Ibis Aircraft GS240
The IBIS GS240 is an all-metal, high-wing aircraft manufactured by the IBIS Aircraft company in Colombia. The GS240 has specifications and performance that are within the limitations of the new Light Sport Aircraft category. The GS240 is available for the U.S. market as a "quick-build kit" that will still meet the requirements of the FAA "51% rule" and allow the GS 240 to be put into the Experimental (Amateur-Built) Category. The GS240 kit is intended to provide as short a building time as reasonably possible for the builder, with all difficult aspects of fabrication and assembly having been done at the factory to minimize complications and delay for the first-time builder.
The IBIS GS-240 has specifications and performance that allow it to fit within the new "Light Sport Aircraft" rules. With the GS240 in this category, it can be flown by existing Private and Recreational pilots (without them having to maintain an FAA Medical Certificate), but also by people holding the new "Sport Pilot" license.
Stall: 35 kt / 40 mph / 64 kmh
Cruise: 104 kt / 120 mph / 193 kmh
VNE: 122 kt / 140 mph / 225 kmh
Empty Weight: 341 kg / 752 lbs
MTOW Weight: 599 kg / 1320 lbs
Climb Ratio: 700 ft/min / 4 m/s
Glide Ratio: 14:1
Take-off distance (50ft obstacle): 300 ft / 91 m