Eagle Aircraft Company

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Eagle Aircraft Company
aircraft design and manufacturing
Founded 1977
Founder Dean Wilson
Headquarters Boise, Idaho, United States

Eagle Aircraft Company is an American aircraft manufacturer specialising in agricultural aircraft.


Eagle DW.1 crop-sprayer fitted with a 300 h.p. Lycoming IO-540 engine at Grangeville, Idaho in June 1995

Eagle was founded in 1977 by Dean Wilson, with the company's base being located at Boise, Idaho. Wilson designed the Eagle Aircraft Eagle agricultural biplane, which first flew in 1977, powered by a Jacobs R-755-B2 radial engine.[1] The aircraft was fitted with long-span tapering wings, which allowed a payload of 2,750 lb (1,247 kg) and a spraying speed of 65 mph (105 km/h)

Further production was sub-contracted to Bellanca Aircraft of Alexandria, Minnesota, who built a series of 95 aircraft for Eagle between 1979 and 1983.[2] Over 40 examples remained in agricultural use in 2001.


  1. ^ Simpson, 2005, p. 121
  2. ^ Simpson, 2005, p. 121
  • Simpson, Rod (2005). General Aviation Handbook. Midland Publishing. ISBN 1-85780-222-5.