Paradise Industria Aeronautica Ltda is celebrating the opening of its new 70,000-square-foot
plant in Brazil, which is designed to produce 120
airplanes per year. The product line, which includes
two models (the Paradise P- 1 and the P- 1 SP with hand
controls for disabled pilots), is manufactured in Brazil
and assembled in Sebring, Florida. A remote camera
system placed along the assembly line will allow customers to watch on the Internet as their airplanes are
The P- 1 is an all-metal, high-wing LSA powered by
the Rotax 912 ULS engine with a Warp Drive three-bladed, ground-adjustable propeller. The plane cruises
at 120 mph at 75 percent power, with fuel consumption at 4,000 feet on a standard day of 5 gph, according to company officials, who note a variety of avionics options are available, including a glass cockpit.
For more information call 561-215-4570, 623-695-
Storm Century LSA
The Storm Century LSA, built by Storm Aircraft of
Italy, is now represented in the United States by
Air Elite Aviation Inc. Available in tricycle gear
or taildragger, the
an all-metal design,
includes specs such
as max cruise of
120 knots, climb
of 1,000 fpm (with
100-hp Rotax 912 S),
of 167 knots, takeoff
roll of 360 feet,
and a nearly 1,000-mile range with 32 gallons of fuel.
For more information call 269-273-8441 or visit www.
Completes Sustainable Fuel
In a partnership with Teledyne Continental Motors
and Swift Enterprises, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation
(HBC) completed successful test flights of its certificated
Beechcraft Bonanza G36 on unleaded aviation fuel and
Swift sustainable fuel. This is a step toward the replacement
of unleaded gas and sustainable fuel powered aircraft and
an example of HBC’s sustainability efforts and history of
developing leading technologies for general aviation aircraft.
“We project that Swift Fuel will extend aircraft range
through increased efficiency and could cost up to 50 percent less per gallon than 100LL,” said Jon Ziulkowski, Swift
Enterprises vice president of renewable fuels. “This will be a
big boost to piston aircraft operators and something we are
proud to be involved in.”
For more information, visit
Sport Pilot Summer Camp for Teens
US Flight Academy will offer high school students an unusual concept for summer camp. Teens over the age of 17 will go
home with a sport pilot certificate at the end of three weeks.
Each three-week class, starting on June 15, will provide students with the ground school needed to pass the written
exam and all the hours required to achieve proficiency to
pass a flight test. Cost of the program is $6,250. Options are
available for younger students, as well. Learn more at www.
USSportPlanes.com or call Justin Shelley at 940-383-2484.
A startup company now offers pilot-to-pilot hangar exchange
services. EmptyHangar.com aims to be the place where pilots can connect and coordinate with fellow aviators for the
protection of their airplanes. Visit
learn more or call 719-422-4700.
New Features on Sporty’s DVD Courses
Sporty’s DVD courses now provide greater value by offering
an endorsement to take the FAA written examination. In
addition, Sporty’s Complete Private Pilot Course now
includes an all-new section on GPS usage, an expanded
weather section, and access to Sporty’s online written test
preparation program. Learn more at www.Sportys.com or
call 800-776-7897. For a free demo, visit www.Sportys.