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News stories relevant to the Glasair brand of airplanes – Glasair, Sportsman, GlaStar, and Merlin. You’ll also see a few articles about the OMF Symphony – a certified version of the GlaStar.

Reimer GlaStar First Flight

Submitted by Randy Reimer N628RS Glastar kit # 5785 had her first flight last Saturday, April 22, 2017. Very nice calm day in Albuquerque, perfect...
Glasair Merlin LSA in flight at Sun 'n Fun 2017. Image: Dan Johnson

Glasair Aviation’s Merlin LSA Pilot Review by Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson reviews the Merlin LSA at Sun 'n Fun 2017 in this video report. New and experienced pilots will enjoy Merlin's stable, easy handling...

Scott Alperin’s TWTT Sportsman

Another successful Sportsman homecoming from the TWTT program. Scott Alperin writes: I completed construction of the Glasair Sportsman on November 1, 2016 in the Two...

Glasair II RG, N131CB: Incident occurred December 30, 2016 in Arlington, WA

Aircraft experienced electrical failure and made forced landing off airport in Arlington, Washington A single-engine plane landed without its gear fully extended near Arlington Municipal...

Ted Setzer named Arlington Airport’s person of the year

Ted Setzer, of Granite Falls, who recently retired from airplane maker Glasair, is being honored as the Arlington Airport Person of the Year.

Arlington’s Glasair Becomes State’s 2nd Largest Plane Maker

The light sport Merlin marks a major shift for the company, which has made more 3,000 kit airplanes since it began in 1979. Unlike kit planes, which are assembled by their owners, the Merlin will be sold ready to fly.

Award Winners at AirVenture Oshkosh 2016

Our members won awards in the Kit category at AirVenture Oshkosh 2016: Howard and Linda Plevyak won the Bronze Lindy Champion for their GlaStar, and...
Glasair Merlin LSA

Glasair tweaks Merlin design after LSA certificate

One month after gaining light sport aircraft (LSA) certification, Glasair Aviation is tweaking the design of the two-seat Merlin flight trainer to reduce weight...
Fishing in Alaska is easy when the Glasair Sportsman takes you there

Flight to Aniakchak Volcano

Norm Van Vactor recorded this video of a flight to Aniakchak Volcano in his Sportsman on floats. Some beautiful shots! https://vimeo.com/175569728
Screenshot from the BRS deployment test video

Whole-Plane Parachute System Available For Sportsman Aircraft

Glasair Aviation, in partnership with BRS Aerospace, now offers whole-plane parachute recovery systems for the company's popular Sportsman line of aircraft. Parachute recovery systems are...