Our Fleet

About the Sling

The Sling was designed with the aim of creating the most practical and desirable light sport aircraft available.


Some of the features which make the Sling such a fine aircraft include:

  • Her flying characteristics - perfectly coordinated and highly responsive controls (she feels like a fighter jet without being over-sensitive)
  • Her performance - close to the best across the full range of qualities;
  • Her aluminum construction - for ease and consistency of construction and proven strength and lifespan
  • Her airframe strength and durability – she won't break easily and if you treat her right, she'll last you for the rest of your life
  • Her excellent instrumentation options
  • Her wide cockpit, excellent all around view and substantial luggage capacity
  • The incorporation, by design, of a ballistic parachute for safety
  • The use of high quality components throughout

No single aircraft can fulfill the special needs of every pilot. Nevertheless, The Airplane Factory believes that the Sling enjoys a set of qualities that will fulfill the needs, at the highest level, of many pilots and flight training schools.


  • Engine:Rotax 912 ULS
  • Propeller:Three blade ground adjustable
  • Gross weight: 600kg
  • Speed: Max Cruise - 107kts (TAS)
  • Wing Span: 9.165 m
  • Fuel grade: High octane gasoline DIN 51600, O-NORM 1103 (red) Unleaded gasoline DIN 51603, O-NORM 1101 AVGAS 100LL

About the Mooney

  • The mooney is an M20J.
  • It has a 4 cylinder fuel injected lycoming IO-360-A1B6D 200HP engine.
  • It’s top speed in level flight in 201MPH ( Book figure).
  • It has a usable fuel capacity of 64 USG and an endurance of just over 6 hours.
  • Its maximum all up weight MAUW is 2740Lbs with a useful load of around 1100LBS.