SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — When David Spano and Tony Sabos set up SimplyFLY six years ago, their goal was to provide flight training under the banner of Power Sports.
They wanted to focus on growing sport aviation by targeting the general public. They do this by taking a REMOS mockup aircraft to local fairs, festivals and other events. There, they sell Discovery Flights: A half hour instructional flight for $75. Around 15 percent of those who make the flight go on to become sport pilots or private pilots.
All of the training is done in REMOS aircraft. SimplyFLY has four of them, plus a new dealer demo aircraft for sales. [Read more…]
AUSTIN, Texas – Bearhawk Aircraft has completed the delivery of two Bearhawk LSA aircraft kits to South Africa and New Zealand.
The Bearhawk LSA, available as a Quick-Build kit, is a two-place tandem seated aircraft resembling the Piper Super Cub and other high-wing aircraft used for sport, recreation and utility. [Read more…]
Flight Design USA reported its first shipment of CTLS and CTLSi aircraft from AeroJones Aviation will arrive at Airtime Aviation in Tulsa, Oklahoma, late this week or early next.
AeroJones Aviation, from Taichung, Taiwan, will produce and distribute, under license, the CT-series of aircraft for Flight Design of Germany. AeroJones will also manufacture spare parts as well. [Read more…]
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — REMOS AG, once one of the top-selling Light-Sport Aircraft in North America, has returned to the United States.
Reorganized and with new management, the company has established a distribution center at Skybound Aviation at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport (KCGI). Under the direction of Mac McCallister, Skybound is selling parts and providing service for existing REMOS owners.
Beginning this summer, they will be present at AirVenture and will be taking orders for copies of the new GXiS model.
Skybound, which first became a REMOS dealer in 2012, is also providing flight training for people transitioning to a REMOS or for those wishing to earn a Sport Pilot License. Skybound offers Private Pilot and IFR training in the REMOS.
Designed by German engineers, REMOS AG recently upgraded and refined the powerplant and avionics options in the new model. REMOS has developed a computerized system for starting the Rotax 912 iS Sport fuel injected engine. Starting is now a process of turning the key and pressing a “Start” button, reducing a once-complicated process to just two steps.
It has also adopted the new 10-inch Dynon touch sensitive screens along with the Garmin GTN 750, an all in one WAAS GPS/NAV/COM navigation system and control panel for radio, audio panel, transponder and autopilot.
“The company is on solid footing today,” said Mac McCallister (pictured below), “and we’re very enthusiastic about making the new GXiS available to pilots in North America. REMOS performance has always been excellent and with the new technologies in the panel and firewall forward, the aircraft raises the bar for owner benefits.”
As a part of its new global marketing strategy, REMOS AG has added a dozen new dealers in countries around the globe and will continue to add new dealers in North America, company officials noted.