Industry veteran Randy Lervold is joining Glasair Aviation as its new President & CEO effective today. An experienced pilot and homebuilder, Lervold will be responsible for spearheading "Glasair's refreshed presence in the market." Continue reading "Randy Lervold is Glasair Aviation's New President & CEO"
Finally, after over 3 years Sportsman kit #7091 left the ground. It flew really well and only needed minor trim adjustment.
The airplane is fitted with 31" Bushwheels on the Glasair Cub-style landing gear and a T3 tailwheel. The big wheels make a great set up for my type of flying and it still manages 133mph at 25/25. Not bad!
The Glasair Aircraft Owners Association (GAOA) has launched a brand new website and forum designed for everyone interested in the GlaStar, Sportsman, and Glasair aircraft: glasair-owners.com. Continue reading "Sportsman, Glasair, and GlaStar builders get new website"
According to Ian Baker, AAC CEO, the company plans to rejuvenate the product line - new kits will be available in an infused carbon fiber version creating a much lighter, stronger airframe while reducing build times. In addition, existing AAC modifications will be incorporated into the aircraft. Continue reading "Advanced Aero Components Acquires Glasair II and III Assets"
Glasair Aviation is alive and well selling Sportsman kits and continuing with their popular two-weeks-to-taxi program, however the eponymous Glasair airplane is now officially retired. The last kit is sold, the molds are shot, so the end has come. The plane that invented "fast glass" is no more. They will continue to grace the skies for many years to come, but anyone who wants to build one will have to scour the resale market for kits or parts. Continue reading "Glasair Aviation Retires the Glasair Model"
Two kit aircraft manufacturers are hiring. Van's Aircraft and Glasair Aviation published ads for job openings, so if you like airplanes, and more importantly, experimental aircraft, check them out: Continue reading "Van's and Glasair are Hiring"