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Vision Zero – Flight Design’s Safety Mission

Vision Zero – Flight Design’s Safety Mission

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The safety of the occupants of our aircraft has always been a number one priority for Flight Design. In 1994, Flight Design, inspired by the car industry, implemented a safety cell concept into the then new CT series design. At the same time, the inclusion of a ballistically deployed parachute rescue system which was not required for certification, helped to improve safety. Since 2004, all CT’s have been delivered with a parachute rescue systems as standard equipment. Always pushing forward with new avionics, we made the use of EFIS, autopilots and airbags easy for owners by making them standard factory options. Now the ‘level button’ which is used to automatically recover the aircraft back to level flight from unusual attitudes is the next step to safer flying. In 2016 an…
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No Back Log for Flight Design Spare Parts orders

No Back Log for Flight Design Spare Parts orders

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  Flight Design general aviation has reached its first goal. As of last week, all open spare parts orders have been closed and more than 130 different items are now available in stock from the Eisenach headquarters.                                          No Back Log for     orders “To serve the existing customers to their satisfaction is our primary goal,” says Lars Joerges the new Flight Design CEO, “together with our team in Ukraine we met that goal after 3 months of being active in the business”. Daniel Guenther, COO of Flight Design added, “Customer friendly service and standard services for fixed prices will complete this new program for CT owners.” Gica Pascariu, head of sales…
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Flight Design CTLS for fire spotting in the mountains

Flight Design CTLS for fire spotting in the mountains

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  My name is John Hurst and I’ve been associated with the Flight Design brand in various forms for more than 10 years. 7 years ago, I was contacted by the Benemérito Cuerpo de Bomberos Voluntarios de Cuenca to see if the Flight Design CTLS would be suitable for their mission of forest fire spotting high in the mountains surrounding Cuenca Ecuador. Cuenca (Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca) is a city in southern Ecuador’s Andes mountains. The 8,306 Ft. elevation of the airport at Cuenca makes it a very specialized operation just to fly out of the city, much less climb up in to the mountains for fire spotting, search, rescue, and ground crew support.  After some testing in Florida they decided to use the CTLS. I have worked with…
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CTLSi flight from Romania to Eisenach for the Avieur Fly-in

CTLSi flight from Romania to Eisenach for the Avieur Fly-in

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A long cross-country flight with Flight Design CTLSi from LRTM (in Romania) to EDGE Eisenach (in Germany) in late autumn seemed to be a more difficult task than I expected at first look. After a nice trip with friendly voices on the radio, made it all the way to LOAN, an airfield close to Vienna, without anything unusual happening. The west-northwest wind, was bothering me the whole time but after checking winds aloft at different altitudes, with head winds of over 30 to 40 knots, I figured that flying low was the only option if I wanted to make it with one full tank to Eisenach. My CTLSi is an LSA. That means 600 kgs MTOM, with a 100 HP fuel-injected engine, uses between 13 to 18 l/h, depending on…
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Flight Design airplanes – flying the U.S. Desert Southwest in October 2017

Flight Design airplanes – flying the U.S. Desert Southwest in October 2017

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Getting ready to depart Bryce Canyon Airport. The density altitude this afternoon is 9,300’.    Flying the U.S. Desert Southwest in October with a group of fellow CT pilots is as good as it gets. Each October for the last ten years there has been a group of about thirty CTs that converges in Page Arizona for a few days of stunning scenery, good food, and embellished pilot stories. This year the Page Fly-In had Flight Design planes from Tennessee, California, Colorado, Washington, Michigan, Arizona, New Mexico, and even Australia. (The Aussie flew commercial from Melbourne just to be among his fellow CT pilots.) Page airport, KPGA, sits at the hub of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. The fly-in typically lasts three or four days. We…
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Flight Design General Aviation Appoints New Distributor for Germany and Poland

Flight Design General Aviation Appoints New Distributor for Germany and Poland

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October 15, 2017, Eisenach Germany   Flight Design general aviation GmbH today announced that Zeta-Aviation GmbH is the new exclusive distributor for the Flight Design brand of light aircraft for Germany and Poland. Located at the airfield of Pritzwalk-Sommersberg near Berlin, Zeta-Aviation will work closely with the Flight Design Regional Center-Eisenach to manage sales and service for those areas. Zeta-Aviation is owned by the well-known pilots and aviation professionals Jan Zesewitz and Volker Krane. “Our distribution plan going forward is to have fewer, but more experienced and engaged partners,” says Lars Joerges CEO of Flight Design. “Flight Design is looking forward to working with Zeta-Aviation to bring in their experience and fresh ideas on how to provide better service for our existing customers and bring new awareness of the Flight…
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Flight Design at AVIEUR Autumn FLY IN

Flight Design at AVIEUR Autumn FLY IN

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21 October 2017, 10:00-18:00 LT Airfield Eisenach-Kindel (EDGE) Visit us on 21 October at the AVIEUR Autumn FLY IN with Flight Design.  We now offer Spare Parts and Accessories sales and more services at our new facility for CT owners and pilots! Furthermore, you can count on interesting presentations by renowned experts. We are pleased to cater for your every need at our American Barbecue with delicious Hot Dogs and Burgers – freshly prepared by our chef. We are looking forward to your attendance. Arriving by plane? Come by and register with us and Flight Design will take care of the landing fees for you. On top of that, there will be three prizes awarded for the pilot with the longest voyage, the youngest pilot as well as the pilot with the greatest life experience. REGISTER FOR FREE NOW: https://www.avieur.de/events/herbst-fly-in-2017
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Flight Design aircrafts at ULM Blois 2017, France

Flight Design aircrafts at ULM Blois 2017, France

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Date 2 - 3 September 2017 Location Aérodrome de Blois-le Breuil, Villefrancœur, France     Flight Design Service Center for West Europe and their Partner Innov’air displayed the CT Super Sport Injection of Mr Jean Marie Carré (also the chief of the Airshow) and the CTLSi ELA from Zeit company at Blois Airshow, the biggest event for recreational aviation in France. More than 400 aircraft flew in or were on display and more than 4000 visitors attended. We were pleased to receive extremely positive feedback from our French CT customers about the new acquisition of Flight Design by Lift Air.  Many pilots that attended our display were looking specifically for the CT,  which is still the unrivaled high-wing composite Ultralight in the market. Flight Design is now introducing a new range of CT…
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Flight Design EASA Audit Successfully Passed

Flight Design EASA Audit Successfully Passed

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A sign of the successful start of Flight Design general aviation in its new Eisenach location took place last week. Representatives of the European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) from Project management and Design Organization management began a new alternating year cycle of important audits of the Flight Design-Design Organization.   The 2-day EASA audit took place the 31st. of August to September 1st at the new LIFT engineering office of Flight Design based at the Kindel airport (EDGE). The program of the audit was very detailed and involved a deep investigation of key processes of the company, such as control of changes in design and production, management of subcontractors and control of internal company processes. Special attention was paid to the processes of continued operational safety monitoring (COSM) of the…
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