Extra EA-300L
Single-engine two-seat low-wing aerobatic monoplane, Germany

Archive Photos 1

Extra EA-300L (N224D, s/n 028, 1996) on display (8/27/2005) at the 2005 Camarillo Air Show, Camarillo, California (Photos by John Shupek)

Overview 2

The Extra Flugzeugbau EA-300 is a two-seat aerobatic monoplane capable of Unlimited category competition. It was designed in 1987 by Walter Extra, an award-winning German aerobatic pilot and built by Extra Flugzeugbau.

Design and Development 2

Design of the Extra EA-300 was based on the Extra EA-230, an early 1980’s monoplane having a wing made of wood. The Extra EA-300 has a welded steel tube fuselage covered in aluminum and fabric. The mid-set wing has a carbon fiber composite spar and carbon composite skins. A symmetrical airfoil, mounted with a zero angle of incidence, provides equal performance in both upright and inverted flight. The landing gear is fixed taildragger style with composite main legs and fiberglass wheel pants. The powerplant is a fuel-injected Lycoming AEIO-540 which produces 300 hp (224 kW).

The first two-seat Extra EA-300 made its maiden flight on 6 May 1988, with German type certification following on 16 May 1990. The single seat Extra EA-300S flew on 4 March 1992.

The Extra EA-300 is stressed for ±10g with one person on board and ±8Ig with two. Some Extra EA-300’s are certificated in the Experimental Category in the U.S., while others are certificated in the Aerobatic category.

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Specifications (EA-300L) 2

General Characteristics



  1. Shupek, John. Photos, copyright © 2005 Skytamer Images. All Rights Reserved
  2. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Extra EA-300

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