The GB1 GameBird

Fly Without Compromise

The GB1 GameBird

Fly Without Compromise

The GB1 GameBird

Fly Without Compromise

A New Experience in the Air.

The GB1 GameBird is unlike any airplane you have flown before. Designed by renowned aerobatic champion Philipp Steinbach, the GB1 GameBird was engineered from the outset to be the best aerobatic and touring airplane in the world. His thoughtful attention to detail, informed by his lifetime as a pilot makes the experience of owning and flying the GB1 GameBird a revelation in general aviation. 

“This is the ideal airplane for my needs, which is a mix of cross-country, teaching an Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT) course, and doing some sport aerobatics just for fun. The enjoyment with the GameBird starts by just looking at it and noticing the attention to the details (including in its aerodynamic design, its technical characteristics, and its esthetics). It is a superb airplane!”

~Roni A.

“This is the ideal airplane for my needs, which is a mix of cross-country, teaching an Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT) course, and doing some sport aerobatics just for fun. The enjoyment with the GameBird starts by just looking at it and noticing the attention to the details (including in its aerodynamic design, its technical characteristics, and its esthetics). It is a superb airplane!”

~Roni A.

Performance

Specs & Dimensions

The GB1 GameBird is the only FAA certified two-seat airplane manufactured in the USA capable of unlimited aerobatics.

The full carbon fibre composite structure has been tested above and beyond FAA standards and offers the lightest, strongest, sleekest airframe possible.

Performance

  • Top Speed:                          235kts
  • Cruising Speed:                  200kts
  • Maneuvering Speed:         175kts
  • Stall Speed:                           60kts
  • Range:                              1000nm
  • Load Limits:                       +/-10G
  • Roll rate:                   400°/second

Weights

  • MTOW +/-10G:               1,940lbs
  • MTOW +/-6G:                 2,200lbs
  • Baggage Capacity .             33lbs

Dimensions

  • Length:                                   23 ft
  • Wingspan:                          25.3 ft
  • Height:                                  8.5 ft
  • Wing area:                   121.5 sq ft

Engine & Propeller

  • Lycoming AEIO580B1A
  • 303hp @2600RPM
  • MTV-190-130-1 Four Blade Propeller
  • Cooling Plenum
  • SkyDynamics 2x3in1 Exhaust

Fuel

  • Acro Tank:      25 gallons
  • Wing Tanks:      28 gallons each
  • Total Fuel:          81 gallons

Airframe

  • Full carbon fibre construction
  • Steel landing gear
  • titanium firewall

The GB1 GameBird is the only FAA certified two-seat airplane manufactured in the USA capable of unlimited aerobatics.

The full carbon fibre composite structure has been tested above and beyond FAA standards and offers the lightest, strongest sleekest airframe possible.

Performance

  • Top Speed:                          235kts
  • Cruising Speed:                  200kts
  • Maneuvering Speed:         175kts
  • Stall Speed:                           60kts
  • Range:                              1000nm
  • Load Limits:                       +/-10G

Dimensions

  • Length:                                   23 ft
  • Wingspan:                          25.3 ft
  • Height:                                  8.5 ft
  • Wing area:                   121.5 sq ft

Airframe

  • Full carbon fibre construction
  • Steel landing gear
  • titanium firewall

Fuel

  • Acro Tank:      25 gallons
  • Wing Tanks:      28 gallons each
  • Total Fuel:          81 gallons

Engine & Propeller

  • Lycoming AEIO580B1A
  • 303hp @2600RPM
  • MTV-190-130-1 Four Blade Propeller
  • Cooling Plenum
  • SkyDynamics 2x3in1 Exhaust

Weights

  • MTOW +/-10G:               1,940lbs
  • MTOW +/-6G:                 2,200lbs
  • Baggage Capacity .             33lbs

Performance

Specs amd Dimensions

The GB1 GameBird is the only FAA certified two-seat airplane manufactured in the USA capable of unlimited aerobatics.

The full carbon fibre composite structure has been tested above and beyond FAA standards and offers the lightest, strongest sleekest airframe possible.

Speeds

  • Top Speed:                          235kts
  • Cruising Speed:                  200kts
  • Maneuvering Speed:         175kts
  • Stall Speed:                           60kts
  • Range:                              1000nm
  • Load Limits:                       +/-10G

Dimensions

  • Length:                                   23 ft
  • Wingspan:                          25.3 ft
  • Height:                                  8.5 ft
  • Wing area:                   121.5 sq ft

Airframe

  • Full carbon fibre construction
  • Steel landing gear
  • titanium firewall

Fuel

  • Acro Tank:      25 gallons
  • Wing Tanks:      28 gallons each
  • Total Fuel:          81 gallons

Engine & Propeller

  • Lycoming AEIO580B1A
  • 303hp @2600RPM
  • MTV-190-130-1 Four Blade Propeller
  • Cooling Plenum
  • SkyDynamics 2x3in1 Exhaust

Weights

  • MTOW +/-10G:               1,940lbs
  • MTOW +/-6G:                 2,200lbs
  • Baggage Capacity .             33lbs

Features

The Details that Make the Difference

Features

The Details That Make The Difference
GB1 GameBird
Powerplant Spring Steel Landing Gear Baggage Compartment Front Windshield Landing and recognition lights Low Speed Controllability Electric Smoke Refill Carbon Fiber Fuselage Steerable Tailwheel Canopy Single Seat Canopy Wing Construction

Powerplant

The GB1 GameBird is powered by a Lycoming AEIO 580 B1A, producing over 300hp. A carbon fiber cooling plenum paired with a SkyDynamics 3in1 exhaust completes the package.

Spring Steel Landing Gear

The spring steel landing gear legs are outfitted with aerodynamic fairings. The breather line is concealed in the right hand leg fairing which helps to keep the belly of your GB1 clean.

Baggage Compartment

The GB1 GameBird's baggage compartment holds up to 33lbs and is easily accessible via the door on the left side of the aircraft.

Front Windshield

The front windshield is separate from the canopy, enhancing passenger and pilot protection.

Landing and recognition lights

See and be seen. Wingtip navigation and strobe lights, as well as wing mounted landing and taxi lights are standard equipment on each GB1 GameBird

Low Speed Controllability

The GB1 GameBird offers excellent controllability from almost zero to VNE. Maximum speed for full deflection and snap rolls is 175 kts.

Electric Smoke Refill

An electric pump and external port allows for mess free refilling of the GB1 GameBird's smoke tank.

Carbon Fiber Fuselage

The carbon fiber monococque fuselage structure is designed, tested and certified for maximum strength and occupant protection.

Steerable Tailwheel

Canopy

The canopy of the GB1 GameBird is a composed of a tinted acrylic glass that absorbs harmful UV rays.

Single Seat Canopy

An optional single seat canopy is available for your GB1 GameBird.

Wing Construction

The GB1 GameBird features a 2-piece wing with each half weighing only 80lbs / 40kg. The light weight and construction design simplifies disassembly for shipping. Each wing has a 28 gallon fuel tank, helping to give the GB1 GameBird its astonishing range. The spadeless ailerons are certified for full deflection up to 235 kts.

GB1 GameBird portrait
Powerplant Spring Steel Landing Gear Baggage Compartment Front Windshield Landing and recognition lights Low Speed Controllability Electric Smoke Refill Carbon Fiber Fuselage Canopy Single Seat Canopy Wing Construction

Powerplant

The GB1 GameBird is powered by a Lycoming AEIO 580 B1A, producing over 300hp. A carbon fiber cooling plenum paired with a SkyDynamics 3in1 exhaust completes the package.

Spring Steel Landing Gear

The spring steel landing gear legs are outfitted with aerodynamic fairings. The breather line is concealed in the right hand leg fairing which helps to keep the belly of your GB1 clean.

Baggage Compartment

The GB1 GameBird's baggage compartment holds up to 33lbs and is easily accessible via the door on the left side of the aircraft.

Front Windshield

The front windshield is separate from the canopy, enhancing passenger and pilot protection.

Landing and recognition lights

See and be seen. Wingtip navigation and strobe lights, as well as wing mounted landing and taxi lights are standard equipment on each GB1 GameBird

Low Speed Controllability

The GB1 GameBird offers excellent controllability from almost zero to VNE. Maximum speed for full deflection and snap rolls is 175 kts.

Electric Smoke Refill

An electric pump and external port allows for mess free refilling of the GB1 GameBird's smoke tank.

Carbon Fiber Fuselage

The carbon fiber monococque fuselage structure is designed, tested and certified for maximum strength and occupant protection.

Canopy

The canopy of the GB1 GameBird is a composed of a tinted acrylic glass that absorbs harmful UV rays.

Single Seat Canopy

An optional single seat canopy is available for your GB1 GameBird.

Wing Construction

The GB1 GameBird features a 2-piece wing with each half weighing only 80lbs / 40kg. The light weight and construction design simplifies disassembly for shipping. Each wing has a 28 gallon fuel tank, helping to give the GB1 GameBird its astonishing range. The spadeless ailerons are certified for full deflection up to 235 kts.

True Two-Seat Cockpit

Full Controls. Full Comfort.

True Two Seat Cockpit

Full Controls. Full Comfort.
Cockpit
Cockpit avionics Rudder Pedals Trim controls Full front cockpit Zippered side pockets Dual USB Plugs Ultraleather Seats

Cockpit avionics

Each cockpit of the GB1 GameBird features a full set of controls including throttle propeller and mixture controls. The rear cockpit comes equipped with a Garmin G3X. The optional 7" G3X in the front cockpit provides passengers and students with access to navigation and radio controls.

Rudder Pedals

The GB1 GameBird's unique rudder pedal system allows for easy adjustments and may accommodate pilots up to 6'7" and passengers up to 6'4" in height.

Trim controls

Electric elevator and aileron trim allows for hands off flying and refinement in the air.

Full front cockpit

The front cockpit features full controls including throttle, propeller and mixture controls. The optional G3X provides access to navigation and radio controls while the adjustable rudder pedals allows for passengers up to 6'4" in height.

Zippered side pockets

The zippered side pockets allow for secure and convenient storage while you fly.

Dual USB Plugs

Dual USB plugs keeps your electronics powered up throughout your flight.

Ultraleather Seats

The seats of the GB1 GameBird feature Confor Foam cores and are covered in durable Ultraleather.

Configure Your GB1 GameBird

Choose Your Options & Features

Configure Your GB1 GameBird

Choose Your Options & Features

Own a GB1 GameBird

Adding a GB1 GameBird to your hangar will unlock countless hours of fun in the air. We invite you to tour our production facility, meet the team and take the GB1 GameBird up for a test flight.

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