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Next Sebring LSA Expo
January 24-27, 2018.

Join's team and other light and sport aircraft enthusiasts at Aero 2017 -- 5-8 April.
Sun 'n Fun is home to LSA Show Center hosted by LAMA. Come visit a new location in Paradise City -- and take a FREE RIDE directly to the LSA Mall, compliments of Rotax BRP
Next Sun 'n Fun
April 4 to April 9, 2017.

Next Midwest LSA Expo
2017 Dates: September 7-8-9

Second annual DeLand Showcase
2017 Dates: November 2-3-4
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Aircraft Spruce is America's preeminent supplier to the light aircraft industry.

Let's put this simply: If you're involved with aviation, particularly if you work on your airplane, you need to know Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Company. Light-Sport Aircraft enthusiasts should also be aware how the company caters to the LSA community.

Priced to Sell -- Aircraft Spruce & Specialty has Garmin avionics, tools, charts, and aviation headsets. The company also carries a full line of aviation grade hardware, electrical components, and raw materials. For airplane parts and pilot supplies, Aircraft Spruce is the leading aviation supply house in the world. And orders placed before 4 PM are shipped that same day!

Service all Markets -- Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Company carries everything a pilot could need, including pilot supplies and aircraft parts, always at the lowest prices. Aircraft Spruce supplies components for a wide variety of homebuilt aircraft as well as factory built parts for Cessna, Piper, Beech, and Mooney plus many items used by Light-Sport pilots and aircraft owners.

Turn on Your Mechanic -- If you do your own maintenance on an Experimental Amateur Built or an ELSA, you may already use the Aircraft Spruce and Specialty catalog. If you hire a professional mechanic, you ought to be sure he or she has the latest catalog -- available online or at nearly any airshow. Odds are your professional mechanic will love this chock-full resource for any and everything for recreational airplanes.

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Links to Articles

  SPLOG California Power System Announces Rotax Classes, 01/22/2017
SPLOG begins: Maybe you missed the last series of classes. Maybe you simply weren't ready yet. Maybe you just joined Club Rotax (meaning your aircraft is powered by the popular Austrian engine). Whatever the reason, the more you know about Rotax engines, the better
  SPLOG Paul Poberezny’s Home Like You’ve Never Seen It, 01/12/2017
SPLOG begins: Have you ever flown the ultralight area pattern at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh ? Quite a few readers of have done so or have at least seen their buddy's photo or video while flying above the world's most famous airshow. Usually the aerial
  SPLOG Avionics (Instruments) for Big and Little Guys, 10/25/2016
SPLOG begins: I guess I'm still old fashioned. I still call those things in front of the pilot "instruments," although the preferred term for a panelful of them shifted to "avionics." At least most people and I have stopped using "gauges." Choose the term that works
  SPLOG Aircraft Spruce, WideBody FK9, Icon in Tijuana, 09/05/2016
SPLOG begins: Article Updated 9/7/15 — See new information at the bottom of this article. Coming up TOMORROW! — September 8-9-10, 2016 — is the Midwest LSA Expo. I'm on-site for all three days in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. More info: Midwest LSA Expo .
  SPLOG CPS Revs Up Rotax Classes in America’s West, 03/14/2016
SPLOG begins: It's springtime and all across America as the weather enters an inviting phase, pilots are getting out their ultralights, light kit aircraft, and the Light-Sport Aircraft. Doing a very thorough check of the airframe is obviously important but thoughtful
  SPLOG Aircraft Spruce Appreciation Day Goodie, 09/30/2013
SPLOG begins: Aviation bargain hunters ... mark your calendar for Saturday, October 5th. Aircraft Spruce is holding their Customer Appreciation Day at all three of their locations: in Corona, California at their headquarters; in their southeastern U.S. location in
  SPLOG Election Day (Non-Political) LSA News Wrap, 11/06/2012
SPLOG begins: What a Month! October was a busy month starting with the first-year LSA event Heart of America Sport Aviation Classic outside of Kansas City. The next week featured AOPA's Summit in Palm Springs California. After a brief stop in Phoenix for a conference,
  SPLOG Light-Sport Aircraft Buyer's Guide v. the Internet, 01/10/2012
SPLOG begins: Years back I eagerly awaited Buyer's Guides from several magazines. These were once the "database" used by many aviation writers to keep up with aviation's rather amazing outpouring of all manner of aircraft. Several magazines competed for the most detailed
  SPLOG Aircraft Spruce Acquires California Power Systems, 11/10/2011
SPLOG begins: Aviation powerhouse Aircraft Spruce (officially Irwin International Inc.) announced it had recently completed agreements to buy California Power Systems (CPS); both are California-based enterprises. This shows what CPS had accomplished through 30 years

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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