At the recently concluded Midwest LSA Expo in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, SportairUSA boss Bill Canino and American Legend rep’ Dave Graham confirmed the continuation of a successful series called the LSA Tour. This traveling show-after-the-show concept set in motion a plan to follow airshows with a tour of several LSA manufacturers or importers. The idea is that many interested aviators cannot make the airshows for various reasons. So, as exhibitors head home they schedule a series of stops that may bring the show to your home field. *** The start of the LSA Tour followed the Sebring show in January 2011 with a series of stops in Florida. Then after the Sun ‘n Fun show, a group of vendors went to Georgia and North Carolina. Another series happened in Colorado. Now they’ll be invading Texas, specifically the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, an expansive aviation concentration of 50 airports within the 30 nm traffic area surrounding DFW, according to Graham. Over October 14-15-16, the LSA Tour will visit these metroplex airfields: Addison (KADS) with aircraft on display from 2:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Friday, October 14th (to accommodate pilots after their work hours); Denton (KDTO) from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 15th — with the LSA Tour organizers predicting “a probable visit by Craig Fuller, president of AOPA; and, Dallas Executive airport (KRBD) from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 16th. *** At all events, LSA Tour organizers enlist local support, sometimes making a donation to the local organization. At Addison, “Refreshments will be provided,” said participating host U. S. Sport Aircraft, the local sponsor. *** In the Dallas-Fort Worth series of stops companies are expected to show as many as a dozen Light-Sport Aircraft including (and subject to change): • TL Sting S4, • TL Sirius, • Zlin iCub, • CSA Sport Cruiser, • Remos GX, • Flight Design CTLS, • Legend Cub, • JabiruUS J-230, • Arion Lightning, • Rans S-7LS and S-19 Ventera, • CubCrafters Carbon Cub, plus selected • Tecnam models. These represent most of the best-selling Light-Sport Aircraft in America. When gathered in one group at popular airports, these displays make it very easy for interested aviators to see the best of the breed. |||| LSA Tour contact info… for Addison is Patrick Arnzen (of U.S. Sport Aircraft) 972-735-9099 or 859-496-5777 or email Patrick… for Denton, contact Scott Severen (of US Aviation) 469-585-0680 or email Scott… for Dallas Exec, contact Lana Furra (of the Dallas City Hall) 214-670-7612 or email Lana.
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