The sun has set for this year EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, but the fever is still on and there is still lot to talk about.
With every aircraft company clamoring to put their best foot forward, Aero Electric Aircraft Corporation (AEAC) was not to be left behind.
At EAA AirVenture 2017, this aircraft company revealed its four seater airplane, “Sun Flyer 4”. It is a new member in the Sun Flyer family.
The company has also found its first customer for its new aircraft – Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology.
It is the first flight school to hold a deposit for Sun Flyer 4.
Well, this is not all.
The two seat all electric aircraft from Aero Electric Aircraft Corporation (AEAC) – Sun Flyer 2 will become the first all electric trainer aircraft to be certified by FAA under FAR Part 23.
According to company officials, the certification of the four seat aircraft will soon follow the two seat version.
Some of the features of the Sun Flyer 4 are:
38 foot wing span
46 inch wide cabin
2,700 pounds gross weight
Ballastic parachute recovery system
800 pounds payload for passenger and pilot
According to AEAC CEO, George Bye, Sun Flyer 4, just like Sun Flyer 2, will run completely on batteries. The operating cost of this aircraft will be five times lower than combustion-engine aircraft.
Once fully charged, the aircraft gives four hours flying time, which will appeal to both pilot-owners and flying schools.
Spartan already holds a deposit for 25 Sun Flyer 2s, and has become the first flight school to hold deposit for Sun Flyer 4.
Spartan will frame a complete training program for the all electric Sun Flyer aircraft family. There will be a course for airframe and powerplant technician (A&P).
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According to Dr. Dan Peterson, President and CEO of Spartan College, providing students the opportunity to train on a variety of aircraft models is paramount to a diversified flight education.
The four seat Sun Flyer 4 will enable multiple students to fly cross county as they train on these wonderful flying bird.