Plans To Open Tailwheel, Aerobatic Flight School
In what Extra Aircraft
calls an effort to better streamline its US aircraft sales and
product support, Southeast Aero of St. Augustine, FL has been named
the exclusive dealer for sales and service of Extra's 300 aerobatic
line for the Unites States, Canada and Mexico.
"Extra Aircraft has had a relationship in one form or another
with Southeast Aero for the past 13 years," said Ken Weaver,
president of Extra Aircraft. "When it comes to upholding
Extra’s mission of exceptional service and support for its
customers, Southeast Aero has gone above and beyond, and it was an
easy decision for us -– hands down."
Since 1993, Southeast Aero, has served as Extra Aircraft's US
Assembly and Support Center, and then became the US Northeast and
Eastern dealer. Southeast Aero employs 30 people, and has recently
upgraded its facility to include 25,000 square feet of hangar and
office space. The dealer also sports a fully integrated avionics,
paint and maintenance division.
"We have always prided ourselves on delivering quality support
and services to Extra Aircraft customers," said Kramer Upchurch,
founder and president of Southeast Aero. "That commitment to
excellence will continue as we look forward to selling and
servicing Extra aerobatic aircraft throughout the US."
Additionally, Southeast Aero has plans to open a tailwheel and
aerobatic flight training center using Extra aircraft. Construction
has started on the facility and is expected to be completed in
Extra Aircraft is headquartered in Lancaster, PA, with a
manufacturing plant in Germany. Founded in the 1980s by veteran
aerobatic pilot Walter Extra, Extra Aircraft became a US-owned and
-operated company in 2003. The Extra product line includes six
specialized models: the EA-200, EA-300L (above), EA-300SP, and
EA-300LP aerobatic aircraft, as well as the EA-400 and EA-500,
business and touring aircraft.