In May 2003 Mr Lance Watson gave evidence to the Australian House of Representatives Transport and Regional Services Committee of a proposal by his Company to develop an aircraft able to serve remote communities at ‘bus fare prices’.
The T-Bird is a light aircraft aimed at the ultra-light market and is described as agile and stable. It has been manufactured in the United States by Indy Aircraft at Independence in Indiana and has been in production for over 25 years in various forms.
The Arava was designed by Israel Aircraft Industries as a STOL light transport for civil and military use and it was produced in two variants, the IAI-101 and the IAI-201, examples being supplied to a number of air forces.
The Pik-30 is a French built self-launched glider designed by Messrs Pekka Tammi and M Moniot. It is a single-seater and the wings and tail surfaces are of GFRP sandwich with a PVC core; and the fuselage structure is of GFRP monocoque structure reinforced with carbon fibre.
The Heron, or Machatz-1, is an un-manned aerial vehicle developed by the Malat division of Israel Aircraft Industries to fulfil the role of medium altitude long-endurance operations in the Middle East, being able to fly at altitudes up to 10,668 m (35,000 ft) and remain in the air for up
In 1961 John O Isaacs of Southampton in the United Kingdom commenced the design of a seven-tenths scale wooden replica of one of Britain’s most famous biplane fighters, the Hawker Fury, which saw service with the RAF in the 1930s.
In 1976 IAI began to promote a maritime reconnaissance variant of the Westwind 1124N using experience it had gained from the Model 1123, a variant of which was developed to meet a US Coast Guard requirement, a competition being held, but which lost out to the Dassault Falcon 20.
Photograph: Ireland Meteor G-AUFQ (c/n M.8) at Mascot, NSW in 1928 (Frank Walters collection) Country of origin: United States of America Description: Four-seat touring biplane Power Plant: One 67 kw (90 hp) Curtiss OX-5 eight-cylinder VEE liquid -cooled engine Specifications: Wingspan: 9.44 m (31 ft) Length: 7.31 m (24 ft)
Designed by the Aero Commander company in the USA as a jet executive transport to augment its range of business and executive aircraft, the first of two Aero Commander 1121 prototypes was flown for the first time on 27 January 1963, followed by the second prototype on 14 April 1964.
The GS240 was an all-metal, high-wing, two-seat light sport aircraft built by IBIS aircraft. Built to the specifications and performance required by the American Light Sport Aircraft category, it was made available on the US Market in “Quick-build kit” form which met the 51% rule, and also permitted the
The Interstate Cadet was a two-seat in tandem high-wing single-engine monoplane produced by the Interstate Aircraft & Engineering Corp based in El Segundo, California and during 1941 and 1942 a total of about 320 examples was produced, mainly for the US military.
On 28 September 2010 the FAA in the United States issued a Light Sport Aircraft Certificate to the Maverick Sport light aircraft, this being a new variant of what had become known as the Flying dune buggy, a flying car developed by Steven Saint and his partners at Indigenous People’s
The Mamba was named after the company which conceived the design, the Melbourne Aircraft Manufacturing Basic Aircraft Project, and the prototype VH-JSA (c/n P-001) first flew on 25 January 1989 fitted with a 87-kw (116-hp) Textron Lycoming O-235 engine.
The Sky Arrow is produced in a number of models by Iniziative Industriali Italiane SpA in Italy as a light two in-tandem sport and training aircraft, the first flight of the prototype being made in March 1993.
The Ikarus C22 Fox ultra-light was designed by Hans Gigax in 1982 and was first imported to this region from Switzerland in early 1985 by the Australian distributor at Bondi, NSW, the first order being for ten aircraft.