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of at least 3 statute miles, plus other restric-

The Allegro is a beauty! It’s clean, with

efficiency and are about 50 pounds lighter

tions requiring an instructor endorsement at

smooth lines, and a flair for simplicity and

than the traditional Continental equivalents.

airports located in Class B, C, or D airspace.

ease of operation. I could tell right away that

I’ve flown behind a lot of engines, and to me,

my flights would be pure joy.

one of the most remarkable features was the

The Sport Pilot (airplane) certificate requires a minimum of 20 hours of flight training

The Rotax 912 engine, for starters, is a beau-

along with the ground training and FAA prac-

ty. It’s a simple engine with lots of perfor-

tical test (check ride).

mance, efficiency, and low cost. Both the 80 or 100 horsepower versions have great fuel

near instantaneous start and the lack of mixture control due to the “automation” with the constant velocity carburetor.

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