For more than 25 years the people behind Flight Design have been professionals in sport aviation.
Beginning with hang gliders in the early 1980s, and progressing to light-sport aircraft, Flight Design has approached aviation and the manufacture of its aircraft as professionals.
“We design and produce every machine by ourselves and, more importantly, we fly everything ourselves” says Matthias Betsch, Flight Design’s managing director.
In close cooperation with its dealers and pilots, Flight Design continuously develops and improves its line of aircraft. Flight Design employs a team of 30 engineers to design and refine the CTLS and MC aircraft. A team of 600-plus workers in Germany and Ukraine contribute to the high-tech design and manufacture.
Technical innovations and continuously improved safety characteristics are a large contributor to Flight Design’s sustained growth. Since production of the high-technology, carbon-fiber CT was launched in 1997, more than 1,300 airplanes have been delivered to customers throughout the world.
The CTLS has been certified to international airworthiness standards in the United States, Europe, China and India. The aircraft was developed by Flight Design’s professional engineering staff with safety as the number one priority in their minds and includes a number of safety specific design features.
The structure of the CTLS is over 90% carbon fiber and aramid which provides superior cockpit protection for the pilot and passenger. In addition to the structural safety built into the CTLS, four-point safety harnesses and wing located fuel tanks are just a few of the well thought out safety features of this state-of-the-art aircraft.
The CTLS comes standard with the BRS 1350 parachute system. The airframe parachute is deployed with a handle located between the seats and provides an added measure of safety for pilot and passenger. BRS credits its parachute systems with saving more than 240 lives in small aircraft incidents.
The large cabin of the CTLS has a width of 49″. The 2-way adjustable seats and extra-wide cabin doors makes for easy entrance and a comfortable experience for you and your passenger. The ergonomic arrangement of the controls and instruments, plus the CTLS terrific visibility, makes long flights and learning to fly more relaxing and fun.