The airplane is the only open cockpit SLSA in the market from a longstanding and reputable company.
The design has a proven track record, no hype-here: the experimental version has been flown for many years, in the most diverse geographies and climates, and it has shown itself to be easy and fun to
fly, attractive and very safe. There are hundreds flying around the world.
To be approved by the FAA the design underwent strict testing to meet the ASTM SLSA
standards: key upgrades to the design were made, computer calculations, structural
tests and flying evaluations demonstrated that the airplane is robust and forgiving.
This is a "real" airplane and no corners were cut to obtain the approval.
The factory in California, USA revamped its quality systems and
the aircraft is manufactured under strict tolerances so every
aircraft is for all intents and purposes identical to the
one used to obtain the approval.
Systems to keep manuals up-to-date and
a Continuous Operating Safety
protocols are in place at the Plant.
The airplane is a wonderful platform to learn to
fly inexpensively. Operating costs are low.
The Sport 2SE offers a "magic-carpet" flying experience that
is quite different and unique as compared with ALL enclosed cockpit airplanes that fly faster: it is a sensorially rich experience where you can feel the air passing around you, you can see the birds flying along, smell the fields and see what is happening at ground level and being noticed by the people on the ground.
All of that is lost in a fast, high flying airplane.
The airplane is designed for the training schools and dealerships that want a low-operating-cost airplane that offers a fun, simple, safe ride. It is also intended for experienced pilots and new aviation enthusiast that want their own plane without having to assemble it and that can be flown immediately: the plane is sold tested and with an aiworthiness certificate and N-number.
The only thing the pilot needs is a sport pilot license, which is the simplest to acquire and does not require a medical examination every year.
Maintenance can be provided by LS-M (light sport maintanance repairman that requires a 120 hr course or by an A & P mechanic).