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FIRST FLIGHT:â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;After a painstaking 11-year restoration, Colonial Skimmer Serial #1, the prototype of the Lake Amphibian fleet, had its first flight..... 4

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News & Features First flight | Of restored Colonial Skimmer #1....................................................4 Making its debut | Cirrus unveils SR22T ..........................................................5 PUMP YOUR OWN GAS:â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;The Transition Roadable Aircraft, also known as the Flying Car, just got a weight increase exemption from the FAA to account for all the road safety features it is required to have when ground-bound................ 7

Now certified | Kodiak now approved to fly on Wipaire floats..........................6 Flying car | Gets weight increase exemption......................................................7 Now arriving | Extra 500 Spirit lands in U.S.......................................................7 Conflicting rules | Create problems for pilots....................................................8 Capital Comments | Sharing the skies with unmanned aircraft.........................9 A trip back in time | By looking through old logbooks...................................10 Ask Paul | Is new technology worth the investment?.........................................11 Flight & Flyers | Commercial aviation tries its wings........................................25

TODAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BARNSTORMERS:â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;The American Barnstormers Tour took off last month for a seven-city tour in several Midwest states. More than 50 pilots and crew were on the tour, dressed in vintage clothes to recreate the Golden Age of aviation............................................35

Managing MGC | Airportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new manager has a personal touch ......................33 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Must-see TVâ&#x20AC;? | â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Aviatorsâ&#x20AC;? set to premiere on PBS this fall.......................34 On tour | American Barnstormers Tour takes off...............................................35 An unexpected IA | Florida woman doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fit any of the stereotypes.............36 A new beginning? Will Sun â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n Fun sales set new course for LSAs?..................39

Special Advertising Section an appropriate address:â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Progressive Aerodyne, manufacturer of the most successful amphibian kit, the SeaRey, has relocated to Tavares, Florida, which just built a new seaplane base and bills itself as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seaplane Cityâ&#x20AC;?............................39

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Politics for Pilots | Knowing when to crow A new mission | CT LSA used to study volcanic ash More time | New coalition asks for extension on avgas rule NTSB recommends | A check of pilot currency before Angel Flights

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All pilots have a favorite airplane. Randy Sill of Indianapolis has a passion for Titan Tornados and he’s proven it many times over. “I have built six of these,” he said when General Aviation News caught up with him at Sun ’n Fun. The aircraft is a Titan Tornado S. “The S stands for stretch,” he said. “These aircraft fly so amazingly well, like little jet fighters, so I like to put a little bit of flare into the paint scheme. This one is Tony the Tiger. It is painted H2 Hummer yellow and has black vinyl graphics so it looks like a Bengal tiger.” When Sills lands, he and the Tornado get swarmed. He’s used to it, he says, noting the tiger scheme isn’t the first time he’s had an eye-catching design. “Other paint schemes include a psychedelic paint job that got the name Fruit Loops because it had all the colors of the cereal and another one called Captain America because it was red, white and blue with flowing color,” he said. The tiger is not the last aircraft for Sills. “I am building a Titan T-51 3/4-scale Mustang,” he said. “It will probably have a crazy paint scheme too.” For more information: TitanAircraft.com.

First flight of restored Colonial Skimmer C-1

— AOPA’s Heidi Williams on the FAA’s plan to give airspace around major cities a facelift

“I’ve learned not to trust people who are inaccurate. Every aviator knows that if mechanics are inaccurate, aircraft crash. If pilots are inaccurate, they get lost, sometimes killed. In my profession, life itself depends on accuracy.”

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— Avemco Insurance Co. President Jim Lauerman

“In the past 10 years, we’ve never seen this many airspace areas being modified at one time.”

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Colonial Skimmer Serial #1, the prototype of the Lake Amphibian fleet, recently had its first flight after a complete restoration at Walter J. Kolodza Airport (GBR) in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. John Staber of Old Chatham, N.Y., a flight instructor and pilot of Lake Amphibian aircraft since 1964, has for the past 11 years been painstakingly restoring #1, first at his home in Old Chatham and for the past six months at GBR.

Skimmer #1 was first flown in 1948 on Long Island. She was test flown until 1956, then flew sporadically until 1989 when she was damaged in a wind storm and taken apart. Meanwhile the Colonial Aircraft Corp. was developing the future fleet in Sanford, Maine. After Colonial Skimmer models C-1 and C-2 were up and flying, the next phases of the Lake Amphibians came along — the LA-4, the Buccaneer, the EP, and finally the Renegade. In 1999, after owning many versions of the flying boat, Staber learned that an early Skimmer was in pieces near Cleveland, Ohio. He went to take a look, purchased the collection of parts, trailered it home, and, after much sorting of miscellaneous parts, found the data plate. To his delight, it was #1. Years of reconstruction followed, including many ups and downs, helping hands from Lake owners and, after getting her together, painting her — all in his garage. Last November she was trailered to Great Barrington, where Staber did the finishing work. On May 22 he took her up for a test flight and all that hard work paid off, he said. “She flew like a dream,” he said. The unofficial “historian” of the fleet, Staber has produced a CD, “A History of the Lake Amphibian 1946 to 2006,” that contains almost everything ever printed about them (1,600 scans), plus biographies, photos, and editorial comment. For more information: 518-794-9091 or jx2staber@fairpoint.net.

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Cirrus introduces SR22T Fortressâ&#x20AC;? aircraft will be on hand to commemorate the legendar y World War II bomberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 75th anniversary during EAA AirVenture 2010, July 26-Aug. 1, at Wittman Regional Airport (OSH) in Oshkosh. Only about a dozen of the iconic aircraft remain air worthy. The four confirmed to be at Oshkosh include EAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aluminum Overcast,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Texas Raiders,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thunderbird,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yankee Lady.â&#x20AC;? Airventure.org

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Cirrus Aircraft has introduced the SR22T, which features the Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) twin turbocharged TSIO-550-K engine. This engine installation was co-developed via a partnership between engineers at TCM and Cirrus and is not currently available in any other production aircraft, according to Cirrus officials. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In addition to a quieter operation, lower weight, a smoother ride and many other refinements, the new SR22T offers Cirrus customers a high performance, twin turbo-charged option with the additional benefit of greater future fuel flexibility,â&#x20AC;? said Pat Waddick, Cirrus executive vice president. Base price: $475,000. Customer deliveries have already begun, Cirrus officials note.

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Kodiak receives float certification

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Terrafugia, Inc., developer of the Transition Roadable Aircraft, or “Flying Car,” has received an exemption from the FAA to allow the Transition a maximum takeoff weight of 1,430 pounds. This additional weight accommodates the structure and equipment necessary for compliance with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, which are not found in other Light Sport Aircraft, company officials said, noting items such as airbags, an energy absorbing crumple zone, and a protective safety cage will increase safety both on the road and in the air. Classified as an LSA, the Transition requires a Sport Pilot certificate to fly and is designed to drive on roads and park in a standard garage. Terrafugia successfully completed flight and drive testing of its Proof of Concept Transition in 2009. First delivery is scheduled for late 2011. For more information: Terrafugia.com.

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Flying car gets weight increase

Extra Aircraft’s new Rolls Roycepowered, six-seat, pressurized 500 Spirit turboprop is now available in Nor th America. Carbon fiber composite construction resulted in a lighter, larger cabin for the 500 Spirit and permitted the use of the 207-pound Rolls Royce engine, result-

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The Extra 500 Spirit will be on tour of major cities in the U.S. through Aug. 1. Extra has appointed Mid Island Air Service on Long Island, N.Y., Premier Aircraft Sales of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and USAero LLC of Denver, to handle sales and service. For more information: ExtraAircraft.com.

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Caught in the middle FCC ban of 121.5 ELTs puts pilots in precarious position Conflicting rules written by two different federal agencies could soon place pilots in a precarious position: Being in compliance with one but not the other. On June 15 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published in the Federal Register a change to 47 CFR Part 87 that will “prohibit the certification, manufacture, importation, sale, or continued use of 121.5 MHz emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) other than the Breitling Emergency Watch ELT.” Meanwhile, the FAA requires airplanes to have an approved automatic type emergency locator transmitter in operable condition. The FAA does not specify either 121.5 or 406 MHz, but the overwhelming majority of aircraft are equipped with 121.5 MHz units, meaning they would be in violation of the new federal law when it goes into effect 60 days after publication, or Aug. 15, according to officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). “This regulatory change would impose a substantial

vice president of regulatory affairs. “There is no FAA and unwarranted cost on general aviation,” said Earl Lawrence, EAA vice president of industry and regularequirement to replace 121.5 MHz units with 406 MHz technology. When two government agencies don’t coortory affairs. “This also creates a burden for the GA dinate, GA can suffer.” community and those ground-based rescue units that It would be impossible to outfit all aircraft in the continue to use the 121.5 frequency to perform searches timeframe of the FCC rule and cost and save lives. At the very least, the FCC action is being conducted withprohibitive for GA aircraft owners, out properly communicating with the AOPA officials add. The rule highlights the fact industry or understanding the implicathat threats to GA can come from tions of its action.” many different areas, Hackman said. EAA officials are joining forces Government agencies outside of the with officials at other alphabet groups, FAA don’t necessarily understand the including the Aircraft Owners and effects of their actions on aviation, and Pilots Association (AOPA), to pursue poor communication can compound all options to have the FCC and FAA — AOPA’s the problem, he said. delay and re-evaluate the rule. GA Rob Hackman advocates highlight the economic and Both the 121.5 MHz and 406 operational impact the FCC ban will MHz ELTs meet the FAA’s reguhave on the more than 220,000 aircraft in the GA fleet, latory requirements if manufactured to the proper most of which still carry 121.5 MHz ELTs. technical standard order. While satellites no longer “The FCC is making a regulatory change that would monitor the 121.5 MHz frequency as of Feb. 1, 2009, impose an extra cost on GA operators, without properly the frequency is monitored by ATC, the military, and communicating with the industry or understanding the other pilots. For more information: EAA.org, AOPA.org, FAA.gov, FCC.gov. implications of its action,” said Rob Hackman, AOPA

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Sharing the sky with unmanned aircraft The challenges of UAS in the national airspace system By Charles Spence WASHINGTON, D.C. — Interest is increasing to use mor e unmanned aerial vehicles for security, law enforcement, weather studies, and other dangerous or dull Capital jobs and this is posComments ing big challenges for the FAA and pilots. These vehicles — called Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) by the FAA — have proved themselves valuable where they have been used. In Fiscal Year 2009, there were about 20,000 UAS flights in civilian airspace, racking up more than 2,500 hours. The number of UAS operations granted by the FAA has more than tripled since 2007. There are two types of UAS, which range in size from about that of a backpack to as large as a small airliner. One type is drones, which are programmed to fly a particular mission. The other are aircraft remotely controlled by a person on the ground, often thousands of miles away. A major problem for all concerned is that, while recognizing the value of UAS, the primary concern remains safety — and making the two compatible is no easy task. The FAA has been actively working on this since 2006. The agency hopes to be far enough along this fall to present to Congress a roadmap for integrating UAS into the national airspace system. It also expects to publish a proposed rule for small UAS next year. The FAA is not trying to resolve all these questions alone. An executive committee of government agencies has been formed, which includes the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and NASA. Additionally, various civilian groups that will be affected when the UAS begin sharing airspace have been on committees working with Air Traffic Control on the planning. A major concern of the National Association of State Aeronautic Officials (NASAO) is how much restricted airspace in each state will be set aside for UAS and what this will do to other flights. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) echoes that concern, and has several others. AOPA spokesman Chris Dancy said the association has long known that unmanned vehicles will be operating in the national airspace, but insists that rules for UAS must be the same as those for VFR operations. “Until that is assured,” he said, “no UAS.”

The key concern of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is making certain there is reliable assurance of separation when manned and unmanned vehicles mix in the airspace. Although at first separate airspace will be required to be set aside for UAS operations, NBAA officials see future development that will safely mix both kinds of unmanned vehicles with those that have pilots. This would require not only a basic system to separate vehicles, but also a failsafe backup system. Association officials say they continue to work with the FAA in finding acceptable solutions for all parties. And FAA of ficials make it clear that safety is the primary criteria. FAA

Administrator Randy Babbitt has said in order “to get to the place where the UAS can become a viable, accepted par t of the national airspace system, we have to make sure that sense-and-avoid (the see-and-avoid for UAS) is more than a given — it must be a guarantee.” This wor ries some members of Congress. Four years ago, a UAS the size of a small jet crashed near Nogales, Ariz., just missing homes on a hillside. The National Transpor tation Safety Board report said it was human error. Concerned about safety and the FAA’s long period for developing regulations, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) has placed a hold on the confirmation of Michael

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Huerta as FAA deputy administrator. Despite this concern and charges the FAA has been dragging its feet, Texas of ficials — including Cornyn — are among those urging the FAA to permit UAS to patrol the Texas-Mexico border. The FAA, other federal, state, and local government offices, airlines, general aviation groups, and particularly pilots and their passengers demand that getting it right the first time is essential. The uproar when two piloted aircraft collide is nothing compared to public, local, state, and federal government outrage if an unmanned vehicle brings down an aircraft with a pilot, and perhaps others, on board. Charles Spence is GAN’s Washington, D.C., correspondent.

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A trip back in time Going through old logbooks brings back memories By Dave Sclair I’ve been working on a book about my newspaper career. A major portion of my time in the business — more than 50 years in total — has been spent in the world of aviation. Touch & Go As I ventured into dif ferent aspects of my life in aviation, I tried to recall what airplanes I had flown and when. That’s when I dug out my logbooks, going all the way back to my first lessons at a strip in Wink, Texas (look it up on a chart), where my initial flight instructor was Nancy Brumlow. Back then having a female instructor was really something different. Going back through my logbooks was a wonderful trip back in time and helped me recall a host of wonderful memories… and a few that made me shudder again. Thank heavens, most of my flying experiences were dull and boring. If you want to spend a few hours delving into nostalgia, get your logbooks and let yourself drift back in time. One word of caution, however: Don’t expect to spend just a few minutes perusing the records. My planned work session on the book quickly fell by the wayside as I read and recalled the planes, the instructors, the airports visited, and the weather experienced. When I pulled out my stack of logbooks, a trusty old E6B flight computer fell out. That’s another interesting device. I wonder how many pilots — old or new — can use one efficiently today? Not me! My first entry was dated Jan. 7, 1963. It was in a Cessna 172. The entry under remarks reads as follows: taxiing, pre-flight, familiarization, straight & level, turns. I flew a total of 9 logged hours over the next couple months. Unfortunately, the last entry was March 22 of that year and I don’t show any more flying until Aug. 5, 1967 — that’s about 4.5 years. I recall that my flying instruction in Texas came about because I had an interest and fortunately the publisher of the newspaper where I was working, Nev Williams, had been a pilot and airplane owner. When he learned of my interest, he pointed out that the FBO at nearby Wink, Texas, owed for some advertising. If I could get the FBO to give me flying lessons for the amount owed, it would be just fine with him. Perhaps the advertising credit ran out or, more likely, changes in the newspaper staff limited my time. At any rate, I moved to Edmond, Okla.,

in 1965 and was able to get the time and money together to resume my flight instruction a couple years later from Soc Nelson in Guthrie, Okla. My logbook shows I started flying there in a Cessna 150. I continued lessons on and off for a couple of years and soloed for the first time on Aug. 10, 1967. That first solo was an experience unlike any other I recalled. When I arrived at the airport that day, Soc was flying with another student. The plane taxied up to where I stood and the student got out, walked over, and said Soc said I should get into the plane. They never shut down the engine! I got in and we made a few touch and goes, then Soc got out and told me to go around three times. While on downwind I remembered looking at the fuel gauge for the first time. It was all the way on empty. Not a little down — all the way down, sitting on the empty mark. I just knew I was going to run out of fuel and crash. Obviously I didn’t. I made it around and pulled up to the office. Soc came out and said, “I told you to make three landings.” When I told him the plane was out of fuel, he suddenly remembered he had forgotten to tell me the gauge had gone out earlier that morning and the plane really had full tanks! Things were a little different back then. Shortly after that I started flying at Oklahoma City’s Wiley Post Airport in a 172. I continued flying 172s until September 1969 when I had the opportunity to fly a friend’s 210. The next dif ferent aircraft was a Cherokee 180, then a Cherokee 160. A flying club in Oklahoma City that I joined owned both. The club had the two model Cherokees and a 172, I recall. The 160 had manual flaps and a hand brake and no one liked it, so it was almost always available for me to fly. In 1970 we acquired what is today General Aviation News and a Cessna 150 was included in the deal. Another friend let me fly his Bonanza later that year and in November 1970 we bought our Piper 250 Comanche. With the exception of flights for pilot reports, my flying continued in the Comanche for many years. I bought a Cessna 172XP later, then an ultralight and a Piper J3 Cub. A Piper Seneca we acquired was on leaseback a lot of the time. After the Seneca came a Beech E55 Baron and finally a Cessna 205. I didn’t compile all the planes I flew so I could write pilot reports, but there were a lot of them. Looking at the logbooks and recalling the planes has been great. I guess I’m going to have to recall some of the incidents and write about them next. How about you? What kind of training did you go through and which airplanes did you own or fly? Let me hear your experiences by writing me at: Dave@ GeneralAviationNews.com. Dave Sclair was co-publisher from 1970-2000.

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SUPPORT FOR L52 Please do not allow California’s Oceano Airport (L52) to be wiped off the map (Pilots continue fight to keep Oceano Airport open, June 8 issue). For years it has been a famous fly-in spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner near the beach, which is within walking distance. My first time to Oceano was flying in an Apache for brunch. I have been to several picnics with friends and their families at the park, which is almost across the street from the airport. The park is nicely kept and has a small pond where children play with their toy boats and do a little fishing. I even have gone to the sand dunes at Pismo Beach to ride on the four-wheelers. In fact, every time I have been to Oceano I flew into the airport. I understand now the airport is able to offer fuel at a self-service depot. Maybe if the airport advertised its amenities, it could be proven as an enhancement to the beach community. Pilots love the challenge of this small airport, plus the rural surroundings that come with an uncontrolled field. The airport offers pilots the delights of a relaxed atmosphere along with the small beach community. The other airports within the area are not that close to the ocean as Oceano, so pilots would have to rent a car or find some other means to get to the beach community. More and more airports have been disappearing from California and we can’t let this continue. MARY TROUP via e-mail

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Closing down small airports has been happening all over this country for many decades. First, an airport is located far from any residential areas. Greedy land developers buy the cheap land surrounding the airport. People move in, and then complain about the noise and want the airport moved. Henderson Airport near Las Vegas has that problem now. People moved next to the airport and now complain about the noise and the “dangers” of airplanes flying close to their homes. Another typical situation is when land developers simply want to buy land cheap for later profits, then petition the local government to change the land use permits so they can again make money off the land. All the politicians can see is that green stuff waving in front of their faces. Years ago, we had a nice little airport east of Reno called Vista Airport. The owners were pressured to close “because planes could operate out of Reno International Airport.” The land was converted to commercial development. Years later, the Reno Airport Authority wants planes below 12,500 lbs. gross weight to go elsewhere. It has nothing to do with the airline traffic, which averages about 40 flights a day. It has everything to do with developing the airport land for moneymaking purposes. This whole situation has been, and is, disgusting! DOUG RODRIGUES Submitted online at GeneralAviationNews.com

LUSCOMBES FOREVER! Luscombes forever! I spent 10 years and 1,000 hours in a Cessna 140 learning to fly. Now that I have some idea of what to do, I thoroughly enjoy flying an 8A/E that looks very much like the one pictured in Deb McFarland’s Short Final column, “As the Luscombe turns,” in the May 25 issue. BILL LEAVENS Submitted online at GeneralAviationNews.com


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By MEG GODLEWSKI General Aviation News

  One of the benefits of the Light Sport Aircraft movement is that it has paved the way for manufacturers of kit aircraft to enter the world of ready-to-fly designs. One of the more recent entries into the fly-away models is the Kitfox S-LSA from Kitfox Aircraft LCC of Homedale, Idaho. It’s designed to appeal to pilots who want something in a sporty high wing, as well as the training market. The Kitfox S-LSA traces its lineage back more than 25 years to the experimental Kitfoxes. The family resemblance is undeniable, but like most aircraft, the engineering has been refined and improved upon with every incarnation. The company also changed ownership over the years. Today it is owned by John and Debra McBean, who are more than happy to tell you anything you want to know about the LSA or the factory at Homedale Municipal Airport (S66).

NEWEST IN THE LITTER The Kitfox LSA looks like...a Kitfox. It has the familiar foldable high wings, gull-wing doors and tricycle gear. Under the cowl is a Rotax 912S, which is pretty much the industry standard when it comes to LSAs. The Kitfox LSA measures just under 31 feet wingtip to wingtip, which means that it should slide right into parking spots used by other light trainers. The gross weight of the Kitfox is 1,320 pounds. Useful load is 552 pounds, which is more than most Cessna 150 series airplanes. The cockpit is also considerably wider than a Cessna 150 series airplane. “Two normal-sized adults can fit in the Kitfox LSA,” said John McBean who, as a CFI, has done the “sit sideways  so we both fit in the Cessna” trick. “Compared to the Cessna, the Kitfox has a bigger cockpit and payload and a more spunky personality,” he said with a grin, adding, “We only hope it to be as popular as the Cessna 152.” The Kitfox has adjustable rudder pedals, which get a big thumbs up from me, but I think I could have used a small back pad for more comfortable full rudder authority during my flight. McBean noted that the company has pads made specifically for the Kitfox should you desire one. There is no need to over-stretch to reach anything. Stick forces are light. The Kitfox LSA, like the designs that have come before it, is designed for finger-tip flying. There isn’t a lot of baggage space in the Kitfox

LSA, but it is not designed to be  a fly-all-the-way-across-the-country-withtwo-weeks-worth-of-clothes-airplane. It’s designed to be an effective trainer, as well as a “go out and have a good time” airplane. The Kitfox factory demo LSA has an Advanced Flight Systems (AFS) 3500 glass panel. Although buyers can pretty much do whatever they want in the way of a panel, glass seems to be gaining more popularity in the LSA world. This LSA also has angle of attack indicator. Basically, the aircraft speaks to you to warn of an oncoming stall and gives instructions on how to avoid it. I have some experience with Kitfox aircraft and found their stall characteristics to be rather benign, so I was surprised by this. “We thought it was important to add because the most common accidents are stall/spin accidents,” said McBean. “It is set to a really conservative level. It is activated by pressure ports on the top and bottom of the wing. We calibrated it so as you get close to the stall, you will hear an audible alert and a female voice will tell you ‘angle, angle, push, push,’ and what it is telling you is to push the stick forward.” The AOA is also color-coded. Red is BAD. Yellow is caution. Green is normal. So if you did not hear the warnings, feel the vibration, notice the sound of the engine has changed, feel the buffet, or see that you have a windshield filled with sky, a look at the AOA and the color coding should clue you in that a stall is in your near future.  

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Flying the Kitfox LSA

TAKEOFF McBean demonstrated a short field takeoff, getting us off the ground within a few hundred feet. The climb rate was good with optimal visibility. We flew west and climbed to get some altitude for air work. The 912S provided plenty of power for chandelles that got us up to altitude. Dutch rolls were first. You don’t as much fly this airplane as you waltz around the sky with it. Adverse yaw, even when you intentionally get sloppy in a turn, is at a minimum. Steep turns were next. We did them at 45° and 50° of bank. The visibility in the Kitfox, even when you have it basically pirouetting on one wing, is excellent because of the turtle deck and the wide plexiglas doors. Stalls were next. I had to see (and hear) the Angle of Attack indicator. As the nose was brought up a female voice chimed in: “Angle...angle...push...push!”  (Continued on page 12)

Photos by Meg Godlewski

“You don’t as much fly this airplane as you waltz around the sky with it.”

NEWEST IN THE LITTER: In the air the Kitfox LSA is light and responsive. Kitfox Aircraft owners Debra and John McBean spend a lot of time at air shows answering questions about the new LSA, which they describe as spunky. The panel can be configured with steam gauges, but many LSA pilots are opting for glass cockpits.


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Is new technology worth the investment? I am about to change my Alfa Romeo boxer engine to a L ycoming O-360A1F1 on my experimental Glastar aircraft. I read your answer recently to a question if LASAR Ask is really useful (Will P aul my engine benefit from new technology? Jan. 12 issue). Its actual price is $2,500. Do you think that it is really worth this high sum?

My mechanic has doubts, saying he is not confident in electronics — that if the electronics don’t work, the engine will stop. He also says that standard magnetos usually always work. G. FRANK Italy

I appreciate the fact that you read my article on the LASAR system. One thing I overlooked when explaining the system is that any interruption of the three data sensors — manifold pressure, cylinder head temperature, or rpm — and the system automatically reverts to the fixed timing on the engine just like the LASAR system was not there.

(Continued from page 11)

There was a buffet and a break and we were flying with minimal altitude loss. Slips were next. I did a forward slip, then McBean took the controls and did a sideslip that would probably make most airplanes lose parts. The Kitfox handled it like a champ. We did the flight during a fly-in, which requires you to be flexible when it comes to landing. The Kitfox proved it was when we were told to do a short approach and land on the grass. Another slip and a soft-field landing and we were down in a minimal amount of real estate. Because of its relatively low fuel consumption

Therefore, the engine would not stop as a result of the LASAR system experiencing an electronic failure. The systems are redundant. I wish I could answer your other question regarding whether the LASAR system is worth the investment. There is no doubt it has some advantages over standard magnetos, such as a much hotter starting spark and the ability to adjust the timing for optimum engine performance at cruise power. However, are these requirements something you really need for the type of flying you normally do? If you usually operate in colder climates where starting may require a hotter starting spark or you do a lot of

(another benefit of the Rotax engine), the operational costs of the Kitfox LSA are designed to be lower than that of many other training aircraft. At 75% power the Kitfox will consume 4.8 gallons per hour, or roughly a third less than many other non-LSA trainers on the market. Endurance in the Kitfox is about five hours at that power setting. The only downside I could see is that some FBOs and schools are still reluctant to embrace the 912S engine, waiting instead for Lycoming or Continental to produce something that will work for LSAs. Base price is $83,495. Nicely equipped with glass, under $100,000. For more information: KitFoxAircraft.com.

long distance cross country flying, then the investment may be justifiable. It’s a very difficult question that has to be decided by your own personal choice. Also, how familiar is your maintenance technician or facility regarding the LASAR system? If it’s a system they have little or no experience with, then this may cause them some concern until they acquire the proper training and any special equipment that may be required to properly service the system. Paul McBride, an expert on engines, retired after almost 40 years with Lycoming. Send your questions to: AskPaul@GeneralAviationNews.com.

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1954 C-170B, 3717TT, 220SMOH, Narco AT-150 xpdr, Narco MK-12D NavCom, Loran, Scott-TW, Clevelands, 8.50X6 tires, Annual-5/09. $37,500/obo, 360-446-6234, IRVPAL@YAHOO.COM AD#899 1973 177B 180 HP TBO. Good compression. 8 in & out. powerflow exhaust. fresh annual. $40,900. Call Gary 360-731-8088. AD#877 C-175, 180HP conversion, 50hrs-on factory-OH. Horton STOL, IFR-equipped, stored-in-hangar. Same-owner 30yrs A&P/AI. Lost-medical, annual-good until July. Price-reduction for quick-sale. cell/360-470-2809/360482-3494-lv-msg.ad#992 CESSNA 175A, 275SMOH 1912TTAF, KX-155, KT-76A enc, intercom, Good paint/like new interior, fresh annual and more. $27,000/obo, 217-737-2428. 217-732-6014 AD#860 Cessna 172 - 1907 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.AD#169 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. AD#861 1964 172E IFR certified, hangared at Auburn, WA. Autogas STC, Horton STOL kit, 70-STOH. TTAF-5270. One third share available. Make offer. 425-301-6649.Ad#929 1973 CESSNA 172M 3200TT, Lyc O-360 AIA, 180hp, 1600TT Hartzell CS, Horton-STOL, flap-gap seals, 6:00 x6 nose, 7:00x6 mains. $45,000. 509-337-8822/Ad#798. 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.AD#610 1977 C-172N, 4700TT, 38 SMOH, Horton factory float kit. MX-300/GS, KMD-150 GPS, articul-seats, exc mech/ logs, $49,000, 208-587-3585, 208-629-6272. AD#829

1947 C-140 125 hp, 500 SMOH, Idaho Airplane. West One Air. 208-455-9393. westoneair@aol.com Ad#875 Cessna 150 - 1904 1967 150G, 4551TTAF, 31SMOH w/new millennium cylinders. Horton-STOL, wing-tips. Leading edge-cuff, Flightcraft intercom, escort-110 Navcom, KY-97A com, KT76A xpdr. $18,500. 406-293-3450.AD#882 1973 C-150, 3575-TTSN, 1585-SMOH, NavCom, Com, ADF, autogas, Imron paint, child seat, wheelpants, annual 12-09, $18,500, 360-779-2198. AD#909.

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C-180A, HORTON STOL, 290hrs on Texas Skyway O470U eng/prop, Garmin IFR-GPS, dual EGT, Topline radios, many extras, new paint/leather int, always hangared, very clean, $85,000, 702-723-5427 702-228-5982. AD#999

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1973 C-180J on Aqua 3190’s. Wheel gear. 2590TT, 352 since total rebuild. Beautiful. $139,000. See at www.waterfallproperty.net 907-254-2163. AD#320 Cessna 182 - 1909 1961 C-182 320 SMOH “GOLD SEAL” 1700 TT, GARMIN 430, hangared. Excellent paint & interior. $58,750. Must see to appreciate! ad#1002 1965 C182H, P-Ponk 0470R/50 275HP, 160 SMOH, 2621-TT, King IFR, nice original, hangared. $64,950. CA/510-783-2711. www.americanaircraft.net AD#495 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. AD#480 1979 C-182Q, 625 Airplanes Conversion. IO-550-D, 300hp, 3-blade prop, GNS-530W, GNS-430W, HSI, STech-50, EGT/CHT, leather interior, hangared, April-annual. Very Nice! $110,000. 503-631-7426.AD#932

1978 C-172N, 160 hp, 6475 TT, zero SMOH, good paint, very nice interior, fresh annual, $49,500. 541-882-8315, 541-884-1425. AD#764 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. AD#910 RENTON WA Club membership for sale. 1963 C-172D. Full-O-360, 180hp, C/S-prop, 80-SMOH, IFR-cert, GPS296. Recent avionic-upgrade. Very clean! Hangared (RNT) $4000/$60mo/$75perhr. 206-849-8457.AD#939

FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING. Hundreds of FAA-PMA’d parts Univair, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll-free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-3758882, FAX 1-800-457-7811, www.univair.com AD#305. Citabria - 2150 CITABRIA, AERONCA Scout, Decathlon, salvage, surplus, 5-ply birch formers, gear-legs straightened, repair, wing inspection kits. RAINBOW 509-765-1606/fax 509765-1616, ronp@qosi.net AD#859 CHAMPION CITABRIA 7ECA 3841TT, 1591SMOH, fresh annual, Milman metal spars, 18 gal wing tanks, wheel pants, white/blue. $30,700. 503-851-4338, 541536-3040. Citabria Parts - 2155 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING. Hundreds of FAA-PMA’d parts Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1-800-457-7811, www.univair.com DeHavilland - 2400

1977 C-182Q, 2485TTAF, 866SMOH, 185SPOH, Tannis engine heater, 300ADF, 300A/P coupled to 400GPS, Narco 150 xpdr w/mode-c, Garmin SL40 com, Narco MK-120 Navcom, 4-pl intercom, $100,000. 406-293-2354 LV/msg.AD#881 1958 C-182A Skylane, 475-SMOH, 50-SPOH, STOL, interior-10, paint-9, Garmin-250XL GPS-com, NDH, logs, manuals, extras, nice plane, $48,000/negotiable, Salem OR, 503-364-2473.AD#811 1973 182P, 919hrs P.Ponk ,530W, 340 audio, HSI, ME406 ELT, SR8A analyzer,3bl prop King155, 2Lightspeed, 4pl oxy. Loads of TLC. ALL FOR $147,000, 541882-1887, LnCMorstad@charter.net Ad#794 Cessna 190/195 - 1910

1975 C-172M, 4461-TT, 884-SFRM, GNS430 GPS/Nav/Com, IFR certified, University Owned and meticulously maintained. Complete logs, NDH. $50,290. Linda@ThePlane Exchange.com 707-237-2554 1967 CESSNA T-41 R172E Mescalero Warbird, 4470TT, 1560-SMOH, Cont-IO-360. Like flying a 172 on steroids. Jeff@ThePlane Exchange.com 207-794-4752. Shortcut to 172s: www.Cessna172ForSale.com

OLYMPIA WA 100-Series Cessna wings & control surfaces rebuilt on factory jigs. N/W Aviation Services LLC. 360-292-7220.Repair Station #GJER728N Ad#688 Cessna Parts - 2030 CESSNA 185D engine mount $500. Cessna 520 starter and oil filter, $300. 208-659-6490. Ad#993

1978 C-152 4992 TT, 221 SMOH, Sensenich prop. Very good paint & interior, fresh annual. NDH, $29,500. 541882-8315, or 541-884-1425.AD#762 Cessna 170/175/177 - 1906

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1946 C-140, 4146 TT, 1880 SMOH, 8 in/out, wheel pants, hangared, $18,500, WA 253-631-0958. AD#996

1963 C-172D 5800TT, 260SMOH on O-300D in 2004. Garmin 340, rebuilt engine mount/ inst.panel. Good paint and interior. $32,000. 208-267-4801.AD#918.

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DUKE: BEST piston airplane Beech built. 147hrs on Otime engines. Everything new under the cowlings. Excellent condition! Must sell. Lost medical. 517-7408141.AD#804 83 KING AIR 200--only 1445onEngines, High Float Gear, Nice Paint & Interior. Complete Specs and Photos at: www.dmarkg.com Stan 1-800-991-6214x3.Ad#926 Cessna 120/140 - 1902

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1953 C-195B, 3300TT, 680SMOH, 266SPOH, hangared, wheelpants, 8in/out, Cleveland brakes, some spares, dual com/nav, xpdr, $89,000, 253-631-0958. Ad#997 Cessna 200 Series - 1912 1976 U206F 1715 TTSN, King digital IFR, HSI, A/P, nice original hangared condition, NDH. $119,950. CA/ 510783-2711. www.americanaircraft.net AD#937 1984 T-210 428 Fact Reman, air-cond. Garmin 396 GPS, Corp. owned, always hangared, $189,500/Make offer. DMARKG Associates Inc. Stan 1-800-9916214X3.AD#925 Cessna 300 Series - 2005 1980 CESSNA-340A, Ram VII. VG’s. 7349AFTT. Both Engines & Props. 1278TT since Ram VII conversion 604. Always hangared. $159,000. 509-747-2017.Ad#831

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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. $465,000w/free delivery in North America. (just more opportunity for me to fly it). Ron, TX/806-662-5823-cell; ronfernuik@hotmail.com ad #188 1967 DEHAVILLAND AMPHIB Turbo Beaver. 182-since complete overhaul. New wiring/panel/paint & 9-place leather interior. 3050-SMOH-27, 8980TT. Beautiful airplane! $795,000. NV/775-720-5252.AD#979 A REAL BUSH PLANE 2000 LB Useful load. 160MPH Cruise. 1943 Howard DGA Floats & wheels. 907-3542859 for info.AD #936 Ercoupe - 2550 ERCOUPE 415C shares for sale. Light sport airplane. Also private pilot qualified. Hangared at Yakima Airport. Flight instructor available. 509-452-1904.AD#942 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING Thousands of type Certificated parts direct from our factory. Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1800-457-7811, www.univair.com Howard - 3020 A REAL BUSH PLANE 2000 LB Useful load. 160MPH Cruise. 1943 Howard DGA Floats & wheels. 907-3542859 for info. AD#935


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1948 LUSCOMBE 8F, TTAF-4541, TSMOH-1458. TSTOH-99, King Com and Transp. AK450-ELT, Scott-tail wheel, intercom, spin-on filter, new paint-07, $26,500 fresh annual, 425-820-5653.ad#987 LUSCOMBE SUPPORT: Parts, PMA, NOS, used; knowledgable technical help. www.Luscombe.org. 480650-0883. Ad#194 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 1964 MAULE M-4 #46. Recover-project. Epoxy primed ready for pre-cover inspection. Most material for recover. 2220.59-TT, 327.77-SMOH. KX-170B. $19,900. 208762-3043.AD#852 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. Mooney - 3500

LAKE AERO STYLING YOUR ONE STOP MOONEY “MALL” Lasar Plane Sales, service, parts, engine work, mods, upholstery, avionics, etc. Servicing your Mooney needs since 1966. Free Mooney buyers guide or mod brochure: Email: LasarMods@aol.com www.lasar.com PARTS: 800-954-5619 or 707-263-0581 OFFICE 707-263-0412 FAX 707-263-0420 LASAR PLANE Sales has many Mooneys on consignment. Call for info & free Mooney Buyers Guide, 707263-0452, Fax: 707-263-0472. See us on the internet: www.lasar.com, email: planesales@lasar.com MOONEY'S LARGEST Factory Authorized Parts Service Center. Large supply of discontiued parts. Lone Star Aero, 888-566-3781, fax 210-979-0226.Ad#200 parts@LoneStarAero.com RELIANT AVIATION. Mooney parts/ service since 1972. Large inventory. Toll Free 877-758-3232. Fax 541-9288356. Email reliant.aviation@mindspring.com North American - 3680

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 ad#201 Pilatus - 3770 PILATUS PC12 Part 91 Fractional ownership available at Paine Field, Everett Washington. Contact Bill Robinson 425-299-7823 or billr@everettmall.com AD#448 Piper Single - 3800

1966 CHEROKEE 180C, 3716-TTAF, 887-SMOH, excellent-comp, NDH, 2-radios, DME, VOR, ILS, Rnav, GPS, strobes, 4-pl.-intercom, always-hangared, $36,900. AD#891 208-983-4223 hiflyer@wildblue.net 1977 PIPER Cherokee 140, 3426-TT, 935-SMOH, 79/80 compression, high torque starter w/copper wire to battery. GMA 340 audio panel, Narco Mk12D, GNC 250XL GPS, GT327 xpdr, 4pl intercom, Rams Horn yokes, dual brakes, wheelpants, annual 11-8-09, $28,500, 509-982-2515 or 509-660-3024. 1977 PIPER Cherokee 140, TT-3426, SMOH-935, 79/80 compression, High torque starter w /copper wire to battery. GMA 340 audio panel, Narco MK12D, GNC250XL GPS, GTX327 xpdr, 4-pl intercom, Rams Horn yokes, dual brakes, wheelpants, Annual 11/8/2009. $28,500. 509-982-2515 or 509-660-3024.AD#970 64 CHEROKEE 140 About 1,000 hrs on bottom-end, about 800 on top-end with new Titan cylinders. $20,000. Bought Arrow. 760-364-3901.AD#930 PA28-140 4533TT, 246SMOH. A clean and good flying airplane. Needs some TLC. Paint has been stripped, upholstery started. auto-fuel STC, 760-channels. Asking $23,500 Paul 530-628-4104.AD#922 Piper Comanche - 3809 1960 COMANCHE 250 3154 TT, IFR cert. Center stack radios, 3-blade prop, tip-tanks, speed-mods, Gap-seals. Best one around. $59,950. 509-993-7888.AD#897 1960 PIPER Comanche 180, $41,000. TTAF-2050, TTSMOH-450, w/steel cylinders 5-hrs, 0- SPOH, IFR radios, 160mph on 9 gal fuel per hr, new paint 03/08, new parts. 559-784-0767. ad#952 1961 PIPER Comanche 180 3815TT, 461SFOH, 3-bl McCauley, A&P/IA owned 39yrs. GPS, Loran, MX12, KX125, XPDR. Annual-4/2010. $45,500. 208-731-0489. AD#1003 Piper Lance - 3812

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SPORTSMAN 2+2, 2007, virtually new, all glass panel, dual GPS-W. Great for IFR X-Country or Back Country. $197,500. N122SK@Comcast.Net 360-943-4431. 2004 AEROPRAKT A-20 LSA, 70TT, Rotax 912ULS, 100HP, Garmin 250XL, GPS/Com, xpdr, ELT. $50,000. For more information call Cliff 435-619-6134.AD#956 AIRCRAFT GRADE FINLAND BIRCH PLYWOOD Best Prices, Call Toll Free for FREE price list, 800-222-7853 B & D International, Inc, Tacoma, WA. Now order on line: www.bd-international.com NIEUPORT 28. All kits firewall aft. Full scale. Rudder, horizontal stab/elevator and fuselage complete. Excellent workmanship. Best offer 303-805-7238 AD#933. 2004 AEROPRAKT A-26, TTAF 105, Twin 582 Rotax, outperforms Aircan in canopy comfort. Price reduced $50,000. Call for details 435-619-6134.Ad#957 T-18 1140-TTAF, 1140 SMOH, Lycoming O-320, 160 hp, original owner/builder since new in 1987, hangared (61S). $28,500. OR/541-836-2248 AD#901 SAO PAULO Seabird. The Petrel Sport-plane is a factory-built flying-boat. 2seats, open-cockpit bi-plane. TT AF/engine/prop less than 50hrs. $19,400. 509-7472017.ad#835 RV-6A 2005, 245TT, O-360, lazer ignition, Grand Rapids engine system, electric trim/flaps, metal Senenich prop, 495-GPS, dual controls.ad#795 208-659-1889, racegf@verizon.net Floatplanes - 5400 Seaplane Ratings & Solo Rentals in central Florida and Minnesota PA12 & C172 available www.adventureseaplanes.com 612-868-4243 - 612-749-1337 Light Sport Aircraft - 5620 ULTIMATE LSA For Sale. 80TTSN. This is a truly custom aircraft. For more details see at: www.n919e.com 650-588-7066. bennettbibel@satoriassociates.com ad#734

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Sierra ANR Headset .................... P/N 11-08588................ $650.00 Zulu-Circumaural, ANR, straight cord, dual GA plugs, Battery Power .......................................... P/N 11-05617................ $850.00 Zulu-Circumaural, ANR, straight cord, single LEMO Connector, Panel Power (install kit PN 11-01846)P/N 11-05913 ......... $900.00 Zulu-Circumaural, ANR, coil cord, dual GA plugs, Battery Power P/N 11-07553................ $900.00 Zulu-Circumaural, ANR, coil cord, single LEMO Connector, Panel Power (install kit PN 11-01846)... P/N 11-05914................ $900.00 Zulu-Circumaural, ANR, Helicopter, coil cord, single U-174 Plug P/N 11-05915................ $900.00

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

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RCA22-7 Vacuum Horizon .....P/N 10-01371 .....$689.00 RCA22-7F Vac. Hor. w/ag ....P/N 10-00504 .....$798.00 RCA22-11 Vacuum Horizon ...P/N 10-00502 .....$798.00 RCA2600-3 Dig. Attitude ........P/N 11-07325...$2,495.00 RCA26BK-2 Elec. Attitude......P/N 10-01119 ... $2,115.00 RCA26AK-4 Elec. Attitude......P/N 10-01392 ..$1,995.00 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 ..$1,995.00 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 ..................$2,195.00 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 .......... $963.00 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 ........... $307.95 442CW Overhauled Pump.......... P/N 10-02350 ........... $498.50 215CC Overhauled Pump P/N 10-24000-1 .......... $241.95

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

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

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Commercial aviation tries its wings

By Dennis Parks

The development of commercial air operations in the United States after the armistice that ended the First World War was a period of optimism founded on widespread public curiosity, thousands of newly trained pilots, and easy availability of surplus aircraft. Financing was provided based on the assumption that public interest Flight & would force the development of air Flyers transport without the development of new aircraft and without a national air policy. The initial growth period peaked in 1920, then diminished because of waning curiosity, use of obsolete war surplus equipment, lack of airways and airfields, as well as a lack of good business models. Due to the lack of any federal system of registration, it is difficult to measure commercial operations in this period, but the Manufacturers Aircraft Association (MAA) made an annual attempt. It reported the number of FBOs went from a high of about 160 in 1920 to a reported 60 in 1924. The commercial fleet went from an estimated 1,000 aircraft in 1920 to a reported 217 in 1924. For the questionnaire sent out in 1920, MAA got 87 returned surveys, representing about half the operators in the U.S. The respondents operated between 365 to 425 aircraft of both land and water types. All had terminal facilities and many possessed well-equipped airports. Short demonstration flights of 10 to 15 minutes for an average fee of $12.50 accounted for most of the mileage reported. Towards the end of 1920 the demand for aerial transport between cities grew considerably. The leader of this service was Aeromarine Airways. On most inter-city flights, baggage or freight was carried and respondents reported a total of 41,390 pounds. The 87 reporting companies reported carrying 115,163 passengers a total of 3,136,550 miles.

THE FLEET The 87 companies returning the survey reported the use of 342 aircraft. Several of the respondents just listed types of aircraft but did not provide any counts. As can be expected for the time period, the vast majority of aircraft in commercial use were war surplus. That’s because there were many available for a low price, while there were few

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new aircraft being designed for commercial use. Among the new designs were the Curtiss Oriole and the Laird Swallow, advertised as “America’s first commercial airplane.” Another interesting aircraft was the all-metal Junkers marketed in the U.S. as the Junkers-Larsen. The most popular surplus aircraft reported in use were the Curtiss Jennies, the Standard J-1s, and various ex-Navy flying boats. These war surplus aircraft accounted for 88% of the commercial fleet, leaving 12% as the new aircraft market — certainly not enough to develop a new industry. Ex-training machines were the most popular of the aircraft in use, with the various Curtiss Jennies numbering 160 machines, accounting for 42% of the fleet. The Standard J-1s were the next most popular with 60 listed. There were 45 flying boats listed, including 11 Curtiss Seagulls, the civilian version of the Navy MFs. The flying boats with their larger passenger capacity were the most popular for scheduled passenger service. The most important use of commercial aviation in 1919 and 1920 was the pioneering of aerial mail, which had expanded into a coast-to-coast service. But as this was a government program, it was not considered in the MAA report. Among the reported commercial applications covered were aerial transport, forest patrol, the employment of planes in newspaper, motion picture and advertising work, aerial photography, map making and surveying, exploration, timber cruising, fish spotting, and the saving of life and property at sea. The most fertile ground for the development of commercial aviation was the pioneering of seasonal, scheduled passenger service on the East Coast, ranging from New York to Key West, Florida. Soon after the Armistice, American Trans-Oceanic Co. took on a number of Curtiss H.S. and H.-16 Flying Boats, which were rebuilt into five and six passenger machines, with the larger machines able to carry 14 to 16 passengers. Since 1918 the company had provided seasonal service between Florida and points in the West Indies and between New York and Atlantic City, Newport and Bar Harbor. The Aeromarine Plane and Motor Co. was the first to appreciate the possibilities of the large Curtiss F.5-L flying boats powered by twin Liberty V-12 engines. The large hull enclosed two cabins, one fore and one aft, with places for 11 passengers. The upholstered, comfortable cabins included electric lighting. During the summer the company provided service out of New York City and in the winter out of Miami and the Florida Keys. Both American Trans-Oceanic and Aeromarine each reported carrying 4,000 passengers during 1920. The West Coast saw the development of both land-based and water-based aerial operations, though not as extensive as on the East Coast. Mercury Aviation, founded by Hollywood producer Cecil B. de Mille, started regularly scheduled passenger service between Los Angeles and San Diego. The Chaplin Aircraft Corp., founded by Syd Chaplin, brother of film actor Charlie Chaplin, commenced scheduled, flying boat service from Los Angeles to Catalina Island. In the Pacific Northwest, in what was a precursor to the Contract Air Mail scheme of 1926, Eddie Hubbard, using a Boeing Flying Boat, had a commercial contract from the Post Office to fly mail between Victoria, BC, and Seattle. By the end of 1924 the winds of aeronautical enthusiasm had waned. The novelty of flying gradually wore off and high prices formerly charged for trips could no longer be upheld. The Aeronautics Chamber of Commerce number of operators in the U.S. had dropped to 60 in 1924. Most of the businesses that survived did so because they could provide a specific service, such as aerial taxi, crop dusting, or aerial photography. All of these early efforts in passenger service failed because of high operating costs. Airlines could not make enough money carrying passengers or cargo. They needed

SUPPLY AND DEMAND: Demand for the war surplus Jenny was so great that Curtiss bought back thousands of them from the government, refurbished and resold them.

THE POWER OF THREE: A view of Mercury Aviation’s Field No. 2 in Los Angeles. This was one of three operated by Mercury.

UPHILL BATTLE: The Curtiss Oriole was one of just a few new post-war aircraft designed for commercial service. It had an uphill battle with war surplus trainers. Figures for 1920 show only 33 in commercial service.

Photos courtesy Museum of Flight

But post-World War I a tough time for fledgling operations

NEW LIFE AFTER THE WAR: The Aeromarine Model 75, converted from Navy surplus Curtiss F5L flying boats, carried 11 passengers and three crew. financial help — subsidies — until technological and organizational improvements could enable them to become self-sufficient and profitable. Such subsides came about in 1925 with the passage of the Air Mail Act, which paid contractors for carrying the mail. Dennis Parks is Curator Emeritus of Seattle’s Museum of Flight. He can be reached at dennis@generalaviationnews.com.


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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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KELLY AIRPARK CO. Lot-#50. 4.4 AC site, survey, soils test and septic perc test done. $98,500. Call:719358-9437. donnellyfirefly@yahoo.com kellyairpark.com AD#973

BUY A Share of the 80acre Timber Basin Airpark (ID24) Near Sandpoint/Idaho. Includes jeep Cherokee/travel trailer. www.tbairpark.com $55,000 520-909-4999. kb7kz@msn.com.Ad#896

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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. 928-231-9500 Eagle Roost Airpark www.airporthomesandhangars.net

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

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.

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.AD#338 California - 9650 CALIFORNIA IDEAL climate, Pine Mountain lake. (E45) Taxiway homes or lots in the Sierra foothills near Yosemite Nat'l Park. Gated community with boating, golf, tennis and stables “Red” Rossio, The Flying Broker, Pine Mountain. Lake Realty, 209-962-7156. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. Reduced 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. FLY 300 DAYS A YEAR. Air-conditioned Hangar and Home on paved/lighted runway, gated-community, RVparking. Northern/CA. Only!-$399,000. 530-347-3164, 541-848-0298. melandann@charter.net ad#978 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 AD#757 CAMERON AIRPARK Near Sacramento. Two homes available with hangars and many upgrades. Excellent values. Great Flying weather. 530-677-9760. dennis@nickson.biz www.nickson.biz ad#697 COLORADO RIVER Not a lease!! Property 3000feet from the river with an airstrip 2miles away. $45K. Havasu, CA./714-649-9041. my1937truck@yahoo.com AD#92676 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.AD#249

CLEAR TO LAND!! And what a place to park your prized plane...3000sq ft of hangar, w/rec rm, and full bath. PLUS mtr home garage, PLUS fantastic 3 bdrm 2 bath home. PLUS beautifully landscaped double lot, PLUS your own 1000 gal. fuel tank, PLUS paved, lit strip and taxiways..now that’s a lot of PLUSES. $330,000 and it’s ALL YOURS. Indian Hills Airpark Salome, Az. More pics www.airporthomesandhangars.net 928-231-9500

AEROZONA AIRPARK PROPERTY. $999,000. FOR SALE. Taxi up to your beautiful home, park your prized possession in a 40’X60’ hangar...cool off in the pool...now is that perfect? This is a premier airpark with a hard-surface runway surrounded by elegant homes. 2610 sq ft home with attention to the finest detail & a kitchen that will delight the chef in the family. The workshop attached to the hangar for many a project, & what pilot doesn’t have a couple of projects? Close enough to Phoenix for fine arts, shopping & medical facilities yet distance enough for total peace & serenity of desert living. 5 Acres...Contact Martha T. Home 928-231-9500. Arkansas - 9650

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.

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

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ARKANSAS BULL Shoals Lake acreages w/airpark, 3+ acres, $25,000-$80,000, Village Land Office, 870-4042059, 870-453-2966 eves, www.villagelandoffice.com mears@southshore.com 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

ONE ACRE and 2 1/2 acres alongside runway for sale. Adelanto Airpark, Southern California, near Victorville Call Broker Bill 760-792-8072. PINE MOUNTAIN LAKE, CA (E45).Home & hangar 3BD/2.5BA, Mediterranean style, near Yosemite. Virtual Tour: www.YosemiteAreaRealtors.com Larry Jobe, realtor 209-962-5501larryjobe1@gmail.com AD#991 Canada - 9650

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 SARASOTA FLORIDA Hidden River Airpark, 2640’ paved+lighted runway, lots w/homes 5-20acres. Katty Caron, Realty Executives .941-928-3009 katecaron@realtyexecutives.com www.floridaaviationproperties.com AD# 790

SPRUCE CREEK FLY-IN REALTY CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF SERVING THE SPRUCE CREEK COMMUNITY 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. Long and short term rentals available. SPRUCE CREEK FLYIN REALTY, Pat & Lenny Ohlsson, 800-932-4437. www.fly-in.com sales@fly-in.com AD#350. 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 ORLANDO AREA Aviation properties, hangars, hangar rentals & residential property. Chandelle Properties 407712-4071 www.chandelleproperties.com Keller Williams Advantage II Realty. AD#907 Idaho - 9650 SUNRISE AIRPARK (ID40) 3BD/2BA Home. 42X60 Hangar. Private boat dock on Snake River. 2850’ paved runway. $349,000. 208-965-1078, 208-461-1476.ad#825 jleakos@aol.com LARGE 60X74 hangar, 1500 sqfthome, 2-acres, on private 3000’ large airstrip located at Athol, ID near Lake Pend Oreille. Doug Landwehr, Cent 21 208-660-4378. AD#723 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.ad#998 Illinois - 9650 METRO CHICAGO Hangar Home 50mi. SE of Chicago, Lake Aero Estates (C98), 4bed/3.5 bath home(3,500sqft) with heated hangar(2,300sqft) Low taxes, Community horse stable and State wildlife area. Visit: www.HangarHome.com for more information. Incredible house! Unbelievable price!! $349,999/make offer Patrick 219-477-7038.AD#947 4 SALE 105 acres 2640’grass airstrip Genoa Illinois. Brick Home, hangars and farm land. $1,150,000. Paul Brescia 815-895-6800. www.dekalblandcompany.com

MIX BUSINESS and fun w/ a solid investment. Prime land adj to paved, airport. Fenced. BC bordertown $375,000/Canadian. 250-442-7224 jag3@shaw.ca Ad#730 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.ad#686 720-319-5827. lanjanich@aol.com

MONEE ILLIONOIS estate with hangar, runway access, 4bdrm, 4ba, chef kitchen, full finished basement, putting green. Call Diane 773-585-2064. AD#986

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BEAUTIFUL DEEP Creek Lake. 8.4 acres at 2G4. Private, gated access w/spectacular views. 5bd, perk approved. aviationproperties@comcast.net $189,000. 301616-8514 AD#824 Massachusetts - 9650 CAPE COD-FALMOUTH Airpark. Outstanding large wooded lot on taxiway with nearby tennis court. Steal it at $189.9K. 978-314-4626 Michigan - 9650 RANCH HOME Kent City, (24M) 1876sqft. Full 3/4 finished basement. Hangar 78â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x6â&#x20AC;? door. public use, 2500â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x100â&#x20AC;&#x2122;grass. $225,000. 616-678-7582 Ad#598 MICHIGAN PILOTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Playground. Make Torchport (59M) your summer Retreat. Prices start at $30,000. Learn more at: www.torchport.com 231-599-3128. AD#773 WALK OUT, ranch on almost four acres. Large hangar with 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;door on picturesque, public use, 2500â&#x20AC;&#x2122;grass, lighted airstrip. $225,000. 616-678-7582 Minnesota - 9650

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 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 ad#368 Oregon - 9650 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.comad#953 SUNRIVER RESORT, Oregon. Exquisite Skypark home. River-frontage. 4000+sqft, 3-bd/3.5ba, tie-down. $1,199,000. Suzanne Iselin, Broker. Sunriver Realty, 57057 Beaver Drive 541-350-8617.Ad#961

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 AD#729 Texas - 9650 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.

PARADISE VALLEY, Livingston MT 36-acres, 5700â&#x20AC;&#x2122; turf-runway, 2hangars, 3bd/2ba home. All the pleasures of living in Paradise Valley. $485,000.Jon Ellen/ERA LandmarkWesternLand. 406-223-8700.www.jonellen.com AD#923

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.

AIRPARK HOME Independence OR, beautiful home, outstanding location, close to coast/mtn ranges. 3494sqft, 4/3.5, master ste on main, 48x40 hangar w/RV door/pad, Amy Clark, 503-580-7190, Prudential RE Professionals. AD#945 www.myhomewithamyclark.com/627197

NORTH TEXAS PILOT'S DREAM! land & homes from $139,000 to $1,950,000. SOLD. 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

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LAKE ROOSEVELT Seven Bays Airport, price reduced drastically!! must sell due to health. Hangar on 2 lots, 3bd, 2ba home w/carport, insulated storage shed, garden spot with fruit trees. More info 509-290-9900. $198,000/obo. AD#972

New York - 9650 ALMOST NEW Beautiful Home. 3,000sqft, 4BD/2 1/2BA, w/hangar,1.3acres, Lake-privileges. Rural Airport only 45miles from NYC. Warwick(N72) $550K. 973-865-9240. http://sites.google.com/site/warwickairporthome ad#851 Oregon - 9650

SHALLOWATER TX 2250sq.ft. home at BigginHill Airpark. 3bdrm, 3bath on 2+acre lot.3000ft grass airstrip. Mature landscaping w/golf green. $300,000. 806-8733400.

YELM WA, .95acres. 3,054sqft, 3BD/3BA facing privateairstrip on Western Airpark,w/Mt Rainier view. $369,999 Nancy Williams, John L. Scott. 253-306-7649ad#817 nwrealtor56@gmail.com 180X92 BUILDABLE lot at Seven Bays Airpark On beautiful Lake Roosevelt. Taxi directly from runway onto lot. $79,000. 509-725-1934, 206-650-0265.AD#958

MOTIVATED SELLER! Near Portland Oregon. 3700 sqft home. 1.5 acres. Huge hangar! +other Oregon airport homes. 503-407-8020 www.ownyourownairport.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.AD#869

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MUST SELL! Pecan Plantation Airpark. Granbury, TX. 2.6 acres. 305'x450'. Gated, lake, marina, two golf courses, concrete taxiway $219,900, 469-438-4579.

STUART ISLAND AIRWAY PARK has waterfront lots, cabins and homes. $165,000-$795,000, community airstrip, beaches and dock. Dick Sandmeyer/Windermere 1-360-378-7508. www.islandproperty.net Ad#943

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 AD#673

FRONTIER RUNWAY Estate w/custom built home. Seller will finish at this price or purchase unfinished for $799,000. Choose int color & decor-granite, tile, carpet, 3 firs w/6 car garage. Master on top w/balcony overlooking entire runway. Best views of ANY home in airpark. Home has 3bd, bonus rm, den. Full cvrd porches, Large hangar 60x60 w/workshop, office, bath, bi-fold 15x44 door, loft storage. Plus MIL attached apartment w/2bd & bath. Total living space 4700sqft. Priced $150,000 less than other comparables in airpark. MLS#29105212. $945,000. 425-348-1882, 360-658-3050.AD#920

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BEAUTIFUL Home! 1200sfhangar! .50Acre. Great Neighborhood! Own Share in runway! Reduced $19,000.Only $220,000. 3bd,2bth,2car, 1561sf. Debbie 505-319-2181. Debonair Real Estate.AD#444

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

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. Several 1-acre lots available, also some homes. 940-321-5758,

LINO AIRPARK LOTS, MINNESOTA. Fly in, fly out. Build your own hangar&home. Ron Mikolai, KWPR 651483-2001 Details @ www.IKnowThisArea.com AD#921 Montana - 9650 FOR SALE: 2.77 residential/commercial acres on private airport in Montana. $115K. 406-854-9399 or www.montanaairstripliving.com AD#599

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NEW AIRPARK, Northeast Pennsylvania, 47-lots for sale. 1.25-3 acres, great views, underground utilities, sewers, some lakefront. EZ flight/drive to NYC, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Connecticut. At Seamans Airport (9N3), 2500â&#x20AC;&#x2122;paved IFR approach, lighted, all services, Build Your Dream Home This Spring! 866-924-7787 or www.SkylineEstates.us South Carolina - 9650

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/$425,000 Gary Gallant, Windermere Real Estate. NWMLS #11793. 360-224-8085. gary.gallantgroup@windermere.com ad#988

10 ACRE lot frontage on 2500â&#x20AC;&#x2122;paved airstrip. Sub dividable 2-acres zoning, also river frontage on Toutle River. $85,000. 360-749-1170, 360-274-5255.AD#964

NORTH OF Hurricanes, south of snow: 3300 turf. 10mi to Myrtle Beach. 1acre. $75,000.Low taxes/insurance, â&#x20AC;&#x153;free DVDâ&#x20AC;?. 843-602-8220. www.hardeeairpark.com #570

FLY YEAR-ROUND IN SUNNY E. WA STATE! 1470sqft 3bd,2ba home. 42x35 heated, insulated hangar, paved 3680â&#x20AC;&#x2122;runway. Golfing, boating. $265,000. 425-458-4140.

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Designated as a model â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thru-the-Fenceâ&#x20AC;? agreement by the FAA. Independence Airpark, Oregon: 7S5 2035â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; paved, lit, state owned runway. Runway access fee $180 year, HOAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $200 year. Centrally located 1 hr. drive to Portland, Pacific Ocean Coast and Cascade mountains.

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. $998,000.Tanya Romack 425-870-8069.ad#928

6 homes with hangars on large lots available starting at $375,000 Dieter Wehner, Broker â&#x20AC;˘ Windermere Western View Properties 503.881.4242 â&#x20AC;˘ 800.657.8010 â&#x20AC;˘ Dieter@windermere.com www.dieternet.com

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SAN CANYON AIRPORT (1S9) in Chewelah WA.40 miles North of Spokane. 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.Ad#995

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Light Sport Aircraft Special Advertising Section

AmphibCub debuts with new Baumann Floats Just introduced is the AmphibCub, a collaboration between Baumann Floats and American Legend Aircraft Co., manufacturer of the Legend Cub, one of the most popular Light Sport Aircraft on the market. Amphibious aircraft are nothing new, but making an amphibious LSA was a challenge. The main sticking point was keeping within the weight limits while still having a reliable method for gear repositioning, say officials at the two companies. After two years of development at Baumann’s factory in New Richmond,Wis., the aluminum floats, which are repositioned with a cable, are garnering a lot of attention. Chiseling down the weight of a float was no small task.Target weight was 240 pounds or less. “We knew that we couldn’t have an electric or hydraulic system because that would be too heavy, so we used cables,” said Joe Birkemeyer, general manager of Baumann Floats. “The weight came in at 235 pounds.” The floats have to support at least 90% of the aircraft’s weight to be certified by the FAA. “We went beyond that,” he said. “The aircraft weighs 1,430 pounds.We stress tested the floats to a 1,600-pound load.” Reminders for pilots to check the position of the gear come in the form of placards. Meanwhile, engineers and designers of the Legend Cub were at the drawing board trying to figure out a way to lighten a Cub so that it could go on floats.

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“This aircraft was specially built lighter so that it could go on amphibious floats,” said Darin Hart, owner of American Legend Aircraft Co. and designer of the AmphibCub. “Often times it was a case of saving a few ounces here or there.” The LSA, which features Garmin avionics, is powered by a Continental O-200 with an open cowl, which reduced the weight by 16 pounds. The ready-to-fly design is available for $159,900. For more information: 715-246-9352 or www.baumannfloats.com.

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Light Sport Aircraft Special Advertising Section

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

Skycatcher wins award Cessna’s Light Sport Aircraft, the Model 162 Skycatcher, has been named winner of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Piper General Aviation Award for 2010. The award is made annually to a company or product judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of general aviation. The 162 achieved ASTM compliance in late 2009, and the first aircraft was delivered in December. Cessna has more than 1,000 orders for the LSA, which has a base price of $112,500. “This recognition for the Cessna design team is well-deserved and makes the hard work worthwhile,” said David Brant, senior vice president, engineering. “An award from AIAA is like winning an Oscar since it comes from fellow aerospace engineering professionals.” AIAA’s Piper General Aviation Award honors William T. Piper, Sr., who was founder and first president of Piper Aircraft Corp. The first recipient of the award in 1989 was Fred Weick of the Piper Aircraft Co. Other winners include James Coyne, president of the National Air Transportation Association, Raspet Flight Research Laboratory at Mississippi State University, and Sam Williams of Williams International. AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and 90 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information: AIAA.org or Cessna.com.

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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. 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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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 Canadaapproved aircraft parts manufacturer and maintenance organization. Both companies are owned by Ronald Newburg, a Toronto native who has been flying since 1964. After a successful career in insurance, Newburg founded Canadian Aero Engine & Accessories in 1987 to provide a source of quality engine overhauls and repairs.Through that business, he discovered a need for another company to manufacture parts, such as clutches, which were a continuing problem for his customers. The company 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.

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Managing MGC Dreams of flying denied, Jessica Ward found a way to be around planes all day By RICK A. RICHARDS When Jessica Ward was a little girl, her dream was to be a commercial airline pilot. Instead of stick figures of her family, she drew stick figures of airplanes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew for my whole life I wanted to be a pilot,â&#x20AC;? said Ward. But so far, her dream is unfulfilled. As a student in flight science at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Ward discovered that she got violently ill with motion sickness each time she tried to fly a plane. She tried everything to cure it â&#x20AC;&#x201D; traditional medicine, acupuncture, herbal remedies â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but nothing worked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I realized I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to be a pilot,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was the worst feeling knowing I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to realize my dream.â&#x20AC;? But instead of moping about it, she regrouped, changed her course of study and went into aviation management. Today, she may not be a pilot but sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s around pilots and airplanes every day as manager of Michigan City Municipal Airport (MGC) in Indiana. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a job that both excites and challenges her. After graduating from college in 2005, Ward took a job as a restaurant manager in Kalamazoo, convinced she was headed toward managing restaurants, not airports. Then Matt Wills, a family friend, called her about a job opening he had heard about. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even looking for a job in my career field. He asked if I would be interested in being an assistant airport manager,â&#x20AC;? said Ward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I asked where and all he knew was that it was somewhere in Indiana.â&#x20AC;? She soon discovered the job was in Michigan City. In 2007, Michigan City Municipal Airport was named Airport of the Year by the Aviation Association of Indiana (it also received the honor in 2005). Even better, the airport is just 10

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fees. Last year, 44 planes were based at the airport. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We try to be as self sufficient as we can,â&#x20AC;? said Ward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We mow our own grass, we plow our own snow and we take care of building maintenance and cleaning. We do our own electric work. The only thing the city does is maintain our car and truck.â&#x20AC;? The car is a courtesy car thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s available for pilots who fly in. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a courtesy that has kept many pilots returning to Michigan City instead of switching to other nearby airports. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I remember one time a family arrived here to go blueberry picking,â&#x20AC;? said Ward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were from the Chicago area, and the father was a pilot. He and his wife had two little kids, but when they arrived, the courtesy car was gone. IN CHARGE: Michigan City Municipal Airport Manager Jessica Ward inside the new They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any way to get to a airportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new terminal, which was completed in early 2008. blueberry farm, so I drove them in my miles from her hometown of Chesterton. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with Michigan City Aviation Board car. I dropped them off, gave them my She decided it was too good of an oppormembers Tom Ringo, Greg Poulin, David cell phone number and picked them tunity to pass up. Miller and Paul Sammann â&#x20AC;&#x201D; of efforts up when they were done. They really to increase the length of the 4,100-foot wanted to go blueberry picking and they She applied and was hired in June 2008. She figured that, as an assistant runway to 5,000 feet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s becoming couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stick around the terminal for an manager, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have some time to learn the magic number for airports of this hour and half with two little kids waiting airport operations. But three months size,â&#x20AC;? said Ward. for the courtesy car.â&#x20AC;? later, the airport manager left and Ward, Even though the airport owns 285 Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that kind of personal service Ward 27, was promoted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had a lot to learn,â&#x20AC;? acres of land north of the field, the tries to provide everyone who visits the she admits. handful of acres it airport. And they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Since coming on board, she has needs to lengthen have to be out-of-town learned a lot about running an airport, its runway has been guests, either. Each from mowing grass and plowing snow, declared a wetland, morning a group of to being a sort of official greeter for the making it maddenlocal pilots gathers in city when out-of-town guests arrive. ingly difficult to get the terminal for coffee Besides those kinds of day-to-day the permits needed and conversation just to start construction. chores, she is responsible for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;safe because they like the Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an effort thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and efficient operationâ&#x20AC;? of the airport, atmosphere. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; MCGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jessica Ward gone on for more than making sure it complies with FAA and Ward added that it a decade. While Ward doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt to have Indiana Department of Transportation is optimistic the project will ultimately the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lowest priced fuel, either. She regulations, managing the fueling operaproceed, she added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to take a keeps on top of fuel prices at surroundtions, managing the airportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial long time â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a long time.â&#x20AC;? ing airports to make sure MGC is the affairs, and compiling and signing off on Even so, the airport is a busy place choice for pilots who need to top off all the reports and paperwork required with 10,555 takeoffs and landings last their tanks. by federal, state and local agencies. year, an average of nearly 29 a day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a lot more to this job â&#x20AC;&#x153;It looks easy from the outside, but While Michigan City Municipal thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot work in running an airport,â&#x20AC;? than I imagined,â&#x20AC;? said Ward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more Airport, like most general aviation airsaid Ward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unless youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t demanding than it looks. A lot of the ports, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t charge landing and takeoff know whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s involved in it.â&#x20AC;? time Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m flying by the seat of my pants, fees, it does generate money through the Ward is on call 24 hours a day, seven but I love what I do.â&#x20AC;? For more information: MGCAirport.com. sale of fuel, hangar leases and tie-down days a week. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also at the forefront

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The Aviators talk about the one master switch in an aircraft for five minutes, for example, but you could talk about the latest in GPS technology. We might talk about a new model of GPS for four or five minutes, then move on to something completely By MEG GODLEWSKI new, like a profile of Julie Clark or Patty General Aviation News Wagstaff.” We caught up with “The Aviators” One of the major complaints pilots at Sun ’n Fun, where the crew was busy have about television shows depicting collecting stories. The crew know what aviation is that they often get it wrong. to look for because most are pilots, Nalli In Hollywood, airplane engines suddenly said. “Our creator, John Lovelace, is a quit with alarming frequency and pilots pilot, our directors are pilots, some of attempt to fix the problem by holding the our shooters (photographers) are pilots. stick full aft until impact. It is in our blood.” Don’t you wish for a TV show made Producers hope the TV show will for aviators by aviators? Introducing inspire more people to become involved “The Aviators,” a Canadian-based in aviation, said Nalli, who holds a priprogram slated to premiere on Public vate pilot certificate with an instrument Broadcasting Stations in Canada and the rating. United States in September. “The sad fact is that aviation num“The show is essentially a magazine bers have been in decline,” he said. show of aviation stories,” explained “Organizations like AOPA have been Anthony Nalli, execuworking to make the tive producer. “We general public aware like to say that it is for of the great things anyone who has ever that general aviation gazed skywards.” brings to the comStories will run the munity and the great gamut from famous things, in general, that pilots, interesting aviation can bring to — Executive Producer an individual. We want aircraft, and avionics, Anthony Nalli to fulfill that mission to safety and training techniques. ourselves. We want to “In a half hour weekly episode we will reach those people who are interested have three, four or five segments,” he in aviation but who haven’t taken that continued, noting the shows are shot and first step yet. broadcast in high def. “Each segment will “I am 43 now,” he continued. “I be about five minutes in length. We want learned to fly when I was 35 and I have to keep it interesting. We don’t want to wanted to fly my whole life, so why did

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IN DEVELOPMENT: Producer Anthony Nalli and correspondent Sara Rependa were at Sun ’n Fun hunting for stories for the new television series. it take me until I was 35 to do something about it? How many people are out there like me and in the same boat?” Nalli speculates that part of the reason people don’t take the next step is because aviation is not in the front of their minds all the time. “They see an airplane and think it’s fantastic, then the feeling goes away,” he mused. “We don’t want that feeling to go away. We want to re-spark it week after week and reach the people who aren’t pilots yet but have that twinkle in their eye. We want them to go out to the airport and take that intro flight. We know we will hook them right then and there with that intro flight.” “The Aviators” also will have an Internet presence, Nalli noted. “The principal stories will be on the television show but we will also have a website so if there is something that

you missed part of or want to get more information on we will have clips from the show,” he said. “We also plan to have an online magazine that will expand the stories and correspond with the show on a monthly basis with lots and lots of photographs. The online magazine will be print on demand, so if you are the type of person who needs to hold it in your hand you can subscribe and it will show up in your mailbox every month.” According to Nalli, the show’s website is already receiving 500,000 to 600,000 hits per month. “There definitely is a hunger out there for this kind of thing,” he said. The stations that will carry the show have not been determined yet. Nalli suggests checking the website for details as the premiere date gets closer, or checking with your local PBS affiliate. For more information: TheAviators.tv.

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American Barnstormers Tour takes off

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The American Barnstormers Tour took off for a seven-city tour in June. At each stop, barnstormers, who recreated the era with period costumes, historical information, and vintage props, had a parade of flight and gave rides in their vintage aircraft. Sarah Wilson, who participated in the tour in her Stearman, blogged about the events at GeneralAviationNews.com, giving readers a behindthe-scenes look at the fun and challenges of modern-day barnstorming. If you missed the tour, you can still read about it online by typing Barnstormers Tour in the search box at GeneralAviationNews.com. OPENING DAY: Some of the 20 vintage aircraft participating in the barnstormers tour line up for the first day at Mason City Airport (MCW) in Iowa.

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GETTING READY FOR HIS CLOSE-UP: Hank Galpin cleans up his TravelAir as he prepares for a flight with a local television reporter.

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An unexpected IA Family inspires Elizabeth Amundsen’s aviation career BY JAMIE BECKETT

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Aviation wasn’t entirely unfamiliar to Amundsen. “My dad’s a pilot,” she confesses, “but I wasn’t really all that into it.” Still, something about that flight with Jonathan got the wheels turning for Amundsen. After high school she enrolled in college in Southwestern Michigan, attending with the assistance of an academic scholarship, where she earned her A&P certificates. After relocating to central Florida, Amundsen added her commercial pilot single engine land and sea ratings, a CFI and a CFII to her growing stack of FAA certificates. She picked up her IA, too. Which makes Amundsen, who is still in her 20s, one very accomplished aviation professional. She would not necessarily take that view however. When asked about her collection of certificates and ratings, she merely responds, “I don’t have my multi yet.” Then, with a quick flash of good-natured humor she adds, “I’m working on that.” The Cub wing benefits from Amundsen’s attention while we talk. With a touch up iron in one hand, she smooths fabric down with the other, pulling out almost invisible wrinkles with

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I stopped into the hangar looking for the IA. So it was no great surprise to be directed to a back room, where the wing of a Cub sat on sawhorses. The bright yellow finish indicated that it was in the final stages before being mounted back on the airplane. I’ve met several Airframe and Powerplant mechanics with Inspection Authorization who specialize in fabric work. In fact, I enjoy fabric work myself. There’s something almost therapeutic about the pace of the process. Being relegated to a back corner of the hangar is just one of the perks, in my view. It allows the covering process to continue with a minimum of contamination and the least chance of interruption. I was in my element. Everything was familiar, comfortable, just as it was expected to be. Then the IA walked in. Elizabeth Amundsen doesn’t look like the prototypical IA. She isn’t male. She isn’t old enough to remember Sunday nights capped off by the Ed Sullivan Show. She isn’t even grumpy or bossy. And, believe it or not, whether it is because of her youth or her high level of enthusiasm for her chosen trade, she can trace her

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the heat of the iron. “I really enjoy working on them,” she says of airplanes in general. A long list of accomplishments follows, including general maintenance stories, the occasional humorous anecdote, and the occasional grimace over less than welcome tasks (like working on hydraulic systems) before she adds, “I love doing fabric — that’s my favorite thing in the world.” One personal project Amundsen has on her hands, and one that has clearly worked its way deep into her heart, stands on its gear in the main hangar. A Stearman reconstruction project is ongoing. The fuselage is well underway, and Amundsen talks about her goal of finishing the airplane and getting checked out for reasons that are perfectly understandable. She wants to take her father for a ride in the big World War II-era trainer. Like most of us, he has never had free access to a Stearman, and the idea of introducing her dad to the joys of open cockpit flying, behind a round engine, in an authentic aviation treasure, is clearly a goal that matters to her. Her personal ambition is completely understandable, under the circumstances. It was her father who introduced her to aviation, and her husband who taught her to love it as a career. “My whole family is supportive,” admits Amundsen with a clearly discernible sense of gratitude. “They always taught me I can do anything I want to — and I can!” I left the hangar thinking about my own young daughter who has taken her first few hours of instruction in a C-140 during the past year. Could I be so lucky as to have a girl at home who will grow up to earn more tickets than I have, smile as energetically as Amundsen does while working on the wing of a Cub that is seven decades old, and harbor no greater dream than to take me flying in a Stearman one day? I can only hope. We should all be so lucky. For more information: TailwheelsEtc.com.

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Botched go-around kills two These July 2008 accident reports are provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, they are intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others. Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Injuries: 2 Fatal, 1 Serious. Location: Middletown, R.I. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: A CFI, a student pilot and the student pilot’s wife were in the airplane. The student was practicing touch-and-go landings on the 2,999-foot runway. During the approach prior to the accident, the airplane was high. It touched down long, then lifted off again. During the next approach, the airplane touched down about 2,000 feet from the runway threshold and lifted off again. According to witnesses the wings were rocking during the climb-out. The airplane turned left and crashed in the trees. Probable cause: The flight instructor’s failure to initiate a go-around during a high approach, and his inadequate remedial action during an attempted touch-and-go.

uuu Aircraft: Cessna 195.

Injuries: None. Location: Lansing, Ill. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened : The pilot was attempting to land in winds that were from the southwest at 15 knots, gusting to 26 knots. Shortly after touchdown, the left main landing gear collapsed due to an excessive side load. The airplane swerved to the right, and went off the runway. Probable cause: The pilot’s inadequate compensation for the gusting crosswind condition during landing.

uuu Aircraft: RV-6A. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Sierraville, Calif. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened : The pilot had logged 167.8 hours total flight time, including 68.8 in the accident aircraft. A local law enforcement officer reported that on the day of the accident, visibility was marginal in the area due to smoke. Several people reported seeing the airplane maneuvering at a low altitude over a sparsely populated wooded area. There were no known witnesses to the accident. The airplane’s wreck-

Calendar Eastern United States July 10, 2010, Richmond, RI. Strawberry Pancake Breakfast Fly-In (08R). 401-714-8994. July 17, 2010, Cooperstown, NY. Old Airplane Fly-In and Breakfast 315-858-1288. July 17, 2010, Cortland NY. Cortland Airfest Fly-in/Drivein (N03) 607-745-2104. July 17, 2010, Wyers Cave, VA. Shenandoah Valley Ultralight & Light Sport Flight Festival (SHD) 540-8103753. July 24, 2010, Ft. Stewart, GA. MidCoast Regional Airport’s 9th Quarterly Fly-In (LHW) 912-877-4364. July 25, 2010, Cumberland, MD. Pancake Breakfast FlyIn Breakfast (CBE) 814-784-3576.

North Central United States July 9-10, 2010, Mattoon, IL. 20th Annual WINGS Weekend (MTO) 217-524-5269. July 9-11, 2010, Kankakee, IL. 5th Annual Fly-In & Just Plane Fun 815-529-3000. July 10, 2010, Larchwood, IA. 21st Annual Zangger Fly-In (2VA) 605-370-1139. July 10, 2010, Willard, OH. EAA Chapter 50 Fly-In Picnic 440-258-1761. July 10, 2010. Angola IN. Angola Balloons Aloft 260-3168577. July 11, 2010, Middleton, WI. EAA Chapter 1389 Fly-In Breakfast (C29) 608-836-1711. July 11, 2010, Stevens Point, WI. IFR Refresher/Safety Meeting 715-252-3326. July 16-18, 2010, Salem, IL. Salem Regional Aerobatic Contest 314-369-3723. July 17, 2010, Big Rapids, MI. AirFest 2010 Fly-In (RQB) 231-796-5600. July 17, 2010, Paxton, IL. Fly-In and Drive-In (1C1) 217379-3642. July 17, 2010, Crete, NE. Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast 402840-2499. July 17 2010, Delaware, OH. Fly-In Breakfast 614-5652887. July 17-18, 2010, Eden Prairie, MN. Air Expo 2010 952746-6100. July 18, 2010, Forest City, IA. Annual Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast (FXY) 7am-12 pm. 641-581-2880. July 18, 2020, East Troy, WI. Annual Open House Fly-In/ Drive-In Breakfast (57C) 262-391-5177. July 18, 2010, Preston, MN. Fly-In Breakfast (FKA) 507-

765-2582. July 18, 2010, Benson, MN. Lynch Lake Flying Club Pancake Breakfast (BBB) 320-226-3237. July 18, 2010, Taylorville, IL. EAA 1315 Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast 217-824-9313. July 18-22, 2010, Climax,MI. BFA Balloon Camp. Balloon Federation of America Balloon Camp 269-217-7566. July 21-25, 2010, Keokuk, IA. 20th Anniversary L-Bird Fly-In (EOK) 319-524-6203. July 22-25, 2010, Clinton, IA. 10th Annual Cessna 150152 Intl Fly-In (CWI) 301-275-2476. July 23-25, 2010, Newark, IL. PreOshTrikefest 6 (0C8) 630-879-6568. July 23-25, 2010, Waupaca, WI. Cessna Flyer Association 6th Annual Gathering (PCZ) 920-867-2800. July 23-25, 2010, Waupaca, WI. Piper Flyer Association 2nd Annual Gathering (PCZ) 920-867-2800. July 24, 2010, Lakefield, OH. Fly-In (CQA) 419-2682190.. July 24, 2010, Northwood, ND. Old-Fashioned Saturday Fly-In Breakfast 218-779-2928. July 24-25, 2010 Peoria, IL. Prairie Air Show (PIA) 309697-6757. July 24-25, 2010, Greenwood/Wonder Lake, IL. Pancake Breakfast (10C) 815-444-7784. July 26-Aug. 1, 2010, Oshkosh, WI. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Wittman Regional Airport (OSH) 920-426-4800.

South Central United States July 17, 2010, Hays, KS. Hays Regional Airport Fly-In 785-650-7706. July 17, 2010, Cookson, OK. Jubilee Pancake Breakfast (44M) 918-457-4774. July 17, 2010, Houston, TX. Wings & Wheels – Raffle Day (HOU) 713-454-1940. July 17, 2010, Memphis, TN. BBQ & SkyMarket (M01) 901-619-3889. July 17-18, 2010, Dayton, OK. Vectren Dayton Air Show 937-898-5901.

Western United States July 6-9, 2010, McCall, ID. McCall Mountain Canyon Flying Seminars Basic Course 208-634-1344. July 7-11, 2010, Arlington, WA. Arlington Fly-In. 360-4355857. July 7-11, 2010, Arlington, WA. West Coast Piper Cherokee Fly-In/50th Birthday Party (AWO) 425-355-8737.

age was found strewn across a path about 200 feet in length.  Examination of the airframe and engine revealed no evidence of pre-impact mechanical malfunction. Probable cause : The pilot’s failure to maintain clearance with trees and terrain while maneuvering. The reduced visibility because of smoke was a factor. uuu Aircraft: STOL UC-1 Twin Bee. Injuries: 2 Minor. Location: Bunnell, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened : The CFI and student pilot were practicing touch-and-goes on a lake. They were successful, so the CFI decided that they should attempt glassy water landings on a different lake. According to a witness, the airplane bounced hard when it hit the water and the right pontoon was torn off. The airplane swung around 180° then sank. Probable cause: The flight instructor’s inadequate recovery from a bounced landing. uuu Aircraft: Mooney M20K.

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Injuries: None. Location: Howell, Mich. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened : The pilot was attempting to takeoff from a rural airport at dusk. During the takeoff roll a deer moved into the path of the airplane. The pilot aborted the takeoff but could not avoid hitting the animal with the left wing. Probable cause: The collision with a deer during the takeoff roll.

uuu Aircraft: Talon XP. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Cleveland, Ga. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened : The pilot had logged 225 total hours of flight experience, with 142 hours in the accident airplane make and model. According to witnesses, he took off  and flew over the runway about 50 feet above the pavement until about 900 feet of runway remained. The airplane then pitched up and climbed to about 150 feet before it entered a stall and pitched nose down. The airplane exploded when it hit the ground. Probable cause: An inadvertent stall during the initial climb.

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July 9-11, 2010, Lompoc, CA. West Coast Piper Cub Fly-In (LPC) 805-736-3579, 805 733-0890. July 10, 2010, Auburn, CA. Thunder In The Sky (AUN) 530-889-2000. July 10, 2010, Ellensburg, WA. Sat Free Coffee & Donuts (ELN, hangar 1411) 509-925-4531. July 10, 2010, Hamilton, MT. Ravalli County AP Appreciation Day (6s5) 406-360-3283. July 10, 2010, Hood River, OR. “2nd Sat”, a Day of Action WAAAM (4S2) 541-308-1600. July 10, 2010, Oceano, CA. Fly-In Movie at Oceano Airport (L52) starts at 7 pm. 805-709-6619. July 12-16, 2010, McCall, ID. McCall Mtn Canyon Flying Seminars Sulphur Creek Extravaganza – Advanced Course 208-634-1344. July 16, 2010, Camas, WA. 2010 Northwest Stinson FlyIn (1W1) 360-901-5971. July 16,2010, Prospect, OR. 21st Annual Search & Rescue Fly-In (64S) 541-560-3670. July 16-18, 2010, Port Townsend, WA. Jefferson County Airport Days & Fly-In (OS9) 360-379-2687. July 16-18, 2010, Lakewood, WA. McChord AFB Air Expo 253-982-6026. July 17, 2010, St Maries, ID. St Maries S72 Fly-In Breakfast 208-640-9789. July 17, 2010, Mojave, CA. Vintage Aircraft Display 661-824-2839. July 17, 2010, Mulino, OR. Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Fly-In/Drive-In (4S9) 503-651-3802. July 17, 2010, Alamosa, CO. San Luis Valley Pilots Assn Fly-In & Airshow (ALS) 719-588-1209. July 17-18, 2010, Prosser, WA. Prosser Fly-In (S40) 509-781-0150. July 17-18, 2010, Riverside, CA. EAA Sport Air Workshop Van’s RV Assembly 800-967-5746. July 18, 2010, La Verne, CA. Welcome Summer 2010 Aircraft Fly-In/Display (POC) 626-576-8692. July 20-23, 2010, McCall, ID. McCall Mtn Canyon Flying Seminars Basic Course 208-634-1344. July 23, 2010, Baker, OR. Wings Over Baker Airshow (BKE) 541-523-4539. July 23-25, 2010, Concrete, WA. Northwest Cascades Fly-In 360-770-4848. July 24, 2010, Friday Harbor, WA. Friday Harbor Airport Fly-In (FHR) 360-298-2371. July 24-25, 2010, Tri-Cities, WA. Water Follies & Air Show 509-783-4675. July 24-25, Spokane, WA. Fairchild AFB Skyfest 2010

509-247-5705. July 24-25, 2010, Idaho Falls, ID. Extreme Blue Thunder Air Show 208-716-4845. July 25, 2010, St. Ignatius, MT. St. Ignatius Fly-in 406544-2274. July 28, 2010, Cheyenne, WY. Frontier Days Airshow 307-772-6392. July 29-31, 2010, Three Forks, MT. Montana Antique Airplane Assn Fly-In (9S5) 406-587-2695. July 30, 2010, Eastsound, WA. Orcas Island Old Fashion Fly-In (ORS) 360-317-5970. July 31, 2010, Tillamook, OR. Northwest Classics Fly-In, Cruise-In (TMK) 7am-5pm 503-842-1130.

Alaska July 31, 2010, Anchorage, AK. Arctic Thunder 2010 907-770-4378. Oct. 14-16, 2010 Fairbanks, AK. Aviation North Expo 877-427-5599. Apr. 30-May 1, 2011, Anchorage, AK. Alaska State Aviation Trade Show & Conf 907-245-1251.

International July 6-8, 2010, Bejing, China. Aviation Outlook China 2010 +65 6322 275. July 16-18, 2010, Nimpo Lake, BC, Canada. Nimpo Lake Fly-In 250-742-3258. July 16-18, 2010, Fairford, UK. Royal International Air Tattoo +44 1285713300×5306. July 24, 2010, Yellowknife, NT, Canada. Yellowknife International Airshow 867-920-5693. July 24-25, 2010, Lathbridge, AB, Canada. Alberta International Air Show 403-329-9192. Aug.3-4,2010, Whitecourt, AB, Canada. Wings Over Whitecourt Airshow 780-778-0030. Aug. 6-8, 2010, Long Island, Bahamas. Conch Out Fly-In (MYLS) 954-359-8236. Aug. 13-15, Abbotsford, BC Canada. Abbotsford Intl Air Show 604-852-8511. Aug. 21-22, 2010, Chilliwack, BC, Canada. Chilliwack Flight Fest 604-793-3778. Aug. 21-22, 2010, Windsor, ON, Canada. Windsor International Air Show 519-682-9797. Sept.2-3, 2010, Linkoping, Sweden. European Corporate Aviation Summit +44 20 8123 7072. Sept. 17-19, 2010, Bedford, England. No.5 British Flying Training School Reunion (Park Inn) 229-435-4119.

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ON THE MARKET ‘Hear’ problems before they become breakdowns Spectronics Corp. has introduced the Spectroline Marksman ultrasonic diagnostic tool, which converts and amplifies inaudible ultrasonic sound into audible “natural” sound. Now, aviation technicians can hear sounds that signify problems, such as compressed air, vacuum, pneumatic and other pressurized leaks, company officials said. It’s also used to check for electrical discharge due to insulation breakdown, carbon tracking and arcing.

Dual Alternator Kit for Cessna 182 Kelly Aerospace Thermal Systems now has available an STC-approved dual 95 amp alternator kit for Lycomingpowered Cessna 182 and Turbo 182 aircraft. The kit includes a duplicate 95 amp alternator to the original equipment, along with all the pulleys, belts, brackets and hardware for installation on the Lycoming IO-540 series engines. All system controls are panel mounted and the backup system is activated with a flip of a switch. Installation during your next major maintenance event or annual should only add a few hours, company officials note, adding the system operates independently of the aircraft MCU, providing total electrical system redundancy. For more information: KellyAerospace.com.

Aviation Dictionary App available ASA has released an Aviation Dictionary App with more than 10,000 terms and nearly 500 illustrations. The Aviation Dictionary app is based on the “Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms” by Dale Crane. It features a search tool, a scrollable index to access the complete database of terms, and a “Word of the Day” function to help users learn something new daily, ASA officials said. The app, which is compatible with the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, is available in the iTunes App Store for $9.99. For more information: ASA2Fly.com/iPhone.

‘Tailwheel Essentials’ DVD released Windsock Productions has released its seven-part training DVD called “Tailwheel Essentials.” The DVD course is intended for pilots transitioning into tailwheel flying, instructors teaching tailwheel flying and existing tailwheel pilots who want to correct or improve their techniques, according to company officials.

Tailwheel Essentials was produced by two long-time tailwheel instructors, Kim Bevier and John Pipkin. For more information: WindsockProductions.com.

Keep your home airport close to your heart — literally Powder Puff Pilot now carries jewelry and accessories from Class Y Airspace, which creates custom, hand-made accessories from actual aeronautical charts. Each unique design is 100% hand-made in the U.S.A., turning any airport in the world — public or private, on land or water — into a piece of wearable art, including pendants, key chains and zipper pulls. For more information: PowderPuffPilot.com.

Hangar63 adds GPUs to product line Hangar63 (Banyan’s Aviation Store) at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) recently partnered with Aviation Management International (AMI) to offer customers the AMI line of Portable Ground Power Units (GPUs). There are five GPU models available. Depending on the model, they can start anything from a Cessna to a Gulfstream. Some of the features of the GPUs are the 60-minute rapid recharge rate, cooler starts for turbine powered aircraft, and completely sealed dry cell batteries. For more information: BanyanAir.com

Sporty’s new hand-held NAV/COM upgraded Sporty’s new hand-held radio, the SP-400, has a host of new features, including full ILS display (localizer and glideslope); VOR display, with user-selectable OBS and real-time bearing to station; high resolution screen; one-touch emergency frequency button (121.5); visual memory channel recall (shows five frequencies); NOAA

The MDE-1000 Marksman Master Kit comes with a receiver, full-sized headphones, two probes, and an ultrasonic emitter that allows technicians to test for faulty seals, gaskets and weather stripping in doors, windows, ductwork and other non-pressurized enclosures. When attached to the receiver, the 12-inch hollow probe accentuates air sounds, while the solid contact probe accentuates sounds of worn or grinding gears. For more information: 800-274-8888 or Spectroline.com. weather radio stations (pre-programmed); and side tone, so you hear yourself talk when using a headset. Price: $399. For more information: 800-SPORTYS or Sportys.com.

AvFab receives STC for Beechjet divan

Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) has received STC approval for its Beechjet 400 two-place divan, which is available with the option of close-out panels, and comes with the shoulder harnesses already mounted.There is no airframe modification necessary for this addition, according to company officials, who note installation is as simple as removing the existing seats/furnishings, and then placing the divan into the desired location by locking it into the seat tracks. AvFab offers quotes on the removed seats as possible trade-ins. For more information: 660-885-8317 or AvFab.com.

Pacific Warbirds launches authentic Pearl Harbor flight experience Pacific Warbirds, which offers “realistic warbird aviation experiences,” has been launched by Bruce Mayes, a former 737 captain. Flying a 1944 U.S. Navy SNJ airplane, Pacific Warbirds launches its flights from the historic Barbers Point Naval Air Station in Hawaii. It offers a menu of 20, 30 and 60 minute airplane rides, as well as specialty flights for film, television, observance and memorial services.The Pearl Harbor Aviation Experience transports the customer back in time while flying over the attack sites of Dec. 7, 1941, with a mission briefing and debrief after the flight. For more information: 808-753-1346 or Vintage-Aviation.com.

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Will Sun ’n Fun success jump start LSA sales?

By Dan Johnson Sun ’n Fun was a bright spot for the LSA industry as more than 20 sales appeared likely or were consummated. Yet anecdotal reports about generally sluggish sales were confirmed in a recent review. At least until Sun ’n Fun, LSA FAA registrations show 2010 was even slower than a tough SPLOG 2009. Last year, the industry registered 234 airplanes (plus weight-shift and powered parachutes yielding approximately 275 total LSA of all types). That’s more than 20 airplanes a month, yet 2010 appears to have slowed to around 15 per month. Those figures compare with about 45 per month back in 2006 and 2007.

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Hopefully, because so far this year, sales are even slower than 2009

builder was trailed by Flight Design at nine; Tecnam at eight; CSA (PiperSport) with seven; Cessna six; American Legend, Arion (Lightning), and Paradise at three each; and TL (Sportair USA), Aeropro (Aerotrek), and FPNA at two each. However, some familiar Top 10 brands are eerily quiet: Remos, Jabiru, Evektor, and AMD. One possible bright spot: The euro’s sharp decline against the dollar may reduce the retail price of European imports. Another: Sun ’n Fun sales success may be the beginning of a new phase.

WHO WILL SURVIVE?

Why? No one has a crystal ball, but common suspects are: An oscillating stock market causing hesitation among would-be buyers; government budget problems, both in Europe and the U.S.; a still-stagnant housing market; and a widely-held feeling that LSA are still proving themselves, both for the certification method and many unfamiliar brands, especially when the latter affects perceptions of customer service. I believe the industry is addressing the last issues, but the rest are far beyond the control of producers, even as a group. Nonetheless, 2010 offers a couple surprises and some familiar results. Following is a brief recap to accompany our standard chart, which shows market rank expressed as total fleet size since the first registrations in 2005. The top surprises are a strong performance by CubCrafters, which registered 17 aircraft in the first third of 2010 (January through April), moving up to the #4 position; and the arrival of Paradise in the Top 20 Ranking. For 2010 FAA registrations, the SportCub

One of the oft-repeated questions about this new thing called LSA is: “When will the shakeout occur? When will some of these 75 companies disappear... and which ones will fail?” First, my ability to see the future is no better than anyone else. We’ve lost a few suppliers (Taylorcraft, Urban Air, Spain’s CAG, Higher Class). But as a longtime observer of many sport aviation segments, here’s my view: The current market leaders — the top dozen or so — will likely remain, as they’ve already proven themselves. Remember, many overseas brands have world markets so they don’t rely 100% on U.S. sales. And should they fail, it will most likely be due to business practices, not their aircraft designs. A few newcomers will enter the top ranks, including such legacy brands as Cessna (which has presently delivered so few Skycatchers that the giant manufacturer is not yet in the Top 20). I see room for a significant number of specialty producers who fill niches of interest to various pilot groups. Seaplanes, gliders or motorgliders, gyros, powered parachutes, and trike producers are examples of what I’d call “alternative aircraft.” Some aviators love these segments and will support producers of quality aircraft. My best guess is that it’s a group in the middle that will quietly disappear, the “me-too” aircraft that don’t offer something different and cannot compete with the big boys.

JABIRU JAMBOREE Folks have seen that plenty of Rotax seminars are offered in addition to video lectures, but they’ve seen less of such offerings for Jabiru, the second most common brand on LSAs. The truth is, the easygoing folks at Jabiru USA regularly hold engine seminars. The upcoming editions of these training sessions occurs Sept. 10-12 and again Nov. 19-21. If you are a mechanic, you can increase

your business by getting trained on these powerplants. A pilot who wishes to do his or her own maintenance (when permitted by FAA regs) or any pilot who simply wants to better understand these popular engines from Australia is encouraged take the course. For more information: USJabiru.com.

SEAREY & SEAPLANE CITY Arguably the most successful light aircraft seaplane producer is Progressive Aerodyne and its SeaRey amphibian. How successful? In January, it delivered SeaRey kit #500 to an owner in Belgium. That impressive number doesn’t tell the whole story, which centers around the tight community of SeaRey builders who often help each other — and not solely with builder questions. In my years in aviation, I’ve never seen a closer group but then, as a fellow seaplane lover, that doesn’t surprise me; seaplane aviators share a common bond. Now, the SeaRey team is working hard to finish the SLSA version, giving enthusiasts a chance to buy a ready-to-fly SeaRey or a kit. Recently this company moved from its longtime location to a new facility. The old quarters were not on an airport or near the water. For a kit producer that was fine, but as Progressive Aerodyne heads toward fully-built production, it’s far better to have a place you can fly an airplane that just rolled out of your factory. Several SeaRey customers helped buy the building, then physically aided the relocation effort to Tavares, Florida, a town about 45 minutes north and west of Orlando in what is often called the “lakes district.” The reference becomes obvious when you look at a map of central Florida. SeaRey marketing chief Darrell Lynds reported, “Tavares has aspired to become the largest seaplane base on the East Coast. The town just completed a $7 million seaplane base, marina, and park. It will also feature premium auto gas and 100LL fuel stations. We approached them a year and a half ago about who we are and what we do. Right on the spot, the city leaders piled us into cars and drove us to this new building on State Route 19. We were stunned. The layout of the building, access to the shoreline, and distance from all other dwellings made it perfect for a SeaRey factory.” For more information: SeaRey.com.

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