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Shining at the show | This BT-13A was just one of thousands of aircraft at Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport (LAL) in April for Sun ’n Fun, the traditional kick-off of the airshow season. Find news and photos from the fly-in throughout this issue. Cover photo by Ryan Cleaveland . .............................. 11

CROSS-COUNTRY IN A 150: Sun ‘n Fun volunteer Joel Keister of Boulder, Colo., flies his 1959 Cessna 150 to the annual fly-in each year.................................... 4

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News & Features Piper ups production | While it continues work on jet ...................................6 The next step | Program inspires Young Eagles to become pilots ......................6 SCENES FROM SUN ‘N FUN: Dubbed “Spring Break for Pilots,” Sun ‘n Fun featured everything from floatplanes to aircraft auctions this year, with many in attendance upbeat that the worst is behind us..........................................11

A GA pilot who is also FAA administrator | Randy Babbitt at Sun ’n Fun......7 Flight Design debuts | New models and floats.................................................8 Breaking ground | Florida aerospace academy gets $7.5 million grant ............8 Guest Editorial | Why flight is so important.....................................................10 Scenes from the show | Photos from Sun ’n Fun............................................11 ‘We’re here all year’ | LAL manager enthusiastic about airport’s future...........12 From idea to plane in nine months | Explorers build Kitfox.........................12 Flight & Flyers | Flying on tandem wings.........................................................26

Flying on tandem wings: Flight & Flyers’ columnist Dennis Parks looks at a variety of tandem wing designs, including this behemoth, designed by an Italian count, that weighed more than 55,000 lbs........................................ 26

‘In the presence of greatness’ | Doolittle Raiders hold 68th reunion............39 Ask Paul | Why are my serial numbers different?..............................................40

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“I never wanted to be anything but a pilot — I don’t think too many accountants can say that.”

— Gulf Coast Avionics President Rick Garcia, who made a relief flight last month

“All of our power comes from the public and their perception of us.”

If you learned to fly after 1965, chances are pretty good that you have logged some time in a Cessna 150. The two-place airplane with the 100-hp Continental engine is a staple in many flight schools, but it doesn’t have a reputation as a strong cross-country airplane. That doesn’t matter to Joel Keister of Boulder, Colo., who flies his 1959 Cessna 150 all the way to Sun ’n Fun each year. “It’s great fun to fly,” he says. Keister’s airplane sports a faded green paint job with horizontal stripes and large registration numbers. It doesn’t have a spinner on it, and the pitot tube really is a tube. It may not be beautiful, but it sure evokes memories of carefully wedging oneself into an airplane for those primary lessons. There isn’t a lot of cabin space in the airplane. At seat level it measures just 34 inches across. “It has the bench seat like the Cessna 140,” he points out. “It also has a pull-to-start handle and the flaps are manually actuated by a lever on the floor.” Keister previously owned a 140, putting about 1,000 hours on it before buying his 150. He says he learned to fly in 1963 out of necessity. “I was divorced and I was driving 350 miles both ways every other week to visit my daughter,” he recalls. “I thought it would be more fun to fly that distance, so I learned to fly.”

What’s in a name?

You may have noticed that Sun ’n Fun changed its name this year. It’s official name now is the Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In & Expo.

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“Congressmen most listen to the people back home.” — Lisa Piccione, National Business Aviation Association senior vp of government affairs

“He is one of us.” — General Aviation Manufacturers Association President Pete Bunce about Brian Delauter, a long-time pilot, who is in charge of GA security for the TSA

“I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that NextGen is aviation’s smart phone.” — FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt

“That was done to recognize what has developed over the past 36 years,” said Jim Bernegger, the fly-in’s spokesman. “What started as an enthusiasts’ fly-in has grown into a significant event for the industry.” Adding international to the name pays homage to the

— By Meg Godlewski

fact that each year the fly-in attracts visitors from all over the world. Last year, people from 86 countries attended the event. Adding “Expo” brings attention to a “significant dimension” of the show — education — which is the core mission of Sun ’n Fun, Bernegger said. “Through the Expo the industry can share current information and developments with the pilot population, while the fly-in retains much of the character of Sun ’n Fun with the forums and the workshops.” The changes are subtle, he admits. “But it’s a significant statement recognizing the movement of the industry to a more global profile,” he said. You also may notice that the organizers continue the mantra that “the aviation year starts here.” “Many people look to the show to give the industry a jump start on new products and developments,” he said.

67 years in the air and counting... Kate Marcario is 85 years young and has been flying since she was 18 years old. She has owned a Cessna 195 for 20 years and still flies it, although today she says she only handles it with her son as PIC.

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The 79-year-old has been volunteering at Sun ’n Fun since 2004. This year he worked as an aircraft marshaler for general aviation aircraft. “It’s fun because you see all the planes coming and going and all the people,” he said, but adds that being assigned to a specific job at Sun ’n Fun doesn’t really limit his duties. “Today I picked up the ice for the water and lemonade and I drove the courtesy car and worked on a gas grill that wouldn’t light,” he laughed, then scurried off to help move yet another plane.

AOPA Membership Publications, Inc....... 44 Arlington Fly-In......................................... 17 Avemco Insurance Company................... 27 Aviation Insurance Resources.................. 27 Avionics Shop Inc..................................... 15 B/E Aerospace, Inc..................................... 2 Baumann Floats LLC................................ 16 Belfort Instrument Company..................... 27 Brackett Aero Filters Inc........................... 15 Brown Aviation......................................... 15 Cannon Avionics...................................... 14 Cee Bailey’s Aircraft Plastics................... 15 Covington Aircraft Engines....................... 34 Dakota Territory Air Museum................ 3,14 Desser Tire & Rubber Co......................... 15

They flew the 195 to Sun ’n Fun from her home in Malvern, Pennsylvania. She has logged 2,500 hours and says she only quit solo flying “because I don’t feel as sharp as I should to do it myself.”

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KS Avionics, Inc....................................... 15 Lycoming - A Textron Company............... 33 Mandan Airport Authority.......................... 26 MH Oxygen Systems.................................. 8 Micro Aerodynamics................................... 5 Naples Seaplane Service Inc................... 12 Nevada Aircraft Engines LLC................... 34 Niagara Air Parts...................................... 37 NW Hangars............................................... 2 Para-Phernalia.......................................... 28 Pine Hollow Airport................................... 31 Plus 5 Aviation LLC.................................. 27 R & M Steel................................................ 7 Regal Aviation Insurance........................... 5 RMD Aircraft Inc....................................... 29

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H.O. Aircraft, a Minneapolis shop that specializes in antique, Warbird and tube and fabric restorations, has been issued an STC for the installation of a Lycoming IO-390 210-hp engine on the Piper PA-18 Super Cub. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;King Cubâ&#x20AC;? STC covers the installation of the engine, along with a two-bladed MT composite, constant-speed propeller.

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and businessman, was a member of the original MacIntosh team at Apple Computer. He also designed the first aviation iPod-based, black-box system, which simultaneously plays music, logs flight data, phones home and more.

uuu The P2006T, Tecnam Twin, received FAA certification just in time for Sun â&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Fun. The twin earned its certification for VFR and analogue IFR operations. It also was approved for glass panel IFR certification in Europe, and this is expected to be completed in the U.S. over the next few months, company officials said.

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uuu The EPA has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR), the first step towards eliminating 100LL. The agency is seeking comments regarding development of a plan to identify, evaluate, and ultimately transition to an unleaded avgas. In the ANPR, the EPA recognized the complexity involved in identifying and safely transitioning to an alternative gasoline, stating, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Converting in-use aircraft/engines to operate on unleaded aviation gasoline would be a significant logistical challenge and, in some cases, a technical challenge as well.â&#x20AC;?

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uuu The worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first recreational gathering for Light Sport Aircraft (LSA), the LSA Holiday, will be held June 4-6 at Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sebastian Municipal Airport (X26) at the LoPresti Aviation facilities. Sponsored by the Sebastian tourism board, the event will offer a menu of recreational activities, including aviation events, golf, boating, kayaking, hiking, music, camping, shopping and even massages. The Sebastian team plans to make this an annual event patterned after the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. In related news, LoPresti Aviation has named RJ Siegel CEO. Siegel, a pilot, aircraft homebuilder, engineer

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uuu Teledyne Continental Motors, Inc. (TCM) has unveiled warranty enhancements to factory aftermarket new and

uuu FAA controllers in Philadelphia are now using Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), considered the cornerstone of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). Using ADS-B, controllers have more precise information while separating aircraft in the sky and on the runways, leading to greater efficiency and safety benefits, FAA officials say. Philadelphia is one of four key sites selected to demonstrate ADS-B, joining Houston, Louisville, Ky., and Juneau, Alaska. FAA.gov

uuu Phillips 66 has launched a rebate program for pilots who volunteer their aircraft and time to fly patients who need specialized medical treatments. Starting June 1, pilots flying missions for Angel Flight Northeast and Mercy Medical Airlift (which administers Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic and Airlift Hope America) will qualify for a $1-per-gallon rebate on fuel purchased using a Phillips 66 Aviation Personal Credit Card at a Phillips 66 Aviation branded FBO. Phillips66Aviation.com

uuu The New Jersey Department of Transportation has contracted with Belfort Instrument Co. to install DigiWx Automated Weather Observation Systems (AWOS) at 15 airports in the state. Installations will begin in late spring and should be completed by the end of the year, Belfort officials said.

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uuu Quest Aircraft Co. has received FAA approval to operate the Kodiak at a maximum takeoff weight of 7,225 lbs., an increase from the existing 6,750 lbs. Useful load has increased to 3,535 lbs. Designed for missionary and humanitarian organizations, the Kodiak can take off in under 1,000 feet at full gross takeoff weight and climb at over 1,300 feet per minute, according to company officials. Powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6 turbine engine, it is capable of working off floats without structural upgrades and has the ability to land on unimproved surfaces. QuestAircraft.com

uuu The Florida Aviation Trades Association (FATA) has received a grant from the Wolf Aviation Fund to help develop its program, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beyond the Runway â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Why General Aviation Means Business.â&#x20AC;? Target audience for the program, which will be held at the FATA Annual Conference in June, is the non-aviation business community, FATA officials said. 321-383-9662, FATA.aero

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Piper ups production By JANICE WOOD General Aviation News

While 2009 was a tough year for the aviation industry, things were a bit different for Piper Aircraft. The company, flush with funds from its new owner, Imprimis, an investment company with offices in Bangkok, Singapore, and Brunei Darussalam, increased production rates more than 50% last year and hired 240 people, including 60 engineers for its PiperJet. “Our dealers are telling us they are seeing more and more activity,” said President Kevin Gould on Sun ’n Fun’s opening day. “That’s given us the confidence to increase our production rates.” While busy developing the PiperJet and introducing its Light Sport Aircraft, the PiperSport, Piper also spent a lot of time last year concentrating on its basic trainers, including the Archer. “It’s had a low profile the last couple of years, but it’s making a comeback,” Gould said, noting it is now available with the G500, as are the Warrior and Seminole. International markets, particularly, are interested in the trainers, he said, noting that Piper will “probably build eight times as many trainers this year than last.”

Meanwhile the company has completed its Preliminary Design Review of the PiperJet. Next step is to finish up design details, then build the conforming jet. “We’re still on track for first deliveries in the first half of 2013,” Gould said. On the other end of the spectrum, Piper expects about 75 LSAs will be produced in 2010. The LSA is built by Czech Aircraft Works and distributed by Piper. In other news, Piper announced that Forward Vision Systems’ EVS-100 and EVS-600 Enhanced Vision Systems can now be installed on its Malibu, Matrix and Mirage models. In addition to offering the systems as an option on all new versions of those PA-46 models, Piper and Forward Vision are teaming up to offer STCapproved systems for Malibu, Matrix and Mirage aircraft in service worldwide. Piper also will offer an optional system on new Piper Meridians, as well as an STC-approved system for Meridians already in service, once an EVS is certified to address the Meridian’s higher performance envelope (maximum approved altitude of 30,000 feet in particular), Gould noted. EVS systems — commonly known as infrared or thermal imaging cameras — present a real-time picture outside the cockpit to offer pilots a view that penetrates haze, fog, smoke and precipitation eight to 10 times farther than the unaided human eye. For more information: Piper.com, Forward-Vision.net.

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Gould handed over the keys to the very first PiperSport to three veteran pilots on opening day of Sun ’n Fun. The three co-owners — all from Miami — are Charlie Carlon, 62, a 20,000-hour former Delta Airlines pilot who works for Airbus North America teaching pilots how to fly the Airbus via simulation; Brian Garhammer, 52, a 16,000-hour former ATA pilot, who also works for Airbus North America; and Dr. Mike Morduant, 62, a veterinarian and a pilot for 42 years. There are three variants of the LSA: The PiperSpor t, which sells for $119,900; the PiperSport LT (primarily a training model), which sells for $129,900; and the PiperSport LTD (professional model), which sells for $139,900. Each is equipped with a 100-hp Rotax 912 engine, which can run on auto fuel, and a BRS aircraft parachute recovery system.

Next Step helps grow pilot population By JANICE WOOD General Aviation News

Hal Shevers, founder of Sporty’s, has no doubt what his mission in life is. “When I was 25 years old, I thought I was put on this Earth to make every woman happy and burn as much avgas as possible,” he joked at Sun ’n Fun. “50 years later, I know my purpose is to get everybody to take their first flying lesson.” He reported that the Next Step program, which made its debut at last year’s Sun ’n Fun, is an important part of that mission. With the Next Step program,

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Sporty’s offers free online private pilot courses to all Young Eagles in an effort to grow the pilot population. “If there is no freshman class, there can be no graduates,” he said. “I’m extremely happy with what has happened in the last year.” Also happy is Sporty’s partner in the program, the Experimental Aircraft Association, which launched the Young Eagles program in 1991. Since then, more than 1.5 million kids have had their first Young Eagles flight. “The invariable question after that first flight from pilots is ‘what’s next?’ said Tom Poberezny, EAA’s chairman

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and president. The Next Step program takes the enthusiasm generated by the first flight and leads youngsters to pursue flight training. “Having young people learn how to fly is important, and it’s important to get them at a young age so they can be part of the flying community for a long time,” Poberezny said. He noted there’s a feeling among many today that young people are not as passionate about flight. “I tell you they are,” he said. “It’s just that they have so many things vying for their time. We have to compete for their time, so they have the

goal of becoming a pilot and an aircraft owner.” Another initiative in growing the pilot population is slated for May 15, which is International Learn to Fly Day. There will be events across the country, including at Sporty’s, where the event is tied into the company’s annual fly-in, according to John Zimmerman, vice president of the catalog division. At the fly-in, the company will give away its sweepstakes plane, a Garmin G-300-equipped Skycatcher. The LSA is Serial #5, Zimmerman noted. For more information: Sportys.com, YoungEagles.org, EAA.org.

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Flying is serious business. That was one of the messages from FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt during his visit to Sun ’n Fun this year. Introduced as “a GA pilot who happens to be FAA administrator,” Babbitt is the first GA pilot to be FAA administrator. He grew up in Florida, working as a CFI until he made it to Eastern Airlines. He told the crowd at the fly-in’s Meet the FAA forum that he’s logged over 14,000 hours — “12,000 hours for the airlines, but that was only to pay the electric bill,” he joked. “The real fun flying is GA.” Babbitt spent four days at Sun ’n Fun — a record for an FAA administrator — and he brought more senior staffers with him than have ever attended the fly-in. While he had many closed-door meetings and a tour of the airport, Babbitt also walked the flightline and the grounds, talking to pilots and repeating his mantra of professionalism and responsibility, and the need to continue to hone our skills as pilots. “We have a responsibility to the airspace, to people and to the machines,” he said. “There is a need for all of us to take recurrent training.” He pointed out that the best golfers in the world continue to take lessons, as do world-class tennis players. “The best pilots also still take lessons,” he said, telling the story of a top aerobatic pilot who told him he had just spent 140

hours training with an instructor to hone his skills. “All of us can benefit from more training.” He noted that Sun ’n Fun provides a perfect venue to increase skills, whether it’s through forums, workshops, FAA seminars or just good, old-fashioned hangar flying. “When you spend time with fellow pilots, you exchange stories. I can assure you that everyone can learn something new here to make us better pilots.” Sun ’n Fun also affords the opportunity to see the latest in technology. “But no matter how many gadgets you have — there’s more information on one side of the panel in a Cirrus than I had when I was flying for the airlines — if you don’t have the basic skills, all that doesn’t matter. “It’s time to ask ourselves, ‘Am I doing enough in my training?” he continued, adding that not only the FAA website, but also the AOPA and EAA websites, offer classes to help pilots hone their skills. “When was the last time you got a couple of hours of dual to see how you are doing?” he asked. “And being an old CFI, it’s not a bad idea to keep our CFIs in business.”

GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS Babbitt noted there’s “good news” in GA: The fatal accident rate has fallen 4%. “But the bad news is that GA traffic has decreased significantly, so the rate of accidents is still high,” he said. “We want

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to see more improvement.” “We’re still seeing too many GA accidents, like VFR to IMC, where pilots who know better get into bad situations and the outcome is not good,” he continued. “We see a lot of bad decisions being made. We’re seeing things that just shouldn’t happen.” The worst part, he said, is when you look at accident reports and wonder, “what were they thinking?” he said, such as in cases of fuel exhaustion or trying to recover from a bad approach. “We all know that a good landing is made at the beginning of the approach,” he said. “People need to realize that there’s no shame in doing a go-around — pilots do it all the time. There should be no embarrassment in that.” The FAA is also worried about homebuilt accidents. Homebuilts account for 10% of the fleet, but 27% of the accidents. Babbitt pointed out it’s not the builders who are crashing, but the second owners. “The builders are not doing a good job of training the people they are selling to,” he said, noting that second owners usually crash in the first 20-40 hours of ownership. On the flip side, Babbitt said the safety record of Light Sport Aircraft is “excellent” and that the FAA is pleased with the results of manufacturers building to the ASTM standards. “They are in line with where we expect certified aircraft to be,” he said. In answering questions from the audi-

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ence, Babbitt went on record as being opposed to user fees. “That was from the previous administration and I don’t expect to see them back,” he said, adding quickly, “that doesn’t rule out what other people might do, so I encourage all of you to talk to your congressmen.” He pointed out that 25% of the FAA’s funding used to come from the Airport & Airways Trust Fund, which is bolstered by airline passenger fees and other fees. These days, it accounts for 70%. “Less and less is coming from the General Fund,” he said. “But if you think about all the other modes of transportation, you don’t pay to drive down I-95. The country as a whole benefits from the aviation infrastructure, so it’s the obligation of the whole country to pay for the system, not just the users.”

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Flight Design debuts floats, new models By JANICE WOOD Flight Design, which manufactures the best-selling Light Sport Aircraft in the U.S., is not sitting on its laurels. The German company, which already offers several models, including the CTLS, the MC and the CTLS Lite, debuted another model, the CTLS-HL (for High Lift) Turbocharged model, at Sun ’n Fun. It’s also busy on a joint venture with Clamar Floats to develop floats for the company’s LSAs. The CTLS-HL, which sports a 12% longer wing and stabilizer, was originally developed for glider towing, according to Tom Peghiny, president of Flight Design USA. Powered by a turbocharged Rotax 914, it also features — like all Flight Design airplanes — a BRS airframe parachute. The CTLS remains the company’s flagship model, targeted at both individuals and flight schools. Often it is the first glass cockpit, first LSA and first composite airplane people fly, he said, adding, “It’s also very popular for rentals.” The production version of the MC, the company’s metal LSA, was on display at Sun ’n Fun. Designed specifically for flying clubs and training, the plane is

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made mostly of aluminum with a steel cage. While it has lower acquisition and operating costs, “it looks like a GA plane and it feels like a GA plane,” Peghiny said. Making its U.S. debut this week is the CTLS Lite, which features a lowered price and a higher useful load than the CTLS. The company was able to lower the price by making many of the items that are standard on the CTLS options on the Lite model. It also uses more American-made parts, especially avionics, while weighing 50 lbs. less than the CTLS. It sells for $119,980, about $20,000 less than the CTLS. Flight Design officials spent the last year looking for just the right floats for its LSAs. “We don’t have so much water in Germany,” joked Matthias Betsch, CEO

of Flight Design, on opening day of Sun ’n Fun, “so it is hard to develop expertise in floats.” The Clamar floats match the “structure and the feel” of the Flight Design planes, said Peghiny. Meanwhile the company continues development of its hybrid powerplant, introduced last year, which combines a certified engine with an electric motor that is used only for takeoff and climb. Target price is $34,000 for the engine, which is expected to fly this year. Also in the works are hand controls, as well as a cargo pod, which can hold a wheelchair. With about 300 CTs flying in the U.S., the company has spent a lot of time developing a support network, which includes seven distributors and 12 dealers. It’s also building up its Flight Design Pilot Centers and has developed a transition syllabus, which is useful not only for CT pilots, but for all pilots transitioning from GA planes to LSAs, said John Gilmore, Flight Design USA’s national sales manager, who noted the syllabus is available on the company’s website, FlightDesignUSA.com. In the midst of all this activity, Flight Design officials, who spent last week at AERO Friedrichshafen, the big GA airshow in Germany, are hopeful that the worst of the economic woes are over. “The market is starting to come back — it’s not jumping, but it’s starting,” said Betsch.

Florida aerospace academy receives $7.5 million grant By JANICE WOOD General Aviation News

Officials from Sun ’n Fun and the Polk County School Board broke ground during Sun ’n Fun on a new $7.5 million building that will house the Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA), an aviation-oriented career academy that is already located on the Sun ’n Fun campus. The new 58,000-square-foot facility, which will house up to 500 high school students, is slated to open in August 2011.

The building is made possible by a $7.5 million grant from the Aviation Education Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by James Ray, a pilot and a successful businessman with interests in ranching, oil and gas exploration, real estate development, and investing. A B-17 pilot during World War II, Ray has provided the start-up funding for more than 300 businesses, including Eclipse Aviation and Cirrus Design. He’s also made significant donations to the University of North Dakota, EAA, and the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Ray is donating

another $500,000 to the school district for furniture, fixtures and equipment for the new building. “It is my belief that teaching young people the discipline required to learn the science of flight builds character and confidence,” Ray said. “The experience of solo flight teaches them that they are independent and free-thinking individuals who are fully capable of being in control of their own lives.” In presenting the check to Sun ’n Fun officials, Ray noted it is “really a baton on the starting line, which is going to slip into little relay batons,

given to the construction companies and the teachers and all you young guys,” he said, talking to the many students present for the groundbreaking. “The only reward we want is the success of each of you.” The presentation was especially poignant for Rick Garcia, president of Gulf Coast Avionics and a Sun ’n Fun board member, who initially proposed the idea of building a high school on the Sun ’n Fun campus. “When I was 14, I got involved in aviation at a similar academy in Miami,” he said, “and I had a dream, like Mr. Ray, that giving these young people the opportunity to experience flight can ignite the passion and confidence within each one of them to change their life. Thank you Mr. Ray.” Garcia presented Ray with a rendering of the school, then Bill Eickhoff, Sun ’n Fun chairman, noted it was “time to get this started,” as he, Garcia, Ray, Sun ’n Fun President John Burton, Dr. Gail McKinzie, superintendent of the Polk County School Board, and Lakeland Mayor Gow Fields, broke ground for the new school. The current CFAA facilities, which are in their second year of operation, house 115 sophomores and juniors. “The new academy will allow us to almost triple the enrollment,” said Assistant Principal Chad Smith. He noted that students who attend the academy have improved attendance and academic performance. “Students who come to school here don’t want to leave at the end of the day,” he said.


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NextGen delays continue Poor leadership, funding just some of the problems By Charles Spence WASHINGTON, D.C. — NextGen (the Next Generation Air Transportation System) is running into problems, causing delays, which means the program might not be fully Capital operational before Comments the half-century-old radar-based system is scheduled to be replaced. Seven government agencies and of fices are involved with the FAA in developing NextGen. The House Subcommittee on Aviation recently held its fourth hearing to see how well this group is working together to make the transition from radar to a satellite-based program. The findings? Mixed reviews, with most pointing to poor leadership, funding problems, a lack of coordination between agencies, and not including controllers and users in the decision making. On the positive side, there is success in some areas, like ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast). But many problems need to be resolved. For instance, problems discovered when the first step of the program was tried at Salt Lake City included no acceptable way to hand off a flight from one controller to the next, radar processing failures, and key information being assigned to the wrong aircraft. The FAA has been spending $14 million a month trying to resolve these and other problems. Also, the FAA has yet to make certain key decisions about NextGen, such as how much responsibility can or should be delegated to pilots. Another sticking point: The inability of various agencies to share the costs of the modernized air traffic control system. A Joint Planning and Development Of fice (JPDO) within the FAA was established by Congressional action to get the agencies working together. Those agencies include the Depar tment Of Transportation, Department of Defense, Department of Commerce, Department of Homeland Security, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the White House Office of Science and Technology. The JPDO has met “infrequently,” Dr. George Dillingham of the Government Accountability Of fice told committee members. In fact, since it was established in 2003, the JPDO has met only four times. These agencies must share informa-

tion for NextGen to work and the FAA has not yet defined what each agency’s role is to be, meaning agencies aren’t able to budget or to even agree if they are willing or able to accept a specified role, he reported. A panel of witnesses told the committee there has been a lack of leadership and frequent turnovers in personnel, adding to the difficulties. Dr. Karlin Toner, current director of JPDO, has been in the position only two months. She is the fourth person to hold that position. Until recently, responsibility for NextGen was spread throughout the FAA. Now, Toner reports directly to the acting associate administrator, another temporary appointment. Confirmation of a nominee to fill that position is held up in the Senate.

Dillingham cited another issue that developers of NextGen have not tackled. He declared there is no plan for new runways, without which other parts of the program will not be effective. By 2030 the FAA estimates the number of passengers carried by airlines will increase 75% over 2009 and operations at the nation’s 35 busiest airports will increase 60%. Without more runways — or more airports — the system will not be able to use the advantages of NextGen, continuing the arguments over who can use the airspace. In his opening statement, Rep. Tom Petri (R-Wis.), ranking member of the subcommittee, reminded others that some parts of the program are mired in environmental review processes mandated by Congress. These procedures,

he said, “can take years and cost millions of dollars.” Congress shares some of the blame for the NextGen problems, said Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.), who chairs the full Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, because of its failure to pass FAA reauthorization. He expressed impatience with the FAA’s handling of the NextGen program, charging that the FAA has not learned how to handle multi-billion dollar programs. He promised his committee will keep the spotlight on the NextGen program and closed with the statement that the FAA “had damn well start doing something.” Charles Spence is GAN’s Washington, D.C., correspondent.

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Why flight is so important By Michael Parfit Charles Lindbergh could see things in the distance. Not just other airplanes, or a landing strip in France one May night in 1927. He was the best of Guest Editorial risk-takers. He could visualize both trouble and achievement before their time, and he was determined to adapt the tools of the present to the needs he could see in the future. In aviation and elsewhere, we need more of that kind of thing. So I’d like to give you some perspective on an organization that’s trying to help people find that vision and act on it. It’s the Charles A. and Anne Mor row Lindbergh Foundation. I’m not a spokesman for the organization. I’m a pilot who now serves on its board of directors. I first met people from the foundation one day in the 1980s when I landed my Cardinal at Little Falls, Minnesota, where Charles Lindbergh spent some of his childhood. I crossed the Mississippi and visited his home, where he used to go to bed in the middle of winter in a freezing cold, screened porch near the river, just so he could watch the stars. In Little Falls, I went to the annual meeting of what was then called the Lindbergh Fund. That day the organization was giving $10,580 grants — equal to the price of “The Spirit of St. Louis” — to young scientists. The grants were given for projects that were dedicated to a concept of balance between technology and nature that the Lindberghs believed is vital to the survival of humans and the planet. Today this quiet but persistent organization is, in many ways, coming home. It is sharpening its focus on the stunning human achievement that will forever be

linked to the Lindbergh name: Human flight. In my view, the foundation is focusing on aviation because aviation needs the qualities of both Lindberghs — Charles’s drive and innovation, and Anne Morrow’s wisdom and poetry — as we all face new challenges, both to aviation and to the Earth. Both are in various forms of crisis. Aviation is in a kind of crisis of invisibility. Aviation remains astonishing, but people aren’t astonished any more, so it gets more attacks — for energy use or perceived elitism — than awe.  And crises also threaten Earth and our species — extinctions, dead zones in the seas, pollution of many kinds, warming, shortages of water, food, and energy. To reach its full potential as the marvelous tool that it is, aviation needs to lift not just our freight, but our hearts. Of course it must address its own role in the problems of energy and pollution, but it can do much more. Charles Lindbergh took new technology that others had made, adapted it and used it to open doors of possibility. That’s what aviation can do again this century, and that’s what the Lindbergh Foundation is here to help us achieve. When I think of that balance between our human ability to make tools and our planet’s need for care, I remember a favorite image of Charles when he was young. It’s of the boy in Little Falls, Minnesota, who knew how to drive his father’s car better than the old man did, but who also bundled up in the winter so he could go out on that screened porch, wide awake and dreaming, beside the river and among the stars. That was less than a hundred years ago. Human flight is still very young. The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation is here to remind us why flight is still so important — and so wonderful — and how we must learn to adapt it and use it so future children, too, can watch the stars and dream.

Ben Visser’s column, “The death of Common Sense,” in the April 20 issue, was absolutely on target! I resonate completely with your assessment that, “Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, in general aviation.” Over the years there have been many occasions where long-established “common sense” solutions are cast aside in favor of new, untested (and questionable) replacements. Without fail, they are a concession to the “change” mentality, driving another nail in the coffin of Common Sense. WAYNE BOYD via e-mail

I enjoyed Ben Visser’s well-written article, “The death of Common Sense.” You, sir, are spot on. As a professional pilot and Super Cub owner, I simply can’t agree with you more. Legislators trying to outlaw 100LL because it sounds unhealthy is testament to where we are as a nation. What are we leaving our great-grandchildren when Rome is burning and too many are searching for a bag of marshmallows? Personal responsibility, rugged individualism and peace through strength seem to be things of the past. JAMES ROBERGE via e-mail

“Aviation remains astonishing, but people aren’t astonished any more, so it gets more attacks than awe.”

Michael Parfit is a pilot, writer and filmmaker. His book “Chasing the Glory” describes his flight around the U.S. following the route of Charles Lindbergh’s tour of the country after his flight to Paris. He is a member of the board of directors of the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation. For more information: LindberghFoundation.org.

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I sense your grief at the loss of common sense. I would add to that list “courtesy.” In the postindustrial age dominated by electronic relationships, our relational skills and wisdom have suffered from decades of neglect. We don’t talk anymore. We grunt at each other in staccato blurbs on Facebook or e-mail. I think common sense comes from running with those wiser than we are, learning from their experience and sometimes humor. Not much place for that in a society that wants to be constantly breast fed from the government. It’s nice to know there are others out there with a little common sense left. JIM McGUIRE via e-mail

Just received the April 20 issue of General Aviation News. “The death of Common Sense” was a great article! You hit the nail on the head. I could elaborate further, however I feel I’d be preaching to the choir. With that being said, I just want to compliment you on an excellent article and to say that General Aviation News is an excellent publication. THOMAS CHUDY JR. Necedah, Wis.

SEVEN STEPS TO SURVIVAL “Seven steps to survival” in the April 20 issue was a great piece of work. I have been a pilot since 1956 in the Air Force, the Massachusetts Air National Guard, and now flying a Cessna 182 in retirement from Pratt & Whitney after working there for more than 40 years. I have made copies of this article by Alan Sorum to share with EAA Chapter 740, our Haverhill Airport Commission, and other pilots. Keep up the great work you do for general aviation and ALL pilots. JOEL GODSTON Posted online at GeneralAviationNews.com


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New LAL director says pilots are his best marketing tool By JANICE WOOD General Aviation News

You might say Gene Conrad is in the family business. The new director of Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport (LAL), home to Sun ’n Fun, was born in Oshkosh, where his father was airport director. Conrad grew up on airports, as his dad took over management positions at Huntsville International Airport (HSV) in Alabama and Dayton International Airport (DAY) in Ohio. When the opportunity to become LAL’s director came up, Conrad didn’t think twice. “This is a unique opportunity,” he says. “I have a little boy and I’d like him to grow up like I grew up.” Of course, Conrad didn’t get the job based on his father’s resume. He started his career at Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Ohio, then worked at DAY, and most recently worked at Branson Airport (BBG) in Missouri, the first privately developed and operated commercial service airport in the nation. “Branson was an awesome experience,” he says.

Conrad, 34, has no doubt that his experience at LAL will be just as awesome. “This airport is ripe for growth,” he says. “There is a tremendous amount of opportunity here.” And Conrad is not shy about telling anyone who will listen — from pilots to the FAA administrator to potential new tenants — about those opportunities. “We’re aggressive,” he says. “We’re going to do our due diligence and identify these opportunities. We’re not going to wait for them to come to us.” Providing a lot of those opportunities is Sun ’n Fun. Having an international event fly-in every year is a “huge deal,” he notes. “Any airport would love to have an event like this.” And any airport director would love to have the FAA administrator visit his airport, which is what happened when FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt attended this year’s show. “This will give us face time with the administrator,” Conrad said a few days before the show kicked off. “He’s a pilot with great knowledge of GA, so we’re looking forward to meeting with him and giving him a personal tour of our facilities. This is a great opportunity.” LAL just received a $2.4 million FAA grant, which will be used for taxiway improvements. Construction will begin in summer, and should be complete by next

spring. Conrad notes that the FAA and the Florida Department of Transportation support LAL and share his vision of “what the possibilities are.” “There’s the possibility of commercial service at some point,” Conrad says, “but GA will always be at our core. If we do bring commercial service here, we can blend it in so it mixes without interruption to our GA activities.” For one week every year, the prime activity at LAL is Sun ’n Fun, when hundreds of thousands of people descend on the airport. Well before opening day, LAL employees are ready for the big event. “We’re the support role,” Conrad says. “We make sure everything is safe, then we stay out of the way.” That’s because the Sun ’n Fun staff and volunteers do a “great job,” Conrad says. “Sun ’n Fun is an awesome partner.” The fly-in is also a great way to “showcase” the airport, he admits. That’s why earlier this year, airport crews painted hangars on the north side of the airport so they match the colors of the terminal. A new restaurant, Earhart’s Runway Grill, opened just days before the fly-in and the airport is preparing to kick off a new marketing campaign. It’s theme? “We’re here the rest of the year,” Conrad says. “We have more than

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150 tenants and there is so much activity occurring here all year.” The airport’s business community is strong, boasting long-time businesses like Gulf Coast Avionics — which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year — to the newest tenant, Okeechobee Painting Center, which just moved from the Okeechobee Airport (OBE). “We have 1 million square feet of facilities,” Conrad says. “About 65% is leased and we’re working hard to get that other 35% leased.” Conrad notes that LAL is a “one-stop shop,” offering a broad array of businesses that cater to all GA pilots, whether they fly a 172 or a G-IV. Conrad hopes to enlist the help of those pilots to help LAL thrive. “When they come here, we ask that they look around and then spread the word,” he says. “Pilots are our biggest marketing arm. We want them to come in and have a great experience.”

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www.GeneralAviationNews.com • facebook.com/ganews Cessna 170/175/177 - 1906 1972 C-177B Cardinal TT 4339, SMOH by Lycoming 1746, $39,000. Call Pete 806-637-4656. 1973 177B Cardinal 2579TTSN. Exceptional in & out. Imron custom paint. Hangared. 684hrs on factory reman. Fresh annual. $55,950. 541-471-9337. Cessna 172 - 1907 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. 1962 172C 4118 TT, 433 SMOH by Mattituck. Fresh annual. KX125 radio. Narco AT150 xpdr. One sweet airplane! $27,900. 360-681-4965 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. 1974 C-172M, IFR, NDH, 1480 hr eng, 3860 AF, very good condition, always hangared, fresh annual, $32,000. Bremerton WA 360-297-1324. 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 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. 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. 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. 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 1969 C-172K. 180 HP conversion. STOL kit. 105 SMOH $67,000. 509-750-7225.

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LUSCOMBE AIRPLANE “WIN ME” drawing. 1/$40; 3/$100; 10/$300. www.Luscombe.org and IRS 501C3 organization. 480-650-0883. 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 1977 MOONEY M201/M20J 2037TTSN, 199 Fac. Ovh engine/since prop. new. IFR-certified, Garmin-430/296. Always hangared, annual-2/10. $100K. R. Richardson. CA/559-284-7594. robertrichardsonphd@unwiredbb.com

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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 Emigh Trojan - 2530

1959 CESSNA 182B straight tail classic w/cowl flaps, 5580-TT, 1164-SMOH, O-470L, Western Skyways Gold Seal, 500-SPOH, Garmin GNC-250XL Com/GPS, Flybuddy-GPS, KY97A-Com, KA134 audio-panel, AT50xpdr/C, VG’s, P&I-1995, $39,900. reade@uisreno.com NV/775-742-2929. http://tappix.com/813173

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1963 C-182 N3456U. Fresh annual, new Gill 35 battery. Ready to go! $45,000. Contact Robert Stark. 940-5642938.

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1965 C182H, P-Ponk 0470R/50 275HP, 160 SMOH, 2621-TT, King IFR, nice original, hangared. $69,950. CA/510-783-2711. 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. $47,000. Ron/509-750-7225. 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 1960 C-210 2800 TT, 150 SMOH, IFR, 3-blade prop, fresh annual. Very Nice! $55,750. “Trade” West One Air. 208-455-9393. westoneair@aol.com Cessna - 2020 CESSNA WING rebuilding, using factory jigs. CRS #UDIR892K. Aircraft Rebuilders 2245 SO. Hwy 89, Perry UT 84302 435-723-5650.

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FAIRCHILD 22-C7B, airworthy. Spare Menasco D-4-87 Elec starter, Ham Std round adj prop, dual instruments & controls.REDUCED TO $79,000, 510-507-1164. 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 1947 LUSCOMBE 8E/F. 3840-TT, Cont C90-12F 190SMOH FWF. Lightweight starter, strobes, straight airframe, hangared, $19,950, 541-218-2889, 619-449-1855 1948 LUSCOMBE 8F, TTAF-4541, TSMOH-1458. TSTOH-99, King Com and Transp. AK450-ELT, Scott-tail wheel, intercom, spin-on filter, new paint, $27,000/OBO after annual, 425-820-5653. LUSCOMBE SUPPORT: Parts, PMA, NOS, used; knowledgable technical help. www.Luscombe.org. 480650-0883.

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 Piper Single - 3800 1957 PA22-20, 40 since total rebuilt, Stewart Tips, VG’s, sealed-struts, mode-c, oil-filter,electronic pach, intercom, pulse-lite, EGT. Many more mods, hangared, $32,000. 360-378-5179. HIGHLY MODIFIED PA-16, O-540Lyc. Very Very low time. Excellent back country airplane. Loaded with radio gear. Time to sell! 503-949-4739. 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 PA-18 project, fuselage powder coated, wings ready to cover. No engine. $20,000. 208-285-1435.


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PAINE FIELD New Corp. Hangar 100x100’ 22’ high door, heated, finished floor, office, bath w/shwr, parking 425-827-6588. CAVE JUNCTION Oregon (lllinois Valley) hangar 60X40 metal. Electricity and telephone. On paved 5,200’ runway w/paved taxiway.“3S4” $115,000. 541-592-6322.

One piece hand-laminate with a molded Naugahyde texture, designed to tuck under the windshield from the front totally covering the top of the instrument panel.

Glareshield Price List Cessna 120/140/150 Cessna 170/172 Cessna 180/182/185 Cessna 205/206/210 Cessna 337 Skymaster Beech 33/35/Baron/Travelair Mooney 201 Piper PA 24/30 Comanche, etc. Piper PA 28/6/32/34 Cherokee, etc. Piper PA 38 Tomahawk Optional FAA Approved Lights

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Hangars & Tie-Downs - 7300 KSHN/SHELTON, WA Like new large T and a half condo hangar, furnished/heated office, phone, 10’garage door. Private entrance. $55,000. 425-922-1213. ELMA, WA T-Hangars $97.50/mo Completely enclosed w/lockup. Pilot controlled runway lights. 360-482-2228. "THE NEW LIFT STRAPS" BI-FOLD DOORS By Schweiss for airplane hangars. Electricall operated. Lose no headroom, we install and deliver. Schweiss BiFold Doors 800-746-8273. Visit www.bifold.com

PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL (PDX) Hangar/ Office for Rent. 6,056 square feet 77’ wide by 16’ tall door. 497 square feet office space with restrooms, private parking and gate for ramp access. John Frevola 800-547-9307.

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POWER METERS for hangars. Recover the cost of electricity used by tenants, Davidge Controls, 800-824-9696, www.ezmeter.com PAINE FIELD hangar-40x50, bi-fold door w/remote, tilefloor w/compass rose. Facing main-runway, lots of extras. Buy or lease. billr@everettmall.com, 800-345-9066. www.everettmall.com/hangar

CHINO, CALIFORNIA: NEW HANGARS FOR SALE OR RENT, 50x50 insulated, metal halide lighting, Schweiss bifold door. $199,000. Financing available. One 50X50 for rent $1150/month. 949-533-0298. av8r46@yahoo.com or www.pacificcommercecompany.com

FOR LEASE:Kissimmee FL 3400sqft of interior office space in GA terminal and 1-acre of paved aircraft parking. 407-518-2516 or tlloyd@kissimmee.org C-3 BUILDING, Paine Field, Everett,WA. Hangar Bay(1) 4,878sf, Bay(2) 4,878sf w/2nd floor office space 377sf. SuiteC 849sf, (possible separate rental). Adjacent ramp area 10,143sf. Total Usage: 21,125sf. 425-388-5107, www.painefied.com Fuel Cells - 7220

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Protects Instruments from Intense Heat The glareshield extends (3) three inches past the front of the panel to shade instrument faces. The reinforced “lip” forms a nifty hand-hold on the Glareshield’s front edge and provides room for mounting optional FAA approved lights for greater night visibility. “Windlock” Device This control lock is designed to be used inside the cockpit & attaches to the �ight controls. Cannot be forgotten prior to �ight! ... $72.75

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Now, the company that brought you aviation’s rst “mini-MFD” is taking the concept to a whole new level: With the Garmin aera™ lineup of touchscreen GPS portables. Featuring crisp 4.3-inch QVGA wide-format displays with menu-driven tap-and-drag user interface, these four versatile “dual boot” models let you transition seamlessly from runways to roadways with the best in Aviation and Automotive moving-map navigation. Leveraging Garmin’s industry-leading expertise in integrated systems design, the aera series offers a full range of smart, easy-to-use guidance solutions for today’s pilot/motorist. Aera 500 Americas (Pacic and Atlantic also available) ........P/N 11-08044........ $799.00 Aera 510 Americas ................................................................P/N 11-08045..... $1,299.00 LOWER PRICES ON GPSMAP 696 & 695 is our ultimate portable Aera 550 Americas (Pacic and Atlantic also available) ........P/N 11-08046..... $1,499.00 Aera 560 Americas ................................................................P/N 11-08047..... $1,999.00 MFD: the GPSMAP 696, an all-in-one navigator designed exclusively for aviation. Featuring a large screen, GPSMAP 496 & 495 New features include: Garmin’s SafeTaxiTM detailed electronic charts and real-time weather, the 696 airport diagrams; AOPA airport directory data; enhanced terrain and aviais your own personal avionics system. GPSMAP 695 tion databases (showing private airports and heliports); significantly faster With features that focus on aviation-only navigation and 5 Hz updating on maps and “Panel” page instruments; and for go-anywhere mapping, GPSMAP 695 is Garmin’s ultimate portable versatility, built-in automotive street mapping for USA/Canada or Europe. MFD. Similar to the 696, the GPSMAP 695 comes with 496 Americas ...........................................P/N 11-04684 ...............$1,999.00 a large screen and detailed electronic charts — minus XM compat495, Americas (No Weather) ....................................... P/N 11-06248..............$1,299.00 ibility — at a price you’ll love. GPSMAP 696 Americas. GPSMAP 696 495, Atlantic (No Weather) .......................................... P/N 11-06317 ..............$1,299.00 Americas................................. P/N 11-07022 ............... $2,999.00 GPSMAP 695 Americas ......... P/N 11-07023 ............... $2,399.00 495, Pacic (No Weather) ........................................... P/N 11-06318 ..............$1,299.00

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

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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 ........... $3,795.00 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....... $317.95

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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 ....... $1,980.00 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

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SV-D1000 SkyView 10” Display (includes main wiring harness) ...... P/N 10-03932........$3,395.00 SV-ADAHRS-200 SkyView ADAHRS - First P/N 10-03936........$1,185.00 SV-ADAHRS-200 & 201 SkyView ADAHRS Dual ....................... P/N 10-04018........$1,941.00 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...........$194.50 EMS-D10 Engine Monitor (no engine sensors / wiring harnesses) .. P/N 10-01160........$1,665.00 EFIS-D100 (Includes remote compass, mounting tray & USA-serial converter.) P/N 10-01705........$2,295.00

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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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......................$800.00 Zulu-Circumaural, ANR, straight cord, single LEMO Connector, Panel Power (install kit PN 11-01846)... P/N 11-05913......................$850.00 Zulu-Circumaural, ANR, coil cord, dual GA plugs, Battery Power P/N 11-07553......................$850.00 Zulu-Circumaural, ANR, coil cord, single LEMO Connector, Panel Power (install kit PN 11-01846)... P/N 11-05914......................$850.00 Zulu-Circumaural, ANR, Helicopter, coil cord, single U-174 Plug P/N 11-05915......................$850.00

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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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

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...... $934.95 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

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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

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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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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 .... $279.50 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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Alcor Multi-Probe Analyzers provide the peace of mind pilots want whether they are flying over mountains, oceans or just around home. By monitoring temperatures in each cylinder, a pilot has all the information necessary to safely and accurately tune and monitor the engine for desired performance and reliability. 2-1/4” EGT ................................................P/N 46150 .......$145.95 2-1/4” CHT ................................................P/N 46151 .......$149.95 CHT Probe (Bayonet)................................P/N 86251 .........$69.85 EGT Probe (Type K-Clamp)......................P/N 86255 .........$62.50

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

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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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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 ................................$261.95 RG24-11M ........................... $388.95 CB24-11 ..............................$390.95 RG380E/44* ..................... $2,228.00 CB24-11M ...........................$405.95 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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Among early design considerations were the layout, location and configuration of wings. Several early concepts included that of the tandem wing, including Langley’s first successful powered aircraft in 1896. A tandem wing aircraft implies use of two full-sized wings mounted Flight & on each end of the fuselage. It might Flyers be considered a biplane with a great amount of “stagger” between the wings. The practical effect is to increase the stability of an aircraft. Early experimenters found that using a single or biplane wing configuration was unstable. Some tried to overcome this problem using two horizontally separated wings. The first published account of a tandem wing design was that by Thomas Walker of England in his 1831 book, “A Treatise Upon the Art of Flying by Mechanical Means,” which had a drawing of his concept. One of the most important models based on this design was created by D.S. Brown in 1873. He used this model to demonstrate longitudinal stability with several models. Sir George Cayley (creator of the modern configuration of the airplane) also gave attention to the tandem wing layout. In 1874, Thomas Moy in England completed and, in 1875, tested a large model steam engine-powered tandem wing called the Aerial Steamer, which flew in tethered flight around the fountain at London’s Crystal Palace. It is also probable that Brown’s or Moy’s work influenced S.P. Langley in the layout of his powered aircraft, the first successful powered heavier-than-air aircraft.

LANGLEY AERODROME Samuel Pierpont Langley, a distinguished mathematician and astronomer, became, through his experiments and developments, the first major aeronautical figure in the United States. Langley, who long held an interest in the problems of flight, started serious investigations in 1887 when he constructed a whirling arm driven by a steam engine in order to test the amount of power needed to sustain a given weight in the air. Langley then moved on and tested several rubber-driven models based on Penaud’s monoplane pusher design. In 1892-93 he moved on to four steam driven models (called Aerodromes) of the same configuration, all of which were failures. In 1895 he rebuilt his fifth model as a tandem wing monoplane. This was a much larger model with a span of 13 feet, 11 inches, and powered by a one horsepower steam engine driving twin pusher propellers. On May 6, 1896, it flew over the Potomac River in stable flight for a distance of ¾ mile. A second version, Aerodrome No. 6, flew almost a mile in November 1896.

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Satisfied at last that he had proved the possibility of mechanical flight, but realizing that a full-sized mancarrying aircraft would require much time and money to build, Langley resolved not to undertake the task. That he ultimately did construct a man-carrying machine was due to the far-sightedness of President William McKinley, who was impressed by Langley’s models. The result was that in December 1898, Langley was awarded $50,000 by the War Department to develop a man-carrying machine, making the United States the second country after France to support the building of aircraft. The full-scale Aerodrome had a wingspan of over 48 feet and a length of 52 feet. The engine was an air-cooled rotary built by Charles Manly. It was also Manly — who had never even tried to fly a glider — who was the craft’s pilot. On Oct. 7, 1903, the plane was launched by catapult from the top of a houseboat. Upon release the craft nose-dived into the Potomac River. A second attempt on Dec. 8 again ended in failure. Langley abandoned all further work in aviation and the War Department also withdrew its support, feeling that it would take thousands of dollars and years of work to develop powered flight — all this a few days before the Wrights flew at Kitty Hawk.

Photos courtesy The Museum of Flight

Flying on tandem wings

THE FIRST: This 1831 illustration of Thomas Walker’s tandem wing design was the first published drawing of the concept.

SUCCESS, THEN FAILURE: The Langley Aerodrome was the first successful powered heavier-than-air flying machine. Unfortunately the full-sized mancarrying version was a failure.

CAPRONI’S FLYING HOUSE BOAT Count Caproni of Italy gained a reputation during the First World War for building the largest aircraft outside of Russia. His bombers had wing spans greater than 72 feet and gross weights in the four-ton range, with half ton bomb loads. After the war the Count had a dream of building a huge aircraft with the capability of flying to New York while carrying 100 passengers. This triple triplane tandem wing aircraft, the Caproni CA-60, was a cross between a houseboat and an airplane. Powered by eight 400-hp American Liberty engines, the triple tandem wing plane was designed to carry 100 passengers, or 17,635 pounds of mail, or eight 1,600-lbs. torpedoes. All of this was to be supported by the three sets of triplane wings with a total area of 8,000 square feet and a wing span of 98 feet. This huge monster weighed 55,000 pounds. Caproni’s amazing machine was launched into the water in the presence of the U.S. ambassador on Jan. 21, 1921, at Lake Maggiore in Italy. In March, after a tentative hop across the lake’s surface, the CA-60 took to the air, climbing to about 60 feet before it crashed into the water. The pilot survived, but the machine was broken up badly. There was a plan to repair it but, probably fortunately, it was destroyed by fire. Despite the demise of the project, Flight magazine reported in the April 28, 1921, issue that Signor Caproni was contemplating much larger machines.

MIGNET POU-DU-CIEL At the other end of the tandem aircraft spectrum was the Henri Mignet design from the 1930s called the Pou-duCiel — literally “Sky Louse” or, as the English translated the name, “Flying Flea.” Frenchman Henri Mignet, who designed the HM.14 Pou du Ciel in 1933, felt that spinning was a great cause of aircraft accidents and that spinning was connected with ailerons and aileron control. So when he designed the HM.14, he decided at the start that he would have no ailerons. If there were no ailerons, he argued, they could not get him into trouble. Another problem area that he saw was stalling, which was caused by the elevators, so he eliminated them as well. For longitudinal stability he used two wings in the tandem configuration. Pitch control was obtained by changing the angle of attack of the front wing, which was mounted on a pylon above the fuselage. Directional control was by the rudder, which was operated by sideways movement of the control column.

HOW BIG AND COMPLEX CAN YOU GET? The huge 3,200-hp, 55,000-lbs. Caproni flying house boat tried to find out, but it failed in the air.

“LONG LIVE THE SPORT OF THE AIR:” That was Henri Mignet’s motto when he provided homebuilders royalty free access to his plans in 1933. The Flying Flea was the most popular tandem wing design, enjoying a period of intense popularity in France and England, but a series of accidents in 1935-36 blackened the airplane’s reputation. Due to the very limited flight envelope, pilots who exceeded it ended up in dives, which resulted in many deaths. Wind tunnel tests indicating the need for more angle of attack on the forward wing resolved the issue and many versions of the design continue to fly. Even though the tandem wing design has been with us since 1831, and was the configuration for the first successful heavier-than-air powered fight, it never was a popular design feature. Given Langley’s failures and the almost instant success of the Wright brothers and their followers, it is not surprising that the tandemwing design should inspire few experimenters. Dennis Parks is Curator Emeritus of Seattle’s Museum of Flight. He can be reached at dennis@generalaviationnews.com.


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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.

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COME FLY WITH US....Hangar with room for your favorite airplane plus covered RV space, plus great 2 bdrm 2bth home, $240,000, now isn’t that just about perfect? paved, lit runway, paved taxiways. You’re going to love living at Indian Hills Airpark Salome. AZ, more photos www.airporthomesandhangars.net 928-231-9500. Real Estate/Airport Property - 9650

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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.

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.

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 PHOENIX AREA-PEGASUS AIRPARK (5AZ3) Bank says sell, drastic reduction in 1ac equestrian/aviation lots. 50% off ‘06 price. 41X36’ hangars available. Will be constructing 57X62’ hangars. Some foreclosures avail. www.pegasusairpark.com Dick Schmitt 877-371-2838.

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

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

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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. 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 Real Estate/Airport Property - 9650


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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. 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. 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. VERY RARE Find! CA/No San Diego, 30mins to beach. Gated/private airport (2CA4), 2300’paved runway. Two adjoining 3.3acre custom home lots on taxiway. Graded, ready to build. All utilities. Easy freeway access to beach cities, no fly-in/drive-in access without appointment. $750K/ea. Owner financing 949-240-4477, 714-8225405 msanger@mdsalarm.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. Canada - 9650 MIX BUSINESS and fun with a solid investment...prime land adjacent to paved, airport. Fenced. BC BorderTown $375,000/Canadian. 250-442-7224, or jag3@shaw.ca Colorado - 9650 ENERGY-EFFICIENT Exec Home w/Hangar, Van Aire Skyport, Co. Step from home to plane. Estab res airpark, 3900ft.paved, lighted runway, Htd hangar, comm door. 1.8acre prof. landscaped. Elegant, quality home, formal liv.room, din-rm, oak lib/fam rm, 3BR, 2 1/2BA. Attached OS 2-car gar. Many extras, MUST SEE! Dorothy Janich, High Plains. 720-319-5827. lanjanich@aol.com Florida - 9650 NEW PORT Richey FL. Residential Airpark Lot at Hidden Lake Airpark, larger than one-acre with about 150’ frontage, great for house & hangar with taxi-rights to 4000’paved runway. Priced to sell. Steven Oxman 410956-3080, swo49@hotmal.com www.hiddenlake.net FLORIDA’S CANNON Creek Airpark, paved & turf runways. 2409 SW Sisters Welcome Rd. Suite 101, Lake City, FL 32025. Hangars and homes for rent when available. 800-766-0406. URL: http://www.ccairpark.com 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 VERO BEACH FL. On taxi-way.. Contemporary, 4BD, 3BA, large recreation room, island kitchen, beautiful country setting. 1+ acre. CBS. 772-633-3050. ORLANDO AREA Aviation properties, hangars, hangar rentals & residential property. Chandelle Properties 407712-4071 www.chandelleproperties.com Keller Williams Advantage II Realty.

SPRUCE CREEK FLY-IN America’s Premier Fly-In and Country Club Community, Daytona Beach, (East Coast of Florida). Taxiway homes from $450,000, non-taxiway homes from $200,000, condo’s from $139,000. Lots available. SPRUCE CREEK FLY-IN REALTY, Pat & Lenny Ohlsson, 800-932-4437. www.fly-in.com 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 2001 HOME w/3000SF hangar in Cannon Creek Airpark Lake City, FL. 3500’paved runway. $310,000. Call Rob Stewart 386-269-1490. Burbach Realty. FLORIDA’S CANNON Creek Airpark, paved & turf runways. 2409 SW Sisters Welcome Rd. Suite 101, Lake City, FL 32025. Hangars and homes for rent when available. 0 interest, $280/mo. financing. 800-766-0406. URL: http://www ccairpark com

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ATLANTA, LYONS Landing Airpark, 1.4acre to 3acre lots available, runway, taxiway, and lake lots, all lots have access to 3,000’ runway, 35easy miles to Atlanta Hartsfield Airport. Gated Community has clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts, paved roads, county water, cable, high-speed internet, lakes, walking/golf cart trails. Convenient to shopping(etc). Prices start at $75,000, details: lyonslanding.com or call 770-832-7000 Idaho - 9650 LARGE 60X74 hangar, 1500 sqft home, 2-acres, on private 3000’ large airstrip located at Athol, ID near Lake Pend Oreille. Doug Landwehr, Cent 21 208-660-4378. COEUR D’ALENE Lakeview Home-site, east side acreage includes 2000’ turf airstrip, 1976 C-172, hangar, small cabin, utilities. $590,000. owner-terms. 208-6613200. Real Estate/Airport Property - 9650

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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

WALK OUT, ranch on almost four acres. Large hangar with 40’door on picturesque, public use, 2500’grass, lighted airstrip. $225,000. 616-678-7582 Minnesota - 9650

CAPE COD-FALMOUTH Airpark. Outstanding large wooded lot on taxiway with nearby tennis court. Steal it at $189.9K. 978-314-4626

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FOR SALE: 2.77 residential/commercial acres on private airport in Montana. $115K. 406-854-9399 or www.montanaairstripliving.com

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. 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 Oregon - 9650

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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 INDEPENDENCE OREGON Lovely 3BD/2ba with 36X42 hangar $365,900. Deluxe 3BD/2.5BA Airpark Home w/ hangar $398,900. 4BD/4ba 3888SF home & Hangar $629,500. Marian Fitts 503-949-3334. Windermere/ Western View Properties. 503-838-1141. Call for all your property needs. Part of the Aviation community for 30years. PROPERTY FOR Sale: Independence Airpark (7S5) 145â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x82.8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. water, gas, electric, optional cable, taxes/ fees $713/$250, price reduced! $129,500 541-754-3609, david@davidullman.com

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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. REDUCED/$499,000 Gary Gallant, Windermere Real Estate. NWMLS #11793. 360-224-8085. gary.gallantgroup@windermere.com

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. 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

SAN CANYON AIRPORT (1S9) in Chewelah WA. Out your back door to your 3600â&#x20AC;&#x2122;municipal runway. Out your front door to your own 27hole PGA golf-course. 56X41 home, 50wX40X12 hangar. $450,000.509-936-1171.

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SEVEN BAYS WA 1/2-acre lot. Small lake-view, 40X30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; building. Can be used for hangar, boat-storage, or RV storage. $79,900 360-420-5786. BEAUTIFUL FRONTIER Airpark home on 5 acres in the great Pacific Northwest. Call Joe, $895,000. 425-7700888. View: www.johnlscott.com/84278

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A MUST SEE IN CLARENDON COUNTY SC â&#x20AC;&#x153;WEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;RE IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALLâ&#x20AC;? Gated airpark with underground utilities in place.

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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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

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

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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7-BAYS WA. 1 acre 4bdrm, 3ba home, 50x60 hangar 2600â&#x20AC;&#x2122; grass strip / marina. $295,000, 509-205-8997.

SE SOUTH DAKOTA, Bixler Ridge Airpark. Valley view Sites. 3-acres - $60K. 2550X80â&#x20AC;&#x2122; grass. 2SD8. 605-5632765, 605-660-0960 cell, www.airporthomes.com pugetsoundexpress@hotmail.com Tennessee - 9650

land & homes from $139,000 to $1,950,000. DECATUR ISLAND, WA: Taxi to 4bdrm, 3bath sunset bathed octagonal home w/hangar: $900K. Adjacent lot w/nearly new hangar, garden & fruit trees: $400K. Judy, Flying Island Realty, 360-375-6302 www.flyingislandrealty.com judy@flyingislandrealty.com

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

MAZAMA WA 2 BDRM A-Frame cabin on the airstrip. Near National Forest. $159,000. #29025922. Delene Monetta 509-421-3729, dmonetta@windermere.com.

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 BEST FLYING WEATHER in WA. 2200sf home w/new 2600sfhangar on south-taxiway, $319,500.3660â&#x20AC;&#x2122;paved runway. Pictures: www.desertairerealestate.com. John L Scott RealEstate, 206-719-1515.

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

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. 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

MOTIVATED SELLER! Near Portland Oregon. 3700 sqft home. 1.5 acres. Huge hangar! +other Oregon airport homes. 503-407-8020 www.ownyourownairport.com Publisherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s notice: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise â&#x20AC;&#x153;any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limited or discrimination.â&#x20AC;? Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodian, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 800-669-9777. Toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 800-927-9277.

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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.

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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 $365,900 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 Dieter Wehner, Broker $IRECTsWWWDIETERNETCOM 7INDERMERE760 $IETER WINDERMERECOM

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As Piper Aircraft celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Piper Cherokee, the company is inviting pilots to commemorate this venerable aircraft by logging some time for the Cherokee Heritage Journey. Participants in the Cherokee Heritage Journey get a stamp each time they attend any number of fly-in events across the country. The pilot attending the most events will win a new Garmin GPSMAP 696, and the winning passenger will get $5,000 toward flight training in the new PiperSport LSA. Participants can log onto Piper.com for a schedule of airshows and fly-ins designated as part of the Cherokee Heritage Journey. Pilots, in turn, can

pick up an official passport from Piper employees at any of the events and then use it to collect other stamps along the way. The more stamps collected, the better the chances to win. The Piper passport will also record the pilot’s name, aircraft registration number, the departure airport, and distance flown to reach events. Passport entries from each destination will be validated by a Piper employee signature. Pilots must fly a Cherokee to participate in the Cherokee Heritage Journey. The first Cherokee flew in 1960. Since that time, the line has expanded to include the Warrior, Archer, Arrow and Dakota, all iterations of the PA-28 airframe. Currently Piper offers three Cherokees: the Warrior III, the Arrow and the newly revamped 180-hp Archer III.


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Covington Aircraft named distributor, overhaul facility for PT6A engines Covington Aircraft has been named a Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) Distributor and Designated Overhaul Facility (DDOF) for the PT6A engine series.

Based in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Covington was formerly a P&WC Agricultural Service Center for PT6A engines used in agricultural applications. As a DDOF, Covington will expand its services to cover a wider range of PT6A engines in other uses. This includes the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s continued commitment to the agricultural market as well as a new commitment to the corporate world. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the course of our 16-year relationship, Covington has built a solid reputation for outstanding customer service in the agricultural market, which we are confident it will establish in other markets,â&#x20AC;? said Raffaele Virgili, vice president, customer service at Pratt &Whitney Canada. Conveniently based near major interstates, the Okmulgee, Oklahoma, airport and Tulsa, Covington Aircraft Engines takes pride in overhauling the Pratt & Whitney R-985 and R-1340 aircraft engines, as well as the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A series. Since 1972, Covington has overhauled thousands of engines, and today is a worldwide leader in the aircraft engine overhaul business. Covingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s management team has some of the most qualified and professional employees in the business who are dedicated to producing a quality engine, and providing the best possible service to customers. Covingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workforce is managed by a team who brings more than 100 years of (Continued on page 35)

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Nevada Aircraft Engine: Your No. 1 source for repair and overhauls Nevada Aircraft Engine LLC is Nevadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 1 source for Lycoming and Continental aircraft engine repair and overhauls. Nevada Aircraft Engine, in Henderson, Nev., is an FAA-approved engine rebuilding facility, machine shop and specializes in cylinder machining and overhauling. Nevada Aircraft owner Dennis Malone has more than 45 years of experience specializing in Lycoming and Continental prop engines. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When overhauling your Lycoming or Continental engine, we are dedicated to safety, reliability, and the highest quality workmanship,â&#x20AC;? Malone said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are proud to say we are not a high production shop.Your engine overhaul gets personalized attention. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We pay particular attention to the condition of your engine at teardown,â&#x20AC;? he continued, noting all ADs, SBs and other factory directives are complied with and noted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After a complete inspection, you will be called and given a thorough report concerning your engine and, at that time, you may observe your engine parts at our facility. We are a friendly shop and enjoy our customers.â&#x20AC;? The machine shop, which uses state-of-the-art equipment, overhauls and/or repairs engines to precise new limits with calibrated machinery and equipment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our experienced machinists provide the best in quality workmanship,â&#x20AC;? Malone said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We invite you to visit our facility to discuss your engine overhaul needs, including our state-of-the-art cylinder work.â&#x20AC;? Nevada Aircraft Engines carefully hones cylinders to factory specifications, as maintaining â&#x20AC;&#x153;chokeâ&#x20AC;? is essential. The shop does not use reground cams or lifters and keeps an inventory of the most popular cylinders for quick turnaround. Engines are disassembled, cleaned and inspected. Steel parts are magnafluxed and non-ferrous parts are Zygloed inspected. Magnetos are inspected in accordance with the manufacturersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; recommendation. Once all parts pass the necessary inspections, the individual parts are painted and ready for assembly using new hardware and parts required by the manufacturersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; service bulletins. For more information: 702-565-5959 or www.nevadaaircraftengines.com.

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Improve your oil’s performance with ASL CamGuard While some aviation oils have additives, they often don’t address all four main concerns: corrosion prevention, wear, deposits and seals. That’s why Greg Merrell, founder of Aircraft Specialties Services in Tulsa, Okla., decided to get into the additive business, teaming with petrochemist Edward Kollin to develop ASL CamGuard, an additive designed to improve the performance of aviation oils greatly. Merrell knows that, for whatever reasons, pilots and mechanics have their favorite oils. ASL CamGuard improves the performance of all of them. Pilots don’t have to make a decision about changing a favorite brand of oil; they simply choose to make it better. Let’s say you operate your plane on a frequent basis, perhaps several times a week. CamGuard is up to the job of reducing wear and virtually eliminating deposits that can lead to valve or piston ring sticking. Or perhaps you’re a sport flyer, and 40 to 50 hours a year is your average use. In that case corrosion is your worst enemy. Rust acts like sandpaper on engine parts and CamGuard has been proven to be a superior corrosion preventive. Idle engines also tend to get “sticky,” that is, piston rings stop moving and valves stick. CamGuard not only keeps things lubricated, it can free up sticky components and allow your oil to do what it is supposed to do. Being knowledgeable is the key to understanding how ASL CamGuard improves the performance of your oil. For the last few years extensive laboratory testing has been underway to develop the 11-ingredient formulation. Complete details of the testing procedures and results can be reviewed at www. aslcamguard.com. CamGuard sells for $24.95 per pint, which will suffice for an eight- to 12-quart engine oil capacity. If you change the oil every 25 hours, that’s about $1 per hour additional cost. (Continued from page 34)

experience to the company. Covington’s purpose is to provide quality overhaul and service solutions that help customers achieve their operational goals.The company strives to deliver solid overhauls with dependable performance and reliable results at affordable prices. Driven by customer satisfaction and service, Covington works hard to understand its customers’ needs, provide timely solutions, and fulfill commitments. “We love to keep our customers flying and flying safe whether they fly for business or just plain fun,” said David Hamilton, vp, turbine division. “Quality is our goal and we have a history of providing dependable engines that meet the highest durability standards.” For more information: 918-756-7862 or www.covingtonaircraft.com.

ASL CamGuard is accepted by the FAA for use in all certified, normally aspirated aircraft engines. The OK for use in turbocharged engines is pending. For more information: 800-826-9252 or www.aslcamguard.com.


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Experience can save you big bucks at engine overhaul time If it’s your time — time for the big one, an aircraft engine overhaul — you need to educate yourself. Overhauls usually represent a large part of the total value of your aircraft, so they are something you need to learn about. Aircraft Specialties Services can help you with the learning process. Aircraft Specialties Services is a one-stop resource for a whole range of help and information during your overhaul. Whether your local mechanic is doing your engine, a large overhaul shop, or even if you’re a homebuilder doing your own,Aircraft Specialties is there to help. The company has people with years of experience in all phases of engine overhaul, as well as a library of FAA and manufacturer manuals and reference material. Whatever your problem or question, they know the best way to go.

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Here is how it works: Once your engine is torn down, box up the steel parts — crank, cam, rods, lifters, counterweights, everything — and ship them to Aircraft Specialties, which will carefully clean and inspect each part. As an FAA certified repair station, it can then tell you what parts can be reused and what repairs may be required for a yellow tag. Then comes

the best part: Aircraft Specialties is the largest aircraft engine machine shop in the country with a large selection of reconditioned, used parts on hand. It also is the largest Superior Airparts distributor, as well as stocking factory Lycoming and Continental parts. So you have a choice: New, reconditioned, factory or aftermarket parts, plus a direct comparison of each to help you make that choice. You’ll have an advisor to help you through the whole process — an advisor who has been through the process many times and can help you balance quality, service life and price to stay within your budget. Give Aircraft Specialties Services a call today! For more information: 800-826-9252 or www.aircraft-specialties.com.

Zephyr Aircraft Engines: Top quality and service at an affordable price Zephyr Aircraft Engines was started in June 1992 by Charlie Melot and Herman Vollrath. Charlie, in the engine business since 1972, left Mattituck as sales & production manager to head up G&N for four years, followed by another four as managing partner in Penn Yan Aero. Herman worked for Zephyr Aviation, where he started his aviation career, then went on to Zephyr Engine Service as a lead mechanic for 10 years, building well over 1,800 engines. Building on Charlie’s 20 years of management and high-quality customer service, coupled with Herman’s near genius mechanical ability, their goal was to create a boutique shop offering the best possible quality and service at an affordable price. Over the years their reputation grew and spread. In the 1990s, Kas Thomas TBO Advisor magazine often gave Zephyr high marks, culminating in a full feature of Zephyr in 1999. Aviation Consumer gave Zephyr honorable mention in 2000, followed by a top 5 in its 2005 engine shop survey.That goal was, in part, reached by this year’s March survey, giving Zephyr the No. 1 spot. Since opening, Zephyr has produced about 2,000 engine overhauls and teardowns. While most are in Florida and (Continued on page 37)


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Niagara Air Parts: Everything you need to keep flying safely If you’ve got questions about parts needed to get your airplane back into the air or to keep it flying reliably and safely, a good place to start getting the answers you need is Niagara Air Parts. From the company’s extensive “in stock” inventory of parts in Niagara Falls, New York, ordered parts can be shipped anywhere in the world, usually on the same day the order is received. Niagara Air Parts is a factory direct distributor in the United States for Canadian Aero Manufacturing, a Transport Canada-approved aircraft parts manufacturer and maintenance organization. Both companies are owned by Ronald Newburg, a Toronto native who has been flying since 1964. After a successful career in insurance, Newburg founded Canadian Aero Engine & Accessories in 1987 to provide a source of quality engines overhauls and repairs. Through that business, he discovered a need for another company to manufacture parts, such as clutches, which were a continuing problem for his customers. The company has since branched out, receiving manufacturing approvals for the entire starter adapter and all of its components. It also manufactures and supplies oil coolers, oil pumps and other parts. It also provides replacement window latches for 100, 200 and 300 series Cessna aircraft. By opening Niagara Air Parts in New York, the Canadian businessman solved the problem of customs delays so his company could live up to its motto: Call Today, Fly Tomorrow. Niagara Air Parts also provides the highest quality overhauls with the lowest possible price and excellent warranty. For more information: 800-565-4268 or www.niagaraairparts.com. (Continued from page 36)

the southeastern United States, Zephyr engines are flying in England, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, and a number of western states. All Zephyr overhauls are performed strictly to the manufacturers’ new parts limits, meet and often exceed manufacturers mandatory parts replacement requirements, and bear a two-year, 500-hour TBO prorated warranty. Zephyr is located on the Zephyrhills Airport, which has two 5,000-foot runways, located 15 miles northwest of Lakeland, Florida. As an FAA-approved repair station (#VI4R597M), Zephyr offers removal and installation service and all types of engine repairs and overhauls of most common direct drive Lycoming and Continental engines. Both Charlie and Herman are pilots. Herman flies the company’s 180-hp Warrior and Charlie, with over 10,000 hours in 50 years flying, has owned a Piper Twin Comanche for 17 years. For more information: 800-204-0735 or www.zephyrengines.com.

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FAA runway safety initiative launched By MEG GODLEWSKI General Aviation News

Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve probably seen someone roll across the hold short line before the active runway was clear. Maybe the pilot was in a hurry. Or maybe the pilot didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand the sign. Or the pilot failed to heed the instruction to â&#x20AC;&#x153;hold short.â&#x20AC;? There are a dozen scenarios, but they all amount to the same thing: A runway incursion. The FAA is trying to educate pilots about good decision making and situational awareness in the airport environment through a new runway safety initiative: â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you cross the line, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve crossed the line.â&#x20AC;? According to Wes Timmons, director of runway safety for the FAA, part of the initiative involved a quiz for pilots about runway operations. The FAA was

in particular interested in how well flight instructors did. The instructors did not do as well as the FAA hoped they would, which led to the creation of the initiative, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you want to change the system you need to go back to the fundamentals, which is where people receive their training,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the flight instructors are not as proficient as they should be with their knowledge of signs and markings and ground procedures, then it is possible that a good habit transfer is not being promoted to the students.â&#x20AC;? The number one mistake, he said, is failure to hold short. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most common in general aviation,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In general aviation you are often flying single pilot IFR night, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re running your own checklists, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to copy your clearances, set up your own

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navigation and be ready for departure, you have a release time in a few minutes that you have to make, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re paying all this in terms of airplane fuel and rental and it all starts adding up.â&#x20AC;? Sometimes the incursions come from faded paint on runways and taxiways or confusing signs. Timmons urges pilots to brush up on their recognition of airport signs, noting that it is also imperative that they understand what the air traffic controller is asking them to do. If there is any confusion, he said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important that pilots clarify what the controller is telling them to do. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Knowing what the air traffic controller is saying to you is huge,â&#x20AC;? he said. Pilots should also keep an eye out for

safety issues at their airports, such as faded taxiway markings that could potentially lead to a runway incursion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They should bring them to the attention of the airport management,â&#x20AC;? he said. Timmons recommends that pilots t a ke t h e r u n w a y safety course that is on the AOPA website to refresh and update their knowledge. The revamped course was unveiled in October at the AOPA Aviation Summit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since then, over 10,000 pilots have taken that course and completed it, which is very, very encouraging, but there 750,000 registered pilots, of which 450,000 are active,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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‘In the presence of greatness’ Doolittle Raiders hold 68th reunion

A MEMORABLE REUNION: The largest gathering of B-25s (above) in one place since World War II was just part of the 68th Doolittle Raiders reunion. Of the 80 Raiders, only eight are still living, and only four, (left to right) Lt. Col. Robert Hite, Lt. Col. Richard Cole, Maj. Thomas Griffin, and Master Sergeant David Thatcher, attended the reunion, where people stood in line for hours to get their autographs.

By BOB JAQUES What was promoted as the last and final reunion of the Doolittle Raiders attracted hundreds of fans and admirers to Dayton, Ohio, April 16-18. The National Museum of the United States Air Force hosted the Raiders’ 68th reunion, which featured four of the original members of the famous Doolittle Raid of April 18, 1942. Of the original group of 80 volunteers who flew that historic raid on Japan 68 years ago, only eight are still living. Four were able to travel to Dayton for the reunion: Lt. Col. Richard Cole, 94, who was the co-pilot on plane #1; Maj. Thomas Griffin, 92, who was the navigator on plane #9; Lt. Col. Robert Hite, 90, who was the co-pilot on plane #16; and Master Sergeant David Thatcher, 88, who was the engineer and gunner on plane #7. In the mission against Japan, 16 Mitchell B-25 bombers took off from an aircraft carrier, the USS Hornet, to bomb

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Tokyo and other selected cities. This was the first and only time a bomber took off from an aircraft carrier, and the first time the B-25 was used in combat. Most of the reunion activities were private and not open to the public. However, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.,

the Raiders held autograph opportunities for the public. The rule was simple: Only one autograph per person. Lines started forming for the autograph sessions four hours ahead of the scheduled time. When a man in line was asked why he would wait such a long time for an autograph, he replied,

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Why do my engine serial numbers differ? By Paul McBride I have a nar row deck configuration in my 1964 PA 30-270. The first entry in the aircraft logbook, made on Jan. 3, 1964, shows radio installation and LE serial Ask #S or L 606-55 and P aul the RE L 640-55. However the engine log books show LE L 938-55 and RE L 909-55 and the first oil change at 55 hours. Both are IO-320-BIA. I have not yet confirmed the num-

bers on the installed units â&#x20AC;&#x201D; too many screws â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know the exact place of the info plate. Also, the N number was changed from N7373Y to N4009Y in 1966, but I have no idea why. Please help! I am baffled. KARL ROESCH Arlene, Montana

Karl, the dif ference in your logbooks is interesting and confusing, to say the least. The only thing I can think of is that the original engines were replaced at some point with the higher serial number engines. I am surprised, however, that this isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reflected in the aircraft log. I suspect that when

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Friday morning and landed at five-minute intervals until all were safely down. The B-25s were lined up wingtip to wingtip along the grass edge of the runway. This was the largest gathering of B-25s in one place since World War II, according to museum officials. The public was allowed to see and photograph each airplane and have a chance to talk with the crews. On Sunday, shortly after noon, all 17 B-25s took off and flew over the museum in formation. In a private ceremony, the Raiders held up sterling

the engines were replaced, the engine logbooks stayed with those engines and the replacement engines were provided with new logbooks. This is standard procedure and shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be anything to be concerned about. To satisfy yourself about the engine serial numbers, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d suggest you wait until your next regularly scheduled maintenance event when the cowling is removed and check the engine serial numbers at that time. The engine data plate is affixed to the side of the oil sump or you may also confirm the engine serial number from the top of the crankcase. Each engine serial number should be metal stamped on the machining boss on top of the engine just forward of the

crankcase/accessor y housing parting surface. I wish I could explain the reason for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nâ&#x20AC;? number change, but there should be a history of the change somewhere in the records. If nothing else, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d suggest asking your local FAA representative if he or she might have any suggestions on how you could check the history of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nâ&#x20AC;? numbers. If you are an AOPA member, association officials also may give you some guidance. Paul McBride, an expert on engines, retired after almost 40 years with Lycoming. Send your questions to: AskPaul@GeneralAviationNews.com.

silver goblets and offered a toast to the Raiders who had died since their last reunion. Each of the 80 silver goblets has the name of a Raider engraved twice: Once right side up and once upside down. If a Raider is living, the goblet is placed right side up, and when the Raider dies, the goblet is placed upside down. In either position the name is readable. The collection of goblets is permanently housed at the museum and is available for the public to view. Will there be another reunion next year? Nothing definite was decided, but for those who came to this 68th reunion, their memories will last for a long time. For more information: NationalMuseum.af.mil/DoolittleRaiders.

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First flight proves fatal These May 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.

of a stall/spin. Neither witness reported hearing any engine malfunctions. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain adequate airspeed during approach, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.

Aircraft: Replica Dormoy Bathtub. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Broadhead, Wis. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The airplane was an amateur-built replica of a 1924 Dormoy Bathtub. It had a single strut-braced, fabric-covered parasolmounted wing. The fuselage consisted of an open cockpit with a single tubular structure running along the bottom and aft to the tail surfaces. Two additional tubular supports ran from the trailing edge of the wing to the top of the vertical tail. The private pilot, 77, had logged 1,400 hours as of the date of his most recent medical examination. The accident flight was his first flight in the airplane. According to a witness, as the airplane turned from the left base leg to final approach, its bank angle increased to the point where it stalled and entered a spin. Another witness reported that he believed the accident was the result

uuu Aircraft: Bellanca 14-13-A Injuries: None. Location: Marcos, Texas. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was on a cross-country flight at an altitude of 2,000 feet AGL. When he was within five miles of his destination airport, he reduced the throttle to initiate a descent. The engine lost more power than he wanted it to. He attempted to restore power but was unsuccessful. He attempted to make it to his destination airport but landed in an open field short of the runway. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing main spar. Upon investigation of the engine it was discovered that the throttle cable clevis swag failed at the cable housing and throttle control was no longer available. Probable cause: The failure of the throttle cable clevis swag.

Calendar Eastern United States May 14-16, 2010, Lumberton, NC. Mid-Atlantic Fly-In & Sport Aviation Convention (LBT) 910-740-6751. May 16, 2010, Indiana, PA. Jimmy’s Canteen Fun Foodfest Fly-In (IDI) 724-463-3883. May 15, 2010, Williamson, GA. Antique Airplane Assn Fly-In (GA2) 404-664-7232. May 15, 2010, Miami, FL. Warbird & Classic Fly-In (TMB) 305-233-5197. 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, Greenville, SC. Spring Flying Extravaganza/ Learn to Fly Day 864-242-4201. 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 15,2010, Blue Bell, PA. 6th Annual WINGS FLYBQ. 800-383-9464. May 15, Quincy, FL. Quincy Fly-In Return of the grassroots fly-in 877-652-0221. 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, 2010, Crestview, FL. Emerald Coast Aviation 1st Annual Fly-In/Open House (CEW) 850-892-2000. 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. June 5, 2010, Lakeland, FL. PilotMall.com Fly-In and BBQ (LAL) 863-647-3930. June 5, 2010, Lawrencevile, GA. EAA Chapter 690 1st Sat Aviation Prog/Pancake Breakfast (LZU) 678-6345393. June 5, 2010, DeLand, FL. 2nd Annual Day of Remembrance 386-873-4108. June 5, 2010, Asheboro, NC. NC Aviation Museum Annual Fly-In (HBI) 336-625-0170. June 6, 2010, Tunkhannock, PA. Skyhaven Fly-In Break-

fast & Craft Show (76N) 570-836-4800. June 10, 2010, Teterboro, NJ. NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum 202-783-9000.

North Central United States May 15, 2010, Ottawa Lake, MI. International Learn to Fly Day 734-856-6103. May 15, 2010, Lancaster, OH. Fairfield Co Open House and Fly-In (LHQ) 614-837-6064. May 16, 2010, Stevens Point, WI. IFR Refresher/Safety Meeting 715-252-3326. May 16, 2010, Romeoville, IL. EAA Chapter 15 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). June 5, 2010, Bolingbrook, IL. Bolingbrook Airport Cavalcade of Planes (1C5) 630-378-0479. June 5, 2010, Noblesville, IN. EAA 67 Pancake Breakfast 317-201-6822. June 6, 2010, Huron, OH. EAA Chapter 50’s Annual FlyIn Picnic & Auction (88D) 419-258-1761. June 6, 2010, Reedsburg, WI. 58th Annual Fly-In Breakfast (C35) 608-524-6448. June 6, 2010, Stevens Point, WI. KidVenture/FamilyVenture at Stevens Point (STE) 715-252-3326. June 6, 2010, Noble, IL. EAA Fly-In Breakfast (OLY) 618-854-2648.

South Central United States May 15, 2020, Hohenwald, TN. Armed Forces Day Fly-in 615-444-1202. 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. May 29, 2010, Cleburne, TX. Fifth Saturday Fly-In (CPT) 817-641-5456. May 31, 2010, Woodward, OK. Tri-State Memorial Day Fly-In (WWR) 580-256-8286. June 3-5, 2010, Tulsa, OK. 14th Annual Pilatus Owners

uuu Aircraft: RV-7A. Injuries: 1 Minor. Location: Hollister, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot told investigators that during the initial climb after takeoff a large bird hit the leading edge of the left wing slightly outboard of the fuel tank. The airplane immediately yawed and banked to left. The pilot attempted to straighten the airplane and land. However, despite his control inputs, the airplane continued to roll to the left. Subsequently, the left wing hit the ground and the plane cartwheeled. A large dead goose was found in the debris field following the accident. Probable cause: The in-flight collision with a bird. uuu Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: None. Location: Jamestown, Pa. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The turf runway was soft and wet. The pilot, who did not visually survey the runway before attempting to take off, told investigators that he used a combination of

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short and soft field takeoff procedures. As the 172 lifted off, he noted that the left turning tendencies seemed unusually strong. He applied right aileron and rudder in an attempt to maintain directional control, but lost control of the plane. The wing and nose hit the soft ground. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain control after takeoff, resulting in contact with the ground. uuu Aircraft: Cessna 182. Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious. Location: Black Hawk, Colo. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened : The pilot had filed and activated an instrument flight plan. During the flight the airplane entered clouds and snow showers. The temperatures, compounded with relative humidity, placed the airplane in conditions favorable for structural and induction system icing. The engine lost power and the pilot could not maintain level flight. The airplane began to descend. During the descent, the engine surged. The pilot continued to maneuver the airplane until it hit terrain. Probable cause: The loss of engine power due to induction icing.

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& Pilots Assn Conv 520-299-7485. June 4-5, 2010, Junction City, KS. National Biplane FlyIn 785 210-7500. June 5, 2010, Midlothian, TX. Mid-Way Regional Airport Pancake Breakfast Fly-In (JWY) 972-923-0080.

Western United States May 14-16, 2010, Porterville, CA. WAMM Fly-In (PTV) 650-279-5587. May 15, 2010, Salem, OR. Learn to Fly Day & 5th Anniversary Celebration (SLE) 503-581-4139. May 15, 2010, Payson, AZ. Payson Aero Fair (PAN) 928-472-4748. 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 Show (CL13) 661-261-3216. June 3-4, 2010, San Diego, CA. Avionics USA 603-8919119. June 4-5, Logan, UT. 4th Annual Celebration of Flight Open House (LGU) 435-752-5955. June 4-6, 2010, Hollister, CA. Hugh’s Vintage Aircraft

Museum Display 831-245-7994. June 5, 2010, Caldwell, ID. Celebration of Flight (EUL) 208-459-0718, 208-841-1500. June 5, 2010, Ellensburg, WA. Sat Free Coffee & Donuts (ELN, hangar 1411) 509-925-4531. June 5, 2010, Bakersfield, CA. EAA 71 Fly-In (L-45) 661-242-1174. June 5, 2010, Ukiah, CA. Annual Airport Day/Community Fair 707-467-2855. June 5, 2010, Chelan, WA. Chelan Fly-In (S10) 509682-4109. June 5-6, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique A/C Display & Fly-In 831-726-9672.

International 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.

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ON THE MARKET Hartzell gets STC for Cessna T/P210 Hartzell Propeller Inc. has received FAA approval for an STC that covers new 3-bladed propellers installed on Cessna’s pressurized P210N (1978-84) and turbocharged T210F-N (1966-84) models. Available through Hartzell’s Top Prop program, the 2010 list price for the kit with a polished spinner is $10,500. Kits are also available with 28-volt de-ice kits at an additional cost. The new propellers also carry the Top Prop Plus Three warranty, good for three years or 1,000 hours, and have a six year/2,400 hour TBO. For more information: HartzellProp.com

Aerox develops pet supplemental oxygen system AEROX has developed an aviation-based supplemental oxygen system for pets. The new line of Canine O2 Mask supplemental oxygen systems is certified to 25,000 feet. The system is currently available in five sizes: • Small: Poodles, Shelties,Yorkies, Cavalier, Bichon Frise; • Medium: Beagles, Keeshounds, Jack Russels, Standard Poodle; • Large: Cockers Spaniels, Springers, Beagles, Boston Terriers; • X-Large: Huskies, Labradors, Retrievers, Dobermans; • Giant: Great Danes, Newfies, St. Bernards, 90-160 lbs. For more information: 800-237-6902 or Aerox.com.

Tailwheel flight school opens at GIF Preston Aviation, LLC, a flight school specializing in tailwheel instruction, has returned to Florida. The 17-yearold school has relocated to Winter Haven’s Gilbert Field (GIF), offering tailwheel instruction in its Piper J3 Cub, Stearman, or your plane. CFI Tim Preston has logged more than 11,000 hours, with most — 9,000 — tailwheel. For more information: 863-956-2526 or FlyTailwheel.com.

How does your engine compare? Aviation Laboratories has added a data analysis package on the “results” section of its website, AvLab.com. Company officials note they use their “vast engine analysis database to compare your engine to similar engines and then provide a comparative analysis.” Officials add that the Aviation Laboratories Analysis Results Meter (A.L.A.R.M.) provides a quick, visual notification of potential engine problems. For more information: AvLab.com

Belite unveils avionics line Belite Aircraft unveiled at Sun ’n Fun a line of lightweight, solid state avionics designed especially for experimental and Part 103 aircraft. Marketed under Belite Electronics, Patch Flyer instruments include: Vertical Speed Indicator (VSI), Air Speed Indicator (ASI), Turn Rate Indicator (TRI), Above Ground Level Altimeter (AGL), Inclinometer, Positive G Meter, Battery Condition Voltmeter,Volt MiniMeter, Cylinder Head/Exhaust Gas Temperature (CHT/EGT) Gauge, and Fuel Gauge. Individual instruments weigh only 1/2 ounce, while the panel-mounted full line of instruments, including metal water jet cut panel, mounting hardware and connections, weighs less than one pound. For more information: BeliteAircraft.com.

Flight Guide eBook launches The Flight Guide eBook displays airport diagrams, airspace graphics, airport and supplementary information on portable Sony and Kindle DX Readers. Airports are organized by identifier, airport name or city. Once your airport is displayed, you can flip through its pages, accessing detailed airport diagrams, flight operational information, navigation and communication frequencies, FBO information, fuel prices, and more. For more information: FlightGuide.com/ebook.

Heritage Aviation opens new FBO at BTV Heritage Aviation will unveil its new, 79,000-square-foot FBO at Vermont’s Burlington International Airport (BTV) May 20. The facility houses a lounge featuring handcrafted furnishings by Vermont artisans, a gym, game room, and media room, as well as flight planning and snooze rooms. For more information: FlyHeritage.com.

Aircraft Spruce premieres avionics review videos Aircraft Spruce has unveiled online its new avionics review videos. Get a closer look at what’s in the box of some of your favorite avionics products, Aircraft Spruce’s avionics specialists say. Videos, which are available on the Aircraft Spruce website under the shopping tools link from the home page, include Garmin, Icom, Dynon, Kannad, Ameri-King, and Flightcom products. New videos are frequently added to the Aircraft Spruce website, and requests for a particular product review video are welcomed, officials said. For more information: 877-477-7823 or AircraftSpruce.com.

Vertical Power debuts EFIS/Electronic Circuit Breaker System Vertical Power introduced at Sun ’n Fun the VP-X system, which uses electronic circuit breakers to simplify wiring and provide advanced electrical system capabilities, company officials said. The VP-X integrates with Advanced Flight Systems, GRT Avionics, and MGL Avionics EFIS products, allowing pilots to monitor the status of individual devices and the entire electrical system right from the EFIS. Avionics, lights, trim, and flaps can all be controlled using standard switches and the EFIS. The VP-X, which is for use with experimental and light sport aircraft, retails for $1,800. For more information: VerticalPower.com.

Sporty’s introduces deluxe flight desk Sporty’s Deluxe Flight Desk is a combination binder and kneeboard, which includes a three-divider file section to organize charts, flight plan forms and other documents. Also included is a seven-ring binder for storing approach charts and note paper. The front flap has a mesh pocket with room for pens, business cards and ID. There is even a cell phone/iPod pocket with a slot for earphones. When it’s time to leave the airplane, just zip it up and use the exterior handle for easy transport. It functions like a mini-flight bag, and is ideal for CFIs, professional pilots and aircraft owners, Sporty’s officials said. Price: $39.95. For more information: 800-SPORTYS or Sportys.com.

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LSA sales brisk at Sun ’n Fun ‘Spring Break for Pilots’ proves upbeat for manufacturers By Dan Johnson

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Sun ’n Fun’s annual “Spring Break for Pilots” is over and it was indeed a break. Most visitors find the spring show a good way to kick off a new season of recreational aircraft flying and the Lakeland, Florida, event did not disappoint. Generally, pilots were plentiful and most appeared to have a bounce SPLOG in their steps following the dismal 2009 economic malaise. But the break was also felt by the Light-Sport Aircraft industry as an estimated 20 to 30 LSAs were sold at the show — with a “sale” measured by a substantial deposit taken by the seller. A log of aircraft sales in this range is a very good performance for transactions right at the show. If such activity happens during the few days of an event, most vendors say they expect a similar number in the month or so following, as some potential buyers go home, check their finances (which can mean “get my spouse’s permission”), and subsequently make a purchase. The biggest success story focused on Piper Aircraft, which reported the sale of seven PiperSports (pictured below) and made its first such customer delivery (exactly as forecast at Sebring three months

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earlier). In addition, Arion sold six Lightning LS-1 aircraft (pictured below), four as ready-to-fly SLSA and two as kits. The Tennessee company and its allAmerican design has been in the kit market for a few years, with 80 sold and 40 flying, so it can now deliver

a fully built LSA or a kit, depending on customer wishes. Other companies logging solid sales include Flight Design, Remos Aircraft, Gobosh Aviation, Paradise Aircraft, FPNA, and Sea-Rey.

BUT BEFORE SUN ‘N FUN At a meeting of 31 light aircraft producers, plus

two manufacturer organizations (from Italy and the Czech Republic), a new industry organization was formed at this year’s AERO Friedrichshafen, which was held the week before Sun ’n Fun in Germany. Working in close cooperation with its U.S. counterpart, the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association (LAMA), the LAMA-EU organization was founded for the purpose of representing the industry inside the European Union. To Americans, the idea of lobbying the federal government is very familiar. In Europe, most companies can operate well enough in their own nations, but they have not yet established direct access to EU-wide organizations, including the 8-year-old EASA, the European Union’s equivalent of FAA. With their new organization, European-based light aircraft manufacturers will be clearly heard by regulatory and other authorities. Presently, more than two thirds of all LSAs in the USA are produced in Europe. For more information: LAMA.bz.

ENGINE GURUS ONLINE Rotax gurus Phil Lockwood and Dean Vogel recently updated their “Rotax 912 Engine Introduction” DVD with a free nine-minute YouTube posting. On-camera, the dynamic duo cover the new AeroShell Sport Plus 4 engine oil, new oil pressure sender, 10% ethanol guidelines, details of the Rotax 912 2,000-hour TBO (Time Between Overhaul), plus a demonstration of how to get the updated Rotax information. Meanwhile, online and video entrepreneur Paul Hamilton published an on-line eLearning course for renters, students, pilots, owners and mechanics. “This is needed by FBOs, schools, instructors, and manufacturers to qualify operators for ‘basic’ operation of Rotax 912 engines,” he said. “This is especially important for pilots and mechanics transitioning from classic aircraft engines, such as Continental and Lycoming.” The eLearning course provides video from Lockwood and Vogel plus classic text for the course covering the proper oils, fuels, coolants, starting and idling. Successful completion of a 15-question quiz at the end provides a certificate. The course is currently free, but will be priced at $49.95 when the “trial is over.” For more information: Aviation-eLearning.com.

OH, CANADA! As winter thaws into spring and summer, some pilots may wish to fly their LSAs north into Canada. Now, thanks to our good friends at EAA, American pilots may finally do so. After a nearly two-year negotiation, America’s neighbor to the north finally views LSA to be as airworthy as homebuilt experimentals. Northbound pilots must still have an FAA medical and a private license or higher, but at least prior authorization from Mother Canada and a $100 fee were dropped. The relaxation of some rules is the result of efforts by folks like EAA’s government relations director, Randy Hansen. Earlier, LSA pilots were required to call Transport Canada and receive authorization to operate a LSA in the country, obtain a validation form that had to remain in the aircraft, plus pay a $100 fee. “Now LSA owners simply have to download the form and follow customs requirements. The $100 fee has been eliminated,” said Hansen. “Discussions for making the change began at AirVenture 2008.” Transport

Canada — roughly equivalent to FAA — continues to refuse entry to American Sport Pilot certificate holders using their state driver’s licenses as evidence of medical fitness. “But we’re working on that, too,” Hansen concluded. For more information: EAA.org.

ROBUST GROWTH ...FOR A WHILE The FAA recently issued a 20-year forecast for aviation to 2030. According the agency, LSA sales will grow by 825 per year through 2013 and then taper off to 335 per year. Hmmm? One wonders why it should fall so dramatically and so soon? Except in a lousy 2009, the LSA industry has generously exceeded 335 units per year — and this while the industry also had to build its entire infrastructure: A system of certification, distribution channels, service centers, parts inventory, trained flight instructors, and much more. The LSA industry’s best year was 2007 at 565 airplanes. Last year, the figure was only 234. In 2006, 491 planes were registered and 2008 added 406... all numbers relate to new SLSA fixed-wing airplanes; add 15-20% for other LSA categories such as weightshift, powered parachute, and glider. Given Cessna’s 1,000-plus Skycatcher backlog, projections are the Wichita giant will build 200-400 per year in 2011, ‘12, and ‘13. If the rest of the industry returns to 400-600 per year — approximately the track record so far — total production would be 600-1,000 SLSA per year. So, FAA’s figures appear in the ballpark...for the next three years. But then, what does the agency see happening to cause the industry to slide 60% to just over 300 units per year? Perhaps it’s because the FAA assumes a net growth of just 6,099 general aviation airplanes over 20 years, or 305 per year. Yet GA manufacturers logged 2,119 single engine general aviation deliveries in 2008 and 965 even in the awful 2009, which is significantly more than FAA’s forecasted 300 per year rate. It appears the FAA envisions only modest growth for either GA or LSA in the next 20 years. Time will tell. For more information: FAA.gov.

FLYING THE RV-12 While lots of attention was paid to the PiperSport at Sun ’n Fun, and Cessna’s Skycatcher remains the dominant collector of order deposits, another legacy producer that has entered the LSA sector is Van’s Aircraft. By most reckoning, Van’s lays claim to being the largest kit company in the world. Its LSA, the RV-12, is another indication that major manufacturers see merit in LSA. I finally got a flight in this new model and, most simply put, the RV-12 is a Van’s. Many GA drivers will sense the RV-12 to be notably lighter handling than their experience, however, they’ll get used to it quickly. The RV-12 proves its cleanliness by quickly accelerating as you lower the nose, and, on approach at 65 knots, the RV-12 retains plenty of float. Stalls were very slow, in the high-30-knot range, and stall behavior — power off or with full throttle — was excellent, a clean break but no tendency to drop a wing. For more information: VansAircraft.com.

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