Tag Archives: Light Sport Aircraft

Cabin fever A prescription to get out and fly

by Mark Baker AOPA President and CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue Smooth air, cooler temperatures and the striking beauty of fall foliage make October one of my favorite months. While I have been able to get … Continue reading

Posted in AOPA, Columns, Columns, Columns, From AOPA Headquarters, October/November 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The New Golden Age of Small-Quantity, High-Quality Aircraft Parts Production: What Is It, And What’s Making It Happen?

Second In A Series of Articles by Ed Leineweber Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue In the December 2018/January 2019 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I introduced Tromblay Tool, LLC to epitomize what I called the “New Golden … Continue reading

Posted in All Features, Features, June/July 2019, Products & Services | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Be Sure You Have All of Your Ducks In Order

by Dr. Bill Blank, M.D. Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue Over the past several months, I have become aware of several certification issues which prompted this article. Pilots can now meet the medical certification requirements with a … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, February/March 2019, High On Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

AOPA Makes Major Industry Announcements At Carbondale Fly-In

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue Armed with a nationally acclaimed aviation program, the students and faculty of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, provided the enthusiasm, leadership and energy the Aircraft Owners & … Continue reading

Posted in All Features, AOPA, December 2018/January 2019, Events, Features, Fly-Ins & Air Shows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tecnam… Something For Just About Everyone!

by Nancy Blake Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 During Sun ‘n Fun 2018, I visited the Tecnam Aircraft Company display to say hello to a friend who is an aircraft dealer for a couple of aircraft manufacturers and … Continue reading

Posted in Aircraft, All Features, Aug/Sept 2018, Columns | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Wag-Aero Launches New Digital Catalog

LYONS, WIS. – Customers can now shop Wag-Aero’s entire 124-page catalog electronically using their smart phone, tablet or computer at onlinecatalog.wagaero.com and see an extensive selection of quality aircraft parts and services. For 55 years, Wag-Aero has been a worldwide … Continue reading

Posted in All Headlines, Headlines, June/July 2016, Products & Services | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Instrument Training For One & All

by Harold Green We have all heard, or even participated in, discussions as to whether or not an instrument rating is a good thing. For those whose flying requires them to be at a specific place at a specific time, … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, October/November 2015, Pilot Proficiency | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Flight Design Selects Garmin G3X For C4

Aero Friedrichshafen, Germany – Flight Design has selected the Garmin G3X |Touch series for its four-seat “C4” aircraft. The newly developed system has two 10.6-inch glass displays, and does not have a TSO approval on its own. Rather, the system … Continue reading

Posted in Aircraft, June/July 2014, Products & Services, Sections | Tagged , , | Leave a comment


by Woody Minar ICON Aircraft once again displayed its two-seat, light-sport aircraft (LSA), amphibian ICON A5, which just received a weight exemption from the FAA. The exemption increases the gross weight to accommodate safety features, such as a spin-resistant airframe. … Continue reading

Posted in Aircraft, All Features, EAA & AirVenture, Features, October/November 2013, Products & Services | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FAA Defines “In Furtherance Of Business” Restriction On Operations By A Sport Pilot

by Greg Reigel In a recent Legal Interpretation, the FAA Office of Chief Counsel responded to a request for a definition of what it means to be “in furtherance of a business” in the context of the limitation upon sport … Continue reading

Posted in April/May 2013, Aviation Law, Columns | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment