SportStar RTC

The modern design, outstanding flight characteristics and half the operating costs compared to conventional training aircraft make the SportStar RTC an Excellent Training Platform for PPL / LAPL Training, Night Rating and CPL Single Engine Training, Solo Time Building, Maintaining Pilot Licenses and also for Pilot Touring. 

SportStar RTC

The Aircraft for Aeroclubs

The SportStar RTC designed for daily operation in clubs and flight schools has a modern durable airframe, excellent flight characteristics, easy maintenance and low operating costs. During operation you will especially appreciate the reliable Rotax engine, which has low fuel consumption and saves costs through automotive fuel usage.

SportStar RTC

Excellent Flight Characteristics

The SportStar RTC is an easy to fly aircraft with outstanding control harmonies, sensitive to the pilot´s commands at both high and low speeds and with uncompromising stability during flight. These characteristics make the SportStar RTC a favourite of both students and CFIs.

SportStar kokpit

Modern Design

The SportStar RTC design is based on the EASA JAR-VLA certified aircraft and reflects the latest development in design, safety and cockpit comfort found in modern light sport aircrafts. The useful load being the largest in its category and a flying range of up to 1 300 km make the SportStar RTC the perfect aircraft for tourism and travel.

Certified aircraft production

Robust Metal Airframe

The SportStar RTC has a robust anodized and corrosion-proof metal airframe. All structural joints are riveted and adhesively bonded to reach enhanced fatigue life. Excellent strength and reliability of the SportStar has been proven during flight school operations worldwide.


Low Operating Costs

The SportStar RTC was designed to have low operating costs, easy maintenance and to meet the operation specifics of flight schools. A low fuel consumption of 15 l per hour on average and easy maintenance has cut operating costs in half compared to conventional training aircraft.

SportStar RTC

Night Operation Certified

The SportStar RTC is EASA certified for VFR Day & Night Operation, extending pilot training to Night rating with significant cost reduction of training courses and enabling aircraft day & night operation to private pilots.

SportStar RTC

Parachute Rescue System

The SportStar RTC design meets the highest safety standards of General Aviation. Further enhancements of safety features also include an optional parachute rescue system.


The comfortable and spacious cockpit of a stylish arrangement, state-of-the art avionics and an outstanding all-round cockpit view will keep you relaxed both during training and cross country flights. The SportStar RTC cockpit has shoulder room of 1.18 m (more than Cessna / Piper four seaters), providing enough space even for taller pilots.

The stylish cockpit is equipped with comfortable seating, adjustable pedals, upholstered arm rests, bottle holders and an efficient heating and ventilation system. An almost 360° all-round view provides you the perfect cockpit view and situational awareness during all phases of flight.

Avionics and Equipment

  • 10.6" PFD - Primary Flight Display (GDU 460)
  • 10.6" MFD - Multi Function Display (GDU 460)
  • 2 ADAHRS - Air Data and Attitude and Heading Reference System (GSU 25)
  • Magnetometer (GMU 22)
  • EMS (GEA 24)
  • OAT sensor (GTP 59)
  • GPS antenas, Synthetic Vision, backup battery
  • Back-up Air speed indicator + Altimeter (dia 2 ¼")
  • COMM Garmin GTR225A + Transponder GTX328 (mode S) + ACK A-30
  • Compass SIRS
SportStar RTC Night VFR cockpit
  • 10.6" PFD - Primary Flight Display (GDU 460)
  • 10.6" MFD - Multi Function Display (GDU 460)
  • 2 ADAHRS - Air Data and Attitude and Heading Reference System (GSU 25)
  • Magnetometer (GMU 22)
  • EMS (GEA 24)
  • OAT sensor (GTP 59)
  • GPS antenas, Synthetic Vision, backup battery
  • Back-up Air speed indicator + Altimeter
  • COMM Garmin GTR225A + Transponder GTX328 (mode S) + ACK A-30
  • Compass SIRS lighted
  • Instruments & dashboard lightning & dimmer
  • Lighted switches
  • Glareshield for night operation
  • Second LED landing light in the wing
  • Auxilliary generator
  • Heated Pitot tube


  • Glass cockpit Dynon SkyView 10" EFIS + 7" EMS + ADAHRS + GPS Modul (2x)
  • Back-up ADAHRS modul + OAT + back-up battery (2x)
  • Back-up Air speed indicator + Altimeter
  • COMM Garmin GTR225A + Transponder GTX328 (mode S) + ACK A-30
  • Compass SIRS

Flight Instruments

  • Set of standard flight instruments - Airspeed indicator (kts), Altimeter (ft/mBarr), Variometer (ft/min)
  • Turn and bank indicator
  • Artificial horizon RCA 26AK
  • Directional gyro RCA 15AK-1
  • Compass SIRS

Engine Instruments

  • RPM indicator
  • Cylinder head temperature indicator (°C)
  • Electric fuel quantity indicator (left tank / right tank)
  • Fuel pressure gauge (mBarr)
  • Oil temperature indicator (°C)
  • Oil pressure indicator (mBarr)
  • Outside air thermometer (°C)
  • Voltmeter
  • Engine hour meter Hobbs with oil pressure sensor


  • COMM Garmin GTR225A
  • Transponder Garmin GTX 328 (mode S) + ACK A30

  • Dual control sticks
  • Dual hydraulic brakes (4 pumps)
  • Steerable nose wheel
  • Pedals adjustment with remote control lever
  • Parking brake
  • Mechanical flaps
  • Electric trim with dual control switches (pitch) and trim position indicator
  • Stall speed warning system
  • Longitudinal, lateral, flaps and nose wheel control through push / pull rods
  • Throttle control with friction lock
  • Combined starting switch
  • Press-button circuit brakers
  • Avionics master switch
  • Cockpit comfort package (stylish cockpit arrangement, middle console, instrument panel ledge, central and canopy side arm rests, bottle holders, pocket at seats front and side panels, extended side panels, ergonomic stick and flaps grips, design carpets)
  • Standard seats with low back rests
  • Side ventilation windows (sliding)
  • Cockpit heating with windshield and canopy side air blowing & demist system, regulations of hot / cold air volume
  • Tinted canopy with UV protection
  • Flap lever gaiter
  • Automotive style canopy latching mechanism with canopy "closed / opened" signaling
  • Large baggage compartment with baggage nets
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Emergency hammer + cutter
  • First aid kit
  • Advanced anodised and corrosion-proofed metal airframe
  • All joints of construction riveted + bonded
  • All heads of pop rivets filled with mastic
  • Integral wing tanks with 120 l fuel capacity
  • White colour painting
  • Tricycle landing gear with rudder pedals
  • Steerable nose wheel
  • Tyres 15x6.00-6 (all wheels)
  • Wheel spats (aerodynamic wheel covers)
  • Whelen LED position and navigation lights in wing tips
  • Whelen LED landing ligh in the wing
  • Emergency locator transmitter


  • COMM/NAV VOR/LOC/GS Garmin GNC255 + GI106A + XPDR GTX328 (mode S) + ACK A30
  • COMM/NAV VOR/LOC/GS Garmin GNC255 + Dynon CDI + XPDR GTX328 (mode S) + ACK A30
  • COMM Becker AR6201 + Transponder BXP6401 + BE6400
  • GPS Garmin Area 660 Atlantic in AirGizmo dock
  • Holder for iPad mini

Flight Instruments

  • Airspeed indicator BK-300 (km/h)
  • Altimeter BG-3E (ft/inHg)
  • Altimeter BG6-2 (m/hPa)
  • Vertical speed indicator BC10-1B (m/s)
  • Digital flight clock

Other Equipement

  • Ballistic recovery system Magnum Speed Soft 601
  • Engine Rotax 912S (100 hp)
  • Oil thermostat
  • Manifold pressure gauge (for in flight adjustable prop.)
  • Good Year 15x6.00-6
  • External power plug
  • Glareshield
  • Koger retractable sunshade
  • Canopy top painted
  • Cockpit isolation
  • Front ventilation window (L+R)
  • Painting from Evektor paint schemes catalogue
  • Headsets David Clark 10-30
  • Middle sized seats
  • Scope of optional equipment may change without prior notice


Length 19.62 ft (5.98 m)
Height 8.14 ft (2.48 m)
Wing span 28.40 ft (8.65 m)
Cabin width 3.87 ft (1.18 m)
Baggage compartment volume 10.06 cu.ft (285 l)
Weights & Quantities
Empty weight 756 lb (343 kg)
Maximum take-off weight 1 320 lb (600 kg)
Maximum baggage 55 lb (25 kg)
Design load factors +6 / -3g
Operation load factors +4 / -2g
Engine Rotax 912ULS
100 hp
Never exceed speed 146 kts (270 km/h)
Maximum level speed 115 kts (213 km/h)
Cruising speed (75% of MCP) 92 kts (171 km/h)
Stalling speed 42 kts (78 km/h)
Rate of climb 876 fpm (4.5 m/s)
Service ceiling 15 500 ft (4720 m)
Take-off run (concrete RWY) 420 ft (128 m)
Take-off distance over 50 ft obstacle (concrete RWY) 1 200 ft (365 m)
Landing run (concrete RWY) 555 ft (169 m)
Range 700 nm (1 300 km)


Engine Bombardier Rotax 912ULS
No. of cylindres 4
Maximum power 100 hp
TBO 2000 hours
Fuel Unleaded automotive gasoline or AVGAS 100LL
Propeller 3-blade, on-ground adjustable propeller Woodcomp Klassic 1700/3/R


Customer Experience

Evektor´s SportStar has become the number one choice for training in flight schools worldwide; the aircraft is also popular among private pilots for cross country flying. Some of them have shared their experience:

Sunrise Aviation, John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana, California, USA

"Flight instructors like it because it is a really good training airplane. The SportStar is excellent for training, it has nice control responses, students love it as it is so easy to fly and visibility is absolutely unrestricted ..."

Dreams Come True (DCT) Aviation, Tipp City, Ohio, USA

"The Evektor SportStar is an exceptional product. It provides my students an excellent training platform. The Evektor SportStar is a very strong platform that is built to last even in the harsh environment of flight training. The SportStar has low operating costs and performs well in my FAA certified FAR Part 141 training program operated by Aviation Sales Inc. in Springboro Ohio."
Steven H. Minnich
Flight Instructor and FTO Manager

Aviator Academy, Stayner, Ontario, Canada

"Our flight school has been successfully operating for almost 5 years with Evektor SportStar airplanes. We tested several other light sport airplanes before we made the decision on which airplane would be the best for flight training. The decision to go with Evektor SportStar was based on these preferences: excellent handling characteristics and performance."
Bob Pesta
Flight Instructor / Aviator Academy

Adelaide Biplanes, Willunga, Australia

"We have now operated 6 of these aeroplanes over the last 9 years in ab-initio training in our busy little flying school here in South Australia.  The fleet hours are now in an excess of 20,000 with an estimate of 100,000 landings. The airframes continue to be amazingly robust with only minor issues with structure around the main gear attachments.  Routine maintenance has been exactly that routine (mostly engine related)! The new canopy design is simply leagues ahead and has worked faultlessly for us. Nose leg as always with any nosewheel aircraft is an area of high stress and wear, the SportStar has proved more durable than most with only the wear parts, bushes etc. needing to be replaced. WE still have no hesitation in recommending the SportStar to anyone, it is a great trainer."
Martin Smyth
Managing Director / Adelaide Biplanes

AB Flight, Allentown, Pensylvania, USA

"In 2005 I made a decision to purchase the Evektor SportStar. In January of 2006 I ordered my first SportStar and put it to work in the flight school. We put 700 hours on that aircraft in less than a year. That SportStar was very popular with flight instructors because of the ease of training pilots in an aircraft with such great flying characteristics. The students liked the aircraft not only because of the ease of operation but also for the attractive styling and comfort of the SportStar. I liked it because of the economical operation and minimal maintenance requirements.
Art Tarola
Flight Instructor / FTO Manager

Media Articles

SportStar RTC - The Airplane for Aeroclubs

In France, the market of training aircraft has been a guarded territory of Pierre Robin airplanes for a long time, but from now on more and more aeroclubs desire to have more advance airplanes with lower purchase costs, like the SportStar RTC.
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Evektor Looks At It From Multiple Perspectives

With the introduction of the first CS-LSA-registered Evektor SportStar RTCs, Holland finally has availability of affordable training aircraft. The Czech low-wing aircraft stands out with relatively low operating costs and excellent flight characteristics, making it ideal for pilots training for Private Pilot Licenses (PPL).
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New Standard in Flight Training

he new Evektor´s pilot training airplane the SportStar RTC is combination of excellent flight characteristics, low operation costs, modern design and affordable price. The SportStar RTC airframe comes from the Evektor´s pilot training airplane called EV-97 VLA Harmony, which gained EASA JAR-VLA certification early 2005.
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