|The May 2009 edition of Light Sport and Ultralight
Flying magazine contained an extensive report on the Challenger line of
aircraft by Dan Johnson who is probably the most recognized name in light
sport aviation. The article reviews the newest models and gives a sense
of their evolution. We scanned some photos and excerpted some quotes to
capture the highlights.
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"The Challenger is one of the standard-bearers in the industry."
"The company has upgraded the tried-and-true models
with a host
"With a very strong Canadian distributor protection from wintertime flying became essential. This lead to an optional wraparound windshield and removable doors and plus cabin heat."
"Many happy pilots have a real bounce in their step
as they make their way
"The goals were to make the plane easier to fly, faster
in cruise, more rugged,
"All Challengers are effectively quick-build kits. The
factory does all the
"The best news is that these are some of the lowest cost aircraft you can build."
"Virtually from day one of Challenger production the company's ongoing changes have kept improving the overall quality and durability of their airframes and bettering their handling."