The Vashon Ranger R7 is the first aircraft designed to fill the gap between aging, under-equipped certificated aircraft and newer but expensive Light Sport Aircraft. The Ranger is a 2-place aircraft that features rugged, full metal construction to take real world usage like flight training. It has one of the most spacious cockpits in its class, and is Always Fully Equipped. Even the base model, priced at $99,500, includes a complete Dynon-equipped panel, two-axis autopilot, 2020-compliant ADS-B Out, and more.
The Ranger was made to lower the cost of flying. Skeptical? Vashon Aircraft was founded by the same visionary as Dynon Avionics. Enough said?
Always Fully Equipped
Even the base Ranger comes with a full Dynon glass panel avionics suite, including Autopilot, with features such as primary flight instruments, engine monitoring, 2020-compliant ADS-B Out, Mode S transponder, navigation and mapping, ADS-B traffic and weather, COM radio, two-place stereo intercom, angle of attack, Wi-Fi, and so much more. The Ranger’s electrical system is managed by the Advanced Control Module, featuring EFIS-controlled electronic circuit breakers, from Dynon’s Advanced Flight Systems division. Other standard equipment includes electric flaps and trim, full-size 600-6 tires, and LED position and landing lights. More About Equipment
An American Airplane, from an American Company
The Ranger R7 is designed, engineered, tested, and manufactured at the Vashon Aircraft factory headquarters near Seattle, Washington, and is assembled at its Paine Field assembly and delivery center (just down the taxiway from the Boeing wide body plant.) The avionics are made by Dynon Avionics in Woodinville, Washington. The engine is made by Continental in Mobile, Alabama.
An Iconic Engine
The trusted Continental O-200-D provides over 70 years of world-tested reliability. Its lightweight design doesn’t sacrifice performance, durability, or service life.
Rugged, yet Refined
The Ranger features full metal construction, with no fragile fabric or hard to repair composite structure. The rugged landing gear and airframe are designed to handle your good landings, your bad ones, student pilots, unpaved runways, and practically any adventure you choose.
A Flight School Workhorse
Adjustable rudder pedals accommodate pilots of all sizes. The 46” wide cabin is designed for 2 real people and is even more spacious than most 4-place certified aircraft.
Designed for Adventure
Both seats fold forward 90 degrees for your weekend camping adventure, creating a space big enough to actually sleep in. The Ranger’s strut-less, cantilevered high wing design and expansive windscreen offer stunning views.
Safer by Design
The Ranger incorporates multiple active and passive safety features, including a low stall speed, benign slow flight characteristics, and well-harmonized controls. Every aircraft is equipped with Autopilot with Level button and built-in airframe protections, Angle of Attack with progressive audible cues, and dual 5-Point Safety Restraints.
EVERY Ranger comes well-equipped with a fully-integrated Dynon SkyView Touch or HDX glass panel avionics system. SkyView is the most intuitive and capable EFIS system on the market, with advanced features like angle of attack, autopilot, synthetic vision, engine monitoring, beautiful graphics, unrivaled control ergonomics, touchscreen interface and much more.
- Primary Flight Display with Synthetic Vision and Angle-of-Attack.
- Complete, two-axis Autopilot with advanced features like Flight Director, VNAV, and altitude pre-select.
- Engine Monitor with all EGTs/CHTs, Lean Assist, and Fuel Computer.
- 2020-compliant ADS-B Out and Mode S Transponder.
- Mapping and Navigation with Flight Planning and Electronic Flight Bag.
- Superior situational awareness with full ADS-B In Traffic and Weather.
- Superb touch screen works with ergonomic knobs and buttons to offer positive, intuitive controls in all flight conditions