Flabob from the air
Presently, we occupy half of a hangar here at Flabob. We anticipate that eventually we will occupy a hangar on the flightline, perhaps eighty meters from the Airport Cafe. Our plans are to complete the aircraft by early next year, followed of course by first flights. Giancarlo Zanardo has agreed to be first test pilot. Our intention is to give public demonstration flights a few times a year after that.

Since 2007, we have been guests at the Historic Flabob Airport, home of the Experimental Aircraft Association's Chapter #1.
 
We welcome visitors, but do request that you contact us prior to any visit.


The AIAA Wright Flyer Project is indebted to the numerous people, companies, and organizations who have donated time, space, and materials that we have needed.
 
The project has called several locations "home" over the past twenty years. From 1979-1994, the Northrop Corporation (now Northrop Grumman) allowed us the use of space at their plant in Torrance, CA. In 1994, the project moved to the International Die Casting plant in Gardena, CA. Toward the end of 1998, with the wind tunnel test approaching and final preparations being made to satisfy the requirements of NASA, we were housed in the Able Corporation facility in Yorba Linda, CA. Able (formerly Task) is well known in the Wind Tunnel testing community as the builder of six component strain gage balances; in fact, it was one of these balances on which we mounted our replica during the tests. Briefly in 1999, we were again guest of Northrop Grumman at the plant in Hawthorne, but the sale of that facility necessitated our relocation. We moved again in late 1999, to Microcosm Inc. in El Segundo, CA, where we stayed until August 2005. Zenith Flight Support welcomed us to Riverside Airport for a little over a year before the space they were donating became unavailble, necessitating yet another move.
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