Azalea Aviation, based at Cook County Airport (15J),  ADEL, Georgia, is home to the Saberwing Lines of kit aircraft, Spyder Corvair Aircraft Engines, and Firewall Forward components for many aircraft.   Our Saberwing line of aircraft include Experimental Amateur Built, Light Sport, and soon Motorglider.   Our aircraft kit are new to the aviation market, but are exciting and easy to build.  Our Spyder Corvair Aircraft Conversion Engines have been flying in a variety of homebuilt aircraft for many years. 

' Ingenuity in Experimental Aviation'

Azalea Aviation strives to provide excellence in our aviation products and service.    We are on the front line of innovation in an exciting field of achieving simplicity of design in an increasingly complicated world.    We pride ourselves in flying the engines, aircraft, and components we produce for our customers.   This gives us real world information and feedback about our product reliability and use.  Our goal is to have you flying quickly, safely, and affordably.    To understand our methods in designing products read "The Basics" at the bottom of the page.

Fresh Update 06-16-2020

 COVID UPDATE:  After the craziness of the past few months we are just updating that Azalea Aviation is back to work full steam.  We had to shut down for a couple months in there and take some precautions due to Covid-19 but the restrictions have been lifted here and the shop and airport are back.  The flight school will be reopening in the next few days as well.  If we are behind on any parts or training we will be doing what we can to catch up.  Hope you are all well...stay safe!

SABERWINGS ABOUND!

Saberwing Info Packet  - PDF

ORDER YOUR KIT TODAY!

Congratulations to Dave - "ZIPPER" - for the completion of the first customer built Tricycle gear Saberwing.  It is a beautiful plane and reflects much of Dave's military service.   Thank you and     "WAY TO GO DAVE!"

Check out Dave's newest video!    First Passenger!

Dave's Saberwing is named K'fir and is painted in Israeli military drab.  He received his Airworthiness Certificate and has begun his test flights.  Pray for him as he progresses through this stage.  For more on K'fir look at Dave's Video.....BOLD AS A LION.

SABERWING TRICYCLE GEAR PROTOTYPE is also our demo unit as an LSA bird to learn what we need to do to keep our Saberwing within LSA limits.  With the 100 HP Spyder Engine we can cruise at 135 - just under LSA requirements.  Here is the plane before final trim is added. The first test flights have been done with more to come. Expect to see it at SUN N FUN 2020!

   Videos will be coming soon - or check it out on FACEBOOK! 

       DARCY FREEMAN'S SABERWING             Just received it Airworthiness Certificate and is scheduled for first flights shortly.  Due to the flu, Bill has been unable to fly lately but will be back in the air soon.  Darcy's Saberwing is painted in a Blue Pearl with candy Blue accents on the tips and engine components.  There are still the multicolored acccent trims to come...keep checking in on his build progress videos.  A new one below..

Congrats Darcy!  Such a good Job!

 

WATCH DARCY BUILD HIS SABERWING..... Day 158-             CLICK HERE

2020 SCHEDULE

Sun n Fun and Oshkosh Airventure 2020 have been cancelled.  Schedule may change...

08-7/8     Auguast Composite Workshop / BBQ and Fly-In at 15J

10/?      SPYDER ENGINE WORKSHOP      

WORKSHOP INTRO VIDEO

    The SPYDER ENGINE WORKSHOP          will be held this October (Lord willing).    Contact us via Email or call for your spot.  Costs for the Workshop are $100 for the Workbook.  Check out link to the workshop for more information below.

CHECK OUT THE SPYDER ENGINE WORKSHOPS ...Our Workshops are an opportunity for anybody who would like to learn more about corvair conversions and how we build our Spyder Engines.  Watch some of the excitement from previous Workshops here as well.  Come and join us for some engine building fun!Contact us about availability and schedule.  Review this page as well...SPYDER ENGINE WORKSHOP

Video 1 SPYDER ENGINE WSHOP - NOV 2018     Video 2  - WORKSHOP MARCH 2018

Download your FREE Spyder Engine manuals at the Spyder Logo above.....

      SABERWING KIT UPDATE!

  GET YOUR $2500 Deposit in Today!

Get Your Saberwing Kit for $32,500.00 !  Click the PDF link below to look at basic information.  Many Saberwings are now sold and kits are being delivered to customers.  Click below for information about purchasing your Saberwing today!

Saberwing Info Packet  - PDF

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SABERWING VIDEOS

Due to many requests we are going to be adding many videos about our Saberwing for all to enjoy!

COWLING INFUSION VIDEO

"SCENES FROM N120SW"  #1

"SCENES FROM N120SW"  #2

"SCENES FROM N120SW"  #3

"SCENES FROM N120SW"  #4

CHECK OUT LARRY'S  Q&A Time...

CHECK OUT MOJOGRIP'S  "Little Big Plane"  Video #1

CHECK OUT MOJOGRIP'S "I flew in the Saberwing"      Video #2

MOJOGRIP'S  "Future of the Saberwing"

Update Synopsis for Azalea Aviation

DARCY'S BUILD ON YOUTUBE !

 

One Such builder is Dan Klop in Arizona that has started his youtube video package  "DO IT WITH DAN".  It is a great way to watch some of the fun and tip involved in building a Saberwing.   Check it out.

CORVAIRPILOT.COM

Something new and exciting for those who wish to connect with other Corvair builders and pilots. One of our builders is introducing a new website and chat group for all Corvair pilots to use.  It is an open and free service to any kind of corvair pilot, engine builder.  He is still building it but the email chat is working. Check it out...join up...I did!            

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TURBO 120 Updates

Saberwing Prototype with 120 Turbo and New three blade Sensenich propeller designed for our turbo installations.  Constant speed version coming soon for further testing and perhaps production..?

We have done a bunch of testing lately and here are some preliminary results.  I wrote it up in a little file you can click on to read.  There is more info and pictures on our Facebook page if you want to follow along more.   We will add a video soon as well.

TURBO UPDATE - CLICK HERE

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 N203SW at Oshkosh 2018.   Larry did a great job  building his Saberwing.

     Larry purchased his Saberwing kit #003 from us aabout two years ago. He lived only 15 miles away from our airport allowed us to fine tune many of our products and information to help out existing and new builders.  Larry kept a very detailed builder's log that details out his journey very well.  Many of his photos are being used in manual updates.   His 750 hour commitment has proven itself.   This was his total build time to date.  We initially estimated the build time of the kit (minus the 5 "P"s  - prop, panel, paint, powerplant and 'polstery) at 500-1000 hours.  It seems we were very reasonable with the time calculations.  Of course some people may spend much more time but it can be done in a year.

The Prototype N120SW and Larry's N203SW flew together to Oshkosh in 2018.  He went to meet the Lord this past December.   But as Larry would say...."Keep moving forward with joy....God's got this!" 

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GO TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE !

NEW PRODUCTS FOCUS PAGE!

We will be focussing on one of our products as we update our products pages.   There will be descriptions, updates, and information that will help you understand our products better.    This week we will focus on DISTRIBUTORS!

Turbocharging the Saberwing...

   We started working on a turbocharger package for our Spyder Engine Conversions a few months ago and have completed about 120 hours of flight testing to date.   We have seen a significant improvement in the climb and cruise performance of the Saberwing. Full details will be coming shortly.  Check out the videos on our facebook page for some fun turbo stuff...   Here is a sample video...https://youtu.be/I8Zmi0UFS6k

UPDATE:  2-20-2019 - We have been flying our turbo setup for two years now and about 250 hours.  We are currently breaking down the engine partway to do an inspection of the heads/pistons/cylinders and part of the bottom end to see how the parts are holding up.  So far everything looks like normal wear and other than an early ring issue on one piston all has held up well.  The plan is to reassemble everything and contiue flying the engine another 250 hours before another check.  Turbos can be harder on engines and we would like to see where we can improve or modify to have a dependable powerplant.

TURBO SABERWING Video #2 :   Click Here.

The Manufacturing Facility at Cook County Airport

(click on Pic for Panoramic view)

If you are ever able to drive or fly into Cook County Airport GA (15J) you will be able to visit our manufacturing facility we are working on there.  A 10,000 square foot building with offices and restrooms, it is ideal for setting up our new composite manufacturing, machine shop, wood shop, avionics, upholstery and more.  Click on the picture above for a panoramic view.  We are still a couple months away from having it fully operational but it will provide ample room for builders' aircraft as well as room for one of our customer's Tubine Malibu we maintain.   In the picture you can see our LSA build, John's Zenith 750, the Saberwing, another Zenith 750 and more.   When completed the interior rooms will have two floors and will serve as a builder's assist center.   Still much to do!

CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE !!!

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15J Cook County Airport Notes :   Check out the Social Flight APP for information about our monthly BBQ's (most Second Saturdays) and classes.   We are normally open all week and most weekends for those who wish to stop in and visit.  Get a tour and possibly a ride in our Saberwing if interested in our kits.

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THE SABERWING

Experimental Airplane Kit

WATCH US BUILD ONE! - CLICK HERE!

If we seem to be behind on our "Build Project" it is because we have been busy working on our new manufacturing facility setup and tooling.  We hope to catch up soon!

The Saberwing Prototype is 5 years old and has completed 465+ Hours of flying !  We have given several rides to prospective kit buyers, many of whom are seriously considering a purchase.  They are amazed at the performance the Saberwing brings.  For more information about this new design Click HERE.

Click on picture for video...

The Saberwing at Oshkosh 2017

PICK O' THE PICS

Bill and his instructor stopped in for a break from training.   Bill has been working on his MEI (Multi Engine Instructor) rating over the last few weeks.   All in preparation for the Saberwing Twin....

 Click for larger view or to look at previous PICS.     We will add a new picture at random.   Send us yours if you are our customer and want it shown!






The BASICS of SIMPLICITY

How?  Find new ways to use old ideas that are proven.   Learn from those who have gone before and bring to market products that are easy to use, cost effective and reliable.

Why?  If you don't have it, it won't break!"   Simplicity allows for less parts count, better reliability and lower cost for purchasing and maintenance.   This becomes apparent as you learn about our product line.

What?  Our Products are currently focused on our SPYDER series of engines that will be continually upgraded.  We service and provide parts for these engines.  For installation purposes we have developed Firewall Forward Kits and components for some common aircraft kits currently on the market.  We provide engine components and information for the "do it yourself" experimental Corvair engine builder. Aircraft kit components  (gear, wing skins, wing tanks, and more) will become available soon.

 

  

           FREE      MANUALS ! 

Build Your own CORVAIR conversion or catch up on your learning.   Click on our Spyder Engine Logo above for our FREE  Manuals in PDF form.


              SPYDER
    Corvair Aircraft Engine
Click on Picture for Video

The Spyder Corvair Conversion Engine Series are available now.

Click Here-SPYDER 100 HP CORVAIR AIRCRAFT CONVERSION ENGINE

      

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Lots more fun stuff on our FACEBOOK  Page! 

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Check our Q&A page:     THE BOXER BRIEF

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EAA CHAPTER MEETINGS    If your Chapter wants us to visit let us know!

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   YOUTUBE VIDEOS:

SCENES FROM N120SW

Scene #1

Scene #2

Scene #3

Scene #4

MojoGrip #1

Mojogrip #2

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Saberwing #1

Saberwing #2

Saberwing #3

Saberwing FLY-BY 1

Saberwing FLY-By 2

Saberwing FLY-BY 3

Saberwing INTRO#1

Tailwind First Flights

Tailwind #1

Tailwind#2

Tailwind Engine Run

Workshop March 2016

Workshop  NOV 2016

Workshop March 2017

LARRY's SABERWING

Larry's Q & A Time

Saberwings at Oshkosh

BIG PIET VIDEO

Dynamometer Engine Runs

Engine #1

Engine #2

IFB ENGINE ENGINE BUILD

Case - IFB assembly ..teaser

Engine -3D Video

Spyder Engine Workshop

CUSTOMER VIDEOS:

John's Zenith 750

Mike's Sonex

William's Sonex

Bill's KR2S

Darcy's Saberwing

Larry's Saberwing

 

PICTURES:

Oshkosh 2014 Pics!

Oshkosh 2015 Pics

SUN n FUN 2016 PICS!

 

THE W8 WITTMAN TAILWIND

Thank you EAA- Click on the link below to read the new article in "The Experimenter" magazine from the EAA.  Also check out some of the other photos from the shoot here..PHOTOS

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The Saberwing - Click on Pic

 

Click on Pic for Engine info...