FLIGHT DESIGN USA WEST COAST OPERATIONS

Flight Design West Serves Customers in Three Locations

South Woodstock, CONN. / October 21, 2014 — Flight Design USA has maintained the largest fleet Light-Sport Aircraft for the entire ten year history by always striving for the finest customer service in the sector. A clear reason for their success is a network of qualified dealers and distributors with a similar commitment. One of those is Flight Design West, an exhibitor at the 2014 Flying Aviation Expo.

            Flight Design West is led by president Kenny Scherado, the founder of Lone Mountain Aviation, a western company based at the Northwest property of the North Las Vegas Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to Lone Mountain, Flight Design West also lists dealers as Sonoma Jet Center in Northern California and Copper City Aviation in Bisbee, Arizona.

            Supporting Flight Design West, Scherado’s Lone Mountain operation is an authorized service center for Cirrus, Cessna, Piper, and Mooney. They provide an avionics repair station and offer workshops for composite repair, sheet metal, plus general maintenance. The company is one of the few Certified Repair Stations in the country with a Class 1 Unlimited Composite Repair Rating. As Flight Design’s CTLSi and earlier models are built of 98% carbon fiber constructions Flight Design West makes good use of Lone Mountain’s expertise with such materials.  All operations are conducted under approval as FAA 145 Repair Station L9OR473Y.

            “We are very pleased to be supported in western United States by Flight Design West and their maintenance facilities at Lone Mountain Aviation,” said Tom Peghiny, president of Flight Design USA. “Kenny Scherado has been a great partner to us and brings long experience to the task.”

            An Air Force veteran, Scherado has more than 45 years of experience in general aviation and major airlines. Kenny is an A&P with Inspection Authorization, a Designated Airworthiness Representative for FAA, and an instrument rated private pilot. Scherado created Lone Mountain Aviation in 1982.

            “With 23,000 square feet of hangar space, sophisticated tooling, and continuous factory authorized training, our technicians are well equipped to provide superior quality service to customers,” said Scherado. “We promise to keep our customers flying by maintaining aircraft on their budget, reducing down time, and delivering a safe, reliable and quality product.”

            At the Flying Aviation Expo, Flight Design West is displaying their CTLSi for visitors to examine. The model is part of the CT series from Flight Design in Germany that has continuously remained the top-ranked Light-Sport Aircraft for more than ten years. CTLSi is a wide cabin Light-Sport Aircraft superbly equipped with an all-digital instrument panel, the fuel injected Rotax 912 iS engine, and a BRS airframe parachute system.

            FACTS ABOUT FLIGHT DESIGN

            Flight Design is a 25-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 eight consecutive years. 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.

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