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Smallest Twin-Engine Aircraft Coming To AirVenture 2018

CriCri Will Fly During Several Of The Daily Airshows Taking Off From Atop A Ford Explorer

A Colomban CriCri, the smallest twin-engine manned aircraft in the world, will take off from the top of a moving Ford Explorer as part of the air show on multiple days during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018.

The CriCri, designed by French engineer Michel Colomban in the early 1970s, will be flown by Lionel Adroit of Team Cricri. The other two members of the team, Lucie Chapirot-Sarda and Daniel Pratviel, will be in the Ford Explorer, with Pratviel driving and Chapirot-Sarda in charge of safety and working as the co-driver.

AirVenture 2018 will be Team Cricri’s first public performance in the United States. Custom rails made by Thule are affixed to the top of the Ford for the Cri-Cri to sit in as the car gets up to speed so the airplane can take off. AirVenture attendees can see this only-in-Oshkosh air show act on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday night.

The tiny twin-engine Cricri homebuilt gets its name from Colomban’s daughter’s nickname. The original plans call for a 12 foot, 10 inch length and a 16 foot, 1 inch wingspan. Team Cricri’s CriCri was transported from Toulouse, France to Oshkosh via both road and sea transport and has arrived safely ahead of the fly-in.

This will be the third time a CriCri has made an appearance at Oshkosh, and the first since 2009.

(Image provided with EAA news release)

FMI: www.eaa.org

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