Lake LA-250 Renegade
In the early
1960s Lake Aircraft Corporation (which had taken over the assets of
craft) were in financial difficulties and
were themselves taken over by Consolidated Aeronautics
marketing 'Lake Aircraft Division' was floated along with Aerofab Inc
to continue build-
the Lake line.
This aircraft is, therefore, described on the FAA Register as an
LA-250. Early in the new
millennium a bid was made to take over this facility by Archedyne
but, in the
event, it was actually acquired by Wadi Rahim's LanShe Aircraft.
succumbed to financial problems in 2004 and production of Lakes has now
although spare parts are still being manufactured. The
LA-250 was basically a LA-4 with a
stretch, allowing a six seat cabin. Other differences were the
swept tail and
250 hp Lycoming IO-540-C4B5 engine. Bill Larkins' shot of N124L
was taken at Lakeport,
Clear Lake, CA in September of 2004.