THE OREGON INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2019 McMinnville Municipal Airport

Greg Howard

Greg Howard

Greg started flying in 1974, doing odd jobs at the airport to pay for flying lessons. He got his private pilot’s license and eventually was able to afford his own plane – a 1947 Luscombe. He used the Luscombe to commute to work every day the Northwest weather would allow it. Like any commute, it quickly became boring. To combat the boredom, Greg started doing basic aerobatics on his way to and from work. He subsequently acquired a series of Pitts' in which he regularly competed.

Greg took delivery of G-200 kit number 14 in January 1996 and accomplished first flight in October of 1999. At 900 pounds with 200 HP this carbon fiber aircraft is high energy and high performance.

Greg has been performing precision aerobatics since 1980 and has over 4,000 aerobatic hours logged (more than 1,500 of those in the G-200). He is 5 time Northwest Regional Aerobatic Champion in the Unlimited category. Greg's sequence is constantly moving and has been affectionately described as ADHD with an airplane.


Construction: carbon fiber
Wing span: 20'
Length: 18.5'
Empty weight: 910 lbs
Engine: Lycoming AEIO 360X
Horsepower: 180+
Never-exceed speed (Vne): 220 kts (253 mph)
Stall speed: 55 kts (64 mph)
Maximum rate of climb: 3500'/min
Roll rate: > 420°/sec
G limits: ±10 operational