Dan Johnson Light Sport Aircraft

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Since Sport Pilot/Light-Sport Aircraft was introduced, we got 156 new models and we now have many good used LSA, often with just a few hundred hours on them. If you look long enough, I’m confident you can find something worthwhile, and you can find somebody to keep it maintained for you.

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Dan Johnson LAMA Light Aircraft and Sport Aircraft


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DAN JOHNSON has been called “the leading reviewer of light-sport aircraft.”. He has evaluated nearly 400 aircraft in several aviation magazines and online. A 5,500-hour Commercial, Instrument, Multi-Engine Pilot and former Certified Flight Instructor, Dan’s focus today is on Light-Sport Aircraft, light kit aircraft, and ultralight aircraft.

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LSA and Sport Pilot Kits Offer Aircraft Your Way: Factory


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January 21, 2022 by Dan Johnson 10 Comments. Barely after we rang in the new year, here’s a review of 2021 market shares and info regarding the state of the light, Airtime Aircraft (FlyCT.com), is the nation's largest seller of Light-Sport Aircraft, focused on the:

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Thinking about 2022? — Check Out Skyleader 600, One Deluxe


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Airtime Aircraft (FlyCT.com), is the nation's largest seller of Light-Sport Aircraft, focused on the: CTLS and CT Super, the top-selling LSA in America. Airtime has represented Flight Design's CT series since Day One and knows more about the model than anyone outside the manufacturer.

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Light Sport Aircraft, covering the world or LSA and ELSA


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Dan Johnson and the Light Sport and Ultralight Flyer take a shot at explaining some of the differences between experimental amateur built aircraft, special light sport aircraft, light sport aircraft, and experimental light sport aircraft, while …

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Has Dan Johnson finally gone off his rocker? Sport Pilot


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Has Dan Johnson finally gone off his rocker? Talk about airplanes! At last count, there are 39 (and growing) FAA certificated S-LSA (special light sport aircraft). These are factory-built ready to fly airplanes. If you can't afford a factory-built LSA, consider buying an E-LSA kit (experimental LSA - up to 99% complete).

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The latest on the updates to LSA regulations — General


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The latest on the updates to LSA regulations. June 21, 2021 by Dan Johnson 19 Comments. In about one year, the FAA may announce its new regulations for Light-Sport Aircraft. This rule, sometimes called MOSAIC (Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certification), proposes wide changes for the light aircraft segment, including an entirely new

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KitFox light sport aircraft pilot report


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KitFox, Kitfox Aircraft Review by Dan Johnson. Kitfox hails from Homeland, Idaho in the Great American West. 'Our decision to not attend the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida was a tough one, but was driven by our desire to deliver the best customer service possible.

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Dan Johnson Media Affordable Aviation, Port Orange, Florida. 1,672 likes · 5 talking about this. New and Videos about Affordable Aviation and Light-Sport Aircraft.

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Do LSA make good trainers? — General Aviation News


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Dan Johnson · June 17, 2019 · One of the controversies surrounding Light-Sport Aircraft has to do with that first word in that term: “Light.” Early on, one LSA importer lobbied to remove the word as it was negatively viewed, he believed.

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View Dan Johnson’s profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. SHOP FOR A LIGHT-SPORT AIRCRAFT OR JUST HAVE FUN By Dan Johnson Sep 21, 2017. GETTING A CHARGE OUT OF

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TUCANO Aircraft Review, by Dan Johnson.


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by Dan Johnson. Flying Legends Tucano …with Rotax 915iS. Just one year ago, I flew Tucano for the first time. The small-scale fighter-like aircraft was dashing with its modified Rotax 912 producing 140 horsepower. Approach to landing is done at somewhat higher speeds than many Light-Sport Aircraft, however, our test Tucano is a different

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Fk9, Dan Johnson gives us a quick look at the Fk9 ELA


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http://www.sportaviationmagazine.com -- Fk9 - Dan Johnson gives us a quick look at the Fk9, light sport aircraft from Fk Lightplanes during the E.A.A. Airve

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Dan Johnson On LSA Rule Changes Pilots of America


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Aircraft having a special airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating limitations. (a) No person may operate an aircraft that has a special airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category for compensation or hire except- (1) To tow a glider or an unpowered ultralight vehicle in accordance with §91.309 of this chapter; or

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Savannah S, ICP Savannah S light sport aircraft pilot


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http://www.sportaviationmagazine.com – Savannah S, ICP Savannah light sport aircraft pilot report Part 1 by Dan Johnson.I.C.P. Savannah S is the premier ligh

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Panther Experimental Amateurbuilt light sport aircraft


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http://www.sportaviationmagazine.com -- Panther Experimental Amateurbuilt light sport aircraft - Dan Johnson gives us a quick look at the Panther experiment

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Glasair Merlin, Glasair Aviation’s Merlin Light Sport


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Glasair Merlin, Glasair Aviation’s Merlin Light Sport Aircraft Pilot Review by Dan Johnson.http://www.ultralightflyer.com – Glasair Merlin, Glasair Aviation’

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Merlin Lite Ultralight LSA


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Video Bonanza! Despite Covid and Distance, Fresh Light Aircraft Videos Continue to Arrive. by Dan Johnson Aug 23, 2021 Aeromarine-LSA, Alion Aviation, JMB Aircraft s.r.o., MC01, Merlin Lite, Montaer Aeronaves (Brazil), Montaer USA, Splog, Tri-State Kites, VL3. For 18 months, the world has been under assault from a bug so small you can’t see it without a big …

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VANS RV 12 light sport aircraft review by Dan Johnson


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VANS RV 12 light sport aircraft review part II by Dan Johnson. While at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring Florida Dan Johnson flies the VANS RV12 lightsport aircraft. Once back down on the ground he gives us a review of the aircraft's …

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Savannah light sport aircraft


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Savannah S, ICP Savannah light sport aircraft pilot report Part 1 by Dan Johnson. I.C.P. Savannah S is the premier light-sport STOL platform with its combination of short field, payload and cruise performance. Savannah TM S is an all metal, side-by-side seating airframe with a strut supported high-wing.

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HAPPY 12th BIRTHDAY, LIGHTSPORT AIRCRAFT


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At the recently concluded Midwest LSA Expo in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, I gave a talk about what has changed in the twelve years Light-Sport Aircraft have …

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A yearend update on proposed changes to LSA — General


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Mosaic is a big, sprawling regulation but, as always, my focus remains on Light-Sport Aircraft and the kit-built aircraft that Sport Pilots may fly. Nearby you will see an information-packed slide that was shown as part of a presentation from the FAA given to LSA industry leaders at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021.

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The real story behind the proposed changes to LSA


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Dan Johnson · October 29, 2018 · The new rule involves more than Light-Sport Aircraft and touches on many parts of the Federal Aviation Regulations, which is one of several reasons why the matter cannot be finished quickly. The Aerotrek LSA in flight. A …

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VANS RV 12 light sport aircraft review by Dan Johnson


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http://www.mountvernonaviationexpo.com – Part 1https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=apaiiPBLXYA VANS RV 12 light sport aircraft review part II by Dan J

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VANS RV 12 light sport aircraft review by Dan Johnson


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VANS RV 12 light sport aircraft review part II by Dan Johnson. While at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring Florida Dan Johnson flies the VANS RV12 lightsport aircraft. Once back down on the ground he gives us a review of the aircraft's …

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LightSport Chronicles: Profiles In Vision: Dan Johnson


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My friend Dan Johnson, head of LAMA U.S. (Light Aircraft Manufacturer’s Association), the man behind the Oshkosh/Sun ‘n Fun LSA Mall (the Mall celebrates its fifth year in 2012), purveyor of www.bydanjohnson.com, a light-aircraft site that I also contribute to, is the guy I go to first to take the pulse of the light-sport industry. A chat with Dan is like having an …

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Light Sport Aircraft: What? When? How? Aviators Hot Line


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Dan Johnson . Light-Sport Aircraft are the newest category of aircraft, a new breed of aircraft that has exploded with 111 models in only five years of astonishingly rapid development. These new airplanes offer affordable purchase prices, low cost of operation, spacious interiors, the latest instrument innovations, energetic performance and

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Dan Johnson Media Affordable Aviation, Port Orange, Florida. 1,659 likes · 5 talking about this. New and Videos about Affordable Aviation and Light-Sport Aircraft.

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Light Personal Aircraft Are Coming Plane & Pilot Magazine


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The Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) segment, created by the FAA in partnership with industry leaders way back in 2004, was an exciting change. according to an article by light sport aviation guru Dan Johnson, the maximum weight of a plane would not be a set number but, instead, one based on a mathematical formula that takes into account weight

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ByDanJohnson.com Light sport aircraft, Small aircraft


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ICON Aircraft is the manufacturer of the amphibious light-sport airplane the ICON A5 (S-LSA). Learn more about the design of the ICON A5, how to buy our seaplane, the safety features and other attributes that make our seaplane and light sport

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CON amphibious light sport aircraft A5 flight report


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Icon has been on the general aviation scene for a full decade trying to gain traction for its innovative A5 amphibious light sport aircraft. In this video, AVweb takes a look at the Icon training programs, including a flight trial, and how the company hopes to retool in the face in elusive demand for a $389,000 airplane.

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Light Sport Aircraft Ultralight LSA


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by Dan Johnson Sep 29, 2021 #Aircraft, 20211007, Aerobatics, Aviation News, flight training, General Aviation, Light Sport Aircraft, LSA, Opinion, Splog, sport pilot. Magnus Aircraft’s Fusion 212 LSA, which the company claims has “superb aerobatic capabilities,” is being touted as a great way to teach pilots upset recovery training.

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LSA companies flock to Florida — General Aviation News


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Dan Johnson · April 4, 2013 · No less than three Light-Sport Aircraft companies have recently struck deals with Florida airports, winning the support of local government officials anxious to provide jobs. Renegade LSA, producer of the Falcon and a key figure in the development of an LSA-oriented Lycoming O-233 engine, moved into a 70,000

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New LSA Ruling Homebuilt Aircraft & Kit Plane Forum


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Has anyone heard anymore about the FAA's Light Sport Aircraft changes that they have been considering? I think Dan Johnson mentioned in one of his videos it was supposed to come out sometime in 2021, but I don't know for sure. Bob

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Experts Headline the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase


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For the light sport category of aircraft and everything that falls under the umbrella of “recreational flying,” that expert is Dan Johnson, a 5,500-hour commercial pilot with instrument and

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Montana Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division


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Young Eagles Rally for all GA, experimental, classic, vintage, light sport aircraft sponsored by EAA Chapter 344. Come join us at Townsend Airport (8U8) from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for breakfast and Young Eagles flights. All proceeds support EAA programs, including scholarships for AVMT students. For further information contact Neil

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Safety & Education Bureau Hosts West Yellowstone Students


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Rally for all GA, experimental, classic, vintage, and light sport aircraft sponsored by EAA Chapter 344. Come join us at Townsend Airport (8U8) from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM for breakfast and Young Eagles flights. All proceeds support EAA programs, including scholarships for …

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Member Comments Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association


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Mr. Dan Johnson Chairman of the Board/President Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association 265 Echo Lane South Saint Paul, MN 55075 Thank you for your considerable efforts directed to improving LAMA's effectiveness in the community and the industry as a whole.

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WIDEBODY FK9 ICON MANUFACTURING IN MEXICO …


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In a Light-Sport Aircraft news wrap, I covered a few short stories on ByDanJohnson.com.. First is a series of iPad mounts by AirGizmo offered by …

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Renegade Light Sport Aircraft In The News.


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Lycoming 233, Falcon Renegade lightsport aircraft powered by Lycoming 233 aircraft engine. Dan Johnson and the Lightsport & Ultralight Flyer talk to Doc Bailey of Renegade Lightsport aircraft about the Lycoming 233 lightsport aircraft engine and the Falcon Renegade. Avweb: Lycoming's New O-233 Takes Flight

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China Embracing LSA and Light Aircraft with Help from ASA


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Thanks to one man and his tireless energy, American Light-Sport Aircraft companies are getting a chance to penetrate the China market. While that country with its …

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Press / Videos MSquared Aircraft


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DAN JOHNSON probably has more airshow aircraft int erview videos posted on the internet than anyone else around. He has always done an excellent job in presenting M-Squared Aircraft accurately for those showing an interest in our airplanes. We would like to thank him for his support of the Light Sport and Ultralight aviation industry.

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Is there a new light sport airplane made in Texas?

LightSport Aircraft, Texas Aircraft, Colt LSA. Hondo-based Texas Aircraft Manufacturing announced today that the new Light-Sport Aircraft builder delivered its first new-generation Colt to Richard “Ricky“ Youschak, of Gainesville, Florida. Colt has a history.

Where can I find articles and videos about light sport aircraft?

As we look forward to the resumption of airshows, ByDanJohnson.com has loads of articles and videos to investigate Light-Sport Aircraft, Sport Pilot kits, and ultralights! Come read it all with no paywall — though we appreciate your support through membership.

What is the bydanjohnson affordable aviation YouTube channel?

This the largest resource for information about light, recreational, affordable aviation — thousands of articles and videos and much more. Check our growing library of short videos on the ByDanJohnson Affordable Aviation YouTube channel.

What is the new weight limit for light-sport aircraft?

The first — perhaps the one grabbing the attention of most readers— was 3,600, that being the number stated to be the new weight limit for Light-Sport Aircraft by a high level official at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).