Sun 'n Fun

Mooney Shows Its Mite

 - April 10, 2018, 4:45 PM
Mooney brought its M-18 Mite to the show for history lovers.

Mooney International made a big splash on the rainy first day of Sun ’n‘ Fun 2018. The company has upped its game with an enlarged exhibit space (SNF-002) on the flight line that features an enhanced hospitality for guests, a landscaped display area for aircraft, and a special upper deck for viewing the afternoon airshows. And tucked inside the exhibit is a special treat for those who have followed the company’s venerable history: an M-18 Mooney Mite.

“The Mite was one of the first of Al Mooney’s legendary designs to be FAA certified,” said Lance Phillips, director of marketing at Mooney International. “We’re celebrating the spirit of innovation it heralded at the company some 70 years ago— a spirit that very much continues today,” he continued.

“Deliveries of the new Ovation and Acclaim Ultras are being made as planned—with seven deliveries so far in 2018,” Phillips said. The M20V Acclaim Ultra cruises at 242 knots on a single 280 hp twin-turbo Continental TSIO-550-G.