Aircraft Review

April 2000 Issue

Eagle 150: A Different Breed of Eagle

If it takes something truly weird to break into the trainer market, this Australian import has that in spades.

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One look at the Eagle 150 should be enough to convince you this is not your father’s Cherokee. With its unique dual-wing planform, the Australian-built Eagle—which is being toured around the U.S. this year—may appear to be the product of the homebuilt market. But the Eagle is a certified design aimed squarely at the training market.

If it takes a weird design to break into this market, the Eagle has that in spades. Say what you will about its size, shape and flying qualities, one thing goes unchallenged: When this airplane taxis onto the ramp, people notice it. (Never mind that some of them may be saying, “what the hell is that thing?”)

The Eagle will soon be pitched aga...

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