KAMENZ, Germany — Last fall, Flight Design, manufacturer of the CT-series of Light-Sport Aircraft, promised to fly its new, four-seater called C4 by the opening of the Aero Friedrichshafen show. On Friday, April 9, the company achieved that goal. The weekend was spent reviewing initial results and preparing to set up at the event that starts April 15. [Read more…]
The Wright “B” Flyer, a modern lookalike of the Wright brothers’ first production airplane, has short legs and is tiring to fly. Instead, the nonprofit organization’s volunteers will disassemble the 3,400-pound biplane, carefully load it into a custom trailer and have it hauled overland to Oshkosh, where the same scenario will play out in reverse to put it together and fly it.
Transporting the next-generation Wright “B” Flyer will be a much simpler affair. The organization is designing another one-of-kind flyer, this one designed for easy disassembly and scaled to fit in a standard shipping container that will allow the nonprofit to show and display the airplane worldwide. [Read more…]
The grandson of Bernard Pietenpol, who is known as the Father of the Homebuilt Aircraft, has joined with Aircraft Spruce to offer Pietenpol Air Camper kits.
When Continental Motors recently announced FAA Type Certification of its new alternative fuel powerplant, IO-360-AF, this encouraged Flight Design to move its test article C4 from the fabrication plant to its German headquarters in Kamenz, where it will undergo final tests leading to first flight of the new design. [Read more…]