TAVARES, Florida — Progressive Aerodyne has received FAA certification for the Searey Elite, a light-sport amphibious airplane.
The Searey Elite, equipped with a Rotax 914 turbocharged engine, is equally at home on the ground, in the air, or on the water, according to company officials.
The aircraft offers many features, such as a large sliding canopy that can remain open while flying, GPS, AOA and Gear Position warning systems, and more, officials add.
Airworthiness certification for the Searey Elite was issued in December 2013, and the first two airplanes will take private ownership in January 2014 at a ceremony to be held at Progressive Aerodyne’s manufacturing facility in Tavares, Florida. The Searey Elite will also be on display at the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, Jan. 16-19, 2014.
“We are so pleased and excited about being able to offer our Searey Light Sport Amphibious Elite to the market,” said Adam Yang, CEO. “We believe that our airplane fulfills a much anticipated desire for those customers who want to experience the fun and adventure of flight, both in the air and on water, with ease.”
Progressive Aerodyne began as a family business in 1992 manufacturing Searey kit airplanes. In November 1992, the first Searey airplane was flown and Progressive Aerodyne was incorporated in the same year. The company has a more than 20 year history of manufacturing Searey kit airplanes which are still flown all over the world. Progressive Aerodyne is currently in full production of two configurations of Searey amphibious airplanes, the Searey Light Sport and the Searey Light Sport Elite. In addition, the company continues to manufacture Searey kit airplanes.
For more information: 855-732-7395 or Searey.com.