Technical Writer / Engineering Support

Job Summary:The successful applicant will be responsible for creating technical documents and manuals, training materials, technical proposal development, explaining complex information in a clear and concise manner and working with engineering and program management staff to ensure accuracy of product descriptions. If you have experience as a Technical Writer in the Aircraft, UAV or Advanced […]


As part of the next stage of our growth, we are now seeking an AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLY MECHANIC to join our team. The successful candidate will be added to a team of mechanics responsible for the assembly of various stages of a general aviation aircraft. The starting wage for this position is $14.00 – $16.00 per […]

Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic

As part of the next stage of our growth, we are now seeking an A&P aircraft mechanic to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting customers with assembly of their aircraft at our Certified Aircraft Assembly Center. The starting wage for this position is $16.00 – $18.00 per hour based upon […]


JOB TITLE: Trim Shop/Bodywork Technician REPORTS TO: Composites Manager POSITION SUMMARY: Glasair Aviation USA, an industry leader in light aircraft design, manufacture, and builder-assist programs, has an immediate opening for a Trim Shop/Bodywork Technician. This position reports to the Composites Manager and will be responsible for high-quality bodywork and prepping aircraft parts for assembly and paint. We provide […]

Paint & Bodywork Technician

JOB TITLE: Paint & Bodywork Technician DEPARTMENT: Paint REPORTS TO: Director of Manufacturing Scope: The successful candidate will be responsible for metal prep, providing shop help as needed and masking all required parts and airplanes. Normal business hours are Mon-Thurs, 6am–4:30pm, however, MUST BE WILLING TO WORK OVERTIME. Specific Responsibilities: Prep aerospace components and aviation parts […]

A look back at the February build

After day 3 of Kris Sassani’s build, impressive progress has been made. The engine is mounted, the doors are on, and the gear legs attached. Kris will be using his Sportsman for his annual journey from Florida to Alaska and back.  

Father and son Sportsman Build

As week 2 of the build progresses, parts begin to take the shape of an airplane. Father and son builders Fred and Freddie Wayne have smiles on their faces. Soon they will land their new Sportsman on the lake outside their home in Orlando, Florida. Fred says he was looking for an amphibious aircraft with […]

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 […]

Build-A-Plane: Days Two and Three

Work continues apace in the Customer Assembly Center (CAC) hangar with the Baur father–and-son team and Olney High School students making good time on all sections of the Sportsman airplane underway. Which stands to reason given the extra help they’ve received from sponsors of GAMA’s Aviation Design Challenge who have dropped by to lend assistance. […]

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 […]

N117SA Made Ready for Summer

How do you make a great-looking, awesome-flying Sportsman even more fun? Scott Alperin’s answer is to add a set of Clamar Technologies Inc. amphib floats for summer flights between Ohio and western New York (and wherever else his sense of adventure takes him). As answers to the question go, it’s a pretty good one. Scott […]

In Case You Think You Can’t Do It Yourself …

We like this article that recently published at about a couple of Florida experimental aircraft builders who have proved to themselves that they … and most anyone with patience and focus … could indeed build the airplanes of their dreams. We think you’ll enjoy it too: Click here to read the story!

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 […]

Rhea Sherwood Knows a Vamp When She Flies One

Now the story goes that Rhea Sherwood’s recent Two Weeks to Taxi build might have been a little cursed. Nothing major mind you. No zombies sneaking in and around the Customer Assembly Center. Just a little poke here, a prick there, from the occasional pointy part or sharp tool. Band-Aid stuff. But enough people lost a spot […]

Dan Holtz, Glasair Assembly Tech, Headed to Africa

Having to say farewell to a valued employee is the occasional reality of business life. When the person leaves in pursuit of a life mission, it merits us standing back and making mention. Such is the case with Dan Holtz, who up until the week before last was an assembly tech in Glasair Aviation’s Customer Assembly Center […]

Scott Alperin and His Sportsman Journey Home

We were visited in Arlington on February 24 by Scott Alperin come to fly his handsome new Sportsman home to Cleveland, Ohio. He brought along friend Robert Metelko to assist with the flying. (Why not? Bob is a retired corporate pilot with 20,000 hours.) In his own words, here is Scott’s account of the trip. I completed construction of […]

Alperin Glasair Sportsman Receives Airworthiness Certification

Herewith is Scott Alperin’s last entry chronicling his experience building his Sportsman in two weeks. It was written November 1. We thank Scott here for sharing with readers a bit of the excitement, fun and camraderie that is part ‘n’ parcel of Glasair Aviation’s Two Weeks to Taxi program. It’s our intention that builders complete the […]

Scott Alperin’s Glasair Sportsman Prepares to Taxi

Again here’s more on Scott Alperin’s Sportsman build in his own words and photos: Day 10 Today was another rewarding and exciting day. There were wires, cables, lines, and people crowded in to the cabin most of the day. All of the wires pictured [on Day 9] will actually be below the floorboards and seats […]

Alperin Build – Day 9

More in builder/owner Scott Alperin’s own words and photos: The theme for today is lines, cables, and wires. Now that all of the components are mostly on the plane it is time to connect them all so that they work. Starting from the front we were installing the fuel lines, oil lines, CHT and EGT […]

Day 8 of the Alperin Sportsman Build

We continue here with the Scott Alperin’s latest installment chronicling the team’s efforts Tuesday, Day 8, assembling Scott’s Glasair Aviation Sportsman in the company’s Customer Assembly Center: It is really hard to believe that in 3 more days the plane will be ready to taxi. We had a productive day. The areas that we concentrated on […]

Scott Alperin’s TWTT Sportsman-Building Journey

Scott Alperin is the latest Sportsman builder/owner gracing the Customer Assembly Center (CAC) at Glasair Aviation headquarters here in Arlington, Washington. Scott has built up more than 4,900 hours in 30 years of flying piston, turbine and jet-prop engines and fixed-, retractable-, and float-landing gear in models of airplanes too numerous to list here. Suffice […]

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 […]