LSA luxury defies the purpose of its category

02/6/2013 | Flying online

Flying editor in chief Robert Goyer writes that the light sport aircraft segment was developed to provide access to less expensive aircraft. So why are its customers demanding luxuries such as leather seats, flat panels and tinted glass? Goyer writes that "one of the lessons of LSA is that the presumed ideal LSA, a light, basic, steam-gauges-if-any-gauges-at-all model is a unicorn. Everybody talks about it but nobody's every actually seen one."

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