Piper Sport

Piper Sport

Learn to fly at half the normal cost of a PPL (Aeroplane) and obtain your National Pilot Licence.

While gravity has always been one of earth’s biggest drawbacks, the rewards for thousands of aviators and their passengers who have overcome it have been heavenly. We are now introducing a far more affordable and quicker option for budding pilot’s to earn their wings.

Light Sport Aircrafts are considerably affordable. For a LSA or National Pilot Licence (NPL) one only requires 35 hours minimum.

Not only are we bringing the unique opportunity to learn to fly Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) and gyrocopters to the Bay, but we also plan to widen the local aviation frontier by increasing the usage of the substantially under-utilized Uitenhage Aerodrome.

• 15hrs in flight patter
• 30hrs class teaching
• 200hrs flight time
• 100hrs in category

Piper Sport Specifications:

Category Light Sport
Seating 1 + 1 / 1
Top Speed 120 kts
Max Range 600 NM
Basic Operating Weight 852 lbs
Max Payload 269 lbs
Passenger Payload 180 lbs
Useful Load 469 lbs
Avail. Payload/Max Fuel 77 lbs
Avail. Fuel/Max Payload 14.83 gal / 89 lbs
Max Fuel 32.00 gal / 192 lbs
Usable Fuel 30.00 gal / 180 lbs
Wing Loading 10.05 lbs / ft2
Power Loading 13.20 lbs / hp
Max Ramp Weight 1,320 lbs
Max Takeoff Weight 1,320 lbs
Max Landing Weight 1,320 lbs


Cabin Width 3 ft 8 in
Length 21 ft 4 in
Height 7 ft 10 in
Wingspan 28 ft 11 in
Wing Area 131.30 ft2
Interior Weight 120 lbs
Manufacturer Rotax
Model 912 ULS
Engine Piston
Fuel Type 100LL
Thrust / Horse Power 100
Number of Cylinders 4
Inspection Interval 1500
Top Speed 120 kts
Cruise Speed 95 kts
Max Range 600 NM
Sea Level, ISA 1,020 ft
Sea Level, ISA 791 ft
Climb 1,000 fpm
Min. To Altitude 8 min / 5,000 ft
Certified Ceiling 10,000 ft
Speed / Power 0 kts / 0 %