New LSA Designed For Training Comes To Sebring Expo

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Among the dozens of light sport aircraft that will be on exhibit this week at the annual Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Florida will be the Roko Aero NG IV, making its U.S. debut. The airplane, designed by Milan Bristela, who also designed the CZAW SportCruiser, has been purpose-built to be "the ultimate training aircraft," according to Roko Aero. Pitch sensitivity has been reduced, and lateral stability has been increased, thanks to the addition of new winglets, the company said in a news release. Also, the landing gear has been beefed up, and the seats are redesigned for improved ergonomics. The panel features the Aspen Avionics EFD 1000 Pilot PFD. Buyers can choose either the 100-hp Rotax 912 ULS engine or the fuel-efficient 80-hp Rotax 912 UL. Roko Aero also has developed a flight-training program, offering special pricing and student leads to flight schools that join. The Sebring Expo runs Thursday through Sunday, and reporters from AVweb and our sister aviation publications at Belvoir Media Group will be on site to bring you live interviews, pictures, and updates.

The event features free EAA forums and a singular opportunity to view a wide array of LSA aircraft up close, with demo flights available, and plenty of expert advice. The show is designed to make it easier for those who are interested in buying an LSA or learning to fly one to get the information they need to make those decisions. A four-day pass to the event is just $30.