Quicksilver to produce LSA versions of open cockpit kits

The preflight briefing includes a cautionary note about camera placement: A little off-center is best, lest dewdrops and grass blades from the nosewheel pepper the lens.


Oh, and empty pockets are best—there’s a good chance they’ll wind up that way, one way or another.

Seatbelts, always essential, take on a new level of obvious importance in a Quicksilver Sprint. The seats are canted in a comfortable recline, but as exposed as can be to the elements. April 10 at the Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In & Expo was a good day to fly, severe clear with a gentle breeze just strong enough to push hot air balloons clear of the turf for departure. A general aviation pilot with a logbook full of Cessna and Piper time cannot help but think of Orville and Wilbur Wright and other pioneers who let it all hang out there. This is life in the wind, powered flight at its most elemental. Read the rest of the article

From AOPA April 13 2013