Sun n Fun, Lakeland, Florida, USA 2013
From 11 to 14 April 2013, we participated in a traditional exhibition Sun n Fun in Lakeland, Florida. Thanks to all visitors who visited our booth. Check out the photo gallery.
AOPA Pilot Magazine, JANUARY 2013 VOLUME 56 / NUMBER 1
Personal Vision. After designing LSAs for others, Milan Bristela built the Bristell his way.
Even when you’re a top aircraft designer in a country with a reputation for building leading light sport aircraft models, you face frustrating compromises. In the case of aeronautical engineer Milan Bristela, that led to a desire to start his own company and make aircraft his way. He’s proud to give it his name: the Bristell.
This one, Bristela says, is not just for the usual profit motive. The Bristell was designed from the heart, and that’s why he prints “Wings with heart” on both sides of the cockpit.
The result is an aircraft with all the clever features Bristela ever imagined during his past four projects that include SportCruiser, briefly known as the PiperSport. It’s like nothing he’s ever done, and borrows its best features from the automotive industry. Although based in the Czech Republic, the company is named BRM Aero after a British Formula One race team: British Racing Motors. The letters even match the start of his surname and his first name. He was fascinated by the team and its famous world champion driver, Graham Hill, as a child. (The BRM name may yet appear on an all-electric British race car intended to compete in hill climbs.)
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