“I was on a business trip to San Diego and arranged to go to Torrance, California, (This is where the USA rep is located) after to fly a Sling. There were no Sling 4’s yet in the USA, so I flew a Sling 2 for an hour with their resident CFI.
I loved how it flew. I loved the stick, the view, the handling, it’s pushrod, it was a nice and tight control feel. I was sold!
I contemplated it for a few more months—mostly deluding myself about the cost and wondering whether I had the chops to do it—and put in my order around December of 2013. It was the first Sling 4 kit ordered in the USA. I know, that’s probably nuts. But, I had found out about two neighboring 747 captains in Australia that were already building a Sling 2 and 4, so I figured if it passed their muster (I contacted them and have been in touch ever since), it was probably good to go.
The first sub-kit (the empennage) arrived in May of 2014 and the adventure began…
When I built that easily, my confidence also started to build that I could do it.”