The BushCat is the third and latest generation of the aircraft previously known as the Cheetah. It is an aircraft designed around four principles: simplicity, ruggedness, low cost and fun!
The original Cheetah LSA was a robust and reliable workhorse. It quickly gained popularity among the South African bush flying community, and earned its reputation as a fun-flying workhorse. Aerodynamic and ergonomic improvements were later made to the aircraft, as well as modifications from worldwide customer feedback, which resulted in the second generation Cheetah XLS.
It soon became clear that the role of the aircraft was to serve bush pilots in areas that other light sport aircraft just couldn’t handle. As a result, the focus moved toward making the aeroplane tougher than any other in its class, and able to withstand the might of the veld and tundra – as a result the BushCat was born.