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.
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 was filming the takeoff of a yellow-winged tailwheel when a Cri-Cri overflew the runway at Solberg Airport. It buzzed by so quickly I barely caught it onscreen…
Don’t miss the NJ Festival of Ballooning at Solberg, which runs from Friday July 24th thru Sunday July 26th.