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Spotted For Sale: $18,500 Wittman Tailwind - Speed On The Cheap!

Great looking homebuilt Wittman Tailwind for sale: just 18,500 at

(click the pic to go to the listing)

 I've been a fan of the simple-to-build and rather speedy Wittman Tailwind for a really long time. In fact, I've got a set of plans for the modernized, extended wing tip W10 version just waiting for the day when I have lots of time and a little bit of money. It'll likely be a long wait. But wow, if I just had a small stack of cash ($18,500) I could buy this little cutie right here and be flying immediately! I'm amazed at what a little searching will turn up these days if you're looking for a great flying machine priced well under $20K... and this one sure seems to be a dandy.

 While many Tailwinds have either a Lycoming O-320 (150hp) or a Continental O-300 (145hp), this one has a C-85 that's been modified to be more like an O-200 (100hp). While there are obvious trade offs when you don't have the extra ponies up front, this Tailwind most likely has remarkable speed and fuel efficiency. Plus, I think it's just a great looking airplane. What fun it would be to take this on a 1000 mile adventure : )

 If you're looking to learn more about one of the most amazing little homebuilt aircraft ever designed, check out this Tailwind pilot report by Budd Davisson from many years back. It's just all the more evidence that Steve Wittman was an amazing master of the skies!


Clean and simple is what makes the Tailwind such a great flying machine

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Reader Comments (3)

How many hours the machine have?
Is it prompt to fly?
Give-me your aircraft adress,

Thanks, God bless you.

September 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSergio Macedo

I know its been awhile since this ad but I just found it. Wondering if you still have it?

March 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDoran

How many hours is the motor old?
What is its cruise speed, ground speed?

Thanks, Sergio Macedo

March 1, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersergio macedo

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