Corvette CLA Specifications

All-carbon Construction

Less weight and a stronger airframe means both greater performance, more fuel carry AND enhanced safety for beginning and advanced pilots. The empty weight of all-carbon Corvette is 2,500 pounds less than the metal Texan II – while being substantially stronger. This means that Corvette puts its engine power into payload and performance – instead of hauling around an extra 2,500 pounds of airframe.

P-51 Derivative Computer Design

Corvette is a computer-optimized P-51 instead of a 1980s PC-9 airframe design, that was copied by most of the light attack aircraft of the last 40 years. The Corvette’s aerodynamics yield excellent speed and range performance benefits – superior to other legacy light attack aircraft, especially the Textron Texan II and Embraer EMB-314.


  • Corvette climbs at 10,000 ft per minute vs. Super Tucano 3,230 fpm
  • Corvette’s max cruise is 370 knots vs. Texan II’s 280 knots
  • Corvette lands at 60 knots in a training configuration. EMB-314 lands at 92 knots; Texan II at 86 knots
  • Corvette has a +15-G one-piece all-carbon wing (-9 G). Textron Texan II’s is stressed to only +7.0G / − 3.5G
Platform Weight (Ibs) Power (SHP) Max Cruise (kts) Max  Climb (fpm)
Corvette CLA / Armed Patrol (All Carbon) 2,200 1,000 370* 10,000
Embraer EMB 314 (Aluminum) 7,055 1,600 320 3,230
Textron Texan II (Aluminum) 4,707 to 5,150 1,100 280 3,100
Chinese Dart 450 (Fiberglass and carbon) 2,932 495 250 2,990
Grob 120 TP (Fiberglass and carbon) 2,414 450 245 2,772
CorVette CLA / Training (All Carbon) 2,050 650 310 6,500

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Specifications for Corvette CLA

Corvette CLA Engines Options Innovative Standard Features Aircraft Options
P&W PT6 — 550 to 1,600* HP Training Link Landing Gear Air Conditioning
GE-Walter – – 850 HP Airframe Ballistic Parachute ISR System Integratio
Honeywell-Garret – 1, 100 HP New Larger Flaps Pressurization
Rolls Royce/Allison 250 – 400 HP Wing Hard Points for External Stores Precision / Conventional Weapons
Ivchenko-Progress – 450 or 650 HP Winglets Virtual Reality & A.I. Training Systems

Corvette CLA – Mission Flexibility

All-carbon Construction

In the last decade, the technologies to support pilot training, counterinsurgency, light precision weapons, and ISR data-gathering have changed dramatically. But aircraft performing these missions have not. 40-year-old “Light Attack” designs have simply grown heavy and very expensive. Further, the maintenance costs and limitations of corrosion and metal fatigue are clear.

CorVette CLA restores “Light Attack” strategies,tactics, low-cost and flexibility – and – the ability to perform multiple missions with one aircraft. Matching a high-performance all carbon airframe with any of several different engines yields a remarkable range of mission capabilities. In addition – the strength, wide operating envelope, and adaptability of all-carbon air frames provide operators with greater flexibility, lower operating and maintenance costs, and value – to perform introductory pilot training, advanced pilot training, ISR with 2,000-mile range, and high-performance ground attack – with conventional or precision weapons.

About Us

We are a consortium of high-performance

engineers, pilots, former military, materials specialists, international public affairs, and trade executives – who have organized around the remarkable airframe of a racing airplane and have worked new technologies and modifications to create Corvette CLA – the future of high-performance and affordable Training, ISR and Light Attack.

Corvette management:

Tom GibsonManaging Director
Tom Gibson has a diverse background in managing and consulting for aviation companies (Mooney, Lancair, AOPA, NBAA, NATA, FAA); international public affairs, technology development, and media (Washington Post and USA Today). He served for 5 years in the Reagan White House (Director of Public Affairs) and is a graduate of Princeton University (BA Politics cum laud) and Harvard University (MPA). He has held an active pilot’s certificate most of his life.
Jim BeggsManaging Director
Jim Beggs has a background in managing engineering change initiatives to drive down manufacturing and support costs, complex fleet logistics support strategy development, and business management consulting.
He is a graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Kellogg Graduate School of Management MBA, and a Master’s degree from the Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy.

We do not

hard-sell decades-old bent-metal designs at absurd prices. We don’t have to cover the high overhead costs of Washington lobbyists, marble and chrome office buildings, and pay CEOs millions of dollars to manage Wall Street expectations. We simply want to focus on customer expectations. What is your mission? Let’s us help you achieve it.

Our customer focus:

We can match any one of five different engines to meet your mission requirements. No other company will do that for you. To escape ground fire, do you want to climb away at 10,000 fpm? For maritime patrol, do you want to fly 2,000 miles on a single tank of fuel? For counter insurgency, state-of-the-art sensor systems and conventional or small precision weapons? A new USAF- modeled virtual reality pilot training system? We can do these all these tasks for customers and at a fraction of what the large global aerospace companies charge.

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