The New Highlander SuperStol

Just Aircraft out of Walhalla, South Carolina, is delivering a new short takeoff and landing version of its Highlander — the Highlander SuperStol. This new version has a modified wing design and new, beefier landing gear that allows the airplane to fly into short backcountry airstrips.

Tundra tires up to 29 inches can be fitted onto the landing gear, which is equipped with shocks to dampen the bumps at rough airstrips. The new wing design features wing slats and Fowler flaps, which provide the airplane with a stall speed of 28 knots and the ability to take off and land at a distance as short as 150 feet. Existing Highlanders can be retrofitted with the new wing, which is also foldable.

The Highlander SuperStol can be purchased as an SLSA for $104,500, a price that includes a 100 hp Rotax 912ULS engine, and it can also be ordered as an experimental kit.

Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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