Issuu on Google+

Your Source for All Things Light Sport

Midwest LSA Expo September 23-25, 2010 Mt.Vernon, Illinois

See the Latest Light Sport Aircraft

WICKS..Not just raw materials

Free 200 page catalog 800-221-9245


2010 Midwest LSA Expo


The expo is focused on nd LSA Expo in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Welcome to the 2 annual Midwest pleased to welcome the very am turers and ancillary services. I light sport aircraft including manufac t and pleased to be a even this to rs aircraft and the other exhibito t spor t ligh g ucin prod rs ture ufac man many of you to Mt. Vernon, Last year ’s inaugural event brought . tion avia ral gene g otin prom of part again. and we are pleased to have you back is to meet your needs ainted with our community. Our goal I would also like invite you to get acqu on has to offer. The City come again and sample what our regi during your visit, and we invite you to including a world-class e big city amenities and attractions of Mt. Vernon is a small city with som and a number of wineries, beautiful Rend Lake Recreation area art museum and sculpture park, the e time to look around. som e to do. Enjoy your stay and take antiques, golf courses and much mor s, the Mt. Vernon t one of our most outstanding amenitie This event is designed to also highligh ficial changes bene y man e mad d and management have boar ority auth ort airp The ort. Airp Outland hangar space now under omic climate including adding new econ g tryin a ng duri n grow have and ground support, expert ures a full-service FBO, full-service construction. The Outland Airport feat sales, and other services. personnel, flight instruction, aircraft mechanics, knowledgeable line service as an Air Evac Lifeteam fighting station on the field as well With a fully equipped air rescue fire While you’re here, give ort is one of the safest places to be. base, both staffed 24/7, Outland Airp available at Mt. Vernon is You will not go away hungry. Space Grandma’s Landing a try for lunch. rally located region cent this -related businesses to grow from Outland Airport for additional aviation of the country. d in helping their of several volunteers who are intereste ort supp the n upo nds depe t even This light sport sector. The of the newest trend in aviation, the part a be to t wan who and ity mun com elopment Corporation, of Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County Dev airport authority board and staff, City m a reality. Corporate merce have worked to make this drea and Jefferson County Chamber of Com nks to all. nteers make this event possible. Tha sponsors, local sponsors, and our volu r time in Mt. Vernon. Please enjoy this expo and enjoy you Sincerely, Mayor Mary Jane Chesley

McCauley • Harzell • Sensenich Propellers • Governors • Dynamic Balancing 5 Airport Road

Alexander Airport Belen, NM 87002 CRS N5PR141Y

Phone: 505-864-4500

Toll Free: 888-477-5067 Fax: 505-864-4555


2010 Midwest LSA Expo

Welcome from your Light Sport Aircraft Specialists Mt.Vernon Airport Authority 618-242-7016 Modern facility, ILS Full-service FBO Midwest Light Sport Academy Experienced professional mechanics on site Full-service restaurant

Jefferson County Development Corporation 618-244-3554 Locate your business in this centrally located area Demographic and statistical information for this region

Mt.Vernon Convention & Visitors Bureau 618-242-3151 Visitors and lodging information Convention and meetings assistance

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce 618-242-5725 Business advocates and marketing specialists Relocation assistance

Midwest Light Sport Expo 618-242-7016 All things LSA Demonstrations, education, and one-stop shopping

Eric Evans Aviation 618-656-2248 Aircraft acquisition, sales, and brokerage services featuring Jabiru and Expedition


2010 Midwest LSA Expo

2010 Midwest LSA Expo








3X Trim

Niagara Falls, NY





Bloomfield, IN


A220 & A240


A&M Airsports Ltd.

Seneca, IL


Airborne & Aircreation Trikes


American Legend A/C

Sulphur Springs, TX


Legend Cub


Arion Aircraft

Shelbyville, TN




Aviation Explorer Post 491

Birmingham, AL




B bar D Aviation

Sanford, NC




Blue Skies Sport Planes

Cincinnati, OH




Bushwhacker Aircraft Co

Queensbury, NY


BushCub Sportsman


Charles City Aeronautics

Charles City, IA




Corbi A/C Sales

Salem, OH




Corbi A/C Sales

Salem, OH




Corbi A/C Sales

Salem, OH


Italian F30 Sportplane



Yakima, WA


Sport Cub S2, Carbon Cub SS


Dreams Come True (DCT)

Dayton, OH


Evektor Sportstar


Eastman Aviation

Eastman, GA




Echo Romeo LLC

Ft. Wayne, IN


Sting Sport


Gobosh Aviation

Moline, IL


800XP & 700S


Great Lakes Diamond

Naperville, IL


Diamond HK36 Motor-Glider


Hansen Air Group

Kennesaw, GA


FA04 Peregrine & FK9 MKIV


Heart of Virginia

Ashland, VA


Tecnam P92 Eaglet


Heart of Virginia

Ashland, VA


P2008, P2006T, P2002 Sierra


Island Bird Flying Service

Plant City, FL




Jabiru USA

Shelbyville, TN


Jabiru J170 & J230

130, 131

Just Aircraft

Walhalla, SC




Magni USA

St. Genevieve, MO


Magni Gyro


Midwest Sport Aviation

Richland Center, WI


Cheetah XLS


NIU Group

DeKalb, IL


Ekolot KR-30


Opus Aircraft, LLC

Stoneville, NC


Super 2


Paradise USA

Sebring, FL





Vero Beach, FL



133, 134

Rans Aircraft

Hays, KS


Rans S-19LS & S-7LS

143, 144

REMOS Aircraft

Rogers, AR


Remos GX



Higginsville, MO


Falcon LS, Storm Rally, Enforcer

108, 109

Sea Rey

Tavares, FL





Paris, TN


Savannah VG & VGW

120, 127


N. Little Rock, AR


Sirius & iCUB

129, FE120-121

CT Sales of SO IL

Noble, IL




Van’s Aircraft, Inc

Aurora, OR




Zenith Aircraft

Mexico, MO


STOL CH-750 & STOL CH-701


Introductions are in order! Please meet The Pulse of Aviation from the Editors of General Aviation News.

The Pulse, as we call it, is a daily (M-F) email that does nothing less than inform our readers about the happenings of fellow pilots, like you, and the industry at-large. Simple. Consider signing up for a newsletter like few others and stay up with The Pulse of Aviation. Free subscriptions are available at: General Aviation News is grassroots aviation!


2010 Midwest LSA Expo

Can I really afford a new LSA? David Kruger The Aircraft Partnership Association Yes you can — especially when ownership is shared with others. Aircraft have been shared from the very beginning — Wilbur and Orville Wright owned the very first airplane. There are currently tens of thousands of co-owned aircraft and co-ownership is rapidly becoming more popular. Why? Because co-owned aircraft often cost the same or less to own and operate than recreational vehicles such as boats, motorcycles, jet skis or RVs. The Aircraft Partnership Association (APA) currently lists thousands of active pilots seeking other pilots to purchase an aircraft and current co-ownership groups seeking more members —and is adding more every day. Membership is free. UNDERSTANDING REAL COST The real cost of owning and operating any vehicle, such as an airplane, boat, RV, motorcycle, or personal watercraft is determined by: • The purchase price, including the term, interest rate, and down payment, and other fixed costs such as insurance and storage; • Variable costs such as fuel, maintenance, and repairs; • Hours per year of usage. COMPARING REAL COSTS The following chart details the real cost of a new $35,000 boat, motor, and trailer (the US national average cost for a new boat, motor and trailer) versus a new, very well-equipped LSA that includes a full

suite of digital avionics, GPS navigation, real-time weather display, autopilot, and a ballistic recovery chute. To assure an “apples-to-apples” comparison, we used the following common parameters: • All costs shown are fully-loaded, that is, they include the cost of purchase, tax, title, and license, outfitting, insurance, fuel, maintenance, storage (hangar or slip), avionics subscriptions, etc. • Both recreational pilots and owners of boats, motorcycles, personal watercraft, and RVs, on average, operate their vehicles about 50-100 hours per year. We show three usage rates: 50, 75, and 100 hours per year. • All examples are financed for 10 years at 6.5% and 15% down. Financing up to 20 years is available. • Monthly fixed costs and hourly costs are shown. As you can see, shared ownership really does make owning and flying your own airplane truly affordable. It can be significantly less expensive than owning a typical new boat, motor and trailer! The APA and its aviation industry associates are dedicated to making flying affordable and the APA can guide pilots through the co-ownership process from start to finish. Get started today by joining the APA — individual membership is free. The APA’s Virtual Pilot Lounge™ is a secure webbased solution where interested parties can post a detailed profile and then search

New $35,000 Boat

Flight Scheduling The long-term experience of aircraft partnerships is that two- to six-member partnerships rarely have scheduling conflicts. There are 8,766 hours in a year. Recreational pilots fly on average 50-100 hours per year. A typical four-pilot partnership aircraft flies about 300 hours annually — only about 2.5 hours out of 100. Low actual usage, combined with the partner matching capability provided by the APA, assures little or no impact to the availability of your airplane.

for and be found by other local members interested in aircraft co-ownership. APA members can conduct searches for suitable co-owners based on location, budget, flying experience, usage, aircraft of interest, and much more. For more information, go to

New LSA @ $140,000 by Number of Co-Owners 1






Initial Outlay








Monthly Fixed Costs








Hours used per Year

Total Cost per Hour of Ownership

























Highlander Manufacturer of Quality Aircraft Parts

888.750.5243 Dual Controls for 912/914 Rotax Engines Clean installation without a clunky splitter box! Choke Controls • Turn-to-lock and non-locking styles • Many knob options Throttle Controls • Panel mount - friction lock or quadrant styles • Convenient mounting hardware and cable stops

Push-to-Unlock & Turn-to-Lock Controls Heavy duty for strength and long life • Many knob and length options • Custom marking available New!

Flight Control Cables and Engine Controls Custom made to your requirements • Quick turn-around • High quality

Cowl Saver™ Bafe Seal Material

Reduce Airframe Vibration and Stop Cowl Damage Free sample! You can feel the difference! 10 times less friction

View demo: McFarlane Aviation Products 696 East 1700 Road, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006 Phone: 785.594.2741 Fax: 785.594.3922

Exciting Features: • Approximately 700 lbs. Useful Load • Over 32 CU. FT. of Unobstructed Cargo Area • Wings fold back in 2 minutes • You can be 6’6” and 250 lbs. – “No Problem” • Rugged – Sold as a bush plane in Canada • Made in U.S.A. • Kit or Fully Built

Just Aircraft, LLC 864-718-0320

Bushwhacker Aircraft Company, LLC

BushCub Sportsman LSA & Kit Aircraft

New Lycoming O-233 Power - Clipped Wing - BRS Equipped

Custom Wide-Body PA-18 & J-3 Style Fuselages

PA-18/J-3 Parts:

Carbon Fiber Components Welded Components Fuselage Fittings Wing Kits

(518) 796-0732


2010 Midwest LSA Expo

Light-Sport Aircraft… What? How? Why? By DAN JOHNSON Light-Sport Aircraft are the newest category of aircraft as defined by the FAA, the government regulatory agency for aviation. The new breed of aircraft — 109 models in just five years of astonishingly rapid development — offer affordable purchase prices, low cost of operation, spacious interiors, the latest instrument innovations, energetic performance, and lively handling. Every one of these new airplanes meets new industry standards. Any Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) must fit within the following parameters: A maximum of two occupants, a maximum takeoff weight of 1,320 pounds (seaplanes can weigh 1,430 pounds); a 45-knot clean stall speed; a 120-knot top speed at maximum continuous power; a single, non-turbine engine; and fixed landing gear (though amphibious floatplanes can have “repositionable” gear). Some are called Special Light-Sport Aircraft (SLSA) if they are fully manufactured and ready-to-fly. A manufacturer can also offer a kit aircraft based on the SLSA — it’s called an Experimental LSA or ELSA. Balancing the many positives, one of the challenges of beginning a new sector of aviation is that potential customers want to be sure about any new airplane they wish to buy. Since these LSA are not government certified, how do you know what you’re buying? It’s a reasonable question and through three steps we’ll try to provide some basics of the process. Thanks to

Tom Gunnarson for the following simplified explanation (written before Tom joined the FAA). HOW DOES THIS WORK? Step One: The ASTM standard for the design and performance of LSA describes the minimum standards a manufacturer must meet for the design, construction, flight envelope, strength, and controllability of an LSA. A manufacturer must document every step and have test results to back them up. A manufacturer must also produce a set of manuals, including aircraft operating instructions, maintenance and inspection procedures, and a flight-training

supplement. The manufacturer must also establish and maintain a quality assurance program and a continuing operational safety plan. Step Two: Once an aircraft meeting the LSA definition and complying with all ASTM standards is produced and all documentation is prepared, the manufacturer (or agent, if the aircraft is imported) can request an airworthiness inspection of the aircraft from the local FAA office, either a Manufacturing Inspection District Office (MIDO) or Flight Standards District

Office (FSDO). Before the inspection, the manufacturer meets with the MIDO or FSDO to review the compliance documentation. Step Three: The airworthiness inspection consists of a general airworthiness inspection along with a records inspection and document review. LSA must have a completed Statement of Conformance form along with traditional registration and markings. Unique placards include “Light-Sport” and a passenger warning stating, “This aircraft was manufactured according to LSA airworthiness standards and does not conform to standard airworthiness category requirements.” When the designated airworthiness representative (DAR) or FAA inspector finds everything in order, he or she will issue an airworthiness certificate and operating limitations. The aircraft is then ready to supply to a customer. IS FAA PLEASED? Since FAA wrote the rule allowing LSA to be industry certified — saving itself much time and money and putting this burden on industry participants around the world — you could assume the FAA was favorable. They are! In an official FAA news publication, author Susan Parson wrote, “One of the reasons for the rapid growth of the LSA is the industry’s use of industry consensus standards developed through ASTM International. This approach allows for more rapid design changes and for quicker

2010 Midwest LSA Expo

incorporation of changes and features resulting from safety findings. It is also consistent with a national policy that directs U.S. government agencies to use voluntary consensus standards in lieu of unique-togovernment standards wherever possible. This practice helps eliminate the cost of developing separate government standards and decrease the cost and the burden of complying with agency regulation. FAA and industry will continue to develop and upgrade ASTM LSA standards as circumstances require. “Because regulation of the LSA industry is so different, here’s a quick review of how the consensus standards process works. It’s important to understand that the industry has been asked to take more direct responsibility for developing and maintaining standards for design, manufacturing, and continued airworthiness. Industry chose ASTM International to facilitate the development of standards for LSA. ASTM established the F37 Committee on Light-Sport

Aircraft in 2004. Any interested person — worldwide, professional or user — can join the F37 Committee. Several FAA employees participate on the committee in the standards development process, but FAA has only one official voter. The committee revises existing standards or develops new ones in response to demand, regulatory requirements, or ASTM protocols. “Here’s where it gets a little tricky. ASTM provides its approved standards to FAA, but FAA does not ‘approve’ ASTM standards. Rather, the agency ‘accepts’ them and publishes its acceptance in the Federal Register. The agency also updates the LSA standards matrix on the FAA website’s Light-Sport Aircraft page. “A final point: ASTM standards are not regulations. However, SLSA are required to be manufactured according to the accepted consensus standard. That means that the SLSA manufacturer must monitor and correct safety-of-flight issues through the issuance


of safety directives. The manufacturer must also have a continued airworthiness system that meets the identified consensus standard. The owner or operator of an SLSA must comply with each safety directive applicable to the aircraft, unless he or she uses an acceptable alternative means of compliance or obtains an FAA waiver from the provisions of the safety directive.” IS IT WORKING? To know if the idea of industry consensus standards is working, why don’t we consult the top man in the FAA. Doesn’t it seem likely that the boss would be well informed? Via three major public speeches in the last year, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt has maintained a positive view of Light-Sport Aircraft and the industry that produces them. At a speech given in July 2009 in Oshkosh during EAA’s largestin-the-country airshow, AirVenture, Babbitt complimented the LSA safety record. He repeated similar congratulatory remarks in a public speech at Sun ’n Fun 2010, the country’s second largest airshow. Again, just a couple months ago, Babbitt tripled-down at AirVenture 2010. According to Aviation Week reporter Fred George, “More than 300 EAA members stuffed the ‘Meet the Administrator’ forum at Oshkosh on Thursday, July 29th, welcoming FAA administrator Randy Babbitt with unusually strong applause. He said he was ‘so impressed’ with the success of Light Sport Aircraft in the aviation industry. According to Babbitt, the LSA safety record is ‘marvelous.’ He said that the government/ industry partnership in developing the LSA standard was a prime reason.” Another reporter heard it similarly. Mary Grady,

writing for leading aviation Internet publisher AvWeb, observed, “FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt...took some time to express his satisfaction with the sport pilot/light sport aircraft experiment. Regarding LSAs, he said the safety record is ‘marvelous,’ and people in the industry ‘have done what they said they would do.’” SHOULD YOU GO FOR IT? So, after five intense years of effort by this new industry, the top FAA man recently chose the word “marvelous” to describe how well the grand experiment is working and this term is consistent with his earlier remarks. While a new industry strives to organize itself better and better, those who have worked long hours to build the new segment feel satisfied they’ve done well, according to experts. Therefore, customers examining the impressively large and widely diverse flock of LSA can be reasonably assured they are buying worthy aircraft. Talk to an aircraft representative, ask plenty of good questions, and get independent advice as you carefully consider any purchase. Once you decide to go for it, you can expect fun in the sky at a price you can afford. In smiles per mile, Light-Sport Aircraft truly deliver! For more on Sport Pilot, go to

Just like Light Sport Aircraft...

General Aviation News is grass roots aviation! Go to to get 3-FREE issues



Ê£{]ÊÓä fÓ°™xÊ UÊ- */  , Ç ÈÓ Ê9 ,°Ê "°Ê£


Piper Parts, Mods & Maintenance P. 13

n of SNAFU: The detentio P. 6 John and Mar tha King party P. 8 Sherpa’s coming out et P. 12 Building a magic carp



2010 Midwest LSA Expo

LSA: An insurance update Bill Clark Regal Insurance The Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) industry has grown in fits and starts as more players enter the market and a few others stumble. The same can be said of the LSA insurance market. In a way, the LSA industry has mirrored the general aviation “boom” of the 1930s and 1940s. Back then, there were several manufacturers designing, building and selling small aircraft, some of which might qualify as today’s LSAs. Cessna, Piper, Beech, Luscombe, Taylorcraft, Stinson, and Waco were some of the active names of that era. Of course, government oversight of aircraft manufacturers wasn’t as formidable as what all factories experience today. And, judging by FAA announcements lately, their oversight will likely increase. The LSA insurance picture is equally as murky. There are 15 or so underwriting companies that specialize in general aviation aircraft insurance. Of those, perhaps only five or six will be open to quoting LSAs and then only specific models and for certain types of pilots and uses. Some of the companies will only insure the factory-built, standard-certificated LSAs, totally excluding the experimental models (E-LSA). Some companies will only insure the most popular models that have been selling many more aircraft than their competitors, assuming their loss record has been favorable and there are no claims issues or operational challenges. Some underwriters won’t insure an LSA for a new student learning how to fly, but only already-licensed pilots. With this information in hand, what does an erstwhile prospective LSA buyer or owner do in the search for insurance? First (and this applies for any aircraft purchase), utilize the services and expertise of an aircraft insurance specialist, one who makes most, if not all, of his or her living insuring aircraft. You can find them by asking other aircraft owners where they buy their insurance, by asking the LSA dealer from whom you are buying, by checking with the FBO at your local airport, or by asking the folks at the Aviation Insurance Association what agents are on their roster in your region. Make sure the agent you choose — and choose only one — has a familiarity with the LSA

market. Some agents/brokers know turbine aircraft and do a fine job for their clients, but either don’t have knowledge of the “little” airplane market or don’t want to gain that knowledge. No agent can know everything about this industry, but the professional will have contacts he or she will use to help the LSA client. Once you decide on an agent/broker, be upfront with him. Give him all your


aeronautical experience, your current FAA medical status (if you have one or have had one), your LSA choices, what training the dealer might provide as part of the purchase, what LSA experience your CFI has (ALL underwriters will want you to receive at least a comprehensive checkout in any of the new LSA aircraft on the market today).

(to page 22)


2010 Midwest LSA Expo

Manufacturer: Model: Engine Make/Model: Top Speed: Stall Speed: Base Price: Phone: Website:

3Xtrim Aircraft Navigator 600 Rotax - 912 UL S 116 kts 39 kts $99,990 630-536-9446

Manufacturer: Model: Engine Make/Model: Top Speed: Stall Speed: Base Price: Phone: Website:

Aeropro Aerotrek A240 Rotax 912ULS 114 kts 32 kts $69,950 812-384-4972

Manufacturer: Model: Engine Make/Model: Top Speed: Stall Speed: Base Price: Phone: Website:

Aeropro Aerotrek A220 Rotax 912ULS 114 kts 32 kts $68,950 812-384-4972

Manufacturer: Airborne Model: XT912 Tourer Engine Make/Model: Rotax 912UL Top Speed: 90 kts Stall Speed: 35 kts Base Price: $49,000 Phone: 630-664-1892 Website: Manufacturer: American Legend Aircraft Model: Legend Cub Engine Make/Model: Continental O-200 Top Speed: 98 kts Stall Speed: 33 kts Base Price: $117,895 Phone: 903-885-7000 Website: Manufacturer: Breezer Aircraft Model: Breezer II Engine Make/Model: Rotax 912 ULS Top Speed: 120 kts Stall Speed: 40 kts Base Price: $108,000 Phone: 941-915-8883 Website:


2010 Midwest LSA Expo


Manufacturer: Bushwhacker Aircraft Model: BushCub Sportsman Engine Make/Model: Lycoming O-233 Top Speed: 105 kts Stall Speed: 38 kts Base Price: $89,900 Phone: 518-796-0732 Website: Manufacturer: Model: Engine Make/Model: Top Speed: Stall Speed: Base Price: Phone: Website:

CubCrafters Carbon Cub SS CubCrafters CC340 120 kts 29 kts $163,280 509-248-9491

Manufacturer: Model: Engine Make/Model: Top Speed: Stall Speed: Base Price: Phone: Website:

Direct Fly Alto 100 Rotax 912ULS 120 kts 36 kts $99,995 330-337-1180

Manufacturer: Evektor Model: Sportstar Max Engine Make/Model: Rotax 912ULS Top Speed: 115 kts Stall Speed: Not supplied Base Price: $95,000 Phone: 937-266-9303 Website: Manufacturer: FK-Lightplanes Model: Fk-9 Mark V ELA Engine Make/Model: Rotax 912 ULS Top Speed: 124 kts Stall Speed: 40 kts Base Price: $115,000 Phone: 770-427-6311 Website: Manufacturer: FK-Lightplanes Model: Fk 9 Mark IV Engine Make/Model: Rotax 912 ULS Top Speed: 124 kts Stall Speed: 34 kts Base Price: $97,000 Phone: 770-427-6311 Website:



2010 Midwest LSA Expo

Manufacturer: Flaeming Air Model: FA-04 Peregrine Engine Make/Model: Rotax 912 ULS Top Speed: 162 kts Stall Speed: 42 kts Base Price: $125,000 Phone: 770-427-6311 Website: Manufacturer: Model: Engine Make/Model: Top Speed: Stall Speed: Base Price: Phone: Website:

Flight Design GMBH CTLS Rotax 120 kts 39 kts $139,800 618-393-2967

Manufacturer: Iniziative Industriali Italiane Model: Sky Arrow 600 Sport Engine Make/Model: Rotax 912ULS Top Speed: 132 kts Stall Speed: 45 kts Base Price: $100,000 Phone: 770-427-6311 Website: Manufacturer: Jabiru Sport Aircraft LLC. Model: J-230SP Engine Make/Model: Jabiru PTY LTD/ 3300A Top Speed: 120 kts Stall Speed: 45 kts Base Price: $111,900 Phone: 931-680-2800 Website: Manufacturer: Jabiru Sport Aircraft LLC. Model: J-170SP Engine Make/Model: Jabiru PTY LTD/2200A Top Speed: 120 kts Stall Speed: 44 kts Base Price: $96,900 Phone: 931-680-2800 Website: Manufacturer: Model: Engine Make/Model: Top Speed: Stall Speed: Base Price: Phone: Website:

Just Aircraft Highlander Not Supplied 110 kts 27 kts $22,800 864-718-0320


2010 Midwest LSA Expo


Manufacturer: Magni Gyro, srl Model: M16 Trainer Gyroplane Engine Make/Model: Rotax 914UL /912UL Top Speed: 100 kts Stall Speed: NA Base Price: $80,000 Phone: 573-883-3541 Website: Manufacturer: Model: Engine Make/Model: Top Speed: Stall Speed: Base Price: Phone: Website:

Opus Aircraft Super 2 Rotax 912 UL 104 kts 45 kts $89,500 336-573-3779

Manufacturer: Paradise Model: P1 Engine Make/Model: Rotax 912 ULS Top Speed: 110 kts Stall Speed: 40 kts Base Price: $117,312 Phone: 561-215-4570 Website: Manufacturer: Piper/Czech Sport Aircraft Model: Pipersport Engine Make/Model: Rotax 912ULS Top Speed: 120 kts Stall Speed: 31 kts Base Price: $119,900 Phone: 641-228-3553 Website: Manufacturer: Rainbow Aircraft (Pty) Ltd. Model: Cheetah XLS Engine Make/Model: Jabiru/Rotax Top Speed: 78/91 kts Stall Speed: 35 kts Base Price: $53,950 Phone: 608-467-0233 Website: Manufacturer: Model: Engine Make/Model: Top Speed: Stall Speed: Base Price: Phone: Website:

RANS Designs Inc. S-19 Rotax 912ULS 120 kts 39 kts $127,000 785-625-6346



2010 Midwest LSA Expo

Manufacturer: Model: Engine Make/Model: Top Speed: Stall Speed: Base Price: Phone: Website:

RANS Designs Inc. S-7LS Rotax 912ULS 103 kts 39 kts $99,000 785-625-6346

Manufacturer: Model: Engine Make/Model: Top Speed: Stall Speed: Base Price: Phone: Website:

Remos Aircraft, Inc. Remos GX Rotax 912 ULS 119 kts 38 kts $127,900 877-736-6788

Manufacturer: Renegade Light Sport LLc Model: Renegade Falcon vs. 2.0 Engine Make/Model: IO 233 Lycoming Top Speed: 120 kts Stall Speed: 38 kts Base Price: $125,000 Phone: 314-322-5660 Website: Manufacturer: Model: Engine Make/Model: Top Speed: Stall Speed: Base Price: Phone: Website:

Skykits Corporation Savannah VGW Rotax 912ULS 100 kts 13 kts $76,995 731-642-1995

Manufacturer: Model: Engine Make/Model: Top Speed: Stall Speed: Base Price: Phone: Website:

Skykits Corporation Savannah VGW Float Rotax 912ULS 90 kts 22 kts $89,995 731-642-1995

Manufacturer: SlipStream International Model: Ultra Sport Engine Make/Model: HKS 700E Top Speed: 90 mph Stall Speed: 40 mph Base Price: $34,540 Phone: 608-362-3137 Website:


2010 Midwest LSA Expo


Manufacturer: Model: Engine Make/Model: Top Speed: Stall Speed: Base Price: Phone: Website:

Tecnam P92 Eaglet Rotax 118 kts 26 kts $130,999 804-798-6500

Manufacturer: Model: Engine Make/Model: Top Speed: Stall Speed: Base Price: Phone: Website:

Tecnam P2002 Sierra Rotax 912 120 kts 26 kts $144,999 804-798-6500

Manufacturer: Model: Engine Make/Model: Top Speed: Stall Speed: Base Price: Phone: Website:

Tecnam P2008 Rotax 912 120 kts 41kts $154,999 804-798-6500

Manufacturer: Model: Engine Make/Model: Top Speed: Stall Speed: Base Price: Phone: Website:

TL Ultralight Sting S4 Rotax 912ULS 120 kts 34 kts $139,000 260-341-9000

Manufacturer: Model: Engine Make/Model: Top Speed: Stall Speed: Base Price: Phone: Website:

TL-Ultralight, s.r.o. Sting Rotax 912ULS 120 kts 34 kts Not Supplied 501-228-7777

Manufacturer: Model: Engine Make/Model: Top Speed: Stall Speed: Base Price: Phone: Website:

TL-Ultralight, s.r.o. Sirius Rotax 912ULS 120 kts 34 kts Not Supplied 501-228-7777



(INSURANCE from page 15)

Remember, not all underwriters will quote all LSAs, so you’ll need to be specific about the aircraft you are seriously considering. Then, you’ll need to decide on coverages. Will the underwriters quote both liability and hull (physical damage) coverage? Some might only quote liability. I always recommend buyers of a new type ship (to them) buy hull coverage the first year. Statistics say that if a pilot has an accident — and most won’t — it’ll be within the first

2010 Midwest LSA Expo

Manufacturer: Model: Engine Make/Model: Top Speed: Stall Speed: Base Price: Phone: Website:

Van’s Aircraft RV-12 Rotax 912ULS 135 mph 47 mph $61,190 503-678-6545

Manufacturer: Model: Engine Make/Model: Top Speed: Stall Speed: Base Price: Phone: Website:

X-Air LSA LLC X-Air LSA Jabiru 2200 113 mph 39 mph $59,995 859-250-5240

Manufacturer: Model: Engine Make/Model: Top Speed: Stall Speed: Base Price: Phone: Website:

Zenith Aircraft STOL CH 750 Jabiru 3300 100 kts 30 kts $14,990 573-581-9000

Manufacturer: Model: Engine Make/Model: Top Speed: Stall Speed: Base Price: Phone: Website:

Zlin Aviation, s.r.o. iCub Rotax 912ULS 100HP 115 mph 38 mph Not Supplied 501-228-7777

year or 100 hours of ownership of a new type aircraft. LSAs represent perhaps the last best hope for a resurgence of pleasure flying, the activity which lured many of us into learning to fly in the first place. It wasn’t necessarily as a future occupation or for a means to transact business. We got into flying an aircraft for the sheer joy of experiencing that freedom that soaring over the earth, even at slow airspeeds and during daylight hours, brings to us. The LSA industry will


mature and some of the models touted today no doubt will not be around tomorrow. It pays to do your homework in selecting the LSA of your dreams and adding insurance to the equation to keep it from becoming a nightmare. Bill Clark is the owner of Regal Aviation Insurance of Idaho. He is a Commercial pilot and an aircraft owner. Bill started his aviation insurance career in 1970 as an aviation claims adjuster.

2010 Midwest LSA Expo