June 2011 Issue
Eastman’s CH750: Super STOL LSA
Eastman is plying the private owner market, but it sees as much potential as a sensor platform for law enforcement agencies.
If the world of manufacturing offered such a thing, it would have to issue a special award to the light sport aircraft industry for sheer, blind tenacity in the face of hopeless market conditions. Dozens of companies persist in peddling so-so designs with no chance of achieving enough volume to survive, much less prosper. The smarter companies are figuring this out and are re-jiggering their business plans into hybrids whose sales rely not just on flightschools and owner operators, but other business lines entirely.
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