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This object is on display in the America by Air exhibition at the National Mall building.


Patty Wagstaff became the first woman to win the U.S. National Aerobatic Championship with this aircraft in 1991, and again 1992. The Extra 260 is a one-of-a kind aircraft created by Walter Extra. This hand-built aircraft, first flown in 1986, is recognized for its beauty, high performance, and maneuverability. It can roll 360 degrees per second and climb vertically 1,200 meters (4,000 feet) per minute. It is a successful blend of traditional and high-technology construction: steel-tube fuselage, wood wings, and composite horizontal and vertical tail surfaces and landing gear. In addition, the wing features an almost full-length, carbon fiber aileron.

Wagstaff earned her private pilot license in 1979 and was a six-time member of the U.S. Aerobatic Team until her retirement from competition in 1996. Today, Wagstaff is a premier aerobatic pilot in air shows throughout the United States, performing dynamic and precise routines in her Extra 300S, in which she won her third U.S. Aerobatic Championship title in 1993.

Gift of Katherine Hall Wagstaff in memory of Robert W. Wagstaff

Pilot: Patty Wagstaff

Manufacturer: Extra-Flugzeugbau GmbH

Designer: Walter Extra

Date: 1985-1993

Country of Origin: Federal Republic of Germany

Dimensions: Wingspan: 7.6 meters (24 ft. 9 in)
Length: 6 meters (20 ft.)
Height: 1.8 meters (6 ft.)
Weight, Empty: 522 kg (1,150 lb.)
Weight, Gross: 778 kg (1,713 lb )
Top Speed: 405 km/h (220 kts/h -253mph))
Engine: Textron Lycoming AEIO-540-D4A5 238 kW (320hp)

Materials: Airframe - steel tube Empennage - composite Fuselage skin - Ceconite Wing - Polish pine, plywood, covered with Ceconite Aileron - carbon fiber Canopy - Plexiglas

Physical Description:Aerobatic monoplane designed by Walter Extra; white with blue and red trim and sponsor logos; Textron Lycoming AEIO-540-D4A6 engine; MT 4 blade propeller.

Inventory number: A19930401000

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