The Avid Aircraft Avid Flyer Mk.IV is a two-seat ultralight aeroplane with a fixed tricycle undercarriage.
In 1983, Dean Wilson developed the Avid Flyer, a lightweight aircraft with Cuyana engine
and tricycle landing gears. It was an instant success at Oshkosh in 1983 and won the
"Best New Design" award. Nowadays Avid Aircraft, Montana, USA produce the homebuilt
kits of the Avid aircrafts. The Mark IV is offered as a folding wing kit-plane; the
composition of the building package is tuned on the customer wishes. The customer can choose
the engine, tri-gear or tail wheel, wing, like the S.T.O.L.-wing, etc.
Avid Aircraft Avid Flyer Mark IV c/n 1428D was registered PH-2R1 in the Netherlands on 30 August 1994.
The registered type of the PH-2R1 is Light Aero Avid Flyer Mk.IV. The 1984-built aircraft was original powered by a Rotax 582 engine, but in
2000 it was upgraded to a Rotax 912UL DCDI engine. After the aircraft was sold to Italy, the registration PH-2R1 of
the tri-gear Avid Flyer Mk.IV was cancelled on 7 May 2008. Avid Aircraft Avid Flyer Mark IV PH-2R1 was photographed at the MLA-airfield Stadskanaal in Vledderveen, the Netherlands.