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News & Features 10,000 kids and counting | Airshow star Greg Poe works to inspire youth.......5 First delivery | Of new Sirius LSA made at Sun â&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Fun ......................................6 TCM quits dual magneto line | Industry scrambles to find solutions...............7 SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY:â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Whiteplains Plantation in South Carolina is thriving, thanks not only to the hangar homes and runway, but to the people who call it home.............................................34

Capital Comments | FAA lays groundwork for NextGen .................................8 How does free sound? Introducing our new online classified ads....................9 Visserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Voice | The death of Common Sense...................................................33 Southern hospitality | S.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Whiteplains Plantation airpark thrives ...............34 Seven steps to survival | After an emergency landing....................................35 Short Final | Ode to past days in the sun..........................................................39

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Silver celebration | Gulf Coast Avionics commemorates 25th anniversary Alphabet groups lobby | For renewal of bonus depreciation The future | Cool electric aircraft Through The Fence fight | Efforts bearing fruit Politics for pilots | And then Tecnam came to town... Sportyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Foundation | Offers maintenance scholarships ODE TO THE SUN:â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Unable to make Sun â&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Fun this year, Short Final columnist Deb McFarland reminisces about past fly-ins................................................39

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First flight for Stinson Model O replica The first flight of a full-scale replica of a 1933 Stinson Model O was made March 24 at Scappoose Airport (SPB), just outside of Portland, Ore. The one-of-a-kind plane is the result of 28 months of work by the craftsmen of Evergreen Aviation Services and Restoration. Takeoff was just after 10 a.m. by Jeff Paulson, co-owner of Evergreen Aviation Services, and the uneventful flight lasted about 45 minutes. You can see a video of the flight at the company’s website, EvergreenAviationServices.com. The Model O was designed by Robert Hall (of GeeBee fame) as a military trainer and was configured for aerial machine gunning and bombing. A two-place open cockpit parasol that is flown from the front seat, it is the only open cockpit aircraft produced by Stinson.

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“I want to show people what you can do when you believe in your dreams.” — Flight for the Human Spirit pilot Michael Combs, who plans to fly to all 50 states in his LSA

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There were only 10 Model Os built in 1933 and 1934; five were sold to Honduras, three went to China, and one to Brazil. The prototype stayed in the U.S. and ended up as an instrument trainer in Long Beach, California. It was moved to Love Field in Texas when World War II started. It went off the FAA (CAA) registry in 1945. The replica, which was commissioned by Brad Poling and Jim Teel of Sacramento, California, was built in the civilian configuration. Just like the prototype, the replica was built using modified wings, tail, and landing gear from an “SR” series Reliant. The fuselage and center section were replicated by Evergreen from 20 photographs, as no drawings could be located. Like the original, the replica is powered by a Lycoming R680 engine and it swings a Hamilton Standard constant speed propeller. Staying true to the original aircraft, all fairings were hand formed from aluminum. No fiberglass was used in the construction, Evergreen Aviation officials note.

Pilots will spend a not-so-small fortune on aircraft and avionics, but they are notoriously frugal when it comes to maintenance. This is often manifested in a reluctance to throw out anything that might be useful again someday. You probably know a pilot who has a part off of a (insert name of aircraft here), although he or she hasn’t owned that type of aircraft for decades. Jon Hansen, patriarch of the Hansen Air Group, demonstrated his commitment to this pilot version of recycling at the Sebring LSA Expo when he pulled out a tin can that dates back to the 1950s. “It used to hold pistachios, I believe,” he said, holding the can, which is rusty and covered in duct tape. He uses it to hold odd replacement screws and fasteners. “The more modern cans are made of cardboard and they are destined for obsolescence,” he said. “This can has been around for decades. It’s been filled, dumped out and filled again.”

— David Pittman, 17, who is part of a team building a Bearhawk for Eagleflight Aviation Ministries

“In flying I have learned that carelessness and overconfidence are usually far more dangerous than deliberately accepted risks.”

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uuu The Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) Electric Aircraft Symposium IV will be held April 23-24 in Sonoma County, Calif. The symposium is expected to bring together experts from NASA, Boeing, major universities, and battery and solar manufacturers to discuss all aspects of electric-powered flight, according to organizers. How to win the $1.5 million NASA/CAFE Green Flight Challenge, as well as several new concepts and designs, will debut during the symposium, organizers say. CafeFoundation.org

uuu The Centennial Airport Business Association (CABA) will showcase Denverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centennial Airport (APA) during its first-ever â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aviation Savesâ&#x20AC;? Open House, April 28. The event, open to the local community, is designed to help people learn about the â&#x20AC;&#x153;impact, value, and services that aviation provides our community,â&#x20AC;? organizers said. MyCABA.org.

uuu Civil Air Patrol members have been busy this past month, flying disaster relief missions in Massachusetts, as well as in the Midwest. In Massachusetts, members of the Brockton Composite Squadron conducted aerial surveys of flooding, taking digital images to help local and state emergency management agencies in their post-storm recovery efforts. Meanwhile, CAP aircrews from Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin provided nearly 360 hours of flight time supporting disaster relief efforts in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. Flying out of Fargoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hector International Airport, aircrews took more than 1,100 photos during 160 flights to help federal and state emer-

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Airshow performer Greg Poeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elevate Your Lifeâ&#x20AC;? program kicked off earlier this month in Tucson, with presentations to more than 670 students, including two who won the chance to ride in Poeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s airshow and chase planes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a goal to reach out to over 10,000 kids this year during the 2010 airshow season,â&#x20AC;? said Poe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our program is designed to help kids reach their dreams and see the potential in themselves, and hopefully that awakened drive and passion helps keep them away from drugs and other bad influences that can wreck their futures.â&#x20AC;? The program came about as a result of losing his son Ryan to heroin addiction in 2002. Poe and his team are scheduled at 24 airshows this year, with one to two Elevate Your Life presentations planned at each stop.

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uuu The Transportation Security Administration has completed its revision of the Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP), which is now being reviewed by the Department of Homeland Security and Office of Management and Budget. A new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) is expected to be issued this fall. The original proposal, which would have imposed airline-like security on GA, was vehemently opposed by GA. Meanwhile, three days after appearing before a Senate Committee regarding his nomination to lead the TSA, Maj. Gen. Robert Harding withdrew his name from consideration, citing questions about his background as a defense contractor after reports surfaced that his firm collected more federal money than it was entitled to for providing interrogators in Iraq. Harding is the second nominee to withdraw from consideration.

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uuu The first delivery of a Sirius SLSA took place earlier this month at Sun ’n Fun, according to officials with SportairUSA, the North American distributor. The Sirius is manufactured by TL-Ultralight in the Czech Republic. Powered by a 100-hp Rotax 912ULS engine, it is equipped with a GRS wholeplane ballistic parachute. The instrument panel accommodates either a traditional six-pack or any of the flight displays from Dynon, Garmin, Grand Rapids Technologies and TruTrak.

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“promised capabilities” of the VLJ. “In their rush to deliver the aircraft, the former manufacturer delivered to owners an aircraft that was only about 85% complete,” said Mason Holland, chairman and president of Eclipse Aerospace. “These aircraft were great performers, but still lacked several

uuu Defending champion Paul Bonhomme of Britain won the first Red Bull Air Race of the 2010 season in Abu Dhabi on March 27, finishing just ahead of compatriot Nigel Lamb and Hungary’s Peter Besenyei. U.S. pilot Michael Goulian took fourth place but he was unable to fly in the final due to technical problems. The next race is slated for Rio de Janeiro May 8. RedBullAirRace.com.

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TCM quits dual magneto line Industry scrambles for solutions as estimated 20,000 engines affected By JANICE WOOD General Aviation News

A decision by Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) to discontinue its dual magneto line has the rest of the industry scrambling for solutions. In a terse e-mail sent to customers and distributors Feb. 23, TCM said “effective today” it “will no longer accept orders for our dual magneto line including all harnesses and supporting parts.” TCM officials would not comment on its decision, instead saying that the e-mail sent to distributors “concludes all the information we have at this time.” “This is a very difficult decision and a decision that does not come easy to us,” the e-mail said. “It is an action that we deeply regret, but cannot avoid. We are sorry for any inconvenience this will impose on our customers.” Industry sources estimate TCM’s decision could impact about 20,000 engines, including some that power Piper Navajos, Seminoles, and Dakotas; Cessna Skyhawks, Skylanes and Cardinals; Beech Duchess; some Mooney models; Partenavia; and Enstrom helicopters. While those numbers are alarming, industry experts estimate that only about 750 dual magneto overhauls are done each year. Most affected by TCM’s decision is its main competitor, Lycoming Engines. “We’re trying to work all the angles on this to ensure we can deliver new engines and service the fleet,” said Michael Kraft, senior vice president and general manager of Lycoming, the main customer for the dual magneto line. “This is nothing that will shut us down.” Kraft notes that Lycoming is “exploring all alternatives” for new magnetos from other sources, but meanwhile, ordered as many new magnetos as it could before the deadline. New magnetos will be used for new engines, while Lycoming is identifying overhaul options for existing customers.

Why does Lycoming buy parts from TCM? Some may wonder why Lycoming would buy such a critical part from its main competitor. It’s because TCM holds the intellectual property and PMAs for the parts, which it acquired years ago when Bendix sold its magneto line to TCM. “Lycoming was really the only customer for the magneto line,” one industry source said. “Imagine how contentious it would be if Coca-Cola was making syrup for Pepsi.”

Kraft is quick to point out that airplane magnetos will be available and they will owners should not panic. “They should be able to get parts.” examine where Overhaul they are in shops echo terms of the life Kraft. Quality of their engine Aircraft and when they Accessories choose to over— Tempest’s Stan Fletcher i n Tu l s a , haul or rebuild Okla., which — while they has been overhauling magnetos for more won’t be able to get new magnetos —

“A solution will be found. That is just the way America’s aviation is.”

than 10 years, has reassured its customers that those overhauls will continue. In fact, Brett Benton, the company’s CEO and owner, sees this as a “strategic opportunity.” “There will be a void in the marketplace,” he said, noting that as soon as he saw TCM’s e-mail, he called the company to discuss taking over the line. “I was told (Continued on page 26)

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Re: Glass cockpits haven’t boosted GA safety, March 23 issue: The FAA is right on. So-called glass cockpit pilots need more training but, more than that, other issues remain which the article did not mention. First, they present an enormous amount of pilot distraction. Look at a typical layout with its scores of buttons and windows. Who is looking out the window and flying the plane while all this button pushing is going on? Old style gauges require only a quick scan of the panel, while a radio call to FSS can update weather information without having to stop what you are doing while you peer at a WX map on the panel. As to costs, don’t kid me. They may be affordable to Harrison Ford, but not to the average owner of a 30- or 40-year-old plane, thousands of which are still flying. And while I’m at it, let me ask, “what kind of dumb name is glass cockpit?” There’s no glass and it’s not a cockpit. It’s an EFIS or EID: Electronic Flight Instrument System or Electronic Instrument Display. It’s like calling an instrument panel a dashboard. LOU WAGNER Bethune, S.C.

MOUNTAIN FLYING There is more to mountain flying than to just be concerned about density altitude (Flying in the mountains, April 6 issue). There is the movement of air mass. When air moves, it moves up and down slopes, creating areas of lift and sink. Throw in a hot day with rising thermals and that moving air mass can become a real mess. Any new pilot wanting to experiment with mountain flying should first do it with a lightly loaded plane. That would give you some advantage with the performance envelope, but still give you the experience of flying in thinner air or, worse yet, thinner air in motion. Learn about ridge lift, thermals, areas of lift and sink, mountain waves, and then imagine them combined into one big mess of air that you could potentially launch yourself (and your passengers) into through pure ignorance. Book learning is fine, but when it comes to actually knowing how to fly in the mountains safely, you have to take small steps until reaching that

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moment when you discover what your personal limits are and what the limits of the aircraft you fly are. During the takeoff roll, if your gut feeling is hinting that something may not be right, then STOP, taxi back and recalculate the aircraft’s performance. Something definitely isn’t right if at full throttle, the aircraft isn’t accelerating like you think it should. Either the plane is too heavy, the air is too thin for what you want the plane to do, or there could be a mechanical problem. If you continue with the takeoff and actually get off the ground, but find that the plane won’t climb, what would you do? First, you don’t want to raise the nose any higher. That would put you behind the power curve and you’ll mush into the ground. All you can do is keep your flying speed up and forget about doing an impossible climb. Lean your mixture for maximum power and maintain full throttle. You may have to fly around obstacles that you’re unable to climb over. The last thing you want to do is chop the power. A heavily loaded plane flying on the edge will drop like a rock if you chop the power. All of the above risky situations could have been avoided simply by calculating the aircraft’s performance before taking off. Also, how many people look beyond a strange runway’s end and ask what they’d do in case of an engine failure or lack of climb ability? Where are the obstructions? Where is the lower terrain? A conscious effort has to be made to think about these things before you take off. DOUG RODRIGUES Submitted online at GeneralAviationNews.com

KEEP L52 OPEN Re: Pilots alarmed by plans to close L52, April 6 issue: Please do not let Oceano Airport be dropped off the map. It’s a famous place to fly in for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I have been to several picnics at the park next door, which is nicely kept and has a small pond. I have gone to the dunes for riding on the fourwheelers. All these activities were possible and within walking distance because the airport was there. Pilots love the challenge of the small airport, plus the feeling of rural atmosphere that comes with an uncontrolled airport. This airport offers the pilot the delight of a relaxed atmosphere, along with the

small beach community. The other airports within the area are not that close to the ocean as Oceano Keep the airport. MARY TROUP Submitted online at GeneralAviationNews.com

CIVIL AVIATION I do not generally weigh in on issues expressed by readers of this publication but I think there is one I would like to express an opinion on (Is there a better name for general aviation? Nov. 20 issue). I am one of those pilots who started flying late in life and, except for the time I fly with the Civil Air Patrol, all of my flight time is for personal pleasure. I have long felt that the term “general aviation” was very confusing when it comes to telling others what we are about. I fly out of a small rural airport in Southern Utah. There are times when we have corporate jets land here and I have never felt that I was in the same class as the pilots who fly those jets. To me these pilots fly aircraft that are owned by a company, wait around the hangar office while these corporate officials do their thing, and then fly the aircraft back to the home base. On the other hand, when I fly, it is for the simple pleasure of doing so. The corporate pilots get paid for doing what they do. I don’t. I pay to do what I want to do. I am not opposed in any way to having the corporate officials fly into our community. In fact I support them and the opportunity this gives them to move their corporations forward. It also provides our community with an economic benefit that would be missed if they were not able to do this. But putting both of us under the umbrella of general aviation just does not seem to fit. Maybe we could take a lesson from the engineering profession and instead of calling it general aviation, call it civil aviation. Under that term we would separate the function from the military and scheduled passenger service and still leave room for different classifications of private aircraft. Then we could use subtitles such as corporate aviation, agricultural aviation, medical aviation and, for the small insignificant individuals like myself, we could be known as civilian aviation. JIM PORTER Richfield, Utah

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Controller hiring continues By Charles Spence WASHINGTON, D.C. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Air traf fic has dropped 21% since 2000, but the FAA has been adding controllers in anticipation of new technology and a reversal of the Capital downward trend. Comments Although an upswing in traffic is expected, it is not looked to exceed the year 2000 levels in the near future. This was recently revealed in the fifth annual update to the controller workforce plan, a report required to be sent to the Congressional committees that oversee transportation issues. There are now 15,770 federal air traffic controllers, an additional 1,250 civilian contract controllers, and more than 9,000 military controllers working the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s airspace, as well as 24.6 million square miles of international oceanic airspace delegated to the U.S. On a per-operation basis, the FAA has more fully certified controllers on board now than in 2000. But FAA officials say hiring of new controllers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; despite the drop in traffic â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is needed to provide proper training for new hires to replace retiring controllers. The FAA also is laying the foundation for advanced technology and automation. This includes integrating the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). In the report, agency officials say this evolutionary approach provides a smooth transition for pilots and controllers. Also included are other programs, such as the System Wide Information Management (SWIM) program, Data Communications, and NAS Voice Switch. Congressional action to require this regular reporting on controller workforce came when there was strife between the FAA and the union of air traffic controllers over contract issues.

(Lexapro). The agency also announced that it will not take civil action against pilots who take advantage of a six-month opportunity to share any previously nondisclosed diagnosis of depression or use of these antidepressants.

PREVENTING CYBER ATTACKS â&#x20AC;&#x153;America is at war,â&#x20AC;? FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt told attendees at an agency information technology conference. Malicious attacks on the FAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s computer system and industrial networks are occurring at an unprecedented rate, he said, adding that it is an evolving menace on an international scale. The FAA gets pinged every minute of every hour of the day, he reported, noting that people probing for a soft spot are

highly trained, highly skilled and highly motivated to bring the United States to its knees. Babbitt told the group that ever y radar, every link, and every phone line that makes the system go is a target. Few government agencies, he said, have reaches like the FAA, with so many moving parts and a public that moves with it. Aviation is more than just planes, Babbitt declared, noting it represents the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s freedoms and is supported by a large scale computer network. He said those who want to harm our country are looking to invade our infrastructure for intelligence gathering, to steal intellectual property, and to disrupt our operations. Attempts to get into the system are not mischief but an organized,

methodical, persistent attack that works three shifts around the clock. Most of America is asleep at the switch, Babbitt warned, and that is the biggest weapon that those who want to hurt us have. He cautioned all to be on constant aler t, saying that ever y time a computer is logged on and left unattended, or a laptop with sensitive information left sitting in the open, â&#x20AC;&#x153;chances are the bad guys see it too.â&#x20AC;? Babbitt called for greater sharing of information and alertness to any intrusions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A cyber attack is no less deadly than a grenade â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and capable of doing far more damage,â&#x20AC;? he said. Charles Spence is GANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Washington, D.C., correspondent.

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General Aviation News —  800.426.8538 Cessna 170/175/177 - 1906 1972 C-177B Cardinal TT 4339, SMOH by Lycoming 1746, $39,000. Call Pete 806-637-4656. CESSNA 175A, 275 SMOH by Blue Print, 1912 TTAF, KX-155, KT-76A enc, intercom, SkyTec push button start. Good paint, like new interior, fresh annual and more. Asking $30,000, 217-737-2428. 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 until July. Price-reduction for quick-sale. cell/360-470-2809/360482-3494-lv-msg. Cessna 172 - 1907 1974 C-172M, IFR, NDH, 1480 hr eng, 3860 AF, very good condition, always hangared, fresh annual, $32,000. Bremerton WA 360-297-1324.

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1968 BONANZA 285 hrs. SFREM, 2 owners since new, $91,900. Gran-Aire, Milwaukee. 414-461-3222.

1969 CESSNA-172K, 4629-TT, 1546-SMOH O-320 E2D. Aircraft is configured for floats, had PK-2300 floats on it. Asking/$45,000. Call William-Duvall 253-307-9271.

BEAUTIFUL 1966 V-35 TT 6985, 920-SFRM, 60-STOH w/new Cont-cylinders. KMA-24, KX-155 w/GS, KY-96, KNS-80, KR-87, KT-76, GX-55. Leather-upholstery, new annual-3/10. $79,500/Make Offer! Call Clyde Browning 541-480-4520, (541-447-1118- 7am-5pm PST). 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. Cessna 120/140 - 1902 1946 C-140, 4146 TT, 1880 SMOH, 8 in/out, wheelpants, hangared, $20,500, 253-631-0958. NICE 1947 C-120 C-85 3735-TT, 1778-SMOH, 596STOH, polished, King radios, xpdr/mode-C, shoulderharness, metal-wings, Clevelands, owned & hangared last 17 years @ ALW. Lost-medical, $21,500. 541-9387590. Cessna 150 - 1904 1968 C-150H, TT-4737, SMOH-650, zero-SPOH, 300NavCom, Mode-C, xpdr, strobe, autogas, Emron paint, shoulder harness, memory foam seats, new interior, new mags & suction pump rebuilt gyros. All logs, wheel fairings, hangared, $32K invested, sell for $28,950. 360683-9175, 360-461-9007. 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 1967 C-150G Factory VFR, Mechanically Excellent. TT6131, SMOH 429, VHF Michel 300 w/VOR, xpdr, NDH, Factory C-150 Manaul included. Flies Great! 4WA9. 253-380-7240 1976 C-150M 5644.7-TTAF, 1606.0-SMOH, 294-hrs on new millennium pistons, Cylinders, new mags & harness, new windshield & carpet. $15,995. raydi3@verizon.net 1966 C-150 TT-5109, SMOH 1123, com/GPS, mogas STC, wing extension, cylinders 74 and up. 7/7 208-2901357. $16,500/obo. Pix available Fly@sandpoint.net Cessna 152 - 1905 1978 CESSNA 152 II Sparrowhawk, TT 2830. 530 SMOH, 125HP, Horton STOL KX155 w/GS, Sensenich prop, Gap seals. $37,000. 205-288-0399. 1980 C-152 SparrowHawk, TT-10109, SMOH-1547, Cessna radios. AZ airplane. New tires/battery. 12-09 annual. NDH. $21,500. 520-885-5770, Cell-520-904-5472. Cessna 170/175/177 - 1906 1973 177B Cardinal 2579TTSN. Exceptional in & out. Imron custom paint. Hangared. 684hrs on factory reman. Fresh annual. $59,950. 541-471-9337. 1952 C-170B, 5970 TT, 2166 SMOH, Clevelands, annual 6-09, $25,000, 208-882-1451.

1978 C-172N, 160 hp, 6475 TT, zero SMOH, good paint, very nice interior, fresh annual, $49,500. 541-882-8315, 541-884-1425. 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. 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. 1977 C-172N, 4700TT, 38SMOH, Horton factory float-kit. MX-300/GS, KMD-150 GPS, articulating seats, exc mech/logs, $50,000, 208-587-3585, cell 208-629-6272. 1972 C-172L. Complete logs. TT 6170, 970-SMOH. King radios, new: windows/paint. Fresh annual. Want to trade up! Offers considered! 509-346-2417. 1971 C-172L Super Hawk, Penn Yan 180hp, 3464TTSN, 192-SFOH, new paint, King-IFR, same owner 30yrs, NDH, $49,950. CA/510-783-2711. www.american aircraft.net 1977 172N, VFR, NDH, 2250 TT, 1656 SMOH, one owner, hangared. Having difficult in getting medical. $42,000. 503-662-4505. triwes@aol.com 1969 C-172K. 180 HP conversion. STOL kit. O time engine. $70,000. 509-750-7225. 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. C-172K. 4629.23-TT, O-320-E2D 1546 hrs. A/C is set up for floats, there were PK2300 floats on it. $45,000. Call Bill Duvall 360-894-6352.

Cessna 182 - 1909 1965 C182H, P-Ponk 0470R/50 275HP, 160 SMOH, 2621-TT, King IFR, nice original, hangared. $69,950. CA/510-783-2711. Cessna 190/195 - 1910 1953 C-195B, 3300-TT, 680-SMOH, 266-SPOH, hangared, wheelpants, 8 in/out, Cleveland brakes, some spares, dual Com/Nav, xpdr, $89,000, 253-631-0958. Cessna 200 Series - 1912

Cessna 400 Series - 2010 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 253-335-3944. Cessna - 2020 CESSNA WING rebuilding, using factory jigs. CRS #UDIR892K. Aircraft Rebuilders 2245 SO. Hwy 89, Perry UT 84302 435-723-5650. Cessna Parts - 2030

CESSNA WINGS REBUILT ON JIGS BEECH/CESSNA Control surfaces reskinned on jigs Call for quotes. West Coast Wings 707-462-6822. FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING. Hundreds of FAA-PMA’d parts for 120-185.Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1-800-457-7811, www.univair.com SELKIRK AVIATION Inc. has FAA approval on composite cowlings for all Cessna 180, 185 & years 1956-1961 Cessna 182 planes. Also interior panels, extended bag kits, glare shields & nose bowl for most C-170 to U206 models. www.selkirk-aviation.com or 208-664-9589. Champion Parts - 2055 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING. Hundreds of FAA-PMA’d parts Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1-800-457-7811, www.univair.com Citabria - 2150 CITABRIA, AERONCA Scout, Decathlon, salvage, surplus, 5-ply birch formers, gear legs straightened, repair, wing inspection kits. RAINBOW 509-765-1606/fax 509765-1616, ronp@qosi.net Citabria Parts - 2155 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING. Hundreds of FAA-PMA’d parts Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1-800-457-7811, www.univair.com 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

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. Ron/509-750-7225. 1976 182P, full IFR, new leather interior, excellent condition, 4300-TT, 1500-SMOH, autopilot, all logs, hangared, Birmingham AL, $75,000, 205-999-3523. 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

LUSCOMBE AIRPLANE “WIN ME” drawing. 1/$40; 3/$100; 10/$300. www.Luscombe.org and IRS 501C3 organization. 480-650-0883. LUSCOMBE SUPPORT: Parts, PMA, NOS, used; knowledgable technical help. www.Luscombe.org. 480650-0883. TRADE FOR light sport Luscombe: 1946 Piper PA-12 Supercruiser, pants, 92 cover, Cleveland, xpdr, encoder, Narco, 864-993-7381. Luscombe Parts - 3310 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 Maule - 3400 MAULE AK WORLDWIDE has various MAULES for sale at competitive prices. High performance 3&2 blade props, floats, etc. 707-942-5934, www.maules.com. MAULE M-4-145, 2180-TTAF&E, 140-SMOH, ext-8, new interior, patroller doors, KX-170B, KT-76A, Feb annual. Collector classic, sell or trade. 406-245-7250, mtbarlandco@aol.com Mooney - 3500 1967 MOONEY M20F, 3030TT, 1450SMOH (flown regularly/strong compressions). 201 cowl & other 201 mods, +elec gear/flaps, HSI, S-Tec 50, Garmin 250XL, stormscope, JPI, fuel computer, more. Nice P&I. $53,900. Details www.N3272F.com SkyMachines 888-651-2257.

LAKE AERO STYLING YOUR ONE STOP MOONEY “MALL” Lasar Plane Sales, service, parts, engine work, mods, upholstery, avionics, etc. Servicing your Mooney needs since 1966. Free Mooney buyers guide or mod brochure: Email: LasarMods@aol.com www.lasar.com PARTS: 800-954-5619 or 707-263-0581 OFFICE 707-263-0412 FAX 707-263-0420 LASAR PLANE Sales has many Mooneys on consignment. Call for info & free Mooney Buyers Guide, 707263-0452, Fax: 707-263-0472. See us on the internet: www.lasar.com, email: planesales@lasar.com MOONEY'S LARGEST Factory Authorized Parts Service Center. Large supply of discontiued parts. Lone Star Aero, 888-566-3781, fax 210-979-0226. parts@LoneStarAero.com RELIANT AVIATION. Mooney parts/ service since 1972. Large inventory. Toll Free 877-758-3232. Fax 541-9288356. Email reliant.aviation@mindspring.com North American - 3680

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.

1998 SKYLANE 850 TT, real nice. Annual 7/09. All AD’s complied with. $145,000. Located in Alabama. 205-2880399.

Liberty - 3160 2007 LIBERTY XL2, $100,000 less than new! 190TT, Garmin 340/430/SL40 & 327, plus VM-1000, P&I 8/10. April 2010 annual by factory. $109,900. Details: www.N566XL.com Marc@SkyMachines.com 888-651-2257. Luscombe - 3300

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. Fresh annual. $83,000. 208-983-0062, C-208-507-1162.

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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. 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 Lake - 3150 1979 LAKE 200, 990 TT, 390 STOH, AD current, NDH, no salt, heater, hangared, VFR, Q-Tip prop, $67,500, 715-723-5363, westrudy@clearwire.net

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 Pilatus - 3770 PILATUS PC12 Part 91 Fractional ownership available at Paine Field, Everett Washington. Contact Bill Robinson 425-299-7823 or billr@everettmall.com

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Aviation Abbreviations A/C .....................................Air Conditioning ADs .......................Airworthiness Directives ADF ...................Automatic Direction Finder AH ..................................... Artificial Horizon A&P ......................... Airframe & Powerplant AP............................................. Audio Panel A/P................................................. Autopilot CDI ....................Course Deviation Indicator CHT .................. Cylinder Heat Temperature Com..........................Communication Radio C/R ...................................Counter Rotating CT.......................... Carburetor Temperature DF.......................................Direction Finder DG ..................................... Directional Gyro DME........... Distance Measuring Equipment EFIS.... Electronic Flight Instrument System EGT ................... Exhaust Gas Temperature 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.

ELT ............ Emergency Locator Transmitter FD..........................................Flight Director FWF...................................Firewall Forward GPS ................... Global Positioning System GS ......................................... Groundspeed G/S ........................................... Glide Slope GSP ............................Ground Service Plug HF.......................................High Frequency hp ............................................. horsepower HSI................. Horizontal Situation Indicator IFR.......................... Instrument Flight Rules ILS ................... Instrument Landing System LE ..............................................Left Engine LMB............................Light Marker Beacon LOC ...............................................Localizer Loran.............Long Range Area Navigation LR............................................ Long Range Piper Parts - 3920

PIPER PA-16 projects. (One)150 hp. Very low time engine, complete. (One) 108hp mid-time engine. complete. Call for info. 503-949-4739. Piper Cherokee Series - 3806 1962 CHEROKEE 160, TT-3220, SMOH-1200, KingKA75B Navcom, Narco-810 flip-flop, VOR-W/GS, K776A xpdr, intercom, Apollo Loran, EGT, Sept.-09 annual, $27,500. WA/360-370-5411. 1963 CHEROKEE 180, 600 SMOH, 3600-TT, GPS, King digital IFR. Hangared, like new paint. $34,950. CA/510783-2711. 1965 CHEROKEE 150HP. Beautiful Aircraft. Fully IFR, fresh annual Nov. 2009. All AD’s complied with. Must sell! Negotiable. Don 209-785-4317

AWARD WINNING 1943 Stinson-Gullwing V77/AT19. Award winner! Leather interior. Beautiful American Airline colors. $125,000/trade? Plane in Tucson AZ. Wayne-303-919-6733, www.peak-air.com 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 Amphibious - 5040 1975 LAKE LA4-200 2400 TT, 1050 SMOH, 450 STOH. Numerous mods. Recent partial paint, KX-155. $59K OBO. 907-229-1912. Experimentals - 5300

1967 PIPER Cherokee 140 1,054 SMOH, 2430 STOH, 3,514 TTAF. $25,000. Earl Pearson 360-754-5221.

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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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FAA Aeronautical Charts In stock at Aircraft Spruce! Crown Series BENDIX KING NAV/COM KX 125 NAV/COM 14V P/N 11-03402 ........... $3,813.00 KX 125 NAV/COM With Harness P/N 11-05026 ........... $3,780.00 KX 165A NAV/COM 28V/25KHZ ......... P/N 11-00644 ........... $4,116.00 KX 165 NAV/COM 14V ........................ P/N 11-03399 ........... $4,162.00 KX-155A (28V) without GS .................. P/N 11-04403 ........... $3,043.00 KX-155A (28V) with GS ....................... P/N 11-04402 ........... $3,267.00 KX 165 NAV/COM 28V ........................ P/N 11-00199 ........... $4,380.00 BENDIX KING AUDIO PANELS KMA 24 Audio Panel with HF............... P/N 11-03841 ........... $1,445.00 KMA 24 Audio/MRK with TEL .............. P/N 11-03380 ........... $1,150.00 KA 134 Audio System .......................... P/N 11-03383 ........... $2,174.00 KMA 28 Audio Panel Only ................... P/N 11-00570 ........... $2,073.00

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AR 4201 TRANSCEIVER (pictured) Extremely small and lightweight transceiver offers 760 channels and is certied for use in VFR and IFR equipped aircrfat. .............. P/N 11-01566 ........... $1,296.25 BECKER ATC 4401 175W Transponder P/N 11-01094 ........... $1,895.00 CCX-175 COM/TRANSPONDER MODE C PACKAGE - Package consists of the Becker AR 4201 Com and the ATC 4401-1 175W transponder ....................................................... P/N 11-01096 ........... $3,415.50 ATC 4401 250W XPDR ....................... P/N 11-01095 ........... $2,205.00 BXP6401-2-(01) Mode-S Transponder P/N 11-05326 ........... $2,474.00 BXP6401-1-(01) Mode-S Transponder P/N 11-06190 ........... $3,120.00 SCX-175 Remote COM/Transponder Mode C Pkg P/N 11-03513 ........... $4,743.00

AMERI-KING AK-350 Encoder The Ameri-King AK-350 is the most advanced blind altitude reporter on the market, extremely accurate and reliable, the AK-350 is compatible with all transponders, is TSO-C88 approved, and reports altitude to 30,000 ft. Only 3.5”x 2”x 4.75” and weighs 0.4 lbs. Perfect for pressurized or non- pressurized installations and uses 14V or 28V power. Three year extended warranty. P/N 11-12010 .........................$169.95

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Vertex t Standard’s St d d’ airband i b d radios di are professional f i grade and incorporate their legendary MIL-STD construction and sleek styling. VXA-220 Pro VI ................ P/N 11-05054....... $189.00 VXA-300 Pilot III ............... P/N 11-02716....... $220.00 VXA-300 Pilot III 220V ..... P/N 11-04342....... $277.20 VXA-710 Spirit .................. P/N 11-04337....... $297.00 VXA-710 Spirit 220V ........ P/N 11-04338....... $318.95

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In the air: WAAS-capable GPS, XM weather, traffic, moving map, flight planning, displays terrain, airspace and obstacles in both plan and vertical profile views. Get the latest airport information and fuel pricing. Easy to use: Intuitive touch screen interface with “touch and drag” feature that allows for quick and easy map panning. Bright, high resolution 7” color display, bluetooth interfaces for your cell phone, of your XM or traffic receiver (both sold separately). In your automobile: Optional automotive GPS with 2D and 3D map views, turn-by-turn directions, preloaded points of interest, and much more! USA/Canada.......P/N 11-07923 ....... $1,979.00 Americas.............P/N 11-07925 ....... $1,799.00 Europe ................P/N 11-07926 ....... $1,979.00 Atlantic ................P/N 11-07928 ....... $1,799.00

Accessories 12V Cigarette Lighter Adapter...............P/N SMA TO BNC Antenna Adapter ............P/N Headset Adapter ...................................P/N Alkaline Case (Holds 6 AA) ...................P/N

Transponders/Tranceivers AT165R Value Series .................................. P/N AT165 Value Series ................................... P/N AT165K Value Series ................................. P/N AT165 Digital Transponder ......................... P/N AT165RDirect Narco Replacement ............. P/N AT165K Direct King Replacement .............. P/N AT165KA Direct King Replacement ............ P/N AT165C Direct Cessna Replacement ......... P/N AT165C/VS Direct Cessna Replacement ... P/N Mark 12D Cessna NAV/COM...................... P/N AT165 Antenna AT165 ................................ P/N 760 VHF COM Panel Mount ....................... P/N Encoders AR 850 Encoder 30K 25PIN ....................... P/N AR 850 Encoder 30K 15PIN ....................... P/N

Dynon Avionics SV-D700 SkyView 7” Display (includes main wiring harness)............. P/N 10-03933 ...... $2550.00

SV-D1000 SkyView 10” Display (includes main wiring harness) ...... P/N 10-03932.... $3395.00 SV-ADAHRS-200 SkyView ADAHRS - First P/N 10-03936.... $1185.00 SV-ADAHRS-200 & 201 SkyView ADAHRS Dual ....................... P/N 10-04018.... $1941.00 SV-EMS-220 SkyView Engine Monitoring Module ................... P/N 10-03938...... $567.00 SV-GPS-250 SkyView GPS 5Hz Receiver Module ................... P/N 10-03939...... $189.95 EMS-D10 Engine Monitor (no engine sensors / wiring harnesses) P/N 10-01160.... $1665.00 EFIS-D100 (Includes remote compass, mounting tray & USA-serial converter.) P/N 10-01705.... $2295.00

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

11-16961 ........$19.95 11-16957 ..........$8.90 11-02562 ........$10.75 11-00408 ........$16.95

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696/695 Panel Dock ..............P/N 696 695 Audio Jack...............P/N 296/396/496 Panel Dock .......P/N 96 Panel Dock Cover ............P/N 496 Horizontal Angle Adptr. ..P/N 496 Vertical Angle Adptr. ......P/N XM 496 Antenna Cable .........P/N AV8OR Panel Dock ...............P/N Geopilot II + Panel Dock .......P/N EKP-IV Panel Dock ...............P/N 1000 2000C Panel Dock .......P/N GARMIN Antenna Aero Cvr ..P/N Universal Gust Lock ..............P/N Wheel Chocks .......................P/N

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Two hole base w/1”ball. ...P/N 11-00471 ... $6.95 1” ball base w/hardware ....P/N 11-04083 . $11.85 2-1/2”dia. base w/1”ball .....P/N 11-07069 ... $7.50 Double socket arm 1-3/4” ..P/N 11-03458 ... $9.85 Double socket arm3-1/2” ...P/N 11-01255 . $11.75 Double socket arm 5-1/4” ..P/N 11-03459 . $17.95 U-bolt base with 1”ball.......P/N 11-03460 . $10.95 3.3” Dia. suct. cup w/Ball...P/N 11-06449 . $12.90 Base 1/4”NPT hole-1”ball. .P/N 10-00477 . $11.95 2-1/2”dia. ball base with 1/4” - 20 male thread P/N 11-02080 ... $8.95 Garmin 196/296/396/496/495 Standard Ball base mount.................................P/N 11-01766 . $24.50 Garmin 196/296/396/496/495 3.25” diameter Lock Suction Cup ......................P/N 11-03434 . $30.50

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X11P ....................... $799.00 X11 ......................... $799.00 H10-13Y Youth ....... $306.90 H10-20 .................... $302.25 H10-30 ................... $251.10 H10-60 ................................... $345.96 H10-76 ....................................$266.91 H10-13.4 ................................$306.90 H10-13H .................................$320.85 H10-13S .................................$311.55 H10-13X ANR (battery) ..........$628.68

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The all new Zulu with more noise cancellation, comfort, and features than any other model. Including Bluetooth Compatibility. Zulu-Circumaural, ANR, straight cord, dual GA plugs, Battery Power P/N 11-05617......................$850.00 Zulu-Circumaural, ANR, straight cord, single LEMO Connector, Panel Power (install kit PN 11-01846)... P/N 11-05913......................$900.00 Zulu-Circumaural, ANR, coil cord, dual GA plugs, Battery Power P/N 11-07553......................$900.00 Zulu-Circumaural, ANR, coil cord, single LEMO Connector, Panel Power (install kit PN 11-01846)... P/N 11-05914......................$900.00 Zulu-Circumaural, ANR, Helicopter, coil cord, single U-174 Plug P/N 11-05915......................$900.00

Headsets Telex Airman 750 Headset P/N 11-09500 ................ $245.00 Telex Airman ANR 850 Headset P/N 11-01880 ................ $445.00 Telex Echelon 20 P/N 11-04564 ................ $189.00 Telex Stratus 50 Digital P/N 11-04560 ................ $719.00 Telex Stratus 30XT P/N 11-04561 ................ $519.00 Telex Stratus 30 P/N 11-04562 ................ $429.00 Microphones Telex Microphone 100TRA 100TRA ......................... $104.95 Telex Microphone 66T 66T ................................ $127.95 Accessories Telex PT-300 PTT Switch P/N 11-03861 .................. $54.50 Telex AIR 3000 Gel Cushions P/N 11-09445 .................. $28.80 Headsets PA-1171T Passive P/N 11-03556 ............. $145.00 PA-1181T Passive P/N 11-03554 ............. $185.00 PA21-70T Passive P/N 11-04940 ............. $185.95 PA-1761T Passive P/N 11-03550 ............. $295.00 Skycom H-40A P/N 11-09099 ............... $99.95 Skypro ........ P/N 11-09098 ............. $132.95 Accessories Pilot USA PA-50 PTT P/N 11-07712 ............... $19.95 Pilot USA Blulink PA-86BLU GA P/N 11-06553 ............. $249.95 Pilot USA Blulink Helicopter P/N 11-06613 ............. $274.00 Pilot USA Bluelink Bose P/N 11-06614 ............. $299.00

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The Kannad 406 AF-compact is the lightest. smallest, and least expensive on the market. Longer transmission duration, six year battery, no aircraft power required, Internal alarm buzzer, Nav interface compatible. Complete Kit comes with remote switch, install manual, mount hardware and all connectors. Rod or whip antenna sold separately.

4DLX Classic Headset .............$131.95 4DX Classic Headset ...............$107.95 5DX Classic Headset ...............$163.95 F20 Headset .............................$109.95 Denali Passive Blue Headset ...$287.10 Denali ANR Blue Headset ........$539.10 Denali ANR Yellow Headset ....$539.10 Classic ANR Headset ...............$327.95

Artex ME406 ELT w/ whip antenna. Programmed for US registered aircraft. P/N 11-03492...... $961.00 Artex ME406 ELT w/ rod antenna. Programmed for US registered aircraft. P/N 11-03493... $1,458.00 Artex ME406 ELT w/ whip antenna. Can be programmed for international registered aircraft (Specify when ordering). P/N 11-04652...... $935.00 Artex ME406 ELT w/ rod antenna. Can be programmed for international registered aircraft (Specify when ordering). P/N 11-06370... $1,498.00 ME406 HM ELT w/ rod antenna. Programmed for US registered aircraft. P/N 11-04966.. $1,949.00 MA406 HM ELT w/ rod antenna. Can be programmed for international registered aircraft (specify when ordering). P/N 11-05670... $1,998.00

Ameri-King ELTs

Ameri-King meri King ELT AK AK-450 450 P/N 11-02790 ......... $149.00 Ameri-King AK-451 ELT Whip USA P/N 11-06677 ......... $769.00 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

Intercoms

PM 1000II 4 place w/o crew wire .........P/N 11-11922 ..... $309.95 PM 1000II 4 place with crew wire ........P/N 11-11920 ..... $449.95 PM 3000 4 Place w/o crew wire ...........P/N 11-04843 ..... $419.99 PM 3000 6 Place with crew wire ..........P/N 11-00851 ..... $549.95

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

406 GPS PLB

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

In an emergency, the MicroFix™ transmits on 406 MHz via the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite system with the sender’s unique registered, digitally coded distress signal. P/N 11-05531 .............. $599.99 ACR Microx 406 GPS Canada 11-05898 ..................... $589.00

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

Intercoms

David Clark 18486G-01 ISOCOM .................................. P/N 11-06002 ............... $346.95 Pilot USA / Skycom Pilot 2 place portable PA-200T P/N 11-02712 ...............$115.00 Skycom 200 2 place portable P/N 11-11860 .................$99.95 Skycom 200E 4 place portable P/N 11-11865 ...............$118.95 Skycom 400S 4 place portable, stereo P/N 11-11875 ...............$139.95 Flightcom 403MC 4 place panel mount P/N 11-08755 ...............$159.95 403 6 place stereo panel mount P/N 11-17605 ...............$241.95 IISX 2 place portable .................................. P/N 11-08700 ...............$117.95 IISX Expansion module .............................. P/N 11-04260 .................$30.00 403LSA panel mount .................................. P/N 11-07871 ...............$199.95 Sigtronics SPA-4S stereo panel mount P/N 11-00567 ...............$289.00 Sport 200 - mono ......... P/N 11-02884 ...............$199.00 Sport 200S - stereo ...... P/N 11-02885 ...............$279.00

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RCA22-7 Vacuum Horizon .....P/N 10-01371 .....$689.00 RCA22-7F Vac. Hor. w/ag ....P/N 10-00504 .....$817.00 RCA22-11 Vacuum Horizon ...P/N 10-00502 .....$796.00 RCA2600-3 Dig. Attitude ........P/N 11-07325...$2,495.00 RCA26BK-2 Elec. Attitude......P/N 10-01119 ...$2,099.00 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 ..................$2,298.00 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

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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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Gill “pink power” aircraft batteries offer a dramatic improvement in battery technology combined with the new international color for lead-acid aircraft batteries. Used by more aircraft manufacturers and the military than any other brand. All batteries are dry charged. Gill Batteries are furnished with Electrolyte, except overseas.

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................................ $198.95 CB-25 ..................................$174.95 RG24-11 .............................. $383.98 CB-35A ................................$266.95 RG24-11M ........................... $388.95 CB24-11 ..............................$395.95 RG380E/44* ..................... $2,228.00 CB24-11M ...........................$388.95 NEW XC (Extra Cranking Power) RG24-15 ..............................$399.95 RG-25XC ............................ $188.95 RG24-15M ...........................$399.95 RG-35AXC........................... $224.95 RG-25 ..................................$168.95

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The durability of LED’s as a light source will result in a high quality, long lasting modern, alternative to existing anti-collision lighting. The solid state LED light source has shown conservative lab life results greater than 20,000 hours. There is no EMI or RFI produced. The lens design is one piece construction that is much less susceptible to environmental or chemical breakdown. 7090004 LED Red 14V .........P/N 11-02522 .........$709.00 Green Position 28V ................P/N 11-02519 .........$390.95 7090004 LED Red 28V .........P/N 11-02523 .........$664.85 Red Position 28V ...................P/N 11-02520 .........$389.95 We Stock the Complete Whelen Product Line at Guaranteed Lowest Prices! Call!

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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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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 .....$488.95 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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PINE MOUNTAIN Lake, CA.(E45). Taxi to your airpark home or live on the lake. Championship golf, tennis, stables in a gated community near Yosemite. Capt Larry Jobe. “UAL”retired.www.YosemiteAreaRealtors.com 209-962-5501/6540.

ARIZONA ELEGANT PRICE REDUCED! This is a unique gorgeous home with all the amenities. This is a must to see!!! Two four car garages, 3600’ hard surface lighted runway, a 3000sqft hangar to house your prized possessions.and a personal producing vineyard of your very own..FIVE ACRES, bring your horsepower and the horse. Pilots paradise!!! Fly the clear open skies of Western Arizona.. $969,000. www.airporthomesandhangars.net. Eagle Roost Airpark. 928-231-9500.

ALABAMA, HOUSE 4300+ SqFt, 10AC, Inground pool, 30X60 shop w/14X50 1BR Apt, adjoining Access to 2400’ Private runway. $595,000. 205-288-0399. Arizona - 9650

AIRPARK LIVING AT IT’S BEST $265,000 .YOUR SEARCH IS OVER. WOW!!!! It’s all here.Home, Hangar, Pool.This doesn’t happen very often. Open floor plangreat 50X50 R&M hangar w/storage & full bath..salt water indoor pool...paved taxiways to paved runway with lights. 928-231-9500. www.airporthomesandhangars.net

FANTASTIC HANGAR 40X50 w/heat and a/c...plus great home, 4bd 2bth, fireplace, formal dining room, great taxiway location, easy access to the runway. Salome, AZ, Indian Hills Airpark. Fly nearly 365 days a year, come enjoy your airplane daily, not even 30’ from your home, $220,000. 928-231-9500, more photos: www.airporthomesandhangars.net

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. Reduced AGAIN! Access to private F25 Airport. Airstrip has been recently paved. Property features 3 hangars on 5 beautiful acres. Remodeled 3br, 2.5ba, 2100sf home+ separate guest/inlaw/caretaker studio w/bath & kitchenette. Close to 3 recreational lakes. Level & private land yet only 30 minutes to Oroville (driving time) or Marysville. Fabulous views. $467,000. www.dianehelms.com or call 530-271-1669.

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. Arkansas - 9650

MAJOR FIXER-UPPER in Cameron Airpark. 2700sqft. pool, hangar. All need renovations. Best Airpark anywhere. $330,000. Nickson, Broker, 530-677-9760. dennis@nickson.biz www.nickson.biz

ARKANSAS BULL Shoals Lake acreages w/airpark, 3+ acres, $25,000-$80,000, Village Land Office, 870-4454266, 870-453-2966 eves, www.villagelandoffice.com mears@southshore.com

CALIFORNIA IDEAL climate, Pine Mountain lake. (E45) Taxiway homes or lots in the Sierra foothills near Yosemite Nat'l Park. Gated community with boating, golf, tennis and stables “Red” Rossio, The Flying Broker, Pine Mountain. Lake Realty, 209-962-7156. ONE ACRE and 2 1/2 acres alongside runway for sale. Adelanto Airpark, Southern California, near Victorville Call Broker Bill 760-792-8072. Colorado - 9650

RIVERFRONT TIMBER frame home w/3300sqft hangar on 2500' grass runway. Trout Stream w/dock. Minutes to Heber Springs, AR. www.RiverAcresAirpark.com. Reba, 501-206-6466. Boyd, 501-206-8845. Crye-Leike Brock Real Estate.

DENVER CO- Live the dream at Erie Airpark (EIK). 2 acres with unique-home, finished-hangar & 4700’ paved runway! $479,000. http://homepage.mac.com/bjmoreh1 Florida - 9650

ARKANSAS VALLEY A/P Cotter. Runway lot. $64,900. 2.44 acre taxiway-tract 200’ from White River $69,900. 4% mortage avail. 870-430-5545, aerov@centurytel.com California - 9650

AIRPARK HOME FL $375,000. 2800 sqft 2-story brick. 3bd, 2(full )ba, 2(1/2)ba, 2-car garage. 386-754-4036. sailaboat@juno.com See at www.generalaviationnews.com STIRLING SOTHEBY’S International Realty now located in the Spruce Creek Fly-in Community! Port Orange FL. Rachel McGrath 386-795-0911or Debbie Keilin-386-4514251.

CA, PALM Springs area 2700+sqft custom home. 3br, 2.5ba, office, pool+spa. 45X43’ hangar. 5000’ rwy+svcs. 15min to PGA-west $595,000. 760-899-3706.

HOW’S THIS For Perfect...Located on the corner of the runway...How close can you be. A great 42X60 hangar in your back yard.Brand new home, Pick out your appliances. Reduced!!/$316,000. Bring your horsepower and your horse, 5acres. Valley of the Eagles Airpark. More photos: www.airporthomesandhangars.net 928-231-9500

AEROZONA AIRPARK PROPERTY. $999,000. FOR SALE. Taxi up to your beautiful home, park your prized possession in a 40’X60’ hangar...cool off in the pool...now is that perfect? This is a premier airpark with a hard-surface runway surrounded by elegant homes. 2610 sq ft home with attention to the finest detail & a kitchen that will delight the chef in the family. The workshop attached to the hangar for many a project, & what pilot doesn’t have a couple of projects? Close enough to Phoenix for fine arts, shopping & medical facilities yet distance enough for total peace & serenity of desert living. 5 Acres...Contact Martha T. Home 928-231-9500.

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LAUGHLIN/ BULLHEAD City (IFP) Hotels, Restaurants, Casinos and fun on the Colorado River are just minutes from the airport. Brand new hangar for sale-#31. 65’X60’X18’ bi-fold door. Fully approved bathroom/shower. Large evaporative cooler. 34 yr lease remaining. Must sell. $269,000.805-660-9936

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ORLANDO AREA Aviation properties, hangars, hangar rentals & residential property. Chandelle Properties 407712-4071 www.chandelleproperties.com Keller Williams Advantage II Realty. FLORIDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CANNON Creek Airpark, paved & turf runways. 2409 SW Sisters Welcome Rd. Suite 101, Lake City, FL 32025. Hangars and homes for rent when available. 0 interest, $280/mo. financing. 800-766-0406. URL: http://www.ccairpark.com VERO BEACH FL. On taxi-way.. Contemporary, 4BD, 3BA, large recreation room, island kitchen, beautiful country setting. 1+ acre. CBS. 772-633-3050. WELLINGTON AERO Club beautiful cleared lot ready for you to build your dream home on! Property is a short taxi from the runway. $299,000. 561-308-0863 sheldon411@hotmail.com

SPRUCE CREEK FLY-IN Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Premier Fly-In and Country Club Community, Daytona Beach, (East Coast of Florida). Taxiway homes from $450,000, non-taxiway homes from $200,000, condoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s from $139,000. Lots available. SPRUCE CREEK FLY-IN REALTY, Pat & Lenny Ohlsson, 800-932-4437. www.fly-in.com 2001 HOME w/3000SF hangar in Cannon Creek Airpark Lake City, FL. 3500â&#x20AC;&#x2122;paved runway. $310,000. Call Rob Stewart 386-269-1490. Burbach Realty. FLORIDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CANNON Creek Airpark, paved & turf runways. 2409 SW Sisters Welcome Rd. Suite 101, Lake City, FL 32025. Hangars and homes for rent when available. 800-766-0406. URL: http://www.ccairpark.com Georgia - 9650

ATLANTA, LYONS Landing Airpark, 1.4acre to 3acre lots available, runway, taxiway, and lake lots, all lots have access to 3,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122; runway, 35easy miles to Atlanta Hartsfield Airport. Gated Community has clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts, paved roads, county water, cable, high-speed internet, lakes, walking/golf cart trails. Convenient to shopping(etc). Prices start at $75,000, details: lyonslanding.com or call 770-832-7000 Idaho - 9650 COEUR Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ALENE Lakeview Home-site, east side acreage includes 2000â&#x20AC;&#x2122; turf airstrip, 1976 C-172, hangar, small cabin, utilities. $590,000. owner-terms. 208-6613200. Illinois - 9650 4 SALE 105 acres grandfathered grass air strip Northern Illinois. Home, hangars and farm land. $1,150,000. Paul Brescia 815-895-6800. www.dekalblandcompany.com Massachusetts - 9650 CAPE COD-FALMOUTH Airpark. Outstanding large wooded lot on taxiway with nearby tennis court. Steal it at $189.9K. 978-314-4626 Michigan - 9650 WALK OUT, ranch on almost four acres. Large hangar with 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;door on picturesque, public use, 2500â&#x20AC;&#x2122;grass, lighted airstrip. $225,000. 616-678-7582 Minnesota - 9650 LINO AIRPARK LOTS, MINNESOTA. Fly in, fly out. Build own hangar & home. Ron Mikolai, KWPR 651-4832001. Details @ www.IKnowThisArea.com Montana - 9650 FOR SALE: 2.77 residential/commercial acres on private airport in Montana. $115K. 406-854-9399 or www.montanaairstripliving.com

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April 20, 2010 Oregon - 9650 MOTIVATED SELLER! Near Portland Oregon. 3700 sqft home. 1.5 acres. Huge hangar! +other Oregon airport homes. 503-407-8020 www.ownyourownairport.com

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MONTANA, WINDSOCK SKYPARK. The Last Best Place! Only 20-lots left for sale. One-acre or larger, on the Shores of Beautiful Fort Peck Lake in NE MT. City water, sewer, nat-gas, underground-utilities installed. paved-streets, taxiway to 37S public airport. Call Lanny Hanson at 406-526-3535 or 263-1154. Visit our website: www.windsockskypark.com Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the opportunity to Live in a beautiful hunting and fishing recreational paradise! LOTS NOW SELLING $60,000.

9edjWYj@_c6*(+#.,*#'-)( 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

$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.

North Carolina - 9650 AVIATION, INVESTMENT & Residential Properties. Licensed in both Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Sell Airpark & Airstrip property Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we do! www.NC-Airparks.com 877-279-9623 NO CAROLINA airpark 8NC2. Acreage lots starting at $24,500. Between Ashville & Charlotte NC. 1.5 miles to Hwy 74 bypass. 2500â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x90â&#x20AC;&#x2122; turf runway,landing lights, pilot lounge w/bath/hangar space. $125/mo, 864-812-0482 Real Estate/Airport Property - 9650

$650,000 INDEPENDENCE Airpark home 0.41ac & 3888SF, 4/bd/4ba. Massive family room & dining area. 3car garage, 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;X60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;hangar w/RV door. #617932. Marian Fitts 503-949-3334. Windermere/Western View Properties 503-838-1141. Real Estate/Airport Property - 9650

$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. Real Estate/Airport Property - 9650

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Independence Airpark, Oregon: 7S5 runway 2935â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; paved & state owned. Runway access fee $180/yr. Centrally located 1 hr. drive to Portland, Pacific ocean coast and Cascade mountains. 6 homes & hangars available starting at $389,900 In a class of its own! Custom designed and constructed in 2008: 3/3 2774 sq.ft. home w/a bonus 1700 sq.ft. of unfinished upstairs, for a total of 4474 sq.ft. 48â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122;insulated and heated hangar with 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;bi-fold door and 13â&#x20AC;&#x2122;RV door. $579,900.00 For photos please visit www.windermere.com/tid275350 Deluxe remodel: 4/3 home with hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen w/granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Oversized hangar with 44â&#x20AC;&#x2122; bi-fold door, shop area w/ built-in workbenches and 9â&#x20AC;&#x2122;RV door. $479,900.00 For photos please visit www.windermere.com/tid169057

SAN JUAN AVIATION ESTATES BLAKELY ISLAND, WA. Premier Recreational Airpark. Paved lighted runway. Exceptional marina. Owner access to 3000ac protected forestland w/2 - 70ac lakes: fish/swim/boat. Airpark

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Oregon - 9650 PROPERTY FOR Sale: Independence Airpark (7S5) 145â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x82.8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. water, gas, electric, optional cable, taxes/ fees $713/$250, asking $137,500/obo, 541-754-3609, david@davidullman.com Pennsylvania - 9650

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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

Washington - 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), 2500â&#x20AC;&#x2122;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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TWISP WA: Riverfront acreage, walking distance to the Twisp Airport. Water, power & irrigation, 6-acres. $219,000. #28063210. Contact Delene Monetta 509421-3729. dmonetta@windermere.com FERNDALE WA MeadowMist Airpark. Live your Dream! Very Scenic Airpark Home. 1800sqft, 3BD/2BA on 1-acre landscaped property. Low-taxes. Runway 2000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x200â&#x20AC;&#x2122; year round turf, hangar 65â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Heated-shop. Only runway fees, sharing mowing costs. NWMLS #11793. 360224-8085. SEQUIM 8-ACRE waterfront and private (turf) airstrip, hangar, 3-bd/-3-1/2 ba, 3-story, mountain views, beachfront, $995,000. more pics & info: www.theflyings.com 7-BAYS WA. 1 acre 4bdrm, 3ba home, 50x60 hangar 2600â&#x20AC;&#x2122; grass strip / marina. $295,000, 509-205-8997.

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2.5 ACRES on Parkside Airstrip, 3000sqft, 3bd/3.5ba, 42X38â&#x20AC;&#x2122; hangar. Vancouver WA $529,000 Sandy Scott Uptown Realty, Inc. 360-608-6166.

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BEAUTIFUL FRONTIER Airpark home on 5 acres in the great Pacific Northwest. Call Joe, $895,000. 425-7700888. View: www.johnlscott.com/84278 SCENIC, UNIQUE, Gentlemenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s farm in the Skagit Valley. 20-acre horse hay. 2600sqft rambler, barn, creek, 100â&#x20AC;&#x2122; cedars & firs. 1700â&#x20AC;&#x2122;airstrip. Just under 40-acres total. $775K. 360-573-1000.

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HILLTOP AIRSTRIP southerly slope, 5acres, Mt Hood view, (1400â&#x20AC;&#x2122;X150â&#x20AC;&#x2122;grass strip). Home, hangar and machine shop. Washougal, WA. $289,000. 360-798-7406, Hilltopairstrip@gmail.com

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Palmetto-POBox 777-Manning-SC 29102-803-473-2199 Tennessee - 9650 PILOTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DREAM: DISTRESS SALE! Only home on 3500â&#x20AC;&#x2122; paved runway in Tennessee mountains. 6.18 acres. 4800sqft 5br/4ba, lodge. $350K. 904-669-9661. Texas - 9650

MUST SELL! Pecan Plantation Airpark. Granbury, TX. 2.6 acres. 305'x450'. Gated, lake, marina, two golf courses, concrete taxiway $219,900, 469-438-4579. TEXAS: NOW Subdividing prime runway frontage lots on 4340x60 instrument runway serving San Antonio, Boerne and Hill Country. Visitwww.5c1.net/thresholdranch for pic, plats and prices from 100â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Predevelopment special pricing now thru the summer. LOCATION! 20 minutes from everything you'll ever want. 830-981-2345. ENTIRE AIRPARK, (5TO), SW-Houston Texas. Includes 3100â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x100â&#x20AC;&#x2122;turf runway. (39)1-ac lots & brick-home w/4000sqft hangar on 2acres, 979-387-2277, C- 281748-4776. 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. CUSTOM HANGAR home near Dallas. Pilots dream come true! 2150 sqft w/ 5200 sqft hangar. McKinney, TX. www.10010MooneyDr.com, Shirley@ShirleyLong.com 972-741-8626.

SEATTLE AREA: 4000sqft home, 3000sqft hangar and 1000sqft mother-in-law on 5 beautifully landscaped acres. Gated community, air rights and private 2600+ft paved runway-only 1-hour from Seattle! Custom highend remodel in 2003 spared nothing. $1,100,000.Tanya Romack 425-870-8069.

MT RAINIER view airport home (5500sqft), garage (760sqft), and attached hanger (2700sqft) near Seattle on Evergreen Sky Ranch (51WA). $1.5 M, 425-7703011, http://albrashear.mywinderemere.com

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Pilot’s Report: Piper Matrix BY J. DOUGLAS HINTON What company would build a single-engine, cabin class, unpressurized aircraft when virtually every other airframe in its class is pressurized? Piper Aircraft would, based on extensive interviews with customers and a “comprehensive market research study second to none,” according to Kevin Gould, president and CEO. “We talked with thousands of people, from existing and prospective customers to dealers, suppliers and pilots,” he said. “As a result, the market niche that the Matrix fills is one that people identified as a vital, unfulfilled segment in general aviation.” So in late 2007 the Piper Matrix was developed, certified and offered to the public with an initial 100 orders placed by excited buyers, selling out production for the next few years. So far, 139 have been delivered. The six-seat Matrix offers a lot for these buyers: Cabin class comfort with a stowable table in a club seating arrangement; an airstair entry door; retractable gear; air conditioning standard, as well as oxygen; a full fuel range of 1,345 nautical miles at maximum operating altitude of 25,000 feet and a speed of 215 knots, or, perhaps more practically, at 12,000 feet, a cruise speed of 188 knots with a range of 831 nautical miles while carrying a payload of 800 pounds. On the flight deck, an Avidyne Entegra glass cockpit is standard equipment, including an MLB700 Datalink Receiver for WSI InFlight weather service and a SIRIUS Satellite Radio. Also included is Avidyne’s MultiLink two-way datalink service, EMax Electronic Engine Instrumentation System, and CMax Jeppesen JeppView electronic chart display. Finally, the TAS610 active traffic system and the TWX670 Tactical Weather Sensor are available as options. The Garmin G1000 system also is available as an option for $50,000. Also available as options are flight into known ice, boots, hot props and a heated windshield for $56,400. This added to the Matrix base price of $819,000 should have you flying in all kinds of weather.

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FILLING A NICHE: The Piper Matrix, developed after extensive market research found a void in the marketplace, offers cabin class comfort, an airstair entry door, and features the Avidyne glass cockpit.

DEMO FLIGHT When I arrived at Vero Beach, Florida to fly the Matrix, I was met by Chief Pilot Bart Jones. After a brief tour of the facilities, which were heavily damaged in the hurricanes of 2004, Jones and I headed out to the plane. During the walkaround inspection, he pointed out the flush riveting, the Cleveland brakes, the 120-gallon wet wing, the nose baggage compartment (100 lbs.), the three-bladed Hartzell composite propeller, the nose wheel, which swivels to a flat position upon retraction, the chesty, dual turbocharged 350-hp Lycoming TIO-540-E2A engine with a TBO of 2,000 hours, and the optional speed brakes, which allow pilots to make steep, high-speed descents while carrying some power to avoid thermal cooling of the engine. This is useful when operating into and just past mountainous terrain. Entering the cabin via the airstair door, one is treated to a luxurious four-place interior in a club arrangement with some baggage space behind the rear seats (100 lbs). If only three passenger seats are needed, a refreshment center can be installed in place of one of the forward seats. Then it was onto the cockpit for engine start. I asked Jones about training. “It’s included in the price of the airplane,” he said. “We have an arrangement with SimCom.” With nothing of note about cranking the Lycoming or taxiing to the runway, we were ready for takeoff. With the outside air at 91°, I didn’t expect book performance even if we weren’t at the gross takeoff weight of 4,340

lbs. Transponder on, controls checked, engine runup completed, emergency fuel pump on, no flaps for this takeoff and we were rolling at full power. Rotate at 80 knots, let the speed build to 110 knots for best rate of climb and we were leaving the Earth behind at 1,200 feet per minute. Then we flattened out to a cruise climb for better visibility ahead. Leveling at 12,000 feet, I set up max cruise settings of 32 inches of manifold pressure and 2,500 rpms. True airspeed settled on 187 knots. Reducing power to normal cruise settings of 30 inches and 2,400 rpms, we were still scooting along at 176 knots, burning 19 gallons per hour. Then it was power back for slow flight, doing gentle turns at 80 knots. Aileron response was excellently effective. Since we were slow anyway, next came a dirty stall. The gear can be lowered at 165 knots (but must be retracted by 126 knots on takeoff) as can be 10° of flaps; 20° of flaps at 130 knots; and 36° (full flaps) at 116 knots. At approximately 65 knots the airplane experienced a mild buffet until it paid off at 58 knots, mushing straight ahead with no wing drop. On the way back to the airport I asked Jones which aircraft were competitive to the Matrix, as well as who the company was targeting as potential customers. “Probably the Beech G35 Bonanza and the Cessna 206 would be the closest competitors,” he said. “But it’s older technology and we think we have the better product

for the money, both in terms of performance and value. As for those looking to trade up into a Matrix, we focus initially on Saratoga and Cirrus owners. Historically, they’re the ones who seem most attracted to a large cabin with airstair entry, but without a loss of performance.” Back at Vero Beach, I set up the approach for landing with 80 knots on short final, bleeding off to 70 knots on the flare. Since I surprised myself by greasing the landing, there was no need for a second try. The Piper Matrix is obviously not for everyone. But for those who have never had pressurization, who have a limited budget, and who can enjoy exactly what they’ve been doing, but with greater performance, comfort and safety, this niche product may just be the answer. For more information: Piper.com.

SPECS Maximum Takeoff Weight:................................4,340 lbs. Useful Load:.........................................................1,389 lbs. Wing Span: .................................................................43 ft. Length: ..................................................................... 28.9 ft. Height: ..................................................................... 11.3 ft. Cruising Speed @ 25,000 ft.: .......................... 213 kts. Cruising Speed @ 12,000 ft.: .......................... 188 kts. Service Ceiling:...................................................25,000 ft. Takeoff Distance Over 50 ft: ...........................2,090 ft. Landing Distance Over 50 ft: ..........................1,968 ft.

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The death of Common Sense By Ben Visser Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense in general aviation. It will be re m e m b e re d a s having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing Visser’s when to not fly into Voice a storm, life isn’t always fair, and maybe it was pilot error. Common Sense lived by simple, sound principals, including “follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance practices” and “the pilot is in charge.” Its health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Those who filed lawsuits because engines quit when they ran out of fuel and airplanes actually require maintenance only worsened its condition. Common Sense lost ground when people moved next to busy airports and then sued because airplanes kept

flying near their properties. It declined even further when airplane companies were sued for mechanical problems with airplanes built over 50 years ago. And it lost all will to live when lawyers successfully argued that, because airplane manufacturers developed new systems, that must mean that the old ones were defective. Common Sense took a real beating when legislators worked to outlaw 100LL, not because it was harmful, but because it sounds unhealthy. Common Sense was in despair when the EPA declared that ethanol fuel will work in all internal combustion engines, even if it kills you. (Well actually, it would just barely kill you, but they felt that at least the air for your last breath would be of better quality.)

When asked to comment, the FAA said that the myth of Common Sense had been dispelled in a FAR many years ago. A representative from the American Bar Association could not be reached as all of the lawyers were out celebrating. The response from the Democratic and Republican parties was identical: They both said, “Common What?” I guess it’s nice that they finally agreed on something.

“It lost all will to live when lawyers successfully argued that because airplane manufacturers developed new systems that must mean that the old ones were defective.”

Common Sense was preceded in death by its parents, Truth and Trust; a spouse, Discretion; and two children, Responsibility and Reason. It is survived by four stepbrothers: “I Know My Rights,” “I Want It Now,” “Someone Else Is To Blame,” and “I Am A Victim.” Not many attended its funeral because so few knew it or realized it was gone. RIP. You will be missed. Ben Visser is an aviation fuels and lubricants expert who spent 33 years with Shell Oil. He has been a private pilot since 1985. You can contact him at Visser@GeneralAviationNews.com.

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More than just a place to live Whiteplains Plantation thrives as pilots become a part of the airpark By BILL WALKER In a little over a decade, Whiteplains Plantation has developed into a thriving airpark that markets itself as South Carolina’s premier residential aviation community. But it’s not just the homes, the hangars or the runway that make the airpark such a success. It’s the people, residents say. There are about 70 homesites on the property, with another 24 to be built. Of the 45 lots that just have hangars on them, 30 are built. Close to 45 aircraft, including six under construction, are based at Whiteplains (SC99) in rural Lexington County, about 25 minutes from the state’s capital, Columbia, and about a mile west of Columbia Metropolitan Airport’s (CAE) Class C outer ring with its 1,800-foot shelf. “The runway went down in 1998,” said Ken Plesser, a resident and former president of the Homeowners Association. “It became an official FAA airport Sept. 9, 1999.” According to Plesser, the developer, Niel Bonacum, first envisioned the airpark as a place for local pilots to live together and have their planes nearby. “But it turned out to be such a nice community that over half of the people who now live in the airpark came from out of state,” he said. About 100 people live on the airpark, with about a third of them retired. Many others come to Whiteplains on a daily basis because of the hangars without homes. Most of the houses have direct access to the lighted 3,000-foot asphalt runway (9-27) or have access via taxiway from their homes, according to Steve Sanderson, an airpark resident and former corporate pilot. “Just a small strip of houses where the road is not a taxiway have no hangars on their lots. Those people who are pilots may have a hangar elsewhere.” “In my opinion, Whiteplains is a cut above most airparks,” Plesser said, noting most of the homes are brick, between 2,000 to 3,000 square feet, with two-car garages and hangars. “It’s pretty cosmopolitan and looks like a fine residential community — it just so happens that everybody’s got an airplane in their backyard.” “We range all the way from homebuilders who spend all their time building to a couple of twins,” Sanderson said. “One pilot flies a 1946 Republic Seabee amphibian between his Whiteplains hangar and his Lake Murray home.” Nearby Lake Murray, a 50,000-acre hydroelectric reservoir created in the 1920s, boasts more than 500 miles of shoreline, making it one of the state’s major water recreation areas.

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MEET THE RESIDENTS Sanderson and his wife, a professor at the University of South Carolina, moved to the airpark about two years ago. “We never considered a residential airpark,” he said. “I grew up in Class C airspace and a runway without an ILS is not a runway. But our realtor brought us out here and we signed on the dotted line that day. We bought a house that was under construction. We fell in love with the area. We fell in the love with the house. We fell in love with the people.” Ed Fisher combines business and pleasure at Whiteplains. He has a home and hangar on the airpark and a second hangar for his firm, Raceair Designs, a prototype development service and restoration service for antiques, classics, homebuilts and racers. This past summer he put the last touches on a restored Yellow Racer, an original Goodyear Midget that first competed at Cleveland in 1949. The two-time Oshkosh Grand Champion winner has built 19 airplanes, including 14 of his own design. “In 1991 I won with the Raceair Skylite, a parasol design in the ultralight class,” Fisher said. “And in 2004 I won again for the Raceair Zipster, which was another lightweight biplane in the ultralight class. There are 103 of the Skylites flying in the world today.” Fisher learned from his parents, who were homebuilders in the Cleveland, Ohio, area. He later was heavily involved in the Formula V circuit and raced in Formula 1. He designed his first airplane, the Zippy (Continued on page 39)

SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY: Whiteplains Plantation, near Columbia, S.C., features a combination of homes with hangars and stand-alone hangars. About 45 planes are based at the airpark. Ed Fisher (bottom left) not only lives at the airpark, but also bases his business, Raceair Designs, there in a second hangar. His latest project was the restoration of this Goodyear Midget. Dick and Judy Hitt don’t live at the airpark, but consider it their second home as it is where they hangar their prizewinning 1950 PA-20 Pacer.

The bottom line Sanderson keeps an unofficial list to monitor the prices of property. His list in late summer showed hangar lots available for $30,000, while house and hangar lots started at $70,000. The listings also included a house and hangar on the runway for $299,900. Whiteplains owner fees are $220 yearly for a non-runway access home lot or a standalone hangar lot and $330 yearly for a home lot with runway access.

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Seven steps to survival How to save yourself after a forced landing in a remote area For General Aviation News

Part of the magic of flying is that we can easily cross the vast spaces that separate us. The speed at which we bridge these distances can blind us to understanding their true inaccessibility. In the north and much of the west, there are places where, once a pilot inadvertently puts an airplane on the ground, you aren’t leaving without some outside help. Airplanes have a phenomenal safety record and small aircraft can absorb some surprising damage in a forced landing, allowing pilots and passengers to walk away from a mishap. Technology has improved the ability of emergency locator beacons to pinpoint the position of an airplane and notify potential rescuers. The Coast Guard and Air Force work together effectively every day to safely resolve search and rescue cases. Regardless of how well these factors work together to protect you, it will still take time for help to arrive and your actions are key to surviving an unplanned stay. Pilots should always be prepared for an unplanned stay in a remote location. There are seven simple steps that you can take to help stay alive after an accident until a rescue is complete. We are fortunate in Alaska to have the services of the Alaska Marine

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BE PREPARED: Always carry a flare or something to signal search and rescue crews. A makeshift shelter can make the difference between being rescued or being recovered. Safety Education Association (AMSEA) available. As an instructor for AMSEA, I have seen the value of the organization’s hands-on approach to safety training. Using a network of more than 800 instructors and 400 classroom teachers, AMSEA offers its educational programs across the United States and Canada. The Seven Steps to Survival, developed by AMSEA, is an easy way to remember a sequence of steps that can help anyone who becomes stranded in a remote location survive.

THE SEVEN STEPS 1. Recognition: Realize that your circumstances have changed and you must face new challenges. Recognize that your situation has been altered and it is time to think like a survivor. 2. Inventory: Take time to consider your available resources and the issues that you may face. Take stock of your

personal abilities, physical condition, supplies and tools on hand, and any immediate needs. Ask yourself “Is anyone is hurt? Is it safe to stay where I’m at? What resources do I have at hand?” 3. Shelter: You need to stay out of the weather and conserve heat. How will you be protected from the elements? Remember clothing is your most immediate form of shelter. 4. Signals: Identify ways to help rescuers find you. How can you attract attention and be seen? Learn how to use your emergency locator transmitter (ELT) and ensure it’s been manually activated. Consider purchasing a GPSequipped 406MHz model if you haven’t upgraded your old ELT yet — and be sure to register it. 5. Water: Secure a safe source of drinking water. You should drink two to four quarts of clean water each day to prevent dehydration. 6. Food: Eating isn’t an immediate

survival need. Know what food is safe to eat and don’t eat without water also being available. 7. Play: Studies of survival situations show that having a positive attitude is key to success. It’s important to play and stay busy while waiting for help. People survive often because they believe that they will survive. Safety training is one way that pilots can start thinking about preparedness and being ready for the unexpected. Preparedness can be seen in simple actions. I had a flight instructor who always reminded students to wear sturdy shoes — the lesson being that there can be unplanned stops with any trip. If you have a chance, take a safety course. Safety training helps you be a better pilot and provides you with the confidence it takes during the times when you will need to overcome unexpected challenges to your survival. For more information: AMSEA.org.

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Distraction on takeoff fatal for Lancair pilot These April 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: Lancair Legacy. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Lakeland, Fla. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened : According to witnesses, the pilot was observed having difficulty closing the canopy on the airplane prior to takeoff. The pilot’s most recent medical certificate showed that he had accumulated 234 hours of flight time, but his logbook was not recovered for examination. During the takeoff climb, a witness saw the cockpit canopy moving and believed the pilot was pushing it up and down about 6 to 12 inches. Another witness stated that shortly after takeoff, the engine lost power and the airplane continued straight and level. Another witness stated that she saw a plastic bag float down from the sky shortly after the airplane passed over her location. The bag contained several of the airplane’s documents. The airplane then nosed down and the left wing dropped as the

Eastern United States April 21-25, 2010, Wauchula, FL. 37th Annual Bensen GyroPlane Fly-In 407-788-1040. May 1, 2010, Ft Lauderdale, FL. Hangar63 (Banyan’s Aviation Store) & TropicAero’s Customer Appreciation Day 954-493-8615. May 1, 2010, Philadelphia, PA. Angel Flight East Fly-In Breakfast 215-358-1900. May 1, 2010, Americus, GA. Lindbergh Boogie Fly-In (ACJ) 229-931-2590. May 2, 2010, Lock Haven, PA. Pancake Breakfast/Lunch Fly-In 570-748-5123. May 7-9, 2010, Roxboro, NC. Carolinas Virginia Antique Airplane Foundation Spring Fly-In (TDF) 843-7537138. May 9, Ocean City, MD. Ocean City Airport’s 50th Anniversary 410-213-2471. May 10, 2010. Woodbine, NJ. EAA 287 Pancake Breakfast Fly-In 609-861-1300. May 14-16, 2010, Lumberton, NC. Mid-Atlantic Fly-In & Sport Aviation Convention (LBT) 910-740-6751. May 15, 2010, Walterboro, SC. Wings-n-Wheels (RBW) 843-549-2549. May 15,2010, Holly Hill, SC. Carolina Sport Flyers EAA 1465 Fly-In. 843-259-8277. May, 15, 2010, Toughkenamon, PA. EAA 240 Pancake Breakfast Fly-In 302-234-9596. May 15, 2010, South Boston, VA. 3rd Annual Eagle Wing Fly-In (W78) 434-585-2728. May 15, 2010, Factoryville, PA. Young Eagle Rally (9N3) 570-840-0703. May 16, 2010, Indiana, PA. Fly-In/Drive-In, food for anyone who stops in at Jimmy’s Canteen (IDI) 724463-3883. May 16, 2010, Sodus, NY. Apple Blossom Fly-In Breakfast (SDC) 585-671-1234. May 22-23, 2010, Suffolk, VA. 12th Annual Virginia Regional Festival of Flight (SFQ). 804-358-4333. May 30, 2010, Mt Pocono, PA. Rotary Club Fly-In/DriveIn Breakfast (MPO) 610-349-3241.

North Central United States April 23, 2010, Grosse Ile, MI. Pancake Breakfast Fly-In ONZ 734-675-0155. April 23-25, 2010, Newark, IL. 3-day Groundschool for Sport Pilot 630-664-1892. May 1, 2010, Lincoln, IL. Airport Daze, Heritage-in-Flight

uuu Aircraft: Glasair III. Injuries: 1 Fatal.

Location: Cheyenne, Wyo. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The private pilot, who did not have an instrument rating, departed under visual flight rules for a planned cross-country flight over mountainous terrain. The pilot’s logbook was not recovered for examination, however, review of the Aircraft Journey Log revealed that he had accumulated 246.6 hours in the accident airplane as of March 30, 2008. During the cruise phase of the flight, the pilot was receiving radar flight following service. As the flight progressed, he requested a lower altitude in order to avoid clouds. Radar data showed that the airplane descended from the original cruise altitude, then performed a series of turns while continuing to descend prior to radar contact being lost. A witness near the accident site reported hearing an airplane fly overhead at a low altitude followed by the sounds of the airplane hitting the ground. The witness added that at the time he heard the airplane fly over, visibility was around 100 to 150 feet with near “whiteout” conditions due to heavy snow. Probable cause: The pilot’s improper decision to continue VFR flight into

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airplane stalled, then hit the ground and caught fire. The fire consumed part of the engine and the majority of the airframe, including the canopy latching system. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain aircraft control. Contributing to the accident was the pilot’s distraction with the canopy during takeoff. uuu Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Injuries: 1 Minor. Location: Altura, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The private pilot was on the final leg of a cross-country flight. The winds were from 240° at 20 knots with gusts to 32. While landing, the pilot struck a “few” landing lights, then initiated a go-around. According to the pilot, when he applied engine power the plane rolled to the left and the wing hit the ground. Probable cause: The pilot’s inadequate compensation for the gusty crosswind conditions.

Museum and Logan County Airport annual open house 217-732-7126. May 1, Cincinatti, OH. Lunken Airport Days (LUK). 513241-1661. May 8, 2010, Sandusky, OH. EAA Chapter 50’s Spring Fling Fly-In (SKY) 440-258-1761. May 8, 2010, Toldeo, OH. Super Breakfast 2nd Sat FlyIn 419 360-7414. May 16, 2010, Stevens Point, WI. IFR Refresher/Safety Meeting 715-252-3326. May 16, 2010, Romeoville, IL. EAA Chapter15 Fly-In Breakfast (LOT) 630-257-1705. May 22, 2010, Grand Forks Air Force Base, ND. Thunder Over the Red River 701-747-5023. May 28-30, 2010, Janesville, WI. Southern Wisconsin AirFEST (JVL) 608-754-5405. May 30, 2010, Lake City, MI. 48th Annual Dawn Patrol Fly-In Breakfast (Y91).

South Central United States April 24, 2010, Franklin, KY. EAA Chapter 1165 Spring Fling (35KY) 270-726-1558. May 1-2, 2010, New Iberia, LA. Acadiana Airfest 850288-0657. May 8, 2010, Brewton, AL. Brewton Spring Fly-In and Car Show 251-867-9997. May 8, 2010, Florence, AL. Bluegrass Splash-in 256767-0096. May 8, 2010, Smithville, TX. Smithville Airport Fly-in & Pancake Breakfast 512-237-2313. May 8, 2010, Uvalde, TX. Uvalde Spring Fly-In 830-2790877. May 15, 2010, Port Lavaca, TX. Third Annual Big Whoop Fly-In 361.552.1228. May 15, 2010, Houston, TX. Wings & Wheels–Beechcraft Day 713-454-1940. May 28-30, 2010, Ranger, TX. Ranger Airfield Annual Fly-In and Air Show (F23) 254-433-1267.

Western United States April 23-23, 2010, Sonoma, CA. 4th Annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium 707-526-3925. April 24, 2010, San Andreas, CA. Fly-In, Open House & BBQ (CPU) 209-736-2501. April 24, 2010, Bakersfield, CA. Kern Charter Service’s Annual Tri-Tip BBQ and Open House 661-834-6870. April 24-Sep 25. 2010, Yakima, WA. EAA 206 EVERY SAT Morning Coffee and Donuts 509-248-7892.

instrument meteorological weather conditions. uuu Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: None. Location: Gualala, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The 2,500-foot runway had a displaced threshold of 400 feet. According to the airport manager, the pilot began the takeoff from the displaced threshold. The aircraft rotated at 55 knots and the airplane lifted off the runway but would not climb. Almost immediately, the stall warning horn began to sound and the pilot lowered the nose to gain speed. The airplane then settled back onto the runway. The pilot reduced power and began applying brakes to abort the takeoff. The airplane overran the end of the runway, went down a hillside, and hit trees. Probable cause: The pilot’s decision not to use all of the available runway, his premature rotation and failure to obtain and maintain an adequate airspeed to continue the takeoff that resulted in a stall/mush, an aborted takeoff, a runway overrun, and a collision with trees.

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May 1, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique Aircraft Display & Fly-In 831-726-9672. May 1, 2010, Parma, ID. Fly-In Breakfast (50S) 208722-6278. May 1, 2010, Ellensburg, WA. Sat Free Coffee & Donuts (ELN, hangar 1411) 509-925-4531. May 5-9, 2010, McCall, ID. McCall Mountain Canyon Flying Seminars Spring Canyonlands Safari 208-6341344. May 7-9, 2010, Hollister, CA. Hugh’s Vintage Aircraft Museum Display 831-245-7994. May 7-9, 2010, Red Bluff, CA. Save The Taildragger FUNraiser (RBL) 530-524-6498. May 8, 2010, Hood River, OR. “2nd Sat” a Day of Action WAAAM (4S2) 541-308-1600. May 8, 2010, Ellensburg, WA. Sat Free Coffee & Donuts(ELN, hangar 1411) 509-925-4531. May 8, 2010, Greenwater, WA. Ranger Creek (21W) Work Party to open airstrip for Summer Flying 425228-6330. May 14-16, 2010, Porterville, CA. WAMM Fly-In (PTV) 650-279-5587. May 15, 2010, Ellensburg, WA. Sat Free Coffee & Donuts (ELN, hangar 1411) 509-925-4531. May 15, 2010, Pasco, WA. Learn to Fly Open House and Fly-In (PSC) 509-547-6271. May 15, 2010, Carey, ID. Fly-In Breakfast Spot Landing on Arrival 2nd Stripe 208-309-2181. May 15, 2010, Prosser, WA. Fly-In Breakfast/Young Eagles (S40) 509-781-0150. May 15, 2010, Mojave, CA. Vintage Aircraft Display 661-824-2839. May 15, 2010, College Place, WA. Learn to fly/Swap meet/buy/sell A/C (S95) 509-522-1847. May 15-16, 2010, Silver Springs, NV. Lyon County Fly– In 775-577-2111. May 15, 2010, Ellensburg, WA. Sat Free Coffee & Donuts (ELN, hangar 1411) 509-925-4531. May 22, 2010, Moses Lake, WA. Fly-In Breakfast (W20) 509-762-5112. May 22, 2010, Prosser, WA. Fly-In Breakfast/Young Eagles (S40) 509-781-0150. May 28, 2010, Ritzville, WA. Historic Ritzville Days Western Art Show (33S) 509-659-1020. May 29, 2010, Ellensburg, WA. Sat Free Coffee & Donuts (ELN, hangar 1411) 509-925-4531. May 29-30,2010, Hilmar, CA. Taylorcraft Rendezvous. Private farm strip 209-536-9415. May 29-30, 2010, Palmdale, CA. World’s Smallest Air

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May 1-2, 2010, Anchorage, AK. Alaska Airmen’s Alaska State Aviation Trade Show.

International May 4-6, 2010, Geneva, Switzerland. EBACE European Business Aviation Conv & Exhibition. May 15-16, 2010, Cancun, Caribbean. Caribbean Sky Festival (55) 56.35.85.32. May 18-20, 2010, Kensington, England. Everest Events Ltd 01342 324353. June 8-13, 2010, Berlin, Germany. ILA Berlin Intl Air Show (Intl Aerospace Consultants) 916-394-9179. June 25-27, 2010, Booker, England UK. AeroExpo Europe +44 (0) 208 549 3917. July 6-8, 2010, Bejing, China. Aviation Outlook China 2010 +65 6322 275. Aug. 13-15, Abbotsford, BC Canada. Abbotsford Intl Air Show 604-852-8511. Sept. 17-19, 2010, Bedford, England. No.5 British Flying Training School Reunion (Park Inn) 229-435-4119.

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ON THE MARKET Husky now available with G500 Aviat Aircraft now offers the Husky with the Garmin G500, which provides moving map displays, artificial horizon and information about true airspeed, rate of climb, winds aloft, altitude and heading. The unit can be linked into most autopilot systems. Customers ordering a new Husky can take delivery with a G600 or G500. The G500 will save owners about $17,250 over the G600, Aviat officials note. For more information: 307-885-3151 or AviatAircraft.com.

M-Drive Starter PMA’d for TCM engines Kelly Aerospace Energy Systems has received PMA approval for its new M-Drive Starter, designed specifically for TCM engines equipped with TCM Starter Adapters. In recent years operators have experienced premature wear on TCM Starter Adapter springs and drive shafts due to starters that would not fully release the drive wrap spring from the starter adapter drive shaft after the start, according to Kelly officials, who note this wear resulted in numerous starter adapter overhauls. The M-Drive solves this issue by incorporating an in-line solenoid within the motor housing that disengages the starter motor from the starter adapter after engine start and release of the ignition switch, company officials explained. The M-Drive is interchangeable with the legacy Kelly Aerospace Energizer and all other units approved on TCM applications. For more information: KellyAerospace.com

ComLinkPro introduces the Angel ComLinkPro introduces the Angel, a small, lightweight audio headset interface with built-in stereo Bluetooth connectivity and a multitude of input and output jacks, as well as an integrated flight computer. The unit has cell phone and stereo audio jacks for wired connections, in addition to an audio output jack to record radio communications or to provide narration while videotaping. The lithium ion battery will last for 15+ hours. The Angel charges through a standard mini-USB port that also doubles as the PC interface for downloading updates. Price: $449. For more information: 866-329-9522 or ComLinkPro.com.

Aircraft Spruce hosts Super Sale and Fly-In Aircraft Spruce & Specialty East will host its annual Super Sale May 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its facility in Peachtree City, Georgia, beside Falcon Field (FFC). Aircraft Spruce will provide free hot dogs and beverages.

Representatives from aviation companies will be on hand to demonstrate their products, including Champion Aerospace, Lightspeed, MGL Avionics, Slemp Photography, Flightcom, LPS, Beyerdynamic, Icom, Concorde Battery, Tempest, Zeftronics, Kelly Aerospace, BB Products, Bose, PS Engineering, PTI, Lobster Mount, and more. Falcon Field will offer discounted fuel and free shuttle service from the airport to Aircraft Spruce for all who fly in for the event. For more information: AircraftSpruce.com.

A/V-ator camera debuts Light Sport Group has reached an agreement with TerraTracker, Inc., distributors of the Contour HD helmet cameras, to introduce an aviation version of the camera system. The Contour HD 1080P A/V-ator Edition was designed specifically for aviation applications, recording cockpit audio through a proprietary circuit that reduces noise. The system includes the 1080P Contour HD Camera, Light Sport Group’s proprietary noise-cancelling circuit, plug-and-play aviation headset adapters for cockpit audio, a Contour-specific suction cup mount, 8GB memory card, and internal rechargeable battery. The A/V-ator Edition can perform many of the functions of a “black box,” recording ATC communications, intercom chatter, and aircraft alerts, while the camera captures cockpit instruments, as well as the environment outside the plane, in high-def video. For more information: 321-252-8359 or LightSportGroup.com.

New FAR/AIM iPhone app from ASA ASA has released a new FAR/AIM app for the iPhone or iPod Touch. The app contains up-to-date information from Titles 14 and 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations pertinent to pilots, flight instructors, and flight crew, combined with the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) and a Pilot/Controller Glossary. Other features include free updates, color AIM figures, a fully searchable index, profile and landscape view, and “Study by Certificate” lists so aviators can hone in on the pertinent rules for their individual certificate, operation, or area of interest. Price: $9.99. For more information: iTunes.com or ASA2Fly.com.

IFR Training Center opens Avia IFR Training Centers has opened its new center at Florida’s Flagler County Airport (XFL) dedicated exclusively to initial and recurrent instrument training programs. Avia’s flight simulation training device can be configured for a variety of piston singles and twins, and features a three channel projected visual display with a world-wide terrain database, along with video/audio recorders. Avia offers several paths to the instrument rating that take the student on real-world missions in the simulator and aircraft. For more information: AVIA-IFR.com

Zenair ships first LSA amphibious float kit Zenair, which returned its float production to North America last year after being outsourced to the Czech Republic, recently shipped its first set of newly developed LSA amphibious floats.The all-metal floats have a buoyancy of 1,450 lbs. and are aimed at the Light Sport Aircraft market. The floats, which incorporate extra-large, retractable

Are you a Whiz Wheel Master? Sporty’s has released a CD-ROM training course titled “Virtual Tips & Tricks for the Manual E6B.” Through the use of graphics and narrated animations, every calculation is demonstrated and explained, Sporty’s officials said. The program, organized into 20 chapters for quick review, is universal for computers with the sliding scale. Available on CD or as a download for $19.95, it runs on Windows only. Also available is Virtual Tips & Tricks for the Sporty’s Electronic E6B Flight Computer, also $19.95. For more information: 800-SPORTYS or Sportys.com.

main wheels, are available as parts kit, quick built kit or factory assembled. The floats are built from 6061-T6 aluminum alloy, making them easy to maintain and corrosion resistant, as well as very light, company officials said. Kits for the straight-float version are offered at the introductory price of $2,990; kits for the amphibious version start at $5,990. For more information: 705-526-2871 or Zenair.com.

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Reminiscing about past Sun ’n Funs as fly-in season begins By Deb McFarland If I were feeling perky, I would quip that the sun is shining, the air is warming and spring is finally here. It’s kind of hard to be perky af ter this past winter with its days of dreary Short cold and persistent Final wind. Instead, I feel more like demanding, “Spring, what the heck took you so long?” Perhaps I’m a tad more curmudgeon than I thought. My annoyance aside, April is here and the beginning of fly-in season is upon us. During our years as empty nesters, this meant flying down to Sun ’n Fun in Lakeland for the annual aviation rite of spring. For many of us at JZP, we’d spend weeks preparing our airplanes and our bodies for a week of sun and airplanes in lovely central Florida. Since Keely came along, however, I can’t seem to convince our local board of education that the county’s spring break should correspond with this event. In fact, they don’t seem to mind that their scheduled breaks don’t correspond with any of the fly-ins that the McFarland clan enjoys, including Oshkosh, the big daddy of them all. They don’t consider these type of events educational field trips, either. There are no excused absences for flying, only illness of the child or death in the immediate family. One can only kill off parents and siblings once before suspicions are raised, and Keely has already suffered the plague, malaria, typhoid and H1N1. We don’t dare push our luck. So while there is no Sun ’n Fun in

our immediate future, we are still traveling down to the Panhandle for a few days of beach bumming and a stop at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola. We even hope to catch the Blue Angels practicing their air show on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning while we’re there. All this reflection of Sun ’n Funs past got me thinking about the years the Old Man and I flew there with friends, camped under our wing, savored the sounds of hundreds of airplanes and enjoyed the perpetual Florida breeze. There were the occasional wildfires, a storm or two and sometimes the temps would dip precariously low, but we survived and, come the next January, we were ready to start planning our next grand Lakeland adventure. I recently reviewed some of those columns I wrote during the fly-in and contemplated on how time has changed my life’s perspective. I was always excited about getting my airplane and my body in shape for the spring, and in one column I offered this advice: “Two months before our departure date, I try on my shorts. Ladies, we have all learned the hard way that this is not something we should leave to the last minute. Too many females have fallen into despair after realizing their zippers will not zip unless drastic measures are taken. So, if my shorts are too tight or just plain impossible to get into, the diet starts now.” Today, I don’t consider tight shorts a catastrophe. I just go out and buy bigger ones. Diets are for young women. I don’t mind looking like the granny I am. “By early March, I begin to consider my hairstyle and color for the event. I try to determine my mood and objective for this particular year. Do I want to look young and sassy, sophisticated and glamorous, or go for the easiest style for

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Sport, in the early 1980s. “My wife and I came to Whiteplains two years ago,” he said. “Her sister lived in the area and when my wife came up here from Florida to visit, she fell in love with the area. We got the airpark house first and it had a hangar and now we own this second hangar.” “It’s a great group of people at Whiteplains,” he continued. “They’re happy that I’m here and I’m happy that I’m here. We all look out for each other and help each other. There are always projects at the airport going on that you can get involved with. I’m glad I can be of assistance if people need welding work or a patch job here and there.” The people are what makes Whiteplains so special, agreed Dick Hitt and his wife, Judy, who live outside the airpark but spend time at their runway hangar

Photo by Deb McFarland

Ode to our days in the sun

a week of very primitive camping?” In the years since that bit of fluff was written, I have found a solution for hairstyle dilemmas as well. It’s called a hat. Just wear it and no one can tell if your hair is styled properly or not. “This year I decided I needed highlights to make me look vibrant. They turned out vibrant, all right. They were orange. I had brownish-gray hair with orange stripes. Yes, I looked like my neighbor’s tabby. It took the whole month to get that little booboo worked out. Good thing I didn’t wait until the night before!” See, the hat trick works. It’s safer and cheaper than hair products gone awry. “If I can give any Sun ’n Fun newbie a word of advice, it would be: Don’t buy new shoes. Your feet will thank you and, besides, those jogger’s specials won’t be so special when you return home. Wear your most comfortable and worn pair, that way when they turn black, you won’t care.” I forgot to mention that one’s ankles turn black as well. I can remember departing Lakeland after several days of airplane camping in the dusty, black dirt. Our first fuel stop would be in northern Florida or southern Georgia. Often that waypoint would be my first contact with a flushing toilet and a mirror in nearly a week. I experienced an odd mixture of

“We’d spend weeks preparing our airplanes and our bodies for a week of sun and airplanes in lovely central Florida.”

each day. “When I was a kid, my dad had an FBO at a little airport in Endicott, N.Y.,” Hitt said. “He was a mechanic and a flight instructor and everything else. Two or three times a day he and I would go out and sit by the runway and watch planes take off. Now my wife and I come over here nightly to watch planes take off and land. This is like a second home for me.” Hitt, a former corporate pilot, served as the FAA’s safety program manager in Columbia for more than 15 years before retiring in 2008. In 1999 his contributions were recognized when he was named South Carolina Aviator of the Year and also inducted into the South Carolina Aviation Hall of Fame. Several years ago, on the strength of his wife’s encouragement, he purchased a prize-winning 1950 PA-20 Pacer that now occupies center stage in

total delight for one luxury and abject horror for the other. “However, new flops for lounging around the campsite are a must. Their color and style are of the utmost importance, as they will reflect your personality and sense of style. Just remember toenail maintenance. The sudden appearance of winter toenails in bright sunshine can be a shock to any system.” At my age, I’m just glad I still have toenails, although I must admit I still have a fondness for the new spring colors. “The night before we leave, I paint my toenails. Not because it makes me look like an aviation goddess (of course, they may do that), but because it helps hide the dirt I’m bound to get under them. If I can’t see it, I won’t worry about it.” That’s good advice even after all these years. I think I will paint my nails in honor of spring’s return after all, but it will be hard to choose the best Revlon color for the occasion: Plum Seduction, Tropical Temptation or Red Hot Tamale. On the other hand, if I choose Silver Screen, I won’t clash with Lester’s polish. Deb McFarland is the proud owner of Lester, a 1948 Luscombe 8E, and part of the “Front Porch Gang” at Pickens County Airport in Georgia. She can be reached at ShortFinal@generalaviationnews.com.

their hangar. While not an “official” resident, Hitt noted that Whiteplains is “wonderfully free from the divisive issues and bickering that are so common at many airport communities like this. Everybody pitches in to work together. People don’t just live here, they are a part of it, and they like being a part of it.” Plesser added it’s difficult to create and maintain a successful airpark. “Pilots all want to sit in the left front seat and be in charge,” he said. “And when you get 75 of them and put them all in a confined space and all 75 of them want to be in charge, it’s tough to build a successful airpark. But we have done that at Whiteplains.” For more information: WhiteplainsPlantation.com. Landing at Whiteplains is by invitation only. Use the Contact Us section on the website for inquiries.

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