Hourly Engine Reserves for DA42

There are three configurations of currently supported DA42 engines: CD135 with 600 hour clutches CD135 with 2 mass flywheel Austro AE300 The Austro engine is heavier, more powerful, more expensive (installed in an airplane), longer lived, and less expensive to operate.  The CD135 with 2 mass flywheel is approximately 15- 20% less expensive to operate, […] ...Read more »

Should I Get my Private Pilot License in High School?

Matt Dahline from Crosswinds Aviation in Howell, MI shares his thoughts on going to college with a private pilots license in hand. In addition to the demonstrated achievement of doing so, there is a strong financial case made here for those pursuing a professional pilot career. Their fleet of three late-model DA20’s makes all this […] ...Read more »

Motor Glider Rental and Training in the Chicago area

Skill Aviation, the premier Diamond Flight Center in Northern Illinois, now can boast that their fleet is the only one in North America to include the full line of Diamond aircraft. Our Diamond HK36 Motor Glider is now available for training and rental at Skill’s Waukegan, IL location.  Certified Flight Instructor – Glider Roderick Reid […] ...Read more »

New 2013 DA20 – Still at the factory – UPDATE: Sold

Just completed: a brand new DA20 C1 Eclipse with G500 glass. Buy this plane before we bring it to Illinois, and you will save the  $1500 delivery charge and get a factory tour as a bonus! Contact us today This plane has been sold. The next delivery is late March. ...Read more »

Price Reduction and Full Set of Pictures 2007 DA40XL 40.830 N231DS

We have uploaded the full set of pictures for this fine DA40XL here. This plane has been hangared in dry Albuquerque, NM, and shows very well. The price has been reduced, so call or email today. ...Read more »

Standard Unit Motor Glider Specifications and Brochures

  Great Lakes Diamond now has downloadable Motor Glider Brochures and Fact Sheets in Standard Units not metric. Please visit our Motorglider Page  where you will find these documents. ...Read more »

AOPA Pilot Flies the DA42NG and DA42 L360

In the February issue of AOPA Pilot, Thomas Horne reports and posts a video on his test flight of the DA42: I was fortunate enough to fly a DA42 NG on a 250-nm cross-country, from the Diamond factory in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, to Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany. Along the way, maximum continuous power true airspeeds worked out […] ...Read more »

Pictures and Videos

Have been moved to the new Media page. Also available there are high resolution photos of Diamond aircraft. ...Read more »

HK36 Motor Glider Demonstrator Now Available

GLDAS now has an HK36 demonstrator available in Northern Illinois. Please contact Dan via email or (800) 962-9437 x0 ...Read more »

New DA42 -L360 on Display and Performance Published for DA42 L360 and DA42-NG (Austro)

Diamond flew the new DA42 Twinstar with the Lycoming power plants to AOPA Expo in San Jose, CA.  The aircraft looks great – both the engine nacelles and the new control quadrant show great fit and finish. As for performance, the numbers speak for themselves: Click here for the new performance statistics. DA42 Performance Aircraft […] ...Read more »
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