Lancair Owners and Builders Organization

From the President

LOBO President Jeff Edwards

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The Lancair Owners & Builders Organization is a collaborative group for all people who own, fly, build, support, maintain and just plain love the Lancair fleet of aircraft. It is the realization of a collective vision to cultivate an organization designed from the ground up to support the Lancair enthusiast.

Many aircraft fleets have type clubs. Like some of you, I have belonged to a few through the years. My affiliation with those clubs has been a tremendously positive experience, paying dividends many times the cost of my dues. Membership in type clubs has allowed me to meet many good friends, share great times and become a better pilot.

Type clubs exist to support the community of people who share the common bonds of flight and ownership. The benefits are manifold, but perhaps the most important of these is the sharing of collective knowledge about building, maintaining, operating and owning a fine aircraft. Members also enjoy the camaraderie type clubs offer including fly-ins, maintenance clinics, get togethers at AirVenture, technical advice and more. Look at our Events page to keep up to date on the latest LOBO happenings.

LOBO represents its members on issues that matter, like training, insurance, airport access, experimental aircraft issues, government regulation and more. Your LOBO board and I are all Lancair owners/builders who are working hard to make the Lancair fleet the finest example of amateur-built experimental aircraft in the world.

As a member of LOBO, I promise you no longer will feel like a lone wolf out. Lancair aircraft have a solid reputation of elegance, beauty, and unmatched performance, and we want to keep it that way. We welcome aboard all who share our vision of continued enjoyment and enhancement our aircraft, unfettered by unreasonable cost and government regulation.

We are looking for more leaders and volunteers to build LOBO into the organization we all want it to be–the best in GA today. If you have ideas, suggestions or some free time to make it happen, please contact one of us.

Background

LOBO is the vision of a group of Lancair enthusiasts who strongly believe in the need for a united Lancair community. LOBO’s board sees many challenges in the current general aviation flying environment. Continuing safety concerns, rumors of looming regulatory action and a dwindling list of service and support suppliers are but a few of the issues affecting the continued safe enjoyment of these fine aircraft

LOBO intends to be your one-stop-shop for all things Lancair. We see our primary mission as that of promoting the safe use and enjoyment of Lancair aircraft of all types, with an emphasis on owner, operator and builder education and training. In pursuit of this mission, LOBO will build partnerships to enhance communication and cooperation between its members, Lancair International Ltd., aviation training and insurance providers, businesses, manufacturers and suppliers who support Lancair aircraft, US and international regulatory agencies, and the wider general aviation community.

For more information about LOBO review our Bylaws and Policies & Procedures.

Code of Conduct

Above all, LOBO is a organization of people. To be successful, we need each of our members to work toward our organizational goals. To that end, LOBO has adopted a Code of Conduct based on the Aviators Model Code of Conduct. Click here to get a copy for yourself.

Fellowship

Finally, LOBO encourages the enjoyment and use of our aircraft through fellowship with other Lancair enthusiasts. By planning and organizing membership and sponsor-supported fly-ins, meetings, forums, symposiums and other gatherings open to the wider general aviation community, we show our respect, appreciation, enthusiasm and love for these magnificent aircraft.

Join LOBO Now!

If this sounds like a group you wish to be involved with click here to join today!

If you would like more information, or you would just like to speak with someone, click here for contact information.