Xue Qiang Si, is building a private plane – a Glassair Sportsman 2+2 – and will base his plane in city of Laiwu, in Shandong province. It is claimed that this will be the first experimental category aircraft to fly in the People’s Republic of China.
Xue Qiang Si said, "There is no homebuilt category in China yet. I will fly it with an ‘N’ number first."
Xue Qiang Si says he selected the Glasair Sportsman because of its remarkable STOL performance and because of the Two Weeks to Taxi program, which enables customers to build the entire aircraft in two weeks.
He said, "It was perfect for me because I not only saved so much time in building the aircraft, I also learned what I need to know to maintain my Sportsman."
In case you think this is a cheap hobby you open at $170,000 and there are a lot of optional extras.
Aero-News.net reported Glasair’s Two Weeks to Taxi program complies with the American Federal Aviation Administration’s new 51% rules, allowing customers to build the high-wing four-seat Sportsman with guidance from factory mechanics.