Aircraft Review

November 2014 Issue

Groppo Trail: Italy’s Affordable LSA

It’s a modernized version of the Cub idea. Minimal panel choices tamp the price down.

Somewhere between conception and execution of the light sport aircraft idea, the notion of simple and inexpensive got tossed overboard. Typical LSAs are lavishly equipped at prices in the $130,000 range. Yet at least a couple of companies persist with offerings below that price, including the Italian-built Groppo Trail, which surfaced again this year at AirVenture.It’s not entirely new to the U.S., having appeared sotto voce last year, but with no marketing push. Now the…

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