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Experimental Light-Sport Aircraft (E-LSA)

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Sport pilots may fly aircraft certificated in many of the experimental aircraft categories, including experimental light-sport aircraft, experimental amateur-built, and experimental exhibition.

Experimental light-sport aircraft

Experimental light-sport aircraft (E-LSA) may be flown by sport pilots. E-LSA kits that do not conform to amateur-built certification requirements and will be certificated in the E-LSA category must be based on an aircraft that has received a special LSA (S-LSA) airworthiness certificate. E-LSA must be operated in accordance with the operating limitations issued to the aircraft at the time it receives its airworthiness certification. It must be maintained in accordance with regulations as they apply to E-LSA. Its annual condition inspection may be conducted by an LSA repairman with an inspection rating, an LSA repairman with a maintenance rating, an airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanic, or a certified repair station.

Experimental amateur-built aircraft

Experimental amateur-built aircraft that meet the definition of an LSA may be flown by sport pilots. The aircraft is certificated as experimental amateur-built and must be operated in accordance with the operating limitations issued to the aircraft at the time it receives its airworthiness certification. It must be maintained and inspected in accordance with regulations as they pertain to amateur-built aircraft. Its annual condition inspection may be performed by the original primary builder if he/she holds the repairman certificate for the aircraft, an A&P mechanic, or a certified repair station.

Ultralights

This lists also includes many ultralights, including weight-shift controlled aircraft (trikes) and powered parachutes, that are eligible to transition to experimental light-sport aircraft status. That transition must be completed no later than January 31, 2008.

NOTE: The following list includes aircraft for which plans or a kit are currently available. Many older designs also qualify as LSA and may be available as in process projects or finished and flying.

American-made Fixed-Wing Aircraft sold by American Manufacturers (Plans and/or Kits)

Company

Sport Pilot Eligible Models

Telephone

E-Mail

Ace Aircraft

Baby Ace Model D
Junior Ace

706/886-6341

aceair@alltel.net

Acro Sport

Pober Pixie
Junior Ace

414/529-2609

 

Aerocomp

Merlin

321/453-6641

info@aerocompinc.com

Aero Adventure

Aventura I
Aventura II

321/635-8005

info@sea-plane.com

AeroLites

AeroMaster
AeroSkiff
Bearcat

337/734-3865

aerolites@centurytel.net

Airdrome Aeroplanes

Dream Classic
Dream Fantasy Twin
Fokker DR1
Fokker D-VI
Fokker D-VII
Fokker D-VIII,
Eindecker

816/230-8585

rbaslee@planetkc.com

American Legend Aircraft Company

Legend Cub, Legend Combat, Legend FloatCub

903/885-7000

mailto:kurt@legend.aero

AmeriPlanes, Inc.

Mitchell Wing T-10D

641/765-4555

aerobizs@netins.net

CGS Aviation

Hawk II Classic
Hawk Arrow
Arrow II
Hawk Plus
Hawk Ultra

251/957-4295

cgsaviationllc@gmail.com

CSN

Corby Starlet

941/646-9446

corbystarlet@juno.com

Carlson Aircraft

Sparrow
Sparrow II
Sport Special

330/426-3934

mlc@sky-tec.com

Classic Aero Enterprises

H-2 Honey Bee
H-3 Pegasus

757/851-2856

Classic-aero@cox.net

Clifford AeroWorks

80% Spad 13

703/430-1132

infor@cliffordaeroworks.com

Cub Crafters

Sport Cub

509/248-9491

mailto:sales@cubcrafters.com

DCS Inc.

Teenie Two
Minicoupe

301/262-0446

rhdixon1@bellatlantic.net

Don S. Wolf

W-11 Boredom Fighter

   

Earthstar Aircraft

Gull 2000
Odyssey

805/438-5235

gull438@aol.com

Evans Aircraft

Volksplane VP-1

http://www.volksplane.com/

Excalibur Aircraft

Excalibur
Excalibur Stretch

863/385-9486

tomkarr@comcast.net

Fisher Flying Products

Avenger
Celebrity
Classic
Dakota Hawk
FP-202
FP-404
Horizon I
Horizon II
R-80 Tiger Moth
Super Koala
Youngster

701/493-2286

mailto:ffp@fisherflying.com

Flightstar

Flightstar IISL
Flightstar IISC
Spyder

860/875-8185

fstar@rcn.com

Great Plains Aircraft

Sonerai I
Sonerai II

402/493-6507

gpasc@earthlink.net

Green Sky Adventures Inc.

Micro Mong
Zippy Sport

330/717-7758

gsastaff@orwell.net

John W. Grega

GN-1 Aircamper

440/232-5790

Gregaerogn1@aol.com

Higher Class Aviation

Hornet
Super Hornet

760/518-0838

vividdesigns@earthlink.net

Hipps Superbirds

J-3 Kitten
J-4 Sportster
Reliant

828/749-3986

Hummel Aviation

CA-2
Hummel Bird
UltraCruiser
UltraCruiser II

419/636-6700

info@flyhummel.com

Hurricane

Clip Wing
Hauler

904/935-0356

mkhytek@aol.com

IndUS Aviation

Thorp T211
Thorpedo
Sky Scooter

877/GO-INDUS

sales@indusav.com

Indy Aircraft

T-Bird I
T-Bird II

319/334-2473

info@indyaircraftltd.com

Johnston Aviation

Tiger Cub

724/745-4040

bill@tigercubaircraft.com

Joplin Light-Sport Aircraft

1/2 Tun
Tundra

417/623-2950

jla@compnmore.com

Just Aircraft

Escapade
Summit
Highlander

864/718-0320

may@justaircraft.com

Kitfox Aircraft

Model I
Model II
Model III
Classic IV
Lite Squared
Series V
Series VI
Series VII
Super Sport

208/337-5111

info@kitfoxaircraft.com

Leading Edge Air Foils

Nieuport 11
Nieuport 12

800/532-3462

leadingedge-airfoils.com

Leza AirCam

Drifter
Super Drifter XL

863/655-4242

aircam@ct.net

Light Miniature Aircraft

LM-1A-W 85%, 1 Place Cub
LM-1-2P-W 85%, 2 Place Cub
LM-2X 75%, 1 Place Taylorcraft
LM-2X-2P 75%, 2 Place Taylorcraft
LM-2X-2P-W 75%, 2 Place Taylorcraft
LM-3X 75%, 1 Place Champ
LM-3X-W 75%, 1 Place Champ
LM-5X 100%, 2 Place Super Cub
LM-5X-W 100%, 2 Place Super Cub
LM-J3-W 100%, 2 Place Cub
LM-TC-W 100%. 2 Place Taylorcraft

803/894-7256

litemini@yahoo.com

Loehle Aircraft

P-40
5151 Mustang (fixed gear), Fokker D-VII
Spad XIII
SE5a
Early Bird Jenny
Spitfire
Sport Parasol

931/857-3419

info@loehle.com

M-Squared

Breese DS
Breese SS
Breese 2DS
Sport 1000
Sprint 1000

251/957-1533

Meyer Aircraft

Little Toot

817-430-3507

trmeyer@airmail.net

Nancy Peris

JN-1

717/393-5928

Pazmany Aircraft

PL-4

619/224-7330

info@pazmany.com

Phantom Aircraft

Phantom X-1
Phantom X-1E

269/271-4568

edpederson@phantomaeronautics.com

Pietenpol Aircraft

B4F Air Camper
Sky Scot

507/289-2436

pietenpoldon@juno.com

Poor Boy Aviation

PB-1

701/833-8029

info@poorboyaviation.com

Preceptor Aircraft

N-3 Pup
Ultra Pup

828/286-1926

preceptor@blueridge.net

PrecisionTech Aircraft, Inc.

Fergy F-IIB

770/607-4009

info@fergy.net

Pro-Composites, Inc.

Personal Cruiser

847/271-4795

scott@pro-composites.com

Progressive Aerodyne

SeaRey LSX

352/253-0108

sales@searey.com

ProSport Aviation

Freebird

800/850-3708

FreebirdAvnAu@netscape.net

Raceair Designs

Zipster
SkyLite

330/856-7520

 

Quad City Ultralights Aircraft

Challenger I
Challenger II
Challenger II Special
Clipped Wing Challenger

309/764-9515

daveatqcu@aol.com

Quicksilver Manufacturing

MX Sprint
MX Sport
MX II Sprint
MXL II Sport
GT 400
GT 500
Sport 2S

909/506-0061

quick@pe.net

RagWing Aero

Stork
Stork S
PT2S
RagaBond
Tigermoth

864/972-3829

ragwingman@aol.com

RANS

S-4, S-5 Coyote I
S-6S, S-6 ES Coyote II
S-7S, S7C Courier
S-9 Chaos
S-10 Sakota
S-12XL Airaile
S-14 Airaile
S-17 Stinger
S-18 Stinger II

785/625-6346

rans@rans.com

Rocky Mountain Wings

Ridge Runner
Bushwhacker

208/446-6699

rmwwings@aol.com

St. Croix Aircraft

Excelsior
Pietenpol Aircamper

515/322-4041

stcroix@mddc.com

Sky Raider LLC.

Sky Raider I
Sky Raider II
Super Sky Raider

208/465-7116

skyraiderllc@earthlink.net

Slipstream Industries

Genesis
Revelation

920/787-5886

mail@slipstream.bz

Sonex Ltd.

Sonex,
Waiex,
Xenos
Xenos Motorglider

920/231-8297

info@Sonex-ltd.com

Sport Flight Aviation

Talon XP
Talon Magnum
Talon Super Magnum
Talon Typhoon

503/668-9337

info@sport-flight.com

Team Mini-Max LLC

Mini-MAX
Eros
V-MAX
Hi-MAX

AeroMax

574/214-3660

info@TeamMini-Max.com

Texas Sport Aircraft Company

Texas Sport

866-746-6159

mailto:sales@txsport.aero

The New Kolb Aircraft

FireFly
FireStar II
Kolbra
Mark III Classic
SlingShot
Mark III Xtra

606/862-9692

tnkolbaircraft@sun-spot.com

Thunderbird Aviation

SNS-8 Hiperlight

586/212-5862

tbirdrj@aol.com

TLC Aircraft

Minihawk

315/682-8661

tcoughlin@cscos.com

Titan Aircraft

Tornado Sport
Tornado II
Tornado MG
T-51 (fixed gear)

440/275-3205

info@titanaircraft.com

Ultralight Soaring Aviation

Cumulus motorglider

218/444-7364

dekstrom@paulbunyan.net

Warner Aircraft

Spacewalker
Revolution

727/595-2382

mike@warnerair.com

Weedhopper USA

Weedhopper II

601/918-8415

Vbm321@aol.com

Zenith Aircraft

STOL CH 701
Zodiac CH 601
Super Zodiac CH 601XL

573/581-9000

info@zenithair.com

       


Imported Aircraft

The following foreign-built fixed-wing aircraft meet the definition of a light-sport aircraft. However, before the aircraft can be certificated in the United States, the aircraft must meet the following requirements:


● Its country of origin must have a bi-lateral agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration
(See the bilateral agreements)
● The aircraft must be eligible to operate in its country of origin.
● The aircraft must meet the consensus standards developed by the ASTM industry group and accepted by FAA.

Imported Fixed-Wing Aircraft Sold in U.S. (Plans, Kits, Ready-to-Fly)

Company

Models

Telephone

E-Mail

Aero Adventure

Toucan

321/635-8005

info@sea-plane.com

Aero-Hydro
(Aeroprakt)

A-24

905/643-1808

lwoods102@cogeco.ca

A.S.A.P.

Chinook
Chinook Plus 2
Beaver RX 550

250/549-1102

asap@junction.net

AveoTech Int’l. Inc.

Aveolite M3
Aveo XT
AveoSport WD

210/568-3795

info@aveousa.com

B&F Technik/FK Planes

FK-9,
FK-12

FK-14

(49) 6232-72076

B-F_Technik@t-online.de

B Bar D Aviation, Inc.
(Fantasy Air)

Allegro 2000

336/449-7770

bbardaviation@aol.com

       

CLASS Inc.

BushCaddy

450/452-4772

 

Czech Aircraft Works

Mermaid

Parrot

420 572 543 456

aircraft@czaw.cz

DG Flugzeugbau GMBH

Twister (fixed gear)

49 (0)521 390 296

weber@dg-flugzeugbau.de

Dyn’Aero

MCR 01
BanBi

386/740-7140

contact@aircraftkit.com

Euro ALA

JetFox

(39) 0861-910606

info@euroala.it

Falconar Aviation

ARV-1K Golden Hawk
Flying Flea HM 360
Flying Flea HM 380
Ladybug 380L

780/465-2024

sales@falconaravia.com

Flightstar Sportplanes
(Flight Design)

CT2K

CTSW

860/875-8185

fstar@rcn.com

Fly Synthesis

Storch
Texan

(39) 431-99-105

flysnyth@tin.it

HansenAirGroup
(Tecnam)

Sky Arrow
P-92
P-96 Golf

Echo Super

Sierra

770/427-6311

info@hansenairgroup.com

Interplane

S-1 Cobra
2000L
XJ
Sunny

313/468-2300

inplane@hotmail.com

Jabiru Aircraft

Jabiru Calypso
J250 Sport
Esquale

+61 7 4155 1778

info@jabiru.net.au

Kappa USA

(Jihalvan)

KP-5

570/977-1125

info@kappa77usa.com

Midwest Sport Aviation

Cheetah XLS

608/467-0233

mailto:info@mwsportaviation.com

Murphy Aircraft

Elite
Rebel
Renegade Spirit
Maverick

604/792-5855

mursales@murphyair.com

North American Sport Aviation

Savage Cub

805/988-3000

info@northamericansportaviation.com

Pipistrel USA

Sinus
Virus

61 418 168 665
(Australia)

info@pipistrel-usa.com

Rollison Light Sport Aircraft
(Remos)

Remos G-3
Euro-Fox

www.eurofox-usa.com 

812/384-4972

info@rlsair.com

Sky Ranger Aircraft Company
(Best Off Aviation)

Sky Ranger II

304/754-6010

greenstrip@aol.com

S. G. Aviation America Inc.

(Storm-SG)

Storm 300

905/951-0548

info@sgaviation.com

Sky Rider
(ICP/RandKar)

Amigo
Savannah

703/754-4959

bmagrini@Comcast.net

SportAir Aviation Inc.

Corsario

727/572-7733

sportairaviation@aol.com

SportAirUSA, LC

TL Sting
TL Sting Carbon
TL Sting Star

501/228-7777

bill@sportair-usa.com

Sport Aircraft Int’ld LLC

SportStar

830/896-8910

sportac@ktc.com

The Airplane Factory

Sling

310/721-9190

info@airplanefactory.com

The New Kolb Company (Ultravia Aero)

Pelican
Sport 600

819/669-3144

tnkolbaircraft@sun-spot.com

X-Air USA

X-Air F

828-433-0015

sales@xairusa.com

Trike/Weight-Shift Aircraft Manufactured in U.S.

Company

Models

Telephone

E-Mail

Airsports USA

DFS Single & Dual

718/777-7000

dfspartan@aol.com

Antares U.S. Corp.

Antares MA 32
Antares MA-33

907/350-6501

Antares-us@ak.net

Apex Aviation

Cross-5

520/709-0020

dick@ultrikes.com

GibboGear

BB T103
BB Trike
BB Trike 503

407/970-1678

flygibbo@earthlink.net

Concept Aviation

Prowler

865/693-1284

aaldon@aol.com

J&J Ultralights

J&J Model C
SeaWing
J&J Tukan

386/330-2007

jjultralight@aol.com

Kemmeries Aviation

Trike Zilla
Tukan

623/566-8068

fly@kemmeriesaviation.com

Lookout Mountain Flight Park

SkyCycle

706/398-3541

fly@hanglide.com

North Wing Design

Apache ST 17.5
Apache 582SL
ATF
Maverick Legend
Apache Sport 15

509/886-4605

trikes@northwing.com

Stellar Aircraft

Astra

812/384-4760

info@astratrike.com

TC Trikes

TC Trike

423/802-1193

tctrikes@mindspring.com

WeTTrike Inc.

WeTTrike

601/947-9281

sales@wettrikeinc.com

Imported Trikes/Weight-Shift Aircraft Sold in U.S.

Brand

Sample Models

Telephone

E-Mail

AirBorne Australia

Redback

Outback

Classic

XTC-582

XTC-912

XTC-912

61-2-49-449 -199

fly@airborne.com

Air Creation USA

Buggy 582
GTE 582
Racer 447
Clipper 912

TanarG

623/566-8068

fly@aircraftion.net

Arrowquest Aviation

Elan
Everest
Griffon
Voyager

780/632-4416

 

Lookout Mountain Flight Park (Aeros International)

Velocity

706/398-3541

fly@hanglide.com

Krucker Manufacturing

Krucker Amphib

705/521-8324

jp@4kru.com

Mainair

Blade

352/542-2985

sriverrat@zcloud.net

Rainbow Aircraft
(DTA)

Evolution
Feeling D15
Voyageur II

310/251-7560

matt@aerotrike.co.za

Ramphos

Ramphos

631/872-2332

gil@ramphosusa.com

Raptors for America

Raptor

916/561-0300

M230683@netscape.net

Powered Parachutes Manufactured in the U.S.

Company

Models

Telephone

E-mail

Alliant Aviation (formerly Destiny)

Destiny 2000, Sparrow

616/273-6223

mail@destinypowerchutes.com

Airframes Unlimited

Model a
SS-103
SS-2

903/677-5487

don@powerchuteplans.com

Buckeye Industries

Brat
Breeze
Dream Machine

Legal Eagle

574/892-5566

buckeye@buckeyeaviation.com

Gemini Industries

Gemini Classic
Twin

574/842-4185

gemini@culcom.net

Harmening High Flyers

High Flyer

815/784-5876

hhfmfg@aol.com

Heldeberg Designs

Blue Heron Marathon
Spirit
XC-912
Express Convertible

518/872-2638

info@blueheronppc.com

Infinity Powered Parachutes

Infinity 2001
Infinity 2004

269/659-9113

alive@infinitypowerchutes.com

Para-Trek

Angel 2-B

530/268-9645

paratrek@jps.net

Phoenix Industries

ParaFlyer
Liberty
Phoenix X-Treme

574/892-4785

contact@phoenixpoweredparachutes.com

Powrachute

PC2000
Sky Rascal 103
Pegasus

574/286-9670

info@Powrachute.com

Six Chuter

Legend

509/966-8211

info@sixchuter.com

Skymaster Powered Parachutes

C-Max
Excel
SklyTrike

262/966-2533

skymasterppc@att.net

Soaring Concepts Inc.

Sky-Tek

269/659-6966

galen@soaringconcepts.com

Viking Aircraft

Viking I

850/233-4847

Vikingpc@yahoo.com

Wings and Things

Evolution

435/472-5895

 

Imported Powered Parachutes Sold in the U.S.

Company

Models

Telephone

E-mail

Easy Flight Powered Parachutes
(
Aerochute International)

Aerochute

618/664-9706

roy@easyflight.com

Para-Ski International

Freedom, Top Gun,

888/727-2754

paraski@paraski.com

Summit Powered Parachutes

Summit II, SS

250/503-1033

info@summitppc.com

Sundog Powerchutes

Sundog

250/425-2249

fly@sundogpowerchutes.com


Disclaimer:
The manufacturers listed above may or may not choose to qualify aircraft under the proposed Light Sport Aircraft category. It is not certain all candidate aircraft can qualify.

U.S. importers are shown and the manufacturer name is shown in parentheses afterward. All listed imported brands are presumed to have U.S. market potential sufficient to allow them to justify the effort of certifying under Light Sport Aircraft. While Light Sport Aircraft allows two seats, some buyers will seek single seaters for performance and other reasons.




Related topics: What is a Light-Sport Aircraft? | Special Light-Sport Aircraft listing | Standard Category Aircraft Listing | Experimental Light-Sport Aircraft (E-LSA) | Converting an Ultralight (UL) Aircraft to an E-LSA | E-LSA Conversion Kit | Find a DAR (Designated Airworthiness Representative) | Experimental Amateur-Built Aircraft | Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) Maintenance Requirements | Sport Pilot/Light-Sport Aircraft Insurance | Light Aircraft and Manufacturer’s Association (LAMA)


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