What is make/model is the airplane? Thanks for posting. Fun to watch.
Great fun and great video Ron. I've spent many an hour perform a loops, rolls, Cuban 8s, and hammerheads in my younger years. I'm sure you thoroughly enjoy flying your Waiex. Nothing beats flying under a blown canopy for a "fighter pilot" view.
Lately, I've been contemplating on obtaining a Xenos Motor Glider. There is a method to my madness in wanting one.
To fly a motor glider in the USA, one needs a Glider Rating with a self launch endorsement.
In many ways, a Glider Rating is way more valuable and versatile than a Light Sport Rating. Just like a Sport Pilot, there is no medical class requirement. Here's the difference as compared to the Sport Pilot. If a person with a Glider Rating that also possess other aircraft ratings at Private Pilot or above, and have lost their medical, there are some instances whereas the individual will be able to continue to fly a glider. There is no instance where an individual can continue to fly as a Sport Pilot after loosing their medical.
Another big difference is with a Glider Rating as compared to Sport Pilot, there is no maximum altitude restriction (10,000 ft MSL), Add a Transponder with ADS-B, and the Glider Pilot can legally fly in Class C, Class B (and veil), and Class A airspace (with ATC clearence of course). If the motor glider is equipped with the required lighting for night flight, one can legally fly a motor glider at night. If the pilot posses an IFR rating in another Category of aircraft, and the motor glider is fully IFR equipped. The motor glider can be legally flown IFR!
With the Xenos motor glider, one can legally train in and take all of the respective check rides for Light Sport, Recreational, Private Pilot, Commercial, and CFI Gliders ratings.
Looks like great fun Ron. What is the VNE. I saw 180 in the video. That's Sweet