Happy New Year

Indications are that 2010 will be better than 2009. Hopefully, a new and improved decade too.
For your viewing enjoyment: The best of 2009 photos from Aviation Week and also the best of 2009 from EAA.
Best Wishes to all for a healthy and prosperous New Year.


4 responses to “Happy New Year

  1. virgil xenophon

    Kan I haz one of them thar things? Lordy that’s a purty little aircraft!

    • I am not a fan of convergence of technology with aircraft that can drive on roads and fly.
      With the Icon, I think they got it right. The plane can be trailered (It folds up quite nicely) and operates as both land and seaplane. Looks good inside and out IMO. The price point they are targeting makes it a viable entry into Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) but obviously has more versatility.
      There are many LSA’s on the market right now and this one has a way to go for full production scheduled for 2013.

  2. virgil xenophon

    IIRC, now that I think about it, isn’t there supposed to be a special cat. of lisc. for those things also? I seem to remember the original vid had the developers/designers mentioning something about that.

    • It fits the bill for light sport aircraft which means all you need is a sport pilots license, the easiest license to obtain and doesn’t require an airman medical. It would also require a seaplane endorsement I believe based on the FAR’s. (A Piper Cub is in the sport plane category and if it has floats requires the same.) Still-it makes it possible to enjoy flying with the least amount of expense in gaining a license.

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