Not too many companies can represent more than one line of aircraft well. Yet Hansen Air Group has experience and very knowledgeable staff to do precisely that. Their two main brands, FK Lightplanes and Magnaghi, offer some top-notch Light-Sport Aircraft. Hansen also represents the Flaeming Peregrin.
FK-Lightplanes offers a surprisingly broad selection of aircraft. The Fk9 is their longest running success story with many hundreds flying and, like all their designs, steady evolution to a high state of refinement. Available in tricycle gear, taildragger, or on floats, the side-by-side seating Fk9 is a docile flying aircraft that works well as a trainer yet can satisfy the most demanding experienced pilot. Fk9's ingenious one-person folding-wing design lets the aircraft fit almost any hangar space with ease. Nearly 1,000 Fk9 models are flying in more than 20 countries.
Next from FK Lightplanes is the modern, fully-enclosed, folding-wing biplane called the FK12 Comet. Like Fk9, it is versatile with two tandem seats covered by a side-opening bubble canopy or dual summertime windscreens that allow open-air seats. Comet is a lively flying aircraft that comes standard with the Rotax 912 engine, but can also be fitted with the Lycoming O-233 that allows the strong design to be flown for aerobatics. Crisp, snappy handling makes such flying possible yet it is stable and secure for cross country flying.
FK Lightplanes seems never to rest and is now finalizing one of the most exciting models they have ever offered … the Fk51. This scale replica of the famous World War II American fighter is one of the most recognized aircraft in aviation and the version FK Lightplanes has prepared is exceptionally true to the original. Done with such exquisite design that even a P-51 expert can hardly tell the difference, the airplane nonetheless uses modern materials and is far easier (and more economical) to fly than the fighter version.
The Magnaghi Sky Arrow is a beautiful Italian design with a rich history. The tandem seating aircraft has won both Light-Sport Aircraft acceptance using ASTM standards and Part 23 approval. Sky Arrow has also been the popular choice of the highly respected Able Flight organization that has offered scholarships to many war veterans. The reason relates to the factory hand control option that allows disabled persons to learn to fly Sky Arrow. Flight characteristics are highly predictable and the airplane is often described as a joy to fly. Sky Arrow is now owned by Magnaghi Aeronautica, a large aerospace provider that assures the model will be available and well supported for a long time.
FK-Lightplanes and Magnaghi are fortunate to have the Atlanta, Georgia-based Hansen Air Group behind them. American buyers of any of these aircraft or the Flaeming Peregrin Hansen also represents can also buy more confidently knowing the Hansen team is ready to give them superior service.
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This article was updated with additional photos; see at bottom.
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Can you blame them?
Article Updated 9/7/15 — See new information at the bottom of this article.
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