Aircraft Review

September 2000 Issue

Micco’s SP20

A remake of the Meyers 145, will this two-place cruiser find buyers in the training and sport recreation market?

[IMGCAP(1)] A trio of hungry aviators clamber out of a Mooney parked in front of the headquarters of Micco Aircraft in Fort Pierce, Florida. The pilot inquires about getting fuel, while the others ask directions to the restaurant. Thatís one of the problems that crop up when you build an airplane factory in a former FBO building.

Inside the 40,000-square-foot factory Micco has erected next to its headquarters, 95 workers are welding steel, running wire and riveting sheet metal, turning out the Micco SP20.

Also on the line are the first prototypes of the higher-powered SP26 that may be certified this fall. There is but one completed airplane signed off as airworthy sitting on the ramp....

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