The Sportsman is the most versatile 4-seat single piston aircraft available. The Sportsman’s performance specifications compare favorably with other aircraft in the class that are priced several times higher. Yet, unlike the others, the Sportsman may be configured with either nose-wheel landing gear or rugged tailwheel gear. Thus, the Sportsman is unique, offering on-airport/off-airport operational capability. Cross-country or backcountry, the Sportsman will fulfill your mission.
Experimental Amateur-Built (E-AB) certification affords owners broad flexibility in terms of aircraft maintenance and upgrades. New developments in avionics, for example, may be installed as soon as they are available, without waiting for certification.
In addition to landing gear options, the Sportsman is available with three different engine choices, eight EFIS instrument panels, and many other options that personalize your new airplane.
The Sportsman may be ordered with Nose-Wheel, Tail-Wheel, and both Straight or Amphibious Float Landing gear. Each may be customized for your adventure. Larger tires for unimproved runways, Extended Tail-Wheel gear with Tundra tires for rocky river bars. Unique to the Sportsman, owners can switch from one landing gear configuration to another!
The standard IO-360 in the lightweight Sportsman delivers capable take-off and cruise performance at an amazingly affordable price. Sportsman’s IO-390 jumps from capable performance to eye-popping!
The world of avionics is changing faster than any aviation technology. Glasair brings you a state-of-the-art selection of panels. Currently we partner with two leading panel builders, Aerotronics and Advanced Flight Systems, as our preferred panel fabricators. Our panel options are all “glass” and span the gamut from simple VFR functionality to full-featured IFR capability.
GARMIN | DYNON
VFR & IFR
Every aspect of the Sportsman may be optimized for your mission, including the propeller. We offer 6 prop options from Hartzell that allow you to focus on short-field performance, cruise speed, or float operations. A sixth prop option from MT is specifically suited to floatplanes. Our prop selection will help you fly how you want, and where you want.
Glasair invented the ‘Builder Assist Program’ for E-AB aircraft, and we have perfected the process! Work on your new SPORTSMAN along side our skilled professionals and build a better, safer airplane that maintains a higher resale value.
The way to really know your Sportsman is to build your own kit. Kits are available in several configurations. You may purchase FUSELAGE, WINGS, and TAIL kits separately as your build progresses, or all at once and save freight costs. We also offer Quick Build Kits. Download the Order Form to see all the possibilities.
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