|NEWS The Super Legend Progresses
Announced at Sun 'n Fun 2011—a.k.a. Run 'n Duck—American Legend Aircraft Company announced the forthcoming Super Legend. The Super Legend boasts the same power-to-weight ratio as a 150-HP Super Cub yet qualifies as an LSA.
Expect the same great airframe as the Legend Cub, equipped with Super Cub-style flaps, 32-gallon fuel system, and balanced tail feathers. A Lycoming 233 Series lightweight engine takes the Super Legend to a true 115 horsepower at 2,800 rpm and is multi-fuel capable, operating on both 100LL and unleaded automotive fuel.
Instrument panel choices on the Super Legend are: Low and Slow (LS), Cross Country Night VFR (XC), and Legend Smart Cub (SC). The Super Legend also features lightweight carbon fiber components, a body-conforming adjustable seat, and optional toe brakes. Standard features adopted from the Legend Cub are its three-inch wider cabin, double doors, and the ability to solo from the front or rear seat.
NEWS A Legacy Of Award Winning Legend Cubs
The new Super Legend by American Legend Aircraft Company.
April 2011 -- Legend AmphibCub wins Best Commercial LSA and survives Sun 'n Fun Fly-In.
See AmphibCub Survives Run 'n Duck story below - Click here for more photos
April 2011 -- J-3 restoration by American Legend wins Best Restored Classic at Sun 'n Fun Fly-In. Owned by Florida Jet Center president Terry Robertson, this classic is powered by a Continental C90. This well-worn aircraft arrived at American Legend in October 2010. What followed was an extensive and authentic restoration involving every component. Robertson owns numerous Cubs and has had several restorations carried out over the years. Speaking about this restoration, he said, "I chose American Legend because they do the highest quality, professional Cub restorations currently available.”
See Aircraft Judging Awards - Click here for more photos
1947 Piper J-3 Cub meticulously restored by American Legend Aircraft Company.
September 2010 -- Legend AmphibCub scores repeat Best Take-Off at International Seaplane Fly-In in Greenville, Maine.
FMI visit www.seaplanefly-in.org
The Legend AmphibCub. Photo courtesy of Jim Wilson Photography.
June 2010 -- J-3 restoration by American Legend wins Grand Champion at Sentimental Journey. The J-3 served primarily as a trainer and a club-operated aircraft and “led a hard life,” according to owners Edmund Katzen and Tim Dahlen.
See Sentimental Journey to Cub Haven Newsletter November/December 2010 - Click here for more photos
September 2009 -- Legend AmphibCub wins both Best Take-Off and Cutest Darn Aircraft at the International Seaplane Fly-In in Greenville, Maine.
August 2008 -- American Legend Aircraft Company restores a 1946 J-3 and is awarded Grand Champion Gold Lindy award at EAA AirVenture, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This classic Piper J-3C-65 is owned by Joe Dobransky of Allen, Texas.
See 2008 EAA Aircraft Awards - Click here for more photos
August 1991 -- American Legend Aircraft Company founder Darin Hart receives an EAA Lindy Award for his restoration work on a 1946 Piper J3C-65 Cub. Hart also owns Alpha Omega Jet Services, a company involved with interior completions on business and VIP aircraft.
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ADVENTURE Couple's Choice Over Which To Fly Comes Down To A Cub
Based in Spruce Creek, Florida, Bob and Lee Blankenship took delivery of their new Legend Cub last June. The couple are active members in Florida Cub Flyers where their blue and yellow Legend Cub Special really stands out. While reminiscing about lake bank landings and water skiing episodes, Lee points out that their Cub also attracts the attention of animals. She recounts flying among eagles and spotting their nests, watching cranes and turtles on roadways while flying low, rustling turkeys off runways, and glimpsing a red fox dart across an airfield. Lee contends that these sightings are one of the reasons why she so enjoys her "low and slow" flying.
Now one year old, the Blankenship's Cub has logged approximately 110 hours. The couple shares their flying time with a Bonanza and a vintage J-3—their previously owned Cessna was sold recently into Puerto Rico. Lee articulated, "I enjoy flying the Legend Cub the most. It is easy to fly and very comfortable. It's beginning to feel like an old shoe." She continued, comparing to their J-3, "Even with a [Garmin] 696 in the panel, I can appreciate the simplicity of flying. The Legend Cub offers much better visibility and I prefer not to have to hand prop a plane. The bottom line is... it's fun, with many modern conveniences."
ADVENTURE The Future of Fishing Vessels
Lee Blankenship with her Legend Cub Special.
"Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing—absolutely nothing—half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." Written by Kenneth Grahame in his classic children's book The Wind in the Willows.
The same can be said about planes. Ron Bishop personifies this sentiment with his flying fishing boat based on his Legend AmphibCub. "Here are the photos of both the trolling motor and the rod holders." Bishop's configuration includes a portable power unit with battery and depth finder with digital readout.
Legend AmphibCub accessorized with trolling motor and rod holder.
ADVENTURE Award-winning AmphibCub Survives Run 'n Duck
Charlie Pickett first encountered the Legend AmphibCub at the 2010 International Seaplane Fly-In in Greenville, Maine, and was immediately sold on one. Construction of his new AmphibCub began at the end of 2010. On delivery, Pickett elected to join American Legend for the 2011 Cub Convoy to Sun-n-Fun. While at the show, both Charlie and the AmphibCub survived the now historic tornado without a scratch. Since returning to his hometown in Massachusetts, he’s been busy visiting nearby ponds and lakes, as well as making trips to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.
Award-winning Legend AmphibCub by American Legend Aircraft Company.
TRAINING Learning With The Legendary Bruce Bohannon
35-Time world record setter Bruce Bohannon enjoys time away from aerobatics and racing at his private airport, Flyin' Tiger Field (81D) near Houston. Here Bohannon offers flight training in a Legend Cub. "It's the perfect aircraft for taildragger check outs and for learning to fly. It makes a great classroom and people learn real stick and rudder skills flying a Legend. Once trained on a Legend, people have no issues transitioning to other aircraft.” Bohannon loves the comfortable back seat that is ideal for the many hours every day he spends in his plane. Bohannon concluded, "The Legend Cub is a delight to fly."
FMI visit www.flyintiger.net
TRAINING Tailwheel Airplane Endorsement Requirements
The Legend Cub. Photo courtesy of Jim Wilson Photography.
While a tailwheel endorsement can possibly be accomplished efficiently and safely within a few hours of flight training, 14 CFR 61.31(i) does require at a minimum the following maneuvers and procedures be performed:
- Normal and crosswind takeoffs and landings
- Wheel landings (landing on the main gear while holding the tail off the ground)
- Go-around procedures.
AOPA summarizes the Tailwheel Airplane Endorsement requirements in their online Pilot Information Center. Here is an excerpt on what's required: www.legend.aero/Tailwheel_Airplane_Endorsement.html
Also, read the article "Rudder is the key" to learn about safety issues in teaching tailwheel transition: www.aopa.org/asf/publications/inst_reports2.cfm?article=6050
The Legend Cub. Photo courtesy of Jim Koepnick.
MARKETPLACE Texas Sport Is The Top Of The Pick
Top five reasons why the Texas Sport is the best available Cub and taildragger kit:
- It is based on the popular Legend Cub
- It is the most complete, most authentic Cub kit available
- It can be built in as little at 21 days
- It can be certified as an LSA, or to 1600 lbs. gross weight
- It offers high value in both initial purchase and resale.
The Texas Sport kit-built version of the popular Legend Cub. Photo courtesy of Jim Wilson Photography.
FINANCING Financing Is Available On The Legend Cub
Legend Cub financing is available now through AirFleet Capital. Contact American Legend Aircraft Company at 903-885-7000, www.legend.aero, or AirFleet Capital at 1-800-390-4324, www.AirFleetCapital.com for more information.
READBACK The Legend Cub Experience
From reader William Loftin, via email...
Yesterday evening I had the best flight lesson ever. I am a student pilot with 33 hours of instruction and starting my cross-country training. My normal plane had a schedule problem and my instructor managed to get me a flight in one of your Legend Cubs. All I can say is WOW… a joy to fly! The Cessna I had been flying will feel like a rock now. I got 0.9 hours in the Legend Cub. I LOVE IT! After I get my Private Pilot License, I will have to sweet-talk the owner here in Bakersfield to teach me the tailwheel endorsement. Oh, and to make it even that much better, today is my birthday and flying in your aircraft made my birthday the best ever. By the way, I grew up in Bonham, TX, just north of you guys. Thanks. Keep up the good work!
READBACK Experience The Legend Cub And Practice Fiscal Responsibility
Speaking about the competition...
It's a good plane and we'd like to match their pricing. But we'd have to raise ours.
EVENTS Places To See The Legend Cub
- Lock Haven, Pennsylvania -- June 22–25, 2011, Sentimental Journey Fly-in
- Oshkosh, Wisconsin -- July 25–31, 2011, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
- Greenville, Maine -- September 8–11, 2011, International Seaplane Fly-In
- Mt. Vernon, Illinois -- September 9–11, 2011, Midwest LSA Expo
- Hartford, Connecticut -- September 22–24, 2011, AOPA Aviation Summit
- Sulphur Springs, Texas (KSLR) -- Come by the factory, anytime!
For a complete and up-to-date listing of places to see the Legend Cub, visit www.legend.aero/events.asp, then step on in for a closer look at the Legend Cub.
BUY NOW The Time To Buy Your New Legend Cub Is Now
There's never been a better time to buy your new Legend Cub. Flying season is upon us, the market has stabilized, and nothing can be more fun than taking delivery of a brand new Cub. Consider all the facts about the Legend Cub:
- The most popular American-made LSA for six years running
- Challenging and rewarding to master
- A proven design with many years of history
- Most affordable and authentic among Cub alternatives
- Fun to Fly!
Available for immediate sale: Pre-owned Legend Cub Special with Garmin panel, weather, and night VFR.
Available for immediate sale: New Legend Smart Cub, Open Cowl, Ultra Leather interior, Lighting Package, 8.00 x 6 Tires, Float Attach Fittings, XC panel with Garmin GPSMAP 696.