Aero and Engineering Services
Aero and Engineering Services Ltd.
In 1981 David Wilson, who ran Aero & Engineering Services
(AES) in Washington, Tyne & Wear, acquired the sole European rights to the American Striplin Lone Ranger and Sky Ranger
machines. He made a number of modifications to these before putting his own versions into production.
to design a productionised version and sought proper finance to get the machines into quantity production. Concentrating on
the two-seater, he produced a prototype outwardly very similar to the AES Sky Ranger but simpler and quicker to build and
with provision for the Lotus four-cylinder four-stroke engine Magnum. He called it the Rover and set up Rover Aviation to
build it, closing AES after some 12 aircraft had been built. But the new company never got off the ground due to a series
of financial problems, and David went to work instead for Aviation Composites
- Ultralight and Microlight
Aircraft of the World, Alain-Yves Berger & Norman Burr (Haynes, 2nd Ed., 1986)
|| Lone Ranger || || 1981 || || Proto
|| 1 || 1S,
1E microlight || 1 |
| || || Sky
Ranger || || 1983
|| || Proto || 1 || 1S, 1E microlight
|| 2 |
Lone Ranger: One UK registered aircraft:
(c/n 109). To Aero and Engineering Services Ltd., Washington, Tyne & Wear. Sky Ranger: Three UK registered
G-MJHB (c/n SR100). To Johan Hendrik Wijsmuller, Jersey, Channel Islands.
G-MJTG (c/n SR101).
To Aero and Engineering Services Ltd., Washington, Tyne & Wear.
G-MMFZ (c/n HAW-01). To Howard Arthur Ward, Winchester
Total AES Production