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Light Sport Aircraft Pilot is a directory of aircraft that generally fit into what are described as ultralight aircraft, advanced ultralight aircraft, light sport aircraft, experimental light sport aircraft, experimental aircraft, amateur built aircraft, ELSA or homebuilt aircraft in the United States and Canada. These include weight shift aircraft, more commonly known as trikes, powered parachutes, and powered para-gliders.

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SeaRey light sport aircraft, experimental lightsport, experimental amateurbuilt aircraft.

When I first entered the sport of ultralight and light sport aircraft a group that I was deeply involved with was the folks from Advanced Aviation, Wayne and Kerry Richter. They designed and were building a line of aircraft called the Cobra, a wire braced ultralight, in both a single and two place configuration. They then took on the production of the Buccaneer XA, and Buccaneer II.

Kerry then when on to design the Buccaneer SX, The Carrerra single and two place as well as the Explorer. Kerry then left Advanced Aviation and contracted to design several other aircraft for an offshore company. In the early 90's Kerry, his father, and Paige Lynette a business partner set out to design a new amphibious aircraft for the world market. That aircraft - the Searey.


The Searey was introduced at Sun N Fun 1993, and sales went through the roof! In fact there were so many orders taken at the show that it took the factory nearly two years to deliver all the orders, including mine! This year marks the 20th year that the Searey has been in production.

The factory reports that they have delivered over 600 kits to customers world wide, with over 500 of those currently flying!

In 2010 the SeaRey underwent some major design changes in preparation for entry into the light sport aircraft market. One of the changes was the addition of a folding wing option. At the same time the factory moved to it's new location in Tavares Florida.

Then in 2011 Adam Yang a SeaRey owner, became a working partner in Progressive Aerodyne. At Sun N Fun 2012 the factory indicates they are in the final process of completing certification for the SLSA category. Currently Adam Yang is working two and three days a week with Streamlined Design to get all "the i's dotted and t's crossed."

When the process is finalized, which is expected to be within the next month or two, SeaRey enthusiasts in the U.S. will be able to buy the SeaRey as an experimental amateur built aircraft, a light sport aircraft, or as a special light sport aircraft.

For more information on the SeaRey contact:

Progressive Aerodyne Inc.
3801 SR 19 Tavares
Florida, 32778


SeaRey light sport aircraft - experimental amateurbuilt lightsport aircraft
SeaRey light sport aircraft - experimental amateurbuilt lightsport aircraft

SeaRey amphbious light sport aircraft with folding wing option. SeaRey amphbious light sport aircraft instrument panel. Kerry Richter flying the SeaRey.


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