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Exciting Announcement! Posted on 2 Apr 07:37

Desert Aircraft has acquired the Slimline Products brand, design rights, and fabrication technologies. All production will soon take place at our facility in Tucson, AZ. While initial focus will be on mufflers for Desert Aircraft engines, a variety of Slimline products will be offered in the near future. We will make the transition as smooth and timely as possible. As always, thank you for supporting Desert Aircraft.

Covid Update Posted on 13 Jan 09:53

Happy New Year DA fans! Reminder: For the safety of our employees and customers, as well as to insure our supply chain commitments to our aerospace partners, Desert Aircraft is currently not open for walk in business or factory tours due to the pandemic. We are offering curbside service in the meantime, so don't hesitate to call or email if you need to pick something up. Thanks for your understanding!

Covid-19 Pandemic Posted on 2 Apr 18:02

  Like everyone, we are facing the challenges of navigating the uncharted territory of the Covid-19 Pandemic.  As a major portion of our business is defense and industrial based, for the time being, we are still manufacturing and shipping.

  As we strive for the safety of our team, we have instituted many new safety procedures, including operating smaller, separated, “split” shifts.

  At times we may be hard to reach by phone.  Instead of leaving a voice mail, please contact us at for the quickest response.  Multiple people monitor this email account on and off site and we will do our best to answer your inquiries as fast as possible. When possible, please place your orders here on our website.

  Hobby orders and repairs are being processed to the best of our ability. Some hobby related items may have limited stock.

Thanks for your support, and most importantly, please stay safe.

2020 Tucson Aerobatic Shootout Posted on 31 Mar 16:19

  As Covid-19 continues to spread, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Tucson Aerobatic Shootout. Normally cancelling the Shootout would be a very difficult decision, but in light of the massive and ongoing impact of the virus, it is actually easy to be realistic and pro-active.    

    Unlike a casual fly-in, a top tier international competition like the Shootout takes a huge amount of preparation from everyone involved. The ongoing effects of the pandemic greatly inhibit those efforts. While we are sad we won’t be hosting all of our friends in Tucson this fall, we look forward to seeing everyone again in 2021. 

Dave Johnson

Desert Aircraft

DA Shop Update Posted on 27 Mar 11:35

For the time being, DA is still open. Like everyone else, we are taking the situation day by day. The shop is currently working on a more limited schedule, but business is still flowing. At the moment, the website is still the best way to purchase anything, and email is the best way to reach us:
Shipping for orders may be delayed, but they will still go out as long as the shipping providers are running.
Repairs are also still going, but we are not giving any estimated turnaround times at this time; expect some delays, and we will get to them as the schedule permits.
We thank everyone for your understanding as we work through this situation.

DA-215 Has Arrived Posted on 5 Dec 14:01

The DA-215 is complete and the first few batches have been rolling out of DA. We are currently fulfilling those on the waiting list, and should have them readily available for purchase on the website for everyone the first of the year. 

For those that want to see the DA-215 in action here is the amazing Jase Dussia doing a 3D routine with his  Extreme Flight 125" Extra. As he puts it, "This is definitely a game changer for 40% aircraft in both 3D and IMAC flying. Built to last, the new 215 is extremely strong and efficient"

Get Ready! Posted on 25 Jun 12:58

Registration for the 2018 Tucson Aerobatic Shootout is open!

Register now at for your chance to compete against the best aerobatic pilots in the world!!

Now Available! Posted on 14 Jun 10:04

DA is proud to announce our new line of Servos and Arms

Order Now Posted on 25 May 15:15

Just in time for the 3 day weekend DA-70s and 35s have been turned back on. 

Rolling back in! Posted on 18 May 08:29

Let the building begin! 35's & 70's will begin rolling out over the next week. We will begin fulfilling the waiting list and then they should be live on the website in about two weeks.