The FAA has certified the factory-built Mermaid as a special Special-Light Sport Aircraft. The plane is built in the Czech Republic by Czech Aircraft Works of Stare Mesto, and distributed in the United States by Sport Aircraft Works of Palm City, Fla.
It is amphibious, so owners can operate from either land or water. The Mermaid is the first amphibious LSA to be certified.
“We’ve been producing for customers all along, and by the end of the February, our first five customers will see their deliveries,” said Danny Defelici, Sport Aircraft Works president and a design team member.