Extreme Aerosports of Corvallis, Ore., has been named US agent for XtremeAir’s Sbach series of aerobatic aircraft.
Pilots can choose between the single seat Sbach 300 or the two seat Sbach 342 models. Both are fully capable of aerobatic competition in the “unlimited” class. The two seat model also doubles as a speedy cross country touring model, with a range of over 900 miles and a cruise speed of over 200 mph, according to Jim Bourke and Doug Jardine of Extreme Aerosports.
Bourke (pictured above) and Jardine recently returned from a trip to Cochstedt, Germany, where they visited the XtremeAir factory and met with designer and test pilot Philipp Steinbach.
Said Bourke, owner of Extreme Aerosports: “The folks at XtremeAir have done an outstanding job in designing this aircraft. I was very impressed with the size of their operation and their commitment to delivering airplanes. These aircraft are in hot demand in Europe, but have not been available in the US until now. European certification is completed on the 342 model and expected in late 2011 for the 300. We expect brisk sales.”
The red, white, and black prototype “Thunderbolt” Sbach 342 will serve as the US demonstrator model. It is currently stationed at Extreme Aerosports HQ in Corvallis, where Jim and Doug are preparing for the 2011 competition season.
For more information: ExtremeAerosports.com