Bill Turner, Riverside, CA, with Ed Marquart, built replica Gee Bee Model Z Super Sportster (450-hp Wasp); amazingly, only accident so far (in 1979) was due to brake problem on…
Turner Aircraft Inc., Grandview, TX, have sold many hundreds of sets of plans for various versions of T-40 sporting 2-seater, all developed from E.L. Turner’s original T-40 (3 April 1961).…
Twin Commander Aircraft Corp. formed Arlington, WA, December 1989 to support and manufacture former piston/turboprop Commander series from Gulfstream. New production not funded by 1992.
E.L. Tyndall built sporting aircraft 1963.
United Consultant Corp., Norwood, Mass., produced Twin Bee (1963) rebuild of Seabee with 2 x 180-hp tractor Lycoming.
One of many UFM groups in N. America, Ultralight Flying Machines of Santa Clara, CA (Larry Mauro), built Solar Riser solar-powered biplane (April 1979).
ULLMANN AIRCRAFT COMPANY The Ullmann Aircraft Company's first aircraft is the Panther.
Raymond E. Umbaugh designed Model 18 2-seat autogyro in early 1950s, forming Umbaugh Aircraft Corp. at Ocala, Florida, about 1957 and flying prototype 1958. Developed Model 18A (June 1960), was…
In 1928 Boeing, Pratt & Whitney and Vought formed United Aircraft & Transport Corp., Frederick Brant Rentschler of P&W being president, office at Hartford, CT, where P&W and Vought had…
United Aircraft Engineering Corp. formed New York February 1919 mainly to market war-surplus aircraft and engines, buying large stocks from Canada and UK. Did not survive to carry out avowed…
Formed about 1915 New York to run Eastern School of Aviation, built small number of biplane trainers for this school.
Brief successor to original Hiller Industries, building C-4 (UH-4) Commuter 2-seat coaxial helicopter (10 June 1946) followed by J-5 with single rotor and tail reaction jet. Then decided to use…
For Army see Engineering Division; for Navy see Naval Aircraft Factory.
Built light aircraft and conversions 1967.
Univair Aircraft Corp.. formed 1946, moved to Colorado, holds rights to many classic types including Alon, Ercoupe, Forney, Mooney M-10 and Stinson 108. Mass-production of parts for older aircraft.
This corporation was successor to Monocoupe at Bristol, VA, building Monocoupe 90A including 20 for Army as L-7A.
Col. Marion D. Unruh, USAF, built Pretty Prairie Special (1 September 1957).
US LIGHT AIRCRAFT CORPORATION US Light Aircraft formed from partnership between Millett Engineering and Forespar Company in 1993.
United States Aircraft Corp., Burbank, CA, specializes in major conversions, notably Turbo Express rebuild of DC-3 (2 x PT6A turboprops).
This Colorado company market kits/plans of fighter-like tandem-seater (22 September 1978) with 125-hp mod. Buick car engine, 200-mph (320 km/h) cruise.
Valsan Partners offer Quiet 727, with JT8D-217 outboard engines and other changes.
Peter D. Van Dine built light aircraft 1982.
VAN'S AIRCRAFT INC Company derives its name from its president's nickname and began in 1973 with the sale of plans (and, later, kits) for the RV-3 sporting homebuilt. More than…
Clair Vance formed Vance Aircraft Inc. at Oakland, CA, 1929, to produce Viking 'flying wing' mail/cargo carrier, with P&W Wasp or Hornet (450-660 hp) and tail carried on booms. Flew…
Vancraft Copters, Portland, Oregon, market kits for Vancraft 2-seat autogyro, and also Lightning Sport Copter single-seater.
Vanguard Air and Marine Corp. formed 1958 to produce Omniplane fan-in-wing VTOL research aircraft.
Vardax Corp., Bellingham (Seattle), convert DHC-3 Otters to PT6A turboprop power.
Varga Aircraft Corp., Chandler, AZ, took over rights to Model 2150A (ex-Shinn, ex-Morrisey), building new examples from 1957 as 2150A Kachina.
VERTICAL AVIATION TECHNOLOGIES INC Vertical Aviation Technologies Inc is FAA-approved repair facility for various Sikorsky helicopters. The company remanufactures Sikorsky S-55/H-19s, S-58/H-34s and S-62s. In 1984, began to modify four-seat…
Vecto Instrument Corp., Houston, TX, produced Geronimo upgrade of Piper Apache, 180-hp engines and other changes, 1961-5.
Vector Aircraft Co., previously Taylor Kits, formed at Morgantown by Aircraft Acquisition Corp. to market aircraft based on original C.G. Taylor design, starting with F21B. Completely new Twin-T light twin…
Vega Airplane Co. formed 1938 by renaming AiRover. Affiliate of Lockheed, new plant built adjacent at Burbank to produce Vega Starliner light transport powered by Menasco Unitwin (22 April 1939),…
Velocity Aircraft, Florida, produce kits for 220-mph Velocity 2/4-seat tailless canard, 50+ flying.
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