Cirrus Design VK-30 — big kit fast mover
27º 58′ 57″ N / 82º 01′ 41″ W
Cirrus VK-30 at the Florida Air Museum — photo by Joseph May
Cirrus Design’s VK-30 is a mid-engine aircraft that is conventionally powered as well as highly streamlined. The VK-30 resembles the LearAvia Lear Fan in outward appearance though having a single engine whereas the Lear Fan had a side-by-side twin engine arrangement. The VK-30 is also a large and highly capable home build design since it can carry as many as five passengers aloft as far as 1300 miles (2106km) and as fast as 250 mph (405kph).
Information for this post came from this Wikipedia link, as well as the FAA registry, and this aircraft is displayed outside the entrance of the Florida Air Museum.
The left side profile of the VK-30 — photo by Joseph May
The rear engine and pusher propeller combination help immensely in the overall sleek nature of the VK-30 — photo by Joseph May
View best showing the engine air intake as well as the pusher propeller details — photo by Joseph May
The VK30 is a roomy aircraft by any privately operated standard but especially so as a kit build — photo by Joseph May
The single engine VK-30 is able to speedily carry 4 to five persons, as fast as most conventional twin engine aircraft — photo by Joseph May