Renaissance Aircraft, which owns the rights and production tooling for the Luscombe 8, has signed an agreement to establish a production line for their classic aircraft at Flabob Airport. They’ll move into Hangar One at Flabob immediately and start producing a light-sport aircraft version of the Luscombe 8. Initially, they plan to offer the aircraft in tail-dragger configuration and in time will offer an alternative tricycle gear model.
Flabob Airport, which is owned and operated by the Wathen Foundation, will soon begin construction on new, dedicated facilities for Renaissance Aircraft, allowing the company to expand their production capability into certified copies of the Luscombe 8. An 0-200 Continental will power the LSA version of the Luscombe and the certified copies will be available with Lycoming’s 0-320.
“The Renaissance Aircraft company is a perfect fit with the goals of the Flabob administration,” said Wathen Foundation Chairman Tom Wathen. “It’s our desire to identify and attract a number of aviation industries that complement the tradition and character of Flabob Airport. The Luscombe will be an ideal addition to our growing sport aviation community and educational center.”
For more information on Luscombe Silvaire Aircraft visit [http://www.renaissanceaircraft.com]. For further information on Flabob, contact Kathy Rohm at 951-683-2309, ext. 104, or visit [http://www.flabob.org/foundation].