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The Air Creation Tanarg and GTE 912 became the first trikes certificated as special light-sport aircraft (S-LSA) on January 20. Mary Hoff, manager of the Scottsdale, Arizona, Manufacturing and Inspection District Office (MIDO), presented S-LSA airworthiness certificates for both aircraft to John Kemmeries, president of Kemmeries Ultralight Aviation, Peoria, Arizona.

FAA accepted the weight-shift-control consensus standards in early January, and Kemmeries Ultralight Aviation quickly completed the certification requirements for the Tanarg and GTE 912 models. The aircraft were certificated with the option to fly with four different wings: the iXess, iXess Training, KISS 450, and FUN 450. For more information, visit www.kemmeriesaviation.com.

John Kemmeries receives S-LSA certificates from Scottsdale Arizona
MIDO manager Mary Hoff for the
Air Creation Light Sport models
Tanarg 912 and GTE 912.

The weight-shift controlled aircraft standards were completed in late 2005 under the direction of weight-shift subcommittee chairman Scott Toland, and were accepted by the FAA on January 4, 2006. Like all other light-sport aircraft standards, the weight-shift standards were written under ASTM Int’l guidelines. Copies of the standards area available from ASTM, Int’l at www.astm.org. Earl Lawrence, EAA vice president of government and industry affairs, serves as chairman of the ASTM committee overseeing development of LSA standards.

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