Two Trikes Are First To Be Certified As S-LSAs

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Two trikes are now certified as Special Light Sport Aircraft, just weeks after the FAA accepted the industry's weight-shift-control consensus standards. The Air Creation Tanarg and GTE 912 were awarded their certificates on Jan. 20. The aircraft can be flown with any one of four wings: the iXess, iXess Training, KISS 450, and FUN 450. Air Creation has delivered more trike aircraft than any other builder, according to Dan Johnson's Sport Pilot Log. It is a French company partially owned by John Kemmeries, of Arizona. The two-seat Tanarg, the product of four years of research and development, was designed for comfortable cross-country travel. It was also the first trike built with a stainless-steel welded airframe. It was awarded the "most innovative ultralight" award at last year's Sun 'n Fun.