After a short lull in new approvals, the first to announce winning FAA’s blessing following AirVenture Oshkosh 2005 is AveoUSA’s SportRider. Designed by Jaro Dostal, the same man who created the comfortable SkyBoy, SportRider is built by Gryf Air of the Czech Republic and handled by FlyItalia. Sport Rider is sold in America by Texas-based AveoUSA. Once folks returned home from EAA’s big show this year, I got several emails from pilots asking about this handsome aircraft with its flowing lines and 46-inch-wide cockpit. You can see my early report in the August 2005 Kitplanes magazine and I hope to do a pilot report this fall, perhaps on one of the EAA Sport Pilot Tours where you can also go for a demo flight.
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