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The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

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Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Monday, September 16, 2013

Variety of Light Sport Aircraft Displayed at Plane & Pilot Midwest LSA Expo Part 2

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil, Fred Harl, Leo Cachat
The recent Plane & Pilot Midwest LSA Expo, recently held at Mount Vernon Outland Airport in central Illinois, featured a variety of light sport aircraft representing the major manufacturers from around the world.  The aircraft were accompanied by representatives from the regional dealerships who flew them to Mount Vernon.  Visitors were welcome to check out the aircraft, get inside the cockpit, and discuss the merits of each offering with all the dealers on the ramp.  Many of the aircraft were in the air during the Expo, giving flight demonstrations to prospective buyers and getting the attention on curious bystanders.  The Aero Experience team was at Mount Vernon Outland Airport, and here we present Part 2 of a review of the light sport aircraft types available, along with the visiting aircraft that flew in support the Expo and plane wash fundraiser.  Special thanks to Airport Manager Chris Collins and the staff and volunteers who made this another successful event.

FK Lightplanes FK-12 Comet Light Sport Biplane:

Flight Design has sold over 1700 CTLS LSAs since 1997:

The Bowers Fly Baby has been popular homebuilt plane since 1960:

Groppo Trail features folding wings for easy transport off airport:

Jabiru J230 Series aircraft come in kit and factory-built models:

Just Aircraft Super STOL has amazing short-field performance:

Magni Gyrocopters are always popular at the LSA Expo:

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