We’ve acquired a new, Russian built amphibian that our guests can test fly or take on a northern lakes tour. It’s called the L-4 and is built by a Russian company Chaika (Seagull) based in the Volga River region in Russia. It is a four seat amphibious aircraft powered by two Rotax 912 engines. This particular design was adapted from a 6 seat version that the company initially developed. The book specs on the aircraft are 650kg (1400 lb) useful load with a 200km/h (125 mph) cruise and 1500km (930 miles) range. Here’s a link to Chaika’s English language page. The following pictures are from Chaika’s website with the exception of the first which was taken at our field outside St. Petersburg.
Welcome , today is Tuesday, September 16, 2014