THE AIRCRAFT
The prototype Velocity first flew in July 1985, as the first four-seat, composite airplane kit, based on the Long-EZ. One of the factory's demo planes (N81VA standard fixed gear model pictured above) has logged well over 2500 hours, doing tasks like builder flight training and demo flights. The Velocity airplane kit was designed for the homebuilder, with construction ease, durability, and simplicity as absolute guidelines.

The introduction of the larger wing 173, pictured above in 1992 added a new dimension to the homebuilt category. This more docile aircraft offers performance and efficiency unmatched by any production aircraft, retaining the predictability and friendliness of the Cessna 172.

In 1997, we introduced the Velocity XL (extra large). This Velocity adds more width and length to the fuselage and provides room for Lycoming IO-540, and Continental IO-550 series engines.

In 2012 Velocity introduced the V-Twin. The prototype is powered by two IO-320 (160HP) engines and MT 3 blade full featuring propellers. Kits are available as fastbuilds with dual side sticks with center throttle as a standard layout.

A Truly Modern, State-of-the-Art High Performance Aircraft

Best buy in a kit four-place home-built composite airplane powered by a proven 4- and 6-cylinder engine

  • Easy to build – time-saving pre-cut foam cores, pre-molded fairings, finest quality aviation materials.
  • Fast-build wing and fast-build fuselage options available that can drop build time to as little as 800 hours.
  • Can be built in a 2-car garage; maximum width of fuselage without wings is 12 feet.
  • Kit comes with a comprehensive set of construction videos and manual; no need for special tools.
  • Affordable to build - ranging from $65,000 for the SE with a mid-time engine, 2-blade wooden prop and VFR instrumentation to $125,000+ for an XL RG with all the fast build options, factory new engine, M-T 3-bladed constant speed prop, IFR instrumentation, etc. etc.
  • Economical to own, maintain and fly.
  • Long range cross country capability with spacious, quiet four-person cabin and adequate baggage capacity.
  • Aerodynamically advanced design with true 200+ mph cruise speeds.
  • Incredible pitch and roll stability, solid feel on the controls...flies as a "two-finger" airplane.
  • Experimental classification allows the builder/owner to perform his or her own maintenance.
  • "Builders' Line" telephone access to factory support for those all-
  • important construction questions.

The Velocity is a true high performance airplane with the ability to make 1000 mile cross country trips at speeds in excess of 200 MPH – while carrying four adults and baggage in total comfort. With the rear mounted engine, the noise, propeller turbulence, engine heat and fumes are behind you, providing an atmosphere comparable to a modern sports sedan. An adequate supply of cool fresh air is available through forward inlets; this air can also be heated by the forward mounted oil cooler.

Using modern day airfoil technology, clean cabin lines, and non-complex systems, the Velocity exceeds all other aircraft in its class – in efficiency, performance, and simplicity. The Velocity performs best at altitudes of 7000 to 12000 feet (higher for turbo-charged engines) – probably the best environment for comfort and efficiency of operation. Piloting chores can be shared by both pilots, and the Velocity's incredible stability and spacious instrument panel make it an excellent IFR platform. With extremely crisp controls and excellent aerodynamic stability, the Velocity has been described as if it was mounted on rails, allowing you to fly long distances with a minimal pilot load, yet it will dogfight with the best of the two seat sport planes. Once on the ground, the Velocity is as sure-footed as a cat, with its full-castering nosewheel, 100" wheelbase, 80" track, and oversize wheels and brakes.

2003 saw the introduction of the Velocity XL-5 (nicknamed the “Dash 5”), which is an option to the XL kit. In addition to all the “extras” of the Velocity XL model, the "Dash 5" includes an extra seat (it can accommodate 3 children on the rear bench seat), extra baggage space, extra packing versatility, extra passenger comfort, extra useful load, extra engine power, extra braking power, and extra rudder control. Our intention is for you to have the best aircraft possible, whether it be a homebuilt or otherwise. Our completed Velocitys have established a record for durability and easy care. An added benefit is that the builder can perform all the repairs and maintenance. This saves a lot of money and gives you the confidence that the work was done thoroughly and properly. By combining proven, well-tested building techniques with a very complete kit, the Velocity has established itself as a winner by pilot/builders worldwide. A demo ride at Velocity will convince you that we offer no hype, no pie-in-the-sky claims...just a real fine airplane.