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What are some examples of light-sport aircraft?

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The Rans S-19 Venterra and the Aerotek A240 are two examples of light-sport aircraft. The A240 has slightly higher specifications. Aerotek also sells flight accessories and avionics electronics.

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The S-19 Venterra features a Rotax 912 ULS engine that is capable of producing 100 horsepower. The two-blade, ground-adjustable propeller of the plane has a diameter of 70 inches. The aircraft can rotate at a rate of 100 degrees per second, climb at 900 feet per minute and stay in the air for up to 4.4 hours. It has a stall speed of 50 miles per hour and a range of 598 miles. It offers seating for two pilots.

Also powered by the same four-cylinder Rotax 912 ULS engine, the A240 offers a range of over 600 miles with a fuel tank that can hold 22.5 gallons. The aircraft cruises at over 120 mph and can climb 1,000 feet per minute. Weighing 655 pounds with the typical options installed, the aircraft can fly for over 5.7 hours at cruise speeds.

An aircraft must meet certain criteria to be classified as a light-sport aircraft. Some of the criteria are weighing less than 1,320 pounds, having a maximum stall speed of 45 mph, featuring a fixed or a ground-adjustable propeller, and having an unpressurized cabin. A light-sport aircraft is often simple to operate.

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