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Extra 300

Extra 300


The EA300 is a two-seater aircraft suitable for aerobatic flights. It is suitable for competitions in the Unlimited category. The Extra 300 was designed in 1987 by Walter Extra, a German aerobatics pilot, and is built by Extra Flugzeugbau.

The Extra 300 has a fuselage of welded tubular steel, covered with aluminium and fabric. The centre wing has a carbon fibre composite spar and carbon composite covering. The wings have a symmetrical profile, with no angle of attack. This gives the aircraft the same performance when flying straight ahead or upside down.

The aircraft has a Lycoming AEIO-540 injection engine that produces 300 hp. The Extra 300 is built for + or - 10 G with one person on board and ±8 G with two.

The first two-seater Extra 300 made its maiden flight in May 1988, and German type approval followed in May 1990. The single-seater Extra 300S has been flying since 1992.

Brand Extra
Type 300
Pilots 1
Passengers 1
Maximum Take Off Weight 820 kg
Empty weight 677 kg
Payload 143 kg
Cruising speed 205 knots (380 km/h)
Maximum Speed 220 knots (407 km/h)
Stall speed 60 knots (111 km/h)
Fuel Capacity 209 liter
Span 8.0 m
Height 7.0 m
ICAO code E300

These specifications are intended to give you an idea of the Extra 300. They cannot be used for flight preparation. Often there are many different types of aircraft released with varying specifications and prices. Check the Pilot Operating Handbook (POH) if you want to know the exact values of the aircraft you are going to fly. Your flight instructor will be happy to help you with this.

Frequently asked questions about the Extra 300

How fast does a Extra 300 fly?

An Extra 300 is normally flying at about 380 km/h (205 knots), which is its cruising speed. It can fly a bit faster, but never more than 407 km/h (220 knots).

How much does a Extra 300 weigh?

Empty the aircraft weighs about 677 kg. Including fuel, passengers and baggage, the aircraft must not weigh more than 820 kg. The maximum amount of fuel, passengers and baggage that can be carried is 143 kg.

About Eveline van den Boom

The author of this article is Eveline van den Boom. In 2006, she received her first flying lesson as a birthday present; a beautiful flight over Rotterdam. That tasted like more!

In 2010, she got her PPL licence in Lelystad. In 2011, an aircraft was purchased: an Aero AT-3. This aircraft is still flying in the fleet with callsign PH-EVB.

She wrote the theory books "Theory of Flying" and "Theory helicopter flying". These can be ordered with your flying lesson and are also separately for sale on

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