Luscombe LSA-8 Makes Its Public Debut At AOPA Expo | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 06.29.15

Airborne 06.30.15

Airborne 07.01.15

Airborne 07.02.15

Airborne 07.03.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 06.29.15

Airborne 06.30.15

Airborne 07.01.15

Airborne 07.02.15

Airborne 07.03.15

 

Sat, Nov 11, 2006

Luscombe LSA-8 Makes Its Public Debut At AOPA Expo

All The Fun Of The Spiffy Classic With Brand New Parts!

Luscombe-Silvaire Aircraft Company debuted their brand new LSA-8 at AOPA Expo 2006 in Palm Springs, CA this week.

The company completed work on the prototype close to three weeks ago -- company pilots are flying it and it's for sale. Luscombe-Silvaire intends to produce 15-20 aircraft within the next year, with plans to ramp up production to 150 per year within 18 months.

Against the going trend for upstart manufacturers, the company has not accepted any deposits from prospective buyers, but they do maintain a list of around 1000 “very interested” potential customers.

Company president John Dearden says, “We didn't want to start taking orders and deposits from people until we had aircraft coming off the line. We actually turned down deposits, because we felt it was the right thing to do. All too often over the years, people have made deposits and not received an aircraft, and they have became cautious... with good reason.”

Powered by new production Continental O-200 engines, the LSA-8 cruises at 120 mph at sea level, climbs at 900 feet per minute and stalls at 44 mph with full flaps.

As owner of the 8 Series type-certificate, Luscombe-Silvaire will also provide support and parts for older Luscombes.

With a storied 60-year history in aviation, the newly manufactured LSA-8 should appeal to fans of classic aircraft who want to avoid the pitfalls of owning an antique. “We think it will appeal to folks who want something made in America -- that’s built and supported in the USA” says Dearden.

Pricing for the LSA-8 starts at $90,000.

FMI: www.luscombe-silvaire.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 07.03.15: New Trig Avionics, Cargo Biz Grows, iOS GPS Fix

Also: 'No Drone Zone', Aviation v Media, Women's Air Race Classic, Houston Spaceport, Navy's New A/C Launch System, GA Fly Safe, FAA InFO Trig Avionics tells us they are unveiling >[...]

Airborne 07.03.15: New Trig Avionics, Cargo Biz Grows, iOS GPS Fix

Also: 'No Drone Zone', Aviation v Media, Women's Air Race Classic, Houston Spaceport, Navy's New A/C Launch System, GA Fly Safe, FAA InFO Trig Avionics tells us they are unveiling >[...]

Airborne 07.02.15: Bell 525 Flies!, Archer DX Delivers, Boss 182 Upgrade

Also: Wingfoot@AirVenture, Airbus On Pilot Training, XPrize, EFD1000H PFD For Bell, Atlanta Warbird Weekend, Lee Bottom Flying Field, Air Canada/Unifor, National Air Cargo Fined Ju>[...]

ANN FAQ: Getting The Most Out Of ANN's Newsletters

ANN goes through a lot of trouble to make the graphics flashy and cool and an integral part of the story. But let's face it, they're bandwidth-intensive. So here are a couple of th>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.04.15)

"When presented with a passenger carrying a large sum of money through the screening checkpoint, the TSA officer will frequently engage in dialog with the passenger to determine wh>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC