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Garmin is one of the leading suppliers of panel equipment in Light-Sport Aircraft. Virtually all LSA use Garmin at some level including radios and transponders and more. The company got a strong start in light aviation with the GPSmap series of 196-296-396-496 units. These have now been upgraded with the all new touch screen aera series, destined to set the new standard in portable GPS map units. For full panel mounts, Garmin offers the impressive G3X series. Garmin's newest innovation is the GTR 200 "smart" radio that remembers many of your frequencies for you.

Time for a new aera? -- The most feature-rich navigator in Garmin’s aera lineup, the 560 model combines a more advanced list of automotive and piloting capabilities. In all the aera models, GPS updating is provided at a super-fast 5 Hz rate. And you also get full support for the latest in XM WX™ satellite weather capabilities (with optional subscription). Owners with more panel room and a desire for the best in touchscreen equipment can choose the larger aera 795 or 796, which includes a full set of sectional charts and much more.

Loaded for the Road as Well -- The segue from pilot to motorist is seamless when you go with the aera 560: Its “dual boot” design, supported by preloaded City Navigator® NT street mapping, converts to “road mode” in a virtual heartbeat. Operating much like Garmin’s popular nüvi® line of touchscreen auto navigators, the aera 560 offers voice-guided turn-by-turn directions with text-to-speech audio technology that calls out streets by name.

A Complete Silicon Suite -- Recently, Garmin announced new avionics packages at excellent low prices. Check out their G3X line that provides an easy-to-install, non-TSO’d option that lets you grow your system as your needs and budget dictate. You can start with a single glass display that combines full primary flight (PFD) attitude/directional guidance with electronic engine monitoring and detailed moving-map multifunction (MFD) capabilities. As you wish you can an autopilot and ADS-B support, all at remarkably good value. Pair your new Garmin glass with the GTR 200 "smart" radio and you'll have everything your airplane's instrument panel could possibly want.


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  SPLOG Garmin Goes Touch with New G3X Avionics, 03/29/2014
 
SPLOG begins: For a billion-dollar, publicly-listed company Garmin (stock symbol: GRMN) has repeatedly displayed the nimbleness of a start-up enterprise. As if to prove this point Garmin announced several new products for the start of Sun 'n Fun. And for those of us
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  SPLOG Are You D2?...Tiny Instruments from Dynon & Garmin, 10/09/2013
 
SPLOG begins: An amazing thing happened as we all prepared to go to AOPA last-ever annual show in the sprawling Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Two top suppliers to the LSA sector came out with products bearing almost the same name. However, they're quite different, fun,
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  SPLOG Garmin Team X on a LSA Development Tear, 03/29/2013
 
SPLOG begins: Next month, in April 2013, the Light-Sport Aircraft industry celebrates an anniversary. It will be the eighth year since the first Special LSA approval was granted by an FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative in 2005. Evektor 's Sportstar was first,
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  SPLOG Garmin's Radios Add Technology to Cockpits, 03/19/2013
 
SPLOG begins: Technology and radios seem to be obvious partners, don't they? In the old days of a few round dials to help a pilot operate his flying machine, the comm radio was perhaps the highest technology to enter the cockpit. Radios continued to improve over the
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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 Quick LSA Review of What's Expected at Oshkosh, 07/19/2012
 
SPLOG begins: I have several targets on my radar for follow-up at the big show that starts July 23rd. Here's a beforehand review; details will follow. |||| *** LSA seaplanes will generate plenty of interest, I think, with Icon 's latest announcements and the dreamy
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  SPLOG VP-X Electronic Circuit Breaker meets EFIS, 03/02/2011
 
SPLOG begins: Vertical Power has a cool line of electronic circuit breakers that make it easy to monitor the status of your electrical system. *** With so many LSA going to glass cockpits, having general and specific information about the state of your electrics displayed
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  SPLOG So Long GPS MAP 496; Hello New Aera!, 10/15/2010
 
SPLOG begins: Garmin is a company that, like its contemporaries in the computer or smartphone industries, does not sit still for long. Innovations and upgrades happen swiftly. *** Over the years, Garmin has become a staple of Light-Sport Aircraft. Stick your head inside
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  SPLOG Tim Casey Explains All-Things Garmin, 10/13/2010
 
SPLOG begins: Tim Casey is just plain full of it. Garmin's jovial, well-recognized manager of the instrument company's aviation hand-held and LSA line of avionics products, is one knowledgeable character. In fact, he is so full of information that his one-hour seminar
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  SPLOG IFR and LSA: Much Ado About... What?, 09/04/2010
 
SPLOG begins: I was mighty busy last week, talking about my blog regarding IFR-IMC on LSA . Whew! Sometimes I had useful discussions. Some of what I got was hate mail; a few took the shoot-the-messenger approach. What's all the furor about, exactly? *** Among my many
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  SPLOG iCub, Meet Smart Cub, 09/02/2010
 
SPLOG begins: Those hard-working stalwarts at Legend , the number one U.S. producer of LSA, keep finding interesting things for folks like me to write about. • Trish Jackson is an Ohio native who flies Airbus freight carriers all over Europe. She learned flying
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  SPLOG New EFIS for Light Sport, 04/03/2009
 
SPLOG begins: This week's Dallas AEA (Aircraft Electronics Assoc.) Convention has tons of cool new electronics . Of note to sport pilots is the G3X system from Garmin. It's a PFD (Primary Flight Display) and MFD (Multi Function Display) system that's built around Garmin's
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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

Pipistrel has designed and manufactures a range of beautiful, sleek aircraft that have found markets around the world. Starting with gliders and motorgliders, Pipistrel now offers a line of powered aircraft using multiple power sources.

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.

Renegade Light Sport produces the sexy low wing, all composite Falcon in America. The Florida company has also established itself as the premiere installer of Lycoming’s IO-233 engine.

Vickers Aircraft has created one of the most distinctive new LSA seaplanes yet to emerge.Powered by the 180-horsepower
Lycoming O-360, their Wave model is like no other seaplane ever introduced with multiple features to set it apart from the crowd.
Wave

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.

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.

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

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.


Super Petrel LS, manufactured by Edra Aeronautica in Brazil and represented by Florida Light Sport Aviation, is a unique and highly effective LSA seaplane. A biplane design, this is well established flying boat with more than 20 years of history.

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.

SkyCraft Airplanes is America’s first Light-Sport Aircraft single seater. SD-1 Minisport is affordably priced, very well equipped, and was designed to exhibit docile handing qualities. It can be flown for less than $12 per hour.

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?

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.

Kitfox is one of the world's best selling light aircraft kits with more than 5,000 delivered. With unrivaled name recognition, Kitfox is admired for crisp handling, excellent performance, easily folded wings, and more. The design is flown around the world.

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.

Tecnam is the world's leading manufacturer of Light-Sport-eligible aircraft offering five models. The world's fastest-selling light twin, a four seat single engine model, and an 11-seat twin complete the range.

Jabiru USA builds the spacious and speedy J-250 and more recently J-230 plus the training-optimized J-170, each certified as Special LSA. The Tennessee-based company also imports and services the popular Jabiru engine line.

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.

World Aircraft Company is Columbian design expertise joined to Canadian entrepreneurship based in Paris, Tennessee USA. Welcome to World Aircraft and a brand-new short takeoff and landing (STOL) Light-Sport Aircraft, the all-metal Spirit.

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.


Phoenix Air USA imports the beautiful Phoenix Special Light-Sport Aircraft, a performance motorglider that can cruise swiftly and serve both functions with excellent creature comfort. Given its clever wing extension design, you get two aircraft in one!

CubCrafters is the best selling Light-Sport Aircraft in recent years. Their success formula: reinvent an iconic design using computer analysis and modern materials, give it more power, features and a finer finish, upgrade it steadily, and do it all in the USA.

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.

Zenith Aircraft is one of America's leading kit suppliers featuring well proven models from legendary designer, Chris Heintz. Centrally based in Mexico, Missouri, Zenith offers kit aircraft for several popular models.

Corbi Air represents the Made-for-Americans Direct Fly Alto 100. Created in the Czech Republic, Alto 100 was upgraded for USA sales and the result is a comfortable, handsome low wing, all-metal LSA with features you want.


Quicksilver Aeronautics is the world's largest producer of ultralight aircraft, selling some 15,000 aircraft. The company's designs are thoroughly tested, superbly supported, and have an excellent safety record.

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.

Aeromarine-LSA represents an economical Part 103 ultralight that is within reach of almost any budget. For local fun flying, or for those who enjoy soaring flight Zigolo is light enough to be lifted by even the most gentle thermals.

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