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FAA seeks Icon data for LSA weight increase

Article | May 02, 2013

A decision in the May 2012 request from Icon Aircraft to the FAA for an exemption that would allow Icon’s A5 amphibious aircraft to weigh 250 pounds more than current light sport aircraft limits for seaplanes has again been delayed.

Big City Seaplanes

Pilot Magazine | Mar 20, 2013

The official name of the facility is New York Skyports Inc. Seaplane Base, or as seaplane pilots know it, 6N7.

Red bulls under glass

Pilot Magazine | Mar 20, 2013

The diverse collection includes former German Air Force Alpha Jets, a North American B–25J Mitchell that once served as a firefighting airplane, an Extra 300 LP, a Lockheed P–38 Lightning once flown by Marvin “Lefty” Gardner, and a Bell TAH–1F Cobra.

LSA buyers 'waiting' to purchase

Article | Jan 18, 2013

Light attendance, the absence of large exhibitors of the past, and a market that appears mired in indecision marked the beginning of the light sport aircraft show in Sebring, Fla., this week. The good news is that there are LSA aircraft available for less than $85,000. Want an American-built engine? Continental and Lycoming officials tell you which models have their engines.

Letters

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2013

letters.html A former AOPA vice president of public relations, Charles Spence, celebrated the life of William Piper Sr. on the seventy-fifth anniversary of Piper Aircraft.

AOPA Legacy Society assures GA’s future

Article | Dec 20, 2012

Here’s a good reason to act on the decision to make a long-term commitment to support general aviation: GA pilots are helping science improve the health of our planet.

SeaRey approved as a light sport aircraft

Article | Nov 26, 2012

The SeaRey, offered as a kit for 20 years, will now be available as a factory-built light sport aircraft.

Above the Mississippi River

Article | Nov 05, 2012

Winds are usually the most relevant item for pilots on any ATIS recording - but not on this trip. When flying an open AirCam late in the flying season at Crystal Airport just north of Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota, temperatures are paramount. And the ATIS numbers on this autumn morning were daunting. Temperature: minus 4. Dew point: minus 9.