Let's introduce a new dealer today, coming really from a special Country: Mongolia. An incredible land with one of the lowest population densities in the world and about 30% of the population that is nomadic. Land of legends, land of Gengis Khan and Gobi desert.
Mr. GERELT-OD ... Read more...
Norden first independent test flight
December 15th, 2021
Today let’s show a totally independent Norden's test flight, done by a well known Italian Development Test Pilot, working for one of the major aerospace firms in Europe, Mr.Giacomo Iannelli (for the friends just “Jack”).Here attached his “about me” from his website, jus... Read more...
New Norden landing gear approved...
November 20th, 2021
From late Spring 2022, all the new Savage Norden under delivery, could be equipped with a new optional landing gear, expressly designed to extend the concept of "adventouring". Since 2016 when we launched our Shock Cub , with its special landing gear, we had in mind to offer the possibilit... Read more...
Our friend Maxime Compagnon at work
November 16th, 2021
Last Summer we had a very nice meeting with our friends, Maxime Compagnon from Germany, Fabio Guerra from Italy and Marius Jumolea from Romania...The meeting ended with a nice short take off and landing "privat" competition, nothing to speak about here, it was just for fun, but of course w... Read more...
Flieger Magazine article...
October 25th, 2021
“NEUES UL für Stol und Reise: die Norden von Zlin Aviation im Pilot Report”
For German interested pilots, here comes the first flight report of the new Savage Norden. Plenty of nice pics and details inside.
Now what about the Savage Norden in Germany?
This new plane, is a very ... Read more...
First Norden EPeX 300Ti
September 11th, 2021
The first Norden equipped with the EPeX 300Ti is basically ready. The plane will be available next year in the Experimental class only and we can’t release any information right now. The 5 blades constant speed propeller shown in the pics, is coming from another Norden’s project that we ... Read more...
some performance numbers
September 4th, 2021
We apologise for the poor level of finishing of the instrument panel (reworked many times during last year of tests) and the front windshield area of “our first prototype” (the Savage Nordens under delivery have not these problems of course) but we decided to show today, a short mix of some "internal flying tests videos", taken by one our test pilot, showing the cruise speed at about 5000 rpm and about 75% of power, plus the performances during climb (average constant climb speed: 1800 ft/m). The ground adjustable pitch propeller for all these tests, was adjusted with the same compromise set up, leaving some room for better climb or cruise speed, depending on customer's... Read more...
Savage Norden new videos
June 14th, 2021
Just enjoy the performance of the new Savage Norden...
Another video and sone other news here on facebook at this link:
first Norden for the American market
June 6th, 2021
The first Savage Norden scheduled for the American market, is under final flying tests. This plane is the first, equipped with a larger instrument panel, designed to accomodate the Garmin G3X or the Dynon SkyView touch with 7”display (in the pic the new Garmin AERA 760) and the first to have o... Read more...
June 1st, 2021
About our slats.
This device, has got a lot of attention from the date of the reveal, mainly due to his unique features.
We did any kind of static, ground and flying tests. We strongly believe in our new system, since it is very important for a slat device, from an aerodynamic point of view, to r... Read more...
May 15th, 2021
Some nice planes under delivery:
the lighter Cruiser we ever built with its new super light carbon seats (1,2 kg each one without the removable upholstery) just before the final delivery .This nice and nimble plane is weighing just 333 kg (734 lbs) in this configuration : Oratex, radio and transpon... Read more...
The last Norden prototype developments
May 1st, 2021
800 lbs (363 kg) Savage Norden with Rotax 915?
As we anticipated last February, the prototype has been reworked, to get this empty weight. And we did it.
The target was to offer to the market a lighter version of our plane to improve the STOL performances and with these main characteristics: full ... Read more...
March 20th, 2021
The answer is “yes", it will be possible (according to the local rules of course). We got some requests from some potential customers and so we explored the possibility to install a Turboprop engine…We will see the developments during the current year.
The renderings show also som... Read more...
February 16th, 2021
since the meteorological conditions are not the best by many weeks and it doesn't seem they will change anytime soon, we decided to stop the test flights and improve in the meantime the Norden prototype, after about 9 months from its first flight. We had already plenty of da... Read more...
New page for all exhisting POH
January 12th, 2021
We would like to integrate all exhisting POH, for all our different Savage models ,with one new page related to the Emergency procedures. If you wish to get a new POH directly from us, that will include this page, just write directly to us specifying your name, serial number and model (firstname.lastname@example.org). The content of this specific page is related to "nose over event" and is anticipated below:
Under heavy braking (mainly with quite forward Cg), or when the landing site is rough (sand , mud , obstacles etc) might happen that the plane goes nose over. If this situation occurs , we strongly suggest to use these simple steps :
· Open the cabin door (o... Read more...
Welcome to new dealers
December 15th, 2020
Let's indroduce today three new dealers that just joined our dealer's network. All the details are available on our dealer's page.
For Belgium : Mr. Jean Maeterlinck, very active and enthusiast Savage pilot, owning the company BMine bv
For Lithuania : Mr Tomas Kuzmickas, director of a st... Read more...
Safety Alert n.12
December 3rd, 2020
Safety Alert n.12 :
have a look in the Owner's area section, under "Technical documents"....Pls read , share and contact us in case of any doubt or need.Tks Read more...
Last updates about Norden
November 9th, 2020
We are preparing a new larger and slightly modified instrument panel that on demand, will be available for the customers interested to install the Garmin G3X or the Dynon Skyview in the 7” size. The basic renderings just show a couple of possible configurations, that could change of course acc... Read more...
Savage Norden flying test report
October 24th, 2020
As promised, today we publish on facebook and on our website, the report coming by Maxime Compagnon, a well known Savage pilot that had the chance to test the plane few weeks ago.Pics are available on our facebook page...
Before to let him speak about the new Savage Norden, just a short introductio... Read more...
Virtual bushflying finally possible
August 3rd, 2020
Experience some take off and landings in the bush, with our “virtual" Savage Cub and a real pilot on commands. Microsoft Flight Simulator has really done miracles this time and it will be finally possible to enjoy our planes as in the real bush. Some nice taildragger techniques, including... Read more...
Savage Cub and Shock Ultra in the new Microsoft Flight Simulator
July 15th, 2020
“We have been thrilled and humbled by the support and dedication that has fueled the Flight Sim community for the past 38 years,” says Jorg Neumann, head of Microsoft Flight Simulator. “Since the launch of the very first Microsoft Flight Simulator in 1982, we knew it was finally th... Read more...
Savage Norden demo flight
July 3rd, 2020
First day of tests for our friend Fabio Guerra, testing the Norden for the first time. Next meeting and video is planned with him for second half of September, to better show the real potential of the plane.
www.youtube.com/watch Read more...
Savage Norden updates
June 29th, 2020
We invite all the people interested in the new Savage Norden to check for news and videos on our facebook page. The test flights are going very well and when will be finished the ones planned according to Czech rules and LSA programs, we will officially update our website with all the official datas... Read more...
New Savage Norden
March 25th, 2020
ZLIN AVIATION s.r.o. Napajedla, 25. 3. 2020
Two years of hard job, more than 20 years of specific experience in this sector, putted into this new project. This new plane represents the sum of our vision, the expectations and needs coming from our customers and the tendencies coming from the STOL ma... Read more...
Safety Alert n. 11
January 14th, 2020
Mandatory Safety Alert n.11 . You can find it in the dedicated Owner's area. Pls read , share and contact us in case of any doubt or need
new model ...
December 5th, 2019
Just few details about the new prototype coming soon… Read more...
2.207 free of problems hours
November 28th, 2019
Remarkable results for a Savage Cruiser, flown for many years as a demo and for training in USA. The N866LA logged infact few days ago 2.207 hours, being during all this flying time, totally free of troubles. It is not the first plane that reached similar level of performance , quite typical for fly... Read more...
Safety Alert n.10
November 7th, 2019
Safety Alert n.10 . The small amount of customers involved have been already infomed. You can have a look in the Owner's area section, under "Technical documents". Read more...
New prototype updates
October 5th, 2019
Working with the Czech LAA, we are now planning the last steps before first test flights.
We worked a lot during the last months, trying to design something special. We can promise that we didn’t forget anything : new ergonomy, new fuselage, new metal wings, new design...The list is really to... Read more...
September 27th, 2019
Time to introduce and welcome some new dealers that have reached us in the recent times. The demand of STOL planes is growing worldwide and we are trying to enlarge the company accordingly (even designing new solutions and new models).
In alphabetical order:
Chile : Inversiones Aéreas Patag... Read more...
Safety Alert n.09
August 20th, 2019
All Savage aircraft owners are invited to read carefully our latest Safety Alert n°09. You can check for it in the Owner Area, under the "technical documents" section. We want to be sure that all customers will perform a specific control before their next flight . If any defects will be found, expecially for planes operated near the sea or water in general (in the specific case some corrosion on some wires sleeves) pls contact Zlin Aviation sro for further instructions at this address : email@example.com.
Note: all dealers have been already informed and could help with some specific advices. Read more...
Valdez STOL competition results
May 13th, 2019
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...