2009: Glasair Aviation LLC, 18810 59th Ave NE Arlington, WA 98223
Mr. Wathen, who sits on the President’s Counsel of the EAA and owns historic Flabob Airport in Riverside, California, selected Mikael Via to be President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the new companies. According to Mr. Wathen, Via is to be responsible for daily operations of Glasair Aviation and will help Wathen determine the long-term direction and growth of the company. Via, is a private pilot and builder/owner of a Glasair Super II RG.
More than 3,000 kits were in the field and some 1,700 aircraft flying in countries around the world by 2008.