AIR USA NEWS
AIR USA's Ultralight Trike
Our Ultralight EGO Trike is home in Boulder Colorado! It is a joy to fly and is surpassing our expectations. Great performance, easy to fly even in demanding conditions, and unusually quiet. For the Hang Glider pilots out there, it's been great to experience that it feels like a hang glider. Although sitting in an upright position is different, the glider feedback when thermalling is instictively recognizable.
AIR USA's Trike
Our trike is getting test flown at the factory. It has an extra quiet exhaust and oversized rear wheels/farings for our lively landing zones in Colorado:
AIR Factory hosts the Testival
AIR demonstrates current projects with like minded companies
AIR USA visiting Czech Republic this September
The ultimate soaring trike will be coming to the US soon! The Electric and Gas soaring trikes pictured below:
AIR USA VRS video from the ATOS breeding grounds
Video summary HERE
Glider Model comparisons and VR/VRS Polars (Standard units)
AIR USA flew the new VRS as well as a VQ with the E-Lift
We were able to squeeze in a flight on the VRS (aka the "Weapon"). This wing has a unique platform with different D-spar to outer wing proportions. There is something very special about this wing (more to come). We also flew the E-Lift which is incredibly quiet and has ample climbing power. It also was great to see how simple and dependable it is for starting and stopping. Seems too good to be true but when the motor is completely off and gliding into ground effect, it is still not too late to bite down on the "go" button and take off again. Both the toss-ability of the VRS and the freedom of the E-lift are bringing the child within back to the surface. Absolutely can't wait to get my hands on both of these again.
AIR USA developing ATOS upgrade program
Fred and BJ are visiting the factory in October to enhance state-side offerings.
Felix coming to Colorado and California
Felix Ruhle, CEO and founder of A-I-R, is coming to the states to meet ATOS pilots. His visit is tentatively scheduled for Labor Day weekend/week in Colorado and the following week in California. Check back for more details and itinerary.