Dear fellow aviation enthusiast,
I am delighted to inform you that I am the new representative of Skylark Aircraft Dova-1 in the U.S. After a long absence from the U.S. market, the Dova Company is back with a strong commitment to help the aviation community to achieve its goals and fulfill its dreams. My company is selling the certified Skylark Light Sport Aircraft and a fast-build kit. The fast-build kit version gives the builder the opportunity to choose from various engines (e.g. Viking, D-motor, Rotax) and avionics to obtain the desired performance.
I am representing the Dova Company with great pride in order to serve and fulfill the needs of our customers. My goal is to fully satisfy Skylark’s buyers with an outstanding product.
Skylark USA, located in Sacramento, California, is the Skylark’s exclusive distributor for the U.S. and Canada.
For more information about Skylark aircraft and ordering details please visit our website or e-mail us.
Skylark USA, CEO
Skylark is a Czech-built LSA constructed mostly of 2024-T6 aluminum, and designed by Dr. David Marsden, Professor at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Dr. Marsden used the University’s wind tunnel to test the design, a capability not available to many LSA designers. The Skylark design has the highest ratio for stall speed to cruise speed of any LSA, at 3:16 for non-turbo airplanes. The airfoil is a semi-natural laminar flow intended to keep airflow attached as far aft on the chord as possible. The wing is also fitted with swept winglets to convert part of wingtip vortices to lift. The T-tail empennage positions the elevator high up out of the wash of propeller so it is less susceptible to power changes.
Skylark features conventional sticks for roll and pitch control, a forward sliding canopy, and a 43-inch wide cabin. The standard tricycle gear is fitted with slickly faired wheel pants, steerable nose wheel, and conventional hydraulic toe braking.
Factory built Skylark is equipped with a four cylinder 100 HP Rotax 912S Austrian engine.
Skylark’s gross weight is 1,320 lbs and empty airplane weight is 650-660 lbs, which means a typically equipped Skylark carries its own weight in useful load. With its twin wing fuel tanks full with 24 gallons of fuel, it can still fly away with over 500 lbs payload at a 1,200 ft/min climb rate and a 14,000 ft service ceiling.