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Blackshape Prime

Blackshape Prime


The Blackshape Prime is an Italian ultralight aircraft. It was developed and built by Blackshape srl. based in Monopoli. It made its first flight in 2007 and was presented at the Friedrichshafen Aero Exhibition in 2009.

The aircraft is equipped with a Rotax 912ULS. The aircraft is characterised by its retractable landing gear and the seats placed behind each other. This allows the aircraft to reach a speed of 300 km/h. The aircraft resembles a jet fighter due to its slim and sporty shape.

Brand Blackshape
Type Prime
Pilots 1
Passengers 1
Maximum Take Off Weight 472 kg
Empty weight 297 kg
Payload 175 kg
Cruising speed 148 knots (274 km/h)
Maximum Speed 165 knots (306 km/h)
Stall speed 35 knots (65 km/h)
Fuel Capacity 66 liter
Span 7.9 m
Height 7.2 m

These specifications are intended to give you an idea of the Blackshape Prime. They cannot be used for flight preparation. Often there are many different types of aircraft released with varying specifications and prices. Check the Pilot Operating Handbook (POH) if you want to know the exact values of the aircraft you are going to fly. Your flight instructor will be happy to help you with this.

Frequently asked questions about the Blackshape Prime

How fast does a Blackshape Prime fly?

An Blackshape Prime is normally flying at about 274 km/h (148 knots), which is its cruising speed. It can fly a bit faster, but never more than 306 km/h (165 knots).

How much does a Blackshape Prime weigh?

Empty the aircraft weighs about 297 kg. Including fuel, passengers and baggage, the aircraft must not weigh more than 472 kg. The maximum amount of fuel, passengers and baggage that can be carried is 175 kg.

Flying in a Blackshape Prime

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About Eveline van den Boom

The author of this article is Eveline van den Boom. In 2006, she received her first flying lesson as a birthday present; a beautiful flight over Rotterdam. That tasted like more!

In 2010, she got her PPL licence in Lelystad. In 2011, an aircraft was purchased: an Aero AT-3. This aircraft is still flying in the fleet with callsign PH-EVB.

She wrote the theory books "Theory of Flying" and "Theory helicopter flying". These can be ordered with your flying lesson and are also separately for sale on

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