Who We Are
Arion Aircraft, LLC was founded in 2004 to produce and market a kit plane designed by Nick Otterback, Pete Krotje and Ben Krotje. The trio started putting together design elements of the Lightning at their hangar in Neenah, WI. All three felt there was a need in the market for a good looking, sweet handling, moderately priced kit aircraft, with a reasonable build time. They spent a great deal of time picking out design concepts of other aircraft that looked well engineered and adapted those ideas into the Lightning design.