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NBAA’s Regional Forums Promote Value of General Aviation at the association’s Annual Meeting & Convention, at venues closer to home. As everyone in general aviation knows, it’s extremely important to spread the positive message about the benefits of our industry, and the vital services that general aviation provides to citizens, companies and communities across the country. One way NBAA works to bring visibility to this message is through the association’s Business Aviation Regional Forums. Held each year at locations across the country, the Forums provide an opportunity to highlight the fact that the industry supports more than a million jobs, generates $150 billion in economic activity each year, helps companies compete and succeed and provides a transportation lifeline to towns with little or no airline service. The Forums often have participation from the local policymakers who we most need to hear our message about the industry’s value. Over the past couple of years, we’ve been pleased to welcome local mayors, state legislators and members of congress to the events.

For example, like the annual Convention, each Regional Forum includes a variety of exhibits, aircraft on static display and a host of education sessions. At the Forums, NBAA representatives can also meet with attendees one-on-one to discuss the needs and concerns of local business aviation users, and exchange information about specific airport policies, environmental protocols, safety and security proposals, taxation and other issues. At this writing, we’ve enjoyed two successful Regional Forums so far in 2012. Our most recent Forum, at southern California’s Van Nuys Airport (VNY), drew more than 1,600 people, 112 exhibiting companies, and 16 aircraft, including the Lineage 1000, and the Global 6000, which made its debut at the event. The Cirrus Vision Jet also made its first appearance at an NBAA Regional Forum. Our next gathering will be on June 7, at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport (TEB) with our final Regional Forum wrapping up the year at Boeing Field/King County International Airport (BFI) in Seattle, WA on September 20. I would like to invite all readers of General Aviation News to attend a Regional Forum near you, where you can learn about the latest that NBAA has to offer, while also making your voice heard on the most important matters facing the business aviation community. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Of course, we’re also delighted to have robust participation at NBAA’s Regional Forums by the people in the business aviation community. They recognize that, along with the effectiveness of the events as an advocacy platform, the Forums provide an opportunity for NBAA Members to enjoy many of the same benefits and services available

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After the successful conclusion of its test flight program, Pipistrel has released its newest aircraft, the Pipistrel Alpha Trainer (pictured), which has been engineered with the “essence of training” as its primary design goal, according to company officials. Pipistrel.si

Eclipse Aerospace has signed an agreement with PZL Mielec, an affiliate of Sikorsky Aircraft, to produce major components for the Eclipse 550 Jet. PZL Mielec will manufacture the fuselage, empennage, and wings in Poland and ship the parts to Albuquerque for final assembly. Eclipse Aerospace plans first deliveries of the Eclipse 550 in 2013. Eclipse.aero Cirrus Aircraft CEO Dale Klapmeier was awarded German magazine Fliegermagazine’s Industry Leader of the Year at AERO. In presenting the award, Thomas Borchert, editor-in-chief, noted Klapmeier’s “pivotal accomplishments for Cirrus over the past year,” including “the sale of Cirrus to CAIGA that gives them a unique position to emerge in that market; the sale of the 5,000th airplane; and a host of innovative features for 2012, including Perspective Global Connect, which is of particular interest to European pilots.” CirrusAircraft.com

U-Fuel, a supplier of fuel stations to the aviation industry, has completed installation of its first “Box” fuel station at the Atlantic Aviation FBO at the Charleston Executive Airport (JZI), in Charleston, S.C. The self-service fuel stations place all critical components, including the fuel tank, within a fire resistant panel enclosure. They are available as single- or twoproduct systems with tank capacities from 1,000 to 10,000 gallons. UFuel.com

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Cessna has signed an agreement with the China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company (CAIGA) and the Shijiazhuang Municipal Government for the final assembly, sales, and customer support of the Caravan in China. “These Cessna aircraft will be manufactured in the United States and sent to Shijiazhuang, China, to undergo final assembly and then be sold in China,” explained Cessna’s Mike Shih. Cessna.com

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court has granted approval of Hawker Beechcraft’s motions to continue to operate in the ordinary course of business as part of the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. This means the company can pay employees, as well as vendors and suppliers, using $400 million in Debtor-in-Possession financing, negotiated as part of the restructuring. On May 3, Hawker Beechcraft and a number of its lenders and bondholders agreed to the terms of the bankruptcy, which eliminates about $2.5 billion in debt. HawkerBeechcraft.com Also filing for bankruptcy is LightSquared, the company that is trying to build a nationwide high-speed wireless network that has been found to interfere with GPS signals. Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission pulled a conditional waiver it had granted the company after repeated tests showed that the wireless signals interrupted GPS signals, creating a safety hazard. Company officials say the bankruptcy will give

LightSquared “sufficient breathing room” to work through the regulatory process. LightSquared.com Garmin officials are celebrating the 23-year-old company’s latest milestone: It has sold more than 100 million of its products to pilots, motorists, golfers, hikers, and others. Garmin.com Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) recently dedicated a Cessna Caravan aircraft for service in Haiti. Funded by gifts from supporters, the new plane will depart this month for Haiti, where it will support the work of churches, medical teams, and relief workers rebuilding the island nation two years after the devastating earthquake. MAF has served in Haiti for 25 years and has a permanent base at the Port-au-Prince Airport. MAF.org PilotMall.com now has a retail store open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The 1971 Beechcraft Baron E55 is equipped with King KFC 200 Flight Director/Autopilot, HSI, Garmin 430 GPS, VG Kit, Color Radar, Norton Radome, GAMI Injectors, and all stainless screws and fasteners. “The work of our mission will be significantly benefited by this generous donation,” said John Armstrong, president of Bahamas Habitat. In other news, Bahamas Habitat is a finalist for the Lightspeed Aviation Pilot’s Choice Award. The top five charities, as chosen by the aviation community, will receive a cash award of no less than $10,000 to help fulfill their mission. Bahamas Habitat is a US-based Christian nonprofit organization supporting housing and disaster relief work in the Bahamas and Caribbean, while also introducing pilots to mission flying opportunities. The organization’s volunteers flew more than 400 missions to Haiti following the devastating earthquake there. BahamasHabitat.org

Thierry Pouille, president of Air Journey in Jupiter, Fla., has donated a Beechcraft Baron E55 to Bahamas Habitat for use in its mission work. Since 1998, Air Journey has led pilot excursions around the world, including destinations in the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Canada, South America, and Europe. Air Journey and Pouille’s Baron were first involved with Bahamas Habitat last September following the devastation of Hurricane Irene in the Bahamas, flying supplies and other help to the islands. The Baron had been the Pouille family aircraft since May 2000. An increase in the company’s business led to less and less personal flying, he said. “I realized the N63JL was just sitting on the tarmac under the elements being put to no good use,” he said. “I knew from my experience last September that Bahamas Habitat was the perfect new home for her bringing food and supplies to needy people.”

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The Driving While Intoxicated case that led to Randy Babbitt’s abrupt resignation as FAA administrator has been dismissed after a Fairfax, Va., judge ruled that the May 10 traffic stop was made on a “mere hunch” and without just cause. FAA.gov The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Foundation is looking for nominations for the Air Show Hall of Fame. Created in 1995 to recognize those who made significant contributions to the airshow industry, the Hall of Fame is home to more than 45 inductees, representing pilots, stunt people, announcers, producers, aircraft designers, builders and other innovators who have changed the face of airshows. Past inductees include Bob Hoover, Curtis Pitts, Patty Wagstaff, Sean D. Tucker, and Paul Poberezny. Submit nominations using the Hall of Fame Nominating Petition, available for download online. Deadline for submissions is July 1. ICASFoundation.org

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A Smithsonian exhibition examining African American contributions in aviation will be on display at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Ore., through Aug. 5. Presented by the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, “Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight” examines the contribu-

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The Commemorative Air Force’s famous B-29 Superfortress bomber, “FIFI” — the only remaining flying example of the aircraft in the world — will return to the eastern U.S. for a four-week tour. The B-29 (pictured) will be joined by an equally rare B-24 Liberator, “Diamond Lil,” and a P-51 Mustang from the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, “The Brat III.” Cities on the tour, which runs through mid-June, include Baltimore, Charlotte, Buffalo, and Windsor Locks, Conn. RideB29.com Warbirds Over Whiteside will be held at the Whiteside County Airport (SQI) in Rock Falls, Ill., July 20-22. Owners of all types of Warbirds are invited to share in the festivities. WarbirdsOverWhiteside.com

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Mixed performance for GA in first quarter The latest industry and billing figures released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) show a mixed performance across the different segments of general aviation. In the first three months of 2012, worldwide general aviation airplane shipments fell 2.1%, from 377 in 2011 to 369 this year. Billings totaled $3.39 billion in the first three months, down 8%. Piston-powered airplane shipments totaled 184 in the first three months of 2012 compared to 188 in 2011, a 2.1% decrease. Turboprop shipments were up 3.3% from 61 in 2011 to 63 in 2012. Business jet shipments totaled 122, a 4.7% decrease

over the 128 delivered during this same period in 2011. “The first quarter shipment data shows mixed performance across the segments,” said GAMA’s President and CEO Pete Bunce. “One continuing concern is the lack of available financing around the world. An important step forward would be for the U.S. Congress to quickly reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. The lending authority of the bank spurs sales which are essential to revitalizing the manufacturing sector. The House passed their version of the legislation and we urge the Senate to quickly follow-suit.” GAMA.aero

Blocking your flight info The FAA is accepting comments until June 8 on its latest proposal to allow pilots to block their flight information from public view. Last June, the FAA announced it was ending the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program, which would make all flight information available to the public, unless a pilot could prove a “certified security concern.” GA groups and pilots vehemently opposed the move, saying it would create a multitude of problems, from competing companies learning sensitive information based on executive

travel to the potential stalking of celebrities and other public figures. After the outcry, Congress reinstated the BARR program in the appropriations bill passed in December, directing the FAA to come up with a new proposal. Earlier this month, the agency issued its proposed rules for participation in the program, which is now dubbed Aircraft Situation Display to Industry (ASDI) and National Airspace System Status Information (NASSI). The new policy would require aircraft owners to submit their requests to block

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their information on their own behalf, sending the agency specific information such as N-number and contact information to facilitate approval. “The receipt of this information could influence whether the FAA can add or delete aircraft from the ASDI block list in a timely way,” officials said in a public filing. Aircraft already on the blocked list will be automatically included under the new policy. In the latest proposal there will be two levels of blocking: At the FAA level and

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at the industry level. Information blocked at the FAA level means no one — including the owner — will be able to track the aircraft, “although the FAA supplies unfiltered data to other government agencies.” Industry level blocking will make the information available to aircraft owners and others they permit to view the information to aid in tracking flights. To make your voice heard on the new proposal, go to Regulations.gov. Docket number is FAA–2011–0183.

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By DEE WHITTINGTON After a very dry and near record high average temperature in Virginia in March, Mother Nature decided to make up for the dearth of rain with clouds, rain and storms arriving at Suffolk Executive Airport (SFQ) on Saturday, April 28, the first day of the Virginia Festival of Flight. About 2 p.m. the announcer broadcast a warning for everyone to take cover and planes not tied down to depart or seek shelter. In a sign of the times, many people were already alerted by the weather maps on their smartphones and knew what was coming. This 15th Virginia Regional Festival of Flight boasted two unique aircraft, including the restored RV-1, the first of the hugely successful family of homebuilt aircraft designed by Dick VanGrunsven making its rounds around the U.S. prior to being donated to the EAA Air Museum during this summer’s AirVenture. By far the largest airplane on display was the only replica of an AC-47D gunship famous for its close troop air support role in the Vietnam war. All the original

AC-47s were left in Southeast Asia after the war. This replica created from a 1944 DC-3 is a flying tribute to John Levitow, a Medal of Honor winner. It was restored by the Warbirds of America Squadron 14, and is now based at the American Flight Museum in Topeka, Kansas. The 2012 Festival of Flight offered 27 forum sessions and six workshop sessions, several being official Safety Seminars and some eligible for the Virginia Aviation Ambassador program. Particularly popular was the Youth Area. On Sunday, the weather opened up in the afternoon, giving volunteer pilots sunny skies to fly 36 Young Eagles. For the first time a small car and motorcycle show was incorporated in the event. In a positive look ahead, Ray Batton, president of the Virginia Aviation Council, said, “As the new president, I have big plans for the Festival of Flight. Although the weather didn’t cooperate this year, we’ll soon start working on a bigger, better event for May 4-5, 2013.” VirginiaFlyIn.org

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While the weather didn’t cooperate, the Virginia Festival of Flight did attract the usual fly-in activities, including camping under the wing, pilots showing off their prized airplanes, and a dad introducing his young son to the wonders of flight — albeit in a small, grounded way. Go to VirginiaFlyIn.org to see a complete list of award winners from the show.

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Aviation legend Evelyn Bryan Johnson of Morristown, Tenn., died May 10. She was 102. Known as “Mama Bird,” Johnson is said to have logged more flight hours — more than 57,000 — trained more pilots, and given more FAA exams than any other pilot on the planet. Enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 2007, Johnson told officials there that she was just looking for a break from the dry cleaning business in the midst of World War II when an ad for flight lessons caught her eye. To get to that first lesson, she traveled by train, on a bus, a mile on foot, and finally by rowboat, but it was love at first flight. She soloed Nov. 8, 1944, in a Piper J-3 Cub with the minimum eight hours. She said later she was glad nothing happened because she didn’t know a lot at the time. She earned her private pilot certificate in June 1945, added a commercial

certificate in 1946, became a flight instructor in 1947 — and taught her first student that same day — and was named a designated Evelyn “Mama Bird” FAA examiner Johnson in 1952. At the time of her enshrinement, she had administered more than 9,000 checkrides. She also holds the record for the most flight hours of any woman, 57,635.4 hours, which equates to almost seven years in the air. She also became one of the first female helicopter pilots and was active in the Civil Air Patrol. Named FAA Flight Instructor of the Year in 1979, Johnson also was inducted into the Women in Aviation Pioneers Hall of Fame, the National Flight Instructors Hall of Fame, and the Kentucky and Ten-

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nessee Aviation Halls of Fame. (She was born in Kentucky, moving to Tennessee when she was just 5.) Johnson owned an FBO, Morristown Flying Service, for 33 years. She was also manager at Moore-Murrell Field in Morristown. Johnson served on the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission for 18 years and was chairman for four of those years. For 19 years, Johnson was a Cessna dealer, so she flew and sold just about everything Cessna made. She owned many airplanes, ranging from an Aeron-

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ca Champ to the Super Cruiser, but adds she was often too busy with her flight school to fly her own planes. Johnson wasn’t shy about offering advice to today’s flight instructors, saying in 2007: “A lot of them are just doing it to build time, but if you really enjoy instructing, stick with it. You’ll never get rich, but you’ll have a lot of fun while earning a living.” Those wishing to honor Mama Bird’s legacy can make a memorial to First Baptist Church Legacy of Promise, 504 W. Main Street, Morristown, Tenn., 37814.

Oshkosh NOTAM online The FAA has released the AirVenture Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 60th annual fly-in convention July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The NOTAM, which is in effect July 20-30, outlines procedures for the many types of aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as aircraft that land at nearby airports. While the overall procedures are similar to past years, there are some noteworthy changes compared to the 2011 version, according to EAA officials. Some of those changes include: Re-

vised IFR arrival and departure routings; revised VFR arrival procedures; updated airport information; and the addition of Sheboygan to the IFR Special Traffic Management Program. Pilots are expected to have a copy of the NOTAM available for in-flight reference. The online version of the NOTAM is available in the “Planning” section of the EAA AirVenture website. A free copy of the printed NOTAM is available by calling EAA Membership Services at 800564-6322 or through the EAA AirVenture website (AirVenture.org). Additional hints and tips for pilots flying to Oshkosh are also available online.

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Whistleblowers warn of safety issues Charles Spence Capital Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA has the highest per employee whistleblower count in government. This startling statistic was sent to the President and Congress in a letter from the Office of Special Counsel, the agency responsible for protecting government employees who report problems where they work. Carolyn Lerner, the attorney who drafted the report, said that the report is just “a snapshot” of issues and a glimpse into an on-going problem that is plaguing the FAA. She said when the OSC was presented with seven cases over a two-month period, it caused the agency to look at FAA records as far back as fiscal year 2007. In that time, 178 disclosures were referred to the OSC, including 87 for safety issues. Roughly half of those, 44, were considered serious enough to be referred back to the Department of Transportation. The DOT substantiated all but five of the 44. Across the entire federal government, on average, only 5% are deemed serious enough for further action.

“If a controller makes a mistake, it might cost him or her a job, but it could cost the pilot his or her life.” In one instance, a whistleblower said that careless and casual communication with pilots had caused at least one serious error resulting in a near-collision of two aircraft. Another alleged that conflicting tarmac guidelines were confusing controllers, who regularly directed aircraft on takeoff to come too close to aircraft aborting a landing. In another instance, planes departing one airport were frequently directed too close to jets flying into an international airport. Other allegations that were substantiated included controllers who slept in control rooms, left shifts early, used improper procedures, and engaged in work stoppages to gain overtime. In the letter, Lerner detailed seven of the alleged FAA inactions. She said the cases “paint a picture of an agency with insufficient responsiveness given its critical public safety mission.” “Whistleblower information is one of the best tools to keep the flying public safe, and every safety concern raised by FAA employees has to be taken seriously and handled promptly,” said Senator John (Jay) Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. He added there is no excuse for bureaucratic delays when safety is involved, and the FAA has to

take steps right away to make this a high priority. The National Air Traffic Controllers

Association has in the past said it supports the FAA’s effort that encourage controllers to report their mistakes and other safety problems. A statement from Transportation Department officials said it will “promptly review, investigate, and take aggressive action where necessary to assure our safety standards were met.” Officials added that the DOT is confident that the flying public is safe, thanks in part to changes that DOT and the FAA have already made in response to whistleblower concerns.

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General aviation organizations, flight instructors, and FBOs have long encouraged pilots to stay alert, to ask controllers to repeat if not fully understood, and to use correct language, not slang. And one more thing: If a controller makes a mistake, it might cost him or her a job, but it could cost the pilot his or her life. Charles Spence is GAN’s Washington, D.C., correspondent.

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Take the Challenge Being a pilot means being part of a rather exclusive club. Think about it. As I write, the Census Bureau estimates the population of the United States at nearly 313 million. And the FAA estimates there are 624,000 active pilots among them. That kind of enthusiasm is contagious, and I am often impressed by the way even nonpilots get caught up in the excitement around flying, especially at airshows and other aviation events. So why not spread that excitement to as many people as possible while showing decision makers and others just how much general aviation means to people who fly? That’s part of the idea behind the AOPA Keep ‘em Flying Challenge taking place right now. The idea was inspired by the Georgia Air Challenge. That event was so successful that Steve Champness, president of the Atlanta Aero Club, approached us with the idea of creating a national challenge. We loved the idea, and now we want you to be a part of it. Here’s how it works. Between now and July 31, complete an Air Safety Institute online course, fly at least five hours, and fly as pilot in command to five airports at least 50 nm apart. The challenge is open to any aircraft category, class, or type—and the rules are a little different for lighter-thanair and glider aircraft. Participants must be at least 19 years old and hold at least an FAA Student Pilot Certificate, and the flight must be conducted under and in accordance with FAR Part 91. AOPA will use an honor system where pilots can electronically certify that they met the criteria listed above. The grand prize winner will receive a cash award of $2,499. The second place winner will receive $1,000, while the third place winner will receive $500. Four fourth place winners will receive $250 each. You can get all the details and register to participate at aopa.org/flyingchallenge. I take the future of general aviation personally, and I hope you do too. That’s why I’m personally inviting you to take part. Together we can demonstrate our commitment to GA and show the world just how much the freedom to fly means to us.

Craig L. Fuller AOPA President and CEO

*For more information on the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the issues that affect your flying go to www.aopa.org today.

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many more general aviation aircraft. Don’t get me wrong... I love going to In addition, more than 200 vendors Oshkosh and SUN ’n FUN each year, but from Alaska and the lower 48 packed in. those shows are so big they can be a bit Sporty’s Pilot Shop showed up for the ­— or a lot — overwhelming. first time, showing off its new Stratus. So far this year I have been to our local Wipaire had on display its concept Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade composite 3000 float. Show in Puyallup, Wash., the Montana The usual cast of characters, uh, I mean Aviation Conference in Bozeman, Mont., exhibitors, such as Univair, Micro AeroSUN ’n FUN, and the Minam Airlift (not dynamics, Wings West Governors, Pacific a trade show, but a lot of fun that you Coast Avionics, and Alaskan Bushwheel hopefully read about in our last issue). were also on hand. I also attended the 15th annual Great In fact, mid-day on Saturday, Mike Alaska Aviation Gathering, hosted by the Bassett from Rosen Sunvisor Systems Alaska Airmen’s Association inside the told me they were more than halfway to cavernous FedEx maintenance hangar at their sales goal for the Anchorage International Airport, which “This is where it hit show. And chatting up Dick was held the first me. I really enjoy the and Dee Jacob from weekend of May. Northwest Propeller, This is where it hit smaller events.” Dick said their sales me. I really enjoy the for the first quarter of smaller events. 2012 were nearly double the first quarIt is easy to get in and out. The events ter of 2011. I’m sure it doesn’t hurt that are much more intimate and it is far easier he’s overhauled, for more than 25 years, to see everything ­— or nearly —everyprops for ERA Alaska, the popular “Flything. ing Wild Alaska” star airline. However, In the case of Alaska, on the ramp was the vast majority of the business is from an F-22 from nearby Elmendorf, as well “working planes” not the hobby pilot, he as a KC-135 and C-17. said, noting that’s still a bit slow. Both FedEx and UPS put out MD-11s, Dan Nation, long time co-owner of as well as various ground equipment. On Merrill Field-based Reeve Airmotive, the civilian side there was a Cirrus SRsaid sales are strong, adding that he just 22, a Pilatus PC-12, a Citation, two Quest bought out two of his partners. Kodiaks (one on floats, the other on a regFrom the odder end of the spectrum, ular gear), a King Air, a de Havilland BeaIan Atkinson, business development ver, a Husky, a CubCrafters CarbonCub, a manager for Piper Aircraft, was in the RANS S-7, a Robinson R-4,4 and many,

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Eric Bates of Anchorage was the lucky winner of this year’s raffle airplane, a 180-hp SuperCub refurbished by Airframes Alaska. booth next door. In addition to manufacturing support parts for a long line of legacy and new Piper aircraft models, he mentioned that Piper currently has a $90,000 contract to build parts for Triton Submarines. No sense letting expensive and highly capable equipment sit idle. If you have a desire to “fly” underwater, and have a few million dollars laying around, know that your Triton Sub will have aircraft-grade parts on it. Interestingly, Ian says, “submarines have exacting parts standards, like aircraft, but weight doesn’t really matter.” I also had countless conversations with attendees and fellow aviators. The show feels a bit like a reunion as people gather to get reacquainted, and make new acquaintances. That is so much easier in a smaller venue. Admittedly, Alaska has its own economy and with so much area that is road-

less, aviation is the only way to get, well, anywhere. As you read this, I will have joined more than 40 other vendors in Idaho Falls, Idaho, for the Second Annual Trade Show Aviation Idaho in the AeroMark hangar. While I won’t see the wide variety of aircraft or companies or people I can see at Oshkosh or SUN ’n FUN, I can typically spend more time with the people I will see. And isn’t that what really counts? Looking for an excuse to explore Alaska? Mark your calendar now for May 4-5, 2013. Airmen’s Executive Director Dee Hanson confirmed the dates when I saw her a few days after the show. Head on up — you won’t be disappointed. Find out more at AlaskaAirmen.org. Ben Sclair is Publisher of General Aviation News. You can reach him at Ben@GeneralAviationNews.com.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR A GIFT TO REMEMBER

Thanks for such a wonderful and well written article about my Dad, Jim Torphy. (A gift to remember, May 11 issue). It was a wonderful celebration indeed. KATHY TORPHY AVANT via GeneralAviationNews.com Wow!!! What a great story, Mr. Beckett. And what a great ambassador he would make for general aviation. Has anyone asked? FRANK SANDOVAL via GeneralAviationNews.com

USER FEES

If the Administration imposes this burdensome fee, I can foresee many GA pilots, other than corporate pilots that have the backing of the company to pay the fees, refusing services and flying Visual and “under the radar,” so to speak. This will not only reduce the benefits of GA flight, but will reduce the safety of aviation in this country.

Have something to say? Send comments to comments@generalaviationnews.com or fax 858712-1960. Include your full name, address and telephone number (for verification purposed only). Please limit comments to 250 words or less. Not only that, but many people not directly associated with GA will suffer because the pilots and aircraft owners will be providing less services, such as Angel Flights and all the disaster relief efforts, etc. MARK WELLER via GeneralAviationNews.com

B-25s AND D-DAY

In Briefing of your April 13 issue you show a picture of a B-25 with D-Day invasion stripes. I believe that investigating the history of the D-Day air missions will show that no American B-25s were involved. My understanding is that there were only a few B-25s in England at that time.

All but possibly one were in British markings and were operated by the Brits. The one operated by the Americans was painted all flat black and was used to drop spies, etc., behind enemy lines at night. A special unit of a few RAF B-25s were used to lay smoke screens parallel to the beach in conjunction with the other medium bombers attack on the beaches. The mediums used in these attacks were Martin B-26 Marauders. There were over 480 Marauders involved. My older brother was copilot of one of the lead Marauders in the first wave to bomb Utah Beach. What really angered the Marauder boys was the two-page center spread in “Life” magazine that appeared a week later showing an artist’s depiction of the air armada heading for Normandy. The medium

bombers depicted were B-25 Mitchells! BILL HAVENER Sterling, Ill.

MASTER PILOTS

Re: Much ado about nothing, Touch & Go, May 11 issue: You might also mention that the FAA website has a list of all the recipients of the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, as well as Master Mechanic Awards. JIM KLICK Master Pilot Recipient Note from Editor: He’s right. You can find the complete Roll of Honor of Master Pilots at FAASafety.gov. Click on Pilots, then Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. To see the Roll of Honor for the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award, go to the same website, but click on Maintenance Hangar and then Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award. You can also learn more about Charles Taylor on page 14 of this issue.

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If GA ran like Publix Super Markets Jamie Beckett

Southerners are familiar with the name Publix. The supermarket chain is more than a thousand stores strong, with something in the neighborhood of 150,000 employees. They embrace a family friendly attitude from top to bottom in their business model, and prize superior customer service above price. It’s a formula that works, and has worked amazingly well for more than 80 years. The Publix chain of supermarkets wasn’t founded by a consortium of monied elitists or a multi-national corporation based in Europe. It started as a single store in 1930, founded by an independent grocer who made the bold decision to open up his shop next door to a chain store. That store placement wasn’t accidental, either. The man who developed the idea of Publix supermarkets and implemented it so flawlessly had been the store manager at that chain market, until he was insulted by upper management so badly that he decided to compete with them rather than continue to work for them and be diminished as an unappreciated employee. That disgruntled store manager was named George Jenkins, and he knew something that his former employer apparently didn’t — people shop where they feel they’re appreciated, and employees

national chain looming over most of us, intimidating us and trying to steal our precious customers. And there is no reason we can’t incentivize working at our companies with a perk that would make every pilot, mechanic, and manager in the industry at least consider sending their resume our way. Sure, it’s a tough road when you get into business. That’s especially true when you get into a niche business like aviation, where most of the population doesn’t see themselves playing a role or even caring about us for the most part. But we matter, and we know it. So let me encourage you to take a page from Jenkins’ book, or Bill Gates’ or any one of a hundred success stories in businesses that came out of nowhere to lead their respective industries. We can reinvent our industry. We can build a clientèle that will fill our schedules and order books for generations, and we can encourage an employee base that will be happy at work for a long, long time. All we need to do is know we can do it, set our minds to finding success in the market, and put ourselves out there to start bagging groceries and talking to our customers every day. If a 23-year-old kid with a high-school education could figure this out, we can too. Let’s make it happen.

to that question is a long one that requires multiple Powerpoint presentations, an executive summary printed on high quality paper in full color, a minimum of three consulting firms, and a catered lunch to fully explain it. The short answer is close to accurate though: He bagged groceries. Seriously! George Jenkins bagged groceries for his customers — and not just in the beginning when he was a hard-working, highly ambitious 23 year old running a small shop and trying to make a good impression during the depths of the Great Depression. George was still bagging groceries as a means of market research when he was well into middle age, even though he was the big man at a company that was growing by leaps and bounds. A share of Publix stock purchased in 1958 was worth $2.50. By 1969 that share was worth $44. Yeah, that’s success no matter how you slice it. That’s a critical feature in the success of Publix, too. George believed that not only should the customer feel as if they matter, so should the employees. Because of that belief, the issuance of Publix stock became a feature of employment at the company. Today, Publix is the largest employee-owned company in the United States, with sales in the neighborhood of $27 billion. And the only way you can get a share of Publix stock is to work there. Yep, that bag boy and the kid behind the deli counter are looking pretty good, financially. Now contrast that story with any startup in the aviation industry today. The Great Depression was worse than our current conditions are. There is no big

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feel loyalty to a company that believes loyalty is a two-way street. Those simple paradigms of business led George Jenkins and his little start-up company on a journey that has been on a rocket-powered upward trajectory for generations. Now it might seem crazy to open up your undercapitalized, small time, mom and pop shop right next door to a chain store that has resources and pricing advantages that you just can’t match. It wasn’t, though. George Jenkins not only survived in that first Publix store, he thrived. He worked hard, paid close attention to his customers, and grew the business at every opportunity. The chain store went bust, by the way. They closed down the shop that George went into competition with, done in by the exceptional quality of service that customers could avail themselves of just one door away. How is it, you may ask, that George Jenkins, a simple grocery store manager, could develop a business model that would succeed in good times and in bad? What made his method of designing and running a store so successful when others who had greater potential squandered their opportunities and failed in the long run? Well, to be honest, the full answer

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abandoned, foundation officials said. Volunteer pilots flew their own airplanes to Wisconsin to conduct twice daily aerial surveys of the nest sites. Jamie Gamble of North Granby, Conn., Pat Healy of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., James Knowles of Tenants Harbor, Maine, and Richard Sedgwick of Minnetonka, Minn., donated these flights through LightHawk, a volunteer-based environmental aviation organization that supports conservation projects in the U.S., Mexico, Central America and parts of Canada. The International Crane Foundation (ICF) and Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP) staff are using the aerial perspectives to monitor the nesting whooping cranes in and around the Necedah refuge. By flying over the nesting area every day, weather permitting, and many times twice a day, ICF can identify new nests, and tell if the cranes are sitting on their eggs or have left the nests unattended. Biologists can then follow up on the ground to retrieve abandoned eggs and hatch them artificially. Enter the scientists in bird suits, who will raise the chicks for release further east in Wisconsin, where black flies are less abundant. “I have been impressed with the enthu-

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As if being raised by humans in bird suits and taught to migrate by an ultralight aircraft wasn’t challenging enough, a reintroduced flock of endangered whooping cranes now faces a new challenge: Mastering nesting and rearing chicks. But crane biologists and general aviation pilots are banding together to use flights in small airplanes to see if they can assist the cranes and grow this population. Biologists have long suspected black flies were driving cranes off their nests, disrupting efforts to hatch the next generation of this fledgling population. The birds must sit on their nests and incubate their eggs for 30 days during the height of central Wisconsin’s black fly season. Scientists from the International Crane Foundation set up traps and fake nests throughout the nesting area in Necedah National Wildlife Refuge to monitor the black flies and other insects. They also selectively applied Bti, a biological control agent and the most common, environmentally safe way to reduce adult black fly numbers to dampen the swarms’ impact on the nesting cranes. Aerial surveillance of the cranes’ nests is critical to assess whether these black fly control measures are helping and also to facilitate the rescue of eggs, if nests are

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Volunteer pilots fly to help whooping cranes

siasm and willingness of the LightHawk pilots to do some rather difficult, strenuous, flying. It is definitely not your runof-the-mill surveys,” said Anne Lacy, ICF Crane Research Coordinator. “Their contribution to whooping crane conservation is almost beyond measure, as the information they allow us to gather is just not possible from the ground.”

“To see these magnificent birds in their natural habitat successfully breeding is something I never dreamed of experiencing,” Gamble said. “Knowing their future depends on increasing numbers in the wild, seeing a day-old chick balanced on the edge of a nest brings immense hope and inspiration.” Lighthawk.org

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By MEG GODLEWSKI It takes a lot of energy to cover an airshow or a fly-in. Over the years I have experimented with different ways to boost my energy levels. These methods include physically training for a show (running several miles a day or climbing stairs with a 20-pound pack on my back) and during the show ingesting lots of caffeine in the form of coffee, soda, and the dreaded energy drinks. At the Sebring Sport Aviation Expo in Florida earlier this year, an acquaintance who knows of my caffeine habit suggested that I give a new product, Pilot Chews, a try. “I took them and within minutes the mental fog lifted — and they taste good,” he said in wonder, leading me over to the exhibitor who was offering free samples. An energy boost that tastes good? This was welcome news, since I equate the chugging of foul-tasting energy drinks to Rocky drinking eggs. “Pilot Chews taste like candy,” said promoter Eli Weingarden as he handed out samples at the show. “Pilot Chews are also different in its makeup, providing

better energy and providing many other benefits besides that energy. “Energy drinks basically just contain caffeine as an active ingredient and a lot of it,” he continued. “Lots of caffeine is not good for you as it slows down one’s response time and could have side effects like the shakes and that crash when it goes away. Pilot Chews does have caffeine in it, but only one cup of coffee’s worth, which works in combination with the other ingredients to have a maximum effect. Pilot Chews also helps with alertness, mental sharpness, memory, reflex, night vision, and oxygen absorption.” What provides these benefits are natural supplements, including Ginkgo Biloba, Huperzine A, Choline, and ginger, as well as Vitamin A and Vitamin E, he said. I decided to save the sample Chews until 2 p.m., about the time when the effects of running around at an airshow take their toll on me. He was right about the taste. They taste like Sweet Tarts. True to Weingarden’s claims, within a few minutes I felt more alert. I also didn’t have breath that could kill a rhino at 10 feet (another side effect of energy drinks).

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often cost $3 or more per serving. Pilot Chews can be purchased at Pilot­ Chews.com as well as at Aircraft Spruce, Pilotshop.com, and at various smaller pilot shops, FBOs, and flight schools. PilotChews.com

I estimated the effects of the Pilot Chews tablets to be about three to four hours. Recommended dosage is two tablets before a flight. Cost-wise, they are less expensive than most energy drinks, which

NTSB slates general aviation safety forum The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a two-day forum focused on GA safety issues June 19-20.

The event, “General Aviation Safety: Climbing to the Next Level,” will be chaired by NTSB Chairman Deborah

A. P. Hersman. All five board members will participate in the forum, which will be held in Washington, D.C. “Each year, hundreds of people are killed in general aviation crashes, and thousands more are injured,” said Hersman. “Tragically, the circumstances leading to these accidents are often repeated over and over, year after year. If we are going to prevent future fatalities and injuries, these common causes must be addressed.”

Among the issues that will be addressed are pilot training and performance, access to and use of weather-related information, and aircraft design and certification. Panelists will represent industry, government, academia, and professional associations. An agenda and list of participants will be released closer to the date of the event. The forum is open to the public and free of charge. In addition, it can be viewed via webcast at NTSB.gov.

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The four myths of oil analysis Ben Visser Visser’s Voice

I recently gave a talk at an IA renewal seminar and received a number of questions, including one that every speaker hopes for because it made me look like I knew what I was talking about. A mechanic asked about an oil analysis that showed high silicon. He checked the entire intake system and could not find any leaks or other source of the dirt. I asked if he had done some work on the engine recently. He had and had used a sealant on several gaskets. I explained that silicone sealant will raise the silicon level in the oil. This led to several additional questions on oil analysis. Several concerned an article in another aviation publication in which the expert was monitoring oil analysis for several planes. When he saw a small increase in iron he immediately knew the cam was bad. The author gave several other examples where a very small increase immediately indicated a problem. The question was how much of a percent change in a result is needed to indicate a mechanical problem and pos-

sible further investigation? This leads me to what I call the four myths of piston engine oil analysis: Myth 1 is that a single oil analysis will tell you everything about your engine. Wrong — oil analysis is good for analyzing trends, so a single test will not tell you much. For example, several years ago I was running approval tests in a number of engines. We had three very similar TCM 520 engines. The iron content of the first two ran around 30-40 ppm. The third engine showed around 100 ppm. We had the engine checked and re-checked, but everything was OK. We continued on to full TBO and had it torn down. We could not find any problems or the source of the iron. This means that every engine will produce its own unique level of wear metals in the oil. Many people will take an oil sample from a plane they plan to purchase. This will not tell them much and can be easily “fixed” by a less than honest sales organization. Myth 2 is that a certain percent change in any reading will indicate a related

problem. This may sort of work if you have a fleet of planes that are flown a great deal. Say a plane is flown an average of 30 hours a month. This means the oil is changed every month and a half to two months and is probably changed by the same mechanic who knows to get the engine hot, then drain the oil, and take a sample mid stream of the drain process. By comparison, most private planes fly maybe 100 hours a year. If they follow the recommended procedures, they will change the oil at least every four months. This means that some oil changes will have 50 hours and some only 10 hours. Also, different people will be changing the oil and may not use the same procedure. You can see the variation that all of this can cause. Myth 3 is that you can use different labs at different times and the results will all be relevant. I have sent samples from the same drain to several labs and the results varied widely. If you are going to use oil

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Charles E. Taylor...Who is he? with a shed and a catapult for launching more aircraft. They assigned Taylor to manage the flying field. Charles died in 1956 at the age of 88. He had several other major accomplishments during his life that continue to benefit aviation to this day — one being the duplication of the famous bicycle shop at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. Henry Ford personally invited Charles to do this. Due to health problems, Taylor had to retire in 1944 with no savings as he was never really financially secure. In 1948 Orville Wright passed away, leaving an annuity for Taylor of $800 per month. Orville Wright died on Jan. 30 — the same day Charles would die eight years later. Charles E. Taylor was the first aircraft mechanic. He was charged with fabricating, repairing and designing the first aircraft engine, as well as repairing the aeroplane alongside the Wrights numerous times. Charles was the perfect, and stereotypical, example of the aircraft mechanic. A person interested in making a machine fly — safely and efficiently. No glory or recognition needed. Just stays in the shadow

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Born on May 24, 1868, Charles E. Taylor grew into a career as a machinist. In the 1890s he settled in Ohio with his wife who had friends there. In 1901 two brothers who owned a bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, decided they needed someone they could trust to run their shop as they went off on crazy adventures in North Carolina. By 1903 the Wright brothers had involved their “Foreman Machinist” in their experimental flying machine constructed of wood and fabric. They now required an engine that was light and yet had enough power to carry a man and their flying machine with a 40-foot wingspan. In six weeks, using the bicycle shop’s lathe, drill press and grinder, Charles made an aluminum block engine that only weighed 180 pounds and produced 12 horsepower. He purchased what he could from what was around at the time. Magnetos and valves helped him along, but he mostly made do with what he had. The brothers, Orville and Wilbur, went on to Kitty Hawk that December and made the first powered manned flights with their aeroplane. Charles stayed home in Dayton to run the bicycle shop. In 1904 the Wrights set up a flying field

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Charles E. Taylor of the hangar, coming out occasionally to look up and hear the roar of the machine going by. Charles Taylor’s birthday, May 24, is now recognized as National Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Day. In April 2008, Congress passed House Resolution 444. After more than 100 years of powered flight, Charles E. Taylor now has a day that recognizes his place in aviation history. It also recognizes the many AMTs that came after him and continue to

work as the “Faces of Safety.” Only three states have not recognized this day by their own legislatures nor has the Senate introduced the bill. Your help is greatly appreciated in getting this done. Many AMT Day celebrations were planned at local airports. I know I will be attending one at Lunken Field in Cincinnati. So, who is Charles E. Taylor? Please remember it this way: “The Wright brothers made the glider, but Charles Taylor made the glider an aeroplane.” And remember to thank your mechanics. You really do count on them more than you sometimes realize. Thanks, Charles! Dale Forton is president of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA). Find out more about PAMA at PAMA.org

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By STEVE SCHAPIRO The 17th Annual New Jersey State Aviation Conference, held May 4, focused on the economic impact of aviation on the state, as well as how to navigate the regulatory maze if you violate a TFR. New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson delivered a keynote address on aviation economics and the role general aviation plays in the state’s development efforts. “Aviation funding is the smallest funding that we do in the state, but vitally important,” he said, noting that only $5 million to $7 million is spent on aviation out of the NJDOT’s $5 billion annual capital budget. With such limited resources, Simpson said the state has to target its grants to airports that James Simpson are “viable economic engines for a region” rather than airports that want to improve or build facilities in the hopes of attracting new business. As an example, Princeton Airport, with its base of GA aircraft, helicopter and jet traffic, just received a grant to replace its aging Jet-A and 100LL fuel farm. Simpson, who is a jet-rated pilot, explained how DOT is working with the Department of Environmental Protection to ensure continued growth in a responsible manner. “Airports can coexist [with the environment] if they’re done properly,” he said. “They are open space.” An example is a grant for a 500-foot runway expansion at Woodbine Airport that was accomplished with the help of the DEP. One of the priorities for Gov. Chris Christie and the cabinet is to keep companies and jobs in the state, and with it the disposable income needed to keep a costly industry alive in this tough economy. “The cabinet and the governor are actually going out as sales people to attract and retain people in the state,” he said. The effort is paying off as aviation companies, like Honeywell, are expanding their facilities in the state, and non-aviation companies, such as global real estate company Realogy, have chosen to stay in New Jersey rather than relocate. Selena Shilad, executive director of the Alliance For Aviation Across America, reinforced Simpson’s emphasis on the economic impact of general aviation. In New Jersey, general aviation supports 18,000 aviation-related jobs and contributes $1.7 billion to the state’s economy, she reported. Nationally, civil aviation contributes $1.3 trillion to the U.S. economy, generating more than 10 million jobs, added Diane Crean, deputy regional administrator for the FAA’s Eastern Region. Crean also presented an overview of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (Next­Gen) and the advantages it promises to provide, such as improving safety, re-

ducing aviation’s environmental impacts, and increasing capacity. The conference, hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Coalition, also featured several panels with practical information on dealing with the regulatory environment. The first covered TFRs and what to expect if you violate restricted airspace — an issue of importance in the busy New York corridor with frequent visits by dignitaries, like UN officials. An FAA official explained that while TFRs are normally announced well in advance of taking effect, they can be created over car accidents or fires with little to no prior notice. He emphasized the importance of getting information before flying from a flight briefer, local news, or even calling your local control tower. He also noted that just because a pilot may have violated a TFR, that doesn’t mean there will be an enforcement action. Jack McNamara, president of the New Jersey Aviation Association and an aviation lawyer, explained the dos and don’ts if you are asked to call the tower after a flight. His best advice: Call a lawyer before you call the tower. Another panel focused on upgrading aircraft or avionics, explaining the benefits of electronic flight bags and glass panel displays. The key takeaway from that panel: Get the proper training. “A lot of people buy more plane than they can handle,” CFI Stephen Lind said,

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By MEG GODLEWSKI There are many men who will tell you that buying an airplane very nearly resulted in divorce because their wives were dead-set against its purchase. Kenneth Spivey Jr., from Vestavia, Ala., says he had a completely different experience. “My wife actually MADE me go buy this airplane!” he said, gesturing to his 1952 Cessna 170B. The airplane is gorgeous, all red and white and chrome with a meticulously detailed interior. But it wasn’t good looks that made it so attractive, said Spivey. It was pure practicality.

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“We needed a bigger airplane to hold our growing family,” he said, noting that aviation is strong in his line. “When I was growing up my Dad had a model airplane manufacturing company. Then when he decided to learn to the fly he bought a Piper Cub.” The elder Spivey also pursued his A&P tickets so he could do his own repairs. At that point the family was hooked, Spivey reported. He learned to fly with his father. When he was 16 he soloed in a Luscombe 8A that his father had purchased. Despite this influence, the younger Spivey didn’t want to be an airline pilot. Instead, he earned a college degree in criminal justice and was intent on becoming an air marshal. “But then President Carter got into office and froze all the federal jobs, so instead I went out to the local airport, became a flight instructor, then a corporate pilot, and now I’m with the FAA,” he said. Meanwhile, he continued to fly for fun on the side. He owned a Cessna 140, which he used to court Sylvia, his high school sweetheart. “We flew the Cessna 140 to the Florida

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second owner who also kept it in a hanbeach and back for vacations,” he mused. gar and he bought it from his best friend “It worked out fine until our two sons arand he always kept it in a hangar. When I rived.” bought it, it had barely 1,000 hours on the The family continued to vacation in airframe. There were about 500 hours on Florida, but because the C-140 is a twothe engine.” place airplane, someone — namely SylWhile that’s not a lot of time in the airvia — would drive several hours while he plane world, upon acquiring the airplane, flew the children to the beach. Spivey put the Cessna into restoration. “This went on for a few years, then she For two years it was under the control of figured she was losing out so she told me Bill Stratton Jr. and Harley Pickett, whom that we needed a four-place airplane,” Spivey describes as said Spivey. craftsmen of the highThe Cessna 170 seest caliber. ries rolled off the as“My wife actually “The airplane sembly line in Wichita MADE me go buy wouldn’t be what it is from 1948 to 1956. today without these According to Jane’s this airplane!” two!” he said. Encyclopedia of Avia— Kenneth Spivey Jr. The Spivey 170 is tion, 5,173 were built. painted candy-apple Art Deco was the style red and off-white. The color is rich and viof the day, from the font used for the airbrant, but that’s not how they came from plane placards to the shape of the wheelthe factory, said Spivey. pants. “It was all natural polished aluminum The Spivey aircraft looks like it just with red striping,” he said. “We opted to rolled out of the showroom, although go with the red and off-white because it’s the family has owned it for more than 20 much less work to keep it clean.” years. The exterior is done in red and white “It’s always been kept in a hangar,” stripes, from the spinner to the tail. Even Spivey explained. “I bought it from the

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The Spivey family Cessna 170 is the perfect combination of practicality and style. The usual polished aluminium was replaced with off-white and candy apple red paint. The attention to style continues in the cockpit, with a stainless steel kickplate engraved with the airplane’s tail number. The panel is pre-six-pack, with the instruments arranged in a line over the yokes.

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the wheel pants feature the detail. The color scheme continues inside the airplane. The headliner is smooth cloth and meticulously clean. The panel instruments, all steam-gauge, are framed in red. The door handles are chrome levers, like the ones you find in vintage cars. The sun visors are hand stitched leather. Of particular interest is the kickplate.

The aircraft tail-number is etched into it. That detail was a surprise to Spivey. “I had been collecting a lot of things over the years knowing that I was going to restore the airplane. I went to a race car fabrication shop and asked them to make me a kickplate out of stainless steel rather than aluminum,” Spivey recalled. “When I went to pick up the airplane they had

etched the serial number in the kickplate. People who see that remark that it is a very nice feature of the airplane.” The instrument panel is pretty much stock, said Spivey, stowing the yokemounted GPS he uses as back up when he flies. The flight instruments are positioned across the panel, rather than the so-called “six pack” design that places airspeed, ar-

May 25, 2012 tificial horizon, altimeter, turn and bank, heading indicator and vertical speed indicator right in front of the pilot. Cessna did not go to the familiar six-pack display until the mid-1960s. The fuel gauges are mounted in the ceiling, right over the doors rather than on the panel. A placard, done in white over red, warns the pilot against taking off when the fuel is below a certain level. “The airplane originally came with a VOR with a mast antennae and an ADF. We took the antennae off when we did the restoration,” Spivey said. I was surprised to see a LORAN in the cockpit. “It is a boat anchor,” Spivey laughed, adding that it will be removed at a later date. For the time being it adds authenticity to the airplane, which was part of Cessna’s efforts to put a flying station wagon in every hangar. Spivey noted that his sons did not immediately follow him into aviation. “I think I did them in at an early age,” he said, shaking his head. “I also have my A&P ticket. When they were little and I worked on the Luscombe and the Cessna with my Dad, the boys would be there to hand Daddy tools. When they were still small enough we’d send them down into the tail-cone to clean them out and I think that did them in. Neither one of them wanted a career in aviation, although my younger son, who is 25 now, did just start taking lessons. He has six hours so far. The other one is an artist. He loves to draw the airplane and make sculptures of it.”

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John Roe In a nation that was held solid by policies and practices that were put in place by our founding fathers, the last four years have been a total disaster for nearly every sector of our lifestyles. The current administration has based aviation policy on the need to capture more revenue through user fees and tax increases. Romney, while not the perfect solution, will not hang us out to dry financially! Robert Oler Obama...General aviation and aviation in general depend on (at least as we understand it) the belief that aviation is a function of society and that society should help pay for it. Willard wont touch taxes so it is all going to be user fees with him. He wont say that now but in the end before long if he is POTUS it will cost something to do everything and that will come out of everyone’s pocket. It is two bad choices, but if you like user fees...Willard is your man RGO Jeff Woiton Romney will make sure that everyone who can afford an airplane gets one, paid for by the working class. Marilyn Dash ‎@Jeff: The working class owns airplanes. Swing by the airport one day. We aren’t all billionaires and millionaires. We are people with a love for aviation who forgo other things in our lives to afford to fly. Feel free to remove that chip off your shoulder and actually learn something. Jim Chambers Does anyone have any citable sources as to what Romney’s aviation policies are likely to be? Not that being gov of Mass as his policy background will give any indication of what he is likely to do in the future, Obama has flopped all over on aviation policy, usually starting from “airplanes are bad,” to as long as you pay your own way, we won’t meddle too much. Who is the candidate most likely to pave the way for US aviation businesses to prosper, and understands that aircraft are the best US export product left? If aircraft are made more affordable, and the cost of operating them is kept as low as possible, the industry will take care of itself. Which candidate will promote adoption of NexGen more earnestly? And which will champion a phase out of 100LL? Without clobbering the little guy? James Wagner Ron Paul is easily a better choice than either of those guys... EJ Stith Another 4 years of Obama & Wichita will revert back to a cow town. David Vandenbroeck Romney. He understands business. He understands that aircraft can be a useful tool of business. He understands that time is money and you can’t make money going through the TSA checkpoints and all of the other time wasting aspects of commercial flying. He doesn’t participate in class warfare and would not look at GA as rich kid toys. Scott Hendricks Romney knows aviation well. He has used aviation to further his business and politics while picking up the tab. Obama has ridden in lots of aircraft to further his own career and has never, ever paid a dime for it. Romney knows the advantages of aviation as a tool of commerce. Christopher L. Freeze Neither - Obama sees it as a revenue resource, and Romney will see it as a failing business, worthy of plunder.

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ASRS Reports These are excerpts from reports made to the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS.arc.nasa.gov). The narratives are written by pilots, rather than FAA or NTSB officials. To maintain anonymity, many of the details, such as airport location, are scrubbed from the reports. Aircraft: Cessna 210 Primary Problem: Component Failure, Altitude Deviation Immediately after liftoff, the right engine began losing power and running very rough. It took me a minute to discover that the right engine fuel flow was essentially pegged. About that time the Tower called and asked if we were going to be OK as they saw a trail of very heavy black smoke that appeared to be coming from the right engine. I tried using the mixture but that did not work and finally thought to turn off the fuel pump. As soon as the fuel pump was off the right engine was normal. I determined that the electric fuel pump had somehow switched itself to high mode and flooded the engine. The altitude deviation occurred while I was troubleshooting the fuel pump issue during the climb. I was cleared to 5,000 feet and while I was working with the fuel pump I received a call asking me to de-

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scend back to 5,000 feet. When I looked at the altimeter I realized that I was climbing through 5,300 feet at that time and immediately descended back to 5,000 feet. The real cause of the problem was I had ignored the airplane while trying to troubleshoot a non-critical systems issue. This could have easily waited until I was leveled off. After this issue, I went back to my normal procedure of focusing totally on flying the airplane anytime I am within 1,000 feet of an assigned altitude. Aircraft: Tecnam Sierra Primary Problem: Loss Of Aircraft Control Cleared to land by Tower on Runway 20, student handling controls rounded out too high owing to visual illusion from “wider than usual runway.” Instructor added forward pressure to elevator control on two occasions, once on short final and once again during flare to minimize sink rate. Instructor failed to add power — initial approach had been too high so power had been reduced to idle. We had a hard landing on main wheels followed by “normal” roll out for around 1,000 feet to exit on Taxiway C. On clearing the active runway with minimal braking, the nosewheel collapsed, causing a prop strike.

Aircraft: Beech Sierra 200 Primary Problem: Malfunctioning Gear Extension Mechanism The right main landing gear would not come down. The right gear indicator light did not show green and the in-transit light showed red. I declared an emergency. Right landing gear uplock did not release. Tower verified the right gear was not down during a low pass over the runway. The backup emergency gear procedure did not cause the gear to descend. Tower was informed that this would be a wheels-up landing. I raised the gear and purposely made a gentle power-on landing without any gear down. The plane came to a stop pointing down the runway within 10 feet of centerline. Human performance considerations: I noticed the gear sound, in-transit red light, and lack of the third green gear indicator light indicating the problem to me. Emergency gear lowering practice and unsafe gear light problems during over a thousand hours of retractable gear flying reduced stress this time. Using the aircraft handbook emergency procedure reduced forgetting a step. I considered the risk of landing with two gears down, perhaps causing a ground loop to the right when

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Angela McCartney Miro and her brother James F. McCartney recently teamed up to write a memoir of his aviation career in “Jim McCartney: My Life in Flight.” After being diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer, McCartney said he wanted to record his experiences in the air to pay tribute to his friends in aviation. McCartney recalls what it was like to work at four different airlines through deregulation, bankruptcies, contract negotiations and mandatory retirement at age 60. McCartney, who wanted to fly airplanes since he was a small child, said his aviation career prepared him to face his final chapter. The look back on his life helped him to accept his fate with peace,

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FarWest Aviation has become a factorycertified service center for Tecnam Light Sport Aircraft. Located at Flabob Airport (RIR) in Riverside, Calif., the company also recently earned the designation of Independent Rotax Service Center. In addition to servicing Tecnams and Rotax engines, the company overhauls Lycoming and Continental engines, does aircraft annual inspections, propeller balancing, aircraft detailing, restorations, repairs and conversions, fabric recovering and painting. FarWest-Aviation.com

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For some good results call Dodie to place your classified ad. 800-426-8538 Cessna 150 - 1904 1975 C-150M, N63679 5910-TTAF, 1530-SMOH, AudioPanel w/MB, 2 NavComs, ADF, Nov.2011-annual, hangared. $18,000. Kevin-503-931-6281, Jim-503-838-2185. More details/picture @ www.generalaviationnews.com BUYING OR FLYING A CESSNA 150/152? Read the complete, authoritative guide! Second Printing! Officially endorsed by the 150/152 Club! Fly safer, save thousands. You’ll love it! www.cessna150book.com Cessna 170/175/177 - 1906 C-175, LOW-TIME on engine, IFR, Cleveland-brakes, Horton-STOL, 180hp push-conversion, stored-in-dry hangar. Lost-medical, engine being run regularly. Pricereduction for quick-sale. cell/360-470-2809/360-4823494-lv-msg Cessna 172 - 1907 1969 C-172K, TT3373.49, O-320-E2D, SMOH805.17, Exterior-7, Interior-9, PMA7000MS, Audio/Panel, KX155 W/GS, KX170B, KT79 Transponder w/Blind Encoder. Annual due 10/12. $36,900. Dennis 360-580-3038. ahadt@wavecable.com

1981 A36TC, Spectacular Avionics, Garmin 80, MX200, New interior, New engine. President’s Aircraft. Call Sandy Waters for Details. 510-553-8437. BEECH M-35 3930TT, 250SMOH engine & prop. King radios, Garmin 300XL, oxygen, Tip-Tanks. Too much to list. $50,000 928-468-0235, 928-970-0709. Beech Muskateer - 1520

1963 C-172 project New glass Has STC’s, Lyc. 160hp. $15,000 paint job. $19,500. Earl Pearson, 360-292-7220. 360-754-5221 1969 CESSNA-172K, 4629-TT, 1546-SMOH O-320 E2D. Aircraft is configured for floats, had PK-2300 floats on it. $35,000. William Duvall 253-307-9271.

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1973 C-180J. 2630TT, 360 since total rebuild. Wheel gear and aqua 3190’s. www.waterfallproperty.net $135,000. AK 907-254-2163. Cessna 182 - 1909 2005 C-182 Turbo, NDH, all AD’s, G1000, IFR, GPS. Loaded! $269,750. 208-455-9393 1976 CESSNA 182P, 2734-TTAF, 526-SMOH, NDH, complete logs. Dual digital nav/coms, KT76C xpndr, intercom, 300A-autopilot. Paint-7/10, interior-5/10. Dry country 15+years. $65,900. Details: www.N1399M.com Marc@SkyMachines.com 888-651-2257. Cessna 190/195 - 1910 1948 CESSNA 195A. 4000 TT, 80 SMOH, 208 SPOH, Mark 12D navcom, transponder, 275HP Jacobs, new P&I. $64,900. 208-305-7804. laramie57@msn.com Cessna 200 Series - 1912 1960 C-210, 150 SMOH, IFR, Very Nice Aircraft. All Ad’s complied. Reduced!! $39,750. West One Air, 208-4559393. westoneair@aol.com Cessna 400 Series - 2010 1970 C-414, TTAF-5409, Engines L&R-1364, L/prop400, R-prop-700, King & Garmin equipped. Motivated Seller. $139,900. TX/972-571-2832. See more details/pictures at www.generalaviationnews.com Cessna - 2020 CESSNA WING rebuilding, using factory jigs. CRS #UDIR892K. Aircraft Rebuilders 2245 SO. Hwy 89, Perry UT 84302 435-723-5650. Cessna Parts - 2030

CESSNA WINGS REBUILT ON JIGS BEECH/CESSNA Control surfaces reskinned on jigs Call for quotes. West Coast Wings 707-462-6822.

1965 BEECH MUSKETEER A-23II, 2627-TTAF, 1317SMOH, Mitchell-300 NavCom, P&I-8/8, xpdr/encoder, 4place intercom, new windshield-2004, same-owner last 23yrs, hangared, $18,500, 208-301-1115. Bellanca - 1650 1966 BELLANCA 260, 14-19-3A, TT2400, SMOH-1100, Cont-1O470-F, 260HP, 4-pl, always hangared. $21,000/OBO. Ray Williams, 928-580-1285, oraywilliams@roadrunner.com More details/photo at www.generalaviationnews.com

1955 C-180, 4082-TTAF, 3110-TTENG, 1440-SMOH, Panel MTD Bose headset, new 850-tires, heavy-duty tailwheel ASSY, $55,000. 406-443-0066, for pictures/full spec: vetteraviation@hotmail.com

WIN THIS 1966 CESSNA 172-G & $1200 Cash!! For only $50 you can help support WinnAero’s effort to introduce students to the wonders of Aviation & Aerospace. Come visit us at www.winnaero.org to see what we’re about and how to purchase your winning ticket. Aircraft for Sale - 5020

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Champion Parts - 2055 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING. Hundreds of FAA-PMA’d parts Univair, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll-free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-3758882, FAX 1-800-457-7811, www.univair.com Citabria - 2150 CITABRIA, AERONCA Scout, Decathlon, salvage, surplus, 5-ply birch formers, gear-legs straightened, repair, wing inspection kits. RAINBOW 509-765-1606/fax1616 ronp@qosi.net www.rainbowflying.com 1975 CITABRIA-7KCAB. Nice condition. Showing Excellent Maintenance. 150hp, fuel injection, inverted system. TTSN-2415, 826.29 since Lyc. factory OH, $39,950. 503224-3232. Citabria Parts - 2155 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING. Hundreds of FAA-PMA’d parts Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1-800-457-7811, www.univair.com Ercoupe - 2550 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING Thousands of type Certificated parts direct from our factory. Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1800-457-7811, www.univair.com Luscombe - 3300 LUSCOMBE SUPPORT: Parts, PMA, NOS, used; knowledgable technical help. www.Luscombe.org. 480650-0883. Luscombe Parts - 3310 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING Hundreds of FAA-PMA’d parts. Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, fax 800-457-7811, www.univair.com Maule - 3400 MAULE AK WORLDWIDE has various MAULES for sale at competitive prices. High performance 3&2 blade props, floats, etc. 707-942-5934, www.maules.com. Mooney - 3500

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Lasar Plane Sales, service, parts, engine work, mods, upholstery, avionics, etc. Servicing your Mooney needs since 1966. Free Mooney buyers guide or mod brochure: Email: LasarMods@aol.com www.lasar.com PARTS: 800-954-5619 or 707-263-0581 OFFICE 707-263-0412 FAX 707-263-0420

SELKIRK AVIATION Inc. has FAA approval on composite cowlings for all Cessna 180, 185 & years 1956-1961 Cessna 182 planes. Also interior panels, extended bag kits, glare shields & nose bowl for most C-170 to U206 models. www.selkirk-aviation.com or 208-664-9589.

LASAR PLANE Sales has many Mooneys on consignment. Call for info & free Mooney Buyers Guide, 707263-0452, Fax: 707-263-0472. See us on the internet: www.lasar.com, email: planesales@lasar.com

Aircraft for Sale - 5020

Aircraft for Sale - 5020

Aviation Abbreviations A/C .....................................Air Conditioning ADs .......................Airworthiness Directives ADF ...................Automatic Direction Finder AH ..................................... Artificial Horizon A&P ......................... Airframe & Powerplant AP............................................. Audio Panel A/P................................................. Autopilot CDI ....................Course Deviation Indicator CHT .................. Cylinder Heat Temperature Com..........................Communication Radio C/R ...................................Counter Rotating CT.......................... Carburetor Temperature DF.......................................Direction Finder DG ..................................... Directional Gyro DME........... Distance Measuring Equipment EFIS.... Electronic Flight Instrument System EGT ................... Exhaust Gas Temperature

ELT ............ Emergency Locator Transmitter FD..........................................Flight Director FWF...................................Firewall Forward GPS ................... Global Positioning System GS ......................................... Groundspeed G/S ........................................... Glide Slope GSP ............................Ground Service Plug HF.......................................High Frequency hp ............................................. horsepower HSI................. Horizontal Situation Indicator IFR.......................... Instrument Flight Rules ILS ................... Instrument Landing System LE ..............................................Left Engine LMB............................Light Marker Beacon LOC ...............................................Localizer Loran.............Long Range Area Navigation LR............................................ Long Range

LRT................................ Long Range Tanks MB .......................................Marker Beacon MDH ........................ Major Damage History MP .................................. Manifold Pressure NDH............................. No Damage History NM .........................................Nautical Miles Nav ...................................Navigation Radio NavCom .Navigation/Communication Radio OAT ...................... Outside Air Temperature OH .................................................Overhaul RB .................................... Rotating Beacon RDF ......................... Radio Direction Finder RE........................................... Right Engine RG ....................................Retractable Gear RMI ...................... Radio Magnetic Indicator RNAV..................................Area Navigation SBs................................... Service Bulletins

SCMOH .......Since Chrome Major Overhaul SFRM ...........Since Factory Remanufacture SHS ................................ Since Hot Section SMOH....................... Since Major Overhaul SOH.....................................Since Overhaul S/N........................................ Serial Number SPOH .........................Since Prop Overhaul STOH............................Since Top Overhaul STOL ...................... Short Takeoff / Landing TBO ...................... Time Between Overhaul TT ................................................Total Time TTAE ..............Total Time Airframe / Engine TTAF............................. Total Time Airframe TTSN ........................ Total Time Since New XPDR....................................... Transponder VLF............................. Very Low Frequency VOR .................................VHF Omni Range

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Mooney - 3500 MOONEY'S LARGEST Factory Authorized Parts Service Center. Large supply of discontiued parts. Lone Star Aero, 888-566-3781, fax 210-979-0226. parts@LoneStarAero.com RELIANT AVIATION. Mooney parts/ service since 1972. Large inventory. Email reliant.aviation@mindspring.com Navion - 3600 1962 NAVION Range Master G-H. IO-520BA-285hp, 902-SRMN, 168-STOH, 902-SN-3-bl-prop, 5,246-TTAF, Very well maintained, $89,900/OBO. 937-430-2482. See more details/pictures at: www.generalaviationnews.com North American - 3680

Piper Comanche - 3809

NEW CONTROL LOCK for Pipers! Holds the ailerons neutral and the stabilizer down. Installs in seconds, weighs 3oz., easy to store. Only $39.95. Airplane Things, Inc, 866-365-0357 or see at www.airplanethings.com Piper Arrow - 3804 1974 PA28-200 Piper Arrow, TT-2372, SMOH-1,076, SPOH-342, annual-8/16/11. IFR-capable, NDH, audiopanel, autopilot, 2-Nav/com’s, ADF, always hangared. $55, 495. 253-307-1760, Mel-206-824-6668. Piper Cherokee Series - 3806 1962 CHEROKEE 160, TT-3220, SMOH-1200, KingKA75B-Navcom, Narco-810 flip-flop, VOR-W/GS, K776A xpdr, intercom, Apollo Loran, EGT, Brand-new Sky-Tech starter. $27,000. WA/360-370-5411. See pictures at www.generalaviationnews.com 1974 CHEROKEE ARROW II, 2800 TT, 600 SMOH, IFR, autopilot, hangared. $49,750. West One Air, 208-4559393, westoneair@aol.com

2003 PIPER Saratoga II Turbo, 1400TTAFE. LOADED: Avidyne MFD w/TAWS, XM & Traffic; Garmin 530/430, S-Tec 55X w/HSI, FD; TKS, airbags; A/C, nice P&I. $299,900.See www.N720KM for photos, details. Piper Warrior - 3838

2002 BELL 206L4, excellent corporate history. $1,975,000. Ron 806-662-5823, ronfernuik@hotmail.com Light Sport Aircraft - 5620

1979 PIPER WARRIOR II 161, 1601 SFRMAN, 6291 TTSN, digital IFR, A/P, recent interior, nice paint, NDH. $39,950. 510-783-2711. www.americanaircraft.net Piper Apache - 3902

FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING Thousands of FAA-PMA’d and original Piper parts for J-3 through PA22 and PA-25. Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1-800-457-7811, www.univair.com Stinson - 4455 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING. Thousands of Type Certificated parts direct from our factory Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1800-457-7811, www.univair.com Taylorcraft Parts - 4605 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING FAA-PMA’d approved parts. Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1-800-457-7811, www.univair.com Experimentals - 5300 LAPINE OR. Will build parts for experimental aircraft. Let me help w/project. Experience in welding/ tube&fabricparts & building alum/fabric control-surfaces. Delbert Linn 541-536-9616, c-541-306-1385, tailskid36@q.com Floatplanes - 5400 Seaplane Ratings & Solo Rentals in central Florida and Minnesota PA12 & C172 available www.adventureseaplanes.com 612-868-4243 - 612-749-1337 Gliders - 5410 1966 SCHLEICHER KA8B Vintage Glider. Fresh annual, 992-TT. Flying Condition. Hangared. Enclosed Aluminum Gehrlein-Built Trailer Inc. Asking/$7,200. NJ. Call D.D.973-923-1795

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WASHINGTON 1962 Piper Comanche 250. 5400TTAF, 1497-SMOH, 586-SNEW PROP, Lycoming IO-540 fuel injected 250hp. $55,900. 714-263-3362, 949-632-7439. See pics/details: http://maverickairbrokers.com Piper Saratoga - 3822

1959 APACHE PA23-160, 3418-TTAF, engine 1018SMOH, 2-MK12B;s, GS/ILS/ADF, xpdr, out-of-annual, $15,000 for fast sale, as is/where is, 818-377-4013, 818792-1531/cell. Piper Parts - 3920 1945 NORTH AMERICAN P51D Mustang, 1305TTSN, 135SMOH by Nixon, Rolls Royce Merlin 1650-7 with transport-heads. Dual-controls. New Martin-radiator, new hoses, new tubes new hydraulics, fresh annual. $2,145,000, will accept Harvard or AT6 on partial trade. Ron Fernuik 806-662-5823; ronfernuik@hotmail.com Piper Single - 3800

Helicopters - 5600

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PLEASE DONATE your aircraft, engines, avionics, aviation equipment. We provide Humanitarian Air Service World Wide. Donations tax deductible. 800-448-9487. www.wings-of-hope.org SELMA AIRPORT Display Day Held on the third Saturday of each month. Info/ Contact, Call CA/559-896-1001. Appraisals - 6405 NAAA/USPAP APPRAISALS / CONSULTING. Northwest US and Western Canada. Call Russ, Bow Aviation, www.bowaviation.com 360-766-7600.

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May 25, 2012 Books, Cards & Gifts - 6560 MAVERICK PILOT, Vol 1, Minnow to Mercenary on Kindle for 99 cents! Download, tell your friends, give me a review! No Kindle? Go to Amazon.com and download Free Kindle Reading MAVERICK Volumes II & III will be published shortly. Dave Case, author. Business Opportunities - 6576 PART 145 Manuals for s.e/m.e. piston aircraft. Excellent manuals used in our Part 145 shop before we closed. Will customize for your business and provide a turnkey submission for you to take to your FSDO for approval. $5,000. 831-224-0743 (CA) Charts & Maps - 6590

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TITLE SEARCHES: Same day reports if called before noon CT, most searches. 800-666-1397 or 405-2328886. Visa/ MC. Aircraft Title Corp. Established 1957. Float Equipment - 7170

HANGAR/ OFFICE For lease. Naples Florida. General Aviation. Great package. $3000 a month. Top notch private hangar, private office. Use of upscale conference room, kitchen, storage and bathrooms Call Christel Johnson 239-564-4029. christelannj@comcast.net NEW RICHMOND WI(RNH) hangar, in-floor-heat, 60’door. 50’x100’. 5,000sqft building w/log-cabin style-office, bath w/shower, natural-gas, 330-283-3200. More details/pics: www.generalaviationnews.com ,costar.com FOR SALE: Cave Junction Oregon (lllinois Valley Airport)“3S4”hangar 60X40 metal. Elec & phone. On paved 5,200’runwayw/paved-taxiway. Price reduced!! $68,000, 541-592-6322.

Flying Club - 7200 LSA FLYING CLUB. Need 6 people. 1947 Ercoupe. Located in Olympia WA. Contact Earl Pearson, 360-2927220 or 360-754-5221.

ARLINGTON WA (AWO) T-hangar for sale, 40’ door, $25,000 obo, 425-736-5608.

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GENERAL AVIATION NEWS

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L AKESHORE A V I AT I O N CALIFORNIA. NERVINO AIRPORT fully insulated HANGAR 60’ x 50’. Schweiss electric door with remote. Man door and separate 14’ truck door on the side. $150,000. Bob 760-470-9455.

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MOBILE BAY. Terrific 50’X60’hangar w/1600sqft 2Bedroom studio apartment attached. 1 1/2 acres. Hangar built of treated rough-sawn lumber over I-beam frame; apartment is matched stucco. Located on 2600’ grass field flying community. (5R7) near Mobile Bay. $300,000. 251-751-0003. See more pictures on GA website. Arizona - 9650

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TAXI TO your cabin. Bare land in beautiful Elk River, Idaho. Adjacent to airstrip. $57,000. Sean Wilson, Latah Realty, LLC, Moscow, ID. 208-596-8170. SHARE of Timber Basin Airpark(ID24) 80acres, 2200ft grass strip, private fishing lake . Will build basic cabin and FINANCE. $45,000. 520-909-4999. www.tbairpark.com kb7kz@msn.com See More details/pictures at www.generalaviationnews.com Indiana - 9650

CALIFORNIA IDEAL climate, Pine Mountain lake. (E45) Taxiway homes or lots in the Sierra foothills near Yosemite Nat'l Park. Gated community with boating, golf, tennis and stables “Red” Rossio, The Flying Broker, Pine Mountain Lake Realty, 209-962-7156. MAKE OFFER 1 acre & 1-1/2 acres alongside runway for sale. Adelanto Airpark, So.California, near Victorville Broker Bill 760-792-8072. billbergsjo@verizon.net Colorado - 9650 JUST REDUCED Kelly Airpark CO. Lot-#50. 4.4 AC site, survey/soils/test and septic perc test done. $75,000. 719358-9437. mdonnellyfirefly@yahoo.com or kellyairpark.com Florida - 9650 ORLANDO AREA Aviation-properties, hangars, hangarrentals, Some priced like bank-owned. Chandelle Properties. Call Ron Henderson 407-712-4071 Keller Williams/Advantage II Realty www.chandelleproperties.com CANNON CREEK Airpark. Florida’s Finest just got better. 600+acres, 2-Runways along I-75 North Fl. at Lake City and I-10. The best approaches, Golf and Tennis and snack Bar by Golf Cart. 4,000Ft Turf 4,000 paved. 150 Homes Now and growing. New section greater than 40 lots, Incredible Beautiful Lots. No rush to build, Finance and no interest, 10 lots set at $19,000. Each DoorBuster Pricing. CCAIRPARK.COM Call 386-984-0283, Ray Sessions After 35years of Building this Airpark and starting others at Sun N Fun, This is my last Subdivision, time to find a Honey, give her a Home. I’ll be 70 this year. Time to see The Grandchildren in Kissimmee and San Antonio. Call me, you will get the buy of a LifeTime. No Salesmen, Direct to you.

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FOR LEASE..Airpark Hangar and Home...Try before you Buy..Right on the Runway. Aguila, AZ. . 3BDRM/2BATH, 45’X60’Steel Hangar $1200/MO. 928-231-9500 WWW.AIRPORTHOMESANDHANGARS.NET SUNNY ARIZONA Phoenix Area, Pegasus Airpark (5AZ3) Drastic reduction in one acre equestrian and avia tion lots. www.pegasusairpark.com Dick Schmitt 877371-2838. See pics at www.generalaviationnews.com Arkansas - 9650 ARKANSAS BULL Shoals Lake acreages w/airpark, 3+ acres, $25,000-$80,000, Village Land Office, 870-4042059, 870-453-2966 eves, www.villagelandoffice.com mears@southshore.com

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Kansas - 9650 “TOPEKA, KANSAS: 10 BEST MIDSIZE KIPLINGER 2010. 2600’X100’ Lighted Grass strip. (90KS) Twenty Minutes to “Everything”. From Cradle to Retirement. $60K. Kris 785-224-4211, krisgita@hotmail.com. Maryland - 9650 MARYLAND AIRPARK Home: 3W3 2700SQ.FT. Brick Furn. 4BR, 3BA, 2Fireplace, Spectacular view Chesapeake Bay. Marina, Restaurant, Beach 1 Block, Hangar plan. Reduced to $439K. By owner. 561-988-0952, EMail cn121es@aol.com Michigan - 9650 SUGAR SPRINGS Airpark Home, 1840SF 2-level, 4BD/2BA, full basement, 2garages, indoor heated pool, access to golf course/pro-shop/restaurant/pub. $169,000 989-430-0966, www.SugarSpringsRealty.com Missouri - 9650 FREDERICKTOWN, MO. 4cd remodeled home. 2400 sqft hangar w/one piece Hydro door and office/media room. 3.61 acres lot. Lots of wildlife. 80' x 2000' grass runway. Homeowners association contract, restrictions being drafted and available. Pictures on request. Scott Frisella 314-359-2392. Montana - 9650

MONTANA, WINDSOCK SKYPARK. The Last Best Place! Only 20-lots left for sale. One-acre or larger, on the Shores of Beautiful Fort Peck Lake in NE MT. City water, sewer, nat-gas, underground-utilities installed. paved-streets, taxiway to 37S public airport. Call Lanny Hanson at 406-526-3535 or 263-1154. Visit our website: www.windsockskypark.com Don’t miss the opportunity to Live in a beautiful hunting and fishing recreational paradise! LOTS NOW SELLING $60,000. BEAUTIFUL GENTLEMEN’S fishing, hunting, vacation ranch. Swan Valley NW Montana. New log home, log guest house, pond, river access, hangar, private airstrip. 160+acres. 406-756-9071-evenings.

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NO CAROLINA airpark 8NC2. Acreage lots starting at $24,500. Between Ashville & Charlotte NC. 1.5mi to Hwy 74 bypass. 2500’x90’ turf-runway, landing-lights, private lounge w/bath/hangar space. $125/mo, 864-812-0482.

SOUTHERN NEVADA 64+acres, airstrip, steel-hangar w/electric bi-fold doors. Single-wide, well, septic. 5 minutes to Highway. 95. Best Offer. Agent 702-205-0705. NW NEVADA Airstrip property. 5+ acres 35miles SE Lake Tahoe- 40 miles S. Carson City. $115K Terms available. NV 775-266-3796 New Mexico - 9650

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Oregon - 9650 PINE HOLLOW Airpark 3BD/2BA home w/part airport ownership/hangar w/full size 1-bdrm apt. $375,000. 503625-7079, 503-502-7954. See more details/photos at www.generalaviationnews.com OR- LAKE BILLY CHINOOK AREA, Central Oregon. 3 parcels- 5 to 6 acres on private-airstrip. Buy one,two or all three ...Lets make a deal! Priced from. $119,000$139,000. Also 1500+sqft home on 5acres on airstrip....$219,000...make offer. Call Elaine@541-4803860 Coldwell Banker, Madras,OR. HISTORIC COMFORT! Great Neighbors! Rent original airpark home w/hangar @ Independence/Airport. Three bedrooms/two-baths, porch-sunroom, Washer-dryer. $1,280 month. Estimated availability July-2012. Owners nearby; downsized due to college-going offspring. Scheck2Oregon@AOL.com or 503-409-9204.

PICTURESQUE MOUNTAIN views: Hangar & log home in SW New Mexico on private airpark. 60’x60’ hangar on runway, includes 3bd/3ba custom log home on 1.5acres overlooking runway. Nancy Whatley 575-538-1438, 214587-1763, www.loghomemimbresnewmexico.com nlwhatley14@gmail.com REDUCED PRICE: $499,000. New York - 9650

FOR SALE, 41.1 acres for airport-related development. Independence, OR. State Airport (7S5) 503-819-4331. See more details and pictures at www.generalaviationnews.com

NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS: 60 acres with 1800’ grassy airstrip, hangar/ house needs restoration. Near Lake Placid/ Montreal. $55,000. LavalleyRealEsate.ccom 518-483-4163.

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Real Estate/Airport Property - 9650 PILOT’S DREAM. Home & hangar at Concrete, WA, Municipal Airport (3W5). 3BD/2BA, 1500+SF double-wide. 50x60’ metal hangar, misc. outbuildings, approx 2.5acres on two lots with legal access to runway. Possible trade for home and property in Western WA or flexible owner terms on other offers. $325,000. 360-853-7564. 2.5 ACRES on Parkside Airstrip, 3000sqft, 3bd/4ba, 42X38’hangar. Vancouver, WA No income-tax state! $459,000 Sandy Scott Uptown Realty, 360-608-6166. See pictures at www.generalaviationnews.com

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New airpark, Northeast Pennsylvania, 29-lots for sale. 1.25-3 acres, great views, underground utilities, sewers, some lakefront. EZ flight/drive to NYC, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Connecticut. At Seamans Airport (9N3), 2500’paved IFR approach, lighted, all services, Build Your Dream Home This Spring! “Model Home Being Built Now”. 866-924-7787 or www.SkylineEstates.us South Carolina - 9650

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FOR SALE: Two Bedroom House, large Hangar w/bedroom included plus 20 acres, paved runway, near Chelan. Call for details. 509-630-0045. PURCHASE A public use General Aviation Airport on partially wooded park-like acreage near Olympia WA $575,000 View pics/information: www.rkskyranch.com 360-747-7079.

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SC-CUSTOM basement home featuring exquisite details and artistry, an oversized hangar and paved/lighted runway. $775,000. 864-498-9595. See pictures at www.generalaviationnews.com Tennessee - 9650 DISTRESS SALE!! Pilot’s Dream. Only home on 3500’paved-runway in Tennessee-mountains. 6.18acres. 4800sqft 5br/4ba, lodge. Price reduced/$300K. W/trade for late model Piper-6X. 904-669-9661. Texas - 9650 MIDLAND, TX- 5,500Sqft hangar on taxiway, includes 4BR/3.5BA-home on 1.5acres. Call Realtor for price. Sandy Hanson/Legacy Real Estate 432-618-0613. www.legacyrealestate.com Hidden Valley Airpark Denton, Texas GATED COMMUNITY. 1.0acre, 5634sqft home, & 4225 hangar. Landscaped yard w/Gazebo & waterfall. Priced to sell. Leanne@myztx.com / 214-663-9143.

NORTH TEXAS PILOT'S DREAM! Exclusive community of 140 homesites in a 340-acre residential airpark. Live with your plane in quiet seclusion only 5 minutes from shopping, restaurants and universities, just 25 minutes North of DFW, near 23,000-acre lake. Taxi from the paved runway to your home. Several 1-acre lots available, also some homes. 940-321-5758, www.hiddenvalleyairpark.org HiddenValleyAirpark@prodigy.net

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FLY-IN ESTATE of 2.36acres with beautifully updated 2475sqft home & 4000sqft hangar/office/shop. Sharon 360-600-7493 for details/showing. $510,000 FANTASY FIELD (FA99): 2.96acres, 748sqft 1bdrm, home w/attached 1892sqft hangar, deck, heated 10'x18'shop. 2150x84' grass runway. Reduced!! $190,000. 206-783-4556, 253-906-7799. Publisher’s notice: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limited or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodian, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 800-669-9777. Toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 800-927-9277.

WA STATE. Pilots only. 2.23ac. on 1850ft. private/paved runway, Kadwell Field. $75K+/BO. Can finance 1/3. Tom 425-335-1375. See pictures at: www.generalaviationnews.com SAN JUAN AVIATION ESTATES BLAKELY ISLAND, WA. Premier Recreational Airpark. Paved lighted runway. Exceptional marina. Owner access to 3000ac forest preserve w/2 - 70ac lakes: fish/swim/boat. Taxiway cabin, room to build hangar, $379,000. Airpark Marine View Home: $550,000 $490,000. DECATUR ISLAND, WA. Decatur Shores Airpark. Community dock plus waterfront park. Taxi to octagonal home w/hangar $800K. Adjacent lot w/nearly new hangar: $400,000. Judy, Flying Island Realty, 360-375-6302 www.flyingislandrealty.com judy@flyingislandrealty.com

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Marilyn Theetge

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It cannot be coincidence that the matinvolved in all things aviation. It was a ters that I feel pressed to write about this guiding force in their lives and it provided month fall near Mother’s Day. Nor is it their living. It also provided their joy. odd that I feel immense sadness and You couldn’t think of Russ or their 7HC bountiful joy at the same time while writChamp without thinking of Helen. Russ ing about those folks who have filled my and Helen were like cookies and milk. mind and heart in recent weeks. They were a good fit and they were always In my experience, airports fall into together. Russ did not go to the airport to two categories. There are those that are get away from his bride. He went to the all business, a sterile environment where airport to share that camaraderie and love pilots and passengers pass through for a of flying with her, and Helen was such an time, leaving none of themselves or their integral part of the Front Porch Gang. If experiences behind. These are efficient there was painting to be done, she was patches of asphalt that are necessary in there, brush in hand. If food was needed, modern times, and it is not the function she was there, yummy goodies in hand. or responsibility of these facilities to inIf someone was sick, she was concerned, spire. phone in hand. She mothered us all and Then there are the other airports, those she was loved. half-forgotten patches of grass or concrete So many times I have seen her wipe where a middle-aged housewife with gray down the Champ or polish Russ’s tools hair or a gangly teenaged boy whose arms and place them neatly back in place so he have not quite come to terms with his legs could find them the next time. While her are encouraged to follow a desire to bememory will always be part of the foundacome one with the sky. tion of Pickens County If the patch is long her work on “Pilots come to the Airport, enough, jets are welthis Earth is done. airport for the love come and come mostly Marilyn Theetge’s is during the weekdays not. always thought of flying. Helen and both IHelen and during business and MariMarilyn came to hours, and on weeklyn had the patience of ends the ultralights, Job — Helen for listhe airport for the Cherokee 140s, and tening to Russ’s gooflove of pilots.” old taildraggers are ball jokes for nearly 50 pulled out of hangars years and Marilyn for for the weekly breakfast or burger run. tolerating Rogers’ inventing tendencies. These airports are not only facilities You just never knew what contraption for the operation of general aviation airwould emerge from their hangar. Over craft. They are destinations for local charthe years, while not a pilot like her husacters, both aviators and non-aviators. band Rogers, Marilyn has been so active Many times there are pilot associations or in airport doings. She is known for her various organizational chapters that help cooking and any event is greatly anticipromote the airport, flying, maybe homepated by all for that reason. For years, she building, or just good old plain camaraand Rogers took their annual sabbatical to derie. SUN ’n FUN to volunteer for the fly-in. These characters sit around governMany times she cooked from their RV for ment issue tables (circa 1945) or on dusty JZP pilots who flew down and were descouches of unknown vintage and comperately in need of some TLC and home ment on local politics, the ruination of the cooking. young people, and the questionable skills As one Front Porch Ganger passed of the local hotshot pilot. There are meetaway, the other was being treated in our ings, gatherings, and potluck dinners. And local hospital for colon cancer. Marilyn through the process of going and coming, faces a tough battle, one that can easily sharing and flying, they leave a little bit of wear a strong body down. Perhaps selfthemselves behind. A memory, a sound, a ishly, the Front Porch Gang needs her. We voice often heard on the Unicom, a phoare not yet ready to give up another of our tograph on the wall, what they were and own. These are the characters that make what they knew, has now become woven life at our airport so rich, and unfortunateinto the essence of a place. The intangible ly, they are not being replaced. becomes tangible. Marilyn, there are still potluck dinners The presence of Helen Erline Epps at to be shared, new pilots to be encouraged, Pickens County Airport (JZP), in Jasper, and airport promotions to be done. I don’t Ga., was tangible, and the memory of her want see sorrow in another old aviator’s will long be felt and seen. Helen was not eyes. a pilot. She was married to one for a very I thought about how it seemed that our long time, and while she may not have loss of Helen and Marilyn’s illness has afunderstood all that made Russell Epps fected us so deeply, and then I realized. tick, she did understand his passion to be Pilots come to the airport for the love of

Helen Epps flying. Helen and Marilyn came to the airport for the love of pilots. If you would like to encourage Marilyn Theetge in her battle with cancer, cards and letters can be sent to her in care of Pickens County Airport, 193 Airport Rd., Jasper, Ga., 30143.

Deb McFarland is the proud owner of Lester, a 1948 Luscombe 8E, and part of the Front Porch Gang at Pickens County Airport in Georgia. You can write to her at ShortFinal@ GeneralAviationNews.com.

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