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!
Tecnam’s new two-place has quick moves and can play rough
Manufacturers’ displays of new aircraft models are hardly novel at Sebring’s U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, but showcasing a new aircraft facility as Tecnam did this year, hosting an open house at its new U.S. headquarters at the airport, is a first.
Wipaire makes floats, and now also remakes airplanes
With the use of seaplanes climbing worldwide and the supply of available stalwarts like the Cessna 206 and the de Havilland Twin Otter shrinking, the marketplace has begun to respond to consumer demand.
Wipaire Boss C 182 SPECIFICATIONS Engine: 315 hp Lycoming IO-580 Propeller: Hartzell three-blade carbon-composite Trailblazer Length: 29 ft. 6 in. Wingspan (ft.): 36 Height, wheels down (ft.): 13 Height to wingtip, wheels down: 10 ft. 9 in. Length, amphib float: 20 ft. 8 in. Hull height: 2 ft. 5 in. Hull width: 2 ft. 8 more »
Sling SPECIFICATIONS Engine: Rotax 912 ULS or Rotax 912 iS Power: 100 hp Fuel: Min. 91 OCT auto fuel or 100LL avgas Propeller: Whirlwind 70-inch 3-blade composite PERFORMANCE Cruise Speed (kts.): 115 Fuel Burn: 912 ULS = 5 gph, 912 iS = 3.9 gph Rate Of Climb (fpm): 900 Max Range (nm): 800+ Fuel Capacity more »