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Bristell Aircraft (USA)

Bristell USA distributes the highly-refined Bristell aircraft in North America. The Czech-built aircraft is a 5th generation design with excellent performance, wonderful handling, and a most appealing shape. Other airplanes may look similar but Bristell has gone far beyond.

Bristell USA represents the airplane of the same name. After representing others and using decades of aviation experience, Bristell USA's longtime expert, Lou Mancuso, settled on this handsome, highly regarded Light-Sport Aircraft.

Created by deeply experienced designer, Milan Bristela, Bristell resembles the former PiperSport. That legacy aircraft builder chose to represent the original design in which Milan played a significant role. Piper saw the wisdom of using this design versus creating one of their own. Yet the modern Bristell is even better.

As he moved on, Milan knew many ways he could improve the design. Opening his own company he set about making the many changes you see today going through several iterations and arriving at the remarkable flying machine pictured nearby and elsewhere around ByDanJohnson.com.

Many experts who also flew PiperSport realized Milan Bristela's latest creation was better in every way... smoother, larger, more comfortable, and more polished. It even flies better. Aircraft reviewers with decades of experience were very impressed and their articles expressed this. To get such uniformly positive reviews is rare.

With beautifully finished interior, Bristell offers a widest-in-class 51.2-inch cockpit giving wonderful visibility all around the occupants.

Bristell is a carefully engineered aircraft. One proof is its slim empty weight of 729 pounds, yielding a payload of 400 pounds even with full fuel at 32 gallons, easily enough for two large Americans. Those two can travel 700 nautical miles based. In addition, 121 pounds of baggage capacity is offered in two wing lockers plus in space aft of the seat.

In flight, Bristell boasts a very-low-speed stall at 32 knots (with flaps) yet a "max structural cruise" of 116 knots or 133 mph.

In all Bristell is a LSA that is a comfortable, capable, cross-country aircraft that can also handle the day-to-day abuse of a flight training.

For those concerned about their budget, Lou Mancuso's operation has developed the "Bristell Shares" program allowing you to own a share of one of these handsome aircraft. Learn more: Click here, or you can watch this video interview.

Using his decades of experience, Lou also developed Light-Sport Aircraft proficiency and transition training programs invoking a “Defined Go Around Point,” “Ground Proximity Awareness,” and “Personal Limitations Checklist” training. These innovative learning steps can make you a better, safer, more confident pilot and Landing Doctor, Lou Mancuso is ready to teach you his proven techniques. Click this link to discover more about these programs.

Bristell Aircraft (USA)

Web Site: www.bristellaircraft.com
eMail: Lou@bristellaircraft.com
Address: 101 Hering Drive
L.I. MacArthur Airport
City: Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 USA
Phone: (516) 658-1847
(631) 588-5400

  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.)

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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
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  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.
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  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
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  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
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  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.
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  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
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  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
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  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
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  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,
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  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
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  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
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  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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