The Extra 300 is a sport and aerobatic aircraft which was first launched in 1988 and which is manufactured in various incarnations as a one or two-seater. The name is derived from its designer, German former aerobatic pilot Walter Extra, combined with the number of horsepower produced by its engine. The Extra 300 has gained notoriety from its numerous successes at aerobatic championships.
At AIRPOWER16 an Extra 300 L belonging to the Flying Bulls will aerotow both of the sailplanes of Team Blanix in tandem to the flight height required to begin their aerobatic display. The Flying Bulls' two-seater Extra was built in 2008, since when it has notched up several appearances at European air shows. Celebrities such as Sebastian Vettel and Smudo have also experienced aerobatic manoeuvres at up to 8g first hand from the passenger seat (the passenger flies up front in a cockpit).
Facts & Figures
|Manufacturer||Extra Flugzeugproduktions- und Vertriebs-GmbH|
|Version||Extra 300 L (2-seater)|
|Year of manufacture||2008|
|Max. takeoff weight||950 kg|
|Max. speed||407 km/h|
|Service ceiling||4,875 m|
|Powerplant||Textron-Lycoming AEIO-540 (6 cylinder)|