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Summer’s Almost Here! State-of-the-Sector Report for LSA Seaplanes

One of the most active sectors in light aviation is LSA seaplanes. We’ve seen ups and downs, arrivals and departures of LSA seaplane producers. Admittedly, these flying machines are more complex than current-day LSA. For example, amphibs need retractable landing gear...

“Ultra Petrel?” How Do You Make Super Petrel Even Better? Add Power And Call It “XP”

I have followed Super Petrel since before it went to Brazil* more than 20 years ago. I mention this to make two points. Super Petrel has a long history; some 400 are flying around the world. In addition, the current producer, Scoda Aeronautica, has continually made...

Three More Is a Wrap: ICP Savannah, Super Petrel 400, Supercharged Jabiru

As Sun ‘n Fun 2022 comes to a close, so does my daily reporting. This happens through long days and short nights. My sleep schedule can soon get back to normal. In an article already underway, I will make some forecasts for what we’ll see at AirVenture Oshkosh 2022...