Wednesday, June 15, 2016

US-Registered 2004 Experimental Lancair Super ES N132BB Pops into Longreach Airport

An interesting light General Aviation (GA) aircraft noted calling into Longreach Airport on Wednesday 15 June was American registered 2004 built Experimental Lancair Super ES N132BB.

Bryan N132BB /

It touched down from the Gold Coast and spent the night.

UPDATE!  N132BB was noted returning to the Gold Coast on Thursday 16 June.

Not too much is known about this sleek little aircraft except that I note that it was recently for sale and may have taken up residence on the Gold Coast.

It certainly seems like a nice little aircraft and certainly the description in the 'For Sale' advertisement talks it up!

"Are you looking for an airplane that will get you places with both style and speed?  Just looking at the N132BB, a 2004 Experimental Lancair Super ES, you can see it wants to go fast.  With a top cruise speed of 220 KTAS and a service ceiling of 25,000 feet, you can get places fast and climb over weather on your way.

Need to carry 4 people and full fuel?  No problem.  N132BB has a maximum gross weight of 4,000 pounds.  The empty weight comes in at a minuscule 2,510 pounds, giving you nearly 1,500 pounds of useful load.  Having 92 gallons of usable  fuel while only burning 16.5 GPH at cruise gives you a huge range to avoid all those pesky fuel stops.

N132BB sports beautiful, modern, dual-screen Garmin avionics.  Equipped with the dual-screen Garmin G3X Panels (the experimental version of the G600), dual axis Garmin GSA-28 autopilot (experimental version of the GFC 700), and Garmin GMC 305 autopilot control panel,  you will not find another airplane like it.  Fully loaded with a Garmin GDL 39 ADS-B antenna, you can get on screen, up to the minute traffic and weather while you are listening to the game on your XM Radio."


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