Ballard Sport Aircraft Ltd is a developer and manufacturer of light sport airplanes.
Our vision: To become the Canadian industry leader for light sport aircraft with our Advanced Ultralight aircraft products of choice for Canadian ultralight pilot training schools, through exceptional quality of product design, unmatched after-sale service, our true dedication and extended know-how of our employees.
Our mission: Design and manufacture light airplanes that:
meet the highest industry standards, using efficient processes that call for modern technologies and materials;
are robust, safe, comfortable and forgiving, while delivering sheer delight in the hands of the pilot;
are supported by exceptional after-sales services;
are affordable for recreational pilots.
The product: The Pelican Sport AULA is a single-engine two seater side-by-side high wing aircraft that features fixed landing gear. We offer the Pelican Sport AULA as a ready-to-fly aircraft in the Canadian Advanced Ultra-Light Aeroplane (AULA) category. The maximum gross weight in this category is limited to 560 Kg (1,232 lbs), yielding almost 225 Kg (500 lbs) of payload. The Pelican Sport AULA is in fact our regular Pelican Sport 600 aircraft, fully assembled in our Canadian facility, in specific configurations optimized for the training of ultralight pilots.
The Pelican Sport is not new to the market. It benefits from more than 25 years of evolution and refinements. This product is recognized worldwide as a purely Canadian design manufactured exclusively in Canada. The Pelican Sport is renowned for its flying qualities, its robustness and its low cost of operation. Our aircraft are designed to the DS 10141 (03) Advanced Ultra-light Aeroplane Design Standards that were developed by the industry, approved by Transport Canada and is now maintained by the Light Aircraft Manufacturer Association of Canada (LAMAC). Our Pelican Sport AULA is now listed on the official Transport Canada list of models eligible to be registered as Advanced UltraLight Aeroplanes in Canada.
The Pelican Sport AULA features a robust and comfortable composite fuselage that is well adapted for cross-country flying. Professionally designed, its intelligent blend of composites and metal has inspired aircraft designers for the past two decades. It features all-metal flying surfaces and its wing is of single-spar single-strut construction. Its high-lift airfoil combined with a STOL kit offers good Short Takeoff and Landing characteristics, sporting a 115 knot cruise speed when motorized by a 100 HP BRP Rotax 912 ULS engine. The STOL characteristics are achieved by a dual control linkage that automatically lowers the ailerons by 15° when flaps are fully extended. The aircraft offers exciting performance, nice cruise speed, great handling, solid feel and superb fuel economy. The cabin is spacious and comfortable. The panel can accommodate full IFR instrumentation, but remains low for excellent forward visibility. The combination of two overhead skylights and two side windows in the baggage compartment provides very good visibility in all three axes. Dual control sticks, dual sets of rudder pedals with a dual differential braking system, and fixed tricycle gear are all standard equipment on this natural training aircraft.
Our Technical Specification & Performance Sheet as well as a Technical Description Sheet for the Pelican Sport AULA can be viewed and downloaded from our website. The Description Sheet includes details of the on-board basic instrumentation required for a typical training aircraft. A complete list of optional equipment to meet your specific needs is also provided.
Customization of the product in our facility;
Repair and maintenance shop;
In-flight or container delivery;
Familiarization flights and training;
Pelican Aircraft repair and maintenance training;
Documentation centre and customer database;
Airworthiness advisory service;
Service bulletins and on-line technical support.
Our offer: Our goal is to provide you with a high quality robust training aircraft that is well adapted to your specific needs and at the lowest cost possible. We would welcome hearing from you on what we can do to customize our products to make you successful in your daily operations. Please share your thoughts with us and do not hesitate to ask us about our solutions to address your particular problems.
We are planning a Canadian coast to coast tour with our Pelican Sport AULA demonstrator aircraft later this Spring and we would welcome the opportunity to stop by your facility for a demo flight. Until then, we would be pleased to answer your questions and discuss your future needs.
Buying: Ballard Sport Aircraft Ltd. is pleased to announce the availability of its new Pelican Sport AULA ready-to-fly Advanced Ultralight Aircraft. Refundable deposits are now being accepted to reserve aircraft production slots. Deliveries are expected to begin by mid-year 2012. Many prospective owners have submitted requests to make a deposit and reserve their place in the production line for Pelican Sport AULA aircraft, and the opportunity to make those reservations has now arrived. On Tuesday, January 2, 2012, subscribers were given advanced notice of the availability of production slot reservations via a $500 deposit. The date and time of each deposit payment is being used to sequence customer orders. A letter of acknowledgement for each deposit will inform you of the expected delivery date. At that time we will contact you to define the instrument and accessory list to customize your new aircraft. The written quote including selected options will be sent to you and a sales contract agreement will be signed between the two parties before we start the production process.