Glasair SH-2R

Manufacturer: Gary Caldwell
Year Manufactured: 1984

In 1980 the kitplane industry was revolutionized by the introduction of the Glasair – the world’s first pre molded composite kitplane.

A development of the earlier Glasair I, the Glasair II features a cantilever low-wing, a two-seats-in-side by-side configuration enclosed cockpit accessed via gull-winged doors, fixed or retractable tricycle landing gear or fixed conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.

The manufacturer estimates construction time for the Super II RG or Super II FT versions as 3000 hours.

Cruise Speed: 221 miles per hour
Empty Weight: 1400 pounds
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2100 pounds
Length: 20 feet 8 inches
Height: 7 feet 2 inches
Wingspan: 23 feet 3 inches
Engine: Lycoming O-360 four cylinder, aircooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 180 hp
Propeller: 2 bladed constant speed
Fuel Capacity: 70 Gallons
Maximum Range: 1749 miles

The Museums Glasair, N622G was built over an eight year period from 1984-1992 by Dr. Gary Caldwell in his basement.

In 2014 Dr. Caldwell generously donated the aircraft to the museum.