Flight Design Announces New Airframe & Powerplant Training Classes

South Woodstock, CONNECTICUT / October 25, 2010 - Flight Design has delivered more Light-Sport Aircraft than any other producer with double the next closest and more than #3 and #4 combined. Taking care of that many CT series aircraft is a national effort. To assure more than 325 customers have well-trained service centers, Flight Design USA offers factory-approved courses for their dealers and non-affiliated mechanics who are asked to perform maintenance. Owners may also participate.

Recently, Flight Design announced a new slate of classes. "We still have space available in the Flight Design CT maintenance classes being offered this fall," said John Gilmore, national sales manager for Flight Design USA. "Offerings start with a Basic Composite Class where you learn techniques for repair of Flight Design airframes; this class has been offered on a two-year cycle."

Mechanics completing the Advanced CT Composite Repair Class will receive authorization to do heavy, complex composite repairs. "This will allow graduates to service all Flight Design composite aircraft including both the CTsw and CTLS. The Advance Class is offered every four years. Germany-based Flight Design Technik will travel to Florida to teach the all the composite classes. All Classes are conducted at Lockwood Repair in Sebring, Florida (about two hours south of Orlando).

The schedule and fees are:

November 1-4 CT Airframe Maintenance Training - Cost: $800

November 5-6 Rotax Aircraft Engine Service - Cost: $450

November 8-9 CT Basic Composite Training - Cost: $650

November 10-11 Rotax Aircraft Engine Maintenance - Cost: $450

November 12-13, 15 CT Advanced Composite Repair - Cost: $700

Individuals attending the Airframe Class and at least one of the other classes will receive a $100 discount. Those attending the Airframe class and at least two of the other classes can earn a $200 discount.

All Classes will be produced at Lockwood Repair by the Aero Technical Institute.

To Schedule one or more classes contact Aero Technical Institute Director Dean Vogel at 863-655-5100 or 863-655-5100.

The Flight Design CTLS is a modern, all-carbon-fiber Light-Sport Aircraft with a wide, comfortable cabin with unparalleled visibility; flying 135 mph for 850 nautical miles using only 5 gallons per hour. A full glass panel, Garmin radio stack, and a BRS airframe parachute are all standard equipment. Flight Design LSA are backed with a nationwide service network, next-day parts availability and an established company serving more than 1,500 airplanes worldwide. Surveyed owners express high customer satisfaction.