Fully F.A.A. Type Certified "Sport Plane"
The GT 500 development program was initiated with the goal of producing the best performing Quicksilver ever. Quicksilver's aim was to design an aircraft that would transcend the category of ultralight and provide general aviation with the entry level aircraft it so needs. Quicksilver achieved that goal. Utilizing CAD/CAM design and engineering techniques for which the Quicksilver engineers have won awards, and the most extensive R&D testing in the industry. Quicksilver designed for more speed, better aerodynamics, and a greater range. The GT 500 can climb form 0 to 10,000 feet in just 8.5 minutes*, and can cover 100 miles in about 70 minutes. And when you add the superb handling characteristics that have been the Quicksilver hallmark, you have an aircraft that delivers pleasure as well as performance.
Certified to an FAAType-Certified Aircraft which allows it to be used for flight training and as a rental aircraft. Quicksilver Aircraft is the only kit plane manufacturer in the world to have a FAA Part 21 Production Certificate making it the only manufacturer that build to these high standards. Also the GT 500 is certified to many international airworthiness standards and is world recognized in the light plane industry. The quality construction and thorough engineering ensures a long and easy low-maintenance aircraft life.
An Ideal Trainer
The GT 500 is remarkably docile and easy to fly. The dual three-axis controls are responsive without sacrificing low speed stability. The adjustable trim and flaps allow for positive slow flight and gentle stall at about 30 mph. The GT 500 cruises from 55 to 80 mph, with a top speed of about 90 mph.** Only 140 feet is required for the take-off roll.*** A generous useful load capacity can easily accomodate two people and some extra gear.
*Solo pilot, standard day, climb prop **Top speed with doors ***2 average people standard day