The original 5 place Sherpa shown testing the original new powerful wing slated for use in Sherpa’s new 8 place Turbine. This same wing design will be scaled down for use on future model 500s.
Short field landing and taking off distances are expected to exceed any bush plane of its size with the new wing and a powerful 400 HP Lycoming IO 720 engine.
The combination of Sherpa’s huge flap and direct linked aileron-spoileron team up to make possible directional control at incredibly slow speeds.
Field testing of N1415B shown at an approach speed of 26MPH.
N711SA, one of the original model 500s works perfect on Edo 4580 amphibs that have been customized with 4 huge storage lockers that can hold all the baggage including golf clubs and full size suitcases.
Can’t land much shorter than that...
N711SA, shown on vacation on a major cross country trip from Oregon to St. Thomas, tours the Virgin Islands on an outstanding scenic tour of the Caribbean.
More information on the K500 coming soon, you can download the specification sheet on our Brochures page.