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RAF Museum to raise Nazi bomber from 1940 Blitz out of English Channel - Fox News

RAF Museum to raise Nazi bomber from 1940 Blitz out of English Channel - Fox News | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
RAF Museum to raise Nazi bomber from 1940 Blitz out of English Channel Fox News But now that it's exposed, now that the sand has shifted, every winter storm will degrade the plane, while sport divers and curious history buffs will unintentionally...
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Better get it out of there pronto if it's going to self-destruct.  It's so amazing to see the effort people are going to now to bring these relics from the deep!  Rockon!     http://www.CRAZEDpilot.com

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FLIGHT TEST: Tecnam P2010 triumphs - Flightglobal

FLIGHT TEST: Tecnam P2010 triumphs - Flightglobal | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
FLIGHT TEST: Tecnam P2010 triumphs Flightglobal The high-winged, four-seat P2010 is planned to fill a defined gap in the Tecnam product line-up that now ranges from the twin-engined P2006 to various two-seat very light aircraft that include the...
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FRIDAY FLYING VIDEO: Beaver Ballad - Australian Flying

FRIDAY FLYING VIDEO: Beaver Ballad - Australian Flying | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
FRIDAY FLYING VIDEO: Beaver Ballad
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The Candians certainly loved their DHC2 Beaver, and here the Fretless Bar Girls regale us with a ballad to De Havilland Canada's radial bush plane.
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Awesome - floats!

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BearHawk, BearHawk experimental light sport aircraft.

http://www.sportaviationexpos.com - BearHawk experimental light sport aircraft. While at the 2013 E.A.A. Airventure Convention at Wittman Airfield in Oshkosh... (BearHawk experimental light sport aircraft.
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Bearhawk making an LSA ....

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LSAs Are Growing, Slowly But Surely

LSAs Are Growing, Slowly But Surely | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
Activity in the light sport aircraft (LSA) arena is heating up, with more pilots trying the many modern aircraft spawned by this new category which was enacted by the FAA in 2004.

Via Lars Eriksson
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Growth is always good in our industry!  Read a little more about it...

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Rotax 912 iS sips fuel, gains converts - AOPA Pilot

Rotax 912 iS sips fuel, gains converts - AOPA Pilot | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
Rotax 912 iS sips fuel, gains converts
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By Dave Hirschman. Rotax 912 iS engines are dominating the light sport aircraft marketplace with a combination of technological advancement and operational simplicity.

Via Lars Eriksson
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Would love to swap out our 912ULS for the iS ! 

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New LSA From Italy -- Trial - AVweb

New LSA From Italy -- Trial - AVweb | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
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New LSA From Italy -- Trial
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Nando Groppo, an Italian aircraft manufacturer, debuted their Trial light sport aircraft this week at EAA AirVenture.
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Always love new planes!

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Germany Certifies First Electric Airplane, the eSpyder - Flying Magazine

Germany Certifies First Electric Airplane, the eSpyder - Flying Magazine | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
Germany Certifies First Electric Airplane, the eSpyder
Flying Magazine
An even more compelling GreenWing project is the e430, a sleekly designed two-seat LSA that Yuneec has flown since 2009.
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First electric airplane from Germany.  Love the Bonanza tail!

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Whooping cranes ready for formation training - AOPA Pilot

Whooping cranes ready for formation training - AOPA Pilot | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
AOPA Pilot Whooping cranes ready for formation training AOPA Pilot A group of eight young whooping cranes have arrived in Wisconsin aboard donated aircraft, and are now training to head south on the wing led by ultralight aircraft piloted by humans...
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This is always an amazing project.  We can't believe this even works....

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Electric aircraft poised to reach market - AOPA Pilot

Electric aircraft poised to reach market - AOPA Pilot | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
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Electric aircraft poised to reach market
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Both eSpyder and the two-seat e430 being developed for either the kitbuilt or light sport aircraft market will include a full airframe parachute.
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Electric Light Sport is going to be here sooner than later! Early models report one quiet flight, so we'll see how this one is!

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AeroSport LLC - SkyReach BushCat Light Sport Aircraft - Home

AeroSport LLC - SkyReach BushCat Light Sport Aircraft - Home | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
AeroSport, LLC is an authorized distributor in the United States for the BushCat and Cheetah XLS Light Sport Aircraft.
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That's one ugly paintjob - but probably quite the performer!

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Rising Stars: Light Sport Universe | Flying Magazine

Rising Stars: Light Sport Universe | Flying Magazine | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
What makes a great LSA? To find out, we flew six very different light sport models. (RT @FlyingMagazine: What makes a great #LSA? We flew six very different light sports to find out!
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Great review of six different LSA aircraft on the market today!

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Operation Migration aircraft adjusts to FAA regulations - Wisconsin State Journal

Operation Migration aircraft adjusts to FAA regulations - Wisconsin State Journal | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
Operation Migration aircraft adjusts to FAA regulations Wisconsin State Journal Operation Migration is working with North Wing Aviation, a Chelan, Wash., company that specializes in light sport aircraft, which are usually heavier and faster than...
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Migrating?  I'd have to see it to believe it.

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Model aircraft buffs in Texas warily eye FAA rules - LubbockOnline.com

Model aircraft buffs in Texas warily eye FAA rules LubbockOnline.com Published in the Federal Register late last month, the FAA proposal restates some of the agency's established rules for model aircraft and tries to shed new light on others with...
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Replacing an Aircraft is Not Like Buying a New Car… | In The Field ...

Replacing an Aircraft is Not Like Buying a New Car… | In The Field ... | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
We have been using Experimental Light Sport Aircraft or ELSA's, which are designed strictly for recreational flying and can be maintained by the owners or the pilots. The FAA required that we get Special Light Sport Aircraft, ...
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Another LSA claims spin-resistance - AOPA Pilot

Another LSA claims spin-resistance - AOPA Pilot | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
AOPA Pilot Another LSA claims spin-resistance AOPA Pilot Without naming Icon, which was recently granted an FAA exemption to the light sport aircraft (LSA) weight limit on the strength of a spin-resistant design for its two-seat A5, Zibi claimed...
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But does it have a steering wheel??

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Experimental avionics maker Dynon buys Advanced Flight Systems - AOPA Pilot

Experimental avionics maker Dynon buys Advanced Flight Systems - AOPA Pilot | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
Experimental avionics maker Dynon buys Advanced Flight Systems
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Experimental and light sport aircraft avionics powerhouse Dynon Avionics announced this week it has purchased Advanced Flight Systems.
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Now this is some interesting positional news in the world of avionics!

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Would You Fly In A $15,000 Open Source Plane? - Jalopnik

Would You Fly In A $15,000 Open Source Plane? - Jalopnik | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
First Open Source Airplane Could Cost Just $15,000 – Wired:Autopia. I like Linux, but I'm not sure I'd fly inside Linux. Am I just a wimp? The basic specifications of the airplane follow the guidelines of the light sport aircraft ...
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Always a new way to get airborne!

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You Can Finally Buy an Electric Airplane, and It's Just $40K - Wired

You Can Finally Buy an Electric Airplane, and It's Just $40K - Wired | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
You Can Finally Buy an Electric Airplane, and It's Just $40K
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European pilots can purchase the completed airplane, but as of now there are no provisions in the FAA's definition of light sport aircraft for electric designs.
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$40k to go electric - well no more pump sticker shock!

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FAA Approves Weight Increase On The ICON A5 Amphibious Light ...

FAA Approves Weight Increase On The ICON A5 Amphibious Light ... | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued its decision to grant ICON Aircraft's petition for exemption to allow an increased takeoff weight for ICON's A5 amphibious Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) up to a maximum of ...
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ABOUT TIME!

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RAF Fairford Air Tattoo: Ten of the best aircraft to see - This is Gloucestershire

RAF Fairford Air Tattoo: Ten of the best aircraft to see - This is Gloucestershire | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
RAF Fairford Air Tattoo: Ten of the best aircraft to see
This is Gloucestershire
Though primarily a light transport aircraft, the Antonov An-2 is used by the Estonians in a variety of roles including parachute dropping, MEDEVAC and VIP transport.
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The british have awesome planes too don't forget!!

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$280K flying car to be "road tested" - The Leading Aviation Industry Resource for News, Equipment and

$280K flying car to be "road tested" - The Leading Aviation Industry Resource for News, Equipment and | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
$280K flying car to be "road tested"
The Leading Aviation Industry Resource for News, Equipment and
The road-ready light sport aircraft still has a long way to go before it's ready for production, though.
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Something comical about 'ROAD TESTING" an airplane...

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Tecnam Introduces P2002JF - Flying Magazine

Tecnam Introduces P2002JF - Flying Magazine | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
Tecnam Introduces P2002JF
Flying Magazine
... 100 hp liquid and air-cooled Rotax 912 ULS engine.
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Another lovely Rotax 100hp airplane on the market!

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Flight Test: Pioneer 400 - Australian Flying

Flight Test: Pioneer 400 - Australian Flying | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
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Flight Test: Pioneer 400
Australian Flying
Bred from the growth in LSA types, the Pioneer 400 follows on from the previous 200 and 300 models built by Alpi Aviation in Pordonene, Italy.
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Man that's one beautiful low wing LSA!

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ICON Aircraft Raises $60 Million of Investment Capital for Full-Scale Production - PR Newswire (press release)

ICON Aircraft Raises $60 Million of Investment Capital for Full-Scale Production - PR Newswire (press release) | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
ICON Aircraft Raises $60 Million of Investment Capital for Full-Scale Production PR Newswire (press release) He also pointed out that the extra development time permitted significant improvements to the A5 amphibious Light Sport Aircraft, including...
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These are some amazing numbers they show!

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First Factory-Built Van's RV-12 Delivered - Flying Magazine

First Factory-Built Van's RV-12 Delivered - Flying Magazine | Light Sport Aircraft | Scoop.it
First Factory-Built Van's RV-12 Delivered Flying Magazine Founder Richard Van Grunsven has established the most successful kit aircraft factory ever, and the move to factory production of fly-away S-LSAs (Special-Light Sport Aircraft) represents a...
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Van's has done it again - another great milestone.  Van is a heck of a nice guy, super normal to just walk up and talk to, accepting of all ages, rich and poor.  No better man exists.

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