Having launched a Remos Pilot Center a year ago, Success Aviation has upgraded, becoming a Remos Aircraft Dealer. The Houston-based company currently has two Rremos GX demo aircraft, one with an autopilot and a second without. They use the LSAs for primary flight training.
“Most flight training operations involving the Remos use about 3.2 gallons of fuel, compared to over 5 in a Cessna 152 and close to 9 in a Skyhawk,” said Tom Pekar, president of Success Aviation. “With the price of avgas going up steadily, we think that most flight training schools will be forced to look at LSAs to be able to continue. And when it comes to training in an LSA, we looked at many of them and think Remos is the best, the most economical and the most durable. In this part of the world, being able to fly with the doors off is invaluable.”
Success Aviation is on Houston Southwest Airport, technically in the town of Arcola, a suburb of Houston. The region has about 7 million people and Pekar believes there is tremendous potential for attracting a lot of pilots. The company, which began as a flight school in 1996, soon added a pilot shop, then a testing center for administering FAA written exams, maintenance facilities and two large hangars. It offers training for all ratings from Sport Pilot to Commercial and CFII.
Success Aviation is the 16th addition to the national network of Remos dealers. The aircraft, manufactured in Pasewalk, Germany, features a two-place, high wing, all-composite fuselage with Rotax power.