The first prototype flew on November 16, 1996.
| ENGINE||1 x Pratt & Whitney JT15D-5D, 1370kg|
| Take-off weight||3719 kg||8199 lb|
| Empty weight||2235 kg||4927 lb|
| Payload||558kg||1230 lb|
| Wingspan||14.5 m||48 ft 7 in|
| Length||12.5 m||41 ft 0 in|
| Height||4.4 m||14 ft 5 in|
| Max. speed||640 km/h||398 mph|
| Cruise speed||463 km/h||288 mph|
| Ceiling||12500 m||41000 ft|
| Range w/max.fuel||2500 km||1553 miles|
| Range w/max.payload||1853 km||1151 miles|
|aristide marchetti, 14.02.2013|
Por favor, inclua-me entre os correspondentes de notícias técnicas sobre esse avião.
Hate to break the news but I am looking at this particualar aircraft as I type this and it has been taken out of service. It is on loan to Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa iowa. where brought here the horizontal stabilizer was chopped off to ensure it would not fly again.
|Curtis Hamlin, 16.12.2010|
Please call us at 877-334-8504. Love to talk about the Vantage. Upgraded power plant and avionics. This aircraft is being manufactured in NC with certification expected by 2013.
|Dan Clemons, 13.12.2009|
Bert Rutan ranks right up there with Kelly Johnson when it comes to designing airplanes. And to think that NASA could not figure out how to re-enter Earth's atmoshpere with heat tiles.
For a very long time, from 1961 to date, I've been in favor of small, single-engined, easy-to-fly, unexpensive jets aimed to private pilots throughout the whole world.
Planes like the Vantage and even smaller ones should soon be made available to al of us who usually fly those cute and small Pipers or Cessnas.
please contact me with designers and/or builders worldwide as soon as possible.
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