AERO Friedrichshafen 2015

Check out some of the aircraft featured at Europe's annual general aviation show held in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

1 bulldog autogyro.jpg
British designed, built and themed Bulldog autogyro with Rotex radial engine is due for its first flight this summer, going on sale in 2016 at £130,000 if all goes well.Dave Calderwood
2 diamond da62.jpg
DA62 5-7 seat twin from Diamond, powered by two 180hp AE330 turbodiesel engines, received its European type certificate at AERO. FAA certification to follow in 6-8 months.Dave Calderwood
3 austro ae200 engine.jpg
Diamond's own engine company, Austro, showed several new engines including this all-aluminum 114hp 3-cylinder AE200 made in China.Dave Calderwood
4 pipistrel electro-1.jpg
Slovenian manufacturer Pipistrel launched electric-powered two-seater, Electro, based on previous prototypes including the WATTsUP.Dave Calderwood
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An alternate angle of the Pipistrel Electro.Dave Calderwood
5 blackwing.jpg
All carbon-fibre Blackwing LSA from Sweden is brand new and claimed to be aerobatic with load limits of +12/-7.5g.Dave Calderwood
6 atol avion amphibian.jpg
Less high-tech but very pretty, the wood-construction Atol Avion amphibian is from Finland — where there are lot of lakes in summer. Skis can be fitted for winter.Dave Calderwood
7 lightwing ac4.jpg
The Lightwing AC4 from Switzerland started as a hobby but last year received its EASA Restricted type certificate as an LSA and has now gone sale at 150,000 euro.Dave Calderwood
8 risen motorglider.jpg
Also from Switzerland, the RISEN ultralight was given its world debut at the show. A lot of flying on not a lot of power. Nice vee-tail.Dave Calderwood
9 autogyro cavalon electric.jpg
German electronics company Siemens has several electric motors perfect for light aviation and has worked with German gyroplane maker AutoGyro on this electric Cavalon due to fly soon.Dave Calderwood
10 vl3 evolution.jpg
With a slim profile and retractable undercarriage, the VL3 evolution is said to be the fastest ultralight in the world with a top speed of 146kt. Latest version powered by Rotax's 115hp 914 Turbo is even quicker.Dave Calderwood