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he Aeroprakt A-22 Foxbat is a Ukrainian two-seat, high-wing, tricycle gear ultralight aircraft that was designed by Yuri Yakovlev and is manufactured by Aeroprakt. In the United States the A-22 is referred to as the Valor, while in the UK and Australia it is called the Foxbat. It has also been marketed as the Vision.
“How’d you like to fly a Foxbat” asked photographer Keith. But just as visions of the fabulous Mach 2-plus Soviet fighter flashed into my mind, he added: “That’ll be an A-22, not a MiG -25”.
When it comes to Aussie success stories in the aviation industry, no names fly higher than Foxbat. Under the astute leadership of Peter Harlow, the Victorian-based company have been distributing Aeroprakt aircraft since the dawn of the millennium, and things are only getting bigger and better.
Ukrainian manufacturer Aeroprakt has had its Foxbat on the market for a few years, but they’ve recently remodeled the aircraft for the LSA category and released it in Australia. Steve Hitchen took one for a fly.
With the meltdown of the Soviet Union in 1991, Ukraine gained its independence, causing private enterprise to bloom, including Kiev-based Aeroprakt company, founded the same year and bolstered by an investment by Saudi Sheik Hussein. The result was several Light-Sport Aircraft, principally the Aeroprakt A22-LS.
A22 Importer Dennis Long said that people refer to his Aeroprakt side-by-side two seater as “the see-through airplane.” Certainly, this Light-Sport Aircraft has more clear plastic in its cockpit covering than any other LSA. It’s no surprise that this entry has some of the best visibility you can find in any aircraft. What you may not see while you’re looking through it is the size. A22 has a cabin about 50 inches wide making it one of the roomiest models available.
The A22LS is the load carrier of the Foxbat family designed to satisfy stringent ASTM standards for Light Sport Aircraft. Powered by the 4 stroke liquid cooled Rotax 912ULS carbureted 100hp engine, it is perfect for flying training, two-up touring and for the sport pilot who often flies with a friend. It comes standard with long range tanks, giving it a duration of over 6 hours with a reserve.
Aeroprakt A22 Foxbat Photos and Pictures
Eine Seite über die A22 auf Russisch.
Die Aeroprakt A22 auf Platz 5.
Extreme landing Side slip A22 Aeroprakt
An Aeroprakt A22 Foxbat landing on a ship at sea and subsequent takeoff from the deck. With footage of six cameras including inside the aircraft. Whilst filming a plane flying close to a cargo ship that already had the nickname "aircraft carrier" due to its unique features, the "just in case something goes wrong" flat area for emergency landings just looks too good, so I cannot restrain myself and get away with landing on the moving ship. The ship was empty and very bow high which is not that visible in the video due to the camera angles, that created annoying low level turbulence and an untidy landing. Tom and Aalbert save the day by courageously helping me to take off, as the deck was slippery with salt spray. I won't do it again unless an aircraft carrier would invite me. The ship was sailing at 9 knots speed over ground, the true windspeed was 14 knots, combined just under the full flap stall speed with just myself in the plane and full long range fueltanks. Thanks everyone for the help ! The ship is a 3,500 tonne multipurpose vessel with a total length 93 metres, deck in front of bridge 60 metres x 15 metres. The ship, due to its unique design, has twice the deck space and hold space of conventional ships of the same tonnage. It is designed for volume, not for weight.
Die A22 in Blois 2011 - ein Bericht auf französisch.
Eine A22 aus Holz für den Schreibtisch.
Ein Club in Polen mit einer A22.
Ein kleiner Flugplatz mit A22 in Tschechien.
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Eine A22 für den MS FSX.
Ein weiteres Modell für den MS FSX - A22
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Die weltweiten Aeroprakt Händler.