2005 was “The Year of the Light Sport Aircraft and the Sport Pilot Certificate.”
Construction is underway at American Legend Aircraft Co. in Sulphur Springs, Texas, to house the company’s expanding business.
Why is it that some people love amusement park rides that produce a physical force that mimics flying but are afraid to fly in a small airplane? One of my closest friends is a roller coaster fanatic, but he refuses to ride in a small airplane. And it’s not just because I am the PIC. He was positively terrified when he flew in a 20-seat turboprop recently. Small airplanes are too scary, he said. But if you put him on a track 50 feet over the ground and send him around corkscrew curves at 60-plus mph with some 19-year-old controlling the speed, he’s happy as a clam.
Looking for an airworthy B-17? “Fuddy Duddy” is up for sale.
Pilots based at Potomac Airfield (VKX) in Maryland may have their airport open again by Christmas.
Aerobatic aircraft do not necessarily have macho names like Edge, Eagle or Challenger. In 1957 Texan George Meyer designed a single-seat aerobatic biplane he dubbed Little Toot and flew it to the event we know today as EAA AirVenture. The design was a hit and Meyer came home to Corpus Christi with several awards for design and workmanship.
When Hurricane Katrina roared through Mississippi Aug. 29, officials at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT) figured it would take six months to a year for the airport to return to full service.
The Light Sport Aircraft movement has gone from the airport to the courtroom as CubCrafters has filed a lawsuit against American Legend Aircraft Co. over its Cub-inspired design, the Legend Cub.
Three aviation companies and the Experimental Aircraft Association have joined forces to help orphaned Kitfox customers obtain engines for their airplanes.