03/20/2014: HAWK AVIATION IS PROAD TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE HAVE A DISTRIBUTOR FOR THE ALBERTA-SASKATCHEWAN PROVINCES OF CANADA. MICHAEL BABBOTT WILL BE HITTING THE ROADS WITH A COCKPIT MOCKUP THIS SPRING AND SUMMER TO SPREAD THE WORD THROUGHOUT THE WESTERN PROVINCES OF CANADA SHOWING THE CANADIAN MARKET THIS FANTASTIC LITTLE AIRPLANE. THANKS MIKE
SUN N FUN 2014
03/20/2014: HAWK AVIATION WILL NOT BE AT SUN N FUN THIS YEAR. WE ARE CURRENTLY FILLING ORDERS FOR MORE KITS TO SPAIN, CANADA, AND THE U.S. THINGS ARE PICKING UP AS INTERNATIONAL SALES ARE INCREASING.
03/20/2014: HAWK AIRCRAFT DELIVERS THE FIRST CANADIAN AULA KIT TO ITS DEALER IN OTTAWA ULTRALIGHT SOLUTIONS. WE HOPE THIS WILL BE THE FIRST OF MANY. THANKS TO PIERRE BRISSON FOR HIS SUPPORT OF THE HAWK.
02/20/2014: From the Owner
Due to HKS of japan suspending production of their aviation engines, Hawk will no longer be able to offer The HKS SLSA/ELSA version of our aircraft. We will continue to offer the Rotax 582 and 912 versions.
Hawk is initiating a Rotax 582 swap out program for any SLSA aircraft with the Rotax 582The intent is to keep these units in the air training instead of sitting idle waiting for rebuilds. If you’re interested in purchasing a Hawk 582 SLSA, we will be happy to discuss this program with you. NOTE: this applies to SLSA aircraft only.
I would like to take this opportunity to clarify some misinformation being spread by some of our competitors. All of our aircraft are accepted and meet all requirements for amateur built aircraft as they have since 1982. In fact, the majority of Hawks are registered on the FAA registration website as amateur built aircraft. So, if anyone says they’re not, they’re wrong.
Also being spread is that we are out of business. I’ve even heard from potential customers that they were told by one of our competitors that we had filed bankruptcy. This is NOT true.
The company is debt free on my own private property in my own private building and all is paid for. I’ve received offers to sell to foreign interests but up to now, I have declined them. As many components as possible are proudly made in the USA. I hope this clarifies the misinformation being spread by those whom wish to see the hawk disappear.
01/06/2014: From the owner/president - Danny Dezauche
I would like to thank all those who have purchased new aircraft and parts from us over the last 5 years. The last 5 years has been a real challenge for me as well as a tremendous learning experience. As I promised, when i bought the company in 2009 from Chuck, I have kept the doors open to all older Hawks for parts and developed the Arrow 2 as an SLSA- ELSA as well as AULA in Canada.
I sold one SLSA with the HKS-700e engine to Bob Smith and Bill Hogue in Lonoke, Arkansas and they are currently using it in their light sport flight school called Dream Air Adventure, LLC. They have over 7 students at present and have put over 100 hours on the HKS SLSA Hawk with virtually no problems. So I have also fulfilled the promise of a school which caters to the old ultralight type of aircraft. Arkansas is more centrally located than south Alabama and has anything a visitor may need as they are just outside Little Rock Arkansas.
I would like to thank Bob and Bill for choosing the Hawk and taking the leap to open a light sport flight school. Bob Smith has been a CFI for 40 plus years and is currently working to regain his DPE status. With this, Dream Air Adventure can take you from start to finish for your light sport license. This may be the only school in the country that can say that. I encourage anyone, no matter what you fly, to contact them for all your ultralight type training needs.
Effective immediately: All parts orders will be handled factory direct.
Hawk Arrow II Approved as an Advanced Ultra-light in Canada!
01/01/2014: hawk is happy to announce our first Canadian dealer. Ultralight
Solutions of Ottawa is our new dealer for the AULA Hawk. Thanks to Pierre
Brisson and his associates for their support. The guys at Ultralight Solutions
are your Canadian answer for Hawk sales and parts. Check out their info on ourdealer page.
Hawks have long been available as Basic
Ultra-lights in Canada, but they can now be registered as Advanced Ultra-lights
there. Transport Canada has approved the Hawk Arrow II with the Rotax 582, the
HKS-700E, or the HKS-700T.
Hawks make an excellent choice for
Canada, as they can be built as tri-gear or tail-draggers, and can be equipped
with floats and skis.
01/01/2014 - New Flight School to use the Hawk SLSA for training!
Adventure of Lonoke, Arkansas is now fully operational. They have 7 current
students and over 100 hours on their Hawk Arrow 2 HKS-700E SLSA. Thanks to Bob
Smith and his crowd for their support as well as being a full time sport pilot
training facility. Dream Air Adventure is also a Hawk dealer handling both
sales and parts. If you need training, now is the time to call them. Bob and the guys at Dream Air have full facilities with on staff instructors and indoor classroom.
The Hawk SLSA with the HKS 700E
four-stroke engine is going through certification. It will soon be available as
a ready to fly SLSA, or an ELSA in any stage of completion, from a full kit to
ready to fly. Anticipated fuel burn should be about 2.5 Gallons Per Hour at
The Future of Aviation Here's what it's all about:
the next generation of aviators, personified by Hunter, son of CGS Aviation
president Danny Dezauche, after his solo flight. Josh, his CFI, exercises his
traditional right to cut off the shirt-tail of the new pilot. Congratulations,
Today the Hawk Arrow II got its feet
wet. Shown is CGS owner Danny Dezauche in his personal Hawk on Puddlejumper
amphibious floats. Look for this plane at our display, and at the Vette Seaplane Base on Lake Winnebago,during EAA Airventure Oshkosh.
The Hawk Ultra
with the MZ-34 28HP engine was
introduced and flown for the first time at a major show, and won the
Reserve Grand Champion Ultralight award. Shown is company president and
owner, Danny Dezauche, accepting the award.
The hard work of moving an entire
aircraft company 1000 miles is almost done. Just about everything is in the new
building, but much work has to be done yet to get it organized. Thanks to Dave
Aldous for the photos.
The new building is finished, and parts,
tooling, and records are being transported from the old Ohio shop to the new
home of CGS in Alabama. The bright red CGS trailer has made at least three trips
so far, and we're anticipating quite a few more before everything is moved.
Remember to call 251-957-HAWK if you need anything - that number rings in the
new shop in Alabama.
CGS Administration Moves Into New Offices.
While the manufacturing is still going
on in the old CGS shop in Ohio, the administration functions have moved into the
offices in the new building in Grand Bay, Alabama. We also have a new phone
6/1/2009 - CGS Aviation pursuing Canadian Advanced Ultralight status.
Due to many requests, we are working
through the certification process, with the assistance of LAMAC (the Light
Aircraft Manufacturers Association of Canada), to certify the Hawk Arrow II as
an Advanced Ultra-Light Aeroplane (AULA) for our friends North of the border.
Check this page for updates.
We are proud and excited that CGS
Aviaton is now under new ownership. Due to recent health
issues, Chuck Slusarczyk, the founder of CGS, is passing on the Hawk design and
daily manufacturing operations of the company. New owner and
president, DannyDezauche, says he will make
customer service his top priority. He will also put immediate focus on
outstanding parts orders while gearing up for production.