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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...