Simplex Aircraft Corp. formed January 1928 at Defiance, Ohio, to produce Red Arrow 2-seat monoplane (100-hp Kinner) with side-by-side open or enclosed cockpits. Ceased trading 1929 shortly after producing prototype…
Frederick G. Sindlinger built 5/8-scale Hawker Hurricane (January 1972), plans marketed.
SINO SWEARINGEN AIRCRAFT COMPANY Ed Swearingen is well known for designing Fairchild Merlin and Metro commuter and business aircraft, and for engineering such aircraft as Piper Twin Comanche and Lockheed…
From 1929 Simplex was reorganized as Sioux Aircraft Corp., brief existence building Red Arrow and Kite monoplanes.
Airline captain Bert Sisler built and sold Pipit 2-seater, formed Sisler Aircraft Co. and built SF-2 Whistler (EAA award 1973) and later marketed plans for improved version SF-2A Cygnet high-wing…
SKY RAIDER LLC Company, previously named Flying K Enterprises, was established by former SkyStar employee, the late Kenny Schrader. A version of its Sky Raider is produced in the UK…
Sky Sports International formed 1980 by Sky Sports Inc. and Gemini International to market late Klaus Hill’s Humbug twin-engined ultralight, landplane or seaplane.
Skycraft Inc. formed 1960 Ft Worth by James L. Robertson. Built Skyshark, outstanding STOL high-wing aircraft with special control system for flight down to 20 mph (32.2 km/h). Production versions…
SKYCRAFT INTERNATIONAL INC SkyCraft purchased rights to Super2 from Highlander Aircraft Corporation of Golden Valley, Minnesota, in 1999. Previously, Highlander had obtained the design from Aviation Scotland in UK and…
SKYCRUISER CORPORATION Global Skyship Industries, then the US subsidiary of Aviation Support Group Ltd of the UK, acquired the assets of the former Westinghouse Airships Inc (WAI) in December 1996.…
Skyfox Corp. formed LA to rebuild T-33 jet trainers into Skyfox developed by Flight Concepts (23 August 1983). Rights transferred to BMAC (Boeing Military Airplane Co.) 1986.
Skylark Manufacturing Co., Venice (LA), produced Skylark 2-seater 1937-40, and several versions of Skycraft Model 445 twin-boom 4-seat pusher 1945-8.
SKYMEDIA AIRSHIPS INC SkyMedia Airships was formed in 2001 with equity holding, management and marketing assistance from VentureNet Capital Group of Temecula, California. Its first venture is a low-cost hot-air…
SKYSTAR AIRCRAFT CORPORATION SkyStar Aircraft Corporation took over Kitfox programme from former Denney Aerocraft Company in 1993. Kitfox production continues. By 2000, more than 4,000 Kitfox kits had been sold.…
Skytrader Corp. formed 1984 Richards-Gebaur AFB, Kansas, taking over Skytrader STOL transport previously produced by Dominion (q.v.); liquidation followed 1989.
Skyway Engineering, Carmel, Indiana, formed 1959, reaching agreement 1960 with Autogiro Co. of America for production and marketing of Skyway AC-35 roadable autogyro.
SLIPSTREAM INDUSTRIES INC SlipStream produces a range of ultralight aircraft, and also offers the Dragonfly, originally produced by Viking Aircraft. The company also manufactures the Shark range of amphibious floats…
Sloane Aircraft Co. Inc. established New York July 1916, producing original designs for US Army: H-2 (October 1916) recon biplane designed by C.H. Day (ex-Martin), 125-hp Hall-Scott, 3 delivered, and…
Robert R. Smedley, Tulsa, OK, built racer 1959 modified from Lazor-Rautenstrach.
A.J. Smith built light aircraft 1981.
Mrs Frank W. (Dorothy) Smith, Norco, CA, marketed DSA-1 Miniplane sport biplane designed by late husband (October 1956), 500 sets of plans sold by 1981.
Herbert O. and Herbert V. Smith jointly produced light aircraft 1963.
L.B. Smith Aircraft Corp. established Miami 1947, major overhaul/mod centre, converted B-26 bombers into Tempo II pressurized executive transports (1959) and over 116 C-46 into Smith Super 46-C.
Mike Smith Aero Inc., Johnson, Kansas, produced prototype XP-99 Prop-Jet (29 July 1982), 6 seats, pressurized, 1 x 850-hp PT6A-41.
Ted Smith Aircraft Co. subsidiary of American Cement Corp., formed 1963 at Van Nuys, CA, to build Aerostar 6-seat twin (7 November 1966). Deliveries began August 1968. Assets acquired by…
William M. Smith produced ultralight 1986.
Jerry Smyth produced Model S Sidewinder side-by-side aerobatic monoplane (21 February 1969), marketed as kits/plans.
SNA Inc., Kimberton, PA, purchased rights to Seawind amphibian, marketing kits (60+) with 300-hp Lycoming as option.
R. Snoke built Swifty Jr. racer 1959.
Snow Aeronautical Corp. formed 1955 by Leland Snow to build S-2B ag-aircraft, delivering 265 to 12 countries in first 10 years. Bought by Rockwell-Standard 1965, subsequently Olney (Texas) Division of…
Snow Aviation International Inc. formed Columbus, Ohio, 1990 to build SA-204C or SA-210AT turboprop transports, not flown by late 1992.
Edmund T. Price formed Solar Aircraft Co., San Diego, February 1928, to produce aircraft and accessories. George Prudden, ex-Stout, chief engineer, produced MS-1 8/10-passenger transport based on Prudden’s TM-1 (21…
SOLARIS AVIATION INC Solaris Aviation was established in 1999 and purchased the assets of Ruschmeyer Luftfahrttechnik GmbH of Germany including Type Certificates, moulds and tooling. Ruschmeyer had filed for bankruptcy…
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