The TL Ultralight TL-96 Sting 2000 is a low-wing carbon composite side-by-side two-seat
ultralight aeroplane. The Czech company TL Ultralight started in 1990
with the production of trikes. Their first ultralight was the TL-32
Typhon, of which since 1991 over 300 were produced. This type of
aircraft was followed by TL 132 Condor. The TL-232 Condor Plus is a
further development of the TL-132 Condor. In 1996, TL Ultralight
designed a complete new type: the TL-96 Star. The development took 2
years and for TL it meant the transition to complete new materials and
technology. The TL-96 Star was a high performance glasscomposite aircraft
with an empty weight of 265 kg and a cruise speed of 200 km/hr. In 2002,
the TL-96 Sting 2000 version was introduced. Its span was reduced by 760 mm
and length by 570 mm, though the empty weight increased by 10 kg.
On 3 September 2016, TL Ultralight TL-96 Sting D-MCRT was seen at Flugplatz Münster-Telgte in Germany.
The Ultralight aircraft is among others in use by the Segelfluggruppe Telgte for towing of their gliders.