Cessna Skycatcher Plane
The latest light sport aircraft is this small plane, the Skycatcher from Cessna. The Skycatcher has a Garmin glass cockpit, and a Teledyne Continential O-200D engine. The lightweight plane has been selling at an introductory price of $109,500 (for the first 1,000 orders) and has been selling fast, receiving 400 orders within the first two days of the Airventure conference. The plane will cruise at 118 knots (136 miles per hour) with a range of 470 nautical miles. The Skycatcher website features more photos and videos of the new plane. Cessna plans to build 700 planes a year once the assembly line is up to production in 2011. The company plans to certify the SkyCatcher in 2008 with the first customer delivery scheduled for 2009.