Serving Upper Midwest, Great Lakes Territories
Flight Design USA, importer of the popular Flight Design CT
light sport aircraft, tells ANN it recently appointed two new
regional distributors. Joining the US organization are LSA North
and Hillsdale Aero.
"The appointment of these businesses reorganizes the northern
Midwestern and Great Lake regions of the U.S. to better serve our
customers," expressed Flight Design USA president Tom Peghiny.
LSA North is based in Lakeville, MN, a suburb of the Minnesota
twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The company is led by Kim
Frizzel, Scott Caverly, and Barney Barnard. LSA North serves Flight
Design customers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota,
plus the northern half of Illinois including the Chicago area.
Hillsdale Aero is based in Hillsdale, MI, south of Lansing and
not far from the American automobile capital of Detroit. The
business is operated by James Scheibner who is also the city's
manager of Hillsdale municipal airport. The company serves CT
customers in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.
"We welcome LSA North and Hillsdale Aero to our distribution
family," said Peghiny as he noted that this team and their dealers
have built the CT into the country's most successful LSA. "We have
more CTs registered than the number three, four, and five sellers
of LSA combined."
Both LSA North and Hillsdale Aero have sent mechanics for
extensive training as part of the Flight Design "One Step Ahead"
program that thoroughly trains their service organization
participants in addition to putting them through qualification and
Flight Design reports nearly 1,000 aircraft delivered since the
CT's introduction in 1997. Approximately 175 CTs have been
registered as special light-sport aircraft in the USA.