AeroLites AeroSkiff

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Role Two-seat ultralight amphibian
National origin United States
Manufacturer Aerolites
First flight 1995
Number built ~9
Unit cost
US$30,000 (assembled, 2011)

The Aerolites AeroSkiff is an American two-seat ultralight amphibian built by Aerolites Inc.[1] The aircraft is sold either completed or as a kit for home builders.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Aeroskiff is a braced high-wing monoplane powered by a Rotax 582 driving a pusher propeller.[1] It has an open cockpit for a pilot and passenger and a retractable landing gear for land or sea operation.[1][2][3]

The aircraft is too heavy for the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight rules and its repostionable landing gear means it cannot fit into the US light-sport aircraft rules.[3]

Operational history[edit]

By 1998 the company had reported that two examples were flying.[4]


Data from World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2005/2006, 2011/2012 and 2015/16[1][2][3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Wingspan: 29 ft 9 in (9.06 m)
  • Wing area: 156 ft2 (14.5 m2)
  • Empty weight: 564 lb (256 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1067 lb (484 kg)
  • Powerplant: × Rotax 582, 65 hp (48 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 95 mph (152 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 38 mph (61 km/h)

See also[edit]

Related lists



  1. ^ a b c d e "World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2005/2006". Pagefast Ltd, England. 2005: 130. ISSN 1368-485X. 
  2. ^ a b Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 17. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  3. ^ a b c Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 17 Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  4. ^ Purdy, Don: AeroCrafter - Homebuilt Aircraft Sourcebook, Fifth Edition, page 101. BAI Communications, 15 July 1998. ISBN 0-9636409-4-1

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