Evan Farmer, star of MTV’s “2GE+HER” as well as The Learning Channel’s series “While Your Were Out,” recently built his own Sportsman 2+2 as part of Glasair’s Two Weeks to Taxi program.
Farmer documented the process on video and recently posted it on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmPZbfYWNT0).
“When I was ready to buy a plane, I looked and test flew everything,” he said. “I wanted an airplane that could literally do everything and I ultimately found that in the Sportsman.”
Glasair’s Two Weeks to Taxi program allows pilots with little or no building experience to put together a Sportsman 2+2 with assistance from factory personnel in as little as two weeks. The program complies with the FAA’s rules and regulations regarding owner-built aircraft, company officials said.
Farmer completed his Glasair Sportsman right on schedule. After passing an FAA inspection and local test flights, Farmer flew his new Sportsman 2+2 from the Glasair factory in Arlington, Wash., across the country to New York.
“This is something you can’t experience any other way,” Farmer said. On the way home he said he remembers thinking, “I built this plane and I’m now over the Grand Canyon!
“The Two Weeks to Taxi program is not just an investment in a fantastic plane, but it’s an investment in the knowledge about how that plane works and operates,” he continued. “You can’t put a price on confidence and safety.”
Glasair’s Two Weeks to Taxi program recently celebrated its 100th customer-built aircraft.
For more information: 877-798-TWTT or TwoWeekstoTaxi.com.