Grumman's engineers felt the AA-5 design had more speed potential than the original Traveler, even with its 1975 improvements, and so embarked on an aerodynamic cleanup and redesign. The new variant was named the AA-5A Cheetah and was introduced as a 1976 model in late 1975. In keeping with its namesake it was 6 knots (7 mph) faster than the Traveler on the same 150 hp (110 kW) Lycoming O-320-E2G powerplant. Because the Cheetah looked very much like the Traveler externally, Grumman’s marketing department created a "leaping cheetah" emblem to differentiate it from the earlier AA-5.
Your solid mahogany wood model is 100% customized with any markings you want. Personalized stands are included with any patch and text. After you place your order, we will email a detailed customization form to capture the details. Digital photos of your completed aircraft model will be emailed for your final approval prior to shipment. Our miniature models are 8 inches long with the same level of customization and personalization.