Phoenix Air Phoenix Motorglider
Phoenix Air's honcho Jim Lee counts 14 more aircraft on his backordered list—a major LSA success story. The 49-foot span, Rotax 912ULS-powered low-wing taildragger won Sun 'n Fun's Best Commercial LSA award in 2012 and received three more sales. Base price 2012: $149,000.
Phoenix Air was rolling out a new Phoenix S-LSA motorglider every 18 days. They registered 10 aircraft in the US in 2012.
Under development in 2012 was the all-electric ePhoenix, using an in-house built motor and electronic flight controller. So far, flights have yielded one-hour durations, this is a two-seat LSA.