Michael Sandlin, an American aerospace engineer, designed the GOAT UL glider more than 12 years ago.
Since then dozens of the Goat have been built and are flying worldwide. The design has proven the test of time.
AVIAD, a small Italian company, morphed it into a motor-glider. The AVIAD Zigolo MG12 is a SSDR (Single Seat De-Regulated) ultralight motor glider offering an alternative flying experience. It has excellent slow flight characteristics and a short landing and takeoff distance of only 130 feet. This aircraft meets the USA FAA FAR Part 103 rules for UL (SSDR) aircraft in USA, China, and numerous other countries.