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Emergency AD | For Teledyne Continental Motors.............................................6 Grounded | FAA freezes Zodiac certification in wake of accidents ...................7 The demise of 100LL | How will it affect you?..................................................8 FIX ON THE WAY: Zenith Air is putting the finishing touches on an upgrade package designed to address problems that may have led to six fatal crashes of the Zodiac.......................................... 7

Capital Comments | Senate fiddles while FAA burns . .....................................9 Touch & Go | A story we need to share ..........................................................10 Endangered | Top signs your airport is in trouble.............................................11 Rallying the troops | West Virginia governor is bullish on GA .......................12 Fun flyer | Belite Aircraft ready for takeoff........................................................23 Flight & Flyers | Pioneering pilot Edward Bellande..........................................28 Accident Reports | Faulty flaps trigger fatal crash ..........................................30 SPLOG | Light at the end of the tunnel.............................................................31

PIONEERING PILOT: Edward Bellande’s career, which mirrored the growth of aviation from its infancy to the Golden Age, is chronicled in this issue’s Flight & Flyers column...................................28

Special Advertising Section: Paint & Interiors Stewart Aircraft Finishing Systems..............................................................24 B/E Aerospace Inc.. .......................................................................................24 Mountain High Equipment & Supply Co.. .................................................25 Gold Metal Paint Co.. ...................................................................................25 FLYING THE MS-1: LSA expert Dan Johnson notes the new LSA is a hot rod flying machine with excellent stability and proper manners in steep turns or stalls.................................................31

Only at GeneralAviationNews.com/web Optimism grows | As airpark market recovers A seat at the table | GA represented on committee on future of aviation Air traffic glitch | Should have been just a minor problem Top 10 things | FSS wants pilots to know

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Diamond deals | Unveiled as end of the year approaches Guided self-fly tours | Launch in Europe

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“Oshkosh is the battery charger for the other 51 weeks of the year.” — EAA Chairman Tom Poberezny

“If we lose GA airports and they price us out of the market, God help us all. GA will go the way of the railroads.”

Republic Airport (FRG) on Long Island in New York recently became a bustling scene of faux police cars, extras as state troopers, an army of movie technicians, a battery of lights, cameras and action for a filming of a scene from the popular ABC sitcom “Ugly Betty.” The effort is just one of a number of film and television productions that are finding the general aviation airport a great location for filming, according to airport officials. Stars who have made their way to Republic include Angelina Jolie and Donald Trump, but the real rate of return for Republic are the revenues produced by production companies that rent facilities, aircraft, support equipment and acres of open space. Airport Director Michael Geiger has commissioned a marketing effort that reminds production assistants and location scouts that Republic Airport is 40 minutes from Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens where a lot of studio work is done and equidistant to the tony Hamptons, where many stars seek solitude. A number of productions have walked past the hangars, World War II aircraft and corporate jets that make Republic Airport home and set up camp in one of the last controlled woodlands of suburban Long Island. Geiger notes, “We have acres of woods inside the fence line where clearings and dirt roads could put an actor literally anywhere. Of course they need to coordinate their filming with the busiest general aviation airport in New York, but it all seems to work out fine in the

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“We have just one shot at this, so we need to make the right decision.” — Lycoming’s Michael Kraft on the transition from 100LL to an alternative fuel

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— Brian Delauter, general manager of general aviation for the TSA

Items that belonged to Amelia Earhart are out of this world — literally. One of Earhart’s scarves was carried into space by astro-

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naut Randy Bresnik aboard the shuttle Atlantis, which took off Nov. 16. Bresnik is the grandson of Earhart’s personal photographer, Albert Bresnik, who was hired in 1932 to document her around-the-world flight. In one photo the elder Bresnik took of Earhart, she’s wearing the scarf over a V-neck sweater, as her hand rests on the horizontal stablizer of her Electra. The scarf was a favorite of Earhart’s, but she declined to take it with her on her last flight. The scarf is on loan from the Museum of Women Pilots in Oklahoma City, which features the history of the Ninety-Nines, the international organization of female aviators founded in 1929 by 99 women pilots. Earhart was the group’s first president. Once Bresnik returns the scarf, it will be part of a new display at the museum dedicated to his grandfather’s photographs. Meanwhile, a watch that belonged to Earhart and has been in the possession of the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum in Atchison, Kan., is on loan to astronaut Shannon Walker, who will be on the International Space Station for six months starting in the spring of 2010. For more information: MuseumOfWomenPilots.com, AmeliaEarhartMuseum.org, NASA.gov.

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Emergency AD issued for TCM engines The FAA has issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD), effective immediately, for all Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) 240, 360, 470, and 520 series reciprocating engines. The emergency AD results from TCM reporting three occurrences of rapid wear on the face of hydraulic lifters, according to the AD, which notes that this condition, if not corrected, could result in a loss of engine power. TCM issued a Mandatory Service Bulletin Nov. 3, which describes the procedures for inspecting engines for hydraulic lifters and replacing those lifters if installed. Owners must have their engines inspected before further flight, according to the AD. FAA.gov, GenuineContinental.com

The new rule also requires pilots to follow safety procedures that were previously recommended, but not mandatory, including maintaining a speed of 140 knots or less; turning on anti-collision and position/ navigation lights; announcing their position on specific radio frequencies; and carrying current charts. The FAA has developed an online training program that covers flight operations in the New York area. FAA.gov

uuu SeaMax USA is celebrating a milestone this year: The 10th anniversary of AirMax, the parent company that manufactures the SeaMax M22 amphibious Light Sport Aircraft. This year, the 98th SeaMax rolled off the assembly line, according to company officials. SeaMaxUSA.com

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uuu NOTAMs are entering the digital age, with the FAA beginning the transition from paper Notices to Airmen to digital distribution beginning in January in several test locations, including the Southern California TRACON, Denver Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT), Amarillo ATCT, Tallahassee ATCT, Las Vegas ATCT and Boise ATCT. FAA.gov

uuu Changes to the Hudson River airspace went into effect Nov. 19, requiring pilots passing through the corridor to fly at an altitude between 1,000 feet and 1,300 feet. Local flights will operate below 1,000 feet. Below 1,300 feet, pilots must announce their aircraft type, position, direction and altitude at mandatory reporting points and must stay along the New Jersey shoreline when southbound and along the Manhattan shoreline when northbound.

uuu Lockheed Martin is set to close seven Flight Service Stations, starting in February. Locations on the chopping block are: Columbia, Mo.; Honolulu; Kankakee, Ill.; Lansing, Mich.; Nashville; Seattle; and St. Petersburg, Fla. This is the second consolidation effort since the company was awarded a contract in 2005 to provide flight services for the FAA. AFSS.com

uuu The search for a new president for the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is back to square one. The organization, which has had only two presidents — founder Paul Poberezny and his son, Tom — has hired a search firm, KornFerry, to find a new president after the first search this summer was unsuccessful. A frontrunner for the position, General Aviation Manufacturers Association President Pete Bunce, withdrew his name from consideration after he felt he didn’t have the full support of the board of directors, while director Vern Raburn — founder of Eclipse Aviation — resigned from

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uuu Progress continues on the E-Plane line of electric powered aircraft, according to German designer Calin Gologan, who said the molds for the fuselage and wings of the one-seat Elektra One are “as good as finished.” He promised that photos and technical specifications would be available by the end of the year. A prototype Elektra One is scheduled to be presented at AERO 2010 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, in April at the E-Flight-Expo trade show. Gologan, who also plans an Elektra Two (two-seater) and Elektra Four (four-seater), is going after the Green Prize Challenge in aeronautics, a $1.5 million prize offered by NASA and the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) Foundation to spur development of the most energysaving aircraft in the world. PC-aero.de, NASA.gov

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uuu Carter Aviation Technologies has inked an exclusive licensing deal with a Textron subsidiary, AAI Corp., for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) using Carter’s Slowed Rotor/Compound (SR/C) Aircraft Technology — a combination of rotorcraft and fixed-wing aerodynamics. The deal is called a “turning point” for the company by Jay Carter Jr., president, who noted “we now have a viable SR/C platform that has the ability to compete in both manned and unmanned sectors with vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) and high-speed flight.” Carter also noted this deal could help speed the development of the company’s latest prototypes for two- and four-place “Personal Air Vehicles.”

the board, noting in a letter that he did not approve of the direction of the search process. EAA hopes to have a new president within the next year, although officials note they have not set a time limit on the search.

uuu The Doolittle Raiders will hold their 68th reunion at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force April 16-18. The reunion will include a free public autograph session, educational event and memorial service. Of the nine living Doolittle Raiders, five plan to attend the reunion, according to museum director Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Charles Metcalf. The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Association, Inc. is hoping to fly in 25 B-25 Mitchell Bombers for the reunion. If their efforts are successful, it would be the largest gathering of B-25s since World War II. NationalMuseum.af.mil

uuu The Parade of Planes, a series of regional aircraft sales expos, will return next year. The expos feature not only aircraft manufacturers, but tax, finance and insurance experts to help customers with their buying decisions. Next year’s expos also will include companies that offer products and services to owners who want to upgrade the aircraft they already own. Expos slated for next year include: Georgetown Municipal Airport, Georgetown, Texas, March 12 -13; Gwinnett County Airport/Briscoe Field, Lawrenceville, Ga., June 11-12; and Hawthorne Municipal Airport, Hawthorne, Calif., Aug. 27-28. ParadeofPlanes.com

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Zenith responds to airworthiness freeze By MEG GODLEWSKI The fatal crash of a homebuilt Zodiac CH-601XL last month has prompted the FAA to freeze the issuance of new airworthiness certificates for the design. The accident was the sixth attributed to an in-flight break up. The timing of the crash is poignant, as it came one day before the FAA issued a Special Air wor thiness Information Bulletin concerning aerodynamic flutter that may have been a factor in the accidents. “There have been too many crashes. We think one crash is too many,” said Sebastien Heintz, president of Zenith Aircraft, which manufactures the kits. His father, Chris Heintz, is the designer of the aircraft. “The frustrating thing is that there is no single cause that was responsible for all the accidents.” On Nov. 6, a Zodiac CH-601XL was destroyed as a result of an in-flight breakup near Agnos, Arkansas, killing the pilot. Both wings separated from the fuselage in-flight. In April, the NTSB called on the FAA to ground all Zodiac CH-601XLs after it linked six accidents, which killed 10

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people, to aerodynamic flutter, a phenomenon in which the control surfaces and wings can suddenly oscillate and lead to catastrophic structural failure. Preliminary investigation of the Arkansas accident reveals a failure mode similar to that seen in the earlier crashes, NTSB officials report. Since April, the NTSB and the FAA have been conducting a special review

of the Zodiac CH601XL and the similarly designed CH650 to evaluate design and operational details of the aircraft. The SAIB is the result of that review. Heintz noted his company is working closely with the FAA and the NTSB on the issue. “We are taking a ver y pro-active approach in that we have introduced a full upgrade package,” he said. “It beefs

up the entire airplane.” As this issue was going to press, the company was in the process of finalizing the upgrade package. “We are making the upgrade package available to all builders and owners to meet the FAA’s recommendations as soon as possible and at minimum inconvenience and cost,” said Heintz. “We think it will cost about $400, which is fairly inexpensive.” According to Heintz, the package is designed to strengthen the airplane by over-building the wing spars and adding aileron counter-balance. “We strongly believe that implementation of the comprehensive upgrade package kit, combined with continuing pilot education and training, as well as an ongoing airworthiness/maintenance program, will put an end to the type of tragic accidents that have been happening and restore this aircraft’s reputation as a capable and fun Light Sport Aircraft,” he said. Heintz estimates the upgrade package will take a few weeks to a few months for aircraft owners to apply — “depending on how much they work on their airplanes,” he said. For more information: ZenithAir.com, Newplane.com, FAA.gov.

New facility to search for alternative fuels Purdue University will operate a new facility to test aircraft engines and develop alternative fuels. The National Test Facility for Fuels and Propulsion, funded with a $1.35 million grant from the U.S. Air Force, will be at the Purdue University Airport (LAF).

It is expected to open in late 2010 or early 2011. “This is a multidisciplinary research approach that begins with growing crops, developing fuels from those crops in the laboratory and then testing those fuels in engines,” said Professor Denver Lopp.

Work will focus on jet engines but will include some testing related to piston engines. The facility will address all energy sources and not be an advocate of any particular fuel, Lopp added. For more information: Purdue.edu.

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the public health and welfare. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The facing GA today. Through lobbying, avgas was petition requires the EPA to take â&#x20AC;&#x153;Be wary of the five-minute sound exempt from that mandatory phase action,â&#x20AC;? he said. bite,â&#x20AC;? said Michael Kraft, senior vice out because the aviation industry said He estimates findings from the president. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have just one shot at it just wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ready. EPAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s investigation will result in rulethis, so we need to make the right â&#x20AC;&#x153;Avgas isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mogas â&#x20AC;&#x201D; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anything making in the next 12 to 18 months, decision.â&#x20AC;? but that. It is made in specialty batches while the agency is looking at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Certification costs in time and and transported separately. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the By JANICE WOOD â&#x20AC;&#x153;2016-2017 time frameâ&#x20AC;? for a final money are such that the industry only fuel with TEL added at the terGeneral Aviation News solution. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a lot of work to can only afford to minal,â&#x20AC;? he added, be done,â&#x20AC;? he said. make this change noting that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the bottom line: 100LL is once,â&#x20AC;? added Earl important ingredient going away. MOVING ON L awrence, vice to increase octane, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fool yourself,â&#x20AC;? warned president of industry w h i c h p r e v e n t s Alan Klapmeier, co-founder of Cirrus Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an understatement. As and regulatory affairs knocking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s espeAircraft. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The industry hoped 100LL the EPA investigation continues, the for the Experimental cially important to would survive, but it is going away.â&#x20AC;? aviation industry is searching for an Aircraft Association. higher compression What does that mean for you? alternative fuel, as well as developing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatever change engines. When you Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what the industry and federal engines that will fly safely on that fuel, need that octane, you we make, it better agencies are trying to figure out now. whatever it is. be right. We need to need that octane. The demise of 100LL was a hot The big concern for the engine â&#x20AC;&#x201D; EAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Earl Lawrence move deliberately.â&#x20AC;? That said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;20 topic at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AOPA Aviation manufacturers isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t new engines â&#x20AC;&#x201D; But why do we years is a long time Summit. It was discussed during the they know they can develop those. need to change? to not have a solution,â&#x20AC;? Passavant opening general session, as well as in Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the existing fleet thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cause for noted. several forums throughout the show. worry, according to TCMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ross. A LITTLE HISTORY Time is officially running out. New While a lot of uncertainty exists about Making sure the existing fleet isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t national air quality standards are set the future of aviation fuel, one thing is Tetra-ethyl lead (TEL) had been grounded by the demise of 100LL is to take effect soon, while the EPA is certain: A change is coming. added to fuel since the 1920s. After the focus of the Future Avgas Strategy expected to make a finding on a threeâ&#x20AC;&#x153;And we will be ready for it,â&#x20AC;? said it was identified as a neurotoxin, it & Transition Plan â&#x20AC;&#x201D; known as FAST year-old petition from the Friends of Rhett Ross, president of Teledyne began to be phased out in the 1970s. the Earth that claims avgas endangers Continental Motors, who noted the In 1990, the Environmental Protection (Continued on page 26) company has tested â&#x20AC;&#x153;all different types Agency (EPA) mandated that it be of fuels.â&#x20AC;? gone by 1995. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is considered one Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a top priority at Lycoming of the EPAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest successes,â&#x20AC;? said Engines, where officials warn that this Glenn Passavant, director of the EPA Swift Enterprises, Ltd. is developing an unleaded 100LL replacement fuel, called is one of the most complicated issues Nonroad Center. 100SF, that exceeds the energy content and octane number of 100LL, according to company officials. The new fuel contains two chemical components that, when mixed together, meet or exceed most performance parameters of 100LL. Because of this, 100SF requires minimal engine modification to run in the current GA fleet. 100SF can be produced from any organic matter that contains sugar of cellulose, GENERALAVIATIONNEWS.COM company officials add.

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Senate fiddles while FAA burns Air traffic control glitch a sign that lawmakers need to focus on FAA By Charles Spence WASHINGTON, D.C. — It looks like the FAA will need another temporar y extension. After more than two years, the Senate continues to drag its feet in reauCapital thorizing the FAA. Comments Even many members of the Senate are fed up with the way that body is ignoring the needs of the FAA. Led by Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), a bipartisan group of 35 senators sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) calling for passage of an FAA reauthorization bill before the end of this year. That is almost one-third of the Senate getting impatient with the leaders for not moving. The House passed reauthorization again last May. The current temporar y extension expires Dec. 31. With what’s on the Congressional plate, it is unlikely reauthorization will come up in December.

the administration has not done enough to prevent even small glitches in the system. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association said “the Federal Aviation Administration’s flawed patchwork network of outsourced and poorly backed-up communications systems of questionable reliability was exposed for the nation and Congress to see.” The union warned the future looks shaky if the FAA is allowed to continue with its campaign to close some air traffic control facilities and combine operations into a smaller number of locations. Meanwhile, the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), the

Oberstar and Costello said they wanted to know why it took four hours to isolate and correct the trouble, asking if FAA oversight of its contract with the Harris Corp. is sufficient. They added the FAA’s relationship with its vendors is critical as NextGen development will require more such partnerships.

“NextGen is forecast to cost more than $40 billion, but all Washington watchers know government estimates are invariably low.”

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A story we need to share By Ben Sclair At the conclusion of October’s Copperstate Fly-In, held at Casa Grande Municipal Airpor t (CGZ) in Arizona, I attended the annual awards banquet. As luck would have it, I sat at a great table. Touch & Go Seated with me was Chris Christiansen (and his parents), designer/builder of the award-winning Savor (see Nov. 6 issue for additional information), Dave Edwards from Las Vegas, who turned me on to a resolution making its way through the Nevada Legislature to make sure North Las Vegas airport remains open to experimental aircraft (see Nov. 20

issue for the whole story), and Bill Harrelson, a retired airline pilot and efficiency expert from Fredericksburg, Virginia. What a table. Great conversation and some amazing stories. I learned that Bill came to the Copperstate Fly-In to compete in the FuelVenture 400 efficiency race. (He won his class, by the way). He and his flying partner ducked out early, as they were hoping to make a non-stop flight home the next morning, and needed to get some rest. A few days later, I received the following e-mail, which tells the story of the potential

“To make this trip possible it took a finely crafted machine, reasonable weather, more than a few years of aviation experience and living on or near the airport. On the other hand, there were no heroics required.” of that fuel efficiency much better than I could. Enjoy.

This was a pretty remark able flight any way you compare this flight to driv look at it, but when you ing a car or commercial airline service, you really appreciation for the Lan get an cair 320 and GA in gen eral. A short scan of commercia l flights shows one direct us home near midnight flight on USAir, which get and would cost each of s us over $1,000 round trip for two round-trip tickets ...$2,048 equals $1,024 for the retu rn portion or $512 each. direct flight would take about eight hours from This Casa Grande to home. options would be about Cheaper half this cost and would be scheduled to take abo hours, hotel to home, if ut 11.5 all goes well with connec tions. The trip wouldn’t happen if we had to driv e, with at least three day nights in hotels to make s and two it one way. If you do the conversion to car speed it comes to the equivalent and mpg, to 230 mph@46 mpg wit h no hotel costs and no spe tickets (east bound). Go ing out (west bound), the eding num (12 hours/62 gallons) wit bers are 196 mph@38 mp h a 12-hour layover mid g way because we left Thu 4 p.m. However, becaus rsday at e we were able to leave Fre dericksburg with our tan with premium auto gas, ks filled the fuel cost west bound was about $160 or $80 We all know that to ma each. ke this trip possible it too reasonable weather, mo k a finely crafted machi re than a few years of avia ne, tion experience and livi near the airport. On the ng on or other hand, there were no heroics required for We have all done big roa this trip. d trips that required way more stamina and nerves this flight. Maybe you cou than ld use this example to dem onstrate what general avia can make possible. tion Sincerely, Bill Harrelson (owner, PIC, efficiency exp ert)

In response to Charles Spence’s Capital Comments column in the Nov. 20 issue, “Is there a better name than general aviation?”, I run an advertising agency and I can guarantee that what you call something makes a deep psychological impact on how people view it. The problem with using the word “general” is that it can mean anything. You and I know what we mean by GA, but the rest of the world just looks at us and scratches their heads. The more you try to broadly define a thing, the less likely you are to describe it. The broader it is, the less you know about it — until you reach maximum “broadness” and just label something “everything.” I would advocate dropping the word “general” and just use the term aviation. In the public’s eye there are the airlines and everything else. From a PR stand point, moving toward a use of “airlines” and “aviation” makes the position of GA stronger in the eyes of the uneducated public. How can you be against aviation? It is still up to the flying community to educate the public on aviation, but we no longer have the divisions. Something may be good for “airlines” but bad for “aviation.”

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RE: “Is there a better name than general aviation?”: It sounds to me like “divide and conquer.” We should fight to maintain the use of general aviation and not allow differentiation to allow us to be marginalized. We don’t see cars, RVs, trucks, taxis, busses, delivery vans, motor homes, camper trailers, boat trailers, and motorcycles all differentiated for statistical and, more importantly, for restrictive uses. The U.S. is the leader in manufacturing of general aviation aircraft and training of the world’s pilots. We don’t have much left in the U.S. that we can brag about, let’s not lose this. JAMES LAMBERT via e-mail

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It was nice to meet you at the awards banquet. We might have mentioned were going to try to ma ke it home from Casa Gra we nde morning. Here are some brief facts of the flight hom to Fredericksburg the next e. Unfortunately we lan miles short of home at Ora ded 40 nge, Virginia, for a shot of gas. Great Circle distance: 1,7 00 nm Route flown: 1,749 nm Yahoo Map driving dist ance: 2,353 miles Time to Orange: 9 hrs, 40 minutes Total time: 10 hrs, 15 min ute Total fuel burn: 51 gallons s Number of people: 2 Payload: 380 Cost: Less than $100 eac h

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THE COST OF NOT OWNING A PLANE I would like to state my case for a first-rate general aviation infrastructure: As a U.S. Government Contracting Officer’s representative, I deal with contractors on various projects. Right now I’m interfacing with a contractor whose base of operations is on one end of Michigan while I’m at the southeastern corner of the state. The contractor does not possess a business aircraft. I suppose they can’t afford it. But let’s look at the price they pay for not having a plane: To get from where they’re at to where I’m at, they have to fly a regional airline to Minneapolis. Then they transfer to a jetliner operated by a major league airline to fly to the nearest major airport serving my area. If they had an airplane like the Beechcraft Bonanza, Baron or a Piper Meridian turboprop plane, they could fly here direct and save time. The cost? I don’t know if they’d save money or not, but it must cost a lot to fly first from where they’re at to Minneapolis, and then to southeast Michigan. That is one reason why we need a good general aviation infrastructure in this country. BOO HISS to Mayor Daley of Chicago for destroying Meigs Field! Before I sign off I’d like to remind everyone that what you read is my opinion and not the government’s. ALEX KOVNAT Submitted online at GeneralAviationNews.com

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Is your airport on the endangered list? Top signs that it’s time to take action to save your field By MEG GODLEWSKI General Aviation News

For the past 10 years I have been hearing from readers concerned about their airports. Usually it begins with a phone call from someone who is upset because “they” are trying to close the airport. Sometimes “they” have names. Other times they don’t. The names and locations of the airports change, but often the issues are the same. And — Meigs Field not withstanding — very rarely do airports close suddenly. Usually there are a lot of warning signs that an airport is endangered. Many advocacy groups, such as the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and state aviation associations, have guidelines for protecting airports, but by the time those groups are called in, it may be too late. That means it’s up to airport tenants, pilots and aircraft owners to pick up on the signs that something is coming down the runway and take action. Following are some signs of trouble, as well as suggestions on what to do if you see them.

PROPOSED LAND USE OR ZONING CHANGES If your airport has undeveloped land near it, you should be on guard for this. Most airports and the land near them are in areas zoned light industrial. If the

proposal is to change it to “mixed use” or “residential,” look out. If the zoning change goes through, it’s often too late to change it. WHAT TO DO: In most communities, the law requires a sign be placed on the property advertising that its zoning is up for a change. If you see one of these signs — or a for sale sign — pay attention to it and let others in the aviation community know about it. You also should routinely scan the public notice section of your local newspaper for announcements of zoning board hearings and ATTEND them if any of the proposals on the agenda could impact the airport. Be prepared to provide testimony as to why putting a multifamily housing complex beneath the downwind leg of the pattern, for example, is a bad idea. Become familiar with AOPA’s “Airport Support Network” program, which is a watch-dog group at local airports. The ASN volunteer keeps tabs on the airport, and if there is a zoning change or development proposal, has a direct line to AOPA to call in the big guns should the situation warrant it. The folks at AOPA have been protecting airports for decades and have resources and experience that most small pilot groups do not. Your airport doesn’t have an ASN volunteer? Find one or become one.

RELUCTANCE TO RENEW LEASES Airports are economic engines — most of the time. But if the airport owner or operator — often referred to as its sponsor — plans to divest itself of the property or the responsibility for the air-

port, that usually begins by a reduction in support for the businesses there. Most airport businesses ask for a lease of 20 years or more. If the sponsor insists on a month-to-month lease, that is a sign the business is not long for the airport. The sponsor could be making way for a larger, more profitable tenant or it may be the beginning of closing the airport. WHAT TO DO: Demand accountability. Usually leases have to be discussed at public meetings. Attend the meetings and, during the public comment period, ask why the leases are not being renewed. Also, show support for the airport businesses. Use their services and make sure the sponsor knows that you do.

NO ADVISORY BOARD When a sponsor dissolves an airport advisory board, it is often the first step in closing the airport. A lack of a board means a lack of direct contact between the aviation community and the sponsor. Sometimes a board is dissolved because there is a lack of volunteers willing to serve. Other times the sponsor deems it unnecessary or a nuisance and does away with it. WHAT TO DO: Petition the sponsor to establish and maintain an advisor y board. Volunteer to be on it and encourage other pilots to do the same.

NO RESTAURANT Airpor t restaurants are often the focal point of the field. A good restaurant draws people to the airport, as well as the surrounding community. With the

restaurant gone, the airport loses some of its appeal to visitors. WHAT TO DO: Encourage the sponsor to actively seek out a restaurant as a tenant or support the restaurant that’s already on the field. This may mean re-negotiating a lease during tough economic times. Be sure to let the sponsor know how much the community values the restaurant — and tell other pilots, as well as your non-pilot friends — to not only support the restaurant, but talk it up to the powers-that-be.

COMMISSIONING A LAND USE STUDY A land use study can be a sign the sponsor is considering closing an airport because these studies are often done to determine if an airport is the “best use” for the land. The study includes an investigation of the airport’s debts and the status of grants if it has accepted state or federal funding. The idea of having to pay back millions of dollars in grants can be enough to table the idea of closing an airport, but sometimes it can stir up opponents, who call for the airport to be closed and the land redeveloped. WHAT TO DO: Work with the consultant hired to do the study to make sure it is balanced. Attend meetings when the consultant is scheduled to give updates on the study’s progress, so you can identify problems early in the process. Once it’s complete, make sure to get a copy of the study and share it with local aviation groups and other pilots.

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Rallying the troops West Virginia governor, a long-time pilot, is a vocal supporter of GA By JANICE WOOD General Aviation News

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www.GeneralAviationNews.com 1978 C-152 one radio, one xpdr. 10,000 TTAF, 4,000 SMOH. Nice interior. Paint is great. No corrosion. $16,000. 360-754-5221. Cessna 170/175/177 - 1906 1973 177B 180 HP TBO. Good compression. 8 in & out. Fresh annual, powerflow exhaust. $47,500 OBO. Call Gary 360-731-8088. 1978 177RG SN:177RG1334 N53061 1760TT, orig. eng. Beautiful A/C. IFR, GPS, SS, Eng analysis w/fuel flow. New paint & leather int. 1998. Stroke victim. Quitting Flying. Emptying hangar. $80,000. New price. For pics/equip: http://sites.google.com/site/rgcardinal53061 ochazz@fluxar.com Cessna 172 - 1907 1971 C-172L Super Hawk, PennYan 180hp, 3464TTSN, 192SFOH, new paint, King IFR, same owner 30yrs, NDH. $59,950. CA/510-783-2711, www.americanaircraft.net 1965 C-172 180 HP, 450 SMOH, 2800 TT. $45,750. West One Air 208-455-9393. westoneair@aol.com 1978 C-172N, 160hp, 6475-TT, zero SMOH, good paint, very nice interior, fresh annual, $49,500. 541-882-8315, 541-884-1425. 1968 C-172, lowtime AF, 200hrs eng, Horton STOL, full King stack, King KX155 w/GS, xpdr/enc, leather interior, $45,000, 503-838-5286, 800-831-6513. 1962 C-172 N8333X, 180HP. Cleveland wheels & brakes. interior-9, paint-3. Mark-12B w/xpdr mode-c. 4-pl intercom. TTAF1933, SFN-216. $49,500. 208-879-5193. bigs@custertel.net 1977 C-172N, 2670-TTAF, 1420-TTE O-360 Lyc-180hp, all logs, flybuddy-GPS, DME, full-IFR, NDH. CSP, new annual, Hangared Bandon OR, $59,000. 907-305-3056. Cessna 180/185 - 1908 C-185A 3797TT, eng 2318, SMOH 1349, 4-6 seater. Basic cockpit, tight, clean, solid, reliable worker. 11-12 GPH. 406-544-2195. $89,900. Cessna 182 - 1909

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CESSNA WINGS REBUILT ON JIGS BEECH/CESSNA Control surfaces reskinned on jigs Call for quotes. West Coast Wings 707-462-6822. FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING. Hundreds of FAA-PMA’d parts for 120-185.Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1-800-457-7811, www.univair.com SELKIRK AVIATION Inc. has FAA approval on composite cowlings for all Cessna 180, 185 and years 1956 to 1961 Cessna 182 planes. Also interior panels, extended bag kits, glare shields and nose bowl for most C-170 to U206 models. Contact www.selkirk-aviation.com or 208664-9589. Champion Parts - 2055 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 Citabria - 2150 1968 CITABRIA 7KCAB, IO-320, 150hp, inverted-fuel, 3090TT, 865TSOH, 07/09-annual, $26K, Ceconite-fabric, Imron-paint, always hangared. Must sell for Medical Reasons. 360-243-7388. CITABRIA, AERONCA Scout, Decathlon, salvage, surplus, 5-ply birch formers, gear legs straightened, repair, wing inspection kits. RAINBOW 509-765-1606/fax 509765-1616, ronp@qosi.net 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 DeHavilland - 2400

1958 C-182 100 SMOH, 2900 TT. Custom Instrument panel. $53,750. West One Air 208-455-9393. westoneair@aol.com

BEAUTIFUL 1966 V-35 TT 6985, 920-SFRM, 60-STOH w/new Cont cylinders. KMA-24, KX-155 w/GS, KY-96, KNS-80, KR-87, KT-76, GX-55. Leather upholstery. $79,500. Make Offer! 541-447-1118. 7am-5pm PST. Beech Debonair - 1510 1961 BEECH Debonair B-33. 1/3 ownership for sale. Based and maintained at Flightcraft in PDX. Call for Brochure. Jim 360-991-6880. Beech Sierra - 1525 BEAUTIFUL RED and White 1975 SIERRA 2337TT, 352SMOH, full-IFR,Reduced! $49,999. Will trade for Real Estate, RV/or ??. 360-438-8811, cell/ 360-481-7171. Beech Duke - 1606 BEECH DUKE-P-236, 425/390-SMOH, 2100-TT/VG’s, over $80K spent recently, Sandel, STEC-65 A/P, Alt. pre select. Well maintained, needs nothing. Too much to list. Make Offer. 714-812-5854. Cessna 120/140 - 1902

1959 CESSNA 182B straight tail classic w/cowl flaps, 5580-TT, 1164-SMOH, O-470L, Western Skyways Gold Seal, 500-SPOH, Garmin GNC-250XL Com/GPS, Flybuddy-GPS, KY97A-Com, KA134 audio-panel, AT50xpdr/C, VG’s, P&I-1995, $48,500. reade@uisreno.com NV/775-322-2929. http://tappix.com/813173

1956 DEHAVILLAND BEAVER, 5-hours since stunning new paint and leather interior. SN-994. 12,100TTSN, 830since Covington Major. 20-hours on 3-bladed Hartzell Wipline 6000-Amphibs. $465,000 with free delivery in North America. (just more opportunity for me to fly it). Ron, TX/806-662-5823-cell; ronfernuik@hotmail.com

1960 SKYLANE, 5350+ TT,1170-SMOH, 150-SPOH, P&I 9, Garmin135A GPS/com, King KX170A VOR w/GS, Apollo SL70 xpdr, EGT/CHT, cowl/manual flaps. slant tail, Horton STOL, aileron/ flap-gap seals, leading edge cuff wingtips, stall fences, 4-pl intercom, ext baggage, May annual. $49,000, will take medium size motor home partial trade, must have slide-out, Ron/509-750-7225. Cessna 200 Series - 1912

1956 DHC-2 Beaver, SN 1031, TT 15274, TSMOH 1141, Edo 4930 floats, 135 ready, many mods. Don at 907-789-2142 for specs & installed equip. $330,000/obo.

1960 C-210 2800 TT, 150 SMOH, IFR, fresh annual. Very Nice! $55,750. West One Air. 208-455-9393 westoneair@aol.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 1968 C-150H, TT-4737, SMOH-650, 300 NavCom, King xpdr, strobe, autogas, Emron paint, shoulder harness, Complete rebuild 2007. $28,950. 360-683-9175, 360461-9007. Cessna 152 - 1905 1978 C-152. One radio, one xpdr, TTAF 9309, SMOH 3055. Nice clean airplane, no corrosion. $16,500. 360754-5221 1978 C-152 4992 TT, 221 SMOH, Sensenich prop. Very good paint & interior, fresh annual. NDH, $29,500. 541882-8315, or 541-884-1425.

1962 CESSNA 210 Centurion, 2500TT, 980SMOH ,prop zero hours, nice paint&interior. Aircraft in top condition! $49,500 For more detailsjackcougarbluff@gmail.com 509-951-7472. Cessna 300 Series - 2005

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 1961 M20B 4834TTAF, 2036TTSFN, Fresh Annual, King digital-loaded, including HSI, Autopilot, speed brakes, much more. Hangared since new. $34,000. Possible trade for LSA Ercoupe. 503-730-4659. rickflys@hotmail.com 1967 MOONEY M20F, 3025TT, 1440SMOH. Fully modernized longbody/w/201mods, yokes, elec-gear/flaps. HSI, S-Tec-50, 2-GPS’s, Stormscope, EDM-700, fuelcomputer. 1997-P&I. SkyMachines, 1-888-651-2257. www.N3272F.com 1967 MOONEY M20F, 4350-TT, 700-SMOH, 5hrsSNprop, NDH, nice-paint, good-interior, speed-mods, 160-kts. $45,900. Nice looking, fast, well-maintained in Ogden/Utah. 250-490-7921, deinbc@shaw.ca 1986 MOONEY 252TSE, N252TM, 1890TT, 726 STOH chrome cylinders. Fresh annual 11/09. Hangared @ private paved fly-in resident airpark. 772-595-5188

LAKE AERO STYLING YOUR ONE STOP MOONEY “MALL” 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 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 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. Toll Free 877-758-3232. Fax 541-9288356. Email reliant.aviation@mindspring.com North American - 3680

DEHAVILLAND BEAVER 4 sale. www.bahraero.com Ercoupe - 2550 ERCOUPE 415 CD, TT 1895- C-75 TT 1195, 644 STOH. Partly Disassembled. Logs, repair manuals, etc. $11,000. Bob 509-796-5280. 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 Grumman - 2850 1976 GRUMMAN Cheetah 1239 TTSN, 238 SMOH, digital VFR. Outstanding, original interior. Nice original paint. $34,950. CA/510-783-2711. www.americanaircraft.net

1948 C-140, 125hp, O-290. $28,750. West One Air. 208455-9393, westoneair@aol.com Cessna 150 - 1904

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1978 GRUMMAN TIGER, 180HP, $58,800. 2098-TT, 380-STOH (Millennium cylinders). Complete logs, LoPresti conversion, Lasar ignition system, all AD’s c/w. 772-595-5188. Luscombe - 3300

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 HIGHLY MODIFIED PA-16, O-540Lyc. Very Very low time. Excellent back country airplane. Loaded w/radio gear. Time to sell! $55,000/obo. 503-949-4739.

THREE CESSNA 310’s 4 sale. www.bahraero.com Cessna 400 Series - 2010 1978 CESSNA 414A, 2950 TT, 880 since RAM 7 conversion, Rare Robertson STOL, Major avionics upgrade just completed, fresh annual by our Cessna M.E. Service Center. $447,500/Offer/Tades possible? Gran Aire Inc. Milwaukee, WI 414-461-3222. Pete@FlyMilwaukee.com Cessna - 2020 CESSNA WING rebuilding, using factory jigs. CRS #UDIR892K. Aircraft Rebuilders 2245 SO. Hwy 89, Perry UT 84302 435-723-5650.

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 LUSCOMBE AIRPLANE “WIN ME” drawing. 1/$40; 3/$100; 10/$300. www.Luscombe.org and IRS 501C3 organization. 480-650-0883.

PIPER PA-16 projects. (One)150hp. low time engine, $16,000. (One)108hp mid-time eng, $6000. Or $20,000 for both. Call for info. 503-949-4739.

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FANTASTIC HANGAR 40X50 w/heat and a/c...plus great home, 4bd 2bth, fireplace, formal dining room, great taxiway location, easy access to the runway. Salome, AZ, Indian Hills Airpark. Fly nearly 365 days a year, come enjoy your airplane daily, not even 30’ from your home, $220,000. 928-231-9500, more photos: www.airporthomesandhangars.net

ARKANSAS BULL Shoals Lake acreages w/airpark, 3+ acres, $25,000-$80,000, Village Land Office, 870-4454266, 870-453-2966 eves, www.villagelandoffice.com mears@southshore.com California - 9650

NEW HOME on one-acre alongside taxi-way for sale: Adelanto Airpark, Southern California. $250,000. Call Broker Bill 760-792-8072, near Victorville CA.

LAND FOR LANDING....ARIZONA FIVE ACRE PARCELS...$110,000-$145,000. Eagle Roost Airpark, 3600’ paved runway w/lights, paved taxiways, gated community.25 miles west of Wickenburg. Come build your lifestyle...as Dave says “living with your plane”, it’s fantastic. More pic:.www.airporthomesandhangars.net 928-231-9500.

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ARKANSAS VALLEY Airport Cotter. Runway lot. $64,900. 2.44 acre Taxiway-tract 200’ from White River $69,900. 4% mortage available. 870-430-5545, aerov@centurytel.com

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.

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PILOTS’ DELIGHT. Beautiful home... Wonderful 60X60 hangar with auto remote door opener. Paved runway & taxi ways. New pool, 5 acres. 928-231-9500, more photos: www.airporthomesandhangars.net Arkansas - 9650

ARIZONA ELEGANT LIVING WITH YOUR AIRPLANE This is a unique gorgeous home with all the amenities. So many features. This is a must to see!!! Two Two car garages, a private spa and now the “EXTRAS”, a 3600’ hard surface lighted runway, a 3000sqft hangar to house your prized possessions.and a personal producing vineyard of your very own..FIVE ACRES, bring your horsepower and the horse. An airpark with unmatched camaraderie. Pilots paradise!!! Fly the clear open skies of Western Arizona.. $1,200,000. For more photos www.airporthomesandhangars.net. Eagle Roost Airpark. Listing agent is a park resident and will provide landing instructions upon request 928-231-9500.

DENVER CO- Live the dream at Erie Airpark (EIK). 2 acres with unique-home, finished-hangar & 4700’ paved runway! $489,000. http://homepage.mac.com/bjmoreh1 Florida - 9650 PILOT’S DREAM: DISTRESS SALE! Only home on 3500’ paved runway in Tennessee mountains. 6.18 acres. 4800sqft 5br/4ba, lodge. $350K. 904-669-9661. RIDGE LANDING Airpark luxury-living. 1-2 acre waterfront/runway/taxiway lots. Custom-home packages & plane trade-ins available. 3000'-runway, gated, hunting, equestrian. www.ridgelandingairpark.com 863-676-0707x225 ORLANDO AREA Aviation properties, hangars, hangar rentals & residential property. Chandelle Realty. 407712 4071 www chandelleproperties com

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SPRUCE CREEK FLY-IN America’s Premier Fly-In and Country Club Community, Daytona Beach, (East Coast of Florida). Taxiway homes from $450,000, non-taxiway homes from $200,000, condo’s from $139,000. Lots available. SPRUCE CREEK FLY-IN REALTY, Pat & Lenny Ohlsson, 800-932-4437. www.fly-in.com FLORIDA’S CANNON Creek Airpark, paved & turf runways. 2409 SW Sisters Welcome Rd. Suite 101, Lake City, FL 32025. Hangars and homes for rent when available. 800-766-0406. URL: http://www.ccairpark.com Georgia - 9650 HOME/HANGAR IN Woodstock, Georgia (Air Acres 5GA4),North of Atlanta. 2400’grass airstrip. House totally renovated ‘02 with new roof, 3bedrooms/3.5baths; bonus rooms, 50’x50’ hangar built in 2003; 44’ bi-fold electric door; 1/2 bathroom, stove, refrigerator. $495,000. Call aviation artist Sam Lyons 770-928-3138 for more info.

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. North Carolina - 9650 NO CAROLINA airpark 8NC2. Acreage lots starting at $24,500. Between Ashville & Charlotte NC. 1.5 miles to Hwy 74 bypass. 2500’x90’ turf runway,landing lights, pilot lounge w/bath/hangar space. $125/mo, 864-812-0482 AVIATION, INVESTMENT & Residential Properties. Licensed in both Carolina’s. Sell Airpark & Airstrip property That’s what we do! www.NC-Airparks.com 877-279-9623 Ohio - 9650 0HIO’S MOCHICAN Airpark between Cleveland and Columbus. New custom home and attached hangar. $295,000. Real Estate Showcase. Vicki, 330-464-6925. Oregon - 9650 SUNRIVER RESORT, Oregon. Exquisite Skypark home. River-frontage. 4000+sqft, 3-bed/3.5bath. Nearby tiedown. $1,199,000. Hangar also available for sale. Call Suzanne Iselin, Broker. Sunriver Realty, 57057 Beaver Drive Sunriver, Oregon. 541-350-8617.

ATLANTA, LYONS Landing Airpark, 1.4acre to 3acre lots available, runway, taxiway, and lake lots, all lots have access to 3,000’ runway, 35easy miles to Atlanta Hartsfield Airport. Gated Community has clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts, paved roads, county water, cable, high-speed internet, lakes, walking/golf cart trails. Convenient to shopping(etc). Prices start at $75,000, details: lyonslanding.com or call 770-832-7000 Illinois - 9650

TWO PRIME Adjoining Lots at Independence Airpark! Long frontage faces runway, beautiful sunsets. All utilities in place, level lot ready to build your dream home and extra-large hangar. Low low fees, great community. Don’t let this one get away! 408-891-5643.

CAPE COD-FALMOUTH Airpark. Outstanding large wooded-lot on taxiway w/nearby tennis-court. Steal it at $199K or trade for Bonanza A36+$$. 978-314-4626

$394,000 INDEPENDENCE Airpark home. Lovely 3bd/ 2ba w/open plan. 36X42 hangar w/ofc & full bath. Immaculate grounds. #617928. Marian Fitts 503-949-3334 Windermere/Western View Properties. 503-838-1141. BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE, 360A, dividable, 2000’ airstrip, 3bdr, pines, ponds, shop, 850K, owner terms, C175, NE Oregon. Good hunting,xfenced pastures, 541-881-9259.

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Montana - 9650 HELENA-ELLISTON 15-ACRES w/2000X120 private grass airstrip. Custom 3BD/2BA. 42X80’ hangar, 36X48’ RV building. 30X40’ garage. $675K See to believe. 406492-6235. REDUCED BY $200,000: Paradise Valley,76-acres w/5700’turf runway, 2-hangars, 3bd/2ba house. All the pleasures of living in Paradise Valley. $$800,000. 406333-4166. 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.

A MUST SEE IN CLARENDON COUNTY SC “WE’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL” Gated airpark with underground utilities in place.

www.palmettoairplantation.com Palmetto-POBox 777-Manning-SC 29102-803-473-2199 NORTH OF hurricane, south of snow: 3300x130 turf runway, 10mi to Myrtle Beach,SC, I-ac $75,000. Low taxes/ insurance. SC/843-602-8220. www.hardeeairpark.com MYRTLE BEACH Hardee Airpark: S Carolina's Newest 3300' Turf Runways, 10miles to Atlantic Myrtle Beaches, 1+ acre lots, 843-602-8220, www.hardeeairpark.com Texas - 9650 TEXAS: NOW Subdividing prime runway frontage lots on 4340x60 instrument runway serving San Antonio, Boerne and Hill Country. Visitwww.5c1.net/thresholdranch for pic, plats and prices from 100’s. Predevelopment special pricing now thru the summer. LOCATION! 20 minutes from everything you'll ever want. 830-981-2345.

TAILWIND AIRPARK Beautiful country airpark with 1+ acre lots for custom homes and hangars. Located 50 minutes East of Dallas, near Canton TX Lots from the upper $50’s.

903-896-4647 www.tailwindairpark.com MIDLAND, TX- 5,500 SqFt Hangar on TaxiWay, includes 4BR/3.5BA Home on 1.5 acres. $449,950. Sandy Hanson 432-638-3819, 432-618-0613 Legacy Real Estate 432-687-6500. Washington - 9650

$650,000 INDEPENDENCE Airpark home 0.41ac & 3888SF, 4/bd/4ba. Massive family room & dining area. 3car garage, hangar. #617932. MarianFitts 503-949-3334. Windermere/Western View Properties 503-838-1141.

SAN JUAN AVIATION ESTATES BLAKELY ISLAND, WA. Private Island, Washington’s Premier Recreational Airpark. Paved Lighted Runway. Exceptional Marina. "Owner Access Only" to 3000ac protected forestland w/2 – 70ac Lakes to fish/swim/ boat. Airpark Homes from $390,000 to $1,950,000. NEW LISTINGS: Marine View Home near runway $525,000 ($100,000 below accessed value). Lushly treed building lot near runway: $139,000. Judy, Flying Island Realty, 360-375-6302 www.flyingislandrealty.com

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10 ACRE lot frontage on 2500’paved airstrip. Sub dividable 2-acres zoning, also river frontage on Toutle River. $85,000. 360-749-1170, 360-274-5255. CHEWELAH WA (1S9). Out your back door to your 3600’ municipal runway. Out your front door to your own 27hole PGA golf course. 56X41 home, 50wX40X12 hangar. $450,000.509-936-1171.

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. Seven 1-acre lots available, also some homes. 940-321-5758, WARD AIRPARK (5TO) in South Texas, approx. 50acres, 3100’x100’ turf runway, brick-3-bd house w/4000sqft hangar. Quiet country living with convenient shopping centers and entertainment. 979-387-2277, award@consolidated.net

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Vacant land near new Branson West Mo. Airport. 66 Acres with 780 ft. frontage on Highway 13. Commercial. WRITE - P.R. Smith, 402 W. Mt. Vernon St. P.M.B. #145, Nixa Mo. 65714

NEW AIRPARK, Northeast Pennsylvania, 47-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! 866-924-7787 or www.SkylineEstates.us South Carolina - 9650

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C77 POPLAR Grove, IL. Builders Residence Custom Home Hangar Ready to Build to suit. See more@ 3landltd.com call 847-264-0308. Maine - 9650 MAINE BEAUTIFUL Coastal location with your own private aistrip. New home & hangar. Gorgeous views. 207975-2703, www.mainecoastretreat.com Massachusetts - 9650

Washington - 9650 PILOTS!! HOME w/hangar on unique airpark in the Northwest. Grass taxiway from your home to 3000' hard surface, lighted runway. 43' wide hangar w/21x33 shop/garage. Comfortable 2200sf home; well-cared for/well-built. Inside hot tub. Extra storage. Offered at $535k Contact kateparr@comcast.net or 253-579-5709.

2100 SQFT home and hangar with large-pond and beautiful-landscaping. Willis Gliderport near West Palm Beach. Price reduced to $750K. Taking-offer. call FL/561-731-1899. jmoore@xtremeaccess.com HTTP://WWW.1772MITCHELLCT.COM - “A Pilot’s Dream”! Call Maureen Reynolds 386-679-5873; Email: Maureen@fly-in.com Spruce Creek Fly-in Realty 800932-4437 http://1772MitchellCt.com

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DESERT AIRE in Eastern, WA, 1/2acre, taxi-way lot on 3600’paved runway. First class golf course, boat launch and water sports, terrific views, many winery’s within an hours drive. Great Airport, friendly neighbors. $64,900. 360-321-7381. SEQUIM 8-ACRE waterfront and private (turf) airstrip, hangar, 3-bd/2-1/2 ba, 2-story, mountain views, beachfront, $995,000. more pics & info: www.theflyings.com

DECATUR SHORES AIRPARK Decatur Island WA: Taxi to your 4bdrm, 3bath westerly facing octagonal home w/hangar. Enjoy watching runway activity & sunsets: $900K. Adjacent airpark lot w/nearly new hangar, garden & fruit trees: $400K. Judy, Flying Island Realty, 360-375-6302 www.flyingislandrealty.com

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BEAUTIFUL FRONTIER Airpark home on 5acres in the great Pacific Northwest. View:www.johnlscott.com/84278 Call Joe, WA/425-770-0888. PILOT’S DREAM NW Wash, beautiful private setting, 38+ac, creek, woods-cedar/fir/pine/alder, house, barn, 1800’strip, $795K. www.DIANESINES.com 360-573-1000. FERNDALE WA MeadowMist Airpark. Live your Dream! Very Scenic Airpark Home. 1800sqft, 3BD/2BA on 1-acre landscaped property. Low taxes. Runway 2000’x200’ year round turf, hangar 65’x45’. Heated shop. Only runway fees, sharing mowing costs. 360-384-6203. “COASTAL-SEQUIM LIVING” for people who love the coast. Water-view hangar/home/runway, Beach access. Diamond-Point A/P $759,000. 360-808-4444, Re/maxFifth Ave. www.tourfactory.com/414506 HILLTOP AIRSTRIP southernly slope, 5acres, Mt Hood view, (1400’X150’grass strip). Home, hangar and machine shop. Washougal, WA. $289,000. 360-798-7406, Hilltopairstrip@gmail.com Wisconsin - 9650 LACROSSE HOLLAND Airpark “36 WI” 3bd/ 2 1/2 ba, 3-car garage, 40X60-hangar, golf. Excellent-restaurants and Mississippi river nearby. Health forces sale. Make offer! 608-526-1160.

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Winning combination Modern materials team with classic styling to create today’s Waco By MEG GODLEWSKI

EVOLUTION The first Wacos appeared in the 1920s. The YMF airframe was launched in the 1940s, and reintroduced in a slightly modernized form in 1986. “The modern airplanes are cer tified to the 1935 Type Certificate,” said Bowers, noting Waco Classic is the only aircraft manufacturer certified by the FAA to produce biplanes like these. He bought the company in January 2008. The first year was a challenge, he noted, but it helped that “the Waco is one of those airplanes that, when you want it, you want it, and nothing else will do.” And while you don’t make big changes to a classic airframe, “it has continued to evolve, just like a Porsche has,” he said. Some of those changes are because people are bigger these days. “In the early 1990s, starting with serial number 40, we stretched the fuselage 6 inches and all that extra space went into the pilot’s cockpit. That is the Waco YMF Super.” Bowers noted there is a lot of room for adjustment in the modern design. “We can move the panel, the stick and the seat, we can even lower the floor a little bit,” he said. “We can pretty much accommodate everyone. “We cater to the customers,” he continued. “This is a custombuilt airplane. It’s like getting a custom-made suit.” When it comes to the powerplant, customers have a choice between a Jacobs R755B2 Radial or B2M engine, with 275 horse-

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THE LATEST REFINEMENT: Several decades worth of experience and research have gone into the design of the YMF-D. The model is slated for FAA certification soon.

Photos by Meg Godlewski

An open cockpit airplane is fun, whether it was built last week or 50 years ago. But when you take a classic design and make it from modern materials, you have a winner all around. That’s the formula pursued by the Waco Classic Aircraft Co. in Battle Creek, Mich. “The Waco harkens back to a time when aviation was more of an adventure,” said Peter Bowers, CEO of Waco Classic Aircraft as he carefully wiped the morning dew off the gleaming red and white airframes during this summer’s AirVenture. “The Waco is not transportation, it is flying. It is an airplane that a lot of people lust after because it’s an incredibly sexy airplane. It is a fun airplane to fly and it brings back memories of yesterday. It’s not like the kind of flying that you get today in so many other types of airplanes where it is a more sterile experience.” According to Bowers, many people approaching the company’s Oshkosh exhibit were surprised to learn that the two Wacos on display, the YMF-5 and the Super YMF, are modern refinements of the classic design. Among those refinements is a wider door on the front passenger compartment. “It’s easier to get into now,” he said. The three-place airplane is a natural for pilots who want to use it to give aerial tours, he noted, adding that most of his customers use the Waco just for pleasure. “We get e-mails from our customers all the time telling us about their flying adventures,” he said. “Many of them are used to flying jets or high performance singles at 6,000, 7,000 or 8,000 feet up in rarified atmosphere. They get to fiddle around with the instruments and they’re almost hoping that something goes wrong so they will get a little excitement. But flying the Waco is completely different. You are down so low that you can see the cows, you can smell the freshly cut fields, the whiff of the oil coming off the engine, the wind blowing your hair around — it’s just a magical experience.”

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TRANSPORTATION VS. FLYING: People don’t buy a Waco because they need transportation, says Peter Bowers. They buy it to have a pure aviation experience.

NOT YOUR GRANDPA’S PLANE: While it may look like a vintage aircraft, the modern Waco is currently in production. This comes as a surprise to some customers.

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power and a fuel injection option. The propeller is a fixed pitch Sensenich wooden prop, but there is an option for a constant speed propeller. Other enhancements include modern hydraulic toe brakes and the latest in avionics. The customer can have a basic TOMATO FLAMES panel or load up with steam gauge or glass. “In some ways the Waco is a time machine in that in transports you back in time, but systems-wise it is a fully modern airplane,” Bowers said. “We have one coming off the assembly line that is an IFR

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WHATEVER THE CUSTOMER WANTS: Panel configuration is a matter of preference. You can load it up or keep it basic. glass airplane. There is not a round gauge in it and that is what the customer wants.” Mixing modern and vintage can make selling the modern Wacos, which have a starting price of $395,500, a challenge, said Bowers. “People say, ‘it’s an old airplane,’ and we say, ‘well, no it is not. It is a brand new manufactured airplane with a full electrical system.’” It’s also a sturdy plane. The frame of the modern Waco is 4130 steel. The covering is Seconite, a dacron-polyester material with a life greater than 50 years, according to Bowers. “We use a paint process from PPG called Delta,” he expalined. “It is ver y resilient, very color fast and easily repairs (Endangered Airport Continued from page 11)

NO COMMUNITY SUPPORT If your airport has the reputation as a playground for the rich, look out. Very often non-flying citizens resent that their taxes are being used to “subsidize” this playground and may put pressure on elected officials to close the airport. Others may think that because the airport does not have airline service or a control tower it is “unsafe” or unnecessary. WHAT TO DO: Hold an airpor t appreciation and education day. Partner with local service clubs, car clubs and the like to make it a family-friendly event. Invite owners to bring their airplanes for

if you scratch it. Seconite is very strong. If you punched the airplane you’d break your hand before you damaged the fabric.” Waco Classic provides up to 25 hours of dual flight instruction to all its customers to make sure the new owners are safe and comfortable pilots. “The transition time is about 15 hours average, depending on their aptitude and amount of tailwheel time,” said Bowers. “They are going to spend a lot of time on landings on both concrete and grass.”

THE NEWEST DESIGN As this issue was going to press, the company was in the final throes of flight testing its newest model, the

display. Show the community how the airport contributes to the local economy, both directly and indirectly, as well as provides other essential services, such as Medevac flights, flights that help local businesses prosper, humanitarian flights, and more. Don’t forget to include state representatives and the media when you send out invitations.

LOTS OF COMPLAINTS Noise, low-flying aircraft and safety concerns get the attention of elected officials. If enough people complain, the issues became political footballs. WHAT TO DO: Encourage pilots to “fly friendly.” Hold educational sessions with airport users and the community.

Waco YMF D. Chief test pilot Carl Dye reports dramatic performance improvements over the C model. “The combination of the new Jacobs R-755-A2 300-hp engine and new design MT propeller are producing almost unbelievable results,” he noted. “Performance is expected to improve dramatically in all areas of flight. Initial data suggest a substantial improvement in climb, 5-plus knot improvement in top speed and reduced takeoff distances.” The company is processing the data and will release final numbers in a few weeks, with FAA certification to follow. For more information: WacoClassic.com.

Some airports publish diagrams of noise abatement policies, which are often accompanied by a telephone number that can be called to report a complaint.

NON-AVIATION USES The airport property may cover 644 acres, but 120 acres is leased to an auto wrecking yard, or a boat repair facility, or some other non-aviation business. WHAT TO DO: While these nonaviation uses can help subsidize the airport, the leases need to be carefully worded so that the non-aviation uses do not endanger the airport’s federal grant eligibility, compromise safety or take precedence over the airport’s main mission.

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By MEG GODLEWSKI General Aviation News

Flying is about having fun — and what could be more fun than the Belite, a single-place ultralight that’s engineered like a cross-country-capable Light Sport Aircraft? “It’s a single place ‘go out and have fun’ airplane,” says James Wiebe, founder, CEO and president of Belite Aircraft.

“We also gave it a VFR panel electrical fuel gauge,” he said. “That way you don’t have to turn around and strain to look at a fuel gauge behind you. We also included a panel-mounted radio transceiver so you don’t have to clip it to a piece of tubing. We even included a transponder for our customers who want it.” Wiebe noted that while many of his customers don’t normally fly in airspace that requires a transponder, having it

Photo by Craig Sooter

The Belite: Single-place fun

LEARNING TO FLY

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Because it is an ultralight, no medical certificate is required to fly the Belite. As a single-place, learning to fly has to be done by the so-called “folklore” method — that is, getting experience in a similar aircraft then talking with people who have flown the Belite and getting some pointers. “It handles very similar to a J-3 Cub,” he said.“We recommend getting a tailwheel endorsement and some experience in a J-3, then transitioning to the Belite.”

READY FOR TAKEOFF: Belite Aircraft’s James Wiebe showed off the high-wing tailwheel design at this summer’s AirVenture. You can build it yourself or buy it ready to fly. The company opened its doors in Wichita in January. By July it was producing aircraft and had a display in the experimental area of AirVenture. The curious gathered around the airplane like hunters around a mammoth. The high-wing, taildragger design has a familiar look to it, reminiscent of the Kitfox family. “This is not a Kitfox,” Wiebe says. “We bought the tooling for the aircraft formerly known as the Kitfox Lite but, just to clarify, we did not buy the Kitfox Lite. We got all that tooling and thought, ‘how can we make it better?’ We knew right away that we were going to make a carbon fiber wing because that is what we are into — carbon fiber.” Improvements include a wood instrument panel, an electrical system, a carbon fiber floor board and a carbon fiber seat back, he said, adding, “We also changed the way the fuel tank worked and even put a fishing pole holder into the wings.” Wiebe demonstrated the fishing pole compartment in the leading edge of the wing. The end caps are held in place with a pin. Slide the pin out, remove the cap and slide the pole in, then reverse the process to replace the cap. Wiebe said many of the refinements were done for greater safety. The carbon fiber wings, for example, are stronger than they need to be for safe flight, he noted.

built in will make flying safer because it will aid in separation from other aircraft. “We also set it up with electric start,” he said. “I have done hand-propping, but I love being able to push that big red button and have the engine come to life.” For the pilot who wants the ease of modern avionics, such as a handheld GPS, there is a gizmo dock in the panel. “We wanted a designated place for it,” he said. “We have the antennae and the power set up there. All you have to do is click it into the panel so you don’t have to clip it to something and have it hanging out awkwardly.” According to Wiebe, the Belite, which has foldable wings for easier storage, meets the weight limitations of Part 103 (254 pounds), so it is a true ultralight. The powerplant is builder’s choice. Wiebe has evaluated an MZ-201, a twostroke, two-cylinder 45-hp engine from Compact Radial Engines, as well as the MZ-34, and a Rotax 503. Some fourcylinder models are under consideration as well. Build time is estimated at 200 hours. Kits start at $8,100, according to Wiebe, who says that with “careful shopping,” it’s possible to “have a homebuilt taildragger for anywhere between $10,000 and $17,000, depending on engine and panel.” The aircraft also is available in a ready-tofly model for approximately $30,000. For more information: BeliteAircraft.com.

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De-ice with B/E Aerospace The need for pneumatic de-icer products for general aviation aircraft has been recognized by B/E Aerospace, Inc. for a number of years. Ice Shield De-icing Systems offers an extensive line of pneumatic de-icers available for replacement of original de-ice boots. Ice Shield is available for a wide variety of piston and turboprop aircraft operating today.All Ice Shield pneumatic de-icers feature Edge Guard technology, which has been laboratory proven to extend service life up to 60%. Ice Shield 2, an extension of the existing Ice Shield deicer line, applies the sewn-carcass technology to the most popular older aircraft, while fitting the exact footprint of the older tube-type (Type 23) de-icers. Ice Shield also offers a line of propeller boots, both in etched foil and wire wound patterns.The propeller de-ice boots feature a tapered edge design for easier application and have a textured bond surface for superior adhesion. Wire harnesses are available in a variety of lead configurations from traditional ring terminals to quick disconnect systems. With a focus on customer service, Ice Shield offers a nocharge, 48-hour delivery guarantee to customers in the United States and no-charge UPS delivery to Canada. The product line is readily available through a network of distributors throughout the world.Additionally, a network of factory certified installation centers is established to provide convenience in picking a location closest to the aircraft owner and operator. B/E Aerospace is the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products and a leading aftermarket distributor of aerospace fasteners. B/E designs, develops and manufactures a broad product line for both commercial aircraft and business jets and provides cabin interior design, reconfiguration and passenger-to-freighter conversion services. For more information: www.iceshield.com or www.beaerospace.com.

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Paint and Interiors Special Advertising Section

Trust your pride and joy to the experts at Gold Metal Paint Co. Painting your aircraft is an important decision that you will want handled in a professional and timely fashion. Contacting the experts at Gold Metal Paint Co. will be your first step. Led by Norm Teltow and Master Painter Charles Denny, with 47 years experience,Gold Metal Paint Co. specializes in distinctive aircraft and is experienced painting and refinishing metal, composite and fabric-covered aircraft. The company also provides finely refurbished interiors to complement your tastes. “We can complete all your aircraft needs at one location,” said Teltow, who noted his company is based at Front Range Airport (KFTG), just outside Denver, Colorado, six miles from Denver International Airport (KDEN), so transportation back to your home airport is not a problem. As every aircraft owner knows, a new paint job is not just about aesthetics, but about preserving the value of your plane now and in the future. Gold Metal Paint Co. will restore your aircraft with the very finest corrosion protection and hi-solids paint, paying attention to every detail at every stage of the process. All aircraft are carefully masked to protect all sensitive surfaces and material, chemically stripped and refinished, including acid etch and Alodine, two-part epoxy primer, and

Risk reduction by using supplemental oxygen Do you or your passengers arrive after your flight tired with a headache? You are not ill with some weird virus, but more likely suffering the insidious effects of hypoxia.

Hypoxia, a far more common problem than most pilots admit, is not limited to pilots of turbocharged or high performance aircraft. Many pilots need and use oxygen below the 12,500 feet specified in the FARs. Flying three to four hours at 8,000 to 10,000 feet is enough to cause hypoxia discomfort and possible disorientation to even the most healthy and physically fit pilot. Plus, on the average, the female gender needs supplemental oxygen about 2,000 feet lower than her male counterpart. The sure-fire way to reduce the risk of hypoxia discomfort is with a portable oxygen system. A portable system can help you and your passengers arrive more comfortably. With a portable system you also increase your airplane’s utility as 12,500 feet of altitude is no longer a barrier. You’ll be able to climb over turbulence and weather, make use of favorable tailwinds and even enjoy the lighter traffic that flies between 10,000 and 20,000 feet. MH Oxygen Systems has an easy-touse, two-person portable Pulse-Demand Oxygen System that reduces oxygen

workload to almost nil. The MH EDS O2D2 Pulse Demand automatically delivers the required supplemental oxygen for various altitudes for both the pilot and passenger. The complete MH O2D2 Pulse Demand system consists of an aluminum oxygen cylinder (buyer has a choice of sizes with upgrades available for very lightweight composite cylinders), a cylinder carry case that attaches to the back of the seat, primary reducing regulator, low pressure service line, connection fittings, the O2D2 unit, breathing cannulas, face masks, and a tote bag. A variety of options are available to meet specific pilot needs, including lightweight composite cylinders, regulators, adapters, cannulas, face masks (sans plastic bag) and built-in systems, to name a few. For more information: 800-468-8185, sales@MHoxygen.com or www.mhoxygen.com.

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painted with hi-solids Jet Glo, Acry Glo or PPG aircraft polyurethane for a “wet look” topcoat finish. Then each plane is professionally striped according to each customer’s specifications and N# painted on in layouts of your choice. All work is completed in the company’s environmentally approved paint hangars. Want a traditional paint scheme? No problem for these experts, who also pride themselves on their original, customized and stand-out designs. Gold Metal Paint Co. has experience working with business aircraft including helicopters, Pilatus, Lear, Citations, as well as turboprops, twin or single engine aircraft and Vans RV. Call Norm Teltow at 303-907-5385 for a proposal and scheduling of your personal or business aircraft. Get your aircraft painted by aircraft owners! For more information: 303-0261-4011.

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— which is being developed to determine how the industry will get from “where we are today to the new fuel,” Passavant said. The plan, expected to be complete this year, studied the viability of potential fuels, including low-octane 87-89 mogas — which was determined to be unacceptable — mid-octane UL94, which would require a lot of engine modifications and result in a loss of performance, and high octane synthetic or biofuels, such as the one being developed by Swift Fuels. “That is very promising,” he said. “It is the equivalent — or better — than 100LL, but it is still in development, so it’s not available. Also, there’s no infrastructure, so it’s a complete uncertainty.” That’s why the industry keeps coming back to UL94, which would require “some minor changes” to how aircraft owners operate, as well as some modifications. Those modifications could range from something simple, like a belt-on ignition, with a price tag of $5,000 to $10,000, to a requirement for electronic controls, which come with price tags up to $30,000, according to Passavant. “There also may be a portion of the fleet that can’t be modified,” he warned. UL94 would be the easiest replacement for 100LL as the distribution

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modifications will have to be developed structure is in place and it can be “more and certified — and installed and paid easily certified, which is an important for. point,” TCM’s Ross said. Meanwhile, the industry also has to But will it be compatible with your continue developengine? ing new engines “There’s been and new fuels. substantial testing All this so we in low-compression can “keep ‘em flyengines,” Ross said. ing,” said the EAA’s “Some will need just Lawrence. minor modifications “This is really, — some changes tr uly here,” he could be just a said. “I feel like change to the POH. the boy who cries For most normally wolf, because I’ve aspirated engines, been saying this is if 100LL went away coming for 20 years today, they could be now. What’s differconverted.” ent now is that the There are some EPA and FAA say it engines, however, is going away.” that will require substantial — read What’s taken so long, he said, is that expensive — modiwhen one problem fications. is solved — a fuel The assessment is identified that of UL94 continues, will get an engine especially in the to run safely — areas of performance another pops up and certification. “It — Lycoming’s — like “how are will affect operating Michael Kraft we going to make cost and range,” Passavant said. it work in the disSo what’s next? A lot of work for tribution system?” he said. “There’s a lot bigger picture here. That’s what everyone involved. we’re struggling with.” A fleet impact assessment is needed, EAA’s position is that it will support as well as a transition plan. Then the

“We have just one shot at this, so we need to make the right decision.”

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as many alternative fuels as possible, to ensure that a safe fuel is available — and perhaps more important — affordable. Another important point: “No one says we must go to a zero lead fuel,” said the EPA’s Passavant. “If there are going to be multi-billion dollar effects, there must be another way to do it. Let’s come up with a creative solution.” Thinking about fuel is a whole new ball game for the FAA, added Mark Rumizen, a reciprocating engines/fuels specialist with the agency. “We had one fuel, historically, and airplanes and engines were designed and optimized to operate on 100LL. We didn’t have to think about fuel certification.” When the EAA and others started developing autogas STCs, the emphasis was still on making the fuel fit the engines, he noted. “But with the unleaded fuels and Swift Fuel, we’re working backwards,” he said. “It creates a challenge. We have to think differently.” The FAA is depending on ASTM to develop fuel specifications, he said, adding the industry should look for a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in 2010. Meanwhile, the FAA’s 2011 budget includes funding for research on alternative fuels for GA. The agency also is working with the X-Prize Foundation to develop a contest for alternative fuels. “That should help spur development in this area,” he said.

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Edward Bellande’s career mirrored the development of the aviation industry By Dennis Parks “Air speed record to Los Angeles broken” was a headline in the Oakland (California) Tribune on Jan. 28, 1932. The stor y repor ted that a new coastal speed record for tri-motored planes was made on the Oakland-Los Angeles air way when Flight & a Transcontinental and Flyers Western airplane made the 360-mile hop in 1 hour and 52 minutes. The craft, a Ford Tri-Motor, piloted by Eddie Bellande and Erwin Lewis, left the Bay Airdrome in Alameda at 10 a.m. and arrived at the Grand Central Air Terminal in Glendale at 11:52 am. Nine passengers were carried on the record-setting flight. That was just one of the many highlights of Edward A. (Eddie) Bellande’s career in aviation, which spanned nearly 60 years. His career was as diversified and active as the industry itself during those years. He participated, with other contemporary pilots like Charles Lindbergh, in some of the benchmark flights and activities of this dynamic era. He flew as a test pilot for Lockheed, piloting the first Lockheed Vega. He checked out Wiley Post in the famed “Winnie Mae” and co-piloted Charles Lindbergh on the first TWA transcontinental run in 1929. In addition, he either organized or directed some of the aviation industry’s largest business organizations. Bellande was born Dec. 19, 1897, in Ocean Springs, Miss. In 1915, after completing high school, he went to Buffalo, N.Y., where he spent three months taking flying lessons at the Curtiss Company. He was the youngest member of the graduating class when he received his license (No. 639) from the Aero Club of America. He then went to the Atlantic Coast Aeroplane Station at Newport News, Va. During World War I, he was at the Georgia School of Technology at Atlanta where he was an instructor in motors and planes at the government ground aviation school. He also ser ved in the United States Marine Corps as a naval reserves aviator from Aug. 18, 1918, until Feb. 24, 1919, ending his service as a flight instructor at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. Early in 1921, he left for Southern California to work for one of the large movie companies as an aviator. While working in Hollywood, he flew for movie studios headed by Jack L. Warner and Darryl F. Zanuck. Besides being a movie stunt pilot, he kept busy as a flight instructor and barnstormer. Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles he flew for DeMille’s Mercur y Aviation Co. at its Wilshire Boulevard Airport. From 1922 to 1927 he was a freelance pilot flying for motion pictures, skywriting, crop dusting and

barnstorming. During 1927-1929 he was in great demand as a test pilot by airplane manufacturers. He made the test flights on most of the Lockheed airplanes, including the first “Vega” and the “Golden Eagle.” He also did all test flights on Northrop’s first flying wing. Later Bellande would join Northrop as a sales pilot and corporate director. During this same time, he joined Maddux Airlines flying Ford Tri-Motors. He continued flying for the fledgling airline through the mergers of Maddux and Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) and the later Transcontinental and Western Air merger (which would eventually become Trans World Airlines or TWA). By mid-year 1929 TAT commenced a 48-hour combination rail and air service across the United States between New York and Los Angeles. The first west-to-east flight was made July 8, 1929, aboard the Ford Tri-Motor, “City of Los Angeles,” piloted by Lindbergh and Bellande. The first east-bound leg was from Glendale, Calif., to Clovis, N. M. The next day Bellande and Lindbergh picked up passengers for the last leg of the transcontinental trip to Los Angeles. Among the passengers on this trip was Amelia Earhart, who had been hired by TAT to help market the service. The advent of this service so captured the public’s imagination that six weeks before the service commenced, TAT reported receiving more than 1,000 applications for tickets for the first trip. One of the most remarkable events in Bellande’s career was the result of an in-flight fire. On Feb. 10, 1933, on a night flight in a TWA Ford Tri-Motor from San Francisco to Los Angeles via Fresno and Bakersfield, the airplane caught fire about 10 miles out from Bakersfield. Apparently the floor heater, which operated from an exhaust stack on the nose engine, caught fire. Bellande managed to make it to the airport, land and safely evacuate the passengers. The fuselage of the plane was completely burned through. A close call, used by some to tout the benefits of “all-metal” construction. Because of his heroic actions during the emergency, Bellande was one of seven air mail pilots who earned the Air Mail Flyers Medal of Honor from President Roosevelt. Bellande flew for TWA another 10 years. At the time of his retirement in January 1943, he was the Number 2 pilot in seniority. He had logged more than 23,000 hours and flew an impressive 3.1 million miles without injury to passengers or mail cargo. He joined the Garrett Corp. in 1943 as an assistant to the president. He was elected to the board of directors in 1948, and named chairman of the board in July 1963. The early days of aviation in California were rich in flying excitement against a background of aircraft and airline development. Edward Bellande was an integral part of many of these developments. Dennis Parks is Curator Emeritus of Seattle’s Museum of Flight. He can be reached at dennis@generalaviationnews.com.

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Pioneering pilot

AT THE START OF HIS CAREER: Eddie Bellande in the cockpit around 1916. Photo is from his pilot’s license.

TEST PILOT: Bellande in the cockpit of an Avion with its designer Jack Northrop on the left.

READY FOR TAKEOFF: Preparing for the first east-bound TAT Air-Rail coast-to-coast service is pilot Charles Lindbergh (second from right) and co-pilot Eddie Bellande (on Lindbergh’s right).

HEROIC LANDING: Remains of a TWA Ford 5-AT-25 after its emergency landing at Bakersfield in February 1933. Bellande was awarded the Air Mail Flyers Medal of Honor for bringing the plane down with no loss of life or mail.

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ON THE MARKET Power Flow unveils system for Bonanza EZ Flap now available Aircraft Spruce and Specialty now offers the “EZ Flap” manual flap handle assist device, allowing pilots with the old “Johnson Bar” flap control to easily reach the flap handle without leaning down in the cockpit or taking their focus off flying the airplane. The device is FAA approved for Cessna 170-185 aircraft, with Piper PA-28, PA20/22 and PA-18 aircraft being added soon. Price: $499. For more information: 877-477-7823 or AircraftSpruce.com.

Echelon STC for Mooneys certified Lycoming Engines recently received FAA Type and Production certification for its IO-390-A3A6 engine, followed by an STC, the second earned as part of Lycoming’s Echelon STC program. The IO-390-A3A6 provides more horsepower as well as improved climb and cruise performance, while maintaining the same footprint as the IO-360 engine, according to Lycoming officials. The STC covers replacing the original IO360 in the Mooney M20E, M20F and M20J with a new or remanufactured IO-390-A3A6 engine. For more information: 800-258-3279 or Lycoming.com.

Next Gen PLBs from ACR ACR Electronics has introduced its newest generation of Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) — the SARLink 406 MHz GPS PLB. The SARLink has a built-in LED strobe light, which increases visibility to Search and Rescue; 6.3 watt 406 MHz transmission; onboard 66-channel parallel GPS that acquires, then transmits LAT/ LON when the unit is activated, saving time for the distress message to reach local rescue centers. It also provides rescue agencies with exact position to within 110 yards. Price: $499. For more information: ACRElectronics.com.

Open-Link introduced International Communications Group (ICG) has introduced an Open-Link building block approach that provides “nose-to-tail” airborne communications regardless of the system on board an aircraft. Open-Link is based on three line replaceable units — an ICS-220A, an AeroCom 1700 Cabin Telephony Unit, and an AeroRouter 800. The ICS-220A dual channel Iridium communications system provides flight deck and cabin voice and datalink capacity. The AeroCom 1700 is a digital Private Branch Exchange (PBX) that integrates and manages all user

devices and communications transceivers. The AeroRouter 800 provides Ethernet connectivity as well as dual WiFi connections for Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs), personal computers, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), and ICG NxtMail global e-mail service. For more information: ICG.aero.

Show off your pilot certificate Sporty’s offers a wide selection of personalized pilot plaques, starting at $49.95, that replicate an individual’s FAA pilot certificate, some complete with signature. Three models are available; each uses a sublimation process to print on an aluminum alloy plate, which results in a high gloss finish that is fade- and scratchresistant. All plaques are available in single- or double-sided versions, to display the front, or front and back, of a license. A display stand is available separately for $5.95. For more information: Sportys.com/awards.

Power Flow Systems has designed a tuned exhaust system for the Beech Bonanza.The company plans on obtaining STCs for the IO-470, IO-520 and IO-550 configurations.

Initial flight tests revealed that Bonanza owners can expect an increase in cruise speed by up to seven knots (four knots are guaranteed), company officials said. When flying at established cruise speeds, owners can expect a fuel savings of up to 1.5 gallons per hour. Rate of climb improves by up to 15% and the service ceiling will increase by 2,000 to 5,000 feet, officials add. Price: $6,500. For more information: PowerFlowSystems.com or 386-253-8833.

Demystify turbocharging The Cessna Pilots Association will hold a one-day seminar on turbocharging at its headquarters in Santa Maria, California, Jan. 23, 2010. According to CPA Executive Director John Frank, the impetus behind the seminar is to educate owners about the components and detailed workings of Teledyne Continental turbocharging systems, specifically those used on the Turbocharged 210 Centurion, the Pressurized P210 Centurion, the turbocharged TU206 Turbo Stationair, the TP206 Turbo Super Skylane and the T207. Cost of the seminar is $250 for CPA members and $305 for non-members. For more information: 805-934-0493 or Cessna.org.

Super Drifter updated Lockwood Aircraft has updated the Drifter series of light aircraft kits. “The new horizontal stabilizers and elevators add approximately 2 feet to the span of the tail,” said Phil Lockwood, president. “They are designed to increase pitch stability and elevator authority on float-equipped Super Drifters.” The new horizontal stabilizers will be available as a retrofit kit for existing float-equipped Super Drifters and standard on new kits going on floats. For more information: 863-655-4242 or LockwoodAircraft.com.

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Faulty flaps trigger fatal crash These December 2007 accident reports are provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, they are intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.

Aircraft: Beech Duke. Location: New Castle, Del. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened : The pilot had logged 1,080 hours, including 425 hours in multiengine aircraft. Before arriving in the run-up area he lowered the flaps. After the right flap fully extended, the flap key on the drive shaft inside the drive assembly adapter fractured. Before takeoff, the pilot attempted to raise the flaps. However, because of the fractured key, the right flap remained fully extended. The pilot could have identified this condition prior to takeoff, either visually or by means of the flap indicator, which received its input from the right flap actuator. The pilot took off with asymmetrical flaps. He climbed to 300 feet and allowed the airspeed to bleed off to where the plane stalled and spun into the ground. Probable cause: The failure to maintain adequate airspeed during a split flap takeoff, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall. Contributing to the accident were the failure of the right flap drive mechanism and the pilot’s failure to verify that both

flaps were retracted prior to takeoff.

uuu Aircraft: Cessna 172. Location: Fair Bluff, N.C. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The airplane had been parked at the airport since 2004. The owner had stopped taking flying lessons, and decided to sell the plane. On the day of the accident, he washed the plane and sumped the fuel tanks, draining about a half cup of water. He decided to take the 172 up for a touch and go. During the initial climbout the engine began to lose power. He pushed the throttle forward and the engine revved, then stopped. The airplane landed in heavy brush, then caught fire. The pilot told investigators he surmised that he did not get all of the water out of the tanks. Probable cause : The inadequate preflight inspection, which failed to detect contaminated fuel, and subsequent loss of engine power. uuu Aircraft: Cessna 172. Location: Hastings, Mich. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened : The student pilot was on his first solo flight.

Calendar EAST Dec. 5, 2009, Arcadia, FL. Pancake Breakfast & Fly In, Drive In (X06) 863-993-0391. Dec. 5, 2009, Lakeland, FL. 4th Annual PilotMall.com Open House www.PilotMall.com. 727-209-2586 Dec. 5, 2009, New Smyrna Beach, FL. Doggie Open Hangar Day (KEVB), www.timelesswingsandwheels. com 386-314-4499. Dec. 15, 2009, Malven, PA. Aero Club of Pennsylvania 100th Anniversary Gala www.aeroclubpa.org, 610659-0237. Dec. 19, 2009, Sarasota, FL. Young Eagle/CAP Pancake Breakfast (SRQ) 941-359-8693. Dec. 31, 2009, St Petersburg, FL. The Aviators’ Ball Celebration (SPG) http://flight2014.wordpress.com, 813-251-4669. Jan. 10, 2010, West Palm Beach, FL. Florida Aero Club Pancake Breakfast (LNA) 561-965-6400. Jan. 23-24, 2010, Punta Gorda, FL. Warbird Weekendwww.floridawarbirds.org 941-639-6188. Feb. 19, 2010, Lakeland, FL. Aviation Adventures lecture by Florida documentary filmmaker Jon Anderson www.FloridaAirMuseum.org 863-644-2431. Feb. 20, 2010, Malabar, FL. Valkaria Airfest (X59) www. valkariaairfest.org 321-446-6013. Feb. 21-24, 2010, Sebring, FL. US Sport Aviation Expo (SEF) www.Sport-Aviation-Expo.com. Feb. 25-27, 2010, Orlando, FL. 21st Annual Women in Aviation Intl Conf www.wai.org 937-839-4647. March 4-6, 2010, Arlington, VA. Aeronautical Repair Station Assn. Legislative Day/ Annual Repair Symposium www.arsa.org 703-739-9543. April 7-10, 2010, Orlando, FL. Aircraft Electronics Assocation Convention. www.aea.net 816-373-6565. April 13-18, 2010, Lakeland, FL. Sun n Fun Fly-In (KLAL) Sun-N-Fun.org 863-644-2431. May 7-9, 2010, Roxboro, NC. Carolinas Virginia Antique Airplane Foundation Spring Fly In (TDF) VAA3.org 843-753-7138. May 14-16, 2010, Lumberton, NC. Mid-Atlantic Fly-In & Sport Aviation Conv (LBT) www.mafsac.com 10740-6751.

March 29-April 3, 2011, Lakeland, FL. Sun n Fun Fly-In (KLAL) Sun-N-Fun.org 863-644-2431.

NORTH CENTRAL Feb. 19-20, 2010, Novi, MI. 10th Great Lakes Aviation Conf & Expo 248-348-6942. July 26-Aug. 1, 2010, Oshkosh, WI. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (OSH). www.airventure.org 920-426-4800. July 25-31, 2011, Oshkosh, WI. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, (OSH). www.airventure.org 920-426-4800. July 23-29, 2012, Oshkosh, WI. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, (OSH). www.airventure.org 920-426-4800.

SOUTH CENTRAL Feb. 20-23, 2010, Houston, TX. HeliExpo 2010 www. heliexpo.com 703-683-4646. March 1-3, 2010, Nashville, TN. Tennessee Mid-South Aviation Maint Conf www.tn-aviation.org 615-8249411. April 3, 2010, San Antonio, TX. Annual Bluebonnet Picnic, Fly-in,L-bird Gathering (53TX) www.alscannonfield.com/AnnualPicnic.htm, 210-902-0372. Oct. 22-24, 2010, Evergreen, AL. Southeast Regional Fly-In (GZH) www.SERFI.org.

WEST Dec. 5, 2009, Bremerton, WA. Scholarship Auction & Christmas Party (PWT) 360-710-3481. Dec. 8, 2009, Centennial, CO. Colorado Pilots Assoc Mtn Flying Ground School (APA) www.ColoradoPilots.org 303-367-0670. Dec. 19, 2009, Groveland, CA. Historical Aircraft Display (E45) 209-962-7597. Dec. 19, 2009, Tucson, AZ. Star Aero Club Fly-in Breakfast (RYN) http://members.cox.net/staraero 602-436-6690. Dec. 20, 2009, LaVerne, CA. Holiday Antique Aircraft/

The first landing was successful. During the rollout on the second landing the student pilot applied brakes, but the braking action was uneven due to patches of ice on the runway. The plane veered to the left. Attempts to regain control by applying right rudder and right brake had no effect. The plane went off the left side of the runway and nosed over when it hit a shallow drainage ditch. Probable cause: The student pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during landing.

uuu Aircraft: Mooney M20C. Location: Phillipsburg, Kan. Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened : The airplane was in cruise flight in VFR conditions at night at 8,500 feet MSL when the engine lost power. The pilot requested assistance from ATC and was given vectors to the nearest airport, which was eight miles away. The airplane lacked sufficient altitude to glide to the airport so the pilot attempted to land in a snow-covered field. The airplane collided with trees and terrain and caught fire. During the post-accident examination, disassembly of the carburetor revealed a brown gooey substance in the inlet fuel screen and float valve, which

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restricted the movement of the valve. Analysis of samples of the substance by NTSB’s materials laborator y revealed carbon, while other samples had high peaks of sulfur, and still others high peaks of calcium silicon. The laboratory report noted that when aviation gasoline evaporates, various additives, such as anti-knock compounds, dyes, inhibitors and anti-icing compounds, remain in the form of a gum. Probable cause: Total loss of engine power due to contamination of the carburetor and total blockage of the fuel inlet screen.

uuu Aircraft: Maule M-7-235. Location: Key Largo, Fla. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened : The pilot of a float-equipped Maule M-7-235 noted a rain squall in the area of his planned water landing so decided to land a half-mile to the northeast, into the wind. Upon touchdown, a gust lifted the right wing and he was unable to regain control of the airplane. The left float submerged, then separated, along with the strut, from the wing. The plane spun to the left, and the right wingtip hit the water. Probable cause: The loss of control during the landing.

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Museum Display 831-245-7994. Aug. 28-29, 2010, Broomfield, CO. Colorado Sport Intl Air Show/Rocky Mtn Regional Fly-In (BJC) COSportAviation.org.

ALASKA March 1-4, 2010, Anchorage, AK. 44th Annual Alaska Air Carriers Assn Conf http://alaskaaircarriers.org 907-277-0071.

International Feb. 2-7, 2010, Changi, Singapore. Singapore Air Show www.singaporeairshow.com. Feb. 16-18, 2010, Midrand, South Africa. Aviation Industry Rendezvous (AIR) Africa Expo www.airafricaexpo.com. Feb. 28-March 1, 2010, Jebel Ali, MRO Middle East www.aviationweek.com/events 800-240-7645. March 24-25, 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Avionics Europe, www.avionics-event.com/index.html 603-891-9119. April 8-11, 2010, Messe Friedrichshafen, Germany. AERO Friedrichshafen-The Global Show for General Aviation www.AERO-Friedrichshafen.com. May 4-6, 2010, Geneva, Switzerland. EBACE (European Business Aviation Conv & Exhibition www. ebaa.org. May 18-20, 2010, Kensington, England. Everest Events Ltd, www.everestevents.co.uk 01342 324353. Oct. 5-7, 2010, Estoril, Portugal. Helitech 2010 Portugal www.helitecheurope.com.

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Saying 2009 was a breathtaking year is no overstatement. The last air show of the season is now history and reflections on 2009 reveal a year of hardship for aviation. Cessna laid off more than half its workers and the Wichita giant’s problems are mirrored throughout general aviation. Seemingly invulnerable SPLOG jet builders took a vicious tumble, losing many talented workers to layoffs. Business shows like NBAA had lots of empty spaces. Yet in all this darkness, some are seeing daylight. Cessna boss Jack Pelton has been preaching recovery and he is echoed by other general aviation leaders. For the Light Sport industry, 2009 also has been bad, but less bad. Sales are off about 25% (compared to general aviation’s nearly 50%). After a surprisingly sluggish fall for many producers, business seems to be perking up slightly. Sales of LSA to established flight schools remains the industry’s best performance to date, even in — or perhaps because of — a down economy. Planning is already underway for 2010 events. For most LSA manufacturers, shows remain the primary marketing vehicles. Coming soon is the sixth annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo (often referred to as the Sebring LSA Expo), slated for Jan. 21-24. Sebring Expo Chairman Bob Wood says exhibitors and sponsors are up over last year. And, remember, in the depths of economic gloom last January, the Sebring LSA Expo set record attendance, even outdrawing AOPA’s Expo. Many hope Sebring will help kick off a vastly improved 2010.

FLYING THE MS-1 Lucky me. On a warm, sunny day I drove less than a mile to Spruce Creek Airport’s Downwind Cafe where I met the developers of MySky (the company) and the MS-1 (a new LSA model). After a tasty lunch we strolled over to the company’s facility and hangar. All the while I was within a mile of my home; last year my wife and I caught a good deal at Spruce Creek, an upscale residential airpark in Florida.

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MySky is located on this airport and, quietly, their team has been developing what I’d call the first of the “high-performance tandem LSA.” We have seven other tandem LSA, but none cruises near the 120-knot limit. MS-1 will, with its 120-hp Jabiru 3300 6-cylinder powerplant. Company VP Tim Plunkett (an engineer and pilot of airliners to Pitts Specials) has been flight testing for 140 hours, so felt ready for a reporter’s first glance. The short report: MS-1 is a hot rod flying machine with excellent stability and proper manners in steep turns or stalls. Engineers need to shave prototype pounds, ease the aileron input forces and provide more cabin air, but the MySky team did an excellent job of clean-sheet designing president Dieter Canje’s dream machine. In particular, landings were cool. Once I followed Tim’s spot-on advice, MS-1 displays perfect ground-effect behavior. Now the team is turning to finalizing the design and gearing up for production. For more information: MySky.aero.

ONE DOWN, 999+ TO GO It begins! The long-awaited arrival of Cessna into the ranks of LSA has begun, with the first Chinese-produced SkyCatcher arriving in Wichita. The company reports taking more than 1,000 orders. At Oshkosh, company officials said production would commence as originally planned in 2009 but that 2010 will be the year of substantial deliveries from their Chinese contract manufacturer. Soon, we’ll begin to see registered SkyCatchers show up on our market share reports. Magazine repor ters star ted to gain access for evaluation flights, though the first of those occurred on a slightly overweight prototype. Initial reports were positive, mirroring comments from Cessna managers who have gotten to fly the prototypes. Performance and payload are factors sure to be gauged by additional flight reviewers as production versions become available. So far, flights have occurred on the #2 prototype that was rebuilt after an incident following spin tests; that aircraft landed under parachute canopy and did not sustain major damage.

TRIPLE PLAY LSA are nothing if not diverse. We have all manner of aircraft on our list of 104 approved models. Germany’s FK Lightplanes illustrates diversity through its trio of models: The high-wing Fk9 series; biplane Fk-12; and low-wing Fk14.

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As Cessna (along with most other producers) absorbs the punishment of a shriveled bizjet market, the SkyCatcher is a welcome bright spot. Cessna VP of Communications Bob Stangerone — one of the lucky fellows who has flown SkyCatcher — was reported as saying, “Modifications will need to be made to the first 10 or so SkyCatchers after they arrive until design changes can be incorporated into the production line.” Design changes include increasing the size of the tail, adding a ventral fin, and lengthening the rudder.

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As 2009 comes to a close, industry looks to a brighter future

In May, the newest iteration of the Fk9 series was flown by designer Peter Funk. The Fk9 ELA (a reference to European Light Aircraft, a new class EASA is planning) is a stretched, roomier model of the popular series. The changes should play well in the American market. In addition, the newest model boasts a larger cabin, a larger panel with room for big screens, more baggage area, electric flaps, and optional longer-range fuel tanks. The versatile Fk9 ELA is also available on straight or amphibious floats or in taildragger gear. Another feature-laden model is the Fk12 Comet with its swept biplane wings that also fold. You can have Fk12 with a full bubble canopy enclosure, or two open cockpits with windscreens, or a front, covered cockpit and aft windscreen only. Though still under contract with Cirrus for the lowwing model, Fk14 Polaris is sold in Europe with a choice of tri-gear or taildragger. Fk Lightplanes has also experimented with powerplants, including an engine from Mercedes. For more information: FK-LightplanesUSA.com.

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