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07/21/05 - FIVE MORE AIRCRAFT RECEIVE S-LSA CERTIFICATES
Just in time for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, five more light-sport aircraft (LSA) models have earned special LSA (S-LSA) certification from the FAA, including:
- The P2004 Bravo, manufactured by Tecnam S.R.L. of Italy and distributed in the U.S. by Hansen AirGroup, Kennesaw, Georgia (www.hansenairgroup.com). The Bravo is an all-metal, tri-gear, high-wing aircraft featuring a tapered, cantilevered wing with a laminar airfoil and side-by-side seating.
- The Kappa KP-5 manufactured by Jihlavan Airplanes s.r.o. of the Czech Republic and distributed in the U.S. by Kappa Aircraft, Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania (www.kappaaircraft.com). The KP-5 is an all-metal, tri-gear, low-wing aircraft, featuring a high-performance airfoil with Fowler flaps. The aircraft features off-set, side-by-side seating to offer more comfort for pilot and passenger.
- The Legend Cub, manufactured and distributed in the U.S. by American Legend Aircraft Company, Sulphur Springs, Texas (www.legendaircraftcompany.com). The Legend Cub is re-designed J-3 Cub, incorporating elements of the venerable Cub as well as the Piper PA-11 and Super Cub. The high-wing, fabric-covered aircraft is powered by a Continental O-200 engine.
- The C42 Ikarus, manufactured by Comco Ikarus of Germany and distributed in the U.S. through Aerosports Ltd. by Sportsplanes.com, Draper, Utah (www.sportsplanes.com). The C42 Ikarus is a two-place, side-by-side, high-wing, tri-gear aircraft featuring an aluminum tube fuselage and wing structure with composite covering on the fuselage and high-tech fabric on the wings.
- The Breezer, also manufactured by Comco Ikarus and distributed by Sportsplanes.com. The Breezer is a two-place, side-by-side, low-wing, tri-gear aircraft featuring an all-aluminum fuselage and wings.
Look for all five aircraft to be on display in the LSA Mall during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005. This brings to 12 the number of models of LSA now certificated as S-LSA. For more information about these aircraft, visit the company websites. For a complete list of S-LSA certificated, visit www.sportpilot.org/slsa/.