PiperSport was built by Czech Sport Aircraft and marketed by Piper Aircraft in 2010-2011, and it was equipped with 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS engine. Production stopped in January 2011.
Flight simulation fans will now enjoy flying this aircraft – Just Flight has announced that it is currently working on a first-rate simulation of the Czech Sport Aircraft PiperSport for Flight Simulator X.
The PiperSport, also known as the SportCruiser, is popular for a number of reasons:
- It is a light aircraft that is fun to fly
- It offers excellent short-field performance and visibility
- It offers exceptional and great range of performance
- It is powered by a robust Rotax engine
During the announcement, Just Flight's Publishing Director, Alex Ford, said,
Our popular Flying Club range of light aircraft has been extremely well received and we have built a reputation for producing extremely high quality light aircraft at very reasonable prices. The PiperSport is a natural fit for us and our development team didn't need much persuading to get stuck in to such a brilliant machine. Virtual pilots are going to enjoy flying this gem in FSX.
Just Flight is working with UK agent Onega Aviation on this project. Ben Fitzgerald-O'Connor added,
We're very pleased to be assisting Just Flight with this project. We're extremely proud of the PiperSport and we're looking forward to seeing it become as big a success in the virtual skies as it is in the real ones.
For more information, visit http://www.justflight.com/product/flying-club-sportcruiser.