Yet Another Two-Glasair Couple

We were recently visited by Bill and Sandy Lange, proud owners of a Glasair II-S. The Langes were on the back half of a cross-country motor tour heading east. When they found themselves near Glasair Central, they couldn’t help but stop to see where all the fun began. The Langes worked off and on 10 […]

Thomas W. Wathen

We are saddened to learn of and report the death of Thomas Wathen, long a guiding figure and friend of Glasair Aviation. He died this past June 20 in Santa Barbara, California . He was 86. It was Mr. Wathen’s purchase of Stoddard-Hamilton Aircraft in 2000 that preserved the highly regarded Glasair and GlaStar product […]

And the winners are …

We look forward to summer every year. Clear skies, long days, and, of course, the arrival of the year’s Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge winners. If you’re new to our blog, Build A Plane is sponsored by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and a slew of industry leaders with the aim of promoting […]

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 […]

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 — […]

Build A Plane: Week Two

What an incredible couple of weeks! The students from this year’s GAMA/Build-A-Plane competition build have finished building their Sportsman and saw it taxi down the runway on Friday! Congratulations to the team from Sunrise Mountain High School on this amazing accomplishment. Out team was so lucky to get to work with this group of kids. […]

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.