Valdez, the world's most famous STOL (Short Take-Off & Landing) competition is just finished.
It seems that our customer Gary Green has performed the shortest landing with his Shock Cub even if we were not able to compete at 100% in take off, with planes as the famous Lil Cub (heavily modified ... Read more...
May 8th, 2019
This time we are really going to the “edge" ...
We are very glad to announce that we officially started our cooperation with the well known Norwegian company "Edge Performance”.We decided to install one of their engines on our next prototype that will fly this Summer with our ... Read more...
UK new dealer and market
April 19th, 2019
After over 8 months of hard work and design submissions to the UK LAA we are excited to unveil our new Partnership with Synergy Aircraft based in Warwickshire, for the UK and Ireland. The Shock Cub will be available in Quickbuild kit format initially. For those of you who want to get into the Air so... Read more...
AERO 2019 report
April 15th, 2019
Another great AERO exhibition (Friedrichshafen-Germany) has just finished. More than 32.000 visitors , four days, full immersion, in what is considered the best European fair of the sector. We want to thank all our customers, dealers, visitors.. it was a great occasion to meet and speak about the fu... Read more...
Rotax 915 tests
March 23rd, 2019
Just started the ground tests with the new Rotax 915...We will show soon at AERO, another beautiful Shock Cub, equipped with the same engine and a very nice Garmin instrument panel..Stay tuned. Read more...
- 30 Days left: AERO 2019 is coming
March 11th, 2019
We invite you to visit our booth (B2-415) from 10th to 13th April at AERO (Germany), the European international global show for general aviation. We will be there as usual and we will show some new important projects under development. Let’s say…"something really innovative for our... Read more...
New Shock Ultra engine cowling
March 8th, 2019
Finally ready to enter in production the new engine cowling for the Shock Ultra. The new original design, will integrate the landing light spot and one naca air intake (operated by the pilot on demand) , for the 915 equipped planes. All next Shock Ultra will get for free this new cowling and l... Read more...
Shock Ultra in Spain
February 23rd, 2019
Our Spanish dealer is pleased to announce that the first Shock Ultra was sold in Spain and that Zlin Aviation will start the process to get the airplane certified. This is just following the growing demand of serious Stol planes around the world .. And If you are looking for a professional Bus... Read more...
Shock Cub video
February 2nd, 2019
A new video coming again from Alaska. What a beautiful Country and what a dream to fly there.Tks to Mr. Gary Green for sharing with us his passion and his skills..
link: www.youtube.com/watch Read more...
January 28th, 2019
In the last few months a big effort has been made to accelerate the delivery of new aircrafts and it is obviously planned for the next months too. The new Rotax 915 has caused recently some delays to all manufacturers including Zlin Aviation but soon all will be solved. These are the planes that will have been delivered or will be completed since November 2018 up to February/ half March 2019 (only 4 of them in advanced kit form):
1 Savage Cub 100 Rotax 100 hp for Czech
1 Shock Cub Rotax 914 for Romania
1 Shock Cub Rotax 914 for South Africa
1 Savage Cub Rotax 100 for France
1 Shock Cub Rotax 915 for Cote d'Ivoire
1 Shock Cub Rotax 915 for (a customer from) Swiss
1 Shock Ultra D-M... Read more...
January 11th, 2019
We decided to reorganize the production line for the future. Starting from now some products will be discontinued (but we will deliver spare parts and assistance of course without problems for the existing planes).
Savage Classic: this was our first model. The most sold due to the long career. The ... Read more...
Important cooperation established
January 3rd, 2019
We are really glad to have achieved a new step about the quality of our final assembled and ready to fly planes. This choice will become a free of charge investement for all our customers .From last December in fact, all the ready to fly planes will get a complete wiring harness system (electrical) ... Read more...
Delivered the 2th Shock Cub to South Africa
December 17th, 2018
We are glad to confirm the final delivery via container of one beautiful yellow Shock Cub to South Africa, market followed by our dealer Mr.Craig Lang. Soon he and his customer will prepare for first local flight, this nice plane, fitted with the new Beringer 10" wheels and brakes and 31" ... Read more...
Flying the 1st South African Shock Cub
November 17th, 2018
The plane is finally flying with a special livery and a customized Rotax engine. It seems that customers are particularly impressed by the performances during short landings and about unique stall characteristics, looking at first reports... Read more...
September...nice time for news
September 3rd, 2018
Some news finally on the table after a while. We were very busy in the last period (let's say last few months), increasing production, making training for many new workers arrived in the last months, finding new systems and technology to make better our job (for example we will start to use an innovative painting system during next week), producing new carbon accessories/parts and moulds, testing new items (from shock absorbers to new slats etc.) and planes, following certifications processes in 2 Countries, always taking in mind the new rules coming soon in Europe, planning and starting the big move to the new operative base (1.000 square meters planned only for the "final de... Read more...
Washing tires in the Blue lakes of Alaska's Glaciers
June 23rd, 2018
Credit to Gary and Philipp (lucky guys) and to the fantastic Alaskan landscape Read more...
May 5th, 2018
What is a Bush Pilot? Many pilots ask us about this fantastic discipline, so we just want to share a video that explains the concepts and the feelings behind the scenes (credits to Ultima Thule Outfitters and Matadormediahouse)..After you will have seen this video, you will better understand all the... Read more...
Flieger Magazine 2018 Award....
April 24th, 2018
Our new Shock Ultra have been selected by the readers of this prestigious Magazine as the 3th best and innovative Ultralight of the market (last year with our Shock Cub as we arrived second with another German magazine):
Dies sind die Gewinner und die Nominierten:
1. Ultraleichtflugzeug / ultralight aircraft
- Breezer Sport
- Ultralight Concept Stampe SV 4-RS
- Zlin Aviation Shock Cub Ultra
2. Avionik /avionics
- Dynon SkyView HDX
- Garmin G500 TXi
- Garmin G1000 NXi
3. Flugzeug / aircraft
- Cirrus SR22T G6
- Diamond DA50
- Pilatus PC-24
4. Newcomer des Jahres /newcomer of the year
Das texanische Unternehmen beherrscht in den USA den Markt für Luftfa... Read more...
New Shock Ultra
April 18th, 2018
The new Shock “Ultra" is finally available.. Just introduced officially this morning at AERO 2018 Friedrichshafen, it is the lightest bushplane of the market.
Completely derivated by our Shock Cub introduced in 2016, with a basic empty weight (no options included) of less than 300 kg (66... Read more...
Flying in Alaska
March 22nd, 2018
Alaska's Flying Cowboy youtube channel.. Mr. Gary Green has just released a new video showing the beauty of the Alaskan territory. Sure many of you, will remember him flying at Valdez last year. He got the permission to fly with his new plane just arrived, only few hours before the exhibition a... Read more...
2017 results, new plans and AERO 2018
March 15th, 2018
The past year was very successfull for Zlin Aviation. And some changes became for this reason, simply mandatory. Last Autumn, we have taken the decision to almost double the production capacity of our company, due to the large number of planes sold worldwide. We have no problems to admit that there were some delays in deliveries, due to the huge amount of work necessary to expand, but we are fully committed to reduce in the next future , the delivery time to not more than 4-5 months..(and we are working very hard for that). We are implementing for these reasons, the production capacity in Czech Republic and we are looking for new workers. If you think to have a nice curriculum, feel free to ... Read more...
Temporary license and Fliegermagazin article
December 20th, 2017
Our new lighter version of the Shock Cub got finally the German temporary license and will be allowed to fly there, for final test flights and investigations before to get the final approval. In the meantime for German speaking readers, the well known German Flieger Magazine, issued a complete test ... Read more...
New Australian Dealer and first Shock Cub
November 17th, 2017
We are happy to announce a new Australian Dealer. One red Shock Cub already arrived in Australia. One is under assembling and another one will be assembled right after. Finally we will be able to show our Shock Cub in this beautiful Land...
Welcome onboard to:
Craft Air Australia Pty Ltd
www.cra... Read more...
Tested and almost ready for delivery a new customized Rotax
October 15th, 2017
Working on some modified Rotax for our planes. Light, powerfull (more power compared to a Rotax 914) and simple...Not LSA approved but sure with a big potential. Will keep you informed. Read more...
Under tests the new Ultralight Version of the Shock Cub
September 25th, 2017
We successfully continue the tests (working parallely on homologation process, initially for the German market) of the coming soon Ultra light version of the Shock Cub . This plane is designed taking in mind empty weights. Of course it has the same aerodinamic of the big brother, the Shock Cub ... Read more...
New Plane & Pilot cover
September 5th, 2017
The September issue of Plane & Pilot is on news stands now.
From their website: In our cover story, we fly the Outback Shock (this name is valid only in USA) . Find out how this powerhouse plane takes LSA performance to a crazy new level. All this and more in the September issue! Subscribe to P... Read more...
New French dealer announcement
August 18th, 2017
All French customers have been in touch during the past years with our friend and dealer Mr. Pierre Beaulieu. A nice person, really professional and passionate. Pierre now has personally agreed some changes for the French market taking an agreement with one of the most competent and proficient actor... Read more...
South African Safaris
July 28th, 2017
"During 2017, Flying Frontiers, the South African Savage Dealer, launched African Bushflying Safaris, using Savages for the ultimate in Bushflying adventures. Flying low and slow over southern Africa, landing on rough bush airstrips and areas not accessible to normal aircraft, the experience is... Read more...
Savage Agilis in France
July 15th, 2017
We are glad to announce that the Savage Agilis will be exclusively introduced in France very soon, by our new exclusive dealer (only for this model) : Little Aircraft - La vigne du Roy - 47600 Nérac (contact David Le Gac). There will be some other changes coming soon about French ma... Read more...
Tested a new Savage prototype
July 5th, 2017
Just tested a new Savage prototype..An hybrid version, highly modified and designed for all those international markets (expecially in Europe), where the strict rules about the empty weights, could partially limit the diffusion of our new Shock Cub (plane originally designed mainly for the LSA/Exper... Read more...
Italian Taildragger meeting 10/11 June
May 27th, 2017
From Scuola Volo Brescia website:
Mark this weekend in bright colours on your calendar because it will be the date of “Pradelle 2017”. Our traditional meeting organized by Scuola Volo Brescia, will bring together all the taildraggers pilots. As usual our love for the vintage taildragger... Read more...
Valdez 2017 final results and video
May 21st, 2017
Even considering that our plane missed two times the "white line" during landings, we can now share the final results of the VALDEZ 2017 STOL competition. We want to thank our customer/pilot (and again the Alaskan dealer), because even if he started to fly the plane just the day befo... Read more...
Valdez 2017- Alaska
May 15th, 2017
We made it...One our plane "finally" has partecipated for the first time, to this incredible and well known "STOL Alaskan event". Big tks to our American and Alaskan dealers for their local support. Tks even to our final customer since he has flown the plane there without any spe... Read more...
2017 Great Alaska Aviation Gathering
May 7th, 2017
For the first time one Savage plane and specifically the Shock Cub, landed in the great Alaska..The plane arrived just in time for the "Great Alaska Gathering show". An event that every year attracts the best bush pilots in the world and companies for what is considered the largest aviatio... Read more...
Delivered the Rusty Shock
May 6th, 2017
Rusty Shock was finally deliverd to his happy customer. The plane is really an eye catcher in the blue sky...We will see it soon flying over the Mont Blanc. This plane was equipped with a new wider propeller (we are testing many of them and this one has a diameter of 220 cm) and a new innovative and... Read more...
Innovation Awards 2017 and a new video
April 12th, 2017
Our Shock Cub has been awarded at AERO Friedrichshafen last week, by the prestigious German magazine AEROKURIER ( after the counting of about 50.000 votes ) as the 2th most preferred and innovative UL-LSA plane of the year 2017. With 16,9% of the preference against the 17,3% of the winner (an electr... Read more...
After the exhibitions..
April 11th, 2017
Just finished both AERO 2017 and Sun and Fun ..We introduced a new video, a completely new paint scheme and a new vision, our "Dymagic" vision for the future.We had a lot of fun but even a lot of job to prepare all these things in time for these exhibitions..As usual we tried to be innovat... Read more...
Shock Cub at Sun and Fun 2017
March 26th, 2017
Visit our American dealer's booth at Sun and Fun and have a look at the new Shock Cub (Outback Shock in USA). The exibition is close, don't miss this opportunity. One Shock Cub just left with destination Alaska and another one will leave next week and will be received by our dealer soon. Read more...
AERO 2017 Friedrichshafen (D)
March 26th, 2017
We will attend even this year at AERO 2017 (5-8 April) . You will find our booth at B2-311. Drop us a visit to discover the last news and look at our planes. Read more...
Valdez 2017- Alaska
March 16th, 2017
The first Shock Cub going to Alaska has finally left our manufacturing plant. The Shock will be shown first at Alaska Airman Show 2017 by our local Dealer and the week after will attend at Valdez Fly-In Stol Competition. The plane is absolutely standard and has not any special equipment designed for... Read more...
February 8th, 2017
We really appreciated this new German cover and the nice "cover story"...This cover has to be added to the previous two ones we got recently : Lotniczy Aviation Revue (Poland) and Flynytt (Norway). By the end of the month there will be the first official test flight made by a very we... Read more...
Aerokurier 2016 Award and new Cover
February 6th, 2017
The prestigious Aerokurier German magazine, has decided to insert our new Shock Cub between a list of selected 2016 novelties.The Aerokurier editorial team has selected the best brands in different categories . In ULM category you will find the Shock Cub among other 7 planes.The "Innovati... Read more...
Gardaland, Savage Classic and Fabio Guerra
February 1st, 2017
Gardaland is an amusement park located in North-Eastern Italy.In June 2005, Gardaland has been ranked fifth in the top ten amusement parks in the world with the best turnover by Forbes Magazine and actually is one of the biggest amusement park in Europe. They recently launched officially the new &qu... Read more...
First Shock Cub under delivery in New Zealand
December 15th, 2016
It's finally time to deliver the first Shock Cub in New Zealand. Very nice looking plane..with "Ferrari" red and many carbon parts in evidence..
New Western and North Western Canadian Dealer
November 11th, 2016
We are proud to announce a new dealership for British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
"Travelair" and the Chilcotinflyers would like to welcome you to a new world of bush planes and bush flying. The main sales/maintenance and training center is located at Chilliwa... Read more...
Shock Cub, 6 months later...
October 20th, 2016
It is time to make some sort of balance after the official launch of the Shock Cub, happened exactly six months ago. A well known aviation journalist, asked us recently, how is going with this product and our intentions for the future. The Shock Cubs sold are 26 at this time, (99% ready to fly)... Read more...
New Rotax 915iS
October 18th, 2016
Finally we got the first (prototype) 915iS according to the "Rotax development engine program" , planned by the engine manufacturer, for the next incoming months.. We will be trained and allowed to install this engine soon for preliminary ground tests, and only later, after several st... Read more...
New Dealer for ALASKA
October 1st, 2016
While our first American Shock Cub ("Outback Shock" is the name for the American market ) is almost ready for the first flight (equipped with the TITAN 340 engine), we are very proud to announce in cooperation with our American dealer, the arrival of a new dealer for the State of Alaska...... Read more...
Savage Treffen annual meeting (D)
September 15th, 2016
As usual, a nice organization and a favourable meteo, has allowed last weekend, a nice German Savage meeting ...Tks to Mr. Tom Huber and his friends to have planned this nice event, even for this year..It was a fantastic occasion to meet eachother and share personal experiences .. Pic credit :&... Read more...
Finally available in USA the new Shock Cub
August 6th, 2016
In about ten days, finally will be available in USA the first Shock Cub . The plane equipped with a powerful Titan 180 hp, is the first Shock Cub covered with "Oratex 6000" system and painted with original Oracover colors due to the presence of a nice paint scheme. In USA the Shock C... Read more...
Reduction weight program results
July 29th, 2016
Delivered in Germany the first "super light" Savage Cruiser . Equipped for the first time with Oracover system and including several options engineered and produced by us
to lower as much as possible the final empty weight (just for example carbon seats and full carbon floorboards and eng... Read more...
SOUTHERN AFRICAN SAVAGE BUSHFLYING TRIP
July 13th, 2016
From our South African dealer:
at Flying Frontiers, we have a motto “Dream, Explore, Discover”. In May, we truly lived by this motto, and spent 2 incredible weeks flying the backcountry of South Africa and Namibia. 60 flying hours and 7000km’s later, we arrived home having put our... Read more...
New Shock Cub gallery
June 27th, 2016
Some nice "in flight" pics, taken in cooperation with a famous photographer are available in the media section.A "man" that become a friend now and our official Shock Cub photographer.. He has taken something close to 600 pics. Some are now available showing the real attitude of ... Read more...
Shock Cub landing video
June 6th, 2016
We are doing our best to extract step by step the "real Stol performances" of our new Shock Cub (we think to have achived about 70% of this potential at the moment).In the new video, just uploaded in the media section, you can get an idea of the landing performances with just 5 knots headwind, in raining conditions, with a slippery surface (grass) that didn't help at all the brake effect.Still we would like to remark that we are flying with just 100 hp (or probably 95, since we don't adopt the Rotax airbox system on this plane) with a fully equipped and heavier plane (since it is still the protoype) and that soon the 180hp version will be tested. Flying test program will cont... Read more...
New Shock Cub video online
May 12th, 2016
The technical characteristics and a short video clip are finally available. Configurator will be online during the next few hours. Video link is now available in "media" section.
Note: all technical details and performances are referring to the "Rotax 912 ULS 100 hp engine &quo... Read more...
Welcome to a new Dealer
May 10th, 2016
We are very glad to introduce our new Dealer for the Turkish Country. The new Dealer, mr. Atilla Hacisuleymanoglu from Ati Aviation, will be more than happy to follow all interested and potential customers for this new promising market. Following some specific requests coming by his Country, Mr... Read more...