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Sport Aviation

Sport Aviation

December 15, 2003 – Permanent

Museum: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center

Location: South Side of Boeing Aviation Hangar

Sport aviation is personal flying for pleasure. Sport pilots fly gliders, sailplanes, hang gliders, ultralights, homebuilts, and other types of aircraft. At the turn of the 21st century, Beechcraft, Cessna, Piper, and other companies were still mass-producing designs nearly a half-century old. By contrast, designers of homebuilt aircraft use the most advanced ideas in aerodynamics, propulsion, and structures. Compare the commerically built and homebuilt aircraft on view.

Highlights include:

  • Burt Rutan's VariEze
  • Monnett Moni
  • Bowlus 1-S-2100 Senior Albatross Falcon
  • Grob 102 Standard Astir III
  • Arlington Sisu 1A

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