Swearingen SX-300

Featured in August 2015, Ian Seager flew the two-seat, high-performance kitplane, designed in the 1980s, that had a reputation for speed, complexity and colossal build times!

Swearingen launched the remarkable aeroplane at Oshkosh in 1983. Aimed at the fast, personal-touring market, it’s got a pretty comfortable 41in cabin and tiny wings with a span of just over 24ft and an area of just 70sq ft. To put that into some kind of context, the Cessna 152 has a wingspan of just over 33ft and an area of 160sq ft and the EV-97 EuroStar has a 26.5ft span and an area of just under 106sq ft.”

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