Two Weeks to Taxi was kicked off in late 2005. The program began in 2004 where only the airframe was completed in 18 days. But the program quickly evolved, and through an ingenious feat of organization and efficiency, customers can now come to the factory and get their airplanes ready to taxi during a quick two-week vacation. Since the program's inception, 157 customers have successfully completed the program. While the financial commitment is greater, the benefit over homebuilt is efficiency and build accuracy. Compared to certified, the cost is lower and the customer has the added benefits of learning the airplane's systems intimately and being able to keep cost of ownership low by maintaining the airplane.