White Der Jager D.XI N30KW at the Fantasy of Flight Museum in Polk City, Florida USA (Peter Webber – Air Britain)
Country of origin:
United States of America
Single-seat light sport biplane
One 75 kw (100 hp) Lycoming O-235C four-cylinder horizontally opposed air-cooled engine
Length: 5.2 m (17 ft)
Wing area: 11.4 m² (123 sq ft)
Empty weight: 281 kg (620 lb)
The White Der Jager is a single-seat light amateur-built biplane designed and market by White Aircraft, being designed by Marshall White, and is a development of the Stolp SA-500 Starlet, the intention being to make the aircraft similar in appearance to a World War I biplane. Also known as the WW-1 Der Jager D.IX it is a small aircraft with a welded steel tube fuselage, the wings being constructed from spruce wooden spars and is fabric covered overall. Engine is a Lycoming O-235C driving a two-blade propeller.
A number have been built around the world, one being the first light aircraft constructed by American pilot Kermit Weeks, this aircraft after many years of operation being retired and placed on display at his Fantasy of Flight Museum in Florida. First example of the type seen in this part of the world became VH-XMZ (c/n 002) to its owner builder, Mark Wilson of Warrawee, NSW on 12 March 2019.