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Welcome, Opener.aero!

November 28th, 2022 | News

Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Opener aims to make the dream of flight available for all in an efficient, electrically-powered craft (eVTOL). At AirVenture 2022, they had several human-operated flights. Run by Kenneth Karklin, Opener is the manufacturer of the BlackFly, an all-electric craft. Founded as SkyKar in 2008,... read more...

Thank you, M Squared!

November 15th, 2022 | News

M-Squared continues a tradition of simple but well-built open cockpit “ultralight” aircraft. I used quotation marks as M-Square now sells SLSA and ELSA models, but also continues to make the Part 103-capable single seater that you can fly without a pilot’s license of any kind plus no medical and... read more...

Welcome, Skyleader!

September 16th, 2022 | News

When looking at these planes, LSA veterans may be recalling Kappa KP5, one of the earliest entries on the ByDanJohnson.com SLSA List (#9). It was originally sold under the European brand name Jihlavan and that challenging name for Americans may be a good reason the Czech producer changed to... read more...

Thank you, CGS Hawk – Merlin Aerospace

September 13th, 2022 | News

CGS Hawk, now doing business as Merlin Aerospace Limited, is one of the most-beloved of all light aircraft in America. More than 2,000 are flying all across the USA and around the world. Originally created by Chuck Slusarczyk, the operation is headed today by Joseph Shirley and once again... read more...

Thank you, Ekolot!

September 12th, 2022 | News

The producer of Elf, the also-very-handsome Topaz, plus another model named Junior, is PPHU Ekolot, a Polish manufacturer based in the city of Krosno. Formed in 1995 by director Henryk Slowik, a successful Polish businessman, the chief designer is Jerzy Krawczyk, an aeronautical engineer who graduated from Warsaw Polytechnics... read more...

Thanks, Wild Sky!

August 22nd, 2022 | News

If you flew better than 9,000 hours solely to give trike instruction, you would tend to develop ideas about how an aircraft can better fit the type of flying lessons you want to give. That’s exactly what Wild Sky owner Denny Reed has done with the Goat. While not... read more...

Thanks, Mt Vernon Outland Airport!

July 18th, 2022 | News

In September, the Mt Vernon Outland Airport in Mt Vernon, Illinois, will be hosting the 14th Midwest LSA Expo, a great show for buyers! This is a smaller show, which gives interested buyers a better chance to look over planes, talk to the dealers, and even take a test... read more...

Thank you, SWT Aviation!

July 18th, 2022 | News

SWT Aviation debuted the Carbon Cub proof-of-concept at the 2007 Alaska State Aviation Trade Show and Conference, and it’s been a popular aircraft, with what looks like a very happy smile when viewed from in front! Chip Allen has been in business since 1999 and is located in Marietta,... read more...

Thank you, Aerotrek Aircraft Inc!

June 22nd, 2022 | News

Led by Rob Rollison in Bloomfield, IN, Aerotrek Aircraft imports the A240 and A220 tricycle gear or taildragger Special Light Sport Aircraft. A finely finished aircraft at an excellent price, Aerotrek has wide, affordable appeal. You can learn more about the company and the aircraft here. Thank you, Rob,... read more...

Welcome new member Z-USA!

June 21st, 2022 | News

In 1998, Franky Zapata entered the business world with the Zapata Racing hoverboard. They became the official brand of the PWC Product in 2008. Franky is now working to gain FAA acceptance of his Flyboard waterboard. This fun-looking product can be found on their website in both French and... read more...