Cobalt Aircraft’s first flagship plane, the Co50 Valkyrie is one of the fastest piston aircrafts on the market, and is designed to be the safest. Inspired by classic fighter jets with clean lines and premium finishes, high-end, private aircraft impresses with understated elegance.
The exterior comes in a range of custom finishes including dark colors; typically harder on composites. The flight controls feature full pushrod-bellcrank precision mechanisms, and the retractable landing gear is machined in solid high-performance alloys.
The Valkyrie’s interior features premium leather seats hand-stitched by former Hermès craftsmen, customizable platings and trim materials. The dashboard design is equally impressive with only one on/off switch and a tasteful place for your iPad.
It comfortably seats five people, including the pilot, with ample storage for golf clubs, skis and suitcases. Cobalt promotes the highest standards of safety in the industry. The Valkyrie has a canard configuration, with a forewing that acts as an aerodynamic fuse to prevent stalls.
Built for speed, the Valkyrie is the fastest private aircraft in its class with the ability to travel up to 260 knots. In contrast, other single engine piston aircraft usually tap out at 242 knots. Cobalt’s Valkyrie is the fastest single engine piston plane in its category.
Moreover, as the Valkyrie is a canard aircraft, equipped with a forewing to prevent the plane from stalling in the air, pilots have a peace of mind. The aircraft ensures the industry’s safest landings and takeoffs. An onboard parachute is also provided for an additional sense of security.
The Valkyrie’s propulsion engine is located in the rear of the plane, allowing for a quiet, comfortable cabin. Pilots flying the Valkyrie will appreciate the beautiful, expansive visibility above and below.
The plane also boasts the largest one-piece canopy in the world and with an unrivalled 320-degree visibility. The Co50 Valkyrie will set you back US$700,000, and is estimated to available in 2017.