Things Are Looking Up For Bob Zahradnik

After his bout with a severe stomach virus, Bob Zahradnik of Durango, Colo., is back in the Customer Assembly Center, nearing the end of his build. Numerous people recommended the Sportsman to Zahradnik, including TWTT builder, Doug Beery. He wanted something he could take hunting, fishing, and long range shooting, all of which require a […]

News from AERO Friedrichshafen 2016

It’s the first day of AERO 2016 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, and already interest is keen in Djimitrij Karpenko’s amphib Sportsman. An airplane this beautiful just can’t help but draw attention. We’re told by Glasair Av staff on hand that it’s the only float-equipped aircraft in the show. Pretty cool. We’ve received other great news today […]

Sportsman Diesel Flies Across Pages of Flight Training Magazine

We were pleasantly surprised to find our Sportsman Diesel flying across two pages of Flight Training magazine’s March 2016 issue. Flight Training is an AOPA publication, of course. The photograph is one of a collection shot by Mike Fizer for a feature on the airplane that ran in the December 2014 issue of AOPA PILOT. The […]

Great Alaska Aviation Gathering 2015

Last week we sent Ted Setzer to Alaska in his highly modified Sportsman to represent Glasair at the 2015 Great Alaska Aviation Gathering and the Valdez Fly-In. If you know Ted, you know he built his Sportsman exactly for this purpose — extreme back-country flying. Read his account of the trip below:  Stay tuned for more updates […]

Sun ‘n Fun 2015

Last week marked another fantastic year at Sun ‘n Fun. Despite some stormy weather and warmer-than-average temperatures, there was a great turn out. [wpvideo wybfUsOs]

Merlin LSA Takes First Flight

Arlington, WA – After months of careful preparation, Glasair Aviation’s new light sport aircraft, Merlin, took its first flight through the skies above Arlington Municipal Airport Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Following detailed validation testing, including engine run-up, high-speed taxi, and ground roll lift off, the team at Glasair stood back and watched as Merlin departed […]

Taking the Sportsman to New Heights

Sportsman owner Lou Nathanson recently moved to Alaska from Colorado. Read about his high altitude experiences in his Sportsman:   Friday was the day that all the stars aligned for aircraft, pilot, and weather. My bird was still on small tires with wheel pants, had the new IO-390 with 10:1 pistons, cooling air intake ramps, and an […]

Another TWTT Sportsman Flies Home!

Recent Two Weeks To Taxi builder Tom Falls reports on his cross-country journey to bring his new Sportsman home from the Glasair factory: “The plane performed flawlessly for the most part. The only issue we had with the plane was our self-induced ground delay at Pendleton, OR Wednesday morning due to my inexperience starting an injected […]

Happy Retirement, Pat!

Everyone at Glasair wishes a happy retirement to Pat Ellingson, who has welded 981 Sportsman/Glastar safety cages since he began working here nearly 20 years ago! If you own a Sportsman or Glastar, chances are this is the man who built the steel cage that holds it all together. We will miss you, Pat — […]