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Who manufactures Mosquito helicopters?

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Mosquito Helicopters manufactures the Mosquito ultralight helicopter. The company makes five models as of 2015, including three that may be flown without a pilot's license or aircraft registration.

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The basic Mosquito model is the AIR, which has a 5-gallon fuel tank and weighs 280 pounds. This open-cockpit helicopter has a maximum speed of 70 miles per hour. The Mosquito XEL is similar, but it reaches speeds of up to 80 miles per hour. It also has safety floats and an enclosed cockpit.

The Mosquito XE, XE285 and XET Turbine require a licensed pilot with helicopter or fixed-wing credentials. The most advanced model is the XET Turbine, which has a cruising speed of 85 miles per hour and a maximum speed of 100 miles per hour.

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