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 […]

2017 Build-A-Plane Gets Underway with Day One

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Day One and the work is already well underway for this year’s crew of Build-A-Plane builders. Struts have been deburred, brake fluid reservoirs installed, parts twisted this way, things screwed in that way. Everyone has a job and everyone is game. You’ll remember that Build-A-Plane is the big reward for the […]

A Word from Nigel Mott, Glasair Aviation President

Recently during Sun ‘n Fun, we were asked by General Aviation News about Glasair’s long-range plans given our recent success certifying our Merlin LSA. We took the opportunity to suggest our long-range plans for our Experimental-class Sportsman aircraft. Understandably, news that the popular Sportsman might, too, become certified in time raised concern among our loyal customers […]

Factory –Installed BRS System Now an Option for Sportsman Aircraft

Glasair Aviation, in conjunction with BRS Aerospace, is making available whole-aircraft parachute recovery systems for upgrades on all models of Sportsman airplanes. Parachute recovery systems are the best last option for pilots caught in unrecoverable spins or disoriented in nighttime or IMC conditions without a clear sense of the horizon or where or how to […]

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 […]

GAMA / Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge 2015 Winners Build a Sportsman

The winning team,  CHEF Homeschoolers from Cuba City, WI arrived at the Glasair Aviation factory this morning. The team includes students Abri Badger, Colton Koester, Nathan Koester, and Jonathan Smythe, teacher Tom Smythe, and chaperone Steve Badger.  The students will be working closely with Glasair’s expert technicians, as well as employees from GAMA and Jeppesen. During […]

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]

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 […]

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, […]