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Coming in 2009: A New NBAA Show for Entrepreneurs with Light Business Airplanes More announcements about the inaugural conference!

This inaugural event will also feature a variety of speakers and presenters to cover every aspect of a single-pilot operation. We’re delighted to announce two tremendous keynote speakers for the Opening General Session. In just a couple of months, NBAA’s new Light Business Airplane Conference (LBA2009) will take place, and we have some more exciting news about this exciting new show.

Rich Karlgaard, publisher of Forbes magazine, is a general aviation enthusiast who uses a Cirrus SR22 for business. Dr. Richard “Dick�Karl is a nationally recognized cancer surgeon who uses a twinengine turboprop Cheyenne for missions in support of his business, the Surgical Safety Institute.

LBA2009 will take place on March 13 and 14, in San Diego, CA, and will address the unique challenges facing businesses that rely on a light GA airplane to succeed.

Also offering advice at their own session will be John and Martha King, the renowned aviation instructors and jet operators for over 20 years. The Kings will share what they wish they had known before they bought and operated their first jet. The King’s presentation, normally priced at $395, will be offered at no charge at NBAA’s event.

Online registration is now available for this new conference, which will be filled with two days exciting days of information sessions and networking opportunities guaranteed to make more money for your business and optimize the use of your airplane.

The LBA2009 exhibit hall, which will be located at the San Diego Convention Center, will host exhibitors and attendees involved in nearly every aspect of light business airplane use. The exhibit floor is expected to cover approximately 1,000 exhibit booth spaces.

Visit the LBA2009 web site at www.nbaa.org/lba to register and stay updated on all the breaking news regarding speakers, exhibitors and special events. Speaking of events, we are proud and excited to announce that Cessna Aircraft Company will serve as sponsor for the LBA2009 Single Pilot Safety Standdown. Safety is at the very foundation of business aviation, and standdown events are an effective way to disseminate best safety practices and promote their adoption in the industry. The information offered at the Single Pilot Safety Standdown will draw upon the actual experiences of pilots, providing an emphasis on peer-to-peer information-sharing. Safety-themed sessions will focus on emerging technologies in cockpit information and decision-support systems to enhance operational safety, best-practices for on-the-ground operations, and planning for flights outside the continental U.S.

The event also will include a Static Display of Aircraft just minutes from the convention center, at Landmark Aviation Services on San Diego International Airport. The static display will feature approximately 50 aircraft ranging from piston-powered planes to turboprops to light jets. A number of operating and other groups have planned their own events in conjunction with LBA2009, including a Pilatus PC-12 Regional Operators Conference, Honeywell’s TPE331 Turboprop Engine Operators Conference, a meeting of the Young Presidents Organization’s Pilots Network and a meeting of a newly-formed group called the Citation Jet Pilots. NBAA has worked closely with the organizers of each of these events to ensure they will be successful and well-coordinated within the schedule and format for LBA2009. If you want to attend or exhibit, please visit www.nbaa.org/lba, contact NBAA at 1-800-9284283 (1-800-9-AVIATE), or e-mail us at info@nbaa.org.

All materials and meals at the Single Pilot Safety Standdown will be offered compliments of Cessna Aircraft Company, and participants must be registered as Attendees at LBA2009.

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On the cover T’s the season | Celebrating winter flying with Minnesota’s T-6 Thunder Group over Fleming Field at South St. Paul. Photo by Max Haynes. ....................................................................................................... 13

News & Features Deja vu | Lake Aircraft for sale — again ........................................................................................... 6

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Capital Comments | Proposed security rules unanimously opposed ................................................... 9 A battle is won | But the war continues ....................................................................................... 10 Making its debut | Cirrus introduces ice protection, other enhancements ......................................... 11 Ask Paul | 10 tips for a great inspection ........................................................................................ 12 A belated reply | Short Final’s Deb McFarland offers advice — and thanks — to readers ..................... 27

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Pima Air & Space Museum | A walk through the clouds from the Wright brothers to today .............. 14 Honoring the Flying Tigers | Efforts under way to build museum ................................................. 14 Palm Springs Air Museum | Where World War II still is being won every day ................................. 15 Bouncing back | Galveston’s Lone Star Flight Museum recovers from Hurricane Ike ........................... 16

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On the silver screen Actor Charles Bronson made a name for himself playing tough guys, such as a renegade cop or a cowboy, but his first movie had him on the right side of the law — and in a cockpit. He played a pilot, Lt. Col. Lee Brandon, in the 1961 film “X-15.” As the title implies, the movie is about the airplane and the men who developed the sleek, rocket-powered research aircraft. The X-15 used in publicity stills for the movie was actually a static mockup, now exhibited at the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz. Much of the movie, which includes stock Air Force footage of some actual flights, takes place at NASA’s Dryden Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California. It must have been familiar surroundings for Bronson, who was in the United States Army Air Force as an aircraft gunner during World War II and later became a B-29 crewman.

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“If you are still on board to get an airplane, we are building them.”

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“Simplicate and Add Lightness.” — design philosophy of Ed Heinemann, Douglas Aircraft.

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The exhibit employs a multi-media approach to salute America’s first female military pilots, a group of women who

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“reached beyond themselves, defied convention and served heroically,” said Kermit Weeks, Fantasy of Flight creator and owner. When almost every available American male pilot was in combat overseas, the military still required pilots stateside for ferrying, testing, target-towing and liaison. “Once again the Greatest Generation stepped forward to meet the challenge — only this time the boots were filled by women,” he said. The creation of the WASP was a major milestone in aviation history, Weeks pointed out, and the new exhibit “falls directly in line with Fantasy of Flight’s mission to encourage self discovery using the powerful metaphor of aviation.” Visitors will find the exhibit in four separate bays featuring many original photographs of WASP recruits in training, along with newsreel coverage of the women in training and, later, climbing into high-performance military planes and flying high. For more information: FantasyOfFlight.com.

“My soul is in the sky.” — William Shakespeare

“It just breaks your heart!” — Larry Gregory, president, Lone Star Flight Museum, on the damage wreaked by Hurricane Ike

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Lake Aircraft assets for sale This paves the way for the VLJ maker’s largest investor, ETIRC, to buy the company for $188 million, estimated to be about 20 cents on the dollar. Eclipse filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November. EclipseAviation.com

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Revo Inc. is selling the assets of Lake Aircraft, an FAA-certified single-engine amphibious airplane. Revo is selling all the intellectual property and equipment needed to manufacture the Lake Renegade, Seafury and Seawolf airplanes, according to Armand Rivard, president. Assets include the FAA Type Certificate, component and assembly tooling, dies, jigs and engineering drawings. This is not the first time Rivard has tried to sell the Lake assets. In 2002, he sold them to Wadi Rahim, who founded LanShe Aerospace LLC in a deal that quickly ended up embroiled in several lawsuits. The Lake assets reverted back to Rivard after LanShe closed its doors in 2004. In 2005, Rivard tried to sell the assets at a first-of-its-kind auction at

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uuu An Indiana pilot who tried to fake his own death in an airplane crash now faces criminal charges. It is believed Marcus Schrenker parachuted out of his Piper Malibu, which he left flying on autopilot until it crashed in northern Florida. The financier, accused of fraud, also may face domestic terrorism charges for purposely crashing the airplane.

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uuu An exhibit, “Warrior Airmen,� which presents the role of Air Force personnel in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, recently opened at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.

uuu The TSA has released a list of airports that would be required to implement specific security measures under the proposed Large Aircraft Security Proposal (LASP). While GA airports utilize a number of security measures,

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The TSA’s first hearing into the proposed large aircraf t security r ules confir med what was expected when the proposal was released: Capital Unanimous opposiComments tion. This forecasts what can be expected at four upcoming hearings. TSA is proposing stringent regulations for operators of aircraft weighing more then 12,500 pounds, but all general aviation groups expect this to be just the start of burdensome rules on all flights. At White Plains, N.Y., the room was set up for 100 participants, but it was standing room only as large numbers of companies, organizations and pilots came to be heard. All who spoke stressed that they fully supported security measures but explained why those proposed by TSA are unrealistic. Ed Bolen, president of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), told the panel that since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, general aviation called for security enhancements, including an airport watch program, background checks and tamper-proof certificates for pilots. “When it comes to effective security enhancements, we have led, not followed, the government,” he said. TSA’s proposals for business flights are on a level neither necessary nor practical, he and others told the panel. One proposal, for instance, would require some owners to carry an air marshal when told to do so by the TSA. Trying to fit commercial airline security standards to general aviation operations, Bolen said, “would have unintended and destructive consequences that threaten the well-being of businesses across the U.S. that rely on their airplanes for survival.” Craig Ditlo, northeast regional representative for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), cited some of that group’s concerns with the proposals as written. Ditlo, manager of the FBI White Plains field office at the time of the Sept. 11 attacks, said AOPA is concerned about many issues in the proposal, such as applying commercial airline standards to general aviation and outsourcing what are inherently government functions. Many of the speakers called for an

“When it comes to effective security enhancements, we have led, not followed, the government.”

ings to participate and make their views known.

NOTAM HEARINGS As part of its efforts to modernize the NOTAM system, the FAA has contracted with American Institutes for Research to conduct focus groups with pilots and controllers. A session with GA pilots was held in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 10. Previous sessions have been held with airline pilots and dispatchers, while later sessions are slated with military pilots and dispatchers. Charles Spence is GAN’s Washington, D.C., correspondent.

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A battle is won, but the war continues on Economic woes, proposed security rules challenge GA By Janice Wood How much more can general aviation take? It seems there has been a neverending supply of obstacles in the last year or so: Sky-high fuel prices, ever-more Touch & Go federal regulations on where we can fly, a call for user fees, proposed security rules, layoffs and bankruptcies caused by the world economic crisis. It didn’t help when the Big Three auto makers created a PR nightmare for business aviation when they went to Congress, hats in hands, to ask for a bail-out. Instead of concentrating on what went wrong in their businesses, the fact that all three CEOs flew to Washington, D.C., in corporate business jets garnered the most attention. The knee-jerk reaction was, of course, to get rid of the business jets. That knee-jerk reaction continued, with business jets initially targeted in new legislation proposed by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) to reform the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP), passed by Congress last year to help dig us out of this mess. Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, has not been happy with the bail-out of the country’s financial institutions. In his reform bill, he wanted to tighten loopholes and place tougher restrictions on executive compensation, as well as to ban corporate jets and “other perks.” The latest attack on business aviation got an immediate response from the alphabet groups, such as the National Business Aviation Association and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association — but more important, it also got an immediate response from pilots and aircraft owners, who made their opposition to the ban known to Congress. Just a few days after Frank’s bill was proposed, the offending language was taken out of the legislation. “Congress has clearly recognized that it is important to provide Americans with strong oversight of the federal dollars in the TARP program, but that the language addressing business aviation had the potential to fuel job losses for countless people in the general aviation community,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. While GA lobbyists spent many hours

furiously working against the proposal, Bolen credits those pilots and aircraft owners who contacted their elected representatives directly with the victory. “NBAA has long said that efforts by the association in Washington are most effective if its members also reach out to Congress,” Bolen said. “(This) outcome shows that our members’ direct participation can make a difference.” Bolen, and other GA advocates, are hoping that participation also will make a difference in another fight — this one against onerous security rules proposed by the Transportation Security Administration. The proposed rules, for aircraft of 12,500 lbs. or more, begin with background checks and vetting of passengers, then goes on to ban more than 80 items that can be carried on bizjets — including tools — and would even require air marshals on flights selected by TSA officials. Those attempts to impose airline-like security on private aviation show that TSA officials just don’t get it. NBAA officials — and many other aviation advocates — spent a lot of time earlier this month alerting pilots and aircraft owners to hearings on the TSA proposals, as well as giving them tips on how to fight the proposed rules. Officials urged all pilots — not just those who fly corporate jets — to attend a hearing or make their opposition to the proposal heard. There’s one hearing left, slated for Jan. 28 in Houston. Close enough to attend, but don’t think it’s worth your effort? After all, you don’t fly a multi-million dollar jet, right? It’s just you and your Cessna. That complacency is one of the greatest fears of the alphabet groups’ leadership. That’s because, once a rule is in place for the bigger planes, it’s just a slippery slope to putting all GA flights under the same umbrella. Not one for meetings? Consider penning a letter, sending an e-mail or calling the local offices of your senators or congressional representatives to let them know of your objections. It worked on the proposed business aircraft ban and, with effort, it will work on the proposed security rules. In this dizzying climate, when time is of the essence to shore up our economy, we can’t let proposals — especially those that attempt to fix one problem, but cause myriad others — to become the law of the land. Want to know more or need help figuring out what to say to your elected officials? Go to NBAA.org, AOPA.org, EAA.org or GAMA.aero for more information. Go to USA.gov to find contact information for all your elected officials. Janice Wood is GAN’s editor.

January 23, 2009

THE EFFECT OF SWISS CHEESE BAFFLING I had the good fortune to have an extensive conversation with an engineer at the Sun ’n Fun Lycoming booth about 12 years ago. The salient points discussed ring in my memory like a firehouse bell. He stressed over and over again that the main culprit of engine wear/failure is heat, heat and more heat. The effect of a “Swiss cheese” baffling system is a leading cause of cylinder failure due to inadequate cooling. A simple investigative procedure that a pilot may want to do is remove the valve covers and check for “coke” around the spring of the exhaust valves. If it’s black and chunky, have the A&P check it out. If it is dark grayish, you are — most of the time — OK. If you find small flakey carbon granules in your oil filter, this also is a cause to check for valve exhaust blow by. One more point: The heat generated may also have been attributed to a tight valve guide, worn excessively, allowing the gases to escape around the valve stem onto the spring, which cooks the oil. In most cases, a compression test won’t reveal this kind of engine trauma. As your Dec. 19 article, “More on stuck exhaust valves,” states, a wellsealed baffle will lower CHTs and oil temperatures across the board. FRANK SPERANDEO III Fayetteville, Ark.

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I enjoyed Deb McFarland’s Nov. 21 article “A BFR to remember.” As an active pilot flying a Citation X, I envy you and your Luscombe. I’ve flown most everything up to the 747, but my tailwheel flying is what I remember best. I’ve also flown tailwheels on Pipers, Cessnas, Citabrias, AT-6s, P-51s, Corsairs and a B-17, but never the Luscombe. I envy you! I once taught a young fellow to fly a C-140. He, too, had trouble with wheel landings. What I did was have him level off and then gently roll one wheel onto the runway. This brought the other wheel down and light forward pressure kept it there. Good luck and remember: Real pilots fly tailwheels! KENT OLSEN via email

POLISHING TIPS Finally got to Deb McFarland’s column on polishing Lester (“A sow’s ear: Fall heralds a yearly polishing ritual to make Lester shine,” Oct. 24, 2008, issue) and thought to drop a line. On those rare occasions I polish aluminum, I use Sparkle Glass Cleaner to clean up. The purple stuff — if you don’t have it down South, I expect Windex will work as well. The ammonia is what does it. What happens is it takes the black residue and turns it instantly into black water that can be wiped up with a paper towel. Be sure to give Lester a good bath or rinse afterwards to wash off the ammonia. We love the column, we’re up here in Northern Illinois, Poplar Grove Airport, C77. You can see some videos of our field at PoplarGroveAirmotive. com. If you go to YouTube, type in Cessna140Driver for some more. SCOTT ROSS via email


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Cirrus introduces Known Ice Protection option Also unveils three new packages designed to attract more new people to flying By MEG GODLEWSKI General Aviation News

Cirrus Design Corp. introduced its Known Ice Protection option earlier this month. The option is available now for the Cirrus SR22 and Turbo models, while official FAA certification is expected in the second quarter of the year. According to Chairman Alan Klapmeier, the option will allow owners to get more utility out of their airplanes. “We live in a place where icing conditions are a concern six months out of the year,” he said in a teleconference from Cirrus headquarters in Duluth, Minn. “We should be concerned about safety when flying in known icing conditions, but we don’t think the answer should be to park your airplane when there is a possibility of ice.” Cirrus partnered with CAV Ice Protection Ltd. to develop the fully integrated TKS “weeping wing,” which consists of panels on the leading edges of the wings as well as on the horizontal and vertical leading edge surfaces of the tail. The panels extrude deicing fluid. High-intensity LED lights with prism lenses are mounted on the sides of the airframe and help pilots to see ice at night. In addition, deicing nozzles similar to windshield sprayers on cars have been added to keep the windscreen clear. A slinger ring is utilized for protection of the propeller. The planes carry eight gallons of fluid, which can provide 2.5 hours of endurance, the company says. “But no one, not even airline pilots, should be flying around in known icing conditions for two hours,” warned Klapmeier. “The idea is to legally be able to take off and safely get out of ice.” Education on the use of the system will be required, he said. “We have gone past what the insurance companies wanted. In the Cirrus Perspective, the airplane will monitor fluid levels and let you know what kind of endurance you have through annunciation and warning lights. There will also be training required for the pilots on decision making and interpreting icing forecasts.” Earlier model SR22s can not be retrofitted for the new system. It also can’t be used on planes with Avidyne panels, because they do not have the annunciation capability of the G1000 or Perspective by Garmin.

NEW PACKAGES Klapmeier stressed that part of the company’s mission is to bring more people into aviation, which is why Cirrus unveiled three packages for new owners to choose from when it comes to features for their airplanes. “Our goal is to increase the size of general aviation, not just to sell airplanes to people who have bought airplanes in the past,” he said. The first is the S package, available for SR20s and SR22s, which includes airbags, a 49-inch-wide interior, Cirrus Perspective avionics with 10-inch screens and a keyboard, and an S-TEC 55SR autopilot. The next level is the GS package, which offers 12-inch screens, synthetic vision, a keyboard/controller, an S-TEC 55X autopilot, XM weather and audio, and basic ice protection for the SR22 and Turbo models. The GTS package features the known ice option, a GFC 700 autopilot with dual AHRS, a yaw dampener option and a composite propeller. All models have the Cir r us Airframe Parachute System. Avidyne Avionics are offered, as well. The GS and GTS packages also offer what is known as an X-Edition, which, according to Klapmeier, “results in ultra-premium, personalized interior and exterior upgrades with a striking new paint scheme.” X-edition Cirrus have leather seats, suede headliners, contrasting stitching and carbon fiber panel and center console. “The carbon fiber gives it a more contemporary look,” he said. “We believe the details allow us to continue to get closer to what our customers expect from a quality airplane.”

Prices range from $269,900 for the SR20 to $598,500 for a Turbo GTS.

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10 tips for a great inspection While replacing cylinders, what’s the best way to inspect the rest of the engine? By Paul McBride M y Tr i Pacer is due for three new cylinders, so I might as well make it four. While we have them off I’d like to look at the bearings and the cam shaft, but I don’t like to take it all apart if

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the total engine time. The last entries show about 1,900 since some cylinders were worked over. KARL ROESCH Arlee, Montana

Since three of the four cylinders have cracks in the exhaust ports, it certainly is wise to replace those. I also agree that four new cylinders is the best way to go. This should give you many hours of operation. By the way, I’m not sure if you’ve decided which cylinders to install, but the Lycoming factory does continue to offer factory-new, narrow deck cylinder kits. Since you didn’t mention the engine serial number, I’ll assume it’s a narrow deck engine with the engine serial number suffix ending with a -27 rather than a -27A indicating a wide deck configuration. I also agree that now is the time to take advantage of inspecting the camshaft and tappet bodies while you’ve got the cylinders removed. This inspection only requires a flashlight and a good inspection mirror. By gaining access through the crankcase, where the cylinders have been removed, you can do a good visual inspec-

tion of the cam and tappet area. I assume that, when you remove the cylinders, you will re-torque the crankcase through-bolts using large diameter washers or some kind of plate to retain the tension on the crankcase and main bearings. This will allow you to rotate the engine to look at all the cam lobes and a larger area of the tappet bodies for any signs of wear or corrosion. I see no need to remove the connecting rods unless the engine had metal contamination from its previous life. I’d consider doing a crankshaft flange run-out check per Lycoming Service Bulletin 201E, just in case the prop suffered some damage during its travels to its final resting place upside down in a tree from the tornado. Don’t forget to use the best exhaust stack gaskets you can buy, and check that engine baffling so you don’t harm those new cylinders. Paul McBride, recognized worldwide as an expert on engines, retired after almost 40 years with Lycoming. Send your questions to: AskPaul@GeneralAviationNews.com.

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These guys will look for any excuse to go flying, so when the temperature soars up to near 40°, they jump at the chance to pull out their AT-6s and SNJ Texans for some formation work over the snowy fields of Minnesota. As a photographer, you don’t get scenes much brighter than this — crisp, clear blue skies and a bright sun reflecting off the white snow mean there are virtually no shadows. However, you don’t want to have the canopy open for long — we are talking about some pretty serious wind-chill factors flying at 150 mph. This was a special flight for me because of the family connection: My brother, David, and my son, Riley, were the passengers.

As Robin Crandall’s plane lets out a stream of airshow smoke, you can see the shadow of Bruce Olson’s plane trailing behind. It was a real trick trying to get the guys to understand where they needed to be positioned, relative to each other and the sun. We may have to practice it again and again to get it right. I hope so!

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Pima Air & Space Museum A walk through the clouds from the Wright brothers to today By DON WALKER If you have one of those license plates that says “I’d Rather Be Flying,” you need to spend some time at the Pima Air and Space Museum at Tucson, Arizona. One of the largest aviation museums in the world, it features more than 275 aircraft on display in five large hangars on 200 acres. A visit is a walk through the clouds stretching from a full-scale replica of the Wright Brothers 1903 flyer to a mock-up of the rocket-powered X-15A. Arranged chronologically, you can see virtually all U.S. military aircraft from pre-World War I to the present time. The museum had the humblest of beginnings. It was conceived in 1966 and a year later the Tucson Air Museum Foundation was incorporated as an educational non-profit organization. The museum opened 10 years later, on May 8, 1976, as a part of the nation’s Bicentennial celebrations, with 75 aircraft parked in the desert accompanied by a small tin shack erected to sell tickets. It was lonely for those first few months of operation, but today the museum attracts more than 150,000 visitors each year. It receives no government funds, supported solely by gate admissions, gift store sales and donations. The museum enjoys a practical location just down the road from Davis Monthan Air Force Base, site of “moth balled” military aircraft at the “boneyard,” which also can be toured. When aircraft or parts go on sale, museum officials usually are on hand to bid for new additions to the exhibits. “We bid for our aircraft like everyone else, but we do have an advantage,” said Dan Ryan, executive director. “The planes we are able to buy and put on display just have to be towed down the road and set in place for view.”

A TOUR A tour of the museum begins in Hangar 1, where you enter through a Sikorsky Skycrane. Aircraft on display range from a replica 1903 Wright Flyer to a Bowers Fly Baby to the smallest piloted airplane, the Starr Bumblebee. In spite of its extremely short wings — just 6 feet, 6 inches — it was reported to fly quite well. You arrive at the next hangar by walking past an

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A CLASSIC: The B-17 Flying Fortress “I’ll Be Around” draws plenty of attention at the museum. It is one of 275 aircraft on display.

SR-71 Blackbird, the world’s fastest jet. Hangar 3 is dedicated to World War II aircraft. On exhibit are a B-24, B-25, and 20 other World War II aircraft, as well as priceless photographs from the era and an exhibit of nose art and markings. Many of the more than 250 volunteers served in that war, flying birds similar to the ones at the museum, and are more than willing to talk about their experiences.

See our directory of museums online at GeneralAviationNews.com. The next hangar features a pristine B -29 Superfortress, a Corsair, and a very rare Bell P-63 King Cobra. The engine is behind the pilot seat and the drive shaft for the propeller was placed between the pilot’s feet. Hangar 5 is the restoration facility, where visitors

can watch craftsmen lovingly and meticulously restore a piece of history for future generations. The latest project is a P-51D Mustang. The Challenger Learning Center points to the heavens as the future of aviation. Created by the families of the Challenger crew as a living memorial, the exhibit includes a training version of an Apollo space capsule, a moon rock and an exhibit of the Phoenix Mars mission. The real fun is wandering around the aircraft parked outside. Touching is not only allowed, but encouraged. Real airplanes that saw plenty of action, the collection includes a B-52 and a “Super Guppy” transport plane, as well as virtually every aircraft used in the Korean War and Vietnam, including a collection of MiG jet fighters. Also on display are modern combat aircraft, as well as President Kennedy’s Air Force One. If you are flying anywhere near Tucson, be assured it is worth your while to land and spend a few hours enjoying this history book in the desert. It’s a short ride, about 5.5 miles, from the airport where we landed in our Mooney. For more information: PimaAir.org.

Efforts under way to build Flying Tigers museum in China By MEG GODLEWSKI General Aviation News

Do you know who the Flying Tigers were? Sadly, not many in the U.S. know that they were an American volunteer group which flew in China during World War II, said Larry Jobe, president of the Flying Tigers Historical Organization. “They are hardly even mentioned when you read about World War II in American textbooks,” he said. “They’re a footnote. But in China, even small children know who they are.”

The historical organization is trying to establish a museum dedicated to the Flying Tigers in China’s Yunnan Province, in a cave that was on one of their bases during the war, according to Jobe. Officially known as the American Volunteer Group, the Flying Tigers were established in 1941 by then-Col. Claire Chennault to fight the Japanese in Burma and China. For seven months before the U.S. entered the war, the Flying Tigers flew against the Japanese. Very often outgunned and outnumbered, the pilots relied on surprise, mobility

and unorthodox tactics developed by Chennault to outwit the enemy. When America got into the war and the AVG was disbanded, the name Flying Tigers was adopted by the 14th Army Air Force which, like the AVG, flew P-40s decorated with a shark mouth and eyes on the nose. From December 1941 to September 1945, the Flying Tigers, both AVG and Air Force, shot down a total of 2,600 Japanese military planes and destroyed 44 warships. Jobe, a retired airline pilot, leads annual tours to China. It was on one of

those tours, in March 2006, that the idea of building the Flying Tiger Heritage Park on the site of the old AVG airbase was born. “There was a sign near the city that described all the development that they planned to do. They have beautiful buildings there, but we realized that we couldn’t let the cave be lost. We have to preserve it,” said tourist-turned-museum founder Maj. General James Whitehead Jr., USAAF retired. The tour group included men who (Flying Tigers page 23)


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Snow damages vintage bomber By MEG GODLEWSKI Heavy snow combined with rain proved disastrous for the Handley Page Hampden bomber on display at the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley, British Columbia. The weight of the snow tore the left wing off the historic twin-engine bomber Dec. 26. “It happened late at night,� explained Rob Currington, a member of the museum staff. “The Hampden is on display in the courtyard. During the day we had an ongoing effort to clear off the snow. Unfortunately, there wasn’t anyone there late at night. The weight of the accumulated snow mixed with the rain was just too much. The wing doesn’t have a spar inside because when the aircraft was restored in the 1980s, it was restored to static condition only, not to airworthiness.� According to Currington the left wing is torn at the root. “The leading edge of the wing is still attached to the fuselage and is severely buckled,� he said. “The trailing edge is torn off. The wing fell onto a display case that was underneath it. This bent the wing tip up at a fairly severe angle and the case is also damaged.� Currington called the Hampden the

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OUCH! A lot of heavy, wet snow and the lack of a center spar proved to be a bad combination for this vintage Warbird. Museum officials plan to restore the airplane, and eventually display it indoors, where it will be protected from the elements. museum’s star attraction and pointed out that it is one of only two left in the world. “There were 160 of them built in Canada,� he said. “Ours is one of those. There is only one other Hampden left, being restored at a museum in the United Kingdom.� The Hampden was used early in World War II by the British. It featured a slender tail boom and sometimes was referred to as a “tadpole� or “frying pan� because of this. It carried a crew of four. The men who flew in them

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ing mission near Patricia Bay. “The airplane had a nasty characteristic known as a stabilized yaw,� Currington said. After the pilot dropped the torpedo, he lost control of the bomber. “At only 150 feet over the ocean he didn’t have the altitude to recover,� he said. “All the crew escaped with only minor injuries. The aircraft was recovered from the ocean in 1985 and spent the next 15 years or so in restoration.� Parts from two other Hampden crashes were used to supplement the wreckage and make one airplane. Currington said the museum estimates it will cost $80,000 to repair the bomber. “We are going to attempt to rebuild it,� he said. “If there is a silver lining in all of this, and that is a big if, it is that we plan to construct a new building at Langley. When we are done we plan to hang it in there. We have to put some sort of internal structure in the Hampden to do that, and it would have to be restored again to achieve that goal, so we may be able to use this restoration to do that.� Donations for repair and restoration are being accepted. For more information: 604-532-0035 or CanadianFlight.org.

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Record rainfall floods Washington state airports By MEG GODLEWSKI General Aviation News

“The only way to get between Seattle and Portland is by air,” a television reporter stated Jan. 7 as melting snow and heavy rain combined to create some of the worst flooding Washington state had seen in decades. A record 2.29 inches of rain fell at Sea-Tac Airport, while a record 4.82 inches was measured at Olympia. The excess water spilled over riverbanks and on to some low-lying roads and airports. The rain-swollen Chehalis River

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to rise. Aerial photos of the airport at the height of the flooding showed approximately 50 feet of the north end of its paved runway underwater. A grass runway was marked as closed with large gold Xs. The Harvey family, which owns the airport, sent out e-mail updates to tenants advising them of the situation and placed a recorded message with updates on the FBO telephone. The airport website, HarveyField.com, also has a link to the the National Weather Service website that updates the status of the river.

Northwest Aviation Conference slated for February By MEG GODLEWSKI General Aviation News

The 26th annual Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade show is slated for Feb. 21-22. The show, organized by the Washington Aviation Association, is held south of Seattle at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup. If you can use it to make your airplane more efficient, improve your piloting skills or enhance your enjoyment of aviation, you’re likely to find it at the

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Palm Springs Air Museum Where World War II is still being won By DON WALKER Palm Springs, known as a desert retreat for movie stars and one of the supreme golf destinations in the world, is also known as a retirement mecca. Since a fair number of the retirees happen to be World War II pilots, it makes sense that they might end up doing what they love most — talking about the “great war” and the airplanes they flew. Out of this wealth of experience, the Palm Springs Air Museum has become a magnet for those who love the stories and warbirds of World War II. The museum is a non-profit educational institution with the mission to exhibit, educate and eternalize the role of World War II combat aircraft and their pilots. Located on the north side of the Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), it is not uncommon to see the museum’s airworthy planes, such as a B-17 or P-51, taking off along with the 747s and Cessnas. In fact, the museum boasts one of the world’s largest collections of flying World War II planes, including a Grumman Wildcat, Hellcat, Tigercat, Bearcat, Stearman, Vought Corsair, B-25 Mitchell, Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, Boeing B-17 and a Douglas A-26 Invader. (Flying Tigers from page 14)

had been Flying Tigers and Chinese who recounted stories of the pilots who defended them. “It was a very moving experience,” recalled Jobe. “We stood on the rock where Chennault stood to watch the battles in the valley below. The valley is now being developed. Gen. Whitehead remarked that we had better hurry and do something before all that history was wiped out by development. “The Flying Tiger Heritage Park will honor and remember all U.S. personnel who served in China during the Second World War,” Jobe continued. “The Chinese do not distinguish between flying forces but consider all airmen who served in China to be Flying Tigers.” The project has the support of Chinese officials, Jobe said. “Originally we asked them for 15 acres to build the Heritage Park. They came back and offered us 300 acres. They will also be contributing $3 million to the project. It’s up to us to raise an additional $400,000 to make it happen.” During AirVenture 2007, Jobe and Whitehead began to get the word out about the project. They conducted a forum and Whitehead handed out brochures in the warbird area next to a freshly restored P-40. The focus now is on raising the money to prepare the cave to be used as a museum. According to Whitehead, officials waited until the group had acquired its not-for-profit status before

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HONORING THE GREATEST GENERATION: This Spitfire is just one of the more than three dozen airplanes — most of them airworthy — at the Palm Springs Air Museum. The museum, open seven days a week, is a fine example of how to educate and entertain at the same time. Picture the B-25 making low passes several hundred feet in front of you at the end of a riveting presentation on the Doolittle Raid. Or the P-51, with the powerful song of its Rolls Royce Merlin engine, demonstrating phenomenal speed and agility, commemorating a D-Day event at the museum. Weekly programs, which run through the winter months, feature World War II pilots who are still flying and still

they began approaching people for donations. “It took us about a year and a half to get that status, then we began the fund raising in earnest. The fund raising may be difficult to do in these lean economic times, but we’re doing it.” “Once we have a place to put items, we will be taking donations of uniforms, memorabilia, documents, pictures and the like,” added Jobe. All donations are tax deductible. For more information: FlyingTigerHeritagePark.com.

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“Operation Recover y and Restoration� is in full-swing at the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston, Texas. The museum, located at Scholes International Airport (GLS), was heavily damaged during Hurricane Ike last September. Because they were forewarned about the approaching storm, volunteers were able to move most of the museum’s airworthy airplanes to safe locations. “That was a challenge, because there are only so many hours in the day and so many people who are qualified to fly them, but we did it,� said Larry Gregory, president. “The damage could have been so much worse. All you have to do it walk around the hangar and see the water line on the walls and then stand next to the aircraft to realize how bad it could have been. We were very fortunate to get 10 airplanes out, and I am happy to say that most of the airplanes are back home where they belong.� At the height of the storm there was 7 feet of water in the hangar. This high water mark, like a dingy bathtub ring, covered the inside of the building, as well as the artifacts. Among the most

moving pictures on the museum’s website are one of an American flag on the wall with a water stain half way up it, and one of a PB4Y with the mark halfway up the fuselage. The outside of the facility was damaged as well, according to Gregory. “It wasn’t just the water that did the damage, it was the wave action on the backside of the eye of the hurricane,� he said. “It kept battering the building — it compromised it and tore the siding off.� The wave action also ruined the building that houses the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, as well as the exhibits inside. “There are 57 inductees in the Hall of Fame,� Gregory said. “There were uniforms, trophies, lots of very rare, signed art work. It just breaks your heart!� Once the water receded, volunteers wearing rubber boots, gloves and respirators to protect against mold, began the arduous clean-up process. Much of the work has to be done by hand as the storm waters deposited silt, dirt and vegetation among the exhibits. Display cases were destroyed and the museum’s collection of uniforms was badly damaged, said Gregory, but several of the uniforms were sent out to a cleaning facility with encouraging results.

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“We think they can be saved,� he said. “The other good news is that the permanent artwork in the gift shop display gallery was recovered and rehabilitated.� Repairs to the facility began with the removal of the storm damaged items. This was a challenge, not only because of the sheer magnitude of the project but also because utilities, such as electricity and water, were knocked out by the storm. The repair efforts are being led by volunteers. Among those who turned out to help were members of the West Houston squadron of the Commemorative Air Force, the Seabees of ACB2 and sailors from the USS Nassau. “We had 20 Seabees who showed up with their equipment and some 50 sailors. They helped us remove debris. We would not be where we are today without their help,� Gregory said.

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Fuel contamination leads to forced landing These January 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: Piper Malibu. Location: Madison, Miss. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The airplane was in cruise flight at 23,000 feet MSL when the pilot heard a pop and the manifold pressure dropped, resulting in a loss of engine power. The pilot thought the turbocharger had failed and that the engine would return to normal power when the airplane descended to an altitude below 10,000 feet. He descended but the engine did not regain power. He elected to execute a forced landing in a muddy pasture. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The post-crash examination did not find any mechanical issues with the

engine, however one quart of water was drained from both the left and right fuel tanks. The engine was test-run on the airframe utilizing the airplane’s existing fuel system. Once the engine started, it was operated through various power settings and it ran continuously without interruption. The pilot said he had conducted a preflight inspection, which included draining both collector/sump tanks and no water was detected in the fuel at that time. Probable cause: The loss of engine power due to fuel contamination. uuu Aircraft: Cessna 182. Location: Lamar, Colo. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land at night. Prior to the accident, several NOTAMs had been issued warning pilots of poor braking action and high snowbanks in the vicinity of the runway.

Calendar EAST Feb. 8, 2009, Avon Park, FL. Buffet Breakfast Fly-In Drive-In. 8:30-11:30am. (AVO). 863-453-5046. Feb. 21, 2009, Valkaria, FL. Valkaria Air Fest . Feb. 26-28, 2009, Atlanta, GA. 20th Anniversary Women in Aviation Conference 937-839-4647. March 13-15, 2009, Titusville, FL. Valiant Air Command Warbird Airshow, Space Coast Reg AP. 321-268-1941. March 15, 2009, Arcadia, FL. Rods and Wings 863993-2114. April 21-26, 2009, Lakeland, FL. Sun n Fun Fly-In 863-644-2431. April 30-May 3, 2009, Salemburg, NC. Sampson County Cotton Pickers Spring FyIn, Triple ??AirPark 910-850-1005. May 1-3, 2009, Roxboro, NC. VAA Chapter 3 Spring Fly-In 843-753-7138. May 2, 2009, Ridgeland, SC. Annual Race to Ridgeland Fly-In (3J1). 843-726-8800. May 12-14, 2009, Miami, FL. Operating Lease Training Seminar Master Class 44 01342 324353. May 16, 2009, Peachtree City, GA. Aircraft Spruce Annual East Coast Super Sale 951-372-9555. May 22-24, 2009, Lumberton, NC. Mid-Atlantic Fly-In 910-740-6751. May 30-31, 2009, Suffolk, VA. 12 th Annual Virginia Regional Festival of Flight 703-590-9112. June 6, 2009, Frederick, MD. AOPA Fly-In and Open House 301-695-2000. June 13-14, 2009, Ocean City, MD. OC Air Show over the skies of Ocean City? beaches and boardwalk. . June 17-20, 2009, Lock Haven, PA. 24th Annual Sentinmental Journey to Cub Haven Fly-In. 570-8934200. June 20, 2009, Somerset, PA. Fly-In Breakfast 814445-1599. July 10-12, 2009, Geneseo, NY. Geneseo AirshowThe Greatest Show on Turf. 585-243-2100. July 11-14, 2009, Orlando, FL. Aviation Suppliers Assn (ASA) 2009 Annual Conf. . Aug. 1-16, 2009, Portsmouth, NH. Centennial Flight

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NORTH CENTRAL Jan. 30-31, 2009, Novi, MI. Great Lakes Intl Aviation Conf Rock Financial Showplace . Jan. 31, 2009, Stevens Point, WI. America Airspace: Be safe not sorry (STE). 715-252-3326. Feb. 7, 2009, Brodhead, WI. Groundhog Chili Ski Fly-In (C37), 11am-2pm. . Feb. 7, 2009, Oshkosh, WI. EAA Chapter 252 Annual Celebration of Flight, 6-9:30pm. 920-426-1854. Feb. 20-21, 2009, Des Moines, IA. 18th Annual Midwest Aviation Maintenance Symposium & Trade Show,. 319-389-3943. March 14, 2009, Auburn, IL. 2009 Heroes Take Flight Fly-In (AUO) 334-749-9981. March 21-22, 2009, Columbus, OH. Thunder in the Valley Airshow. 706-221-1816 x222. April 4, 2009, Stevens Point, WI. Americas Airspace Safety Seminar (STE). 715-252-3326. April 22-23, 2009, West Des Moines, IA. Iowa Aviation Conference, Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel. 515-727-0667. May 2, 2009, Ypsilanti, MI. Annual Pancake Fly-In, 8:30am-noon. Eagle Flt Ctr, Willow Run (YIP). 313492-0603. June 6, 2009, Stevens Point, WI. America Airspace (STE). 715-252-3326. June 7, 2009, Audubon, IA. 59th Annual Flight Breakfast 712-563-3780. June 13, 2009, Lagrange, OH. EAA Chapter 255 Fly-In 440-221-7338. June 20-21, 2009, Toledo, OH. Plane Fun 2009 (KTDZ). Breakfast and lunch all day. 419-466-7908. June 27, 2009, Denton, OH. Tex-Mex Fly-In 940383-2484. July 4, 2009, Big Rapids, MI. Freedom AirFest 231-796-5600. July 4-5, 2009, Watervliet, MI. Steak Fry & Pancake Breakfast Fly-In/Camp-In (40C). 269-463-5532. July 19, 2009, East Troy, MI. Annual Open House 414-425-7991.

Before landing, the pilot verified with an airport employee that the runway lights were operational. During the landing flare the pilot lost visual contact with the runway due to snow banks obscuring the runway lights. The airplane veered off the runway into a snow bank. The pilot stated that his landing lights were not functional at the time of the landing. After the accident the airport manager issued an additional NOTAM advising pilots that the runway lights were obscured by snowbanks. Probable cause: The pilot’s inability to maintain directional control, resulting in hitting a snow bank. uuu Aircraft: Cessna 182. Location: Ashland, Va. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Minor. What reportedly happened: The pilot was practicing takeoffs and landings. The first two were normal. On the

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third, the pilot’s seat slid all the way to the rear stops. The pilot reduced the throttle to abort the takeoff and the airplane came down hard on the runway. The post-accident examination of the seat rails, seat rail pinholes, seat adjustment pin and coil spring by a manufacturer’s representative and FAA Safety Inspector did not find any anomalies. An Airworthiness Directive regarding the maintenance and frequent inspections of the seat tracks had been complied with. Another FAA inspector, about the same size as the pilot, tested the seat locking mechanisms while sitting in the seat. He found that, when the seat locking pin was secured in any of the pin holes, he could not move the seat. However, when the seat pin was not securely locked in a hole, the examiner found that with “very little” weight shift, the seat would slide backward to the rear stops without the pin engaging any of the pinholes. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to secure the seat locking pin properly.

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ALASKA May 2-3, 2009, Anchorage, AK. Alaska State Aviation Conference 907-245-1251. May 8-10, 2009, Valdez, AK. May Day Fly-In & Air Show, Bush Plane Competition. 907-835-4636.

CANADA June 3-6, 2009, Edmonton, AB. Canadian Women in Aviation 10th Biennial Conference. June 6, 2009, Brantford, ON. Aircraft Spruce Canada Grand Opening Super Sale 951-372-9555. Aug. 7-9, 2009, Abbotsford, BC. Abbotsford Intl Airshow (YXX). 604-852-8511.

International March 11-12, 2009, Amsterdam, Holland. 7th Annual Avionics Exhibition & Conference. + 44 (0)1992 656 621.

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January 23, 2009 Aeronca - 1050 CITABRIA, AERONCA Scout, Decathlon, salvage, surplus, 5-ply birch formers, gear legs straightened, repair, wing inspection kits. RAINBOW 509-765-1606,/fax 1616. ronp@qosi.net 1941 AERONCA 11AC Chief, O-235-C1 115hp Lycoming 1712 SMOH, 298 STOH, Cleveland brakes & wheels, LSA, flies great! 406-475-9152, jwilcox@netscape.com 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 1946 CHIEF 11AC, 1710 TT, 920 SMOH. Hangared and Flying. Last annual 12/08. $15,000. S.PA, 717-235-3093. American Champion - 1190 1998 8GCBC Scout, 444-TTAFE&P, 2-bl CS, King IFR, 70gal., VG’s, PMA6000M audio-panel w/intercom, eng.heat, maroon/tan, $98,500, will-deliver, split-expenses. reade@uisreno.com NV/775-322-2929. Aviat - 1400 2003 AVIAT Husky A-1B amphib, 500-TTSN, IFR w/Garmin-430W, short instrument-panel. Rear-baggage, aftstowage, rear-heat/defrost. Wip-2100A’s already mounted. Jim Taylor 956-686-1774, McCreery Aviation. www.mccreeryaviation.com Beech Bonanza - 1505 1954 E35 Bonanza, 7423 TT, 543 TSMOH, 60 TSTOH, 144 TSPOH. Located DVT. 623-326-8404. $38,800 OBO. See at www.makersmarc.com Beech Sierra - 1525 1972 BEECHCRAFT Sierra, 1,000 TT, 1300 SMOH. Details. 701-293-8362. vic@linkup.net www.vicsaircraft.net

www.GeneralAviationNews.com Cessna 172 - 1907 1966 172L 1600 TTSN (not a misprint), 1210 SNEW 180hp Lyc. & Hartzell CSP, Avcon conversion, Horton STOL, Flint tip tanks(63 gals.) total, extended baggage, GX-60 GPS/Com, KX155, transponder, wheel pants, good original paint & interior, Logs since new, hangared in Texas panhandle, $44,900. Stancil Aviation 800-7599466, 530-642-2806. www.skywagons.com 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, $68,000. 907-305-3056. 1975 C-172M, 1051 TTSN A&E. Always hangared, like new, King IFR, NDH, fresh annual. $59,950. CA/510783-2711. http://tappix.com/796804 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. SELKIRK AVIATION has fiberglass interior replacement panels and ext baggage kits for Cessna 172 series 19561986, 11 colors, www.selkirk-aviation.com 208-664-9589. 1967 C-172H, 4250TT, 1400SMOH, Mk12D, Narco xpdr, 4-pl IC, new mags/harness. NDH, P&I-7/7. O-300 mid70’s comp IFR, good shape. $29,500. 425-746-9127. Cessna 180/185 - 1908 1964 CESSNA 185C Skywagon, 7697 TT, 694 SMOH (Victor, IO470), 501 SPOH, King & Narco digital, 84 gals., BAS inertial reels, Great paint & deluxe leather, extended baggage, Logs since new. $96,500. Stancil Aviation, 800-759-9466, 530-642-2806. www.skywagons.com

Beech Duke - 1606

1970 A60 Duke, 2960TT, 435/375 SMOH, 75SNEWPROP, winglets, VG’s, Garmin pkg, S-Tec 65 A/P/FD. Excellent paint & interior. $195,000. 281-370-9223. Beech Parts - 1625 BONANZA/ BARON hydraulic jack on 3 full swivel hard wheels, excellent condition, $1850. Alex 203-592-8118, located Oxford, Connecticut. Bellanca - 1650

1961 C-185 5661TT, 185SFREM, IO-550 Bonaire conv 185hrs on prop. Never on floats. VFR-radios. EGT, recent int. 4pl-int. Elec fuel mgmt, tip strobes. Pics avail $115,900. 406-381-2602, 961-4079 johnmowat49@aol.com

1947 BELLANCA Cruise Air Senior, 724-SMOH w/new top OH. 1750-TT. Good paint & interior. Antique classic. $33,750. Call MS/662-378-9219. http://tappix.com/803045

1955 CESSNA 180, 5515 TT, 211 SMOH (Victor, 0470J) 239 SNEW Hartzell 3 blade, King, Garmin & Collins IFR, Double Puck Clevelands, super nice paint, good mostly original interior, logs since new, same owner(deceased) since 1957, hangared since new. $73,500, Stancil Aviation, 800-759-9466, 530-642-2806. www.skywagons.com

C-150 TAILDRAGGER, 2433-TT, 580-SMOH, new starter/generator, new windshield, shoulder harness, nice inside but needs paint on outside. Radio, 2pl intercom, 900 tires, Scott TW, Serial #17006. $21.500, 541-432-1891, ctjhenry@eoni.com 1971 C-150L, 5160-TTAF, 1360-SMOH, 760Com+ Nav/Com, Mode-C, intercom, PTT, current annual, CA plane, all logs, $19,000, 760-774-1815. CESSNA 150M, lowtime AF, ZERO time eng and prop, good radios, fresh leather interior, $26,000. 503-8385286, 800-831-6513. BUYING OR FLYING A CESSNA 150/152? Read the complete, authoritative guide! Officially endorsed by the 150/152 Club! Fly safer, save thousands. You’ll love it! www.cessna150book.com 1976 C-150M, N704VV, 2118SMOH, 108STOH, Com300, MX11R, 400ILS, xpdr, Garmin GPS, P&I 8, Estate sale, $14,500. Mike 509-420-6097(C)or 509-3772163(nite) tcam0500@msn.com Cessna 152 - 1905 1978 C-152, 7801 TT, 565 SMOH, fresh interior, clean, one radio, xpdr, intercom, $31,000 or trade for 172, reliantaviation.net. 877-758-3232. 1978 C-152. One radio, one xpdr, TTAF 9309, SMOH 3055. Nice clean airplane, no corrosion. $23,000. 360786-8333. Cessna 170/175/177 - 1906 C-170B, mid-time eng, annual due 2-09, 180 gear & more, 2pl Icom $39,500, 435-790-7435, hrb@easilink.com

1982 C-A185F, 1240-TTA&E, Monarch 92gal.fuel, Titanium-gear, Garmin-430W, 330, 155XL, King-HSI, 165A/87/64/24/,P-Ponk, GAMI, Snider, BAS/ JPI/RMD, MAC-401, early-damagehistory. $185,000. WA/206-2767758. skywagon@gmail.com Cessna 182 - 1909 1972 182P Skylane, 6990TTSN, 1096SMOH (Penn-Yan) 2003, 365 SNEW Hartzell 2-blade, annual good till 7/2009, digital IFR, King KN64 DME, 84gals., extended baggage, abrasion boots, strip & paint by T&P Aero in 1996, Northern Calif & Nevada since new, logs since day one. $48,900. Stancil Aviation, 800-759-9466, 530-6422806. www.skywagons.com 1966 182J Skylane, 4066TT, 700SMOH/SPOH, IFR, long-range tanks, Nice paint & interior, hangared in Helena,MT, second-owner, complete-logs, Sept’08-annual, $70,000. 406-431-1219. ‘69 SKYLANE, 5500-TT, PPonk O-520, 450-SMOH, 3blade, 420 since new, STOL, good radios, IFR. Extras. Superb Flyer. $80K. 541-884-6567, 541-882-9519. 1983 SKYLANE 182RG’s. Former US Gov’t owned since new! Less than 2000hrs since complete airframe restoration & refurbishment. 100K plus cost! KFC 200 FD, KCS 55 slaved HSI’s, KLN 94 color IFR GPS, WX 1000E Stormscope, BF Goodrich Skywatch TCAS (over 31K installed) GEM, Shadin, near new strip & paint, new interior, new glass, factory zinc chromate, unbeliveable logs & records, always hangared, 92 gal wet wing, $95,500. (2) to choose from. See pictures & specs on web. Stancil Aviation, 800-759-9466, 530-642-2806. www.skywagons.com 1965 182H, 2738TT, 570SMOH, 767SPOH, long-range tanks, King KX-155 & KX-125, Garmin-155XL, good P&I, all logs, comes w/fresh annual, Garmin handheld & extra parts. $61,900. 253-376-5569, scottyj2619@comcast.net

1972 CESSNA Skymaster 337. Offers accepted. Safe w/extensive modifications. Dual everything, 60SMOH, 60SNProps, Dual A-I, Dual Garmin-430’s, Garmin-stack. 573-348-9483, shermanfg@lakecable.net Cessna Modifications - 2020

1960 CESSNA 182C, full IFR 214 since P-Ponk conversion, O-470-50 P-Ponk, too many accessories to list. Call for info, excellent shape, well-equipped, well-maintained. $85,000, 253-631-9203, 253-569-2042.

CESSNA WING rebuilding, using factory jigs. CRS #UDIR892K. Aircraft Rebuilders 2245 SO. Hwy 89, Perry UT 84302 435-723-5650. Cessna Parts - 2030

1/7TH SHARE 1959-C182, Garmin-340, GNS480, KX155w/GS, hangared-Bremerton, monthly fixed cost & hourly fee. Online-scheduling, Great Flyer, Great Availability. 253-875-5918. flightlineess@comcast.net

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

1985 182R SKYLANE II, 5316 TTSN, 201 SMOH (2000hr. TBO), 201 SPOH, Seibel Flight Bonus speed kit (plus 6-8 KTS.), wing tip landing lights, Sperry digital IFR, 485B’s with pre-select, SDA-77A DME, PM-1000 4place intercom, 4-shoulder harnesses, 1231# useful load, 92 gal wet wing, 3yr old new paint & interior. 852005 was PT 135. Hangared Arizona, logs since new, $104,900. Stancil Aviation, CA/800-759-9466, 530-6422806. www.skywagons.com Cessna 190/195 - 1910 C-195A, 6020TT, 330 Jake, 49 SMOH, nice paint, complete new int/ panel, KX155, AT50, Clevelands, Jasco alternator, $82,000. wingit@sm-email.com 208-245-5819. Cessna 200 Series - 1912

1956 CESSNA 180, 4350TTAF, 699SMOH, new 3blade, P.Ponk eng/prop, Garmin-430/340/intercom, rated 9, 80 gals, STOL kit, NDH, Bob 253-335-3944.

Will take trade.

1973 BELLANCA 1731A Super Viking, only 2300-TT, 300-SMOH, King-IFR+3axis A/P. Beautiful paint&custom leather-interior, fresh-annual, always hangared. Only $69,000. MS/662-378-9219. http://tappix.com/785664 Cessna 150 - 1904

1959 CESSNA 182B straight tail classic w/cowl flaps, 5580-TT, 1164-SMOH, O-470L, Western Skyways Gold Seal, 500-SFOH, 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

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1962 CESSNA 210 Centurion, 2500TT, 980SMOH, 01on prop, new-paint, last annual very extensive, over $14,000 spent. New-magnetos, rebuilt landing-gear hydraulic system, new-pump, rebuilt-reservoir. Prop completely-overhauled. Aircraft in top condition. Interior is 4 years-old but looks like new. Avionics GPS 100 in panel. King-ADF, 2-KX155 flip-flops w/VOR & GS. Uses King4096 code xpdr w/enc, pitot-heat, EGT-Minder. $63,000. jackcougarbluff@gmail.com or call 509-951-7472. 1970 TU206E Stationair, only 1229hrs.TTSN! 1133 SMOH (1998), 1133 SPOH, (3-Blade), factory float kit, factory corosion proofed, King digital IFR, Trimble TNL 2000 IFR GPS, STEC 30 autopilot w/hold, Sportsman STOL, Monarch long range tanks & caps, Knisley exh, great paint & interior, HD Cleveland gear, factory oxy, logs since day 1, $129,500. Stancil Aviation, 800-7599466, 530-642-2806, www.skywagons.com 1980 U206G Stationair, 4170 TT, 9275 SFRM, 98 SPOH (3-bl), factory corosion proofing & stainless cables, 92gal wetwing, King Digital IFR, Trimble TNL 2000A GPS, PMA 3000 6pl. intercom, 300A autopilot, HD gear, 1400+ useful load, near new paint & interior. No known damage history. Logs since day one, $129,900. Stancil Aviation 800-759-9466, 530-642-2806. www.skywagons.com 1976 U206F Stationair, 6300TT, 850 SMOH, 710 SNEW 86” 401 3-blade, on excellent Wipline 3450 Amphibs, Robertson STOL, 84 gals., gear advisory, “Fool’s Gold” movie star, 1185# useful, HD wheel gear included, recent paint & interior, logs since new, 6 place load hauler water & wheels for only $145,900. Stancil Aviation, 800759-9466, 530-642-2806. www.skywagons.com 1966 TU206A Stationair, only 2739 TTSN! 1083 SMOH (Western Skyways) 397SNEW factory cyls. 1077 SPOH (square tip 3-bl), Knisley exhaust, 1514# useful load, factory cargo pod, HD gear w/oversize wheelpants, King & Narco digital IFR, King, KLN 89B IFR GPS, Century III autopilot w/alt hold &GPSS steering, WX-11 Stormscope, 84gals., Rosen visors, recent paint & seat upholstery, logs since 1966. $109,900. Stancil Aviation, 800759-9466, 530-642-2806, www.skywagons.com

CESSNA WINGS REBUILT ON JIGS

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 has carbon fiber cowlings, FAA approved for Cessna 180’s 1953-1959 and Cessna 182’s, 1956-1958, www.selkirk-aviation.com 208-664-9589. 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 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

1956 DEHAVILLAND BEAVER, 5hours since stunning new paint and leather interior. SN-994. 12,100TTSN, 830since Covington Major. 20hours 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 Ercoupe - 2550 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING Thousands of type Certificated parts direct from our factory. Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1800-457-7811, www.univair.com Grumman - 2850 1979 GRUMMAN Cougar, beautiful aircraft, fully IFR including radar, stormscope. Recent paint/ interior. 530676-2022, www.stewart-wilson.com Helio - 3000 1984 H-700, 1050 TTA&E, HSI, KNS-80, KX-155 IFR, gorgeous! $179,000. jimfuller@ix.netcom.com NV 775720-5252. Luscombe - 3300

1985 U206G, 3315-TT, 903-SOH (VictorBlack). Early logs missing. Corp owned/maint last 15years. full specs/ pics: www.206forsale.com . $171K. TX/817-740-9904x17

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

SELKIRK AVIATION has fiberglass extended baggage kits for 1966-1973, U-206, P-206 and all 207 models, also interior kits-all 206 T&U models, 11 colors, www.selkirk-aviation.com 208-664-9589. Cessna 300 Series - 2005

LUSCOMBE SUPPORT: Parts, PMA, NOS, used; knowledgable technical help. www.Luscombe.org. 480650-0883. Luscombe Parts - 3310

C320B 1964 2940-TTAF Engines lower-end overhaul with prop OH. S-Tech 60-2 coupled A/P. Priced to sell. $69,000. www.elliottmarketing.com/cessna 704-236-4093.

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


28 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. MAULE M-4-145, 2175 TTAF&E, 135-SMOH, ext 8, new interior, patroller doors, KX170B, KT76A, fresh annual sell or trade. 406-245-7250, mtbarlandco@aol.com Mooney - 3500 1963 MOONEY Reg# 6658U complete plane, disassembled, 2 blade prop. Make offer! 1-601-536-3438. 1965 MOONEY M20E, 3840-TT, 1340-SMOH, 8-SPOH, new hub, King IFR, intercom, manual gear, 1996 uphol, Imron paint, $44,950. reliantaviation.net. 877-758-3232. 1967 MOONEY M20C, TTAF3900, 200SMOH, SPOH81, Hartzell-prop, IFR, 180hp, new paint/glass. Late model-styling, transponder, W/take trades. $55,000. 701293-8362, vic@linkup.net www.vicsaircraft.net

General Aviation News 1965 PIPER Cherokee 6-260, 4880 TT, 15 SMOH, 545 SPOH, King digital IFR, KN64 DME, KR86 ADF, panel mount GPS, Century IIB AP, intercom, 84 gals., cargo and nose baggage doors, Great paint and interior, 6 seats, 1560# useful, logs since new, NDH, dry west, $69,900. Stancil Aviation 800-759-9466, 530-642-2806. www.skywagons.com 1967 CHEROKEE SIX, 260hp, King-avionics, 2-KX55’s Nav/com, STEC-50-A/P, G/S, MB, recent int, nice-paint, strikefinder. Many-extras. Will take trades. 701-2938362. www.vicsaircraft.net Piper Comanche - 3809 1962 COMANCHE 250. 3824TTAF, 1296SMOH. Custom panel, Century 2000, Dual KX155, 3 blade, leather, many upgrades. http://tappix.com/811722 Nice. $65,950. 503-318-5620.

1967 MOONEY M20F, 4350-TT, 700-SMOH, 5hrsSNprop, NDH, nice-paint, good-interior, speed-mods, 160-kts. $54,900. Nice looking, fast and well-maintained in-WA/state. 250-490-7921, deinbc@shaw.ca

1966 PIPER PA24-260B Comanche, 4720 TT, 1225 SMOH, 1387 SPOH, IFR, KLY 135A GPS/Com, DME, AutoControl II A/P, 4pl. intercom, 90 gals, strobes, 6 place, new strip & paint, dry country last 20 years. $59,900. Stancil Aviation, 800-759-9466, 530-642-2806. www.skywagons.com

1976 MOONEY M20F Executive, TT2400, recent-prop. Excellent-avionics, xpdr w/encoder, ADF. Excellent interior, new paint/glass. W/take trade. $69,500. 701-2938362. vic@linkup.net www.vicsaircraft.net

1969 COMANCHE 260C 476SMOH, GS, SS, AP, xpdr/enc. $125,000. Will take trade on Piper Archer. Details. ND 701-293-8362. vic@linkup.net www.vicsaircraft.net Piper Super Cub - 3820

—  800.426.8538 Antique - 5050

Announcements - 6375

FAIRCHILD 24W40. Complete, but needs woodwork, prop and some engine work. 559-434-8816 for details, located Livermore CA. Experimentals - 5300 Nieuport 11 7/8 scale. Owned by Blackhawk pilot, Erik Kesterson, KIA Mosel Iraq 11/03. MJ or Clay 503-6062765, 503-930-9097, $13,500 smgmtmek@msn.com 2006 VANS RV-7A TTSN 65 TMX/0-360/180hp, com, xpdr, color GPS, rated 9, complete panel, lots of features, NDH, Bob 253-335-3944.

SEEKING MOTIVATED individual to head sales and marketing for Homebuilt Aircraft Ccmpany. Home building “or A&P� & tailwheel exp required. Please send resume to xkitsales@gmail.com Complete confidentiality. AIRCRAFT GRADE FINLAND BIRCH PLYWOOD Best Prices, Call Toll Free for FREE price list, 800-222-7853 B & D International, Inc, Tacoma, WA. Now order on line: www.bd-international.com Floatplanes - 5400

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

Seaplane Ratings & Solo Rentals in central Florida and Minnesota PA12 & C172 available www.adventureseaplanes.com 612-868-4243 - 612-749-1337 Light Sport Aircraft - 5620

MOONEY'S LARGEST Factory Authorized Parts Service Center. Large supply of discontiued parts. Lone Star Aero, parts@LoneStarAero.com 888-566-3781, fax 210979-0226. 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

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

1957 PA-18A-150/160, 7401TT, 16SMOH. Annauled 808. Lots of STC’s and mods. DH-LiftStruts, float fittings, Tundra tires, McCauley 82/42, stereo intercom, DC headsets, 295 GPS. $82,000/offer, John 206-244-2565. PA18-150, 450HRS 26� tundra tires, many extras, super clean, always hangared, $97,500, 253-631-9203, 253569-2042. Piper Apache - 3902 PIPER: 1963 APACHE 235, 5500 TTA, low time eng/ props older IFR, needs annual, runs good/solid flyer. $36,000. 360-293-9249. Piper Aztec - 3903 1975 PIPER Aztec “E�, 3000 TTAF, Price reduced $59,950. 425-392-2281. www.bahraero.com Piper Parts - 3920 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING Thousands of FAA-PMA’d and original Piper parts for J-3 through PA22 and PA-25. Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1-800-457-7811, www.univair.com Rallye - 4050 RALLYE, 1100HRS, 220 Franklin, $47,500, 253-6319203, 253-569-2042. Stinson - 4455 1947 STINSON 108-1 Basket case. $6500. Seattle area 206-962-9772. 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

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

STINSON 108-2, 1947, 165hp Franklin,(HC), TTAF2500, 1100-SMOH, 400-STOH, KingNav/Com, King-xpdr Mode-C, 4-place intercom. Good-P&I, project airplane. Now$18,000. MS/662- 378-9219, Taylorcraft - 4600

PIPER PA-16 project. 150 HP. Very low time. $16,500 OBO. 503-949-4739. Piper Arrow - 3804

1982 118HP S-21 Taylorcraft, restored 2003, xpdr, GPS, 1500 Aqua floats, 2000 Aero skis @BHB. $45,000. W/sell floats separate. 207-244-7071. Taylorcraft Parts - 4605

1978 PA28R-201, ArrowIII, 3745-TT, 1138-SMOH, 1138SPOH, KX170B (2)-GS, KR86, ADF, KN62-DME, KT78A xpdr/enc, O2, KMA20, elec-trim, $64,700.877-758-3232, reliantaviation.net. . Piper Cherokee Series - 3806 1973 CHEROKEE 140’s. (1) 2157TTSN, 240SFRMN, 160HP, $39,950. (2) 4200TTSN, 1780SMOH, $24,950. Both: NDH, King IFR, recent paint/int. 510-783-2711.

FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING FAA-PMA’d approved parts. Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303375-8882, FAX 1-800-457-7811, www.univair.com Wilga - 4750 1993 PZL104-80, standard category, certified, 274 TT, retractable skis, much more, all excellent, $130,000, Chuck MI-UP 906-884-2629.

PLEASE DONATE your aircraft, engines, avionics, aviation equipment. We provide Humanitarian Air Service World Wide. Donations tax deductible. 800-448-9487. www.wings-of-hope.org Apparel & Equipment - 6385

STOP THE HASSLE!:

VOLMER VJ-22, less engine $9,950, 509-750-7225.

1976 U206F Stationair, 6300TT, 850 SMOH, 710 SNEW 86� 401 3-blade, on excellent Wipline 3450 amphibs, Robertson STOL, 84 gals., gear advisory, “Fool’s Gold� movie star, 1185# useful, HD wheel gear included, recent paint & interior, logs since new, 6 place load hauler water & wheels for only $145,900. Stancil Aviation, 800759-9466, 530-642-2806. www.skywagons.com

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

January 23, 2009

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PARTING OUT Lycoming and Continental engines, all parts, large and small! Cores and overhauled parts available. Jerry Meyers Aviation. 888-893-3301.

ALABAMA HANGAR development currently underway at Bibb County Airport(0A8). 4200’ newly paved surface, pilot controlled lighting w/published GPS/WAAS approach. Airport AIP currently under consideration to extend to 5500’. 41nm from Birmingham(KBHM), 31nm from Tuscaloosa(KTCL). Own your own lot to develop hangar or industrial space(sizes: 1/2 acre up to 5 acres). Invest in land at a growing airport, w/low property taxes. Lease or Purchase options available. All Steel Hangars built to suit, including hydraulic 1-piece door. Call Chris@205-306-2001. AIRCRAFT DETAILING/ PAINT REPAIRS/ ALUMINUM POLISHING/CORROSION TREATMENTS, join Wing Waxers, the nations leading Aircraft Detailing Services Company. We provide comprehensive hands-on training marketing programs, as well as all equipment. Join within the next 90-days and your first years insurance will be included. More information available at: 800-Wing-Wax/ 800-946-4929 or www.wingwaxers.com/bizopp.html Charts & Maps - 6590 CHARTS, WIDEST range of NOS/NIMA, Canada, Worldwide charts. 10-30% discount. Lowest cost. Next day service available. GCA Intl Inc. Fax 623-935-6568. 877-231-2001. Employment - 6900 A&P POSITIONS OPEN full time position with shop maintaining GA private personal and business turbine aircraft all makes. Pay and benefits BOE. Fax resume Drew or Ben at Associated Aviation (KTIW). WA/253853-7167 or email associated@centurytel.net

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PAINE FIELD, North Corp Hangars. 65’X65’ w/direct access at main entry to field. Reception area, 6 offices, meeting room, bath, vinyl tiles in hangar, built in 2002. $500K, will consider lease. Available April 09. 425-3290848 Mack or Scott. ELMA, WA T-Hangars $97.50/mo Completely enclosed w/lockup. Pilot controlled runway lights. 360-482-2228.

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Hangars & Tie-Downs - 7300 "THE NEW LIFT STRAPS" BI-FOLD DOORS By Schweiss for airplane hangars. Electricall operated. Lose no headroom, we install and deliver. Schweiss BiFold Doors 800-746-8273. Visit www.bifold.com 576 SQ.FT Office Space at Renton Airport, 2 baths, faces ramp, public access. 425-237-2332. TACOMA NARROWS (TIW) New “T” hangar 45’wide door, 37’deep, 14’high. Electric bifold door w/man door. Well lighted. Keyed common restroom next door, hose bib next to door. Building E, hangar E2. $375/mo. 253564-9779 or ron@talcottaviation.com

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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 four car garages, a private spa and now the â&#x20AC;&#x153;EXTRASâ&#x20AC;?, a 3600â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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.

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ARIZONA DESERT, 3-bd-2ba, 1200sqfthome, furnished. San Juan pool(inground) 50X50 hangar w/den, 1/2bath, storage rooms. 3500â&#x20AC;&#x2122; paved runway. $296,000. 928-859-3796, 928-274-5001.

OKAY PILOTS, This is the one for you. 2BDRMS, 1 3/4 bath and great den, Best yet, 50X50 hangar just a few feet away. Indian Hills Airpark is a very active aviation community.Truly a good value at $235,000. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll love living here. More photos: www.airporthomesandhangars.net Airport info: www.myafd.com 928-231-9500,

Real Estate/Airport Property - 9650 HANGAR/ SHOP/OFFICE for sale. 13,150sq. Currently income producing or make ready for owner/occupant. T&C Airport, Lubbock, Texas. 806-776-2817. www.TNCairport www.westmarkrealtors.com Publisherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s noticee: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise â&#x20AC;&#x153;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.â&#x20AC;? 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.

PILOTSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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

A GREAT Pilot lives here...â&#x20AC;?Youâ&#x20AC;?...Better than new. 3bd, 2bath, 50x50 R&M hangar within 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of front door. Hard surface runway and taxiways. A great buy at $207K, owner has been transferred and told me to get it â&#x20AC;&#x153;SOLD.â&#x20AC;? It is a fantastic spot in Western Sky Airpark. 928-2319500.Lots of 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

WAIT TIL You see this home and hangar. Wonderful colors and open living area..One hangar next to the home & large shop possible. Addâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l hangar..5 acres, 3BD 2 1/2 BA. Yours for $599K. Eagle Roost Airpark. More photos: www.airporthomesandhangars.net 928-231-9500.

ARKANSAS VALLEY Airport Cotter. Last runway lot. $64,900. Taxiway, commercial tracks, $34,900/ $69,900. 1-bdrm condo $71,900. Access to White River. 870-4305545, aerov@centurytel.com

ALABAMA, NEAR Gulf Shores, 3 acres in private airpark. (2AL1), 3000â&#x20AC;&#x2122; grass lighted runway. 44X60 Hangar with living area. 251-979-0177.

HOWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S THIS For Perfect...Located on the corner of the runway...How close can you be.A great 42X60 hangar in your back yard.Brand new home, Pick out your appliances. $415,000. Bring your horsepower and your horse, 5 acres...Valley of the Eagles Airpark. For more photos: www.airporthomesandhangars.net 928-231-9500

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WHAT A Perfect Arizona Get-A-Way. 2 BDRMS, 2 BATH, hangar right next door, $180K, Great Aviation Community, Indian Hills Airpark. Fly nearly 365 days a year.Come warm up. For more info: 928-231-9500, www.airporthomesandhangars.net SUNNY ARIZONA Western Sky Airpark: Two lots overlooking runway $79,000ea. Outback Realty Inc, Illene Wood Broker, 928-859-4141.

CA/SAN DIEGO area luxury unique loft hangar home. Oak hardwood floors, master suite w/jetted spa tub, island kitchen w/granite & stainless. Over 3000sqft, 50x56 hangar. No expense spared. Paved dual runways. $1.4 million. Marjorie McLaughlin, Century21 1st Choice Realty 619-275-7254, www.sandiegohangarhome.com CA, PALM Springs area 2700+sqft custom home. 3BR, 2.5BA, office, pool+spa. 45X43â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Hangar. 5000â&#x20AC;&#x2122; rwy+svcs. 15min to PGA-west $639,500. 760-899-3706. GATED AIRPARK & private lake community. 4bd/3b on 2-private water ski lakes w/runway between. Virtual tour: http:vu.realbiz360.com/Listing-67901.html 818-891-8813.


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PILOTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DREAM in NW Wash, beautiful private setting, 38+ acres, creek, woods, house, barn, 1800â&#x20AC;&#x2122; strip, $985K. www.DIANESINES.com 360-573-1000.

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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Redâ&#x20AC;? Rossio, The Flying Broker, Pine Mountain. Lake Realty, 209-962-7156. PINE MOUNTAIN Lake CA. Taxi to your airpark home or live on the lake. Championship golf, tennis & stable in a gated community near Yosemite. Call â&#x20AC;&#x153;Capt. Larry Sezâ&#x20AC;? Jobe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;UALâ&#x20AC;? retired â&#x20AC;&#x153;20 yr resident of E45â&#x20AC;?.Larry Jobe, Coldwell Banker, 209-962-1147. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. Reduced over $300,000. Access to private F25 Airport. Airstrip has been recently paved. Property features 3 hangars on 5 beautiful acres. Remodeled 3br, 2.5ba, 2100sf home+ separate guest/inlaw/caretaker studio w/bath & kitchenette. Close to 3 recreational lakes. Level & private land yet only 30 minutes to Oroville (driving time) or Marysville. Fabulous views. $599,500. www.dianehelms.com or call 530-271-1669.

SEQUIM: SPECTACULAR home on airport with 360 degree water and mountain views, see virtual tour of this home: www.tourfactory.com/366564 360-808-4444. 41 TRACTS, most 10 acres (one 49 acre tract) on 525 acre ranch /3000â&#x20AC;&#x2122; turf airstrip. Located 55miles SE of Atlantaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hartsfield-Jackson Intl Airport. Private roads, nature trails, bridle paths. Beautiful forest, hay fields, pastures. First quality black wooden fences. 2500sqft minimum homes. 770-358-1891. NEW 2750SF. Brick home on 1ac.lot in fly-in community Middle Georgia. Has runway-access and all the extras. Reduced to $246,500. Will/take partial trade for Airplane or Motor Home. 478-808-6704. C77 POPLAR Grove, IL. Builders Residence Custom Home Hangar Ready to Build to suit. See more@ 3landltd.com call 847-264-0308. WORK IN Chicago? Live on a runway in an airpark home and pay low taxes! 219-477-7038, www.ChicagoHangarHome.com . CH. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;HARE 45 min. Aero Lake Estates, 1-2A lots on 2600â&#x20AC;&#x2122;asphalt runway lake, recreational park. From $85K. IL/815-784-2626, cell-815-622-3820, carolepettee@cs.com

CA/SAN DIEGO. Looking for corporate flight dept, space for collection or commercial airplane operation?? 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x75â&#x20AC;&#x2122; hangar w/attached studio apt (crew quarters). Hangar has 2 ton overhead trolley lift & 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; tall sideways roll door. Paved dual runways. $1.2-$1.5 million. Marjorie McLaughlin, Century 21, 1st Choice Rlty 619-275-7254.

ATTN: PILOT/HUNTERS! Bitterroot Valley, MT. 40+/-

acres, 7,600+/-sqft-custom Home w/attached 40X60hangar 360-views, $1,200,000. Call Catherine Lindbeck, Prudential Montana RE. 406-360-0117.

HANGAR AND HOME on paved, lighted runway, gated community, Northern CA. Only $475,000. 530-347-3164, 541-848-0298 melandann@charter.net KELLY AIRPARK CO,located between Denver & Colorado Springs, 2544sqft home built-2001. 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-hangar. Taxi to 3800â&#x20AC;&#x2122;paved runway. $410,000. JonThiessen 303681-2490, ReMaxAlliance. LAKE CITY, FL: Build your custom hangar on this 4+ acre lot with 3335sf home with 4br/3ba. Private airstrip in Lake City Airpark. Visit www.SandyKishton.com or call Realtor at 386-344-043. â&#x20AC;&#x153;GREAT DEALS on Orlando Area Hangars & Lotsâ&#x20AC;? Aviation properties, hangars, hangar rentals & residential property. Chandelle Realty. 407-814-9126. www.chandellerealty.com

SPRUCE CREEK FLY-IN Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Premier Fly-In and Country Club Community, Daytona Beach, (East Coast of Florida). Taxiway homes from $535,000, non-taxiway homes from $300,000, condoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s from $200,000. Lots available. SPRUCE CREEK FLY-IN REALTY, Pat & Lenny Ohlsson, 800-932-4437. www.fly-in.com

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 Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the opportunity to Live in a beautiful hunting and fishing recreational paradise! LOTS NOW SELLING $60,000.

FIFTEEN 1+ acre lots in fly-in community in Mid-GA. 2750â&#x20AC;&#x2122; runway, covenants. Reduced to $29,500 each or $335,000 for all 15. 478-956-4550 or 478-808-6704. HEAVENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LANDING- hangar & view lots. Gated Mountain Estate Airpark. 5000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;runway, avgas & Jet A fuels, clubhouse, equestrian area. FrankParsons 678-7875404 or www.landorlots.com Century 21 Poss Realty.

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BURNETT LANDING Bonney Lake/Buckley. Awesome unsurpassed Mt Rainier massive territorial view, truly park-like 2 acre, high end, estate quality, top of the line, airpark homesites! Only $299-$349K! MUST SEE! RareEarthRealEstate.info or Gary Payne, 253-732-1462 anytime!

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

10 ACRE lot frontage on 2500â&#x20AC;&#x2122;paved airstrip. Sub dividable 2-acres zoning, also river frontage on Toutle River. $85,000. 360-749-1170, 360-274-5255.

SE SOUTH DAKOTA, Bixler Ridge Airpark. Valley view Sites. 3 acres - $60K. 2550X80â&#x20AC;&#x2122; grass. 2SD8. 605-5632765, 605-660-0960 cell, www.airporthomes.com

SOUTH PRAIRIE Airpark, Buckley WA (02WA) 2600â&#x20AC;&#x2122; grass strip W/17 homes. 2772 sqft home, 4248 sqft hangar. .88-acre lot, 45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; hangar door. Tour: www.circlepix.com/home/MGL7G3 Chris W. Greytak, John L. Scott CFII 206-276-2651. $695,000. NWMLS#28091077. www.johnlscott.com/76512

A MUST SEE IN CLARENDON COUNTY SC â&#x20AC;&#x153;WEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;RE IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALLâ&#x20AC;? Gated airpark with underground utilities in place.

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PILOTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DREAM: Only House on 3500â&#x20AC;&#x2122; paved runway in Tennessee Mountains. 6.18 acres. 4800sqft 5br 4ba, lodge. $350K. 904-669-9661. 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 100â&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 $50â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.

903-896-4647 www.tailwindairpark.com

3-FORTY ACRE Parcels adjacent to eighty acre parcel with runway-landing strip, hangar, 30 miles NE of Reno, NV. Wes, Keller Realty, 775-786-1616.

TOWN & Country Airport, Lubbock, Texas, 68 acre public use. Hangar income, fuel sales. 806-776-2817. www.tncairport.com www.westmarkrealtors.com

NEW MEXICO Airpark 1N1, 45-miles so of Santa Fe, new hangar/home $299K. 2+ac-lots from $84.500,owner/ broker J. Bradley, johnbradley@mtaonline.net 505-281-0922

SOUTH TEXAS Airpark: Flying, fishing hunting, birding, minutes from Gulf of Mexico. 1A lease lots on paved lighted public airport (KRFG), paved taxiway, underground utilities, CCRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s protect your investment, 361-2304797, flymason@usawide.net.

SAN JUAN AVIATION ESTATES BLAKELY ISLAND, WA. Private Island, Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Premier Recreational Airpark. Paved Lighted Runway. Exceptional Marina. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Owner Access Onlyâ&#x20AC;? to 3000ac protected forestland w/2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 70ac Lakes to fish/swim/ boat. Airpark Homes from $580,000 to $1,950,000-â&#x20AC;?Highly Motivated Seller.â&#x20AC;? Judy, Flying Island Realty, 360-375-6302 www.flyingislandrealty.com

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COUGAR BLUFF Ranch 37.5 acres w/2650â&#x20AC;&#x2122; runway. New 40x60 hangar w/1063sqft apartment. Well, power, private drive, rock runway. 20acres tillable 10mins from downtown Spokane on west side of city. Only $345,000. A 1962 C-210 in A-1 condition is included with the strip at selling price of $400,000. 509-951-7472. jackcougarbluff@gmail.com

NORTH TEXAS PILOT'S DREAM!

GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD! Big hangar, separate workshop w/bath, and 2 car. Huge possibilities! Priced to sell! Go to debbieshomes.com and click on firms listings. 343 Don or call Debbie 505-319-2181. NO CAROLINA airpark 8NC2. Acreage lots starting at $24,500. Between Ashville & Charlotte NC. 1.5 miles to Hwy 74 bypass. 2500â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x90â&#x20AC;&#x2122; turf runway,landing lights, pilot lounge w/bath/hangar space. $125/mo, 864-812-0482

ATLANTA, LYONS Landing Airpark, 1.4acre to 3acre lots available, runway, taxiway, and lake lots, all lots have access to 3,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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

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), 2500â&#x20AC;&#x2122;paved IFR approach, lighted, all services, Build Your Dream Home This Spring! 866-924-7787 or www.SkylineEstates.us

LUBBOCK, TEXAS, Town & Country Airport. Commercial lots for sale, for Hangar & office space. 806-7762817. www.TNCairport.com & www.westmarkrealtors.com

SARASOTA FLORIDA Hidden River Airpark, 2640â&#x20AC;&#x2122; paved+ lighted runway, lots w/homes 5-20 acres. Katty Caron, Realty Executives . katecaron@realtyexecutives.com 941-928-3009 FLORIDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

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Exclusive community of 113 homesites in a 300-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, www.hiddenvalleyairpark.org HiddenValleyAirpark@prodigy.net

LACROSSE WI Holland Airpark â&#x20AC;&#x153;36 WIâ&#x20AC;? 3100sq ft 3bd, 2 1/2 ba house, 40X50 hangar. $340,000. 608-526-1160.

WASHINGTON STATE South Prairie Airport (02WA): Country living on private airport within commute distance to Seattle, Tacoma, SeaTac Airport. House 2500sqft, hangar 2000sqft, 2600â&#x20AC;&#x2122; grass runway. Spectacular views of Mt Rainier, Cascade foothills. REDUCED: $698,000 by owner; For additional information: 206-619-1965. ID#20943771. www.forsalebyowner.com/listing/4DE9E

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20 ACRES recreational property, flat, by Round Butte reservoir in Oregon, 1200â&#x20AC;&#x2122; strip possible. $39,000, 503816-1101. 3BD, 2BA w/ocean view on 1835â&#x20AC;&#x2122;grass runway, 36x40 hangar, w/5 beautiful wooded acres. 2nd building site. $249,000/OBO. Tom, ERA, All State Real Estate, OR/ 541-267-7777. 2000â&#x20AC;&#x2122; GRASS strip. 78 acres, hangar,stone farm house. South Central PA. DC 90 min, BWI 75 min. $549,000. 717-421-8104.

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A belated reply By Deb McFarland

Advice, answers and thanks to those who have written in I have a confession. The last few weeks have been rather busy for me. In the process of cooking and Short cleaning over the holidays and sufFinal fering a good dose of “the crud,” I neglected to answer my e-mail. I feel just a tad guilty and have decided to answer the kind letters and e-mails that I received during the past several weeks through this month’s column. While Emily Post will surely think this is rudeness of the highest sort, I find it a very creative and efficient solution. I would first like to address the letter that I received from Tab in Ukiah, Calif. Yes, an actual written letter! Tab writes that she loves airplanes. Of course she does. Any woman with a lick of sense knows that airplanes and flying are where it’s at! She enjoys going to Ukiah Municipal Airport to watch the airplanes, a fine endeavor to be sure. Tab flew once as a child and hopes to fly again. A car accident as a young child left her unable to drive, but she does have wheels, a bike, which gets her to the airport.

Tab, I think a woman who loves aviation, as you apparently do, needs some good airport buddies. Not some fancy-pants kind of buddies, but some good, old, airport bum kind of buddies, and you can find those at your nearest EAA chapter. Ask the Ukiah airport manager if there is a chapter locally. Good luck! There were several requests in recent weeks about the Ercoupe 415-D ornament that was featured in my last column. These can be purchased at any Hallmark store. Go to Hallmark.com for a store locater. This ornament is 12th in the “Sky’s the Limit” series. Last year the Cessna 195 was featured. Since Henry is restoring a 1954 Cessna 195B, we couldn’t pass up buying several. However, once the Keepsake ornament supply for that year is sold, they are no longer available in stores. However, they can be found at locations all over the Web when “Hallmark’s Sky’s the Limit series” is googled. Just expect to pay higher prices. Scott, at Poplar Grove Airport in northern Illinois, sent a great tip on polishing. He also sent me a picture of his Cessna 120 on a new set of skis that left me drooling with envy. We seldom have snow in northern Georgia, but imagine how good Lester would look on a set of skis. Imagine how good I would look flying him! Thanks, Scott. Andrew, at NASA.gov, sent a very nice e-mail that left me basking in the glory of his praise. After such accolades as “fully enjoyed” and “keep up the good work,” only death — or at least dismemberment — should have kept me from sending an instant reply. Instead, on the

one day (before the crud hit) that was sunny and calm, I balked at my chores and went flying. All day. It’s kind of hard for me to drum up even a morsel of guilt over that. Thanks, Andrew. Kent flies a Citation X. Gee, a plane like that could carry all of Keely’s stuff. Quickly. He also has flown such cool and interesting airplanes as a P-51, Corsair and B-17, but he envies me my Luscombe. What a charming and humble gentleman. If I flew a P-51 and survived to tell about it, I would be obnoxious. My head would be permanently deformed from the swelling, and I would walk about the airport with a very pronounced swagger. Instead, Kent offered some sound advice on wheel landings that was much appreciated. Pete’s e-mail from Leesburg, Va., was the most disturbing of them all. A 100-hour student, Pete has fallen to the dark side by purchasing a 1947 Luscombe 8E project. As an owner and now a restorer, the sickness is full upon him, and I hope his family will understand. The only cure is completion and several hundred hours of flight time. He asked if I had any other Luscombe-themed stories on the web. I do, Pete. You can find them at GeneralAviationNews.com under Opinion/ShortFinal. May the Luscombe force be with you. Deb McFarland is the proud owner of Lester, a 1948 Luscombe 8E, and part of the “Front Porch Gang” at Pickens County Airport in Georgia. She can be reached at ShortFinal@generalaviationnews.com.

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Ready for the challenge By Craig Fuller, AOPA President and CEO Seventy years ago, a group of dedicated aviators met to form the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. The founders of AOPA wanted to ensure a strong future for general aviation in the face of economic uncertainty, fragile aircraft manufacturers, and troublesome federal regulatory and legislative threats. Since 1939, the inspired leadership at AOPA has allowed us to experience the freedom of flight beyond what even those early visionaries meeting at Wings Field in Pennsylvania could have imagined. Even though we have come so very far as an organization these past 70 years, we share today the very threats our founders faced in their day. Just as our founders and the leaders after them, we have as an organization the solemn task of ensuring that each month and each year are more rewarding and fulfilling to pilots who seek the freedom found in flying. For me, flying is a life-long passion. I received my certificate at age 16 in California, and I later flew singleengine Cessnas and Tigers for business trips around the west. The first aircraft I owned was a Cessna

172RG Cutlass, which I flew to Washington, D.C. when I became an aide to President Reagan and later Chief of Staff to Vice President Bush. Today I’m the proud owner of an A36 Bonanza, which I fly almost everywhere for business and personal travel. Besides flying, my passion is public policy. And I have built a career helping organizations large and small shape public perception and influence regulatory policy. So AOPA is the absolute dream job for me, combining the things I care the most about, and if I do say so immodestly, am very good at doing. I have always enjoyed public affairs challenges and have made wonderful friends in both political parties during more than two decades in Washington. As I take office, general aviation faces tremendous challenges, which frankly, are a sub-set of the larger challenges facing the nation. But, I am just as certain that we have tremendous opportunities ahead of us. President-elect Obama is pulling together a strong team to turn around the economy and manage transportation policy.

I’ve had the opportunity to meet his transition team at the Department of Transportation, which includes people I have worked with closely before. We have taken time to discuss the role of general aviation with the transition team. Although it is still early, we do believe we are being heard and that our positions on critical issues are well understood. I want to close by offering my personal thanks to a great aviator, a great leader—and, now, a wonderful friend: Phil Boyer. We should all be grateful for the work he has done over the past 18 years and for the strong association he has built. With his frequent reminder that what we do is for our members and pilots, I pledge to do everything in my power to build on Phil’s record as I lead AOPA. sss Craig Fuller became AOPA President and CEO January 2, 2009.

01/23/2009  

January 23, 2009 issue of General Aviation News