Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair III

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Glasair III
Stoddard-HamiltonGlasair III.jpg
Role Homebuilt light monoplane
National origin United States
Manufacturer Stoddard-Hamilton Aircraft
Number built 402[1]
Developed into Stoddard-Hamilton T-9 Stalker

The Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair III is an American two-seat dual-control monoplane designed and built by Stoddard-Hamilton Aircraft of Arlington, Washington as an addition to the Glasair range of aircraft for amateur construction.[2][3][4] Glasair I, II and III assets were purchased by Advanced Aero Components in September, 2017.[citation needed]

Glasair III landing

Design and development[edit]

The Glasair III is an all-composite cantilever low-wing monoplane. It is an improved variant of the earlier Glasair II with a retractable landing gear and powered by a 300 hp (224 kW) Lycoming IO-540-K1H5 engine. It has two seats side-by-side with dual controls, the aircraft can be fitted with wing tip fuel tanks.[2][3][4] Since the purchase of Glasair I, II, and III aircraft by Advanced Aero Components in September, 2017, the Glasair II and III airframes have been substantially upgraded and are to be reproduced in all carbon fibre construction. First kits are due to be released by July 2018.


Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1989-90[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 21 ft 4 in (6.50 m)
  • Wingspan: 23 ft 3 in (7.09 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
  • Wing area: 81.3 ft2 (7.55 m2)
  • Empty weight: 1550 lb (703 kg)
  • Gross weight: 2400 lb (1089 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming IO-540-K1H5, 300 hp (224 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 290 mph (467 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 282 mph (454 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 74 mph (119 km/h)
  • Range: 1300 miles (2092 km)
  • Service ceiling: 24000 ft (7315 m)
  • G limits: +6/-4
  • Rate of climb: 2400 ft/min (12.2 m/s)


  1. ^ Bud Daviddson (May 2014). "35 Years of Fast Glas". Sport Aviation: 53. 
  2. ^ a b c Taylor 1989, p. 594
  3. ^ a b Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 103. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  4. ^ a b Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 109. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  • Taylor, John W.R., ed. (1989). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1989-90. London, United Kingdom: Jane's Yearbooks. ISBN 0-7106-0896-9.