Meet the New Lancair

Lancair Legacy. Photo courtesy of Lancair.

Mark and Conrad Huffstutler, the new owners of the Lancair brand addressed a forum room full of owners and builders - along with the media - this morning, presenting their plans to renew support and produce kits for the 30 year old line of aircraft. The Huffstutlers purchased the rights and assets of the Lancair company from the previous owners and are in the process of moving al of the inventory and tooling to their location in an 88,000 square foot facility in Uvalde Texas. The senior Huffstutler recently sold his precious company, Sierra Industries, an aircraft modification shop, to concentrate on the Lancair brand.

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Lancair Sold!

Lancairs in flight with the Evolution in the lead, followed by a Legacy and a IV-P. There is no doubt that these are fast and fine-looking airplanes. Photo by Steve Schulte courtesy of LOBO.

Lancair International, Inc. is announcing the sale of all of its out-of-production Assets, Lancair brand, and Kit Components support assets to new ownership based out of Uvalde, Texas.

Effective February 8, 2017, composite kit-plane pioneers Lancair International Inc. and Kit Components Inc. announces the sale of all Non-Evolution Aircraft assets to another aviation pioneer, Mark Huffstutler, founder of the Texas-based aircraft modification firm Sierra Industries and his son Conrad Huffstutler. The sale includes all assets, intellectual designs, and ongoing support business opportunities for all “out of production” Lancair aircraft kit models, including 320/360, IV, IV-P, ES and Legacy aircraft. Continue reading "Lancair Sold!"

Prop War?

Whirlwind composite prop on David Sterling’s Lancair
This Whirlwind composite on David Sterling’s Lancair is the latest go-fast prop in the Reno Sport Gold pits.

For years Hartzell has ruled the roost in Sport class racing around the pylons at Reno. Their "race prop," as it’s universally called, has been found faithfully propelling nearly every front runner Glasair and Lancair for over a decade and it’s responded well as race speeds have steadily climbed. Continue reading "Prop War?"

STIHL Signs On As Presenting Sponsor of the National Championship Air Races

Photo: KG Eccles/RARA
Photo: KG Eccles/RARA

The National Championship Air Races today announced that STIHL has signed on as the presenting sponsor for the 2016 and 2017 races.

"STIHL partnered with us last year as a gold sponsor of the NBC Sports show and we are thrilled that they have decided to come on board in such a big way as the presenting sponsor of the 53rd and 54th National Championship Air Races," Reno Air Racing Association President and CEO Mike Crowell said. “Organizing and putting on the air races is a tremendous undertaking each year and we are very glad to partner with STIHL to bring this year’s event to our fans.” Continue reading "STIHL Signs On As Presenting Sponsor of the National Championship Air Races"

Spirit of Flight Award

Lancairs in flight with the Evolution in the lead, followed by a Legacy and a IV-P. There is no doubt that these are fast and fine-looking airplanes. Photo by Steve Schulte courtesy of LOBO.
Lancairs in flight with the Evolution in the lead, followed by a Legacy and a IV-P. There is no doubt that these are fast and fine-looking airplanes. Photo by Steve Schulte courtesy of LOBO.

Lancair Owners and Builders Organization Recognized for Contribution to Safety

In 1996 the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) and the EAA established the Spirit of Flight Award to recognize those EAA members who made a significant contribution to aviation safety and flight testing, with the goal of encouraging further improvements in these areas. This year the William “Jeff” Edwards and Bob Pastusek, founding members of the Lancair Owners and Builders Organization (LOBO), were so honored. Continue reading "Spirit of Flight Award"

Lancair To Sell Legacy Assets In Favor Of Evolution Series

turbine-evolution

The assets of Lancair International's older kitplane series are for sale as the company splits off into another entity that will focus on its more advanced Evolution series of experimental aircraft. Lancair announced this month it has an "all-inclusive offering" to a buyer to take over the assets, inventory and customer base for the Lancair 320/360, IV, IV-P, ES and Legacy aircraft. Continue reading "Lancair To Sell Legacy Assets In Favor Of Evolution Series"