One reason for the company's success is the growing list of outlets to obtain flight instruction, rental, and maintenance for your CT aircraft. While many other good Light-Sport Aircraft are for sale, none can yet match the local assistance available from Flight Design USA. The importer has outlets across the country and, while not covering every state in the union, you can usually find Flight Design-brand services within a reasonable flight length. Plus, the company is working to expand its service and instruction network.
The following list is presented solely for Flight Design and the company's line of aircraft as Flight Design USA helps to sponsor the FIRM List ByDanJohnson. Thanks significantly to this company's sponsorship, the full FIRM List shows all qualified LSA outlets in the USA. But if you are interested in the CT or if you are a CT owner, the list below may be all you need.
Phone: (860) 963-7272
Address: 91 Route 169
South Woodstock, CT 06267
Recently, Vessel Co., Ltd., and Flight Design made a joint announcement after debuting their new KLA-100 low-wing,
Video review: Flight Design — CTLS (Illinois dealer-0414)
At the Midwest LSA Expo, we had a chance to speak with one of market leader Flight Design’s midwestern dealer,
Video review: FlyCool Air Conditioning — in Flight Design CTLS
We’ve seen AMT’s FlyCool light weight, low power draw air conditioning system before in other Light-Sport Aircraft but it had not yet been done in the CTLS.
Video review: Flight Design — CTLS in Flight School Use
At Sebring 2013, we made the rounds speaking to sellers of various Light-Sport Aircraft.
Video review: Flight Design — CTLE (Law Enforcement)
Perhaps it’s to be expected that the leading seller of Light-Sport Aircraft in the USA has now entered the public service aviation market with their CTLE,
Video review: Flight Design — MC (2011)
Flight Design has lead the Light-Sport Aircraft market since Day One,
Video review: Flight Design — CTLS Floatplane
If you’ve tried flying with floats (or in a boat-hulled aircraft) you already know the appeal.
Video review: Flight Design — CTLS
The leading seller of Light-Sport Aircraft is Flight Design and CTLS is their third-generation of the popular CT series.
Video review: Dynon Avionics — SkyView 10-inch
Dynon Avionics has arguably become the largest supplier of LSA avionics in the form of computer screen displays of engine monitoring and flight instruments.
Video review: 5 LSA Brands — High Wing Composite
At the Midwest LSA Expo 2010, we started something new using multiple aircraft and offering their differences and similarities.
Video review: Flight Design — CTsw
While Flight Design has released two newer models (the CTLS and all-metal MC),
HYPOTHETICAL SCENARIO — You crash landed your airplane at an airport.
Breaking News … Recently Flight Design in Germany sent a letter to their dealers including this statement,
Aero 2015 is open! The halls are full of shiny airplanes displayed with the usual European sense of style and panache.
Much of what we hear and know about airplane populations is centered on America.
For more than 100 years, cars have had accidents and if they were severe enough,
Something of a stealth invasion is beginning. I refer to an emerging flock of four seat Light-Sport Aircraft.
Since the beginning of Light-Sport Aircraft almost ten years ago —
Festivals of Speed is not your “everyman” show tour. Aimed at wealthy folks,
Across the northern U.S. states and across much of Europe it was a lousy,
Patty Wagstaff and LSA? This week brings the start of the Sebring U.S.
After flying more than 350 different aircraft models, I became rather adept at what some pilots call “stick wiggling.”
Splog: CTLSi, as in *sigh*
Yes, as the pics show, I did indeed take advantage of a rare,
The first iLSA are flying in the USA. Springboarding from Apple’s famous iDevices,
Good to Go in China Things are happening in China. “So,
My European associate and friend, Jan Fridrich, coined a phrase a few years ago: “Global LSA,”
Anyone who has tried to borrow money in the last five years knows how tough it has become.
Flight Design of Germany — in cooperation with U.S importer Flight Design USA —
Video info and entertainment is burgeoning these days. YouTube has become one of most-visited Internet websites;
Since the beginning of LSA time, way back in 2005 (when the first LSA was approved),
Light-Sport Aircraft can be working aircraft (think: flight instruction and rental,
Update 9/24/14 — Added to the models below, South Africa’s The Airplane Factory is also offering their four seat Sling 4.
Splog: Fire Fighting LSA
The LSA movement may have struggled along with the rest of civilian aviation over the last three years.
Splog: Big View Flying
The folks at the CT Flier Forum kick off their 4th Annual CT Fly-in this coming Oct.
Flight Design has maintained their substantial lead in market share partly through a strategy of steady innovation.
Splog: CT Hauls Ash
Here’s a hot item that should shake the dust off the notion that LSA are little toy airplanes.
Splog: The Mid-Year View
I had some fun today talking with Jim Sweeney,
Two Swiss pilots embarked on a round-the-world flight on April 30 and 51 days later they are back home in Switzerland.
As they connect the dots of their plan to circumnavigate the world in celebration of 100 years of aviation in Switzerland,
Way back near the dawn of Light-Sport Aircraft… in 2007, two Indian military pilots flew a CT around the world to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Indian Air Force.
After a tough winter in most parts of the USA, spring evidently arrived early with 80-degree temperatures as far north as Minnesota…
I was lucky enough to get Matthias Betsch, Flight Design’s CEO,
Much has been written about Cessna’s Skycatcher incidents, those spin investigations that caused the loss of one airplane and a parachute deployment from another.
Splog: Flight Design Out West
I was out in L.A. last week and had the distinct pleasure to hop a flight out of Santa Monica Airport,
If you study FAA’s registration database as I do, you’ll quickly discover that Flight Design and its various CT models have a strong presence in the USA (the world for that matter,
Word of a few interesting developments arrived in my inbox, bringing with them new questions.
Pilot report: Redesigned Flight Design CTLS
All photos by EAA Chief Photographer, Jim Koepnick
This article appears on ByDanJohnson.com thanks to permission granted by EAA and the willingness of author,
Pilot report: SLSA Service After the Sale
Most folks have probably never heard of ASTM International document F2295,
Viewed from the LSA Mall, AirVenture 2009 was much more than the summer’s big celebration of flight.
Sales are subdued all over aviation but it isn’t stopping the top performers in the Light-Sport Aircraft marketplace.
We continue to see the effects of the last year of economic turmoil in Light-Sport Aircraft market shares.
Exhibitor Chris Regis of Paradise USA (representing the P-1) reported “good visitor traffic”
With one month to go (and it’s hard to imagine a big December),
These days, “oversight” is a heavily used word on national media.
Earlier it appeared that the Flight Design MC would be the first Light-Sport Aircraft ever displayed at the giant National Business Aircraft Association show.
Lots more fun than a military build-up but bearing some resemblance,
OSHKOSH UPDATE — At a ceremony on EAA AirVenture’s show-center location,
Amid furious preparations for Oshkosh, CAFE Foundation, the efficiency folks,
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;
Lots of folks are wondering about, or complaining about, the seemingly high prices of Light-Sport Aircraft.
Flight Design leads the LSA flock maintaining a market share of more than 20% since the start of SLSA certifications almost three years ago.
Most pilots know AOPA, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association,
Odds are you’ve heard of LAMA, the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association,
Within 24 hours of getting home from Sun ‘n Fun, several industry leaders including Evektor America’s Jeff Conrad,
In a year of facilitating independent audits for Special Light-Sport Aircraft,
At Oshkosh I took the chance to speak with several general aviation leaders —
Market leader Flight Design seems hot as a pistol and appears to be validating their plan to substantially increase production.
Many other airplane categories have tried round the world flights, but it’s now been done by a Light-Sport Aircraft.
The Czech Republic featured in the last few SPLOGs may not be well known to Americans,
Pilot report: CT 2006…Second Generation Light-Sport Aircraft
In the 15 months since the first two special light-sport aircraft (S-LSA) were introduced
at the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland,
Sun ‘n Fun 2005 started off with a bang when Flightstar Sportplanes’
Pilot report: Flight Design CT2K
A Bold Yet Efficient Euro-Designed Light-Sport Aircraft
Flightstar imports the CT2K in anticipation of the light-sport aircraft rule.
Pilot report: Composite Two-seater (CT)
In the fall of ’01, I wrote in Ultralight Flying!, “The CT is the tip of an iceberg,
I hope you enjoyed your Labor Day holiday. Over this long weekend Randee and I headed to Boston for the EAA Sport Pilot Tour on Sept.
Pilot report: Fixed -Wing or Flex-Wing
This month I wrote a pilot’s report about two widely different aircraft,