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Paradise P1 with Factory Hand Controls Light Sport Aircraft

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A solid aircraft available from the factory with hand controls. Designed in Brazil has 4 seat aircraft for rough conditions around Amazon and ranching, available in USA with 2 seats removed and placard and for 1320 pound weight limit of light sport aircraft regulations.

Broadened Horizons has concluded this plan is probably the best Light Sport Aircraft for wheelchair users simply with its larger cargo carrying capacity for a folding wheelchair behind the backseat (either manual or very lighttravel power chairs).  Broadened Horizons, President Mark Felling hopes to work with Paradise to improve their hand control designed to make it more universal and work for pilots with limited hand dexterity also.  A more universal design benefits all pilots providing less fatigue, better ergonomics, and improved ease-of-use.  If this interests you, please share your comments or to request additional information which will help provide greater motivation for the factory to dedicate time and resources to making these improvements!

Wings for a Wheelchair article in Plane and Pilot Magazine

Dylan Finds Paradise - Sport Pilot

Noe’s Arc 

Paulo Oliveira and Noe (pronounced “Noah”) Oliveira, although unrelated, are longtime friends and partners in the Paradise enterprise. Paulo and son Chris Regis run the U.S. distributorship, Paradise USA (, in Sebring. Noe designed the P1.

When Dylan asked Paradise about a hand controller, Noe’s ears perked right up. “He’s a creator,” says Paulo. “He thrives on a challenge—that’s his bag.”

So eagerly did Noe tackle the project, that—in spite of his other duties wrangling Paradise Brazil—he designed, built, tested and delivered the modifications in three short months!

“The most important thing for us,” says Paulo, “was the smile on Dylan’s face. He test-flew it, made some final adjustments and flew it home with his instructor.”

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Noe Oliveira tailored Dylan Redd’s Paradise P1 to fly with hands-only controls. The split brake lever pivots up from the floor (far left) and the console-mounted T-handle (middle) controls the nosewheel, rudder and throt

Was it difficult to design a hands-only control system? “Not really,” says Noe. “I feel very proud and happy to have created something that could make a lot of pilots happy.”

I ran my hands over the shiny carbon-fiber weave of the console-mounted T-handle and asked how the system works.

“Dylan requested the T-handle on his right instead of the left,” recalls Noe. “The T-handle has two functions: Move it forward for nosewheel right; pull backward for nosewheel left. The same movements work the rudder in flight. The top part of the T-handle controls throttle. Twisting clockwise accelerates, counterclockwise decelerates. So you have two movements in one control. There’s also a PTT on the handle for radio.”

Had I heard wrong? Wouldn’t moving forward/back for throttle and twisting left/right for rudder, like a home flight-simulator joystick, be more natural? I asked Dylan to confirm the setup. “No, that’s right,” he replied. “Although, now that you mention it, maybe it would have made more sense to move the handle left and right for rudder!” The important thing is the young man is adapting just fine. 

Superbly finished Paradise USA P1, an all-metal airplane with a quality all-leather interior that feels secure and comfortable.

The overall design of the Paradise USA P1 is crafted with the utmost care, using the latest technology. The plane’s frame is welded and covered with an aviation grade aluminum which provides a very sturdy body, requiring minimum maintenance and a lifetime of service.

Powerful yet reliable the 100HP Rotax 912 ULS provides the P1 with a remarkable short take off and landing performance. Not to mention, an excellent climb rate and cruise speed. A single person can easily remove the cowling in order to gain access to every component of the engine for maintenance or inspection.

An excellent wing design and large moving horizontal tail that allows the aircraft to be gentle yet stable with superb stall characteristics. Its dual control system, rugged landing gear, pedal steered nose gear and wide range of optional, along with excellent flight performance ensures a safe and leisurely air travel.

The Paradise USA P1 offers you more cubic area than most aircraft in the LSA category. Standard leather interior and spacious cockpit, together with panel-mounted yokes, provides you with maximum comfort while flying. It’s high wing, side-by-side seating, easily accommodates two persons. With 18 cubic ft of space, you’re sure to be able to fit two golf bags, a cooler or maybe even some fishing or camping equipment. And if you desire additional sleeping space for your journey, in matter of seconds you can pop out either one of the front seats, and lay out a sleeping bag.

With Paradise USA P1's nose-down level flight characteristics, you will have perfect all around visibility, providing you with a new level of enjoyment and safety. Paradise USA P1 is fully compliant with all ASTM standards for Light Sport Aircraft. With 130 mph cruise speed, low gas consumption and over 500 miles range.

There are many disabled persons, who have or had dreams of flying a plane and many of them thought that they would never live them out. We at Paradise USA Aircraft are striving to help them reach their dreams.

Paradise USA P1 is a true representation of a supreme aircraft, luxurious, fast and agile. Join the family of Paradise USA P1 owners, as we take the next generation of pilots into the future!



Technical Breakdown

Takeoff distance 110 m 360 feet
Takeoff over 50 ft obstacle 155 m 511 feet
Climb rate 4.3 m/s 800 fpm
Stall speed full flaps 64 km/h 40 mph
Stall speed w/o flaps 72 km/h 45 mph
Cruise speed (75%) true airspeed 209 km/h 130 mph
Never exceed speed (Vne) 230 km/h 144 mph
Length 6.24 m 20.50 feet
Wing span 9.44 m 31 feet
Wing area 12.59 m² 148 ft²
Wing loading 39.71 Kg/m² 8.13 lb/ft²
Fuel (useful) 143 L 38 Gal
Range (65% power - no reserve) 1.023 km 635 m
Endurance (no reserve) 7.3 hr 7.3 hr
Empty Weight 370 Kg 815 lb
Useful Load 230 Kg 505 lb
Max. takeoff weight - MTOW 600 Kg 1,320 lb
Cabin width 1.10 m 43.3 in
Baggage area 0.47 m³ 30,0 ft³

Paradise USA P1 SLSA Standard Equipment List

All features listed below are included in the basic price of the Paradise USA P1 at no additional cost. Call us for a quote today at 407-896-1070 and let us build your dream panel!


1 2 year factory warranty (see details)
2 912 ULS 2 with sliper clutch
3 Warp Drive 3 bladed, tapered tip prop
4 Prop nickel edge protection
5 Ground adjustable prop
6 Matching color spinner
7 Wheel pants (03)
8 Sun shield pilot and passenger
9 Aircraft document holder
10 Pedal steering nose wheel
11 Double hydraulic heavy duty disk brake system
12 Aluminum aircraft wheels
13 Solid aluminum main landing gear
14 Aircraft grade certified Condor tires
15 Double deluxe yoke
16 Yoke mounted PTT pilot and passenger
17 3 1/8" - Airspeed
18 3 1/8" Altimeter
19 3 1/8" - Vertical speed
20 Pedestal mounted magnetic compass
21 Slip indicator
22 RPM indicator
23 CHT
24 Fuel gauge (02)
25 Fuel selector valve (left,right,both,off)
26 Oil temp indicator
27 Oil pressure indicator
28 Hobbs meter
29 Volt meter
30 Manual flap control
31 Elevator manual trim
32 Rudder manual trim
33 Hydraulic parking brake
34 Nav lights
35 Wings and tail strobes
36 Landing light
37 Luggage net hooks
38 38 gallon tanks (18 gallon usable each)
39 Deluxe adjustable leather seats
40 Quick remove seats
41 Insulated interior for noise and heat
42 Carpeted interior and luggage compartment
43 12 volt panel power outlet
44 Tinted windows
45 Map pocket behind the seats
46 Pictorial windows
47 C02 proof - Cabin heat system
48 Grab handles pilot and passenger
49 Large engine inspection window
50 Quick remove cowling
51 Floor mats
52 Quick release passenger door
53 Door locks
54 "N" number registration
55 Engine instruments lighting
56 Wiring for night flying
57 Naca air vents
58 Tail light

Some of these features not available with glass panel

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Warranty 1 Year
Availability Please allow 1-4 Weeks for Custom
Shipped from Partner Warehouse No
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By Disability or Limitation No Head Movement - Tongue/Lips/Facial Gestures Only, Head Movement Only, No Arm Movement with some Finger Dexterity, Arm Movement with Limited Finger Dexterity, C1-C3 Quadriplegia, C4 Quadriplegia, C5 Quadriplegia, C6-C7 Quadriplegia, ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy or SMA, Multiple Sclerosis, Paraplegia, Limited Speech or Nonvocal, Stroke, Unable to Walk - Wheelchair User, Brachial Plexus Injury, Limited Hearing or Deaf, Limited Vision or Blind, Arthritis, RSI, Tendinitis, Elderly, Not Disabled, Temporarily Able-Bodied
by Ability or Control Method No Control - Not Applicable, with ECU - Infrared IR, with ECU - discrete TTL, Limited Hand Dexterity, Some Finger Dexterity (no arm movement), Arm Movement (no finger dexterity), Voice - Speaker Independent, Voice - Speaker Dependent, Voice - Dictation, Breath- Blow or Suck Lightly, Using any Ability Switch, Mouth, Tongue, or Facial Gestures, Good Head Movement, Feet or Toes

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