Glasair Sportsman 2+2 Press Release

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Glasair Sportsman 2+2 Press Release

Postby Sean_Caranna » Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:21 pm

April 27, 2005


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

FIRST SPORTSMAN 2 + 2 FLIES FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF C.A.C. ASSISTANCE AT
GLASAIR

Santa Rosa, CA
David Codding became the first owner to fly his own
Sportsman 2 + 2 barely four months after enrolling in the Customer
Assembly Center (CAC) at the Glasair factory in Arlington, WA. Starting
with a complete fast build kit, he spent a total of three weeks, working
eight hours a day, five days a week, with a crew of factory assistants.
At the end of the three weeks, he wound up with an aircraft that was
nearly ready to taxi.

Codding trucked the aircraft to his home in California where he
installed the instrument panel, upholstered the seats, completed the
hookup of his powerplant and painted the airframe. The FAA signed off
on the project and Codding went flying after a record-setting assembly
process.

“I think the reality is still sinking in" said Codding. “It was
inconceivable that anyone could build an aircraft like this in only four
months, and yet I did it. It's really a tribute to the simplicity of
the design, the way the factory has organized the construction and their
incredible commitment to get it done. In about the time it takes to
search out and purchase a good used airplane, I finished building a new
one. What's more important is that there simply aren't any certified
aircraft out there that offer the performance, utility and recreational
possibilities of a Sportsman, so for me it was the only way to go."

The Sportsman 2 + 2 is a high wing, two place aircraft that can be
configured to seat two children in the back. If the back seats are
removed, the Sportsman has tremendous baggage-carrying capability,
enough to embark on a three to six month camping trip. The aircraft can
be switched from a trike configuration to a taildragger in an hour. It
can be fitted with tundra tires, or rigged for straight or amphibious
floats or skis, making it an aircraft for all seasons, all reasons. It
handles with ideal response on paved runways, sandbars, shoals or
boulder strewn fields.

Financing is available to qualified builders. For more information on
the Sportsman and all of its takeoff/landing possibilities, visit
http://www.glasairaviation.com Linky Linky or phone the
factory at (360) 435-8533, ext. 3
"I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is having."
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