Walter Extra has
aviation from his
of the world's
he decided in the
1980s to design
and build his own
began as an
has since grown
Today, the Extra
Walter Extra makes trans-Atlantic crossing in EA-500; Aircraft debuts in
U.S. during NBAA
New U.S. ownership and management team, led by Ken Keith, breathes new
life into Extra Aircraft
EXTRA 500 prototype aircraft is built and flown.
First EXTRA 400 sold in the US.
IFR-Certificate is received for EXTRA 400.
The FAA Type Certificate is received for the EXTRA 400, flown by many
world aerobatic champions, including Patty Wagstaff.
The EXTRA 200 is introduced. This aircraft has a slightly smaller
fuselage and a 200 HP four cylinder engine. During this same year, after
four years of design and development, the prototype of the EXTRA 400 is
flown. This is a six-place, pressurized single engine business/touring
aircraft built with composite technology resulting in extraordinary
strength, space and performance.
The EXTRA 300L is introduced, a two-place version of the 300S.
The first EXTRA 300S, a single-place aircraft, was flown.
EXTRA 300 prototype, the first two-place EXTRA , is completed and flown
by three competitors at the 1988 World Aerobatic Championship. These 300
HP aircraft have composite wings.
EXTRA 260 prototype flew with a six cylinder 260 HP and 3-blade-prop.
He completed his first EXTRA 230 with wood wing, four cylinder 230 HP
engine and a 2-blade-prop.
Walter Extra flew a modified Pitts Special in the World championship and
decided to design a high performance monoplane with an optimum
structure, weight and performance.