At AirVenture 2017, the Italian company Vulcanair was showing its new 1.0 trainer. At $259,000, it’s a far less expensive alternative to the popular Cessna 172. In this exclusive AVweb video, the company’s Remo DeFeo gives us a tour of the aircraft.
The years between the world wars are widely considered the Golden Age of flight. In the midst of it, Charles Lindbergh flew the Atlantic, air races were wildly popular, aircraft were making huge strides in performance and safety and passenger flights were accessible, if not cheap. Americans couldn’t get enough of airplanes and this was reflected in movies like Flying Down to Rio, with chorus lines atop a Lockheed Vega.