New U.S. Distributor for Mainair Trikes
Florida-Georgia Flight Center Near Gainesville Dickert
British triker Colin Bodill pilots his Blade 912S trike
on his solo flight round the world. Mainair Sports Blade 912S
trike uses the 100-hp Rotax 912S 4-stroke aircraft engine with
electric start, a 2.43-to-1 gearbox reduction drive and a 65-liter
(16.9-gallon) fuel tank. The Blade 912 model offers the 81-hp
Rotax 912 4-stroke aircraft engine (certified to European JAR
22 standards), with a 2.273-to-1 gearbox reduction drive.
- Photo by Paul Tomlin
Dickert offers trike training at the Cross City Airport (CTY) in Cross City, Florida. He says he "loves to travel, and is developing a "2-place trike trailer to transport two trikes c one for his customer and another for him to fly and train in when he reaches his destination. Dickert indicates he may market the trailer to the ultralight industry by this summer. Dickerts distributorship will offer Mainair Sports full line of Blade and Rapier trikes. The Lancashire, England manufacturer offers both ready-to-fly trikes and kits (which include a factory-built trike wing). Dickert loves to fly trikes, and says he has logged "more than 600 hours flight time during the last 6 years.
The Florida-Georgia Flight Center is also a dealership for
AirBorne Windsports, Dickert indicates. AirBorne is an Australian
trike manufacturer, as well as a producer of nonpowered (foot-launched
free-flight) hang gliders.
*See "Flightlines: Another Round the World Challenge in
a Microlight May 00 UF! ; "Flightlines: Round the World Flight
Update, August 00 UF!; "Flightlines: Where Are They? Microlight
and Helicopter Round the World Flight, September 00 UF! .
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