SkyRunner the World’s First
Flying Off-Road Vehicle
SkyRunner is Elevating the Off-Road
Industry to New Heights
Shreveport, LA (2/14/2017) - SkyRunner,
LLC manufacturer of the SkyRunner vehicle is elevating
the off-road industry to new heights. The dual
purpose, FAA approved off-road aircraft combines
the thrill of a side by side with the unparalleled
freedom of an aircraft.
SkyRunner combines the thrill of a side
by side with the freedom of an aircraft.
Featuring a unique dual engine powertrain, a
trusted Polaris ProStar 1000 engine powers the
ground system while a Rotax 914 UL light-sport
aircraft engine enables SkyRunner to take flight.
Using the latest ram-air parafoil wing technology,
renowned for its safety due to inherent stability,
control and resistance to stalls, SkyRunner can
reach air speeds of 40mph for a distance of 120
nautical miles. When not in use, the wing conveniently
folds snugly into a bag that rides behind the
SkyRunner’s hybrid composite chassis, carbon
fiber body paneling and fighter jet inspired cockpit
is like something out of a James Bond movie, but
this ultimate adventure vehicle isn’t afraid to
get dirty. Maxxis Bighorn tires supply the traction
and FOX Piggyback shocks are ready to tame any
off-road terrain. When you’re ready to bug out,
there’s no need to look for an asphalt runway.
SkyRunner can take flight with just 450 feet of
Have a Runway? SkyRunner can take flight
with just 450 feet of ground.
“We set out to build the ultimate adventure vehicle
but have since discovered it fills tremendous
gaps as a tool,” said SkyRunner CEO Stewart Hamel.
“Designed initially as a toy, the market has translated
SkyRunner to be a low cost, high utility multimodal
tool for ranchers, law enforcement, boarder security,
and even department of defense agencies. With
operating costs of approximately $50 an hour,
SkyRunner will take you places no pickup truck
or UTV can go and at a fraction of the cost of
In 2016, The Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) awarded SkyRunner the coveted Special Light-Sport
Aircraft classification. Light Sport Aircraft
(LSA) are targeted to recreational pilots who
primarily fly for fun. LSA’s are designed to be
affordable and easy to operate. SkyRunner is factory
built and a ready-to-fly aircraft. An off-road
enthusiast can earn a Sport Pilot’s license in
8 days and just 12 hours of flight training (weather
permitting). Sport pilots can legally and safely
use 98 percent of US airspace without having to
talk to air traffic controllers (ATC). No Airports
are required with SkyRunner.
will fly for only a fraction of the cost
of operating a helicopter.
SkyRunner retails for $139,000 and is available
today for purchase from the factory
direct. A network of SkyRunner Authorized
Dealers will be in place in the south and southwest,
within the year.
SkyRunner will be on display at a host of events
around the country in 2017 and interested persons
can contact SkyRunner about a test flight by visiting
their website at FlySkyRunner.com.
Keep up with SkyRunner on social media by following
@FlySkyRunner on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
and see the SkyRunner in action at http://www.flyskyrunner.com/videos/
SkyRunner is the next generation in the elite
segment of light-sport aviation. The all-new two-seat
SkyRunner fuses off-road engineering with proven
aviation technology to create a new generation
of sports recreation vehicle designed for both
work and play. SkyRunner evokes an unforgettable
driving experience combined with the freedom,
fun and exploration of flight that will deeply
inspire your emotions and fire up your senses.
Part all-terrain vehicle and part light-sport
aircraft, SkyRunner is the ultimate recreational
vehicle combining off-road adventure with one
of the safest forms of aviation. SkyRunner's R&D
and Production facilities are located in Shreveport,