Also known as the Long Midget, the Midget Mustang is perhaps the most admired and enduring homebuilt design ever. Even though it was designed over 50 years ago it is still much in demand because of its good looks, good handling characteristics, and fighter like performance. The market never developed but because of the plane's good looks and great flying qualities it has been very popular with homebuilders. The cabin size will accommodate persons over 6ft tall.
Pilot's Post - THE MIDGET MUSTANG-HOMEBUILT POCKET ROCKET
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It is a low-wing cantilever monoplane of metal construction, primarily of T3 aluminum and most are fitted with fixed tailwheel undercarriage. Developed by Piper engineer David Long in , plans for production by Schweizer were underway at the time of Long's death two years later. The Midget Mustang design being marketed in is similar to the original, with the option of building it with a bubble canopy in place of the straight line of the upper tailcone and hinged canopy of Long's original design, making it an M-IA.
He has owned the aircraft since he was 19 and cut his teeth, aerobatically speaking, in her. He keeps her polished and maintained to the highest level. More than 27 years later the day finally came when Ivan put Kylie on the insurance papers and it was her turn to fly — making her only the 3 rd person ever to fly her.