The Extra 300L, a 300hp, six cylinder, Carbon Fiber aircraft, has been the choice of aerobatic performers including Patty Wagstaff and Gene Soucy and the Northern Lights aerobatic team. The Extra has a remarkable history since Aerobatic pilot Walter Extra designed the first Extra concentrating his efforts on the optimum structure, tubing size, weight and performance.
Walter Extra & Extra Flugzeugbau GmbH, designed the first Extra 230. The aircraft has a wood wing and Lycoming four cylinder 230 HP engine and is still in competition today. In 1984 Walter flew the 230 at the World Aerobatic Championships and drew the attention of champion Clint McHenry who flew the 230 and won the US National Aerobatic championship in 1986 and 1987. Patty Wagstaff purchased her first Extra and won the same championship in 1991 and 1992. Her aircraft is now on display at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Washington D.C. Patty continues to fly the Extra 300S.
In 1998 the FAA Type Certificated the Extra a testament to the aircraft’s structural integrity and handling predictability.