Current Status in the UK.
The SD-1 is not currently approved by the UK
LAA for amateur construction.
This site has been set up to keep prospective
builders and other interested parties up to
date on its progress.
Approval Process - step 1.
8th March 2011: the LAA have expressed an
interest in investigating the suitability of the
Spacek SD-1 for construction and operation
under the Permit to Fly system. Drawings
and technical data have been provided for
their initial assessment.
Welcome to the SD Planes UK Site.
Welcome to the SD Planes UK Website.
The SD-1 Minisport, designed by Igor Spacek from the Czech Republic, has attracted a lot
of interest as it offers good performance and handling suitable for a low time pilot but at
the same time remains simple to build and is very economical to operate.
This UK based English language site has been established in order to keep prospective
builders and other interested parties up to date on its progress.
It must be emphasised that the design is not yet approved by the UK's LAA, which means
that it does not qualify as a homebuilt under UK rules and prospective builders must be
fully aware of that. The aircraft is fully approved in certain other EU Countries and may
be permissible under 'Experimental' categories valid elsewhere.
In early March 2011 an approach was made to the UK's LAA about the approvals
process which was recieved enthusiastically. Drawings and other data have been
submitted and a dialog with the LAA has been established which should shortly provide
an indication of any specific concerns they may have. Assuming that no significant
problems arise at that stage then we will start the formal approval process.
The design has been prepared to meet the FAI UL and LSA regulations and also the new
German up to 120 kg empty weight category. We understand that these standards are
sufficiently close to those applied here for us to have reasonable confidence that
approval will be possible, and the designer has confirmed that he is willing to
incorporate any specific requirements arising from the LAA's approval requirements.
New Web Forum Launched
March 15th 20111.
In order to better answer questions and to
allow interested parties and builder
discuss the aircraft we have launched an
English Language Web Forum
LAA Rally at Sywell (2nd - 4th
Sywell Aerodrome, Northants
We are hoping to be able to display the
prototype SD-1 at this important event.
Hopefully we will have the designer in
attendance to answer questions.
Copyright Spacek s.r.o. 2011