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Conveying Business Aviation’s Value to Opinion Leaders, Policymakers The National Business Aviation Association is leading efforts to counter misperceptions about business use of airplanes while continuing to advocate strongly on behalf of policies that will allow general aviation to support America’s productivity and global competitiveness – especially in these difficult times. General aviation is seeing its share of challenges. The economic downturn has affected virtually every corner of our industry, and most recently, GA manufacturers and suppliers have been forced to lay off thousands of skilled workers. On policy issues, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is trying to impose security rules designed for commercial airliners onto the operation of general aviation airplanes, and the new Congress still has to decide on funding to continue the transformation toward a Next Generation Air Traffic Control (“NextGen”) system in an atmosphere in which some in Washington and elsewhere are attacking use of airplanes for business. NBAA actively supports our industry on all of these fronts. We’re engaging with news media. We’re testifying before Congressional committees. We’re providing information and testimony to policymakers about the importance of general aviation to the nation’s economy and transportation system, and to the value of business aviation – especially in tough times when companies have to be at their most productive to succeed.

As readers of GA News know, NBAA also has played a lead role in raising questions about many negative consequences of the TSA’s proposed security rules for large (over 12,500 pounds) aircraft. The period for public comments on the proposal closed in February, but there is still more work ahead to fight this proposal. After expressing the industry’s concerns about the TSA’s LASP at multiple hearings held by the agency, I recently met with Congressional lawmakers at a General Aviation Roundtable to reiterate the concerns. I also repeated our earlier call to form an industry-wide group to assist federal regulators in understanding the unique needs and challenges of our industry. In addition, NBAA is engaging with media to explain why using an airplane for business is essential to thousands of companies, doing interviews with major newspapers, from the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal to Fox News, CNN, and others. NBAA also recently joined with the General Aviation Manufacturers Association to launch a comprehensive new advocacy campaign with a familiar name to many GA News readers: No Plane No Gain. Its purpose is to dispel misperceptions and build support for the contributions made by business aviation to American workers, companies and communities across the country. I encourage you to visit the campaign’s web site, www.NoPlaneNoGain.org, to learn more. In spite of all these efforts, the voice of the business aviation community will continue to be critical to success in promoting policies that foster business aviation. NBAA has provided a means for everyone in the industry to make their voices heard on our most important priorities. NBAA’s Contact Congress resource has sample letters you can send to your elected officials explaining our concerns with the TSA LASP, reminding Congress of the importance of business aviation in America, and explaining our support for aviation system modernization. These are available at www.nbaa.org/contactcongress, and I encourage you to visit the site today.

For example, representing business aviation, I recently testified at a Congressional subcommittee hearing and made sure the subcommittee members understood that general aviation plays a crucial role in driving economic growth and investment nationwide, and that we have been in the forefront of aviation system modernization efforts.

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BACK TO GRANDER DAYS: Damage from Hurricane Katrina revealed the previous glory of the terminal at New Orleans’ Lakefront Airport. A two-year restoration promises to return it to its art deco grandeur.

Who are GA’ s next lead ers? P. 11 Grander day s at New Orle ans airport A record-setti P. 8 ng flight for a cause P. 23 Short Final: In the land of Per fect P. 30

News & Features Protecting private airports | Virginia airports unite .........................................6 Back to grander days | Hurricane damage sets stage for airport’s restoration ....8 R-E-S-P-E-C-T | Obama taken to task for comments ..........................................9 We’ve been here before | Tough times affect everyone in GA .......................10 Aviation & Gen X | Who are the next leaders of general aviation? ..................11 Ask Paul | What’s up with this auxiliary fuel pump? .........................................30 Going green | Flight Design to debut new propulsion system ..........................22 Dash for a cure | Pilots break record while raising money for ALS ..................31

31 DASH FOR A CURE: Women fly around the world to raise awareness — and money — for ALS research.

Promoted | EAA’s Tom Poberezny tackles new challenges as chairman ............35 Short Final | The Land of Perfect ......................................................................38

Only at GeneralAviationNews.com NextGen planes | Electric Aircraft Symposium slated A new way to fly | Landing gear simulator debuts

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Disappointed | CAF F-82 goes back to Air Force FLYING THE PARADISE P-1: Our staff reporter Meg Godlewski reports on this Brazilian-made LSA.

On our side | Warren Buffett defends business aviation Human factors | Global gathering to focus on safety 10 and counting | Able Flight graduates another Sport Pilot

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10 Letters to the Editor

36 Accident Reports

4 Takeoff

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9 Capital Comments

30 Ask Paul

38 Short Final

10 Touch & Go

34 Calendar of Events

Big shoes to fill: Tom Poberezny takes over as chairman of the the Experimental Aircraft Association.

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“It is often said the devil is in the details, but even with only a few details, there is much about which we are concerned.”

You know those caps with the propellers on the top? Sure, they identify you as an aviation enthusiast, but they are not very practical. A visitor to last month’s U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, decided to make some modifications to the design. A couple of batteries, a small motor and skillful repositioning of the propeller and — voilà! — he’s created a cap that keeps the sun off his face and provides cooling.

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“I’m suffering from occular laborial rectal aversion syndrome — that is, I can’t see my butt going to work today.”

“It is sad that the company has ended up in bankruptcy, but I believe there is an excellent business opportunity going forward if managed correctly.”

Even the best have their moments...

— Phil Friedman of New Eclipse Acquisition LLC, formed to buy the assets of the bankrupt VLJ maker, Eclipse Aviation

— pioneering aviatrix Geraldyn Cobb, regarding her first flight when she was 12 years old

“Flying around the world is like raising kids. When you’ve finally figured out how to do it the right way, you’ve finished.”

Is there a pilot out there who has not porpoised an airplane during landing? Even test pilots like the late Scott Crossfield had their moments. When Crossfield made the first glide flight in the X-15 on June 8, 1959, the flight itself, all four minutes and 56 seconds of it, went smoothly. During the landing, however, he discovered the aircraft had a tendency to porpoise dramatically just before touchdown. Crossfield made the landing and the engineers went back to the drawing board. The porpoise-characteristic was traced to a design flaw. The flaw was fixed before the next flight.

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“Even before we had reached 300 feet, I recognized that the sky would be my home. I tumbled out of the airplane with stars in my eyes.”

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RECORD SETTER: Scott Crossfield, with his D-558-II Skyrocket on Nov. 20, 1953, after becoming the first person to fly at more than twice the speed of sound, or Mach 2.

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Virginia airport owners unite A group of private airport owners recently formed the Virginia Airport Owners Association (VAOA) to address issues concerning the state’s 226 privatelyowned, private use airports. The organization is thought to be the first of its kind in the nation. “The purpose of the VAOA is to become the recognized voice for all issues concerning privately-owned airports within the state,” said John Mazza Jr., president. Future plans include ensuring that local and state governments understand the value of privately owned airports. The VAOA also will work to streamline the zoning process of new, privately owned airports, as well work to ensure that neighbors of privately owned airports understand the operations and value of the airports, he said. 804-526-7665 or VAOA@live.com

uuu For the first time in its 53-year history, Duncan Aviation has had to lay off employees. The 304 layoffs, which impact nearly every department of the company, are blamed on “the sharp decline in flying by companies that own business aircraft, combined with global business closings, reductions in spending and political grandstanding against our very livelihoods (that) has created an environment that has left us no choice but to downsize,” said Todd Duncan, chairman.

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uuu A preliminary report on the crash that killed Steve Fossett does not point conclusively to a single cause, but does note there were strong winds at the time of the accident. According to the NTSB report, Fossett was killed instantly when

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uuu A n F- 8 2 r e s t o r e d b y t h e Commemorative Air Force is on its way to the National Museum of the Air Force in the latest round of legal wrangling. The Air Force does not want the F-82 flown, while CAF specializes in airworthy historic aircraft. CAF officials proposed to stop flying the F-82, making it a static exhibit at the organization’s Airpower Museum in Midland, Texas, but the Air Force rejected that proposal. CAF is appealing the decision and hopes to get the F-82 back. CommemorativeAirForce.org, NationalMuseum.af.mil.

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Back to grander days… Hurricane damage sets stage for restoration of New Orleans airport By MEG GODLEWSKI When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, it was difficult to see any bright spots in the destruction. Oh, what a difference a few years makes. Officials at New Orleans Lakefront Municipal Airport (KNEW) are using the opportunity brought on by the need to repair the airport terminal damaged by the storm to restore the building to its art deco grandeur of the 1930s. “Right after the storm the emphasis was on restoring the airport infrastructure, like the lighting, hangars and fencing,” said Airport Director Randall Taylor. “The storm sluiced out a trench 30 feet wide and 15 feet deep at the northeast end of the airport. Filling that in was the first order of business. But we were comparatively lucky. After Lake Ponchatrain went down, the airport drained and we were high and dry, and we were used for evacuations when the Coast Guard picked people off roof tops and brought them here.” When the lake flooded, the first floor of the terminal

Photo courtesy New Orleans Lakefront Airport

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BACK TO THE FUTURE: Work has begun to restore the terminal at New Orleans’ Lakefront Airport to its former grandeur. In the 1930s, the art deco building had work from famous artists incorporated into its design.

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uuu A Delaware bankruptcy judge recently approved a motion to convert Eclipse Aviation’s bankruptcy from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7, which means the VLJ company’s assets probably will be auctioned. Phil Friedman, CEO of Wichita-based Harlow Aerostructures, already has formed New Eclipse Acquisition to bid on the assets. Another likely bidder, The Ad Hoc Committee of Eclipse Customers, also may form a group to bid on the

assets. That group’s priority would be to support the existing fleet. Another possible bidder is charter company Linear Air, which formed Eclipse Services and Support as a non-profit co-op to bid on Eclipse assets. Meanwhile, the FAA has issued Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin CE-09-14 examining support issues for the 259 Eclipse 500s in the field. In the bulletin, the FAA affirmed that it “has no plans to ground the airplanes” and that the jet remains flyable as long as it is airworthy. Parts might be difficult to obtain, however, as Eclipse is

not shipping anything. While there are Eclipse vendors that might stock some parts, they can’t be shipped to owners or operators unless the vendor holds a PMA or TSO for that part, the bulletin pointed out. FAA.gov

uuu Upgrades to business aircraft in 2009 may qualify for new bonus depreciation tax treatment included in the recent federal stimulus legislation, depending on the tax accounting treatment a company uses for the upgrade, according to

officials with Cessna. Upgrades must be installed before Dec. 31 to qualify. Cessna.com.

uuu The aviation industry flooded the Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n S e c u r i t y Administration docket for the Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) with more than 4,000 comments against the proposal, in what became a record number of comments on a TSA rulemaking. LASP would impose airline-style security rules on all aircraft over 12,500 lbs. TSA.gov

uuu Proposed legislation in the state of Illinois would impose a 5% luxury tax on aircraft assessed at more than $500,000. That tax would be in addition to current state and local use taxes. Alphabet groups are marshalling their forces against the new legislation, encouraging pilots in Illinois to contact their state representatives and ask them to oppose the legislation, which currently is under review by the legislature’s Sales and Other Taxes Subcommittee. uuu A Guide for Compliance with Light Sport Standards is in the works for manufacturers. Developed by an ASTM committee, the guide is designed to help the LSA industry understand how to use standards to meet regulatory requirements, according to the FAA’s Thomas Gunnarson. ASTM.org, FAA.gov


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‘Give us a little respect…’

WASHINGTON, D.C.—James Coyne, president of the National Air Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n Association (NATA), h a s t a ke n o n President Obama. Citing comCapital ments made by the Comments president in his State of the Union message about “CEOs using tax money to disappear on private jets,” Coyne wrote to the president that statements and actions by the administration have been “unintentionally catastrophic.” The president’s use of Air Force One and Marine One are examples of personal aviation, Coyne said. “The president of the United States is literally the most important consumer of personal aviation in the world,” he wrote, adding that the nation’s private air transportation facilities support those flights with fuel, facilities, equipment, maintenance, training and the highest level of service at hundreds of airports around the country. Coyne pointed out that “taxpayers spend over a million dollars per flight hour to give you and your family a level of personal aviation that no one else in the world is privileged to experience.” Coyne then told the president how private aviation serves the economy and how it serves business the same way presidential aircraft serve the nation. He pointed out that it’s not just business leaders who use personal aircraft, but leaders of universities, foundations, associations, unions, hospitals and law firms, as well as individuals such as Tiger Woods, John Travolta and Yo-Yo Ma. “We’re not looking for a handout, a bailout or a line item in the budget,” Coyne concluded. “Just give us a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T.”

USER FEE BATTLE Immediately after the president’s budget was released, general aviation interests declared their dissatisfaction, using such polite words as “concerned,” “troubled,” and “disappointed.” Craig Fuller, president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), said his organization was pleased that Obama had indicated an approval to update the air traffic control system. “However,” he added, “the warning signs went on with the budget briefing documents and the plan for imposing billions in user fees on the aviation community.”

The powerful chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said he believes the current system of excise taxes has proven to be a stable and efficient source of funding for the aviation system. On another issue, Oberstar and 13 other members of Congress — from both political parties and both the House and Senate — sent a letter to Obama protesting a proposed change in the way airport, highway and transit improvement funds are distributed. The bipartisan group said the administration’s plan would treat federal funds for these purposes as discretionary spending instead of as dedicated funds. This could lead to a blurring of the two types of funding and perhaps the loss of dedicated funds for transportation improvements.

SECURITY RULES The TSA received more than 4,000 comments about its proposed rule to require general aviation aircraft weighing more than 12,500 pounds to have security actions similar to those of commercial airlines. These ranged from brief sentences of “don’t do it” to detailed objections sent by AOPA, NBAA, NATA, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), and the National Association of State Aviation Officials. Comments from the associations supported security efforts but urged formation of a rulemaking committee involving general aviation leaders to develop workable regulations. Charles Spence is GAN’s Washington, D.C., correspondent.

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Coyne added he was “disappointed” with the language in the $3.55 trillion budget that would replace fuel taxes with direct user fees. Officials at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) said that group was “troubled” by the aviation user fee reference, pledging to remain unified with the rest of general aviation in opposition to user fees. Indications in the budget brief are that user fees would amount to about half of the FAA’s budget. In Congress, Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.) declared his opposition to user fees. “Aviation fees have been proposed several times in the past by various administrations,” he said, “and have not been adopted by Congress.”

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We’ve been here before By Ben Sclair You have probably noticed the number of pages in your copy of General Aviation News has gotten somewhat smaller over the last six months or so. If you’ve Touch & Go looked at any other aviation publication, you probably have noticed the same scenario there, too. As a matter of fact, if you’ve picked up a copy of Time, Newsweek, Forbes or Fortune, it most likely has occurred to you that these magazines are also lighter than in the past. And if you subscribe to almost any daily newspaper, from your local daily to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal or USAToday, the reduction in page count is evident in those publications as well. What has happened to virtually all print media — and in many cases radio, TV and online — is a reduction in advertising by most companies. And, it is advertising that allows publishers to produce pages that can be utilized for news, features and photos. The recession in our country — and indeed much of the world — that started almost a year ago has affected businesses in virtually all industries — and the aviation industry and General Aviation News are no exceptions. Unfortunately, general aviation seems to be the whipping boy for everyone and has been so for many years. Remember when the CEOs of Chrysler, Ford and General Motors all flew to Washington, D.C., in their company jets? The first thing on the evening news wasn’t anything about the woes of the companies — get rid of your business jets was the cry! I wonder what cries we would have heard about price fixing or collusion if they had all come on the same bizjet! Fortunately, officials at Cirrus Design, Hawker Beechcraft and Cessna, among others, have gone on the offensive. All are touting the utility aspect of general aviation, not to mention the fact that U.S. aircraft production is one of the few areas in which American manufacturers enjoy an export surplus. When Mary Lou and Dave Sclair bought what is today General Aviation News in 1970, the general aviation industry was perking along. It didn’t take long for the market to crumble, aircraft sales to go into the tank and advertising to drop precipitously. A few years later the industry revived and airplane manufacturers and equipment makers saw their businesses rebound and they renewed their advertising. That up and down — boom and doom — cycle has happened more than once since 1970 and right now it is in the gloomy stage. We expect the same thing to happen

again over the coming years. Will it be easy or pleasant? I doubt it. Will we continue to find ourselves printing fewer pages than we would like? Absolutely. However, to augment the lack of pages, we’ve upgraded our online publications. Today we offer The Pulse of Aviation, a daily e-mail with the very latest aviation industry news. While we can’t print many of the stories in General Aviation News that we carry in The Pulse, you can get the information online in your home or office, quickly and efficiently. Just sign up for our daily mailing — at no charge. One of our most popular features is the Living With Your Plane section that we’ve been producing for 20 years or more. We’ll continue printing popular features in General Aviation News, but you can get access to the directory and a wealth of additional information on our website, LivingWithYourPlane.com. To get into the airparks database, we ask you to subscribe for $20 a year. All the other material on that website is available without cost to you. Much of what I’m saying is bad news, but we happen to believe the aviation industry isn’t in anywhere near the trouble many other industries are experiencing. The recent U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, attracted large crowds of potential buyers and the number of manufacturers on hand was at least equal to last year’s event and maybe slightly ahead. Sun ’n Fun in Florida in April, as well as other regional and national fly-ins, including AirVenture, are also moving ahead on schedule. Try booking a hotel room in Lakeland, Florida, or Oshkosh, and you’ll quickly realize that people are planning on attending just as they have in past years, including the years with recessions. And that brings me around to General Aviation News and our print publication. You’re probably going to continue seeing a reduced number of pages in most issues for much of 2009. But, we’ll continue providing additional material in our online products. And, our digital version includes all the display and classified ads in a format you can see and read just like the one in your hands. We’re asking for your support by continuing to subscribe to General Aviation News. We appreciate your support over all these years, as well as the support from all of our advertisers. Over the years, there have been many aviation publications start up and drop by the wayside; our company has acquired a number of them and merged them to create what is today’s General Aviation News. When the economy turns around again — as it will — we’ll still be here providing you the news, entertainment and advertising you’ve grown accustomed to over the nearly 40 years that the Sclair family has been involved with the aviation publishing business. Thank you! Ben Sclair is GAN’s publisher.

March 20, 2009

HEAVY THOUGHTS ON LIGHT SPORT Meg Godlewski hit the spot with her column in the Feb. 20 issue, “Heavy thoughts on Light Sport.” Back in 2000 when I started as a CFI, I put in two 30-minute flights with two different students in a C-150. Being 6-foot, 3-inches, 220 lbs. and age 64, I had to really work to get into and out of that beast — it took me longer to get out than any emergency would ever allow me to save my butt. I told the flight school owner that was it for me — only 172s or larger. Back in the late 1980s, I had a quarter share of a Cardinal RG. Now that was a sweet bird to enter, fly or exit. As you stated in your article, there are a lot of folks who want in but poor design keeps them out, looking in. It would be nice to see more designs come on the market to fit larger customers. ELI VUJOVICH, CFII Southington, Ohio

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The article “Heavy Thoughts on Light Sport” was the first time I saw any reference to a subject that has bugged me for years: the unhealthy food at air shows. I have been on a very strict low-fat diet since my heart attack, and subsequent bypass surgery, in 1986. This practice, along with exercise, has enabled me to retain a special issuance medical for more than 20 years. But when I try to find heart-healthy food at major events, especially AirVenture, it is practically non-existent. Several years ago, I saw a menu advertising fruit cup at one stand at Oshkosh. When I inquired about it, none of the attendants even knew they had it. Sure enough, though, they found it in the refrigerator. Apparently, I was the first to ever ask for it. The following year it was gone, obviously due to lack of demand. I now carry my own lunch in a fanny pack. Looking around the show, I see lots of other potential candidates for a healthy diet, but I must be the only one who would rather fly than eat. H. C. “SKIP” SMITH State College, Pa.

INSPIRING WITHOUT BEING SCHMALTZY To Deb McFarland: Thanks for writing “Flying on a Whole New Level” in the Feb. 20 issue. I found it to very nicely sum up the joy of flying. Well done in striking the right balance of inspiration without falling deep into the schmaltzy romanticism that one finds in most aviation writing of the genre. I love the process of restoration of antiques as much as the flying of them, but your article was a good reminder of why I was originally attracted to aviation. I’ve never flown a Luscombe but I’ve been assured by numerous slightly fanatical Luscombeflying friends that there’s a special feel. I’m not yet a Silvaire believer, my own version is flying in my Ryan or Bellanca, which both have their own great qualities. RUSSELL WILLIAMS via email


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Aviation & Generation X Who are the next leaders of general aviation?

conventions I’ve attended, I see a sea of faces older — in some cases, much older — than me. I might add that as the years have passed, those faces are starting to look a lot LESS old. In the many conversations I’ve had with pilots — young and old alike — a recurring topic is the future. Not just the aircraft, engines and instruments, but the pilots, controllers and up and coming leaders of the FAA, associations and private companies. Are there any out there? I believe there are. I’m one of them, I suppose. We’ve profiled a few others: Jamail

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I’m 38 years old. Whether I admit it or not, marketers label me a member of Generation X (Gen-X). I also happen to be a father of three, a husband of 14 years, a pilot and publisher of General Aviation News. Thinking back over all the fly-ins and

Larkins and Brent Maule come to mind. What we at General Aviation News want to know is: Who else is out there? In an upcoming editorial feature, we will tell our readers about those poised to lead general aviation deep into the 21st century. But we need your help to identify these leaders. The only item on the checklist is age: 40 or younger please. For ideas: Do you know a flight instructor who plans to make it a career, not a stepping stone to the airlines? Any FAA employees in a position of power younger than 40? General aviation is made up of a large number of small com-

panies. Some surely have young people running the show, or eagerly waiting in the wings. Let us know so we can share their stories with our readers. In this challenging economy, it’s nice to know that when aviation emerges on the other side — and it will — the industry is filled with people burning to lead the charge and keep the dream of flight alive. Send names and contact information to ben@generalaviationnews.com or go online to GeneralAviationNews.com/ GenX to a simple form that you can fill out. Thanks for your help.

was swamped. “The water just tore through it,” he said. “The power of the water was incredible. I had a credenza that weighed about a ton in my office. When the storm came through the first floor, it just made off with it. When the water went down there was a lot of dirt and mud and debris in the building, but structurally, the building is sound.” The terminal, built in the early 1930s, features art-deco aluminum trim and bas relief friezes depicting stylized interpretations of aviation, including a winged figure reaching skyward and airships. However, all that detail was covered up in the 1960s when the terminal was retrofitted with iron brackets and concrete exterior panels. “The powers that be did that because the Cold War was going on and they wanted the building to double as a bomb shelter,” said Lisa Cotham, a New Orleans native and member of the Ninety-nines who has been trying to get decision makers in Louisiana to place the building on the National Registry for Historic Buildings. “For the past 40 years or so, the building has resembled a concrete box.” Although it may not have been visually appealing, the facade may have saved the building from several hurricanes. “The panels helped protect the building,” said Vincent Caire, the airport’s assistant director. “It survived 10 to 15 big storms, then Katrina came along. Some of the panels were torn off by Katrina and others were falling off and had to be removed. When we did that, we saw the artwork that had only been seen in photos and decided to restore the building.” Much of the artwork on the building was done through the Works Progress Administration, a relief program established in the 1930s that put art in public locations such as airports, post offices and libraries. “You can see the WPA eagle on the side of the building,” said Caire. “On the inside, there are murals painted by

Photos courtesy New Orleans Lakefront Airport

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FROM ART DECO TO A BOMB SHELTER: The interior of the NEW terminal (left) featured an open-air atrium that was sealed up in the 1960s when the building was reinforced with concrete slabs and covered with iron bars (right) so that it could be used as a bomb shelter. When the concrete was damaged by Hurricane Katrina, the building’s former glory was revealed. Xavier Gonzales, a famous artist for the WPA. The fountain in front of the building and the exterior friezes were done by Enrique Alferez.” The murals are not the only aesthetically pleasing part of the interior, noted Taylor.

“There are terrazzo floors in the building and a marble staircase that will get a good cleaning,” he said. Airport officials say that some of the period details, such as light fixtures and telephone booths, will be included in the interior restoration.

“We’re going to make it as historically accurate as we can while complying with modern regulations,” said Caire. The restoration, being paid for with $8.8 million from FEMA, is expected to take up to two years to complete. For more information: LakefrontAirport.com.


12 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 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 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 1977 F33A, 3581 TT, 912 SMOH (Firewall Forward), 850 SNEW Hartzell 3 blade, fresh annual, King Silver Crown IFR, Apollo 2001 NMS GPS, STEC 50 A/P, 80 gals., big door, dual ramshorns, 5 seats, 1300# useful. Excellent P&I, logs since new, hangared in Central Texas, now in Placerville, $124,900. Add Garmin 430 for $5K additional. Stancil Aviation, 800-759-9466, 530-6422806. www.skywagons.com 1951 C-35 5070-TT, 390-SFRM, 25-STOH, Cont E225, complete-logs. 4pl-intercom. Possibly nicest 35 in West US, $69,500obo. Trades to $27,000.425-348-1882. Beech Sierra - 1525 1975 SIERRA 2337TT, 352SMOH, full IFR, $53,000. Will trade for Real Estate, RV or any reasonable offer. 360-438-8811, cell/ 360-481-7171. Beech Duke - 1606

General Aviation News C-150 TAILDRAGGER, 2433-TT, 580-SMOH, new starter/generator, new windshield, shoulder harness, Radio, 2pl-intercom, 900-tires, Scott TW, Serial #17006. $21.500, 541-432-1891, ctjhenry@eoni.com Cessna 152 - 1905 1978 C-152, 2411 SFOH, 8434 TTSN, Outstanding new paint, new seats, NDH, complete logs. $24,950. 510783-2711. http://tappix.com/818777 1978 C-152 4992 TT, 221 SMOH, Sensenich prop. Very good paint & interior, fresh annual. NDH, $31,500. 541882-8315, or 541-884-1425. 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-175, 180HP conversion, 50hrs on factory OH. Horton STOL, IFR-equipped, stored-in hangar. Same owner 25yrs A&P/AI. Lost-medical, fresh-annualw/sale, cell/360-470-2809, 360-482-3494-lv-msg. Cessna 172 - 1907 1982 CESSNA 172P, 8828TT, 1700SMOH, Garmin, audio-panel, xpdr, 300-Nav/Comm, IFR-Cert, KX155w/GS, 4-PL intercom, EGT, Asking $34,900. Al, WA/509-8860233. alhunter@wowgofly.com http://tappix.com/808275 1962 172C, 1650-TT, Alaska mods, Clevelands, 7/7 P&I, KX-170B, AT-150, wheel pants, auto gas, intercom, annualed 4/08. $30,000/obo. 541-969-8444, 541-377-1640. 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 1998 172R 180hp, IO-360, King stack, IFR, GPS, 616 SMOH, 3653 TT, $85,000. CA 209-743-5923. 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. $27,500. 425-746-9127.

DUKE: BEST piston airplane Beech built. 147hrs on 0time engine. Everything new under the cowling. Excellent condition! Call 517-740-8141. $350,000. Bellanca - 1650 1973 TURBO Super Viking, 2850TT, 850SMOH, KX-50, IFR, 3 Axis good paint, leather, 350 since $50K refurb by Miller’s. $59K. CO/303-931-8319. http://www.freewebs.com/1973turbovikingforsale 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 $65,000. MS/662-378-9219. http://tappix.com/785664 1947 BELLANCA Cruise Air Senior, 724-SMOH w/new top OH. 1750-TT. Good paint & interior. Antique classic. $32,500. Call MS/662-378-9219. http://tappix.com/803045 Cessna Single - 1900 1974 C-172M, 763SMOH, 160hp, IFR, new paint. Excellent condition. $51,750. 1967 C-172H, 4900TT, 1,045SMOH, Horton STOL, engine heater, IFR, $28,750. 1980 P-210, pressurized, IFR, 350SMOH. Excellent condition. $185,000. 1971 C-310Q Turbo, IFR, full De-ice, VG’s, hangared. $89,750. West One Air. 208-455-9393, 42 Aircraft for sale. westoneair@aol.com Cessna 120/140 - 1902 1947 C-120, full elec str/gen, IcomA-200, xpdr, enc, C150 seats, STC autofuel, 90-STOH, 461-SMOH, 2801TTAC, 30yrs AP/owner, $17,000, Yakima 509-966-0928. Cessna 150 - 1904 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

1967 150G, 5640TT, 407SMOH, GX-65 w/com, wingtips and gap seals, Tip strobes, 9 in & out, hangared, $27,500. 503-307-6349. CESSNA 150M, lowtime AF, ZERO time eng and prop, good radios, fresh leather interior, $26,000. 503-8385286, 800-831-6513.

1963 C-172D, TTAF-3837, SMOH-1583, new interior, new windshield, 4-pl intercom, PS-1000 II, Comm, King KY-97A, xpdr, King KT-76A, Yk. mt. Garmin-GPS, Asking $27,500. 360-410-7147, cell 360-647-3362. 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. 1978 C-172N, 160hp, 6475-TT, zero SMOH, good paint, very nice interior, fresh annual, $55,000. 541-8828315, 541-884-1425. 1957 C-172. In very good condition! 4100TT, 250SMOH on O-300D engine, one-piece W/S, Val-760, Garmin250XL GPS, coupled to S-TEC-30 A/P, Horizon P-1000 Tach, Shadin fuel-flo EGT, Horton-STOL and More! $31,500. Call 253-863-2493. 1983 C-172P, 9,904TT, 1184-TSMOH, Garmin audiopanel, TX, 150XL-GPS, KX155w/GS, ADF, recent-interior, new-glass, L/R fuel. Asking $34,900. Al WA/509-8860233, alhunter@wowgofly.com http://tappix.com/80827 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. Cessna 180/185 - 1908

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

—  800.426.8538 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. $89,500. Stancil Aviation, 800-759-9466, 530-642-2806. www.skywagons.com 1979 180K Skywagon II, factory float kit, 88 gal “wet wing”, Garmin 430, KX155, Ryan 9900 BX TCAD, Garmin 340 audio with intercom, only 3213 hrs. since complete Oregon State Police/ California Hiway Patrol airframe overhaul, 8:50X6, 10”XP tailwheel, HD 6 bolt Clevelands, tail handles, BAS inertial reel, 90” seaplane prop, bubble windows, extended baggage, TANIS engine heater, 1643 SMOH (Western Skyways) 2000 hr TBO, 3190# G.W. STC, hangared with NMDH since new, logs since new, all for $85,500 or with 250hr SMOH 0470U for $96,500. Stancil Aviation 800-759-9466, 530-6422806, www.skywagons.com Cessna 182 - 1909 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

March 20, 2009 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 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 $144,900. Stancil Aviation, 800759-9466, 530-642-2806. www.skywagons.com Cessna 300 Series - 2005 C320B 1964 2940-TTAF Engines lower-end overhaul with prop OH. S-Tech 60-2 coupled A/P. Priced to sell. $59,000. www.elliottmarketing.com/cessna 704-236-4093. Cessna Modifications - 2020 CESSNA WING rebuilding, using factory jigs. CRS #UDIR892K. Aircraft Rebuilders 2245 SO. Hwy 89, Perry UT 84302 435-723-5650. Cessna Parts - 2030

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

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

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

1973 SKYLANE, 3300 TT, 1775 SMOH, 450 SPOH, Narco Mk12D, KT-76A, ADF, Apollo loran, LRT, recent fuel bladders, $46,900, 650-515-0943.

PUT POOP ON YOUR PLANE. CESSNA/ PIPER. High Quality Yoke Emblems, Seatbelt Buckle Emblems, Fuselage Sideplates, More. www.planepoop.com

1968 SKYLANE 182LTT4875, 631SMOH. Custom blueprinted, balanced eng. w/roller tapetts, Smooth!!! STOL kit, VG generators, oversize front landing-gear, Electronic Intl. eng-analyzer, Stec 40AP. Rosen-visors, Bass harness, elec aileron trim, 2-NavComs, GS, 3 LMB, xpdr.w/enc,ADF, Garmin 100GPS, 296GPS, LR tanks, IFR, eng heat, many extras. Extensive annual Jan.09 ,always maintainted&hangared over 23 yrs by same owner. red/yellow over white, nice airplane, ready to fly! Lost med. $70,000, consider trade for real estate, or interesting antique cars. John, 530-527-2958. flyj@shasta.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

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 ‘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. 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 .208-818-5988 Cessna 200 Series - 1912

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 1965 CITABRIA 7ECA. Continental O-200, 427SMOH, 3813-TTAF, complete logs & clean title. Hangared @ X35. $28,500. Owner 352-438-6365 or baileyb@cfl.rr.com 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 1979 CITABRIA 7GCAA S/N 377-79, TT-1066 Eng & AF, always hangared, same owner and mechanic since 1981, Garmin-396, SL40, immaculate-cond. Pics and specs at www.classrides.com/citabria.html $49,900 or reasonable offer. Reg 805-933-0976. 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

TWO 1968 C-206’s One Part 135, one Part 91. 6seats, King radios, 4pl intercom, heavy gear. Call for details, 208-983-0062. 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. $107,900. Stancil Aviation, 800759-9466, 530-642-2806, www.skywagons.com 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. 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, $127,500. Stancil Aviation, 800-7599466, 530-642-2806, www.skywagons.com

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 Helio - 3000 1984 H-700, 1050 TTA&E, HSI, KNS-80, KX-155 IFR, gorgeous! $179,000. jimfuller@ix.netcom.com NV 775720-5252.


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FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING Thousands of FAA-PMAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Pitts - 3950 PITTS S1C, new fabric, spring gear,canopy, less engine. $14,000 OBO. 541-947-4444. Stinson - 4455

LUSCOMBE AIRPLANE â&#x20AC;&#x153;WIN MEâ&#x20AC;? drawing. 1/$40; 3/$100; 10/$300. www.Luscombe.org and IRS 501C3 organization. 480-650-0883. LUSCOMBE SUPPORT: Parts, PMA, NOS, used; knowledgable technical help. www.Luscombe.org. 480650-0883. Luscombe Parts - 3310 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING Hundreds of FAA-PMAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d parts. Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, fax 800-457-7811, www.univair.com Maule - 3400 MAULE AK WORLDWIDE has various MAULES for sale at competitive prices. High performance 3&2 blade props, floats, etc. 707-942-5934, www.maules.com. Mooney - 3500

NEW CONTROL LOCK for Pipers! Holds the ailerons neutral and the stabilizer down. Installs in seconds, weighs 3oz., easy to store. Only $39.95. Airplane Things, Inc, 866-365-0357 or see at www.airplanethings.com Piper Arrow - 3804 1978 PA28R-201, Arrow III, 3745-TT, 1138-SMOH, 1138-SPOH, KX170B (2)-GS, KR86, ADF, KT78A xpdr/ enc, O2, KMA20, elec-trim, $62,400. 541-928-3232, reliantaviation.net Piper Cherokee Series - 3806 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, $67,900. Stancil Aviation 800-759-9466, 530-642-2806. www.skywagons.com

1965 MOONEY M20E, 3840-TT, 1340-SMOH, 8-SPOH, new hub, King IFR, intercom, manual gear, 1996 uphol, Imron paint, $44,950. reliantaviation.net 541-928-3232

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 1978 M20J 201, â&#x20AC;&#x153;One owner since newâ&#x20AC;?, 4087TT, 436 SMOH, 436 SPOH, King Silver Crown IFR, KFC 200 Flight Director, KCS 55A slaved HSI, Northstar, Shadin, Insight GEM, monitor, speed brakes, original dark blue leather, recent paint refurbishment, NDH, selling for nonpilot widow, Hangared N.Calif. since new, all logs, $89,900. Stancil Aviation, 800-759-9466, 530-642-2806, www.skywagons.com

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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 1967 MOONEY M20F, 4350-TT, 700-SMOH, 5hrsSNprop, NDH, nice-paint, good-interior, speed-mods, 160-kts. $52,500. Nice looking, fast and well-maintained in-WA/state. 250-490-7921, deinbc@shaw.ca

2000 AMD ZENITH CH-2000, Lyc.O-235, TTAF-3125, SMOH-1043, STOH-5, Garmin-430, GTX-327, intercom, M/B, annual-11/08, IFR-209, NDH, ADâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s-current. $37,500. Jay Lawrence 904-642-9683 jlawrence@sterlingflight.com

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

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Aviators Attic: A high-flying pilot’s store “He knew I had a talent for interior design and experience in sales, so he turned the space over to me and told me to ‘turn it into something,’” she recalls. “He said he wanted to call it the ‘Aviators Attic,’ so I created a place that reflected what I thought a pilot’s attic would look like.” The result is a place that combines memorabilia with sales displays stocked with every gadget a pilot needs — and a lot of stuff he or she would want, too, according to Craig. The decor sports several hand-built scale model warbirds suspended from the ceiling, a flat screen television, propeller clocks, sheepskin-lined leather jackets and a leather flying helmet and goggles

New FBO opens at OLM Jorgensen Air Service (JAS), a fullservice FBO and flight school, has opened at Olympia Regional Airport (OLM) in Washington state. Debbie and Gary Jorgensen, who also own Jorgensen Construction Co. in Pacific, Wash., purchased the old Gower Flying Service facilities at OLM and have begun a complete renovation. Interior spaces have been modernized to include a new conference room,

classroom, weather briefing/flight planning station and a pilot’s lounge. Renovation of the building’s exterior is scheduled to begin in early spring. New fuel trucks and courtesy vehicles have been added and the flight school soon will become a CATS (computer assisted testing service) testing site. For more information: 360-754-4043 or JorgensenAir.com.

DESTINATION SHOPPING: The Aviator’s Attic is stocked with everything a pilot could need — or want. The store also is deccorated with memorabilia, including hand-built warbird models (below) hanging from the ceiling.

Photos courtesy APM

Lynn Nichols, president of Yingling Aviation in Wichita, grew up around pilots, earning his license at an early age. When he acquired the long-time Cessna affiliate at Mid-Continent Airport in 2000, he knew that the small gift shop wasn’t nearly adequate to meet the needs of most pilots, offering just a few charts, sunglasses and souvenirs. So, in 2001, he decided that part of the major renovation he was undertaking at Yingling would include a transformation of the gift shop into a world-class pilot’s store. He turned to Lydia Craig, a wellestablished entrepreneur in her own right, who also happens to be his sister.

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An endowment has been created for the Air Power Museum (APM) in Blakesburg, Iowa. “The establishment of this endowment is a key element in our plans for the future of the APM,” said Brent Taylor, treasurer of the Air Power Museum and executive director of the Antique Airplane Association. According to Taylor, the APM board of directors recently conducted “an extensive evaluation of every aspect of the museum, from infrastructure and buildings to the aircraft collection and even the website. We now know what needs to be done and this endowment will provide the foundation for ongoing improvements and growth at the APM.” A steering committee was created, made up of business individuals within the antique airplane community. The committee will help guide the board of directors as a master plan is developed and project priorities put in place, according to Taylor. “The APM’s two main missions remain the same as they have for decades,” he said. “The first is to see that the museum exists to preserve and educate the public about our aviation heritage. The second is to see that the APM, the AAA, and Antique Airfield

remain the site for the annual Invitational AAA/APM Fly-in that means so much to antique airplane owners nationwide, because it is the place where the grass roots of antique aviation can still be experienced.” Start-up money for the endowment came from profits from the sale of flown postal covers from “Air Mail Days,” the theme of the 2008 AAA/APM Invitational Fly-In at Antique Airfield (pictured), held over Labor Day weekend last year, and donations to the APM PayPal account. Flown postal covers are still available through the AAA/APM website. For more information: 641-938-2773 or AntiqueAirfield.com.

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Tony Bingelis Scholarship applications open The Tony Bingelis Scholarship Fund, formerly The Texas Fly-In, is now accepting applications for its 2009 scholarships. Application deadline is June 1. “The excitement and magic of aviation is no longer enough to produce the next generation of aviators,” said Stan Shannon of Fredericksburg, Texas. “We must reach out and guide more youth into aviation and our scholarship fund is a better way than hosting a fly-in.”

Scholarships of up to $2,000 are available to Texas youths between the ages of 16 and 22 who are interested in a future in aviation. The money may be used to pursue flight training or to pay expenses involved with college tuition, books, etc. Awards are granted on a competitive basis after completed applications, written statements describing applicants’ plans and motivations, and letters of recommendation are reviewed.

Scholarships will be awarded to high school students for flight instruction at an approved flight school or enrollment in an aviation program; and to college students for books and supplies, for flight instruction at an approved flight school, or enrollment in an aviation program. All scholarship funds will be paid directly to the flight school, program or book store. For more information: TonyBingelisScholarshipFund.org.

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Jay Shower, LCDR US Navy (Retired), was recently presented with the FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award recognizes pilots who have demonstrated professionalism, skill and aviation expertise, while maintaining safe flight operations for 50 or more years. The award was presented by FAA Safety Team Regional Manager Frederick Christlieb during a ceremony at Showerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hangar at Gillespie Field in El Cajon, Calif. Showerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son, Brenden Shower, chief flight instructor for a flight training center for the United States Air Force in Tokyo, contacted the FAA more than a year ago to start the nomination process. Christlieb and his team spent more than four months researching Showerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flight records before making their determination. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Flying is the love of my life,â&#x20AC;? said Shower, whose passion for flight was unleashed when his father, Col. Albert Joseph Shower, a commanding officer in the United States Air Force, let him take left seat controls of a B-29 Superfortress on his 10th birthday in 1947. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My father told me to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Fly it right side up, or donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fly at all!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; So thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I did.â&#x20AC;? Since then, Shower has devoted his

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ACCEPTING HIS DUE: FAA Safety Team Regional Manager Frederick Christlieb (left) with FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award recipient Jay Shower (right). Showerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son, Brenden (center), nominated his father for the award. life to aviation, amassing nearly 18,000 hours of flight time in his career. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1961, Shower embarked on a 22-year career as an officer and aviator in the U.S. Navy.

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FORCLOSURE SALE. 50’X50’ hangar, XO4, foam panels, full A/C, 1200sqft apartment, 44’X19’ Hydroswing. ($430,000 appraisal) $350,000 OBO. 407-656-7134. www.myspace.com/x04hangar9

SPRUCE CREEK FLY-IN America’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, condo’s from $200,000. Lots available. SPRUCE CREEK FLY-IN REALTY, Pat & Lenny Ohlsson, 800-932-4437. www.fly-in.com PERFECT FOR pilots! Recreational-airport 1mi 1mi to intracoastal waterway & golf course! 10-miles to Sebastian-inlet. On 5acres! Custom-built home. 321-480-9703. VERO BEACH FL. On taxi-way.. Contemporary, 4BD, 3BA, large recreation room, island kitchen, beautiful country setting. 1+ acre. CBS. 772-633-3050. SARASOTA FLORIDA Hidden River Airpark, 2640’ paved+lighted runway, lots w/homes 5-20 acres. Katty Caron, Realty Executives . katecaron@realtyexecutives.com 941-928-3009. www.floridaaviationproperties.com 2100 SQFT home and hangar with large pond and beautiful landscaping. Willis Gliderport near West Palm Beach, FL. 561-731-1899, jmoore@xtremeaccess.com FLORIDA’S CANNON Creek Airpark, paved & turf runways. 2409 SW Sisters Welcome Rd. Suite 101, Lake City, FL 32025. Hangars and homes for rent when available. 800-766-0406. URL: http://www.ccairpark.com Georgia - 9650

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METRO CHICAGO. Price reduction on executive airpark home. $419,900. www.ChicagoHangarHome.com 219-477-7038. C77 POPLAR Grove, IL. Builders Residence Custom Home Hangar Ready to Build to suit. See more@ 3landltd.com call 847-264-0308. CH. O’HARE 45 min. Aero Lake Estates, 1-2A lots on 2600’asphalt runway lake, recreational park. From $85K. IL/815-784-2626, cell-815-622-3820, carolepettee@cs.com Kentucky - 9650 KENTUCKY BLUE GRASS ESTATE: Private 2800’ airstrip, FAA approved w/custom Fieldstone hangar (free spanning 3920sqft) matching contemporary 5800sqft ranch home w/in-ground pool, indoor hot tub and regulation bowling lanes, located on 11acres, 10 minutes from Lexington/ Kentucky Horse Park. Joining blue grass acreage available, 859-987-0900, Dave 859-299-7038. Maine - 9650 MAINE: FOR Sale:40X30 hangar w/bi-fold door located on the Belfast, ME Airport. Sale INCLUDES a beautiful 2acre house lot 3miles away. Beautiful mid-coast area, minutes to the ocean. Package price $99,500/firm. 207763-4555, raka@tidewater.net Mexico - 9650 GONZAGA BAY turnkey 2/story, 3B/2ba, 4car/garage solar-power w/Jeep4X4, 2boats&xtras. Fully furnished. 200ft from airstrip/Sea of Cortez/Baja Mexico $75K. 619-666-9900. www.gonzagabayproperties.com

FIFTEEN 1+ acre lots in fly-in community in Mid-GA. 2950’ runway, covenants. Reduced to $29,500 each or $335,000 for all 15. 478-956-4550 or 478-808-6704. KENWOOD FLYING Community located in Morgan County,Georgia. 8-lots left.5-runway lots between 4-8 acres on 3800sqf turf runway. Lee Bernard 770-5306837.www.kenwoodcommunity.com

AVIATION, INVESTMENT & Residential Properties. Licensed in both Carolina’s. Sell Airpark & Airstrip property That’s what we do! www.NC-Airparks.com 877-279-9623 MONTANA, WINDSOCK SKYPARK. The Last Best Place! Only 20-lots left for sale. One-acre or larger, on the Shores of Beautiful Fort Peck Lake in NE MT. City water, sewer, nat-gas, underground-utilities installed. paved-streets, taxiway to 37S public airport. Call Lanny Hanson at 406-526-3535 or 263-1154. Visit our website: www.windsockskypark.com Don’t miss the opportunity to Live in a beautiful hunting and fishing recreational paradise! LOTS NOW SELLING $60,000. New Mexico - 9650

LAKE OF the Ozarks. Fly-in home on beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Custom home with access to private air strip. 6BD/4BA, 4000sq.ft. home w/3-car garage, $649,900. 2 well dock selling for extra dollars. 573-836-7768 provensales@wildblue.net Montana - 9650

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

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Deluxe remodel: 4/3 home, Hangar w/44’ bi-fold door & shop. $549,900. For detailed photos: http://tinyurl.com/5r9xrk Dual living: 5/3.5 home, 61’x48’ hangar w/ Hydroswing door: $499,900. For detailed photos: http://tinyurl.com/5b2gyl 64’x48’ Hangar and 3/2 home on .40 acre corner lot. $424,900. For detailed photos: http://tinyurl.com/5r1lwe Dieter Wehner, Broker Direct: 503.881.4242 Windermere WVP: 800.657.8010

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HEART OF Eastern Montana hunting/ fishing. Private airpark.. Two grass landing strips. Price Reduced! $190K, make offer. 406-951-2456. milescitylistings.com THREE FORKS, Montana hangar 12 (9S5): 80x80 Wedgecore Building built in 1994. 55’ wide by 17’ opening height Hi-Fold door,. 2story 20x80 offices, 20x20 machine shop, 10x20 parts room, FAR 145 ready. Bathroom w/shower. Lobby and counter space, conference room, lounge/RON room. More! 406-581-3747, dougfisher@venturewestrealty.com

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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.

NEW NC home at Pilots Ridge Airpark near Carolina Beach. 5br/3ba, 50X50 hangar, gated, 2700’ paved/lighted runway. $549,000. 704-278-4352. www.nc-airparks.com Oregon - 9650

Independence Airpark, Oregon: 7S5 runway 2935’x60’ paved & state owned. Low HOA fee $100/yr. Runway access fee $180/yr. Centrally located to city, ocean and mountains.

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41 TRACTS, most 10 acres (one 49 acre tract) on 525 acre ranch /3000’ turf airstrip. Located 55miles SE of Atlanta’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.

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

GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD! Big hangar, separate workshop with bath, and 2 car garage. Huge possibilities! Priced to sell! Go to debbieshomes.com and click on firms listings (address is 343 Don, Los Lunas, NM). Call Debbie 505-319-2181.

GONZAGA BAY, huge-corner/lot 40’wx50’d garage w/ workshop/Solar, diesel/generator boat&xtras. 200ft from airstrip. Great starter-property. $25K Sea of Cortez/Baja Mexico. 619-666-9900. www.gonzagabayproperties.com Missouri - 9650

BRING YOUR Horses and Planes. 15-acres w/4000sqft House. 3BD/2-1/2BA, 1-1/2 Kitchen, bar, 2-car garage and lots of immedities. $390,000. 406-333-4166. ATLANTA, LYONS Landing Airpark, 1.4acre to 3acre lots available, runway, taxiway, and lake lots, all lots have access to 3,000’ runway, 35easy miles to Atlanta Hartsfield Airport. Gated Community has clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts, paved roads, county water, cable, high-speed internet, lakes, walking/golf cart trails. Convenient to shopping(etc). Prices start at $75,000, details: lyonslanding.com or call 770-832-7000

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SANDPOINT, IDAHO. Beautiful five-acre parcel located on the only residential airstrip in Sandpoint. Offered for a quick-sale @ $219,000. Call Beth Hall 208-610-5858, Exit Realty Sandpoint. www.skyranchlot.com Illinois - 9650 FLORIDA’S WINTER Haven Airport (GIF). Villa for sale: 2bd 2ba, 2car garage, screen in porch. Total under roof 2054sqft. Appraised value $185,000. Listing for $155,000. John Bernache cell-863-280-9016. alarm@sover.net

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What’s up with this auxiliary fuel pump? By Paul McBride I occasionally fly a 1979 Cessna 182RG with a Lycoming O-540J3C5D engine. The carburetor is side mounted and employs an auxiliary fuel pump. My Ask question is why? P aul The POH advises to check for a fuel pressure rise when operating the pump before takeoff. The only other guidance is to use it if the fuel pressure drops below 0.5 PSI. Interestingly, no information is provided on what to do if the pressure goes above redline (8.0 PSI). Is that even possible? Also, under the Emergency Section, loss of engine power in flight completely ignores any reference to fuel pressure or turning on the auxiliary fuel pump. I’ve heard two reasons: Vapor lock might occur on hot days with a healthy climb; and during a steep climb the vertical distance between the tanks and carburetor is less than that of a fixed gear 182 with the updraft carburetor, so potentially less pressure from gravity flow is available. Is it possible to have

low fuel pressure with the engine-driven fuel pump working? RICKEY HARBER CFII and DPE

There is no doubt the engine will run fine with the engine-driven fuel pump doing what it’s supposed to do, but the auxiliary fuel pump is used on high-wing aircraft as a safety measure. I’m certain there are circumstances that might require its use, such as operating in high ambient temperatures or possibly at various attitudes. I’m a bit surprised there is not more information provided in the POH regarding the auxiliary boost pump and its operation since the airframe manufacturer is responsible for installing that particular component. If I understand what you’ve written, the POH does not even call for the operation of the boost pump during takeoff, but only to check for an increase in fuel pressure when turning the pump on prior to takeoff. Under normal circumstances, I can’t imagine the fuel pressure of an enginedriven pump falling below the stated 0.5 PSI and I don’t think it would reach the 8.0 maximum PSI either. The important thing to remember is that we are looking for an operating range rather than a specific PSI for the engine to function

normally. The check prior to takeoff is to confirm there is an increase of fuel pressure above the engine-driven pump pressure to confirm that the boost pump is functioning properly. Why they don’t call for its use during takeoff and landing is a mystery to me, but maybe Cessna knows something we don’t. It’s always been my understanding that if an aircraft has an auxiliary fuel pump you use it for takeoff and landing and at other times as set forth in the airframe POH. A quick check in the Lycoming Operator’s Manual for the O-540-J series engine shows that in the “Starting Procedures” section it clearly states “turn on the boost pump.” But we must always remember that the airframe manufacturers POH takes pre-

cedence over the engine manufacturer’s operator’s manual at all times. This is because the airframe manufacturer certifies the entire engine and airframe as a package, which may require something different from just the engine operating by itself. If you wish to pursue this question, which I think has merit, I’d contact the Single Engine Aircraft Product Support Department at Cessna to see if they can determine the reasoning behind what is spelled out in the POH. Paul McBride, recognized worldwide as an expert on engines, retired after almost 40 years with Lycoming. Send your questions to: AskPaul@GeneralAviationNews.com.

Flight Design to debut new propulsion system LSA manufacturer Flight Design plans to unveil one of the first “green” projects for light aircraft powerplants at next month’s Aero Friedrichshafen in Germany. “Rising oil prices and environmental regulations will begin to force airplane manufacturers to rethink propulsion systems. Flight Design is sure that in the long term, research developments for electric or hydrogen powered propulsion systems will provide realistic, useful solutions,” said CEO Matthias Betsch. Over the last two years, Flight Design has teamed with Franz Aircraft Engines to develop a hybrid, based on using a

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Two women, eight days, one world record for ALS By MEG GODLEWSKI General Aviation News

During the Golden Age of aviation, pilots set out to break records to prove the reliability of aircraft, to get media attention for a sponsor, or to sell the non-flying public on the ease and convenience of air travel. Today, pilots often undertake these challenges to raise awareness of an illness. That’s exactly what happened last fall when CarolAnn Garratt of Ocala, Florida, and Carol Foy of Spicewood, Texas, set out to race around the world to raise awareness of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. In the process they set a new world record for average speed for an around the world flight. The old record, set in 1988, stood at 54.6 mph. The new record is 115 mph, which was verified by the National Aeronautic Association in Washington, D.C., and the Federation International Aeronautique in France. “We smashed the old record!” Garratt crowed. The Dash took the women from Orlando across the United States and the Pacific Ocean, all the way around the world until they wound up back in Orlando. Both women, who lost loved ones to ALS, were accomplished air racers, but had never flown together before their around the world jaunt. They decided to fly a specially modified Mooney for the adventure. “There were two 60-gallon fuel tanks in place of the rear seats,” said Garratt. “Because of weight and balance issues, the FAA signed us off to go 15% over the certified gross weight of the airplane, which was 2,900 pounds. We were allowed to go up to 3,335.” Luggage was limited to one change of clothing and a toothbrush. They wore uniforms of black pants and white shirts with epaulettes for much of the trip, changing into bright red flight suits during the overwater crossings. Those were the most anxiety-

producing aspects of the trip, according to the pilots. Foy took an FAA-sponsored survival course before the flight, as well as one on how to survive an aircraft ditching. “The Hawaii to Guam leg was the most concerning to me,” she recalled. Garratt had made a similar flight in 2003, so she knew some of the pitfalls of attempting such an endeavor. In addition to the endurance of the aircraft and the pilots, politics come into play. Navigation is sometimes not so much about topography and weather as it is about getting landing permits and having fuel available and waiting for you, she said. “I hand picked the ground crew,” she said, noting she relied on people she worked with in 2003. World politics made getting permits for the route the biggest challenge. They were arranged months in advance by Bo Therkildsen, from Denmark. “He worked all night to get us a landing permit in Burkina Faso, when there was no avgas in Niger,” she said. “It got down to the wire before we had the permits for Yemen and India. I contacted members of the Ninety-nines in India. There were three routes to get over India that we had proposed. We got the most northern one, which was also the longest.” Navigation was done using Garmin GPS and Jeppesen charts. “Jeppesen gave us charts for the trip and the world-wide update for the month we needed it,” said Garratt. Wherever they landed, the women were treated like celebrities. Each stop was marked with people who wanted to pose with the pair for pictures and there were interviews with local television stations. Besides raising awareness of ALS, the pair also raised more than $171,000 for ALS research. Both women said it took the better part of a week to recover from their adventure, then they set to work on their next project: Taking the cockpit voice recorder of all the Air Traffic Control communications made during the trip and turning it into a CD. A book will be published shortly with the details of the trip, soon to be followed by a video CD, which will include in-flight commentary. For more information: ALSWorldFlight.com

By the numbers Total flight hours: .................................................................................................... 158 hours Total time takeoff to landing: ............................................. 8 days, 12 hours, 20 minutes Average speed: ...........................................................................................................115 mph Gallons of avgas: .............................................................................................................. 1,250 Oil: .............................................................................one oil change plus 14 quarts added Cost of flight: ............................................................................................................... $20,000 Sponsors: Iridium, which provided a sim card for the satellite phone so the women could get in touch with schoolchildren following the flight; SPOT, which provided an emergency tracking device; Scheyden, Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, GAMI, Concorde Battery, EliteEtc.com, and Oregon Aero.

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SUCCESS! Carol Foy (left) and CarolAnn Garratt celebrate after completing their around the world flight to raise awareness of ALS. The pair flew a modified Mooney on their adventure.

About ALS ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, resulting in muscle weakness and atrophy. Symptoms include weakness and muscle twitches. The disease is fast moving, with patients often succumbing within three to five years of diagnosis.


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Flying the Paradise P-1 By Meg Godlewski G e n e r a l A v i at i o n N e w s

PILOTS IN PARADISE: Dylan Redd (right), a new P-1 owner, took delivery of his airplane earlier this year. The new sport pilot spent months evaluating different LSAs before making his purchase. The comparatively wide cockpit and beefy yoke (below) give the Paradise a solid feel. Neil Salmi (bottom photo), an experienced pilot and Paradise owner, extols the virtues of the high-wing airplane as a good basic trainer.

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ne of the most often heard criticisms about Light Sport Aircraft is that some of them look and fly more like ultralights than airplanes. Many LSA manufacturers are quick to point out that their machines look like “real” airplanes and are eager to prove that they fly like them, too. I had a chance to test fly one of those “real” airplanes during the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Fla., when I took Christopher Regis of Paradise Aircraft up on his offer to fly the Paradise P-1. The Paradise is made in Brazil. It’s roomier than many LSAs and has more space behind the seats because in Brazil it is a two-place airplane with a gross weight of 1,650 lb. and a Rotax 912S under the cowling. “Now it is a two-place airplane, fitting in the light sport category,” explained Regis. “We were able to do that by putting smaller fuel tanks in the airplane, because Light Sport is limited to a gross weight of 1,320 lbs.” The Paradise P-1 may be new to the United States, but it is already building a following around the world. “There are 80 of them flying,” Regis said, “including six in the USA.”

MEET THE P-1 Neil Salmi, from Townsend, Mont., offered his airplane for the demonstration flight. “It’s a good basic training airplane,” he said, giving me a rundown on the high-wing, all-metal airplane: The frame is 4130 chrome moly steel that extends from the firewall to the tail. One of its key selling features is the placement of the strut, attached to the exterior of the fuselage behind the door. This, plus the size of the door, makes getting into and out of the cockpit easier. The first thing you notice in the cockpit is the heavy yoke. It is similar to those in Beech aircraft like a Bonanza or Travel Air, meaning it is thicker than those found on most single-engine Cessnas and Pipers. The next thing to note are the toe brakes. This is significant because so many LSA have a brake lever between the seats. “It has conventional controls like those of a Piper Cherokee or a Cessna,” confirmed Salmi. “The airplane is very Cessna like but it has a stabilator, so it flares very much like a Cherokee would.” The P-1, certified as an S-LSA, is what you might call a “fly with your butt and look out the window” kind of airplane. If you opt for the basic package, you have

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Peeping in on Paradise

Taking off in the U.S.

A new Paradise factory under construction in Brazil will have remote cameras along the assembly line, so customers will be able to watch on the Internet as their airplanes are being built. “Our clients will receive a password and they will be able to access our factory cameras 24/7,” Regis said, noting that keeping customers up to date on the progress of their airplanes is part of Paradise’s corporate culture. “Right now when clients place an order, they receive pictures every two weeks of their P-1s being built, all the way to delivery day.” The new 70,000-square-foot facility should be open by April. It is designed to turn out 100 planes a year. Right now, the company is producing between two and three planes a month.

Regis noted the high-wing LSA is gradually gaining acceptance in the United States. “The first aircraft we sold in the U.S. went to a farmer in Montana who lives in, of all places, Paradise Valley,” he said with a laugh. “Can you believe it?” Another one of the first P-1s to be ordered by a U.S. pilot has a modified cockpit because the owner, Dylan Redd of Atlanta, is a parapalegic. “He took advantage of the Sport Pilot rule and got his license,” Regis said. “He needed to find an airplane that would allow him to carry his wheelchair when he travels, so he came to us and asked us if we would accept the challenge and make an airplane with hand controls for him.” “I’ve always been interested in aviation,” explained Redd. “A car accident in 1999 put me in a wheelchair and I kind of forgot about it.” A chance encounter with Mitch Hansen of the Hansen Air Group aboard an airliner from Chicago to Atlanta rekindled Redd’s interest in aviation. The Hansen family operates a flight school at Cobb County McCollum Airport (RYY) in Kennesaw, Ga., that specializes in helping disabled people acquire their Sport Pilot tickets. The Hansens use a modified SkyArrow for training. The tandem aircraft has hand controls. “After Mitch explained that the airplane had hand controls, that was it, I was hooked!” Redd recalled. Redd owns a medical instrument supply company and decided he wanted to use an airplane to travel. The question became which one? He made the rounds at fly-ins and air shows. “I was looking for something that had a lot of range,” he said. “It had to be a high-wing airplane for ease of loading and getting in and out.” When he made his final decision, he didn’t hesitate. “I actually ended up putting a down payment on the Paradise before I got my license,” he said with a laugh. Redd had the rudder pedals removed from the left side of the cockpit. A hand knob gives him rudder control. An extra grab handle was also installed to make it easier for him to get in and out of the airplane. Loading the wheelchair is the same as in a car, he said, explaining you just “get in and drag it across the seat.” Redd was able to get up close to his airplane for the first time during the Sebring show as the office of Paradise US is at Sebring Regional Airport. Redd’s airplane was at the show for about two days, then sent off to the avionics shop for installation of what was described as a “dream panel” consisting of a Garmin 696 GPS, 2 Aix autopilot, Mode S transponder, XM radio, electric flaps and electric trim. Redd’s airplane also is certified for night VFR, although sport pilots are not allowed to fly at night, because he is exploring the idea of continuing his training to become a private pilot. “That way I can fly to the Caribbean,” he said. Redd has logged 64 hours so far, but expects that to quickly increase as he plans to use his airplane for business trips and for vacations to the coast.

“TOMATO FLAMES” instruments, but there isn’t anything much in the way of avionics, unless a customer orders something special. Salmi’s airplane has steam gauges. “They are relatively inexpensive and easy to read, but you can get whatever you want from the factory,” he said.

LET’S TAKE IT UP

gives the impression that it will take a lot of pressure to make a change. Once you figure out that this is not the case control inputs become smoother. Rudder coordination exercises were first. You know the drill. Keep the nose on something on the horizon and rock the wings and keep the ball in the center. It’s my favorite way to learn an airplane. Next came more clearing turns followed by steep turns. No surprises there. Slow flight came next. Salmi took the controls to demonstrate a power-off stall using the classic and sometimes deadly “got it too slow on final and I’m trying to stretch the glide by pulling the nose up” maneuver. The nose came up, the horizon disappeared and at approximately 40 mph there was a noticeable shudder and the nose came down. “No wing drop, but you have to know how to use the rudder,” he intoned. “That’s the great thing about this airplane — it’s a good basic trainer. You will learn how to fly with the rudder.” Landings in the P-1, as in any other airplane, are acts of energy management. That can be a challenge when you are flying at an event like the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo and there are many airplanes of varying approach speeds in the pattern. We were high on final when Salmi demonstrated a sideways slip. No surprises there, either. This is a VFR only airplane and you would be wise to respect the weather. According to the POH, the maximum demonstrated crosswind component was listed as 15 knots. The POH also carries a caveat: “Due to its light weight and low speed, LSA aircraft should not be operated with surface winds in excess of 25 knots.”

The cockpit, which measures 44 inches across, has good ergonomics. I’m not exactly tall and Salmi isn’t exactly small but we were both able to adjust the seats for good visibility and full control deflection without extra cushions. For a better seal on the doors, there is a lever at the top that is flipped into place. There is a trim wheel for rudder, and a lever for the stabilator. The control rods and cables are concealed so you don’t feel like you’re flying in a birdcage. Engine start is a relatively simple affair, but if you are used to Lycoming and Continental engines you may have to remind yourself not to open the throttle. Because it is a Rotax, this engine has a choke. The P-1 has electronic ignition and both switches are located above the ignition key with covers over them. I liked the separation of switches and ignition key hole. Although the P-1 doesn’t have mags, there is always the possibility a pilot might accidentally turn one or both of the switches off if they were unguarded. Because the airplane is so light it took a minimum of throttle to get it rolling. The P-1 has linked nosewheel steering with no disconnect so there’s no real challenge with ground handling. Runup was done by the checklist, and we were ready to go. Apply full throttle. Keep it straight down THE BOTTOM LINE the runway with the rudders. Rotate at 40 mph. Best angle of climb (Vx) is 60 mph but we opted to go for Base price is $108,830. While Regis said a 10% to best rate of climb (Vy) at 70 mph for better forward 20% down payment is usual when an order is placed, the visibility. company is willing to work with customers. There’s a lot of it in this airplane because the windThere also is flexibility when it comes to choosing shield is one piece of plexiglas. It also has plastic sun a paint scheme. Paradise uses software that allows visors you can put down. customers to see what a design will look like before it is applied. We started out with climbs and turns to get away from the airport. The airplane climbed smoothly and the For more information: ParadiseAircraft.us. cockpit was quieter than many of the Cessnas and Pipers I routinely fly. Paradise P-1 Specs Five miles out and a Length: ........................................................................................................................20.30 feet couple of clearing turns Wing span: ................................................................................................................29.70 feet later we got down to Cabin Width: ......................................................................................................... 43.3 inches Engine: ..............................................................................................................Rotax 912 ULS business. The first thing Propeller: .............. Warp Drive ground adjustable, three-bladed, 68-inch composite was adjusting the stabilaFuel capacity: .................................................................................... 26.3 gallons, 25 usable. tor and rudder trim for Range (65% power-no reserve): .......................................................................... 635 miles level flight. The airplane Endurance (no reserve): ...................................................................................... 5.56 hours is trim sensitive and Empty Weight: .............................................................................................................. 815 lbs. light on the rudder. You Payload: .......................................................................................................................... 505 lbs. can get yourself fishtailMax. takeoff weight: ................................................................................................. 1,320 lbs. ing and pitching if you Performance are not careful or used Takeoff distance: .........................................................................................................280 feet to a heavier airplane, but Takeoff over 50 ft obstacle: .....................................................................................511 feet once you figure out how Rate of climb: ..............................................................................................................800 fpm much control pressure to Stall speed full flaps: .................................................................................................... 40 mph use, the airplane is easy Stall speed w/o flaps: .................................................................................................. 50 mph to fly. I had a tendency Cruise speed (75%): .................................................................................................120 mph to over-control with the Never exceed speed (Vne): ....................................................................................144 mph yoke because its size


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Search for new president begins By JANICE WOOD General Aviation News

As Tom Poberezny takes over as chairman of the the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), he faces never-anticipated challenges. “These are interesting times, to say the least,” said Poberezny, son of EAA’s founder, Paul Poberezny, 87, who stepped down as chairman earlier this month. “The challenges we are facing are some we didn’t expect even six months ago.” The challenges — ranging from a bad public perception of GA to financial woes of the airplane manufacturers — are “unchartered territory,” Poberezny said. As he steers EAA through these tough times, Poberezny will wear two hats, serving as president until his successor can be found. “This will be only the third president EAA has ever had,” he said, acknowledging that the next president will have a different last name than the first two. “That’s one of the reasons we’re starting the search now. I want to see this organization grow and be enhanced.” Once the new president takes over the day-to-day operations, Poberezny plans to concentrate on EAA’s endowment, based on the university model, which provides for the organization “in good times and bad,” he said. While securing EAA’s bottom line, Poberezny also continues to tackle the many issues facing EAA’s members. “The issues facing our members are the same ones facing all members of the GA community,” he noted. “We all use the same airports and airspace and face the same issues with TSA — a new agency with unbridled power. If there was ever a need for all of us to band together, it’s today.” While the problems are plentiful, Poberezny remains positive. “I’m not going to go Pollyanna on you, but the passion for flying has not wavered a bit,” he said. “As long as that passion is there, we can meet the challenges.” Poberezny is quick to point out that anybody who wants to be involved in aviation should support all the alphabet organizations. “There is strength in numbers,” he said. While that’s important for lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C., those numbers also are important for the person who has always wanted to fly or to build an airplane, he said. “It’s an opportunity to be with others

who have the same interests,” he said. “People often say ‘someday I’d like to be a pilot, but...’ or ‘someday I’d like to build a plane, but...,’ EAA has the answers to those buts. “We are a society of mentorships,” he continued. “People in our organiza-

tion can show new members the way. Building an airplane is a challenging undertaking in terms of time, skill and money. If you have the dream to be pilot or to build a plane, we can show you the way.” For more information: EAA.org.

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Banner-towing flight ends with forced landing These March 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 Super Cub. Location: Myrtle Beach, S.C. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened : The pilot picked up an advertising banner at a private airport then headed for the beach at an altitude of 1,000 feet AGL. Upon arrival at the beach he descended to 500 feet AGL. He then switched fuel tanks and the engine lost power. The pilot switched back to the other fuel tank but could not restore power. Emergency procedures for the banner-towing operation required the pilot to jettison the banner in the event of engine power loss. However, the pilot did not jettison the banner but continued to fly with it attached to the airplane. He attempted to land on the beach but lacked the altitude to glide to the sand and the airplane came down in 2 feet of water. The post-accident investigation found five gallons of fuel in the left tank and 18 gallons of fuel in the right tank. Probable cause: The loss of engine power due to undetermined reasons. A factor in the accident was the pilot’s failure to follow emergency procedures when he failed to jettison the advertising banner prior to his forced landing in water.

uuu Aircraft: Cessna 172. Location: Big Rapids, Mich. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened : The student pilot was practicing solo takeoffs and landings. He was attempting to do a soft-field takeoff, which he had previously practiced with his instructor. During the takeoff roll the student pulled the nose of the airplane up so high that he lost all forward visibility. The Cessna lifted off. The student did not realize that he had allowed the airplane to drift toward a snowbank on the edge of the runway until he lowered the nose to gain airspeed and saw the airplane veering to the left. The main wheels hit the snow bank. The airplane settled back to the ground, then bounced off another snowbank before coming to a stop. Probable cause: The student pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during takeoff, which led to the impact with the snow banks. uuu Aircraft: Cessna T210. Location: Barstow, Calif. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened : The Cessna was in cruise flight at 10,500 feet MSL when the autopilot disengaged. The pilot reset the autopilot but it disengaged on its own again a few minutes later. The pilot determined that the electrical system was malfunctioning. He notified ATC that he was diverting to a nearby airport, reduced all nonessential electrical loads, and slowed the airplane down. While orbiting over the airport he made several unsuccessful attempts to lower the landing gear, first using normal procedures and then using emergency procedures as outlined in the Pilot’s Operating Handbook. The nose wheel extended but the main landing gear did not fully deploy. After circling for about 45 minutes, the pilot decided to land the airplane with the gear retracted. The plane touched down and slid about 1,000 feet down the runway, stopping when it veered off the pavement. After the accident, the airplane was placed on jacks and ground crew were able to deploy the landing gear. There was no evidence of a hydraulic fluid leak. The pilot reported that during a further examination of the airplane, he determined that the landing gear motor had malfunctioned, and that he had not properly engaged the emergency pump handle prior to attempting a manual extension of the landing gear. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to properly execute the manual landing gear extension procedures. The electrical system failure was a factor.

uuu Aircraft: Cessna 172. Location: Sanford, Fla. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened : The student pilot was returning to the airport after an uneventful cross-country flight. At the time of the accident the wind was reported as 360° at 14 knots with gusts to 17 knots. The maximum demonstrated crosswind component of the Cessna 172 is listed as 17 knots in the Pilot’s Operating Handbook. Although he had the option of landing on runway 36, the student pilot attempted to land on runway 27. This resulted in a 90° crosswind. After touchdown, the airplane veered to the left, went off the runway, and hit a sign. Probable cause: The student pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll. Factors included a 90° crosswind, and the student pilot’s improper in-flight decision to land on a runway with the crosswind rather than on an available runway with a headwind. uuu Aircraft: Citabria. Location: Oliver Springs, Tenn. Injuries: 1 Minor.

Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened : The pilot was practicing landings. On his fifth approach he realized that the airplane was high, and performed a slip to lose altitude. The airplane descended more rapidly than he intended and, as he pulled out of the slip, he realized he was too low and would touch down short of the runway. The pilot added power to arrest the descent but was not quick enough to keep the right main landing gear from hitting a runway marker sign. The airplane veered off the right side of the runway and into a ditch. The impact tore the right main landing gear from the fuselage and buckled the airplane’s firewall and fuselage. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain adequate terrain clearance, resulting in an in-flight collision with an airport sign.

uuu Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Location: Atlanta. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened : The pilot said the short flight was uneventful until landing. As the airplane touched down it began to pull to the left. The pilot applied right rudder and aileron to regain control of the aircraft, but was unsuccessful. The Piper went off the runway and the left wing hit an airport sign. The post-accident inspection revealed the airplane’s left tire was flat. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control of the airplane while landing with a flat main tire. uuu Aircraft: Glasair. Location: Arvin, Calif. Injuries: 1 Serious. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was flying with a new propeller/ engine combination. Approximately 30 miles away from his destination, the engine lost power. The pilot selected what appeared to be a dirt runway as a forced landing site. As he descended, he realized that it was actually a dirt road. The airplane touched down on the road, then veered to the left and down a small embankment. It rolled into a field and nosed over. The pilot told investigators that the loss of engine power was due to fuel exhaustion, which he attributed to the propeller change. He explained that with the new propeller the engine ran at a higher rpm, which in turn resulted in a higher fuel consumption. The pilot said that he didn’t account for the higher fuel flow when he calculated his airplane’s fuel consumption for the flight. Probable cause : Loss of engine

power resulting from fuel exhaustion due to the pilot’s failure to refuel the aircraft en route. uuu Aircraft: Cessna 150. Location: Austin, Ind. Injuries: 2 Serious. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened : The pilot did not consult the performance charts in the Pilot’s Operating Handbook prior to takeoff. He attempted to take off from a wet grass runway 1,161 feet long. The runway was aligned east-west. The wind at the time of the accident was reported as from 240° at 14 knots with gusts to 17. The pilot elected to take of f to the east, which gave the airplane a tailwind. Had he consulted the POH, he would have seen that the amount of runway available was significantly less than the amount of r unway required for the takeoff, given the present conditions. The airplane did not have sufficient distance to reach the airspeed required to clear a house and trees at the end of the runway. It hit both. Probable cause : The pilot’s improper preflight planning/preparation, and his failure to abort the takeoff. The tailwind and a short runway were contributing factors. uuu Aircraft: Alon Aircoupe. Location: Ravenna, Ohio. Injuries: 2 Minor. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened : According to the pilot, the airplane was in cruise flight when the engine lost power. The pilot attempted to restart the engine. When that was unsuccessful he turned over control of the aircraft to his passenger, who was an airline pilot with more experience. Best glide speed was established and the pilot contacted Approach Control for vectors to the nearest airport. Vectors were given and the pilots turned toward the nearest airport. However, the airplane lacked sufficient altitude to glide to the runway and came down a mile short of the field. The airplane hit a ditch. The post-accident inspection did not uncover any mechanical difficulties. There was fuel in the airplane. However, it was noted that in the pilots’ written accounts of the event, neither reported the application of carburetor heat when they attempted to restart the engine. Investigators determined that the weather conditions at the time of the accident were conducive to a “serious carburetor icing problem.” Probable cause: The failure to use carburetor heat in cruise flight.


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The Land of Perfect By Deb McFarland Like many aviators, I spend some of my free time cruising various aviation forums, and from past experience, I have learned to take what I read with a grain of salt. Recently, howShort ever, it has been Final kind of difficult to ignore some of the nonsense that makes its way to these sites. Through the wonderful portal of knowledge that is the Internet, I have been assured that I am dangerous because I utilize the slip. How so, I asked the CFI who forewarned of impending disaster. The slip is a crosscontrolled situation, he said. Its use will lead to a stall and spin. Another poster eagerly agreed and informed me that the slip is an â&#x20AC;&#x153;uncontrolledâ&#x20AC;? maneuver and will ultimately lead to my demise. There were many possible replies that rattled around in my brain to these troublesome remarks, but instead of laying these poor gentlemen low with my caustic tongue, I was curious as to how they would suggest I lose altitude while controlling my airspeed. Use your flaps, they said. There ya go! Who knew the answer could be so simple? Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just one problem: I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have flaps. Then there is the debate about the crab/side slip crosswind approach to landing that always brings out a loon or two. I really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a dog in this race. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care what approach another pilot makes in his or her Cherokee, just as long as the field is still useable for me afterwards. However, one pilot insisted that experience taught him that the crab, which he used exclusively, was the best technique. Really? This gentlemanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flying experience probably doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t include much time in a small taildragger. Lester never, ever approaches the ground in a crab. In the crosswind, one wing is low and one wheel touches the ground (what wheel that is, main versus tailwheel, is another debate altogether). My experience has taught me that â&#x20AC;&#x153;crabâ&#x20AC;? is a four-letter word. Every forum has the know-it-all/ doomsayer whose job it is to the suck

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radio, but I can assure those in the land of Perfect, that not all NORDO airplanes are Cubs and not all Cubs are yellow. Through participation in these discussions, I have come to realize that this is one of the worst fears of the modern pilot â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not the stall, not the landing, not mechanical failure, but the non-electrical Piper Cub. One poster went so far to suggest that those â&#x20AC;&#x153;pilots from a different eraâ&#x20AC;? should go away. Well now, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interesting. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fly NORDO, but non-radio equipped airplanes donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bother me. In fact, I think we should fly as if all airplanes are NORDO. That means using see and avoid practices and flying standard patterns at the proper traffic pattern attitude. Radios are not infallible. They fail. Electrical systems fail. Pilots forget to change frequency or check notams. Brains fail. My latest NORDO experience was not yellow. It was shiny, long and sleek and doing about 150 knots on a short final. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think all Citation pilots should go away because one didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know the frequency of the airport where he was landing. No, they should be forced to practice slips with 40° of flaps in a crab

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These days, lambasting GA seems to  be a popular pastime in some circles.  Businesses are being scrutinized for their  use of private aircraft, the Transportation  Security Administration (TSA) has proposed  regulations that could cripple GA without  substantively enhancing security, and the  future of FAA funding is still up in the air. All  of this is happening against the background  of an economic downturn that affects every  industry, including general aviation.

That’s why we are busy testifying before  Congress and the TSA, and working with  other aviation organizations on big issues  like security and FAA funding. It’s also why,  through the AOPA Air Safety Foundation, we  offer an ever increasing number of free online  JV\YZLZ[VOLSWWPSV[ZÅ`TVYLZHMLS`0[»Z^O` I am telling the story of general aviation to  anyone and everyone.

After all, it’s a great story! At a time when so  much we hear is gloom and doom, general  How should we respond to these conditions?  H]PH[PVUPZWYV]PKPUNILULÄ[Z[V[OVZL^OV It may sound odd, but I believe we should  use it, and even those who don’t. It is an  keep doing exactly what we’ve always done.  industry that innovates, creates jobs, feeds  the economy, and transports goods, services,  Throughout the 70 years of AOPA’s existence,  and people.  we have always advocated for general  aviation. We have worked hard to preserve  So while we at AOPA are busy doing what  access to airspace, keep airports open,  we’ve done for the past 70 years, I’d urge  minimize burdensome regulation, educate  `V\[VHSZVZ[H`[OLJV\YZL2LLWÅ`PUNRLLW pilots, and promote the value of GA. Today,  learning, and keep being an active part of the  we need to keep doing that, and do more of  great GA community. The current storm of  it than ever.  negative opinion and economic weakness will  pass—and we can help it on its way.  

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03/20/2009  

March 20, 2009 issue of General Aviation News

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