SKYRUNNER – The Next Generation Sports Vehicle
The Next Generation Recreation Sports Vehicle
We live in an age where almost anything is possible and almost everything is available. Strange then, that the well established fantasy in which personal flight are part of a futuristic landscape has remained completely out of reach to the captured imagination of millions. The all new SkyRunner fuses off-road engineering with proven aviation technology to create a new generation of sports recreation vehicle designed for you to live those dreams and step into a future of adventure and discovery. SkyRunner evokes an unforgettable driving experience combined with the freedom, fun and exploration of flight that will deeply inspire your emotions and fire up your senses…
“RATHER THAN DIMLY RECALLING ADVENTURES OF LONG AGO AS THE ONLY MOMENTS IN WHICH THEY TRULY LIVED, PILOTS HAVE A SENSE OF ADVENTURES YET TO COME”
- RICHARD BACH, AUTHOR OF ‘A GIFT OF WINGS’, 1974
Advanced Wing Design
Intuitive Flight Controls
Logical Instrument Layout
Ballistic Reserve Parachute
SKYRUNNER – Adventure
SkyRunner is the ultimate recreational vehicle combining off-road adventure with one of the safest forms of aviation. A new world of adventure awaits. SkyRunner can be transformed from all-terrain vehicle to lightweight sports aircraft in a matter of minutes. With relatively short takeoff and landing needs, open fields, grass strips and secluded beaches becoming the runways of choice. Using the latest ram-air parafoil wing technology, renowned for its safety due to the inherent stability, control and resistance to stalls, SkyRunner can reach air speeds of 55mph whilst soaring up to a maximum regulated altitude of 10,000 feet. SkyRunner allows pilots to see the world from a low vantage point that is not safely attainable by most fixed-wing airplanes. SkyRunner is the ultimate sightseeing recreational aircraft that offers you an exhilarating experience and true sense of adventure.
Intuitive Flight Controls
Once airborne, SkyRunner has only two flight controls – left and right steering via handheld toggles and throttle pedal to climb or descend. This intuitive flight system makes SkyRunner one of the easiest and safest forms of flight to master and offers the kind of flying experience that is unmatched by other forms of aviation.
EXTERIOR – Aggressive Sporty Look
With its aggressive, angular exterior and exposed tubular exoskeleton, SkyRunner is stylishly capable, without compromise. The body construction uses seamless air-hardened heat-treated steel tubing to achieve immense strength allied to lower weight penalties. The open architecture delivers a stripped back driving experience that leaps into the cockpit for an exhilarating ride expressively combining sporty handling with a balance that is surefooted and stable. SkyRunner’s pressurised-nitrogen inverted double wishbone suspension is the perfect partner to its inherent chassis control, which helps to handle either rough roads or sharp corners with equal poise and supple precision. The tough all-terrain vehicle born to rule the trails and the open road, SkyRunner is built for those who want to take life head-on and make every day behind the wheel a thrilling experience and a new adventure.
High-Strength Tubular Chassis
Modular Composite Panels
Inverted Double Wishbone Shocks
AERIAL NAVIGATION – Augmented Reality
What IF everything you wanted to know was overlaid on reality just by looking outside? Military pilots use expensive displays that provide critical and relevant flight data as they scan the skies. Augmented reality is extremely expensive and have not been cost effective for general aviation… until now. Aero Glass has a solution to address pilots’ needs to properly visualize terrain, navigation, traffic (ADS-B), instrument, weather, and airspace information with access to vital safety procedures and protocols, without the requirement of inspecting instruments, phone or iPad. Using Epson Moverio, Google Glass and other Head-Mounted Displays, Aero Glass is the first to bring Augmented Reality to pilots providing an unparalleled 3D, 360° experience in the cockpit, regardless of the visibility.
Features: Airports | Navigation Aids | ADS-B traffic | Flight Plan route & waypoints | Airways | Geographic points of interest (cities, villages, visual navigation points) | Airspaces | Terrain elevation | Procedures | ILS approach cones | FLARM traffic (for glider) | Weather | Dynamic Data (NOTAM, TFRs) | Ground Phase stuff other than runways (taxiways, gates etc) | 3D Terrain Avoidance | Obstacles
SkyRunner – Hybrid Composite Chassis
The SkyRunner is constructed from Chromoly seamless air-hardening heat-treated steel tubing bonded with carbon fibre composite which provides high levels of durability and performance. This lightweight, high- strength hybrid space frame protects you over the toughest of terrains, through the roughest of take-offs and landings.