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About. 

G1 America is the official American dealer for G1 Aviation of France.


The G1 STOL is a renamed version of the French G1 SPYL, for distribution in America. G1 STOL will be
available as an Advanced Quick Build Kit that meets FAA Regulations. The First G1 STOL in North America
will be delivered in December 2019 and will make its first demo flight at SUN 'n FUN 2020.


Get ready for an exciting new entry into the STOL category for America!

The Team

G1 America was founded by Lionel  and Dave. Dave and Lionel also founded D-Motor-USA to distribute D-Motor engines in America. The G1 STOL supports multiple engines, but D-Motor is the recommended choice.


Dave is the owner of the famous Fisher Flying Products company, a manufacturer of wooden aircraft
Kits. Lionel is from Belgium and has been working with Dave for few years. He spent 18 years in the
NATO as an Air Traffic Controller. Both have built Aluminum Kits and wooden Airplanes, and are very
excited to make D-Motor engines and the G1 STOL available to pilots across America.

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The Story

In 2019, founders Dave and Lionel established a relationship with G1 Aviation in France in an effort to
further develop their business in D-Motor engine distribution. The D-Motor LF-26 was a perfect match
for G1 SPYL, and G1-America was formed in order to make the G1 available to customers in America.
Dave and Lionel are busy getting the G1 STOL ready to demo for you!


G1 Evolution


​2006-2007 – G1 Aviation is established by Serge Présent and Yvan Lhermitte and creates the “G1 Gélinotte”, derived from the Italian-designed Alisport Yuma airplane with several design improvements. Manufacturing is also established using CNC.

2008 - G1 develops new wings, reduces empty weight, developed smoother controls, more efficient ailerons, designed easily foldable wings, and added curved Lexan doors for a 48" Wide Cabin.


2010 – G1 SPYL is created with several significant improvements over the prior “Gélinotte” model to reduce weight, increase speed, and allow for modern and popular engines, including Rotax “IS” and D-Motor LF-26 & LF39. D-Motor engines prove to be quieter, fuel efficient, and excellent performers.


2019 – G1 America is formed and a plan is made for the G1 SPYL to be distributed in America as “G1 STOL”. Approved for FAA 51% rule “Advanced Quick Build” kits January 2020.