VL3 Aircraft

*Known also as JMB VL3, VL3 Evolution or Aveko VL-3

Speed, Style, Safety & Luxury

Parachute

Ballistic rescue system

205 ktas

Max Cruise Speed 

38 kts

Stall Speed

1 ,295 nm

Max Range

+400

VL3s Flying

2,280 ft/min

Climb rate

Parachute

Ballistic rescue system

205 ktas

Max Cruise Speed 

38 kts

Stall Speed

1 ,295 nm

Max Range

+400

VL3s Flying

2,280 ft/min

Climb rate

I feel the need, The need for speed

Max cruise speed of 205 ktas brings you closer to the legendary F14, we have all dreamed to fly… Check out this video where we test the VL3 equipped with a Rotax 915iS.

Universal flying envelope

Did you know 49% of all aviation accidents occur during the final approach or landing? We believe the stall speed as low as 38kts can help mitigate this problem. 

Lands on every airport

Minimal takeoff and landing distance of 590 ft (175m). Land on grass, sand or even snow.  You won't have to choose your destination based on runway length.

Three Rotax Engine Choices Available

Rotax 912ULS

Cruise speed 145 ktas

5.5gal/h

Carbureted, 4-stroke

Useful load 639 lbs

Best performance at 8,000 MSL

Rotax 914UL Turbo

Cruise speed 165 ktas

6.5gal/h

Carbureted, Turbocharged, 4-stroke

Useful load 573 lbs

Best performance at 11,000 MSL

vl3 aircraft engine 914

Rotax 915iS Turbo

Cruise speed 205 ktas

9gal/h

Fuel injected, Turbocharged, Intercooled

Useful load 529 lbs

Best performance at 18,000 MSL

vl3 aircraft engine 915

All-Carbon Fiber Aircraft

vl3 evolution

Range

VL3
Gyrocopter
Cessna 172
Robinson R22

Cost per hour (Owner, 50h/year)

VL3
Gyrocopter
Cessna 172
Robinson R22

Cruising Speed

VL3
Gyrocopter
Cessna 172
Robinson R22

Runway length (landing)

VL3
Gyrocopter
Cessna 172
Robinson R22

Economy  Cruise:
New York (KEWR) to Miami (KOPF)  

When flying the VL3 it is more likely you will need to land and use a restroom before your fuel tanks run dry.

For example if you fly a 915iS at 145ktas and 4.5 gph,  you will cover 937 nm, in 6 hours 48 minutes and burn 31 gallons of fuel.

vl3-aircraft-long-distance

80% Power Cruise:
Los Angeles (KSMO) to Salt Lake City (U42)

In reality a 500 nm flight is a far more common scenario.  The VL3 offers the advantage of speed over most aircraft, leaving you with less pilot fatigue.

For example if you fly a 915iS at 80% power and 9gph,  you will cover 502 nm, in 2 hours 45 minutes and burn 25 gallons of fuel.

vl3-aircraft-everyday

*The exact numbers vary by engine choice, read Vl3 Aircraft Brochure for details

Perfect for 100$ Hamburgers

The fuel-effective Rotax engines in combination with state of the art aerodynamics make the fuel consumption similar to your car, instead of a typical aircraft. With the most powerful 915iS engine, you can expect to burn between 8-9 gallons per hour. If you choose a different engine, it's going to be even lower.

vl3 aircraft hamburgers

Safety is our number one priority 

 BRS parachute 

The ballistic recovery system really works. It already saved 425 lives and counting. That's the reason we include this system in all our airplanes as standard equipment. Safety shouldn't be optional!

vl3 brs parachute

+15/-8G Tested

The airplane is tested for +15/-8G. A typical person without a g-suit can handle about 5 G before losing consciousness. Enjoy the peace of mind knowing the plane takes more than two times more beating than you do.

vl3 aircraft speed

Standard Safety Equipment

  • Ballistic Parachute
  • Angle of Attack Indicator
  • Kevlar Reinforced Cockpit
  • Aviation Certified Fasteners & Cables
  • Aviation Certified Resin & Bonding Agents

Optional Safety Equipment

  • ELT
  • TCAS
  • AutoPilot With Level Button
  • Landing Gear Camera
  • ADS-B In & Out
  • Certified Four-Point Safety Belts

Who is this for?

  • This is for you if you like hand built quality.
  • This is for you if you want only the best for your life. 
  • This is for you if you are looking for a second smaller airplane to complement your bigger one.
  • This is for you if you want to upgrade your old small aircraft.
  • This is for you if you are looking to buy your first airplane.
  • This is for you if you want an aircraft that will last the rest of your life 

Who is this NOT for?

  • This is not for you If you want to take the whole family including dogs
  • This is not for you If you prefer buying an inexpensive old airplane (and then spending the rest of your life fixing things)
  • This is not for you if you still believe that only multiple engine airplanes are safe.

In what category does VL3 Aircraft operate?

In the USA, you have three options, how to register this aircraft.

Special Light Sport Aircraft

  • Assembled for you
  • Require only sport pilot license
  • Fixed gear
  • Fixed propeller

Experimental Home Built

  • 51% participation on built is required (don't worry, we have a "quick build program" to help you)
  • Any configuration you want
  • Require PPL

Experimental Exhibition

  • Assembled for you
  • Any configuration you want
  • Require PPL

VL3 Aircraft Specifications

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Rotax 912ULS

Rotax 914UL Turbo

Rotax 915is Turbo

Take off & Landing

450 ft

450 ft

450 ft

Best rate of climb

1380 ft/min

1560 ft/min

2280 ft/min

Max cruise speed

145 KTAS

165 KTAS

195 KTAS

Stall speed with Flaps

29 kt

32 kt

34 kt

Horsepower

100 hp

115 hp

141 hp

Max operating Altitude

18000 ft

23000 ft

23000 ft

Range

887 nm

770 nm

840 nm

Empty Weight

683 lbs

749 lbs

793 lbs

Useful load

639 lbs

573 lbs

529 lbs

Max Baggage Weight

55 lbs

55 lbs

55 lbs

Max take-off Weight

1322 lbs

1322 lbs

1322 lbs

Wingspan

27.6 ft

27.6 ft

27.6 ft

Length

20.4 ft

20.4 ft

20.4 ft

Height

6.9 ft

6.9 ft

6.9 ft

Cabin Width

3.8 ft

3.8 ft

3.8 ft

Fuel tanks

31.7 gal

31.7 gal

31.7 gal

vl3 aircraft front

FAQ

Is the LSA version available?

Yes, we have a model with fixed gear and a fixed propeller as an SLSA.

Do you provide flight instruction in this aircraft?

Yes, we have transition training ready for you. 

What is the expected delivery time?

6-10 months. 

What avionics is available?

You can specify a custom instrument panel, where you can choose everything from Garmin or Dynon.

Is the VL3 capable of IFR flight?

It can if you choose that optional package. Read the Brochure for details.

What is a true useful load with a full tank of fuel?

That depends a lot on the configuration of the aircraft. It is enough for two people with two bags, though.

Will the VL3 fly upside down?

Well, technically yes, the airplane can handle it fine. Legally no, it's not certified for acrobatics. We advise you don't risk, fly safely, and follow the rules.