09AUG 2016
Cessna 172 Aircraft History

Cessna 172 Aircraft History

In 1911, Clyde Cessna, an agriculturist from Rago, Kansas, constructed himself a wood-and-fabric plane, flew it over the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains, and turned into a piece of aviation history. From this first flight, Clyde Cessna embarked on a business venture of the building and testing…

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05JUL 2016
Light Aircraft Manufacturers Review

Light Aircraft Manufacturers Review

The popularity of light aviation significantly increases day by day. There is an interesting opinion that in the next fifteen years nearly 50% of people in the world will use this way of transportation.
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21FEB 2019
Micro jet - Planes

Micro jet - Planes

The spectacle below took place in September at the 2014 Naval Air Station Oceana Airshow in Virginia Beach. And if it’s any indication of just how good this airshow is, if you live within driving distance, you should probably make a point of going to see it in person. For the first 7 or so minutes of the video, we see an FLS Microjet doing its thing. According to the folks at Jalopnik, these…
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13FEB 2019
Types of ultralight aircraft

Types of ultralight aircraft

The Aerolite 103 was designed by long-time aviation enthusiast Terry Raber, in 1996. Everyone in the Ultralight and Light sport industry knows Terry. The vast majority of the light aircraft flying use his Streamline Strut Fairings and Stainless Exhaust Brackets (both of which he designed back in 1993). In the early 1990 s, Terry was building and selling ultralights, but he always felt the perfect…
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05FEB 2019
FAA LSA

FAA LSA

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued its decision to grant ICON Aircraft’s petition for exemption to allow an increased takeoff weight for ICON’s A5 amphibious Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) up to a maximum of 1680 lbs. The exemption would accommodate, among other safety features, a Spin-Resistant Airframe (SRA) which enables the A5 to better avoid loss-ofcontrol scenarios due to…
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28JAN 2019
Best Microlight Aircraft

Best Microlight Aircraft

The welded Cr Mo 4130 steel fuselage is much stronger than bolted together tubes, partly because the steel tubing is stronger than alloy, but mainly because it s a rigid triangulated structure. Many of the pin jointed microlights have a degree of movement about those joints. See the build quality page for a full description of the whole EuroFOX construction design. The EuroFOX wing design…
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20JAN 2019
Pilot Licensing

Pilot Licensing

On August 1, 1911, Harriet Quimby, a journalist-turned-aviator, received Aero Club of America license number 37, thereby becoming the first licensed woman pilot in the United States. Aero Club officials, nervous at the prospect of approving a flying license for a female, suffered through a brief siege of soul-searching before taking the historic step. In those early years of the 20th century…
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12JAN 2019
Fastest ultralight

Fastest ultralight

Fastpackers enjoy the increased freedom of movement that comes with a light and fast approach. A lightweight backpack allows fastpackers to also use lighter footwear and maintain a faster pace, including the ability to use a running gait at times. This can make a big difference in overall efficiency and enjoyment. Fastpackers trade the comforts of a well equipped camping setup for the ability…
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