December 30, 2008
By Ian J. Twombly
The Expedition E350, a four-place utility aircraft built by Expedition Aircraft, received FAA certification late last week. The E350 is an updated version of Ontario-based Expedition Aircraft’s Found Bush Hawk-XP.
Certified as a tricycle-gear airplane on wheels and straight and amphibious floats, the E350 will soon be available in tailwheel configuration as well. Expedition Aircraft bills the E350 as a stout utility airplane with a 315-horsepower engine, a useful load of 1,550 pounds, and a full fuel payload of more than 900 pounds.
“The Expedition was designed to be the true meaning of a high performance, flying SUV and the undisputed heavy-hauler in its class,” said Drew Hamblin, Expedition Aircraft’s director of marketing and sales.
Each aircraft is built to spec with instrument panel options that include a Garmin G600 and Flight Dynamic’s EVS-100 infrared camera. Deliveries are expected to begin in early 2009.
Stay tuned to AOPA Pilot for a full review in an upcoming issue.
Flight Training Editor Ian J. Twombly joined AOPA in 2003 and is an instrument flight instructor.
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