Light Sport Aircraft Debuts At NBAA
The annual trade show of the National Business Aviation Association is the place where new corporate jets often are introduced -- but at this year's NBAA Expo, coming up next week in Orlando, Fla., a light sport aircraft also will be on display, for the first time. Flight Design USA says their new all-metal MC LSA will be featured in the EAA's display space at the NBAA Expo. Flight Design staffers will be on hand at the EAA exhibit to answer questions from visitors about the aircraft and the category. Flight Design President Tom Peghiny said the show offers an opportunity to reach out to a different slice of the aviation marketplace. "For the price of one business jet or business-configured airliner, you could buy a sizable fleet of MCs or our top-of-the-line CTLS," he said. The NBAA Expo runs Monday to Wednesday next week, October 6 to 8. AVweb Editor-in-Chief Russ Niles will be there to bring you live daily reports.
The MC design is meant to satisfy the needs of flight-school operators, with durable metal construction and a 51-inch wide cabin, the company says. The MC is one of the prizes in EAA's 2009 Sweepstakes, which raises funds to support activities such as the Young Eagles program and other aviation education and preservation initiatives. Tickets will be sold starting in mid-October.