1CAN I TAKE A LANCAIR DEMO FLIGHT?
Yes, you can. If you are interested in taking a Lancair demo flight, please fill out the waiver form and fax it back to Lancair. Please contact the Lancair sales team for schedules and pricing information.
2HOW DO I TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF A LANCAIR?
When a customer purchases a previously owned Lancair aircraft, either in kit form or as a flying aircraft, transfer of ownership can not be done until the following information has been received at Lancair: 1. A copy of the Bill of Sale showing: a. Names of seller and purchaser b. Current addresses, phone numbers and email address of both seller & purchaser c. Date the transaction occurred 2. A completed Resale Agreement and $300 transfer fee to Lancair. This fee will be applied as a credit to an account in Kit Components Inc. to use for future purchases. After these documents and transfer fee have been received an information packet will be sent to the new owner confirming ownership transfer.
3WHERE CAN I STAY WHEN VISITING LANCAIR?
There are several local and nearby options when visiting the Lancair facilities. Please contact the facility directly with questions and requests for reservations. There are also a number of qualified people that can assist with the completion of your Lancair. Due to the FAA’s 51% rule, you cannot have your Lancair built for you; however, you can get assistance with the firewall-forward installation, wiring and avionics, paint and upholstery. Contact us for more information.
4IS IT EASY TO BUILD A LANCAIR AIRCRAFT?
Yes it is. In fact, building a Lancair Kit is much easier than ever before! If someone is good with their hands, then they are a good candidate to build one of our custom aircraft. We complete a majority of each kit’s structural components for you at the factory, and we are now offering an extensive Builder Assist Program for each airplane. The customer will visit our facility and start building their own Lancair, one-on-one with one of our qualified Lancair technicians. The Builder Assist Program varies for each model of aircraft we offer.
5HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD A LANCAIR AIRFRAME?
It takes about:700-1000 hours to build the Legacy, 500 hours to build the Legacy FG, 1300-1500 hours to build the Lancair ES, 1300-1500 hours to build the Lancair IV and 1500-1700 hours to build the Lancair IV-P/Propjet/Sentry. These hours do not include firewall forward installation, electrical, paint or upholstery.
6HOW DO I GET STARTED ON A LANCAIR KIT?
A 50% deposit will secure the kit price and a delivery position. Deposits vary per kit. Once the deposit is taken, customers have 9 months to take delivery of their kit at the original price. If delivery is not taken after 9 months, the customer has another 9 months to take delivery at a price based on the anticipated delivery date. 3-weeks prior to the customer arriving at our facility for the Builder Assist Program, full payment for the kit and accessories is due.
7DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE THE ENGINE?
No. The kit includes all the major components of the airframe; but no engine, propeller, avionics, paint or interior. Everything you need to complete your airplane can be purchased through Lancair, Kit Components Inc. or Lancair Avionics Inc. except for paint and upholstery. Visit www.kitcomponents.com or www.lancairavionics.com for more information on the entire selection of quality Lancair accessories.
8CAN WE COME VISIT THE FACTORY?
Yes. We encourage people to come and visit us at Lancair. Tours of the facility are available by appointment. Demonstration flights are available for a fee. Lancair is located in south Texas at Garner Field Airport (UVA) in Uvalde, Texas. San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is nearby, and is served by all major airlines.
9HOW MUCH ROOM DO I NEED TO BUILD A LANCAIR?
A two-car garage is suitable for the Lancair Legacy. However, a larger three-car garage would be best for the Lancair Evolution, ES or Lancair IV / IV-P / Propjets. The wings on our aircraft are removable for transportation. This allows for full assembly when away from the airport and partial dis-assembly for transportation to the airport for flight. Removing the wings frequently is not recommended.
10WHAT KIND OF SAFETY RECORD DOES LANCAIR HAVE?
Lancair has an excellent safety record. Our reputation for quality aircraft and practical designs was built by the same people who build and fly our planes. Our commitment to your safety and to the safe assembly and operation of your Lancair is the foundation of our Builder Assist Program and the new High Performance Flight Training Program. Leading the industry in airframe design, hands-on construction opportunities and top notch safety helps our motto run true: "Into the air faster, back to Earth safer."
11HOW MUCH WILL THIS AIRPLANE REALLY COST ME ONCE I HAVE FINISHED?
Total costs to complete can vary for each model and optional custom details, however, the following estimates are common: Lancair Legacy Fixed Gear: $125,000 - $150,000; Lancair Legacy: $175,000 - $225,000; Lancair Super ES: $225,000 - $275,000, Lancair IV: $275,000 - $325,000; Lancair IV-P: $350,000 - $400,000; and the Propjet/Sentry: $400,000 - $450,000.
12DO YOU OFFER ANY FLIGHT TRAINING OR AIRCRAFT CHECKOUTS?
Elite Pilot Services has been contracted by Lancair to provide flight training and recurrent training in either the customer's airplane or in one of our factory demonstrator aircraft. We require each pilot to be current and have a high-performance/complex sign-off.
13DO YOU HAVE A TEST FLIGHT PROGRAM OR OPTION?
Yes. When your kit is ready for flight we have several Lancair representatives that can come to your location. The pilot, who has been trained and certified by High Performance Training Inc., will do a final inspection and then a first flight. After phase 1 sign-off he will then be allowed take you up in your new airplane.
14IS INSURANCE AVAILABLE?
Yes. We have developed relationships with insurance providers to ensure that our airplanes are safe and our pilots are properly certified and trained. Our commitment to our customers and our aircraft goes beyond the showroom floor. Please ask us about available discounts for new customers who complete their flight training through High Performance Aircraft Training Inc. Rates are even more affordable when clients successfully complete a ground school training program.
15DO YOU HAVE CUSTOM INSTRUMENT PACKAGES AVAILABLE?
Yes. Lancair Avionics Inc., our in-house avionics shop, can build custom pre-wired instrument panels to your specifications and unique style. See www.lancairavionics.com for more information.
16DO YOU OFFER BUILDER ASSISTANCE?
Yes. Lancair offers a Builder Assist Program for all of our aircraft. This program varies for each of our custom models. The customer can spend up to 10 weeks with us in our facility building their own Lancair aircraft. We offer hands-on technical assistance with our trained technicians and one-on-one guidance during this build time. With our program, a Lancair Legacy-Fixed Gear construction project can be completed in as little as 10 weeks! Our Builder Assist Program can help you get the Lancair ES/ES-P/IV/IV-P/Propjet completed in 26 weeks or less. The cost for the builder assist program is $4,000.00 per week.