Affordable Flying?

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The Aerotrek A240 Light Sport Aircraft is a sleeper offering in the LSA market that may be running under the radar because of its lack of formal marketing infrastructure -- it sells mainly by word of mouth. The LSA mall at AirVenture Oshkosh didn't include Aerotrek in 2011, but the company did have a display manned by owner-operators near the show entrance. For less than $80,000 Aerotrek offers a 120-mph cruise, precision-welded 4130 chromoly steel tube fuselage and aluminum wings and PolyFiber covering, plus a radio, transponder and Dynon EFIS. Well more than 300 Aerotrek aircraft have been delivered and are flying.

The company says it holds costs down by not supporting a huge company infrastructure and owners say that doesn't hurt their ability to maintain their aircraft. AVweb caught up with one of them at AirVenture 2011. Click here for our podcast interview with Aerotrek owner Scott Spencer.