F.8L Falco, G-HCBW

A rare opportunity to obtain a superb, low hour example of the classic, Italian designed, Falco. Designed by Stelio Frati, the type is considered a classic, with outstanding performance and handling. Wikipedia states that "the aircraft is widely considered to be one of the best handling, strongest, and most aesthetically pleasing designs ever made available to home builders". Pilots sometimes refer to the Falco as "the Ferrari of the air."

This aircraft won the Prince Michael of Kent trophy for Concours D’elegance at the LAA Rally in 2019.

G-HCBW is a 2018 Sequoia F.8L Falco with a Superior (Lycoming) XP-IO-320 engine giving 160HP, combined with an MT MTV-12-C/180-57 three blade, constant speed propeller.

Retractable undercarriage and constant speed prop give a very respectable 140 knot cruise speed at 23”/2300RPM. Higher cruise speeds are there for the taking, with increased fuel consumption.

The aircraft is approved for aerobatics, +6/-3g.

Airframe 58 hours TTSN
Engine 58 TTSN
Prop only 58 hours TTSN. Fully overhauled August 2023.
Electronic ignition.
Automotive spark plugs and ignition leads.
High canopy fitted.
Cream leather Interior
Full set Cambrai covers

2 x Garmin G3X MFD & PFD, Vizion 380/385 Series Autopilot (fully controllable through the G3X PFD), Garmin GNC255 COM, Garmin GMA240 Audio Box. Active CO detector.

UK LAA Permit to Fly valid to 16/10/24.

All build logs, history and associated documentation available with the aircraft. Always hangared. Full article about its build in the December 2019 edition of the Falco Builders Newsletter. http://www.seqair.com/FalcoBuilderLtrs/BldrLtr1219.pdf


Please contact
Cecilia Buchanan
+44 (0)1580 291827

Angus Buchanan


The Sequoia Falco Association is offering this space as a courtesy to the builders and owners of our aircraft. We make no representation as to the condition of the aircraft involved. We will not offer an opinion on the potential value of any of these aircraft. All correspondence should be between the seller and the potential purchaser.