest aviation celebration) and it's a unique occasion for the French company to present in detail the Akoya, its two-seat amphibious aircraft.

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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Breezy Down At Wittman Regional Airport

Two Injured, Transported To Aera Hospital

A two-place Breezy aircraft went down at about 0900 CDT Thursday morning on the east side of Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI. There were two people aboard the aircraft at the time, and both were transferred to local hospitals.

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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Introducing The WA3 Surveyor Sport

Open Air Flying  With Speed & Utility

The World Aircraft Company based in Paris, TN has introduced their open frame, tandem seat, light sport aircraft. While it looks like a modernized Breezy, it isn't. This aircraft is a real light sport aircraft with a 75% cruise speed of 103 mph. Actually it has capabilities greater than LSA, which is how you know it's an actual LSA performer. The instruments and radio are a package of Dynon's.

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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Flight Design Still Leading LSA Market After 10 Years

Announces The Vision Touch Avionic Suite On The C4

Flight Design had several interesting announcement at their press conference Tuesday morning at AirVenture. First, Flight Design's introduction of the Rotax 912 iS Sport in their CTLS series of airplanes. The 912 iS Sport is a further improvement on the fuel injected 912 engine series launched in 2012. The iS produces the same horsepower as the 912 but with higher torque and reduced fuel consumption.

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Tue, Jul 01, 2014

EAA Program Will Assist Members With GA Loans

NAFCO Will Partner With EAA To Finance Airplanes, Kits, Plans, Materials

The EAA has finalized an agreement with National Aircraft Finance Company (NAFCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pilot Bancshares, Inc. to provide exclusive benefits to EAA members in the market to finance an aircraft, kit, plan-based aircraft materials, engines, engine  overhauls and avionics upgrades.

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