And the Results Are In …

Friday, July 1, proved a full and exciting day for this year’s Build-A-Plane team and the Dennis Willows family as work on Sportsman N653LG came to fast-paced conclusion in time for its FAA airworthiness inspection. All hands were busy with final cable adjustments, wrench turning, and placard placements. The result of their two weeks of effort? Well, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Glasair at the 2014 Zhuhai Airshow

Glasair Aviation was thrilled to attend the 2014 Zhuhai Airshow in Guangdong province, China this November. This was the 10th anniversary of the airshow, which is one of the top five airshows in the world. Glasair’s Ben Rauk was accompanied by our parent company, Zhuhai Hanxing General Aviation Co., Ltd., where they showed off the Sportsman, […]

The Sportsman Diesel Takes Palm Springs

Thanks to all those who came out to see the Sportsman Diesel at the Flying Aviation Expo and Parade of Planes in Palm Springs, CA! Nick Frisch, our Director of Sales and Marketing, recorded a podcast with AVweb during the show, discussing the role that Merlin, our new LSA, will fill in the marketplace. Listen here […]

Glasair at the Virginia Festival of Flight

Earlier this month, Glasair Aviation was represented by a few proud Glasair aircraft owners at the Virginia Festival of Flight. One of them, Kevin Brady, won first place in the homebuilt category with his Glastar! Congrats, Kevin! A special thanks to Dee Whittington for organizing this event and representing Glasair at the Festival.

Another great week at Sun ‘n Fun!

This year at Sun ‘n Fun we debuted our Sportsman Diesel and our Merlin LSA, and both received a lot of attention and excitement. You can read more about both of these innovative new products at Flying Magazine, Aero-News Network and AV Web. Visit our website or email for more information!

GAMA and Build A Plane Launch Second Nationwide Aviation Design Challenge to Promote STEM Education

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and Build A Plane, a non-profit organization to encourage aviation and aerospace education, are partnering for a second year to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in high schools across the United States through an aviation design competition. The winning high school will receive an all-expense-paid, […]

Work and Play!

  We have just delivered our 180th TWTT aircraft to an incredible couple Eric and Tracy. They are two of the most amazing people you will ever meet, and are our very own American heros. Each one is an F15 fighter pilot and instructor who has served many missions protecting and ensuring our way of […]