The latest model in the Zenith high-wing line developed by aeronautical engineer Chris Heintz, the STOL CH 750 Super Duty (SD) is an expansion on the two-seat STOL CH 750 light-sport aircraft, but offers increased load (and corresponding increased gross weight), the addition of a “jump seat” in the rear cabin area, and new engine choices for maximum short takeoff and landing (STOL) performance, according to company officials. [Read more…]
ROCHESTER, Wisconsin — American Champion Aircraft Corporation (ACA) has released an updated wing design for new-production Super Decathlon and Xtreme Decathlons in response to an airworthiness directive affecting aircraft with a new-style aileron first delivered in 2012.
Also released was a wing reinforcement retrofit kit for aircraft already in the field.
American Champion is providing the parts free of charge for the aircraft that have been delivered; a special discounted installation rate will also be available for aircraft that return to the factory. All new aircraft will be delivered with the reinforcements installed. [Read more…]
American Legend Aircraft Company has introduced the Super Legend XP.
The Super Legend XP (eXtra Performance), available as an E-LSA or EAB, is the enhanced performance version of the company’s Legend Cub, according to company officials.
Enhancement modifications include square wing tips, extended flaps and ailerons, 40-gallons-usable fuel tanks, and more. [Read more…]
This iconic aircraft is one of only five of its type still flying in the world, according to Bonhams officials, who note it was completely restored when Norman acquired it 20 years ago. [Read more…]
It was 31 years ago when newlyweds Jude and Mike Dennis, the founders of Oregon Aero, took off for an epic trip in the AirCoupe Mike shared with his brother.
“We loaded her with camping gear and cameras, and left Oregon on a two-month adventure that took us to all four corners of the country,” Mike recalls. “We dropped in on friends and relatives, but mostly camped by the plane or, when it rained, slept on the FBO sofa.”
“Two months in half the cubic volume of a phone booth was the acid test for a relationship,” he continues. “It must have worked. We came home and founded Oregon Aero, which we still run together.”
In fact, the AirCoupe was the genesis of Oregon Aero. [Read more…]
For 23 years now, Donna Svoboda and Dennis Reynolds have traveled the country together, in different airplanes. She in her Citabria, him in his Pacer.
No longer. Sort of. [Read more…]