June 28, 2013
By Dan Namowitz
Surveying the new arrivals on the ramp, a plane spotter challenges those gathered to point out the composite-built, glass-cockpit aircraft that represents significant technological strides for its series. Rule out any of the familiar old aluminum aircraft out there; rule out the light sport aircraft that landed last night—so which is it? Take another look at that LSA. It’s a Flight Design CTLSi, the new, fuel-efficient iteration of the CTLS series from Germany. The extra letter in CTLSi indicates that the aircraft uses a 912Si fuel injected Rotax engine.
Dan Namowitz is an aviation writer and flight instructor. He has been a pilot since 1985 and an instructor since 1990.
Light Sport Aircraft,
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