Glasair Aviation Announces Sportsman Amphib Under $200K

This just in from Glasair Aviation:

Glasair Aviation expands its unique Two Weeks to Taxi Program to include an amphibious Sportsman 2+2, with limited introductory pricing of $199K.

The Sportsman 2+2 amphib has a useful load of 950 pounds and a full fuel payload of 650 pounds - more than a Cessna 182 or 185. Sea level water takeoffs at gross weight break the surface in as little as 15 seconds; the 42 knot stall speed ensures smooth splashdowns; and with a cruise speed of 110 knots, range is 600 miles. All of this performance is achieved with an economical 4 cylinder Lycoming engine. “If you like landing on water, the amphib Sportsman will impress you with its unmatched performance and value,” said Mikael Via, President of Glasair Aviation.“The Sportsman was designed to be used as a family aircraft, with seating for two adults in the front and two kids in the back,” said Via.  In about one minute the rear seats can be removed, converting the aircraft to a spacious bushplane that can accommodate enough camping gear to head off into the wilderness for a month. It can also accommodate large sets of golf clubs, skis, fishing or hunting equipment. “It’s a go-anywhere, do-anything airplane and it’s fun to fly,” Via added.

Glasair’s unique Two Weeks to Taxi program is the first ever developed to provide pilots with access to an organized, systematic course that takes them on a step by step building program that ends with their airplane taxiing from the hangar. Customers have exclusive access to a variety of tooling, organization and quality assurance measures unavailable anywhere else. Combining lean manufacturing processes with educational assistance accelerates the Sportsman build time significantly without violating the spirit or intent of the FAA's 51% rule.

Pilots who have completed the program openly state that, for them, Two Weeks To Taxi is the only way to build an airplane because the process not only provides certainty in terms of cost and completion, but also a level of confidence and satisfaction. Select your instruments, avionics, engine and propeller - even your paint scheme, if desired.

For more information, visit www.glasairaviation.com or call 360/435-8533, x 232.

KITPLANES Editor at Large Marc Cook has been in aviation journalism for 23 years and in magazine work for more than 25. He is a 4500-hour instrument-rated, multi-engine pilot with experience in nearly 150 types. He’s completed two kit aircraft, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glastar Sportsman 2+2.

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