Podesva Trener

The Podesva Trener (English: Trainer), also called the Trener Baby, is a Czech ultralight aircraft that was designed by Tomas Podesva and produced by Podesva Air of Uničov. The aircraft a faithful 80% scale reproduction of the Zlin 126 and is supplied as plans, as a kit for amateur construction or as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.[1][2]

Role Ultralight aircraft
National origin Czech Republic
Manufacturer Podesva Air
Designer Tomas Podesva
Status Production completed
Unit cost
37,900 (2015)
Developed from Zlin 126

By April 2018 the company website had been taken down and the aircraft seems to be out of production.[3]

Design and development

Podesva designs and builds reproductions of famous aircraft on a custom basis for customers. The Trener was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight rules. It features a cantilever low-wing, a two-seats-in-tandem enclosed cockpit under a framed canopy, fixed conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.[1][2]

The aircraft fuselage is made from welded steel tubing, with the wings made from aluminum sheet. Its 8.68 m (28.5 ft) span wing has an area of 10.8 m2 (116 sq ft) and flaps. The standard engine available is the 75 hp (56 kW) Walter Mikron IIIb four cylinder, four-stroke powerplant.[1][2]

Operational history

Reviewer Marino Boric described the design in a 2015 review as "a faithful reproduction of the classic aerobatic Zlin 126 aircraft, down to the last detail...The handling of this two-seater is impressive."[2]

Specifications (Trener)

Data from Bayerl[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Wingspan: 8.68 m (28 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 10.8 m2 (116 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 296 kg (653 lb)
  • Gross weight: 472.5 kg (1,042 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 80 litres (18 imp gal; 21 US gal) in two 40 litres (8.8 imp gal; 11 US gal) tanks
  • Powerplant: 1 × Walter Mikron IIIb four cylinder, air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 56 kW (75 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed wooden


  • Maximum speed: 220 km/h (140 mph, 120 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 175 km/h (109 mph, 94 kn)
  • Stall speed: 65 km/h (40 mph, 35 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 4 m/s (790 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 43.8 kg/m2 (9.0 lb/sq ft)


  1. Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 70. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 74. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  3. Podesva Air. "Podesva Air". podesva-air.com. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
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