In February 2002, the turbine Legend assets were
purchased from Jeff Ackland of Performance
Aircraft and incorporated under the new name, Legend Aircraft, Inc. The new
owner, Lanny Rundell, is also the owner/operator of Mid-South Custom Craft (dba Southern Air) for the
past 15 years.
Southern Air is a builder assistance
Northeast Louisiana specializing in Glasair kits.
Lanny is a former research and
development team member with Stoddard Hamilton where he was the primary builder of the Glasair II-S-RG prototype.
He prototyped the slotted flaps for the Glasair and
assisted with the building and testing of the turbo-charged Glasair III
While at Stoddard, Lanny also contributed in the areas of fiberglass parts
quality control, builder assistance, and helping with the writing of the II-S
and slotted flap assembly manuals.
In the past ten years, Southern Air has built all models of Glasair,
the Glastar, Giles G-200, Lancair Super ES, Lightning Bug, Cirrus VK-30 with an
Allison 250, Stoudacher S-300, Kit Fox and Turbine Legend.