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Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Aerotrek A240 Really Stands Out at Midwest LSA Expo
By Carmelo Turdo
The golden yellow Aeropro Aerotrek A240 really stood out at the recent Midwest LSA Expo - it was very hard to miss even at the end of the ramp! The Slovakian factory-made LSA costs less than $80,000 nicely equipped, and includes the novel folding wing feature for the custom U.S.-made trailer (for an additional $10,000 cost) or economical hangar storage. Other features include a choice of conventional or tricycle landing gear, well-equipped and upgradable instrument panel, a variety of color choices and nearly 600lb payload. Performance with the 100hp Rotax engine is sparkling, with climb rates from 800-1200fpm and speeds of 110 knots at 4.5gph fuel burn. For more information on the Aerotrek models, visit http://www.aerotrek.aero/.
Below is a flight review video of the conventional A220, and some views of the Aerotrek A240 on display at the LSA Expo: