Wittman Tailwind Experimental Aircraft

by Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co.
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The Wittman Tailwind experimental aircraft, designed by Steve Whittman is available as a spruce kit or plans only from Aircraft Spruce.
Plan Price $195.00

The Wittman Tailwind is an historic aircraft design and it first flew back in 1953, a few weeks before the birth of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). It demonstrated exceptional flight efficiency, incorporating a number of aerodynamic design features which Steve Wittman had gleaned from his extensive air racing experience. Prospective homebuilders at that time were both incredulous and inspired by the Tailwind. It was the stuff of which dreams were made and can be credited with helping the fledgling EAA to grow. Jack Cox's excellent history of the Tailwind was published in the September 1993 issue of Sport Aviation.1

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. in California acquired the rights to the Tailwind in January 1996 and is currently the exclusive distributor for plans and kits.


Empty weight:
700 lbs (318 kg)
1300 lbs (590 kg)
Stall speed:
48 kts (55 mph) (89 kph)
Cruise speed:
130 kts (150 mph) (241 kph)
161 kts (185 mph) (298 kph)
900 ft/min (4.6 m/s)
Take-off distance:
800 ft (244 m)
Landing distance:
900 ft (274 m)
85-140 HP
For sale for: USD 0 / EUR 0

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