Thruster Air Services

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Thruster Air Services
Privately held company
Industry Aerospace
Foundedmid-1980s
Headquarters Langworth, Lincolnshire , United Kingdom
Products Kit aircraft
OwnerStephen Turley and Gerald Cooper
Website www.thruster.co.uk
Thruster T600N 450 Sprint G-CBWJ Thruster T.600N 450 Sprint (9677763619).jpg
Thruster T600N 450 Sprint

Thruster Air Services is a British aircraft manufacturer based in Langworth, Lincolnshire. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of ultralight aircraft in the form of ready-to-fly aircraft for the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight category. [1] [2]

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Lincolnshire County of England

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History

The company was formed in Camelford, Cornwall, in the mid-1980s to produce the Thruster TST and the Thruster T300. By the mid-1990s the company was producing the T600 and it continued to be developed over time. In the winter of 2006 the company was sold to Stephen Turley and Gerald Cooper and in the summer of 2007 was moved to Wickenby Aerodrome in Lincolnshire. [3]

Thruster T600 Sprint

The Thruster T600 Sprint is a British ultralight aircraft, designed and produced by Thruster Air Services of Langworth, Lincolnshire and introduced in the mid-1990s. The aircraft is supplied as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.

Wickenby Aerodrome airport in the United Kingdom

Wickenby Aerodrome is located 8 NM nautical miles north east of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.

Aircraft

Summary of aircraft built by Thruster Air Services
Model nameFirst flightNumber builtType
Thruster T300 mid-1980sTwo-seat microlight aircraft
Thruster T600 Sprint mid-1990sTwo-seat microlight aircraft
Thruster TST mid-1980sMicrolight aircraft

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References

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  3. Thruster Air Services (2010). "Thruster Microlight Air Services" . Retrieved 1 January 2015.