lightplane

light plane

also light·plane  (līt′plān′)
n.
A small, lightweight passenger airplane, often privately owned.

lightplane

(ˈlaɪtˌpleɪn)
n
a small lightweight aeroplane

light•plane

(ˈlaɪtˈpleɪn)

n.
a lightweight passenger airplane with relatively limited performance capability.
[1920–25]
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The LP3RS Lightplane luminaire from Architectural Lighting Works is claimed to be the smallest diameter suspended round fixture at 3-in.
Temco), the firm that acquired rights to Globe Aircraft products, including the Swift lightplane.
The 1999 Cessna Skyhawk - still the world's most popular lightplane - was initially introduced in 1957, and the Mercedes-Benz of singles, the Raytheon Bonanza, first flew (albeit in a far simpler form) in 1945.
No longer are the radical advances coming only from Beech, Cessna, and Piper - the Big Three lightplane airframe manufacturers - but from Cirrus Design, Stoddard-Hamilton, and Lancair, one-time makers of do-it-yourself experimental airplane kits for hobbyists.
Then there's the complexity of operating and navigating any high-performance lightplane, and the dangers posed by bad weather, mechanical problems, and inevitable pilot carelessness.
No wonder no major manufacturer has bothered to invest in and modernize the personal lightplane in any significant way.
The backplane silicon group consists of Entridia's Lightplane Fast Packet Switch devices.
Our first generation Lightplane device is capable of handling 16-64 OC-48c's at line-rate," continued Gopi.
Wakefield is the author of two books on WWII liaison aircraft: Lightplanes at War: US Liaison Aircraft in Europe, 1942-1947 and Fighting Grasshoppers: US Liaison Aircraft Operations in Europe, 1943-1945.
Avidyne is pleased to introduce a new level of performance and safety to General Aviation lightplanes with our DFC90 and DFC100 Cirrus autopilot.