What a Newsletter, Lots to report and lots of great photographs from Freidrichshafen in Germany on the latest Sting Retract and also an update on Sport Pilot for the US Markets.
The first flights of the Sting Retractable over the farm lands in the Czech Republic, Rather than waffle on with details I will let the following photographs do the talking...
Cruising high above the clouds, the new retractable is good for speeds over 150 knots.
The two questions I get asked.......
When can I have one ?? NOW.....
How much extra does the retract cost ?? Euro 3000
Freidrichshafen Aero 2003
Aero 2003 is Europe's biggest airshow for Sport Aircraft, it is held every two years in the small town of Freidrichshafen about 2 hours drive from Zurich.
We were invited to join the German Sting dealer Martin Wezel and his team at the TL-Ultralight Stand and to say the 4 day event was busy is an understatement.
The Sting Sport for the US markets.
With the new Sport Pilot ruling expected to be released at Oshkosh we are full steam ahead with our plans to introduce the aircraft into the American market. The Sting Sport and Star Sport models will feature 80 hp Rotax engines, fixed gear and fixed propellers (to fit the Sport Pilot regulations..... Sorry) and be priced to compete with many of the existing kit aircraft, in many instances you will be able to buy a fully built Sting or Star Sport model for around the same price as a kit aircraft with say a 2000 hour build time.
We have just started the search for US dealers so if you think you have what it takes to sell one of the most exciting aircraft in it's class please drop me an email from this link. Mail Michael. The expected rush of orders on day one will push out deliveries somewhat but the factory will be gearing for increased production as soon as the ruling is finalised.
Canadian Dealers Wanted...... We are still looking for a few Canadian Dealers to represent the aircraft north of the US border. The Sting, Star and Condor models have been accepted into Canada under the Advanced Ultralight Category and are ready to go, our Canadian customers can benefit from this category and are allowed the bigger engines, retractable system and the constant speed propellers
Phil "from Canberra" showing off for the EAA photo plane at last years Oshkosh, here doing a "knife edge" maneuver high above the clouds.
Well that's it for another newsletter we have jumped an edition here and have run no 13 before no 12, number 12 will be coming out shortly its just that we have received so much inquiry for information on the retract that we have done this newsletter first.
As always please come back to me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional information and safe flying..... Michael Coates X-Air Australia