Gippsland Aeronautics
GA-8 Airvan Walkaround Photos

The Airvan is one of the real feelgood stories of Australian aviation. Gippsland Aeronautics, a well established ag-plane manufacturer and repairer saw the need for an 8-seat utility plane and filled the gap.

Using their experience of high-lift / low-speed aerodynamics from the agricultural aviation field, they designed a new utility aircraft around their existing and proven wing and engine combination.

The result is world-wide sales and certification and even sales into the para-military US Civil Air Patrol (CAP).

It is another case of if it looks good, it is good. It's a handsome aircraft with pleasing proportions.

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References:
  • Aero Australia magazine. Issue 7. GA-8 Airvan: Australia's fying 'ute'. Stewart Wilson.