Vashon Aircraft is the newest aircraft manufacturer in the aviation centre of Seattle, Washington, designing and manufacturing the US-made Ranger R7 aircraft.
Recognizing that flying is increasingly becoming out of reach for the next generation of pilots, John Torode founded Vashon Aircraft in 2012 to disrupt the aviation status quo. The Ranger R7 is Affordable, American, Rugged, Refined and Equipped. There's no need to choose.
Affordable, American, Rugged, Refined and Equipped. Choose all of the above: The compromises end now. Start your adventure with the Ranger R7.
The Vashon Ranger R7 is the first aircraft designed to fill the gap between aging, under-equipped certificated aircraft and newer but expensive Light Sport Aircraft. The Ranger is a 2-place aircraft that features rugged, full metal construction to take real world usage like flight training. It has one of the most spacious cockpits in its class, and is Always Fully Equipped. Even the base model, priced at $99,500, includes a complete Dynon-equipped panel, two-axis autopilot, 2020-compliant ADS-B Out, and more.
The Vashon Ranger R7 was made to lower the cost of flying
AFFORDABLE The Ranger was made to lower the cost of flying. Skeptical? Vashon Aircraft was founded by the same visionary as Dynon Avionics. Enough said?
ALWAYS FULLY EQUIPPED Even the base Ranger comes with a full Dynon glass panel avionics suite, including Autopilot, with features such as primary flight instruments, engine monitoring, 2020-compliant ADS-B Out, Mode S transponder, navigation and mapping, ADS-B traffic and weather, COM radio, two-place stereo intercom, angle of attack, Wi-Fi, and so much more. The Ranger's electrical system is managed by the Advanced Control Module, featuring EFIS-controlled electronic circuit breakers, from Dynon's Advanced Flight Systems division. Other standard equipment includes electric flaps and trim, full-size 600-6 tires, and LED position and landing lights. More About Equipment
The Vashon Ranger R7 boasts a full Dynon equipped glass panel avionics suite
The Vashon Ranger R7 is designed, engineered, tested, and manufactured at the Vashon Aircraft factory
AN AMERICAN AIRPLANE, FROM AN AMERICAN COMPANY
The Ranger R7 is designed, engineered, tested, and manufactured at the Vashon Aircraft factory headquarters near Seattle, Washington, and is assembled at its Paine Field assembly and delivery center (just down the taxiway from the Boeing wide body plant.) The avionics are made by Dynon Avionics in Woodinville, Washington. The engine is made by Continental in Mobile, Alabama.
AN ICONIC ENGINE The trusted Continental O-200-D provides over 70 years of world-tested reliability. Its lightweight design doesn't sacrifice performance, durability, or service life.
The Vashon Ranger R7's trusted Continental O-200-D provides over 70 years of world-tested reliability
The Vashon Ranger features full metal construction, with no fragile fabric or hard to repair composite structure.
RUGGED, YET REFINED
The Ranger features full metal construction, with no fragile fabric or hard to repair composite structure. The rugged landing gear and airframe are designed to handle your good landings, your bad ones, student pilots, unpaved runways, and practically any adventure you choose.
A FLIGHT SCHOOL WORKHORSE Adjustable rudder pedals accommodate pilots of all sizes. The 46" wide cabin is designed for 2 real people and is even more spacious than most 4-place certified aircraft.
DESIGNED FOR ADVENTURE
The Vashon Ranger R7 is even more spacious than most 4-place certified aircraft. Both seats fold forward 90 degrees for your weekend camping adventure, creating a space big enough to actually sleep in. The Ranger's strut-less, cantilevered high wing design and expansive windscreen offer stunning views.
SAFER BY DESIGN The Ranger incorporates multiple active and passive safety features, including a low stall speed, benign slow flight characteristics, and well-harmonized controls. Every aircraft is equipped with Autopilot with Level button and built-in airframe protections, Angle of Attack with progressive audible cues, and dual 5-Point Safety Restraints.