The Airplane Factory USA (TAF-USA) is located in southern California at Torrence Airport just south of Los Angeles.
The company principles also developed and operate MGL Avionics which is a full line of avionics for certified S-LSA and kit-built airplanes. TAF produces the Sling series of world-circling aircraft (literally) and now this fine-flying, all-metal beauty is available in the United States as a Special Light-Sport Aircraft.
Indeed, Sling was created using the latest computer software in so precise a fashion that taking off on an epic global flight shortly after completing the airplane was a well-calculated risk. It was a challenge, aeronautically and physically, but neither Blyth nor Pittman worried excessively about their heavily-loaded Sling…carrying more than 700 pounds in fuel alone! They knew it would do the job and they proved their claim in a dramatic fashion. Now, as they say, “You can fly the adventure!”
You’ll find the aircraft has excellent control characteristics…ease of landing, gentle stalls with ample warning, and predictable stability throughout the normal range of maneuvers. Agreeably priced, the Airplane Factory builds wonderful aircraft to make your own.