Sun, Mar 12, 2006
American Legend Aircraft has named
three key persons to the company's advisory board. These
appointments include Clyde Smith Jr., notable Cub historian and
restoration expert; Danny Goggins, company test pilot; and Rich
Giannotti, first Legend Cub customer.
Clyde Smith Jr. is duly known in aviation circles as The Cub
Doctor. A long list of credentials has garnered Clyde Smith Jr.
this title. He presently serves as an advisor and author for the
Cub Club (www.cubclub.org). He
regularly performs seminars on aircraft restoration. He is a former
Piper employee, and his father Clyde R. Smith Sr. was Chief
Experimental Test Pilot for Piper. The pairing of Clyde Smith Jr.
and American Legend Aircraft Company is a remarkable blend of
experience and enthusiasm for the Cub flying experience.
A self-proclaimed Cub enthusiast and superb Cub pilot, Danny
Goggins joins the Legend board. He is a commercial rated pilot
currently flying with America West Airlines. In addition, Goggins
has served as American Legend's test pilot since the company
completed and flew its first prototype (nearly one year ago) on
March 11, 2005.
Also appointed to the company advisory board was American
Legend's first customer Rich Giannotti. A high time pilot,
Giannotti holds a variety of ratings including certified flight
instructor. He took delivery of his Legend Cub in August 2005, and
has been an avid supporter and valuable contributor to the company
Tim Elliott, president of American Legend Aircraft Company,
commented on the appointments, "We are without a doubt pleased to
have these three gentlemen join our company advisory board. The
wealth of knowledge that Clyde Smith Jr. can share with us is
immeasurable. Danny will continue to play an important role as
Legend continues to grow and deliver more planes. Rich has been
huge in helping to launch the Legend Cub. The involvement of our
board members ensures that Legend customers get the greatest
satisfaction from ownership of their Legend Cub."
The Legend Cub is a two-place, single engine piston-powered
aircraft designed to meet Light-Sport Aircraft certification
requirements. It has an empty weight of 870 lbs. The Legend Cub is
propelled by a 100-horsepower Continental O-200 engine with
electric start. Equipped with optional floats, the aircraft is
capable of water takeoffs and landings. The Legend Cub is bringing
back the enjoyment and economics of general aviation aircraft to
today's flying enthusiasts.
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