The pilot can be ready to fly in short order, and the airplane definitely is. Sporting fantastic visibility, the all-metal, low-wing, 100hp SportCruiser is ready to take a large payload a long way, on just a little money.
With pricing set at $65,000 (FOB Indiantown) and burning around 4~4.5 gallons of auto gas per hour, the SportCruiser won't break the budget; and with its American-designed, all-metal traditional construction and US-sourced materials and airframe components, keeping it flying (and insured!) will be trouble-free. All three SAW aircraft are designed to be easy to fly, with touchdown speeds in the high 20-knot range.
Sport Aircraft Works, importer and distributor of the Czech Aircraft Works designs, completed all the certification work on time. We said in January's announcement that we would be certified in March, and we did it, a happy Defelici said. It helped that we have such great support from CZAW, and that we're learning what it takes to certify. The FAA has been great in getting this done.