Rotax Power, Lots of Speed: The Retractable-Gear TL Sparker Debuts at Sun ‘n Fun 2024


We caught up with Trey Murdaugh of TL Sport North America to get the details on the new TL Sparker. This sleek retractable-gear, two-seat Experimental can use any of several Rotax engines, from the 100-hp 912 ULS to the 160-hp turbocharged 916 iS. Speed is a claimed 170 knots (200 mph). Prices start at $327,000 with a non-turbo Rotax. The turbo option starts at $380K.

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Marc Cook
Marc Cook is a veteran special-interest journalist who started as a staffer at AOPA Pilot in the late 1980s. Marc has built two airplanes, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glasair Aviation Sportsman, and now owns a 180-hp, steam-gauge-adjacent GlaStar based in western Oregon. Marc has 5000 hours spread over 200-plus types and four decades of flying.


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