Photos: Popular LSA Models

Here's a broad sampling of some of the light-sport aircraft industry's bestsellers.

In a recent feature, we outlined some of the reasons light-sport aircraft are experiencing a resurgence in the general aviation industry — and why now is a good time to look into LSA ownership.

Whether you’re in the market for an LSA or just enjoy looking at interesting airplanes, the aircraft below will give you a good idea of the many options that are out there, with specs to help you decide which might be best for you.

CubCrafters Carbon Cub
CubCrafters Carbon Cub SS Engine: Titan 340 cc (80 hp; 180 hp for five minutes) Cruise speed: 104 kias Useful load: 424 pounds Base price: $189,990 Courtesy CubCrafters
Vans RV 12
Van’s RV-12 Engine: Rotax 912 ULS (100 hp) Cruise speed: 113 kias Useful load: 580 pounds Base price: $115,000 Adam Burch
Jabiru J230
Jabiru J230 Engine: Jabiru 3300 (120 hp) Cruise speed: 120 kias Useful load: 470 pounds Base price: $119,900 Courtesy Jabiru
Glasair Merlin
Glasair Merlin Engine: Rotax 912 iS (100 hp) Cruise speed: 105 kias Useful load: 470 pounds Base price: $149,000 Courtesy Glasair
Flight Design CTLS
Flight Design CTLS Engine: Rotax 912 ULS (100 hp) Cruise speed: 112 kias Useful load: 550 pounds Base price: $147,900 Courtesy Flight Design USA
American Legend Cub
American Legend Legend Cub Engine: Continental O-200-D (100 hp) Cruise speed: 84 kias Useful load: 500 pounds Base price: $136,900 Ed Hicks


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