Lancair was founded by Lance Neibauer in 1981 as a producer of composite homebuilt aircraft kits. In 1993 he spun off a new company, Pacific Aviation Composites USA, in Bend, Oregon. In 2003 Neibauer sold the kit side of his company to Joseph Bartels, a Louisiana attorney. In 2005 Neibauer's portion of the company became Columbia Aircraft, which however became bankrupt in 2005 and was sold to Cessna in 2007. Bartels has continued sales of the latest Lancair designs, including the IV and IV-P, ES and ES-P, the Legacy and Legacy FG, and the Lancair Evolution.
Lancair IV D-EJKB
Photographed at the Schleissheim Air & Space Museum on 2 September 2010.
The first model (Lancair 2...