Belite Chipper - First Look

The Chipper on display in front of Hangar A at Sun 'n Fun.

The flying public got its first look at Belite's first licensed E-AB aircraft at the Sun 'n Fun Fly in today. As we reported last week, the Chipper recently received its airworthiness certificate, but has yet to fly, since it was almost immediately disassembled to be trucked to Florida for display. The airplane underwent minimal taxi testing before being taken apart, so it has proven that it can move under its own power. Continue reading "Belite Chipper - First Look"

Belite's New Two Place Experimental Design Receives Airworthiness Certificate

Jim Wiebe receives airworthiness certificate for the new “Pipper.”


Belite Aircraft, known for simple, relatively inexpensive, single-seat airplanes, just received the airworthiness certificate for its first side-by-side, two-seat design—the "Pipper." A "clean-sheet" conventional design, the plane boasts very quick build time, taildragger or tricycle gear options, and a 380-pound empty weight (with 2-stroke engine and normal instrumentation). Continue reading "Belite's New Two Place Experimental Design Receives Airworthiness Certificate"