Preceptor Aircraft

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Preceptor Aircraft
Type Private
Industry Aerospace
Headquarters Rutherfordton, North Carolina
Key people Bob Counts
Products Homebuilt aircraft

Preceptor Aircraft is an American aircraft kit manufacturer located in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, producing kits for homebuilt monoplanes. The company was previously named Nostalgair.

The company appears to be out of business as of 2012.[1]


Ultra Pup


Preceptor Aircraft was originally called Nostalgair and based in San Antonio, Texas. N3 Pup construction was farmed out to a Colorado interest. Nostalgair and its sister company Global tool (maker of Gloabal engines) went out of business in 1986. Warren Mosler purchased the assets and placed Bob Counts, designer of the N3 Pup as president. Production moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina.[7] By 1993, the company expanded to two buildings and produced as many as 40 kits per year.[8]


  1. ^ (13 October 2012). "". Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "STOL King". 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  3. ^ "Ultra Pup". 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  4. ^ "Super Pup". 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  5. ^ "N3 Pup". 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  6. ^ Purdy, Don: AeroCrafter - Homebuilt Aircraft Sourcebook, Fifth Edition, page 224. BAI Communications, 15 July 1998. ISBN 0-9636409-4-1
  7. ^ "Li'L OL' SMOOTHIE...THE MOSLER ENGINE". Sport Avaiation: 57. April 1989. 
  8. ^ Jim Woolridge (1 November 1993). The Times News. 

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