One you build, the other you buy. Both have a long lineage. The Evolution is designed atop three-and-a-half decades of Lancair’s homebuilding experience. Piper’s M350 is a direct descendent of the original Malibu of the early 1980s.
Both are pressurized. Both are fast. While many pilots prefer the flexibility and customization of a homebuilt, others prefer the consistency of a production aircraft. [Read more…]
For years, if you were in the market for a new, Part 23 backcountry taildragger, Aviat’s Husky was one of a small handful of options a buyer had. The new XCub from CubCrafters gives the market another option.
The beauty of this new competitive pairing is both Aviat and CubCrafters have a great deal of experience of bringing top-of-the-line niche product to market.
Plus, there’s no waiting. Well, for the most part. A buyer can sign a contract and plan for a delivery date written in ink. [Read more…]
During the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Fly-In at Beaufort, N.C., in May, I found what appeared to be the oldest aircraft on the ramp, a Cessna 180 Skywagon.
The paint was worn, the interior threadbare, but clean, the panel a monument to steam gauges excepting what looked like a new Garmin navcom unit.
I wanted to know more about the plane and put a General Aviation News business card in the window with a note to the pilot.
A minute later, even before I could get away from admiring the aircraft, the pilot showed up. She was Katie Pribyl, a member of the AOPA headquarters team directing the fly-in. I explained my interest in her plane and she told me about it. [Read more…]
GlobalParts.aero and Interceptor Aviation have created the Meyers 200 Air Racing Team.
Officials are encouraging existing Meyers 200 owners to participate in the upcoming events in this summer’s Sport Air Racing League (SARL) slate to “get the most out of the performance of the Meyers 200 and enjoy the airplane’s design,” [Read more…]