American / Grumman-American / Gulfstream-American AA-1

Sport Aircraft / Trainer

Grumman American AA-1B Trainer © Vladimir Kostritsa
Photo ©: Vladimir Kostritsa (Photos at
The American AA-1 is a single-engine two-seat light sport und trainer aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer American Aviation Corporation and later Grumman American Aviation Corporation.
The AA-1 was originally designed as the Bede BD-1 kit sport plane. The AA-1 was produced in the following variants AA-1 Yankee Clipper, AA-1A Trainer, AA-1B Trainer and TR-2, AA-1C Lynx and T-Cat.
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelLycoming O-235-C2C
Engine Power81 kW108 hp
max. Cruise Speed232 km/h125 kts
  144 mph
max. Speed (vne)313 km/h169 kts
  194 mph
Service Ceiling4.191 m13.750 ft
Range785 km424 NM
488 mi.
Empty Weight461 kg1.016 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight680 kg1.500 lbs
Wing Span7,46 m24 ft 6 in
Wing Area9,1 m98 ft
Length5,87 m19 ft 3 in
Height2,07 m6 ft 9 in
First Flight11.07.1963
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1968-1978
Total Production1820
Data for (Version)Grumman American AA-1A Trainer
VariantsAA-1 Yankee Clipper, AA-1A Trainer, AA-1B Trainer, TR-2, AA-1C Lynx, AA-1C T-Cat

[Photo-ID: 3271] Hartmut Ehlers 2010-04-18
American AA-1 Yankee, , D-EBYU, c/n 312, Hartmut Ehlers, 2010American
AA-1 Yankee
Reg.: D-EBYU
c/n: 312
Another rare bird.
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