Who can blame you if you don’t get all excited about ASTM standard writing? But without this largely volunteer work by industry leaders, we simply would not have any LSA for pilots to enjoy. And…we don’t have FAA telling us what to do. You ought to love that part! (At the same time, I know not everyone is thrilled about $100,000 LSA — but news is coming regarding airplanes at more modest prices.) *** The ASTM committee met in Prague as a rather large group thanks partly to the European location. About one in four LSA sold in America come from the Czech Republic, so it made sense to meet here. The F37 committee will again return to Europe in 2009, just before the popular Aero show in Germany. *** It isn’t all hard work, though. On one pleasant June evening, we all went to the local Aeroclub airport and enjoyed a pig roast and golden beverages. It was great to see many European friends I’ve met and to observe the health of flying for fun on this side of the Atlantic.