Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Ultimate Flying Machine

''In a way, the A5 was made possible by the Federal Aviation Administration. In 2004, the FAA implemented the most far-reaching change to aviation rules in 50 years by creating an entirely new category. Dubbed light-sport aircraft, the category is a sort of intermediate designation between those small private planes parked at every regional airport in the country and flimsy-looking, ultralight "experimental" craft, which are built from kits and flown by the seat of the pants. Hawkins' A5 is cheaper than the former and more consistent than the latter, and if the economy doesn't put an end to the purchasing of expensive toys, Hawkins thinks A5s are destined for the top of the wish lists of the Ferrari-and-speedboat crowd.'' [source]


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