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Thank you, Swan Ultralight!

January 12th, 2021 | News

RADU BERCEANU, of AVI SRL, has created a good-looking ultralight, and is now adding a LSA version. The SWAN, produced in Romania, complies with the Part 103 regulations in the USA and is compliant with the regulations in several other European countries as well. The website for this sleek... read more...

TERRAFUGIA renews their support!

December 10th, 2020 | News

Founded in 2006, Terrafugia, led by Kevin Colburn, has big plans to bring the future into being. This innovative company is working with Volvo and Lotus Cars to develop what everyone who has ever been stuck in traffic dreams of – a road-worthy aircraft! This vehicle has gone through... read more...

Scam Alert!

November 23rd, 2020 | News

There is an email that is making the rounds, offering to sell information from the LAMA database. Just to reassure you, LAMA does NOT sell the information on our members! It’s rather amusing what information they claim to have, but I promise, they haven’t gotten anything legitimate from us.... read more...

Air Command & Skywheels join LAMA!

November 17th, 2020 | News

LAMA welcomes AIR COMMAND gyros and SKYWHEELS rotor blades as new members! You may recall the Air Command and Skywheels brands, but they’ve now got a new owner, JOE COVELLI. Joe has spent the last few years working on improvements to the Air Command and plans to resume production... read more...

Welcome back to Pipistrel-USA!

October 23rd, 2020 | News

In the 1980’s in the former Yugoslavia, it wasn’t totally legal to fly what was considered an ‘alternative’ aircraft. In 1989, a private aircraft producer saw things beginning to open up, and began creating weight shift control aircraft under the name Pipistrel that primarily flew in the evening and... read more...

Welcome back to Van’s Aircraft!

October 14th, 2020 | News

In the 1970’s in Reedville, Oregon, Richard “Van” VanGrunsven decided to build himself a plane, and designed the RV-3. As Van’s Aircraft, Inc., grew and more new planes in the great-looking RV line were designed, the company moved to North Plains, OR, and then to even bigger quarters in... read more...

Welcome new member Merlin Aerospace Limited!

September 14th, 2020 | News

You’re probably all familiar with CGS Aviation and their Hawk, which has been on the market since 1982 as an ultralight. Joseph Shirley, with Merlin Aerospace Limited, has recently bought the rights to the ultralight version of this great little plane, and spent several weeks more than he had... read more...

Thank you, Midwest LSA Expo!

August 21st, 2020 | News

Mt. Vernon Outland Airport, located in southern Illinois, began life as a small, 60-acre grass landing field, and now has grown into the modern, 6500-foot-runway airport that it is today. A lot of famous people have landed at the airport over the years; check out their website to see... read more...

FAA Regulation for Light-Sport Aircraft — July 2020 Progress Report

August 9th, 2020 | News, Newsletters

FAA Regulation Progress Update July 2020 Report Since 2014, LAMA has been working with FAA in concert with partner USUA. As you should recall from previous Updates, LAMA has been successful beyond original expectations at persuading FAA to open up opportunities for builders of and companies servicing Light-Sport Aircraft... read more...

Vashon Aircraft renews their membership!

July 31st, 2020 | News

In 2012, Dr. John Torode founded Vashon Aircraft, and designed the Ranger R7 as an affordable alternative to increasingly higher-cost light sport aircraft. Located in Woodinville, WA, near Seattle, Vashon is proud to be a US manufacturer who uses parts manufactured in the USA as well. Dr. Torode describes... read more...