April 4, 2014
- Glasair Aviation
announced at Sun 'n Fun this week the addition of two new aircraft to its product line: the Merlin LSA light-sport aircraft and the Sportsman Diesel. The Merlin is Glasair's first foray into the special light-sport aircraft (S-LSA) world and will be the company's first certified aircraft.
"Our goal was to design an LSA with exceptional flying characteristics, great visibility, aesthetically pleasing lines and easy access," said Chuck Hautamaki, Merlin's chief engineer.
The company's second product announcement was a diesel engine option for its Sportsman, which will provide pilots with a proven engine alternative to current Avgas powerplants. The Sportsman Diesel will come equipped with a Centurion 2.0s engine, a Hartzell Bantam three-blade propeller, and VFR glass panel avionics. With this offering, Glasair is answering the demand for diesel, especially as Avgas prices continue to rise.
Glasair is now accepting deposits for the new planes and are expected to be delivered this fall. For pricing and order information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 360-435-8533.