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New Website

April 9th, 2013 | News

Welcome to the new LAMA website. We just went Live on April 8th, 2013, so there will be a few items left to clean up, but we hope you enjoy the new, fresh format. Thank you for visiting. Please contact info@LAMA.bz if you want to become a member or... read more...

Paradise City’s New Layout for Sun’n’Fun 2013

March 26th, 2013 | News

FINAL 5Jan13 SNF Paradise City Layout – Download a PDF New for 2013 Sun’n’Fun is a complete re-do of Paradise City, also known as the Light Plane Area. The LAMA LSA Mall has relocated to Paradise City for 2013, and the possibility of flying from the improved grass strip has... read more...

FAA First Article Audits

March 13th, 2013 | News

EAA AirVenture 2012 in Oshkosh was a busy and successful showing for the Light Sport Aircraft community. During that week, FAA representatives reaffirmed their intentions regarding field audits, and provided additional insight into portions of the process and timing. This letter provides details from those discussions for those of... read more...

Internal Audit Outline

June 8th, 2012 | News

During AirVenture 2011, I interviewed a number of producers, discussing the content of an internal audit. Download PDF read more...

FAA plans changes to SLSA certification

December 31st, 2011 | News

FAA PLANS CHANGES TO SLSA CERTIFICATION  LAMA and LAMA Europe have some announcements of special interest to all 72 current producers of Special Light-Sport Aircraft and to any producer intending to certify a new Light-Sport Aircraft. FAA has communicated plans to change how SLSA are approved, and those plans... read more...

European Manufacturer Group Forms LAMA-EU

December 31st, 2011 | News

Today, in a closed meeting of 33 leading light aircraft manufacturers and two national producer organizations, LAMA-EU was founded as independent section of LAMA. In an unanimous decision, all attending manufacturers found it necessary to have an organization dedicated to this industry segment for lobbying and other purposes. “I... read more...

LAMA CREATES NEW ANNUAL AWARD – THE BURKE TROPHY Honoring Top Achievers in the Name of Founder Lawrence P. Burke

December 31st, 2011 | News

PORT ORANGE, FLORIDA — At its annual LAMA Dinner, the light aircraft industry business organization announced nominations were open for the first annual Lawrence P. Burke Trophy. The Burke Trophy gets its name from Lawrence “Larry” Burke who co-founded the organization in 1982 and nurtured it through the ultralight aircraft phase... read more...

Faa Field Assessments Warning

December 31st, 2011 | News

A briefing last summer for LSA community leaders by FAA Evaluations and Special Projects Manager Brian Cable (FAA headquarters, AIR 200) notes that… read more...

Freedom depends upon responsibility

March 9th, 2010 | News

LAMA Accepts Role in Leading LSA Industry’s Actions Lakeland, FLORIDA (Sun ‘n Fun 2011) / March 30, 2011 — Most free people know that with freedom comes responsibility. In aviation, this has played out dramatically with the emergence of the Sport Pilot / Light-Sport Aircraft rule issued in July... read more...

LAMA creates new annual award – The Burke Trophy

March 9th, 2010 | News

Honoring Top Achievers in the Name of Founder Lawrence P. Burke PORT ORANGE, FLORIDA — March 9, 2010 — At its annual LAMA Dinner, the light aircraft industry business organization announced nominations were open for the first annual Lawrence P. Burke Trophy. The Burke Trophy gets its name from Lawrence “Larry”... read more...