Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Canard Wing

I saw this flying over Charles Town, WV last summer. Can anyone out there ID this plane? I'm just curious. I thought I knew what it was but it turned out I was wrong.


Anonymous said...

It's a Piaggio P180 Avanti II. I think it is the fastest prop in the world. The Ferrari famiy own the company that make it.


Rick Lee said...

Thanks LH! You are obviously correct. I was not familiar with this aircraft. It's amazing. I'll have to look for a Flight Simulator model.

Johannah said...

Here's a picture of a Piaggio P180 Avani that my son, a lifelong planespotter and civil aviation photographer, took in 2004. He says its engine has a distinctive sound.