Thu, Dec 27, 2012
Progressive Aerodyne Manufacturing The Amphib LSAs In Tavares, FL
Tavares, FL, hopes to gain wider recognition of its official brand as "America's Seaplane City," and with Progressive Aerodyne manufacturing the popular SeaRey amphibious airplane on the shores of Lake Dora, they may have a moved a step closer towards that goal.
The city has already re-branded its self to reflect the importance of seaplanes to the local economy, having established a seaplane base in 2010 that has seen an estimated 3,400 landings over the past two years. The town of about 14,000 residents has also reworked its downtown area, which has seen several new restaurants and one boutique hotel open for business.
But the Orlando Sentinel reports that the city thinks that the SeaRey manufacturing facility will be a catalyst for additional economic recovery, not only for Tavares but the entire region. SeaRey, which won classification as an LSA from the FAA in November, will be joined in central Florida by ItalicoAviation USA, which will build LSAs in Kissimmee, FL, and Wipaire plans a service center in Leesburg.
City Administrator John Drury said that over the next three to five years, he expects that a "seaplane cottage industry" will grow up around Tavares, attracting not only aviation but other businesses to the region.
Also: Airborne Unlimited Under The Weather (In More Ways Than One), House GA Caucus, New CubCrafters Boss, NAB Featuring UAVs, House Checks FAA Cert Processes, FAA Goes Off On Slee>[...]
President And First Lady Were Not At The Residence At The Time Maybe there's a lesson here about not flying your quadcopter near the White House at three o'clock in the morning.>[...]
AD NUMBER: 2015-01-03 PRODUCT: Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Model PC-7 airplanes.>[...]
AD NUMBER: 2014-23-15 PRODUCT: All Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes.>[...]
Air And Space Museum - Winglets Have you ever wondered why something that looks as simple as winglets are always cited as improving aerodynamics, efficiency, and fuel economy in ai>[...]