A very small plane

At Solberg Airport’s Solstice celebration my son introduced me to this tiny multi-engine plane, a “Cricket” (the official name is the “Cri Cri.”) The French homebuilt is the smallest multi-engine aerobatic plane around.

cricket_runway_med

My son was interested in the plane because, like many pilots hoping to fly for the airlines, he’s hoping to build up multi-engine time. This would be a small, fun, relatively cheap way to get it.

Unfortunately, Cri-Cri kits aren’t being manufactured anymore, and (according to this fan site) assembled versions are hard to find.

I tried to get a video of it in flight, but it was too quick for me. Here’s a video of a Cricket at an airshow in New Zealand

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About marypmadigan

Writer/photographer (profession), foreign policy wonk (hobby).
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