A South African kitplane manufacturer – The Airplane Factory (TAF) – is going from strength-to-strength, having just announced a brand new aircraft. The new high-wing version of TAF’s four-seater; the Sling TSi, was revealed at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture event in Oshkosh, USA.
The Sling TSi was, itself, a brand new aircraft just a year ago. Company founder, Mike Blyth, said he expected to have a prototype flying by the end of the year. lf that seems impossible – to go from the drawing board to a new model in less than six months – then some of TAF’s other feats will seem like miracles.