Lancair Columbia

Lancair Columbia 300 and 400

Columbia in flight Columbia Panel

If speed is what you need, then consider one of these airborne steeds. The Columbia springs from Lancair's kitborn roots of fast aircraft such as the Legacy and the 350MPH Lancair 4P.

The fixed-gear, non-turbo Columbia 300 boasts a maximum cruise speed of 219MPH, while the turbocharged 400 model can pump out 275MPH at altitude.

The Columbia is a new, modern design loaded with the latest avionics and safety features.

A new Columbia 300 goes for about $300K, while the 400 will run close to $350K.