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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Taking Flight - Building an Experimental Airplane
This is the shorter version. See full version at:
I am one of 30,000 individuals who have built and flown their own
experimental aircraft. It took 5 years and 2,360 hours of building time.
It was a journey of discovery - how to build an aluminum airplane - and a
search for the will to labor for so long on an uncertain and expensive
goal. It is one of the major accomplishments in my life. I hope this
video conveys my quest to build and fly by own aircraft. I was my quest to
take flight and it came true.