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READY FOR TAKEOFF: Tecnam’s P2006T twin-engine made its U.S. debut at AirVenture 2009, along with a slew of other planes and products................... 6

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On the Cover The “wizards” of restoration | Christine Parker and Doug Vogel are just two of the many kids who volunteer at the Port Townsend Aero Museum. Their work restoring vintage aicraft helps the museum grow. In return, the kids learn to fly for free — and so much more. Photo by Ben Sclair........................................... 11

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News & Features First news from AirVenture | New planes, new products and more.................6 Recycling runways | Former uranium site could be new airport........................8 Capital Comments | Controller negotiations continue . ...................................9 LIVE AND LEARN: Kids who volunteer at the Port Townsend Aero Museum learn all about restoring vintage aircraft, plus a whole lot more...............................11

Guest Editorial | Growing the next generation................................................10 Visser’s Voice | How are planes affecting the environment?.............................25 Kid-friendly | Flabob Airport encourages future aviators .................................26 Milestone | Youth Aviation Adventure teams with FAA.....................................26 Flight & Flyers | What’s in a name? . ...............................................................27 Splog | The unstoppable growth of LSA .............................................................8

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WHAT’S IN A NAME? The Santos Dumont “Demoiselle,” introduced in 1909, was the first time a popular name was used for an aircraft..................................27

Remos Aircraft. ..............................................................................................23 The Plane Exchange Network......................................................................24 B/E Aerospace Inc. ........................................................................................24

Only at GeneralAviationNews.com/web TO THE MAX: Small changes have added up to big news for Evektor, which unveiled its Max model in two variations at AirVenture. .................................31

Alternative fuel | TCM flies turbocharged SR22 to Oshkosh on unleaded avgas Use it only when you need it | Pay-by-the-hour insurance debuts VIP tour to China | Will visit opening of Flying Tigers Heritage Park A doctor in the left seat? Embry-Riddle launches new Ph.D. programs Just released | AMT Model Code of Conduct Less noise? Will NextGen lower the volume?

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“I have successfully completed my mission at Piper.”

“We need to restore confidence in the entire workforce.” — FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, on the agency’s focus on employee negotiations

“The makings of a flight are not in the levers, wheels, and pedals but in the nervous system of the pilot: Physical sensations, bits of textbook, deeprooted instincts, burnt-child memories of trouble aloft, hangar talk.” — Wolfgang Langewiesche, “A Flyer’s World.”

“There are two kinds of airplanes — those you fly and those that fly you. You must have a distinct understanding at the very start as to who is the boss.” — Ernest Gann

“It is a good thing to learn caution from the misfortunes of others.” — Publilius Syrus

60 planes for 60 years Tim Carter decided to spend his 60th year flying 60 different types of aircraft he’d never flown before. His pursuit of 60 different aircraft in his 60th year has brought him into everything from a 737 (for which he holds a type rating) to a J-3. A lot of good people have volunteered their aircraft to the cause, the Fort Worth resident notes. He recently visited the US Flight Academy in Denton, Texas, to add eight models to his list. With the help of several flight instructors, he logged 2.4 hours of flying in less than four hours at the airport. Most of his flights were just once around the patch. While at Denton Airport, he flew a Diamond 20, Diamond 40, DA 42 Twinstar, Piper Arrow, Piper Seneca, Remos LSA, Cessna 152 and Robinson R-22 helicopter. The former Air Force and Delta Airlines pilot now flies for Citation Shares. He has logged more than 17,000 hours since 1971. Carter has until Nov. 1 to complete his goal. So far, he’s flown 33 planes. For more information: My60thYear.com.

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ON HIS WAY TO 60: Tim Carter (in the left seat) flies a Remos LSA with Rick McElroy, chief flight instructor at US Flight Academy in Denton, Texas. The Remos is just one of 60 airplanes Carter will fly this year to celebrate his 60th birthday.

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The blending of two passions, flying and music, has led to the birth of a new group called Flying Musicians Association. Founded in Fort Worth by two pilot/musicians, John Zapp and Aileen Hummel, the group’s goal is to encourage, educate and support these two passions among those who share them. “I have met several pilots who are also musicians or who share an interest in music,” said Hummel. “One goal of the Flying Musicians Association is to generate the desire and yearning for both among young people. Often, all a young musician or budding aviator needs is encouragement,” “Math, science and music — after years of being associated with musicians and aviators I have realized there are many attributes which are shared by both groups,” Zapp added.

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“We believe that by flying around the country and visiting music programs we can expose youngsters to the thrill and fascination of aviation.” The association’s first Fly-In Musicfest is scheduled for Nov. 7 at Fort Worth Spinks Airport (KFWS). For more information: FlyingMusicians.org.

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New planes, products launch at AirVenture — to the G600; and the G3X, a customizable glass cockpit for experimentals and LSAs.

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uuu Tecnam debuted its P2006T twin engine, four-seat, all-metal aircraft (pictured). Powered by two Rotax engines, the high-wing is being marketed to flight schools as well as private owners and can be outfitted with a Garmin G950 glass cockpit or analog panel. Prices range from $425,000 to $510,000, with U.S. deliveries expected to begin next year.

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A flurry of new planes and new products debuted on the opening days of AirVenture 2009 in Oshkosh, while one venerable model — the Piper Archer — is on its way back to production. Piper Aircraft plans to bring back the Archer, with officials noting the company — under its new owner, Imprimis, an investment company based in Singapore and Brunei — wants to be “back in the entry level market.” The 180-hp Archer, which will sell for $300,000, will be available in 2010. It will come standard with the Garmin G600 glass cockpit, which also will be available on several of the company’s other models, including the Seneca V, Seminole and Warrior. Meanwhile, progress continues on the jet, as the company plans to hire 50 new engineers to accelerate the program’s development. The jet, which flew at AirVenture for the first time at an air show, has accumulated about 200 hours in flight tests so far. Order book for the jet stands at about 200.

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uuu The Icon A5 made its first flying demonstration at the show, on the heels of a “rigorous” flight testing program, according to Kirk Hawkins, president of Icon Aircraft. The amphibious LSA’s

fixed wing aerodynamics that features vertical takeoff and landing with highspeed flight. The company plans to offer four designs for sale: a two-place autogyro, a two-place compound gyroplane, a four-place autogyro and a four-place compound gyroplane. CarterAviationTechnologies.com

uuu Carter Aviation Technologies debuted its new Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) prototype, the second generation aircraft that demonstrates Carter’s Slowed Rotor/Compound technology, which is a combination of rotorcraft and

uuu Remos Aircraft has received a “significant” infusion of new capital from Pall Mall Partners, a London-based investment company that focuses on technology. The funds will be used to fund ambitious plans for the LSA manufacturer, including the creation of Remos Pilot Centers, as well as other efforts to attract more people to aviation. Remos.com

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Recycling runways Former uranium site could be Tennessee’s newest GA airport By MEG GODLEWSKI General Aviation News

Officials in Knoxville, Tenn., have taken the first step towards recycling an industrial site that used to process uranium into a general aviation airport. The industrial area was closed down decades ago, according to Lawrence Young, president of the Community Reuse Organization of East Tennessee (Continued from page 6)

the first Full Authority Digital Electronic Controlled (FADEC) turbocharged engine — the TSIOF-550. It joins the IOF-240 and IOF-550 in the company’s line of certified, production FADEC engines. The PowerLink FADEC allows for single lever, electronic engine control, company officials noted. Meanwhile, TCM officials flew the company’s factory turbocharged SR22 to Oshkosh fueled on UL94 unleaded aviation fuel. The flight was the third for the engine, which has now accumulated 20 hours on unleaded fuels. GenuineContinental.aero.

uuu Lycoming Engines has teamed with the FAA and Swift Enterprises to

(CROET), an organization that oversees the redevelopment of industrial sites. The former uranium processing facility, which covers 1,100 acres, has something in short supply in hilly East Tennessee, according to Young. “It’s basically a flat, long strip of black top,” he said. Last last month, the Knoxville City Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of CROET’s efforts to undertake a feasibility study. “Our next step is to approach the regional airport authority and ask them to partner with us to assist in getting funds to undertake the feasibility study,” Young said. “Part of the research 100SF, a renewable fuel being developed as a possible replacement for 100LL aviation fuel. The goal is to develop a renewable fuel to replace 100LL without requiring modifications to existing engines, officials said. Lycoming is providing the engines for the testing, while the FAA’s Aviation Fuel and Engine Test Facility is performing the testing. Lycoming.com, SwiftEnterprises.com

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study will include whether the market will support the construction of a new airport.” That could be the easiest part of the project. According to Young, the nearest general aviation airport is 20 or so miles away and located on an island in a river. “It cannot expand,” he said, “and most of the terrain in the region is hilly. From a strictly physical standpoint, the flat terrain of the former uranium processing area makes it attractive as a site for a new airport, but that is just one component that we are looking at.” The feasibility study also will include evaluating how to pay for the the platinum version, which includes dual ADAHRS and WAAS, for $72,800. The lower-cost systems can be upgraded to the platinum system. Avidyne.com

new airport. “We are researching grants for the construction and the possibility of a partnership with the Knoxville Metro Airport,” Young said. “But that’s off in the distance. Right now the airport is just an idea.” Young admits that redeveloping a site that was connected to nuclear material presents some public perception problems. “People worry about safety,” he said. “I can show them reams of data on the safety of the site. We have had industrial facilities on it for 10 years with no ill effects.” For more information: CROET.com.

has the capability to carry multiple fuel calibrations, allowing the system to be adapted to new types of aviation fuels as they are brought to market, according to Lancair officials. Lancair.com

uuu Lancair International’s piston Evolution marks the first use by an OEM of the new Lycoming TEO-540-EXP twin-turbo engine with the integrated iE2 electronic engine management system. The iE2 provides single lever power control of all engine, turbo and propeller management functions. It also

uuu Kit manufacturer Sonex unveiled a single-place jet at an open house the day before AirVenture opened. Called the “Sub-Sonex,” the jet is powered by a modified version of a turbine used to power radio-controlled aircraft. Sonex.com

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Controller negotiations continue As new administrator changes the way errors are reported By Charles Spence WASHINGTON, D.C. — For nearly three years, air traffic controllers have been working under imposed work rules after they failed to reach a contract agreement with the Capital FAA. Now that a Comments new administrator has taken office — and an arbitration panel is in place — are things finally getting settled? Maybe. The two groups are not eager to discuss the arbitration efforts until there is something positive to report. However, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt recently unveiled a change in the way operational errors are reported, saying the names of controllers will not be included on operational error reports sent to FAA headquarters. “We need quality information,” said Babbitt, “and the best sources of that information are our front-line employees.” Removing names will allow investigators to focus on what happened, rather than who was at fault, he explained. The change was met with questions from the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, the controllers’ union. “We need clarification of it,” said spokesman Doug Church. What is clear is that the identity of controllers involved in errors will be known at their local facilities, with disciplinary actions taken and recorded in the controllers’ records. If this is part of the non-punitive reporting system, it is confusing, Church said. “We need Babbitt to back up his words with his actions,” he said, adding, “we do hope this is an indication of the new administrator reaching out.”

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Senate’s version of the FAA reauthorization over that passed by the House. NATCA President Patrick Forrey says the Senate version “addresses so many key issues that affect the safety of the National Airspace System and provides for the advancement of the much-needed modernization of the air traffic control system.” Both the Senate and the House bills push the Next Generation Air Traffic Control program (NextGen), a goal supported by general aviation interests as well. The Senate version, however, does not include two provisions that are opposed by the Air Transport Association, which represents the major airlines: An antitrust immunity sunset provision; and a provision to raise the cap on passenger facility charges from

$4.50 to $7. The Senate and House versions now will go to conference, where some changes will be made, with a final version going to a vote in both Houses. This needs to be done before the temporary authorization period ends in September.

CHANGES AT NTSB Two members of the National Transportation Safety Board have submitted their resignations, leaving the way open for President Obama to make appointments. Board member Kathryn O’Leary Higgins left the board Aug. 3, while Chairman Mark Rosenker said he will stay until replacements are nominated and approved.

Higgins, who joined the board in January 2006, said she is leaving “to pursue opportunities in the private sector.” She previously held positions as Deputy Secretary of Labor, Vice Chair of the Presidential Commissions on Coast Guard Roles and Missions, and assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary. Rosenker became a member and Vice Chairman of NTSB in March 2003. Three years later he was sworn in as the 11th chairman. He was nominated by President Bush for a second term in 2007. Before being appointed to the board he was Deputy Assistant to the President and director of the White House Military Office. Charles Spence is GAN’s Washington, D.C., correspondent.

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Growing the next generation By Jamail Larkins We all remember our first flight — the feeling of seeing the world from a completely different perspective, the freedom of controlling an aircraft through the three dimensions of flight, the Guest Editorial opportunity to make the world a smaller place by expanding our realm of possibilities. No matter what aspect of flying motivates us to learn how to fly, we all enjoy the challenges and entertainment that aviation provides. Because of the experiences aviation brings to my life, I’ve made it my goal to share the thrill of flight with others. Through a variety of ways, I have been able to volunteer my time and dedicate my passion as a vehicle to inspire others to explore the multitude of opportunities in the aviation industry. As you probably know, the aviation industry is actively trying to recruit young people to get involved and sustain the viability of the field for the next generation. With reports that nearly 30% of employees in the aviation industry became eligible to retire last year, it is absolutely dire that we have fresh faces in the field to take over. Most people don’t realize the abundance and variety of career opportunities that exist in the aviation industry. People are needed in every aspect of the field — from the more intuitive positions like pilots, controllers, mechanics, fixed base operators, and engineers, to the not-so-obvious airport managers and the like. The aviation industry allows candidates to find employment opportunities that suit their unique needs and talents, while combining a passion that can rival very few other industries. Like most industries right now, aviation is suffering from the worldwide economic turmoil, which is something we will recover from in due time. However, finding enough people to take over these jobs when the economy does return is not so easy. The only way the world of aviation will be successful is if we all do what we can — no matter how much or how little — to help out. Whether it’s participating in an organization like the Young Eagles, providing financial assistance to youth groups, or simply answering basic questions about flight training to an airport visitor, we can and should do our part to increase interest in aviation. Participating in programs like AOPA’s Project Pilot, EAA’s Young Eagles, Youth Aviation Adventure, Civil Air Patrol, BuildA-Plane, and the FAA’s Aviation Career Explorator y (ACE) Camps help grow and enhance the aviation and aerospace industry.

These programs help instill the passion we all have for aviation in our industr y’s newcomers, and provide support in the most difficult and stressful times for people. If you don’t believe me, just read the numerous stories of individuals who have become pilots or work in the industr y because of their experiences with one of these programs. Not everyone will walk away with a pilot’s license because of a Young Eagles flight, but many will walk away with a positive experience about aviation. As the former national spokesman for EAA’s Vision of Eagles Program, it was my job to promote aviation career opportunities to young people around the country. As an expansion to that role, I started working with the FAA in 2004 promoting the benefits of aviation to mainstream America. The experiences I have had, taking Young Eagles for their very first flights and speaking to hundreds of thousands of students about the aviation industry, have been remarkable. I’m very thankful for these opportunities, and proud of the impact that it has had on others. By assisting with these types of programs, you also will experience similar types of joys. Just ask anyone who has received a thank you note from an individual they took for their first flight and now they are involved in aviation. It’s a great achievement. Perhaps my greatest achievement is co-founding, building and executing the DreamLaunch Tour. Sponsored by my alma mater, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, DreamLaunch has become the FAA’s nationwide tour dedicated to educating high school students about career opportunities in the aviation industry, while, at the same time, motivating students to follow their dreams and passions in life. Now in its fifth year, DreamLaunch has visited hundreds of schools, and educated countless students on the opportunities in the aviation industry that they may not be aware of. This past year was our most successful yet, as the tour visited schools from Central Florida all the way to Anchorage, Alaska. Building on that success, we’re gearing for a tour that stops at even more schools next year. You can learn more about the tour at: JamailLarkins.com. I urge all of you to take action and influence the next generation of aviation. Whether it’s kids or adults, we need to keep our industr y growing, even when we are presented with the economic issues affecting every company in our industry today. Everything we do can — and will —make a difference. What happens in the next 20 to 30 years of flight will be completely up to the legacy created by the current generation leading one of the nation’s most vital segments of our economy. Read more about inspiring the next generation in our special report, which starts on page 11.

August 7, 2009

OIL ANALYSIS SAVED THE DAY Re: Paul McBride’s column, “TBO: 2,000 hour or 12 years,” in the June 23 issue: This is absolutely the best article I have ever seen on the subject. I started oil analysis every 25 hours the day I bought my used C-180. The original engine (which had a “log cabin overhaul” by a very reputable mechanic) went to TBO with no problems. My “factory reman” replacement from Continental was making a bit more metal from day one, but the reports were quite stable. My mechanic son insisted on cutting each filter open and examining it with a magnifying glass and magnet, in addition to the oil analysis. I always kept the last five used filters for comparison. At 500 hours, with the plane fueled and loaded for a flight in the morning, I got a call from my analytical service stating the Nitraloy had spiked and to do a compression check. The engine had been running fine with absolutely no indication of a problem. Mag checks were perfect. It was smooth and the power was normal. We found one drastically low cylinder and pulled it. The exhaust valve stem was found to be shaved down to one half normal diameter by the Nitraloy guide, obviously primed for a catastrophic failure. Oil analysis saved the day, in my opinion. Now the good part: There was no accident and Continental only charged me for the time flown, although the engine was out of “calendar” time, so I got another “reman” for $10,000 rather than the going $15,000. DOUG MILLARD Wasilla, Alaska

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I recently completed my Experimental amateur homebuilt aircraft and was ready to have the certification inspection completed. I contacted my local Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) and requested to have one of the maintenance inspectors perform the inspection. The manager denied the request. I requested a written explanation for the denial, which reflected on staffing and workload issues, and noted that all aircraft certification services were being directed to persons outside the FAA. In other words, I had to hire a Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) to perform the certification inspection. I contacted several other FSDOs in the Northwest to survey their policies. Several responded they can perform certification inspections, but it would depend on workload. They did not have a total denial policy and defer individuals directly to a DAR. In my opinion a certification inspection should be carried out by the FAA. I understand the economic issues affecting the FAA, however I am opposed to the policy of total denial. The FAA should work with the individual requesting a service and attempt to schedule a visit under mutual agreement. This seems like a reasonable request from a tax-paying citizen of this country. In the past we would visit our local General Aviation District Office (GADO) to request a written test, a flight exam, a practical test, and a certification inspection. Now we must pay a designee (for all this). A tax-paying citizen should be given equal consideration when complying with FAA-required regulations, and not have to pay for the services required by the regulations set forth by the FAA. ROBERT GATHERER Tekoa, Wash.


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Learning to fly — and so much more Museum program teaches kids about flying and restoring aircraft, as well as life By JANICE WOOD About a year ago, Christine Parker had her first-ever airplane ride. It was one that would change her life. “I was always one of those kids who would look up in the sky every time an airplane flew over, though I had never actually flown until a band trip last spring,” she said. “After that I guess you could say I was obsessed with flying.” Talking about that obsession with her friend, Doug Vogel, led her to the Port Townsend Aero Museum at Jefferson County International Airport (OS9) in Washington state, which runs a volunteer program where kids from 12-18 learn to restore vintage aircraft while learning to fly. “The experience has been amazing,” she said. “I’ve learned a heck of a lot. The very first day I did fabric work. I do it every weekend and I’m getting pretty good at it.” The lessons learned at the museum extend far beyond how to restore aircraft. The kids also learn about the value of hard work, determination, and striving for perfection. The program began in 2001 when Jerry and Peggy Thuotte founded the museum based on a youth-oriented volunteer program. “I had worked with kids for the past 20 years, telling my kids’ friends that if they helped in my hangar, I’d teach them to fly,” said Jerry Thuotte, a retired air traffic controller and United Air Lines pilot. After he retired and moved to Port Townsend, he got a lot of pressure from friends and relatives to continue his work with kids, as well as his work restoring antique aircraft. “I knew that if I had enough kids properly trained, I could restore enough aircraft to bring in enough money to build the museum,” he said. “Once you put all the pieces together, you have a puzzle and the centerpiece is this beautiful Taj Mahal.” What he’s referring to is the museum’s new 18,000-square-foot hangar, which houses a collection of 31 aircraft, including a 1922 Irwin Meteor, a 1935 DeHavilland Queen Bee, a 1928 Travel Air, a Benny Howard Mike pylon racer replica, a 1936 Waco YKS-6, a 1932 Pietenpol SkyScout and much more. Most of the planes are airworthy. The ones that aren’t are in the restoration process, with the kids doing a lion’s share of the work. “It’s a constant training program,” Thuotte said. “Kids come in as early as 12 and then leave when they go off to college or get out of their teens.” In the last eight years, about 210 kids have gone through the program. Thuotte estimates that 25% of them have continued on in aviation as pilots, engineers, mechanics or air traffic controllers. “Many have gone on to the University of Washington, Embry Riddle, Purdue, and the University of North Dakota,” he said. Parker will start at the University of Washington in the fall, majoring in aeronautical engineering. “I want to design my own airplanes,” she said, noting she wants to design GA aircraft, not behemoth airliners. “I’m not a fan of big, big, big airplanes.” Her friend who inspired her to volunteer at the museum also is pursuing a career in aviation. Vogel, 18, plans to attend Westminster College in the fall, majoring in flight operations. The recipient of a Navy ROTC scholarship, he hopes to be a Naval Aviator.

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THE ‘WIZARDS’: Some of the kids who volunteer at the museum restoring aircraft include Christine Parker, left, and Doug Vogel in the cockpit of the Pacemaker and (from left to right in front of the plane) Ross Patton, Nathan Alexander, Alex Helsell, Emma Walker, and Joel Brose. He started volunteering at the museum when he was just 11, discovering the program through a summer camp. “It was a way to be in and around airplanes,” he said. “It was an opportunity for me to see if aviation was interesting enough to pursue as a career or hobby. The more I was at the airport, the more I fell in love with not only flying, but all aspects of aviation, from restoration to airport operations.”

RESTORING PLANES The kids are tasked with restoring not only the museum’s vintage aircraft, but also airplanes from customers from around the country. Taught by adult mentors, they learn everything from rib stitching to fabric covering to fabricating a windshield or restoring a propeller. Their work not only helps fund the museum, it also helps preserve the dying skills required to keep antique airplanes airworthy, Thuotte said. “We are inundated with work,” he said, noting restorations in process include a J-3 Cub, a PA-12 Super Cub, and a 1929 Bellanca Pacemaker. “We also do a lot of repairs, such as rebuilding the wing of a Stinson Gullwing. We’ve restored 40 to 50 airplanes over the years and they just keep coming.” But how do airplane owners feel about youngsters

WHAT’S NEXT? Plans are in the works to build a 6,600-squarefoot shop with room enough to work on eight aircraft at a time. Another building is planned to house a paint booth and fabric shop. As he looks to the future, Thuotte said he is also on the lookout for somebody “tougher than me” to take over the operations, noting he’s 70 now. But he hasn’t been able to find anybody who can say no, as the museum gets lots of calls from people who want to donate their old airplanes or adults who want to get some flight training in one of the museum’s airplanes.

working on their planes? “When we first started, the work came in based on my reputation,” said Thuotte, who has not only completed 17 restorations, but has also built several aircraft. “But now the work comes in based on the kids’ reputation.” He tells the story of being at a gathering recently and overhearing two pilots talking about the museum’s contract work. “Those kids are incredible wizards,” he heard one pilot tell another. “Their work is first class,” Thuotte claimed. “They come here as raw material, so they have no bad habits. They don’t cut corners and they don’t espouse a ‘that’s good enough’ attitude. They all strive for perfection.” That quest for perfection is critical in helping kids succeed not only in aviation, but in life, Vogel noted. “It is my firm belief that people will rise or fall to what is expected of them,” he said. “Setting very high expectations in all areas of a child’s life — but particularly aviation — will give the child the best chance possible for success.” Those high expectations aren’t just for restoration work. Thuotte expects a lot from the kids — and they deliver. If they don’t, they’re out.

FLYING HIGH A child who wants to volunteer must go through an interview with Thuotte. In that interview, he emphasizes the most important requirement: Commitment. “They must commit to one day a week during the school year and more in the summer, if their family will allow,” he said. “Priorities are family, school, then job.” Thuotte keeps an eye on their grades, pushing them to get all As. “That will help them get scholarships,” he said. “When they leave here, they are going to school.” He also takes in kids who are required to do community service or have had some problems the past. “The past is the past,” he said. “Once they come through our threshhold, it’s like being born again.” However, the kids have to follow the rules: Don’t

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General Aviation News Cessna 150 - 1904

1974 ROCKWELL Commander 112A, 790TT/SMOH. One owner. $67,750. West One Air. 208-455-9393 westoneair@aol.com Aeronca - 1050

C-150 TAILDRAGGER, 4466-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

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

1966 C-150, 2338 TTSN. Extras too numerous to list. Information mailed to interested parties. $22,950. Wil, 509-725-8254.

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

CESSNA 150M, lowtime AF, ZERO time eng and prop, good radios, fresh leather interior, $26,000. 503-8385286, 800-831-6513. 1966 C-150 for sale. New paint, recent interior. Fresh engine & annual. Two-tone blue on white. Call for details.940-851-6005, 580-479-9292.

2001 SCOUT 8GCBC 325TT, EDM-700, King 196 Com, Garmin 150 GPS, GMA-340 audio-panel, L/R tanks and spades, xpdr, $120,000. 775-772-9179.

1966 C-150, 5222-TTAF, 1279-SMOH, annual 2010, intercom, King-97A, King-76A. Price reduced $15,500. Good flying plane! Pierce Co. A/P. 253-279-8901.

79 BELLANCA Scout 900TTAF&E, 180HP Lycoming CS prop int SL40 com, King GPS/com, LR tanks, Garmin 320 TXP EL fuel flow, VG’s, NDH. Complete logs. West Mt and NE Oregon since new. Hangared since new. $65,000. 208-413-3210. Mick.

BUYING OR FLYING A CESSNA 150/152? Read the complete, authoritative guide! Second Printing! Officially endorsed by the 150/152 Club! Fly safer, save thousands. You’ll love it! www.cessna150book.com

1998 8GCBC Scout, 448-TTAFE&P, 2-bl CS, King IFR certified, 70gal., VG’s, PMA6000M audio-panel w/intercom, eng.-heat, NDH, 4/10 annual, maroon/tan, $99,800, will-deliver, split-expenses. reade@uisreno.com NV/775322-2929. 2003 SUPER Decathlon. 377-TT. NDH, MT prop, King KY97A, KT76A, Garmin 296. Full flow oil filter, Hooker harnesses, parachute. $105,000. 253-564-8201. http://cbahn.homestead.com Aviat - 1400 AVIAT HUSKIES 2001 thru 2008 used, new ‘08 amphib, taking 2009 orders. Jim Taylor, McCreery Aviation, 956686-1774. 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, $119,500. Add Garmin 430 for $5K additional. Stancil Aviation, 800-759-9466, 530-642-2806. www.skywagons.com 1974 V35B Bonanza, 550SFRMAN, 3435TTSN. New leather interior, King IFR, Flight Director. Excellent paint, hangared, NDH. Like New! $109,950. 510-783-2711. Beech Sierra - 1525 1975 SIERRA 2337TT, 352SMOH, full IFR, $52,999. Will trade for Real Estate, RV or any reasonable offer. 360-438-8811, cell/ 360-481-7171. Beech Baron - 1602 1976 E55 Baron 4000-TTAF, 800-SFRM-LH, 400SFRM-RH, 600-SNEW 3bl props, GAMI’s, KFC-200 w/yaw, full King pkg w/KLN-90B, 6seats, leather, 166 gallons, deliver w/fresh annual & AD 2008-13-17 completed, NDH, open to reasonable offers 541-296-1897 Beech Duchess - 1604 1979 BEECH Duchess, Fresh Engines and Props, Owned, hangared, and maintained by same FBO since 1993 in Milwaukee. $95,000, see www.flymilwaukee.com Pete, 414-461-3222, eve-262-533-3056. Beech Duke - 1606 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, 350since $50K refurb by Miller’s. $59K. CO/303-931-8319. http://www.freewebs.com/1973turbovikingforsale 1976 VIKING 1300TT, 300hp Turbo Lyc. Looks like new. Wholesale price. See at Oshkosh Booth#459. Vic’s Aircraft Sales. 701-293-8362. www.vicsaircraft.net Cessna 120/140 - 1902

1974 C-150L, 1775TTSN engine & airframe, NDH. Not a trainer, hangared, annual 12/09. Reduced !!! $16,000. 541-672-5412/ 541-733-8620. Cessna 152 - 1905 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 1951 C-170A 3986TT, 768SMOH, Com radio, Cleveland brakes, 800:6 tires, exc-paint, new-interior, metal wings, Horton STOL kit, current annual 6/09. Lost medical. $37,900. Ted 503-843-3616 or 503-550-6868. 1979 177B 180 HP TBO. Good compression. 8 in & out. Fresh annual, powerflow exhaust. $50,000 OBO. Call Gary 360-731-8088 Cessna 172 - 1907 1978 CESSNA 172XP with 190hp Cont. IO-360, 286 SFRM, constant speed prop, Great for towing and high performance. Bob 253-335-3944. 1965 C-172, 4,495TT, 1349SMOH, 4STOP, always hangared, newer paint, refurbished interior, Airmap GPS, MX-11 Com, King-xpdr, King KX-150B. $25,000. 253847-2022. 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. 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, $55,000. 907-305-3056. 1973 C-172M, IFR, NDH, 1400 hr eng, 3800 AF, very good condition, always hangared, fresh annual, $39,500, Bremerton WA 360-297-1324. 1970 C-172 539 SMOH, 5128T TSN, digital IFR, IFRGPS, recent paint/ interior. NDH. $39,950. 510-783-2711 1974 C-172 IFR, GPS, 980 SMOH. Excellent condition. Reduced! $39,750. WestOneAir. 208-455-9393 westoneair@aol.com

1978 C-172N, 160hp, 6475-TT, zero SMOH, good paint, very nice interior, fresh annual, $55,000. 541-882-8315, 541-884-1425.

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

1977 C-172N, 10,000-TT, 1000-SMOH on O-320 eng, logs, NDH, dry country airplane, KX-170’s, GPS, xpdr, 4pl intercom, 8 in./out, $35,000, 541-566-2411, cell 509999-3715.

LOST MEDICAL 1946 C-140 TTAF-7022, 877 SMOH, Cont.O-200, STC-autogas, climb-prop, strobes, Clevelands, xpdr, encoder, new windshield & cover. $18,000. 406-253-3214.

1976 CESSNA 172M, 2668TT, 475TT on 180HP Pennyan, King Audio Panel and avionics, IFR certified 2/2009, annual due 9/2009. Based at KHYA. $57,500. Email grumpyoldman57@aol.com

—  800.426.8538 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 $110,900. 406-381-2602, 961-4079 johnmowat49@aol.com 1956 C-180, 3750-TT, 915REM, PPonk, hangared, King avionics, custom panel, IFR, $67,500. April 02 annual. Call for details, 801-605-8047. 1956 C-180, 3750-TT, 915-REM, PPonk, hangared, King avionics, custom panel, IFR, $67,500. April 02 annual. Call for details, 801-605-8047.

1953 C-180 4400TT, 370SMOH. Engine & propeller “Both O-470J” LRF 84-gals., P-Ponk gear, G-496 w/ZAON PCAS, leather interior, camera hole w/28V system, fact. oxy., original wheel pants, Sharp! $75,000. 772-971-5157. 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 $83,900. Stancil Aviation 800-759-9466, 530-6422806, www.skywagons.com 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 1980 185F Skywagon, only 1241 TTSN! 74 hrs on Western Skyways Gold Seal Reman, 74hrs on McCauley 401, 86” 3-blade BlackMac. factory float kit, 88gal. wet wing, King Silver Crown, Garmin 150 GPS, bubble windows, ext baggage, tail pull handles, BAS. inertial Reels, strobes, post lights. Excellent professionally touched up original two tone blue on white, utility interior, 3&4 bench seat, 5&6 seat, only 2 owners, last since 1985, Never damaged, never in salt, logs since new, an “appreciably classic”. $185,000. Joe Stancil owner, Stancil Aviation, 800-759-9466, 530-642-2806. www.skywagons.com Cessna 182 - 1909

August 7, 2009 Cessna 182 - 1909 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 1958 C-182C, 2900 TT, original panel, VG’s, larger tires, new brakes, interior good. Great Flying Airplane! $40,000. 509-732-1464. 1964 CESSNA 182, 4113TTA, 1102SMOH, LRT, A/P, 1piece windshield, new interior, PMA-7000M-S audio, always hangared. $49,000. Minnesota 218-930-0834. 1982 TR182 RG Skylane, only 21 hrs. since Western Skyways Turbocharged Reman. 21SPOH (3blade), Sperry digital IFR, King panel mounted GPS, big Sperry 400B autopilot (alt hold) coupled to NSD 360 slaved HSI, JPI, speed brakes, air conditioning, 92 gals. Brand new interior, good original paint, logs since new, NDH, only $121,900. Owned by Stancil Aviation, 1-800-759-9466. See pictures & specs at www.skywagons.com 1976 182Q 5,700TT, 1550SMOH, 2000TBO, GPS, L/Rtanks, clean leather. 7.5-in/out, IFR, NDH, fresh annual. Always hangared. FBO owned. $72,900. 307-587-6732. 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 1980 CESSNA 182QII, TTAF 2340, SMOH 768, Garmin 430/340, 385A NavCom, Stec 60 A/P, KN62A DME, eng mMonitor, NDH. 253-335-3944. 1973 SKYLANE, 3300 TT, 1775 SMOH, 450 SPOH, Narco Mk12D, KT-76A, ADF, Apollo loran, LRT, recent fuel bladders, $45,500, 650-515-0943. 1960 SKYLANE, 5350+TT,1170-SMOH, 150-SPOH, P&I 9, Garmin 135A GPS/Com, King KX170A VOR w/GS, Apollo SL70 xpdr, EGT/CHT, cowl/manual flaps. slant tail, Horton STOL, aileron/flap-gap seals, leading edge cuff wingtips, stall fences, 4-pl intercom, ext baggage, May annual. $49,000, will take medium size motor home partial trade, must have slide-out, Ron 509-7507225. 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

1966 182J Skylane, 4100TT, 750SMOH/SPOH, King radios, IFR, long-range tanks, Nice paint&interior, hangared in Helena, MT, second-owner, complete-logs, $70,000. 406-431-1219.

1973 U206F Stationair, 1780 TTSN, 690 SFREMAN (300hp), King digital IFR, HD gear, 84 gals., NDH, logs since new, always hangared. $119,500. Stancil Aviation, 800-759-9466, 530-642-2806, www.skywagons.com

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

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1957 CESSNA 182A New Garmin IFR 430-GPS package, Storm-Scope, S-Tec 50 A/P, KX155 w/GS, all new panel. Good Condition. 603-242-3033. 1958 C-182A Skylane, 475-SMOH, 50-SPOH, STOL, interior-10, paint-9, Garmin-250XL GPS-com, NDH, logs, manuals, extras, nice plane, $50,000/negotiable, Salem OR, 503-364-2473. WE HAVE (4) TR182’s in stock! 1979, 1980, 1982 & the Last 1986 made! See our website www.skywagons.com or call Stancil Aviation @ 1-800-759-9466 for details. 1964 CESSNA 182, 4113TTA, 1102SMOH, LRT, A/P, One Piece Windshield, New interior, PMA-7000M-S Audio, always hangared. $49,000. Minnesota 218-9300834.

1982 T210N Centurion II, 1837TTSN, 552SMOH, Western Skyways Gold, 552prop, GMA-340 Audio, GTX327 xpdr, eng analyzer, Rosen sun visors, 6-place ox. Beautiful inside and out. 3/2009 annual. Won’t last! $179,000. 208-316-7777 or chuck@garagetown.com 1976 U206F Stationair, 6300TT, 850 SMOH, 710 SNEW 86” 401 3-blade, on excellent Wipline 3450 Amphibs, Robertson STOL, 84 gals., gear advisory, “Fool’s Gold” movie star, 1185# useful, HD wheel gear included, recent paint & interior, logs since new, 6 place load hauler water & wheels for only $144,900. Stancil Aviation, 800759-9466, 530-642-2806. www.skywagons.com TWO TU206G’S for sale: 1980 & 1982, both 310hp TURBO’s, Low time, Garmin 530 and Garmin 430. Big Autopilots, 92 gals., 1 with Robertson STOL. No Damage Always US registered. Logs since new starting at $159,900. See all the specs on our website or call toll free #, both located in Placerville, CA and are owned by us. Joe Stancil, owner, Stancil Aviation, 530-642-2806 800-759-9466, www.skywagons.com


August 7, 2009 Cessna 300 Series - 2005

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1978 CESSNA-310R, Known-ice certification, 100 SFREM’s, 5500TT, Owned,/hangared, and maintained by same part 135 operator for many years. $155,000, see www.flymilwaukee.com Pete, 414-461-3222, eves262-533-3056.

1976 C-340 6000 TT, 60 SMOH, leather interior, King radios, radar strikefinder A/C $150,000 OBO. 760-3573231. richardgrahamr@aol.com C320B 1964 2940-TTAF engines lower-end overhaul with prop-OH. S-Tech 60-2 coupled A/P. Fresh annual. Priced to sell. $65,000. 704-236-4093, www.elliottmarketing.com/cessna THREE CESSNA 310’s 4 sale. www.bahraero.com 1963 C-310 IFR, GPS, A/P, 650 SMOH. Very Nice! $53,750. 208-455-9393, westoneair@aol.com Cessna 400 Series - 2010

Mooney - 3500

North American - 3680

1967 MOONEY M20F, 4350-TT, 700-SMOH, 5hrsSNprop, NDH, nice-paint, good-interior, speed-mods, 160-kts. $49,500. Nice looking, fast, well-maintained in Ogden/Utah. 250-490-7921, deinbc@shaw.ca

1971 310Q Turbo, IFR, full de-ice, VG’s, hangared. $89,750. WestOneAir. 208-455-9393. westoneair@aol.com C-340A, New engines, props, avionics, paint and interior. 1/4 Share available. Hangared in BIL. Call for details. rap2jap@aol.com 406-670-9643.

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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 Fairchild - 2600

1967 MOONEY M20C, TTAF3900, 200SMOH,SPOH81, Hartzell-prop, IFR, 180hp, new paint/glass. Late model-styling, xpdr, w/take trades. $55,000.Wholesale Price. 701-293-8362, vic@linkup.net www.vicsaircraft.net

LAKE AERO STYLING YOUR ONE STOP MOONEY “MALL” Lasar Plane Sales, service, parts, engine work, mods, upholstery, avionics, etc. Servicing your Mooney needs since 1966. Free Mooney buyers guide or mod brochure: Email: LasarMods@aol.com www.lasar.com PARTS: 800-954-5619 or 707-263-0581 OFFICE 707-263-0412 FAX 707-263-0420 LASAR PLANE Sales has many Mooneys on consignment. Call for info & free Mooney Buyers Guide, 707263-0452, Fax: 707-263-0472. See us on the internet: www.lasar.com, email: planesales@lasar.com

1969 C-401A O SMOH, strap AD complied with, King 165’s, Stec AP, FD, $100,000. 760-357-3231 richardgrahamr@aol.com

MOONEY'S LARGEST Factory Authorized Parts Service Center. Large supply of discontiued parts. Lone Star Aero, 888-566-3781, fax 210-979-0226. parts@LoneStarAero.com

1970 C-401B 6500 TT, King Gold Crown, S-Tec AP. Very clean! 8 seats. $80,000. 760-357-3231 richardgrahamr@aol.com

RELIANT AVIATION. Mooney parts/ service since 1972. Large inventory. Toll Free 877-758-3232. Fax 541-9288356. Email reliant.aviation@mindspring.com

1982 CESSNA-414A, Fresh factory rebuilt engines, Garmin-530 etc., new leather inside, our part 135 airplane last 21 years. See www.flymilwaukee.com Pete 414-4613222, eves 262-533-3056. 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. 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

FAIRCHILD 22-C7B, museum quality and airworthy. Spare Menasco D-4-87 engine. Elec starter, Ham Std round adj prop, dual instruments and controls, $89,000, 360-461-1158. Grumman - 2850 1976 AA-5B Tiger 2900TTAF, Lyc. O-360, 625SMOH. Millenium cylinders, flyweight starter, split nose cowl, strobes, Boom Beam light, fresh annual. $42,500. 541962-0902. 1976 GRUMANN Tiger, 3409.6-TT, 1412.7-SMOH, 2 KX-170B, KTA-76 and KMA-20, Garmin 296 and 95 XL, AP, CHT, EGT $45,750, 530-263-4497. Luscombe - 3300 1946 LUSCOMBE floatplane on Edo 1320’s, 100hp 400-SMOH, qualifies LSA, extremely clean rare aircraft. Includes landing gear, $39,000. 253-686-6592, 206-2558005.

SELKIRK AVIATION Inc. has FAA approval on composite cowlings for all Cessna 180, 185 and years 1956 to 1961 Cessna 182 planes. Also interior panels, extended bag kits, glare shields and nose bowl for most C-170 to U206 models. Contact www.selkirk-aviation.com or 208664-9589. Champion Parts - 2055 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING. Hundreds of FAA-PMA’d parts Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1-800-457-7811, www.univair.com Citabria - 2150 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 1968 CITABRIA 7KCAB, IO-320, 150hp, inverted fuel, 3090 TT, 865-TSOH, 07/09 annual, $30K, Ceconite fabric, Imron paint, always hangared, 360-243-7388. 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 DEHAVILLAND BEAVER 4 sale. www.bahraero.com GARRETT TURBINE Otter for Sale or lease. Wheels, skis and floats. 907-350-7371.

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PA28-140 4533TT, 246SMOH. A clean and good flying airplane. Needs some TLC. Paint has been stripped, upholstery started but not finished. Gray tinted glass, has new tail cone, Horton wing-tips, copper cables and battery box mod. wood grain lighted glare shield, auto-fuel STC, oil pan heater plus several other modifications. 760 channels. MX170-B radio, Narco xpdr. Asking $23,500 Paul 530-628-4104. Piper Comanche - 3809 1958 PA-24-250, 6014 TT, 1050 TSO. IFR GPS, S-Tec autopilot. (coupled). 541-401-0467. www.cleangarage.biz 1960 COMANCHE 250 3154 TT, IFR Cert. Center stack radios, 3-blade prop, tip-tanks, speed-mods, Gap-seals. Best one around. $63,950. 509-993-7888. 1962 COMANCHE 250. 3842TTAF, 1312SMOH. Custom panel, Century 2000, Dual KX155, 3 blade, leather, many upgrades. http://tappix.com/811722 $57,900. 503318-5620. 1966 PIPER PA24-260B Comanche, 4720 TT, 1225 SMOH, 1387 SPOH, IFR, KLY 135A GPS/Com, DME, AutoControl II A/P, 4pl. intercom, 90 gals, strobes, 6 place, new strip & paint, dry country last 20 years. $52,900. Stancil Aviation, 800-759-9466, 530-642-2806. www.skywagons.com 1969 COMANCHE 260C. 476SMOH, GS, SS, AP, xpdr/enc. $125,000. Will-take trade on Piper Archer. Wholesale Price. Details: ND/701-293-8362. vic@linkup.net www.vicsaircraft.net Piper Lance - 3812 1976 LANCE, current annual, AP Capstone coupled, VOR, DG, GPS, MX20. discount 30,000 or high time engine, asking $98,000, 907-451-4482 Piper J Series - 3818 1939 J-4A 118 TT Since restoration. New struts and forks. Always hangared. 65hp. $25,000. 775-772-9179 2009 LEGEND CUB, certified S-LSA. J3 or PA-11 style 100hp, built to your specifications. From $109.9K. Order today. www.legend.aero 903-885-7000. Piper Super Cub - 3820 1957 SUPER Cub, TT-2500, O-320, Ceconite 102, 850 tires, lifetime struts & forks. vetteraviation@hotmail.com 406-443-0066. 1964 SUPER Cub, redone 07, 383hrs O-360, Airframes widebody, DakotaCub ext wings, Bush wheel tires, Edo2250 amphibs much more, $135,000, 503-320-1925. Piper Tomahawk - 3824

PITTS S1C, new fabric, spring gear,canopy, less engine. $14,000 OBO. 541-947-4444. Stinson - 4455 1943 STINSON Reliant V77. Authentic warbird. 75% completed. Restoration. $39,000 Minnesota 218- 9300834. FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING. Thousands of Type Certificated parts direct from our factory Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1800-457-7811, www.univair.com Taylorcraft Parts - 4605 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING FAA-PMAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d approved parts. Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303375-8882, FAX 1-800-457-7811, www.univair.com Experimentals - 5300 EXPRESS 2000, 550TT, 300hp, MT prop, Garmin-430, Icom-200, Narco-122D, Dynon 1500# useful load, NDH. Need 2-pl. Wayne Norris, owner/builder, 765-977-5262. VOLMER VJ-22, less engine. With Trailer. $7500. 509-750-7225. Nieuport 11 7/8 scale. Owned by Blackhawk pilot, Erik Kesterson, KIA Mosel Iraq 11/03. MJ or Clay 503-6062765, 503-930-9097, $13,500 smgmtmek@msn.com

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FLY-IN VACATION Rental in beautiful Paradise Valley, Montana. This house sleeps 9 or more, has a bar, pool table, sauna, hot tub, satelite TV, internet, and fire pit along with all that the community has to offer. Airport has a 5700â&#x20AC;&#x2122; turf runway, indoor hangar storage or outdoor tiedowns. $1699 per week or $300 per night (3 night minimum). For lots more information call 406-333-4166. Video, Audio, DVD - 9400 QUAD CITY CHALLENGER VIDEO. 45 minutes of flying fun on floats, skiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, soaring and other neat stuff. Send $10 to QCU, POBox 370, Moline IL 61266-0370. Money back if not totally satisfied Also see our web site. www.quadcitychallenger.com For VISA/MC order call 309-764-3515.

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

ARIZONA ELEGANT LIVING WITH YOUR AIRPLANE This is a unique gorgeous home with all the amenities. So many features. This is a must to see!!! Two four car garages, a private spa and now the â&#x20AC;&#x153;EXTRASâ&#x20AC;?, a 3600â&#x20AC;&#x2122; hard surface lighted runway, a 3000sqft hangar to house your prized possessions.and a personal producing vineyard of your very own..FIVE ACRES, bring your horsepower and the horse. An airpark with unmatched camaraderie. Pilots paradise!!! Fly the clear open skies of Western Arizona.. $1,200,000. For more photos www.airporthomesandhangars.net. Eagle Roost Airpark. Listing agent is a park resident and will provide landing instructions upon request 928-231-9500. 40X45 HANGAR with electric bi-fold door. 2BD, 3/4BA. 1000 sqft patio. Nice desert landscaping. $220,000. Out Back Realty. Julie, 928-859-4141.

RIGHT ON The Runway. Affordable airpark living. 45X50 hangar, gracious home for easy life style and entertaining, room for addâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l hangar. 3BDR, 2-1/2BA. 5acres. $599,000. 928-231-9500. More photos: www.airporthomesandhangars.net

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

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


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PINE MOUNTAIN LAKE, CA (E45). Over 2 acres on 318’ of runway w/2 hangars, over 10,000sqft w/living quarters above. Separate guest house. (1800 ft). Pool & Koi pond. $2,250,000. Red Rossio, The Flying Broker, Pine Mtn Lake Rlty, 209-962-7156, brossio@wildblue.net

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

CA/SAN DIEGO. Looking for corporate flight dept, space for collection or commercial airplane operation?? 70’x75’ hangar w/attached studio apt (crew quarters). Hangar has 2 ton overhead trolley lift & 20’ tall sideways roll door. Paved dual runways. $999,995. Marjorie McLaughlin, Century 21, 1st Choice Rlty 619-275-7254. Canada - 9650

PILOTS’ DELIGHT. Beautiful home... Wonderful 60X60 hangar with auto remote door opener. Paved runway & taxi ways. New pool, 5 acres. 928-231-9500, more photos: www.airporthomesandhangars.net Arkansas - 9650 ARKANSAS BULL Shoals Lake acreages w/airpark, 3+ acres, $25,000-$80,000, Village Land Office, 870-4454266, 870-453-2966 eves, www.villagelandoffice.com mears@southshore.com

MIX BUSINESS and fun with a solid investment...prime land adjacent to paved, airport. Fenced, excellent cabin and garage with well, septic, and power. Fantastic B.C. climate, upcoming, growing area. Two-zoning parts including airport industrial...right on the US Canadian border. 250-442-7224, 250-442-9090 or jag3@shaw.ca Florida - 9650 FLORIDA-MASSEY AIRPARK (X50) Edgewater. 1acre cleared w/city water, elec, paved taxiway. FAA approach. $129,000 obo. 386-451-5535 adnasap@bellsouth.net

ARKANSAS VALLEY Airport Cotter. Runway lot. $64,900. 2.44 acre Taxiway-tract 200’ from White River $69,900. 4% mortage available. 870-430-5545, aerov@centurytel.com SPECTACULAR 5400 sf timber frame home, hangar, guest quarters on world class trout stream. 2500’ grass strip. Frank 501-940-1900. fkb.hsr@gmail.com BAHAMAS - 9650 CAT ISLAND, Bahamas. Airport Marina 1-mile. Beachfront 1.4 acres, 2-br/ 1-ba, concrete construction. Spiff up for great getaway. $550K. catislander1@gmail.com California - 9650 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. Reduced over $300,000. Access to private F25 Airport. Airstrip has been recently paved. Property features 3 hangars on 5 beautiful acres. Remodeled 3br, 2.5ba, 2100sf home+ separate guest/inlaw/caretaker studio w/bath & kitchenette. Close to 3 recreational lakes. Level & private land yet only 30 minutes to Oroville (driving time) or Marysville. Fabulous views. $599,500. www.dianehelms.com or call 530-271-1669. CAMERON AIRPARK Near Sacramento. Four homes available with hangars and many upgrades. Excellent values. Great Flying weather. 530-677-9760. dennis@nickson.biz www.nickson.biz CALIFORNIA IDEAL climate, Pine Mountain lake. (E45) Taxiway homes or lots in the Sierra foothills near Yosemite Nat'l Park. Gated community with boating, golf, tennis and stables “Red” Rossio, The Flying Broker, Pine Mountain. Lake Realty, 209-962-7156. GATED AIRPARK & private lake community. 4bd/3b on 2-private water ski lakes w/runway between. Virtual tour: http:vu.realbiz360.com/Listing-67901.html 818-891-8813. CA, PALM Springs area 2700+sqft custom home. 3br, 2.5ba, office, pool+spa. 45X43’ hangar. 5000’ rwy+svcs. 15min to PGA-west $595,000. 760-899-3706. AIR-CONDITIONED HANGAR AND HOME on paved, lighted runway, gated community, RV parking. Northern CA. Only $475,000. 530-347-3164, 541-848-0298. melandann@charter.net LOT FOR sale: Next to private runway, Lake California, Cottonwood, CA 68CA, 15/33 3000x75 ASPH-F, 10nm KRDD, 13nm KRBL Asking $139,000 by owner. Contact: fredfrost@comcast.net 209-482-2815. PINE MOUNTAIN Lake CA. Taxi to your airpark home or live on the lake. Championship golf, tennis & stable in a gated community near Yosemite. Call “Capt. Larry Sez” Jobe. “UAL”retired “20yr resident of E45”.Larry Jobe, Yosemite Area Realtors, 209-962-5501. larryjobe@gmail.com NEW HOME on one-acre alongside taxi-way for sale: Adelanto Airpark, Southern California. $250,000. Call Broker Bill 760-792-8072, near Victorville CA.

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

“GREAT DEALS “on Orlando Area Hangars & Lots! Aviation properties, hangars, hangar rentals & residential property. Chandelle Realty. 407-814-9126. www.chandellerealty.com

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 2100 SQFT home and hangar with large-pond and beautiful-landscaping. Willis Gliderport near West Palm Beach. Price reduced! call FL/561-731-1899. jmoore@xtremeaccess.com VERO BEACH FL. On taxi-way.. Contemporary, 4BD, 3BA, large recreation room, island kitchen, beautiful country setting. 1+ acre. CBS. 772-633-3050. 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 MUST SELL one acre lot located in Fly-in Community in Middle Georgia. Thousands below recent appraisal $27,500. CALL 478-808-6704.

FLY IN & FLY OUT! PRIVATE AIR STRIP & HANGAR! TRUE MONTANA EXPERIENCE. Open beam cathedral ceilings with rock fireplace, 3 bdrms/4.5 baths. Custom cherry cabinets, granite tops with island, bar seating, swimming pond with sun deck. creek frontage, air strip with a 32X48 hangar, and a 20X60 pole frame loafing shed. All of this on 499 acres! Come live the dream $1,699,000. 406-322-4115, www.parksrealestate.com HELENA-ELLISTON 15-ACRES w/2000X120 private grass airstrip. Custom 3BD /2BA. 42X80’ hangar, 36X48’ RV building. 30X40’ garage. MT/406-492-6235.

POPULAR WHISPERING Pines Airpark just minutes from Atlanta. This home has it all including a modern 2000SF hangar attached to the home! See website for more. A rare opportunity! www.5280whisperingpines.info Idaho - 9650 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 COEUR D ALENE, IDAHO. Own your own private airstrip. “Pisch’s Place” (ID-65) 2000’ of groomed turf. Property zoned for three future rural home sites, each with superb scenic lake views.. Great investment all within 40acres. Part of family farm for years. Home to Cessna 172. Includes covered hangar and small log guest cabin. Good roadway access off Hwy#97 with electric service and septic approved Wish to sell as whole, yet will consider sale of smaller acreage parcels resulting in shared airstrip use. Terms. 208-661-3200 Illinois - 9650

FLORIDA AIRPARK property. FD 22. 3400’ asphalt lighted plus 1200’ turf. 5-acre taxiway lot. Hangar-home 3/2.5, hangar 50X28 with 35’x10’ Horton stack doors, office within. Pole-barn 40’x29’. $279,900. CB Isaac Realty, Becky Carter Broker Associate 352-213-4200 beckycarterbi@yahoo.com Cbisaacrealty.com

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I^`Zlnl?Zkfl Beautiful airpark community in a wooded country setting, just 20 minutes SW of Indianapolis. 3000 foot grass strip with secluded 5 acre tracts, some with lakefront property. All have water and underground utilities to the site. Prices start at $65,500. For more information call

Peggy Mershon at 270-879-8597 Massachusetts - 9650 CAPE COD-FALMOUTH Airpark. Outstanding large wooded lot on taxiway w/nearby tennis court. Steal it at $220K or trade for Bonanza A36/PA32-series+$$. 978314-4626

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. MONTANA AIRPARK home, 3br/2ba, hangar, shop, paved runway. Price reduced from $575,000 to $524.900. http://airparkhome.bravehost.com/airpark.html 406-854-2162 North Carolina - 9650 NO CAROLINA airpark 8NC2. Acreage lots starting at $24,500. Between Ashville & Charlotte NC. 1.5 miles to Hwy 74 bypass. 2500’x90’ turf runway,landing lights, pilot lounge w/bath/hangar space. $125/mo, 864-812-0482 AVIATION, INVESTMENT & Residential Properties. Licensed in both Carolina’s. Sell Airpark & Airstrip property That’s what we do! www.NC-Airparks.com 877-279-9623 Oregon - 9650 WILL CONSIDER a late model Cessna-172, Archer, or ?? up to $160,000 in trade. Have Oregon Coast Property-12 miles from ONP 541-270-7999. tmugs@peak.org 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. OREGON PILOTS-RARE opportunity to buy a home at Dietz Airpark(OR40)close to Portland. 50X50hangar with office and shop.One-level ranch,1865sqft.$495,000. www.obeo.com/496803 OR/503-819-5537 Pennsylvania - 9650

Michigan- 9650 EATON RAPIDS, Michigan- Skyway Estates. Privately owned 2600’grass runway, 40x60 hangar, 1600sf 3-bedrooms/2-bath ranch, 2-car att garage,. 517-663-6762, 906-362-1626 Rholinken1@netzero.net Minnesota - 9650 75ACRES, 1,500FT grass strip, hangar, riding arena, 5bdr/3ba home, pool, 6car garage, Lakes-Country West Central Minnesota http://minnesotahereicome.com/Horse 406-446-4467 sky@vcn.com

NEW AIRPARK, Northeast Pennsylvania, 47-lots for sale. 1.25-3 acres, great views, underground utilities, sewers, some lakefront. EZ flight/drive to NYC, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Connecticut. At Seamans Airport (9N3), 2500’paved IFR approach, lighted, all services, Build Your Dream Home This Spring! 866-924-7787 or www.SkylineEstates.us


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

www.palmettoairplantation.com Palmetto-POBox 777-Manning-SC 29102-803-473-2199 MYRTLE BEACH Hardee Airpark: S Carolina's Newest 3300' Turf Runways, 10miles to Atlantic Myrtle Beaches, 1+ acre lots, 843-602-8220, www.hardeeairpark.com LOCATION, LOCATION!!!! 3300x130 turf runway, 10miles to ocean, Myrtle Beach, SC, I-ac $75,000. Low taxes/insurance. SC 843-602-8220. www.hardeeairpark.com South Dakota - 9650 SE SOUTH DAKOTA, Bixler Ridge Airpark. Valley view Sites. 3 acres - $60K. 2550X80’ grass. 2SD8. 605-5632765, 605-660-0960 cell, www.airporthomes.com Tennessee - 9650 PILOT’S DREAM: Only home on 3500’ paved runway in Tennessee mountains. 6.18 acres. 4800sqft 5br 4ba, lodge. $350K. 904-669-9661. Texas - 9650

Real Estate/Airport Property - 9650 ROCHE HARBOR, SAN JUAN ISLAND- New hangar 65’X55’, 58’x17’x4’’door. Paved taxiway to Roche Harbor airstrip (WA09). Includes 3bd/2BA home w/garage. $680,000. Owner/agents. Diane Giesy, Windemere/San Juan Island 360-378-3600. diane@windermeresji.com Publisher’s notice: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limited or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodian, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 800-669-9777. Toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 800-927-9277.

10 ACRE lot frontage on 2500’paved airstrip. Sub dividable 2-acres zoning, also river frontage on Toutle River. $85,000. 360-749-1170, 360-274-5255. PILOT DIED, must sell hangar on two lots at Seven Bays Airport. 3bd, 2ba home with beautiful view of Lake Roosevelt, carport, wrap-around deck, insulated fruit shed for storage, too much for 81yr old widow to care for, reduced $38,000 from last listing-$245,000/obo, 509-290-9900.

5 ACRE FABULOUS RUNWAY ESTATE in Washington State Frontier AirPark. 4800 sqft hangar. 3715 sqft Custom Built Home. 425-330-2188.

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

903-896-4647 www.tailwindairpark.com JUSTIN, TX NEAR DFW-Propwash Airport 16X. Custom 5150sf hangar w/3656sf home w/4 bedrooms, 3.5baths. A Must See ! 214-280-0351, darren@propwash16x.com BEAUTIFUL HILL COUNTRY RANCH JUST MINUTES FROM AUSTIN !!!!!! This property is on 25acres w/3000' paved runway(3TS1) Airnav.com identifier. Property features river frontage w/water falls, equestrian center, great views, massive oaks, 2300sqft 3/2 ranch house, 950sqft guest house, pool w/spa, Photos at AviationAcres.com Texas listing 200 White Wings. Great Property !!!!!!! Or Call Pat 512-395-7918. TEXAS: NOW Subdividing prime runway frontage lots on 4340x60 instrument runway serving San Antonio, Boerne and Hill Country. Visitwww.5c1.net/thresholdranch for pic, plats and prices from 100’s. Predevelopment special pricing now thru the summer. LOCATION! 20 minutes from everything you'll ever want. 830-981-2345. SOUTH TEXAS Airpark: minutes from Gulf of Mexico. 1A lease lots (KRFG), paved taxiway, underground utilities, 361-230-4797, flymason@usawide.net. FOR SALE by owner: Ward Airpark 5TO, SW of Houston Texas, platted one-acre lots adjoining 3100’x100’ Turf runway and public road. Brick Home w/4000sqft Hangar. Quiet Country living yet only minutes from shopping centers and entertainment. 979-387-2277. award@consolidated.net Washington - 9650 PILOT’S DREAM in NW Wash, beautiful private setting, 38+ acres, creek, woods, cedars/firs/pines/alders, house, barn, 1800’ strip, $795K. www.DIANESINES.com 360573-1000. DIAMOND POINT (2WA1). Fantastic community, beautiful home, San Juan Islands in front/ Olympics in back. Call to discuss.. 360-808-7155. www.82sunshineavenue.com 2.5 ACRES on Parkside Airstrip, near PDX. No income tax state! 3000sqft, 3bd/3.5 ba, 42X38’hangar. 11608 NE 266th St, Battleground WA. ‘just north of Vancouver WA/Portland OR. $529,000 Sandy Scott 360-608-6166. FLY IN to Seven Bays Estates on Lake Roosevelt. LeRoy or Darla, Exit Real Estate Valley. 888-852-2237, LeRoy@TheRealEstateAces.com www.TheRealEstateAces.com

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BEAUTIFUL ORCAS Island hangar home connected to public airport. “KORS” Eastsound. 2bd, 1-3/4ba, office, shop. Buildable lot adjacent. $595,000. 360-461-1158. STUART ISLAND WA 4 bedroom, turnkey, waterfront cabin, private airstrip, dock, beaches. $595,000. 1-360378-7508. www.islandproperty.net FRONTIER AIRPARK 5 Acres Gated community. Air rights 2600X50 runway. Building permit for 3000SqFt. home. Lake Stevens, WA $225,000 425-422-5558.

7-BAYS WA 4bdrm, 3ba home, 50x60 hangar on 1acre. 100’ to runway, 1/5-mile to marina on Lake Roosevelt. $327,500, 509-205-8997. ESR AUBURN WA. (K51WA), custom 3-beds, 1.75baths, 2,190sq.ft.w/attached 3-car carport, 40X60 hangar/shop with-1/2bath. 3-acre lot, view of Mount Rainier, 2600’runway. $750,000. 360-661-6943. GREAT CREST Airpark home, 3+Bdrm, 2.5bath, .71 acre at runway center with Mt. Rainier view, loaded with features. 253-631-8818 http://airporthome.typepad.com

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

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PRIVATE MEADOWMIST AIRPARK. Peaceful/spacious country location in Pacific NW-Ferndale, WA. Mt Baker view. 3200sf home on 1.84acres w/4400sq shop/hangar. Horses welcome. 360-961-8052 lesliehobkirk@windermere.com

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

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“COASTAL-SEQUIM LIVING” for people who love the coast. Water-view hangar/home/runway, Beach access. Diamond-Point A/P $759,000. 360-808-4444, Re/maxFifth Ave. wwwtourfactory.com/414506

NORTH TEXAS PILOT'S DREAM! Exclusive community of 113 homesites in a 300-acre residential airpark. Live with your plane in quiet seclusion only 5 minutes from shopping, restaurants and universities, just 25 minutes North of DFW, near 23,000-acre lake. Taxi from the paved runway to your home. Seven 1-acre lots available, also some homes. 940-321-5758,

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CROSSWINDS AIRPORT C72 for sale or rent to buy: 107acres, landing strip, runway, off-site of Hwy 395. 3800'x125” landing strip, 100’ clear zone. Lynden Brown lives between Hwy 395 and his landing strip w/his Navion, no wife, 26miles to Spokane WA. Open door for sport pilots to own 3800’x125’ landing strip. Dreams coming true owning your own airport w/waterway runway for Model-C planes, ships, and pontoon ultralights. Ride in your own hot-air balloon, sailplane, glider, helicopter and own your own restaurant. Park for boys & girls to play in, ride on small cars, tractors they steer. Crossroads A/P has 4 landing strips: One for waterway ultralights w/pontoons; one for homebuilts; UL’s, airplanes; one for model airplanes, UL’s, helicopters in the park; one for airplane and twin engines: Now you can land your DC3 or C47 at Crosswinds Airport. 509-276-2552.

PACIFIC NORTHWEST Pilot/Broker. Website search for all airport properties on the Olympic Peninsula: http://NWORE.com Complete and updated regularly. Properties not listed elsewhere. Specializing in Puget Sound waterfronts and airparks. Wisconsin - 9650 150+ACRE PRIVATE airport & 3bed /2bath ranch 80 acres woods, large pond & trout stream. $380,000. WI/715-257-7361. COUNTRY LIVING: Only a 45min drive from Minneapolis Intl Airport. Beautiful home and gardens. 2000’ private grass airstrip. 50x60 hangar w/bi-fold doors and other out buildings. 60 acres, both open land and woods. Ideal for horses or cattle. $1,250,000, photos on request, 715273-4636, bstine2@redwing.net

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COUGAR BLUFF Ranch 37.5 acres w/2650’ runway. New 40x60 hangar w/1063sqft apartment. Well, power, private drive, rock runway. 20acres tillable 10mins from downtown Spokane on west side of city. Only $325,000. A 1962 C-210 in A-1 condition is included with the strip at selling price of $375,000. 509-951-7472. jackcougarbluff@gmail.com FOR SALE Hilltop Airstrip (1400’X150’grass). Home, hangar and machine shop. 5-acres w/view of Mt Hood. Washougal, WA $300,000. Hilltopairstrip@gmail.com 360-798-7406 ROCHE HARBOR, San Juan Island. Close to the marina, pool, tennis courts and restaurants. 3/1 home w /tie down. $275,000. New 50’x60’ Hangar w/20’ hydro-door. $299,000, .62 acre lot, below assessed value, $225,000. Paul Le Baron, Island Group Sotheby’s Int Realty, 800258-3112. http://IsIandGroupSIR.com

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Remos: Best in class One of the most successful manufacturers of the new class of Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) is Remos Aircraft. The firm began in an old Bavarian farmhouse near Munich in the early 1990s with experimental ultralight aircraft. From the beginning, the company planned to produce aircraft characterized by balanced flight characteristics combined with superior handling. All this was to be based on famed German craftsmanship, yielding high quality, top-of-the-line products. The introduction of LSA in the United States, and certification of the Remos GX, have opened enormous opportunities in world markets. The GX is built on the basis of the successful G-3. It offers time-proven strengths like manufacturing quality, excellent performance, best of class in useful load, benign handling characteristics and technical innovations such as new carbon fiber wing and fuselage design, enhanced safety features, extended luggage space, ground-adjustable propeller and night VFR certified. The Remos G-3 has been a success from the time it hit the market in 1998.That same year, a team piloting a G-3 won the German flying championships in the light aircraft class. In 2000, at the most important European general aviation show, the G-3 was chosen “Aircraft of the Year.” The key material in the design of a top-class LSA is carbon fiber. It weighs a third less than fiberglass with double the rigidity. However, the material costs eight times more than fiberglass. Yet, achieving great structural strength and rigidity is not just a matter of the basic material, but also calls for top design and manufacturing know-how so that the material’s benefits really come to the fore. The structural integrity of the Remos carbon fiber cabin is several times better than a metal cabin. The firm has a North American headquarters, regional offices and distributors in many areas. For more information: 877-REMOS-88 or www.remos.com.

Keep your investment sparkling clean Regular cleaning of your airplane is an important part of protecting your investment. Ordinary household cleaners are ineffective at best and damaging at worst. That’s why Sporty’s has assembled its Complete Aircraft Cleaning Kit, loaded with cleaning products that have been proven by daily use at Sporty’s flight schools. The kit includes specific products for your exterior, interior and windshield and comes with a deluxe carrying case to keep it organized. The Interior Kit contains one bottle of Cabin Master, one box of 12 Interior Wipes, three Avionics Screen Cleaners and one bottle of Ozium. The Exterior Kit includes one gallon of Carbon-X for debugging and degreasing trouble spots, one gallon of Fleet Wash for cleaning the airplane, one gallon of Poly-Glide Polish to leave a protective coating, a box of Dupont Aerospace Wipes and two trigger spray bottles for easy application. The Windshield Kit includes one can of Cleaner, one can of Polish and 50 Sontara window wipes. This kit also can be stored in your flight bag or in your airplane for everyday use. Price: $189.95. For more information: 800-Sportys or Sportys.com.

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How are planes affecting the environment? Finding the answer reveals more than the effect of CO2 By Ben Visser L a t e l y, I ’ v e received a lot of e-mails from readers asking about the environment and the effect of internal combustion engine exhaust on our climate. One factor is the Visser’s effect of CO2 on the Voice environment. My understanding is that CO2 is relatively harmless and naturally occurring. To try to better understand the latest concerns about CO2, I contacted a couple of “experts” who work in the environmental area. I found the answers fascinating and wanted to share them, but when I asked permission to quote them, the answer was absolutely NOT. When I asked why, they answered that they are in the research business and do not want to risk losing a grant from either side of the problem. In other words, “what answer do you want?” has replaced “what is the correct answer?” as the guide for doing research.

To give you an example how this works, let’s say that the ethanol people give me a huge grant to show that fuel containing ethanol gives as good or better fuel mileage than straight hydrocarbon motor gas. An auto engine operates on the energy content of the fuel that you feed it, so ethanol at 74,000 BTUs per gallon is going to give you a lower mpg than a straight hydrocarbon fuel that contains 110,000 BTUs per gallon. This means a 10% blend of ethanol will, under normal driving conditions, give about 3.3% lower mpg than a straight hydrocarbon fuel. How would I earn that big grant money? Fuels with 10% ethanol usually have a higher octane rating, so I would find vehicles that require high octane and knock on regular 87 octane fuel. I would then measure the fuel economy of these cars under highload, high-speed conditions where they experience knocking and the knock sensor kicks in and retards the ignition’s timing. This would reduce the mpg of the cars on the straight hydrocarbon fuel and advance the timing and improve the mpg for the cars on the ethanol-containing fuel. Voila! The people paying me are happy and I have a big pot full of money — never mind that almost no one in the real world will get better mileage. This problem goes deeper in our society than just research grants. It is especially prevalent in big business and

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replacement will have to get rid of those boat anchors. That is the way a country goes until the bottom drops out and then everyone sits around wondering, “what happened?” Then we will send a pot full of money to “experts” to try and figure out what happened. What is the answer to the CO2 questions? I am waiting for a big pot full of money before I tell anyone. Ben Visser is an aviation fuels and lubricants expert who spent 33 years with Shell Oil. He has been a private pilot since 1985. You can contact him at Visser@GeneralAviationNews.com.


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Kid-friendly Flabob inspires the next generation

SHOWING OFF HER WORK: Amber Olson holds up a wing rib she built at the Flabob Air Academy.

PhotoS courtesy Wathen Foundation

Flabob Airport in Riverside, Calif., is kid-friendly. The historic airport, owned by the Wathen Foundation, is home to the Wathen Aviation High School, as well as Air Academies, week-long programs to inspire kids to get involved in aviation. Attendance at the high school is expected to double this fall, rising to 120 students. Part of the increase is due to the addition of middle school classes, school officials note. This past spring, 12 students graduated from the high school, the first graduation class that had students who started out at the school as freshmen. The school operates with five teachers and a number of volunteers from the local aviation community who provide an aviation slant to many of the courses that are taught, like English and history. “The students are benefitting from this aviation-rich environment,” said Dr. Arthur Peterson, president of the

ACCELERATED LEARNING: Students learn about powerplants at the Flabob Air Academy. foundation. “They see aircraft taking off and landing throughout the days when they are in classes and have learned a lot about the aviation-related businesses on

the field. This has resulted in a commitment from quite a few of them to pursue careers in aviation.” During the summer, the airport hosts

its Air Academies for students in grades 6 through 11. During the hands-on programs, students learn about weather from a former member of the Apollo Project and history from a former member of the Berlin Airlift. They also have classes on reciprocating engines, jets and rockets. Each student will build and launch a real rocket. The section on theory of flight includes building part of a wing. For more information: Flabob.org.

Youth Aviation Adventure reaches milestone The Youth Aviation Adventure program reached another milestone when it recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the FAA, establishing a collaborative effort to promote aviation with young people across America. The ceremony took place at FAA headquarters, in Washington, D.C. Signing on behalf of the FAA was Paula (Port Townsend Aero Museum continued from page 11)

be late. No drinking. No horseplay. That structure helps prepare them for the real world, he said. While the work is tough, the rewards

Lewis, assistant administrator for regions and center operations. Signing for YAA were program cofounders Dan Kiser and Steve Wathen. Youth Aviation Adventure is a program designed to attract young people to aviation as either a career or a hobby. It’s based in are great. All the kids have the opportunity to learn how to fly — for free — in the museum’s planes. “They come in at 12, we give them rides at 13, by 14 they get some dual instruction and by 16 they can wear that airplane,”

Columbus, Ohio, and currently has five chapters across the country with several more in the process of forming, according to Kiser. The program lasts five hours and consists of 10 stations the young people cycle through. Each station presents an aviation topic, such as aerodynamics, instru-

mentation and careers in aviation. The curriculum for the stations was developed with the help of The Ohio State University. An estimated 3,000 young people have participated in Youth Aviation Adventure since its inception.

he said. “We emphasize stick and rudder skills. After all these years, we have yet to scratch a wingtip — that’s because we focus on stick and rudder.” There are no radios or electric systems in the training fleet, which includes a J-3, an

Aeronca L-3, two 7AC Champs, a Citabria, a Luscombe, and a Baby Ace. As the kids mature and get more flying experience, they get the chance to fly the museum’s other aircraft. The older kids also help the younger kids with their flying. There are five CFIs at the field — all volunteers. Vogel has already earned his private ticket, while Parker soloed for the first time in late June in the J-3. She plans to continue her training to get her private license as well.

For more information: YouthAviationAdventure.org.

HOW CAN YOU HELP? Want to inspire the next generation of aviators? You don’t have to open a museum or start an official program. Just be there. Give a kid the opportunity to get involved in aviation, Vogel said. And then encourage it, Parker added. “I had a bit of an issue with my family getting behind me, because no one else in the family was interested in aviation,” she said. Now that she’s found that encouragement, will she pay it forward? “Definitely,” she said. “After this whole museum experience, I feel I owe it pass it on. This is something I really love.” For more information: PTAeroMuseum.com.


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What’s in a name?

Dennis Parks is Curator Emeritus of Seattle’s Museum of Flight. He can be reached at dennis@generalaviationnews.com.

POPULARITY CONTEST: This 1909 ad for the Santos Dumont was the earliest use of a popular name for an aircraft. Unlike the Wright Flyer, this one was unencumbered by patent rights.

Source: Popular Mechanics ,March 1909

In the beginning was the word, and the world was Flyer — Wright Flyer, that is. When one creates a new product and starts to sell it, the product needs a name. Before the Wrights began to build airplanes, they Flight & were the manufacturFlyers ers of bicycles. Among the names of their bicycle products was the “Wright Flyer.” The Wright brothers would use the name Flyer until 1912, when they advertised their new machines as the “Wright Flyer, 1912 Model.” In 1913 an ad introduced the Model “E,” a smaller high-performance machine for exhibition work. As we trace a quick history of aircraft naming practices, we see that popular names were not commonly applied to aircraft. An exception was the 1909 Santos Dumont “Demoiselle.” The Demoiselle was intriguing. Not only was it advertised in aviation publications, it also was in the popular press with an ad in the March 1910 issue of “Popular Mechanics.” In the early days, aircraft were given descriptive, functional names, such as Benoist Biplane, Burgess Aeroplane, Sommerville Stable Monoplane, Curtiss Biplane or Queen Monoplane. This practice of descriptive names would continue up to the start of World War I with Biplane, Hydroaeroplane, Hydro, Flying Boat, Tractor, and Aero Yacht. With the great increase in the production of aircraft during the First World War, the marketing of aircraft continued with descriptive names, such as the Aeromarine for an Army trainer or the Military Tractor from Curtiss. Interest in aviation grew greatly during World War I. A search of “The New York Times” database reveals the number of articles on aviation grew from 288 in 1914 to almost 1,000 in 1919. There also were a large number of pilots trained in the war, with more than 15,000 cadets sent for flight training. It was thought that many of these pilots would want their own airplanes. It also was thought that aviation would prove useful in many ways, including private flying, business flying, carrying mail by air, and the transport of passengers. It was in this environment that production of the first private and commercial aircraft began in 1919. The buying and selling of aircraft would turn out to be a complicated business. Unlike

Source: Aircraft, April 1913

By Dennis Parks

THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING NEW: This 1913 ad introduces the Wright Model “E” for exhibition work. Before that, the planes were called the Wright Flyer, plus the year of the model.

Source: Aero and Hydro, Sept. 7, 1912

the automobile industry, the airplane industry was not as widespread or well known. Without military contracts, the aircraft companies had to learn about branding, marketing and advertising. Curtiss was the first one out of the gate with the Oriole, Eagle and Seagull. Gallaudet had the Liberty Tourist Plane, Horace Keane the Ace, and Lawson the Air Liner. In 1920 Douglas had the Cloudster, Laird the Swallow, Dayton-Wright the Chummy, and Stinson the Greyhound. Though U.S. manufacturers did start to use popular names for their aircraft in the 1920s, they still mainly used numeric or alpha-numeric designations for their products. “Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft from 1919 to 1939” lists more than 1,400 different models of U.S. aircraft in its annual compilations. Of those, fewer than 500 carried popular names. As befits an object traveling though the air, there were more than 30 popular names with the word “Air” in their names, including Air Express, Air King, Air Sedan, Air Scout, Air Trainer, Airmobile and Airster. Some of the names using the word “Air” referred to existing forms of transportation, such as Airboat, Airbus, Aircar, Air Coach, Air Cruiser, and Air Yacht. The word “Bird” also was used as a source of names, such as Birdwing, Blue Bird, Red Bird, Humming Bird, Sea Bird and Thunderbird. Particular types of birds also lent their names to aircraft, such as Condor, Falcon, Oriole, Robin, Seagull, Sparrowhawk, Puffer and Tanager. Starting in the late 1930s, many companies started a tradition of naming their aircraft in a related series to distinguish themselves from their competitors. For example, Grumman often chose names ending in “cat” for its fighter aircraft, including the Wildcat, Hellcat and Tigercat. For its seaplanes it used the names of water fowl: Duck, Goose, Widgeon and Mallard. The Bell Co. used “Aira” as a common thread in its names: Airabonita, Airacuda, and Airacobra. British companies had a penchant for alliteration, using the same first letter in the aircraft name as in the name of the company, which brought us the Bristol Blenheim, Brigand, Bulldog, Beaufort, and Brownie; the Handley-Page Herald, Hereford, Hampstead, Hampden, Halifax, and Hannibal; and the Hawker Hart, Hartebees, Hurricane, and Henley. Just as you can’t judge a book by its cover, you can’t judge an airplane by its popular name. In 1937 more than 160 different models of aircraft were offered for sale, but only a handful had popular names given to them. It might have been more important to use numbers that showed the development of new models, such as Stinson. Its SR series would run to SR-10 by 1939.

FROM SPORTING TO SEAGULL: This 1912 ad for a Curtiss flying boat touted the airplane as a sporting machine. After the First World War, the Curtiss Co. would advertise its newer flying boat as the Seagull.

Source: Aerial Age, Dec.13, 1915

You can’t judge a plane by its popular name

MARTIN TO BOEING TO WRIGHT: The Martin Co. advertised its Army Military Tractor for commercial sales. One of its customers would be William Boeing. Later Martin would become part of the Wright Co.


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WEST Aug. 14-16, 2009, Cut Bank, MT. Montana Fun Weekend (CTB) 406-450-1078. Aug. 14-15, 2009, Powell, WY. Wings & Wheels Fly-In (POY) 307-754-3494. Aug. 14-16, 2009, Vancouver, WA. 50th Annual Antique Airplane Fly-In 503-551-4234. Aug. 15, 2009, Groveland, CA. Historical Aircraft Display (E45) 209-962-7597. Aug. 15, 2009, Polson, MT. Polson Fly-In (8S1) 406249-2250. Aug. 15-16, 2009, Santa Rosa, CA. Wings Over Wine Country Air Show (STS) 707-566-8380. Aug. 15, 2009, Susanville, CA. Susanville Air Fairâ&#x20AC;?Mustang Feverâ&#x20AC;? (KSVE) 530-310-1723. Aug. 16, 2009, Puyallup, WA. Return to Thun Field Fly-In & Car Show (KPLU) 253-841-3779. Aug. 20-23, 2009, Vancouver, WA. 99s Northwest Section Conf (VUO) 503-838-7729. Aug. 21-23, 2009, Friday Harbor, WA. 1st Annual Vintage Mooney Group Fly-In (FHR). Aug. 21-23, 2009, Republic, WA. Wings Over Republic (R49) 509-775-3911. Aug. 22, 2009, Austin, NV. Fly-In All You Can Eat BBQ (9U3) 775-964-2410. Aug. 22-23, 2009, Denver, CO. Rocky Mountain Fly-In (KBJC). 720-323-6784. Aug. 22, 2009, Durango, CO. Annual Fly-In, Pig Roast, Camp Out (00C) 970-759-3695. Aug. 22, 2009, Lynden, WA. Lynden Fly-in (38W) 360-318-8203. Aug. 28-30, 2009, Chico, CA. Chico Air Show (CIC) 530-230-1284. Aug. 28-30, 2009, Columbia, CA. 3rd Annual West Coast Piper Cherokee Fly-In (O22). Aug. 29-30, 2009, Albany, OR. 10th Annual NW Art and Air Fair (S12) 800-526-8856. Aug. 29, 2009, Albany, OR. Flying Companion Seminar 503-428-7210. Aug. 29, 2009, Longmont, CO. Longmont Airport Expo (LMO) 303-621-8431. Aug. 29-30, 2009, Montrose, CO. Western Skyways Annual Fly-In (KMTJ) 800-575-9929.

Aug. 29, 2009, South Lake Tahoe, CA. Lake In The Sky Air Show (TVL) 530-541-0480. Aug. 29, 2009, Valle-Williams, AZ. Thunder Over The Coconino, Grand Canyon Valle AP (40G) 928-6355280. Sept. 4-5, 2009, McMinnville, OR. Annual Fly-in in McMinnville Oregon 503-857-2557. Sept. 5, 2009, Bremerton, WA. Blackberry Festival FlyIn (PWT) 360-620-5546. Sept. 5, 2009, Kamiah, ID. Kamiahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fly-In With Breakfast (S73) 208-935-0089. Sept. 5, 2009, Port Orchard, WA. Blackberry Festival Fly-in & Car Show (PWT) 360-620-5546. Sept. 11-12, 2009, Fresno, CA. End Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Summer Flyin (Q60) 559-439-3877. Sept. 11-13, 2009, Hood River, OR. Hood River Fly-In at WAAAM 541-308-1600. Sept. 12, 2009, John Day, OR. Grant County Air Search Fly In Breakfast (GCD) 541-820-4310. Sept. 12, 2009, Palo Alto, CA. Airport Day (PAO) 650.856.2030. Sept. 12, 2009, Ramona, CA. Ramona Airport Open House (RNM) 760-788-3366. Sept. 12-13, 2009, Sacramento, CA. California Capital Airshow (MHR) 916-876-7568. Sept. 19, 2009, Sedona, AZ. Sedona Airport Flyin (KSEZ) 928-862-0210. Sept. 23-27, 2009, McCall, ID. Fall Canyonlands Fyin/ Safari 208-634-1344. Sept. 26, 2009, Groveland, CA. Historical Aircraft Display (E45) 209-962-7597. Sept. 26-27, 2009, Independence, OR. Fly-in Breakfast (Independence Airpark). Sept. 26, 2009, Mariposa, CA. Fly-In & Open House (MPI) 209-966-2143.

International Oct. 19-20, 2009, Dublin, Ireland. New Generation A/ CAsset Mgmt Training School 44 01342 324353. Nov. 16-17, 2009, London, England. Unmanned Aircraft Systems 2009 +44 (0)20 7827 6098. Nov. 24, 2009, London, England. Royal Aeronautical Society Conference +44 (0)20 7670 4372.


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ON THE MARKET Flight Gear Kneeboards debut Sporty’s new Flight Gear Kneeboards feature numerous pockets, including two zippered storage compartments, elastic straps for E6B storage, a clear chart pocket and two pen loops. The kneeboards include an aluminum clipboard to keep track of flight plan forms, weather printouts and more. Price: $24.95. For more information: 800-SPORTYS or Sportys.com.

With the OnTime application, pilots select departure and arrival airports, enter either desired departure or arrival time and OnTime instantly calculates the other in local time, as well as distance, duration and fuel required. OnTime has a database of more than 27,000 airports and a search facility using airport ID, name or city. It includes airport details, from beacon type, to elevation, to runway information and hours of operation. Pilots can also customize average cruise speed, fuel units and fuel burn for initial and remaining hours, as well as time and fuel bias to get an accurate estimate of fuel required. Ontime is available on the iTunes App Store for $14.99. For more information: iTunes.com or Coradine.com/Ontime.

ECi introduces Titan EXP Easier starting for the 912S Bully Hawk has released a “Soft Start” option for 912S operators that reduces the common kickback at starting from this high-compression engine, reducing wear and tear on the engine, gearbox, and airframe. Soft Start works by retarding the ignition timing at startup only and does not affect the operation of the engine at any other time, according to company officials. Price: $199.95. For more information: BullyHawk.ca.

New Aircraft Spruce catalog released Aircraft Spruce & Specialty’s 2009-2010 catalog is now available. There are hundreds of new products in the 800-page catalog, which includes more than 60,000 items relating to aviation, such as composite, wood and metal construction materials, hardware, airframe parts, engine parts, covering supplies, instruments, avionics, tools, and pilot supplies, as well as books and videos. The catalog is free. For more information: 877-477-7823 or AircraftSpruce.com.

Power Flow introduces tuned exhaust system for Cardinal RG Power Flow Systems has received FAA approval for the tuned exhaust system it developed for the Cessna Cardinal RG. Flight tests revealed that Cardinal RGs can expect a 3 to 7 knot increase in cruise speed, up to 20% improvement in rate of climb, and fuel savings of up to 1.5 gph at normal cruise settings, according to officials with the Daytona Beach-based company. The service ceiling of the Cardinal increases by 2,000 to 5,000 feet. It does all this without any modifications to the cowl, officials add. Pricing begins at $5,400. For more information: 386-253-8833 or PowerflowSystems.com.

Embry-Riddle offers online ground schools Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus now offers two new online courses that prepare students for the commercial pilot or instrument rating flight training and written tests. The ground schools last 15 weeks, and new classes start nearly every month. A CFI oversees each online course section, guides the students, and focuses the knowledge on practical application in the cockpit. For more information: Worldwide.ERAU.edu

Western Aircraft opens interior shop Western Aircraft at Boise Airport (BOI) has opened its new interior shop. The Interior Re-Completion Center focuses on major interior refurbishments for large business jets and turboprop aircraft. For more information: WestAir.com

New app provides flight time calculations Coradine Aviation Systems has released OnTime for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch.

ECi recently introduced a new cylinder head, the Titan EXP Angle Valve cylinder for 360, 480 and 540 series engines with downdraft exhaust systems. ECi is providing the experimental market with a cylinder that features a venturi intake seat for better breathing and a choice of 14mm or 18mm spark plug bosses, company officials said. The cylinder is available in wide deck or narrow deck barrel patterns, as well as long reach or short reach spark plug bosses. For more information: 800-ECi-2FLY (800-324-2359) or ECi.aero.

‘Close Calls — Lessons to Live By’ Now available is “Close Calls — Lessons To Live By,” a DVD that features aviation masters Bob Hoover and Wayne Handley revealing the wisdom gained from their combined 50,000 hours of flying experience, often in extreme conditions. Each of them shares how they survived in-flight emergencies by applying simple safety principles. Price: $24.95. For more information: CloseCallsFlying.com.

Bubble windows now available Great Lakes Aero Products’ STC’d bubble “domed” door windows are now available for all Cessna 170s, 172s, 180s, 182s, 185s, 205s, 206s and 207s. Windows, which are available for the opening windows for all models and non-opening windows for most models, are available in clear, green, gray or “solar control” gray tints. For more information: 800-532-2918, 810-235-1402, GLAPInc.com or AircraftWindshields.com.

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Contaminated fuel leads to crash These August 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: Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land the tundra tire-equipped, tailwheel airplane at an unimproved, off-airport site. During the base leg, the engine lost power. The pilot initiated an emergency descent. The airplane collided with terrain. The airplane’s owner reported that he had obser ved the preflight inspection, and watched the pilot sump the fuel tanks, finding a small quantity of water in the tanks. While inspecting the airplane after the accident, the owner said he found water in the airplane’s gascolator, carburetor and fuel lines. He said the airplane was fueled from drums with filters, and it had rained during the preceding days. He said he suspected water-contaminated fuel was the cause of the engine stoppage. After refueling the airplane with clean fuel, the engine started and ran without any problems. Probable cause: The pilot’s inadequate preflight inspection, which resulted in a loss of engine power during approach due to water-contaminated fuel.

uuu Aircraft: Aviat Husky A-1B. Location: Moab, Utah. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot positioned the airplane at the southeast end of the turf runway. During the takeoff run, he veered to the left edge of

the runway centerline to avoid a patch of mud. Just before rotation speed, the left main wheel got caught in vegetation and uneven ground at the edge of the runway. The pilot cut the power and applied full right rudder, but the plane continued to turn to the left off the runway until the right wing tip hit the ground, and stopped the airplane. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control, which resulted in a ground loop. uuu Aircraft: Cessna 206. Location: Lovell, Maine. Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious, 1 Minor. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The amphibious floatplane flew to a lake about 15 minutes from the departure point on a sightseeing flight. The pilot intended to do a water landing. The airplane was equipped with an amphibious landing gear position advisory system. The aural announcements can be canceled by pressing an annunciator light. According to the passengers, as they approached the water, they recalled hearing a male voice speaking. They were not sure what it meant, but then they saw the pilot push a button. The landing gear was in the extended position during landing. When the airplane touched down on the water, it bounced and immediately nosed over, killing the pilot. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to retract the amphibious floatplane’s landing gear during a water landing. uuu Aircraft: Cirrus SR22. Location: San Diego, Calif. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Minor. What reportedly happened : According to the pilot, his landing

approach was low, so he added power. Upon touchdown, the airplane bounced. He increased power but did not do a goaround. The Cirrus bounced even higher. The airplane touched down a third time, and the nosewheel collapsed. Probable cause: The pilot’s improper recovery from a bounced landing, which resulted in porpoising and collapse of the nose landing gear. uuu Aircraft: Cessna 310. Location: Brownsburg, Ind. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: Upon approaching the destination airport, the pilot was cleared to descend to 3,000 feet and advised of construction equipment on the airport. The pilot reported he had the airport in sight and closed his instrument flight plan. He reported shortly after that the right engine began to sputter and lose power. He wasn’t sure if he could make it to the airport. He saw the nearby highway and decided to land on it because it was relatively empty due to road construction. The touchdown was normal but during the rollout the right wing tip tank hit a construction road grader. The tip tank, wing ribs, and aileron were substantially damaged. Probable cause : The pilot’s poor in-flight planning to make an off-airport precautionary landing and his failure to maintain clearance from the construction equipment during the landing roll. uuu Aircraft: Mooney M20J. Location: Chesterfield, Mo. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened : The pilot had just landed and was anxious to clear the runway because another airplane

was behind him for landing. He exited the runway at the first available taxiway. He reported that he thought the taxiway intersected the runway at 90°, but it actually was a high-speed taxiway for landing aircraft from the opposite direction on runway 8R. The airplane went off the taxiway and hit an airport sign. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control while taxiing after landing.


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The unstoppable growth of LSA

By Dan Johnson As this is written, the aviation world is again buzzing about Oshkosh, or as EAA now prefers, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. By the time you read this, the show will have just ended (look for full coverage of AirVenture in the next issue of General Aviation News). SPLOG The LSA world was exceedingly well represented at the big show. With a significant new grounds layout, things didn’t look exactly the same — and that’s a good thing. Once the vast majority of attendees walked through the new main gate, they were greeted by two major producers of LSA: Flight Design (of CT fame) was immediately on the right, while Cessna was on the left. (OK, Cessna makes more than LSAs and isn’t actually in LSA production yet, but it’s coming as certainly as tomorrow’s sunrise, says the Wichita giant.) All over the Oshkosh grounds, people found LSA. They were in seemingly incongruous display areas as some were kit builders and some just entered the business in the last few years and were wherever they could find space. The new LSA Mall — a mere 500 paces from the main gate down the new northeast paved walkway — hosted a collection of LSA, making comparisons a bit easier. LSA Malls have been a big hit at air shows such as AirVenture and Sun ’n Fun. Look for one at your favorite air show.

AROUND THE WORLD Normally I don’t write about record attempts or exceptional flights until they are completed — and even then only if they are significant. Too many grand voyages end prematurely. But I’ve known Mike Blyth for decades and he’s already accomplished several daring flights. For example, his South to South expedition went from the southern tip of South America up through the USA across the Atlantic through Europe and back down to

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South Africa, all in weight-shift trikes. So if Blyth says he is launching an Around the World Expedition, we need to pay attention. Blyth and his business partner James Pitman left South Africa July 17. The trip is unusual in a few ways. One, their Sling LSA — from the business the two aviators co-own called The Airplane Factory — has just completed flight testing. Secondly, this flight will take place near the equator, requiring some very long legs over water. Third, they will go west around the globe — most go east. The duo will make their 28,195-mile flight in the new D6 Sling, except they’ve modified this airplane to hold 118 gallons of fuel (about 24 hours worth!). A regular Sling will carry 29 gallons of fuel. Cruising at about 115 knots, they’ll have to log more than 200 hours to get back home.

Evektor’s SportStar became the first-ever Special LSA a little over four years ago, a distinction no one can ever take away from the Czech company. Yet that exclusive title has not encouraged the company to rest on its laurels. The SportStar was one of the first success stories gaining entry to the GA flight school market. While Evektor has not re-certified its airplane (like Flight Design and its CTLS, Remos and its GX, or TL Ultralight and its Sting S3), the design has, nonetheless, changed.

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NOW ARRIVING FROM SHANGHAI Two Chinese delegates attended ASTM meetings in Freidrichshafen, Germany, in April, the first time the nation has been represented. Those reps indicated they believed ASTM acceptance in China may not be far off. Meanwhile, Shanghai-based Yuneec is moving forward — and upward. Yuneec’s E430 was featured at AirVenture, along with a distinctly American design: the Flightstar Spyder (single place, Part 103-capable ultralight) fitted with a Yuneec electric motor. Using a six-battery setup on its two seater, Yuneec expects 1.5-2 hours of flight and, with such an installation, payload is a respectable 400 pounds even with a 45-foot wing span. A 10-battery setup may fly 2.25-2.5 hours. The LSA is “designed to be simple to use, easy to fly and with virtually zero vibration,” according to Yuneec officials. “It’s very smooth with low noise, no emissions, no fuel, extremely low maintenance and it’s environmentally friendly. “Charging times of three hours for as little as $5 make electric a low-cost way to fly,” officials add. On June 20 at an airfield north of Shanghai, the E430 performed two flights of around 15 minutes and did a series of basic test maneuvers. Under full power the E430 rolled 260 feet, rotating at 40 mph. A climb rate of nearly 1,400 fpm was achieved during the second flight. Top speed in level flight was 94 mph. For more information: Yuneec.com.

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At Oshkosh, Evektor launched its Max model (pictured above) in two variations. The SportStar Max BT (for “basic trainer”) is the entry model, fleet priced at $110,000. Flight schools that focus on instrument training may opt for the $155,000 Max IFR model, which comes equipped with the certified Rotax 912S (different than the ASTM-compliant “ULS” version). The Max IFR is the first LSA that is Part 23 instrument compliant for IFR IMC flight, and can be used to train students up to and including a commercial with instrument rating, according to Evektor officials. For personal use, SportStar has some enviable numbers to go with its cooperative handling. According to Josef Bostik, president of Evektor Aircraft, Inc., “Max can carry two persons in its 47-inch-wide cockpit plus a week’s supply of baggage at 110 knots for nearly 800 miles non-stop.” For more information: Evektor-Aircraft.com.

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