By way of introduction, my name is David and I am from Frisco Tx..just north of Dallas. After discussing the subject for the past year, my wife and I have decided to obtain our Sports Pilot Certificates. Are kids are both in College and we are looking to travel the country...the RV thing doesn't fit our style, so the idea of owning our own plane became very appealing. We are both about 6 lessons in and are really enjoying it. We are flying Czech Supercruisers out of US Sport Academy in Addison Tx.
Putting the cart before the horse, I have been researching LSAs. The CTSW really seems like a fit for many reasons:
Usable Weight - My Wife and I are a combined 390 lbs
Used Market - 2006 and 2007 models can be obtained for < $70k
It seems and looks like a really cool aircraft
That being said, I have never seen one in person. If anyone in the Dallas area is a CT owner and wouldn't mind us coming by and taking a tour, that would be really great. I guess we could take the trip up to Tulsa to visit Airtime Aviation..they seem to have a few in inventory.
I do have a few questions:
In looking specifically at the aircraft at Airtime, there seems to be a number of them that have had engine replacements "due to an SB"...can anyone shed any light on this?
What is the best strategy on taking a tour of these planes....I was thinking OshKosh...but it doesn't appear that Flight Design will be there in 2017?
Thanks in advance for any information or advice. My wife and I look forward to possibly joining your community in the near future.
David and Hollie