The Tiger

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1977 Grumman AA5-B Tiger

Available for rental at Blue Sky Flight, Bridgeport CT (KBDR)

Featured in August 2002 AOPA Pilot!

Winner, "Best Equipped Four-Place", AYA '99 at Minden Nevada


  • ~5300 hours total time, airframe and engine
  • ~1500 hours since January 1997 Penn Yann overhaul (as of 07/12)
  • Sensenich prop (76EM8, 62" pitch)
  • Sky-Tec lightweight starter
  • “M-20 Turbos” air/oil separator
  • Concorde RG-25 battery
  • Zeftronics solid-state voltage regulator with overvoltage protection




  • Owner designed and installed interior
  • 1978 Tiger front seats
  • Custom-fabricated seat back foams
  • Custom seat upholstery using automotive fabrics (legally!)
  • Two sets of matching Oregon Aero SoftSeat bottoms and lumbar: 2" thick for summer (when they get soft and compress easily) and 1" thick for winter (when they stay firm)
  • Custom side panels (look at those pockets!) using Airtex corrugated plastic and the same automotive fabrics
  • Airtex carpets
  • Headliner and window plastic covered using standard Airtex materials
  • Schroth safety harnesses, inertial-reel front and fixed-belt rear
  • AuCountry fiberglass replacement glare shield
  • Lightspeed ANR headsets, both front seat positions
  • York “Gust Lok”

Frequently Asked Questions about Tiger N81140


Personal aviation is one of the neatest ways of getting around, of seeing the country. Remember, it's not the speed of the airliner that's important, it's all the time before, after, and in between... Thea and I have flown Tiger N81140 all over the United States and into Canada. Tiger 140 is based at Bridgeport Connecticut and has flown hundreds of hours with us coast to coast.

"Have instrument rating, will travel!"

Various Flying Ramblings

"That's the craziest sonuvabitch I've ever seen; I wonder how many more of 'em are up there?" - Gen. Stillwell, "1941"

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