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Glasair Flight

This airplane is so much fun! Fast, aerobatic, and econmic to fly. Here's a little slice of the Glasair life.


 


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Loops and rolls in the glasair
first flight with short wing tips





Glasair 1RG Fly By 260 MPH - Subaru EG33 Motor
Father-In-Law's first flight in a Glasair aircraft powered by a Subaru Alcyone SVX EG33 six cylinder 202 cubic inch engine. He had never before experienced any "G Loads" and handled them well. Watch us make a high speed missed approach.





GLASAIR III SPEED MACHINE
LOOPTV flight tests the two-seat kit-built Glasiar III. For more incredible flight tests and flying stories and of course aviation news: http://www.looptv.aero





The First FLS Microjet Test Flights (BD-5J)
My other FLS Microjet videos: 1) http://youtu.be/V1_y_KXK8Qo Short clip of a low pass. 2) http://youtu.be/3UJCm1Pw7PY A side view looking aft. 3) http://youtu.be/LwoRJdOLiwE Cam attached to the belly. 4) http://youtu.be/wFJ79BtG12k Formation Flight. 5) http://youtu.be/gjyxKmibPb4 Short clip from of flying from the pilots seat. I'm striving to gain a sponsor and perform in airshows across the country while serving as an A-10 pilot in the ANG. More information and pictures can be found on my website http://www.flsmicrojet.com. Up to date information can also be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/flsmicrojet/ The FLS Microjet is a small but high performance jet-powered aircraft built from an amateur homebuilder kit. The design was originally developed in the 1970's by Jim Bede of Bede Aircraft, Inc. and designated as the BD-5. The FLS Microjet is an updated version of the BD-5J with today's technology and engineering. This video highlights the first few test flights of the FLS Microjet that took place in January 2011. Working with BD-Micro Technologies, Inc, I was privileged to be the test pilot and first customer of the FLS Microjet. If your interested in purchasing an FLS Microjet kit, please refer to BD-Micro Technologies for more information at http://www.bd-micro.com





Glasair III
Flight to Millville





Low fast pass in a Glasair





Torrey Ward Glasair Aerobatics
Glasair aerobatics





Building The Glasair Super IIs RG
Photos from the various stages of building my Glasair Super IIs RG





Glasair Super II G-KRES at the 2010 Perth Airshow
Glasair Super II G-KRES display at the 2010 Perth Airshow





Glasair Sportsman 2+2 Aircraft Demo Video
Glasair Sportsman 2+2 Aircraft demo video produced by Glasair Aviation. http://glasairaviation.com http://glastar.org





Aero-TV: Glasair Aviation -Thoughts On The Evolution Of Sport Aviation
A Look At The Changes Taking Place In The Sport Aviation Industry The future of sport aviation is in flux... the old ways of sport flying are rapidly disappearing and a new reality is coming about. With that in mind, ANN's Tom Patton took a few moments to ask one of the veterans of the sport aviation market, Glasair's Scott Taylor, about what he sees as he works in this ever-evolving industry. The generation that used to build every single piece of an aircraft, from plans, rather than a kit has all but disappeared and today's SportPlane builder/buyer is a far more discerning and picky individual. Take the Glasair Sportsman 2 + 2 as a case in point... the machine is surviving because of an aggressive marketing program by the manufacturer that not only emphasizes the ability of the aircraft , but has packaged a fast-build program (a legal one!) to offer the more immediate gratification that today's customer's demand. And it is innovative thinking like the 'Two Week To Taxi' program that has made the company successful while dozens of others have all but disappeared. The Sportsman 2+2 gives its pilots reason to brag about 155-161 mph cruise speeds (180-200 hp), and a Vso of only 48 mph... making the S2+2 an easy STOL performer needing as little as 375 feet for takeoff and 260 feet for landing. Climb rates range from 1950 fpm (solo) to 1000 fpm (gross). At 65% power and standard tanks, the S2+2 will get you 886 sm down the road. It has 1000 pounds of useful load, and a small bench seat behind the two front seats (good for an adult or two small kids... or an amazing load of crap, uh, gear). Even if you fill both seats and gas it all the way up, there's still 300 pounds of useful load left. And its THAT kind of capability that is much in demand by today's SportPlane buyer... Copyright 2010, Aero-News Network, Inc., All Rights Reserved. FMI: www.glasairaviation.com, www.aero-tv.net, www.youtube.com/aerotvnetwork, http://twitter.com/AeroNews





Aircraft Emergency And Landing in a Glasair - the impossible turn ???
My Glasair engine is a Subaru SVX EG-33. Six bearings in the planetary speed reduction unit failed during departure. I declared an in-flight emergency and immediately returned for landing. Total flight time was 63 seconds. I failed to plug the camera mike in so you don't hear the engine monitor blaring out alarms or chatter between other pilots and myself. Departure was made with 10 degrees of flaps and remained there until landing with 25 degrees. The buzzer during much of the flight is the "gear up" with "flaps extended" warning horn ... the stall horn never sounded. Speed did drop but the flight never reached critically low speed. Power was intentionally reduced to keep gearbox temps down. I fly patrol flights at 500 ft or less, often 6 to 7 hrs a day. So I do have low level maneuvering experience. Some may call this the impossible turn but power was available during the entire flight.





Glasair Sportsman: 360 vs. 390
If you're building a Glasair Sportsman, you have the choice of a 180-HP IO-360 or the beefier IO-390. Which engine is best? It depends? In this video, Kitplanes Magazine editor Marc Cook analyzes the pros and cons.





Glasair Flight Aerobatics
Phase One aerobatic flight





Wild West Aircraft SuperSTOL landing short
Our new Wild West Aircraft/Just Aircraft SuperSTOL playing in the desert, as it should be! What an amazingly capable and FUN airplane! Contact us when you are ready for your very own SuperSTOL or Highlander! Wildwestaircraft dot com.





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