Glasair's "Two Weeks To Taxi" program has been approved by the FAA. Pilots can now build their own experimental category "homebuilt" aircraft with the help of Glasair technicians inside of two weeks vacation time.
Aero-TV: The Lancair Factory - Where High Performance Begins
Kim Lorentzen Provides a Tour of Lancair's Redmond Facility
As composite structures began to emerge in the late 1970s, Lance Neibauer's
aviation interest quickly went from hobby to inspiration; having graduated
with a BFA in Graphic Design, Neibauer believed he could develop a sleekly
designed aircraft that optimized both performance and handling. The
resulting Lancair 200 made its aviation debut in 1984, premiering for
Oshkosh attendees the following year. Exhibiting such advancement, the
Lancair 200 is now displayed at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)
Museum in Oshkosh, WI.
The Lancair team became synonymous with innovative aircraft, including the
Lancair 320/360, whose unprecedented design and beauty earned a display
place at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1993, Neibauer
launched Pacific Aviation Composites USA (later renamed 'Columbia
Aircraft'), eventually developing the type-certificated, piston
single-engine Columbia 300. In February of 2003, Neibauer announced the
sale of his kit company to Joseph Bartels. Since the sale, Bartels has led
the company forward with Neibauers legacy, developing the new Lancair
Today the company offers seven Fastbuild kits: The Lancair Legacy Fixed
Gear, Lancair Legacy, Lancair ES, Lancair ES-P, Lancair IV, Lancair IV-P,
and the Lancair Evolution. Located at the Redmond, OR airport, Lancair
International operates a 38,000 square-foot facility featuring full service
maintenance and builder assist programs; the builder assist program allows
Lancair customers to receive hands-on technical assistance and guidance
throughout their aircraft build. Currently, the program is offered for all
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Amazing turbine STOL homebuilt airplane
This is Scott Ehni's custom Zenith CH701 airplane (that he scratch-built
from plans) powered by the lightweight Garrett JFS 100-13A turboshaft engine, putting out at least 90 BHP at
a prop speed of 3,100 rpm, burning about 12 gph. The small APU will work on
almost any liquid that will burn. The best off-airport fuel choice is a mix
of diesel and unleaded regular gas as it burns a bit cleaner. Awesome
turbine jet engine sound on the experimental aircraft!
Details on this custom engine installation:
Details on the Zenith STOL CH 701 plane: http://www.zenithair.com
Supermarine Aircraft Factory Tour 2011
Bill Gunn, safety director for the Texas Department of Transportation -
Aviation Division, receives an exclusive tour of the new Supermarine
Aircraft Company factory located in Cisco, Texas. At the request of our
government, CEO Michael O'Sullivan is opening this branch factory in Texas
which will bring much needed economic stimulus to the Lone Star State.
Better quality video
The Quick-Build Kit now available for the Zenith CH 650 cruiser light sport kit aircraft
See the updated Zenith CH 650 "Quick Build Kit" video clip:
This is a walk-around the "Quick Build Kit" from Zenith Aircraft Company
for the popular low-wing Zenith CH 650 cruiser. The Quick Build Kit (QBK)
makes the CH 650 even easier and quicker to build, with the factory-jigged
fuselage (and optional canopy) saving builders time and complexity in
building their own aircraft from a Zenith kit.
Details & pricing: http://www.zenithair.com/zodiac/ch650/650-qbk.html
Note: The Quick Build Kit fuselage assembly shown at the beginning of this
video is a "work-in-progress" (about halfway through - the top and side
skins are yet to be assembled to the fuselage)
Build it yourself
There is no greater joy than seeing an aeroplane you have built yourself
take to the sky.
RV4 - the making of - (Experimental Aircraft)
Process of building an experimental aircraft during the last five years in
my garage. It's a long way to the top if you want an RV4.....Credits to my
wife Andrea and Willi, the dog, for beeing still here, Pat the personal
bucking bar for help and support, my parents for some extra grease, Klaus
for infecting me with the RV-virus, Doug Reeves for his fanastic
www.vansairforce.net community, Van for his great design and support, Georg
for all the tools and for teaching me how to land this thing and all the
others on the way. The experience of a lifetime!!