AIRCRAFT: ZIVKO EDGE 540
ENGINE: CUSTOM BUILT PROJECT ENGINE OF PENN YAN AERO, DESIGNED BY BILL MIDDLEBROOK
THRUST TO WEIGHT RATIO: OVER 1:1
This is one cool airplane. David Windmiller says “Zivko is the master of composites, the best in the world.” His fans think it is positively awesome.
MAXIMUM AEROBATIC WEIGHT: 1550 LBS.
CLIMB RATE: 3,700 FEET PER MINUTE.
ROLL RATE: 420 DEGREES PER SECOND.
What a great performance plane. So light and agile it moves with a grace and ease that can make spectators feel like they are watching a ballet in the sky. Able to be maneuvered quickly and nimbly, it lets highly proficient pilots like David execute gyroscopic tumbles, spins, aerial cartwheels, torque rolls and soaring feats of precision that look for all the world like gymnastics in the sky.