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American Legend marks the three-year anniversary of its 1st Legend Cub delivery

American Legend Aircraft Company announced today the three-year anniversary of its first Legend Cub customer delivery. On August 22, 2005, American Legend handed over the keys to the company's first newly manufactured Legend Cub to Rich Giannotti of Long Island, New York. This significant event launched the startup company into aviation history.  

In the three years since Giannotti's delivery, American Legend and Texas Sport Aircraft Company (manufacturer of the amateur-built Cub kit) have delivered over 160 aircraft. The Legend Cub has become the most popular American-manufactured light-sport aircraft--a FAA certification category unique the U.S. With six models to choose from, including one open cowl and two closed cowl models, the Legend Combat, the Legend Cub Special, and the Legend FloatCub, American Legend offers one of the most thrilling, versatile aircraft in the category.  

The Legend Cub is a built-to-order aircraft. It offers the factory new appeal of any vehicle off the showroom floor. The Legend Cub is available in a choice of two engines with over ten propeller options, all with electric start. The aircraft can be flown in five different landing configurations, including three wheel sizes, floats, and skis. A wide variety of comfort, convenience, and safety options also enhance the flying experience.  

Since the introduction of the Legend Cub, American Legend has journeyed to Sun 'n Fun, AirVenture Oshkosh, and Sentimental Journey--all three shows in each of the last four years. At these events, the company was welcomed with great enthusiasm by fans of recreational and nostalgic flying. American Legend is the leader in sales of Continental Motors engines to light-sport aircraft manufacturers and also leads the company's venerable O-200 model sales. Originally priced at under $75,000, new Legend Cub aircraft are holding their values as costs have driven LSA prices over the $100K mark.  

Rich Giannotti commented on why he chose American Legend, "After flying for over forty years and owning seven airplanes at different times, choosing the Legend Cub was the best choice I have ever made involving aviation." He added, "I don't think Dusty is the highest time Legend (it has just under 300 hours on the tach), but I have flown it every time I wanted to with minimal down time for maintenance. The support from the factory has been excellent."  

American Legend Aircraft Company makes today's most authentic and most affordable new Cubs. The company manufactures the FAA-certified Legend Cub for sport, recreation, and training. The Legend Cub design is based on the J-3, PA-11, and L-4 Piper Cubs, and PA-18 Super Cub, and incorporates features most wanted by today's Cub pilots. The company's restoration services division performs work on most tube-and-fabric aircraft, and manufactures parts to original manufacturer's specifications. Texas Sport Aircraft Company manufactures the amateur-built Texas Sport Cub kit based on the #1 selling American made light-sport Legend Cub.

Press release issued by American Legend Aircraft Company on August 22, 2008


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