March 28, 2024 | Press Release

ScaleWings To Unveil Three Groundbreaking “Firsts” at SUN ‘n FUN 2024

Renowned German aircraft manufacturer ScaleWings Aircraft is set to make waves at this year's SUN 'n FUN Aerospace Expo. Known for its exquisite all-carbon reproduction of the North American P-51 Mustang, the SW-51 MUSTANG, ScaleWings will debut three unprecedented firsts, marking a significant milestone for the company.

Since its impressive debut at the 2022 Oshkosh Roll-Out and Flight demonstration, ScaleWings has continued to soar to new heights, expanding its technological prowess, ramping up production, and more than doubling its workforce to 72 employees over the past year.

Here's what to expect from ScaleWings at SUN 'n FUN 2024:

1. Power Upgrade: Witness the unveiling of the first SW-51 MUSTANG powered by the cutting-edge Rotax 916iS engine. With its 160hp power output and extended TBO of 2,000 hours, this engine promises to elevate the aircraft's already exhilarating performance capabilities to unprecedented levels.

2. Live Aerobatic Showcase: Experience history in the making as the SW-51 takes to the skies in a thrilling aerobatic display, a first-of-its-kind feat at any US airshow. Piloted by the esteemed Lt. Col. (Ret.) USAF John "Slick" Baum, a former Thunderbird, this display promises to dazzle audiences with its precision and finesse.

3. Double Debut: ScaleWings will proudly showcase two freshly minted SW-51 MUSTANGs, each equipped with the latest generation avionics and state-of-the-art features. One of the aircraft will boast a striking new paint scheme inspired by the legendary USAF Thunderbirds, paying homage to one of the world's most revered demonstration teams.

Pilot Profile:
Lt. Col. (Ret.) USAF John "Slick" Baum is a highly respected figure in the aerospace industry, having flown a wide array of aircraft, including modern fighters and vintage classics like the Boeing Stearman. Slick's impressive credentials include serving as a Thunderbird and participating in the renowned Ghost Squadron.

Product Description:
The SW-51 MUSTANG is a marvel of engineering, blending iconic design with 21st-century technology. Featuring meticulous craftsmanship and a lightweight all-carbon airframe, it offers unparalleled agility, reliability, and economy. Certified in the E-AB category, the SW-51 has garnered significant attention since its introduction in 2022, with 30 units sold to date.

Company Background:
ScaleWings Aircraft, headquartered in Germany, operates a state-of-the-art production facility in the Aviation Valley of Poland. With a workforce of 72 employees, ScaleWings has garnered numerous accolades, including the 2022 INNOVATION AWARD from German Aviation Magazine Aerokurier.

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