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Just Aircraft offers ultralightJust Aircraft offers ultralight

You can buy an engine for the new ultralight from Just Aircraft, makers of the SuperSTOL, for less than $4,000, then have some fun flying in the open air.

Photo courtesy of Just Aircraft.

Troy Woodland, also the creator of the Just SuperSTOL, designed the Just 103 to conform to the FAA Part 103 requirements for ultralight aircraft, including a maximum weight of 254 pounds, a single seat, and a top speed of 63 mph. The new ultralight logged 1.5 hours before heading to the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo, the company noted in a May 10 press release.

Other than a narrow windscreen, the pilot is very much out in the open air, “which was typical with a lot of earlier Part 103 designs,” the company noted. Flying a Part 103 ultralight does not require a pilot certificate, training, or a medical certificate, though the company strongly recommends pilot training just the same.

A Polini Thor 250 engine from Italy supplies 37 horsepower at 7,500 rpm, and retails for less than $4,000, Just Aircraft noted. Woodland also expects to mount a Rotax 582, which would push the aircraft beyond the ultralight limits and require registration as a light sport or experimental light sport aircraft.

The company has not yet determined a price for the Just 103, which will be sold as a kit or ready-to-fly from the factory in Walhalla, South Carolina. Additional information is available online.

The Just 103 ultralight from Just Aircraft takes a minimalist approach to aviation. Photo by Amy Minnich courtesy of Just Aircraft.
Jim Moore

Jim Moore

Editor-Web Jim Moore joined AOPA in 2011 and is an instrument-rated private pilot, as well as a certificated remote pilot, who enjoys competition aerobatics and flying drones.
Topics: Light Sport Aircraft

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