Fresh from the skies of Sebring, FL comes my short clip of the Tecnam P2008, a truly beautiful SLSA built in Italy. Construction is traditional aluminum skin and structure for the wings and tail and composite/carbon fiber for the fuselage and all the gorgeous curvy parts. *** The airplane will go for $170,000, making it truly the Mercedes Benz – or perhaps Ferrari – of the LSA elite. *** I had the pleasure of flying it: very smooth and solid, it feels like a much heavier airplane in the way it rides out the bumps and responds to control inputs. *** Lovely interior; full boat of top-line avionics; quality finish inside and out. *** I’ll have a full pilot report two issues from now in dead-tree Plane & Pilot. *** Meanwhile, though I had limited opportunity to shoot many angles that morning as I was sharing the airplane of EAA’s Jim Koepnick, who along with his editor Mary Jones, was kind enough to let me beg my way onto the flight. *** I’m hoping by Sun ‘n Fun in April to be able to do more extensive videos and will post as I get them done. *** Meanwhile, enjoy!
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