The former Partenavia line finds a new welcome in the U.S.
Like a rock star of a certain age going back on the arena circuit, rumors of the return of the light twin formerly known as Partenavia—now the Vulcanair—have echoed around the domestic GA world for the better part of a decade.
Proving that good things come to those who wait, ICON Aircraft just announced that they’ve completed their first production aircraft for a customer, with regular aircraft deliveries starting this summer after FAA acceptance.
Not since the 1930s has airplane innovation been impacted as much as it was yesterday when ICON unveiled their hotly anticipated A5 amphibious aircraft to the public through a handful of pilot journalists.
Flight Design USA President, Tom Peghiny, talks about one of the most successful LSAs ever created
As the U.S. distributor of the mega-selling and insanely popular CT series of German-manufactured, all-composite light-sport aircraft, Peghiny has watched an industry he helped create transform itself into the brightest spot in GA.
Flight Design SPECIFICATIONS Base price: $156,000 (CTLS) $167,700 (CTLSi) Engine: Rotax 912 ULS (carbureted) or 912 iS (fuel-injected) Power: 100 hp Length: 21 ft. 5 in. Height: 8 ft. 6 in. Wingspan: 31 ft. 2 in. Wing Area (sq. ft.): 121.6 Aspect Ratio: 7.29:1 Cabin Width (in.): 49 Empty Weight (lbs.): 795 Gross Weight (lbs.): more »
I’m going to admit it right up front: I’ve always admired the Cessna CJ3 from afar but frankly, it’s a bit, (okay, a lot) out of my price range, so it’s a plane that I’ve only dreamed about. But dreams are good, and wow, what an airplane!