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January 2014 Issue

Skycatcher’s Demise: Cessna Says No Future

But it will sell off airplanes still in the pipeline and continue to support those in the field. Overall effect on the LSA market seems to be utter indifference.

If ever we needed more proof that yesterday’s conventional wisdom is today’s grim reality, the Cessna Skycatcher may be Exhibit A. Five years ago, it was destined to sweep its way to the top of the light sport aircraft market, mowing down most of the competition in a relentless drive to market dominance. Today, the Skycatcher is just another dead-end GA product, leaving owners, if not stranded, definitely baffled.

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