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NEW WAY TO JOIN/RENEW!

March 6th, 2024 | News

We have streamlined the membership application process! Now all you have to do is click on the Membership Form tab at the top of the page, and you can do everything right there. No more having to mail a check or do a wire transfer – unless you want... read more...

Thank you, AeroJones Aviation Technology!

May 20th, 2024 | News

SilverLight continues to offer its certification engineering and consulting services to select clients to help bring their light sport aircraft under FAA audited compliance to the ASTM standards. One such client in upcoming months is AJ Sport with a popular fully composite, roomy SLSA airplane which will be coming... read more...

Thank you, Aerotrek Aircraft Inc!

May 10th, 2024 | News

The Aerotrek A220-A240 are factory-built aircraft that are manufactured efficiently in series-production by a fine company that has been producing light aircraft for more than 30 years — well above the average for manufacturers in this industry. Aerotrek provides the A220-A240 aircraft ‘distributor-direct’ without the high mark-up involved in going through... read more...

Welcome back, M Squared!

May 2nd, 2024 | News

M-Squared, located in St Elmo, AL, was founded by Paul Mather in 1996 in order to produce a fun and safe airplane that was superior to others available on the market. Because of M-Squared’s early, extensive aircraft testing, it became the first company to produce an S-LSA aircraft in... read more...

Thank you, Porto Aviation Group!

April 23rd, 2024 | News

The Risen 915iSV, the crown jewel of Porto Aviation Group, holds the prestigious title of the fastest ultralight aircraft in the world. Established in 1994 in Italy, Porto Aviation Group has developed further from its glider roots, with the aim of designing, developing and producing aircraft of excellence. At... read more...

Welcome, Jabiru Aircraft!

April 22nd, 2024 | News

In early 1988 Rodney Stiff and Phil Ainsworth formed Jabiru to develop a highly efficient, composite designed, light aircraft. After displaying the aircraft at Sun ‘n Fun 1995, Jabiru decided to offer the aircraft as an Amateur-built or Experimental Kit. 36 years later, and Jabiru has developed into both... read more...

LAMA at Aero Friedrichshafen!

April 19th, 2024 | News

LAMA President Scott Severen is attending Aero Friedrichshafen 2024 in Germany, working with European manufactures and suppliers to the Light Sport Aircraft industry that distribute or want to distribute their aircraft and products in the United States. Scott presented a very well-attended forum on the current status of LSA... read more...

Welcome back, SportairUSA!

April 11th, 2024 | News

Led by Bill Canino, SportairUSA has been serving the ultralight and light sport community since 1990. Located at the North Little Rock Municipal Airport (AR), SportairUSA conducts parts warehousing, shipping and receiving, transition flight training, customer support and marketing out of its central Arkansas facilities along with their assembly, certification and distribution activities.... read more...

Thank you, Jetson!

April 5th, 2024 | News

Founded in 2017, Jetson Inc is an eVTOL company with a mission to change the way we travel. This forward-looking company, led by Stephan D’haene, has hit many milestones since joining LAMA last year. To mention just two, in October 2023 Tomasz Patan made the first Jetson ONE flight in the... read more...

Thank you, Evolution Aircraft, Inc!

March 25th, 2024 | News

By 2012, after building dozens of REVOs that went to many of the top flight schools, well-known trike pilots, and remote edges of the Earth, Larry Mednick, founder of Evolution Aircraft, Inc., retired from his day job and began to produce trikes full-time. He wanted to develop a new... read more...

Welcome to new member Banterra Bank!

March 8th, 2024 | News

Banterra Aircraft Finance specializes in U.S.-based and operated aircraft loans from $70,000 up to $2 million for most every type of General Aviation aircraft, offering very competitive, long term financing nationwide (excluding Alaska & Hawaii) for Light Sport (LSA), Experimental, Vintage, Warbirds, Power Gliders, Standard Category Airplanes, Turbo-Props and... read more...

Thank you, Sling & The Airplane Factory!

March 7th, 2024 | News

The Sling, from TAF, has all the latest modern-day design safety features, including a ballistic parachute recovery system, low workload Garmin glass cockpit, efficient 141 horsepower Rotax 915 iS turbocharged powerplant, and Airmaster constant speed propeller. The extra-large cabin features wide, easy-access doors, superb four-place ergonomics and best in... read more...

Thank you, Scalewings!

February 27th, 2024 | News

Of the many thousands of airplane designs created since Orville and Wilbur made their first flight, North American’s muscular Mustang consistently ranks as the most-admired flying machine. You probably can’t afford an original (or even the maintenance it takes to keep one flying) but you might be tempted by... read more...

Welcome, Aeropup USA!

February 14th, 2024 | News

The Aeropup is a fully customizable experimental-amateur built kit perfectly suited for both first time and experienced aircraft builders.  The Aeropup is a high-performing, high wing STOL aircraft with exceptional performance, comfort, and a payload not matched by many others. An extremely popular feature of the Aeropup is its simple... read more...

Coming up fast!

February 14th, 2024 | News

The LSA Mall will be in the same location as usual! read more...

Welcome back, Skyleader!

February 13th, 2024 | News

For over 20 years, the team at Skyleader has been transforming a passion for aviation into aircraft with unmatched quality and craftsmanship. By designing, developing, testing, and manufacturing every model in-house, they are able to apply their keen attention to detail to ensure the best fit and finish of... read more...

Thank you, BRP-Rotax!

January 25th, 2024 | News

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately-held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorized recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft and boats, Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles... read more...

Welcome, Super Petrel USA Inc!

December 26th, 2023 | News

In 2002, using much improved technology, building materials and production processes along with the Rotax 912 engine, Scoda Aeronautica produced the first Petrel aircraft. It was the test bed aircraft viewed by the FAA for approval as Special Light Sport or S-LSA. Initially the Super Petrel LS aircraft sales... read more...

Thanks, A&M Airsports!

December 5th, 2023 | News

Based in Rochelle, Illinois, A&M Airsports has been providing the Midwest USA with weight shift control trike fun since 1997! Led by Mike Hudetz, whose previous flight experience included Cessnas and Hughes helicopters, A&M is a dealer for the popular Airborne brand of trikes; he works with Evolution Aircraft... read more...

Welcome back, LIFT Aircraft!

November 8th, 2023 | News

The future may be closer than we think – In less than one year after the company’s founding, LIFT Aircraft CEO, Matt Chasen, piloted Hexa on its inaugural manned flight. “Our team produced a clean-sheet, hover-focused design optimized for safety and conforming to FAR Part 103,” Matt said. After... read more...

Welcome back, Pivotal Aero LLC!

October 27th, 2023 | News

You’re probably already familiar with this company under the name Opener, producer of the BlackFly. Renamed Pivotal Aero LLC in October 2023, Ken Karklin is still at the helm of this innovative company, which recently introduced another aircraft, the Helix. Pivotal Aero is making great strides towards producing all-electric... read more...

Mosaic made slightly easier!

August 21st, 2023 | News

As you probably know, FAA released the first version of their Mosaic proposal as companies were traveling to AirVenture Oshkosh for 2023. The timing made it difficult for busy people like you to study this 318-page draft. After a week of Oshkosh and the unpacking that followed your return... read more...

Welcome, Kitplanes for Africa!

August 17th, 2023 | News

Founded in 1993, Kitplanes for Africa (KFA) commenced production of the Bushbaby aircraft, which quickly gained recognition as a reliable Bushplane in the Microlight and Light Sport Aircraft category. In 2003, KFA introduced the Explorer, an upgraded version of the Bushbaby. The Explorer featured improvements in the tail area,... read more...

Thank you, Midwest LSA Expo!

July 18th, 2023 | News

Lead by longtime airport manager Chris Collins, the Midwest LSA Expo began in 2009. LSA had existed barely five years at that point but the apparently-inexhaustible Chris won over many vendors and visitors with his exceedingly helpful and friendly crew. Everybody loves Chris and his volunteer Orange Shirters. For... read more...

Thanks, SWT Aviation!

July 14th, 2023 | News

SWT Aviation, Inc. was founded in 1999 by John S. “Chip” Allen, a FAA licensed Commercial Pilot and aircraft owner. Following a successful career as a business owner in the sale of capital equipment in the environmental field, Chip returned to his passion for airplanes and flying as a... read more...

Thank you, Aerotrek!

June 12th, 2023 | News

One of the most consistent suppliers of reasonably-priced Light Sport Aircraft is Aerotrek Aircraft. A seller of tricycle gear and taildragger aircraft, longtime light aircraft businessman Rob Rollison settled on Aerotrek. Over the years Aerotrek has firmly established itself on the Top-20 market share chart and you only have... read more...

Thank you, AeroJones!

May 26th, 2023 | News

AeroJones was established in 2013 and is completing its 10th year in business, a noteworthy accomplishment it will celebrate officially in 2023. A regional success story, AeroJones presently builds in Xiamen, China on the country’s coastal southeast. However, they are nearly done constructing a new-from-the-ground-up factory located with rampside... read more...

Welcome, Porto Aviation Group!

May 26th, 2023 | News

At the beginning of 2010 Alberto Porto and his partners started construction of the first Risen prototype. Two years later on a sunny Swiss morning in March 2012, the Risen aircraft made its maiden flight. Now based in Italy, Alberto has created a super-fast, sleek plane, the Superveloce. Superveloce... read more...

Welcome, TL Sport Aircraft/TL Ultralight!

May 8th, 2023 | News

TL Sport Aircraft, led by Trey Murdaugh, has entered into a business relationship with U.S. BushCat representatives Daniela and Jeremy Knoll. They will help represent the TL family of light aircraft. TL Ultralight, the manufacturer of the aircraft based in the Czech Republic, and TL North America are collaborating... read more...

Thank you, Sensenich Wood Propellers!

April 17th, 2023 | News

In the early 1930s, Sensenich began making propellers from wood. Almost a century later, wood remains a very viable material for props and many recreational aircraft owners are happy about that because wood is light and less costly. In the 1950’s they began using metal, and they now manufacture... read more...

Welcome to new member Scalewings!

April 17th, 2023 | News

Scalewings, a German company led by Christian Von Kessel, produces a light sport model of the famous P-51 Mustang from the days of WWII. A 70% true-to-scale aircraft with the classic aluminum appearance, the SW-51 Mustang has an all-carbon design. More than 100,000 textures of the original aircraft are... read more...

Welcome, new member Jetson Inc!

April 12th, 2023 | News

Founded in 2017, Jetson Inc is an eVTOL company with a mission to change the way we travel. They aim to make the skies available for everyone with their safe personal electric aerial vehicle. The Jetson One is a commercially available personal electric aerial vehicle that you can own... read more...

Thank you, Evolution Aircraft Inc.!

March 14th, 2023 | News

First came Revo. Like Tesla, they put out their strongest product first. Then came the little Rev that can make Part 103 if you don’t choose all the options Evolution can deliver. After Rev came Revolt, another two-seater. It uses the trademarked attributes and hardware that made Revo famous... read more...

Thank you, Bat Hawk Aircraft, Inc!

February 23rd, 2023 | News

Bat Hawk is a well-established, conventional microlight-style light aircraft powered by a Rotax 912 that helps it provide “sensational” performance; it’s a high-wing monoplane with crew of two seated side-by-side in an under-slung tubular framed structure, surrounded by a glass fiber composite fairing. Occupants are protected from the elements... read more...

Welcome new member Junkers Aircraft Corp!

February 23rd, 2023 | News

Talk about being ahead of its time, Junkers’ A50 Junior was designed to 600 kilograms/1,320 pounds …93 years ago! Today, as a light sport aircraft A50 Junior combines the latest technology with the flair of the ’30s. “A50 Junior comes packed full of the latest technologies, including a 9-series... read more...

Thank you, The Airplane Factory!

February 22nd, 2023 | News

One clear success story is The Airplane Factory USA‘s venture into flight instruction. This west coast bunch did not tiptoe in gently; they cannonballed into the action; it appears to be working and well! Even during the lockdown, Sling Pilot Academy (SPA) was forging ahead. Led by Matt Liknaitzky,... read more...

Welcome back, BRS Aerospace!

February 13th, 2023 | News

BRS Aerospace is the leading developer of emergency parachutes intended to save the entire airplane including all occupants, and is designed to be a last resort for pilots and passengers when all other attempts to recover the airplane in case of emergency or pilot incapacitation have failed; these parachutes... read more...

Thanks again to BRP-Rotax!

February 1st, 2023 | News

In 2014, BRP achieved a major benchmark accomplishment: the sale of the 50,000th unit in the Rotax 912/914 aircraft engine series. Since its creation, BRP has produced more than seven million engines, including engines for all BRP products, for several OEMs in the motorcycle industry and for karts. Bombardier... read more...

Thanks, MagniFlight LLC!

January 23rd, 2023 | News

MagniFlight LLC, located on the beautiful Gulf Coast, is an importer of the Italian Magni Gyroplane. Mark Sprigg imports them as a 51%-owner-build-kit and offers a builder assist program. Mark is also a DPE and a CFI, so you can do it all in one place! You can learn... read more...

Thanks, Aircraft Spruce!

December 30th, 2022 | News

As their logo says, “Everything For Planes & Pilots Since 1965”! Actually begun in 1956 as Fullerton Air Parts, Aircraft Spruce has been serving the needs of the recreational flight community for a very long time! This is a family business and they strive to provide excellent customer service... read more...

Thank you A&M Airsports!

December 27th, 2022 | News

A&M Airsports has been providing the Chicago area and the greater Midwest with Light Sport/Ultralight Trike Sales & Flight Instruction since 1997. They specialize in the weight shift control trike style of sport aircraft. Mike Hudetz is based out of the Rochelle, Illinois, airport, and he’s got many years... read more...

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...

Welcome new member XAEROS AvioPower GmbH!

May 5th, 2022 | News

XAEROS AvioPower GmbH is an Austrian company which debuted their hybrid propulsion system at Aero 2022 in Friedrichshafen, Germany. This engine has one electric motor and two piston engines, all in a single, integrated drive unit. The website is still a work in progress, but you can keep up... read more...

Thanks, AeroJones Aviation Technology!

April 22nd, 2022 | News

AeroJones is a powerhouse of light aircraft production in the Asia-Pacific region. Under agreement with Germany’s Flight Design, AeroJones contracted the rights to build and sell the CTLS aircraft that is the best-selling Light-Sport Aircraft in the world. Over several years, the company has won formal Type Design Approval... read more...

Thanks, Sensenich Wood Propeller Co!

April 12th, 2022 | News

In business since the 1930’s, the Sensenich Wood Propeller Company makes more than just wood propellers – they also produce aluminum and composite props! Led by President Donald Rowell, the company passed the 850,000 props sold mark last year, and continues to be a top seller for the product... read more...

Thank you, SportAir USA!

April 6th, 2022 | News

Led by Bill Canino in North Little Rock, AR, SportairUSA has been serving the ultralight and light sport community since 1990. Along with being an FAA-certified Repair Station, SportairUSA is also the United States distributor for the Savage line of aircraft and the Corsair 103. You can learn more... read more...

Thank you, Evolution Trikes!

March 15th, 2022 | News

Created by Larry Mednick, Evolution Trikes continues to expand their product line of both Part 103 ultralight weight shift control trikes, and light sport trikes. Designed to be a quick setup, the Rev, Rev X, Revolt, and Revo can be ready to fly in about 10 minutes! Larry and... read more...

Thank you, Sling Aircraft!

March 1st, 2022 | News

Formerly known as The Airplane Factory, Sling Aircraft is the exclusive distributor for the South African Sling line of aircraft in the USA, Canada, and Mexico. Some aviation writers have said that this sexy plane handles like a fighter plane, while not being overly sensitive, making it a “pilot’s... read more...

Thank you, BRP-Rotax!

February 15th, 2022 | News

Begun in 1920 in Dresden, Germany, BRP-Rotax last year celebrated their 100th birthday, which is a pretty great accomplishment for anyone! Possibly the best-known name in light sport and ultralight engines, in 2003 the current version of the company was created under the name of Bombardier Recreational Products –... read more...

Welcome back, TurbAero!

January 4th, 2022 | News

In 2008, TurbAero founder Dave Limmer wanted to install a 100hp turbine engine on his Lightning Bug aircraft – and discovered that there wasn’t any such thing to be had commercially! Dave promptly set about fixing this lack, and TurbAero was born in 2016, in partnership with his brother... read more...

Thank you, MagniFlight!

January 4th, 2022 | News

MagniFlight LLC, on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Alabama and northwest Florida, imports the Magni Gyroplane from Italy. These aircraft are currently classed as experimental in the USA, and come as a 51%-owner-build kit. Dealer Mark Sprigg is both a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and a Designated Pilot Examiner... read more...

Thank you, Aircraft Spruce!

December 27th, 2021 | News

For several decades now, Aircraft Spruce and Speciality Co. has been providing the aviation world with the parts and other supplies needed to keep pilots in the air. Begun as Fullerton Air Parts in 1956 by Flo and Bob Irwin, the company is now under the leadership of son... read more...

Thank you, A&M Airsports!

November 22nd, 2021 | News

Based in Rochelle, Illinois, A&M Airsports has been providing the Midwest USA with weight shift control trike fun since 1997! Led by Mike Hudetz, whose previous flight experience included Cessnas and Hughes helicopters, A&M is a dealer for the popular Airborne brand of trikes. And they are FUN to... read more...

Welcome back, M-Squared Aircraft!

November 15th, 2021 | News

In 1996, Paul Mather founded M-Squared Aircraft in St Elmo, AL. Paul is a Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) and has been in the aviation business for more than 40 years now, doing consulting, flight instruction, and maintenance. M-Squared sells the popular Breese family of aircraft, which can be bought... read more...

Welcome back, Sebring Airport Authority!

October 26th, 2021 | News

Originally created in 1940 as Hendrick’s Field, the Sebring Airport Authority, for the last several years under the direction of Mike Willingham, was established to not only operate as an airport, but to provide testing facilities (including for the famous car race!) and a home for several aircraft manufacturers.... read more...

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...

Thank you, DeLand Municipal Airport!

May 21st, 2021 | News

The DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase is the last aviation event – in the USA – in the year, and a great event it is, too! Organizer Jana Filip works hard to ensure that the show just gets better each year. 2020 threw a bit of a wrench into the... read more...

Thanks, Aerotrek Aircraft!

May 11th, 2021 | News

Aerotrek Aircraft, out of Bloomfield, Indiana, is led by Rob Rollison, and imports the popular models A220 taildragger and the A240 tricycle gear. Both of these planes are Special Light Sport Aircraft and come from Aeropro CZ in the Czech Republic. These are good-looking planes at a reasonable price,... read more...

Welcome to Bat Hawk Aircraft, Inc!

May 5th, 2021 | News

The Bat Hawk is a light-sport airplane from South Africa, and built to withstand that country’s often challenging conditions. This three-axis, high-wing plane has side-by-side seating for dual control, and comes ready-to-fly. Gary Saitowitz, in Marietta, Georgia, is the USA dealer for this plane. Thanks for your support, Gary,... read more...

Welcome back, Sensenich Propellers!

April 27th, 2021 | News

Sensenich Wood Propellers has been in the business since the early 1930’s. While many of the (well over) 850,000 wood, aluminum, and composite propellers that the company has shipped have gone onto light aircraft, the company says that most of their products have gone on to certified aircraft. That’s... read more...

Thanks, Evolution Trikes!

April 7th, 2021 | News

Evolution Trikes gets their name from the long evolution of weight shift control aircraft, which lead to the development of the Revo – which name is itself short for Revolutionary. And Larry Mednick has created a good-looking line of trikes for both Part 103 flight as well as for... read more...

The Airplane Factory renews!

April 5th, 2021 | News

Located in Torrance, California, The Airplane Factory is the exclusive distributor for the Sling aircraft line in the USA, Canada, and Mexico. The South African company is run in the USA by Matt Liknaitzky, who holds many ratings; this includes being one of the early FAA Designated Pilot Examiners... read more...

Welcome back, SWT Aviation!

March 15th, 2021 | News

In 1999, John “Chip” Allen founded SWT Aviation in Georgia. Chip is a licensed commercial pilot and aircraft owner, and SWT is the distributor for the CubCrafters line of aircraft in the southeastern USA. I’ve always thought that these planes looked like they had a happy smile on their... read more...

Welcome back, Zenith Aircraft Co!

February 19th, 2021 | News

Formed in 1992 in Mexico, Missouri, ZENITH AIRCRAFT CO has the exclusive rights to manufacture the Zenair kit arcracft lines, originally developed by Chris Heintz. These aircraft have won awards going as far back as 1974! Led by SEBASTIEN HEINTZ, Zenith holds frequent workshops in order to help builders,... read more...

Thank you, SportAirUSA!

February 8th, 2021 | News

In 1990, Bill Canino and his team at SportAirUSA began serving the needs of the recreational aviation community as an FAA-certified Repair Station, and in 2007 began their support of LAMA. Bill is the US distributor for the Zlin Aviation Savage and the Corsair 103 lines of aircraft, as... read more...

Welcome back, AIRCRAFT SPRUCE!

February 2nd, 2021 | News

Since 1965, Aircraft Spruce has been supplying the aviation world with the parts needed for recreational pilots to keep their planes airworthy. Begun by Flo and Bob Irwin as Fullerton Air Parts in 1956, the Irwins sold Fullerton and created Aircraft Spruce in 1965. They have since expanded from... read more...

Thank you Rotax!

January 29th, 2021 | News

BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co KG was begun in 1906 – that’s well over 100 years now of producing products to improve various sports, beginning with the humble bicycle and now manufacturing top-of-the-line engines! Rotax continues to pursue research into improvements as technology races ahead, ensuring that the company will... read more...

Welcome, MagniFlight LLC!

January 19th, 2021 | News

MagniFlight, located on the beautiful Gulf Coast, is headed by Mark Sprigg, who is a US dealer and instructor for the popular Magni Gyros of Italy. Mark is a CFI and a DPE, and can get you this awesome line of gyros, which come as a 51% owner-built kit.... read more...

Welcome A&M Airsports Ltd!

January 19th, 2021 | News

A&M Airsports Ltd, headed by Mike Hudetz, has been providing weight shift control trike instruction and sales to the greater Chicago, IL, area since 1997. Mike has hundreds of hours in Cessnas and Hughes helicopters as well as his years of trike experience. A&M also hosts the popular Pre-Osh... read more...

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...

LAMA welcomes back Golden Age Aeroworks!

July 23rd, 2020 | News

Golden Age Aeroworks LLC was formed in 2007 by aviation attorney Edward Leineweber as one of the original dealers for Aerolab, an Italian company. Ed has since become the owner of all rights to the Sport Camp family of kit aircraft. GAA is currently concentrating on the LoCamp kit... read more...

Sebring Airport Authority renews!

July 22nd, 2020 | News

Created in 1940 with a patriotic motive, by 1942 Hendricks Field was in full operation as a training base for pilots of the big war planes like the Flying Fortress. After the war, the City of Sebring purchased the property, and in 1967, the Sebring Airport Authority was given... read more...

Welcome back, Bye Aerospace!

July 2nd, 2020 | News

Bye Aerospace, founded in 2007 and located near Denver, CO, has some ambitious plans. Founder and CEO George Bye saw with concern the declining number of new pilots and felt that cost was one of the big problems so he decided to create an electric plane as a less-costly... read more...

Thank you TurbAero!

June 23rd, 2020 | News

The Australian company TurbAero began in 2008, when founder Dave Limmer wanted to install a 100 horsepower turbine engine in his Experimental aircraft and discovered that there wasn’t any such thing available commercially. So, he designed and built his own, successfully running his proof-of-concept engine in 2015. In 2016,... read more...

AeroJones Aviation renews!

June 15th, 2020 | News

In 2013, AeroJones Aviation, headquartered in Taiwan, came to agreement with German manufacturer and designer Flight Design to produce CTLS Light-Sport Aircraft for the Asia-Pacific region of the globe. By 2017 AeroJones won Type Design approval from China’s CAAC and by early 2019, the company achieved CAAC production certification in China.... read more...

A big thanks to DeLand Municipal Airport!

June 5th, 2020 | News

Under the guidance of Jana Filip, the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase, held at the DeLand Municipal Airport in Florida, has become a must-attend event for those in the market for a light sport aircraft! (And who doesn’t want to escape to FL in November?!?) The airport, led by manager... read more...

Welcome back to SportairUSA!

June 3rd, 2020 | News

SportairUSA, run by Bill Canino and his team, have been LAMA supporters since 2007, and we’re pleased to once again announce the renewal of their membership! SportairUSA has been serving the aviation community since 1990 as a FAA-certified Repair Station, and is the US distributor for the Zlin Aviation... read more...

Aerotrek renews their membership!

May 18th, 2020 | News

Led by Rob Rollison in Bloomfield, Indiana, AEROTREK has continued support for the Light-Sport Aircraft and Sport Pilot kit industry by renewal of their membership. With steady sales of two models built by Aeropro in the Czech Republic, Rob imports the A220 taildragger and the A240 tricycle gear, both... read more...

Thank you Ekolot America!

April 29th, 2020 | News

The EKOLOT brand originates in Poland, where the company was formed in 1995. In 2009, Kris Siuba did his research when looking for a plane, and decided on the KR-030 Topaz from his home country. In 2017, Kris took charge of the marketing efforts in the USA with Ekolot... read more...

Sensenich Propeller Renews LAMA Membership

April 20th, 2020 | News

SENSENICH PROPELLER was created when two boys on a farm in Pennsylvania got tired of trudging through the snow to the mailbox and decided to build a sled with an engine and propeller to help. In 1932 the company was incorporated and by 1942 they had become the biggest... read more...

The Airplane Factory Renews Membership

April 15th, 2020 | News

THE AIRPLANE FACTORY, in the U.S.A. under the direction of Matt Liknaitsky, has renewed the company membership in LAMA! Matt and his team, based in Torrance, California, are the exclusive North American distributors for the Sling. In 2009, company founder Mike Blyth and business partner James Pitman (both from South... read more...

Bristell Aircraft USA renews membership

March 16th, 2020 | News

Bristell Aircraft USA, lead by veteran aviation businessman, Lou Mancuso, renewed the company’s membership in LAMA for 2020. Lou is a deeply experienced pilot and CFI who, with his son Mike, created The Landing Doctor to help with Light-Sport Aircraft proficiency and transition training programs. You can read more... read more...

Rainbow Aviation joins LAMA

March 2nd, 2020 | News

Carol and Brian Carpenter began Rainbow Aviation in 1991 in Corning, California, as a full-service FBO, and launched their Light Sport Repairman Workshops in 2005. In 2017, Brian was selected to be the National Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) of the year. With a recent move to Kingsville, Missouri, the... read more...

Thanks to BRP-Rotax for renewing!

February 29th, 2020 | News

Everyone who pilots a recreational aircraft has heard of Rotax, and LAMA is proud to have this Austrian company as a long-time member. Begun in 1906 as a bicycle hub (or ROTary AXle) manufacturer, the engine maker has risen to become a leader in the small aircraft engine world,... read more...

Texas Aircraft, Evolution Trikes, and Terrafugia renew memberships

February 21st, 2020 | News

TERRAFUGIA, founded in 2006, has been a leader in pioneering the concept of the flying car. Headquartered in Woburn, MA, their experts have been designing, building, and testing numerous ideas, and have come up with a design that looks like something from science fiction, very sleek and speedy-looking. You... read more...

LAMA welcomes new member Wild Sky!

February 15th, 2020 | News

DENNY REED is a Weight Shift Control Trike instructor and the producer of the Goat under the business name, Wild Sky. Goat won FAA approval as a Light-Sport Aircraft in 2014. This trike got its name because, as Denny says, it’s a “stubborn” aircraft! (It also stands for Get... read more...

LAMA Welcomes New Members: Swan and Lift

January 29th, 2020 | News

LAMA is pleased to welcome two new members to our organization! AVI SRL, based in Craiova, Romania, produces the Swan Ultralights. These good-looking aircraft comply with the Ultralight/Microlight standards for England, Germany, and Part 103 in the USA. Radu Berceanu has displayed for several years at Aero in Friedrichshafen,... read more...

More Businesses Join LAMA

March 15th, 2019 | News

LAMA and its advocacy partner USUA have achieved remarkable success as small organizations negotiating with FAA. This has stimulated several new memberships and more are expected. Look which companies have just joined LAMA: Texas Aircraft …is a new entrant to the LSA space, is the developer of the high... read more...

Two LAMA Board Members Join Organization

July 1st, 2018 | News

Two highly qualified leaders in light aviation joined the LAMA board in recent months. Please welcome North American Jabiru aircraft representative, Scott Severen. Scott has many years of experience in light aviation with a variety of roles (see his extensive history here). Scott is actually reprising a role he... read more...

California Power Systems renewed for 2017

July 3rd, 2017 | News

Partnering with Irwin International.  California Power Systems, Corona California, is The Western USA,  certified Rotax Engines distributor, service center and training center.  https://www.cps-parts.com/ The company has everything a home builder or kit builder could need for their Rotax Engine.  LAMA Thanks CPS for their continued support.  See you at... read more...

Aircraft Spruce and Specialty renewed

July 3rd, 2017 | News

The Aviation Super Store, Aircraft Spruce and Specialty from Corona California  (http://www.aircraftspruce.com/) continues to support the work LAMA does by renewing for the 2017 year.   If your place an order with Aircraft Spruce before July 17, 2017, you can pick it up at AirVenture in Oshkosh, and save yourself... read more...

Swift Fuels, LLC renewed in June

July 3rd, 2017 | News

Swift Fuels. LLC,  located in West Lafayette, Indiana,  is a global leader in the development of high-performance unleaded aviation fuels.  This includes UL102, an unleaded 102 Motor octane aviation gasoline that meets ASTM D7719 and a 94 Motor octane aviation gasoline that meets ASTM D7547,  This company has been... read more...

Jabiru North America renewed

July 3rd, 2017 | News

Jabiru North America, LLC, ( http://jabiruna.com/ )  a family-owned and operated business, is the world’s largest distributor of Jabiru brand aircraft and aircraft engines. The company is located in beautiful middle Tennessee, near the town of Shelbyville.  Pete Krotje and the team at Jabiru North America  have been LAMA... read more...

Viking Aircraft Engines, LLC NEW Member!

June 28th, 2017 | News

LAMA’s newest member in June is locally operated Viking Aircraft Engines, LLC, based out of Edgwater, FL        ( http://www.vikingaircraftengines.com/).  The engines are based on Honda Car engines. From the Viking Website: “Viking has a steady supply of Honda engines.  These are close to new but have been in cars... read more...

Scoda Aeronautica, Brazil renewed today.

June 26th, 2017 | News

The manufacturer of the darling bi-wing amphibious light sport aircraft, the Super Petrel LS, continued supporting LAMA by renewing their membership today.  It’s as easy as a credit card purchase, as Rodrigo Scoda, President of Scoda Aeronautica, Ipeúna, Brazil ( http://www.scodaeronautica.com.br ) knows.  From the Scoda website: “The Super Petrel... read more...

Hansen Air Group renewed

April 17th, 2017 | News

Thanks to the team at Hansen Air  Group, in Kennesaw Georgia  (http://www.hansenairgroup.com/) for the continued support given to LAMA over the years.  Hansen Air Group has been a LAMA member since 2006. so one of the longest continuous member and supporters.  Jon and Ron Hansen, the patriarch twins are... read more...

Welcome Aero Jones Aviation, New Member

April 1st, 2017 | News

LAMA would like to welcome our newest member, Aero Jones Aviation Technology, LTD  (http://www.aerojones.com/).  Aero Jones is located in Taichung City, Taiwan R.O.C. The company is licensed to produce the popular CTLSi. Production is underway.  Thank you for supporting LAMA; read more...

MAE-KMUTNB is a new member.

March 22nd, 2017 | News

This design  is located in Bangkok, Thailand.  It is associated with a University project there. The airplane is an LSA Seaplane.  The CEO is Assistant Professor Dr. Chak CHANTALAKAHANA.  The web address is http://mae.eng.kmutnb.ac.th/th/.    The initials MAE  represent Mechanical Aerospace Engineering.   This new member is one of several... read more...

DeLand Airport Renewed

March 22nd, 2017 | News

DeLand, Florida is the county seat for Volusia County, FL. It is also the home of one of the newest venues for Light Aircraft manufacturers to showcase their products, hence the name,  DeLand Sport Aviation Village and Showcase (http://sportaviationvillage.com/). This event will occur for the 2nd year,  November 2-4,... read more...

Busy, Productive 2017 New and Renewing Members

March 13th, 2017 | News

The state of the LAMA membership in 2017 is good. Thanks to Roy Beisswinger, Vickie Betts and Dan Johnson, who recently organized and mailed solicitations along with an issue  of Powered Sport Flying. The magazine included some ‘white paper’ reports which Roy and Dan had presented to the FAA,... read more...

Van’s Aircraft, Inc. renewed

January 23rd, 2017 | News

We received a check today from Van’s Aircraft, Aurora OR, who renewed their LAMA membership. Van’s has been a member since 2014, and is one of the best known kit manufacturers in the world.  Where I live at the Spruce Creek Fly-In,near Daytona Beach, FL  there are many pilots... read more...

Welcome, Pictaio Aircraft. LLC

January 23rd, 2017 | News

LAMA would like to welcome our newest member, Pictaio Aircraft, LLC, Hanover IL to the LAMA family.  Chris Lord is the CEO of this gyroplane distribution company.  The company website www.pic-aero.com , says they are also working out of Sebring FL and will be displaying at the Sebring Expo... read more...

Sportair USA renewed

December 29th, 2016 | News

From the website:  “SportairUSA, LC, is an FAA certificated repair station and the United States distributor for aircraft manufactured by TL-Ultralight, s.r.o. and by Zlin Aviation, s.r.o.”  Sportair USA LC has supported LAMA throughout the years, since 2007.  Thank you, Bill Canino and team for all you do to... read more...

Aerotrek Aircraft renewed

June 29th, 2016 | News

I just got back from Alaska–home of tundra tires.  How excited was I when I went to the Aerotrek Aircraft website (http://www.aerotrek.aero) and saw the photos of the A22o on tundra tires in Alaska!?  Oh, how I would have loved to go flying while I was there.   Aerotrek Aircraft,... read more...

Progressive Aerodyne renewed this month

June 29th, 2016 | News

I was gone on a “bucket list” vacation to Alaska for most of June 2016.  Upon return home there was alot of junk mail, but also a few pieces of important mail, such as the renewal check from Progressive Aerodyne, Tavares FL (http://searey.com).  The SeaRey amphibious aircraft is one... read more...

Béringer Aero is a new member

May 21st, 2016 | News

Béringer Aero, Tallard France (http://www.béringer-aero.com/en) is the newest member of LAMA.  Béringer has been manufacturing wheels and  brakes for  motor sports, automotive for over 25 years. In 2002 the aviation division was introduced. Per the Béringer Aero Website:   “In 2011, BERINGER AERO moved to the airport of Gap-Tallard... read more...

Murphy Aircraft Mfg. LTD renewed

April 22nd, 2016 | News

I spoke with Patrick Liotti, on behalf of Murphy Aircraft Mfg., LTD  (http://www.murphyair.com/) today. The company is supporting LAMA and is planning to get one of their aircraft certified to SLSA standards. I have heard of Murphy Aircraft, but didn’t know much about the brand, so, from the Murphy... read more...

New Member: California Power Systems

April 20th, 2016 | News

LAMA is happy to add another new member to the roster, California Power Systems, Corona CA (https://www.cps-parts.com/)  is now part of the network of light aviation businesses that support the work that LAMA does.  From the company website: “CPS has been the western U.S. regional Rotax Service Center for... read more...

Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Company Renewed

April 20th, 2016 | News

Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co, Corona California, (http://www.aircraftspruce.com/) continues to support LAMA and the Light Aviation segment of flying. Aircraft Spruce is called the Aviation Super Store, for a good reason: They Sell Everything a Pilot Could Possibly Need.  If you are a kit builder, or homebuilt aircraft builder,... read more...

Sebring Airport Authority Renewed

April 18th, 2016 | News

The Sebring Airport Authority, who are the folks heading up the 2017 Sebring Sport Aviation Expo (http://www.sportaviationexpo.com/) have renewed their support of LAMA.  Mike Willingham, Executive Director and his team are planning an even bigger and better Expo for 2017, per the website: “The Expo is an annual four-day... read more...

AeroSport, LLC — BushCat Renewed

April 14th, 2016 | News

 AeroSport LLC, ( http://www.bushcatusa.com/ ) headquartered in Wonder Lake, IL is the United States distributor of the  South African designed BushCat LSA, produced by SkyReach, ( http://www.fly-skyreach.com ) located at Springs airfield, just east of Johannesburg South Africa. Per the company website: “The BushCat is the third and latest generation of... read more...

Rotax Flying and Safety Club Renewed

March 30th, 2016 | News

RFSC, Ltd, is has been authorized by Rotax and the distributor, as the official training provider for the USA, Central and South Americas. RFSC  provides type specific training to A&P, Repairmen, Technicians and Owners.  A longtime LAMA supporter, the fine folks at Rotax Flying and Safety Club (http://www.rotaxflyingclub.com/  ) ... read more...

DeLand Municipal Airport is a NEW LAMA Member

March 25th, 2016 | News

Per the Airport’s website: “DeLand Municipal Airport – Sydney H. Taylor Field is located in Volusia County, approximately 40 miles north of Orlando and just west of Interstate 4. Daytona Beach is 16 miles to the east. The airport is situated approximately three miles northeast of the DeLand downtown... read more...

LAMA Volunteer, Gregg Ellsworth, Flies West

March 16th, 2016 | News

Gregg Ellsworth (left) and Bever Borne. A classic comedy team. A faithful at LAMA displays for the last ten years was Gregg Ellsworth of Minnesota. Gregg unexpectedly passed away in his home on March 15, 2016 with only days to go before attendees at Sun ‘n Fun in Lakeland,... read more...

Scoda Aeronautica (Super Petrel LS) Renewed.

March 9th, 2016 | News

Rodrigo Scoda,  is the founder of Scoda Aeronautica in Ipeúna Brazil ( http://www.scodaeronautica.com.br ). The company manufactures a Light Sport Aircraft named the Super Petrel LS. The Petrel has a different configuration, in that it is a stagger-wing design. The company is currently setting up US Operations in Florida,... read more...

Short Aircraft Services (CGS Hawk) is a new member

February 29th, 2016 | News

Effective January 19th 2016, the assets of well known CGS Hawk Aircraft have been sold to Terry Short, who operates Short Aircraft Services, Lake Wales, FL.  I haven’t found a website for Mr. Short’s company, but when I do I’ll update the LAMA Member list with that info.  The... read more...

The Airplane Factory (Sling LSA) renewed

February 29th, 2016 | News

One of my very favorite aviation videos is a travel log called “South to South”, which tells the story of 2 hang glider/trike pilots who fly from Buenos Aries, Argentina to Cape Town, South Africa.  It is a beautifully captured journey of discovery and adventure,  including great music. I... read more...

Welcome, New Member: Swift Fuels, LLC

February 15th, 2016 | News

LAMA would like to welcome Swift Fuels, LLC, West Lafayette, IN ( https://swiftfuels.com/ ) as a new member of THE organization that supports our recreational flying industry.   Swift Fuels, LLC announced a new unleaded 94 MON avgas at AirVenture 2016,  after years of research and development to comply with... read more...

Bede Family Foundation Renewed

January 26th, 2016 | News

Today LAMA got a nice surprise, and a very appreciated membership renewal from the Bede Family Foundation in Fort Pierce, Fl. (http://bedefamilyfoundation.com/)  Per the Foundations website: The Bede Family Foundation was formed in 2015 with the sole purpose of introducing the youth of our community to the experimental aviation... read more...

LAMA Dinner Sebring Expo 2016

January 25th, 2016 | News, Newsletters

The Great Engine Debate, featuring (L-R) moderator Sebastien Heintz, Rotax’s Christian Mundigler, Continental’s John Heitland, Pete Krotje of Jabiru, UL Power’s Robert Helms, Viking’s Jan Eggenfellner, and publisher Willi Tacke. (photos by Jim Koepnick) Your organization is pleased to report LAMA’s Ninth Annual Dinner went very well with about 280 LSA and light kit business persons in attendance. They witnessed the first of... read more...

Hansen Air Group Renewed

January 5th, 2016 | News

Hansen Air Group, Kennesaw GA (http://www.hansenairgroup.com/) is the distributor for the Fk9 Professional, Fk12 Comet, SW51 Mustang, Sky Arrow 600, and the FA-04 Peregrine. Hansen Air Group offers sales, service and rental of these fine Light Sport Aircraft, and they are some of the staunch believers in the Light... read more...

Sandia Aerospace Renewed

October 12th, 2015 | News

The Facebook page for Sandia Aerospace Corporation, Albuquerque NM ( http://sandia.aero/) has a headline stating “ADS-B Made Easy”.  I’m sure it’s easier than I can figure out, since I don’t know much about ADS-B, (sung to the Herman’s Hermits song “What a Wonderful World this could be”).  Glad there... read more...

Midwest LSA Expo (Mt. Vernon Airport Authority) renewed.

October 12th, 2015 | News

Chris Collins and the staff and volunteers at Mt. Vernon Illinois Airport successfully held the 7th annual Midwest LSA Expo recently. The event ran from September 10th-12th, and was attended by approximately 50 vendors and exhibitors.  The weather cooperated fairly nicely this year.  It sounds like attendance was good. ... read more...

Icon Aircraft Renewed.

September 14th, 2015 | News

Lately, a lot  of attention has been given to Los Angeles and Vacaville CA based Icon Aircraft, Inc’s. first aircraft delivery to EAA Young Eagles in Osh Kosh WI.  Even with all the media publicity, the company has found time to support LAMA by renewing their membership.  The A5... read more...

Just Aircraft, Glasair Aviation, and Van’s Aircraft: Three Kit Builders renewed

September 2nd, 2015 | News

LAMA supporters come from many categories of aircraft manufacturers. Although our latest member renewals also build SLSA’s, they are well known for the kits they sell.  LAMA wants to say THANK YOU to Just Aircraft, LLC, Walhalla, SC  ( http://www.justaircraft.com ) Glasair Aviation USA, LLC, Arlington WA  ( http://www.glasairaviation.com ... read more...

2015 LAMA President’s Award Winner : Jeremy Monnett

September 2nd, 2015 | News

At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association (LAMA) presented its 24th annual President’s Award to an Outstanding Individual, as nominated and voted by 800 members of the light aircraft business community. It was also LAMA’s first-ever posthumous award, after the tragic loss of Jeremy Monnett only... read more...

Triton Aeromarine is a NEW member

August 12th, 2015 | News

Triton Aeromarine, from Zhuhai, China  is the newest LAMA member.  Mr. Thomas Hsueh is the President of the Chinese based manufacturer of several designs. although Mr Hsueh is very well versed in aeronautical subjects, this is his first foray into the world of Light Sport Aircraft.  I have spoken... read more...

Golden Age Aeroworks, LLC (Aerolab USA) is a NEW LAMA member

August 10th, 2015 | News

Golden Age Aeroworks, LLC from Lone Rock, WI ( www.aerolabusa.com ), is the US distributor of the Aerolab aircraft.  From Their website: ” Aerolab was born in in Italy in 2001, just after the first rumors of the new Sport Pilot Rule began to circulate. The firm was founded... read more...

M-Squared Aircraft renewed at AirVenture Oshkosh

August 6th, 2015 | News

I had the pleasure of hanging out with Paul Mather, and his team during the EAA Oshkosh show this year. I heard he flew over 100 demonstration flight during the event. His plane was in the air at the Ultralight/Fun Flying area far more than any other aircraft.  He ... read more...

eNewsletter #2

July 19th, 2015 | Newsletters

  June 2015 Hello LAMA Members (present and past) and LSA Professionals: LAMA eNEWSLETTER #2 After a good reception to our earlier eNewsletter, LAMA wishes to continue this means of communication. We have some interesting information to bring to your attention. We need your support… LAMA pursues actions on... read more...

Elytron Aeronautica renewed today.

July 6th, 2015 | News

Located in Torino Italy, Elytron Aeronautica (http://elytron-aeronautica.com/) is continuing to develop their Light Sport Aircraft design.  Elytron Aeronautica joined LAMA in 2014, and although I am not aware the design is flying, the organization is supporting the LAMA effort here and in Europe.  The best of luck to Elytron... read more...

e-Go Aeroplanes is a new LAMA member

July 6th, 2015 | News

From the United Kingdom, e-Go Aeroplanes, Ltd, is  a new LAMA member. e-Go, located near Cambridge, (https://www.e-goaeroplanes.com/), is test flying a beautifully designed canard winged aircraft. The design, which has been in development for a couple of years,  is flying now, and the company expects to deliver the first... read more...

Aerotrek Aircraft renewed today.

June 25th, 2015 | News

Aerotrek Aircraft, Bloomfield IN (www.aerotrek.aero)  renewed their annual membership today. Rob Rollison, owner of the business,  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. Aerotrek A240 and A220 remain price value leaders... read more...

AutoGyro USA is a new LAMA member

June 25th, 2015 | News

Robert Snyder and his team, including Terri Rose, at AutoGyro USA, Stevensville, MD (www.autogyrousa.com) are supporting LAMA by becoming first time  members.  The AutoGyro models include the MTOSport-open cockpit tandem seating,the Calidus-with interchangeable canopy, and the Cavalon, which has side by side seating.  These sleek, German designed aircraft sure... read more...

Hirth Engines (Recreational Power Engineering) is a NEW Member!

June 22nd, 2015 | News

Welcome Hirth Engines-Recreational Power Engineering, Tiffin OH as a new LAMA Member. RPE provides Sport aviation engines for Ultralights, Homebuilts, Kitplanes, Gyrocopters, Helicopters, Powered Parachutes, Trykes, Hovercraft & Air Boats. The website http://recpower.com provides lots of information about not only Hirth Engines, but some other products, like propellers the... read more...

Welcome SkyRunner, LLC as a New Member

June 17th, 2015 | News

Part all terrain vehicle, part Light Sport Aircraft, the design for a powered parachute, SkyRunner, LLC, Shreveport, Louisiana (www.flyskyrunner.com), is really a nice one.  The website photos show a beautiful finished 4 wheel carriage, that can fly under the power of a powered parachute.  This truly is a design... read more...

Progressive Aerodyne renewed

June 8th, 2015 | News

The SeaRey, what a fun airplane. Manufactured in Tavares FL,  Progressive Aerodyne (http://searey.com/) is one of the leaders in kit built and factory built amphibious  light sport aircraft. LAMA has appreciated the support Progressive Aerodyne has shown, since 2008. Thank you Adam Yang, President of Progressive Aerodyne, and thanks... read more...

SportAirUSA renewed

June 8th, 2015 | News

SportAir USA LC,  (http://sportair.aero/), based in North Little Rock AR,  just renewed their LAMA Membership.  Bill Canino, President of  SportAir has been a supporter since 2007, and has participated in many meetings and panels regarding Light Sport and kit aircraft.  His business not only sells airplanes, but he is... read more...

CGS Aviation has renewed

June 8th, 2015 | News

This airplane, the CGS Hawk, created by Chuck Slygarcyk, has been around since Chuck was a little kid, when he designed it.  A few years ago the rights to the airplane were sold to Danny Dezauche, in Grand Bay AL. the company is still called CGS Aviation (www.cgsaviation.com/). Danny... read more...

Trade A Plane supports LAMA

June 8th, 2015 | News

I know alot of journalists.  I am aware of many aviation publications catering to all sorts of flying.  Trade a Plane, Crossville TN,(www.trade-a-plane.com/) is  the Grandaddy of them all.  What a nice bunch of folks, too.  TAP has supported LAMA since 2008, and we really appreciate the job they... read more...

Lockwood Aviation renewed

June 8th, 2015 | News

What can be said about Phil Lockwood and his team at Lockwood Aviation Supply, Sebring FL., except THANKS for supporting LAMA, not only by being on the Board of Directors (Phil has been on the BoD for several years), but also supporting monetarily. Lockwood Supply is THE place to... read more...

Thanks to new member: Shenyang Aerospace University.

June 8th, 2015 | News

Gee, it has been a while since I’ve posted anything here. Where does the time go?  So, now I want to give a long overdue THANK YOU to the companies that are supporting LAMA in 2015. I’ll start with a NEW member, Liaoning General Aviation Academy, Shenyang Aerospace University,... read more...

eNewsletter #1

March 1st, 2015 | Newsletters

  March 2015 Hello LAMA Members, present and past, and LSA Professionals: ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER LAMA is introducing a new communications plan! On a periodic basis, we will be sending an eNewsletter to all current LAMA members (thanks for your loyal support!), all previous LAMA members, and a wide... read more...

Paradise Aviation is back with us.

December 19th, 2014 | News

The new crew in front of Paradise Aviation , Sebring FL contacted LAMA today to come back into the LAMA organization as members.  USA Website details are being worked on, but the Brazilian website (http://www.paradise-ultraleve.com/eng/index.php) shows off the designs available from the company at this time.  We wish Paradise... read more...

Hansen Air Group Renewed

October 27th, 2014 | News

One of the most interesting teams in the LSA arena in the USA is Hansen Air Group, Kennesaw Georgia.  Lead by veteran airline captains and twin brothers, Ron and Jon Hansen,  this family run business has an interesting and varied history.  Ron and Jon are ably assisted by Mitch... read more...

World Aircraft Company renewed their membership

October 13th, 2014 | News

Eric Giles is President and CEO of Paris, TN based World Aircraft Company, WAC. (http://www.worldaircraftco.com/). The company manufactures several models of Light Aircraft, including the Spirit, the Vision,  the Surveyor,  and  the Freedom. The company has been a LAMA member since 2006. Thank you, World Aircraft Company for your... read more...

Quicksilver Aeronautics Renewed

October 13th, 2014 | News

The most popular ultralight kit in the world, Quicksilver Aircraft (http://www.quicksilveraircraft.com/), renewed their LAMA membership.  Quicksilver has supported LAMA since 2007,  and has an illustrious history–as seen on the history page of the website (http://www.quicksilveraircraft.com/history.php). The Quicksilver Sport 2SE SLSA just passed FAA Audit and Certification in 2014, and... read more...

Flight Design USA Renewed

October 13th, 2014 | News

Based in South Woodstock CT, Flight Design USA (http://flightdesignusa.com/), is the headquarters for the company who imports the CTLSi, and other models of one of the best selling Light Sport Aircraft. The President of FD USA is Tom Peghiny, an aviation advocate since his days as a boy wonder... read more...

Midwest LSA Expo Renewed in Sept.

October 13th, 2014 | News

For the past 6 years there has been an event in Mt. Vernon IL, the Midwest LSA Expo, (http://www.midwestlsashow.com/), which takes place in early Sept. The organizer of the event is Chris Collins, the Mt. Vernon Airport Manager.  If you’ve ever met Chris, you can’t help but like him,... read more...

Another New member: Van’s Aircraft, Inc.

August 27th, 2014 | News

If you haven’t heard of Van’s Aircraft,  you haven’t been flying or involved with kit aviation for very long.  The prolific kit manufacturer, based in Aurora, OR has stepped into the world of  Special Light Sport Aircraft with the Van’s RV12 design. ( www.vansaircraft.com ). The 2-seat  all metal,... read more...

Sport Flying USA Inc. is a new member.

August 27th, 2014 | News

BRM Aero ( BRMaero.com ), manufacturer of the beautiful low wing Bristell LSA has teamed up with Sport Flying USA, Inc. in Lititz, PA. The company, based at the Lancaster, PA airport will be doing the assembly of the Bristell Experimental model. Lou Mancuso and his team have been... read more...

Welcome, new Member: MVP Aero

August 18th, 2014 | News

MVP Aero, Minneapolis, MN ( http://www.mvp.aero/ ) is a new LAMA Member. The company is in design development for their amphibious aircraft model3.  MVP Aero exhibited at AirVenture in the 10th Anniversary of Light Sport Mall, and created quite a crowd everyday.  The design team behind the airplane, and... read more...

Yuneec (Greenwing International) Renewed.

August 18th, 2014 | News

Thanks to Greenwing International, Uplands, California  ( http://greenwing.aero/ ) for renewing your LAMA Membership. Greenwing is a leading general aviation company focused entirely on clean, efficient, affordable electric flight. Their models include the eSpyder and the e430. As they say on their website:  The era of electric flying has... read more...

LAMA President’s Award 2014 Dual Winners

August 18th, 2014 | News

Laura Vaughn, Sun n Fun Event Director and Roy Beisweinger, Powered Sport Flying Magazine, were the tied for first place winners of the LAMA President’s Award for 2014, read more...

Aerotrek Aircraft, Arion Aircraft and Just Aircraft Renewed

July 23rd, 2014 | News

Wow, I go away for a week, and when I get back to the office there is money waiting. Love it when that happens. Thanks to Rob Rollison at Aerotrek (http://www.aerotrek.aero/), Bloomfield Indiana for sending your renewal. What a great priced airplane line up, including the A220 A240 and... read more...

4 Renewals and AirVenture Agenda

July 23rd, 2014 | News

It’s been a good month for support this July 2014. I am going to announce each one in their own post, but I just wanted to ask those of you who have not joined or renewed your LAMA membership in the past year to please consider doing so.  AirVenture... read more...

Progressive Aerodyne Renewed today.

July 7th, 2014 | News

Progressive Aerodyne, Tavares Florida manufacturer of the SeaRey Amphibious LSA and kit aircraft, renewed their LAMA membership today.  Adam Yang and all of the rest of the team at Progressive Aerodyne (http://www.searey.com/) have been LAMA members and participants in the LSA Malls since 2008.  At Sun n Fun 2014... read more...

Elytron Aeronautica S.R.L. is a renewed Member.

June 16th, 2014 | News

Elytron Aeronautica is from Torino Italy. (http://elytron-aeronautica.com/).  The company is working on  a Light Sport Aircraft design and has become a LAMA member for reasons such as help with the audit checklist, and getting an advisor on board so that they can be ready to meet certification standards.  Here... read more...

SportairUSA, LC renewed!

June 2nd, 2014 | News

Based in North Little Rock Arkansas, SportairUSA LC (www.http://sportair.aero) is more than a distributor for the beautiful  TL-2000 Sting S4 low wing and the TL-3000 Sirius high wing.  SportairUSA also distributes the Zlin Cub-S and the Savage Bobber.  That’s a pretty impressive line up, but wait, SportairUSA is not done,... read more...

Jabiru USA Sport Aircraft renewed

May 5th, 2014 | News

Jabiru USA, Shelbyville TN (www.usjabiru.com), renewed their LAMA Membership today. Pete Krotje and his family and crew are some of the most upstanding and nice people you ever want to meet in our LAMA family. Jabiru USA has been a supporter and LAMA member since 2008, and have almost... read more...

US Aviation renewed

May 5th, 2014 | News

US Aviation Group, LLC,  in Denton Texas  (usaviation.aero) a full service LSA repair and maintenance business, along with  General Aviation FBO, has renewed their LAMA membership for 2014-15.  Many people are involved at US Aviation, but the one I know, Scott Severen, has worked long and hard to develop the... read more...

Trade A Plane renewed!

May 5th, 2014 | News

The ubiquitous yellow newspaper, you see them at every aviation event, Trade a Plane, published in Crossville, TN,  (www.trade-a-plane.com) renewed their LAMA membership. Trade a Plane has been a LAMA Member since 2008. We thank TAP for their continued support, not only as a LAMA member, but as an... read more...

Lockwood Aircraft Corporation renewed.

April 7th, 2014 | News

Thanks, Lockwood Aircraft Corp. for renewing your LAMA Membership and supporting the work that LAMA does.  Phil Lockwood is on the Board of Directors for LAMA, and dedicates many volunteer hours to support LAMA, He also feels it is important to support LAMA with his membership check.  Thanks, Phil... read more...

LSA Mall at Sun n Fun 2014

April 7th, 2014 | News

There was alot of action in Paradise City this year, even more than 2013.  The LAMA LSA Mall was busy and quite full, with a dozen or more aircraft on display there throughout the week.  Thanks to all of the Mall participants for making the event successful. The LAMA... read more...

URGENT — Comment to FAA Policy

March 25th, 2014 | News, Newsletters

Dear LSA Manufacturer or Business Person: This letter makes an URGENT REQUEST of you. You must act by no later than March 30, 2014. We regret last-minute requests, especially while many of you are rushing to prepare for Sun ‘n Fun 2014. However, we only heard about this potentially... read more...

Welcome Colyaer Light Aircraft

March 24th, 2014 | News

LAMA has a new member, Colyaer Light Aircraft, from Pontevedra, Spain. The Colyaer Freedom S-100 is the Amphibious version, and is certified S-LSA.  Here is a link to the Colyaer website:  www.colyaer.com .   Welcome to LAMA, and thank you for your support.   read more...

Rotech Flight Safety Renewed

March 21st, 2014 | News

Rotech Flight Safety Inc. is a Factory Authorized  Rotax Training Organization from Vernon, British Columbia, providing standardized training for Rotax Aircraft Engines. Here is the weblink to learn more:  http://flightsafety.ca/    Thanks Mark, for your continued support as a LAMA Member since 2010. read more...

Sun n Fun 2014 LAMA LSA Mall

March 17th, 2014 | News

  Aviators Hotline will provide the LAMA tent and an opening night reception from 5:00-7:00, for all the Paradise City participants and other LSA Professionals.  Rotax/BRP will again sponsor two 6 passenger golf carts to shuttle Sun n Fun attendees from the front gate to Paradise City on an... read more...

Airdraft Spruce and Specialty Company Renewed.

December 19th, 2013 | News

Aviation supplier, Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Company renewed their LAMA membership today.  The organization, based in Corona CA, supplies just about everything for planes and for pilots.  They have been a long time supporter of LAMA. Hey, need a Holiday Gift for the pilot in your family? Check out... read more...

Hansen Air Group renewed today.

December 18th, 2013 | News

Our friends at Hansen Air Group, Kennesaw, GA.,  renewed their LAMA Membership today.  Jon and Ron Hansen, and Jon’s sons, Mike and Mitch,  have been active with LAMA since the Light Sport Rule came into being.  It is a true aviation loving family. All of the Hansen’s are current... read more...

Vickers Aircraft Company, LTD, Our Newest Member

December 18th, 2013 | News

Welcome to LAMA, Vickers Aircraft Company, LTD., from Hamilton New Zealand.  Paul Vickers is finishing his design for a beautiful amphibious aircraft, and has joined LAMA for support in completing his project.  You can see his concept at www.vickersaircraft.com.  Thanks for supporting LAMA, Paul. read more...

Flight Design USA Renewed today

November 13th, 2013 | News

We received the renewal check for Flight Design USA, today.  Flight Design USA is located in South Woodstock, CT, they are the US Importer for the German Flight Design GmbH. Both the parent company in Germany and the US company have been LAMA members since the early days of... read more...

Welcome: Glasair Aviation USA. LLC

November 13th, 2013 | News

We want to welcome a new LAMA Member, Glasair Aviation USA, LLC, located in  Arlington, Washington. Glasair paid via PayPal, an easy way to become a New Member or Renew your current membership. According  to their website:  “The Sportsman is the only four-place general aviation aircraft on the market... read more...

Quicksilver Aeronautics Renews LAMA membership

October 23rd, 2013 | News

The Steve Miller released “Quicksilver Girl” in 1973.  Quicksilver Aeronautics, Temecula CA started right around that time.  The first powered ultralight I ever flew was a weight shift Yamaha powered Quicksilver, so I can call myself a Quicksilver Girl.  The company has evolved greatly since then, but the classic... read more...

Sandia Aerospace, the guts of flying, has renewed.

October 4th, 2013 | News

I’m not very technical, but I know that the products that Sandia Aerospace, in Albuquerque NM are used in lots of airplanes, including Light Sport. Transponders, Encoders, AirData Computers, Cooling Fans, and other products are marketed by this company, around the world.  In 2013  at the Aircraft Electronics Association... read more...

SAM Aircraft renewed in September

October 4th, 2013 | News

A replica from “the Golden Age of Aviation”, SAM Aircraft’s LS is a shining ( in more ways than one) example of a modern design with the retro look.The  SAM LS (named after the designer Thierry Zibi’s son), is a Canadian manufacturer from the Quebec Provence.   Follow the link... read more...

A World of Thanks to World Aircraft for renewing.

October 4th, 2013 | News

World Aircraft Company, Paris Tennessee, renewed their LAMA membership in September.  I’ve been to Paris, in Tennessee and France, and have stood under the Eiffel Tower in each city.  France does not have Eric Giles and his great Spirit, Vision, Freedom or Surveyor aircraft such as you can find... read more...

Midwest LSA Expo renewed today

September 17th, 2013 | News

Thank you Mt. Vernon IL Airport Authority, Chris Collins,  and everyone who is involved with the Midwest LSA Expo, for renewing your LAMA Membership.  Even though the EXPO doesn’t manufacture a Light Aircraft, they are doing a bang up job promoting the industry.  The recent EXPO was the best... read more...

Just Aircraft just renewed their LAMA membership

September 17th, 2013 | News

Just Aircraft, LLC in Walhalla, NC sent in their check for their LAMA renewal.  Just Aircraft has been a LAMA member since 2006.  They have the most outrageous landing strip at their factory that I have ever seen.  The company makes some STOL aircraft that are simply amazing to... read more...

Thanks for Renewing, Icon Aircraft

September 17th, 2013 | News

Thanks to Icon Aircraft in Los Angles CA for renewing your LAMA Membership.  Even though the A5 amphibious design is still being developed, Icon has supported the work LAMA does since 2009. Thank you for your continued support. read more...

Thanks for Renewing: Aero-Space Reports

September 17th, 2013 | News

Thanks for renewing your LAMA membership, Aero-Space Reports, Oklahoma City OK. Your company has been a member since 2006.  You are the national leader in aircraft title and escrow service. LAMA appreciates your support. read more...

Bill Canino wins LAMA President’s Award for 2013

August 12th, 2013 | News

Congratulations to this year’s LAMA Presidents Award winner, Bill Canino of SportAirUSA.  You can read what is inscribed on the plaque,  if you continue below the photo posted.  The oblisk in the  photo stays on perminent display at the EAA Museum. Inscribed on it are the names of the... read more...

LAMA Indoor Exhibit

August 8th, 2013 | News

We are back from AirVenture 2013, where the weather was beautiful, and the crowds were all happy, including the LAMA volunteers who took turns in the inside exhibit this year.  Thanks to Jana and Gary Filip from the Sebring Sport Expo in Sebring FL, Chris Collins from the Midwest... read more...

Getting ready for AirVenture

July 23rd, 2013 | News

In just a couple of days we will be in Oshkosh, setting up the LAMA Exhibit in Hangar D, Spaces 4100-4101.  The response to our mailing for participation in the LAMA slide show presentation was very, very good. Thanks to all who participated by providing monetary support, a photo... read more...

Welcome: Arion Aircraft and GreenWing International

July 17th, 2013 | News

Say Welcome to two new LAMA Members: Arion Aircraft, manufacturers of the Lightning LS, from Shelbyville, TN and also Welcome  to GreenWing International, Manufacturer of the E-Spyder and other electric powered models located in Upland, CA.  Thanks for your support! read more...

Thanks, Evolution Aircraft for Renewing!

July 8th, 2013 | News

Thanks to Larry Mednick, manufacturer of the Revo Trike for renewing your LAMA Membership. We appreciate your continued support. read more...

Welcome New Member: Rud Aero, LLC

June 30th, 2013 | News

Welcome new Airframe Manufacturer: Rud Aero, located in Sebastian FL.  Check out their website to learn what this new LAMA member has to offer to our community. read more...

LAMA at AirVenture 2013

June 11th, 2013 | News

This year there will not be a LAMA sponsored LSA Mall at AirVenture in Oshkosh.  However LAMA is exhibiting in Hangar D where we have a 20’x10′ space reserved (Spaces are numbered: #4100 & 4101) .  The hangars at AirVenture get alot of traffic, so we thought we’d reach... read more...

Time to Renew?

May 15th, 2013 | News

If you don’t see your company’s name on the Member List, it’s because you haven’t renewed within the last year.  I try to send out notices before your annual membership is due, but sometimes I don’t get a response.  If you want to be on the “good” list, please... read more...

LAMA is at Aero Friedrichshaufen

April 24th, 2013 | News

Dan Johnson, LAMA President, is at AERO Friedrichshaufen, Germany this week to attend the Expo. He will be conducting a forum with industry leaders on Saturday April 27th. Also presenting will be Jan Fridrich, from LAMA Europe. They will discuss the state of the industry and take questions from... read more...

Sun’n’Fun Mall

April 17th, 2013 | News

Thank you to all of the participants in the LAMA LSA Mall at Sun’n’Fun.  There was a lot of enthusiasm in Paradise City this year, and the access to flying most of the day made it a really fun place to be. read more...

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...