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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.

G2 and G3 Main Landing Gear from Advanced Aero

Advanced Aero Components has the first new prototype main landing gear of the G2 and G3 aircraft. The company made some major upgrades to this...

Advanced Aero Components Acquires Glasair II and III Assets

Glasair Aviation USA, LLC. and Advanced Aero Components "AAC" announced the sale of product line assets for the Glasair II and III models. According to Ian...

EAA: Washington Glasair Sportsman

By Dennis Willows, EAA 1228004 After more than 45 years in the same Cessna 172, it seemed time for a major change. With my teenage daughter,...

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...