Iranian scientists have designed and built an ultralight aircraft, the Free Bird, to cater for the country’s training, border control, surveillance and recreational needs.

The two-seat light plane can also be used in pilot training, sport and UL classes, entertainment, charter flights, air patrol, border control, traffic and jungles.

The plane will have a gross take-off weight of 600kg, can cover a range of 850km-900km and is capable of speeds up to 250km/h-300km/h at heights of up to 12,000ft.

Free Bird will have a good flight handling capability due to its shape, weight and avionics equipment, while its cockpit design offers good view and ample space for pilot and co-pilot.