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Luscombe Airplane Co.

Aircraft  The Company
Model Military Number Name
1938 8A UC-90 Silvaire
The Luscombe Airplane Company was known for its well built general aviation aircraft and was an early adopter of all metal aircraft for the general market.  A glut of war surplus light aircraft after World War II forced the company into bankruptcy.


1933: Donald A Luscombe founds the Luscombe Airplane Company

1939: Donald Luscombe edged out of company after public stock offering.

1945: Production resumes with models 8A, 8D, 8E, 8F, T8F and 11A.

1950: Acquired by TEMCO.

1954: Acquired by Silvaire Aircraft and Uranium Corp.

1994: ATCs acquired by Don Luscombe Aviation History Foundation (DLAHF)

2004: The Luscombe Endowment replaces many of the services provided by the Luscombe Foundation.

 Merchandise  Related Websites

Luscombe's Golden Age
John Swick
Quartz Mountain Aerospace
The Luscombe Endowment

page updated 30 March 2006



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