...With "LSA Mall" Set For Oshkosh

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Under the new agreement, EAA will showcase LAMA members through its events, programs and publications, promoting the wide array of aircraft available through those manufacturers. A number of LAMA companies will stage their aircraft in a special "light-sport-aircraft mall" at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005, July 25-31. Further EAA/LAMA joint initiatives will be introduced later this year, EAA said. "EAA and LAMA share a common goal of opening the world of flight to everyone who wants to participate," said Rick Larsen, EAA vice president of marketing. "Together our two organizations will provide support and unparalleled resources so people can thoroughly experience and enjoy this facet of flying." EAA also this week posted a complete list of special light-sport aircraft (S-LSA) that have received at least one S-LSA airworthiness certificate. "So many manufacturers have indicated an interest in producing an S-LSA that it has created confusion for people wanting to purchase an S-LSA now," said Charlie Becker, director of EAA Aviation Services. "They don't know who can legitimately state that they meet the ASTM standards, and that is why we put together this list." EAA will continue to update this list as more S-LSAs are certificated. EAA will also create and post a list of certificated experimental light-sport aircraft (E-LSA) as they become available.