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New to NBAA’s Convention: Content Just for Entrepreneurs with Light Business Airplanes As GA News readers know, it won’t be long before NBAA’s Annual Meeting & Convention – a show widely recognized as the most productive and efficient opportunity for business aviation buyers and sellers to connect. I’m pleased to also announce that for the first time, the Convention will offer content specifically designed to address the needs of light business airplane (LBA) owners, pilots and entrepreneurs who may be considering the value an airplane can provide to their business. Brand-new education sessions have been added that will help participants identify the top five things that aspiring light business airplane operators should know and explore technologies available to help owners make the least expensive and most effective use of these aircraft. As just one example, aviation veterans John and Martha King, co-owners of the King Schools, will present a session for pilots of piston aircraft who are interested in learning more about transitioning to turbojet airplanes. The Kings will share what they wish they had known before they bought and operated their first jet more than 20 years ago. The two have produced a video to preview their session, which is available on the dedicated LBA web site.

At NBAA’s Light Business Airplane Conference, you will get the tools you need to do more with less, when using your General Aviation airplane for business.

We’ll also have a first-of-its kind Single Pilot Safety Standdown for people who rely on light business airplanes. The Standdown, sponsored by the Cessna Aircraft Company, will include information based on the actual experiences of entrepreneurs who fly their planes for business, with an emphasis on peer-to-peer information-sharing. Last, but certainly not least, we’re delighted to report that the show’s Opening General Session will feature keynoter speakers Arnold Palmer, golf legend, J. Randolph “Randy” Babbitt, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator, and Rich Karlgaard, publisher of Forbes magazine. Karlgaard is a general aviation enthusiast who uses his own light airplane – a Cirrus SR22 – for business. Babbitt s a veteran pilot and internationally recognized authority on aviation policy. Palmer, a Latrobe, PA native, continues to travel extensively from his hometown in support of his many business interests, and much of the time, Palmer personally flies a Cessna Citation X to meet his business demands. If you want to attend or exhibit, please contact NBAA at 1-800-928-4283 (1-800-9-AVIATE), e-mail us at info@nbaa.org or visit www.nbaa.org/lba. I look forward to seeing you at NBAA2009! Sincerely, Ed Bolen NBAA President and CEO

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BACK WHERE SHE BELONGS: The Bowers Model 4, also known as “Namu II,” is back in Washington state with its new owner, Don Norman. The plane was designed by the late Peter M. Bowers, who also designed the FlyBaby and was a GAN columnist............................... 4

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On the Cover An oh-so-rare CallAir | Pepe Anderas shows off his 1945 CallAir at this summer’s AirVenture in Oshkosh. The Green Bay, Wis., resident recently completed restoring the plane, which is one of only 35 built in a passenger configuration before the company transitioned the model to ag planes. Photo by Meg Godlewski. ................................ 32

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News & Features Price set | Cirrus Jet price tag starts at $1.39 million...........................................6 Flying ‘Songbird III’ | Taking a ride in Sky King’s Cessna 310 ...........................8 FLYING ‘SONGBIRD III’: Pilot Jimmy Rollison and GAN’s own Meg Godlewski recreate a publicity shot from the old television series “Sky King” after taking the Cessna 310 used in the series for a quick ride at Oshkosh....................... 8

Capital Comments | Changes to pilot certifications proposed .........................9 Visser’s Voice | The fuel of the future ..............................................................31 Position Report | The latest developments in engines . ...................................33 The first | Revamped Thrush 510 to sport new GE engine.................................35 Short Final | A new heart for an old girl...........................................................39

Only at GeneralAviationNews.com/web Back in business | Iowa City Airport reopens A NEW ERA: The Thrush 510 crop duster is undergoing some improvements, including a new engine. The plane will be the launch customer for GE Aviation’s H80 engine, which is based on the Walter line of engines.......................35

See and be seen | LoPresti offers assistance to Hudson River pilots 3D ADS-B | AirNav to release flight tracking software MRO impact | Tops $39 billion High-flying Hollywood | Morgan Freeman’s SJ30 takes flight Box office bonanza | Air shows break all-time attendance records Worker worries | The future of aviation’s workforce ‘Water Bomber’ | Revamped Scout ready to fight fires 100,000 and counting | Garmin delivers milestone GNS 400/500 just like christmas: Henry McFarland, known to Short Final readers as “The Old Man,” opens another box containing parts for his plane’s new engine................... 39

DEPARTMENTS

36 Accident Reports

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9 Capital Comments

37 Calendar of Events

8 Touch & Go

10 Classified Ads

38 On the Market

8 Letters to the Editor

31 Visser’s Voice

39 Short Final

High-rise help | Rescue plane for skyscrapers in the works Expert opinion | What’s your bizjet worth? A new frontier | China slates GA convention

price set: Cirrus Aircraft has set the starting price for existing position holders at $1.39 million. Prices go up throughout this year, settling in at $1.72 million for those who put down a non-refundable deposit in 2010..................................... 6

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— Stephen Burger, managing partner, Imprimis, Piper Aircraft’s new owner

“They are owners like the days of when Bill Piper owned the company.”

The Bowers ‘Namu II’ returns to Seattle

Most people remember the late Peter M. Bowers as the designer of experimental aircraft, an eminent aviation historian and the writer of “Of Wings & Things” in General Aviation News. While he is perhaps best remembered for the single-place FlyBaby, did you know that he also created a two-place mid-wing design in the 1970s? The airplane was known as the Bowers Model 4 or “Namu II” because it looked like an Orca of the same name at the Seattle Aquarium. The airplane is currently owned by Don Norman of Oak Harbor, Wash. “This is the prototype built in 1975,” Norman noted with pride. “It is my understanding that people were asking for a two-place, side-by-side airplane. His wife also wanted something that they could fly back to Oshkosh in comfort, so he designed this.” Norman has been told that four sets of plans were sold, but only one other airplane was built. Although the design didn’t really catch on with the homebuilding crowd, the airplane sure was a crowd pleaser at this year’s Arlington Fly-in in Washington state in July. “People who know about the airplane are really glad to see it here,” Norman said. “They are glad it is back in Washington,” he continued. “It

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— Accident investigator Greg Feith

‘Cash for Junkers’

— Piper CEO Kevin Gould

— American Legend’s Kurt Sehnert on the company’s “Cash for Junkers” program

“Don’t be a show-off. Never be too proud to turn back. There are old pilots and bold pilots, but no old, bold pilots.” — E. Hamilton Lee, an instructor pilot during World War I, who flew for United Airlines until 1949

“Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you.” — Richard Herman Jr., “Firebreak”

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“There have been skeptics who weren’t sure that now is the time to buy. We intend to spur sales in this sluggish economy.”

For more information: 903-885-7000 or Legend.aero.

A Cessna 140A’s mini-me There is something inherently cute about babies, even if the “little one” is a pedal-powered airplane. During this summer’s AirVenture, a Cessna 140A owned by Ken Morris of Poplar Grove, Ill., was kept company by a kiddie pedal plane version of the same design. Both airplanes, which were tied down in front of the Vintage Aircraft headquarters, sport cream and burgundy paint schemes. The larger of the two was used for a hand-propping demonstration. According to the placard on the propeller of the smaller plane, its name is “Lil Charlie” and belongs to Aaron Morris.

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spent some time in California before it came back. I picked it up from someone in Spokane.” The Arlington show was the Namu’s first public appearance in the Seattle area. Norman added that he is actively seeking more information about the airplane.

Playing off the successful “Cash for Clunkers” program, American Legend Aircraft Co. has unveiled its “Cash For Junkers” rebate program. The company will provide a $4,500 rebate to customers who purchase a new Legend Cub and deliver an otherwise out-of-use aircraft, no matter its operating condition. The company will donate aircraft collected under the program to museums or schools, company officials said. The rebate applies to the purchase of any model American Legend manufactures, including the kit-built Texas Sport. The “Cash For Junkers” program references the defunct Junkers & Co., a German aircraft manufacturer, company officials explained.

“It’s only the next hour that counts.” — Long-time pilot and author Dick Collins

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uuu The Light Sport Aircraft industry has reached a milestone, reaching Special-LSA #100 in less than five years. According to LSA expert (and GAN columnist) Dan Johnson, the 100th LSA is Van’s RV-12. It received its approval July 21, one day after the fifth anniversary of the new rule announcement (July 20, 2004). Johnson, who is also president of the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association (LAMA), notes that, “100 models approved in such a short time has no comparison in worldwide aviation history.” LAMA.bz, ByDanJohnson.com

uuu Eclipse Aerospace, which opened its doors Sept. 1 after buying the assets of bankrupt Eclipse Aviation, plans to refurbish 26 Eclipse 500 jets once used by DayJet, a defunct air taxi company. The new company acquired the former DayJet fleet as part of its acquisition of Albuquerque-based Eclipse Aviation. A top priority for the new company is providing parts and service for the existing Eclipse 500 fleet. Company officials note they don’t plan to manufacture new jets for at least a year. EclipseAviation.com

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The recent Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) over Martha’s Vineyard for President Barack Obama’s vacation created a gateway airport system that allowed GA pilots to operate within the 30-nm ring and the inner 10-nm-radius no-fly zone, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). Pilots had to request a waiver online from the FAA at least 72 hours in advance of their flights and submit to TSA screenings at designated gateway airports. Previously, all operations at airports within the inner 10-nm ring of a presidential TFR were grounded. “Pilots proved that this system works and that the FAA does not need to ground GA operations when the president travels,” said Craig Spence, AOPA vice president of regulatory affairs. “Our ultimate goal is to eliminate these TFRs.” AOPA.org, FAA.gov

uuu Don’t paint pitot tubes. That’s the message from the FAA in its recently issued Information for Operators (InFO). According to the FAA, an InFO “contains valuable information for operators that should help them meet certain administrative, regulatory, or operational requirements with relatively low urgency or impact on safety.” The latest InFO, dated Aug. 18, informs aircraft operators of the potential for pitot-static system malfunctions after an aircraft is repainted. Manufacturers typically deliver aircraft with unpainted pitot tubes with the expectation that the pitot tubes will remain as delivered, according to the FAA. “Painters

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The initial price of Cirrus Aircraft’s Vision personal jet has been set at $1.39 million for those who already hold positions. For customers reserving a Vision Jet production position between now and Dec. 31, with a non-refundable $100,000 deposit, the price goes up to $1.55 million. Starting in 2010, the price will be $1.72 million, with a $50,000 non-refundable deposit. “We have rewarded those who partnered with us since the beginning by creating substantial and immediate value in their production position reservations,” said Cirrus Aircraft President and CEO Brent Wouters.

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and/or maintenance personnel may not be aware of the effects of inappropriately applied paint to critical orifices and/or the performance of the system,” the InFO notes. “Painting these instruments may possibly cause unreliable instrument readings or other hazards.” FAA.gov

uuu LiveAirShowTV will air the championship races in all classes of the Reno Air Races Sept. 20 over the Internet. It also will air a performance by the United States Navy Blue Angels and the National Aviation Heritage Invitational competition. “We did a live audio stream last year,” says Reno Air Racing Association President/CEO Mike Houghton. “The fans really loved it, but they really wanted to see the live racing action from the World’s Fastest Motor Sport. With the economic challenges many people have this year, we are excited to have found a way for them to see Sunday’s Gold Racing finals live.” The pay-per-view event, which costs $24.95, begins at 9 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time and will continue until the races end at approximately 4:30 p.m. LiveAirShowTV.com

uuu The FAA has informed the GrantValkaria Town Council in Florida that it cannot restrict flight training operations at Valkaria Airport (X59). The town had asked the FAA if it could pass an ordinance that would prohibit flight training, including recurrent training, at the airport, which is owned by

uuu Ingersoll Rand is donating nearly $15,000 in tools to support a B-17 rebuild project at the Champaign Air Museum in Urbana, Ohio. A majority of the parts for the project are being hand-made from original prints secured from the Library of Congress, according to Ingersoll Rand officials. Volunteers are working on the project at Grimes Field (I74). IngersollRandProducts.com or B17Project.com

uuu The 34th Annual International Cessna 120/140 Association Convention is slated for Oct. 14-18 at Jack Edwards Airport (KJKA) in Gulf Shores, Ala. Activities include a tour of the Teledyne Continental Motors factory, a visit to the Pensacola Naval Air Museum, and more. Cessna120-140.org

uuu A new checklist created by the EAA and the FAA will help with the application process for those interested in being appointed a Vintage Designated Engineering Representative (VDER). The new designation will allow individuals with demonstrated expertise of a vintage airplane the authority to approve engineering data on any system or structure on a specific aircraft, according to EAA officials. The checklist is available at the VintageAircraft.org. EAA.org, FAA.gov

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If you are of a certain vintage, you probably remember this sentence: “Out of the clear blue of the western sky, it’s Sky King!” The words were followed by Touch & Go majestic music that introduced the popular adventure serial from the 1940s and 1950s. The show, which first aired on radio, then went to television, depicted the adventures of Schuyler King, AKA Sky King, America’s favorite flying cowboy. He flew over the Arizona desert in a Cessna twin named “Songbird.” Usually he was accompanied by his niece Penny, who was also a pilot but had a knack for getting into trouble, frequently being kidnapped by the bad guys or trapped in a mine shaft that was about to collapse, on fire or filling with water. Oddly there was always a radio transmitter within reach. The bad guys would taunt her, then leave, and she would manage to radio Uncle Sky, who would swoop in to save the day. The title role was played by Kirby Grant who, according to his contemporaries, was really a pilot and did as much flying as he could in the TV series. When the TV series began, Sky King flew a Cessna T-50 Bobcat. In 1956 it was replaced with a 1956 Cessna 310B. The last aircraft used was a 1960 Cessna 310D. A third 310, “Song Bird III,” was used for publicity photos. It was this plane, which is now owned by Paul and Valerie Erikson of Vacaville, Calif., that made it to this summer’s AirVenture. Although I am too young to have seen the show during its heyday, I have caught a few episodes on the Internet. So many pilots have told me what an inspiration the show was to them that I couldn’t pass up the chance to fly “Songbird III.” The blue and gold twin was parked in a place of honor in the vintage past grand champions area. A placard and a large crown painted on the plane’s side let everyone know its history. “It’s kind of redundant — everybody knows Sky King,” said pilot Jimmy Rollinson. “People are always coming up to us and talking about the show, and if they think there’s no one around they get up on the wing and pose like Sky King and Penny in the publicity shot where he is helping her off the wing.” When the series ended in the early 1960s, the airplane was sold, and presumably forgotten. “It sat derelict at the Nut Tree Airport (KVCB) in California for a number of years,” Rollinson said. “Then it was purchased for restoration. On the outside it looks just like it did during the show.” It is Rollinson’s understanding that there

was talk of hiring a young woman to fly the airplane around playing Penny, but Nabisco, which was the last sponsor of the show, wasn’t supportive of the idea. “There were a lot of arguments over who owned the rights to what and it got into a big argument, so instead the airplane just flies from show to show and makes people smile,” he said. I was more than happy to play Penny for the day, and even offered to fall down a mine shaft for authenticity’s sake. Rollinson thought that negotiating our way out of parking at A i r Ve n t u r e for an early morning flight would be exciting enough. He was correct. It never ceases to impress me how busy and how organized the ground and air operations are. We were escor ted to the taxiway and soon found ourselves number six in a line of 15 for takeoff. I noticed people pulling out their cameras and taking photos as we rolled by. “Everyone knows this airplane,” said Rollinson, waving at a camera-wielding visitor. “Blue Cessna twin, cleared for takeoff.” “All right Penny, let’s go,” Rollinson joked and I brought the throttles forward. A few minutes and a Vy climb later and we were heading away from the show grounds to do some airwork. I was surprised at how much nosedown trim the C-310 required for level flight as opposed to the Piper twins I have flown. “It wants to climb,” Rollinson said, then supplied headings and altitudes. He took the controls for a steep turn so that I could get photos of the seaplane base from the air. We switched off and he flew the camera and I flew the airplane. We flew for about an hour and I’m proud to report that we kept Oshkosh free of bank robbers, smugglers, spies and cattle rustlers in traditional Sky King fashion. Rollinson is the same pilot I flew the P-51 with. He makes his living flying for FedEx, but you are just as likely to see him flying with the Collings Foundation or at the controls of another vintage aircraft. As we headed back to the airport I asked how he gets these (sweet) vintage aviation gigs. “Even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then,” he replied. For more information: SkyKing.info. Meg Godlewski, a Master CFI, is GAN’s staff reporter.

Photo by Meg Godlewski

Flying ‘Songbird III’ By Meg Godlewski

September 18, 2009

GOING AFTER JOE SIX-PACK Re: Ben Sclair’s Touch & Go column, “Let’s attract the money,” in the April 3 issue: Though I find much of what you say accurate, I don’t think it entirely covers or tenders a plan to fix the problems. As a longtime stakeholder, airport and flight school owner/operator, providing a number of related pilot, mentor, political alligator wrestler, commentator services, etc., I feel as though I’m reasonably qualified to weigh in on these ongoing blame games. Our situation doesn’t just stem from attracting wealth, though that would be nice and perhaps make things easier. Our problem is more deeply rooted in not attracting anyone at all. Our industry doesn’t advertise or present ourselves as a viable sport, recreation, or business alternative to the general public. Nowhere today, except in our own “church hymnals,” do we go out and solicit “Joe Six Pack,” the starving reality type, or the unhappy office worker searching for something to do with his sacred weekend or vacation. No ads in USA Today, none on reality TV, no billboards on major highways, no exposure about becoming a career pilot by the school guidance counselor, no aviation infomercials, no significant web presence, no nothing! We don’t compete for people’s attention, let alone their time and money. Either our industry is extremely arrogant, stupid, ill informed or can’t be bothered or there’s something I haven’t figured out from more than 35 years in business. Attract the money, but first let’s attract the masses. ROBERT POWELL Owner, Cecil County Airport (58M) Maryland

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In response to Kent Tarver’s letter to the editor about BFRs doing nothing for safety: I’ve been able to learn something new and/or different during each BFR. It is beneficial to hire different instructors for each BFR so you don’t become complacent. MACK KREIZENBECK Posted online at GeneralAviationNews.com

DEFENDING THE SLIP ON APPROACH Thank you so much for defending the slip on approach (Short Final: The Land of Perfect, March 20 issue). My husband and I fly a Kitfox we built in 1994 (ours), a 1968 Cardinal (mine), and a 1972 Skylane (his). The Kitfox has flaperons, but they act more to increase lift than to increase drag, so slipping to land is very common, even with full flaperons. We also must have the nose aligned with the runway upon landing to keep from exciting roll-outs, which means no crab on short approach, just radical slip then transition to wing low touchdown on one main. I got my first 100 hours in the Kitfox and the experience was invaluable in teaching control. I was able to get two hours of sailplane instruction last summer while on vacation and the instructor commented not too many pilots know how to use the rudder or how to slip for altitude adjustment like he had me do in the sailplane. Both of those were learned in the Kitfox. By the way, I got my private pilot license at the age of 50. We enjoy your writing! DEE ANN EDIGER via email


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FAA proposes revamping pilot certifications Among changes is plan to combine private ticket with instrument rating By Charles Spence Washington, D.C. — The FAA’s Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) to change pilot licensing certifications should bring welcome changes and, perhaps, some Capital unwelcome rules. Comments Some changes are needed to bring aviation up to date. The trouble is, the changes are about 40 years late. In the 1960s, the Utility Airplane Council, predecessor of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), recognized the need to revamp licensing procedures. Manufacturers realized they were selling more expensive airplanes to the same pilots and owners, but that general aviation was not growing. They decided to do something about it and developed many programs, ranging from publicity and public relations campaigns through in-school presentations to revamping the licensing structure. The pilot certification plan developed by the Utility Airplane Council called for only one license with various levels of privileges — training pilots to more quickly get the benefits they wanted from aviation. One of the proposed changes was to include instrument training from the beginning. Manufacturers wanted to make pilots safer in all weather conditions, as well as enable pilots to work more efficiently with air traffic controllers. This concept was presented to the FAA. At best, the reception was lukewarm. While conceding there might be some minor advantages to early instrument training, any major changes in the licensing structure were not practical, FAA officials said at the time. And so nothing happened for more than 40 years, until the FAA issued its NPRM Aug. 31. Appendix M to Part 141 would combine a private pilot certification and instrument rating course, requiring at least 65 hours of ground school and at least 70 hours of flight training for a single-engine license with instrument rating. Other proposed changes seem to be steps toward helping individuals get better, more practical use of their pilot certificates. If I seem a bit pleased over the latest NPRM, it is because I was working for

the Utility Airplane Council those many years ago and worked to develop the plan for a private license with instrument rating. It has taken about 42 years for it to begin to see development, but this is no surprise. William Piper Sr. — nobody ever called him Bill — told me at the time to be patient. “It took the country 50 years to learn we don’t put highways through town but on routes around them,” he said, “so be patient with aviation.”

FULL PLATE FOR CONGRESS Back at work after spending August hearing from constituents in so-called

town hall meetings, Congress returned to Washington to find it has much to do. Health care issues, with several bills — each more than 1,000 pages long — will hold the primary focus. However, other issues need action. As of the day after Labor Day, the House had approved 12 appropriations bills, but the Senate still had not acted on eight. The FAA is among the agencies needing appropriations action by the end of September. Climate change is another subject

the legislative body is expected to face before the end of the year. Meanwhile, several tax bills are set to expire and they are certain to bring active debate. Of course, re-election is always something of great interest to the members of both Houses. Who was it that said: Pro means for, con means against, so how can one expect PROgress from CONgress?

“The trouble is, the changes are about 40 years late.”

Charles Spence is GAN’s Washington, D.C., correspondent.

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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 Duke - 1606

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. 1979 C-172 180 conversion, 6,600 TT, 150 since factory new engine. Nice aircraft. $64,950. Call Bill at 916-9911725.

DUKE: BEST piston airplane Beech built. 147hrs on 0time engine. Everything new under the cowling. Excellent condition! Must sell. Lost medical. Call 517-740-8141. Bellanca - 1650 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 1948 C-140, 125hp, O-290. $28,750. West One Air. 208455-9393, westoneair@aol.com 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. Cessna 150 - 1904 1976 C-150M 5432.0TTAF, 835TT on Fact. Reman Cont. engine. New paint & interior. NDH. Complete logs. Well Maintained. 916-685-9780, cell-916-798-0671. 1978 C-150H, TT-4737, SMOH-650, 300 NavCom, King xpdr, strobe, autogas, Emron paint, shoulder harness, Complete rebuild 2007. $28,950. 360-683-9175, 360461-9007. GOING LSA, must sell Cessna 150R, 3540 TT, 1693 SMOH. Michel Nav/Com, Bendix xpdr,DVOR, intercom, interior 8, exterior 8, $15,000. Lloyd 435-616-0327.

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1953 C-180 4400TT, 370SMOH. 84-gals., P-Ponk, leather interior, camera hole w/28V system, fact. oxy. original wheel pants, Sharp! $75,000. 772-971-5157. Cessna 182 - 1909 1957 CESSNA 182A New Garmin IFR 430-GPS package, Storm-Scope, S-Tec 50 A/P, KX155w/GS, all new panel. Good Condition. $58,500. 603-242-3033. 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 1960 SKYLANE, 5350+ TT,1170-SMOH, 150-SPOH, P&I 9, Garmin135A GPS/com, King KX170A VOR w/GS, Apollo SL70 xpdr, EGT/CHT, cowl/manual flaps. slant tail, Horton STOL, aileron/ flap-gap seals, leading edge cuff wingtips, stall fences, 4-pl intercom, ext baggage, May annual. $49,000, will take medium size motor home partial trade, must have slide-out, Ron/509-750-7225. 1958 C-182C,1800 TT, original panel, VG’s, larger tires, new brakes, interior good. Great Flying Airplane! $35,000. 509-732-1464. 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 1969 C-182 4550 TT, 650 SFRM. Nice paint and interior. $68,500. Call Bill at 916-991-1725. 1965 C-182H TT-1350. Recent annual. All new windows. New Imron paint. New leather seats, strobes, 296 GPS Garmin. 64-gal tanks, new tires. $62,000.989-539-6010, cell-989-915-0910. Cessna 200 Series - 1912 “3” CESSNA 210’s. “P” 4 sale. www.bahraero.com Cessna 300 Series - 2005 THREE CESSNA 310’s 4 sale. www.bahraero.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. 1963 C-310 IFR, GPS, A/P, 650 SMOH. Very Nice! $55,750. 208-455-9393, westoneair@aol.com

BEAUTIFUL STRAIGHT Tail 172. IFR, 4800 TT, 750 SMOH, dual Nav Com w/GS, 3 lite MB, Mode C, intercom, DME, 195 GPS, alt static, alt vac, alternator, heated pitot, new tires BAS harnesses, spin-on oil filer, autogas STC, 1 pc windshield, push brkrs. New plush interior, fresh annual. Nice 7.5 gph flyer. Hangared at Sunriver Oregon. $29,500 firm, 541-419-0147, hgrctr@cmc.net

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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 DEHAVILLAND BEAVER 4 sale. www.bahraero.com Emigh Trojan - 2530 EMIGH TROJAN A-2 Serial# 22, 1518TT, 170STOH, C85, airframe/ engine perfect. Needs glass/seats, paint, last flown 4-01. ugghle@gmail.com $10,000. 707-4460930. Ercoupe - 2550 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING Thousands of type Certificated parts direct from our factory. Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1800-457-7811, www.univair.com Grumman - 2850 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. Howard - 3020 1943 HOWARD DGA 15P, 3673-TT, PW985 946SMOH by Aero, Jobmaster conversion, LH door, gross weight increase 2126 useful, Cleveland wheels and brakes, Jasco alternator, 6pl intercom, Edo 6470 floats, $125,000, possible trade C-180,182,185, 907-376-8052. Luscombe - 3300 1946 LUSCOMBE floatplane on Edo 1320’s, 100hp 400-SMOH, qualifies LSA, extremely clean rare aircraft incl landing gear, $39,000. 253-686-6592, 206-255-8005.

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1957 PA22 150 Tripacer, TT-2382, SMOH-1881.9, All ADâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s complied with. New annual, new a/c battery. Compression 79/77/79/77. Sealed struts. KLX-135A GPS/ Com w/new battery, TX-170B Com/Nav, KT-76 TSO xpdr w/mode-C, 9-gph rich, 6gph-lean. Good VFR timebuilder and a nice old lady. $19,000. 509-674-5870. 1957 PACER, PA22-20-150, TTAF3122, TTE1844, SMOH322, King KX175 NavCom, Narco 50A, Stitts fabric, always hangared, nice airplane. 360-692-3421 Piper Warrior - 3838 1976 PIPER WARRIOR II 151, 628 SMOH, 4490 TTSN, King VFR, complete logs, NDH. $32,950. CA/ 510-7832711. www.americanaircraft.net Piper Twin Comanche - 3914

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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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Golf legend, businessman and pilot Arnold Palmer will be among the participants in the opening general session for the National Business Aviation Association’s 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention this October in Orlando. “We’re very excited to include Arnold Palmer among the speakers at this year’s convention,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “Arnold is recognized around the world not just as a renowned golf professional, but also as a highly successful businessman who has long relied on business aviation as part of building his company. We look forward to hearing his first-hand perspective on how business aviation helps him succeed.” Palmer’s storied career as a professional golfer includes a host of championships in national and international competitions. The Latrobe, Pa., native continues to travel extensively from his hometown in support of his many business interests and, much of the time, Palmer personally flies a Cessna Citation X to meet his business demands. The essential role of business aviation in providing

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a transportation lifeline to towns like Latrobe has been a central theme in the “No Plane No Gain” campaign, which is jointly sponsored by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Palmer and other convention speakers will highlight the messages put forward by No Plane No Gain, to educate policymakers and opinion leaders about the many ways business aviation serves citizens, companies and communities across the U.S. NBAA’s convention will be held Oct. 20-22 at the Orange County Convention Center and Orlando Executive Airport (ORL). Joining Palmer for the convention’s Opening General Session will be FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt and Forbes publisher Rich Karlgaard, who owns a Cirrus SR22 he flies for business and pleasure. A primary focus for the convention will be a new Light Business Airplane (LBA) Conference, according to NBAA officials. The association had initially planned to hold the LBA Conference separately, but that plan was a victim of the current economic downturn. For more information: NBAA.org.

to attend, according to Fantasy of Flight officials. Meanwhile, extreme sport parachutists, also called canopy pilots, will demonstrate the latest in skydiving, called “swooping.” The professional parachutists will compete for ranking in a Florida Canopy Pilots Association (FLCPA) sanctioned skydiving com-

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Air Force Museum launches virtual tour The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, has launched a free museum tour podcast on its website, NationalMuseum.af.mil. The podcast acts as virtual tour, according to museum officials. A map of the museum galleries, called a pod map, shows the arrangement of aircraft with â&#x20AC;&#x153;hotspotsâ&#x20AC;? on which more information, such as the audio podcast, images or additional links, can be accessed. Once a visitor has explored the pod map, options include creating a personal playlist of various audio segments, downloading the playlist to a computer or subscribing to the podcast via iTunes. Once the visitor has subscribed to the podcast, they can download it to an MP3 player and bring it to the museum during their next visit. Each podcast is numbered and signs are posted throughout the galleries to alert visitors where the next podcast begins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a really exciting way to use new technology,â&#x20AC;? said Sarah Olaciregui, the podcast administrator.

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Garmin has introduced three new systems designed for the FAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next generation air traffic control system, dubbed NextGen. Unveiled at this summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AirVenture in Oshkosh were the GTS 800 and GTS 820 traffic advisory systems (TAS), and the GTS 850 traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS I). According to officials with the Olathe, Kan.based company, the new systems combine active and passive surveillance data to pinpoint specific traffic threats. The systems cor relate Automatic Dependent SurveillanceBroadcast (ADS-B) and radar targets to provide pilots with the most accurate picture of the sky, company officials note. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The GTS series incorporates ADS-B In technology, which is one of the cornerstones of the FAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NextGen program and worldwide airspace infrastructure,â&#x20AC;? said Gary Kelley, Garminâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vice president of marketing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As

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Green Aircraft Challenge unveiled The NASA Innovative Partnerships Program and the Comparative Aircraft Flight Ef ficiency (CAFE) Foundation

recently unveiled the Green Flight Challenge, a flight efficiency competition for aircraft that can average at least 100

mph on a 200-mile flight while achieving greater than 200 passenger mpg. The prize for the aircraft with the best performance is $1.5 million. This is the largest prize ever offered for a general aviation competition, NASA and CAFE Foundation officials note. A $150,000 prize for best score by a bio-fueled aircraft also is offered. The competition is scheduled for July 2011 at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa, Calif. A variety of innovative experimental aircraft using electrical, solar, bio-fuel or hybrid propulsion are expected to enter, according to NASA officials, who note several major universities and aircraft builders have expressed their intentions to enter teams in the challenge. Entries are now being accepted. Those interested can download a complete rules kit at CAFEFoundation.org.

The Green Flight Challenge is administered for NASA by CAFE. Founded in 1981, CAFE is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the understanding of personal aircraft technologies through research, analysis and education. NASA is providing the prize money as part of the Centennial Challenges program. The program seeks innovative solutions to problems of interest to NASA and the nation from diverse and unconventional sources. Competitors cannot receive government funding for their entries in this challenge. Meanwhile, the CAFE Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS IV) will be held April 23, 2010, at NASA Ames Research Center. Several leaders in the field of electric aircraft have already agreed to present at the one-day conference, according to foundation officials. For more information: CAFEFoundation.org or NASA.gov.

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Final restoration efforts begin on Lockheed L10-E

Final restoration efforts have begun on “Muriel,” a sister airplane to the one Amelia Earhart flew on her final flight 72 years ago. Restoration of the Lockheed Electra L10-E will wrap up at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. Museum officials will assist with the assembly and restoration of the plane for Grace McGuire, an aviator with hopes of completing Earhart’s dream of flying around the world. McGuire is the owner of “Muriel,” one of only 15 L10-Es built and the only one remaining. She purchased the neglected remains of the vintage airplane in the 1980s and began to restore it to its original condition. Once “Muriel” is ready to fly, McGuire plans to attempt a duplication of Earhart’s trip around the world, but completing the flight that ended so mysteriously. There have been several commemorative flights, but never an exact duplication using the same type of

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In preparation for recreation of Amelia Earhart’s last flight

RECREATING EARHART’S FAMOUS FLIGHT: Amelia Earhart stands in front of the Lockheed Electra L10-E in which she disappeared during her around-the-world attempt. Grace McGuire hopes to complete Earhart’s dream in a similar plane with a similar crew. aircraft, equipment and crew, museum officials note. Earlier this month, “Muriel” traveled from Santa Maria, Calif., by trailer down the coast to the Gillespie Annex of the San Diego Air & Space Museum in San Diego. The Gillespie hangar will be home for the final rebuild and assembly

of the plane. During “Muriel’s” completion in San Diego, McGuire will assemble her expedition team, which includes divers, camera and film crew. Earhart disappeared June 1937 somewhere near Howland Island, which is in the central Pacific Ocean, about

halfway between Hawaii and Australia. The most extensive air and sea search in U.S. Naval history was launched soon after, costing more than $4 million. Earhart, her navigator Fred Noonan, and the plane have never been found, although there are dozens of theories as to what happened. Just recently an organization has claimed to have found archaeological evidence on an island out in the Pacific and they are currently testing the DNA evidence. According to news reports, McGuire believes faulty coordinates are to blame for Earhart’s disappearance. She has obtained a journal kept by a Howland Island resident that states Earhart and Noonan survived after ditching their plane in the ocean and boarding a raft, but eventually succumbed to the heat and shark-infested waters. Earhart’s accomplishments include the first female to fly across the Atlantic (1928), first female to fly the Atlantic solo (1932), as well as several altitude and speed records. She was the first president of the Ninety-Nines, an organization created in 1929 to aid women pilots. For more information: SanDiegoAirAndSpace.org.

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The 2009 Commemorative Air Force (CAF) AIRSHO, slated for Oct. 10-11, will feature a selection of award-winning aircraft at Midland International Airport between Midland and Odessa, Texas. Appearing at AIRSHO for the first time in several years is the P-51C Mustang “Tuskegee Airmen,” restored by the Red Tail Project of the CAF’s Minnesota Wing. Following a 2004 accident that claimed the life of pilot and project leader Don Hinz, Red Tail Project volunteers worked tirelessly to honor Hinz’s memory by restoring the project that he helped to create, according to CAF officials. The plane is dedicated to telling the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the World War II fighter group composed of African-American pilots and support personnel who fought discrimination and prejudice to serve their country. The P-51 debuted after a five-year restoration process at this summer’s AirVenture,

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BACK ON THE AIR SHOW CIRCUIT: The P-51 “Tuskegee Airmen” returns next month to AIRSHO following a five-year restoration. where it earned the “Phoenix Award” at the 2009 AirVenture Warbirds of America banquet.

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Kansas University develops alert system to prevent mid-air collisions Researchers at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., say they have perfected an acoustic vector sensing system for general aviation that might have helped prevent the fatal collision between a helicopter and a passenger plane over New York’s Hudson River Aug. 8. The university’s application for a patent on the system is in the works. Using technology developed by Dutch researchers, Ron Barrett-Gonzalez, associate professor of aerospace engineering at KU, created the Micro-Anemometer Anti-Fouling Instrumentation and Apparati system, which uses vector sensing and a small cockpit display to provide pilots with accurate alerts within a 10-kilometer (about 6.2 miles) radius. The technology was being used by Dutch company MicroFlown

Technologies, but that company was not distance, altitude and even model and able to create a system that would work manufacturer,” said Barrett-Gonzalez. in flight conditions. “If a pilot was in Barrett-Gonzalez, a situation where using a grant another craft was from KU’s nearby and colliTr a n s p o r t a t i o n sion was imminent, Research Institute, the system would was able to create sound an aler t an anti-fouling proand urge evasive cess that allowed maneuvers.” The system the system to work has been tested on aircraft. on a small scale “We took the and showed 100% technology, and effectiveness in we’ve now made — KU professor being able to withit so that for a Ron Barrett-Gonzalez stand rain, dust, relatively low cost, dirt, debris and the we can give a genrigors of flight, according to Barretteral aviation pilot information on every Gonzalez, who explained the system was vehicle around him, including bearing,

APA tops 5,000 members The Aircraft Partnership Association (APA) has surpassed 5,000 members. The Dallas-based association uses web-based programs to match personal partnership preferences, including aircraft type, budget, airport location, flying experience and more.

“We can give a general aviation pilot information on every vehicle around him, including bearing, distance, altitude and even model and manufacturer.”

Membership is free. “It just makes good fiscal sense to share the cost of owning and operating an asset that doesn’t get used every day,” said David Kruger, APA president. “The APA is what brought our partnership together,” said Bill Boczany, APA Member 2113. “In January, I became interested in purchasing an aircraft. Initially,

tested with a ground setup that tracked vehicles ranging in size from a full-sized helicopter to a model plane with an accuracy of within less than 1 meter at distances of 10 kilometers. The system also does not rely on other aircraft having a counterpart of the system, he added. Barrett-Gonzalez estimates the system would add around $10,000 to the cost of an airplane or helicopter. “This is an inexpensive way to provide thousands and thousands of pilots with another layer of safety to help make sure that midair collisions don’t happen again,” said Barrett-Gonzalez, whose research was assisted by graduate students Scott Cravens and his brother, Travis Cravens, who both received bachelor’s degrees in aerospace engineering this spring. For more information: KU.edu.

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ARIZONA 5-Acre Air Ranch $115,000 Owner will finance EAGLE ROOST AIRPARK

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

Arkansas - 9650 SPECTACULAR FLY-IN 5400 sf timber frame home, hangar, guest quarters on world class trout stream. Located near Heber Springs, Arkansas. 2500’ grass strip. Offered by Heber Springs Realty Inc. Frank 501-9401900. fkb.hsr@gmail.com 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

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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. $1,900,000. Red Rossio, The Flying Broker, Pine Mtn Lake Rlty, 209-962-7156, brossio@wildblue.net

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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.

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ARIZONA DESERT, 3-bd-2ba, 1200sqfthome, furnished. San Juan pool, 50X50 hangar w/den, 1/2bath, storage rooms. 3500’ paved runway. $268,000. 928-8593796, 928-274-5001. OKAY PILOTS, This is the one for you. 2BDRMS, 1 3/4 bath and great den, Best yet, 50X50 hangar just a few feet away. Indian Hills Airpark is a very active aviation community.Truly a good value at $235,000. You’ll love living here. More photos: www.airporthomesandhangars.net Airport info: www.myafd.com 928-231-9500,

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CAT ISLAND, Bahamas. Airport Marina 1-mile. Beachfront 1.4 acres, 2-br/ 1-ba, concrete construction. Great getaway. $550K. catislander1@gmail.com California - 9650 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.

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 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. 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. 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. $575,000. www.dianehelms.com or call 530-271-1669.

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Canada - 9650 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 Canada border. $389,000/Canadian. 250-442-7224, or jag3@shaw.ca Colorado - 9650 DENVER CO- Live the dream at Erie Airpark (EIK). 2 acres with unique-home, finished-hangar & 4700’ paved runway! $489,000. http://homepage.mac.com/bjmoreh1

RIDGE LANDING Airpark luxury-living. 1-2 acre waterfront/runway/taxiway lots. Custom-home packages & plane trade-ins available. 3000'-runway, gated, hunting, equestrian. www.ridgelandingairpark.com 863-676-0707x225 HTTP://WWW.1772MITCHELLCT.COM - “A Pilot’s Dream”! Call Maureen Reynolds 386-679-5873; Email: Maureen@fly-in.com Spruce Creek Fly-in Realty 800932-4437 http://1772MitchellCt.com 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 Georgia - 9650

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 COASTAL GOLDEN Isles of GA, Eagle Neck Airpark 32 home, pool, hangar. $345,000. Paved, lighted runway, 3475’ jeckdahl@gmail.com 912-832-7078 Idaho - 9650 SANDPOINT, IDAHO. Beautiful five-acre parcel located on the only residential airstrip in Sandpoint. Offered for quick-sale: Reduced to $215,000. Call Beth Hall 208610-5858, Exit Realty Sandpoint. www.skyranchlot.com PRIVATE AIRSTRIP 2000ft turf. 40 prime acres. Three buildable scenic lakeview home sites. All utilities. Cabin and hangar. CoeurD’Alene. 208-661-3200. Illinois - 9650 CHICAGO METRO. Lake Aero Estates. 4/3.5 airpark home with heated hangar. 5700sqft. $399,900. community horse stable and state wildlife reserve. Glider club. Photos:.www.HangarHome.com IN/219-477-7038.


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The fuel of the future ASTM begins work on spec for unleaded avgas By Ben Visser As all pilots know, you go to Oshkosh to find out what is new in aviation. But if you want to know what’s new in aviation fuels, you go to an ASTM Visser’s meeting. Voice ASTM is the organization that is in charge of the specifications for just about everything. If you buy a gallon of Jet A almost anywhere in the world, it will be certified to meet the ASTM D-1655 specification requirements. Likewise, if you buy a gallon of 100LL, the list of tests and the limits that the fuel must meet are defined by the ASTM D-910 specification. The other part of this is if you have an aircraft that is certified on 100LL specification fuel, you must use only fuel that meets this specification, or use a fuel that has been STC’d for your aircraft. This means that if a new unleaded fuel is introduced, an ASTM specification must be created to “define” what the new fuel is and what specifications it must meet.

“It will not be an invisible change but, hopefully, a manageable one.” So what is the industry working on? No surprise, it is working on a specification for a 94 minimum lean rating fuel that looks a lot like the present 100LL fuel, only without the lead. As I have been saying for years, this is the only logical step for an unleaded fuel that can be manufactured conventionally, and will cause a minimum of problems if 100LL is outlawed. It will not be an invisible change but, hopefully, a manageable one. So when will the new fuel be available? That is a question that depends on the folks in Washington — and they have no idea. The ASTM is starting to define the fuel so that a reference fuel can

be blended. This will allow engine manufacturers and engine modification companies to start working on the needed technology and systems so that once a regulation against leaded avgas does arrive, engines will be available to operate on the new fuel. This makes a lot of sense and I

applaud their efforts. This is not a complete solution and it does not absolutely preclude all other fuels from being considered, but it does define a starting point on which the industry can design future systems to operate safely. If you are a betting person, this is the odds-on-favorite to become the fuel

of the future. 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.


An oh-so-rare CallAir Pepe Anderas shows off his latest acquisition at this year’s Oshkosh

LOOKS LIKE AN AG PLANE: But it isn’t. Anderas’s plane is one of 35 CallAirs built in the passenger configuration. Sharing in the glory of the Oshkosh trip was mechanic Wesley Burris (bottom, left). Anderas said he could not have restored the airplane without Burris’s decades of expertise. Anderas plans to keep the cockpit stock (bottom right), right down to the heel brakes.

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It’s hard to say what first attracts you to Pepe Anderas’s CallAir A-1. Is it the bright, international orange paint scheme? The design of the cowboy on a bronco on the tail? The fact that it looks like a cross between a Piper-esque crop duster and a Bellanca? Perhaps it was all of the above that made it such an attention-getter in the vintage parking area at this summer’s AirVenture. People gathered around it, carefully studying the informational placard, commenting on how they had never seen an aircraft like it before. “I haven’t owned it very long,” said the Green Bay, Wis., resident, adding, “this is the first time I’ve had it at Oshkosh.” There are other CallAirs around, he said, but most were crop dusters. The passenger variants didn’t last too long on the production line. “This is serial number five,” he said. “It was designed in 1939 by Reuel Call, an oilman and rancher living in Afton, Wyo. He wanted something that could be used for overseeing ranches and the like. It was designed to be sturdy since he realized that most people were going to be taking off and landing from rough fields.” The CallAir is a low-wing taildragger, but the placement of the wing is higher above the ground than many of its contemporaries, such as the Ercoupe. The height of the CallAir from the ground to the top of the cabin is a little over 7 feet. This places the wing about 3 feet off the ground, which can make it a challenge to climb into. You can grab hold of the handle on the fuselage and give yourself a big push off with your back foot — or you can do what Anderas does and place a step stool beneath the wing to give yourself an extra boost. The cockpit is approximately 43 inches wide, which makes the side-by-side seating arrangement reasonably comfortable for most people.

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The on-top-of-the-wing struts reminded me of ag airplanes, so I asked if it was an ag plane converted to passenger use. “It was the other way around,” Anderas said with a smile. “It evolved into an ag airplane.” The CallAir didn’t have a chance to establish a foothold in the market as a passenger airplane because of timing. Just as Call Aircraft Co. was ready to begin mass production of the new plane, World War II began. Production was shelved as the factory became a repair facility during the war. After the war, Call found the market flooded with passenger aircraft, so the airplane was refined for use as an agricultural airplane. “They built about 35 of the passenger variants before they converted it to an ag airplane,” said Anderas. “To do that they took out the turtle deck and put in a hopper.” The powerplant was adjusted as well, he noted. “The first versions had 80-hp engines,” he said. “That was too little for its intended purpose, so the next version had 100 hp, then it went to 125 and so on. It eventually reached 400 hp.” Most of the A-1 models sport 100-hp Lycoming O-235-A engines, he said, adding that during all the engine changes, the airframe basically stayed the same. Anderas’s plane, which came out of the factory in 1945, sports a 100-hp Lycoming O-235-B engine. The CallAir is the latest acquisition for Anderas, who ticked off the other airplanes he has built and owns, including an RV-4, an amphibious Murphy Rebel, and an award-

winning 80% scale Tiger Moth. He had his eye on the CallAir for more than two years before he bought it. “It was just sitting in Phoenix,” he said. “It had been on the ground for about eight years. The prop was off and it was not airworthy, but I was so attracted to the lines of it that I wanted it.” He made two offers for the plane over two years. “The first one was rejected, probably because it was too low, but I didn’t want to pay too much because I wasn’t sure if I was buying a pile of junk,” he said. “I had seen the airplane only once, along with some pictures of it in the hangar. Then the next year I heard it was for sale and made an offer and that one was accepted, so a buddy and I drove from my home in Green Bay to Arizona with an 18-foot trailer to pick up the airplane.” Anderas said he had studied the plane and devised a plan to dismantle it and pack it for transport, but memory can be a deceiving thing. When he laid eyes on the CallAir again, he almost panicked. “I forgot how big it actually is,” he said with a laugh. “And I found out the wheels are partially attached to the wings, which made taking it apart for transport a bit of a challenge. We started taking it apart at 8 in the morning and by 4 p.m. it was loaded on the trailer.” You can’t drive across the countr y with a vintage airplane on a trailer without attracting some attention, said Anderas, showing off a photo of the trailer on the highway taken by a stranger that appeared on the Internet. 

“Every time I looked in the rearview mirror, someone was there,” he recalled. “We got followed by a few airplanes. Once, when we made a U-turn, a cop followed us. I thought, ‘oh boy, here we go,’ but he just wanted to know what kind of airplane it is.” Once the plane was back in Wisconsin, the real work began. Anderas was pleasantly surprised at the plane’s condition. “The wings and fuselage were in tip-top shape,” he said. “The inside of the wings are pristine, beautifully varnished wood. The fuselage is welded steel tubing with wood formers that give it the distinctive shape. The tail is all steel. The best surprise was the engine. There were four different types of spark plugs in it. I put in some oil and the prop turned smooth like butter. I put in some gas and on the second prop blade the engine started, after eight years of silence.” Because the airplane is so rare, spare parts are hard to come by. He plans on buying a CallAir 4 that’s already in parts, but notes the parts also can be hand made. “After all, they were made by hand in the factory,” he said. The airplane flies as pretty as it looks, he continued. “On takeoff the tail comes up quickly,” he said. “It doesn’t really have any bad habits. Even in a stall there is no wing drop. It just sort of mushes.” The cockpit isn’t exactly ergonomic, he noted, because there are some things you have to reach for. “The trim lever is located above the pilot’s seat,” he said. The panel is still authentic and Anderas has no plans to load it with modern avionics. “I am not even going to put a GPS in there,” he said with a shake of his head. “This is strictly a fun, ‘go out and kill mosquitos with it’ airplane!”


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Position Report: Engines A new era begins as companies work to boost fuel efficiency, while preparing for alternative fuels By JANICE WOOD General Aviation News

Every year at Oshkosh, companies unveil their latest and greatest innovations. This year was no exception, with engine manufacturers taking center stage, from the largest companies to those just breaking into the market. Fuel efficiency and the ability to adapt to alternative fuels were all touted by manufacturers at the big show. Among the latest developments unveiled at AirVenture:

LYCOMING On opening day of Oshkosh, Lycoming officials announced that the iE2, the company’s integrated electronic propulsion system, had flown to the show from Redmond, Ore., on a Lancair Evolution. “Thus begins a new era for piston-powered aviation in general and Lycoming Engines in particular,” said Ian Walsh, Lycoming’s senior vice president and general manager at the time (He has since been promoted to Chief Innovation Officer at Textron, Lycoming’s parent

company, replaced by Michael Kraft.) “The promise of single-lever operation, automated preflight safety checks and automotive start simplicity will dramatically reduce pilot workload and revolutionize the general aviation landscape,” Walsh said, adding, “the iE2 system will increase fuel efficiency, reliability, and make alternative fuel consumption possible without major hardware changes, protecting the customer’s investment. We believe it points to a bright future for piston-powered general aviation.” He noted baseline iE2 system testing is complete, the first OEM installations are being calibrated and the certification program is underway. The iE2’s maiden flight on an OEM airframe occurred July 2 when Lancair flew its TEO-540-EXP iE2-powered Evolution. After initial flight testing, the aircraft was flown east to Oshkosh on its way to Lycoming’s base in Williamsport, Pa., where it will undergo further flight testing. The 350-hp twin-turbocharged TEO540-A1A is the first iE2 engine model planned for FAA certification. Prior to certification, an experimental version will be available as an option for experimental aircraft. Oshkosh also marked the debut of the first IO-233-LSA light sport engine installation. T&T Aviation of Washington, Pa., displayed its Falcon LSA at the Lycoming exhibit. After Oshkosh, onwing ground, taxi and flight testing with the IO-233-LSA began. The engine is designed to run on gasoline, with mul-

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tiple continuous power ratings as high as 116 hp. Lycoming expects to start shipping non-certified IO-233s in the fourth quarter of 2009. Engine certification is slated for the first quarter of 2010. Testing also continues in Lycoming’s unleaded automotive gasoline program for its O-360 and IO-360 engines. The intended fuel is the unleaded 93 AKI automotive gasoline, which conforms to either Euro Norm EN228 or ASTM D4814. Work also continues on Lycoming’s partnership with the FAA and Swift Enterprises to research the use of 100SF, a renewable fuel being developed by Swift Enterprises of West Lafayette, Ind., as a possible replacement for 100LL aviation fuel. The company’s goal is to develop a renewable fuel to replace 100LL without requiring modifications

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TELEDYNE CONTINENTAL MOTORS Preparing for alternative fuels also is a top priority at Teledyne Continental Motors, Inc. (TCM). Officials at the Mobile, Ala.-based company flew the company’s turbocharged SR22 to Oshkosh using UL94 unleaded aviation fuel. While ASTM actively works on certification of the new fuel (see Visser’s Voice, page 19), TCM has shifted from testing the fuel to preparing its engines (Continued on page 34)


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for its eventual introduction. “(The) flight demonstrated that our standard factory turbo is ready for future fuels,” said Rhett Ross, president. “With successful flights of both turbocharged and normally aspirated engines on unleaded fuels, we feel comfortable that TCM has solutions for the future and are now working to have them ready.” In March, TCM began testing the fuel in a Bonanza. Those tests were followed in April by a flight in the same airplane fueled by Swift Fuel. Meanwhile, TCM’s turbocharged SR22, which the company has dubbed the TR22 (Turbo Realized 22), has spawned a new STC program. “Our initial intent was to use our TR22 as a technology demonstrator for our Kinetic engine line and alternative fuels,” said Ross. “But we quickly realized that we were on to something that was too good not to offer to current Cirrus SR22 owners looking for a performance upgrade.” The STC should be available by the end of the year. TCM also revealed at Oshkosh that it had received FAA certification on the first Full Authority Digital Electronic Controlled (FADEC) turbocharged engine. The company developed the Turbo FADEC 550 in response to requests from airframe manufacturers wanting a high horsepower engine with advanced electronic engine controls, according to Ross. The engine boasts a rating of 350 hp at 2,600 rpm. TCM’s PowerLink FADEC reduces pilot workload to selecting a desired power setting using a single lever. Once the pilot selects the power,

the system automatically manages fuel to either “Best Power” or “Best Economy,” depending on the pilot’s preference. As demonstrated in recent test flights, the system ensures ease of operation and automatic adjustment of fuel flow to maintain fuel economy and engine operating parameters without constant pilot involvement, TCM officials note. An experimental version of the new engine has been flying on a Lancair IVP for over 550 hours, enabling the plane to achieve economy cruise speeds of 255 kts., while enjoying a 17.5 gal/hr fuel burn. For more information: GenuineContinental.aero.

DIAMOND AUSTRO ENGINE The FAA recently certified Diamond Aircraft’s Austro Engine AE300. The jet-fuel burning, 170-hp turbodiesel piston engine offers single lever thrust control, electronic engine management and monitoring, Diamond officials said. The engine was developed by Austro Engine in collaboration with MB Technology GmbH (Mercedes Benz) and Bosch General Aviation Technology GmbH, after the bankruptcy of Thielert, which provided the engines for many of the Diamond fleet. Diamond officials note the new engine features the “very latest in high pressure common rail fuel injection technology, offering even better fuel consumption than the first generation turbo-diesel engines originally used by Diamond.” FAA certification of the AE300 paves the way for certification of the DA42 NG. That certification is expected in the third quarter of this year. For more information: DiamondAircraft.com.

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LIBERTY AIRCRAFT Liberty Aerospace, Inc. unveiled the first XL2 fitted with the Wilksch Turbo Diesel at Oshkosh. The two-seat plane, which burns Jet A fuel, is designed to appeal to the international marketplace where 100LL is both expensive and hard to obtain, according to officials with the Melbourne, Fla.-based company. “Our international customers have been very clear to us,” said Keith Markley, president and CEO. “They need an alternative fuel to 100LL for aircraft they are running in their flight training fleets.” Wilksch Airmotive, formed in 1994 in the UK, is developing the engine, which uses a two-stroke “diesel” operating cycle. The two-stroke cycle allows high power outputs without the need for a reduction drive, according to company officials, who noted the technology has little in common with conventional twostroke engines, as there are no roller bearings and no crank-case compression or oil-fuel mixing. The engines achieve a power/weight that matches or betters traditional avgas burning four-stroke engines, officials said. For more information: Wilksch.com or LibertyAircraft.com.

GE HONDA AERO ENGINES Engine assembly has begun on the GE Honda Aero Engines’ first HF120 engine for FAA certification testing. The HF120, launched in 2006, was selected to power the HondaJet and the Spectrum Aeronautical Freedom business jet.

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HF120 engine production will initially begin at GE’s site in Lynn, Mass., and will later transition to Honda Aero Inc.’s recently completed engine production and overhaul facility in Burlington, N.C. For more information: GEHonda.com, Honda.com or GE.com.

DELTAHAWK DeltaHawk Engines, Inc. and LoPresti Speed Merchants have begun work on an STC to install a DeltaHawk Turbo-Diesel engine in a Cirrus SR20. The SR20 will be the first aircraft certified with the DeltaHawk engine.  The Jet-A-fueled DeltaHawk Turbo-Diesel engine has the highest power-to-weight ratio of any aero-diesel engine, according to company officials, who note it burns 30%-40% less fuel on a typical mission than a gasoline engine, and develops 100% of rated horsepower to 18,000 feet. When matched with the SR20 airframe, the package will offer higher payload and greatly enhanced range and speed, DeltaHawk officials note.  LoPresti Speed Merchants is working on a cowl to increase aerodynamic performance. “The DeltaHawk-LoPresti collaboration is leading the way to the future of general aviation,” said Diane Doers, DeltaHawk CEO. “The performance and value of the SR20 aircraft is going to be greatly enhanced — and this is just the first of many STCs that will be coming.” For more information: DeltaHawkEngines.com or SpeedMerchants.com.

Look for more on engines, including offerings from SMA, Flight Design, Mistral and others, in future issues of GAN.


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Improved Thrush to be powered by GE By JANICE WOOD Officials of Thrush Aircraft were showing off the improved Thrush 510 at this summer’s Oshkosh. But the crop duster wasn’t parked at a Thrush exhibit. Instead, it was parked at the GE Aviation exhibit. That’s because officials with the Albany, Ga.-based company have chosen GE Aviation’s new H80 turboprop engine to power the improved version of its aircraft. The Thrush crop duster will be the first application for the H80 engine and the first North American engine installation for the Walter M601 engine family, according to GE Aviation officials. GE bought the Czech Republic-based Walter engine line about a year ago. The Thrush crop duster has been around for about 40 years, which meant it was “overdue” for some updates, said Jody Bays, vice president. “We’ve been able to get 200 pounds off the aircraft,” he said, noting the hopper has a capacity of 510 gallons. The improved Thrush 510 features a 29,000-hour wing spar life with no mandatory inspections of the wing spars, he added. Additional features include a tubular steel fuselage and cockpit roll cage, remov-

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able fuselage skins, and chromate-treated and general manager of GE Aviation’s aluminum surfaces for Business and General corrosion prevention — Aviation organization. all designed to maximize These technologies pilot safety, reduce deliver more shaft-horsemaintenance times and power (shp), improved enhance productivity, he engine fuel efficiency and said. increased temperature The H80 combines margin, enhancing hotthe turboprop design of — Lew Blomeley, day takeoff performance Thrush Aircraft and high-altitude cruise Walter Aircraft Engines’ M601 series engines with engineering manager speeds, he added. GE Aviation’s 3D aero“The additional horsedynamic design techniques and advanced power and increased temperature margin materials, said Brad Mottier, vice president will enable Thrush 510 operators to carry

“If there is no competition, things don’t move forward.”

larger loads in hot weather,” Bays noted. The H80 engine also features an extended service life of 3,600 hours and 6,600 cycles between overhauls. To date, the engine has accumulated more than 3,000 cycles during hot section demonstration tests. Certification testing is set to begin later this year, with certification expected in early 2010, Mottier noted. The new Thrush 510 is expected to gain certification about three months after the H80 is certified. That’s probably next summer, with customer deliveries beginning soon after that, according to Bays. Thrush officials are quick to note there is “nothing wrong” with the Pratt & Whitney PT-6 engine that previously powered the crop duster. “But you need to have competition,” said Lew Blomeley, engineering manager. “If there is no competition, things don’t move forward.” Bays noted that if the new GE engine does as well as the GE engines that power military and commercial aircraft, “this is going to be a phenomenal engine.” “GE is as big in the engine world as Boeing is in the aircraft manufacturing world,” he said. “If Boeing said it was making a light plane, wouldn’t you be interested?” For more information: ThrushAircraft.com or GE.com/Aviation.

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Get-home-itis kills pilot These September 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: Grumman Cheetah. Location: Worthington, Ky. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened : The pilot, who was not an A&P, re p l a c e d t h e p l a n e ’ s v a c u u m pump on the day of the accident. During the flight to a nearby airport, the engine lost the majority of its oil. The pilot made it to the airport and then examined the engine. It was determined the vacuum pump had been installed incorrectly. The discrepancy was corrected and the pilot added four quarts of oil to the engine, which was three less than what the Pilot’s Operating Handbook noted was required for flight. The pilot then attempted to return to his home airport. The engine overheated during the initial phase of the flight

and the pilot returned to the departure airport. He purchased more oil to fill the engine to the full level. Several people suggested that the pilot have the engine further examined by a qualified mechanic. The pilot declined, saying that he had “get-home-itis.” Once again he took off. The engine lost all power during the initial climb. The pilot ditched the airplane in a nearby river, where he drown. Examination of the wreckage revealed that the No. 4 engine piston had separated from the crankshaft. Probable cause: The separation of the engine’s No. 4 piston from the crankshaft for unidentified reasons and the pilot’s continued operation of an aircraft with known equipment deficiencies. uuu Aircraft: Mooney M20D. Location: Placerville, Calif. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot had recently bought the airplane.

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During a cross-country flight he became ill and diverted to a nearby airport. He told police he forgot to extend the landing gear because he was distracted from being sick. The airplane bounced upon touchdown, then skidded down the runway. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to extend the landing gear prior to landing. uuu Aircraft: RV-9A. Location: Harvest, Ala. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Minor. What reportedly happened: The pilot had never been to the destination airport. He told investigators that he made the approach approximately five knots faster than normal and mistook the rising terrain for the airplane being in the flare. The plane touched down earlier than he anticipated it would. The landing was hard and on all three wheels. The pilot pulled up the nosewheel to stop the plane from wheelbarrowing down the runway. As the airspeed bled off, he lowered the nosewheel. From the vibration the pilot detected something was wrong with the nosewheel. The airplane ballooned. The pilot attempted to add power to soften the descent, but the nosegear dug into the dirt and the airplane nosed over. Probable cause: The pilot’s improper landing flare and touchdown. uuu Aircraft: North American Navion. Location: Clayton, N.C. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot held an instrument rating but had not logged any flight time in actual instrument conditions. He did not obtain

a weather briefing before the flight. Instrument meteorological conditions consisting of low ceilings and limited visibility were forecast between the departure airport and the destination airport, but both airports were VFR. The flight departed and was observed on radar never flying higher than 800 feet pressure altitude. The flight continued in a northeasterly direction. The weather began to deteriorate and the airplane was seen gradually descending while the terrain elevation gradually increased. For the last 9 minutes and 31 seconds of the flight, the ground speed was 110 knots. The last radar return showed the airplane at 265 feet agl with a ground speed of 130 knots. According to witnesses on the ground, the airplane was approaching an antenna tower and water tower that stood at an altitude of 215 and 185 feet agl, respectively, when it suddenly banked hard to the right. The airplane missed the towers but crashed in a parking lot next to a restaurant and burst into flames. Witnesses said the airplane’s engine sounded as if it was at full power. Probable cause: The pilot’s intentional abrupt maneuver during low altitude cruise flight to avoid obstructions ahead, resulting in an in-flight collision with terrain. uuu Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Location: Bridgeport, Conn. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The student pilot performed several touch and go landings in a light crosswind. During the last landing,  the crosswind increased and the airplane began to drift left during the roll out. The student applied right rudder and the airplane veered to the right and went off the runway, where it hit a sign. The student told investigators that he must have over-corrected. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during the landing in a crosswind. uuu Aircraft: Cessna 182. Location: Santa Rosa, N.M. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land when a gust of wind caught the airplane. The left wing was lifted and the Cessna veered to the right. The pilot was not able to regain control and the plane went off the runway, into a ditch and up an embankment. The landing gear sheared off. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during landing in a crosswind.


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Calendar EAST Sept. 19, 2009, Essex, MD. Annual Wings & Wheels Fly-In (W480), 410-382-9626. Sept. 19-Oct. 4, 2009, Fryeburg, ME. New England 99’s Treasure Hunt in the Sky, 207-576-8355. Sept. 20, 2009, Tunkhannock, PA. Skyhaven Fly-In Breakfast and Craft Show (76N), 570-836-4800. Sept. 20, 2009, Simsbury, CT. 24th Annual Simsbury Fly-In (4B9), 860-408-0040. Sept. 26, 2009, LaFayette, GA. Barwick LaFayette Georgia Fly-In (9A5), 706-638-6103. Oct. 3, 2009, Chesapeake, VA. Hampton Roads Exec AP Appreciation Day (KPVG), 757-617-1619. Oct. 3-4, 2009, Winchester, VA. EAA 186 Flyin’ n’ Cruisin Festival (KOKV), 540-347-5745. Oct. 4, 2009, Lock Haven, PA. Pancake Breakfast FlyIn, 570-748-5123. Oct. 4, 2009, Painted Post, NY. Fly-In Chicken BBQ, Costa AP (7N1), 607-962-0053. Oct. 8-11, 2009, Wise, VA. Let Freedom Ring Salute to Veterans (9LNP), 276-328-5300. Oct. 9-10, 2009, Wauchula, FL. Mission Aviation DAY Camp, 800-660-0516. Oct. 10, 2009, Burgaw, NC. EAA 297 Fall Fly-In (7NC1). Oct. 10-11, 2009, New Bern, NC. New Bern MUMfest Fly-in (EWN), 252-635-8757. Oct. 17, 2009, South Boston, VA. Fly-In, Drive-In (W78). Nov. 5-7, 2009, Tampa, FL. AOPA Aviation Summit, 800-872-2672. Feb. 25-27, 2010, Orlando, FL. 21st Annual Women in Aviation Intl Conf, 937-839-4647. April 7-10, 2010, Orlando, FL. Aircraft Electronics Assocation Conv, 816-373-6565. April 13-18, 2010, Lakeland, FL. Sun n Fun Fly-In (KLAL), 863-644-2431. April 5-10, 2011, Lakeland, FL. Sun n Fun Fly-In (KLAL), 863-644-2431. Sept. 22-24, 2011, Hartford, CT. AOPA Aviation Summit. 800-872-2672. April 17-22, 2012, Lakeland, FL. Sun n Fun Fly-In (KLAL), 863-644-2431.

NORTH CENTRAL Sept. 18-19, 2009, Faribault, MN. Faribault Airfest & Pancake Breakfast, 507-744-5200. Sept. 19, 2009, Dixon, IL. Sauk Valley Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast (C73), 815-284-3361. Sept. 20, 2009, Monee, IL. Meadow Creek Pilots’ Open House (2IL9), 708-534-3326. Sept. 22-23, 2009, Port Clinton, OH. B-17 Rides & Tours (PCW), 419-285-2585. Sept. 26, 2009, Bethalto, IL. St Louis Regional Open House/Fly-in (ALN), 618-259-2531. Sept. 26, 2009, Dowagiac, MI. Fly-In Breakfast (C91), 269-782-8137. Sept. 27, 2009, Indianapolis, IN. Taildraggers’ Rendevous (7L8), Post Air. Oct. 3, 2009, Greenville, IL. Mini-Airstravaganza Fly-In Breakfast (GRE), 618-664-0926. Oct. 3, 2009, Paoli, IN. Aviation Day Fly-In (I42), 812723-9923. Oct. 4, 2009, Willard, OH. Opper Fly-In/Drive-In Picnic, 440-967-6284. Oct. 10, 2009, Ames, IA. Open House and Fly-In (AMW), 515-233-1743. Oct. 10, 2009, Millbury, OH. EAA 582 Super Breakfast (TDZ), 419-360-7414. Oct. 11, 2009, Mt Morris, IL. Pork ‘n Pie Feast (C55), 815-732-7268. Oct. 11, 2009, Noblesville, IN. BBQ Fly-In (I80), 317201-6822. Oct. 17, 2009, Napoleon, OH. Annual Fly-In Breakfast and Chili Cook Off (7W5), 419-832-0748. Oct. 18, 2009, Watervliet, MI. Chili Hop Fly-In, 11am4pm (40C). 269-463-5532. Nov. 7, 2009, Stevens Point, WI. America Airspace (STE). 715-252-3326. Nov. 14, 2009, Millbury, OH. EAA 582 Super Breakfast (TDZ), 419-360-7414. Oct. 3-4, 2009, Wauseon, OH. Annual Mini-Chili Fly-In (USE), 419-822-5097. Feb. 19-20, 2010, Novi, MI. 10th Great Lakes Aviation Conf & Expo, Rock Financial Showplace, 248-3486942. July 26-Aug. 1, 2010, Oshkosh, WI. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (OSH). 920-426-4800. July 25-31, 2011, Oshkosh, WI. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (OSH). 920-426-4800. July 23-29, 2012, Oshkosh, WI. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (OSH). 920-426-4800.

SOUTH CENTRAL Sept. 19, 2009, Poplar Bluff, MO. Butler Co Flying Club

Pancake Breakfast (KPOF), 573-718-7667. Sept. 22-23, 2009, Kansas City, MO. FAA Central Reg A/P Conf, Westin-Crown Ctr, 816-795-6616. Sept. 25-27, 2009, Centerville, TX. Critters Lodge Fall Fly-In (TE01), 903-536-7000. Sept. 25-27, 2009, Falls Of Rough, KY. Rough River Canard Fly-In (2I3). 270-646-0516. Sept. 26, 2009, Hilltop Lakes, TX. Annual Hilltop Lakes Fly-In (OTE4), 936-855-2948. Sept. 26, 2009, Jefferson City, MO. Fly-In (JEF), 573291-5093. Sept. 26, 2009, Jonesboro, AR. Classic Fly-In (23AR), 870-219-4086. Sept. 26, 2009, St Joseph, MO. Fly-In (STJ), 816-2798800. Sept. 30-Oct. 4, 2009, Jennings, LA. 29th Annual End of the Season Stearman Fly-In (3R7), 832-654-4224. Oct. 3, 2009, Franklin, KY. EAA 1165 Fall Fly-In (35KY), 270-586-5111. Oct. 3, 2009, Lebanon, TN. Fall Classic Fly-In (M54), 615-584-8540. Oct. 3, 2009, Syracuse, KS. Antique and Classic Fly-In (3K3), 620-384-5835. Oct. 9-11, 2009, Owensboro, KY. Mooney Safety Pilot Proficiency Prog (KOWB). 210-525-8008. Oct. 10, 2009, Willow springs, MO. Jerry L. Smith Memorial Fly-In (1H5), 417-469-4212. Oct. 14-18, 2009, Gulf Shores, AL. Cessna 120-140 convention (KJKA), 850-863-3330. Oct. 16-17, 2009, Gordonville, TX. 12th Annual Cedar Mills South Central Safety Seminar & Fly/Splash In (3T0), 903-523-4222 ext 234. Oct. 17, 2009, Bryan, TX. Coulter Air Classic (KCFD), 979-412-1611. Nov. 14, 2009, Fairview, OK. World’s Oldest Free Fly-In & Air Show (6K4), 580-227-3788.

WEST Sept. 18, 2009, Puyallup, WA. Pierce County AP Thun Field 65th Anniversary (PLU), 253-798-4688. Sept. 19, 2009, Murietta, CA. Coyote Country 99’s 18th Annual Poker Run, 760-728-6568. Sept. 19, 2009, Sedona, AZ. Sedona Airport Fly-In (KSEZ), 928-862-0210. Sept. 23-27, 2009, McCall, ID. Fall Canyonlands Fly-In/ Safari, 208-634-1344. Sept. 25-26, 2009, Tucson, AZ. Arizona Aircraft Expo

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Assocation Convention. 816-373-6565.

International Oct. 19-20, 2009, Dublin, Ireland. New Generation A/C Asset Mgmt Training School. (Clarion Hotel) 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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Hobart debuts plasma cutters Hobart Welding Products has introduced the AirForce 500i and AirForce 700i portable air plasma cutters. Both units are built with inverter technology for a lightweight, yet powerful design compared to previous models, according to company officials. Price: $1,299 for the AirForce 500i; $1,499 for the AirForce 700i. For more information: 877-HOBART1 or HobartWelders.com.

IMC Club opens membership nationwide The IMC Club in Norwood, Mass., is opening its doors to pilots nationwide. The club’s goal is to increase pilot confidence and proficiency in actual IMC conditions. It was established as an additional learning resource for instrument rated pilots and students pursuing their instrument ratings.To accomplish this, bi-weekly meetings are held to help pilots and students build and maintain their IFR skills and to learn from their peers. Pilots and instructors can participate in the IMC Club by opening their own chapters. No fee is charged for club membership. For more information: IMCClubs.org

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certificates, according to company officials. You can download and try the application free, logging up to 40 hours of flight time before committing to buy at $99. For more information: Coradine.com.

Tempest introduces Dash II oil filter Tempest has introduced its Dash II oil filter in response to customer demand for a shorter version of the Tempest oil filter. The Dash II is 5/16-inches shorter than other filters, yet has all the features of the Tempest oil filter, including a magnetic secondary filtration system, a by-pass valve PC housing and higher burst pressure, according to company officials. For more information: 800-822-3200 or TempestPlus.com.

A new way to view Jepp charts Jeppesen has joined forces with SOLIDFX and iRex to provide pilots with a new way to view and manage Jeppesen electronic terminal charts with a portable e-reader device. Jeppesen’s vector graphic electronic charts, displayed on the FX10 system by SOLIDFX, give pilots access to approaches, standard instrument departures, standard terminal arrival routes and airport diagrams. Jeppesen en

Garmin has unveiled the GAD 43, a new adapter unit that offers enhanced autopilot interface capabilities for the G500 and G600 flight display systems by allowing an attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) to provide attitude information to autopilots in place of an attitude direction indicator (ADI) or remote vertical gyro (VG). Garmin has received FAA approval for the GAD 43 to replace the Honeywell/King KI-256 and Collins 332D-11. Additional STC amendments are underway, company officials said. For more information: Garmin.com.

‘The Next Hour’ Whenever a pilot remarks about his being a high-time pilot, Dick Collins responds, “It’s only the next hour that counts.” That answer was the impetus behind Collins’ latest book, “The Next Hour,” written to help pilots manage the risks inherent in flying. The book is full of real-life tips, such as the three-word emergency checklist every pilot should know, Collins said. He also explores why some airplane types have poor accident records, and why a pilot’s thought processes matter more than experience. Price: $24.95. For more information: Sportys.com or 800-SPORTYS.

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LogTen Pro 5 for Mac launched Coradine Aviation Systems has released an update to its logbook for Mac OS X. LogTen Pro 5 features a new design for pilots to manage their flights, customize flight information to their requirements, enter new flights, track and view currency, and keep track of

ASA’s 2010 FAR/AIM Series is now available. ASA consolidates the FAA regulations and procedures into three reference books and one DVD with information pertinent to pilots, flight crew, and aviation maintenance technicians. All changes are marked for quick reference, according to ASA officials. Updates are available as free downloads and/or through a free email subscription service for automatic notification when a rule has changed.With the Federal Register released daily, yet the books and DVD only printed once a year, this update service ensures pilots stay informed throughout the year, ASA officials note. Prices range from $16.95 to $79.95. For more information: ASA2Fly.com

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A new heart for an old girl Getting a new engine for a beloved bird is a momentous occasion As I write this, my own Lester is buzzing over my head. While I’ve always thought his throaty C-85/O-200 made a sweet sound, today I find the noise annoying but, in hearing Short it, I know that my Final place in heaven is assured. Any woman who lets her husband borrow her airplane is kindhearted. Any woman who calmly pecks out her column on the family computer while her husband buzzes overhead, burns her gas and violates her airspace, is downright saintly. While not often, Henry and I do fly each other’s airplanes, usually when one or the other is down for maintenance. I don’t have anything against his airplane, but flying another person’s bird is like wearing their well-worn shoes. It’s strange and most times the fit is wrong. In this case, my Old Man is flying his wife’s airplane because his baby, his 1946 Luscombe 8A, Lucy, is getting a new heart. Even with the annoyance overhead, it’s an exciting time for us. Lucy has been a fixture in this family for 31 years. The last overhaul her A-65 received was soon after our honeymoon, so I think it is about time the old girl got a boost. Deciding you need a new engine is kind of a metaphysical thing. Yeah, sometimes engines break and some modern versions have specific TBOs, but these small Continentals we fly are like the Energerizer Bunny. Fill ’em up with fuel, add some oil, maybe a little mystery stuff, and they’ll keep going and going and going. Lucy didn’t give obvious, in-your-face indications that her powerplant needed attention. The compressions were still good. She was making power but, over the last year or so, there were stuck valves, exhaust leaks and just an overall feeling that the time had come. This may seem like voodoo, shade-tree mechanics instead of sound maintenance principles, but when an owner and an airplane have been together for 30 years, it works. Lucy started talking, and her owner listened. Removing the A-65 was easy, but determining a course of action required thought and research. When I wanted a new engine for Lester several years ago, I was specific in my request. I wanted

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JUST LIKE CHRISTMAS: Henry McFarland, affectionately known as the “Old Man,” receives one of many shipments for the new engine for his 1946 Luscombe 8A, Lucy. a C-85/O-200 Don’s Dream Machine engine. All Henry did was remove the old C-85 and reinstall the new one. It was quick and painless. In this instance, I supported him all the way. If he wanted an engine overhaul or exchange from a specific shop, that was fine. If he wanted to do it himself, that was okay by me as well. We both knew this rebuild would probably last until he was done flying, so it was an important decision. He wanted to do it himself. With this decision made, Henry focused on two goals. He wanted to bring the engine up to specs as close as possible. With a 60-year-old engine, this is a lofty objective since parts can be difficult to obtain. Another was to eliminate as much vibration as possible by balancing what could be balanced and refining what

could be refined. As the IA, Henry’s job was disassembly, researching the best machine shops for checking and overhauling the case and various parts. There was Internet research, telephone calls and lots of e-mail correspondence. Shop owners were bombarded with questions, machine technicians had their brains picked and, finally, decisions were made. While this may seem a bit overkill, I should mention that the Old Man has P.E. stamped beside his name most of the time and, if any of you know an engineer, overkill is their motto. It was my job to push the project forward and to make sure it wasn’t mired in study and reflection. After considerable deliberation, the crankshaft, camshaft, connecting rods, rocker arms tappet bodies and all that

other stuff were shipped to Aircraft Specialties Services, Inc. in Tulsa, Okla. They endured the questions but, most of all, they work on A-65s. In the process, we became familiar faces at the local UPS store. We learned that insurance is a good thing after the camshaft was broken in transit. (How’d they do that?) We learned that doing a rebuild yourself is not quicker or cheaper, but it felt good knowing what was in the engine and how the work was done. I learned terms like magnaflux, grind, balance, repair and bore. Yellow tag is a good term. Red tag is not. Luckily, all we needed to replace were the tappet bodies, which is remarkable since most A-65 parts, including the crankshaft, are no longer made. Next, the crankcase was shipped to Divco, Inc., also in Tulsa, where it was inspected and repaired. It was like Christmas when UPS delivered that package. There also have been weekly orders to Aircraft Spruce and Fresno Airparts. Yesterday was exciting since the block was finally mounted back on Lucy where it belongs. The cylinders, which are in the capable hands of Harrison Engine Services in LaPorte, Ind., are due to arrive next week. We know. The Old Man has called them several times to check and double-check (They, too, have endured.) I guess letting him fly Lester is not only charitable, but a kindness toward the folks at Harrison Engine Services. After all, if he’s flying, he’s not calling. I guess I can endure, too. Deb McFarland is the proud owner of “Lester,” a 1948 Luscombe 8E, and part of the “Front Porch Gang” at Pickens County Airport in Georgia. She can be reached at ShortFinal@generalaviationnews.com.



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