Harmening’s High Flyers High Flyer



Introduced in 1988, the Harmening High Flyer powered parachute was designed to comply with the US FAR 103 Ultralight Vehicles rules, including the category's maximum empty weight of 254 lb (115 kg). The aircraft has a standard empty weight of 247 lb (112 kg). The aircraft was designed to be a single-place or optionally two-seater. The base model High Flyer features an MK Superfit rip-stop nylon parachute-style high-wing, tricycle landing gear and a single 45 hp (34 kW) 2si 460-F engine in pusher configuration. Variants use other engines.
High Flyer Executive
The aircraft is built from a combination of bolted 6061-T6 aluminium, welded 4130 steel tubing and mild steel. In flight steering is accomplished via foot pedals that actuate the canopy brakes, creating roll and yaw. On the ground the aircraft has lever-controlled nosewheel steering. The main landing gear incorporates sprung steel suspension. The aircraft was factory supplied in the form of an assembly kit that required 30–40 hours to complete.
All kits were manufactured in the USA, and includes the engine and 3 blade propeller. FAR 103 legal, the High Flyer Standard converts from single to two place in 10 minutes.
By 1998 the company reported that 75 kits had been sold and 75 aircraft were completed and flying, the cost in 2001 was US$9,500.
High Flyer 503
The production by Harmening's High Flyers of Genoa, Illinois, USA, ended when the company went out of business in circa 2008.



High Flyer Deluxe
High Flyer Premiere


High Flyer
Base model
Engine: 2si 460-F, 45 hp (34 kW)
Cost 2001: US$9,500
High Flyer Standard
Engine: Rotax 503, 50 hp (37 kW)
Height: 6.7 ft
Length: 10 ft
Empty weight: 247 lb
Gross weight: 687 lb
Fuel capacity: 5 USG
Cruise: 26 mph
Range: 20 sm
Rate of climb: 450 fpm
Takeoff dist: 50-150 ft
Landing dist: 20-50 ft
Service ceiling: 10,000 ft
Cost 2000: US$9,395
Completed and flown: 25 by early 2000
High Flyer Deluxe
Larger fuel tank
Engine: Rotax 503 50 hp (37 kW) engine
Cost 2000: US$9,895
Completed and flown: 25 by early 2000
High Flyer Premiere
Engine: HKS 700E, 60 hp (45 kW)
Cost 2000: US$14,980
Completed and flown: 30 by early 2000
High Flyer Executive
Engine: Hirth 2706, 65 hp (48 kW)
Wingspan: 39 ft (12 m)
Wing area: 550 sq ft (51 m2)
Length: 10 ft 0 in (3.05 m)
Carriage Height: 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Empty weight: 280 lb (127 kg)
Gross weight: 830 lb (376 kg)
Fuel capacity: 9 U.S. gallons (34 L; 7.5 imp gal)
Cruise speed: 26 mph (42 km/h; 23 kn)
Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min (5.1 m/s)
Crew: one
Capacity: optionally one passenger, if second seat fitted
Cost 2000: US$11,999
Completed and flown: 30 by early 2000
High Five
Engine: Rotax 582, 64 hp (48 kW)
Cost 2005: US$12,250
Completed and flown: 10 by early 2005