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Welcome back, Wild Sky!

October 12th, 2021 | News

While not built to be “pretty”, the Goat Trike IS built for endurance and enjoyment. Goat stands for Get Out And Travel, and that’s what Wild Sky owner Dennis Reed hopes you’ll do with his creation! Denny has a fun way of writing on his website, and I encourage... read more...

Thank you, Air Command and Skywheels!

October 12th, 2021 | News

In 1979, Air Command was formed, with a first flight in 1984.The company has over 2500 of its gyro kits sold worldwide. Skywheels, now manufactured by Blackhawk Aerospace, came along in 1985, and in a mere 16 years sold over 3000 blade sets. Joe Covelli now owns both companies... read more...

Thank you, Merlin Aerospace Limited!

September 13th, 2021 | News

You’re probably all familiar with the CGS brand of aircraft, as they’ve been around since 1982! Designed from the beginning to be a “proper little airplane,” this design has won many awards over the years. Currently run by Joseph Shirley of Merlin Aerospace Limited, the Hawk is still going... read more...

Welcome back, Ekolot America!

September 13th, 2021 | News

Originating in Poland, the Ekolot line of aircraft is sold in the Midwest region of the USA by Kris Siuba in DeKalb, Illinois. There are currently three options with this line: the Elf, a glider; the Topaz; and the Junior, all sleek-looking planes that won’t break the bank! You... read more...

Welcome new member AeroVolga!

August 23rd, 2021 | News

AeroVolga was begun in Russia in 2002, and has two planes on the market, the LA-8 and the Borey. Both of these aircraft are amphibians that can also take off and land on either a paved or unpaved runway. The LA-8 can quickly be transformed from a passenger to... read more...

Thank you, Vashon Aircraft!

August 10th, 2021 | News

In 2012, Dr. John Torode founded Vashon Aircraft. The company, based in Woodinville, Washington, manufacturers the Ranger R7, an all-American-built plane. This was one of the first small planes to use pre-painted metal in the manufacturing process – this saves both time and money! The Ranger R7 uses avionics... read more...

Thank you, MVN Airport Authority!

July 19th, 2021 | News

Mt Vernon, Illinois, Outland Airport (MVN) each year hosts the Midwest LSA Expo, and a great event it is, too! Longtime LAMA supporter Chris Collins has a wonderful, friendly staff of volunteers, and makes this one of the events that the manufacturers and dealers for light sport (and ultralight)... read more...

Welcome back, Lift Aircraft!

July 6th, 2021 | News

Founded in 2017 by uShip founder Matt Chasen, Lift Aircraft is busy designing an eVTOL aircraft that is Part 103 compliant. In January 2018, the prototype flew, in July there was an unmanned flight, and in October came the first manned flight. That’s a pretty impressive year for them!... read more...

Thank you, Bye Aerospace!

June 15th, 2021 | News

George Bye, the founder of Bye Aerospace, has long been interested in electric propulsion aircraft. The eFlyer 2, a two-seat aircraft, is designed, flight tested, and is now undergoing the FAA certification process. The hope is to replace the aging training fleet with an alternative that has a power... read more...

Thanks, AeroJones!

May 24th, 2021 | News

For many companies, 2020 was an extremely challenging year due to the Covid pandemic – but not for AeroJones, the producer of the CTLS Light Sport Aircraft! They doubled their sales while expanding their services and product line. The CTLS is one of the top selling planes in the... read more...