Lancair Evolution Will Fly At Oshkosh

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The Lancair Evolution, a four-seat, pressurized turboprop kit aircraft that flies at 335 knots behind a Pratt & Whitney PT6, will make its first appearance at EAA AirVenture next month, the company said this week. The airplane first debuted in April at Sun 'n Fun, but at Oshkosh it will fly daily exhibition flights, and the company also will offer demo flights to prospective buyers and the media. The company says the airplane has undergone independent evaluations that found its flight characteristics meet FAA Part 23 standards. Production of kits has started and the first delivery is scheduled for July. The Evolution fast-build kit sells for $250,000, with the completed airplane costing up to $1 million. Click here for an exclusive AVweb video tour of the Evolution, inside and out, from the Sun 'n Fun debut.

Lancair, based in Redmond, Ore., has delivered over 2,000 kits since it was founded in 1984. The company produces the Lancair Legacy FG, Legacy RG, Lancair ES, Lancair ES-P, Lancair IV and Lancair IV-P.