Preceptor Aircraft

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Preceptor Aircraft
FateOut of business (2016)
HeadquartersLake Lure, North Carolina
Key people
Bob Counts
ProductsHomebuilt aircraft
Ultra Pup

Preceptor Aircraft was an American aircraft kit manufacturer located in Lake Lure, North Carolina and later in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, producing kits for homebuilt monoplanes. The company was previously named Nostalgair.[1]

After a period of inactivity, the company relaunched its website to deliver plans in 2013, although by 2017 the website was not operating[2][3] and the company seems to have gone out of business in 2016.[4]


Preceptor Aircraft was originally called Nostalgair and based in San Antonio, Texas. N3 Pup construction was subcontracted to a Colorado company. Nostalgair and its sister company, Global Tool, (maker of Global engines), went out of business in 1986. Warren Mosler purchased the company's assets and appointed Bob Counts, designer of the N3 Pup, as president. Production moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina.[5] By 1993, the company expanded to two buildings and produced as many as 40 kits per year.[6]



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  2. ^ (13 October 2012). "". Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Preceptor Aircraft Company". 20 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Li'L OL' SMOOTHIE...THE MOSLER ENGINE". Sport Aviation: 57. April 1989.
  6. ^ Jim Woolridge (1 November 1993). The Times News. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "STOL King". 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-20.
  8. ^ "Ultra Pup". 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-20.
  9. ^ "Super Pup". 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-20.
  10. ^ "N3 Pup". 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-20.
  11. ^ Purdy, Don: AeroCrafter - Homebuilt Aircraft Sourcebook, Fifth Edition, page 224. BAI Communications, 15 July 1998. ISBN 0-9636409-4-1

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