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BRM Aero, s.r.o.

BRM Aero manufacturers the handsome Bristell all-metal SLSA. This highly evolved, next-generation Light-Sport was carefully engineered for luxury, comfort, excellent stability, and safety while being fun, fast, and easy to fly.

Bristell may look somewhat familiar, but this is a fifth-generation design. As the Light-Sport Aircraft category was created by FAA in 2004, the evolution of Bristell over such a brief period has been quite exceptional. When many pilots get their first glance at this shapely aircraft, they often experience a sense of deja vu. No surprise, really, as Czech design guru Milan Bristela was also a key engineer in the SportCruiser (for a time known as the PiperSport). However Milan knew many ways he could improve the design. After opening his own company he continued through iterations of the all-metal low wing aircraft until arriving at the smooth and sleek version pictured nearby and elsewhere around

When various journalists flew Bristell, even after previously sampling the PiperSport, they realized Bristell was different, smoother, larger. Even long experienced aircraft reviewers came away deeply impressed and with great big smiles on their face ... every one of them.

Bristell boasts a finely finished interior, in fact, it has a widest-in-class 51.2-inch cockpit that offers a superb view through its optically-superior canopy. A well appointed instrument panel includes the brilliant new Garmin G3X touch screen with Garmin 796 GPS-MAP. Bristell proves itself thoroughly modern offering optional Apple iPad integration. Empty weight is a slim 729 pounds that provides a payload of 400 pounds even with full fuel at 32 gallons, easily enough for two large Americans. On its ample fuel supply, range is a distant 700 nautical miles based on more than six hours endurance. The 100-hp Rotax burns only 5 gallons per hour even at high cruise speeds. Baggage capacity is significant as Bristell can carry 121 pounds in two wing lockers plus in space aft of the seat (depending on other loading, of course).

In flight, Bristell was a thing of beauty with wonderful handling and an unimpeachable stability profile. Stall is a very modest 32 knots or 39 clean and "max structural cruise" is listed at 116 knots or 133 mph. Never exceed speed is 145 knots. Bristell gets its fleet ways thanks to that careful, experienced design where the fuselage and wings are smoothly contoured and junctions flow smoothly between wings and fuselage.

All these design and construction actions result in a Light-Sport Aircraft that is a comfortable, capable, cross-country aircraft that can also handle the day-to-day abuse of a flight training. If you are an experienced recreational pilot or the operator of a flight school, Bristell should go high on your list of aircraft to examine closely. The company has new U.S. representation (in 2014) and deserves a close look.

BRM Aero, s.r.o.

Web Site:
Address: Václava Kulíška 1224
City: Uherské Hradiště , -- 68605 Czech Republic
Phone: (420) 773-984-338

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  BRM Aero -- Bristell IFR (0117)
"You cannot fly IFR in a Light-Sport Aircraft!" Is that what you think? You might be wrong. In this video Bristell USA's John Rathmell and I discuss this situation. Indeed, a path does exist for IFR operation in a Bristell and we will provide some details. (More can be found elsewhere on this website in an article published March 19, 2017.) Beside discussing IFR capabilities, join us for a flight in the wonderful Bristell, an aircraft I loved from my first flight in it.
  Bristell (USA) -- Bristell Shares (fractional ownership) 2015
Light-Sport Aircraft are awesome. Many pilots want one but not all can afford one. Now Lou Mancuso of Bristell USA has a wonderful program for partner ownership, sometimes called fractional ownership. Honestly, it sounds so good it seems almost too good to be true ... but it's for real. Presently available in three locations with more to follow, pilots living on the east coast can join the fun. Hear Lou describe his fascinating plan in this interview. (This video is updated from an earlier version.)
  BRM Aero -- Bristell Taildragger (2013)
Milan Bristela is the man behind BRS Aero and his the company is recognized in America thanks to his new generation Bristell aircraft. However, at Aero 2013 we saw a new version, a taildragger model. In our video we speak with the designer and ask him about his family-run company and the newest model he is bringing to the market.
  BRM Aero -- Bristell
Bristell is a new Light-Sport Aircraft name and a handsome bird it is. Our video will take you through some of the many carefully considered details but it's worthwhile to know that this is a fifth-generation design. Creator Milan Bristela was deeply involved with the SportCruiser/PiperSport and after leaving that company worked on other similar designs. Come have a look and watch for a mini pilot report on this website.
  SPLOG Instrument Flying in Light-Sport Aircraft, 03/19/2017
SPLOG begins: "It cannot be done," is the quick dismissal from many in aviation, referring to instrument flying in a LSA. In 2017, I venture to say everyone in aviation (worldwide) knows about Light-Sport Aircraft and the Sport Pilot certificate, but a superficial
  SPLOG Early Preview of Aero Freidrichshafen 2016, 04/19/2016
SPLOG begins: The great show of Europe called Aero Friedrichshafen is about to begin. It starts officially tomorrow and runs through Saturday (April 20-23, 2016). I've lost count, but believe this is my 20th year of attending, far more than any other European show.
  SPLOG BRM Aero’s Bristell Gains New U.S. Distributor, 12/10/2014
SPLOG begins: BRM Aero 's Bristell got off to a good start in the USA two years ago. Unfortunately, after an initial burst of positive reviews and good response from pilots, the distributor at the time stumbled. A failed association with the now-defunct Aviation Access
  SPLOG LSA Taildraggers Broaden the Sector’s Appeal, 11/07/2014
SPLOG begins: Taildraggers may be among the least understood and most feared aircraft available in the LSA space ... or for that matter throughout general aviation. While we have many good choices that I'll list below, I have nonetheless heard from many readers or
  SPLOG Summer's Coming; Cool It, Fellow Pilots!, 05/22/2013
SPLOG begins: Across the northern U.S. states and across much of Europe it was a lousy, cold, snowy winter. It seemed everyone I spoke to at Aero in Friedrichshafen, Germany complained about the crappy winter and their laments mirrored those from America's northlands.
  SPLOG Aero Friedrichshafen Video Bonanza, 05/08/2013
SPLOG begins: We were busy at Aero Friedrichshafen 2013, knocking out more than 30 videos for your viewing information and entertainment. That's more than seven videos per day and a sum of more than five hours total running time (more than three Hollywood movies in
  SPLOG Pre-Sebring 2013 LSA News Wrap, 01/16/2013
SPLOG begins: Patty Wagstaff and LSA? This week brings the start of the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo and excitement is high. Following are some news items to those who follow this event and the light, recreational aircraft space. On Friday, January 18th, Sebring
  SPLOG First Half 2012 LSA Registration Update, 09/05/2012
SPLOG begins: We've been getting requests for market share information and I am happy to provide an update, thanks to my European associate Jan Fridrich who does the hard work of sifting through FAA's database. I remind you that his efforts are not merely tallying
  SPLOG Flying the Airplanes of Sebring 2012 — Bristell, 05/13/2012
SPLOG begins: Since Sebring in January, the airshow season has rushed by at warp speed and now we return to more aircraft flown at the event that kicks off the aviation year. We'll add more from Sun 'n Fun soon plus we're loading more than 30 new videos. In this post,
  SPLOG Lockwood Rotax and Bristell at AOPA Summit 2011, 09/25/2011
SPLOG begins: At AOPA summit I spent time in the Lockwood Aviation booth giving me a chance to speak with a few RV-12 builders. *** Van's has reportedly sold approximately 600 RV-12 Light-Sport Aircraft, of which 150 may be flying, making RV-12 by far the most successful
  SPLOG A Pair of New SLSA Arrive Before AOPA Summit 2011, 09/21/2011
SPLOG begins: Just in time for this year's AOPA Summit , welcome to a pair of Special Light-Sport Aircraft, numbers 121 and 122 : the first, the formerly named NG 5 LSA, rebadged as the Bristell Fastback by importer Liberty Sport Aviation of Pennsylvania; and the second
  SPLOG Two New (Yet Familiar) LSA Return to America, 09/08/2011
SPLOG begins: Here's a tale of two planes. One has been seen and sold in the U.S. (Lambada motorglider). The other has a fascinating history and should look familiar to you... quite familiar. It's now known as the NG 5 LSA and that probably rings no bell. However,


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