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Date Posted / Updated: 2018-05-09
Experimental / Homebuilt
1997 Glasair III RG
Oshkosh 2000 Lindy Award Winner! Dace Kirk´s Personal Plane
Airframe Time:
Engine Time(s):
USD 230,000
Aircraft Location:
Chandler, AZ United States
  • Owner/Builder: Dace & Cherie Kirk
  • Always hangared
  • Stoddard/Hamilton Glasair III
  • IO540 P1A5 350HP Demars Special Edition Airframe
  • Total time 550 hours
  • Woodward Governor
  • Empty Weight 1855 lbs
  • Max Gross Weight 2750 lbs
  • Fuel Capacity 85 gallons useable
  • Cruise speed at 8500 ft. 2450 rpm 265mph True
  • Full IFR Certification
  • Wing span 27 ft. 3in. with wing tip extensions build on

  • Engine total time since Demars Blue print major overhaul 550 hours
  • Hartzell 80" 2- blade constant speed Prop since new 550 total time

Avionics / Radios
  • GO P Technologies/AeroSonic Intregated EFIS & MFD System
  • Dual Becker Nav radios
  • Dual Becker Comm radios
  • Triple GPS units #1. Freeflight #2. OP Tech #3 Lowrance 500 tied to Dynon display
  • Garmin 330 Transponder with Traffic Alert
  • PS Engineering 8000 Audio Panel
  • PS Engineering CD Player
  • Tru-Trak Sorcerer AutoPilot with HD servo's
  • Dynon 10A Attitude Horizon with Battery backup option
  • Mechanical Fuel & Oil Pressure gauges
  • All circuits protected with MS breakers
  • Annunicator panel
  • Bose Headsets hard wired to system
  • Mountain High O2 system with dual quick disconnects and face cannula 12 hour endurance for 2 people
  • Software Features in System:
  • Highway in the Sky
  • Traffic alert using Garmin 330
  • TAWS
  • Synthetic Vision/Terrain
  • Smart Card Downloads for both Updates to Software and Jeppenson charts
  • Full Engine Management system by JPI presented on either screen
  • Dynon 10A loaded with GPS #3 presentation and HIS features

Additional Remarks
  • Airplanes USA is extremely honored to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own the finest Glasair III experimental aircraft in the world. This spectacular machine was built by none other than Dace Kirk, founder of Phoenix Composites (now Performance One Aviation). Phoenix Composites/Performance One Aviation is the premier composite repair, modification and kit-built assist center in the United States.
  • Dace's highly modified, supremely crafted Glasair III is legendary within the experimental aircraft universe as being among the finest examples of detail, planning, engineering and craftsmanship. This aircraft was awarded the "Lindy Award" for best composite aircraft at Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 2000. The list of additions, modifications, options, accessories, avionics, etc. is mind boggling.
  • With a Demars Special Edition IO540-P1A5 350 hp Lycoming engine this rocket ship cruises at 265 mph. Custom designed and executed paint and interior and all glass panel displays will have you cruising at turbo-prop speeds while burning Comanche level fuel. Look at the accompanying photos for just a glimmer at the supreme craftsmanship and attention to detail in the construction of this dream machine. This aircraft truly needs to be seen in person to believe.
  • This aircraft is not a $150,000 vanilla Glasair III...this is a seriously and expertly modified and crafted one-of-a-kind vehicle. This aircraft is for the pilot who wants the best available aircraft either experimental or certificated. You would have to spend over a million dollars to find an equivalent certificated aircraft and it would probably have a turbine engine.
  • Based near Phoenix, Arizona, the aircraft is available now and Dace Kirk himself will provide checkout and training for the lucky purchaser of this plane. Overseas buyers note: Dace Kirk is available to assist in disassembly and reassembly at your aerodrome along with flight training.
  • Dual Instruction as well as export and worldwide delivery available.
  • All trades considered. Owner is specifically looking for a Cirrus or a Commander to trade.
  • Serious inquiries only please.
  • Contact Kevin Cocozzoli at (850) 683-0477 or Cell (850) 612-0816
  • Custom Modifications:
  • Custom Paint work on entire aircraft by Morgan Aircraft Service of Arlington, WA
  • Custom Paint work on Prop
  • 3-axis electric trim
  • Custom Hydraulic system by Phoenix Composites, Inc. which includes:
  • Primary Hydraulic system with 2 pumps
  • Fully separated standby hydraulic system in case primary is ruptured
  • Heavy duty side braces by Stoddard Hamilton, Inc.
  • NEW! Heavy Duty Oleo Strut barrels by Phoenix Composites, Inc. which are 2 X stronger than stock
  • Latest Hydraulic Pump wiring using Pressure switches for UP and Down
  • Latest Gear Indicator wiring
  • Landing Gear Mirror
  • Manual Up Lock puller for Nose gear
  • Reshaped Upper Cowling Air Inlets
  • Resized NACA inlets per research of Phoenix Composites, Inc.
  • NACA Inlet (Right side for cooling air direct to Oil Cooler)
  • NACA Inlet (Left side for fresh air direct to engine)
  • Quick Remove Cowling developed by Phoenix Composites, Inc.
  • Contoured Air Inlet Ramps for Engine Plenum
  • Rerouted and Improved Fuel Venting System
  • Cooling Shroud on fuel pump
  • Low Drag Cut-Off exhaust collector system
  • Hard Mounted Oil Cooler to Firewall not on the cowling
  • Improved Cabin Air Exhaust System
  • Custom Contoured Wing Profile
  • NACA Template Wing Leading Edges
  • Reinforced Landing Gear Doors good to 150kts
  • Electrical Bonding of all metal componets to static system discharge at rudder
  • Custom made Rudder Extension and Ventral Fin by Phoenix Composites, Inc.
  • Relocation of Seat Backs to accommodate Parachutes by National
  • Eliminated Cowl flaps
  • Battery located in engine compartment for better performance during starting
  • Overboard outlet for Heater bypass
  • Flush fuel drains
  • Cable Activated Alternate Air assembly
  • Custom design Defog System by Phoenix Composites, Inc.
  • Leading Edge Position Lamps on wing
  • Custom Center console design (Quick remove) by Phoenix Composites, Inc.
  • Emergency Bus Electrical system
  • All internal antenna's
  • Cam Operated Gear Warning Horn
  • Idler Arm support for Elevator control push rod
  • Carbon Fiber Rudder Assembly with Static Discharge wicks
  • Static Wicks for discharge of control system
  • Electronic Ignition for engine by Jeff Rose
  • Slick mag #2
  • Ceramic coatings on exhaust system
  • Exhaust shields by Phoenix Composites, Inc.
  • Dual Fuel probes for redundancy and the ability to see fuel load shift in flight
  • Slotted Flaps
  • Modified Ailerons into Wing Tip Extensions
  • Wing Tip Extensions built on permanent with spar extensions
  • Latest Updated Landing Gear Components by Phoenix Composites, Inc.
  • Matco Heavy Duty 51 LT brake and wheel assemblies
  • Aerobatic Engine Mounts
  • Rear Windows
  • Repositioned Seat back for more room
  • Larger Cargo area for more room
  • Full Leather Upholstery with National Parachutes
  • Mountain High Oxygen system built in permanent
  • High capacity wing tank (80gal useable)
  • Larger Rudder and Ventral Fin
  • Metallic Brake Pads
  • Stainless/Teflon molded fire sleeve hoses
  • Temper Foam Seats

Seller Contact Information
Please mention AirplaneMart.com when you contact the seller of this aircraft!
Company: AirplanesUSA
Contact: Kevin
Address: Chicago - Fort Lauderdale - Seattle, United States

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