The Micco SP series are steeped with heritage deriving
their basic design from several models produced by the Meyers
Aircraft Company. The first of many Myers aircraft models was
the OTW biplane (pictured left), the OTW was used in the Civil Pilot
Training Program during the late thirties and early forties.
The legendary 145 model followed shortly thereafter
It all began on
the drawing board of AI Meyers' in 1948 as the MAC 145. Only 20
aircraft were built and, 47 years later, 17 are still around and 14
are still flying. The remarkable 145 still has the distinction of
never having an Airworthiness Directive issued on the airframe and
current Myers and Micco owners will eagerly give testament to its
ease of handling, in-flight stability, and nimble performance.
The original two-place
Meyers’ 145 design and Type Certificate were acquired by the Micco
Aircraft Company in 1994. The new company committed a large
investment into enhancing and redesigning the Myers 145. The
extensive development, engineering and flight test of the MAC 145
resulted in an amended Type Certificate (MAC 145-A), which was
awarded by the FAA in early 2000.
The high performance MAC 145-A or SP 20 is a
200-hp, all metal, complex two-place aircraft and remains the only
fully retractable, conventional gear, stick control airplane in
In pursuit of even
more performance, a fully Aerobatic, 260 hp six-cylinder model was
developed as the MAC 145-B or SP26, and launched into production in
March of 2002.
The SP26 is certified in both the Acrobatic and Utility
categories. In fact, the SP26 is capable of over 12 Aerobatic
manoeuvres and design tested to aerobatic loads of +6 G’s and -3 G’s
at 2,650 lbs gross weight.
The company is no
longer in operation.