The network now numbers 21. The company maintains its lead in sales even though, as Dan Johnson reports in his latest Market Shares Report, 2009 was not a great year for aviation sales in general, even though LSA sales were slightly better than GA's.
The new training centers are:
- Iowa Air, Cedar Rapids
- Paragon Flight Training, Fort Myers, Florida
- Ocala Aviation in Ocala, Florida
- Acadiana Flight Center, New Iberia, Louisiana
Training for Sport Pilot and beyond is a natural for the designs: they bring the full potential of LSA functionality to recreational pilots with full glass cockpits, standard BRS airframe parachutes, three-axis trim, electric flaps and very roomy cockpits. (almost a foot wider than a C-172, and I can tell you from many hours personal experience that extra room is very much appreciated during both training and cruising missions.)
---photo courtesy Flight Designs