Diamond Aircraft Group acquired by Wanfeng Aviation Industry

Diamond Aircraft Group acquired by Wanfeng Aviation Industry Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH (Austria) and Wanfeng Aviation Industry Co., Ltd., are delighted to jointly announce the completion of the acquisition of Diamond Aircraft Group by Wanfeng Aviation Industry Co., Ltd. This acquisition assures the continued long term future of the Diamond brand, with plans to increase…

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Lightspeed Wild Blue Winner: ‘DA40 in a DA40’

Lightspeed’s Wild Blue Doodle Contest Winner is ‘DA40 in a DA40’! Lightspeed’s Wild Blue Doodle contest gave pilots a chance to use CloudAhoy’s flight tracking visualization features to create incredible works of art in the sky. The first place winner was a “DA40 in a DA40!”  Below are the top three winners. Click here to…

First DA42-VI Full Color Paint Scheme

DA42-VI Full Color Paint Coming to US

LifeStyle Aviation was the first to bring a Diamond DA42-VI to the US market in 2013 (read about it here). Today their leadership continues. LifeStyle Aviation announced today they are importing the First Diamond DA42-VI with a full-color paint scheme. Prior to now all DA42s were painted exclusively white.  The reason for only white was…

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News WSLS 10 Story: Star Flight Training Launches New Air Tours

News WSLS 10 Story: Star Flight Training Launches New Air Tours By Patricia Martellotti – Reporter   ROANOKE, Va. – It’s the best seat in the house with wings! “We’ll be 1,500 feet above the ground, you’ll get a different perspective of the city, different buildings and other attractions from a bird’s-eye view,” Andrew Munsey, pilot at Star…


Flying to Oshkosh for AirVenture 2017

Are you going Flying to Oshkosh for AirVenture 2017?  Come see us! LifeStyle Aviation is staffing the Diamond Aircraft Stand at Oshkosh all week. We invite you to come meet with us and we’ll share all the exciting new developments. The amazing 7 place DA62, remarkable higher gross weight DA42-VI and the NEW higher gross weight DA40 NG will be on…


Raleigh to Reno in a DA40

So, if you live in Reno and you’re finishing your private pilot training and you lust for a Diamond DA40 of your own, who do you call? LIfeStyle Aviation of course! Bryce Bohlander based at Carson City Nevada airport reached out to LifeStyle and quickly realized the folks at LifeStyle were the experts that could help him find the right…


Private Flying Just Got Even More Appealing

Just when you thought flying commercially could not get worse…   In 2005 congress passed the REAL ID Act and enforcement dates are coming up! What is the REAL ID Act?  It established minimum security standards for driver’s licenses and identification cards.  It prohibits federal agencies from accepting licenses and identification cards for official purposes…

Austro AE330 TBO Climbs To 1,800 Hours

Austro AE330 TBO Climbs To 1,800 Hours

Austro AE330 TBO Climbs To 1,800 Hours AV Web Article By Geoff Rapoport Austro’s 180-HP diesel and Jet-A burning AE330 has received EASA approval to extend time between overhaul to 1,800 hours based on the engine’s operating history. Jurgen Heinrich, Managing Director of Austro Engine and Diamond Aircraft Austria, said, “Austro Engine products have proven…

DART450 Formation Flying Video

Diamond Aircraft DART-450 formation flight

  Diamond Aircraft DART-450 formation flight video presented by Diamond Aircraft. In recent years Diamond has been continuing to push the envelope of research and development to produce more advanced and higher performance aircraft. The Dart 450 is targeted to military applications. It melds nicely into Diamond’s ongoing special mission applications line-up spearheaded by the…


Video: NXi Panel DA62 landing in Greenland

LifeStyle Brings First Garmin NXi panel DA62 to the US LifeStyle Aviation is proud to be bringing the first DA62 NXi unit to North America. Delivery will be to a client in North Carolina in April. The new Garmin NXi G1000 panel represents a significant upgrade to the G1000 panel we’ve enjoyed for many years…

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New Diamond DA50 Aircraft Revealed!

Diamond DA50 introduced at AERO. The New Diamond DA50 is on display at the Aero Global Airshow for General Aviation in Friedrichshafen, Germany on April  5- 8, 2017.  This is the first of the new family of aircraft, based on the DA50 airframe. The DA50-V is the first of five models: the four-seat 230shp DA50-IV;…

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LifeStyle Aviation Network Expands Jet A Twin Training

The LifeStyle Aviation Network Expands Jet A Twin Training! It has been a busy time for LifeStyle Aviation.  The LifeStyle Aviation Network has expanded the availability of JetA twin diesel training in more locations  With the latest two DA42 additions to our Network Partners, there are now 7 LifeStyle Aviation Network locations with Diamond DA42…


NEW Garmin G1000 NXi Introduced

Comments from LifeStyle Aviation’s Founder, John Armstrong: What it must be like to be an Aviation Writer I wonder. Like my friend Steve Pope, edior of FLYING magazine. In one moment he is racing through the sky in the amazing Diamond DA62 before introduction and the next experiencing before anyone else the wonders of Garmin’s…


Medical Certification Reform Effective May 1 2017

The long awaited medical reform law is making its way through the processes at the FAA and is scheduled to take effect this year. This changes the medical requirements for pilots to use general aviation aircraft for non-commercial uses and enhances the freedom that general aviation offers with less overhead to pilots.

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The New Year Looks Bright… Diamond Announces Major Investment

Big news from Diamond Aircraft this week… While the LifeStyle Aviation Team was busy at the Diamond Aircraft plant in Canada this week picking up multiple DA62’s  to deliver to customers for Christmas, this exciting announcement was released.  We are providing our commentary and the full text of the announcement. Look for future announcements here as we…


DA62’s for Christmas!

  You remember the line… “All I want for Christmas is…” Well this month we are completing that phrase with “a DA62” for several happy customers. Not only are these customers going to enjoy the world’s most amazing and advanced personal modern aircraft, they are going to enjoy the benefits of wise tax planning and…


Act Now & Save Over $353,000 on a Diamond DA62!

LifeStyle Aviation has a Diamond DA62 and DA42-VI available for December Delivery. The potential impact for tax savings is tremendous if you have the need for business deductions. If you want a business aircraft and you are expecting to pay taxes on substantial income we can help. We can deliver a New Diamond DA62 or…


Announcing the Diamond Texas / Arkansas Tour

Fly the NEW Diamond DA62! LifeStyle Aviation has a 2016 DA62 delivery position available. Acquire your Dream Plane and enjoy 2016 Tax Advantages! Limited Demo Flights Available! Click here to request a demo flight and to get more information.   LOCATION DATES KCXO Conroe, TX Nov. 21 & 29, 2016 KBAZ  New Braunfels, TX Nov. 30, 2016…

Diamond West Coast Tour

NEWS! Diamond West Coast Tour

Fly the new Diamond DA62! New West Coast Tour! LifeStyle Aviation has a 2016 DA62 delivery position available. Acquire your Dream Plane and enjoy 2016 Tax Advantages! Limited Demo Flights Available! Click here to request a demo flight and to get more information. The West Coast Tour Dates Location Dates British Columbia      CYPK Pitt Meadows,…

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LifeStyle Aviation Network Partners Receive Top AOPA Awards

LifeStyle Aviation Network Partners receive AOPA awards! Including the Top President’s Choice Award! AOPA announced the the winners of their Flight Excellence Awards on Oct. 25, 2016 and no surprise that multiple LifeStyle Aviation Network Partners won awards!   AOPA’s Flight Training Excellence Awards are based on AOPA’s Flight Training Excellence poll.  The poll is used…


LifeStyle Offers DA42 Air Conditioning

DA42 Air Conditioning Summer was particularly hot this year. Blistering hot. Through it all we stayed COOL! Here at LifeStyle Aviation we were busy trying out an all new, all electric air conditioning system developed for the Diamond DA42. We liked it so much we are now pleased to begin offering it immediately as an upgrade…

AOPA Live: Wounded Warrior Earns his IFR Ticket


Check out AOPA Live: Wounded Warrior Earns his IFR Ticket. One of our clients, Mike Bell, donated the use of his Diamond DA40 XLT that we sold him to be used for the IFR training for Adam. We want to congratulate Adam and thank Mike Bell for his generous support of Able Flight! warrior…

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LifeStyle Network Hosts June Learn To Fly Events

  June is Learn to Fly Month! That’s right, June was designated by Congress years ago as National Learn to Fly Month and so our network of flight centers is carrying on the tradition. The LifeStyle Aviation Network is hosting Learn To Fly Events during the month of June at many locations on the East Coast. Some flight…