New ultra-light unveiled

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Belite Aircraft has begun selling the Belite 254 single-seat ultralight as a kit and fully assembled aircraft.

The Belite 254 completed its first flight at the manufacturer’s Wichita facility in early July and made its public debut in late July at the AirVenture 2009 show in Oshkosh. Belite president James Wiebe says it has started producing the aircraft, which technically is a “fat ultralight”, but is designed to feel like a real aircraft, at a rate of two a month. Belite plans to increase production to four aircraft a month from 2010.

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