The Airplane Factory (TAF) is now collaborating with Synergy Air of Eugene, Oregon, on the Sling 4 Two Week Turbo Build Program.
The program involves a builder spending several weeks at Synergy Air’s Oregon location and building a Sling 4 Turbo from quickbuild kit with the training and assistance of Synergy Air’s team.
The airplane will then be ready for paint. The builder will return home and come back to Synergy at a later date to receive transition training and collect their painted and ready-to-fly airplane, company officials explained.
“The Airplane Factory has identified that many pilots want to enjoy the capabilities of a 4-seat airplane, but don’t want the high procurement and operating costs of a big-engined 4-placed plane,” said TAF USA Sales and Marketing Manager Jordan Denitz.
The Sling 4 Turbo boasts a 1,000-pound useful load. It is powered by a turbo-charged Rotax engine with a constant speed prop, which allows for speeds in the 145 kt TAS range at 9,500 feet with a fuel burn under 6 gph, he noted.
Added Mike Blyth, founder of TAF and Designer of the Sling 4 Turbo: “I couldn’t be more excited to partner with Synergy Air on this two week build program. Their years of experience will make it possible for someone with no previous knowledge or expertise to build their very own airplane that exceeds most factory build standards. The satisfaction that one will walk away with from this experience will be unmatched.”