We're driven to provide a superior Two Place aircraft kit. Chipper is an inexpensive, high performance aircraft which you can build from a kit. Chipper is an FAA registered and approved light sport experimental aircraft.

Aircraft Highlights:

✔ Side by side seating

✔ Clean sheet CAD design allowed us to start with uncompromised goals and a fresh new design

✔ Classic look

✔ Great STOL performance

✔ Rugged landing gear

✔ Flaps + droop ailerons

✔ Taildragger or Tricycle gear

✔ Cabin is primarily honeycomb aluminum

✔ 4 GPH fuel burn (80HP)

✔ 912UL / ULS and other engines

✔ Takeoff in 400 feet - at gross

✔ Lift up to 600 lbs.

Low cost and ease of construction makes Chipper great for EAA chapter builds, student builds, and flying clubs.  We claim CHIPPER is the best value in its category on the market. Discover for yourselfcompare our acquisition costs, assembly time, range, speed, and STOL performance to any other two place high wing kit aircraft kit.


James Wiebe is CEO of Belite Aircraft and Chipper Aerospace. An avid pilot himself, James drives the development and advances of The CHIPPER. His work was internationally recognized when James was awarded the prestigious “Dr. August Raspet Memorial Award” for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the design of light aircraft and the Experimental Aircraft Association at the EAA AirVenture 2011 (Oshkosh) Show.

James Wiebe is also the CEO and lead technologist of RADIANT Instruments, a company that develops and manufactures a wide range of lightweight digital flight electronic instruments. 


James Wiebe, CEO

"The CHIPPER design is focused on aspects of aircraft performance and construction that are really important to many pilots whom I’ve met. This includes: first and foremost, STOL performance capability without losing cruise speed, followed by utilization of crash-worthy honeycomb material and highest quality CNC machined hardware in the construction of Chipper. This allowed us to produce a very light kit aircraft with great slow speed characteristics and unusually high speed.  We’ve chosen to call this design Chipper, reflecting it’s cheerful and lively design!”