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U.S. Sport Aircraft Importing LLC

U.S. Sport Aircraft Importing represents the popular SportCruiser, one of the best selling Special Light-Sport Aircraft among 130 models on the market. The Texas-headquartered importer has long represented this familiar model.

Having achieved an extra measure of fame when aviation legacy company Piper Aircraft adopted the SportCruiser as their own SLSA (calling it the PiperSport), U.S. Sport Aircraft Importing is now the sole distributor and enjoying solid sales and happy customers. As the sole distributor for manufacturer Czech Sport Aircraft, U.S. Sport Aircraft Importing covers all of America from their base in Texas. Because the company was associated with the LSA before, during, and since Piper's involvement, aviators drawn to this popular low-wing all-metal Light-Sport Aircraft will continue to deal with the same experienced people for service.

U.S. Sport Aircraft Importing is composed of a pool of aviation talent, lead by Patrick Arnzen who can often found working the company's exhibit at airshows. U.S. Sport Aircraft Importing operates at multiple locations but funnels all contacts to their centrally-located Addison, Texas location 972-735-9099. The company says, "At U.S. Sport Aircraft Importing, we pride ourselves in providing the very best in maintenance, warranty repair, and parts support. Through our U.S. warehouses, most popular SportCruiser and PiperSport parts are available next day." They can maintain Light-Sport Aircraft to light twin aircraft

SportCruiser exhibits excellent handling qualities, doing particular well at very slow flying speeds where ailerons remain quite effective. Adverse yaw is low and harmony between all controls is very good. A spirited climb comes from the standard 100-hp Rotax 912 engine that also helps deliver a long range on 30 gallons of fuel. Creature comforts include a spacious 45-inch cockpit and standard leather seats. Rudder pedals adjust to fit a wide range of occupant sizes. An unusually generous baggage area makes traveling by SportCruiser not only swift but comfortable. It is little wonder that SportCruiser has risen steadily in the rankings to its present high position. To this day Piper officials had high praise for the SportCruiser and since its arrival in the USA, an owners group has also assembled to support SportCruiser pilots.

U.S. Sport Aircraft Importing LLC

Web Site: www.ussportaircraft.com
eMail: info@ussportaircraft.com
Address: 4700 Airport Drive
City: Addison, TX 75001 USA
Phone: (972) 735-9099

  FlyCool Air Conditioning -- in SportCruiser
Air Management Technology makes the FlyCool, a lightweight, low power draw, surprisingly effective air conditioning system for Light-Sport Aircraft or light kit aircraft. Formerly air conditioning for a GA airplane was fearsomely expensive (unaffordable, really), weighed a lot, consumed too much engine power and ... well, no surprise it didn't take off. However AMT changed all that with their all electric system. In this video hear how it works on the popular SportCruiser from U.S. Sport Aircraft.
  CSA -- SportCruiser Classic (2012)
In this update to the SportCruiser, for a time known as the PiperSport, U.S. Sport Aircraft boss Don Ayers tells about the new Classic model. Using standard instrument analog gauges - often referred to a "six pack" - the Classic can be delivered for a modest cost ($120,000 in early 2012). A more deluxe version is available with many bells and whistles.

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  FlyCool Air Conditioning -- in SportCruiser
Air Management Technology makes the FlyCool, a lightweight, low power draw, surprisingly effective air conditioning system for Light-Sport Aircraft or light kit aircraft. Formerly air conditioning for a GA airplane was fearsomely expensive (unaffordable, really), weighed a lot, consumed too much engine power and ... well, no surprise it didn't take off. However AMT changed all that with their all electric system. In this video hear how it works on the popular SportCruiser from U.S. Sport Aircraft.
  CSA -- SportCruiser Classic (2012)
In this update to the SportCruiser, for a time known as the PiperSport, U.S. Sport Aircraft boss Don Ayers tells about the new Classic model. Using standard instrument analog gauges - often referred to a "six pack" - the Classic can be delivered for a modest cost ($120,000 in early 2012). A more deluxe version is available with many bells and whistles.
  CSA -- PiperSport (04/10)
At the end of 2009, only a select few knew Piper was entering the LSA sector. They announced the PiperSport in January and said they'd deliver the first at Sun 'n Fun, only three months later. And they did... logging not only their first delivery on schedule, but taking seven more orders right at Sun 'n Fun 2010. With over 100 SportCruisers (the PiperSport's previous name) and expecting to sell 75 in 2010, Piper will move up the sales rank smartly. In this video, we check out the cockpit fully.
  CSA -- PiperSport (2009)
As evidence of how fast things move in the world of Light-Sport, as recently as the Midwest LSA Expo, Piper was not affiliated with the Czech Sport Aircraft Sport Cruiser (formerly built by Czech Aircraft Works). This video, shot in early October 2009, covers the airplane now known to Americans as the PiperSport. References to the CSA website have been updated but the facts about this attractive low-wing LSA remain accurate.
  CSA -- PiperSport (01/10)
An exciting announcement at Sebring 2010 brought legacy brand Piper Aircraft into the Light-Sport Aircraft fold. The Vero Beach producer of more than 90,000 airplanes reported it will now distribute the former SportCruiser and they renamed the model as the PiperSport (at the opposite end of their spectrum from the PiperJet). Watch the video to see what Plane & Pilot editor James Lawrence thought of his experience with the newest Piper.
  $8.95 CSA PiperSport (2010)
"PiperSport... A Return to Basics" by Dan Johnson. Published in Light Sport and Ultralight Flying, May, 2010.
 
Pilot Report begins: Legacy Brand Enters the LSA Market The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo held in Sebring, Florida, every January has become the place where new flying machines and other aviation products for the light aviation crowd are unveiled to the public. It's exciting to start the year off with a bang, and understandably this show has drawn increasing crowds. Yet like all events, it has evolved. In the Expo's formative years, media attendance was fairly light. When a company called a press conference, they generated
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  $4.95 CZAW SportCruiser
"Czech SportCruiser, Custom-Designed for Americans" by Dan Johnson. Published in EAA Sport Pilot & Light Sport Aircraft Magazine, October, 2006.
 
Pilot Report begins: Czech Aircraft Works (CZAW) began life in the newly freed Czech Republic not long after the history-making fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Tapping a wellspring of aeronautical training and experience that became available when the Soviets pulled out of the former Czechoslovakia, American owner Chip Erwin started CZAW in 1992. Using the highly trained but lowcost labor force available, Erwin manufactured parts for and assembled the CH 601 and CH 701 designs of Chris Heintz's Zenair Ltd. The young
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  SPLOG New Owner for SportCruiser in America, 12/19/2013
 
SPLOG begins: (Article udated) One of the most recognized aircraft in the LSA space is the SportCruiser, which ranks high on our LSA Market Share ranking (2012 figures). Solid in the #4 spot, they are likely to move up with another decent year in 2013, thanks to what
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  SPLOG March 2013 LSA News Wrap, 03/11/2013
 
SPLOG begins: Several news items in our March 2013 LSA News Wrap and we'll get to it ... right after this: We're thrilled to tell you that — for the second month in a row — ByDanJohnson.com achieved another record. Despite fewer days, February substantially
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  SPLOG Rocky Mountain LSA Expo 2012 Wrap-Up, 06/07/2012
 
SPLOG begins: Roving reporter Dave wraps up coverage of the Rocky Mountain LSA Expo event. —DJ |||| "Cessna is one of the most recognized names in the aviation industry. Last year it lead the LSA market for new registrations. So I was surprised to hear again
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  SPLOG Flight School "Classic" from U.S. Sport Aircraft, 12/14/2011
 
SPLOG begins: In the year following Piper's departure from the LSA market, you may have expected a big slow-down for importer U.S. Sport Aircraft (USSA). Many believed the removal of the Piper brand would cause a loss of loyalty and that sales would flat line. ***
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  SPLOG More and More, LSA Are Going Global, 11/15/2011
 
SPLOG begins: Since the beginning of LSA time, way back in 2005 (when the first LSA was approved), LSA have arrived on American shores from overseas factories. American producers also sold airplanes to Yankees, but none went overseas as governments of other nations
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  SPLOG US Sport Aircraft Takes Over from Piper, 02/06/2011
 
SPLOG begins: First off, a correction: Though I took the proposed renaming of PiperSport to "SuperCruiser" directly from a Czech Sport Aircraft (CSA) news release, the new name did not stick. It'll be the SportCruiser as it was before Piper assumed worldwide distribution.
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  SPLOG Piper Drops Czech Sport Aircraft and PiperSport, 01/12/2011
 
SPLOG begins: In stunning news just before the Sebring LSA Expo starts, Piper Aircraft announced they will be terminating their business relationship with Czech Sport Aircraft , the Czech republic-based manufacturer of the PiperSport (previously known as the SportCruiser
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  SPLOG Strong Survive, Even Thrive in Another Slow Year, 11/21/2010
 
SPLOG begins: Accompanying this article is our customary chart showing market share of the entire fleet of LSA. I've received a few comments over recent months that we should emphasize current-period results. Market share for many products, computers, for example,
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  SPLOG New LSA Market Info; Here Come the Big Boys, 09/06/2010
 
SPLOG begins: Perhaps you've noticed we have not been reporting market share information as often as we once did. Two reasons: (1) the market has matured, meaning the leaders are distancing themselves from niche producers and the rank positions aren't moving around
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  SPLOG 'Net Surfin' for LSA News, 08/27/2010
 
SPLOG begins: Knocking around the 'Net looking for signs that Light Sport is alive and well... *** Michael Combs is nearing the end of his 19,000 mile odyssey — what a vision. Latest word from PR dude Dave Gustafson is that the Flight for the Human Spirit in
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  SPLOG PiperSport Taps Into Social Media, 05/18/2010
 
SPLOG begins: If you've checked into Facebook since January you may know that PiperSport has its own page that you can become a fan of (I am, along with 9,200 others so far!) *** What you probably don't know is there's a fascinating video interview that chronicles
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  SPLOG Getting Into the PiperSport LSA, 02/02/2010
 
SPLOG begins: What a way to start the year. Piper called a press conference at Sebring and like no other I've seen after attending all six Expo events, the media turned out in droves. On opening day the legacy brand unveiled their LSA entry at Sebring 2010 (it was
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  SPLOG Going Multimedia (Reluctantly at First), 01/27/2010
 
SPLOG begins: Lots of other aviation news organizations embraced multimedia before ByDanJohnson.com did. We figured online was already quite lively with hyperlinks and true interactivity as represented by our exclusive PlaneFinder 2.0 feature. *** About a year ago,
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  SPLOG Enter the PiperSport!, 01/21/2010
 
SPLOG begins: Pipe r Aircraft's Prez/CEO Kevin J. Gould made it official today at Sebring: the company has entered into a new, w o rldwide-exclusive distributor licensing agreement with Czech Sport Aircraft that will bring the SportCruiser to market - by April! - under
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  SPLOG Piper to Jump Into LSA?, 01/12/2010
 
SPLOG begins: [ UPDATE : 1/13/09 at 1 PM Eastern -- Following reports by AOPA Online, Flight International's Flight Global, and Jim Lawrence below... Piper stated that -- contrary to reports in Czech newspapers and radio -- they have not signed an agreement with Czech
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  SPLOG First Major Corporate Change in LSA World, 05/31/2009
 
SPLOG begins: A long and winding trail in the sky, this story is... Once upon a time an American traveled to the Czech Republic, founded a small business to build kit aircraft, grew that into a full-fledged LSA producer, gained an investor with whom he later disagreed,
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  SPLOG 2008 In Review; a Look at the Year for LSA Sales, 12/12/2008
 
SPLOG begins: With one month to go (and it's hard to imagine a big December), we have figures to report for this most extraordinary year. We're all (painfully) aware of the economic predicament, but how has this impacted light-sport aviation? Here's my observations.
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  SPLOG Strong Survive 2008; LSA Market Share Adjustments, 07/14/2008
 
SPLOG begins: Through the first six months of 2008, Light-Sport Aircraft deliveries have reflected the same challenges afflicting the rest of general or sport aviation...and for that matter, the overall U.S. economy. In fact, LSA registrations aren't off as badly as
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  SPLOG Aircraft Sales through April '08 Reflect Economy, 05/14/2008
 
SPLOG begins: I can identify four factors in the economy presently affecting airplane sales : Potential customers (often with plenty of assets or creditworthiness) see the value of their stock portfolio going up and down like a roller coaster; worry over their once-soaring
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  SPLOG 2008 LSA Sales Reflect a Stalling U.S. Economy, 03/24/2008
 
SPLOG begins: The U.S. economy is hardly crashing, but while slipping backwards in late 2007 and early 2008, it has been on a bumpy plateau. This unevenness causes trouble for many businesses. Even giant coffee seller, Starbucks, is rejiggering their business model
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  SPLOG Sport Aircraft Works Revs Up; Hits 3 Benchmarks, 11/15/2007
 
SPLOG begins: October 2007 was the One for Sport Aircraft Works, U.S. importer of Czech Aircraft Works (CZAW) airplanes. They registered #41 SLSA with FAA, they took order #101 for their SportCruiser , and they sold a pair of SportCruisers to the #21 school to adopt
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  SPLOG More than 1,000 SLSA Airplanes Registered with FAA, 11/07/2007
 
SPLOG begins: October 2007 brought another top finish for Jabiru USA . FAA registrations of J-250 and J-170 led the industry for the second consecutive month contributing to their rise in the ranks. Czech Aircraft Works logged a good increase and moved up in the chart.
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  SPLOG AOPA's Hartford Expo Has Generous Count of LSA, 10/04/2007
 
SPLOG begins: Most pilots know AOPA , the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, has been fighting the user fee battle...and they've been doing well resisting the might of the U.S. government. But they must also have a connection with Mother Nature as warm, beautiful
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  SPLOG LAMA Audits of SLSA Continue; Board Expanded, 08/04/2007
 
SPLOG begins: In a year of facilitating independent audits for Special Light-Sport Aircraft, LAMA, the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association, completed reviews of six companies: IndUS (Thorpedo); Jihlavan (Kappa KP-5); Aeropro (EuroFox); Flight Design (CT); Czech
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  SPLOG Observing LAMA's Audit of Czech Aircraft Works, 06/05/2007
 
SPLOG begins: At Sun 'n Fun 2007 and Aero 2007, LAMA announced its voluntary ASTM compliance audit program. For consumers this will be known through the LAMA decal applied to all Special Light-Sport Aircraft after a manufacturer successfully completes an audit. Admittedly
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  SPLOG Where Are Newer LSA Stars Like SportCruiser?, 05/27/2007
 
SPLOG begins: Over a short evaluation period of 25 months we've seen fairly consistent results in the top ten of LSA producers based on FAA registrations (see 5/21/07 SPLOG). But that doesn't tell the whole story. Take Czech Aircraft Works ( CZAW ) and their best seller,
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  SPLOG Czech Republic Is the Major LSA Exporter, 05/16/2007
 
SPLOG begins: You can hardly doubt the headline. A cruise through our SLSA List will show almost a quarter of all (12 of 50) designs that have won certification are from the Czech Republic. Even the USA counts only 11 SLSA models so far. Yet perhaps showing global
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  SPLOG SportCruiser Makes Four for Czech Aircraft Works, 03/26/2006
 
SPLOG begins: With their fourth Special Light-Sport Aircraft approval , Czech Aircraft Works (CZAW) and their U.S. partner, Sport Aircraft Works, have taken the lead for one company to win SLSA certificates for the most models. Tecnam has been tied with CZAW at three
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  SPLOG Zenith CH601 Is Newest SLSA Approval, 10/06/2005
 
SPLOG begins: On October 5th, 2005 the Zenith CH601 became the newest -- and 16th -- aircraft in the fleet to win its Special Light Aircraft Approval. The news was announced by Josh Foss of Sportsplanes.com , a national network of regional centers where interested
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  SPLOG LSA Highlights from Sun 'n Fun 2012, 04/04/2012
 
SPLOG begins: Whew! It's over. Man, Sun 'n Fun can be the busiest six days of one's life... well, at least until the next one. In this survey article, I want to skim the very top of what I found interesting at the recently concluded show. Each highlight will get fuller
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  SPLOG US Sport Aircraft Takes Over from Piper, 02/06/2011
 
SPLOG begins: First off, a correction: Though I took the proposed renaming of PiperSport to "SuperCruiser" directly from a Czech Sport Aircraft (CSA) news release, the new name did not stick. It'll be the SportCruiser as it was before Piper assumed worldwide distribution.
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