The Australian LightWing Aircraft Range

From the single seat Pocket Rocket to the two seat SP2000, the four seat SP4000 to the six seat SP6000, We've got all your flying needs covered.

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- High Wing: 145 knots

- Low Wing: 200 knots

- Range: 1000 Nautical Miles

- Registration: Experimental

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- Fuselage is glass reinforced plastic

- Control Surfaces: "S" glass and Epoxy

- Wings: 6061T6 Aluminium

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- Empty Weight: 800kgs

- Fuel Capacity: Up to 220 Litres

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The ALW SP6000 - The Dream Machine

The Australian LightWing's SP6000 is a comfortable cruiser that is economical and fast.

Watch this space as this aircraft develops, or please visit the ALW Diary page for regular updates.


The SP6000 6 Seat Australian LightWing is available as a KIT or as an Advanced KIT.

Engine options: LS3 or iO360 Lycombing or Turbine. Check out the Engines page.

Registration: Experimental.

Factory builder assistance available.

Pressurised? .... Perhaps in the future, till then the SP6000 will carry oxygen at altitude.

A range of engines can be fitted to this aircraft including a Lycombing IO360. With turbo, fuel injection and electronic ignition, this engine can provide 180hp at 10,000ft. The airframe is planned to be very flexible with the ability to also fit a single turbine engine.

Haven't you always wanted to make yourself a cuppa, or just get up and stretch your legs whilst you are flying? Well now you can! A small galley with a food warmer can be fitted in the rear left of the cabin, and a toilet on the right. The SP-6000 will have 1000nm range.

six seat aircraft

Contact Us for more information on this exciting aircraft development at Australian LightWing.

Safety is the prominent feature in our airframe and aircraft design. We offer the highest quality in our components, service and accessories.

The track record of our aircraft and design principles go back three decades, and our record is near-perfect in terms of serious accidents. Sure, you could say that perhaps only conservative pilots fly Australian LightWing aircraft, but the way we design and build our aircraft definitely contributes to our record. The combination of aluminium wings and a welded steel safety frame that encloses the pilots in a protective cocoon is unmatched in the industry.


Our stunning interpretations of the final SP6000 range, are made by the very talented Rex Forwood. Visit his Website to view his portfolio.

Glass Cockpit


VIP Propellor







Why Purchase an Australian LightWing SP6000?

Safety is our Prominent Feature

In Australian LightWing Aircraft both the pilot and the passengers are surrounded by an ultra strong and fully welded steel safety frame, providing roll-over protection and an ultra rigid aerodynamic platform that is capable of loads way beyond that which you will experience in flight.

The combination of aluminium wings and a welded steel frame that encloses the pilots in a protective cocoon is unmatched in the industry.

Four point seat belts come standard with our aircraft.

Performance and Flight Handling

Australian LightWing Aircraft are stable and easy to fly. Our two thirds span wing flaps are highly effective and allow easy directional control, particularly in cross wind landings. When the wind is blowing across the strip a low wing is easier to manage as the aircraft has a lower centre of drag.

Both the seating and rudder pedals are adjustable, making it possible to safely and comfortably operate the aircraft controls without the use of pillows and cushions, always present in most schools with aircraft with fixed controls and seating. The control sticks can be adjusted 50mm fore and aft, though this customisation is spanner adjustable.

Service and Style

The The Australian LightWing aircraft Range is stylish, state-of-the-art and attractive, and if aircraft look good, they generally fly well. The body is sleek and aerodynamically clean, resulting in less power being used to propel the aircraft, resulting in less fuel burn, longer range and lower operating costs.

We are Australian, no need to elaborate on that one - faster service, much faster service.

Nick Hughes maintains the fastest backup and parts service possible; we make the parts onsite so it's simply not possible to be out of stock of any parts, small or large. "Buying Australian" needs to be  taught at school if we are to build our Aussie technology base. I don’t believe there is a LightWing internet support group, a sound indication that factory support is 100% effective.
Documentation, our service and flight manuals, make maintenance simple and straight forward.

The Howard Hughes Engineering Company has over 30 years of sound local trading with AAA credit rating and hundreds of happy clients.

The Details

-Custom paint job in any colour (other fibreglass aircraft MUST be painted white only!);

-Six fresh air vents to the cockpit;

-Optional cabin heater;

-Sun hood over the instruments; 

-The dashboard is easily removed and designed around optional state-of-the-art glass cockpit panels;

- 4-point seat belts are standard;

- Large luggage area;

-Australian Made Bolly propellor with "Duratough" polyurethane  leading edge;

-Electrical switch/circuit breakers for electrical security;

- 360 degree swiveling nose wheel makes turning both on the strip and in the hanger a breeze;

- 6-ply aircraft tyres are standard with optional wheel fairings available;

-Monitor the progress of your aircraft weekly on the Australian LightWing wordpress Diary web page;

-User friendly purchase terms (33.3% deposit, same at one month prior to delivery and balance on hand-over).

ALW SP6000 Construction

The Australian LightWing ~ Wing Section

Wing Construction: 6061T6 high tensile alluminium frame. Underside outboard panels 2.5Oz Ceconite. Control surfaces GRP laminated mass-balanced ailerons, elevators and rudder.

Our large, square plan wings use wing section NACA23013. This wing section combined with our smooth and clean airframe gives you, the pilot, the ultimate in efficiency. As an example, using 4100RPM and 25 inches manifold pressure, the SP-2000 will maintain altitude at 65kts using only about 30hp. This is amazing to see in flight. Apply power and the air speed rapidly reaches cruise speed in a matter of seconds. See our free SPEED DVD for an in-flight demonstration of this.

With a wingspan of only 28 feet, (28') the square plan wings have an inbuilt anti-stall feature that keeps the wing tips flying right up to the stall. The obvious difference between a high wing and a low wing is that the wings are closer to the ground, so, on landing, the large flaps are more effective; the aircraft can slow right down and the effect of crosswinds is much less pronounced. Although they're comparatively short, the wings on the SP-2000 provide excellent stability in the air and on the runway.

Wing tips: GRP laminate, optional strobe lights (Price approx. $1000).


The tyres on our aircraft are 15 inch (15”) on 5 x 5" rims, the Air Trac tyres grip the runway and provide differential steering with big powerful disk brakes - this means they're big and rugged and can handle rough or bush strips with ease. The castering nose wheel means the SP-2000 can be spun on one wheel and makes manoeuvring the aircraft in your hanger very easy.

Spring steel, heat treated nose leg and mains.

Castering nose wheel, disk brake steering, rudder is effective at about 15kts air speed.

Fuselage Construction: Glass reinforced Plastic.

Welded lightweight steel fuselage with semi-structural GRP skin, heat formed polycarbonate windows, underside of fuselage: forward area GRP laminate skin , rear 2.5 ounce ceconite.

Spinner: 13" diameter GRP laminate.

The Australian LightWing SPEED Range of Fully Built and Kit Aircraft

All prices are subject to change without notice, call at time of purchase for a fixed quotation. Terms of Payment ~ three installments ~ 33% deposit; 33% one month prior to delivery and balance on delivery. Aircraft is delivered with a minimum of 30L of fuel and test flown four hours minimum.

Watch the movie of Building the SP6000 Fuselage Plugs.



SP6000 Specifications

Subject to change without notice as the project develops.



SP 6000

SP 6000 HW

Nose Wheel Tail Dragger (TD)
Glass Cockpit & VIP Prop Glass Cockpit & VIP Prop
Power Plant:
Contact Us to discuss options Contact Us to discuss options
6 seat 6 seat
Wing Configuration:
Low Wing High Wing
Wing Span:
8 Metres / 26.7 ft 8 Metres / 26.7 ft
Cockpit Width:
1.15 Metres / 3.10 ft 1.15 Metres / 3.10 ft



SP 6000

SP 6000 HW

Takeoff 50' Object (Takeoff roll to clear 50 ft 15.25m @ ISA Conditions
600m /2,000 ft 600m /2,000 ft
Climb Rate
1,000ft/min 1,000ft/min
Stall Speed (full flaps)
55 knots 55 knots
200 knots 145 knots
1000nm @ average cruise -200 kts 1000nm @ average cruise -140 kts
Fuel Consumption
25-45 Litres per hour 25-45 Litres per hour

Aircraft Dimensions


SP 6000

SP 6000 HW

Wing Span
36 ft 36 ft
Wing Cord 1.5 metres / 4.9 ft 1.5 metres / 4.9 ft
Wing Area
11.6 Metres sq 11.6 Metres sq
Aircraft Length
- -
Cabin Width
1.4 Metres 1.4 Metres
Cabin Height
1.4 metres 1.4 metres

Weights and Loading


SP 6000

SP 6000 HW

Max Gross Weight
1,100 kgs / 2,425lb 1,100 kgs / 2,425lb
Standard Empty Weight
800 kgs 800 kgs
Useful Load (Payload)
500 kgs / 1,102lb 500 kgs / 1,102lb
Usable Fuel Capacity
178 L / 47.5 gallons 178 L / 47.5 gallons
Full Fuel
180 L Wing Tanks 180 L Wing Tanks