Pioneer Flightstar MC

Pioneer Flightstar MC at the New England Air Museum


Type:   Ultralight
Crew:   1
Length:   16' 7”
Wingspan:   30'
Rotor Diameter:   
Empty Weight:   600 lbs.
Gross Weight:   
Cruise Speed:   50 mph
Maximum Speed:   
Service Ceiling:   
Powerplant:   Kawasaki
Year:   1984
Serial No.:   MC-658
Registration:   N54209
Location:   Civil Hangar

Gift of Pioneer International Aircraft

As a relatively inexpensive way to fly, the popular hang gliders inevitably led to powered versions which then evolved into the somewhat more sophisticated ultralights, such as the Flightstar which was built by Pioneer International Aircraft of Ellington, CT. The nearly 1,000 Flightstars produced enjoyed worldwide popularity, partly because, although strongly recommended, no formal training or license was required. It was even used by the Brazilian Navy as a trainer. Powered by a 35 HP Kawasaki engine, it could take off in 100 feet and cruise at 50 MPH.

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