TL Ultralight TL-3000 Sirius (c/n ?, OK-TAA 54), landing at LKBR / Broumov airfield, Broumov, September 2022.
In 2007, during the Aero Fredrichshafen aviation fair, the TL Ultralight company for the first time disclosed to public a mock-up of their newest aircraft, the TL-3000 Sirius. The aeroplane performed its maiden flight in May of 2008, however a few months later the prototype was destroyed in an accident.
Nevertheless, the company continued with the project and the Sirius was ready for serial production in 2010.
The TL-3000 is a high-wing monoplane, powered by a single engine from Rotax family. The aircraft is equipped with a fixed, tricycle landing gear, with all wheels enclosed in spats. The Sirius is made of carbon composite and has four seats in two, side-by-side rows.
The aeroplane was based on two earlier, and successful, designs of the TL Ultralight company – TL-96 Star and TL-2000 Sting low wing ultralights. However, the Sirius offers better comfort and more spacious cockpit, as well as is equipped with modern aviation suite.
The TL-3000 is being offered with three different engines manufactured by Rotax – 912 (80hp), 912S (100 hp) or 914 Turbo (100/115 hp). Another option is to equip the Sirius with Rotax 912 iS powerplant, with fuel injection system.
The Sirius aircraft is manufactured by TL Ultralight, the Czech aviation company established in Hradec Králové in 1989. Among the first aeroplanes made by the company were TL-22 Duo ultralight trike (built in approximately 50 examples until 1998) and TL-32 Typhoon high-wing UL aircraft (with more than 200 examples manufactured).
Nowadays, the company is well-known for its UL and LSA aircraft that are being sold worldwide. Current production range includes Sparker, Stream, Stream Turbo, Sting and Sting RG low-wing aircraft, and the high-wing Sirius.
The TL-3000 Sirius registered OK-TAA 54 was one of the aircraft presented to general public during the open doors day held by the Benedictine Aeroclub Broumov in September of 2022. That´s where our current Photo of the Week, showing the TL-3000 coming back to the airfield after a sightseeing flight, was taken.