Fast, compact, daring, often means Italian. We put the Italian-built Blackshape Prime through its paces with a flight in the prototype wearing the colours of the Italian airforce.
It is fast, obviously. The sleek shape resembles something in between a light fighter jet and a Pilatus-trainer. But because it is much smaller than pictures make you believe, with a 100hp Rotax upfront the Prime is more than adequately powered.