How would you like to help a popular Light-Sport Aircraft manufacturer design its first four-place aircraft? If the answer is yes, Flight Design wants to hear from you.
“Sheriff One” has begun flying missions for the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department in California. “Sheriff One” is the call sign used by the new Flight Design CTLE operated by the sheriff’s department.
Tom Peghiny of Flight Design USA sells the No. 1 LSA in the country, the Flight Design CTLS. But he’s also selling fun.
LSA manufacturer Flight Design plans to unveil one of the first “green” projects for light aircraft powerplants at next month’s Aero Friedrichshafen in Germany.
“Rising oil prices and environmental regulations will begin to force airplane manufacturers to rethink propulsion systems. Flight Design is sure that in the long term, research developments for electric or hydrogen powered propulsion systems will provide realistic, useful solutions,” said Flight Design CEO Matthias Betsch. “To have in the short and middle term efficient and environmentally-friendly airplanes for general aviation, Flight Design has in the last two years developed, together with Franz Aircraft Engines, a hybrid concept, which first will be shown to the public at Aero.”