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News & Features Bigger and better | Northwest Aviation Conference expands yet again.............5 A taxing problem | Washington State eyes new aircraft tax...............................6 DISASTER RESPONSE:â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;GA overwhelmingly responded to the crisis in Haiti after the earthquake, including Mission Aviation Fellowship, which sent its new Kodiak, the first time the model has been used in disaster relief work ................ 8

Making its debut | Piper unveils its LSA............................................................7 Helping out | GA responds to Haiti crisis..........................................................8 Capital Comments | Security remains in the spotlight .....................................9 Is your airport vulnerable? TSA launches vulnerability assessment..................9 Guest Editorial | â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Washington, we have a problemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; .................................10 Ask Paul | Why do Piper and Cessna mag checks differ?...................................12 More power | Trace Engines begins work on 750-hp engine............................12 Flight & Flyers | Pioneers risk life and limb to reach new heights ...................24

six miles up:â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Flight & Flyers columnist Dennis Parks shines the spotlight on pioneering pilots who risked life and limb in the early days of aviation to set altitude records.................................24

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“Our customers are our salesmen. Without them we wouldn’t even be here.” — Just Aircraft’s Troy Woodland, who designed the Escapade and Highlander kit aircraft

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Is Fantasy of Flight haunted? For years visitors to Fantasy of Flight, Kermit Weeks’ aircraft collection in Polk City, Florida, believed that the only specters of the past they’d encounter would be the collection of 40 fully restored vintage aircraft. But as stories of unexplained occurrences, such as unidentifiable noises, temperature changes and the detection of mists and shadows, drifted into the paranormal community, Apollo Paranormal Investigations (API), a non-profit investigative team out of Apollo, Florida, took notice. API’s team of paranormal investigators (or “ghost hunters”) conducted a series of scientific explorations through Fantasy of Flight and, on a paranormal-activity scale between 1 and 10, assigned the vintage aircraft collection an 11. Based on their conclusions, Fantasy of Flight is premiering nightFlight, an after-hours program that offers visitors four hours to explore the facility in search of the unexplained. “We’ve had a number of ver y interesting paranormal occurrences at Fantasy of Flight since we opened in 1995,” Weeks said. “It never occurred to us to explore them until we were approached from two completely different and independent paranormal groups wanting to investigate our facilities. I personally believe the apparitions and energies that have been experienced are not only connected to specific airplanes, but the environment they are housed in as well. There have been movements of objects, voices heard, apparitions showing up in photos and actual sightings.” With the nightFlight tour, a limited number of guests will join API’s paranormal guides for an after-dark, hands-on adventure searching for evidence of supernatural activity. The nightFlight tours, slated for Feb. 13 and

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GHOSTS IN THE COCKPIT? Fantasy of Flight owner Kermit Weeks, seen here in his P-51C Mustang, “INA: The Macon Belle,” says he’s seen lots of paranormal activity in his aircraft collection. Feb. 27, are $75 per person. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera, voice recorder, video recorder and extra batteries. Participants must be at least 16 years old and accompanied by an adult if under 21 years old. For more information: 863-984-3500 or FantasyOfFlight.com.

— A visitor to Sebring LSA Expo gets an up-close look at the Warner Sportster

“It looks like Pirates of the Caribbean in here.” — Heard at the Sebring LSA Expo when 2 inches of water was flowing through exhibit tents during a downpour

‘It’s a plane thing’ Do your family and friends say they have no idea what you are saying when you talk aviation? Are you tired of explaining yourself? Maybe you need a shirt to do it for you. This T-shirt design, which was available at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, late last month, is laden with acronyms that we pilots are so familiar with, such as ATP, CFI, and more. The shirt also has pilot slang terms, such as $100 hamburger. While the shirt doesn’t provide complete explanations for the terms, it does offer a fall-back explanation — “It’s a plane thing.”

“Spend money on security only when there’s a risk. If there’s no threat, then there’s no risk.” — GA security expert Dave Hook

— TSA employee joke about the agency’s ever-changing leadership

“Trouble in the air is very rare. It is hitting the ground that causes it.” — Amelia Earhart

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Pilots gear up for Northwest Aviation Conference

This year’s conference, expected to attract more than 10,000 aviation enthusiasts, will include pilot safety seminars, maintenance seminars, an airpor ts workshop, and a weather workshop, as well as 350 exhibitors. Washington-Aviation.org

uuu Roger Stenbock and Kyle Everson were recently awarded a patent for FlightPrep’s online flight planner. The invention, filed with the patent office in 2001, describes how online flight planning is possible using just an Internet browser. A FlightPrep Online Flight Planner annual subscription is $149.99. FlightPrep.com

uuu Remos Aircraft has introduced four bonus packages for 2010 Remos GX

aircraft. The packages, which include a variety of options, such as equipment upgrades, maintenance or training, will be offered until June.

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uuu The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board has awarded a $25,000 grant to Pierce County to conduct an economic feasibility study at the Tacoma Narrows Airport (TIW). The study is scheduled to be completed by early March, coinciding with the completion of a Business Case Evaluation already in progress, according to county of ficials. Information gained from the studies will be combined with an FAA-funded Airport Master Plan Assessment to be started later this year. The result of these efforts will be a plan to guide county investment decisions at the airport, officials explain. PierceCountyWa.org

uuu DHL will donate its former hub in Wilmington, Ohio, to the Clinton County Port Authority, which plans to redevelop the site into an airport/commerce park. DHL closed the hub in 2008. The transaction is expected to be closed by the end of the first quarter. DHL.com

uuu WindTamer Corp., a developer and manufacturer of patented new wind turbine technology, has completed the installation of one of its wind turbines at the Perry-Warsaw Airport (01G) in

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uuu Honeywell has released an urgent safety bulletin, noting that updates for some Bendix/King databases contained incorrect information. According to Honeywell officials, after the distribution of Cycle 1001 databases, which have an effective date of Jan. 14, Jeppesen informed Honeywell that the data file contained incorrect Dynamic Magnetic Variations for all terminal and en route waypoint records. Databases must be corrected before use.

uuu South Carolina’s Greenville Airport Commission is actively seeking businesses for seven parcels of land that range in size from 2.5 to 18 acres at the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU). This marks the first time these parcels have been listed on the commercial real estate market, according to airport officials.

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uuu The FAA is developing a program to conduct Wildlife Hazard Assessments at approximately 2,000 GA airpor ts. Officials expect this program to begin later this year, in a phased-in approach that will take several years to complete because of the large number of assessments required. The FAA will make AIP funding available for these assessments, according to officials. FAA.gov

uuu The Women in Aviation International (WAI) annual conference takes off Feb. 25 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Speakers include Paula Derks, president, Aircraft Electronics Association, Karen Gebhart, president, AOPA Foundation; Elissa Lines, vice president, Experimental

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What began as a small collection of booths hosted during a day of safety seminars has grown into the 27th Annual Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show, slated for Feb. 21-22 at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup.

GMU, the busiest GA airpor t in South Carolina, is home to more than 25 aviation-related businesses, which create 453 jobs that annually contribute more than $35.2 million to the local economy. GreenvilleDowntownAirport.com

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Washington State eyes new aircraft tax By MEG GODLEWSKI General Aviation News

Washington State aircraft owners are rallying the troops to fight a new tax that could add hundreds — or even thousands — of dollars a year to their fixed costs. The proposed tax would levy a 1% excise tax based on the value of aircraft. Under the measure, a plane worth $100,000 would be taxed $1,000. The proposed tax, recommended by a citizens’ commission on tax prefer(Continued from page 5)

will be held over the Hudson River in New York City June 19 and 20. This year marks the sixth year of the races, which will also land in nine other

ences, was brought to the attention of the Washington Pilots Association by State Sen. Cheryl Pflug (R), who told the association that the commission views the tax as a “revenue opportunity” and is recommending the state legislature impose it. “From what I can gather, it is suggested that the legislature look at raising the tax as an ‘opportunity’ to backfill the budget gap,” said John Townsley, who keeps tabs on government and how it impacts aviation for the WPA. “Given the dire situation of

the state budget, I’m sure raising the excise tax will get a hard look, and may appear in legislation this session.” Townsley is asking all Washington pilots to contact their elected representatives and let their opposition to the tax be known. “It’s not enough just to say we don’t want it,” he warned. “Pilots, aircraft owners, and businesses that depend on GA should contact their legislators in Olympia to explain why significantly increasing the excise tax would be counterproductive in the current eco-

nomic climate. They should explain the impacts in very personal terms. How will they suffer from this tax? Why is the tax unjust and unwarranted?” The tax proposal raises a lot of questions, he added. Among them, what will the impact of the tax be on aviation businesses? “It is conceivable that some businesses might change their business model, as in hire less staff to pay for the tax rather than someone’s salary.”

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Piper unveils its LSA MAKING ITS DEBUT: Piper introduced the PiperSport on opening day of this year’s Sebring LSA Expo.

PM3000 Intercom. The PiperSport LT substitutes the Dynon D120 Engine Monitoring system for the PiperSport’s analog display, and the top-of-the-line PiperSport LTD also features the Dynon AP74/HS34 autopilot. “Piper’s heritage dates from what was one of the original ‘LSA’ aircraft of its time: the venerable Piper Cub,” Gould said. “Consequently, Piper is in many ways returning to a market segment we played an integral role in inventing… but with all the modern, state-of-the-art elements that our customers expect today.”

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Piper Aircraft, Inc. unveiled its PiperSport Light Sport Aircraft at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, Jan. 21. “With the PiperSport, Piper is entering what is undeniably one of the most exciting market segments in general aviation,” said Kevin Gould, president and CEO. “This burgeoning segment is becoming vital to our industry and playing an ever-increasing role in developing general aviation’s next generation of pilots.” The PiperSport, manufactured under a licensing agreement with Czech Sport Aircraft (CSA) and distributed through PiperSport Distribution, Inc., is immediately available for sale, with first deliveries scheduled for April, according to Piper officials. The PiperSport features a rate of climb of 1,200 feet per minute and is capable of reaching a maximum cruise speed of 138 mph and an altitude of 10,000 feet. The aircraft has a gross weight of 1,320 pounds and 600 pounds of useful load. With the ability to run on automotive fuel, the PiperSport’s 30-gallon fuel capacity gives the LSA a range of 600 nautical miles and the ability to

refuel virtually anywhere in the world that offers either 100LL or premium, unleaded automotive fuel, according to Piper officials. There are three variants of the aircraft: The PiperSport, which sells for $119,900; the PiperSport LT (primarily a training model), which sells for $129,900;

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medical supplies and evacuating people, using a Beech Baron recently donated to the organization, as well as volunteers flying Cessna 182s, Bonanzas, Aztecs and a Caravan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are focusing on getting to the airports of Cap Haitien and Les Cayes that are north and west of Port-AuPrince where the big aircraft cannot

serve,â&#x20AC;? said Abraham McIntyre, executive director of Bahamas Methodist Habitat. Also dispatched to Haiti was Mission Aviation Fellowshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Kodiak, the first-ever use of the new plane for disaster relief work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Kodiak is the next-generation bush plane and is made for such a time as this,â&#x20AC;? said John Boyd, MAF president. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It can land on short, unpaved airstrips to get essential humanitarian help to its destination quickly and safely in the absence of viable roads.â&#x20AC;? MAF, which has been in Haiti for 23 years, also set up a communications center connected to a GATR VSAT satellite system, supplying high-bandwidth communications to workers from at least 16 international aid groups. The ministry is also helping coordinate the arrival and distribution of relief through its hangar at the airport. Even celebrities got involved, with John Travolta flying his 707 to Haiti Jan. 26, transporting 50 doctors and more than 7,000 pounds of medical supplies, food and water, purchased with funds donated by Travolta. On the return trip, he brought Haitian-Americans home to the U.S.

Another kind of help Air Journey is offering free membership to its new Easy Air Journey for any aircraft flying relief efforts in and out of Haiti. The new software, which streamlines filing eAPIS flight plans with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, is authorized by the Department of Homeland Security, according to company officials. Air Journeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thierry Pouille offered the free membership after hearing about a pilot flying relief missions who ran into trouble with a previously filed eAPIS flight plan. When the mission required a change in routing, lack of Internet connectivity made it impossible for the pilot to amend his original flight plan on the Homeland Security website. The pilot was told that deviating from his filed route would likely result in a hefty fine upon reentering the U.S. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hate to hear stories like that,â&#x20AC;? Pouille said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why we designed Easy Air Journey. That pilot flying out of Haiti could have called our 24/7 Help Line and we would have easily made the adjustments for him.â&#x20AC;? A one-year membership usually costs $99 a year. For more information: 561-841-1551 or Easy-AirJourney.com.

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Aviation security remains in spotlight Senate hearings reveal confusion, confessions and condemnation By Charles Spence WASHINGTON, D.C. — Confusion, confessions, and condemnation marked hearings by two Senate committees on the same day over aviation Capital security and the C omments Transpor tation Security Administration. Erroll Southers’ withdrawal of his name to be administrator of the TSA added to the uncertainty of government actions following the embarrassing failure to recognize and stop a terrorist boarding the flight from Amsterdam to

TSA launches vulnerability assessment The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) is assisting the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in launching its General Aviation Airports Vulnerability Assessment. The assessment is a short survey that allows GA airport operators to self-assess the current level of security at their airports. It helps identify security strengths and areas that may need improvement, NASAO officials said. NASAO’s relationship with TSA goes back to the founding of that agency. NASAO was one of the leaders of the aviation community that wrote the proposal that became TSA’s “Security Guidelines for General Aviation Airports” in 2004, according to NASAO officials. “Many NASAO members — the states — have been leading the way in providing adequate and appropriate general aviation security standards without onerous restrictions or unnecessary regulations,” said NASAO President and CEO Henry Ogrodzinski. “Therefore, it’s logical for the association and the states to assist TSA in promoting and distributing the vulnerability assessment. It’s important the general aviation community continue to protect its aircraft and airports from misuse or abuse.” The 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007 directed TSA to develop and implement a standardized threat and vulnerability assessment program for GA airports. It also required TSA to evaluate the feasibility of a program to provide grants to GA airports for projects to improve security. The survey is at TSA.gov/GASurvey. For more information: NASAO.org.

Detroit on Christmas Day. While the hearings focused primarily on airline security, members of both committees were impatient with TSA, Homeland Security, and communication between varying government agencies, causing aviation interests to anxiously await congressional action. Sen. John (Jay) Rockefeller (D-W. Va.), chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, was particularly pointed in his comments. “We need to harden our defenses and evaluate if we are doing everything we can to meet the evolving Al Qaeda terrorist threat,” he said. Ending his opening remarks, he expressed disappointment in the withdrawal of Southers as TSA administrator. Confirmation for this position comes under Rockefeller’s committee.

Rockefeller has consistently stated he is concerned over the security threats he believes general aviation poses. In another committee, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, said some elements of the U.S. security system are not working as they should and must be fixed. Witnesses included Janet Napolitano, administrator of the Depar tment of Homeland Security, who tried to clarify her comment after the Christmas Day threat that “the system worked well.” Defending DHS, she testified that the agency “is a consumer of intelligence information” and must pull all the information together. Several witnesses confessed failure, but promised to straighten things out

and communicate with others. There was a good deal of finger pointing, in effect admitting mistakes, but also saying some of those mistakes were because of the failures of other departments or agencies to communicate. Much of the discussion at both hearings centered on the “failure of the system” to share information about terrorists, but one senator aimed the investigation in a more pointed direction. Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) said the committee wanted to find out why there are screening and intelligent failures. “We’re not talking about systems,” he said, “we are talking about people.” Charles Spence is GAN’s Washington, D.C., correspondent.

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‘We have a problem’ By Dave Hook Each time I read of a new security proposal that will impact general aviation, I feel like keying the mic button and saying, “Washington, we have a problem.” You know, just to Guest Editorial see if anybody’s listening. That’s because our freedom to fly is at risk. Risk — now that’s a word that’s used a great deal, however, I don’t think its meaning is understood when it comes to security. When someone or something that we value can be taken away from us, denied to us, damaged or destroyed, it is at risk. The reason why it is at risk is another matter. Perhaps Mother Nature takes the form of a tornado or hurricane and puts us, our families, or something that we want to protect — like an airplane or airpark — at risk. The cause behind the risk is the threat. Threats are real and substantial. Threats are the reason we purchase insurance. Insurance companies rate how likely we are to suffer a loss from a threat. They call these ratings exposures. Well my fellow aviators, we are exposed. And it’s not to Mother Nature. Threats — other than those from the environment or weather— are caused by human beings. Threats cause us to make changes to our plans and actions. If you agree with the report submitted by the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on threats and general aviation, then you already know that it states, “We determined that general aviation presents only limited and mostly hypothetical threats to security.” But we’re being told that we should make changes to our plans and our actions when it comes to flying. So what threat is the force behind the proposed changes? Last year at about this same time the general aviation community sent a clear message to Washington: We didn’t like the proposed Large Aircraft Security Program. It was too expensive. It was too invasive. It was too burdensome. So what happened afterwards? Security Directive 08G happened. Those of us who keep our aircraft at commercial service airports — airports that are required to comply with TSA-approved security programs because they have scheduled airline service— were required to submit to criminal histor y records checks and obtain airport badges at our own expense. The background checks and badging requirements were part of the very same elements listed in the LASP. So who wouldn’t take the “no” for an answer that was clearly given by the 7,000-plus

negative responses from the taxpayers? I do risk assessments professionally. There are three different elements involved in an objective risk assessment. Consequence is the value an asset has. If there’s no value in something, why waste time and resources protecting it? Next, there’s the threat. Threats make use of a particular tactic to exploit a vulnerability, which is the third element used in a risk assessment. Why is vulnerability important? I have some bad news. The world is full of vulnerabilities. I’m vulnerable to being killed by a crashing satellite. What keeps me from building an underground bunker and living like a mole is the knowledge that the probability an orbiting satellite (the threat) could come careening down and kill me by imparting a lethal dose of kinetic energy (the tactic) while I’m not surrounded by a structure that would protect me (my vulnerability) is extremely small. We make adjustments to our plans and actions based upon the level of risk. It’s because of that extremely small and mostly hypothetical threat that I don’t spend the money to build an underground shelter and hide from those pesky satellites. The airplanes we own, rent, rent out, or fly on behalf of others are valuable. If they weren’t, we probably wouldn’t bother paying our various aviation insurance premiums. We know that our aircraft are vulnerable to damage from all sorts of things: hail and hammers, sticks and stones, even crazed café cooks with can openers. Our challenge is in knowing the threat and the specific tactic that particular threat would most likely use. The worst case threat against which we design a system of security is known as the Design Basis Threat. Remember the report that says the threat is “mostly hypothetical” — that means there’s no Design Basis Threat. And since no one is sharing any threat information to the contrary, the only threats to general aviation seem to be coming in the form of Notices of Proposed Rulemaking. Don’t spend a dime on security based upon vulnerabilities alone. You’d be throwing your money away. Spend money on security only when there’s a risk. If there’s no threat, then there’s no risk. So the next time someone proposes a mandatory security program for general aviation and doesn’t share the Design Basis Threat, it’s time to key the mic and say…“Washington, we have a problem.”

“The only threats to general aviation seem to be coming in the form of Notices of Proposed Rulemaking.”

Dave Hook, an expert on general aviation security, is president of Planehook Aviation Services, LLC in San Antonio, Texas.

February 9, 2010

GLOBAL WARMING DEBATE: IS IT OVER? It is obvious that Ben Visser is a right-wing conservative and, being more mainstream, I find many of his articles quite irritating. However, his recent article about global warming (Global warming debate stifles progress, Jan. 12 issue), was over the top and, frankly, offensive. His clumsy shot-gun analogy about the scientific data concerning climate change was very counterproductive. There is no longer any debate among credible scientists about the validity of global warming and the contribution of burning fossil fuels exacerbating it. The debate is over! The only uncertainty among scientists is the exact degree to which humans are contributing to it and exactly how long it will take and how much more temperature rise it will take before disaster happens. The Bush Administration, which, as we all know, represented the oil and coal industries, tried to obfuscate the science of global warming for eight precious years, during which progress could have been made. About the only thing that was factual in Mr. Visser’s article was when he admitted that he did “not have a clue.” Just suppose that global warming is a reality. Wouldn’t it be prudent to try to do something about it before it is too late? Or, do you think we should sit around and debate the scientific data while Rome (and our planet) burns? PETER MORTENSEN New Cuyama, Calif.

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Why not call what we do just...aviation. I submit that it is easy to make the case for retiring that first, ambiguous, word. After all, whenever I am required to define the term general aviation to non-flyers, I always repeat the general bromide that it is “all aviation that is neither military nor airline passenger transportation” or, in other words, everything else. If this is so, why does what we do need any modifying adjective to distinguish it from what is actually the much smaller number of aircraft and flights flown in any given hour, day, month or year. Most pilots are general aviation pilots, flying general aviation aircraft into mostly general aviation airports. Why should the tail wag this dog? Of course I realize that nearly all non-flyers think of aviation as Jet Blue, Southwest and the rest of them with multiple toilets on board, but that is no reason for us not to begin a campaign to change the language over the next generation or two. The change would be evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, and I don’t expect that it would catch on overnight. However, if we pilots began the practice of using adjectives only when referring to military aviation and airline passenger aviation, we would immediately save the breath, and ink, it takes to say, and print, the meaningless word general all of the time, and, ever so slowly, it just might disappear from the term and alter the concept. After all, Neil Armstrong was doing just aviation, as was Orville, and Lindbergh, and me, last Friday night, when I flew to dinner at Albany. None of those flights were of the “other” kind that we keep trying to define ourselves as different from. I submit that we just don’t need a first name. We are aviation. Period. HOWARD KAVE Cornwall, N.Y.

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By BILL WALKER For General Aviation News

The man working on his own kit plane at the Just Aircraft factory in Walhalla, S.C., is Robert Stephens, a retired airline pilot who chose the builder assist option when he bought a Highlander Light Sport Aircraft last year. Stephens said he picked Just Aircraft after considerable study of the LSA market over the past few years. And the Highlander he chose drew increased recognition in 2009 by winning the Reserve Grand Champion award at Sun ’n Fun and the Light Sport Grand Champion title at Oshkosh. Just Aircraft makes two LSA kits, the Escapade and the Highlander. The Escapade first appeared in 2002 and was followed by the introduction of the Highlander at the 2004 Arlington Fly-In, according to Troy Woodland, who designed both planes. Originally based in Idaho, the Just Factory relocated to Walhalla, S.C., after Gary Schmitt invested in the company. Woodland noted it was discussions with Schmitt at Oshkosh several years ago that led to the Highlander. He wanted a side-by-side aircraft instead of Woodland’s tandem seating arrangement and finally got it with the tailwheel design that evolved into the robust Highlander. Both planes have a 4130 chrome moly steel tube fuselage with heat shrinkable Dacron covering and a 31-foot, 6-inch wingspan. The wings fold so the planes can be transported in an 8-foot-wide trailer. The Escapade, which sells for $19,800, can be built as a tricycle or conventional gear aircraft, while the Highlander, priced at $22,000, is tailwheel only, emphasizing its backcountry capabilities. (A nosewheel Highlander model is in the works). For the Highlander, the factory offers a wider landing gear with beefed up legs and heavy-duty axles able to handle oversized Alaskan Bushwheels or similar big tires. Most buyers add the optional 8-inch extreme tailwheel. The Highlander also can be fitted with floats or skis. Both models meet the LSA maximum gross weight of 1,320 pounds. With a 200-pound pilot on board and full fuel of 26 gallons, there’s still nearly 350 pounds of hauling capability available. “We’ve shipped more than 180 kits worldwide and should send out about 50 this year,” factory manager Harry

Berndt said late last year, adding he estimates about 110 of the planes have been completed. A retired Xerox executive who got tired of playing golf every day and came on board in South Carolina, Berndt noted the company has customers in England, France, Spain, New Zealand, Canada, Ecuador and various other countries, plus the United States. One of those customers is Stephens, who retired from Delta Airlines four years ago after a 36-year-career. He owned a 65-hp J-3 Cub for 40 years when he finally decided he needed more horsepower to safely clear the tall trees at his Florida airstrip. To get that added power, he selected the fuel-injected 130-hp Rotax 914. The installation is one of the first on a Highlander, he said, and should get the plane off the ground in less than 200 feet. “I’m trying to build my plane — engine wise, prop wise and ride wise — to cruise at over 100 mph,” Stephens said. “I want to fly out west in the mountains.” Other engine options include the 80-hp Rotax 912UL ($22,698), 100-hp Rotax 912ULS ($24,566), 85-hp Jabiru 2200 ($13,226), 120-hp Jabiru 3300 ($17,395), and a 103-hp Volkswagen engine with exhaust kit ($6,295). Performance figures at gross weight indicate the Highlander equipped with the 912S Rotax cruises at 110 mph, stalls clean at 32 mph and at 27 mph with 40° of flaps. Takeoff roll and landing ground roll are 300 feet, while it climbs at 880 feet per minute. The engine uses 4.9 gallons per hour at 75% continuous power and Rotax says premium unleaded 90 octane or higher leaded or unleaded gasoline or 100LL are acceptable. The factory offers a basic instrument panel as a $1,200 option, but Berndt said nearly every customer opts for a far more sophisticated custom panel. Changes or upgrades to the models over the past few years include a tighter fit for doors, instrument panel glare shield, an oil access door, cabin heater, and an upgraded interior with carpeting and more comfortable seat cushions. The cabin is 44 inches across and tall enough to handle pilots up to 6-foot, 7 inches and 300 pounds, Berndt added. Both models are advertised as quick build kits. “We’re taking about 600 to 700 hours and no welding,” he said. “We have an extensive build manual which we put online so potential customers can see what it takes to build the airplane.” Stephens noted the factory builder assist option was a good choice, noting technical help was only a few steps away (Continued on page 12)

INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER: Robert Collins of Wilmington, Del., completed his Highlander in 2008.

Photos by Bill Walker

The kit planes take top honors as builders sing their praises

Photo courtesy Just Aircraft

Just Aircraft takes off

JUST RIGHT: Robert Stephens is a retired Delta Airlines pilot who built his Highlander at the Just Aircraft factory.

THE MAN BEHIND THE MACHINES: Just Aircraft designer Troy Woodland outside the factory near Walhalla, S.C.

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Why do Piper and Cessna mag checks differ? By Paul McBride During a checkout in a Piper Cherokee, (I had only Cessna experience), I asked the CFI why Piper has me check the mags at 2,000 rpm and Ask Cessna at 1,700 P aul rpm on what is, essentially, the same engine? My opinion is that it is not a deal breaker to not have exactly the rpm in question, just close, and that it is the percentage of change during the mag check that is what is really important. Can you help us understand this? DAVE RICE via e-mail

This is a question that may have crossed many a pilot’s mind as they transition from one aircraft type to another. First of all, the most important place to check for the proper procedure for the specific aircraft you

are going to fly is to review the airframe manufacturers Pilot’s Operating Handbook (POH). There may be a chance that the par ticular air frame manufacturer has a specific rpm range it has established during the testing and certification of the aircraft. Therefore, those guidelines should be followed. The above may be the rule for certificated aircraft, but what do you do if you’ve got a homebuilt aircraft? The best thing to do is review L ycoming Service Instruction 1132A or its latest revision. This publication provides guidelines on how to conduct a magneto check by either power reference or by engine speed. Regardless of the method you choose, the drop in rpm, or magneto drop-off, must not exceed 175 rpm on all L ycoming engine models, except helicopters, which are permitted no more than a 200 rpm drop-off. Regardless of engine model or airframe application, the difference in magneto drop-of f between both magnetos should not exceed 50 rpm. I’d like to offer my response to a hot engine start (What is the

procedure for a hot engine start? Nov. 20, 2009, issue). If I know I’m going to have a quick turnaround after engine shutdown, this is what I do: I throttle up to about 1,500 rpm, then I turn the fuel selector to off. By doing this, you use the fuel in the line and, when that is gone, the engine will shut off. This basically eliminates any vapor lock on restart, the typical cause for hot start issues. Hot star t procedures using this shutdown method should proceed as if the engine was cold. It’s worked for me countless times. Have you ever tried this method? ANDY REINACH via e-mail

Thanks for sending in your comments regarding hot engine star ts. It’s always nice to get ideas from folks who have had success with things like this particular issue. While you didn’t say, I assume you have a fuel-injected engine, which would make sense. Usually the problem of getting a hot engine to start is a result of the fuel boiling in the lines and evaporating while the engine is

shut down following the flight. The problem area is primarily between the fuel injector throttle body and the flow divider, which is mounted on top of the engine in most installations, and the fuel nozzles installed in the cylinder head. The fuel lines running between the two points are exposed to all that engine heat (remember heat rises), which increases following engine shutdown for a period of time, causing the fuel to boil and evaporate. The hard starting comes from not having any fuel getting to the cylinder when trying to restar t the engine, which means you’ve got to do a lot of cranking to get the fuel where it needs to be. By using your procedure, Andy, you simply begin like a cold start and prime or turn the boost pump on like you would for the first start-up of the day. It’s hard to argue with success and, if this procedure works well for you, it should do the same for others. Paul McBride, recognized worldwide as an expert on engines, retired after almost 40 years with Lycoming. Send your questions to: AskPaul@GeneralAviationNews.com.

Trace debuts 750-hp engine

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on the production line. Heading up that technical help is Jak Kesler, who serves as all-around troubleshooter and adviser to the builders. “I tell customers to buy these options for sure: factory-built wings, the option of the wings set to the fuselage, and fuselage powder coating,” Kesler said. “I’ve painted a fuselage before and you don’t get it all — powder coating gets it

MORE POWER: Mechanic Ruben Gutierrez performs a post-test check of the new engine.

Photo courtesy Trace Engines

Last October, Trace Engines L.P. received its FAA Production Certificate for its 600-horsepower, liquidcooled, turbocharged V8 engine for the general aviation market. Last month, Trace achieved a new power milestone by successfully testing a production engine, with an experimental camshaft, to over 750 horsepower, according to officials with the Midland, Texas-based company. The additional 150 horsepower on the certified OE600 Trace platform enables an extra safety margin for short field takeoff applications, officials note, adding it also enables even faster climb rates to cruise altitude with similar fuel consumption. Trace Engines has begun testing in preparation for type approval of the new engine, which will be designated the TE750. “The increased horsepower on our new engine will open doors to general aviation applications that are currently powered by 750-hp turbines,” said David Czarnecki, CEO, who added that many aircraft companies should benefit from the Trace piston engine power, increased speed and performance at altitude, lower overhaul costs, as well as fuel consumption savings.

Trace Engines will offer its TE750 with enhancements, including electronic fuel injection and ignition, he said. “Our plan is to optimize the performance of our Trace Engines for all operating points, which electronic engine management will allow us to do,” he said. “With

all. With the wings built in the jig, they’re true, they’re straight, they’re square. The washout is built into the jig and you can’t mess it up. With it set to the fuselage here with our jigs, the plane then becomes a bolt-together plane for the customer. With those three options the plane is going to do what we advertise it to do.” Dennis Woodland, father of aircraft designer Troy Woodland, cuts the wing ribs for all the kits. He said he likes the

this optimization, we can offer gains in fuel efficiency and adjustability per airframe.” The electronic engine management also will be applied to the OE600 engine as a performance enhancement kit for engines in service and will ultimately become stock on all engines from the factory once FAA certification is complete, he added. Development and validation testing should be completed this year, with full certification expected early next year, according to Czarnecki. Given the limited modifications to the company’s Type Design Data, the testing will mostly involve approval of the electronic engine management system, he said. “Trace Engines will be pushing to bring our new 750-hp model to market as soon as possible,” he said, adding the company is seeking STC partners for select airframe applications.

plane so much he decided — at age 71 — to build his own. “Flying is something I always wanted to do,” he explained. “My wife told me I could do it when I got to life expectancy age, so I’m just about there.” Just Aircraft test pilots don’t have to leave the property to put their planes to a backcountry test. The factory runway, only a few steps from the entrance door, is a rutted, clay-covered side of a hill leading

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down to a lake. Landing is uphill on a near 20% grade with about 400 feet maximum available runway. Designer Troy Woodland credits Just Aircraft kit builders with spreading the word on the factory’s planes. “Our customers are our salesmen out there,” he said. “Without them we wouldn’t even be here.” For more information: 864-718-0320 or JustAircraft.com.

February 9, 2010 Aeronca - 1050 CITABRIA, AERONCA Scout, Decathlon, salvage, surplus, 5-ply birch formers, gear legs straightened, repair, wing inspection kits. RAINBOW 509-765-1606,/fax 1616. ronp@qosi.net FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING Hundreds of FAA-PMA’d parts. Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, fax 800-457-7811, www.univair.com 1946 7DC (C-85) Creswell Airport (77S) LSA. $26,500. 541-510-7049. dorothy@flyingd.net American Champion - 1190 1998 8GCBC Scout, 448-TTAFE&P, 2-bl CS, King IFR cert, 70gal., VG’s, PMA6000M audio-panel w/IC, engheat, NDH, 4/10 annual, maroon/tan, $99,800, will-deliver, split-expenses. reade@uisreno.com NV/775-742-2929. Aviat - 1400 AVIAT HUSKIES 2005 thru 2008 used, new ‘08 amphib, taking 2009 orders. Jim Taylor, McCreery Aviation, 956686-1774. Beech Bonanza - 1505 1947 BONANZA 35, 7815TTAF, fresh prop OH, fresh annual, full IFR. Don’t overlook this Aircraft. It’s in Fine Shape! Static check complete. $36,500. 360-754-5221. 1951 BONANZA C35, SFRM 450, Garmin (530,SL30, 340,327), STEC 30, tip tanks, complete log, No corrosion, rated 8-9. Bob 253-335-3944. Beech Sierra - 1525 BEAUTIFUL RED and White 1975 SIERRA 2337TT, 352SMOH, full-IFR,Reduced! $49,999. Will trade for Real Estate, RV/or ??. 360-438-8811, cell/ 360-481-7171. Beech Duke - 1606 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. BEECH DUKE-P-236, 425/390-SMOH, 2100-TT/VG’s, over $80K spent recently, Sandel, STEC-65 A/P, Alt. pre select. Well maintained, needs nothing. Too much to list. Make Offer. 714-812-5854. Cessna 150 - 1904 1976 C-150M 5432.0TTAF, 835TT on Fact.Reman Cont engine. New P&I. NDH. Complete-logs. fresh annual. Well Maintained. 916-685-9780, cell-916-798-0671. BUYING OR FLYING A CESSNA 150/152? Read the complete, authoritative guide! Second Printing! Officially endorsed by the 150/152 Club! Fly safer, save thousands. You’ll love it! www.cessna150book.com 1966 C-150 TT-5109, SMOH 1123, com/GPS, mogas stc, wing extension, cylinders 74 and up. 7/7. Fly@sandpoint.net 208-290-1357. $16,500/OBO. Pix available. 1968 C-150H, TT-4737, SMOH-650, 300 NavCom, King xpdr, strobe, autogas, Emron paint, shoulder harness, Complete rebuild 2007. $28,950. 360-683-9175, 360461-9007. 1972 C-150L 7100TT, 1400SMOH, fresh Nov-annual, new MX300, new mags/harness, new rebuilt-carb, new tires/sealed battery, new door/window seals, strobes, excellent interior/exterior, reconditioned-prop wheel-pants. All logs, $30,000. TX/512-431-0823 Cessna 152 - 1905 1980 C-152 Sparrow Hawk, TT-10109, SMOH-1547, Cessna radios. Arizona airplane. New tires & battery. Dec.-09 annual. NDH. $21,500. 520-885-5770, Cell-520904-5472. 1978 C-152 one radio, one xpdr. 10,000 TTAF, 4,000 SMOH. Nice interior. Paint is great. No corrosion. $16,000. 360-754-5221. Cessna 170/175/177 - 1906 1973 177B 180 HP TBO. Good compression. 8 in & out. Fresh annual, powerflow exhaust. $49,900 OBO. Call Gary 360-731-8088. C-175, 180HP conversion, 50hrs-on factory-OH. Horton STOL, IFR-equipped, stored-in hangar. Same owner 25yrs A&P/AI. Lost-medical, annual-good untill July. cell/360-470-2809, 360-482-3494-lv-msg. 1954 C-170B, 3717TT, 211SMOH, Narco AT-150 xpdr, Narco MK-12D NavCom, Loran, Scott TW, Clevelands, 8.50X6 tires, Annual-5/09. $42,000/obo, 360-446-6234, IRVPAL@YAHOO.COM

www.GeneralAviationNews.com • facebook.com/ganews Cessna 170/175/177 - 1906 1973 177B Cardinal 2579TTSN. Exceptional in & out. Imron custom paint. Hangared. 684hrs on factory reman. Fresh annual. $62,950. 541-471-9337. Cessna 172 - 1907 1971 C-172L Super Hawk, Penn Yan 180hp, 3464TTSN, 192-SFOH, new paint, King-IFR, same owner 30yrs, NDH, $54,950. CA/510-783-2711. www.american aircraft.net RENTON WA Club membership for sale. 1963 C-172D. Full-0-360, 180hp, C/S prop, 80-SMOH, IFR-certified, GPS-296. Recent avionic upgrade. Very clean! Hangared (KRNT) Membership $4500. $60.mo, $75perhr. 206-448-6372, 206-527-9025, 206-849-8457. 1974 C-172M, IFR, NDH, 1400 hr eng, 3800 AF, very good condition, always hangared, fresh annual, $35,900. Bremerton WA 360-297-1324.

SOLD: Beautiful straighttail 172 on 28 Oct 09 as result of ad (in General Aviatoin News). Had 3 people in line.......................Hugh R. 1977 C-172N, 2670-TTAF, 1420-TTE O-360 Lyc-180hp, all logs, flybuddy-GPS, DME, full-IFR, NDH. CSP, new annual, Hangared Bandon OR, $59,000. 907-305-3056. 1965 C-172, 4,495TT, 1349SMOH, 4STOP-end, always hangared, newer paint, refurbished interior, Airmap GPS, MX-11 Com, King-xpdr, King KX-150B. $25,000. 253847-2022. 1968 C-172, lowtime AF, 200hrs eng, Horton STOL, full King stack, King KX155 w/GS, xpdr/enc, leather interior, $45,000, 503-838-5286, 800-831-6513. 1962 C-172 N8333X, 180HP. Cleveland wheels & brakes. interior-9, paint-3. Mark-12B w/xpdr mode-c. 4-pl intercom. TTAF1933, SFN-216. $49,500. 208-879-5193. bigs@custertel.net Cessna 180/185 - 1908 1973 C-180J on Aqua 3190’s. Wheel gear. 2590TT, 352 since total rebuild. Beautiful. $139,000. See at www.waterfallproperty.net 907-254-2163.

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1973 182P, 919hrs P.Ponk eng 530W, 340 audio, HSI, MEH02 ELT, SR8A analyzer, King 155, 2 Lightspeed, 4pl oxy, $147,000, 541-882-1887, LnCMorstad@charter.net 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. 1972 CESSNA 182P, 2504-TTSN, 1319-SMOH, digital IFR, Century I A/P, good P&I, same owner since 1975, mostly-hangared. $49,950. CA/510-783-2711. www.americanaircraft.net Cessna 200 Series - 1912 1968 U-206C 4428TT, SMOH-1198, prop since new549, 3-blade Hartzell, King radios, Narco-150/ mode-C, 4-pl. intercom, Exterior-fair, Interior very good. $83,000. 208-983-0062, C-208-507-1162. Cessna 300 Series - 2005

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CITABRIA, AERONCA Scout, Decathlon, salvage, surplus, 5-ply birch formers, gear legs straightened, repair, wing inspection kits. RAINBOW 509-765-1606/fax 509765-1616, ronp@qosi.net Citabria Parts - 2155

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FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING. Hundreds of FAA-PMA’d parts Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1-800-457-7811, www.univair.com Columbia - 2170 2001 COLUMBIA 300. Premium IFR, 1096TT, IO-550N. Single-owner. Always hangared. Moving-map, Boseheadset, custom-cover, Shadin fuel-flo, auto-pilot w/ preselect. $221K 360-698-0224. DeHavilland - 2400

1956 DEHAVILLAND BEAVER, 5-hours since stunning new paint and leather interior. SN-994. 12,100TTSN, 830since Covington Major. 20-hours on 3-bladed Hartzell Wipline 6000-Amphibs. $465,000 with free delivery in North America. (just more opportunity for me to fly it). Ron, TX/806-662-5823-cell; ronfernuik@hotmail.com 1956 DHC-2 Beaver, SN 1031, TT 15274, TSMOH 1141, Edo 4930 floats, 135 ready, many mods. Don at 907789-2142 for specs & installed equip. $330,000/obo.

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1945 NORTH AMERICAN P51D Mustang, 1305TTSN, 135SMOH by Nixon, Rolls Royce Merlin 1650-7 with transport heads. Dual-controls. New Martin-radiator, new hoses, new tubes new hydraulics, fresh annual. $2,145,000, will accept Harvard or AT6 on partial trade. Ron Fernuik 806-662-5823; ronfernuik@hotmail.com Piper Single - 3800 HIGHLY MODIFIED PA-16, O-540Lyc. Very Very low time. Excellent back country airplane. Loaded with radio gear. Time to sell! 503-949-4739.

1967 DEHAVILLAND AMPHIB Turbo Beaver. 182-since complete overhaul. New wiring/panel/paint & 9-place leather interior. 3050-SMOH-27, 8980TT. Beautiful airplane! $795,000. NV/775-720-5252. DEHAVILLAND BEAVER 4 sale. www.bahraero.com Ercoupe - 2550 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING Thousands of type Certificated parts direct from our factory. Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1800-457-7811, www.univair.com Luscombe - 3300 1946 LUSCOMBE floatplane on Edo 1320’s, 100hp 400SMOH, qualifies LSA, extremely clean rare aircraft incl landing gear, $39,000. 253-686-6592, 206-255-8005.

THREE CESSNA 310’s 4 sale. www.bahraero.com Cessna 400 Series - 2010 1978 CESSNA 414A, 2950 TT, 880 since RAM 7 conversion, Rare Robertson STOL, Major avionics upgrade just completed, fresh annual by our Cessna M.E. Service Center. $447,500/Offer/Tades possible? Gran Aire Inc. Milwaukee, WI 414-461-3222. Pete@FlyMilwaukee.com 71 CESSNA-421B w/Robertson STOL. Low-Time Factory Heavy-duty case engines, De-Ice, Long-Range Fuel, NDH, All logs. Exceptional care, Rated-9. Bob 253-3353944.

Luscombe - 3300 LUSCOMBE SUPPORT: Parts, PMA, NOS, used; knowledgable technical help. www.Luscombe.org. 480650-0883. WANTED LUSCOMBE 11A Sedan. Parts and salvage for two restoration projects. 541-419-0147, hgrctr@cmc.net Luscombe Parts - 3310

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C-180A, HORTON STOL, 290hrs on Texas Skyway O470U eng/prop, Garmin IFR-GPS, dual EGT, Topline radios, many extras, new paint/leather int, always hangared, very clean, $89,950, 702-723-5427 702-228-5982. Cessna 182 - 1909 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, $39,900. reade@uisreno.com NV/775-742-2929. http://tappix.com/813173

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1967 CHEROKEE 140, Horton STOL, 1034-SMOH, 5674-TTSN, S-Tec 30 A/P w/alt, King IFR, new-paint, same owner/hangared 30yrs. $24,950. CA/510-7832711. www.americanaircraft.net

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Piper Aztec - 3903 1973 AZTEC E, ONLY 365/298 SMOH, TTAF 5156, 555 SPOH, hangared, recent P&I (leather), full de-ice. $125K/OBO. Bill WA/509-476-2974, 509-560-0240. Piper Parts - 3920 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING Thousands of FAA-PMA’d and original Piper parts for J-3 through PA22 and PA-25. Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1-800-457-7811, www.univair.com Stinson - 4455 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING. Thousands of Type Certificated parts direct from our factory Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1800-457-7811, www.univair.com Taylorcraft Parts - 4605 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING FAA-PMA’d approved parts. Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303375-8882, FAX 1-800-457-7811, www.univair.com Experimentals - 5300 WARBIRD BO208 Messerschmitt “Jr”. mini coin. Newly recreated. “Biafra Baby” email italmotion1@comcast.net for photo brochure. FL.239-690-0366. AIRCRAFT GRADE FINLAND BIRCH PLYWOOD Best Prices, Call Toll Free for FREE price list, 800-222-7853 B & D International, Inc, Tacoma, WA. Now order on line: www.bd-international.com VOLMER VJ-22, less engine. With Trailer. $7500. 509750-7225. Floatplanes - 5400 Seaplane Ratings & Solo Rentals in central Florida and Minnesota PA12 & C172 available www.adventureseaplanes.com 612-868-4243 - 612-749-1337 Light Sport Aircraft - 5620 NEW REMOS GX, loaded, substantial price-reduction,

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Now, the company that brought you aviation’s rst “mini-MFD” is taking the concept to a whole new level: With the Garmin aera™ lineup of touchscreen GPS portables. Featuring crisp 4.3-inch QVGA wide-format displays with menu-driven tap-and-drag user interface, these four versatile “dual boot” models let you transition seamlessly from runways to roadways with the best in Aviation and Automotive moving-map navigation. Leveraging Garmin’s industry-leading expertise in integrated systems design, the aera series offers a full range of smart, easy-to-use guidance solutions for today’s pilot/motorist. Aera 500 Americas (Pacic and Atlantic also available) ........P/N 11-08044........ $799.00 Aera 510 Americas ................................................................P/N 11-08045..... $1,299.00 NEW LOWER PRICES ON GPSMAP 696 & 695 is our ultimate portable Aera 550 Americas (Pacic and Atlantic also available) ........P/N 11-08046..... $1,499.00 MFD: the GPSMAP 696, an all-in-one navigator de- Aera 560 Americas ................................................................P/N 11-08047..... $1,999.00 signed exclusively for aviation. Featuring a large screen, GPSMAP 496 & 495 New features include: Garmin’s SafeTaxiTM detailed electronic charts and real-time weather, the 696 airport diagrams; AOPA airport directory data; enhanced terrain and aviais your own personal avionics system. GPSMAP 695 tion databases (showing private airports and heliports); significantly faster With features that focus on aviation-only navigation and 5 Hz updating on maps and “Panel” page instruments; and for go-anywhere mapping, GPSMAP 695 is Garmin’s ultimate portable versatility, built-in automotive street mapping for USA/Canada or Europe. MFD. Similar to the 696, the GPSMAP 695 comes with 496 Americas ...........................................P/N 11-04684 ...............$1,999.00 a large screen and detailed electronic charts — minus XM compatibility — at a price you’ll love. GPSMAP 696 Americas. GPSMAP 696 495, Americas (No Weather) ....................................... P/N 11-06248..............$1,299.00 495, Atlantic (No Weather) .......................................... P/N 11-06317 ..............$1,299.00 Americas................................. P/N 11-07022 ............... $2,999.00 GPSMAP 695 Americas ......... P/N 11-07023 ............... $2,399.00 495, Pacic (No Weather) ........................................... P/N 11-06318 ..............$1,299.00

ICOM Tranceivers A210 Panel Mount .................P/N 11-05618 .. $1,339.00 A210 Mobile Mount ...............P/N 11-05836 .. $1,430.00 IC-A14 (Simple Key) ............P/N 11-05903 ..... $231.00 IC-A14 (Full Key) ...................P/N 11-05904 ..... $231.00 IC-A24 Nav/Com ...................P/N 11-02942 ..... $325.00 IC-A6 .....................................P/N 11-02944 ..... $269.00 Accessories Headset PTT A6 A24 A14 .....P/N 11-18529 ....... $22.50 Cig. Lighter Cable A6 A24.....P/N 11-03604 ....... $46.50 Headset Adptr. A6 A24 A14 ..P/N 11-18537 ....... $49.95 Battery NI-MH A6 A24...........P/N 11-04385 ....... $41.60 Desktop Chrgr. A6 A24 A14 ..P/N 11-04773 ....... $54.50 Charger Adptr. A6 A24 ..........P/N 11-04774 ....... $15.95 Antenna A6 A24 A14 A4 .......P/N 11-05031 ....... $29.75 Cig Lit. A22, A23, A4, A5 ......P/N 11-18604 ....... $31.85

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SMA TO BNC Antenna Adapter ....... P/N 11-16957 ...............$8.90 Headset Adapter .............................. P/N 11-02562 .............$10.75 Alkaline Case (Holds 6 AA) .............. P/N 11-00408 .............$16.95

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Collision Avoidance MRX A-A is the world’s smallest collision avoidance device, yet sacrifices none of the features previous upper-end systems have become known for.Get alerts directly through your headset with our new audio output feature and audio cable, included with every MRX. P/N 11-05223 ............. $539.00 PCAS™ XRX™ is the first & only standalone portable device to sense aircraft direction from within the cockpit. Displays “3-D View” quadrant bearing information, as well as relative altitude and range. P/N 11-06504...$1,785.00 XPD-X Wire Power/Data Cable P/N 11-06243........$29.75

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Ameri-King meri King ELT AK-450 AK 450 P/N 11-02790 ......... $149.00 Ameri-King AK-451 ELT Whip USA P/N 11-06677 ......... $758.00 Accessories AK-450 Cable Assembly P/N 11-04973 ........... $12.95 AK-450 Remote Switch P/N 11-04937 ........... $49.75 AK-450 Coaxial Assembly P/N 11-04938 ........... $14.85 ELT AK-450 2 Year Warranty P/N 11-05793 ........... $40.00 AK-450 ANT 450017 P/N 11-03303 ........... $39.75

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PM501 Panel Mount Intercom..............P/N 11-11800 ..... $269.95 PM 1200 2 Place panel mount .............P/N 11-01671 ..... $429.99 Audio Panels

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PMA 6000 with marker beacon ............P/N 11-01083 ..................$1,149.00

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PMA 4000.............................................P/N 11-01634 .....................$775.00 PMA 8000B MP3 ..................................P/N 11-06612 ..................$1,795.00 PMA 8000B .........................................P/N 11-04354 ..................$1,595.00 PMA 6000 ............................................P/N 11-11937 .....................$949.95

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FUEL SCAN FS450 - GRAVITY FED+ - Continuous display of fuel burned,in upper display in gallons per Hour, liters and Lbs per hr also available. An amazingly low price includes instrument harness and a Flow Scan 201 or 231 transducer. FS 450 Gravity FED+ .............. P/N 10-00134 .... $658.75 JPI FS 450 Fuel Pump ............ P/N 10-00135 .... $658.75 FS 450M Twin Engine 2-1/4” ... P/N 10-00735 . $1,379.00 FS 450M Twin Engine 3-1/8” ... P/N 10-03692 . $1,350.00 EDM-700 Digital and Analog EGT/CHT - All pilots know that running their engines at peak performance means maximum efciency! Max. efciency means substantial savings in fuel burned and engine maintenance. EDM 700 assures pilots of Peak Precision Engine Performance Simply and Economically. EDM-700-4C 2-1/4” (No FF) ..... P/N 10-00262 ..$1,253.75 EDM-700-4C 3-1/8” (No FF) ..... P/N 10-02008 ..$1,551.25 EDM 700-4C w/ FF 201 2-1/4” .. P/N 10-00263 ..$1,912.50 EDM-700-6C 2-1/4” (No FF) ..... P/N 10-00264 ..$1,695.75 EDM-700-6C 3-1/8” (No FF) ..... P/N 10-02012 ..$1,993.25 EDM 700-6C w/FF 201 2-1/4” ... P/N 10-00265 ..$2,354.50 EDM 700-6C w/ FF 201 3-1/8” .. P/N 10-02013 ..$2,652.00 EDM 700-6C w/ FF 231 2-1/4” .. P/N 10-02844 ..$2,354.50 EDM-730/830 - The EDM-730/830 revolutionizes engine monitoring by the integration of brilliant full color graphical LCD display with the extremely popular EDM 700/800 series functionally and yet reduces the package size to the smallest on the market! EDM-730-6C W/ FF 201 INJ .... P/N 10-03719 ..$2,996.25 EDM-830-6C W/FF 201 INJ ..... P/N 10-03724 ..$3,650.75 EDM-830-6C W/FF 231 Grav. .. P/N 10-03725 ..$3,650.75 EDM-760 - This is the Analog and digital information in one gauge. Monitors 29 channels of information with 14 columns of analog information. Built in voltmeter monitoring high and low system voltage. Same enhancements found in the EDM-700 now in a Twin engine EDM-760 EDM-760-6C 3-1/8” (No FF) ..... P/N 10-28080 ..$3,820.75 EDM-760-6C w/FF 201 3-1/8” .. P/N 10-00640 ..$5,010.75

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D i Designed d to replace l the h oat/liquid /li id type compass -- no more leaking uid or backward azimuth readings. It uses eddy current damping and as such has no overshoot. 2” vertical rotating dial. Heading information is more natural because the heading is read at the12 o’clock position and off the nose of the miniature aircraft. 14V ..................... P/N 10-00421............. $269.95 28V ..................... P/N 10-00423............. $269.00 We stock all mounts!

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RCA22-7 Vacuum Horizon .....P/N 10-01371 .....$689.00 RCA22-7F Vac. Hor. w/ag ....P/N 10-00504 .....$808.00 RCA22-11 Vacuum Horizon ...P/N 10-00502 .....$808.00 RCA2600-3 Dig. Attitude ........P/N 11-07325...$2,495.00 RCA26BK-2 Elec. Attitude......P/N 10-01119 ...$2,089.00 RCA26AK-4 Elec. Attitude......P/N 10-01392 ..$1,989.00 RCA11A-8 Directional ............P/N 10-01370 .....$689.00 RCA11A-15 Directional ..........P/N 10-00390 .....$689.00 RCA15AK-2 Directional..........P/N 10-01390 ..$1,989.00 RCA82A-11 3” Turn Coord. ....P/N 10-01372 .....$689.00 RCA56-3B 3” Turn Coord.......P/N 10-01684 .....$796.00

Castleberry Instruments & Avionics introduces a new FAA certified back-up attitude indicator. This instrument is an approved substitute for previously mandated rate of turn indicators in Part 23 aircraft operating in Part 91 and less than 12,500 pounds. This substitution is based upon the FAA Advisory Circular AC91-75 that promotes the installation of a backup attitude indicator. In the FAA words, “Substituting a second attitude indicator (with a power source independent from the primary attitude indicator) for the rate-of-turn indicator will provide an increased level of safety.” 14V ................................... P/N 10-02823 ..................$2,196.00 28V .................................... P/N 10-02824 ..................$2,359.00 14V w/ 8° tilt...................... P/N 10-02828 ..................$2,195.00 28V w/ 8° tilt...................... P/N 10-02829 ..................$2,195.00

Standard Gyro, Unlighted ........... P/N 5000B ................ $853.00 Standard Gyro with Vacuum Failure Flag (non-cageable) ........................... P/N 10-02078 ........ $1,068.00 5000B Gyro W/ 8 ° Tilt ................ P/N 5000B-42 .......... $935.00 Directional Gyro Vert. Card......... P/N 4000B ................ $853.00 4000B with heading bug ............. P/N 10-00469 ........ $1,060.00 4000C Autopilot Dir. Gyro ........... P/N 11-05908 ........ $1,529.00

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Powerful and portable, the Sidewinder will forever change the way you move your aircraft. Powered by Milwaukee’s top of the line 28V power unit with a long-lasting, lithium ion battery pack, Sidewinder weighs less than 22 pounds, collapses to 27” and stows easily in your baggage compartment. Made in the USA using 4130 Chromoly material. Cessna ............ P/N 13-06855........... $1,600.00 Piper ................ P/N 13-06859........... $1,600.00 Beech .............. P/N 13-06838........... $1,600.00 Mooney ........... P/N 13-06860........... $1,600.00

Vacuum Pumps 212CW Overhauled Pump.......... P/N 10-23940 ........... $199.95 215CC Overhauled Pump .......... P/N 10-03084 ........... $194.95 216CW Overhauled Pump.......... P/N 10-03085 ........... $194.95 442CW Overhauled Pump.......... P/N 10-02350 ........... $498.50 RA215CC-9 New Pump............. P/N 10-03401 ........... $276.95 442CW Overhauled Pump.......... P/N 10-02350 ........... $498.50 215CC Overhauled Pump P/N 10-24000-1 .......... $241.95

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Instruments Super Clock SC-5 .................... P/N 10-01612 .... $275.95 ASC-5A Alt Alert/Super Clk ...... P/N 10-02914 .... $485.95 Volt/Amp w/Internal Shunt ....... P/N 10-00809 .... $332.95 Volt/Amp w/external shunt ....... P/N 10-01378 .... $368.95 Oil Press/Temp Dig OPT-1 ...... P/N 10-25205 .... $498.95 Single probe EGT/CHT............ P/N 10-01358 .... $364.95 E-1 Single Channel EGT ......... P/N 10-01355 .... $274.95 Single CHT C-1 ....................... P/N 10-01338 .... $274.95 Tachometer R-1 ....................... P/N 10-25200 .... $440.95 Manifold Dig. Press M-1 .......... P/N 10-25210 .... $479.95 Outside Air Temp A-1 ............... P/N 10-01307 .... $249.95 CA-1 CAT & OAT ..................... P/N 10-01351 .... $338.95 UBG-16 Ultimate Bar Graph Engine Analyzer - UBG16 features include: Sixteen input channel capability. Any channel may be set to display EGTs and CHTs, TIT, and Oil Temp in either digital or bar graph display, O.A.T, Carb. Temp, Cowl Temp, Other Temp, Oil Pressure, Fuel Pressure, Manifold Pressure, Gyro Pressure, R.P.M.,Fuel ow, Bus Voltage or Amps. UBG-16-4-MEM - 4 Cyl. pkg. . P/N 10-00593 . $1,638.00 UBG-16-6-MEM - 6 Cyl. pkg ... P/N 10-00594 . $2,098.00 FP-5(L) Fuel Flow-Pressure Instruments - Two primary features of the FP-5 are a pilot programmable low fuel alert and a pilot programmable low time to empty alert. These alerts catch your attention by blinking the low fuel LED which will turn off when acknowledged by pushing any button or switch. These alerts can be at any time from the front panel of the FP-5. By setting these alerts, the FP-5 becomes a Fuel Managing Co-Pilot, alerting you when it is time to check your fuel levels, switch tanks, compare your time to destination calculations to the FP-5 readings or any other function you need to perform. FP-5-inst - Intstrument only ..... P/N 10-25300 .... $658.00 FP-5L with GPS Package with FT-60 Flow Transducer P/N 10-01045 .... $598.00 FP-5L w/GPS Package with FT-90 Flow Transducer P/N 10-01050 .... $598.00

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Westach Instruments has FAA approval on all the instruments listed below. EGT Gauge 700-1700°F (1 Position) K28PX P/N 10-01237 .. $117.95 EGT Gauge 700-1700°F (4 Positions) K28PCX P/N 10-01362 .. $232.95 EGT Gauge 700-1700°F (6 Positions) K28PDX P/N 10-01291 .. $326.95 Dual EGT Gauge 700-1700°F K32X P/N 10-01272 .. $189.95 Carb. Temperature Gauge K30X P/N 10-01248 .. $129.95 EGT/CHT Gauge K31X ........ P/N 10-01232 .. $168.95 CHT Gauge 100-700°F (1 Position) K29PX P/N 10-01250 .... $99.50 CHT Gauge 100-700°F (4 Positions) K29PCX P/N 10-01269 .. $188.95 Oil Temperature Gauge 100°F-260°F K35X P/N 10-01265 .. $131.95 Oil Pressure Gauge 0-100PSI K38X P/N 10-01299 .. $409.95

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Alcor Multi-Probe Analyzers provide the peace of mind pilots want whether they are flying over mountains, oceans or just around home. By monitoring temperatures in each cylinder, a pilot has all the information necessary to safely and accurately tune and monitor the engine for desired performance and reliability. 2-1/4” EGT ................................................P/N 46150 .......$145.95 2-1/4” CHT ................................................P/N 46151 .......$149.95 CHT Probe (Bayonet)................................P/N 86251 .........$69.85 EGT Probe (Type K-Clamp)......................P/N 86255 .........$62.50

Cessna 120/140/150 ........................... P/N 05-03871 ....... $275.00 Cessna 172 ......................................... P/N 05-03875 ....... $275.00 Cessna 180/182/185 ........................... P/N 05-03878 ....... $275.00 Cessna 205/206/210 ........................... P/N 05-03887 ....... $275.00 Cessna 337 Skymaster ....................... P/N 05-03892 ....... $275.00 Beech 33/35/Baron/Travelair ............... P/N 05-03899 ....... $275.00 Mooney 201 ......................................... P/N 05-03907 ....... $275.00 Piper PA 24/30 Comanche, etc............ P/N 05-03894 ....... $275.00 Piper PA 28/32/34 Cherokee, etc. ....... P/N 05-03895 ....... $275.00 Piper PA 38 Tomahawk ........................ P/N 05-03898 ....... $275.00 Optional FAA Approved Lights ............. P/N 05-03998 ....... $122.95

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Aerox Oxygen Systems

Prior to the introduction of the Aerox system, wise pilots reserved the use of oxygen for situations where it was legally necessary, i.e. above 12,500 ft. This was often a practical decision based upon factors like: Short duration of supply, uncomfortable masks, difcult & costly rells, heavy weight and large bulk. Aerox systems address these objections with advanced designs and materials that help make oxygen use easier, more comfortable, and less expensive than ever before. Add to your ying comfort by using oxygen at altitudes as low as 5000 feet. Aerox System 2D 13 CU Ft. ..................P/N 13-18900 ....... $477.60 Aerox System 2M 22 CU Ft. ..................P/N 13-18902 ....... $513.60 CC Oxysaver Cannula ...........................P/N 13-18910 ......... $26.85 CR-A Regular Cannula ..........................P/N 13-18920 ........... $6.40 Retrot Kit plus Scott type tting SC......P/N 13-18992 ....... $112.00 Kit with CPC tting for Cirrus .................P/N 13-05152 ......... $89.50

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The Goodyear Flight Custom III replacement tire for light aircraft, the Flight Special is an unsurpassed combination of value and performance. Designed for long treadlife, this tire is built to last. 5.00-5 6 Ply .............. P/N 06-05100-3......... $129.95 6.00-6 4Ply ............... P/N 06-05200-3......... $156.95 6.00-6 6 Ply .............. P/N 06-05400-3......... $159.95 6.50-8 6 Ply .............. P/N 06-05600-3......... $194.95 6.50-10 8 Ply ............ P/N 06-05900-3......... $236.95 7.00-6 6 Ply .............. P/N 06-06200-3......... $183.95 7.00-6 8 Ply .............. P/N 06-06210-3......... $188.95 FREE Goodyear Calendar with any Goodyear purchase (while supplies last).

Batteries Concorde batteries are standard equipment in many production aircraft and are manufactured to provide optimum performance and battery life. Concorde batteries are furnished with electrolyte, except overseas. The designation “M” in part no. indicates manifold venting. Manifold-vented batteries do not require a battery box. A tube attaches to battery manifold to vent gasses to the outside of the aircraft. RG-35A................................ $243.41 CB-25 ..................................$181.95 RG24-11 .............................. $383.98 CB-35A ................................$257.95 RG24-11M ........................... $417.95 CB24-11 ..............................$395.95 RG380E/44* ..................... $2,228.00 CB24-11M ...........................$388.95 NEW XC (Extra Cranking Power) RG24-15 ..............................$436.48 RG-25XC ............................ $222.26 RG24-15M ...........................$436.48 RG-35AXC........................... $266.26 RG-25 ..................................$195.98

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Slick Ignition Kits

New PM1201 Lycoming .......................... P/N 07-01269..............$575.00 New PM1203 ......................................... P/N 07-01270..............$559.00 New PM1207 12V................................... P/N 07-01271..............$465.95 New PM2401 .......................................... P/N 07-01272..............$605.00 New PM2407 .......................................... P/N 07-01274..............$507.00 PM1201H Overhauled 12V..................... P/N 08-01201..............$382.20 PM2401H Overhauled 24V..................... P/N 08-02401..............$397.50

08-01468 .......... K4516 Slick Kit .......... $2,325.00 08-02572 .......... K6320 Slick Kit .......... $2,638.00 08-01487 .......... K4517 Slick Kit .......... $2,168.00 08-01578 .......... K4527 Slick Kit .......... $2,246.00 08-02666 .......... K6327 Slick Kit .......... $2,638.00 08-02616 .......... K6322 Slick Kit .......... $2,643.00

Alternators ER14-50 12/14 volt, 50 amp, Cont. ................. P/N 07-01321 .....$710.00 SAL12-70C single-engine 12/14 V BD Cont.... P/N 07-01299 .....$799.00 SAL12-70 single-engine 12/14 V BD Lyc. ....... P/N 07-01301 .....$728.00 TAL12-70 twin-engine 12/14 V BD Lyc. ........... P/N 07-01302 ..$1,495.00 12V/60A AL12-C60 Bracket included .............. P/N 07-00997 .....$489.95 24V/70A AL24-F60 Bracket included ............... P/N 07-00999 .....$494.00 12V/70A AL12-F60 Bracket included ............... P/N 07-00998 .....$482.00 12V/70A AL12-P70 Bracket NOT included. ..... P/N 07-01001 .....$489.00 12V/70A AL12-F60C Bracket NOT included.... P/N 07-01256 .....$483.95 24V/70A AL24-F60C Bracket NOT included.... P/N 07-01257 .....$482.00 AL12-EI60/B (Boss Mount) .............................. P/N 07-01313 .....$378.95 AL12-EI60/C (Case Mount) ............................. P/N 07-01313-1..$378.95 50 AMP (12/14V) Gear Driven Alternator ........ P/N 07-01268 .....$618.00

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The Whelen Model 70900 Series are FAA, TSO’d, self-contained, anti-collision lights for fixed wing aircraft. An external power unit is not required. When engine pre-heating is accomplished, the engine will operate much like it does in warmer conditions. Premature engine wear and internal damage can be reduced. FAA Approved and accepted. The E-Z Heat was designed to provide very efcient engine heating for virtually all propeller driven aircraft. # 540.......................................P/N 07-05345 ......................... $177.95 #440........................................P/N 07-05100 ......................... $149.95 #441........................................P/N 07-05200 ......................... $149.95 #441 (220V) ............................P/N 07-05200-2 ...................... $149.95 #442........................................P/N 07-05210 ......................... $149.95 #270........................................P/N 07-05315 ......................... $149.95 #360........................................P/N 07-00756 ......................... $149.95

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Six miles up By Dennis Parks

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BUNDLED UP: Roland Rohlfs looking like a cocoon in his specially designed suit for high altitude work. This photo was taken July 30, 1919, when he broke the U.S. record. Photo from the American Legion Weekly, Aug. 29, 1919.

THE CREW: Rohlfs, on the right, along with some of the Curtiss crew in front of the Curtiss Model 18, known as the Wasp, on Sept. 13, 1919, when he first broke the world’s altitude record.

Photo courtesy The Museum of Flight

Suppose you are cruising along in an airliner at 34,000 feet, nestled comfortably in your seat in a heated, pressurized environment. Now image turning to look out of your window and, to your amazement, you catch a glimpse of a cloth-covered triplane with the pilot sitting in the open, wearing heavy coveralls, goggles, a leather helmet, and suckFlight & ing on an oxygen tube. Such was the Flyers case in 1919 when Roland Rohlfs reached six miles high in a Curtiss Triplane. Record altitude flights began with the Wright brothers. During the fall of 1908 Wilbur Wright demonstrated his Flyer for French officials at Camp d’Auvours, Le Mans, France, outside of Paris. On Nov. 13, 1908, at the Camp d’Auvours military field where the second series of flying demonstrations were held, Wright won the Aéro-Club de la Sarthe Prize for altitude flown above balloons set at 30 meters high.  At about the same time at Issy, France, Henri Farman climbed to the same altitude. On Nov. 18 Wright soared over 90 meters and the competition for altitude records was on. Record heights only gradually increased until what was called “the world’s first great altitude flight” took place Dec. 28, 1913, when Georges LeGagneux was the first to reach an altitude of over 20,172 feet or approximately four miles up in the air. While the advent of World War I slowed record attempts, it boosted interest in the development of high altitude aircraft. One development from the war that would affect later altitude flights was work on turbosuperchargers, which would compensate for the lack of oxygen at high altitudes. At the end of 1918 the world altitude record was 28,000 feet, set by Capt. Rudolph Schroeder of the US Army at McCook Field, Dayton, Ohio, on Sept. 18, 1918. The plane was a Curtiss-built British Bristol fighter that had been equipped with a 300-hp Wright-built HispanoSuiza engine. The following spring the French made a series of flights to set a new world’s altitude record. On May 28, 1919, French Air Service Lt. Jean-Paul Casale, using

Photo courtesy US Air Force Academy

Photo courtesy US Air Force Academy

Pioneering pilots risked life and limb to reach new heights

RECORD-SETTING PROOF: Rohlfs reads the barograph record of the Sept. 13, 1919, world’s altitude record of 34,200 feet. a specially built Nieuport-Delage 40R, reached an altitude of 30,050 feet, about 5.5 miles up, just barely besting Schroeder’s record. Casale would try again on June 7, reaching 31,160 feet, a new world’s record, at 5.9 miles. On June 14 he would break his own record by climbing to 33,136 feet, breaking the six-mile mark. Efforts then shifted back to the United States with the introduction of the Curtiss Wasp and the piloting skills of Curtiss Chief Test Pilot Roland Rohlfs. Rohlfs, who began his career in 1914 as a mechanic with the Curtiss Aeroplane Co., became the company’s chief test pilot in early 1918 when the Curtiss Company formed the new Engineering and Experimental Development Division at Garden City, Long Island. The Curtiss Model 18, known as the Wasp, was a two-place fighter designed specifically for the new 400-hp Kirham K-12 engine, a water-cooled geared V-12. The K-12 would give the Model 18 world-record performance. In a test in August 1918, Rohlfs flew the plane to a top speed of 163 mph, making it the fastest airplane at the time. During flight test work in 1918, the company realized it was possible to use the Wasp to establish a new altitude record. In March 1919 Rohlfs climbed

NOTE ON RECORDS In researching the record altitudes set on these flights, I found it difficult to find uniform reporting. In one case for Casale, four different sources list four different altitudes reached on the June 7, 1919, flight. I also found discrepancies

TAKE OFF! Rohlfs in the Curtiss Wasp on Sept. 18, 1919, at the beginning of the flight that would set the new world record of 34,610 feet, which would be the greatest for a non-supercharged engine. to 26,000 feet, descending only because of the failure of the oxygen system. It was decided then to try for a world’s altitude record and a special version of the plane was designed with increased wing surface area, raising the intended service ceiling from 30,000 to 35,000 feet. On July 25 Rohlfs climbed to 31,100 feet to break the year-old American record held by Schroeder, but not enough to break the world’s record. Rohlfs’ efforts would continue with a flight on July 30 reaching 31,700 feet. Sept. 13 saw a third flight climbing to 34,200 feet to set a new world’s record. A fourth flight sealed the deal with an altitude of 34,610 feet. This record would stand until turbo-supercharged engines came into use. So, the next time you are jetting along in the stratosphere, remember Roland Rohlfs and the other pioneers who risked life and limb, frozen fingers, frozen eyeballs and hypoxia to get us six miles up. Dennis Parks is Curator Emeritus of Seattle’s Museum of Flight. He can be reached at dennis@generalaviationnews.com.

on other flights by the other pilots. One source in a book covering LeGagneux’s flight provide a different altitude than given by LeGagneux in a quote in the book. Thus, I have used numbers provided by Flight, Aviation and The New York Times.

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AVIATION, INVESTMENT & Residential Properties. Licensed in both Carolina’s. Sell Airpark & Airstrip property That’s what we do! www.NC-Airparks.com 877-279-9623 Oregon - 9650

America’s Premier Fly-In and Country Club Community, Daytona Beach, (East Coast of Florida). Taxiway homes from $450,000, non-taxiway homes from $200,000, condo’s from $139,000. Lots available. SPRUCE CREEK FLY-IN REALTY, Pat & Lenny Ohlsson, 800-932-4437. www.fly-in.com WAIT TIL You see this home and hangar. Wonderful colors and open living area..One hangar next to the home & large shop possible. Add’l hangar..5 acres, 3BD 2 1/2 BA. Yours for $599K. Eagle Roost Airpark. More photos: www.airporthomesandhangars.net 928-231-9500. Arkansas - 9650

Real Estate/Airport Property - 9650 C77 POPLAR Grove, IL. Builders Residence Custom Home Hangar Ready to Build to suit. See more@ 3landltd.com call 847-264-0308.

MONTANA, WINDSOCK SKYPARK. The Last Best Place! Only 20-lots left for sale. One-acre or larger, on the Shores of Beautiful Fort Peck Lake in NE MT. City water, sewer, nat-gas, underground-utilities installed. paved-streets, taxiway to 37S public airport. Call Lanny Hanson at 406-526-3535 or 263-1154. Visit our website: www.windsockskypark.com Don’t miss the opportunity to Live in a beautiful hunting and fishing recreational paradise! LOTS NOW SELLING $60,000. New Mexico - 9650

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

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WELLINGTON AERO Club Beautiful cleared lot ready for you to build your dream home on! Property is a short taxi from the runway. 561-308-0863 sheldon411@hotmail.com RIDGE LANDING Airpark luxury-living. 1-2 acre waterfront/runway/taxiway lots. Custom-home packages & plane trade-ins available. 3000'-runway, gated, hunting, equestrian. www.ridgelandingairpark.com 863-676-0707x225 ORLANDO AREA Aviation properties, hangars, hangar rentals & residential property. Chandelle Properties 407712-4071 www.chandelleproperties.com Keller Williams Advantage II Realty. 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 Idaho - 9650 PRIVATE AIRSTRIP (ID65) turf 40 acres developed for 3 rural Homesites. Scenic CoeurD’Alene lakeviews. Utilities, guest-cabin and hangar. $987,000 208-661-3200. Illinois - 9650 C77 POPLAR Grove. Large upscale Duplex condo with 2-car garage. Many O’Hara airline pilot residents. Dramatically reduced! $220,000. Hangars available. cessnaviator@aol.com 815-544-1751

$650,000 INDEPENDENCE Airpark home 0.41ac & 3888SF, 4/bd/4ba. Massive family room & dining area. 3car garage, 40’X60’hangar w/RV door. #617932. Marian Fitts 503-949-3334. Windermere/Western View Properties 503-838-1141. $398,900 INDEPENDENCE Deluxe 3 BR, 2.5 BA Airpark home. 50X50 Hangar w/ofc, workshop area, 1/2 bath & 3 roll up doors. #622047 Marian Fitts 503-949-3334 Windermere/Western View Properties. 503-838-1141. $394,000 INDEPENDENCE Airpark home. Lovely 3bd/ 2ba w/open plan. 36X42 hangar w/ofc & full bath. Immaculate grounds. #617928. Marian Fitts 503-949-3334 Windermere/Western View Properties. 503-838-1141. WALLOWA COUNTY Oregon, world class Kokanee fishing. Elk hunting Eagle Cap Wilderness. Apt and hangar adjacent to Enterprise Airport. $365,000. Jayne Warrener, Broker. Wallowa Mtn. Properties , Enterprise OR/800-537-7082. www.wallowavalleyrealestate.com Pennsylvania - 9650

NEW AIRPARK, Northeast Pennsylvania, 47-lots for sale. 1.25-3 acres, great views, underground utilities, sewers, some lakefront. EZ flight/drive to NYC, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Connecticut. At Seamans Airport (9N3), 2500’paved IFR approach, lighted, all services, Build Your Dream Home This Spring! 866-924-7787 or www.SkylineEstates.us South Carolina - 9650 NORTH OF Hurricanes, South of Snow: 3300x130 turf runway, 10mi to Myrtle Beach,SC, I-ac $75,000. Low taxes/ insurance. SC/843-602-8220. www.hardeeairpark.com

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SHALLOWATER TX 2250sq.ft. home w/open plan at BigginHill Airpark. 3bdrm, 3bath on 2+acre lot. Runway frontage on 3000ft grass airstrip. Mature landscaping w/golf green. $300,000. 806-873-3400.

NORTH TEXAS PILOT'S DREAM! Exclusive community of 140 homesites in a 340-acre residential airpark. Live with your plane in quiet seclusion only 5 minutes from shopping, restaurants and universities, just 25 minutes North of DFW, near 23,000-acre lake. Taxi from the paved runway to your home. Seven 1-acre lots available, also some homes. 940-321-5758, www.hiddenvalleyairpark.org HiddenValleyAirpark@prodigy.net

ENTIRE AIRPARK, (5TO), SW Houston Texas. Includes 3100’x100’turf runway. (39)1-ac lots & brick home w/4000sqft hangar on 2acres, 979-387-2277, award@consolidated.net MIDLAND, TX- 5,500 SqFt Hangar on TaxiWay, includes 4BR/3.5BA Home on 1.5 acres. $449,950. Sandy Hanson 432-638-3819, 432-618-0613 Legacy Real Estate 432-687-6500. TEXAS: NOW Subdividing prime runway frontage lots on 4340x60 instrument runway serving San Antonio, Boerne and Hill Country. Visitwww.5c1.net/thresholdranch for pic, plats and prices from 100’s. Predevelopment special pricing now thru the summer. LOCATION! 20 minutes from everything you'll ever want. 830-981-2345. CUSTOM HANGAR home near Dallas. Pilots dream come true! 2150sqft w/5200sqft hangar. McKinney, TX. www.10010MooneyDr.com, Shirley@ShirleyLong.com 972-741-8626. Washington - 9650

5 ACRE FABULOUS RUNWAY ESTATE in Washington State Frontier AirPark. 4800sqft hangar. 3715 sqft Custom Built Home. 1.1 million. 425-330-2188.

PILOTS!! HOME w/hangar on unique airpark. Taxiway to 3000' hard surface,lighted/runway. 43'hangar w/21X33 shop/garage. Comfortable 2200sf Home. $525K. 253579-5709, kateparr@comcast.net

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

BEAUTIFUL FRONTIER Airpark home on 5 acres in the great Pacific Northwest.Call Joe, $919,000. 425-7700888. View: www.johnlscott.com/84278

HILLTOP AIRSTRIP southerly slope, 5acres, Mt Hood view, (1400’X150’grass strip). Home, hangar and machine shop. Washougal, WA. $289,000. 360-798-7406, Hilltopairstrip@gmail.com

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

DESERT AIRE in Eastern, WA, 1/2acre, taxi-way lot on 3600’paved runway. golf-course, boat launch Great Airport, friendly neighbors. $64,900. 360-321-7381.

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Niagara Air Parts: Everything you need to keep flying safely If you’ve got questions about parts needed to get your airplane back into the air or to keep it flying reliably and safely, a good place to start getting the answers you need is Niagara Air Parts. From the company’s extensive “in stock” inventory of parts in Niagara Falls, New York, ordered parts can be shipped anywhere in the world, usually on the same day the order is received. Niagara Air Parts is a factory direct distributor in the United States for Canadian Aero Manufacturing, a Transport Canada-approved aircraft parts manufacturer and maintenance organization. Both companies are owned by Ronald Newburg, a Toronto native who has been flying since 1964. After a successful career in insurance, Newburg founded Canadian Aero Engine & Accessories in 1987 to provide a source of quality engine overhauls and repairs. Through that business, he discovered a need for another company to manufacture parts, such as clutches, which were a continuing problem for his customers. The company

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has since branched out, receiving manufacturing approvals for the entire starter adapter and all of its components. It also manufactures and supplies oil coolers, oil pumps and other parts. It also provides replacement window latches for 100, 200 and 300 series Cessna aircraft. By opening Niagara Air Parts in New York, the Canadian businessman solved the problem of customs delays so his company could live up to its motto: Call Today, Fly Tomorrow. Niagara Air Parts also provides the highest quality overhauls with the lowest possible price and excellent warranty. For more information: 800-565-4268 or www.niagaraairparts.com.

Improve the aerodynamics of your Cessna The most popular aircraft in the world should have the product with the best performance record in the world: Hoerner Wing Tips from Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. Designed from military research and applied to civilian aircraft, the Hoerner wing tip is one of the best modifications you can make to your Cessna. This wing tip gives improvements in all of the important areas of aircraft performance, and usually costs less than a replacement part. These wing tips are designed to reduce drag while smoothing the airflow along the wing and control surfaces. By minimizing the vortices caused by the wing and actually having them start later, the Hoerner tip gives performance increases without the usual penalties. They can reduce stall without adversely affecting handling.Typical improvements include increases in cruise of 3-6 mph, rate of climb by 75-100 ft./min, and stability with more positive aileron control.Your Cessna will gain a modern, more aerodynamic profile while decreasing the stall speed 4-5 mph and decreasing the distance needed for takeoff. All Hoerner wing tips are constructed of hand laid-up, aircraft grade fiberglass in a polyester resin matrix.They come covered with a white gel-coat that serves as a primer for painting and include both FAA STC and PMA approvals.These Hoerner wing tips are listed as part number 05-94000 and retail for $544. Aircraft Spruce West is located in Corona, Calif., and Aircraft Spruce East is located in Peachtree City, Ga., allowing for efficient economical shipment of orders worldwide. Aircraft Spruce Canada is located in Brantford, Ontario. The full Aircraft Spruce product line is presented in the company’s new 800-page 20092010 catalog, which is available upon request, as well as on the company website at www.aircraftspruce.com. For more information: 877-4SPRUCE, 951-372-9555 or www.aircraftspruce.com.

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Cessna Pilot Centers get FAA nod for new training course

Kissimmee Gateway Airport flight schools soar with new Cessna aircraft

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Fly into Kissimmee Gateway Airport for the ultimate in aviation history thrills. Check out our warbird museum, and watch a Luftwaffe fighter restoration in progress. Then strap into a T-6 Texan for an adventure flight, or conquer the sky in a P-51 Mustang—or sit side by side with a friend in an open cockpit biplane and see the sites of Orlando.

Cessna Aircraft Co. has recognized four Cessna Pilot Centers as the first training schools to gain approval from the FAA under Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 141 to use Cessna’s new Sport/ Private Pilot Course in their private pilot certificate training programs. The Cessna Pilot Centers gaining Part 141 approval are: Air Fleet Training Systems Inc., Fairfield, N.J.; Snohomish Flying Service, Snohomish, Wash.; Trade Winds Aviation (dba for Skyworks Inc.), San Jose, Calif.; and Pensacola Aviation Center, Pensacola, Fla. Many other Cessna Pilot Centers are also in the approval process to add the course to their training programs, according to Cessna officials.

Senior leadership changes at Cessna Cessna Aircraft Co. has repor ted changes to the company’s senior leadership team. After nearly 40 years in finance, the last 14 with Cessna, Mike Shonka, executive vice president and chief financial officer, is retiring. He will be succeeded by Eric Salander, who is joining Cessna from parent company Textron, where he currently serves as executive director, Financial Planning & Analysis. Prior to this assignment, Salander worked for Textron Financial Corp., holding a number of senior-level

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Florida’s Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM) has been an industry leader in raising standards for pilots, aviation enthusiasts and business clients on and off the runway. The airport has offered flight training for more than 37 years and has four flight schools. SunState Aviation and Orlando Flight Training, two established flight training schools at the airport, have increased their aircraft fleets to include new Cessna airplanes. SunState Aviation will grow its business with a new 16,000-squarefoot facility, currently in the design phase, and three new Cessna aircraft. One of the new aircraft will be a Cessna SkyCatcher, a two-seat, single-engine plane, which will arrive at the flight school later this year. The SkyCatcher will allow current and potential students the opportunity to accumulate more flight hours at a lower cost.The school, which has an accelerated flight training center program, currently operates 14 Cessna aircraft and one Cessna simulator. Ten full-time, experienced flight instructors are available to assist students in aircraft operations and training. For more information about SunState Aviation, please visit www.sunstateaviation.com. Orlando Flight Training (OFT) is approved to conduct JAA and FAA flight training courses, ranging from a basic private pilot license to a complete airline transport pilot license. OFT, which operates about 15 Cessna aircraft in its fleet of 40, recently received five Cessna 172 G1000s to support its increased flight training operation demands. OFT management has over 15,000 hours combined aviation experience, including military aviation transport and worldwide heavy jet civilian route experience. For more information about OFT, please visit www.flyoft.com. Kissimmee Gateway Airport’s businesses offer full-service FBOs, flight training, aircraft storage, aircraft restoration, P-51 Mustang pilot training, T-6 Warbird adventure flights and an industrial park. Located just eight miles from Walt Disney World and 10 miles from the Orange County Convention Center, Kissimmee Gateway Airport accommodates general aviation air service 24 hours a day with two paved runways, 5,000 and 6,000 feet each. Its air traffic control tower operates from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Built in 1942, Kissimmee Gateway Airport is owned and operated by the city of Kissimmee. For more information: www.kissimmeeairport.com.

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Cessna developed the new Sport/ Private Pilot Course in association with King Schools of San Diego and released it to Cessna Pilot Centers in September after qualifying it for FAR Part 141 approval. The course is now the foundation of Cessna’s Flight Training System offered by the global Cessna Pilot Center network, Cessna officials note. The major advantages of the Cessna Flight Training System are that it’s webbased for maximum customer flexibility, and it incorporates customizable scenarios for maximum instructor flexibility, company officials explain. The web-based system keeps track of every aspect of customer training, while customers can access training materials from any location where they have access to the Internet. And since the program is web-based, changes and updates can be made instantly, with no replacement materials to distribute, company officials note. The Cessna Flight Training System also allows an instructor to customize the program to meet the requirements of the local training environment while not compromising the integrity of the training system, officials add. Cessna Pilot Centers are flight training affiliates that use Cessna’s proprietary training curriculum and Cessna aircraft. There are more than 280 in the United States and around the world. For more information: CessnaFlightTraining.com.

positions of increasing responsibility, including senior vice president, finance. He has held several other accounting or analysis positions at companies such as Raytheon and Ernst & Young. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Rhode Island. In another move, Ron Alber ti, senior vice president of integrated supply chain, will assume a new role responsible for the transition of work from the Columbus, Ga., and Wichita facilities to Cessna’s facility in Mexico. He also will oversee SkyCatcher (pictur ed above) pr oduction in Shenyang, China, to ensure a smooth transition to high-rate production for the 162 SkyCatcher program, company officials said. Eric Cardinali, currently president of Bell Helicopter, Canada, also a business unit of Textron, will succeed Alberti as Cessna’s senior vice president of integrated supply chain. Cardinali has held several key leadership roles at Textron companies, including plant manager at Jacobson, and director of operations and vice president, integrated supply chain at E-Z-Go. He holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Western Michigan University. The new appointments became effective Feb. 1.

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Hydraulics International Inc. (HII) has more than 30 years of hydraulic and pneumatic engineering experience in the design and manufacture of a wide range of air driven gas boosters, air pressure amplifiers, liquid pumps, high pressure components and valves, turbine flow meters, and packaged systems. We offer portable and stationary high pressure breathing air, oxygen, nitrogen booster and hydrostatic test packages. Applications include, but are not limited to, charging oxygen life support cylinders for onboard aircraft use, military, medical, fire and safety, diving, filling and charging of carbon dioxide cylinders for the inflation of escape chutes and life rafts, filling of nitrogen cylinders for tire inflation, charging landing gear suspension struts and accumulators, and processing industries. We offer standard products and custom configurations. We separate ourselves from other manufacturers by offering the ability to design a specific need into a standard product in an integrated package. HII manufactures every major component at our Chatsworth, Calif., facility with a large inventory of boosters and parts. We pride ourselves on supporting the sales efforts with the ability to respond to customer requirements quickly and accurately. We are committed to giving you the very best professional and personalized service with responsible answers regarding availability and delivery. Our three facilities accommodate our complete product lines with stock for immediate delivery. Our expanded inventory and competitive pricing allow you to order from a single source. Please contact us for a FREE catalog at 818-407-3400, 888-780-7867 or www.hiipumps.com.

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Let Air Capitol Dial light the way If the lighted displays or edge-lighted panels in your aircraft are dim or inoperative, or if they just need refurbishing to look new again, then you need to contact Air Capitol Dial Inc. Air Capitol Dial specializes in repair and refurbishing of all types of lighted displays and cockpit EL panels. One of its trademarks is its quick turn times — normally five to seven working days. If you have an AOG situation, special response efforts are available at no extra cost to the customer. While one of Air Capitol Dial’s specialties is working with aircraft from single and twin engine to turbines, the company also repairs and refurbishes panels for all

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models of Hawker Beechcraft, Gulfstream, Cessna, Bombardier/Lear Jet, Piper, Mooney and all helicopters. Air Capitol Dial is an FAA Certified Repair Station authorized to repair and refurbish electroluminescent panels and edge-lighted panels. If spare panels are not available or long lead times prevent buying new, your panels can be repaired and refurbished in conjunction with scheduled maintenance and at a fraction of the cost of buying new. Air Capitol Dial has provided unmatched customer service along with the fastest turn times in the industry since 1963. Quality and dependability have built its reputation and the company is committed to working within each customer’s schedule to help ensure that the airplane will be delivered on time. Air Capitol Dial offers customers manufacturing of lighted displays, an experienced engineering staff and technicians who will design lighted displays to your specifications. The company’s specialty is small-quantity jobs (1 each to 5 each) for STC projects, and it also has the capability for production quantity manufacturing. All lighted displays are manufactured to the current MIL-P-7788 specifications and the turn times from start to finish lead the industry. For more information: 877-269-2483, www.aircapitoldial.com or ron@aircapitoldial.com.

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Cessna: Parts, Mods & Maintenance Special Advertising Section

Floats and Fuel Cells Inc. earns AS9100 certification Floats and Fuel Cells Inc. and FFC Manufacturing are setting the standards for aircraft fuel cell manufacturers throughout the United States. As part of its continuous quality improvement efforts, the Memphis-based fuel tank manufacturer has achieved the AS9100 Aerospace Quality Standard Certification (Certificate number 12986), according to Fred Tavoleti, president. National Quality Assurance (NQA), one of the largest and most respected ISO registrars in the world, recently presented Floats and Fuel Cells and FFC Manufacturing with both the AS9100 and ISO9001:2008 certifications after the company successfully completed a rigorous Quality Management Systems Audit. The ISO 9001:2008 is the latest revision, and the AS9100 was designed to enhance this standard by focusing on the additional expectations and requirements of the aerospace industry, company officials note. Many leading aerospace manufacturers and governments around the world now require ISO 9000 and AS9100 Certification as a prerequisite to doing business.

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Kevin Brewer, director of sales and marketing, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This certification achievement assures our current OEM customers of our commitment to providing an overall quality business experience and positions the organization for world-wide opportunities. We are proud to have attained the certification and join the ranks of other well-recognized organizations, such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman.â&#x20AC;? Floats and Fuel Cells, which offers new PMA and overhauled/repaired fuel cells for all aircraft platforms, has the most extensive fuel cell inventory in the world. Since 1977, Floats and Fuel Cells has set the standard for timely fuel cell repair and reliable manufacturing. Years of experience, certified technicians, thousands of satisfied customers and a 10-year warranty allow Floats and Fuel Cells to offer the most reliable and highest quality products in the aviation industry. For more information: 800-647-6148 or www.ffcfuelcells.com. needed for a complete supplementary oxygen system. The complete (including aluminum cylinder) system starts at $1,089. A variety of options are available to meet specific Cessna pilot needs, including lightweight composite cylinders,four-place regulators,adapters,Oxy-Arm boom cannulas and comfortable silicon facemasks with built-in noise canceling ClearSpeak microphones. For more information: 800-468-8185 or www.MHoxygen.com.

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Easy to use, the two-person O2D2 reduces oxygen system work to almost nil. There are no oxygen flow indicators to watch or manually operated constant flow valves to adjust due to altitude changes. The O2D2 automatically delivers the required oxygen pulses for changing altitudes for both the pilot and passenger. The O2D2 plugs directly into Cessna built-in systems, increasing the efficiency and duration of the built-in system. The system starts at $800, complete with two cannulas and two standard facemasks. The MH O2D2, with the patented digital electronic â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pulse-Demandâ&#x20AC;? FADOC oxygen delivery system was tested by the FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute. The O2D2 enables the pilot and passengers to fly at pressure altitudes up to 25,000 feet with absolute oxygen safety and comfort. Different from standard constant flow systems, the O2D2 pulse demand system wastes no oxygen during the breathing cycle. The average user will enjoy a conservative consumption drop of four times or more compared to the manual constant flow systems. The system operates, with one or two people, for up to 50+ hours on three AA alkaline batteries. For the Cessna owner without a builtin oxygen system, MH has a fully functional portable system, which consists of an aluminum oxygen cylinder (buyer has a choice of sizes), a cylinder carry case, seat back holding straps, primary reducing regulator, low pressure service line, all connection fittings, the MH EDS O2D2 unit, breathing cannulas, face masks, batteries and a tote bagâ&#x20AC;Śeverything

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Belfort Instrument Co.: Weather the way you want it Belfort Instrument Co. developed its first aviation weather system — DigiWX — in the 1990s. It was designed to provide a cost-effective weather system that was easy to install and maintain. Since its initial deployment, the company has worked constantly on updating and improving the product to meet small airport needs at an affordable price. Upgrades include: · DigiWx Advisor, an on-line, real time display of aviation weather at each site with Internet distribution; · DigiWx FAA Approved Altimeter Setting Source Base Package, a digital solid state altimeter exceeding FAA requirements for IFR usage; · DigiWx II AWOS, an FAA certified system; and · DigiWx Ceilometer, a ceiling measurement instrument. Belfort has introduced significant enhancements to DigiWx II so that real time, local weather information can be received automatically over standard UNICOM frequencies, discreet VHF frequency, telephone, the Internet, or on its portable handheld device. DigiWx II Voice delivers current weather data over existing UNICOM frequencies (or discreet VHF frequency if desired) in response to pilot initiated microphone clicks. Once the DigiWx II computer has received the station-specific input, it responds with a digitized voice transmission that includes up-to-the-minute weather as well as other current information and alerts. Additional information is available via an optional handheld receiver or through a PC-based display terminal using DigiWx II Advisor graphic display software. DigiWx II Advisor is a proprietary software program that provides a graphical display of local weather data collected from the base DigiWx II Weather Station. The data can be viewed from a PC terminal at the airport or over the web, for preflight planning and general airport operations. It has an event manager capability that allows ground personnel to provide visual and audible alerts of important changes in weather conditions. In addition, the program captures all weather conditions along with any changes for a 30-day period, to support accident/incident investigations if needed. All DigiWx II systems are designed to be rapidly installed and easily maintained. For more information: 410-342-2626 or www.belfortinstrument.com.

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Cannon Avionics: Service so impressive that a customer bought the shop A high-time pilot usually can tell quickly whether a shop can handle all his needs. “As a pilot with 18,000 hours logged, I understand the needs of the aviation community. I was so impressed with the quality of work at Cannon Avionics over the past decade, I bought the company,” says owner Brett Hanousek. With that kind of background, he’s made sure the staff continues in that same mold. Hanousek says whether your aircraft’s needs are as simple as a new intercom or as complex as a full avionics replacement, his highly experienced, qualified technicians can handle it from the shop at Arlington Municipal Airport (AWO) in Washington State. Avionics Manager and Technician Jim Peake comments that, “I bring insight and experience to our team here at Cannon Avionics, encompassing 17 years in avionics.” “I’ll keep you flying,” adds maintenance manager Mac. “I’m known for finding answers to questions. I’ve worked as a mechanic for Kenmore Air, Goodyear Blimp and Alaska Island Air.” Cannon Avionics is proud of the wide variety of products and services available, including the newly certified EFD 1000 Pro from Aspen Avionics. “Established in 1980 and independently owned, we meet the unique general aviation community’s needs, covering all aspects of inspections, maintenance, avionics installations and upgrades,” Hanousek says. “Our technicians have over 50 years of combined experience.” The full service repair station is equipped with a full complement of test equipment and parts, allowing Cannon to repair avionics professionally and efficiently. For more information: 360-435-0900 or www.cannonavionics.com. FAA Certified Repair Station #FB6R529N

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Unexpected roll kills two These February 2008 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: Cirrus SR22. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Lindsay, Okla. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: A CFI and private pilot were returning to the airport after completing a biennial flight review. Data obtained from the onboard primary flight display revealed that as the plane approached the airport, it entered a snap roll maneuver, and began to descend. The plane did not have enough altitude to recover and collided with terrain approximately one-quarter of a mile away from the airport. Probable cause: The CFI’s failure to maintain control of the airplane, which resulted in an inadvertent stall while maneuvering.

uuu Aircraft: Zodiac 601XL. Injuries: None. Location: Murrieta, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: According to the pilot, shortly after takeoff the fuel

pressure gauge went to zero and the low fuel pressure light illuminated. The engine quit during the takeoff climb. The pilot activated the auxiliary fuel pump and tried unsuccessfully to restart the engine, then turned toward an off-airport emergency landing site. The left main landing gear touched down first and then the nose wheel dug into the soft ground. The pilot reported that on the daytime flight he was operating all of his electrical systems, including strobes, transponder, and radios. He said he believed that with the full operation of all the electrical devices, the electrically driven fuel pump did not have sufficient amperage to run. An inspection revealed that the carburetor bowl was empty even though there was fuel onboard the plane. With the fuel pump not operating, fuel was not being supplied to the carburetor, allowing the engine to lose power as a result of fuel starvation. When functionally checked, the fuel pump operated normally. Probable cause: A loss of engine power due to fuel starvation, which was induced by the electrical system lacking sufficient power to run all of the electrical devices on the airplane and the electrical fuel pump. uuu Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Injuries: None.

uuu Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: None. Location: Jenks, Okla. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened : The pilot, who was taxiing to a parking spot, noticed a drainage ditch covered with a metal grate but did not perceive that only a portion of the ditch was covered by the

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Feb. 6, 2010, Lawrenceville, GA. 1st Sat Aviation Prog/Pancake Breakfast (LZU), www.eaa690.org, 678-634-5393. Feb. 19, 2010, Lakeland, FL. Aviation Adventures lecture by Florida documentary filmmaker, www.FloridaAirMuseum.org, 863-644-2431. Feb. 20, 2010, Grant-Valkaria, FL. Valkaria Airfest 2010, www. ValkariaAirfest.org, 321-714-3410. Feb. 25-27, 2010, Orlando, FL. 21st Annual Women in Aviation Intl Conf, www.wai.org, 937-839-4647. March 4-6, 2010, Arlington, VA. Aero Repair Station Assn Legislative Day/Annual Repair Symposium, www.arsa.org, 703-739-9543. March 6, 2010, Lawrenceville, GA. 1st Sat Aviation Prog/Pancake Breakfast (LZU), www.eaa690.org, 678-634-5393. March 12-14, 2010, Titusville, FL. Valiant Air Command Tico Warbird Air Show, 321-268-1941. April 3, 2010, Lawrenceville, GA. 1st Sat Aviation Prog/Pancake Breakfast (LZU), www.eaa690.org, 678-634-5393. April 7-10, 2010, Orlando, FL. Aircraft Electronics Assocation Convention. www.aea.net, 816-373-6565. April 13-18, 2010, Lakeland, FL. Sun n Fun Fly-In (LAL), Sun-NFun.org, 863-644-2431.

Feb. 20-23, 2010, Houston, TX. HeliExpo 2010, www.heliexpo. com, 703-683-4646. March 1-3, 2010, Nashville, TN. Tennessee Mid-South Aviation Maint Conf, www.tn-aviation.org, 615-824-9411. March 20, 2010, Cookson, OK. Wild Onion & Eggs Breakfast Fly-In (44M), 918-457-4774. April 3, 2010, San Antonio, TX. Annual Bluebonnet Picnic, Fly-in, L-bird Gathering (53TX), www.als-cannonfield.com/ AnnualPicnic.htm, 210-902-0372. May 28-30, 2010, Ranger, TX. Ranger Annual Fly-In and Air Show (F23), www.internationalbiplane.com. June 5, 2010, Midlothian, TX. Mid-Way Reg Pancake Breakfast Fly-In (JWY), www.mid-wayregional.com, 972-923-0080. Oct. 22-24, 2010, Evergreen, AL. Southeast Regional Fly-In (GZH), www.SERFI.org.

NORTH CENTRAL Feb. 6, 2010, Batavia, OH. Sporty’s Hot Dog Fly-In (I69), http:// sportys.com, 513-735-9100. Feb. 13, 2010, Batavia, OH. Sporty’s Hot Dog Fly-In (I69), http:// sportys.com, 513-735-9100. Feb. 19-20, 2010, Novi, MI. 10th Great Lakes Aviation Conf & Expo, 248-348-6942. Feb. 27-March 5, 2010, Springfield, IL. 30th Annual IUAC UL/ Sport Plane Safety Seminar, Illinois State Fairgrounds, www. faasafety.gov, 618-664-9706. March 4-5, 2010, Springfield, IL. Annual Safety & IA Renewal Seminar, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 217-744-1921. May 8, 2010, Sandusky, OH. EAA Chapter 50’s Spring Fling FlyIn (SKY), http://EAA50.org, 440-258-1761.

Location: Dallas, Texas. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened : The private pilot was attempting to land on a 3,080-foot asphalt runway. The approach speed was higher than normal and the airplane touched down just beyond the runway numbers. During the landing rollout, the pilot retracted the flaps and applied brake pressure, but determined there was insufficient runway length to safely stop the airplane, so he decided to abort the landing. He added full power and attempted to take off again. The airplane did not acquire sufficient altitude to clear obstacles at the end of the runway and the airplane hit two trees, then flew another 200 feet before it came to rest on a parkway. The airplane’s left and right wings sustained structural damage. Probable cause: The pilot’s delay in aborting the landing.

WEST Feb. 6, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique AC Display & Fly-In, 831-726-9672. Feb. 12-13, 2010, Helena, MT. Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic, 406-444-9568. Feb. 13, 2010, Riverside, CA. Young Eagles (RVR), www.flabob. org, 951-683-2309. Feb. 14, 2010, Riverside, CA. Chapter One Meeting (RVR), Hangar One, www.flabob.org, 951-683-2309. Feb. 20, 2010, Mojave, CA. Vintage Aircraft Display, 661-8242839. Feb. 20-21, 2010, Puyallup, WA. 27th Annual Northwest Aviation Conf & Trade Show, www.washington-aviation.org, 866-922-7469. Feb. 20, 2010, Riverside, CA. AC Display Day and Car Show, Design Group (RVR), www.flabob.org, 951-683-2310. Feb. 28-March 3, 2010, San Diego, CA. Eco-AerovisionNavigating Sustainability, www.cevs.ucdavis.edu/ confreg/?confid=459, 530-754-8374. March 29-April 1, 2010, Phoenix, AZ. Avionics Maintenance Conference, www.aeec-amc-fsemc.com, 410-266-2008.

grate. As he maneuvered to park, the nose wheel entered the uncovered ditch and the propeller hit the ground. There was no signage to make the pilot aware of the hazard. Probable cause: The failure of the owner of the parking area to ensure that the surface was clear of hazards to taxiing airplanes and the pilot’s failure to ensure a safe taxi route in unfamiliar surroundings. uuu Aircraft: Cessna 172RG. Injuries: None. Location: Chamblee, Ga. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: A CFI and the pilot-rated student were approaching to land on runway 20R. After completing the pre-landing checklist they checked the under-wing mirror and noticed that the main landing gear was not down and locked. They made every attempt to lower the gear but were unsuccessful. During the landing, the right main landing gear collapsed, buckling the right elevator. Examination of the landing gear by an FAA inspector found the nose gear actuator O-ring cracked and leaking hydraulic fluid. All fluid had been exhausted. Probable cause: A cracked nose gear actuator O-ring resulting in hydraulic fluid exhaustion, and collapse of the main gear.

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March 4-6, 2010, Missoula, MT. Montana Aviation Conf, Hilton Garden Inn, 406-444-9580. March 5-6, 2010, Casa Grande, AZ. 52nd Annual Cactus Fly-In, www.CactusFlyIn.org, 520-836-7447. March 5-7, 2010, Hollister, CA. Hugh’s Vintage Aircraft Museum Display, 831-245-7994. March 5, 2010, Riverside, CA. First Friday Flicks, Sky Patrol (RVR), www.flabob.org, 951-683-2309. March 6, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique AC Display & Fly-In, 831-726-9672. March 13, 2010, Riverside, CA. Young Eagles (RVR), www. flabob.org, 951-683-2310. March 14, 2010, Riverside, CA. Chapter One Meeting, 1pm (RVR), www.flabob.org, 951-683-2311. March 19, 2010, Billings, MT. Open House, Rocky Mtn College Aviation Program,  406-657-1060. March 20, 2010, Mojave, CA. Vintage Aircraft Display,  661824-2839. March 20, 2010, Riverside, CA. AC and Car Show, Design Group (RVR), www.flabob.org, 951-683-2312. March 27, 2010, Riverside, CA. 18th Annual Airshow 2010 (RAL), www.riversideairshow.com, 951-682-1771. April 2-4, 2010, Hollister, CA. Hugh’s Vintage Aircraft Museum Display, 831-245-7994. April 2, 2010, Riverside, CA. First Friday Flicks (RVR), www. flabob.org, 951-683-2314. April 3, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique AC Display & Fly-In,  831-726-9672. April 6-10, 2010, Riverside, CA. Air Academy High School (RVR), www.flabob.org, 951-683-2315. April 10, 2010, Riverside, CA. Young Eagles/Chapter One Meeting Date change from Sun to Sat (RVR), www.flabob.org, 951-683-2316. April 17, 2010, Mojave, CA. Vintage Aircraft Display, 661-8242839. April 17, 2010, Riverside, CA. AC Display Day and Car Show, Design Group (RVR), www.flabob.org, 951-683-2318. May 1, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique AC Display & Fly-In,  831-726-9672. May 5-9, 2010, McCall, ID. Spring Canyonlands Fly-In Safari, www.mountiancanyonflying.com, 208-634-1344. May 7-9, 2010, Red Bluff, CA. Save The Taildragger FUNraiser, (RBL) 530-524-6498.

May 14-16, 2010, Porterville, CA. WAMM Fly-In (PTV), www. mooneymite.com, 650-279-5587. May 15, 2010, Mojave, CA. Vintage Aircraft Display, 661-8242839. May 22, 2010, Moses Lake, WA. Fly-In Breakfast (W20), 509762-5112. June 3-4, 2010, San Diego, CA. Avionics USA, www.avionicsusa.com, 603-891-9119. June 4-6, 2010, Hollister, CA. Hugh’s Vintage Aircraft Museum Display, 831-245-7994. June 5-6, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique AC Display & Fly-In, 831-726-9672. June 5, 2010, Ukiah, CA. Annual Airport Day/Community Fair, 707-467-2855. June 11-13, 2010, Marysville, CA. Golden West Reg Fly-In and Air Show (MYV), http://goldenwestflyin.org. June 16-18, 2010, Las Vegas, NV. Aviation Industry Expo, www. aviationindustryexpo.com, 800-827-8009. June 16-19, 2010, McCall, ID. Workin Man’s Basic Mtn Flying Course, www.mountaincanyonflying.com, 208-634-1344. June 19, 2010, Mojave, CA. Vintage Aircraft Display, 661-8242839. June 21-25, 2010, McCall, ID. Middle Fork Lodge Backcountry Excursion, www.mountaincanyonflying.com, 208-634-1344.

International Feb. 16-18, 2010, Midrand, South Africa. Aviation Industry Rendezvous (AIR) Africa Expo, www.airafricaexpo.com. March 24-25, 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Avionics Europe, www.avionics-event.com, 603-891-9119. April 8-11, 2010, Messe Friedrichshafen, Germany. AERO Friedrichshafen-The Global Show for General Aviation, www. AERO-Friedrichshafen.com. May 4-6, 2010, Geneva, Switzerland. EBACE (European Business Aviation Conv & Exhibition), www.ebaa.org. May 15-16, 2010, Cancun, Caribbean. Caribbean Sky Festival, www.starcproducciones.com, (55) 56.35.85.32. May 18-20, 2010, Kensington, England. Everest Events Ltd, www.everestevents.co.uk, 01342 324353. Oct. 2, 2010, London, England. Ballooning: Not Just a Lot of Hot Air, www.aerosociety.com/conference, 20767043272.

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February 9, 2010

ON THE MARKET ASA releases new composites textbook

Flight Design Pilot Centers expands Flight Design USA has added four new flight schools to its roster of Flight Design Pilot Centers. Flight Design now boasts a network of 21 pilot centers using Flight Design Light Sport Aircraft. The new schools are: Iowa Air in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Paragon FlightTraining in Fort Myers, Florida; Ocala Aviation in Ocala, Florida; and Acadiana Flight Center at Acadiana Regional Airport (ARA) in New Iberia, Louisiana. For more information: 612-759-2252 or FlightDesignUSA.com.

Brokers association slates classes The next Aircraft Broker 101 Certification Course offered by the Aircraft Brokers Association International is slated for Feb. 19-20 in Houston. The 16-hour course is designed to provide the information and resources necessary to become a Certified Aircraft Broker. Cost of the course is $895. For more information: 406-529-1601 or ABA-International.org.

Sporty’s debuts leather chart binder Loose-leaf approach charts can be convenient for instrument flying, but storing, protecting and organizing those pages is a daunting task. Now you can store and protect your loose-leaf charts with Sporty’s Bonded Leather Chart Binder. Price: $16.95 (three or more for $14.95 each). For more information: 800-SPORTYS or Sportys.com.

Avian Plus deters birds with pleasant scents Bird-B-Gone, Inc. introduces Avian Plus, a bird hazing system that uses natural scents to deter pest birds from enclosed and semi-enclosed areas such as hangars. Avian Plus is a small wall-mounted unit that emits a non-toxic, non-allergenic scent into the air that is pleasing to humans, but unbearable to birds. The scents make pest birds feel unbalanced — creating an environment they will want to avoid, company officials said. For more information: 800-392-6915 or BirdBGone.com

Portable flight tracking device takes off Blue Sky Network, a global provider of GPS tracking and communication solutions, has launched the portable D410A flight-following and messaging transceiver. The pocket-sized D401A lets pilots track speed, altitude, and GPS location. It also facilitates web-based message

transmissions via Blue Sky’s SkyRouter web portal, a Yahoo!-based map accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. For more information: BlueSkyNetwork.com.

Fluorescent dye locates fluid leaks fast Spectronics Corp. has introduced Aero-Brite Universal Fluorescent Leak Detection Dye to pinpoint the source of fuel, lubrication and hydraulic leaks in aviation systems.

ASA’s new textbook on composite materials, “Essentials of Advanced Composite Fabrication and Repair,” serves as a primer on composites, yet also works as a resource for composites professionals, according to company officials. The textbook teaches the basics for a wide array of composites fundamentals, including fiber and matrix selection, molding methods, curing and achieving desired properties, tooling, testing and non-destructive inspection, step-by-step repair and troubleshooting, key environmental, health and safety issues, and much more. Price: $79.95. For more information: 800-ASA2Fly or ASA2Fly.com.

Evolution upgrade kit launched Aspen Avionics, Inc. has released a version 2.1 software upgrade kit for the Aspen EFD1000 Primary Flight Display and the EFD1000/EFD500 Multi-Function Display. The latest upgrade includes enhancements to the panning functions, navigation map and auto-ranging features of the Evolution Flight Displays. An authorized Aspen Avionics dealer must perform the upgrade. For more information: AspenAvionics.com or 505-856-5034.

Audio panel for experimentals unveiled

Add a small amount of super-concentrated Aero-Brite dye to the aircraft system and let it circulate, company officials said, explaining the dye/fluid mixture will accumulate at even the smallest leak sites. Scan the area with a Spectroline highintensity UV inspection lamp and a bright yellow/green glow will show the precise location of a leak. The dye works with any fluid and will not damage the fluid’s properties or any of the system’s components.The dye can remain in the system as part of a preventive maintenance program, company officials note. For more information: 800-274-8888 or Spectroline.com.

PS Engineering has introduced the PMA5000EX audio panel for experimentals. Not having to go through the expense of certification helps reduce cost, as does removing the marker beacon receiver and speaker amplifier, according to company officials, who note it will sell for $995. The PMA5000EX supports two VHF COMs, two switched navigation receivers, and has two switched Auxiliary (AUX) receiver inputs for any other audio sources where switch control is desired. It offers a front panel utility jack that accepts most cell phones, music inputs, and audio advisory inputs from portable devices. The panel also has four unswitched inputs for priority alert audio sources, such as engine analyzers, traffic and terrain monitors. For more information: PS-Engineering.com

Hobart introduces EZ-TIG welder Hobart recently introduced its EZ-TIG 165i welder. Designed for first-time welders, it has a list price of $1,617 and features just two controls — one for selecting metal type and one for selecting thickness. The EZ-TIG 165i can weld material as thin as 22-gauge and as thick as 3/16-in. in a single pass with its 10- to 165amp output. For more information: 877-HOBART1 or HobartWelders.com.

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is 98% carbon fiber), and it is working to create a hybrid engine using a powerful electric motor for boost power and emergency use.

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By Dan Johnson

SLEEKEST TECNAM YET

If you study FAA’s registration database as I do, you’ll quickly discover that Flight Design and its various CT models have a strong presence in the USA — and the world for that matter, with 1,500 flying, according to the company. Since CT was first certified in April 2005 — the second LSA SPLOG to win Special LSA certification after Evektor’s SportStar — the German brand has steadily planted CTs across America. You can see a CT at more airfields than any other brand by more than double; the next closest is the American Legend Cub.

Tecnam can lay claim to being the “largest LSA manufacturer” by virtue of producing more than 3,000 ready-to-fly aircraft (with approximately 120 of them flying in the USA as “official LSA” — the U.S. is a relatively new market for the Italian company, which was formed in 1948). In my travels to Europe and other countries, I’ve seen a lot of Tecnam models sold under the rules of those countries. But even with all those aircraft and many interesting designs — such as the Echo Super, Sierra, Bravo, Eaglet, and even a new twin that isn’t a LSA — for my money, the P2008 is easily the prettiest two-seater the company has ever designed. It resulted from the marriage of Tecnam, an all-metal airplane company, to Spain’s Composite Aeronautic Group (CAG). The latter, bought by Tecnam, was the short-time producer of the Toxo Sportster, a handsome all-composite LSA. Tecnam won’t be producing the Toxo, but the P2008 pairs Tecnam’s prodigious design ability with CAG’s expertise in composite manufacturing. In America, Tecnam is represented by Tecnam North America, a talent-heavy group based in Richmond, Virginia. For more information: Tecnam.net.

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An online map recently developed by the company shows the locations of more than 300 CT aircraft in the United States. The distribution is surprisingly even, with obvious concentrations in big aviation states such as Florida, California, and Texas/Oklahoma, with another area of strength in New England, home base of the U.S. importer. This success is thanks to the early and capable work of Flight Design USA and its boss, Tom Peghiny. Flight Design has also been busy overseas. The company pioneered use of something called Permit to Fly in Europe, allowing sales of the CTLS; it delivered the first LSA aircraft approved in India; and Flight Design won the first-ever Type Design approval for an LSA in China. At the same time, the company developed another design using all-metal construction called the MC (CT

You’ve surely seen news coverage of Terrafugia’s Transition, the “roadable” LSA from a brain trust of award-winning MIT engineers in Woburn, Massachusetts. This modern version of the well-worn flying car concept has attracted plenty of media attention, and deservedly so. I have been reviewing all their materials and I’m impressed with the task’s complexities.

Step one is the effort to create a powered-foldingwing, four-wheel aircraft that flies as the designers wish. That’s hardly a trivial project, especially as the folding wing must work in such a way that you can then drive down the road without removing those wings. Step two is making a road-capable drive train using the same Rotax 912 powerplant. Now, others have accomplished such things, perhaps, but did those projects meet a set of rules called the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards? After reviewing what’s involved, my guess is they did not. The long list of required items includes airbags, roll cages, crumple zones, crashcapable bumpers, head restraints, highway-speed brake systems, pothole-tolerant suspension, plus features like rear-view mirrors, automotive lighting including turn signals, and windshield wipers. Step three: Since all that hardware adds weight — and since none of those things are needed on a LSA — Terrafugia has petitioned the FAA for a higher weight limit. No decision has yet been reached by the agency. For more information: Terrafugia.com.

ROTAX LIFTS TBO TO 2,000 HOURS No one doubts the leading position of Rotax engines among LSAs. Of course, most European producers use the Austrian brand, but so do many U.S. builders, even Van’s Aircraft. However, despite their dominance, some GA pilots have scoffed at the brand, saying it isn’t a “real” aircraft engine partly as it didn’t match the 2,000-hour TBO (Time Between Overhaul) common to American brands like Continental or Lycoming. Well, that argument has evaporated. Rotax not only upped the TBO on its flagship four-stroke 912 engine, the company even made it retroactive. Those following an optional Service Bulletin issued Dec. 14 can increase the life of the 912 they already own by performing what is essentially a detailed inspection; some older models may require some updates. The change applies to the 80-hp model, the popular 100-hp version and the turbocharged 914 model. As the company gained more field experience, it gradually increased the TBO. Given the considerable cost of overhauling, a TBO increase represents a gain in value for all owners. In fact, used airplane prices depend heavily on remaining time before overhaul; the longer the time remaining, the more value in the airplane. Finally, as the long-term supply of 100LL fuel falls increasingly in doubt, the company notes, “The Rotax is designed to burn Premium 91 octane auto fuel with ethanol.” For more information: Rotax.com.

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