Hawk News and Announcements
02/20/2014: From the Owner
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.
01/06/2014: HAWK ULTRALIGHTS
Owner, Danny Dezauche is now in charge of the website and yahoo group for the old CGS Aviation. In the future, the CGS will be omitted and the Hawk name will be retained.
01/01/2014 - Hawk Parts Order Policy
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.
12/27/2013: Effective 01/01/2014 Phoenix Manufacturing will temporarily cease production for inventory and retooling. We may still be reached via email or our dealers.
4/1/2013 - HKS-700E Powered Hawk SLSA
The Future of Aviation
Yes, we offer a folding wing and tail option for Hawks!
Video of the Factory Hawk on Floats
6/10/2010 - The Arrow II on Floats
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.
4/17/10 - Hawk Ultra Wins Award at Sun N Fun 2010
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.
3/10/10 - Sale!
5 gallon fuel tanks are on sale. Click here for details.
11/10/09 - The New Shop Being Set Up
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.
10/10/09 - CGS Shop is On the Move.
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.
9/28/2009 - 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 number: 251-957-HAWK!
9/15/2009 - New CGS Shop Nears Completion.
The new building for the CGS shop and offices is almost finished. We're looking forward to getting everything moved from Ohio to Alabama. It won't be long now!
Here are a few pictures of the new shop, taken on August 28th.
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.
____________________________________________________________________________________________4/1/2009 - CGS Under New Ownership.
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, Danny Dezauche, says he will make customer service his top priority. He will also put immediate focus on outstanding parts orders while gearing up for production.