You can read more about the new PiperSport at http://piperaircraftinc.com/home/pages/PiperSport.cfm.
I discuss my first flight with Mike Bellenir in this cool aircraft. I had always wanted to try the SportCruiser, ever since Mid Island Air Service got one on the flight line at Brookhaven (KHWV). I have always been a low wing-guy and, although I love flying the Eaglet, it never felt right. So when I saw the SportCruiser, I knew I had to fly it. Plus, Joey has said that the SportCruiser is the plane he wants to take lessons in.
So have a listen and hear what I like and dislike about the SportCruiser and what I learned on the flight.
1) The Pilotcast - episode 74 is hysterical and a must listen. Dave Allen (The Pilot's Flight PodLog) and Steve Tupper (Airspeed) join the crew for some aviation trivia. Plus they mention yours truly and The New Pilot PodBlog. http://pilotcast.libsyn.com/
2) The Pilot's Flight PodLog (http://www.pilotsflightpodlog.com/) - episode 57 is FANTASTIC! Dave and Will interview Nick Spark, the producer of the documentary, The Legend of Pancho Barnes. This movie sounds great and I plan to pick up a copy. http://www.panchobarnesfilm.com/film/
3) Piper Aircraft for bringing the PiperSport to market and bringing credibility to LSA. http://piperaircraftinc.com/home/pages/PiperSport.cfm.
Thanks for listening.
Blues skies everyone!
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The intro and closing song is John Mellencamp's My Aeroplane.
Direct access to the mp3 is here.
Here are some pictures of the N529SC
P92 Eaglet and the SportCruiser side-by-side.
A sleek looking bird.