The Ikarus C42B is a two-seat, fixed tricycle gear microlight airplane, manufactured in Germany by Comco Ikarus.
This single-engined high-wing monoplane, with side-by-side seats for two in a wide cabin, is powered by a 100hp Rotax 912ULS. The C42B is an innovative, modern two-seater microlight aircraft that sets the standards. The classic advantages of the ultralight and the standard aircraft categories are combined to produce a fascinating, technically matured machine.
The C42B has a factory fitted ballistic recovery system (BRS) as standard – basically a parachute for the whole aircraft! This is the only aircraft in Malta fitted with such a system that is being used for flight training.
Apollo Delta Jet 2
This is the first time in Malta that a flex wing type microlight is being used for flight training and air experience flights.vIt was purchased brand new from the manufacturer, Apollo Ultralight Aircraft in Hungary, powered by an 80 hp Rotax 912UL driving a three-bladed propeller. It was then flown from Hungary to Malta by flying instructor Leon Xuereb.
The Apollo Delta Jet 2 offers a whole new dimension to flying – and at the end of the day you can just fold the wing and tow it home on a trailer to your garage! Think of the difference between a flex-wing (also referred to as a “trike” or “weight-shift”) and a more “traditional” aircraft like the Ikarus C42B as the difference between a car and a motorcycle!