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Evektor (Dreams Come True)

Evektor is Number One and always will be. The Czech company's SportStar was the number one SLSA to win approval but engineers have steadily improved the model far beyond that 2005 version that started the race.

The years of metamorphosis for Sportstar resulted in a series of steadily refined aircraft leading to the new Harmony model of 2011. Although you likely know the brand you may not be aware of the many changes. These changes came subtly and in increments. Yet when you can contrast the differences you see the lines have become much smoother and refined even while the cockpit was enlarged. Now, six years after that Number One status was achieved, Evektor has a strong-than-ever product with solid U. S. dealers in place. One of those is Steve Minnich, proprietor of Dreams Come True (DCT) Aviation LLC.

Minnich runs Dreams Come True (DCT) with the slogan "Bringing Light-Sport Aviation to the Birthplace of Aviation." Operating from the Dayton Wright Brothers Airport (KMGY), Dreams Come True provides Evektor Aircraft Sales, stocks parts for support, and provides flight instruction and Evektor aircraft rental through Aviation Sales Inc. (ASI). DCT often works shows with other dealers like Art Torola of AB FLight. Steve and the other dealers are backed by Evektor, a major engineering company in the Czech Republic. Located in the south of the country Evektor does work for the nation's auto industry among other major clients. I've visited their factory to see a professionally run operation fully able to reassure more than 1,000 owners around the world. Evektor appears here to stay.

The modern SportStar Max IFR or Harmony compare remarkably well to a top-flight GA airplane considering either may cost only one quarter of the heavier airplane. The comfortably wide cockpit with large instrument panel full of standard IFR gauges and big-screen digital instruments can satisfy someone used to a Bonanza or a Cirrus. Built lightly to stay within the LSA class, SportStar Max IFR and Harmony don't feel like lightweights. Handling is responsive yet thoroughly conventional. In-flight behavior is predictable and stability is excellent. Early on Evektor built a good reputation in flight schools. Some units have thousands of hours of instruction logged. Evektor's 2011 Harmony model brings a new look with optimized aerodynamics resulting in higher speed, enlarged ailerons & rudder, and extra leg room.

Evektor (Dreams Come True)

Web Site: www.midwestsportplanes.com
eMail: midwestsportpilot@gmail.com
City: Dayton, OH USA
Phone: (800) 883-1897
(937) 266-9303

  Evektor -- EPOS Electric SportStar (2013)
Evektor's SportStar was the very first to win Special LSA approval and the company since established a long tradition of constantly updating the design (see all our coverage to follow this). The latest, which company designers thought was just a demonstration project, is EPOS, an electric powered version of SportStar. The idea was so well received, they sold 10 at the Aero 2013 show. Here you can see our interview about the details of the electric installation.
  Evektor -- Harmony LSA News (2012)
Evektor has adhered closely to a principle called CANI... Continuous and Never Ending Improvement. The Czech company's aircraft have seen exactly that, a series of continuous changes. In this video, AB Flight's Art Tarola tells us about some changes that might please aircraft buyers. Art and Steve Minnich of Dreams Come True are the key representatives of all Evektor aircraft. Check it all out in this video.
  Evektor -- Harmony LSA (Full Length Pilot Report)
FULL-LENGTH VIDEO PILOT REPORT -- After well over 100 shorter-length video reports on Light-Sport Aircraft and other Sport Pilot-eligible flying machines, Dan Johnson and the Light Sport and Ultralight Flyer are pleased to offer our first full-length pilot report. Here you'll find 45 minutes of flying footage and detail commentary that can help decide which airplane you want to buy. Grab a beverage, sit back at your computer, mobile device, or TV and enjoy this ground-breaking review of the new Evektor Harmony LSA. (Run-time: 45 minutes)

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Harmony LSA    Add to favorites list
  Evektor -- Harmony LSA News (2012)
Evektor has adhered closely to a principle called CANI... Continuous and Never Ending Improvement. The Czech company's aircraft have seen exactly that, a series of continuous changes. In this video, AB Flight's Art Tarola tells us about some changes that might please aircraft buyers. Art and Steve Minnich of Dreams Come True are the key representatives of all Evektor aircraft. Check it all out in this video.
  Evektor -- Harmony and Sportstar (2012)
Evektor is, was, and always will be the very first Special LSA to earn an FAA airworthiness certificate in the United States. But this company has not rested on those noteworthy laurels. Evektor and their U.S. representatives, Dreams Come True and AB Flight, have continually upgraded the airplane. In this video Art Tarola details some new offerings announced at AirVenture 2012 to help flight schools acquire and maintain the SportStar or Harmony.
  Evektor -- Harmony LSA
Evektor, the first ever Light-Sport Aircraft has been busy updating their Sportstar for years. In 2011 they brought their Harmony LSA to America with even more changes. This time the wing shape went from rectangular "Hershey Bar" shape to a tapered tip along with many other changes. Co-importer Art Tarola helps us understand all the differences.
  Evektor -- Harmony LSA (Full Length Pilot Report)
FULL-LENGTH VIDEO PILOT REPORT -- After well over 100 shorter-length video reports on Light-Sport Aircraft and other Sport Pilot-eligible flying machines, Dan Johnson and the Light Sport and Ultralight Flyer are pleased to offer our first full-length pilot report. Here you'll find 45 minutes of flying footage and detail commentary that can help decide which airplane you want to buy. Grab a beverage, sit back at your computer, mobile device, or TV and enjoy this ground-breaking review of the new Evektor Harmony LSA. (Run-time: 45 minutes)
  SPLOG LSA Alive & Well: Slings in Stock; Evektor Sales, 03/17/2014
 
SPLOG begins: The Great Recession was the pits ... for nearly all industries and most employees or small business owners. That's hardly newsworthy. However, the recovery from the recession — that government economists insist ended years ago — has been a
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  SPLOG Video Pilot Reports... Want More? We Deliver!, 12/04/2011
 
SPLOG begins: Video info and entertainment is burgeoning these days. YouTube has become one of most-visited Internet websites; you can watch videos on subjects of every conceivable description (plus many you could not have conceived). *** In the aviation world, videos
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  SPLOG Evektor Harmony LSA Becomes SLSA #119, 07/13/2011
 
SPLOG begins: Evektor will always be First... that is, the Czech company gained the very first Special Light-Sport Aircraft approval back in April 2005 and no one can ever take that first-in-class title away from them. Now they are also the newest approval, before
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SportStar    Add to favorites list
  Evektor -- EPOS Electric SportStar (2013)
Evektor's SportStar was the very first to win Special LSA approval and the company since established a long tradition of constantly updating the design (see all our coverage to follow this). The latest, which company designers thought was just a demonstration project, is EPOS, an electric powered version of SportStar. The idea was so well received, they sold 10 at the Aero 2013 show. Here you can see our interview about the details of the electric installation.
  Evektor -- Harmony and Sportstar (2012)
Evektor is, was, and always will be the very first Special LSA to earn an FAA airworthiness certificate in the United States. But this company has not rested on those noteworthy laurels. Evektor and their U.S. representatives, Dreams Come True and AB Flight, have continually upgraded the airplane. In this video Art Tarola details some new offerings announced at AirVenture 2012 to help flight schools acquire and maintain the SportStar or Harmony.
  4 LSA Brands -- Low Wing All-Metal
At the 2010 Midwest LSA Expo we did something new. We picked several aircraft of a similar description and pointed out their similarities and differences. This time we look at four all-metal high wing LSA: Rans Aircraft S-19 Venterra; Evektor Sportstar Max IFR, Van's Aircraft RV-12, and the Breezer Aircraft Breezer II. If you're searching for a high wing LSA, this video may help show your choices and help you make a purchase decision.
  Evektor -- Sportstar Max
Without changing the model designation -- it's always been the Sportstar -- Evektor has steadily evolved their all-metal low-wing aircraft. The model was the #1 aircraft to win SLSA approval, a distinction it retains forever, yet it changed to address customer interests. In this video we review some of the changes to the Max version, with its much-smoother exterior; see our other Sportstar videos for more info.
  Evektor -- SportStar Plus
Evektor is the No. 1 brand in the LSA fleet, and it earns that title by being number one to earn SLSA approval back in April 2005. It's also one of the most well-used LSA in flight schools around the country. Now, they are selling their new Max model, with several desirable enhancements and features like toe brakes.
  $4.95 Evektor SportStar
"A Sporty SportsStar: Leading the LSA Parade" by Dan Johnson. Published in EAA Sport Pilot & Light Sport Aircraft Magazine, November, 2005.
 
Pilot Report begins: Being first is often good in marketing, sports, or life in general, for that matter. In the light-sport aircraft (LSA) certification race, one aircraft has already won: the Czech Republic-built Evektor SportStar. This all-metal, low-wing, bubble-canopy design was the first aircraft to win its airworthiness certificate as a special LSA (S-LSA), and no one can ever take that distinction away. Evektor Aerotechnik appointed Sport Aircraft International of Kerrville, Texas, as its American distributor.
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  SPLOG Evektor Successfully Passes LSA Audit for China, 12/02/2013
 
SPLOG begins: The rush is on — hardly a surprise to anyone these days — regarding China's emergence into general or recreational aviation. Investors in the country are buying iconic aviation brands with increasing frequency it seems and more companies in
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  SPLOG He Did It! Flying at 100 in His LSA, 12/01/2012
 
SPLOG begins: This article follows up on an earlier one about Guy Reynolds . Yesterday, on his 100th birthday, Guy took the skies as he has so regularly, flying his Evektor SportStar with a fellow pilot along for safety. Rather than interpret, I present local journalist
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  SPLOG Centenarian Enjoys Flying His Evektor LSA, 11/20/2012
 
SPLOG begins: On November 30th, Guy Reynolds will celebrate his 100th birthday by taking a flight in Light-Sport Aircraft. Putting a finer point on it, he'll take this flight in his LSA. Are you surprised that a centenarian has an LSA? Admit it... I was. However, Guy
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  SPLOG 'Net Surfin' for LSA News, 08/27/2010
 
SPLOG begins: Knocking around the 'Net looking for signs that Light Sport is alive and well... *** Michael Combs is nearing the end of his 19,000 mile odyssey — what a vision. Latest word from PR dude Dave Gustafson is that the Flight for the Human Spirit in
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  SPLOG Sebring Day Three: To The Max, 01/25/2010
 
SPLOG begins: Evektor USA's main man Jim Lee took me up for an enjoyable float above the clouds today in the SportStar Max , the top-line evolution of the SportStar which won the first ASTM SLSA designation back at the beginning of the category. *** Above the line
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  SPLOG Steady Subtle Changes Add Up to the Max, 06/21/2009
 
SPLOG begins: Evektor's SportStar became the first-ever Special Light-Sport Aircraft a little over four years ago, a distinction no one can ever take away from the Czech company. Yet that exclusive title has not encouraged the company to rest on their laurels. While
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  SPLOG Big Crowds at the Sun 'n Fun LSA Mall, 04/20/2008
 
SPLOG begins: Sun 'n Fun 2008 is history, but planning is already underway for the 2009 event . Event boss John Burton confirmed we will again have the LAMA-hosted LSA Mall right at the front gate next April 21-26. A major success at this year's Lakeland, Florida airshow,
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  SPLOG Come See LSA at AOPA's 2007 Expo in Hartford, 09/16/2007
 
SPLOG begins: At Oshkosh I took the chance to speak with several general aviation leaders -- CEOs of top general aviation companies and presidents of leading membership organizations. All have been kind to me with their time and generous with their support for the
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  SPLOG LAMA Audits of SLSA Continue; Board Expanded, 08/04/2007
 
SPLOG begins: In a year of facilitating independent audits for Special Light-Sport Aircraft, LAMA, the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association, completed reviews of six companies: IndUS (Thorpedo); Jihlavan (Kappa KP-5); Aeropro (EuroFox); Flight Design (CT); Czech
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  SPLOG LSA Euro-Factory Tour: Evektor, Czech Republic, 06/19/2007
 
SPLOG begins: On the same field in the southeastern Czech Republic as used by Czech Aircraft Works is Evektor , builder of the #3-selling SportStar . Coincidence? Not at all. This region, including nearby Slovak Republic and Poland, forms an aviation-intensive region
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  SPLOG Light Sport Airplanes West Officially Opens, 04/29/2007
 
SPLOG begins: Within 24 hours of getting home from Sun 'n Fun, several industry leaders including Evektor America's Jeff Conrad , Flight Design USA's Tom Peghiny , Jabiru USA's Ed Ricks , and BRS parachute's Gregg Ellsworth packed up and headed off to California. What
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  SPLOG LSA Training Aircraft Welcomed to Embry Riddle, 03/22/2007
 
SPLOG begins: A month before Sun 'n Fun helps to kick off the new year, I visited Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach as the big aero school hosted dozens of universities at the National Training Aircraft Symposium . The third of these events
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  SPLOG Evektor Introduces Sportstar Plus at Sebring, 01/11/2007
 
SPLOG begins: Evektor America requested their Czech supplier, Evektor Aerotechnik to perform an engineering study of the design. The result? By slightly raising the stall speed to ASTM standards (45 knots), the company was able to add 55 pounds of useful load. The
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  Sidebar Learning to fly in a SportStar, 11/01/2005  

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  SPLOG End of May 2013 LSA News Wrap, 05/31/2013
 
SPLOG begins: Single Seat Darling — Perhaps it's because we haven't had so many new SLSA offerings lately (though don't look away too long as more are definitely on the way!). Maybe it's because the new airplane is a single seater. Certainly we have not had many
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  SPLOG He Did It! Flying at 100 in His LSA, 12/01/2012
 
SPLOG begins: This article follows up on an earlier one about Guy Reynolds . Yesterday, on his 100th birthday, Guy took the skies as he has so regularly, flying his Evektor SportStar with a fellow pilot along for safety. Rather than interpret, I present local journalist
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  SPLOG EASA Approves Another: Evektorís Type Certificate, 06/01/2012
 
SPLOG begins: The rush is on in Europe... well, at least for the best-prepared of LSA producers. EASA, the European Aviation Safety Agency, has accepted ASTM standards as a means of certifying a light aircraft in the European Union countries, but put its own stamp
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  SPLOG AirVenture 2011 Wrap-Up and Summary, 08/02/2011
 
SPLOG begins: Oshkosh 2011 is history. By numerous accounts, this was a vast improvement over 2010 when the comments commonly went, "Well, I had some interest (in my airplane) and I hope to sell one or two... maybe." This year I had easily 30 conversations revealing
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  SPLOG Evektor Harmony LSA Becomes SLSA #119, 07/13/2011
 
SPLOG begins: Evektor will always be First... that is, the Czech company gained the very first Special Light-Sport Aircraft approval back in April 2005 and no one can ever take that first-in-class title away from them. Now they are also the newest approval, before
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