Czech Aircraft Manufacturer's High-Wing Companion To The Sting
SportairUSA, LLC, the North American distributor for the Sting S3,
announced Monday that the new TL-3000 Sirius LSA is now available
for purchase in the U.S. Pilots and the public got their first look
at the Sirius at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and
Monday's announcement marks the completion of testing, tooling and
LSA certification of the airplane.
“The Sirius is the perfect travel partner,”
according to Bill Canino, President of SportairUSA. “It
features ease of entry combined with yoke steering, a generous
cockpit, a luggage compartment big enough for golf clubs, a useful
load of 600 pounds, 30 gallons of fuel and outstanding flying
The Sirius is the high-wing companion to the low-wing Sting.
Both are certificated in the USA as special light sport aircraft
and are manufactured by TL-Ultralight, s.r.o., in the Czech
Republic. The Sirius, like the Sting, is a two place, carbon fiber
composite, fixed-wing airplane powered by the 100 hp Rotax 912ULS
engine and equipped with the industry’s fastest-opening GRS
whole-plane ballistic parachute.
According to Canino, the manufacturer has designed and built a
new sport airplane that combines the best features of traditional
high-wing design with the proven performance, reliability and
safety record of the Sting.
The maximum gross weight of the Sirius is 1,320 pounds (1,430
pounds in seaplane configuration). The cabin is 46 inches wide at
the shoulders and the cargo area, more spacious than the trunk of a
Honda Accord, holds 100 pounds of baggage. Standard equipment on
the tricycle-geared airplane includes dual controls, toe-actuated
disc brakes, adjustable rudder pedals, inertia-reel harnesses and a
whole-plane GRS ballistic recovery parachute. Other features
include easy entry/exit and a generous, fully upholstered cabin
with plenty of legroom and headroom.
The Sirius comes fully equipped for cross-country flight and
will comply with ASTM standards for instrument flight rules (IFR).
The instrument panel accommodates either a traditional six-pack
arrangement of flight instruments or any of a variety of primary
and multipurpose flight displays – from Dynon, Garmin, Grand
Rapids Technologies and TruTrak – along with a full
complement of avionics.