South Woodstock, Connecticut / July 25, 2012 — Flight Design USA is focused on adding to the number of places where new pilots can be created. The Connecticut company has a 31-outlet network of representatives and flight schools and those that are Flight Design Pilot Centers (FDPCs) have modern Flight Design CT-series aircraft available for flight instruction and rental (to qualified pilots). FDPCs also use flight training materials from Gleim made especially for Flight Design.


“We are very pleased to add new Flight Design Pilot Centers,” observed John Gilmore, National Sales Manager for Flight Design USA. “We welcome Hampton Airfield in New Hampshire, North Coast Air in California, and Southwestern Aviation in Arizona.”


• NORTH COAST AIR ( Santa Rosa, California — Rob Clark, Owner and President — 707-542-8687 — “Our students, renters and we have enjoyed flying the CTLS and expect increasing activity with it.”


• SOUTHWESTERN AVIATION ( Santa Rosa, California — Roy Jones, Proprietor — 520-586-3262 or email — “As a flight school the Flight Design MC has all of the right numbers for us. It has lots of room, plenty of useful load, is docile to fly, and the clincher for us was that MC is all aluminum which means it’s easy to repair.”


• HAMPTON AIRFIELD ( — Northhampton New Hampshire — Chris Hosford, partner — 570-374-7671


“At a time when many companies are lucky to hold even, we are experiencing an expansion in our business.” Peghiny commented. “A focus on flight schools is important if we are to grow aviation. Since LSA is an excellent entry point, we feel the establishment of more Flight Design Pilot Centers is a priority.”




Flight Design is a 24-year-old manufacturer based in Germany. The company remains the worldwide Light-Sport Aircraft market leader thanks to its popular CT series of aircraft. More than 1,800 of these aircraft are flying in 39 countries. One of the first aircraft certified under ASTM International standards in 2005, the CT (“composite technology”) remains the top-selling LSA in America through seven consecutive years. Flight Design’s new XP Warranty adds significant value for owners and pairs with the best service center network in the LSA industry. Flight Design sold the first LSA to India and was the first LSA to earn Chinese Type Design Approval. Three times a CT has been flown around the world. In 2011, the German company unveiled its C4 four seat aircraft based on the CT technology.