Extra 260

Top view cockpit of Patty Wagstaff's Extra 260
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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 is the cockpit and sponsor logos. Sponsors of Patty Wagstaff include Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co, U.S. Aerobatic Team, BF Goodrich Aerospace, Jet Electronics and Technology Inc, and Shell.




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