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Meyers 200

This vintage Bonanza-class retractable is a fine airplane that inspires fierce pride and loyalty among its owners.

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Thereís something about the Meyers 200 that is hauntingly familiar. It doesnít look like a 40-year-old factory airplane; rather, itís more like a current homebuilt with that sleek bubble cabin... kind of like a Lancair IV. Thatís not surprising, given the following bit of aviation trivia that one of our readers sent in: Lance Neibauer, designer of the Lancairs, is evidently the nephew of the late Ray Betzold, who along with Al Meyers and Pard Diver brought the Meyers 200 into existence. Neibauer was exposed to that sleek shape early on.

While it may resemble a modern composite homebuilt in its looks, the Meyers is definitely a product of the late 1950s. Construction consist...

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