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Evolution #5 Flies

Press Contact:
Doug Meyer
Lancair International
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Evolution #5 Flies

The 5th Evolution by Lancair, an owner-built, four place, pressurized, turbine powered single, took its first flight in Bend, Oregon on Monday, May 24, 2010.
Built and owned by Dr. Andres Katz of Dallas, Texas, and his partner Jim Thompson, the beautiful white, black, red and silver aircraft took off on its maiden flight this afternoon after several high-speed taxi runs and a final pre-flight inspection. Flown by test pilot Pete Zaccagnino of High Performance Aircraft Training, the thirty-minute first flight of the PT-6A powered Evolution consisted of several orbits over the Bend Airport in Central Oregon with the landing gear extended. Pete returned the aircraft after the uneventful flight and pronounced the flight a complete success with only a couple minor squawks.
A second inspection was completed and another successful flight was performed which included gear retraction and basic handling checks. This Evolution is one of several slated to fly this summer will be followed by another very soon. Lancair is very pleased with the build quality and short construction time that their customers are achieving with this unprecedented high performance aircraft kit.
You can see and experience an Evolution this summer. The evolution will appear at all the major General Aviation Airshows, Flying Magazine’s Parade of Planes events, The Cirrus Migration and various dealer and private events.
Demo flights are available and to book a demo please contact
Lancair International for details.

The Evolutions may be seen at (but not limited to) the following locations:
June 10-11, Parade of Planes, Lawrenceville, GA
June 16-18, Cirrus Migration, Dayton, OH
June 26, Zero Gravity Open House, Spokane WA
July 25-Aug 1, EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh,WI
Aug 27-28, Parade of Planes, Hawthorne, CA

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Lancair International Inc, founded in 1984, is celebrating its 26th year selling the world’s most successful high performance piston and turbine kit aircraft. To date, the company has delivered over 2,000 kits. As testimony to their quality and design, Lancair aircraft have set a number of world speed records and have dominated the Sports Class at the Reno Air Races for several years. For more information on Lancair International Inc., visit or call (541) 923-2244.