Industry News

May 2010 Issue

LSA Price Trends: Just Too High?

Some would-be buyers say as much. But real buyers want tricked out cockpits and big-airplane options, thus the $120,000 LSA is about average.

A brief query to the WABAC machine unearthed this gem on light sport aircraft from the Aviation Consumer archive: "Some think the combination of lighter, cheaper airframes and simpler pilot certification will yield a boom in private flying." We think itís reasonable to say that almost everyone thought this, but if you now think the boom sounds more like a faint squeak, you arenít alone. The LSA groundswell has yet to form and judging by comments from our readers and video viewers, the cost of the airplanes has something to do with it. Maybe a lot to do with it.

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