I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Gobosh’s Dave Graham had promised me that this was an LSA with a difference. I had my doubts, not because of any inherent mistrust of LSA, but because, well, all of the type are limited to the same parameters.
I had flown the Gobosh 700 a year or so before, and the new 800XP was touted as a different type of machine. Gobosh has always claimed it builds luxury-sport aircraft, not light-sport aircraft. Indeed, the company’s name alludes to “Go big or stay home,” a suggestion that the Gobosh 700S and 800XP are a cut above the competition.