German flight school owner Josef Sporer poses near a Remos G-3. He says the landing gear has never been damaged even after 20,000 student landings!
imports the gorgeous Remos G-3
. [2007 UPDATE: The new importer is Remos USA. Call: Toll Free: 888-838-9879]
He is working closely with German designer Lorenz Kreitmayr
to certify G-3 as a Special Light-Sport Aircraft. Early sales will be to sophisticated buyers that see the sleek machine as a personal aircraft with impressive performance. But at the Sebring Expo 2006, I met a German instructor who sees it differently. Josef Sporer
somewhat hesitantly bought a G-3 to see if it would work in his flight school. After an astounding 20,000 landings and 3,500 hours on one aircraft, he is so convinced of the aircraft's sturdiness for instructional use that he's added a second one. So while the Remos aircraft looks like a dream, and boasts good gliding and cruising performance, it qualifies quite well as a trainer, too. Built since 1997, more than 164 are flying around the world.