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Bristell stall and spin warning
CASA issued a Safety notice for pilots and operators of Bristell light sport aircraft (pdf 83.82 KB) to strongly advise to avoid conducting any manoeuvre that may lead to an aerodynamic stall of the aircraft – either intentionally or unintentionally.
This includes any flight training for stalls. The manufacturer has previously declared to CASA that the Bristell light sport aircraft meets the applicable certification requirements for light sport aircraft.
Recent information received by CASA from the aircraft manufacturer shows the aircraft may not meet the light sport aircraft standards as it does not appear to have been adequately tested as required by the certification standards for its ability to recover from spins.
Worldwide a number of Bristell aircraft have been involved in fatal accidents following unrecovered spins. Further investigation and discussions with the manufacturer are ongoing and CASA will provide an update as new information becomes available.