SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, JUNE 13, 2005 – American Legend Aircraft Company announced the successful first flight of its all-new FloatCub airplane on May 1, 2005. The FloatCub is a float-equipped version of the Legend Cub announced earlier this year. The Legend Cub first flew on March 11th. The Legend FloatCub will appeal to recreational flyers and water flying enthusiasts of all ages in all areas of the world.
At the controls for the first flight of the FloatCub was company president Tim Elliott. In the rear seat was company test pilot Danny Goggins. In preparation for the first flight, Elliott and Goggins performed several minutes of step taxiing and plow taxiing in the FloatCub. The airplane’s first water takeoff and landing took place on Lake Sulphur Springs adjacent to the company’s facilities on Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport at the end of runway 18.
Similar in appearance to the Piper J-3 Cub, the Legend Cub and Legend FloatCub represent an evolution in design and fabrication. Numerous enhancements make Legend Cub a thoroughly modern aircraft. These include a 100-horsepower Teledyne-Continental piston engine, an electric starter, and modern instrumentation. The FloatCub is equipped with Baumann BF-1500 floats. The Legend Cub will be built using standardized and certified assembly processes, and will be sold to customers ready-to-fly.
Elliott commented, “The airplane performed as expected and it felt just like the wheel-equipped Legend Cub in flight.” A celebratory crowd of Legend employees was on-hand to witness the first flight. Elliott added, “These talented individuals have worked extremely hard to literally get this company off the ground. I am grateful for their efforts and support as we celebrated the first flight of our second airplane.”
American Legend Aircraft Company is a manufacturer of general aviation aircraft with more than 34 years of industry experience. The company is committed to building the finest aircraft from the highest quality materials and best available craftsmanship. Legend is a privately funded company.
The Legend Cub is a two-place, single piston-engine powered aircraft designed to meet Light-Sport Aircraft category certification requirements. It will have a maximum gross weight of under 1,320 lbs. With the optional floats, the aircraft will be capable of water takeoffs and landings. The Legend Cub is bringing back the enjoyment and economics of general aviation aircraft for today’s flying enthusiast.
Light-Sport Aircraft certification of the Legend Cub and Legend FloatCub is expected in July 2005. First deliveries will take place immediately following certification.