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Luscombe Airplane Co.

Aircraft  The Company
 
First
Flight
Model Military Number Name
1938 8A UC-90 Silvaire
The Luscombe Airplane Company was known for its well built general aviation aircraft and was an early adopter of all metal aircraft for the general market.  A glut of war surplus light aircraft after World War II forced the company into bankruptcy.

History

1933: Donald A Luscombe founds the Luscombe Airplane Company

1939: Donald Luscombe edged out of company after public stock offering.

1945: Production resumes with models 8A, 8D, 8E, 8F, T8F and 11A.

1950: Acquired by TEMCO.

1954: Acquired by Silvaire Aircraft and Uranium Corp.

1994: ATCs acquired by Don Luscombe Aviation History Foundation (DLAHF)

2004: The Luscombe Endowment replaces many of the services provided by the Luscombe Foundation.

 
 Merchandise  Related Websites
 

Book:
Luscombe's Golden Age
John Swick
Quartz Mountain Aerospace
The Luscombe Endowment
 

page updated 30 March 2006

 

 

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