Dr. H. Allen Anderson is the proud owner/builder of N52PE the first Evolution Aircraft powered by Lycoming iE2 FADEC engine. He recently retired from his 35 year ENT/Allergy practice in San Angelo, TX.
An enjoyable trip in N9GG, a Lancair IV-P is the flight to Oshkosh. We fly from San Angelo, TX,(KSJT) to Green Bay, WI, (KGRB) with a potty break stop in Kirksville, MO (KIRK). The trip is 979NM which usually takes 2 hrs to fly 651NM to Kirksville, then one and one-half hours to arrive at Green Bay or 3 ½ hrs flying time to go 979 NM on 80 gal of fuel. This computes to avg speed of 279 KTS at 21,000 ‘, lean of peak, 17.5 gal per hour. The speed and miserly fuel burn make this airplane truly remarkable.
Landing at Green Bay avoids the dense air traffic into Oshkosh.
"I have enjoyed very much the many hours building and flying my Lancair IVp but I chose to build the first Piston Evolution because of the larger cabin, pressurized baggage compartment, and roomy seating for four. The slower landing speed of the Piston Evolution compared to the Lancair IV-P also makes it much easier to get on the ground for a non-pilot if necessary."
Dr. Allen Anderson
One of Dr. Allen’s favorite trips he is looking forward to in his new iE2 powered Piston Evolution will be San Angelo, Tx to Oshkosh, Wi. This trip is 944 nautical miles. While his IV-P could fly faster, the iE2 powered Evolution will fly easily get there non-stop in just over 4 hours, total fuel burn around 80 gallons and now with his potty installed there is really no reason to make any stops.