On Exhibit At LSA Expo: Amphib Cub, Skycatcher, Latest Tecnam, Lots More
Visitors to the Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Fla., this week will find plenty of new products to look at, climb into, salivate over, and even go flying in. American Legend Aircraft Co. will be there with their new Legend AmphibCub, which started deliveries just last week. With aluminum floats, Garmin avionics, and a useful load of 432 pounds, the Amphib sells for $159,000. Cessna is displaying its No. 1 production copy of the Skycatcher, which belongs to Rose Pelton, wife of CEO Jack. Van's Aircraft, which has entered the segment with its RV-12 LSA, will have an exhibit at Sebring for the first time. Tecnam has two new aircraft to show this week, the P2008, making its U.S. debut, and the P2006T twin that debuted at Oshkosh last summer (click here for a video tour of the twin, with AVweb's Jeff Van West). Compared to earlier models, the P2008 has a new wing, a bigger cabin and larger doors. The Remos GX that is AOPA's Fun-to-Fly Sweepstakes airplane this year will be on display. Flight Design, one of the big players in the LSA segment, will have the latest version of its Metal Concept airplane to show. That's just for starters; there are dozens more exhibitors on the field.
The tandem MySky MS-1, which debuted at Oshkosh last year, is moving closer to production, with first deliveries expected by the end of the year. "With its fighter-style bubble canopy, sleek lines, and side-stick control, the all-composite MS-1 has evoked a visceral excitement in every first-time flyer," says the company. Prices start at $124,500. Belite Aircraft, based in Wichita, Kans., plans to unveil two new aircraft based on their FAR Part 103-compliant ultralight aircraft -- a trike variant and a Superlite STOL version. Prices for kit versions start at under $10,000. Click here for more details about the Sport Aviation Expo, including a full list of exhibitors.