SOVA is an upgraded four passengers version of the basic UTVA 75 two-seater, intended for initial training (and selection), sport flying (in aircraft sport clubs, agriculture and tourism. It can optionally be used for reconnaissance, patrolling, photo-shooting and other operations. One special advantage of this aircraft version equipped with advanced digital displays is that it can be used for initial training of several trainees, reducing considerably the cost of the training. Basic aircraft versions are certified according to the Federal Aviation Regulations (F.A.R. – Part 23: Airworthiness Standards). This version (SOVA) will be additionally certified according to CS-23 (Certification Specifications for Normal, Utility, Aerobatic, and Commuter Category Airplanes).
The following characteristics and the advanced avionics built in the aircraft; full training of pilots related to the aircraft purpose can be conducted, namely:
- Basic flying
- Aerobatic flying
- Navigation flying
- Basic elements of night flying
- Instrument landing, category II