We are very sorry to have to report the death after a relatively short illness of Skyranger designer and BestOff principal Philippe Prevot.‘Father of the Sky’ – Phillippe was well loved by all who met him. He was polite, sincere and had a great passion for his aircraft and the community of owners and builders. He is a great loss to the Microlight community in France and worldwide. He leaves behind a loving family, and our thoughts are with them at this sad timeSo what happens now to his designs and the 1500 Skyranger and Nynja aircraft out there?At the time of writing there is an agreement, and the process of handover of the business and rights to Flylight Airsports has started.
Paul Dewhurst from Flylight writes:
We are very proud that Philippe’s family has chosen flylight to continue the Skyranger story. We have been selling Skyranger and Nynja for 16 years and in that time Philippe became a firm friend. WE shared a mutual passion for his aircaft and the philosiphy behind them
Currently we are working with the suppliers and component manufacturers, and are now able to take orders for kit deliveries with the standard delay from order to delivery remaining at around 8 weeks. We have a stock of spares, and more arriving soon, so we are able to supply spares and keep aircraft flying.
We believe passionately in Philippes products and ethos and will try our best to build on the wonderful legacy he created.Anyone with questions about anything Skyranger and Nynja related, or who wish to introduce themsleves as part of the Skyranger and Nynja community are welcome to contact me directly – firstname.lastname@example.org.