The Begalet from Scarab Aviation Labs of Russia is a new type of personal transport that can be used in the air,
on water or on land. The organization, Scarab Aviation Labs, is a subsidiary of International Aviation Center and was founded in 2002
for the purpose of designing and producing ultralight airplanes as well as personal transport vehicles. Several models are under
development. The group receives consulting services from the Federal Space Agency known as Roskosmos, (which is the Russian
equivalent of NASA), the Sukhoi Design Bureau, and the Moscow Aviation Institute.
Production facilities are located in Pyatigorsk, in the sunny south of Russia, where
test flights can be performed 300 days a year. Production facilities are separated into two departments - experimental and production.
The Experimental Department chief designer is a Moscow Aviation Institute graduate, Alexander Begak. He is the test pilot of all of his
designs that have been flown. His portfolio consists of more than 15 aircraft projects. Some of the production models from Scarab Aviation
Labs will be offered both as kits and ready-to-fly aircraft.