http://www.sportaviationmagazine.com -- Aventura Amphibian - 12 Ultralight Aircraft that give the biggest bang for the buck! Coming in at #4 on our list of ultralight aircraft that give you the biggest bang for your buck is the Aventura from Aero Adventure in Tavares Florida. The Aventura was first introduced at Sun N Fun in 1995. It is a single seat amphibious strut braced, high wing tail-dragger ultralight aircraft, in a pusher configuration. The Aventura uses bolt together anodized aluminum tube and rivet together construction covered in pre-sewn dacron sailcloth, the aluminum fuselage is mated to center mounted a fiberglass hull. The Aventura Amphibian has a retractable main landing gear and tail wheel which allow it to land and take off from land or water. On it's center mounted hull and two wing tip floats. Controls on the Aventura Amphibian are standard three axis stick and rudder control with a center hand stick and left hand throttle. Retract for the wheels done via a retract handle on the right hand side of the craft. The Aventura Amphibious is powered by the Rotax 447, or in the experimental category with the Rotax 503, or 582 through a 2.58 to 1 gear reduction drive. Cruise with the Rotax 447 is 55/65 mph, VNE 85 mph, 27 stall mph, climb rate 800/1000 feet per minute. As a FAR Part 103 legal ultralight aircraft the Aventura comes standard with a 5 gallon fuel tank, lexan windshield, two blade prop and instruments. Options include brakes, electric start, elevator trim 10/12 gallon fuel tanks, streamlined struts, shoulder harness pilot restraint, large wheels and nickel plated landing gear. http://www.sportaviationmagazine.com Video and Audio content is Copyright © Sport Aviation Magazine. This video and audio material may not be reproduced in any form without written permission. Help support Sport Aviation Magazine by subscribing to our PAID YOU TUBE CHANNEL at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG__HDxVT1TjrBqEjltFRzQ Share this video with your friends: http://youtu.be/y_ijzbpkqsc RELATED SEARCH TERMS: experimental aircraft, experimental amateurbuilt aircraft video, homebuilt aircraft, homebuilt aircraft kits, home built aircraft, homebuilt aircraft plans, sport aircraft, light sport aircraft, light sport aircraft kits, light sport aircraft for sale, light sport aircraft manufacturers, sport planes,sport aircraft, light sport planes, Light-sport Aircraft (Aircraft Type), Flying (Magazine), TAGS: Aventura, Aventura I, Aero Adventure, aventura ultralight, aventura ultralight for sale, aventura ultralight kit, aventura ultralight price, aventura amphibious ultralight aircraft for sale, aventura ul ultralight aircraft, aventura amphibious ultralight aircraft video, aventura amphibious ultralight seaplane, aero aventura ultralight, aventura ultralight http://www.sportaviationmagazine.com - Aero Adventure Aventura Amphibious Ultralight Aircraft
http://www.ultralightflyer.com – Dan Johnson talks to Vanessa Troillard of Lisa Airplanes about the Lisa Airplanes' two-seat amphibian aircraft which can take off and land on multiple types of surfaces (like MVP, which calls itself a "triphibian"). Lisa test pilots report "outstanding flight performance, combining long distances and exceptional comfort." Spokespersons elaborated, "From the cockpit up to the edge of the wings, and through the Seafoils, a number of technical innovations offer elegance, operating convenience and exceptional aerodynamic performance: top speed of 156 mph, range of 1,250 miles, fuel consumption of 42 mph, and Akoya takes off and lands in as little as 650 feet." Thanks to folding wings (photo & video), Akoya can be stored in a garage or aboard your yacht. With its stratospheric price tag of $395,000, Lisa will have to market to well-heeled customers. Lisa developers also boast of Akoya's 180-degree panoramic view through its tinted bubble canopy and a cockpit specially designed to combine both aesthetics and maximum comfort. Engineered to meet the LSA regulation, Lisa said Akoya is positioned between [European] ultralight aircraft and standard category certified aircraft. They said that while the LSA concept is still not widely known in Europe, "this new U.S. standard is becoming international" and they intend to prove compliance of Akoya to ASTM industry consensus standards. Lisa assures that a Sport Pilot certificate will suffice in the USA while Europeans can obtain a Light Aircraft Pilot License after a 20 to 30-hour training session varying slightly to meet each country's regulation. It was good to see Lisa back at AirVenture 2014. http://www.sportaviationmagazine.com Video and Audio content is Copyright © Sport Aviation Magazine. This video and audio material may not be reproduced in any form without written permission. Help support Sport Aviation Magazine by subscribing to our PAID subscription video magazine at http://www.sportaviationmagazine.com Thank You for your continued support! RELATED SEARCH TERMS: amphibious plane,amphibious ultralight aircraft video,amphibious planes,amphibious aircraft manufacturers,amphibious aircraft for sale,amphibious airplanes,amphibious sport aircraft,light sport amphibious aircraft,small amphibious aircraft,amphibious homebuilt aircraft, Flying (Magazine), TAGS: AKOYA, LISA Airplanes, Lisa Airplanes, lisa airplanes, lisa akoya, lisa akoya amphibious, lisa akoya for sale, lisa akoya seaplane, lisa akoya amphibian, lisa akoya review, lisa akoya video, lisa akoya ultralight amphibious, amphibious airplanes, amphibious airplane, pivoting wings, folding wings, lisa akoya ultralight http://www.lightsportaircraftpilot.com - Lisa Akoya amphibious two seat aircraft from Lisa Airplanes. http://youtu.be/UX6qhpIOyEw
http://www.sportaviationmagazine.com – Dan Johnson talks to Darrell Lynds about the MVP from MVP Aero. The MVP or Most Versatile Plane is the latest entry into the ever expanding amphibious light sport aircraft market. The MVP does not put more features (and weight) on an already challenging, weight-restricted airplane instead the design required a paradigm shift from traditional thinking. This different approach is the key to understanding just how the factory is going to achieve the goals set for the MVP. In the simplest of terms, the MVP is not an amphibious airplane that has all of these new features added to it. Instead, it is a highly integrated collection of features, pieces and parts that happen to become an airplane. Once the old adage, “an airplane is 10,000 compromises flying in formation” had been fully abandoned, this new attitude begins to reveal amazing opportunities, synergies, and relationships. Ultimately, the new features become completely intertwined with the parts that make up the airplane. As a result the MVP delivers a diverse feature-set while also delivering a respectable useful load. Flanking both sides of the MVP are nose to tail catwalks that enable movement all over the MVP for on the water preflight of the engine, inspection of the tail and the wing’s aft mounted control surfaces. Or, one can simply access the aft fuselage to deploy and relax in a fitted hammock that stretches between the engine pylon and the tail. The MVP’s most compelling feature is that it transforms into a versatile floating platform. The canopy moves upwards and back on a 4-bar link to sit atop the engine pylon. This frees up the nose of the MVP to resemble the front of a classic bass-type fishing boat. With the canopy open, the MVP’s engine can be run so as to continue to shore or dock, or to motor along to the next cove or fishing spot. This configuration also enables a passenger to step up onto the forward deck to assist in docking and beaching duties. Excellent stability of the hull keeps the MVP relatively flat as both occupants move about. And to create the perfect fishing or observation perch, either seat can be repositioned onto a pedestal up on the forward deck. The Instrument panel is a self-contained pod that pivots up and out of the way, not only to help protect it from dripping swim suits and flip flops, but also to provide a way to create a larger flat deck. Four hinged folding panels (called the origami deck) stow atop the forward deck under the canopy and are able to be deployed in two halves to fully cover the seats of the cockpit, enabling a completely flat floor from the bow to the back of the baggage compartment. This floor is level whether floating on the water, or parked on level ground. This amazingly big surface on a relatively little airplane is just large enough for two people to stretch out and sleep. Deploying a fitted tent and inflating a fitted air mattress makes spending the night a delight. Traveling from marina to marina on a big adventure couldn’t be easier with the MVP’s on-the-water folding wings. Taxi up close and shut down the engine. Fold the wings, and propel the MVP towards the slip with use of an on-board trolling motor. Integrated within the bilge, is a useful bow thruster to help make docking a breeze. With all these features, one might expect there to be compromises made to the flight and handling qualities of the MVP. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The MVP should prove to be a top performer and a joy to fly in its class. High-aspect ratio/high lift wings, excellent stability, crisp controls, comfortable seats and excellent visibility will all contribute to making the MVP a sheer joy to fly. http://www.sportaviationmagazine.com Video and Audio content is Copyright © Sport Aviation Magazine. This video and audio material may not be reproduced in any form without written permission. Help support Sport Aviation Magazine by subscribing to our PAID Video Magazine at http://www.ultralightflyer.com RELATED SEARCH TERMS: amphibious plane,amphibious ultralight aircraft video,amphibious planes,amphibious aircraft manufacturers,amphibious aircraft for sale,amphibious airplanes,amphibious sport aircraft,light sport amphibious aircraft,small amphibious aircraft,amphibious homebuilt aircraft, Light-sport Aircraft (Aircraft Type), Flying (Magazine), TAGS: MVP,MVP Aero,MVP Aircraft,MVP light sport aircraft,MVP amphibious aircraft,MVP Amphibian,experimental aircraft,experimental amateurbuilt aircraft video,homebuilt aircraft,homebuilt aircraft kits,home built aircraft,homebuilt aircraft plans,sport aircraft,light sport aircraft,light sport aircraft kits,light sport aircraft for sale,light sport aircraft manufacturers,sport planes,sport aircraft,light sport planes, http://www.sportaviationmagazine.com - MVP Aircraft – Most Versatile Aircraft in the light sport aircraft category!
http://www.mountvernonaviationexpo.com – First flight for the renewed and upgraded Atol LSA seaplane! "This was my best birthday present. All went well with no surprises," reported an excited Anssi Rekual, sales manager and front man for the Finland-based builder of the LSA seaplane called Atol. An airline pilot today, Anssi added, "I have only one year to go with Finnair and then I can focus fully on Atol." The head of design and company CEO, Markku Koivurova flew for 26 minutes and reported that aircraft was easy and convenient to fly and everything worked normally. Approach to stall and slow flight characteristics were tested on Atol registered in Finland as OH-XNA followed by a perfect landing. Markku flew at Rovaniemi international airport (EFRO) at the Arctic Circle. Speaking on behalf of the Atol team, Anssi was relating news that the reborn Atol took its maiden flight on Tuesday, April 9, 2015, just in time for the company to have significant bragging rights at the German Aero Friedrichshafen show. Congratulations to Anssi and his team from Atol Aviation, Ltd.! Earlier Atol completed its water testing without taking flight. I use the term "reborn" because Atol is not a new design, unlike several other exiting new LSA seaplanes in various stages of development. In 1984, designer Markku Koivurova started development of Atol, then a wood composite amphibious aircraft. The original model's first flight happened 27 years ago in August of 1988 in Rovaniemi, Finland. The first flight on water was achieved a few months later off nearby Lake Norvajärvi on October 20th. Martekno Finland, Ltd., began production of the original model in 1990 and the first deliveries were made in 1991. Leap forward twenty years to 2011, Atol AvionAtol Avion, Ltd., was established. Anssi explained, "I contacted Markku then and talked him into restarting the business. It took four years to complete the design changes, build a prototype and redo all drawings after completing fresh calculations needed for certificates." He explained that Atol Avion is a small group with modest funding. "We have on average three hired staff and mostly just our own savings to use." The refreshed group began building a new prototype with a longer fuselage and numerous other changes. "The manufacturing technology of the structure and systems and the level of aircraft finish has been further improved," Anssi related. "Design of the engine cowling and fuselage extension has been refined. The nose, canopy and upper fuselage are redesigned for optimal aerodynamics and to reduce twirling in the tail." Admirably, and despite all the recent changes made to the refreshed design, Atol Avion promised to continue to support Atol aircraft manufactured by the first Martekno organization. That pioneering Atol model was and is sold in Europe as a ultralight or microlight kit with a gross weight of 495 kilograms or 1,090 pounds. Now conforming to the ASTM standards using the 1,430 pound (650 kg) weight for seaplanes, Anssi said, "Our Atol 650 LSA is converted from Markku's original by extending the fuselage by a meter and redesigning cockpit area and engine installation. Basic material is still wood composite but fibers, including carbon fiber, has been used also and all details have been updated." Atol Avion reports that they have also sold three planes and will deliver those to clients this summer. "We have also confirmed a financial program that enables us to now totally focus on assembly," Anssi wrote. Tapping into modern social media methods, he continued, "We are opening a crowdfunding process to finance our production, so all aviators and wannabes can buy a share or two of Atol Avion, Ltd." He said the company will add more about the fund raising effort on their homepage soon! By Dan Johnson http://www.sportaviationmagazine.com Video and Audio content is Copyright © Sport Aviation Magazine. This video and audio material may not be reproduced in any form without written permission. Help support Sport Aviation Magazine by subscribing to our PAID subscription video magazine at http://www.sportaviationmagazine.com Thank You for your continued support! RELATED SEARCH TERMS: amphibious plane,amphibious ultralight aircraft video,amphibious planes,amphibious aircraft manufacturers,amphibious aircraft for sale,amphibious airplanes,amphibious sport aircraft,light sport amphibious aircraft,small amphibious aircraft,amphibious homebuilt aircraft, Light-sport Aircraft (Aircraft Type), Flying (Magazine), TAGS: Atol,Atol lsa,Atol light sport aircraft,Atol seaplane,Markku Koivurova,Atol Avion,Atol Finland,Atol Amphib,Atol lsa seaplane,Anssi Rekual,all wood seaplane,Atol prototype, http://www.lightsportaircraftpilot.com - Atol LSA Seaplane Makes Maiden Flight, from ATOL Avion. http://youtu.be/RN6uAhyPo6Y
http://www.sportaviationmagazine.com - Aero Adventure, Aventura II, Aventura I, two seat and single seat amphibious experimental aircraft. We talk with Alex Rolinski new owner of Aero Adventure manufacturers of the Aventura line of single and two seat experimental light sport aircraft. Help support The Ultralight Flyer light sport and ultralight flying video magazine by subscribing or donating to the cause at http://www.ultralightflyer.com
The Gweduck departing the Great Alaskan Aviation Gathering at Anchorage International for a short hop to Lake Hood
China's first large amphibious aircraft AG600 completed its maiden flight on Sunday in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province. It is the latest member of China's homemade large aircraft, following large passenger jet C919 and heavy transport aircraft Y-20. China has now become one of the few countries that can produce large aircraft for civil and military use. It expounds the technical breakthroughs achieved in China's aviation industry.
AIN’s Matt Thurber flies the Searey Elite, an amphibious light sport aircraft that you can drive from the beach, straight into the water, and take to the air with only 350 feet of water necessary for takeoff. For more information, visit: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/general-aviation/2015-08-10/flight-demo-searey-elite-amphibian
as is ultralight govt surplus airplane originally used as a drone prototype, now decomissioned and stripped. Includes rotax engine. Needs flight controls, etc. 66hours documented in log book.
The AKOYA is a two-seater amphibious aircraft with a unique design and a wealth of features. From land, water or snow, the AKOYA takes its passengers 1250 miles away (2000km) thanks to its impressive fuel efficiency of 42MPG (5,6L/100km) and can reach the speed of 135 knots (250km/h). After a pleasant and quick flight, the AKOYA lands on a less than 650-feet field (200m) and fold its wings to be parked in a garage. To reach these performances with no compromises, LISA Airplanes has designed an exclusive innovation in the aviation field which allows landing on multiple surfaces. The Multi-Access technology is a unique combination of two Seafoils, a retractable landing gear equipped with skis and folding wings. The AKOYA is designed to fulfill the LSA (Light Sport Aircraft) regulation -- the new American standard that is to become an international standard such as in Europe with the CS-LSA implementation.