Climb Rate 3500 FPM
The Glasair III is truly a fantastic airplane to fly. Its performance and stability meet all our expectations. The two most rewarding aspects of the airplane for us are its very high cruise speed and its excellent handling in all flight regimes. We have found an unexpected third benefit in that it is a fine instrument platform.
Building time for N196G took about 7 years and 9000 + hours. A bit more then was expected, but what the heck, it is that much newer as it sits today as a result of it. And modifications and upgrades during the building process really add to the man-hours.
Here are some of the many people and companies we owe our thanks too (this is a condensed list of course). One person alone can not take on a project like this without support from people like those listed below.
Our Wives and Families
Dace Kirk at Phoenix Composites
Airtronics, Camarillo CA
All Aricraft, Van Nuys CA
Bill at B&C Engineering
Duponts Field Representative
Jessie's Upoholstry Service, Oxnard CA
John Shwaner Sacramento Sky Ranch
Lance Turk at Vision Microsytems
Lycoming Tech Support
S-Tec Autopilots Tech Support