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GlaStar & Sportsman Association and are Merging 

Glasair Owners Joining GlaStar and Sportsman Owners

The GlaStar & Sportsman Association and are merging into one organization with a single website!

Glasair Aircraft Owners Association

To reflect the aircraft our members are building and flying the GlaStar & Sportsman Association name is changing to Glasair Aircraft Owners Association and we have a new logo.

Our new members will enjoy the camaraderie as well as everything else that helpful builders can offer each other. All of our members use their real names and we are a gregarious bunch - humor is never in short supply.

Joining is easy. Click on the red button on the left to get started.

by Omar Filipovic, Friday, 14 February 2014 04:53 Comments(0), Read all
Columbia, California Fly-In

12th Annual Northern California
Glasair Aircraft Owners Association Fly-in
October 3-5

Join us for the 12th Annual Northern California GlaStar/Sportsman Fly-in on Oct. 3-5 in Columbia, California! This fine fall fly-in takes place at one of California’s nicest public fly-in facilities. Beautiful examples of our favorite aircraft will gather on the flight line, we’ll talk shop, walk to the old gold mining town, and potluck together.

On Saturday, some may fly to nearby Pine Mountain Lake for airport day while others may visit the Giant Sequoias. Wear your favorite flying t-shirt to our Saturday evening potluck! There will be prizes for funniest, oldest, and best homebuilt t-shirt.

More information in the Events Forum.

© Dave Ammenti

© Arlo Reeves

by Omar Filipovic, Tuesday, 23 September 2014 18:45 Comments(0), Read all
Glasair Aviation's Customer Appreciation BBQ

Glasair Aviation's Customer Appreciation BBQ at the Arlington Fly-In

Glasair Aviation will be hosting a Customer Appreciation BBQ at the Arlington Fly-In. The party starts at 4 p.m. on July 11th. Spend the day at the airshow and spend the evening with Glasair! It will be a great chance to catch up with old friends, swap war stories and see all the new projects Glasair has in the works. Please RSVP on the Facebook event page or by emailing
Glasair Aviation
18530 59th Drive NE
Arlington, WA 98223

by Omar Filipovic, Friday, 27 June 2014 04:09 Comments(0), Read all
Glastar and Sportsman in the News
Kitplanes Flies the Diesel Sportsman!

Kitplanes Flies the Diesel Sportsman!

Glasair Sportsman Diesel in FlightKitplanes Contributor David Prizio, and Editor in Chief Paul Dye, were the first journalists to fly the new Diesel Sportsman from Glasair. The aircraft, a carbon version constructed specifically to test the new engine from Continental Motors - was flown at the Glasair factory in Arlington, Washington, and exhibited performance, fit, and finish far superior to what was expected from a prototype machine. The airframe and engine had about 42 hours on it when the Kitplanes pilots got their hands on it, and several more when they were finished - it was hard not to keep flying it. While absolute speed and climb performance is lower than with the IO-390, that is to be expected with an engine rated for considerably less power. There are advantages however - with the standard turbocharger, the climb power remained constant to approximately 8,000′. Cruise fuel consumption is on the order of 7 gallons per hour at economy, and less if the aircraft is slowed down. The test team at Glasair is expecting that they might be able to see ten hours of endurance with the power pulled back, and full tanks - and those tanks would be full of cheaper Jet A.

Read more on Kitplanes Newsline.


by Omar Filipovic, Thursday, 26 June 2014 04:18 Comments(0), Read all
GlaStar Celebrates 20 Years

EAA Experimenter: GlaStar Celebrates 20 Years

GlaStar Celebrates 20 Years

Read Dave Prizio's article in the June issue of
EAA Experimenter

If the proof of any airplane is in how it flies, the GlaStar does pretty well. Using the Cessna 172 as a benchmark, the GlaStar lands more slowly, cruises much faster, and is much more roomy and comfortable for two passengers than any 172. It does, however, lack rear seats. It is a lot less expensive, too, although admittedly some assembly is required.

by Omar Filipovic, Thursday, 05 June 2014 15:44 Comments(0), Read all
First Quarter 2014 Flyer Available

Glasair Aircraft Owners Association FlyerFirst Quarter 2014 Flyer Available

High-wingers and low-wingers united! After many years the owners of all Glasair (and Stoddard-Hamilton) aircraft are back together in one association. 

Glasair builders and owners: please send in your builder's tips and stories for publication in the Flyer. 

Many of our members are in the market for a used airplane, and in this issue Alan Negrin describes the ins and outs of the process. There are builders tips on how to keep the engine temperatures low and the tail from swaying in the breeze and more in this edition:

  • Association Update by Omar Filipovic
  • GlaStar Cargo Door Mod
  • Glasair Announces New LSA and a Diesel Sportsman
  • Wheel Bearings by Arlo Reeves
  • Baffles Reduce Cylinder Temperatures by Ted Setzer
  • Buying and Selling a Pre-Owned Airplane by Alan Negrin
  • Sun ‘n Fun 2014 Postcard by Herb and Marsha Karkheck
  • Independence Fly-in by Richard Yerian
  • Smiley Creek Fly-In by Dave Hulse
  • Same Pants, Bigger Wheels? by Arlo Reeves
  • Sportsman Service Bulletin 71
  • Keeping Oil Temperatures Low by Kevin Haydon
  • Ventral Fin for Yaw Stability by Ted Setzer
  • Service Bulletin for Dynon Heated Pitot Tubes
  • Servo vs. Anti-Servo by Omar Filipovic


by Omar Filipovic, Thursday, 22 May 2014 21:54 Comments(0), Read all

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