Lake Aircraft Division, Consolidated Aeronautics
Lake Amphibian Inc
Lake Aircraft Inc
Sun Lake Aircraft
Lake formed at Sandford, Maine (pres: Jack Strayer), and purchased manufacturing rights to Colonial Skimmer in 1959, marketed initially as Lake Skimmer. Circa1961 Aerofab (Herbert Lindblad (ex-Colonial)) was founded to build Lake Amphibians for M I Alson, Lake Aircraft distributor, 5511 S Main St, Elkhart IN.
Merged with Consolidated Aeronautics 1962, continuing production as Lake LA-4A amphibian, the first under the Lake name appearing in 1960.
1978 production model was LA-4 200 Buccaneer. One LA-4 used by Bell Aerospace to test Air Cushion Landing System (ACLS) 1963-1968. In 1969 the company moved to Tomball TX. 1979: Acquired by Armand Rivard, Laconia NH and Kissimmee FL; TC to REVO.
Company became Lake Amphibian Inc. in 1983 and Lake Aircraft Inc. in 1987.
Lake Amphibian Inc. markets six-seat Renegade amphibian (first flown 1983), four-seat Turbo-Renegade with turbocharged piston engine, Seafury and Turbo Seafury as variants for salt water operations, and military Seawolf with underwing NATO pylons for stores. Over 1,300 amphibians manufactured by all Lake companies, past and present.
LanShe Aerospace in Florida bought the Lake Aircraft Company in 2002 (pres: Wadi Rahim). TC to Global Amphibians. Renamed as Sun Lake Aircraft, Ft Pierce FL.