Some memories of the last show in Arizona… The Tucano-R flew from our American company in Texas, Archer City. The weather was nice and we met some very passionate pilots. Also Dan Johnson had finally a flight on our experimental warbird…. copy and paste this link to read his article and see his impressions….
Yesterday the Tucano #1705 was delivered in South Africa to his new owner Farren.
We met Farren this year @ Oshkosh 2018 and he came to see the aircraft and also to get the chance to fly it.
We wish him all the best and hope he will enjoy the assemblage of the kit. Keep us in the loop Farren and thank you to sharing with us the unload moment!
In occasion of the recent EAA Airventure, we have flown our last Tucano with retractable landing gear. The aircraft is now back in Archer City available for any pilot who wish to have a ride.
I hope you have liked it as much as we have liked to fly it there. We look forward to see you next year!
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
(Leonardo da Vinci)
In Mt Vernon, at Mildwest LSA Expo, Valter della Nebbia introduces our Tucano to the American market. The aircraft, which kit was recently approved by the FAAA https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/gen_av/ultralights/amateur_built/kits/media/amateur_built_kit_listing.pdf, è stato has finally completed its first 70 flight hours.
The aircraft is currently in Pennsylvania with our dealer Jeff and it is available to be flown.
Last week we met our USA dealers. We met Peery and Abed in Oakland County International Airport and Jeff in Mt Vernon. Jeff flew away with his new Tucano, 140 hp powered by a Rotax 912 with the mechanical compressor while Perry and Abed are still working on their aircraft.
Thank you guys and see you soon!
Many happy landings….. with our Tucano-R
This year Oskosh was a special year fo us. Only in June 2017, the FAA has introduced our kit in the revised listing of Amateur-build Aircraft kit and this has allowed us to have the first experimenatal kit built by a American customer on the Oshkosh ground followed by its LSA twin. We would like to thank all the people you came to see and supported us with their positive comments. Our joy was also increased for the presence this year of our test pilot, Francesco Moraci, who we are very grateful for all the support, the work, the dedication and energy that he is sharing with the company.
The Tucano -R can be flown