Our Aircraft’s History

CGS Aviation Hawk “Arrow II” (S/N unknown) ~ Our Hawk Arrow II was built by the original designer,  Chuck Slusarczyk. The Arrow II was donated to the MAPS Air Museum.

Specifications/Performance (Classic)

  • Role: Light-sport, homebuilt, ultralight
  • Manufacturer: CGS Aviation
  • First flight: January 1982
  • Introduction: March 1982
  • Built: 1712
  • Crew 1 (2 on the Arrow II)
  • Length: 20 ft 7 in
  • Wingspan: 28 ft 10 in
  • Height: 4 ft 6 in
  • Empty weight: 310 lb
  • Gross weight: 600 lb
  • Engine: 1 x Rotax 447 two-stroke twin-cylinder, 40 hp
  • Cruise speed: 75 mph
  • Max speed: 100 mph
  • Range: 170 mi
  • Service ceiling: 12,500 ft

Armament, notable

  • none

Museum display notes: though the Hawk Arrow II or its variants were not in the military, ours is displayed with US Army colors.  She has the roundel markings used by the US Army Air Service and the US Army Air Corps from August 1919 through May 1942

Designed from: Based on the Classic Hawk, but with a less sloped windshield, longer nose, larger tail surfaces, flatter floor and reinforced tail boom. The 2 seats are in tandem, with the rear sear raised for visibility

Replaced by: none, still available