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Light Sport Aircraft Mall is Showcase for Recreational Aviation at EAA AirVenture 2007

 

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (June 14, 2007) — For one week, the world of light sport aircraft (LSA) is on display as enthusiasts browse the latest models in recreational aircraft at the very popular LSA Mall during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh from July 23-29.

Located just south of AeroShell Square, EAA's LSA Mall introduces current and prospective pilots to economical personal flight with a wide variety of new, low-cost, light sport aircraft including categories of factory-built, amateur-built and experimental.

The LSA Mall has been a favorite of AirVenture guests since the emergence of the sport pilot rule in 2004. After considerable efforts headed by the EAA, the sport pilot rule was established by the Federal Aviation Association (FAA). The sport pilot movement has helped enthusiasts learn to fly and gain access to aircraft for half the cost and in half the time of previous alternatives.

Sport pilot information is also available at EAA Member Village, on the west edge of AeroShell Square. A team of EAA sport pilot experts and aviation literature will be on hand to provide AirVenture guests guidance and answers to their questions about personal flight. In the Learn to Fly Center at Member Village, EAA members have the opportunity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to obtain, at no cost, an EAA student sport pilot certificate, which is required by the FAA for the solo-flight training phase.

EAA is dedicated to enhancing it members' participation in and enjoyment of recreational flight. For more information about the LSA Mall, sport aviation or new developments, please visit www.sportpilot.org.

EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH is The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration and EAA's yearly membership convention. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. EAA AirVenture information is also available through the World Wide Web at www.airventure.org.

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