Avionics Report

April 2014 Issue

LSA vs. Standard: Sacrifice for Savings

In a head-to-head comparison, an advanced LSA beats a Skyhawk in operating costs, but can’t win for mission utility.

Let’s assume you had a cash budget of up to $160,000 to buy an airplane. Your short list of required equipment includes a glass cockpit with autopilot, a modern interior, plus a proven engine that’s easy to service and economical to operate. You’ll use the plane for local flying, short trips and perhaps some basic instrument training.

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