VENTURE LLC The Thorp T-211, previously markedted by Venture, has been purchased by IndUS of the USA and renamed Sport E.
Venture Aviation produced P-51 Mustang scaled replicas until October 1984.
Verilite Aircraft Co., subsidiary of De Vore Aviation, formed October 1983 at Albuquerque, NM, to produce Model 100 Sunbird 2-seater (5 October 1987) with pusher 70-hp Emdair.
Vertak Corp. produced light autogyro 1971.
Vertidynamics Corp. established March 1970 by Bruno Nagler (see Nagler) to continue work on VG-2 Helicogyro. Just a year later formed Nagler Aircraft Corp., but no further news.
Another of Bruno Nagler’s companies, formed New York 1962 to produce VG-1, -2 and -4, all attempts to combine sustained hovering of helicopter with cruise mode of autogyro.
Formed March 1956 by renaming Piasecki Helicopter Corp.; no changes except in management, notably Frank Piasecki being replaced by Don R. Berlin (former chief engineer Northrop, Curtiss, Fisher and McDonnell).…
Alfred 'Fred' Victor Verville worked with Curtiss 1912, then designed at Army Engineering Division, producing unsuccessful aeroplane 1915. In 1918 worked with Virginius Evans Clark and Etienne Dormoy to produce…
Victor Aircraft Corp. established 1916 at Freeport, Long Island, NY, but did not receive any large wartime contracts. Built 4 aircraft for designer Albert S. Heinrich, all extremely clean single-seat…
Viking Aircraft Ltd, Eloy, AZ, formed late 1979 to build Dragonfly tandem-wing (or canard) sportplane (16 June 1980), over 1,800 sets of plans and 120 kits sold in 3 versions…
Viking Flying Boat Co. formed 1928 at New Haven, CT, by Robert E. and brother Courtland S. Gross, mainly building FBA (Schreck) under licence. In 1932 both partners bought and…
Vin-Del Aircraft, CA, built OR-71 Lil Quickie racer designed by Owl (6 June 1972), plans marketed.
VIPER AIRCRAFT CORPORATION Viper Aircraft's first product is the ViperJet. Series production is now under way.
Formed 1958 at Aliquippa, PA, to produce Model 10 all-metal high-wing 4-seater, developed 1963-4 into Models 1035 and more powerful 1050. Bought by Rockwell-Standard 1965; 1050 continued as Aero Commander…
Glider designer Volmer Jensen took over moribund Jarvis J-22 Jaybird 2-seat amphibian (85-hp pusher Continental) 1947, forming Volmer Aircraft at Glendale, LA, about same time; finally flew 22 December 1958,…
Volpar Inc. formed 1960 at Pacoima, California, to market tricycle-gear kit for Beech 18, company owned by Volitan and Paragon. Moved Van Nuys and greatly expanded, over 30 major mod.…
Whole story here for convenience, despite major name changes. Chance (christened Chauncy) Milton Vought born 1890, learned to fly 1910 and qualified engineer (U. of Pennsylvania), fast and profane talker…
Voyager Aircraft Inc. formed March 1981 by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager at Mojave Airport, CA, to produce aeroplane to fly non-stop round world near equator. Designed by Bert Rutan…
VSTOL AIRCRAFT CORPORATION VSTOL is responsible for marketing the SST 2000 Pairadigm and SS 2000 Super Solution series of kitbuilt aircraft. Kits are produced in Venezuela.
Vulcan Aircraft Co. incorporated 1928 at Portsmouth, Ohio, to produce American Moth 2-seat parasol monoplane.
Vulcan Aircraft Corp. formed about 1985 to develop V2000 Starfire 6-seat fan-in-wing V/STOL business aircraft.
Jerry (Gerard) Vultee designed major parts of Lockheed Vega, Air Express, Sirius and Orion. When Lockheed-Detroit failed Vultee formed Airplane Development Corp. (see Airplane) January 1932, producing advanced stressed-skin cantilever…
Registered in Los Angeles 1926, built at least 2 'Thunderbird, wings of the wind', yet another type of 3-seat open biplane.
WACO AIRCRAFT COMPANY OHIO INC Waco produces kit replicas of the UMF design built in the early 1930s by the US company of the same name and certified under ATC…
Unrelated to WACO (Portsmouth, Ohio), merely having bought name, Waco Aircraft Co., subsidiary of Allied Aero Industries, formed San Antonio, TX, 1966, to market and produce under licence European aircraft.…
WACO CLASSIC AIRCRAFT CORPORATION Waco Classic (known until 1997 as Classic Aircraft) delivers some five or six aircraft per year. It originated in 1983 at Lansing, Michigan, and acquired the…
WAG-AERO INC Company founded in early 1960s, initially to supply light aircraft spares. Three aircraft types currently offered, based on Piper designs. Founders Dick and Bobbie Wagner sold Wag-Aero to…
Wallace Aircraft Co. formed Chicago 1927 to produce C-2 Touroplane high-wing 3-seater (choice 85-200 hp). Bought out 1929 by American Eagle.
Stanley B. Wallis produced light aircraft 1981.
War Aircraft Replicas, CA, marketed plans/kits for half-scale F4U, Sea Fury, Fw 190, P-47 and A6M, until president killed February 1989 in prototype WAR P-51.
WARNER AEROCRAFT COMPANY Warner Aerocraft markets the Warner Space Walker, Revolution and Sportster.
Richard Warner Aviation Inc., Covington, Louisiana, bought all rights to Anderson EA-1 Kingfisher and W-1 Super Kingfisher amphibians.
William Warwick, Torrance, CA, produced Tiny Champ sport cabin monoplane (1 May 1960).
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