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Welcome to the LSA Market Place ByDanJohnson. In this new sponsor area, we are pleased to show the support of leading suppliers to the Light-Sport Aircraft industry. Major sponsors are shown up high.

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We encourage ByDanJohnson.com visitors to patronize our sponsors as shown below and on the right column of most pages, where you see Featured Aircraft, representing the best Light-Sport Aircraft available.





Aircraft Spruce & Specialty is a worldwide distributor of pilot supplies and aircraft parts. Call toll-free at 877-4-SPRUCE (or 877-477-7823). Or, you can visit their unusually well-stocked stores in three North American locations: California, Georgia, and Canada.DUC Hélice is a very highly regarded French company specializing in the design and manufacture of carbon composite aircraft propellers. Many airframe company have become staunch advocates of DUC props after testing them against other brands.Guardian Avionics has thoroughly embraced the entry of iPad and smartphones into the cockpit. For every Apple product, Guardian offers an instrument panel mount flush with the surface and one that brings power to the device and audio from it. Your iPhone or iPad slips easily into place and is held securely.



If you own an airplane you have to roll and you have to stop when gravity forces you to be in contact with Mother Earth. After you’ve invested in a fine aircraft, you want all its component parts to look their best. Beringer, a leading maker of aircraft wheels and brakes gets you going smoothly, gives you stopping power when needed and has esthetically-pleasing products.With their amazing G3X Touch, Garmin has considerably raised the bar for glass screen instruments; pilots everywhere seem to love it. As perhaps the major supplier of avionics throughout aviation, Garmin is the largest produer for Light-Sport Aircraft ... virtually all LSA use Garmin; some have Garmin-only panels.If it goes up, chances are good it has a Sensenich propeller on the nose. If not, it might be time to consider a prop change. Sensenich, operating for more than 80 years, is the leading American maker of propellers for airplanes (and airboats). Sensenich serves the Light-Sport and light kit industry with props made specifically for popular LSA engines.



The term "glass cockpit" refers to flight and engine information portrayed on computer screens rather than old, analog dials. In Light-Sport Aircraft, one brand dominates this category: Dynon Avionics. The company's newest SkyView Touch HDX makes an already superb instrument even better.

Two technology developments make the flight experience of pilots much better: glass cockpits, those handsome digital instruments that tell pilots so much; and, touchscreen devices, like the smartphone in your pocket. MGL Avionics has joined these two tech features into a series of devices that are brilliant to touch... literally. Beyond the beautiful computer screens MGL Avionics has much of what your instrument panel is requesting.

Sonex Aircraft is one of aviation's best-known brands offering exciting performance, easy building, prices to match the budgets of most pilots, and you will do business with some fine people. Taking years of success to new heights, Sonex debuted the "B" models with numerous upgrades.

TruTrak has long been the leading supplier of autopilot for homebuilt aircraft and many Light-Sport Aircraft. In 2015, TruTrak teamed up with Levil Technology to offer ECO, a very low cost, very light autopilot of a new design. It was warmly received extending the reach of the successful company.



In the world of light sport flying, one magazine has become quite a standout. That is Powered Sport Flying magazine, which covers Light-Sport Aircraft, ultralights, powered parachutes, gyroplanes, and more. Featuring beautiful graphics and focused content, PSF has become as essential read for many light aviation enthusiasts.iLevil 3 is the perfect solution for providing a glass panel like experience with WAAS GPS,AHRS and ADS-B and now recording of your flight. Levil goes further by being a portable device that offers attitude and heading information that no tablet can deliver by itself. And, iLevil 3 also provides Dual Band ADS-B in (978/1090MHz). Levil devices work with either iOS (Apple) or Android (Google) using almost all aviation apps.When cleaning your beautiful airplane, it's important to use the right stuff...and Composiclean has it. In fact this company has an entire line of airplane-friendly products you should consider.
 
 

Hansen Air Group represents recognized brands in the LSA
space: FK Lightplanes and their distinctive biplane Comet, FK9, and FK51 plus the great-flying Magnaghi Sky Arrow. Based in Atlanta, Georgia Hansen Air Group is an experienced player in the LSA space.
Multiple LSA

Remos AG is the manufacturer of the next generation GXiS. This beautiful composite design built by German craftsmen offers excellent performance, light responsive handling, and a deluxe cockpit finish to please any aviator.

BRM Aero manufacturers the handsome Bristell all-metal SLSA. This highly evolved, next-generation Light-Sport was carefully engineered for luxury, comfort, excellent stability, and safety while being fun, fast, and easy to fly.

Lockwood Aircraft is the builder of two of light aviation's best-recognized flying machines: AirCam and the Drifter line. Most sport aviators already know the Lockwood brand, a leader in Rotax maintenance and aircraft services.

American Legend has been in the LSA space since the beginning, offering their iconic yellow taildragger. The Texas company offers a full line of LSA and kit-built aircraft including the 180-horsepower Super Legend HP.

Evolution Trikes developed and continues to refine their Revo, an absolutely magnificent weight shift control aircraft (or trike). Rev is their new very affordable single place machine.

Jabiru USA assembles the spacious and speedy J-230 with new, more attractive pricing making the model one of the best values in Light-Sport Aircraft.

The Shelbyville, Tennessee company also offers the Jabiru engine line with new 3310 and 2210 models in 2016.

J230-D & J170-D

AeroJones Aviation builds the very popular CT-series of Light-Sport Aircraft. CTLSi is the latest version... a 98% carbon fiber design
with superb performance, roomy cockpit, great useful load, and a parachute as standard equipment.
CTLSi LSA

Murphy Aircraft offers a wide range of highly capable aircraft from the light biplane RENEGADE to their newest RADICAL with many variations in between. Years of design and manufacturing experience combine with modern computer-based tooling to make solid, well performing aircraft kits.



Flight Design USA imports CT, the top selling Light-Sport Aircraft. CT is a 98% carbon fiber design
with superb performance, roomy cockpit, great useful load, and a parachute as standard equipment ... the market leader for 10 years!
CTLSi

Tecnam is the world's leading manufacturer of Light-Sport aircraft offering more models and variations than any other producer.

Besides the world's fastest-selling light twin and their new P2010 four seater, Tecnam offers these LSA: P-92 Eaglet, Astore, and P2008.

Many Light-Sport Aircraft & General Aviation models

Vickers Aircraft has created one of the most distinctive new LSA seaplanes yet to emerge. Powered by the 180-horsepower
Titan IO-340CC by Continental Motors, their Wave model is like no other seaplane ever introduced with multiple features to set it apart from the crowd.
Wave

The Airplane Factory (TAF) produces the Sling series of world-circling aircraft (literally) and now this fine-flying, all-metal beauty is available in the United States as a Special Light-Sport Aircraft. Here is an LSA to follow.



AirMax designed and manufactures a wonderful Light-Sport amphibious flying boat of the same name. Created in Brazil SeaMax is a beautifully finished, high performing aircraft, the first to win FAA acceptance as a SLSA and it sets a high standard for light floatplanes.

Progressive Aerodyne designed and supplies the SeaRey series, arguably the most celebrated of all light seaplanes in America. A close community of hundreds of owners offers camaraderie few other brands can match.

Arion Aircraft has designed and built one of the most beautiful low wing entries in the Special LSA and kit-built aircraft sector. The all-American designed and built aircraft is priced fairly and flies wonderfully ... need you search for more?

Aeromarine-LSA represents economical aircraft like Merlin PSA, fully enclosed and all-metal for less than $35,000; or Part 103 ultralights like Zigolo, a dual-purpose ultralight and motorglider with prices starting at only $12,000.

North Wing is America's leading manufacturer of weight shift LSA and Part 103 ultralight trikes. The company's wing designs are so good that most other trike manufacturers use them. Aircraft prices are highly affordable by all.

Triton America started with a familiar-looking LSA model and significantly improved it, making it stronger while preserving the well-regarded flight characteristics. Welcome to a newcomer with lots of experience and their new Skytrek.

Aerolite 103 is a remarkably well priced (way below $20,000), well-equipped, Part 103 ultralight that flies beautifully. Several hundred are airborne and production has never been more solid. Here is an airplane every pilot can love and afford.

X-Air brings a return to reasonably priced Light-Sport Aircraft, with a ready-to-fly flying machine you can purchase for a genuinely low price. No new arrival, X-Air has a rich history in light aviation.

Aero Adventure offers what is likely the lowest cost boat-hull seaplane in the light aircraft space with a kit that, complete with engine, sells for less than $50,000. Add a long history to its credit and Aventura is a seaplane worthy of a close look.


SportairUSA imports the dashing and superbly-equipped StingSport S4 that has won a loyal following from American pilots. More recently, they introduced their TL-3000 high-wing LSA. SportairUSA is a full-line operation with maintenance and training, too.

Just Aircraft has delivered more than 300 kit aircraft since 2002, but in 2012 they electrified pilots with the awesome performance of their all-new SuperSTOL. It may look extreme and performs extremely well, but it is truly docile and forgiving to fly.

Evektor is Number One and always will be. The Czech company's SportStar was the number one SLSA to win approval but engineers have steadily improved the model far beyond that 2005 version that started the race.

Aerotrek Aircraft imports the A240 and A220 tricycle gear or taildragger Special Light-Sport Aircraft. A finely finished aircraft at an excellent price, Aerotrek has wide, affordable appeal.

Sonex Aircraft is one of aviation's best-known brands offering exciting performance, easy building, prices to match the budgets of most pilots, and you will do business with some fine people. Taking years of success to new heights, Sonex debuted the "B" models with numerous upgrades.

Bristell USA distributes the highly-refined Bristell aircraft in North America. The Czech-built aircraft is a 5th generation design with excellent performance, wonderful handling, and a most appealing shape. Other airplanes may look similar but Bristell has gone far beyond.

Glasair Aviation became famous for their Glasair series. Today the Washington state company is focused on the newer Sportsman in several varieties and on Merlin LSA. Later in 2017, buyers can buy a Merlin in fully-ready-to-fly form from this much-admired company renown for its top-tier customer service.


SilverLight Aviation created the first all-American gyroplane with modern sophistication and equipment, built by a proven expert. Gyroplanes like AR1 fly much like fixed wings but with real advantages.

BushCat is the distinctive Light-Sport Aircraft within reach of almost any budget. With a solid heritage BushCat by SkyReach is fun, capable, and available as a kit, fully-built SLSA or ELSA.

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