Extra 260

Tail of Patty Wagstaff's Extra 260 hanging inverted in museum
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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 at the rate of 360 degrees per second and climb vertically at 1,200 meters (4,000 feet) per minute. Patty Wagstaff became the first woman to win the U.S. National Aerobatic Championship with this aircraft in 1991, and again in 1992. Highlighted in this image are the vertical stabilizer and horizontal stabilizer. Painted on the vertical stabilizer are U.S. Aerobatic Team, 1986 England, 1988 Canada, 1990 Switzerland, 1992 France, and United States National Aerobatic Champion 1991 and 1992.


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