GET READY TO TAKE OFF IN THE SPORTCRUISER
FLT Academy refers to the SportCruiser as the “Game Changer” for a reason. Besides its sleek appearance and fuel economy, it also features touch screen Dyon SkyView avionics. A redundant Garmin navigation system, full autopilot capabilities, and a ballistic parachute. Pilots-in-training at FLT Academy flight school love that the cockpit is spacious, and the craft is extremely ergonomic.
Originally introduced in 2006 by Czech Sport Aircraft, the SportCruiser is a two-seat, single engine, light-sport aircraft. Its low wing configuration allows for panoramic views from the cockpit, which is fully encased in a dome-style windscreen. Although it features a cruising speed of 107mph, the SportCruiser can top out at a max speed of 140mph. While maintaining its comfortable cruising speed, the SportCruiser’s range is approximately 590 miles (or 515 nautical miles).
NOTABLE FEATURES OF THE SPORTCRUISER
- 30-Gallon Fuel Capacity
- 830 feet-per-min climb rate
- ADS-B In/Out for situational awareness and safety
- Ballistic Recovery Parachute (BRS)
- Cleaner Fuel/ Lower Emissions
- Easy in/easy out due to cockpit dome design
- Fixed Tricycle Landing Gear
- A fuel-efficient and reliable Rotax 912 Engine
As a light sport aircraft, the SportCruiser is efficient, as well as fun to fly. Many pilots comment on how easy it is to fly this craft at all speeds, in all phases of flight.
DID YOU KNOW?
The SportCruiser did a brief stint as the Piper Sport. Despite the name change when the plane was marketed by Piper Aircraft in 2010, it’s essentially the same craft. The Piper Aircraft partnership with Czech Sport Aircraft only lasted one year before CSA once again took back the SportCruiser controls.
Book an Intro Flight Package
Try out this aircraft yourself with an Intro Flight package from FLT Academy. You’ll get hands-on experience behind the controls and, with low fuel consumption, it costs less to train with the SportCruiser compared to other aircraft in our fleet.