Aviat Aircraft
PredecessorChristen Industries
Founded1991 (1991)
United States

Aviat Aircraft Inc. is an American manufacturer of sport and utility aircraft based in Afton, Wyoming.[1]


Aviat Aircraft Cessna 152

The company was founded in 1991 based on the history of the Call Aircraft Company and the product lines of the Pitts and Christen companies.[2][3] In 1995, the company was purchased by Stuart Horn and renamed Aviat Aircraft Incorporated.[4][5]

In 1999, Aviat purchased the rights to the Globe Swift with the intent on bringing the example back into production. A lawsuit between LoPresti's use of the design for the LoPresti Fury delayed entry of both aircraft from the market.[6]

The company also produces the Aviat 150 and Aviat 152. These are overhauled, rebuilt and painted Cessna 150 and Cessna 152s.[7]


Model name First flight Number built Type
Aviat Special Single engine aerobatic biplane
Aviat Eagle II Single engine aerobatic biplane
Aviat Husky Single engine cabin monoplane
Aviat 152 Single engine cabin monoplane


  1. ^ Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 94. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ "Makers of Pitts Special Sell Interests". Casper Star-Tribune. 13 June 1991. p. A11. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  3. ^ Ifland, Jane (20 July 1991). "Can You Not Keep a Secret?". Casper Star-Tribune. p. 37. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Aviat Aircraft History". Aviat Aircraft. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  5. ^ Kohlman, Matt (1 January 1996). "Pitts Planes Loop the Loop". Santa Maria Times. Associated Press. p. C-5. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Lopresti Countersues Aviat Over Swift". Flying Magazine. September 1999. p. 32.
  7. ^ Aviat Aircraft (2021). "152 Reimagined". aviataircraft.com. Archived from the original on 6 May 2021. Retrieved 28 May 2021.