Loudenslager Laser 200
This aircraft was built by Leo Loudenslager for competition aerobatics and with the goal of winning a world aerobatic title. Ultimately, Loudenslager won an unprecedented seven U.S. National Aerobatic Championships with the Laser 200, a record that still stands, as well as the 1980 World Aerobatic Championship.
The Laser 200 heavily influenced the look and performance of the next generation of aerobatic aircraft, including the Extra, which dominated competition throughout the 1990s. Loudenslager's legacy is also evident in the tumbling and twisting but precise routines flown by current champions and airshow pilots.
The aircraft is now on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
Gift of Carolyn and Kelly Loudenslager