This site wants to introduce other Carat pilots. We aren´t too many with only about 30 airframes built. If anyone of you wants something
in here just contact me! In the future I´d like to arrange a Fly-Inn for the European Carat pilots. So far I´ve just flown together
with Johannes Zacheja who also has a nice homepage
about his two-year experience with the Carat.
In February 2011 I helped
my good friend Bill Batesole buying the Carat prototype very spontaneously from the Technoflug company. I saw the ad one evening just
after it had been added and the very next day I made a trip to Winzeln to make a down payment and a handshake to seal the deal. There
were so many coincidences involved there that made this possible...and a lot of good luck of course!
Shipping to the US and paperwork
took quite a while but now Bill is the proud owner of Carat #1, N84FE which is now based in Springfield, VT.
I had a lot of email contact with another friend for a long time. We had good fun in our conversations and I learned quite a bit from
him. Admiral George Strohsahl died in May 2011 after a short illness. His Carat N135GS was named "Spirit of Strohsahl" after his death
and will be maintained and flown regularly by a friend until it is sold.