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NBAA’s 2011 Convention Focuses on Light Business Airplane Operators As NBAA Members know, business aviation involves the use of any general aviation aircraft for a business purpose, and NBAA works to support this important industry segment through our products, services and events. That support was much in evidence at NBAA’s 64th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2011), held last month in Las Vegas, NV. For example, NBAA2011 featured, for the first time, a Static Display of Light Business Airplanes right outside the Convention Exhibit floor. This display, which augmented the traditional, larger display at Henderson Airport, proved enormously popular, especially with owner operators. In fact, the display was so well received, NBAA is looking into the feasibility of providing similar displays at future NBAA Conventions. Also for Light Business Airplane operators, the show included a number of education sessions focused specifically on the unique operational and other challenges confronting the pilot-entrepreneur, with an emphasis on sharing of best practices among peers. Taken together, those sessions formed a Light Business Airplane Conference, which we jointly produced for the second straight year with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. NBAA and AOPA feature the conference at each of the associations’major annual events.

Adding to the conference, was an NBAA/Cessna Single-pilot Safety Standdown. We looked to the Standdown as an opportunity to introduce a new resource specifically for owneroperators. Our Light Business Airplane Flight Operations Manual Template was unveiled as part of the standdown; the product’s 18-page template includes six sections dealing with the basic operational requirements: Organization and Accountabilities, Safety Management System, Standard Operating Procedures, Qualifications and Training, Maintenance Procedures, and Security Procedures. In addition, the document has five appendices: Risk Assessment Tool, Airworthiness Checklist, Weight and Balance Form, Emergency Response Plan and Trip Debrief Sheet (Hazard/Incident Report). The product was assembled by NBAA’s Safety Committee, which recognizes the importance of serving the owner-operators in the association’s membership. The template adapts the operational best practices used by larger flight departments for practical use by flying entrepreneurs, enabling them to create a very simple, yet very effective manual for their own use of business aviation. NBAA will continue to offer new products and events that focus on the needs of the flying entrepreneur. It’s part of the association’s continuing mission to serve everyone in the diverse business aviation community.


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Less than two years after a February 2010 record snowfall severely damaged three of its four hangars and part of the fourth one, Dulles Jet Center has re-opened with two new hangars at Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD). The FBO is scheduled to complete construction on the final two hangars this month. DullesJetCenter.com WACO Classic Aircraft has officially received the Type Certificate for the Great Lakes 2T-1A series of aircraft. With the TC in hand, WACO Classic is able to better work with the FAA to return the Great Lakes to the air, company officials said. Company officials note that most of the engineering updates have been completed and are pending approval, including updates to the frame structure, provisions for new “yet to be announced” Garmin

app users, warn officials with ForeFlight. The new system removes data from inside apps when the system is running low on disk space, including aviation apps with downloaded plates and charts. ForeFlight officials note that every time a user starts their app, they run a data integrity check to ensure all data is still present. A message will pop up that data has been deleted and must be downloaded again. They add they have contacted Apple and asked them to change this in a future update. That said, they recommend pilots leave extra space on their iPads, as iOS5 only deletes data as a last resort. ForeFlight.com

avionics and radios, and engineering work related to the new Lycoming AEIO390 210-hp engine. The first customer airplane will be started in December, officials added. WACOClassic.com FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt recently dedicated a new $72.6 million air traffic control tower and radar approach control at Memphis International Airport (MEM). The new 336-foot-tall tower — the third tallest in the U.S. — is equipped with state-of-the-art Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen, technology, FAA officials note. Meanwhile, the FAA recently broke ground on a new $69 million tower and Terminal Radar Approach Control facility at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). When complete in 2014, the new 324-foot tower will replace one that has served the airport since 1988. It also will be outfitted with the latest in NextGen technology, FAA officials said. FAA.gov

Carl Hicks has been named the first executive director of the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF). Hicks, 58, of Gig Harbor, Wash., received his private pilot license in August 1975, and has several thousand hours of flight experience. After retiring from his first career as a combat decorated, U.S. Army Airborne Ranger Officer, he pursued a career in business, attaining COO and CEO positions in diverse companies from start-ups to nationwide firms. The RAF, one of the fastest growing general aviation organizations in the country, protects recreational aviation and backcountry airstrips. TheRAF.org Apple’s new iOS 5 operating system could cause problems for iPad aviation

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Jeppesen has joined the Lindbergh Foundation’s Aviation Green Alliance as a founding member. The alliance was established earlier this year for members to share strategies, findings, progress, and ideas related to aviation’s environmental challenges. Other founding members include Bombardier Aerospace, Cessna, and Hawker Beechcraft. AviationGreen.com, Jeppesen.com

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The RANS S-19 Venterra has met the FAA’s 51% rule and will join the agency’s list of approved kits. The process to making the 51% list involved a two-day inspection by an FAA team, RANS President Schlitter noted, adding, “Kit plane manufacturers need this attention to detail that FAA is willing to offer, and it brings more validity to process for everyone.” The Venterra (pictured) is an all-metal, low-wing plane, designed to fit in both the sport plane category and amateur built experimental. It is sold in seven partial kits or one complete kit. Build times range from 1,000 hours to 1,500 hours. RANS.com

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The Experimental Aircraft Association recently inducted five aviators into the EAA Hall of Fame, including Jack McCornack of Cave Junction, Ore. (EAA Ultralight Hall of Fame); the late Tony LeVier of La Canada, Calif. (International Aerobatic Club Hall of Fame); John Underwood of Glendale, Calif. (Vintage Aircraft Association Hall of Fame); the late David B. Lindsay Jr. of Sarasota, Fla. (Warbirds of America Hall of Fame); and Ed Fisher of Gilbert, S.C. (EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame). EAA.org CubCrafters has introduced MyPanel, a new instrument panel option featurBRIEFING | See Page 4

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As part of its donation, Eclipse Aerospace will match donations made to service the Eclipse jet with one dollar of donated parts and services for every dollar donated to the VAC through a capital campaign kicked off to fund this effort. “The support does not stop with Eclipse Aerospace,” said Mason Holland, CEO and chairman. “Eclipse type-rated pilots are needed to fly these volunteer missions, so when Eclipse reached out to the Eclipse 500 Owners Club, our customers joined in our effort and are donating trained pilots and services to fly Eclipse missions for the VAC — how cool is that!” “Our club members are proud and committed to fly the donated Eclipse on behalf of the Veterans Airlift Command wherever and whenever we possibly can. It is truly an honor to do so,” added David Green, president of the Eclipse 500 Owners Club. “We also look forward to volunteering our own aircraft in pursuit of this noble mission.” 952-582-2911, VeteransAirlift.org

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Robert McKenzie, an attorney with the law firm Arnstein & Lehr, was recently awarded the Cessna 150-152 Fly-In Foundation’s 2011 Gordon Ellis Award. The award is presented each year to a volunteer who best exemplifies Gordon Ellis’ spirit of selfless effort at the Cessna 150-152 Fly-In in Iowa. McKenzie aided the foundation in getting recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS, drafting the by-laws, and steering the board members and officers in the various legal issues of running a non-profit. Cessna150-152Club.com

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A donor has given Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) an Eclipse Jet. The organization, based in St. Louis Park, Minn., provides free air transportation to post-9/11 combat wounded veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. The organization relies solely on the contributions of donors for finances, aircraft, and pilot services. After the VAC received the anonymous donation, officials at Eclipse Aerospace agreed to upgrade the jet to Total Eclipse standards to return it to active service. “This is further proof that the aviation community is made up of great Americans whose generosity knows no bounds,” said VAC Founder and Air Boss Walt Fricke. “This aircraft will supplement the work of some 1,800 volunteer aircraft owners and pilots in support of our mission. It is the perfect combination of world-class jet efficiency and a mission-capable bird. Our donors and passengers deserve no less.”

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The Heavy Metal Jet Team, the six-ship aerobatic jet team sponsored by United Bank Card, has changed its name to Black Diamond Jet Team. The team will add another MiG-17 aircraft to its 2012 season roster as an opposing solo. The team also uses five L-39s in its performances. The remaining 2011 show for the team is the Stuart Air Show, from Nov. 11-12 in Stuart, Florida. The 2012 schedule for the team will be released in December during the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Convention in Las Vegas. BlackDiamondJetTeam.com


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Company stops jet development Piper Aircraft has “indefinitely” suspended further development of the Piper Altaire business jet. Closing down the project comes on the heels of a management shakeup at the Vero Beach, Fla.-based company, which is now headed by Interim President and CEO Simon Caldecott. Caldecott, who joined the company in 2009 as vice president of operations, replaces Geoff Berger, who was appointed interim CEO in mid-2010. Berger is also managing director of Imprimis, a corporate finance and investment firm in Singapore and Brunei Darussalam, that acquired Piper in 2009. As part of the shakeup, Randy Grooms, executive vice president, “has left the company,” officials said. Grooms, who joined Piper last April, had been the face of the company at media events. Caldecott’s first task in his new position was a review of the Altaire program. Results of the review were announced just a week after the management shakeup. “Following an evaluation of Altaire development and light jet forecasts, we determined the best course of action for the company going forward is to indefinitely suspend the program, preserving intellectual property and progress to date,” Caldecott said. “Unfortunately and regretta-

bly, this will have serious consequences for many talented Piper employees and for our Piper Altaire customers.” Caldecott said that while the program was on schedule, on budget, and hitting performance targets, development costs had risen above the point that were recoverable under foreseeable light jet market projections. “Clearly, the market for light jets is not recovering sufficiently and quickly enough to allow us to continue developing the program under the economic circumstances we face,” he said. Piper will refund the deposits of Altaire position holders or their deposits can be applied towards other new Piper airplanes, he noted. The company plans to move some of the employees who were working on the Altaire program to other projects, including some new initiatives that offer engineering and manufacturing services to other companies. The company also will move some of the Altaire employees to existing aircraft production, but Caldecott said about 150 people will lose their jobs. He added Piper officials will try to help those who lose their jobs find new employment. “Unquestionably, we will be losing some of the best and most professional talent in aviation to others in our industry and that is our loss and their gain,” he said. Once the layoffs are complete, the company’s workforce will be around 700. Piper.com

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Swift Fuel tested in radial engine

Dave Ormond of Anderson Aeromotive stands next to the Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp radial engine that was used to test 100SF.

Swift Enterprises, which is developing an alternative to 100LL, has completed an informal round of testing of its high-octane, unleaded aviation gasoline in an unmodified World War II-era radial engine. More than 100 gallons of Swift Enterprises’ 100SF powered a Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine during three days of testing at Anderson Aeromotive in Grangeville, Idaho. Test results showed that 100SF produced a higher detonation onset threshold than 100LL, according to company officials. The engine was operated at 115-145 octane takeoff power settings and there were no indications of engine knock, officials add. Ron Adams, performance lead at Swift Enterprises, said the tests were conducted to evaluate 100SF’s ability to meet the needs of pilots who fly critical missions using large radial engines. “Some remote communities in Alaska and other areas of the world are inacces-

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sible by ground transportation, and they depend on aircraft powered by large radial engines to bring essential supplies,” he said. “To date, these engines posed a significant barrier for any alternative aviation fuel because they demand highoctane gasoline to produce their design horsepower. We wanted proof that 100SF can shatter that barrier.” The tests were conducted by FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanics Dave Ormond, who also holds inspection authorization, and John Lambert. Anderson Aeromotive is operated by Ray Anderson and Bob Nielsen, who have more than 70 combined years of radial engine experience. 100SF will undergo another, more intense and formal round of radial engine testing in 2012 as funding becomes available, company officials said. The next phase of testing will include further detonation, ADI and pressure carburetor work. SwiftEnterprises.com

U-Fuel debuts Sport Fuel station U-Fuel, a supplier of fuel stations to the aviation industry and sponsor of the Aviation Fuel Club, debuted its first “Sport Fuel” station at the China International General Aviation Convention

(CIGAC) last month. The Sport Fuel system is a self-service aviation fuel station that places all critical components and the fuel tank within a steel enclosure, according to company of-


ficials. Pre-engineered and pre-fabricated, the system can be trucked to an airport and installed within a few hours, officials add. “Our new Sport Fuel station is the result of a two-year effort to develop a lower-cost, pre-fabricated, self-service fuel station to better serve the requirements of general aviation,” said Kent Misegades, aviation sales representative. “Many airports need to upgrade antiquated — and in many instances unsafe — fuel systems, but they are short on funds. In other cases,

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ATC error report tells only part of story By CHARLES SPENCE WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air traffic controller errors on and around airports have increased sharply in recent years, but data gathered by the Government Accounting Office (GAO) doesn’t tell the complete story. Mistakes by controllers handling arrival

and departures have nearly double in the past three years, according to the report. Runway incursions at airports with control towers increased more than 60% from 2004 to 2010. In 2004 incursions were 11 incidents per million landings and takeoffs and in 2010 this had increased to 18 incidents per million. These numbers give only a partial pic-

ture of controller activity because FAA oversight in the terminal area is currently limited to certain types of incidents, notably runway incursions and certain airborne incidents, and does not include runway overruns or incidents in ramp areas. The GAO report also reports that changes to reporting processes and procedures make it difficult to access safety trends

and existing data might not be readily available to decision makers. In recent years the FAA has increased its data gathering as part of continuing efforts to keep air traffic management safe. The GAO report notes that “the nation’s aviation system is arguably the safest in the world.” The government watchdog group undertook the study at the request of the National Transportation Safety Board. The GAO report had one recommendation: “To enhance oversight of terminal area safety to include the range of incidents that pose risks to aircraft and passengers, the Secretary of Transportation should direct the FAA administrator to develop and implement plans to track and assess runway excursions and extend oversight to ramp safety.” FAA.gov, GAO.gov, NTSB.gov

No info from memory cards in Reno While the investigation into the Sept. 16 crash of a vintage P-51D Mustang at the Reno Air Races continues, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators reported Friday that they were unable to retrieve any on-board video from the badly damaged components and memory cards found in the debris field.

A memory card taken from the onboard telemetry unit of Jimmy Leeward’s “Galloping Ghost” is still being examined to determine if data can be retrieved, NTSB officials said. Additional telemetry data that was transmitted from the accident aircraft to the race crew on the ground is also still

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(AOPA), Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), Helicopter Association International (HAI), International Council of Air Shows (ICAS), National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). While these are the major national and international groups, many local and regional groups also step in to endorse a unified opinion. In recent months General Aviation Caucuses were formed in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. They are “Common goals make among the largest caucuses in the Concommon action.” gress. President Obama’s frequent statements that corporate jets are for “fat cats” aviation, at least on some issues. For exreceive general contradiction from memample, on a recent issue, nine different bers of these caucuses. organizations joined forces, including the At a recent kick-off meeting for the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA), Senate General Aviation Caucus, coGA1121A:GA News - courses 0117 10/24/11 2:56 PM Page 1 Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association chairs Sens. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — When William Piper Sr. was active in bringing aviation to many people in different walks of life, the interests, groups, companies, and politicians were fragmented. He commented to me that it took 50 years before the public realized there should be beltway routes around cities rather than force all traffic to go through town. He added it may take that long before we learn to work together in aviation. Perhaps — just perhaps — we have reached a beginning of that point. Nowhere is this more evident than on the user fee issue. Even airlines are singing from the same hymnal about the proposed $100 per takeoff fee. People entering aviation these days may not be aware of the competitiveness of aviation’s alphabet groups in earlier years. For many years it was more a competition to keep another group from getting credit than cooperation to achieve a goal. In those earlier years, associations were led primarily by individuals knowledgeable in a particular business or activity, not in ways to influence legislation, regulations, or public acceptance. At one memorable Congressional hearing, general aviation witnesses stated so many different points of view that a Congressman asked the panel how they expected Congress to provide what they wanted if they could not even agree among themselves. Conditions have changed — and personnel have changed. People heading the aviation associations now know the ins and outs of Washington. Included are people who worked in the White House, in Congress, and on Congressional staffs. They know how to achieve consensus on issues. And, association leaders recognize that the various organizations have their own interests on issues but, regardless of where the interests on current issues might lie, overall goals are the same. The level of cooperation between groups not only gives aviation a unified voice, but also makes possible quicker reaction. Common goals make common action. Groups cooperating more than in the past represent all segments of general

Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) joined actor and GA advocate actor Harrison Ford in debunking Obama’s claim. Another cooperative group is the Alliance for Aviation Across America. This group, formed in 2007, works to get general aviation and airport development understood and supported. In recent months it has brought recognition to GA by pushing for “General Aviation Appreciation Month” proclamations in states across the country. So far, 34 governors have issued proclamations, including the latest, Gov. John Kasich of Ohio. Someone once asked Mr. Piper — no one except his family and a very few close friends ever called him anything but Mr. Piper — if he would like to be known as the Henry Ford of aviation. “No,” he said. “I’d rather Henry Ford be known as the Mr. Piper of the automobile.” Charles Spence is GAN’s Washington, D.C., correspondent.

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Stop apologizing for GA! Ben Sclair Touch & Go

Harrison Ford appeared before the Senate General Aviation Caucus Oct. 18 to discuss GA. From the AOPA.org story on the session: “Caucus co-chairs Sens. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) kicked off the session explaining that GA isn’t a luxury and, in some cases, is often a necessity. The lack of understanding of the role GA plays in the United States has placed it in jeopardy, they said.” GA isn’t a luxury? Really? Of course it is AND there’s nothing wrong with that.

We’ve got to stop apologizing for GA! I don’t hear boaters, skiers, gun owners, motorcyclists, bicyclists, car owners/drivers, soccer players, NBA franchise owners, computer users, etc., etc., etc., apologizing, so why should we? However, I do agree that most people fail to understand what GA is…and isn’t. And that’s where the crux of the challenges exist. Any product/service that fills a desire above the physiological needs of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a luxury.

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Again, there’s nothing wrong with that, so methods just happen to be more luxuristop apologizing. ous than others. A couple of weekends ago, I flew back I can no more justify personally owning to Grand Forks, N.D., to attend homecoma plane than I can justify personally owning at the University ing a ski boat, a shotof North Dakota (my gun, more clothes than alma mater). I boarded I can wear in a week, “I’m not sorry I’m a Delta Airlines flight or any other of hunat oh-dark-thirty from dreds of other types of a pilot. Are you?” Seattle after enduring property. If my neigha comically painful bor wants to own a security screening. I 1963 Chevy Impala could have also traveled back to Grand street rod, which isn’t his daily driver, Forks via car, bus, train, or GA (or, if I by the way, who am I to say he can’t or had enough time, horse, bicycle or just shouldn’t? flat-out walk). Among these methods, a So stop apologizing! I’m not sorry I’m GA flight sounds downright luxurious. a pilot. Are you To be honest, the trip to Grand Forks was a luxury (go ahead, insert North Ben Sclair is Publisher of Dakota joke here). I didn’t have to go, General Aviation News. I wanted to go. So however I got there He can be reached at was transportation, nothing more. Some ben@generalaviationnews.com


I recently read Ben Sclair’s editorial in General Aviation News titled “Have you put on a few pounds?” (Aug. 26 issue). As both a commercially rated private pilot and as a member of Congress, I share your concern with the regulatory bloat of the federal government. I launched my Red Tape Rollback initiative to do, on a broad scale, what you are doing with the aviation industry. I too am seeking out unnecessary and overly burdensome regulations and then working to roll them back. I have enclosed a document with a little more information on this initiative for your review. I would appreciate you sharing with my Legislative Counsel, Megan Savage, any regulations that are submitted to you. Megan can be reached at 202-225-5037 or Megan.Savage@mail.house.gov. Thank you for what you’re doing to better the regulatory environment for aviation. I hope that we can work together on this important initiative. TODD ROKITA (R-Ind.) Member of Congress Editor’s Note: Excerpts from a letter the Congressman sent to Indiana residents on his Red Tape Rollback initiative follow: “Recently the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and I partnered on an new initiative to identify and roll back unnecessary and overly burdensome federal regulations that kill jobs and hurt our economy. “As you know, the state of our economy remains difficult. In recent years, the federal government has consistently overreached its authority and has left behind a mountain of red ink. In addition to the unruly deficit spending of the previous Congress and the current administration, the bureaucracy has continued to pass burdensome rules and regulations that stifle and impede job creation and growth. “As the economic leaders in your com-

Have something to say? Send comments to comments@generalaviationnews.com or fax 858712-1960. Include your full name, address and telephone number (for verification purposed only). Please limit comments to 250 words or less. munity and our great state, we are asking you to help find and repeal regulations that destroy jobs in Indiana. This is so important the U.S. House of Representatives voted to require every committee of the U.S. House to conduct investigations into these job destroying regulations. “As we begin these investigations and discussions, we want to make sure we hear from you. If you know of any regulations that are destroying jobs, inhibiting growth or slowing our economy, we want to know about it. Please visit Rokita. house.gov/RedTape to share your information.”


Thanks for Dennis Parks’ Flight & Flyers column, “The first regulations,” in the Oct. 7 issue about the 1926 Air Commerce regulations. I’ve known about them for some time, but have not been able to find copies of them on the Internet or the FAA website. I conduct Light-Sport repairman courses and I like to touch on the history of the federal government’s role in the regulation of aircraft and pilots. By the way, are you aware of the reason why the Department of Commerce decided to regulate aircraft and pilots? My research (can’t remember exactly where I learned this) said that during that time, aircraft manufacturers and flying operations were multiplying like flies — running the gamut from really good to really bad. Apparently, following an especially bad Western Airlines crash, a group of the larger, more reputable organizations who were trying to do things right got together and petitioned the government to

begin regulating the industry. So, if that is true, that means that — ironically — we brought the current FAA regulation — with all its bureaucratic ramifications — on ourselves! G. MICHAEL HUFFMAN Sport Aviation Specialties Lawrenceville, Ga.


I have been a long-time subscriber and reader of General Aviation News and like the publication very much. I was rather surprised to find the article in the Sept. 9 issue concerning the gay pilot’s association (An invisible minority). I am sorry to see that kind of article in your fine magazine, as I am sure many others are as well. I feel it further lowers yours and our standards of what is right and what is wrong in this country. I am not a religious nut or fanatic, but it does not take very thick glasses to see where this country is headed if we allow and promote things like this. I think you can do better than that. Why can’t they just be pilots and keep their sexual orientation to themselves? CLIFF ASMUSSEN Burns, Ore.


Re: Flying the Skycatcher by Meg Godlewski in the Sept. 23 issue: To have the weight and balance in the cockpit is an extremely bad idea because, unlike an airliner, weight and balance in a light airplane must impart the decision-making

well before boarding. It plays no role when avionics are turned on. If any parameters are outside the envelope, having already boarded the airplane places an undue pressure on the PIC to continue. I was in a situation when the computation demonstrated the airplane being outside its weight and balance envelope. In one case, we were able to procure ballast (jugs of water). In another case, we switched the airplane to one more permissive. Both cases were helped by making decisions ahead of time so that the schedule was impaired minimally. Meg missed this important point, instead focusing on students losing the habit of calculating weight and balance by hand — as if they do not use iPad and Android apps to do that already. PETE ZAITCEV via GeneralAviationNews.com The idea of a new design is to be better in all respects then its predecessors. Some of its problems can be blamed on its being a new design. But so many makes you wonder why it ever went into production without some serious changes. DENNIS REILLY via GeneralAviationNews.com Kind of damning this plane with faint praise. They really degraded the performance when they took out the Rotax. Just another dull Cessna for an experienced pilot. I like the fuel gauge being a sight gauge. Being hard to get into is not good. Maybe it will hold up better than the other glass planes in the LSA category, but we don’t know for sure. Like the other LSAs, price is a negative when you can get two or more really nice 150s (for the same price). J. Maynard via GeneralAviationNews.com

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Occupy General Aviation Jamie Beckett Politics for Pilots

You’ve seen them on the news. They’re mostly young, but a broad spectrum of age brackets is evident in the full group. Often angry, frequently lacking focus, they have successfully done something the general aviation market has been loathe to do — attract massive media attention. On that score they’re winning the battle. First it was the Tea Party, most recently it’s the Occupy movement. The fact that there is no specific leader to interview and no published agenda they’re attempting to accomplish doesn’t seem to hurt them in the least. These grass roots political movements have popped up and are gaining a following for the simple reason that the participants speak up, speak out, and persist when others might have gotten tired and gone home. In short, they have drive. In some cases there aren’t all that many people involved. As an example, some estimates of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators puts their totals in the 1,000 or less category. Considering that nearly 9 million people live in the immediate area, that’s not much of a mob. Their persistence has paid off, however. They’re on the news daily and they are getting the word out — even if not all their members have a clear understanding of what the word is. We could learn a thing of two from these folks. All this has me wondering if we old fogies that make up the general aviation world could emulate their success and build on it. Of course we have an advantage: We have an undeniably important service to sell, and we can articulate our message well. We know what we’re trying to say and we know exactly why it’s

so important that GA continue to thrive. As I make this recommendation I find myself reflecting on a chat I had over lunch recently with my friends, Earle and Beverly. They’re both retired and neither of them is wealthy by any means. He’s retired law enforcement and she’s a retired public school teacher. They are truly

available to people who would not be able to avail themselves of it without access to these aircraft and their pilots. A few weeks ago this mother and daughter traveled from Ohio to Florida for no charge. They began their trip in a Cessna 182 that flew them to North Carolina. It was there that they transferred to another airplane and another pilot. On that leg a Piper Cherokee flew them to Georgia. That’s where Earle and Beverly met them with their Cessna 172. That flight brought them nearly to their doorstep, a general aviation airport in central Florida where grandma could meet them right out on the ramp, move them into a car, and head for the house.

“If we let media people know that lives are touched by general aviation in ways that they’ve never imagined — and that we GA pilots absorb every penny of the cost ourselves — maybe that hundred dollar hamburger talk might get a little less condescending.” wonderful people — and they’re general aviation pilots. Earle and Beverly periodically work with Mercy Flight Southeast, which is a division of the Air Charity Network. Their role is to pull their Cessna 172 out of the hangar, fire it up, and fly people who require medical care at far flung institutions at least part of the way on their journey. Most recently they transported a mother and 4-year-old daughter who have to travel on a regular basis between a medical facility in Ohio and their home in central Florida. “It doesn’t cost them a penny,” says Earle. And that’s an important facet of our story. These are average American general aviation enthusiasts who absorb the full cost of transporting an individual, a couple, or a family from where they are to where they need to be. General aviation is literally making high quality health care

You just can’t get that kind of service outside of general aviation. And you know as well as I do that almost nobody outside of our little clique of fellow enthusiasts is even aware this sort of thing happens. But it does. In fact it happens routinely all across the country. Perhaps it is time for us to Occupy General Aviation and invite the press out to see it for themselves. Of course we could do it with style. We can drive out for a portion of the day so that we can have lunch, or take a quick flight, or simply interact with our fellow GA enthusiasts in a casual manner. In that respect, we would more or less be conducting ourselves in the same way we do on any other day. Then again, if we invited the press and we introduced them to the Earles and Beverlys that exist at every airport in America, that would be different. If we let media people know that lives are touched

by general aviation in ways that they’ve never imagined — and that we GA pilots absorb every penny of the cost ourselves — maybe that hundred dollar hamburger talk might get a little less condescending. Maybe if a corporate PR person invited a representative of the news media to come out and see a flight associated with the Corporate Angel Network load up to take a cancer patient to get the treatment they need, we’d hear a different slant to the news the next time a politician suggests that corporate aviation is fueled by greed and wanton excess. If a reporter were present when a Flying Paws flight took off to transport a rescued animal, they might develop a soft spot in their hearts for the pilots and helpers who take on this work, as well as for the special needs animals being assisted. It’s even possible that a reporter who participates in a Freedom Flight to reunite siblings separated in foster care, or to transport advocates for abused and neglected children, might start to see the general aviation airport as something other than a playground of the rich. It is time for us to stand up, speak out, and Occupy General Aviation with the kind of zeal that people are showing all over the country to support the political agenda that is important to them. If GA is important to you, I strongly urge you to send an email, make a phone call, and invite the press to meet you for coffee and a muffin at the local airport. Amaze them with a few introductions and stories about what general aviation is really about. They don’t know, but you do. Tell the world! It may sound cliché, but it’s the simple truth of the matter. If not you, who? If not today, when? Start. Jamie Beckett is a CFI and A&P mechanic who stepped into the political arena in an effort to promote and protect GA at his local airport. He is also a founding partner and regular contributor to FlightMonkeys.com. You can reach him at Jamie@GeneralAviationNews.com.

Harrison Ford goes to Washington to boost GA’s image General aviation and its contributions to the United States are often misunderstood or unknown, which is why actor, pilot, and GA advocate Harrison Ford told members of the Senate General Aviation Caucus recently that he is going to do his part to bring the community’s efforts to the public’s attention. “It really has brought great value to my life, and I’m very grateful for the experience and I’m very happy to have the opportunity to represent the interests of the general aviation community,” Ford told 12 members of the Senate GA Caucus during a roundtable discussion in Washington, D.C., Oct. 18. Ford came to aviation later in life, only flying for the past 15 years. However, in that time, he’s used aviation to inspire youth through the Experimental Aircraft

Association’s Young Eagles program, participate in the 2010 Special Olympics Airlift to Lincoln, Neb., and transport supplies to Haiti after the devastating earthquake last year. Ford also has received the prestigious Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy. “General aviation is in peril,” noted Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), a co-chair of the caucus, who ticked off just some of the threats GA faces, such as the proposed $100-per-flight user fee; a proposal that would hurt business jet depreciation schedules; dismantling of the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program, which allows all flight information to be publicly available in real-time status; and a four-year lack of long-term FAA funding. Co-chair Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) added

that GA “could not have gotten a better boost than to have Harrison Ford step up and be not only a spokesperson in this area, but to be a very active one.” Ford participated in several meetings in Washington, D.C., that have focused on GA. “Wherever he goes, Harrison wins attention and support for general aviation, making him one of our most effective advocates,” said Craig Fuller, president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). “He has given freely of his time and talent to protect our freedom to fly through the GA Serves America campaign and in countless other ways. His generosity and dedication are without equal, and I, for one, am grateful for his support.” AOPA.org


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Why is my oil temp so hot? Paul McBride Ask Paul


I don’t know if it was the hot summer or I just don’t remember my oil temperature getting this hot, but when flying the other day I noticed the oil temperature on my 1980 Piper Archer O-360 A4M (800 hrs SFOH) was running around 210°. The OAT was 33°C. I removed the Vernatherm and tested it in hot oil with an accurate thermometer and it performs to the spec. I inspected the seat and it appears to have a very nice continuous ring, displaying good contact. I replaced the oil cooler with a new one, since the old one was the original. The baffling is in great shape, as is the engine. I also submerged the temperature sensor in boiling water with a thermometer to verify the temperature, and the gauge is right on the money. After replacing the oil cooler, I now see the oil temp in the

200-215° range on a 33°C OAT day when operating at 75% power. During descents and in the pattern, the temp drops to 180°, which is the center of the gauge. I have owned this plane for 20 years, and I sure don’t remember the oil temperature getting this high. Any suggestions? BILL PEYTON via email


We’re back to the oil temperature subject again and Bill has provided us with some good details to work with. He mentions the OAT of 33°C, which equates to roughly 91+°F. I think we can all agree that’s a rather hot summer day for many of us. With an OAT like this I wouldn’t be surprised to see the kind of oil temperatures you are seeing and certainly would not be concerned. Remember that the maximum

oil temperature on any Lycoming engine is 245°F for continuous operation. The troubleshooting you’ve done and the results you mentioned provide some good information and lessen any concern that you may have a problem. I commend you for replacing your oil cooler since over many hours of operation and calendar time, they tend to be less efficient and could cause a rise in oil temperature. This brings something else to mind and that is the internal condition of oil coolers overall. If you talk with oil cooler experts like Pacific Oil Cooler Service, which has been in business for more than 50 years, they can tell you horror stories about some of the oil coolers they’ve worked with, which points out that we should all pay closer attention to our coolers. Getting back to the question at hand: With the information you provided, I’d say you’re right in the ballpark and have nothing to be concerned about. Ideally, I’d like to see oil temperatures during normal cruise operation between 180° and 215°F and probably a little warmer on climb out. If you have confidence in the accuracy of your oil temperature gauge, you are not in any danger of harming your engine with the readings you’ve recorded. It’s only natural for the oil temperature to decrease on descent too, so I see nothing unusual there. You didn’t mention anything about having a CHT gauge or what the CHT readings might be. I realize you stated the

engine baffling was in good condition, but if the CHT readings were a bit higher, this may cause the oil temp to run higher too. Bill, from everything you’ve told me, I’d say you have nothing to be concerned about. My recommendation would be for you to continue to fly and enjoy this aircraft you’ve owned for 20 years.


I’m curious about the procedure for cycling a constant speed propeller on run up. Three times seems to be a tradition, but I can’t find anything that supports this as a good habit. I’ve read that this was necessary with the big old props swung by a radial engine, but how about our newer, modern engines and props? What’s your recommendation on exercising a constant speed propeller? John BARRINGER, CFI Salem, Oregon


When it comes to the proper procedure of cycling the propeller, I’m afraid that’s out of my area. My best guess would be to research the Pilot Operating Handbook, which is produced by the airframe manufacturer for the specific aircraft you are dealing with. This would be my first guess, but you may also be able to get some information from the specific propeller manufacturer. I realize that most would think the engine manufacturer would be the proper source since it’s the engine’s oil pressure that causes the prop to function, but the real operation is caused by the propeller governor and what it causes to happen inside the propeller hub. Paul McBride, an expert on engines, retired after almost 40 years with Lycoming. Send your questions to: AskPaul@GeneralAviationNews.com.

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Ariel Tweto, star of Discovery Channel’s “Flying Wild Alaska,” has another starring role: Promoting careers in GA. Tweto is featured in a Public Service Announcement on Discovery Communications’ DiscoverYourSkills.com website highlighting career opportunities in general aviation. The “Discover Your Skills” job initiative is a multimedia public affairs campaign designed to provide unemployed and underemployed Americans with access to resources for obtaining marketable job skills and expertise. Tweto, whose family operates a company that delivers critical supplies to remote parts of Alaska, unveiled the new PSA at a recent gathering of the bipartisan Congressional General Aviation Caucus, which was held to recognize the important role the general aviation industry plays in supporting the nation’s economy, creating jobs and providing crucial access to the country’s remote areas. “In Alaska, general aviation is a critical industry that links our communities and pumps over $400 million a year into our state’s economy. For Alaskans, aviation is a necessity, not a luxury and is truly the lifeblood of our state,” said Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska, who is also the caucus co-chair. “I commend Discovery Communications for its efforts to raise awareness of this critical industry and its positive impact on job creation through its

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Another shot at user fees With the economic recovery slowing and the next presidential election just a year away, it’s no surprise that the federal government is looking for new sources of revenue. It’s also no surprise that the general aviation community is one of the groups being targeted to produce that money. A proposal that would create a $100 fee for using the IFR system is just the latest in a long line of proposals to charge user fees for general aviation flights. And, like many ideas before it, this one depends on a divideand-conquer strategy. While the fee would not be applied to all flights, we know from experience in other countries that one fee leads to another. So it’s important that we stand together in opposing this issue. Fortunately, our friends in Congress recognize the dangers of user fees and they are, once again, raising the issue. Rep. Sam Graves, Rep. John Barrow, House Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Tom Petri and Ranking Member Jerry Costello explained their opposition to user fees in a bipartisan letter signed by 63 members of the House GA Caucus. In the letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, better known as the Super Committee, they warned that user fees have crippled general aviation in other countries and reiterated their support for the current system of excise taxes on fuel. They also noted that user fees have been rejected by the House “repeatedly and overwhelmingly.” The support of the GA Caucus is invaluable and especially important right now because the Super Committee process doesn’t allow for hearings or changes to the final agreement, which will be approved or rejected with a straight up or down vote. With so many areas of disagreement and a mandate to cut the deficit by $1.3 trillion over ten years, the Committee is sure to leave no stone unturned when it comes to finding new sources of funds. Make no mistake--this is not an end to the discussion of user fees. We can expect to hear more about them in coming weeks, and we’ll be rallying our members in key states to get involved.

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The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Coalition (MAAC) recently awarded three prizes to New Jersey pilots who successfully completed the second annual New Jersey Airport Challenge. The New Jersey Airport Challenge tests pilots’ skills by providing an incentive to fly to all of the airports that participate in the MAAC-sponsored event. This year, 27 airports agreed to take part in the challenge. Pilots flew to the airports, where they were given a signed and dated entry card. Pilots then took all of their entry cards to MAAC’s annual picnic and fly-in held recently at Somerset Airport/George Walker Field (SMQ) in Bedminster. Prizes were awarded to the pilots who had the most entry cards. The 2011 prize winners were Robert Guhr, Allan Streit, and Howard Cooper, all of whom flew to all 27 general aviation airports that participated in this year’s challenge. Guhr, who flies a Maule MX7 based at Lincoln Park Airport (N07), was awarded a DVD-based course in IFR flying donated by Sporty’s Pilot Shop. Streit flies a Cessna 150 based at Cen-

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Cross country in a biplane A flight many dream of, but few dare to try

“When I was in my room I looked them up and they seemed like a really great group,” she says. “I applied to be part of the group by submitting some photographs and an article about myself and the Student Prince and they were so warm and welcoming and enthusiastic. They said, ‘hey we’re having a fly-in in Dayton in August, would you like to come?’ and I thought ‘why not’? … if I can get the time off work, why not?’ Then one thing led to another and, sure enough, on Aug. 7 I found myself heading east in my biplane.” Martell was accompanied by her close friend Chrissy Bishop. “Chrissy isn’t a pilot, but she has the same adventurous spirit I do,” Martell says. “She’s really fun and she’s low maintenance and she has a great sense of humor. She is a farm girl, so she’s handy and I knew this would be a great experience for her. She had never done anything like this before. She’d never been separated from her husband of 11 years for more than a few days at a time, so this was a big deal.” As part of her duties, Bishop had to learn how to hand-prop the Student Prince. “It has a Kinner B5-4 engine on it with an impulse coupler,” Martell explains. “If you throw the prop too hard it won’t start. Often men will muscle it too much. I gave Chrissy a safety briefing and taught her how to do it. As the trip progressed she got more and more comfortable with it.” Martell notes that Bishop, who grew up

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There are certain flights every aviator has on his or her bucket list, and flying across the United States in an open cockpit biplane has to be one of them. Summer Martell, a pilot from Port Townsend, Wash., can check that one off her list. In August, Martell and two friends made the journey from Washington state to Dayton, Ohio, to be part of the second annual Ladies Love Taildraggers Fly-In. The event, held Aug. 12-14 at Moraine Air Park, attracted nearly 50 aircraft and some 300 people from all over the country. You didn’t have to be a woman to participate, notes Martell, you just have to love airplanes, especially taildraggers. When she’s not making her living flying a corporate jet or acting as a Designated Examiner for the FAA, you’ll probably find Martell behind the stick of her 1931 Student Prince. “If you’ve never heard of it, don’t worry — it’s only one of three airplanes that came out of the factory in Portland, Ore.,” she laughs. “These aircraft builders thought they were going to make a small run of sport trainer biplanes, but the Depression hit, so they ran out of money. My biplane was the last one they managed to finish.” The Student Prince was bought by her father, known in the Port Townsend community as “Flyin’ Brian.” She credits him for igniting the spark of what was to become a burning passion for flight. “My parents divorced when I was 5,” she recalls. “I was living with my mother in Palmer, Alaska, and when I was about 14 my father was learning to fly. He was sending me Richard Bach books where he heavily underlined the passages and had notes in the margins. He was clearly very enthusiastic about this.” Her father learned to fly in Cessna tricycle gear aircraft, but soon made the transition to tailwheel. “He saw the Student Prince in a hangar at an airport and he said it smiled at him and he knew he had to have it,” she says. Martell moved to Port Townsend to reconnect with her father and learn to fly. She soloed at 16 in the biplane, which her father christened “Lady Summer.” “It was a huge experience,” she says. “I remember getting airborne and getting so enthused and suddenly noticing that my instructor’s head wasn’t there. Then I was looking around and got less enthused as I thought, ‘Oh! I hope I can do this!’” Soon Martell was barnstorming with her father. “I was the ground crew. It was my job to load passengers and collect the money and lug gas cans, while Dad kept the engine running because the Student Prince has no starter — you have to hand prop it. We would fly to airports up and down the Pacific coast and put up a sign that said ‘biplane rides.’” Fast forward to this June. Martell, now a 9,000-hour corporate pilot, was on a layover in California when she saw an article about Ladies Love Taildraggers.

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on a farm, remarked that the propeller was like a bull, saying “I don’t fear it, but I respect it.” Another friend, Jerry Ryder, also joined the adventure, flying his 1956 Super Cub. “He was flying off my wing,” Martell says. “He had to throttle back and fly at low cruise to stay with the Student Prince because it cruises at 80 to 85 mph.” Martell knew she was about to embark on something special because of the reactions from people she told about the trip. “I heard over and over from people who would say ‘this is something I’ve always wanted to do’ and I would say ‘then why don’t you come?’ and they’d have their reasons — and their reasons would win.” The idea of taking a trip across country and stopping in places where you don’t know anyone can be intimidating, but not so much if you’re flying an airplane like the Student Prince, says Martell, noting that flying an unusual antique airplane can open many doors. “It is really kind of a golden key,” she

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When it came time to plan the flight, Martell says she was conflicted. In some respects she wanted to embrace the Golden Age of aviation and fly strictly by pilotage and dead reckoning, but she also didn’t want to take any foolish chances. “When I started the trip, the Student Prince had just come out of a complete restoration and had about 50 hours on it,” she says. “The engine had just been rebuilt and I didn’t know for sure what it was going to do for fuel burn. I had the internal struggle with the barnstormer in me. I’d been flying all my life in a biplane with no electricity and no radio to ‘oh gosh should I take a GPS?’ I knew my taildragger friends would probably tease me.” She eventually decided to take a Garmin GPSMAP196 and her iPad with the Foreflight app, along with paper charts.

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The flight was a series of short hops and refueling stops as the Student Prince’s tank holds just 21 gallons. With a fuel burn of seven to eight gallons per hour, flight legs were limited to about two hours each. They flew a total of 25 legs on the trip. There was no hard itinerary, Martell notes, saying that if there was a runway that looked appealing they landed. The stop in Ackley, Iowa, was particularly enjoyable, she recalls. “It is a tiny little town with a grass municipal strip. It was an unscheduled diversion and put us slightly off our course but I saw it on the last leg of the second to last evening we were flying east bound. It was a beautiful evening — the moon was rising, the sun was setting, the air was smooth, it was gorgeous — and I looked slightly to the south of our intended route and I saw this little open circle, which denotes a grass strip. As a taildragger pilot, you are drawn to them.” The two airplanes landed and soon the townsfolk came out to see the visitors. The “two girls in the airplane” became the talk of the town. “They were all welcoming, asking what we were doing, and they had us over to their hangar for a BBQ, and they all came out in the morning to see us off. They were completely taken with what we were doing. They brought a reporter from the local newspaper to do a story. It was so old school, it was like going back to a Norman Rockwell painting.” Martell says the trip gave her a deeper appreciation for the beauty of our country. Most of the trip was flown at 2,000 to 3,000 feet AGL, which put them close enough to smell the land they were flying over, particularly a field of sunflowers in the Dakotas. “We have freedoms that no place else on Earth has, including the freedom to get up and fly,” she says. “We have beautiful geography and topography and beautiful people. The heart of America is alive and well, as far as I am concerned.”

17 Martell supplied a running commentary during the journey on her blog, SummerSky2011. She was inspired to write the blog by Sophie Lucas, an 11-year-old who is a member of the Ladies Love Taildraggers group. “Sophie is completely into airplanes — she signs off as Future Pilot,” Martell says. “I thought if this little 11-year-old girl is this interested, I am going to write about it.” No doubt the highlight of the trip was the arrival at the fly-in. “We landed right before sunset at Moraine Airpark,” she recalls. “We had been pushing so hard to get there before the sun went down. Chrissy and I were hooting and hollering as I pulled off the runway and we waited for Jerry to land. We taxied in together and there was a crowd of 30 people. We had a bottle of champagne in the cockpit before the prop stopped turning! People were so happy and there was a lot of hugging. There was this huge sky family that we had never formally met, but they were watching our Spot-Tracker on this monitor in their hangar so they were on pins and needles the whole time we were on our way in.” For the next few days Martell, Bishop and Ryder hobnobbed with aviators from all over the country. “The ladies with their taildraggers are a very diverse group,” says Martell. “They come from all walks of life — there were grandmas, young professionals, wives. All were feisty, with that fire in the belly and, of course, they all had beautiful airplanes.” When it was too windy to fly, the group did a little hangar flying. When the weather was good enough, they took to the air, taking photos. After those flights, there would be BBQ and more hangar flying. Martell also had the opportunity to give Sophie a flying lesson. “I had the front stick put in the Student Prince when we landed,” she says. “It was a big deal for this 11-year-old girl to log some Student Prince time and she did great!” Martell decide to create a memento of the trip by having people sign a panel of the Student Prince. She had a mechanic remove the panel with the “Lady Summer” inscription, then gave Sophie the job of taking it around to people to have them sign the back side. “She was so into her job,” Martell smiles. “She had everyone at the fly-in sign the inside of it and then we put it back on.” Within a few days the airplanes departed Ohio for home. “There were promises of more visits and lots of ‘see you next year’s exchanged,” she says. Martell hopes more pilots will go on their own adventures. “Most of us get busy with day-to-day obligations we put on ourselves and we harbor dreams that we don’t bring into fulfillment,” she says. “That was me as well, but when I finally decided to step out and take it on — not knowing what the weather was going to be, not knowing if my airplane was going to fall apart — not knowing, but deciding to do it, it was magical.” SummerSky2011.wordpress.com


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A day in the life at 77S

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When longtime photographer Herman Krieger stopped in at Hobby Field Airport (77S) in Creswell, Ore., he captured a moment in time, with scenes familiar to all GA pilots. Photography has long held a fascination for Krieger. He worked in photography during his teens in Detroit in the 1940s and served as an instructor in the U.S. Army Air Corps photo school. Earning a degree in mathematics from the University of California in Berkeley, he spent 30 years as a computer programmer in Europe. Upon retirement, he moved to Eugene, Ore., in 1990, where he enrolled in the University of Oregon School of Fine Arts, and earned a BFA degree. Aviation also holds a fascination for Krieger, who learned to fly when he was 16. He was a cadet in the U.S. Army Air Corps until the flight schools were closed at the end of the war in May 1945. He worked as a computer programmer on the design of airplanes at North American Aviation in the mid-1950s. You can see more of his photo essays at www.efn.org/~hkrieger

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Well-known aviation writer and retired airline captain Barry Schiff hadn’t imagined the buzz he would create when he offered $3,000 of his own money to underwrite the start of flight training for some aspiring young pilot. He made this offer in his monthly column in AOPA Pilot magazine and invited others to join in this “Solo Scholarship” program to encourage young people to pursue their dreams of flight. To apply for the scholarship, contestants, ages 16 through 20, must submit a 500-word essay on why he or she wants to become a pilot, with a cut-off deadline of Dec. 15. Already, he has received several dozen essays. More than that, he has received checks from individuals, along with the offer of assorted aviation equipment and supplies from a variety of manufacturers and providers, all who are eager to participate in the scholarship program. Schiff, a pilot with 28,000 hours of flight time in 325 types of aircraft, said he wanted to “pay it forward” by enabling young people to discover the joys of aviation. At the same time, he wants to address the problem of declining starts for new pilot training, he said. Administering the program and overseeing the disbursement of funds is the Van Nuys Propeller Aircraft Association, or “VNY Prop” for short, a non-profit organization at the Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in Southern California. Anyone who wants to make donations in support of the Solo Scholarship Program is encouraged to contribute any amount. Checks should be made payable to VNY Prop at 16644 Roscoe Blvd., Van Nuys, Calif., 91406. The winning students — and there likely will be several — can choose any flight school in the country for their lessons. Contestants wishing to enter the competition must go to BarrySchiff.com and click on “Email Barry” to submit their essays.

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Accident Reports These November 2009 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 Super Cub. Injuries: None. Location: Three Lakes, Wis. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot, who was attempting to land the floatequipped airplane on a lake, said the winds were light and there were ripples on the water. The airplane touchdown was normal, but a few seconds later the right wing went up and the left wing hit the water. The impact with the water bent the wing. According to a witness, the airplane was flying slow over the water in a left bank when it appeared to drop into the lake left wing first. Probable cause: The pilot’s improper flare and touchdown during the water landing. Aircraft: Zenith Zodiac 601 XL. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Agnos, Ark. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot had built the airplane from a kit. Flight track data recovered from an onboard GPS and a subsequent performance study depicted the airplane flying between 2,500 and 3,500 feet at airspeeds between 60 and 108 knots. The calculated bank angle for the entire flight never exceeded 30°. At the time of the accident, the airplane was climbing at 500 feet per minute through 2,800 feet and had accelerated to 100 knots. During the last minute of flight the estimated angle of attack was about 3°. An examination of the wreckage, which was spread over 600 feet, revealed compression buckling of the upper and lower caps of both rear spars and upward and downward bending of both wings. The upward and downward movement, twisting, and flexing of the wing surface was consistent with aerodynamic flutter. The ailerons did not have counterbalances that offer direct protection from aerodynamic flutter. Aerodynamic flutter can occur when there is insufficient stiffness in the structure or the flight controls are not mass balanced. Less stiff structures can be protected to higher airspeeds with the use of counterbalances on the flight controls. In addition, damage was noted on the flap assemblies consistent with overtravel in the upward direction. Probable cause: The in-flight separation of both wings due to aileron flutter. The aileron flutter was the result of inadequate wing stiffness and the lack of aileron counterbalances.

Aircraft: Skybolt. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Altus, Okla. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot had a reputation for performing lowlevel, high-performance maneuvers. The airport’s line chief said he saw the pilot take off earlier and perform a high-speed low pass about half a wing length off the ground, waving his wings to the people at his hangar. He then executed a vertical climb out and steep bank of at least 60° and departed to the north. On each flight, the pilot would do “his same routine.” On the day of the accident, the pilot invited a father and his 17-year-old son to go for a ride. The son got the first ride. The airplane took off. About 50 feet off the ground, the pilot made an aggressive climb at a 45° angle, banked hard to the right, and headed west, still climbing. The father said that, at one point, it looked like the airplane was in a vertical climb. The pilot then performed a wing over maneuver and went into a nose dive and crashed. The pilot’s logbook showed he had logged a total of 419.7 hours, of which 23 hours were documented Skybolt time, 12.7 hours were dual instruction, and 10.3 hours were pilot-in-command. Only two aerobatic entries were made. Probable cause: The pilot’s poor judgment by performing intentional low-level maneuvers that resulted in an inadvertent stall/spin at an altitude too low to effect a safe recovery. Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: None. Location: Luray, Va. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The 299hour pilot used a checklist to conduct a preflight inspection of the airplane and did not note any anomalies. She started the engine, taxied to the fuel dock, and filled both fuel tanks. Her inspection of fuel samples from the two wing drains and the gascolator did not reveal any contaminants. After she conducted the engine run-up she determined that everything was normal with the airplane, then initiated a takeoff on the 3,125-foot runway. Engine power appeared normal and she applied backpressure when the airspeed reached about 50 knots. However, the airplane “did not want to climb,” and she reconfirmed that the engine indications were appropriate and that the flaps were retracted. She aborted the takeoff and steered the plane off the side of the runway to avoid a drop-off at the departure end. The airplane went through a fence and down an embankment before coming to a stop. A pilot-rated witness reported that he did not observe an engine run-up and that the airplane became airborne two separate times before the takeoff was aborted. The manufacturer’s normal takeoff

procedure specifies that the pilot should lift the nosewheel at 55 knots and climb out at a speed between 70 and 80 knots. Ground effect likely enabled the airplane to become airborne at a speed less than the manufacturer’s specified liftoff speed. Probable cause: The pilot’s premature rotation and liftoff and her subsequent failure to recognize and correct for the influence of ground effect on the airplane’s takeoff performance. Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Naytahwaush, Minn. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot, who did not have an instrument rating, received an outlook weather briefing about six hours before the flight. The briefer informed the pilot that instrument flight conditions existed and were expected to continue with improvement expected the following day. There were no records of the pilot acquiring additional weather briefings before the flight. He took off on the cross-country flight. Weather and GPS data showed that the airplane flew into an area of instrument weather conditions about 210 nautical miles into the 290 nm night flight. GPS data showed that in the last minute of the flight the airplane turned left from a heading of about 340° to 300°, followed by a right turn to a heading of 015°, which corresponded to the last recorded position. The airplane’s average groundspeed during the last 20 seconds of the recorded data was about 120 knots. The recorded cloud base heights at airports near the accident site were as low as 400 feet overcast east of the accident site with higher cloud bases to the west. It is likely that the sustained turn sequences while in night instrument meteorological conditions resulted in spatial disorientation. The airplane crashed and burned. Probable cause: The pilot’s decision to continue the flight into known instrument meteorological conditions, resulting in spatial disorientation and impact with terrain. Aircraft: Am. Champion Scout. Injuries: None. Location: Clarksville, Tenn. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane stated that he elected to depart from runway 17 with winds from 50° at 7 knots with gusts to 9 knots, although runway 5 was available. During the takeoff roll he “lost directional control.” The airplane went off the runway into a grassy area and groundlooped, substantially damaging the right wing. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the takeoff roll. Contributing to the accident

was his decision to take off with a left quartering tailwind. Aircraft: Piper Seneca. Injuries: None. Location: Saginaw, Texas. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot said that he took off and did not engage the autopilot, but did use the electric trim switch on the control yoke to establish a climb attitude after takeoff. When he activated the trim switch, the airplane pitched down rapidly. Despite his application of full up elevator to arrest the descent, the airplane continued to descend. The pilot was forced to make a landing in an open field. During that landing, the airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and fuselage. Examination of the cockpit revealed all circuit breakers were closed and the master switch had been secured. The pitch trim drum inner shaft was found to be in the full-nose-down position. The flight computer, trim servo, directional gyro, flight command indicator, pictorial navigation indicator, and control yoke were tested and no defects were noted. The original control yoke trim switch had been replaced. The switch wiring was not the original wiring and did not correspond to the original color codes on the wires. The wire colors were written on pieces of masking tape wrapped around each corresponding wire. One of the wires was pinched and pressing on the switch wafer stack; according to a representative of the manufacturer, the pinched wire pressing on the switch wafer stack could have resulted in a runaway trim condition. Probable cause: The pilot’s inability to maintain control of the airplane due to a pinched trim system wire that resulted in a runaway nose-down pitch trim. Aircraft: Piper Warrior. Injuries: None. Location: Port Charlotte, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: During cruise flight, the helicoil of the No. 3 cylinder bottom spark plug separated for undetermined reasons, resulting in the spark plug separating from the engine and a partial loss of engine power. The pilot maneuvered the airplane for a forced landing to a clearing, but hit trees short of his intended landing point. No determination was made as to when the helicoil was installed. The engine was overhauled about 17 years before the accident, and had accumulated approximately 2,142 hours at the time of the accident. Probable cause: A partial loss of engine power due to the separation of the spark plug hole helicoil from the bottom position of the No. 3 cylinder for undetermined reasons.


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New Products ADS-B transmitter receives FAA nod

FreeFlight Systems’ RANGR FDL978TX ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) UAT 978MHz transmitter has received TSO-C154c approval from the FAA. The RANGR FDL-978TX system will interface to FreeFlight Systems’ WAASGPS receiver 1201, dual antennas, and a panel mounted control head, according to company officials. The system provides air traffic controllers with course, speed, and altitude data continuously, as well as to other ADS-B equipped aircraft. FreeFlightSystems.com

Customizable headset debuts

The HS 800 Digital headset from beyerdynamic can now be ordered as a customized version. An online configurator, similar to those of car industries, allows customers to select from a wide range of materials and colors for different components, including an individually laser engraved text.

for each lesson. Microsoft Flight Simulator X scenarios (on included CD-ROM) are specific to each lesson, so you spend less time setting up and more time flying, company officials said. The book offers tips on setting up your flight simulator system for maximum realism and integrates with Sporty’s Complete Flight Training courses for a complete learn to fly kit, company officials add. Price: $39.95. Sportys.com

Flight bag designed for paperless cockpit

MyGoFlight has introduced the Flight Bag PLC series of flight bags, designed from the ground up for the paperless cockpit (PLC). The bags contain a protective pouch for the iPad or similar tablet or laptop computer, say company officials, who note the three bags in the series — the Flight Bag PLC Pro, Slim, and the Slim EX — were designed by pilots for pilots. MyGoFlight.com

Tanis partners with Bruce’s Custom Covers The ear cups can be selected in a design of high gloss black piano lacquer, basalt grey metallic or burl wood. The leather of the headband pad is either black or brown. Metal parts such as decorative rings or the yoke can be anodized in different colors. For an extra charge a personal laser engraved text is also available on the yoke. The headset features a fully-adaptive digital noise reduction system. The adaptation to different noise levels is a continuous and automatic process — no need to press a button, company officials note. beyerdynamic.com

Tanis Aircraft Products has entered into a partnership with Bruce’s Custom Covers to fabricate Tanis brand aircraft covers. Tanis and Bruce’s will manufacture a line of custom-fitted aircraft covers — both insulated and non-insulated — for

Aero Fabricators, the manufacturing division of The Wag-Aero Group, has received FAA approvals for the Taylorcraft front and rear spars, which are direct replacements for Front Spar OEM P/N B-A87 and Rear Spar OEM P/N B-A88. Spars are complete with phenolic bushings (installed) and two coats of Spar Varnish. Available in Sitka Spruce for $750 each and Douglas Fir for $675 each. 800-558-6868, Store.WagAero.com

iFly 700 upgraded

Adventure Pilot has added Geo-Referenced Approach Plates and Airport Diagrams on the Version 6 software update for iFly GPS, as well as ADS-B Weather Support for third party ADS-B weather devices.

Pilots can now track their current GPS position directly on top of the NACO Approach Plate and Airport Diagrams with geo-coded data by Essential Flight Technologies. Geo-Referenced Plates and Diagrams are updated as part of the VFR & IFR Annual Data Subscription, company officials said, adding the iFly GPS database is preloaded with more than 700 geo-referenced airport diagrams. Every unit will ship with these new features and existing iFly owners can update to the Version 6 software, company officials add. iFlyGPS.com

Powder Puff Pilot has released “Claire Bear Flies to Oshkosh,” the latest in a series of full-color picture books starring Claire Bear, a pink-clad aerobatic performer and mentor for aspiring young pilots.

a full range of fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Covers are available for engine cowlings, propeller/spinner, fuselage, cabin/canopy, wings, empennage/tail, and cowl plugs. The covers protect engines and propellers from frost and condensation, and paint and windows from harmful ultraviolet light and weather anomalies such as hail and airborne debris. AircraftCovers.com, TanisAircraft.com

In her fourth aviation picture book, author Sue Hughes describes a visit to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture, “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration,” held every summer in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The first in Hughes’ picture book series, “Claire Bear Presents…The Pilot Alphabet,” now in its fourth printing, was published in 2008. In 2009, Hughes published her second book, “Claire Bear’s First Solo.” Last year she released her third book, “Claire Bear Explains…What Pilots Fly,” which offers an overview of the wide variety of missions and aircraft that pilots fly. All three titles have been named by USA Book News as National Best Book finalists. The new book is priced at $9.95. The author will sign the book with a personalized message. PowderPuffPilot.com

PS Engineering offers free installation on upgrades

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Sporty’s has released its new Flight Simulator Training Guide, which shows you how to effectively use a home flight simulator system. The guide includes 15 detailed lesson plans, specifically tailored to flight simulator flying, along with suggested maneuvers, completion standards and study resources

FAA OKs Taylorcraft spars

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Aircraft owners with a GMA340 audio selector panel can upgrade to one of the PMA8000 series audio panels without installation labor costs, thanks to a limited time offer. The upgrade features a “Monitor Mode,” which allows the pilot to select one com as the primary radio while the other becomes the secondary; a continuous loop digital recorder, which allows instant play back of radio messages; a cellular telephone interface; and PS Engineering’s patented automatic intercom

squelch protocol known as IntelliVox, which eliminates adjustments of knobs and ensures proper setting of the intercom trip levels for each of the microphones. The Plug and Play-No Pay Program starts Nov. 1, and ends Feb. 29, 2012. By purchasing and having the upgrade performed by a participating PS Engineering dealer, PS Engineering pays the installation labor costs associated with the plug-and-play upgrade from a GMA340 audio panel. (For participating US-based PS Engineering dealers only). The list price on the PMA8000B is $1,895, and the PMA8000BT, with Bluetooth connectivity, is $2,095. PS-Engineering.com

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Calendar of Events Eastern United States

Nov. 5, 2011, Kissimmee, FL. Young Eagles Flight Rally (ISM-Hangar 4) 407-414-8359. Nov. 5, 2011, Goldsboro, NC. “TOP GUN” Flight Competition Fly-in (GWW) 919-604-8867. Nov. 8-12, 2011, Pensacola, FL. Blue Angels Air & Transportation Law Conf 415-241-2500. Nov. 11-13, 2011, Sebring, FL. South Florida Seaplane Splash-In (SEF) 561-414-6865. Nov. 12-13, 2011, Stuart, FL. 2011 Stuart Air Show (SUA) 772-781-4882. Nov. 13, 2011, East Windsor, CT. Skylark Airpark Pancake Breakfast (7B6)860-281-1310. Nov. 13, 2011, Mt. Pleasant, SC. South Carolina Breakfast Club (LRO) 803-446-0214 Nov.19, 2011, Burgaw, NC. Fall FlyIn (7NC1) 910-623-4343. Nov. 27, 2011, Winnsboro, SC. South Carolina Breakfast Club (FDW) 803-446-0214. Dec. 1-2, 2011, Tampa, FL. Overview of Aviation Safety Mgmt Systems Training (TPA) 727-417-2767. Dec. 3, 2011, Goldsboro, NC. GWAA Pancake Breakfast Fly-In (GWW) 919-648-8108. Dec. 3, 2011, Morristown, NJ. Fly-In/ Drive-In w/free lunch and Wings Seminar (MMU) 973-267-3223. Jan. 19-22, 2012, Sebring, FL. US Sport Aviation Expo 863-655-6444 x117. March 7, 2012, Washington, DC. Aviation Week 54th Annual Laureate Awards 212-904-4682.

North Central United States

Nov. 12, 2011, Cleveland, OH. Pancake Breakfast/Book Sale/Fly/ Drive-In (BKL) 216-623-1111. Nov. 12, 2011, Cincinnati, OH. Sporty’s Saturday Hot Dog Fly-In (I69) 513-735-9100 x338. Nov. 12, 2011, De Smet, SD. SDPA Meeting

& Safety Seminar (6E5) 605-665-8448. Dec. 4, 2011, North Canton, OH. Santa Fly-In at MAPS Air Museum. 330-896-6332. July 23-29, 2012, Oshkosh, WI. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Wittman Regional Airport (OSH) 920-426-4800.

South Central United States

Nov. 11-13, 2011, Oklahoma City, OK. 4th Annual Flying Seminar (PWA) 405-745-2855. Nov. 12, 2011, Sevierville, TN. Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame Gala 615-452-3696. Nov. 12, 2011, Pisgah, MS. Central Mississippi Light Flyers Fish Fry Fly-In (MS08) 601-842-6346. Nov. 12, 2011, Fairview, OK. World Oldest Free Fly-In/Air Show (6K4) 580-227-3788. Nov. 5, 2011, Seguin, TX. Elm Creek Airpark’s 15th Annual Fly-In (0TX6) 210-862-8389. Nov. 19, 2011, Houston, TX. Wings and Wheels (HOU) 713-454-1940. Nov. 26, 2011, Olathe, KS. Understanding Weather (OJC) 913-764-4800. Dec. 3, 2011, Salina, KS. Candy Canes and Airplanes (SLN) 785-827-3914. Dec. 3, 2011, Addison, TX. Fly-In/Drive-In w/free lunch Wings Seminar (ADS) 972-407-0295. Dec. 3, 2011, Pineville, LA. 1st Sat Pancake Breakfast (2LO) 318-452-0919. Dec. 3, 2011, McKinney, TX. First Sat Coffee/Donuts Fly-In/Drive-In (TKI) Dec. 10, 2011, Olathe, KS. Santa Visits Air Associates (OJC) 913-764-4800. March 8-10, 2012, Dallas, TX. Women in Aviation Conf 937-839-4647. May 12, 2012, Brewton, AL. 3rd Annual Spring Fly-In (12J) 251-867-9997.

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May 19-20, 2012, Denver, CO. 2nd Annual Rocky Mtn Light Sport Expo (FTG) 303-755-1525. June 7-9, Brigham City, UT. URA’s 5th Annual Rotors Over The Rockies (BMC) 801-803-0408. June 8-10, 2012, Marysville, CA. Golden West Fly-In (MYV) 530-852-0321. July 11-15, 2012, Arlington, WA. Arlington Fly-In (AWO) 360-435-5857.


Oct. 28, 2011, Anchorage, AK . Alaska Aviation Safety Summit 907-277-0071. May 5-6, 2012, Anchorage, AK. 15th Alaska State Aviation Trade Show/Conf 907-245-1251.


Nov. 7-9, 2011, Cancun, Mexico. CANSO Latin America & Caribbean Conf 31235685380. Nov. 8-10, 2011, Bejing, China. Aviation Week MRO Asia 212-904-4682. Nov. 21-22,2011, Amman, Jordan. CANSO Middle East ANSP 003123568538. Dec 2-4, 2011, Nassau/Paradise Island, Bahamas. Junkanoo Grand Finale Fly-In (MYNN) 800-327-7678. May 14-16, 2012, Geneva, Switzerland. 12th Annual EBACE +32 2 766 00 73.

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Tailwinds celebrates silver anniversary Tailwinds is celebrating 25 years of business! Since 1986 Tailwinds has been sourcing and creating quality gifts for pilots. If you are looking for that perfect gift for the pilot in your life, look no further. Tailwinds.com’s online pilot store offers hundreds of aviation-related products, ranging from pilot watches, to model airplanes, to flight simulation training aides and pilot supplies. Tailwinds began as a paper catalog, developed by pilots Marion Jayne and Nancy Palozola, and has progressed to an online pilot shop. Marion,

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Dual XGPS150: The perfect GPS for your iPad! The XGPS150 Universal Bluetooth GPS receiver from Dual Electronics wirelessly adds GPS to the iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, and other Bluetoothenabled devices. It is an ideal companion to the iPad for use in aviation. It works with all iPad models, including 3G models, company officials said. It also works with all Electronic Flight Bag apps, including EFB, ForeFlight, Garmin Pilot My-Cast, Jeppesen Mobile FD and WingXPro.

The high-sensitivity WAAS GPS receiver works even in cockpits with heated windshields, including Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, Gulfstream, and LearJet aircraft Wireless connectivity allows the GPS receiver to be positioned anywhere in the cockpit for best reception. The included Non-slip Holder Pad keeps the XGPS150 securely in place. The XGPS150 is rated to work up to 1,000 knots and 59,000 feet. It also is very easy to set up and

turn on/off. The internal rechargeable battery lasts 8.5 hours, and can be easily recharged via USB even during a flight. A DC cigarette lighter charger and USB cable are included. The XGPS150 also includes a GPS Status Tool App (available for free on the iTunes App store). In addition to aviation, this powerful, handheld GPS receiver enables dozens of other applications and uses for your devices, according to company

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Breaking Through the Clouds Film is an entertaining gift for the holidays The DVD, “Breaking Through the Clouds: The First Women’s Air Derby,” an award-winning documentary from producer Heather Taylor, is a great gift for the holidays. The independent filmmaker was recently presented the prestigious Combs Gates Award from the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Taylor, who spent more than a decade working to produce the documentary, was given the award by actor Harrison Ford and aviation legends Clay Lacy, Bob Hoover, Gene Cer-

nan, and other aviation elite. The documentary, which has been the official selection of 11 film festivals, was recently named “Best of the Festival” at the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival in Ohio. “Breaking Through the Clouds” documents the First Women’s National Air Derby, a grueling nine-day race from Santa Monica, Calif., to Cleveland, Ohio, held in the summer of 1929. Taylor found that this inspiring, front-page news-making event of the

day had largely been lost to history, despite the now legendary status of many of its 20 competing pilots, such as Amelia Earhart, Pancho Barnes, and Louise Thaden. The film utilizes actual footage of the derby, much of it never before seen, as well as re-creations using the same aircraft types of the original participants, including Travel Air, WACO, Monocoupe and Fleet. “There are images of the women in the race that have rarely been seen before,” says Taylor, noting the documentary also includes interviews with legendary pilot Elinor Smith Sullivan,

National Aerobatic Champion Patty Wagstaff, aerobatic pilot Julie Clark, family members of the pilots in the derby, aviation historians, and people who knew the women racers personally. The DVD has more than two hours of material, including bonus material covering additional stories that happened during the race, technical information about the planes flown in the derby, how the women dealt with navigational challenges, and what the women wore during the derby. The DVD is priced at $30. breakingthroughtheclouds.com

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Red Tail Reborn: A must for warbird enthusiasts If you have a warbird enthusiast to shop for this holiday season, “Red Tail Reborn” should be on your list. The DVD from Hemlock Films tells the story of the restoration of a P-51 in the colors of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first all-black squadron, established during World War II. It includes interviews with some of the Tuskegee Airmen, but the star of the DVD is the P-51C that was restored by the Minnesota Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, led by retired Naval

Aviator Don Hinz. At the end of the restoration, Hinz was made an honorary Tuskegee Airman. The story might have ended there had Hinz not been killed on May 29, 2004, during a flight of the Red Tail P-51 during an air show. The volunteers decided to restore the plane a second time in homage to both Hinz and the Tuskegee Airmen. On July 29, 2009, the restored airplane took to the skies again, and there she stays to inspire future generations.

A special edition of the DVD includes new material and an updated ending, as well as information on Rise Above, an interactive experience that brings the story of the Tuskegee Airmen to schools and fly-ins around the country. Priced at $21.95 ($24.95 for BluRay), this documentary is a must for anyone who admires a true-life tale of perseverance and courage. Also from Hemlock Films is “The Restorers — They Were All Volunteers,”

which tells the story of the restoration of the B-25 “Miss Mitchell” by members of the Minnesota CAF, culminating with the day they took that beautiful bird to the 68th Doolittle Raiders Reunion held at the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio, in April 2010. It was one of 17 B-25s at the reunion, making it the largest gathering of the bombers since the war. The Restorers is available for $19.95 on DVD, $24.95 on Blu-Ray. www.HemlockFilms.com

Wicks Aircraft Supply caters to homebuilders Martin Wick saw a business opportunity back in 1974. It evolved when he and several of his employees at the Wicks Organ Co., founded in 1906, thought it would be fun to build a KR2. They already had plenty of aircraft grade Sitka Spruce on hand for the organs they were building. The rest of the materials they needed presented a challenge. In those days, it was possible to spend three to four hours of “searching” for materials for every hour that went into building an airplane. If Martin was having difficulties locating construction materials, he figured others must be experiencing the same frustrations, so he created Wicks Aircraft Supply. The company grew slowly and steadily, responding to builders and restorers who would call or drop by in search of items that go into airplanes. Over time, the number of items listed in the Wicks annual catalog grew to the point that today builders and restorers can find pretty much anything they need in putting an aircraft together. Wicks stocks Sitka Spruce spar material in sizes that no one else carries in North America. It has a wide range of plywood, including sheets with 45° grain on the surface for easy bending. There is hardly an aircraft grade bolt, nut or washer, turnbuckle, pulley or cable that you cannot find in the printed or online catalog. Wicks has become a one-stop shopping center, a supermarket for homebuilders and restorers. Wicks, recognizing that its customers own modern certified aircraft, also has added a wide spectrum of products that can be used in all GA aircraft, stocking everything from headsets to oil, tires to handheld aviation radios.

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Flight Guide partners with Zaon on iPad app Airguide Publications has partnered with Zaon Flight Systems to add a traffic alert feature as part of its recently released Flight Guide iEFB v4.1. By attaching Zaon’s PCAS XRX unit to the Flight Guide Fly-Wi GPS unit, pilots can get TCAS-like traffic alerts overlaid on the Moving Map display on Seamless Charts. The Zaon unit interrogates an area within a six-mile radius. The information is then sent wirelessly from the Fly-Wi GPS unit to the iPad where any traffic is displayed on Flight

Guide’s seamless WAC, Sectional, Low Enroute, and High Enroute Charts. Track up is available for Geo-Referenced position of the airplane, making traffic easy to spot. Each traffic icon is a standard diamond shape with an arrow on the right side indicating whether the airplane is ascending or descending. A number indicating the relative altitude difference in hundreds of feet with a plus for above and minus for below is also listed. With Flight Guide iEFB v4.1, pilots

have immediate situational awareness of traffic that they can easily track. iEFB v4.0 also gives Plus Plan members the ability to overlay instrument approaches and/or airport diagrams on any seamless VFR or IFR Chart in Geo-Referenced location. Zoom in on an airport’s icon, and watch as the entire airport diagram comes into view without ever having to leave your chart. iEFB v4.0 also allows users to overlay a semi-transparent IFR instrument

approach plate, geo-referenced, on any chart. Flight Guide iEFB 4.1 App is available for FREE in the Apple App Store. Monthly Data Plans start at $9.99 per month and can be purchased through the app. Discounted Annual Data Plans and the Fly-Wi GPS are available on the FlightGuide.com website. Check out our 30-Day Free Trial. For more information on Zaon PCAS XRX go to www.zaon.aero.com. www.flightguide.com

FADOC Oxygen System now available pulse demand oxygen system currently available. The MH EDS O2D2, with the patented digital electronic “Pulse-Demand” FADOC oxygen delivery system, enables the pilot and passenger/crew to fly at pressure altitudes up to 25,000 feet with safety and comfort. The system reduces oxygen consumption dramatically. Different from standard constant flow systems, the O2D2 Pulse-Demand system does

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The new S1 Digital headset from Sennheiser The S1 Digital headset is an innovative aviation headset with fully adaptive digital noise cancellation. At the push of a button, Senn­ heiser’s exclusive new NoiseGard/digital noise-canceling accurately analyzes surrounding noise and automatically adjusts the noise-cancellation levels to

the appropriate settings. In this way, the S1 Digital offers optimum protection for the pilot’s hearing. Features include: • Three-stage adjustable treble boost, which increases speech intelligibility

for pilots with hearing loss; • Incredible audio performance; • A Bluetooth connection to MP3 players, mobile phones and computers. • Special soft zones where eyeglasses meet the earpads; and

• Adjustable headband contact pressure. The S1 Digital headset comes with a carrying case, belt clip, windshield, cable clip and user’s manual. www.sennheiser-aviation.com/S1

De-ice with B/E Aerospace The need for pneumatic de-icer products for general aviation aircraft has been recognized by B/E Aerospace, Inc. for a number of years. Ice Shield De-icing Systems offers an extensive line of pneumatic de-icers available for replacement of original de-ice boots. Ice Shield is available for a wide variety of piston and turboprop aircraft operating today. All Ice Shield pneumatic de-icers feature Edge Guard technology, which has been laboratory proven to extend service life up to 60%. Ice Shield 2, an extension of the existing Ice Shield de-icer line, applies the sewn-carcass technology to the most popular older aircraft, while fitting the exact footprint of the older tubetype (Type 23) de-icers. Ice Shield also offers a line of propeller boots, both in etched foil and wire wound patterns. The propeller deice boots feature a tapered edge design for easier application and have a textured bond surface for superior adhesion. Wire harnesses are available in a variety of lead configurations from traditional ring terminals to quick disconnect systems. With a focus on customer service, Ice Shield offers a no-charge, 48-hour delivery guarantee to customers in the United States and no-charge UPS delivery to Canada. The product line is readily available through a network of distributors throughout the world. Additionally, a network of factory certified installation centers is established to provide convenience in picking a location closest to the aircraft owner and operator. B/E Aerospace is the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products and a leading aftermarket distributor of aerospace fasteners. B/E designs, develops and manufactures a broad product line for both commercial aircraft and business jets and provides cabin interior design, reconfiguration and passenger-to-freighter conversion services. www.iceshield.com, www.beaerospace.com

“The S1’s ANR worked like I created a custom headset for my environment only” - Plane and Pilot Magazine August 2011 “Pressing “the adaptive ANR button” results in a quieter headset in all phases of flight” - AOPA Pilot Magazine August 2011 “The S1, once it has re-sampled the cockpit sound, cuts down cockpit noise more than any other competitor” - The Aviation Consumer October 2011


REVOLUTION INTRODUCING THE S1 DIGITAL PILOT’S HEADSET FROM SENNHEISER The Sennheiser S1 Digital aviation headset is designed to give you maximum control over noise levels in the cockpit, so you can focus on the joy of flying. At the push of a button, the S1’s exclusive NoiseGard™/ digital technology accurately analyzes the cockpit’s noise levels to achieve superior noise cancellation during all phases of flight—from take-off to landing. Design features like adjustable headband contact pressure and a special “comfort zone” for glasses ensure you stay comfortable. And with a Bluetooth® interface, clear voice transmission and a customizable treble boost function, you’ll never miss a word.

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Aircraft Spruce: Your holiday buying source Aircraft Spruce has an excellent selection of portable GPS, pilot supplies, headsets, avionics, instruments, wheels, tires, oil, filters, books, DVDs, and aviation software. With more than 60,000 different products, it’s easy to find just about anything relating to aviation. Visit www.aircraftspruce.com for your holiday buying. Within the pilot supply section of the website, a gift section is available

where products are sorted by price, in addition to product type, to help with your holiday purchases. View in dollar increments ranging from gifts under $50, $100, $200, $500, or over $500. View based on product type to look at a wide array of options, including desk pen sets, headsets, clocks, mugs, apparel, games, key chains, calendars, and more. Aircraft Spruce gift cards

are also available in any denomination and can include a custom note for your recipient. The company has become the aviators’ supermarket. Today, Aircraft Spruce has three distribution centers: One in Corona, California, one in Peachtree City, Georgia, and one in Brantford, Canada. There are also Aircraft Spruce international dealers located in more than 60 countries throughout the world

that can help expedite orders and customs clearance in overseas countries. Aircraft Spruce’s complete product line is available at www.aircraftspruce. com, as well as through the company’s free 800-page catalog. 877-477-7823, www.aircraftspruce.com

Oxygen & nitrogen boosters designed for GA Hydraulics International Inc. (HII) has more than 35 years of hydraulic and pneumatic engineering experience in the design and manufacture of a wide range of air- and electric-driven oxygen boosters, air pressure amplifiers, liquid pumps, high pressure components and valves, turbine flow meters, and packaged systems. We offer portable and stationary

ability to respond to customer requirements quickly and accurately. Our three facilities accommodate our complete product lines with stock for immediate delivery. Our expanded inventory and competitive pricing allow you to order from a single source. 818-407-3400, 888-780-7867 or www.hiigroup.com

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high pressure breathing air, oxygen, nitrogen boosters, and hydrostatic test packages. Applications include, but are not limited to, charging oxygen life support cylinders for onboard aircraft use, military, medical, fire and safety, diving, filling and charging of carbon dioxide cylinders for the inflation of escape chutes and life rafts, filling of nitrogen cylin-

Club seeks nominations for trophy recipient The Wichita Aero Club is seeking nominations for its Wichita Aero Club Trophy, which it presents annually to an individual or organization with ties to the local aviation community whose exemplary achievements and contributions in the field of aviation or aerospace deserve special recognition. The trophy will be awarded at a recognition gala Jan. 28, 2012, at the Wichita Airport Hilton. The club presented its first WAC Trophy to Velma Wallace, a promi-

nent figure in Wichita’s aviation history as one of GA’s first women pilots, a lifelong philanthropist, and widow of former Cessna Chairman Dwane Wallace. “The Wichita Aero Club Trophy has been created to recognize both contemporaneous accomplishment or a lifetime of achievement, ” said Dave Franson, executive director of the Wichita Aero Club. “Last year, we were extremely pleased to be able to award the first ever WAC Trophy to someone who has been associated

with Wichita’s aviation history since its early days. That, however, doesn’t mean that nominees can’t come from the ranks of individuals or organizations whose recognition is based on a recent milestone or singular event. There have been significant achievements during the course of 2011 that certainly warrant consideration. We are encouraging members of the aviation community and the general public to go to our website and follow the criteria for nominating potential recipients

by Dec. 1. We will announce the winner during the following week, once all of the nominees have been reviewed by the Selection Committee.” The Wichita Aero Club was established in 2008 to foster and promote interest in aviation, provide a forum focused on the industry’s issues, and bring together those with a passion for flight in an environment that enhances professional relationships and furthers cooperation. WichitaAeroClub.com

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1946 CESSNA-140 4650 TTSN, 450 SMOH, wheel pants, King digital avionics. Nice glass/paint/interior. All logs. Asking $21,500. John 512-869-6153. Cessna 150 - 1904

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1967 C-150G Mechanically excellent. TT-6415, SMOH480, xpdr, MX-300, a/c cover, NDH, Factory C-150 Manual included. Flies Great! $16,500. (TIW) 253-380-7240 BUYING OR FLYING A CESSNA 150/152? Read the complete, authoritative guide! Second Printing! Officially endorsed by the 150/152 Club! Fly safer, save thousands. You’ll love it! www.cessna150book.com Cessna 152 - 1905

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1979 C-172N Skyhawk. Excellent condition. 3000TT, 1700 hours engine time. Full-IFR, Fresh-annual. $50,000 or trade. 614-832-7218. joselearntofly@aol.com See pictures: www.generalaviationnews.com 1976 C-172N TTAF-8553, TTE-252 on new Lyc-360 eng/prop. 07-15-09/Artex 406 ELT-system installed. 0712-07 Garmin 530W avionics, fan/black steel-panel installed. Annual-04-0611. Asking/$53,000. 509-843-3497. 1974 CESSNA 172, $22,900/ MAKE OFFER! fresh annual, high airframe and engine times. Gran Aire Inc Milwaukee, WI. pete.harriet@gmail.com 414-461-3222. 1977 C-172N, 2670-TTAF, 1420-TTE O-360 Lyc-180hp, all logs, Flybuddy-GPS, DME, full-IFR, NDH. CSP, new annual, hangared Bandon OR, $59,000. 907-305-3056.

1965 S35 Bonanza S/N-D7913. AFTT-4220, EngTT33FactoryTSN, IO520B. Exterior-paint-1996. New 1piece Windshield, PropTT 33 since McCauley FN. Fast airplane. Price reduced!. 208-733-5920 1957 H Model, 3592-TT, 72 on-prop, 1070-SMOH, audio panel, 2-KX-155’s, KT76A-Transp, II-Morrow GPS, Many mods&upgrades. $49,500./OBO For More info and pictures: 509-638-3898. and www.generalaviationnews.com 1966 V-35 TC Bonanza, 120 gal. fuel, S-Tec 50, King digital, HSI, 9,000 TT, $79,000. 760-357-1884, 760-5198009. 1966 V35, 5727TT, 1297SFRM, 3-blade Hartzell 454 TSN, GNC-300XL, KX-170B. NDH, $69,500. Very Nice! 575-760-7800, 806-640-4088. See more detail/pictures:: http://www.ddaviationnm.com Beech Sierra - 1525 1970 BEECH Sierra 200 hp, nice paint and interior, IFR, autopilot, Reduced!! $30,000. West One Air. 208-4559393. westoneair@aol.com Beech Sundowner - 1545 1977 SUNDOWNER C23, Excellent condition! TT-5200, 575-SFRM, 2-KX155’s, LOC/GS, KA134, KN64DME, KT76A, KR86 ADF. $38,900. 909-560-3124. See pictures at www.generalaviationnews.com Beech Baron - 1602 1975 BEECHCRAFT Baron 58, Garmin-530 WAAS, Nexrad, XM-Radio, Weather-Radar, A/C, 2007 paint& leather interior. $129,500. 228-806-5693. See more details/pictures: www.aircraftai.com Beech Travel Air - 1614 1958 BEECH Travel Air. Many Many mods. IFR, 450 SMOH, Reduced $63,000 or Trade. West One Air 208455-9393. westoneair@aol.com

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1977 CESSNA 172N Skyhawk-N80628 w/float kit, 2670TTAF, 1420-TTE, O-360 Lyc 180hp, conv ,all-logs, Flybuddy, GPS, DME, Full-IFR, NDH, CSP, “needs-annual”, hangared. $44,000USD/FIRM. 541-347-4318, Marion See pictures at www.generalaviationnews.com Cessna 180/185 - 1908 1980 CESSNA 180/185- 4220-TTAF, 430-SFRM (300hp IO-55O!), Kenmore G/W increase: Useful=1,257lbs. Garmin 430/155, King-HSI, WX-500, JPI EDM-800, dig-tach, No-autopilot, no float-kit. Skymachines, 888-651-2257. www.skymachines.com

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LAKE AERO STYLING YOUR ONE STOP MOONEY “MALL” Lasar Plane Sales, service, parts, engine work, mods, upholstery, avionics, etc. Servicing your Mooney needs since 1966. Free Mooney buyers guide or mod brochure: Email: LasarMods@aol.com www.lasar.com PARTS: 800-954-5619 or 707-263-0581 OFFICE 707-263-0412 FAX 707-263-0420 LASAR PLANE Sales has many Mooneys on consignment. Call for info & free Mooney Buyers Guide, 707263-0452, Fax: 707-263-0472. See us on the internet: www.lasar.com, email: planesales@lasar.com MOONEY'S LARGEST Factory Authorized Parts Service Center. Large supply of discontiued parts. Lone Star Aero, 888-566-3781, fax 210-979-0226. parts@LoneStarAero.com RELIANT AVIATION. Mooney parts/ service since 1972. Large inventory. Email reliant.aviation@mindspring.com Navion - 3600 1948 NAVION 150 SMOH, 150 SPOH, Long range fuel. Must sell! $27,750. West One Air 208-455-9393. westoneair@aol.com 1948 NAVION-A/L17B 4832-TT, Cont-E185-9, 205hp, 1033-SMOH, 411.1-STOH, 25hrs-prop, Aug-annual, full IFR, DME/GPS, updated-panel, PA-tail, always-hangared, many-military records, $40,000/will consider any offers. 360-239-1291. North American - 3680

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 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

1955 C-180 300 hours on new O470U eng/prop, new paint/leather interior, IFR, GPS, Top line radios, STOL kit. Many extras. always hangared, very clean, $70,000, 702-723-5427, 702-228-5982. 1956 C-180 2657-TT, 353-SFRM, 818 SMOH-Propeller, airplane 9+in/out. Bass-equipment, P-Ponk, 800-tires, King-equipment, GPS moving-map. Too much to list. Look. You won’t be disappointed. $75,000/Offer. 208382-3247. Cessna 182 - 1909


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

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CARLSON SPORT Special. 582 engine w/ground adjustable prop. 60-TT, single place stick. silver & black. $8,500. OH/419-294-2677/419-310-0122. See picture: www.generalaviationnews.com Floatplanes - 5400

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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. www.ccairpark.com MOBILE BAY. Terrific 50’X60’hangar w/1600sqft studio apartment attached. 1 1/2 acres. Hangar built of treated rough-sawn lumber over I-beam frame; apartment is matched stucco. Located on 2600’ grass field flying community. (5R7) near Mobile Bay. $300,000. 251-751-0003. See more pictures on GA website. Arizona - 9650 ARIZONA AIRPARK PROPERTIES??? WATCH FOR FRESH NEW LISTINGS. Airporthomesandhangars.net Martha Home 928-231-9500. 7.1 RECREATIONAL acres on runway in Arizona. Movein-ready-home, 24x36 garage, ATV riding, horses, low maintenance landscaping. $240,000 Must see! 928-6711597, see pics at www.GeneralAviationNews.com. Arkansas - 9650 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. Fall Sale 35% off advertised prices below: Runway lot $64,900. 2.44-acre taxiway-tract 200’ from White River $69,900. 4% mortgage available. 870-430-5545, aerov@centurytel.com California - 9650 RIGHT ON the airport with Runway and Taxiway Access. Home and Hangar. 3000ft paved lighted runway, near fishing, boating, water and snow skiing, Major shopping, boat launch to the Sacramento river, Only!! $399,000. Call Mel 530-347-3164, email melandann@charter.net www.lakecalifornia.info PINE MTN Lake, CA(E45). Taxi to your airpark home or live on the lake. Championship golf, tennis, stables in gated community near Yosemite. Capt LarryJobe. “UAL” retired. www.YosemiteAreaRealtors.com 209-962-5501

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CHICAGO IL Private Airpark Home. Beautiful, Large, Warm and Elegant high end custom home located in Brookeridge Aero. Direct access to private airport, fabulous 49x55 attached heated hangar, paved & turf runways Free recorded info & current market price. 800554-3462x3003. Hangar Homes Realty info/pics: www.649millbrook.com 312-543-1220.

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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, www.hiddenvalleyairpark.org HiddenValleyAirpark@prodigy.net

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More good news: LSAs have much more to offer than simply being aircraft that do not require a medical to fly. Buyers can examine more than 120 diverse choices of flying machines with excellent performance and handling, high-tech instrument panels, modern safety gear, large cabins, high useful loads, low operation costs, low noise, and more. In fuel efficiency alone — plus mogas options — LSA can still compete handily. A 1971 Cessna 172 that could perhaps be flown with a driver’s license medical may cost less but it’s, well... old, and probably worn. Supplies of those older GA aircraft won’t last forever; don’t forget the two-decade period when singleengine models were barely produced. A new 172 costs more than twice the most expensive SLSA. So while I’m concerned, I’m not truly worried. My prediction is the LSA industry will survive its perfect storm.

MythBusters’ Kari Bryon sports a mechnical claw to simulate a bear attack.


James Wiebe is a different sort of airplane pioneer. He doesn’t make an LSA. He bought the rights to the former Kitfox Lite and has gone through several iterations of changing and improving the airplane. This makes sense considering his background in the computer accessory field, where he learned the constant upgrade path so common in the tech industry. Belite’s aircraft can meet Part 103 and other variations are Experimental Amateur Built. Evidently that wasn’t enough work, so Wiebe also developed a line of super-light instruments. Just keeping up with this prolific fellow tires many folks. However, he also knows how to reach outside the aviation community. For example, on TV — mainstream TV — as in the hit Discovery Channel show “MythBusters.” When I was a kid, I used to say, “Just scotch it.” I meant that Scotch tape could fix anything, or so my young mind thought at the time. Apparently, duct tape is the new Scotch tape, at least for aviators trying to fix tears on a fabric-covered aircraft. But, the MythBusters asked, “Can an airplane actually fly covered only in duct tape?” The answer is, yes, it can. MythBusters personalities Kari, Grant, and Tory patched up an airplane that had been mauled by a bear. Well, OK, not a real bear. It was Kari Byron using a mechanical claw. The show’s storyline was taken from a true incident about two years ago when an Alaska pilot used duct tape to repair fuselage and tail damage to his Super Cub after it had been attacked by a bear. In genuine Hollywood fashion, MythBusters went the distance, not merely

MythBusters personnel cover the Belite aircraft with duct tape.

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At this year’s AOPA Aviation Summit, EAA and AOPA jointly announced they will pursue driver’s license medical privileges for pilots wishing to operate GA airplanes with less than 180 horsepower with only two persons on board in day VFR. Combined with ongoing events in the LSA industry, it seems a “perfect storm” is brewing. The storm includes: Three years of sluggish sales; the threat of even more reduced sales following the EAA/AOPA announcement; and the FAA’s intensified auditing of companies and the agency’s virtual shutdown of Criquet’s Storch. At the end of August, the FAA sent notices to field offices nationwide with instructions not to issue any new SLSA airworthiness certificates for the Criquet Storch, effectively halting the business of Criquet Aviation USA and its importer/assembler, U-Fly-It. FAA did not ground the three Storch aircraft already flying in the USA, but referred to “possible safety of flight issues” which could stop all flying of the American Storches. The FAA has also conducted what officials call “prototype audits” of CubCrafters and Tecnam, including Tecnam’s U.S. and Italian operations. In the future FAA officials say they plan to visit many more operations, in and outside the USA. Meanwhile, many LSA sellers expect sales to slow further as some pilots elect to keep their medicals until the EAA/AOPA drivers license medical proposal makes it way through the rulemaking process. Any new regulation is at least a year or two away and perhaps as many as five years — and it may never be approved, despite a mighty push by two large membership organizations combining their clout. Indeed, five previous tries failed. Even with the threat of this perfect storm, good news always seems to bubble to the surface. Companies organized specifically to build SLSA may be less challenged by the perfect storm. I think of ICON Aircraft and its solid fundraising — the start-up company recently raised $25 million. I also think of Terrafugia and its niche LSA, known by many as “the flying car.” Some current manufacturers are well equipped to meet all standards and regulations. They are also battle-hardened companies likely to survive the present economic downturn. In fact, just yesterday I heard from a trusted friend that a successful team is reorganizing to introduce a new SLSA (more on that when I’m at liberty). Conversely, a company organized to sell 51% kits or ultralights may not have the structure to meet SLSA demands. The business models are distinctly different.

patching with duct tape, but covering an entire Belite with the silver sticky stuff, carefully striping the Belite vertically and horizontally. After a very short flight without a turn, they found no tape had come loose; the Duct Tape Belite had achieved flight. James Wiebe flew the plane during filming in June. And therein lies the real story, in my opinion. Through his ducttape-airplane suggestion, James put light aircraft on national television. MythBusters reaches about 2 million Americans, many of them younger people, with a science-is-fun message. I think it’s great

James got his bird on the show... heck, as the star of the show. OK, the Belite and duct tape. Wiebe’s blog noted that the MythBusters show drove so many people to Belite’s website immediately after it aired that the site crashed. More proof that even in an age of mobile Internet devices, television still plays a major role in global culture and communication. BeliteAircraft.com For more on Sport Pilot and LSA: ByDanJohnson.com

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$94.75 CH48103-1 .............$20.75 CH48110-1 .............$19.85 CH48104 ................$20.75 CH48111-1 .............$20.75 CH48108 ................$20.75 CFO-100 .................$19.50 CH48109-1 .............$20.95 CFO-100-1..............$19.50

NOW AVAILABLE in 12 packs

CH48103-1 ...........$239.00 CH48110-1 ...........$238.20 CH48104 ..............$248.00 CH48111-1 ...........$240.95 CH48108 ..............$248.00 CH48109-1 ...........$248.00


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All Prices Subject To Change Without Notice.

EDM-700 Digital/Analog EGT/CHT - All pilots know that running their engines at peak performance means maximum efficiency! Max. efficiency means substantial savings in fuel burned and engine maintenance. EDM 700 assures pilots of Peak Precision Engine Performance Simply and Economically. EDM-700-4C................. $1,400.75 EDM-700-8C................. $2,375.75 EDM 700-6C................. $1,856.75 EDM-700-9C................. $2,630.75 EDM 700-7C................. $2,035.75 Fuel Scan 450 from JPI Instruments provides continuous display of fuel burned in gal/hour (liter and lbs. available on special order). Fuel Scan 450 also provides total fuel used, fuel remaining, endurance in hours and minutes, fuel required to next waypoint, fuel reserve at next waypoint, and nautical miles/gal. P/N 10-00135 ...............$658.75

Electronics International

Electronics International UBG-16 - The new Ultimate Bar Graph Engine Analyzer (Model UBG-16) is a sophisticated instrument with unique features designed to provide pilots with a unique tool for detecting engine problems in their earliest stages and assisting you in operation your engine safely and economically. UBG-16 (Instrument Only).......P/N 10-25335 ........ $1,195.00 UBG-16 w/8 Probes ................P/N 10-00593 ........ $1,638.00 UBG-16 w/12 Probes ..............P/N 10-00594 ........ $2,098.00 Electronics International Fuel Flow-Pressure Instruments - Two primary features of the FP-5 are a pilot programmable low fuel alert, and a pilot programmable low time to empty alert. These alerts catch your attention by blinking the low fuel LED, which will turn off when acknowledged, by pushing any button or switch. These alerts can be viewed at any time from the front panel of the FP-5. FP-5 w/Flow & Pressure ........................................... $662.00 FP-5L w/Flow/Pressure/GPS .................................... $819.00


ARTEX & Ameri-King ELTs

Ameri-King meri King ELT AK AK-450 450 .................................P/N P/N 11 11-02790........... 02790 $149 $149.95 9 Ameri-King ELT AK-450-1 Helicopter ...........P/N 11-01249........... $620.00 Ameri-King AK-451 ELT Whip USA ...............P/N 11-06677........... $699.00 Artex ME406 ELT w/ whip antenna. USA ......P/N 11-03492........... $939.00 Artex ME406 ELT w/ rod antenna. USA ........P/N 11-03493........ $1,489.00 Artex ME406 HM ELT w/ rod antenna ...........P/N 11-04966........ $1,949.00 Please call or visit our website for additional models, or for international versions.


X11P ............................................................................. $799.00 X11 ............................................................................... $799.00 H10-13Y Youth ............................................................. $306.90 H10-20 .......................................................................... $302.25 H10-30 .......................................................................... $251.10 H10-60 .......................................................................... $345.96 H10-13.4 ....................................................................... $306.90 H10-13.4S .................................................................... $311.55 H20-10 .......................................................................... $327.36 H10-13X ANR (battery) ................................................ $628.68

(S1 Digital Headset will be regularly priced at $1095.00)

Sky-Tec High-Torque HT Model


• REL37B, REJ38 ...................................................$42.75 CHAMPION IRIDIUM-S PLUGS REB36S, RHM38S, RHB36S, RHB32S .................$89.95 REM38S .................................................................$89.95

The Bose® A20™ Aviation Headset provides significantly greater noise reduction than currently available. It also provides an improved level of comfort, clear audio, Bluetooth® communications interface, auxiliary audio input and priority switching. It’s made in the U.S.A. and meets or exceeds all TSO standards. Dual GA plugs w/ Bluetooth P/N 11-08724 ...................$1,095.00 Lemo 6 pin plug w/ Bluetooh P/N 11-08725 ...................$1,095.00 Helicopter plug w/ Bluetooth P/N 11-08726 ...................$1,095.00 Call or visit our website for additional models.

S1 Digital Headset - The Quiet Revolution. The S1’s exclusive NoiseGard™digital technology accurately analyzes the cockpit’s noise levels to achieve superior noise cancellation during all phases of flight-from take-off to landing. Treble boost for customized audio clarity. Bluetooth connectivity for both music and cell phone. Optimized audio filters optimize clarity for communications and music. P/N 11-09919 ...............Introductory Price $995.00

Hartzell Engine Technologies E-drive Starters Immune to Kickbacks saving hours of service time and replacement costs, 2 year unlimited warranty, No Bendix, Lightweight, High-Torque, High performance In-line starter that’s aviation engineered & aviation sourced. No automotive parts used. FAA/PMA Approved. ERZ-8011 - 12V, 149 tooth ....P/N 07-01102 ... $454.00 ERZ-8012 - 12V, 122 tooth ...P/N 07-01103 ... $454.00 ERB-8011 - 24V, 149 tooth ....P/N 07-01099 ... $479.50 ERB-8012 - 24V, 122 tooth ....P/N 07-01101 ... $479.00


Spark Plugs

11-05903 ............$231.00 11-05904 ............$231.00 11-02942 ............$349.00 11-02944 ............$299.00


with any Goodyear Purchase (while supplies last).

Bose® A20™ Aviation Headset

ICOM Transceivers • 5W typ. (PEP), 1.5W (CW) output power • Side tone function allows you to hear your own voice via a third party aviation headset • LCD backlight for night time operation • ANL (Auto Noise Limiter) for noise reduction • Low battery indication and beep alert • Adjustable microphone gain setting • BNC type antenna connector

Aircraft Tires

500 x 5 (6 Ply) ............ P/N 600 x 6 (4 Ply) ............ P/N 600 x 6 (6 Ply) ............ P/N 15/600 x 6 (6 Ply) ....... P/N 600 x 6 (8 Ply) ............ P/N 650 x 8 (8 Ply) ............ P/N 700 x 6 (6 Ply) ............ P/N

Aera 500 Americas (Pacic and Atlantic also available)......................P/N 11-08044....$699.00 Aera 510 Americas ......P/N 11-08045 $1,099.00 Aera 550 Americas (Pacic and Atlantic also available)......................P/N 11-08046 $1,249.00 Aera 560 Americas.......P/N 11-08047 $1,599.00

GMA-240 Audio Panel - P/N 11-06619 ...........................$795.00

The Alphabeam™ is a drop-in replacement for traditional incandescent lights. No need to modify or alter existing incandescent mounting. Patented optical design. Draws less power, uses less LED’s than other LED based bulbs. Ruggedized for aircraft shock, vibration and temperature ranges. Optimized LED’s and Drive electronics for maximum life and brightness. No dimming of loss of intensity across voltage range of 11 Vdc to 30 Vdc. Reduced maintenance costs. Meets all environmental requirements of RTCA DO-160-F............................................. P/N 11-08459 ...........................$285.00 Volume pricing! Only $253.65 each for orders of 10+ Call or email for details.

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The Goodyear Flight Custom III. Get up to 20% more landings, superior wet traction, enhanced treadwear and helps dimensional stability, enhanced traction and treadwear. Goodyear tubes are all one premium quality. 5.00-5 6 Ply ....................P/N 06-05100-3 ................. $144.00 6.00-6 4Ply .....................P/N 06-05200-3 ................. $163.00 6.00-6 6 Ply ....................P/N 06-05400-3 ................. $186.00 6.50-8 6 Ply ....................P/N 06-05600-3 ................. $231.95 6.50-10 8 Ply ..................P/N 06-05900-3 ................. $268.00 7.00-6 6 Ply ....................P/N 06-06200-3 ................. $224.00 7.00-6 8 Ply ....................P/N 06-06210-3 ................. $229.95


GPSMAP 696 America’s P/N 11-07022....$2,199.00 GPSMAP 695 America’s P/N 11-07023.....$1,899.00


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The Kannad 406 AF-compact is the lightest, smallest, and least expensive on the market. Longer transmission duration, six year battery, no aircraft power required, Internal alarm buzzer, Nav interface compatible. Complete Kit comes with remote switch, install manual, mount hardware and all connectors. Rod or whip antenna sold separately. Compact ELT ................ P/N 11-05786 ..........$811.00 Compact ELT Int.. ......... P/N 11-06314 ..........$835.00

3 Locations!

Corona, CA - (951) 372-9555 Peachtree City, GA - (770) 487-2310 Brantford, ON Canada - (519) 759-5017

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