First Flight of Bruce Kirkwood’s Glasair Super II

Glasair VH-KJX airborneBruce Kirkwood reported a successful first flight today of Glasair Super II kit #2465: “Nearly eleven years in to my four year project, VH-KJX finally became airborne on the 3rd of May at Maryborough, Queensland.

The engine is a 210hp Mattituck IO-390. Initial rate of climb on a 28°C day was around 1600fpm, while 70% power at 3000′ and 25°C gave me a TAS of 187 knots.


One very delightful aircraft and well worth the time, frustrations, cuss words and sweat that went with the building of it.”


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Omar Filipovic
Omar Filipovic is president of the Glasair Aircraft Owners Association as well as the chief tinkerer and content editor for this website. He is also the web editor for Kitplanes Magazine. Omar is building a GlaStar in Portland, Oregon.