Glasair III Super Turbo

Glasair III Super Turbo 




With jaw-dropping performance, the Stoddard Hamilton Glasair III Super Turbo was introduced in 1990; designed to cruise at flight levels at speeds in excess of 270kts TAS!


Co-engineered with NASA, VH-TCS was built as the fourth of its type by the Stoddard Hamilton factory in collaboration with Randy Douglas, renowned Glasair III professional builder located next to the original Stoddard Hamilton factory. This aircraft was built professionally by factory personnel to ensure every detail and option is properly installed.


This aircraft (build#3228) is the only Turbo Glasair III currently in Australia and one of the very few ever built. This magnificent aircraft is offered for sale after having been thoroughly maintained and cared-for by just its second owner since arriving in Australia in 2008.


This 1998 build kit has only 650 hours on both airframe & motor and is offered in excellent condition.


VH-TCS is a pilot’s aircraft, with aerobatic, cruise and vertical penetration statistics matching RAAF PC9, Spitfire and Mustang P51 legends. Cruise performance at 8,000’ enables Moorabbin to Townsville in only 6 hours total flight time with 3.5 hours fuel endurance en-route.


Make: Stoddard Hamilton Glasair III Turbo

Registration: VH-TCS

Airframe: 650 hours total time (approx)

  • Standard and extended wing tips included
  • Electric elevator & aileron trim, electric slotted flaps
  • Carbon-fibre strengthened tail



Lycoming Turbo IO-540 AA1B5 / 650 hours (300HP Turbo)

  • Extensive bulkstrip completed (December 2019)
  • Annual just completed August 2020
  • IFR Instrument checks completed August 2020
  • Prop Governor overhauled with engine bulk strip


Prop: 100 hours TT, fitted 2015 (Hartzell 2-blade metal)

Prop governor: Freshly overhauled (December 2019)



  • Garmin G3X system – 10.6” touch display with synthetic vision

  • Garmin G5 - Electronic Artificial Horizon

  • Garmin GNS430 GPS

  • Garmin GNX375 transponder with traffic
  • Garmin GTR200 – VHF Com x 2 (dual)

  • Garmin G3X Autopilot system
  • Full electronic engine monitoring
  • Electronic fuel monitoring
  • Charts – (subscription required)
  • 4 USB Charge points fitted in cabin
  • Second screen on co pilot side via IPAD Pro Blue tooth to aircraft systems (ipad and subscription required)


Extras (please check for details / list subject to change):

- Mountain High Oxygen - with either masks for Flight Levels above FL 160 and Canular for FL160 and below – up to 14 hours duration (1 person) 7 hours (2 pilot /pax)

- Spare Bendix/King KI229 Radio Magnetic Indicator

- Wing tips and lights

- Portable ELB

- Dynon D1 Pocket panel EFIS

- Leather seats & cushions, gloves, life jackets

- Headsets 

- Books, manuals and full documentation


Performance / specifications (VH-TCS):


Top speed (TAS, level flight @ sea level): 252kts

Cruise: 242kts TAS at 8,000’/ 190kts IAS)

Stall (Vso): 58kts (slotted flaps as fitted / wing extensions)

Climb: 3000fpm (solo / 50% fuel) / 2400 fpm (Max Gross)

Fuel consumption: 70 LPH (plan) @65% power

Weight: 740kg BEW / 1134kg Max Gross / Baggage: 45kg

G limits: +6/-4 (at 1000kg max) / +9/-6 Ultimate load


Notes: Buyers will appreciate that this aircraft is viewed by appointment only and demonstration flights can only be provided at the discretion of the owner, once negotiations have advanced.


*Asking price quoted + GST


Contact Nicholas Christie at Light Aircraft Sales on +61(0)395311018 or +61(0)466649868 for a confidential discussion, or email

Glasair III Super Turbo

$270,000.00 Regular Price
$230,000.00Sale Price

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