Bat Hawk South Africa
The world's most affordable Light Sport Aircraft
The Bat Hawk is a proudly South African “Light Sport Aircraft” designed and built for tough for African conditions.
The aircraft is supplied as a complete ready to fly and complies with the ASTM2245-12c Build Standard rules and regulations as well as South African Civil Aviation Type Approval.
It features a strut braced high wing, a two seats in side-by-side configuration open cockpit, fixed tricycle landing gear and a single Rotax engine in tractor configuration.
As a conventional 3-axis light sport aircraft, the Bat Hawk does not rely on pilot weight shift to affect control. Twin seats are positioned side-by-side for full dual control and both crew members are well protected from the weather by an aerodynamic fibreglass pod and large wrap-around windshield.
Nothing short of sensational
Performance of the Bat Hawk
Performance of the Bat Hawk in its multiple options has been widely acclaimed as nothing short of sensational.
In the hands of a learner it remains perfectly balanced for fingertip control and hands off flight, but pushed to the maximum by an experienced pilot the maneuverability is breath-taking.
There is a big demand for this aircraft in surveillance and conservation industries and with the Bat Hawk’s propeller up and out of the way it reduces the risk of damage by grass, sticks, stones and sand. Making it a true “Bush Plane”.
The Bat Hawk’s cockpit is very similar to that of a helicopter with excellent forward visibility as well as to both sides.
Surveillance & Conservation Aircraft
The Bat Hawk has been designed and developed in South Africa primarily for surveillance and conservation
Flight Training Aircraft
Side by side seating, dual controls, comprehensive instrumentation and flying characteristics totally free of vices, make the Bat Hawk an ideal flight training aircraft.
Due to the conventional 3-axis aircraft controls, the Bat Hawk is ideally suited for initial flight training towards a National Pilot’s Licence (LSA).
THE BAT HAWK AIR-FRAME IS STRONG AND DURABLE, ALLOWING IT TO BE USED IN MANY ROLES
With the second seat available to take significant loads, a number of Bat Hawks have been adapted for use in a variety of applications.
SERVICE & SALES
All Bat Hawks are delivered 100% complete with the Rotax 4-cylinder 100 hp engine installed.
Spare and replacement parts and accessories are readily available from the factory in Nelspruit along with comprehensive technical advice on all aspects of flight training, maintenance and repairs. Bat Hawk Aircraft will provide on-going assurance that each aircraft will be produced to an exacting specification, under stringent quality and safety controls of SACAA.
Proud Co-Sponsors of the
Wessa Bat Hawk Project
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