Used Aircraft Guide


AGAC AA-5 Tiger/Cheetah

Simple design and construction, coupled with slick aerodynamics, yields low cost and performance that’s better than some retractables.

[IMGCAP(1)] As this book goes to press, the on-again, off-again production history of the Grumman-American/American General AA-5 appears to be on again. Tiger Aircraft LLC has opened a new factory in Martinsburg, W.Va., and has installed and refurbished original tooling for the aircraft. Production of new Tigers was planned to begin in April 1999, then it was pushed back to November 2000. At this time, there is no word on when completed airplanes may roll out.

New production is good news for fans of this virtuous single, which offers simplicity (that means low maintenance cost and reliability), good looks and performance that’s among the best in its class–better, even, than some retractab...

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