CT Super Series

The Ultralight

The Flight Design Ultralight Series has defined performance, safety and comfort in the Ultralight classes from the very beginning. The current Super Series as a derivate of the well known and successful CT Series is also the one of the most popular ultralight aircraft in the world due to it’s innovative design, advanced safety features and state-of-the-art avionics.

The Super Series was designed specifically for the Ultralight category and offers many features as standard equipment that are optional on other aircraft. The flexibility and durability of the basic airframe design is evident from that fact that it can be flown as an FAA / ASTM SLSA, with a EASA Restricted Type Certified aircraft or as a 600 Kg Ultralight! Flight Design has continuously improved the CT-Series since its introduction in 1997 and it has flown around the world 3 times.

Flight Design used industry specialists and advanced design tools including full–scale wind tunnel testing in the Mercedes Benz wind tunnel to further refine the aerodynamic design. Computer based flight test systems were used to develop and test the flight dynamics in a first for the Ultralight industry.

Flight Design is committed to remain the leader in the Ultralight industry by employing progressive design concepts and modern safety features. The CT Super Series are aircrafts capable of flying non–stop from London to Frankfurt or Munich to Rome…flights of 1,800 km (1,000 miles). The large comfortable cabin and excellent visibility makes all your flights more enjoyable and a better environment for learning how to fly.

  • A real Ultralight aircraft, great for club ownership and training;
  • Lightly-equipped, empty weight of only 279.5 kg
  • 80–hp Rotax 912, 2000 hrs. TBO
  • 100–hp Rotax 912S, 2000 hrs. TBO
  • 100–hp Rotax 912iS with digital fuel injection and 2000 hrs. TBO
  • 115–hp Rotax 914T with turbocharger, boost control unit and 2000 hrs. TBO
  • Many advanced avionics choices and equipment packages available
  • Approved for Glider and banner towing
  • 472.5 kg class, with LTF and DGA ultralight certification and complies with many other national airworthiness requirements
  • Designed and tested to 600 kg MTOW, certified weight 472.5 kg
  • Airframe emergency parachute standard equipment
  • Single beam composite landing gear with improved damping characteristics

CT Super Series 2020 Brochure

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CT Super Series 2020 Specification

Check out the CTLS 2020 specification.

Technical Information

Maximum Flight Load Factors

With 472,5 kg (1042 Lbs.) take-off weight  +4g / -2g
With 600 kg (1320 Lbs.) take-off weight  +4g / -2g


Max. length 6214 mm 20′ 5″
Max. height 2165 mm 7′ 1″
Wing span 8660 mm 28′ 5″


Wing 9.98 m² 107.43 ft²
Stabilator 1.60 m² 17.20 ft²
Vertical tail 1.32 m² 14.21 ft²

Aspect ratios

Wing 7.29
Stabilator 3.51


Four models – four engine choices! Depending on your specific requirements and preferences, choose either the well–proven, industry–standard Rotax 912UL(S), developing a reliable 80 or 100 hp with twin carburetors, or the fuel–injected, Rotax 912iS, featuring a robust 100 hp with the fuel/air mixture precisely computer controlled for ultra–smooth power delivery, improved high altitude performance, more useful torque, reduced emissions and improved fuel economy. The 912iS modern fuel injection also results in surer, easier starts, lower maintenance and lower operating costs all the way to its 2000-hour TBO. For flying in “hot and high” conditions, where a normally–aspirated engine will be challenged to maintain power at altitude, Flight Design offers the advantages of turbocharging with the Rotax
914 Turbo engine, able to maintain its 115 hp in altitude. Wherever you fly, Flight Design has engine power choices best suited to your exact requirements.

CT Super Club – Rotax 912UL

  • 80 hp Rotax 912 UL with 2.000 hrs TBO
  • Slipper clutch (optional)
  • 1211 c.c. 9.0:1 compression ratio
  • Gearbox: 2.27:1 reduction ratio
  • Fuel: Premium unleaded auto fuel or 100 LL Avgas

CT Super Sport – Rotax 912S

  • 100 hp Rotax 912 ULS with 2.000 hrs TBO
  • Slipper clutch (optional)
  • 1352 c.c. 10.5:1 compression ratio
  • Gearbox: 2.43:1 reduction ratio
  • Fuel: Premium unleaded auto fuel or 100 LL Avgas

CT Super Sport Injection – Rotax 912iS Sport

  • 100 hp Rotax 912iS with electric fuel injection and 2.000 hrs TBO
  • Slipper clutch
  • 1352 c.c. 10.5:1 compression ratio
  • Gearbox: 2.43:1 reduction ratio
  • Fuel: Premium unleaded auto fuel or 100 LL Avgas

CT Super Sport Turbo – Rotax 914UL

  • 115 hp Rotax 914 with turbocharger, turbocharger control unit and 2.000 hrs TBO
  • Slipper clutch
  • 1211,2 c.c. 9.0:1 compression ratio
  • Gearbox: 2.43:1 reduction ratio
  • Fuel: Premium unleaded auto fuel or 100 LL Avgas


Performance at MTOW 472,5 kg (1039.5 Lbs.)
VH: Max. horizontal speed 240 km/h
VNE: Max. permissible airspeed 300* km/h
Take-off run (flap +15 degree) 140 m
Take-off distance over 15 m obstacle 250 m
Max. range (30 min reserve) 2000 km

*The never–exceed speed (VNE) demonstrated during flight testing is 300 km/h but is limited in the individual case by the ballistic recovery system installed or national regulations.

Weights and dimensions

Typical empty weight (equipped with rescue system) 290 kg 639 Lbs.
Max. take-off weight 472,5 kg (600 kg) 1041,7 Lbs. (1320 Lbs.)
Fuel capacity 130 l

Operating costs

The CT was built to get up and go. With low fuel consumption and low operating costs, you can afford to fly as much as you want.

Hours per year 100 250 350 500 700
Total direct operating costs 38,13€ 38,13€ 38,13€ 38,13€ 38,13€
Total indirect operating costs
No hull insurance
42,00€ 16,80€ 12,00€ 8,40€ 5,60€
Total indirect operating costs 73,25€ 29,30€ 20,93€ 14,65€ 9,77€
Total operating costs incl.
hull insurance
111,38€ 67,43€ 59,05€ 52,78€ 47,89€