The Airplane Flying Handbook, FAA-H-8083-3B, will help new students learn about the principles of flight.
The Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, FAA-H-8083-25B, is excellent for new student pilots.
The student pilot's guide will help new students now what to expect in their flight training experience.
The Aeronautical Information Manual has information every pilot should know.
The Weight and Balance Handbook, FAA-H-8083-1B, will assist new students and experienced pilots in preparing accurate weight and balance calculations.
Plane Sense, FAA-H-8083-19A, is loaded with sensible aviation information.
Yes....all stall are imminent, which means recovery is initiated at the first sign of the stall, such as a buffet or an indication on the AOA
At 4000 feet AGL with 4000 RPM.
Set up plane in landing configuration, with neutral trim, 10 degrees flap, and slow to 45 KIAS lift off speed with 4000 RPM. Gently pull back while keeping the ball centered. Recover at first sign of stall.
All stalls are practiced with a CFI on board. You can practice slow flight solo.
We prepared all of our students to be very competent when landing in cross winds. We do GPA training with cross winds to achieve this goal. Students will usually complete GPA training, then work on normal landings and be ready to solo at about 30 hours.
You will have the minimum solo time required for the rating you are obtaining.
When I have reach an altitude within 300 feet of the appropriate downwind altitude. You will lower the nose while making this turn and all other turns in the traffic pattern.
Hear what owner Jim Goldman has to say.
Aluminum is proven and will last for over 50 years. We use 4 grades of aluminum to keep the Bristell light so a 6' 8" pilot can fit.
The waterproof wing lockers hold 44 pounds each right over the center of gravity. This is the safest place to put heavy items and remain in balance.
Nose wheel steering is the safest. If you have a worn brake lining and loose a brake, you can still control direction on a landing with a steerable nose wheel.
Yes! There is dual shock absorber protection. An inner hydraulic shock absorber and an outer coil spring.
NO! The Bristell wing attaches to the main spar which extends 18 inch on either side of the fuselage. Pilots do not need to step over a flap. We have wing lockers.
Yes! Just look at the ground clearance to the wing.
The Bristell dihedral allows for landing in strong crosswinds and provides natural wing leveling qualities.
Yes! The Bristell uses massive attached wing bolts as shown in this picture. The Bristell has a 157 knot Vne as a result of it's strength.
The Mancuso Family has been in the FBO business since 1946 and knows how to make Ecstatically Happy Customer
The Bristell Vne is 157 knots.
A high Vne means the plane is very strong.
Very stable. Milan Bristela is an aeronautical engineer and the owner of the company. He only needs to sell 24 planes a year to pay his bills. He sold over 120 planes in 2019.
The Bristell canopy closes with an over center closing mechanism that works every time. The tight fitting canopy means a warm cabin when flying at 11,500 feet.
2018 BRISTELL LSA N359BL
600TT APRIL ANNUAL
GROSS WEIGHT 1320 LBS
EMPTY WEIGHT 780 LBS
USEFUL LOAD 540 LBS
PAYLOAD 4 HRS FUEL 420 LBS
If you have a squawk, tell Lou Mancuso 516-658-1847 or Terry Camp 616-340-6967
Rotax 912iS Sport 100 HP
2000 hr TBO
1800 RPM IDLE
START-THROTTLE 1/2 IN OPEN
Maintenance is done on the field by Brian 352-459-4181
If maintenance is required away from home, you arrange for the repairs, get yourself home and the bill is paid for by Kari Mancuso, Lou's daughter.
Ten inch Garmin G3X Touch PFD
with ADS-B Traffic, Weather, and
Airspace clearly displayed
Autopilot with GPS steering
Garmin 10 watt Com, GPS 20A
Xm Traffic and Weather
Picture of our Hangar at 5FA1
$120 per hour covers all the cost.
Buy in, note, insurance, hangar, fuel, and all maintenance. Pre-pay 15 hours every 6 months for $1800. Unused hours do not carry over. You need to fly at least 15 hours every six months to stay proficient.
If you damage the plane you will pay $1000 towards the repairs.
You are not responsible for any additional costs such as engine overhaul.
You are a named pilot on the insurance policy.
Dual instruction is $60 per hour from Lou Mancuso, "The Landing Doctor"
We use the free app Team UP.
When you want to fly, you put your name on the schedule. If you would like to make an extended trip, you co-ordinate with the other 4 shareholders. There are no minimums.
Lou Mancuso takes the plane to show in DeLand Florida the first week of November and to Sun N Fun in Lakeland FL the first week of April.
Wing lockers hold 44 pounds.
Heavy items go in the wings. Light items in the cabin.
All shareholders must earn a Bristell Challenge Coin to prove they can land safely.
Fuel is included. When you purchase fuel away from home you will save the receipt and use it as cash when you purchase your next block of time. The plane prefers 93 Octane Premium Auto gas. 100LL is also fine and can be mixed with the Auto Gas.
We all pitch in and fill the 5 gallon fuel cans that are stored in the hangar. You receipt for fuel purchase will be used to pay for your next block of time. You should plan each flight so you land with about 90 minutes of fuel reserves, 6 gallons.
Do not fill the tanks if not necessary.
Your wife will not fly with you if the plane does not have a recovery system.
The Bristell can land in small cleared areas in the case of an engine failure. At night you cannot see the cleared areas.
In the event of a mid-air collision, the plane will most likely not be controllable. The BRS system will be the only way to get to the ground without death.
Very small, as the large 10 inch traffic display on the Garmin G3X shows traffic and even calls out if another plane gets close to you.
I have left this one for last. I personally would just get a new girlfriend.
Our customers who are accustomed to having a plane with a recovery system order a chute.
Our customers who do not want the weight or expense do not.
The 44 pound weight of the chute adds about 5% to the weight of the aircraft, therefore, you need more room for takeoff, your climb is less, your service ceiling is less and you may need to carry less fuel to stay under gross weight.
There are cases where a pilot in a light sport aircraft pulled the chute, survived the impact and was badly injured as the plane was dragged along rough terrain.
An off airport landing may be safer than taking a chance on being tangled in high tension wires after a successful chute deployment.
Initial cost about $9000, repack every 5 years about $4000, rocket every 8 years about $3000. Downtime while your plane has the chute serviced.
You cannot add a BRS Recovery System after the plane is built. However, we order some of our demo planes with chute pre-wire so the chute can be added later.
You can order your Bristell pre-wired for a BRS Recovery System and add a chute later.