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Avia BH-16

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Role Sportsplane
Manufacturer Avia
Designed by Pavel Beneš and Miroslav Hajn
First flight 1924

The Avia BH-16 was a single-seat very light sport aircraft built in Czechoslovakia in 1924. Like other early Avia designs, it was a low-wing braced monoplane of wooden construction.


General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Length: 5.13 m (16 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.50 m (31 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 10.6 m² (114 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 130 kg (287 lb)
  • Gross weight: 238 kg (525 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Vaslin Blackburne, 12 kW (16 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 116 km/h (72 mph)
  • Range: 500 km (310 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 2,000 m (6,600 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 1.0 m/s (200 ft/min)

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Published in July 2009.

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