Production of fly-away S-LSA RV-12 will continue in 2014, according to Dick VanGrunsven, founder of Van’s Aircraft, Inc. and Wally Anderson, head of Synergy Air.
Zenith Aircraft has begun shipping kits for its newest model, the CH 750 Cruzer.
WICHITA — On the 110th anniversary of the Wright brother’s first powered flight, Belite completed the successful first test flight of its new aircraft, the Belite SeaLite.
The SeaLite is an amphibious, carbon fiber float-equipped aircraft, designed to legally fly under U.S. FAR 103 regulations off of either water or land.
Bearhawk Aircraft reports the first flights of its aircraft in New Zealand and Australia.
WICHITA FALLS, Texas — For the first time, officials with Carter Aviation Technologies recently left their flight test center at Olney Airport and flew cross country to a welcoming crowd of hundreds at Kickapoo Airport in Wichita Falls, Texas.
“This is the first time we have left Olney and the first time we’ve conducted a public flight demonstration of this nature,” explained Jay Carter. “After we broke the Mu-1 barrier for a second and third time with our second generation Slowed Rotor/Compound [SR/C] prototype, we wanted to get the aircraft in front of the folks of Wichita Falls who have been so supportive over the years.”
YAKIMA, Wash. — CubCrafters has unveiled a range of updates for the Carbon Cub SS (pictured) and Sport Cub S2 LSA aircraft for the 2014 model year.
Now that Synergy Air has delivered its first dozen factory RV-12s, the company has begun taking orders for another batch, according to a report at AOPA.org. The story notes that Synergy Air expects to build about 30 RV-12s in the next 12 months and up to 50 the following year. Synergy Air’s RV-12s range in price from $115,000 to $123,000 depending on options.
PEMBROKE, Quebec — While many Zenith builders dream about flying into the backcountry, Richard Lauzon, 56, flies the opposite direction. Based at the Ten Mile Lodge in northern Quebec, Lauzon says his STOL CH 801 is by far the most practical means of getting in and out of his hunting/fishing resort.