Used Aircraft Guide

September 2010 Issue

Used Aircraft Guide: Grumman Tiger

A sporty balance of snappy handling, class-leading speed and a sliding canopy that has earned a cult-like following.

The Grumman Tiger owner culture is as unique as the airplane. To say these folks are enthusiastic about these airplanes is to understate the case. Most owners will energetically attest to the Grumman’s sports car-like handling, healthy climb and slide-back canopy that slides back for open-air flight. There’s arguably lots of appeal to these little cruisers. Non-Grumman enthusiasts just won’t understand. Some call them silly little airplanes. The population of Tiger airplanes is an aged batch—born in 1975, so owners were enthusiastic when the airplane went back into production in 2000 as Tiger Aircraft, LLC. It was a rejuvenated remake with some later copies sporting G1000 glass cockpits.

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