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A quick build kit of the low-wing CH 650 from Zenith Aircraft Co. is now available. The main fuselage of the allmetal, Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) is assembled at the factory, which cuts build time and simplifies the process, according to Zenith officials. The kit, which also offers a factory-installed bubble canopy and cabin frame, costs $22,950, while the regular CH 650 base kit is priced at $18,500. Sporty’s has chosen the Legend Cub (pictured) as its 2013 sweepstakes airplane. For more than 20 years, Sporty’s has awarded a new plane to a customer. Customers are automatically entered to win every time they place an order. Manufactured by American Legend Aircraft Co., the Legend Cub features a Garmin panel, including an Aera 796 GPS, SL40 com radio, and GTX 330 transponder. The plane will be awarded during Sporty’s Annual Fly-In, scheduled for May 18, 2013., a new web-based digital engine monitor data analysis platform, will become available July 1, free of charge. It is able to analyze data from virtually all makes and models of engine

The 50th annual convention of the Popular Rotorcraft Association has been slated for July 31-Aug. 4 at Mentone Airport (C-92) in Indiana. Gyroplanes, gyrocopters, helicopters, autogyros, sport and general aviation aircraft are expected to participate in the convention.

monitors, including J.P. Instruments, Electronics International, Insight Instruments, Garmin, Avidyne, Ultra-FEI/AuRACLE, and more, according to Mike Busch, CEO. The rocket-assisted GRS airframe rescue systems manufactured by Galaxy High Technology of the Czech Republic has been awarded a U.S. patent for the deployment system incorporated in GRS parachute devices. The system for LSAs opens in less than 5 seconds, at maximum speed or at stall speed, enabling deployment as low as 270 feet agl, according to Bill Canino, president of SportairUSA, the American distributor of the devices, Aviation Development Group has completed and sold the first building in a multi-phase hangar complex at Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS) in Chesterfield, Mo. Officials with the Denver-based company are now planning and accepting

purchase reservations for Phase II of the development. Up to 32 hangars are planned for a new development at Jacqueline Cochran Airport (TRM) in La Quinta, Calif. Hangars will range from 2,100 square feet up to 15,000 square feet in the Penny Lane general aviation development. Construction is expected to start by year end with the first hangars ready for occupancy by mid-2013. Pricing will start in the low $400,000s up to $1 million. recently donated a new HP touchscreen computer to the students at Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA), which is on the campus of SUN ’n FUN on the LakelandLinder Regional Airport in Florida. CFAA is the first Student Command Center for the planned global flight, designed to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. Stu-

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gripped their community specific packages in their hands as they came to the meetings, according to Medicine on the Move officials. All wanted to meet the pilot who they had waved to as the plane passed over their communities, dropping “health education and encouragement” to their communities. Pilot Patricia Mawuli Nyekodzi spoke to them, encouraging them and answering their questions. The people beamed and told all how the aircraft had inspired their people and that they now want their children to learn more so that they can be pilots like Patricia, officials report, adding “such encouragement cannot be measured, it can only be felt in your heart.” The health session was led by Michaela Hayes, who grew up in Ghana, who was

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Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has proclaimed June as Aviation Appreciation Month in Nevada. A recent Airports Council International-North America report states Nevada airports generate an economic output of $40.5 billion and more than 314,000 jobs with an annual payroll in excess of $11.8 billion. “The Restorers — They Were All Volunteers” has earned Emmy awards in two categories this year. Producer Kara Martinelli and Director Adam White won for Writing (Program) and Technical Achievement for their documentary film about the B-25 bomber, “Miss Mitchell,” flying to Dayton to participate in the Doolittle Reunion.

30th anniversary of the FAA’s approval of the first autogas STC, an effort led in part by EAA founder Paul Poberezny. All pilots flying aircraft to Oshkosh that are capable of operating on autogas will be given special recognition. Awards will be given for the longest distance traveled, oldest/newest aircraft and smallest/largest aircraft flown using lead-free autogas. A new economic impact study of the DuPage Airport (DPA) in West Chicago shows the GA airport will pump $117 million into the local economy in 2012, while creating nearly 1,000 jobs. Just released is a new video touting the value of GA in Massachusetts. The nine-minute presentation, titled “Massachusetts Aviation: Our Link to Economic Prosperity,” was produced earlier this year by the MassDOT Aeronautics Division with help from the National Business Aviation Association and the Massachusetts Business Aviation Association.

The National Air Transportation Foundation now offers the $2,500 Navigate Your Future scholarship. Applicants must be graduating high school students planning a career in general aviation and accepted into an aviation-related program at an accredited college or university. Application deadline is June 29. The annual Take Flight for Kids re-

assisted by three student pilots from rural Ghana with a SODIS (SOlar DISinfection of water) demonstration. Water and sanitation are massive issues in these isolated communities, officials said, noting

that without communication, training and ongoing encouragement, many of these communities are finding socio-economic growth and sustainability hard to obtain.

turns to Reid-Hillview Airport (RHV) in San Jose, Calif., for the fifth straight year Saturday, Oct. 13.

Front Range Airport in Denver, White Plains Airport in New York, Billy Bishop City Airport in Toronto, with the tour ending at AirVenture in Oshkosh. The 3-engine, 9-cylinder JU52 (pictured) was designed by the legendary Hugo Junkers and first took to the skies in May 1932.

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Medicine on the Move was recently granted permission by the government of Ghana to launch a health education campaign by air. Using a Rotax-powered Zenith CH701, the Ghanaian team, who also built and maintain the aircraft, set out to take health education solutions to some of the more challenging locations in the West African bush. Part of the drop program includes inviting people in the isolated communities to special training sessions on health matters. The first meeting, completely set up by aerial supply contact methods, took place recently in Asesewa in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The community health representatives, accompanied by their Queen Mothers,

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Taking off this summer is the RIMOWA JU52 North American Tour, with just five stops for the rare 1930s vintage aircraft: Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles,

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Volunteer pilots provide R&R for soldiers Gunnery Sgt. John Hayes of the U.S. Marine Corps is a huge fan of the Chicago Bulls basketball team. His dream of going to a Bulls’ home game became even more remote after a roadside bomb cost him both legs while serving on combat duty in Afghanistan. While speaking to a public affairs officer at Walter Reed National Naval Medical Center in Maryland, Joe Howley, president of Patient AirLift Services, realized he could make a difference in the lives of these soldiers and show appreciation for the sacrifices they have made for our country. Through PALS, he could arrange the transportation needed to get them out of the hospital for some R&R (rest and relaxation). “I know I will never walk my daughters down the aisle and it hurts me deeply,” says Gunnery Sgt. Hayes. “But, when I get invited to the Chicago Bulls auditorium in the United Center, that helps sweeten the deal and gets my mind off the negative and focusing on the positive.”

“This is a wonderful way to get soldiers out of the hospital — to be able to see that the citizens of this country embrace them and to give them a little help with their rehabilitation,” said Howley, “and I enjoy watching them relax.” As a volunteer pilot with Patient AirLift Services, Howley has flown wounded veterans from Bethesda to sporting events as part of a coordinated effort among organizations that assist wounded members of the U.S. Armed Forces. These excursions enable them to enjoy a little rest and relaxation during a long and difficult rehabilitation process, officials said. “The unseen side of rehabilitation is the depression,” explains Hayes. “When you lose the majority of your body, you know your life is forever changed.” Patient AirLift Services (PALS) arranges need-based, free air transportation to individuals requiring medical care, as well as for other humanitarian purposes. PALS operates a network of volunteer pilots who provide this service without compensation,

using their own or rented aircraft. In no case are fees of any kind charged for these services; generally, the individuals who utilize PALS have limited financial resources and are receiving diagnosis, treatment or


follow-up for various types of acute or chronic illnesses or conditions that make it financially impossible to use public commercial or private charter transportation.

Time running out to support medical exemption The FAA opened its official comment period June 12 for an exemption to third class medical certificate regulations filed by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the Experimental Air-

craft Association (EAA). Supporters have until July 2 to submit comments. “Now is the time to make your voice heard on this important initiative,” said Robert Hackman, AOPA vice president

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A long-time Luscombe lover, from a family of Luscombe lovers, is this year’s grand prize winner in the Luscombe Endowment’s “WIN ME” raffle. The winner, Jack Mason, learned to fly while a teen, soloing in his father’s Luscombe 8A in 1981. Jack’s father was so fond of his Luscombe that the family included an image of it on his memorial stone after his passing on May 19, 2005. Mason, who learned about his win via a telephone call, noted it was a fitting memorial to his father that his winning ticket was drawn seven years to the day after his father had passed. The long-time pilot said he bought 10 WIN ME tickets to support the Luscombe cause, noting he had no real expectation of winning an airplane, but wanted to contribute towards Luscombe preservation. The airplane is expected to be delivered to Mason around July 20 near his home 20 miles west of Boston. He plans to operate the airplane from the family’s home airport (MA52), which his father registered in 1948. The Luscombe Endowment’s promotional WIN ME drawing launched in June 2010, with the winning ticket drawn on May 19, at Columbia, California, during the annual Gathering of Luscombes. The Luscombe Endowment provides technical support, new and used parts, components, and dozens of raw materials used for the repair and restoration of Luscombe airplanes. “We strive to keep the Luscombe fleet supported and supplied, so that many more people will discover the unique historical significance of the Luscombe airplanes, as well as their delightful flying characteristics,” said the endowment’s Doug Combs. Other winners in the drawing were: Handheld GPS: Trent Tobias; Handheld Radio: Patrick Craig; $200 gift certificates: Dietmarr Kubb and Ray Durkee; ‘THE LUSCOMBE’ book: Michael Lar-

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Luscombe lover wins plane

Winner Jack Mason at his home near Boston (right); his Dad’s memorial stone with the Luscombe image; the plane Jack won (middle photo); and Mason right after his first solo in 1981. kin, Donna Stillo, Earl Harquist, and Gary Worm. Early bird winners who each won $500 were Alfred Kelp and Cary Wallace. The early bird entries were included in the WIN ME grand prize drawing as well. The drawing for 2013 has already kicked off, with a few changes. The Luscombe Endowment has reduced the number of available tickets in the new drawing to just 1,500 winning chances. The endowment also doubled the price from $45 to $100 for a single ticket to minimize the costs of promotion, advertising, and processing. “We believe this will also shorten the time to the next drawing,” Combs said. Want to buy more tickets? You can purchase three tickets for $250; six tickets for $450; or 10 tickets for $600. All purchases support Luscombe preservation and parts support for the fleet. Early bird prizes will be drawn in November 2012 and May 2013, before the drawing for the grand prize: A restored Luscombe 8A with electrical system (pictured below) in late 2013.


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House GA Caucus grows to 184 members demonstrates the importance of general aviation to congressional districts across the country,” said Lisa Piccione, NBAA senior vice president, government affairs. “As of February 2011, shortly after the 112th Congress convened, the House GA Caucus stood at 81 members. In just over one year, more than 100 more representatives have added their names to the caucus list.”

Colorado writer and volunteer director of the Teaching Women to Fly Research Project, Dr. Penny Hamilton, was recently awarded a grant from the Wolf Aviation Fund to write an aviation textbook. The grant will be used to partially fund production of the new “Teaching Women to Fly: General Aviation Flight Instructor Communication Manual.” “Because our original 2008-10 research revealed the number two barrier to female success in general aviation training was ‘instructor-student communication incompatibility — Venus vs. Mars,’ we recognize the need to strengthen communication skills for GA flight instructors,” said Hamilton. “This will be an easy-toread textbook for flight instructors with self-study exercises and case studies to increase communication skills.” Topics will include an introduction to recent female-male brain research and common communication barriers.

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Colorado aviation writer wins grant

Hamilton, who was recently inducted into the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame, co-holds with her husband, Bill, a World Aviation Speed record set Oct. 22, 1991. Hamilton asks that if you have ideas about information and topics that should be considered for the new textbook, you email her at drpenny.hamilton@gmail. com or call her 970-887-2101.

Co-chaired by Reps. John Barrow (DGa.) and Sam Graves (R-Mo.), the House GA Caucus serves as an informal, bipartisan group that promotes the essential role that GA plays in local communities and the national economy. “The House GA Caucus is a powerful forum of representatives,” Piccione added. “The caucus emphasizes the critical local, regional and national contribu-

tions of general aviation, and serves to educate members of Congress and their staff about the importance of general aviation to each congressional district, as well as to the national transportation system.” A complete list of representatives and senators who are members of the GA caucuses is available on NBAA’s website.

ECi CEO Gary Garvens dies Gary Garvens, owner and CEO of Engine Components International (ECi), passed away Thursday, May 31, after an 18-month battle with cancer. Garvens began working for the company Sept. 30, 1960. With his entrepreneurial spirit, he brought new and innovative technologies to the piston engine aircraft industry, company officials note. His optimism and strength were evident in his personality and his dedication to the company his father started in 1943. Under Gary’s leadership, the company experienced domestic and international growth in the general aviation industry. He played a critical role in the everyday leadership of the company, and he invested heavily in his people and trained and mentored them well, company officials note. As he wished, the Garvens family is committed to the continued growth of ECi, under the leadership of President Ty Stoller.

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Membership in the House General Aviation (GA) Caucus has grown to 184, making it one of the largest caucuses in the House of Representatives. That figure also marks the highest level of participation in the House GA caucus in its three-year history, according to officials with the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). “The ongoing growth in the GA Caucus

As a champion of the piston aircraft engine industry, Gary not only worked for the company for over 50 years, but was also a leader in the general aviation industry Gary Garvens as a past president of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) and board member of the Modification and Replacement Parts Association (MARPA). Contributions in Gary’s memory may be made to: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Melanoma & Skin Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas, 77030; Hope Hospice, 611 North Walnut Avenue, New Braunfels, Texas 78130; or EAA, P.O. Box 3816, Oshkosh, Wis, 54903-3816

Avionics pioneer Ed King dies at 90 Avionics legend Edward King, Jr., died June 3 at the age of 90. “Ed King was one of the most important figures in the development of modern

avionics,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Born Aug. 8, 1921, King’s first company, Communications Accessories Corp.

(CAC), was purchased by Collins Radio Corp. (now Rockwell Collins) in 1956. In 1959 he founded King Radio Corp., which produced navigation and commu-

nication equipment for all types of GA aircraft. In 1985, he sold that company to Allied Signal/Bendix Aerospace, which is now a division of Honeywell.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House General Aviation Caucus has joined aviation’s alphabet groups in an attempt to derail an amendment in a bill that would give the National Park Service authority to regulate air tour flights over national parks. Recently, 18 members of Congress signed a letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, urging them to drop the amendment when the bill goes to conference. A section in the Highway Reauthorization Bill, introduced by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), would give the Park Service authority to regulate tour flights over Park Service land. This would include limiting the number of tour companies, how many flights might be made, and at what times. Park Service officials also could establish the altitudes, time of day, and routes to be flown. Tour companies would be required to obtain permits and winning those permits would depend on Park Service officials determining the impact on the environment and intrusion over tribal lands of the tours. In the letter from the caucus, the legislators said the section of the bill should be rejected in any surface transportation conference on agreement. Citing the FAA’s authority for regulating air tours, they added the proposal is a step backward in air tours. General aviation groups are concerned that if the section is not eliminated from the bill it could open the door to many other types of control taken away from the FAA. Steve Brown, chief operating officer of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), said the proposed law “would set an adverse precedent.” Under current laws, he added, the FAA is given primary authority for safety in the national airspace, as well as designing routes and certifying aircraft, such as the ones discussed in the proposed legislation. Brown said the National Park Service “doesn’t have an embedded expertise in matters of airspace and aviation safety.” Officials from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, in letters to members of the GA Caucus, urged removal of the section in the bill out of concern that the proposal threatens to eliminate the air tour industry, along with the jobs it proCharles Spence is GAN’s Washington, D.C., correspondent.

vides. Lorraine Howerton, VP of legislative affairs, said that group’s experience has shown the National Park Service’s

ultimate desire is to prohibit air tour and general aviation flights over national parks. Current regulations affecting air tours and national parks have been in effect since 2000 when Congress passed the Air Tour Management Act. This followed a fatal accident over the Grand Canyon in 1986. The National Transportation Safety Board determined the FAA failed to exercise appropriate oversight over air tour operations and that the Park Service had inappropriately influenced the selec-

tions of air routes. That legislation regulated the air tour industry and let the FAA and National Park Service work together on flight issues of parks. Proponents of the proposed section to the bill claim the changes are merely “technical changes” to the existing law, but it is a 26-page rewrite of the section. This broad change, opponents fear, could lead to other agencies and departments usurping some of the authority of the FAA, resulting in confusion and improper regulations.



Always Something New If you’ve been to any of the big aviation events so far this year, you’ve hopefully had a chance to meet some members of the AOPA staff. If you haven’t visited with us yet, be sure to seek us out at AirVenture or any of the upcoming shows. And if you’re ever near Frederick, stop in and see us at headquarters. I wish every one of our members could spend some time talking in person with our staff. They are some of the most amazing people, and pilots, you’ll ever meet. And one of the most impressive things about them is their capacity for coming up with new and better ways to serve you, our members. One of those innovations is AOPA FlyQ, an iPhone app developed with Seattle Avionics that provides detailed airport If you haven’t tried it yet, don’t wait. It’s free for AOPA members and incredibly easy to use. For example, with advanced auto-routing all you have to do is enter your departure and destination airports and the application will create an optimized route based on forecast winds aloft and your aircraft’s performance parameters. With FlyQ, you can also get a wide range of weather products, including METARs, TAFs, radar, and more. You can even get information about more than 7,000 FBOs and airport businesses as well as more than 55,000 restaurants and transportation services. Find out more at . We’ve also recently introduced new ways for pilots to protect themselves and avoid problems that can threaten

Application status checks, help and wellness discounts, medical records reviews, and help with a range of legal and medical issues. For those of you who just can’t get enough GA information, we’re launching AOPA Live This Week—a TV newscastformat that’s lively and entertaining. We’re even adding more value to AOPA’s Aviation Summit. This year the American Bonanza Society will hold its annual convention in conjunction with ours. As part of that collaboration we’ll be offering new seminars, new events, and In short, there’s always something new happening at AOPA. And it’s our wonderful team of staff members who make it all happen. So do come and visit us, whether you stop by our exhibit at an airshow or make the trek to Frederick. Either way, you’re sure to meet some wonderful people who really want to know what they can do to serve you better.

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General Aviation News columnist Dan Johnson recently wrote about LSAs vs. Cessna 150s. The post discusses the pros and cons of a new LSA versus the venerable Cessna 150. Dan was a long-time 150 owner and is “the man” when it comes to new LSAs, so he’s as much an expert on both — at the same time — that any of us could hope to find. Suffice it to say, neither a brand-new LSA or a 30-year-old 150 is the perfect airplane for everyone. The comments quickly evolved into most “cost-effective” and most “expensive” arguments.

Very black and white, which makes no sense to me. Like everyone, I wish new aircraft — LSA or otherwise — carried lower price tags. Alas, they don’t. But I’ve grown weary of the “new LSAs are too expensive” argument. Affordability is relative. Some can afford a new CTLS, while others can afford an 1/8-share of an Aeronca Champ. In either case: GREAT! Aircraft ownership is shades of grey. And as pilots, we are supposed to have a keen situational awareness, yet so many become quickly myopic. Everything in aviation is a trade-off, so the discussion should be personal in nature. An aspiring pilot should be asking themselves (among other questions) what

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kind of plane do I want to learn in? person just has to WANT to own an airThat answer is entirely personal. Some plane. For those who can afford to buy a will be drawn to the romance of yesternew [insert aircraft here], the pull, I beyear and a J-3 or Aeronca; others will get lieve, is the intangible. How do you quana charge out of learning in a glass paneltify meeting with clients in three different equipped CT from Flight Design. For eicities and still being able to make your ther student, the plane kid’s soccer game that that motivates them to night? (I know, cliche, “I don’t much care spend every free mobut still apt.) For those what you fly, how ment flying, learning who own a 65-year-old about flying, reading much it costs you or J-3 Cub, it’s no differabout flying, or studyent than owning a colwhat you do when ing about flying is the lector car or motorcyflying. I’m just thrilled cle or boat. You want right plane for them. Flying means differ- you do. That’s what we it. You may not golf or ent things to different ski. This plane is your need — aviators.” people. Some want to drug of choice. justify ownership for So, let’s get off the business purposes. Some just want to subject of “affordability” in general aviaown a plane for pure recreating. Breaktion. For those saving up for that 1/8-share ing down the finances on someone else’s of a Champ, I say bravo. For those desiring choice is foolhardy at best, and can be a new CTLS or Cirrus, fantastic. To both I downright offensive at worst. ask, can I have a ride? Like boats or motorcycles or RVs, there I don’t much care what you fly, how are many sizes, shapes and colors of airmuch it costs you or what you do when flyplanes. Thankfully. ing. I’m just thrilled you do. That’s what The simple answer, for me at least, is a we need — aviators.



After years of excellent relationships, I found out the Teledyne Mattituck Services facility was closing when I called Production Manager Mahlon Russell for advice last Friday. When I think of how hard it is to get useful information and quality service these days from people who know what they are talking about, I feel compelled to speak up. I am a private pilot, member of the Sport Air Racing League, own a Cessna 170 (shared with my brother), a Mustang II,

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We were flying home to Atlanta from Philly and stopped at Mt. Airy for fuel and I picked up General Aviation News. I just loved reading Meg Godlewski’s story about saying goodbye to her mentor Dean Boyd (Touch & Go, May 11 issue). I truly believe you were the daughter he never had and how much he enjoyed just being around you. It was a wonderful article and I’m sure he is keeping his eye on you from up above. I got my private pilot’s license back in 1979 and will always remember the day when I knew I could jump over 90-story buildings. I’ll never forget the thrill of being so proud! My husband has all his tickets and we always fly together and take turns. Now I’m 72 years young and never growing up...five little grandkiddos keep me young at heart and I can still stand on my head with them and will always be a little kid inside. Lucky are the students who get to fly with you. PATTY DELL VERNON via email

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and am building a Midget Mustang. I believe it was in 2003 that my brother told me about a program called the Mattituck Engine Workshop sponsored by Teledyne Mattituck Services. The free program took a group of people, put them in a room with a bunch of parts and a Mattituck technician, and at the end of the day, we took a group photo of all us standing behind the completely assembled engine like proud parents. The day or so on site included a dyno test, a tour of the facility and endless questions by the visitors on every conceivable engine issue, including avgas/auto gas, oil preferences, valve overlap, compression ratios, engine failures, get the picture. It was very enlightening and I left there with lots of information and a healthy respect for the proud profession-

als of Teledyne Mattituck Services. Fast forward to 2007. I was stationed in the DC area and my wife had “ordered” me to find a faster airplane than the Cessna 170 that we had been flying to and from Georgia. My road to speed included repairing an aircraft that, among other things, had suffered a prop strike. I did not blindly pack it up and send it to the folks on eastern Long Island. I shopped around, but found no other facility that I felt I could trust as well as Teledyne Mattituck Services. They picked the engine up at my house at 7:30 a.m. on a Monday. How Transportation Tech Keith Dolan got there from Mattituck, N.Y., at that time of day, I’ll never know. Three or four days later, I got a call from Mahlon. He tells me what they found (two cracked connecting rods),

what needed to be replaced along with the rods (cam and followers, pistons, rocker box covers, etc.) and an estimate of the cost. Two weeks later, Keith backed up to my house with the engine, told me “Don’t touch the mags” and I started lining up bolt holes and tightening nuts. He also gave me my old engine parts just in case I wanted to inspect them. Did they do it for free? No way. It ran me just under $10,000. After 450+ hours that includes some Sport Air Racing League time, I’m putting a quart of oil in it once during my oil cycle of 25 to 30 hours and it is running like a top. Since that time, I have called Mahlon and others at Teledyne Mattituck Services at least 30 times with questions and seeking advice about engines, prop governers, fuel injection systems, etc. Not once have they failed to return my call or answer my questions. Not a single time have they failed to be courteous and professional. When I compare that kind of dedication and professionalism to the service that a friend of mine had with another well-known service provider, I truly dread the day that I have to decide where I will send my next engine. During the eight months they had his engine, they failed to return his calls on all but one occasion and didn’t give him any usable information when he did talk to them. Now, $18,000 later, he still has issues with the engine but they seem to think their obligation is over. All of this I say as a prelude to my observation from a management decision point of view. Many times, we become so focused on the bottom line that we forget how the bottom line is generated. An industry is built on reputation and return LETTERS | See Page 14

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The unavoidable nature of ‘No’ Jamie Beckett

either are aviation-centric, or accept the petition with a piker like me. input of aviation professionals who have That’s not what happened, though. the long-term, best interests of the airport The new airport manager, the one with at heart. the credentials to get an interview, was a This process didn’t come about quickly, non-pilot and non-mechanic with no real or without the occasional sleepless night, general aviation experience. This was a or while we all stood arm in arm singing sharp individual with real potential, I’m “Kumbayah.” There were rough patches. sure. But this wasn’t the person who was It’s not over yet, either — not by a long likely to fire up the airport community shot. There is still work to do — lots of and get them all excited about the incredwork to do, and plenty of opportunity to ible potential of our little non-towered share the load with others who are willing airport. And within a matter of months, to lend a helping hand. the new airport manBut the “No” that ager was gone. “Find your passion, was loud and clear and The next airport manager — another seek out your niche, resounding at the beginning of this process one who had the creand do what you is not much more than dentials to get an interan amusing story toview — was an admincan to help move day. It certainly has not istrative aide with no general aviation into had the effect it was ininterest in, experience tended to have. with, or desire to get a better position in I did not go away. I involved with aviation your neighborhood.” did not give up, and the in any way. This airport people who stood with manager held on to the me and believed as I did that the airport job for considerably longer, however the could be better, more inviting, more proairport languished on life support during fessional, and of greater value to the comthe tenure of this one, too. munity as a whole, well, they kept at it, Do you see a trend? too. It seems that by being persistent and Today, nearly a decade later, I hold working together we’ve been able to turn elective office and have the opportunity the tables and get things on the right track to be very involved in the marketing and for a change. economic development of that same air“No.” As a concept, it’s over-rated, so port. I bypassed the interview process when you hear it, remember that I didn’t entirely and went straight to the public. even qualify for an interview when I got So far, so good. started in this and, truthfully, you’ve probAnd while there are bumps in the road ably got better credentials than I do. So now and then, it’s absolutely accurate to go to it. Find your passion, seek out your say that things are improving steadily — niche, and do what you can to help move and that’s just a start. general aviation into a better position in The long-term plans for the airport your neighborhood. You’ll hear “No” a lot. have for the first time been viewed and But at least you know now that you aren’t discussed by people who actually have alone. And now you know for sure that a an understanding of, an affection for, and big bold “No” doesn’t mean much in the an investment in aviation. Imagine it! The long run, as long as you don’t let it. airport is being run by professionals who

Politics for Pilots

If you’re going to advocate for general aviation, or pretty much anything else for that matter, you should probably get comfortable with the notion that you’re going to hear the word “no” from time to time. Frankly, you’re probably going to hear it a lot, so get used to it. Hate it. Get frustrated, annoyed, and maybe even a little bit mad about it. But don’t give up and go home. “No” isn’t the end of anything. More often than not, “no” is just a first step. Often, it’s a first step taken by people who have no idea what you truly have to offer them. Sadly, those people are frequently too dim, too lacking in creativity, and too slavishly devoted to following the party line — even when they don’t understand what the party line entails — to do anything that requires actual independent thought. Ruminate on this case in point, if you will. Several years ago the airport manager position opened up at my favorite airport, so I applied for the job. Now when I say I applied, I don’t mean that I scribbled an application on a piece of paper and slid it under the door to the Human Resources department. Sure, I filled out the official 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 You can reach him at

application form. But I slipped that into a folder that also included a cover letter, a resume, and letters of recommendation from nearly two dozen aviation professionals who all willingly attested to their belief that I had at least a clue about what I was doing in the realm of aviation. I also may have included a listing of my certificates and ratings. Not that I brag about that sort of thing very often, but heck, if you’ve got four FAA tickets in your wallet and you’re applying for an aviation-related opening, it’s worth at least mentioning that you’ve done a preflight or two, perhaps driven a rivet on occasion, and have the ability to string together a coherent sentence on the topic of general aviation, if the need arises. You may be entertained to know that I didn’t get the job. Worse, I wasn’t even brought in for an interview. Seriously. Not even an interview. The official logic behind this slight was that I did not possess the minimum requirements to warrant an interview. Ah ha! Now we’re getting somewhere. I can live with rejection when it’s warranted. So can most of us. It’s only natural. After all, if Neil Armstrong or Story Musgrave or Al Haynes had filled the opening, I’d have been thrilled to know my package shared the same file drawer with theirs, even if only momentarily. They all outclass me by a mile. I stand in awe of them. And why not? They’re sharp, accomplished guys who should absolutely win out in a one-on-one com-

A new study highlights the value of general aviation aircraft to local, state and federal governments. The study, “Government Use of Aircraft: A Taxpayer Value Perspective,” is the third in the Business Aviation Users study series by NEXA Advisors. The series concludes that general aviation and business aircraft provide strong returns on an organization’s investment. Two previous studies, which analyzed Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 companies and S&P 600 small-cap companies, concluded that business aviation contributes to companies’ ability to deliver greater shareholder and enterprise value. All three studies make clear that the use of an airplane is the sign of a wellmanaged enterprise, said officials with the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). “These complementary studies highlight the importance of business aviation, and demonstrate that the value of business aircraft in boosting efficiency, productiv-

ity and flexibility is realized by businesses and government organizations alike,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. The latest study finds that “government use of aircraft provides taxpayer value by providing public safety and security, supporting more efficient, effective government, protecting public health and welfare, facilitating economic growth, improving tax dollar efficiency, promoting good government relations, and improving compliance.” The study shows that the use of aircraft in the conduct of government business has grown in recent years, and that the more than 2,000 aircraft in public use contribute to the ability of civil servants to deliver many critical public services, including: Providing government officials with secure and efficient transportation; supporting constituent services in communities with limited or no airline service; supporting emergency preparedness and disaster response; supporting law enforcement and highway patrol; transport-

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ing cargo, parts, and mail; and fighting forest fires. The study’s findings are based on a “utilization, benefits, and taxpayer value” framework that its authors developed. They worked with the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) to conduct an in-depth survey of state government agencies to gain an understanding of how state governments use GA aircraft. The study includes excerpts from numerous government officials who use GA in the execution of their missions.

“It was a pleasure to assist with this study because states play an important role in serving the public interest while working with FAA to ensure safe and secure airports,” said NASAO President and CEO Henry Ogrodzinski. “They recognize that government aviation is fast, cost effective and highly efficient.” The study was commissioned by NBAA in conjunction with its No Plane No Gain campaign, which educates policymakers about the value of GA.


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By HUNTER CHANEY With the sun glinting off the polished canopy, Bud Day grasped the yellow boarding ladder of his F-100F “Hun” and proceeded to make the long climb to the cockpit. Strapping into the ejection seat, he scanned the tarmac below. He had done this countless times before — counting down the minutes before the start of anther sortie. This time, however, he was not looking at the surroundings of Phu Cat Air Base in South Vietnam. Instead, he viewed his family and friends, all eager to see him take to the sky for one last mission. Over four decades had passed since his last flight in the “Hun,” but as the jet engine roared to life and the aircraft taxied to the runway, “his” airplane felt like home. When it comes to duty and bravery, Bud Day has few equals. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II and later earned his wings as an Air Force fighter pilot. In 1967, he volunteered for service in Vietnam and was shot down while flying an F-100F. As a prisoner of war for over five years, he was routinely subject to brutal torture and was barely fed enough to stay alive. He was released on March 14, 1973, and returned to duty Hunter Chaney is with the Collings Foundation (, which tours the country with its historic aircraft.

in the Air Force. Three years later, President Gerald Ford presented him with the Medal of Honor. Honoring veterans like Bud Day and educating subsequent generations about key chapters in America’s history is of immense importance. However, this is not a simple task when it comes to the air domain. As President George W. Bush once explained, “A soldier can walk the battlefields he once fought; a Marine can walk the beaches he once stormed; but an Airman can never visit the patch of sky he raced across on a mission to defend freedom.” That is why we must ensure that historic military aircraft can still take to the sky in a “living” and accessible format. As Bud Day explained: “Going up in the F-100 really provided a unique opportunity to reflect upon missions I’ve flown and all the guys I served with. It means a lot.” Nor does the value of experiencing historical flight end with the men and women who actually flew these aircraft — whether it is a grandchild seeking to understand what his or her grandparent did so many years ago, or a student learning about a chapter in our country’s history — historical flight experiences help the public better understand our nation’s past. There are some things that a history book, static museum display, or academic lecture cannot encapsulate — a person actually has to go out and experience it first-hand. The ability for veterans and the general public to fly in historic military aircraft dates back to the mid-1990s, when the FAA authorized qualified organizations to offer flight experiences in specific historic aircraft. Recognizing the age of these planes and their unique operating

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Speak up now to protect historic flights

Bud Day in the Collings Foundation’s F-100. parameters, the FAA required adherence to enhanced flight crew and aircraft maintenance standards — parameters greatly exceeding those for aircraft operating outside the program. From the very beginning, the public has displayed overwhelming interest in these flights. Historic aircraft once confined to specific geographic regions are now able to travel across the nation on tours to honor veterans and educate younger generations about their nation’s history. In many cases, these visits help veterans discuss their military service with family and friends — stories and experiences that may have laid dormant for decades. Additionally, a continued emphasis on safety has yielded improved maintenance practices and highly professional

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Several children are joining the fundraising efforts for a new park at Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina. Vincent Weisner, 10, is donating a portion of his proceeds from candy machines he operates at the airport, while sisters Desiree and Tessa Starke are going old school: Operating a lemonade stand. Airport manager Joe Frasher noted that Jody Weisner recently uploaded a poster of his son’s business endeavors onto the Park Project’s Facebook page, along with this note: “10-year-old Vincent Weisner will be donating a portion of the money he generates from his candy machines, located at Greenville Jet Center East Ramp and Tower Ramp, to the park project. Stop in and buy some candy!” Meanwhile, the sisters, who are operating the lemonade and water stand in their aunt’s pilot supply shop on the airport grounds, recently donated $3.54 to the fundraising efforts — which equates to 10% of their sales so far. Frasher explains that the girls are running the stand to raise money for a fourwheeler, but are excited about the park, since they spend so much time at the airport with their aunt. “Their stated goal is to earn about $1,100,” he reported. “Of that $1,000 will go towards a four-wheeler and $100 for the park!” A fundraising party held in late spring raised more than $30,000 for the park. Work has already begun on the new park at GMU, the largest general aviation airport in South Carolina. Earth-moving equipment worked for several days to prepare raw land for transformation into the new park. “When the heavy equipment arrived it was an incredible moment for those of us who have worked on this project for over two years,” said Frasher. Next up is installation of an irrigation system and laying the groundwork for an exercise walking path, AKA “The Taxiway,” said Parks McLeod of McLeod Landscape Architects, the company that designed the park, who noted that the main

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Kids pitch in to raise funds for GMU park

Sisters Desiree (age 8) and Tessa (age 7) Starke at their lemonade stand; a rendering of the park (above right); and a flyer by young entrepreneur Vincent Weisner (below right), who is shown by one of his candy machines at the airport. walkways will look like runways. “Over the summer the grass will grow and we hope that the donated funds will as well,” added Frasher. “We have raised enough to pay for phase one, since several companies have donated their services or provided them almost at cost. Now we need to raise money for the playground equipment, amphitheatre to be used for school groups, and a picnic pavilion.” The park can’t be done soon enough, said Hank Brown, owner of Greenville Jet Center. “During the 53 years I have worked at the airport, I have seen how people love coming here to see planes and helicopters, but they have never had a place where they can really enjoy it in a park setting,” he said. “Kids will be able to be kids. Adults

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The effect of lower octane fuel Ben Visser Visser’s Voice

Last week I was watching TV when I heard a loud clap of thunder and saw a flash. This was followed by the lights going out and the very sickening sound of electronics going bye-bye from the computer desk. The next morning the lights were back on, but the computer had sacrificed its life to protect a $4 surge protector — and with it all of my files of questions I have received for this column. I am going on my memory as to questions, and we all know that our memories are the second thing to go when we get older. I do not remember the first. I do remember that several weeks ago I received a question from a couple who operate an FBO. They had a source of 93 R+M/2 premium motor gas that they were Ben Visser is an aviation fuels and lubricants expert who spent 33 years with Shell Oil. He has been a private pilot since 1985. You can contact him at

selling to LSA and STC’d aircraft. Then their supplier informed them that the octane quality was being reduced to 92, and then some months later, it was reduced to 91. They were wondering what they should do. This is one of those cases of being between a rock and a hard place. What the oil companies do is introduce a high octane fuel (93) to get a good market share. Then the business types (In a recent column I wrote that the “bean counters” were the cause of all of these money-hungry tactics and several accountants wrote to correct me that it really is the business types who are the problem and not the accountants) realized that if they reduce the octane quality by a number or two, they could greatly increase profits, but not negatively affect sales volume. This is mainly due to the fact that most automobiles have a knock sensor, so that the reduction in octane will not have a noticeable effect on the performance of maybe 99% of the cars out there — so everyone is happy: The business types make

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more money and the normal motorist can’t legal standpoint, probably not. Most airtell any difference in performance. craft engines have a safety margin between But, alas, aircraft do not have a knock actual minimum octane requirements to sensor. So, will the lower octane quality operate knock free and what they post as fuel meet the requirethe octane requirement ments of your airfor their engines. “The octane craft? That is a defiBut there are a numnite maybe. ber of factors that afrequirement for I believe that the fect octane requirean engine is not requirements for all ments, such as engine of the STCs for 80/87 deposits, temperature, a black and white avgas aircraft will be barometric pressure, spec — there is a met by any regular or humidity, etc. If you premium motor fuel very large grey area. are operating right at with an R+M/2 ratthe limit, it is possible Unfortunately, our ing of 87 or higher. to use up that margin. In fact, I believe that legal system is just It would be necesPetersen Aviation has sary for each owner to black and white, tested its STCs uscheck with the engine ing even lower octane manufacturer to see if and that’s where fuel to ensure against they allow the use of we must operate.” knock problems, so a 92 or 91 R+M/2 fuel. these STC’d aircraft The octane requireare not a problem. ment for an engine is not a black and However, several of the LSA engines white spec — there is a very large grey call for a 93 R+M/2 minimum fuel. Can area. Unfortunately, our legal system is 91 rating fuel be used in these engines? just black and white, and that’s where we From a technical point, possibly. From a must operate. LETTERS | From Page 10 business. People like to do business with people they know and trust. When you have been in a business as fraught with competition, civil liability, reliability and volatility for 66 years, and have a bulletproof reputation like Teledyne Mattituck Services, it had better be factored into the decisions on the bottom line. Accountants are great, but be careful when they are making professional management decisions for your organization.

You may find that the numbers don’t generate themselves. High value people and service generate the bottom line. I’m sure the decision has long been made to close the Mattituck facility and it probably won’t be revisited. I want the folks there to know their name is synonymous with dedication, professionalism, courteousness and reliability — and that I will display my Mattituck heritage proudly for a long time coming. LES BURRIL via email

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Safety is your decision yourself and the aircraft into. How do you want your aircraft mainI was reminded the other day of the tained? Good enough or airworthy? Your harsh reality of aviation safety. Just south answer should be airworthy, of course. of PAMA national headquarters is a local Fortunately I have found that aircraft airport that is well-known among glider mechanics do not tolerate good enough — enthusiasts. During a soaring competibut we do not get to make that final call tion the week of Memorial Day a glider that sends an aircraft upward into flight. crashed and a 53-year-old pilot is dead. I We are rarely there for that, but we know am very sorry for the family’s loss. that the aircraft has to be 100% or better. It was extremely windy that day. PreWe don’t know the weather, the weight of vailing winds were at 20 mph, gusting to your passengers and cargo, your experi27 mph. The interestence, or your decisioning observation I made making skills. We only was this: During the know that, as far as the “Your maintenance local news reports, sevaircraft is concerned, it provider is looking eral of the pilots stated all has to work and be out for your safety. that “we should not structurally safe. have flown that day.” Please remember Let them.” True or not, a man is this the next time your dead and they are not mechanic tells you a — but they flew as well! They are their repair is going to cost money and that it own last safety check. If that was what has to be done to be airworthy. Ask all the they personally thought as pilot in comquestions you want, just do it from the mand, then they should not have flown. perspective that your mechanic is lookAn unsafe flight for any reason is a risk ing out for you and your family. Your that can prove deadly. mechanic just wants you to come back safe no matter what circumstance you put Maybe it was a bad decision to fly that day, but the decision you make when maintaining your aircraft should not be. Your maintenance provider is looking out Dale Forton is president of the Professional for your safety. Let them. Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA). Find out more about PAMA at












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Reach for the Sky

Cover Photo by Jim Koepnick

The sheer size of the tail is one of the first things that impresses you when you see the Stinson. The cockpit, complete with flying gloves, is a blend of old and new technology. dio operator and observer in the back. The airplane still has large windows. During its military service it also had flare tubes. When you first lay eyes on a Stinson V-77, you’re struck by how sturdy it looks. The wings, in particular, look thick and strong. “When Stinson was designing the airplane they wanted a wing that was capable of high lift, something that was reasonably fast, and something that could carry a high load,” Epton said. “They looked at the Stinson Model A tri-motor, which was a low-wing airliner in the 1920s and 1930s. They took that wing, took the two engines off it, shortened it slightly but kept the basic construction. “It is an exceptionally strong wing,” he continued. “You could walk from one wing tip to the other. It’s a very thick wing. When you look at it from the trailing edge you will notice that it’s probably a foot and a half thick.” The fuselage is made of tubular steel. The landing gear looks as if it could handle carrier traps. “It withstood the rigors of rough fields,” said Epton of the plane, which has a gross weight of 4,100 pounds and a useful load of a bit more than 1,100 pounds. “It is an incredibly stable platform. We don’t normally get the bumps that we have with lighter aircraft that we have flown because it’s so heavy and stable.” The Stinson, which sports a Lycoming R680-E3B and a Hamilton Standard propeller, boasts a good range as well, he said. It holds 76 gallons of fuel, 38 on each side. “It is a total gravity fed system with a big

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Richard Epton has always had a fascination for military airplanes. He grew up on a dairy farm on the east coast of England and his father told him stories about all the airplanes, both English and German, that battled it out in the skies during World War II. “My father told me stories of what it was like to see the Heinkels, Messerschmidts and Junkers during the war. Dad also took me around to the old military bases to see where the bombers had been,” Epton said. “One day we were out driving when we saw a Spitfire mounted on a post outside of a base. I said, ‘Dad if you sold a few acres of land we could buy one of those,’ and he said, ‘Son, I’ve seen thousands of them. They’ll never be worth anything.’” That didn’t stop the younger Epton from looking to get a Warbird of his own. Today he lives in the United States and flies a 1944 Stinson that was pressed into service with the British Navy during the war. “I looked for one of these for several years,” Epton said as he affectionately patted the tan and orange cowling of the highwing tail during this year’s SUN ’n FUN. He has owned the airplane for about a year and a half. Although today Epton’s Stinson sports civilian colors, during the war it was designated an AT-19 and was one of 500 sent to Britain for the Royal Navy as part of the Lend Lease Act. “Instead of being used in the Far East or Europe, it went to Trinidad where it was used to look for U-boats or for radio training,” Epton said. “After the war, about 1946 or so, it came back to the United States and went to Consolidated Vultee to be demilitarized so it could be sold on the civilian market. It was the 77th type that Consolidated Vultee put through their books, and it became known as the V-77.” Although the airplane began life as a military vehicle, the interior looks more like a luxury automobile from the 1940s. The cockpit is filled with polished wood and rich leather upholstery with hand stitching. Getting into the Stinson involves climbing two steps that are welded to the fuselage, grabbing a leather strap and pulling yourself into the cockpit. You walk uphill to the front seats or settle into the backseat, which is considerably roomier than modern four-place aircraft. According to Epton, when the airplane was under military use the flight controls and throttle were on the left side of the cockpit and there was a place for the ra-

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carburetor and big pipes,” he said. “When you have a big horse, you have to feed it the hay. On takeoff she indicates 30 gph. In a climb she takes 20 gallons an hour. At regular cruise it’s 16 gallons or you can lean it out for approximately 14 gph, which is about 1,850 rpm with 24 inches of manifold pressure. That gives her an indicated airspeed of approximately 120 mph at 14.2 gph.” The Stinson is good on the ground as well, according to Epton, who notes that is unusual in a taildragger because the angle of the cockpit usually makes for limited forward visibility. “The Stinson is the exception,” he said. “From the left seat I can’t see the right quadrant. However, whenever I go to airshows I always have someone in the right seat to be safe.” The instrument panel is a mixture of old and new. In addition to vintage instruments, Epton has a Garmin GPS unit with electronic sectional and approach plates. “I’m not going to fly hard IFR with it,” Epton said with a shake of his head. “We also have paper charts and we have a watch and a compass so we have pretty much everything we need.” Epton’s Stinson is painted a light tan with orange accents. “The previous owner picked it,” he said. “I repainted the nose-bowl, but that’s it. I didn’t want a gaudy airplane. It’s not a sky rocket, it’s not a newer age airplane. We wanted to retain its character.” On the side of the cowling the slogan “Reach for the Sky” is painted. “‘Reach for the Sky’ is a movie about a British pilot who lost his legs in an aircraft accident, then went on to fly for the Royal Air Force during World War II. I found it very moving,” Epton explained. The size of the Stinson’s tail and the rudder always seems to catch the eye of airplane buffs, he noted. Anytime you see a rudder that large you know the engine is producing a lot of thrust, which usually equates to quick takeoffs. During those quick takeoffs in a tailwheel plane there is always the chance the back end will want to come up to visit the front. “She has a lockable tailwheel,” said Epton. “When you pull onto the centerline you push the yoke forward, you add a little throttle and tap on the brakes to lighten the tail for a second to get the tail lined up. Reach down and unlock the tailwheel •

and add throttle. You push the yoke foreword, and after about two airplane lengths the tail comes up slowly. Let the airspeed increase to about 60 to 70 mph and she’ll climb out.” The Stinson is extremely pitch sensitive. The trim actuator is a crank on the ceiling of the cockpit. To activate the trim the pilot turns the crank, like twirling a lasso over his or her head. You need the trim, says Epton, because the tail is so heavy. “If you put the tailwheel on the scale it would indicate 600 pounds, so if you get a flat tire you have to carry a jack because

there is no way you are going to be able to lift it by yourself,” he said. Despite it being such a heavy airplane, Epton’s airplane was picked up and tossed around by the tornado during last year’s SUN ’n FUN.


“Despite having the elevator lock and the rudder locked, the wind still moved that great big rudder,” he recalled. “We came up with a new design for a lock for the elevator and rudder to prevent it from happening again!”


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Six hours in a Cirrus I’d like to think I pondered the offer of a ride in a new Cirrus to Idaho Falls and back to Seattle for more than a few seconds, but in reality, I don’t think Cirrus Aircraft Sales Rep Ivy McIver actually finished her offer before I replied... “YES!” Ivy grinned and said, “My Mom is flying in from Florida and will be coming as well, so as long as you don’t mind flying with my Mom, we are good to go.” “Are you kidding? I have a Mom...I love Moms.” And with that I just weaseled my way out of a 12-hour car ride, and into a 2012 Cirrus SR22T, for my trip to the Trade Show Aviation Idaho. It’s roughly three hours by SR22T from Boeing Field in Seattle to Idaho Falls. It’s so nice to walk out of an FBO, hop in a plane and launch. No security, no long lines, no overpriced food. Just go. I’ll be honest, I’m not the epitome of a current pilot. Looking at two gleaming Garmin screens, named by the Cirrus marketing department Cirrus Perspective, was a bit — or a lot — overwhelming. They present a lot of information, all the time. As the morning weather was still burning off, McIver elected to open the instrument flight plan she’d filed to get out of Seattle and over the Cascades. The Cirrus, near gross weight, accelerated smartly and rotated and climbed with authority. Granted, it was a cool morning at sea-level, but a nice positive rate with good visibility is nice in crowded airspace. As we were handed off from tower to departure to center, McIver’s finger danced on the Garmin Multi-Function Display (MFD) and control panel. To say I was behind her would be an understatement. But to be fair, McIver has about 2,500 hours, the vast majority in latemodel Cirrus aircraft, so I’d expect her to be proficient. We leveled off in cruise, McIver pulled the power back to 80% and noted all the gauges were in the green. In moments, we cleared the Cascades and canceled IFR. I disengaged the autopilot to hand fly. It’s not exactly exciting to hand fly the cruise portion of a flight, and as much as I’d like to tell you about the yanking and banking portion of the flight, there wasn’t any. Getting comfortable with the sight lines and trim takes a while, but keeping the plane plus/minus 100 feet was pretty straight forward with a quick glance down at the Primary Flight Display (PFD). Over Boise we picked up a TCAS (traffic collision avoidance system) warning of a plane at 3 o’clock 500 feet below. Unable to spot it, I banked right to open up the view under the wing. That was my first intentional turn. Wow! The amount of travel of the side stick was minimal and the snappiness of the response was impressive. Sports car-like, if that makes sense. As we neared Idaho Falls, McIver engaged the autopilot so we could brief the arrival. We listened to ATIS, then she ad-

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The sum of its parts

The Cirrus SR22T is a wonderful airplane to fly. The G1000-based Cirrus Perspective puts decision-making information at the pilot’s fingertips. Separately, each part (airframe and avionics) is unquestionably state of the art. Together, they blow the doors off the envelope. But what about safety? There is much argument about whether the “Cirrus pilot” is a safe pilot. Does the technology lead a pilot to take chances he wouldn’t otherwise? Long time Flying-magazine editor Dick Collins recently penned a blog post on the Air Facts Journal website titled, “What’s wrong with Cirrus pilots?” I’d asked McIver if she’d read the post. “Yes,” was her short response. We then had a spirited discussion about it over the next 45 minutes as we headvised me the speeds (100 on downwind, 90 on base, 80 on final) I would be shooting for. Look for the far end of the runway and fly it on down. As luck would have it, I managed to nail the speeds and with a little assist from McIver (so as to not over flair) we greased the landing. Even Mom commented on the nice landing. Impressing Mom (any Mom) is always a good thing. All Cirrus taxi via differential braking as the nosewheel freely casters. No surprises there. We had arrived after three quick hours of flight time. Lucky for me, I did nothing to upset

ed to Idaho Falls. The conversation included the pros and cons of a sophisticated aircraft, mission-based flying, the first few hours, stick and rudder, and risk management. Suffice it to say, the topic is a complex one. As I think back to my flight training, I would’ve loved having a machine as capable as this one. The “perspective” the equipment provides, with the near all-weather capability of the airframe could, and I’m sure does, lull a pilot into a sense of “I can fly through anything.” At that point it gets back to risk management. Or as my Dad taught me: “A superior pilot uses superior decision-making so as to avoid using superior skill.” Oh to have a cool $700,000+ lying around. I’d buy this plane, and fly the hell out of it. McIver during the conference so I got to return home in the same vehicle as I’d arrived. After two morning demo flights and the tanks filled just above the tabs, we were ready to head for home. “You have an ETA for me Ivy?,” I asked. “I’d like to text my wife a time.” “It’ll be about 3.5 hours home.” Perfect. The message to Deb was, “Getting ready to launch. Back around 3-3:30 local.” I taxied for takeoff. After a straightforward run-up, McIver advised a 5-second count to bring the power up, look for 70 and squeeze, “oh, and it’ll take a fair amount of right rudder.” Indeed.

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Climb was at full power up to 8,500 feet. Cruise power set to 80% and then enjoy the ride. We knew it was raining in the greater Seattle area, so using the XM Weather interface on the MFD, McIver started looking at the arrival weather while we were still east of Boise. The ability to look at a graphic depiction of weather (precipitation, icing, winds and pilot reports) provides for ... well, “Perspective.” “We’ll probably need to file IFR to get back over the Cascades and down into Seattle,” was McIver’s analysis. We started seeing the results of the widespread rain in southeastern Washington. We descended to 6,500 to stay VFR, briefed the weather once again and McIver then requested an IFR clearance into Boeing. As we approached Yakima, we were cleared direct Yakima, VICTOR 4, CHINS Seven, climb and maintain 10,000. Moments later we were at 10,000 feet and then into the clouds. We wouldn’t see the ground again until we were about five miles out from Boeing Field at 2,000 feet. Just before entering IMC, pitot heat and anti-ice systems came on. Outside air temperature ranged between 0° and -2° centigrade. I marveled at the terrain below via the synthetic vision (SVT) on the PFD. Mt. Rainier, which sticks up more than 14,000 feet, was nowhere to be seen on the screen (a good thing). I told McIver and Mom about the time my Dad was heading east years ago in our Piper Comanche. He’d picked up an instrument clearance, even though it was severe clear. Center vectored him out of the area, but aimed him right at Mt. Rainier. Being a bit mischievous, he decided to see how long they’d let him go. When the mountain filled the windscreen he called center to see if they had another heading for him. Needless to say, center gave him an expedited turn. The Perspective’s SVT cuts the clouds to give the pilot a view outside, even when there isn’t one. What a boon to safety. As center brought us down, vectoring us for the ILS, McIver dialed in the necessary navaids. “The localizer is coming alive, and you can see the HITS (Highway-In-The-Sky) boxes on the PFD, which will guide us to runway 13R,” said McIver. We let the autopilot fly the approach down to minimums and then McIver took over and landed. For the record, my landing in Idaho Falls was better than hers at Boeing. I pulled my phone out to text Deb. She’d already sent me a message saying she’d be late. “Traffic thru Tacoma.” I replied, “We are here,” at 3:30. Moments later, so was Deb. As I think back to learning instrument flying in the late 1980s and early 1990s, I wish we could’ve had a cockpit like this. While there is a lot to process mentally, the ability to be situationally aware is made far easier with this sophistication. Bravo to Cirrus for bringing such a marvelous aircraft to market.

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Taking to the air Flight & Flyers

The history of aviation is a long record of man’s restless urge to emulate soaring eagles and swooping hawks, to escape the earth and reach the freedom of the skies. Even though the air had been harnessed for centuries with aerodynamic devices such as the feathers on an arrow or the shape of a boomerang or used to power sailing ships and windmills, it took eons for the principles to be applied to human flight. In attempts to achieve human flight, mankind failed for millennium to put principles witnessed in bird flight and sail power into practical application. Let’s examine some of the steps taken to progress from myth to tower jumpers, from kites to gliders to arrive at the airplane in a short pre-history of flight.

century. He supposedly constructed a pair of wings with which he proposed to fly. But, according to the monk Geoffrey of Monmouth in a history of the British kings, Bladud was dashed to pieces as he landed on top of the Temple of Apollo in the town of Trinovantum. Early in the 11th century it is recorded that the English monk Eilmer built a glider resembling bat wings attached to his hands and feet. The leap off the abbey tower resulted in a 200-yard glide and a crash landing. It was recorded that Eilmer had read and believed the fable of Daedalus. These early efforts demonstrated that it was one thing to jump into the air from a wall or tower, and quite another to balance and control oneself in the air.



In early legends and myths men and animals were depicted as having wings. Ancient tales of beasts or half-birds flying in the air may have been the beginning of humans’ infatuation with flight. Greek mythology tells of Pegasus, a flying horse and of Hermes with his winged sandals. Tales from the stories of Arabian Knights enchanted people with thoughts of transport on magic carpets. The story of Daedalus and Icarus is an early tale of technological hubris. As the story goes, Daedalus and his son Icarus, captives on the island of Crete, made wings of wax and feathers so that they could escape from captivity by flying away. But Icarus flew too close to the sun and his wings melted, while Daedelus flew too low and crashed into the rocks, both dying in their attempts to fly.

The earliest successful aerodynamic device was the kite. Though today mainly known as a toy, kites through the ages had been used to lift people for signaling, observation, to pull fishing boats, and carry scientific instruments aloft. Use of a man-carrying kite in China was witnessed by Marco Polo in 1282. Apparently a sailor was bound to a large kite and cast off the stern of a ship at anchor to test the winds. When he returned to Italy, Marco Polo brought with him a Chinese kite, and wrote about kites in his travel reports. Later kites would become known throughout Europe. The first printed illustration of a kite in Europe appeared in 1635. In 1827 the power of aerodynamic

the first glider rider. In 1853 he built an forces was demonstrated in England when even larger machine and had his coacha kite was used to pull a carriage between man aboard when he tested the device. the cities of Bristol and Marlborough. Otto Lilienthal of Germany was the A connection between kites and aircraft first to regularly fly came about because of using a glider. Lilthe development of the ienthal used weight box kite by Lawrence “Gliding was the shifting, moving his Hargrave of Australia. earliest successful body, to balance and This twin surface kite control the glider. would provide the basic form of heavierThis proved to be structure of the biplane. than-air flight.” A paper on his develvery unstable as afopments was presented ter more than 2,500 by Octave Chanute at flights, Lilienthal the 1893 Conference on Aerial Navigawould die following a crash. tion held in Chicago. This basic design In America, Octave Chanute began dewas used in Chanute’s 1896 glider and veloping a glider based on the design of was seen on the early Wright brothers’ the Hargrave box kite. For increased stagliders. bility he added an aft tail structure with a cruciform tail shape. The Chanute gliders made hundreds of flights and flew as far GLIDERS as 350 feet. With the advent of the glider, advanceIt was the Wright brothers’ concept of ment in the study of aerodynamics and development of man-carrying machines progressed rapidly. Gliding was the earFLIGHT & FLYERS | See Page 29 liest successful form of heavier-than-air flight. Dramatic advances came about because of Sir George Cayley of England, one of the most influential people in the history of aeronautics. He may well be the first person to understand the underlying principles of the forces of flight, as in 1799 he described the effects of lift and drag and designed a man-carrying monoplane glider. In 1804 Cayley designed and built a hand-launched glider that today can be recognized as a modern-shape aircraft with a monoplane wing mounted at a high angle of attack, a cruciform tail and a movable weight to shift the center of gravity. The following year he discovered that a dihedral wing improved stability. Cayley later built a full-sized glider based on his 1799 design, and tested the device with a 10-year old boy aboard —


Mankind’s first steps into the air came from not looking up but from looking down. These were the people who stepped into the air from castle walls and towers in which the only way to go was down. In these attempts, some sort of aerodynamic device was attached to the intrepid traveler, such as feathers, wooden wings, and early parachute type devices. Chinese legend has it that Emperor Shun leapt from a burning roof by using two large reed hats as parachutes. The first documented tower jump was achieved around 852 in Córdoba, Spain, when an aerial adventurer attempted to use a large piece of cloth to slow his fall when he leapt from a high structure. Another early story tells of King Bladud, who ruled in Britain in the ninth Dennis Parks is Curator Emeritus of Seattle’s Museum of Flight. He can be reached at

The myth of Daedalus and Icarus depicted on an Italian woodcut of 1493 (above). This woodcut of a kite in Europe appeared in a book published in 1635 (right). Above right: This drawing of a Cayley glider appeared on the cover of Mechanics’ Magazine in 1852. The caption called it a “Governable Parachute.”

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Zenith STOL CH 750: Bigger and better in 2012 MEXICO, MISSOURI ­— The popular Zenith STOL CH 750 light sport utility kit aircraft now features a larger cabin size. The STOL CH 750 cabin, which by all measures already was roomy for a light aircraft, has been increased in size by raising the cabin height by nearly 3 inches to provide additional headroom for both pilot and passenger. The top front of the cabin (the ceiling) has been raised and is now part of the lifting surface of the aircraft, further adding to the STOL capability, and the cabin frame’s top diagonal

cross member has been replaced by two beefy smaller diagonal “handholds” by the front of the cabin. The formed plexiglass top window adds to the lifting surfaces of the aircraft to provide better STOL performance and capability to a light aircraft design that already amazes with its superb short takeoff and landing capabilities. The larger cabin is the latest development in the Chris Heintz STOL design program, which has a long history of innovation in the development of a light sport utility aircraft (or “sky

jeep” as they are often called by their owners). The STOL CH 750 light sport utility kit aircraft brings off-airport STOL (bushplane) capability to the recreational pilot, with pilot-friendly features, such as standard tricycle landing gear configuration (with steerable nosewheel) and side-by-side seating with easy cabin access through two huge doors. Equipped with fixed leading-edge wing slats, the design excels at slow flight, hence its great STOL performance (yet very respectable 100 mph cruise speed).

The airplane is built of durable 6061-T6 aluminum alloy construction (which is extremely corrosion resistant and suitable for outdoor storage) and will accommodate numerous engine types (85 to 140 hp). The STOL CH 750 is available in kit form. Veteran kit manufacturer Zenith Aircraft Co. supplies a highly advanced CNC pilot-drilled kit with a build time of about 350 hours. Professional builder assistance is also available, as are component kits.,

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Keep flying safely with Niagara Air Parts If you’ve got questions about parts needed to get your airplane back into the air or to keep it flying reliably and safely, a good place to start getting the answers you need is Niagara Air Parts. From the company’s extensive “in stock” inventory of parts in Niagara Falls, New York, ordered parts can be shipped anywhere in the world, usually on the same day the order is received. Niagara Air Parts is a factory direct

distributor in the United States for Canadian Aero Manufacturing, a Transport Canada-approved aircraft parts manufacturer and maintenance organization. Both companies are owned by Ronald Newburg, a Toronto native who has been flying since 1964. After a successful career in insurance, Newburg founded Canadian Aero Engine & Accessories in 1987 to provide a source of quality engine overhauls

and repairs. Through that business, he discovered a need for another company to manufacture parts, such as clutches, which were a continuing problem for his customers. The company has since branched out, receiving manufacturing approvals for the entire starter adapter and all of its components. It also manufactures and supplies oil coolers, oil pumps and other parts. It also provides replacement window latches for 100,

200 and 300 series Cessna aircraft. By opening Niagara Air Parts in New York, the Canadian businessman solved the problem of customs delays so his company could live up to its motto: Call Today, Fly Tomorrow. Niagara Air Parts also provides the highest quality overhauls with the lowest possible price and excellent warranty. 800-565-4268,

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Rosen: See what you’ve been missing In 1985, Rosen Sunvisor Systems manufactured the first multi-positioning see-through visor for the aviation industry. Today, Rosen Sun­visor Systems are installed as original factory equipment for many aircraft, including Cessna and Boeing. Designed by pilots for pilots, Rosen visors offer unparalleled safety and comfort. Rosen Sunvisor Systems improve safety and pilot comfort by filtering harmful ultraviolet radiation and glare without compromising the ability to see surrounding traffic. The systems boast several features, including: STEWART SYSTEMS | From Page 21 with the UV protection, and is an excellent primer for fiberglass to prepare the surface for top coat. On composite surfaces, a light scuffing for adhesion and an application of Stewart Systems Primer/Sealer is recommended before top coating. Aluminum surfaces require some prep work before applying the Primer/Sealer, using Stewart Systems EkoClean, cleaner degreaser and EkoEtch aluminum etch.

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ASRS Reports These are excerpts from reports made to the Aviation Safety Reporting System ( The narratives in the reports are written by the pilots, rather than FAA or NTSB officials. To maintain anonymity, many of the details, such as aircraft model or airport, are scrubbed from the reports. Aircraft: Skylane 182 RG Problem: Airport There is a black crane approximately 300-400 feet AGL erected on the Runway 17 centerline at Grand Lake Regional Airport (3O9) in Oklahoma approximately 1,500 feet from threshold. The crane was not NOTAM’d and did not display flag in accordance with AC 150/5370-2. Evasive action in form of immediate go-around was initiated. I reported the obstruction to the Flight Data Center, but was told no action could be taken as I was not associated with the operation of the crane or airport. 3O9 is unattended during winter months.

We rolled a little ways down the runway and then the nose came down on the strut post, which supported the airplane, but the clearance remaining allowed the prop to strike the surface. I believe the problem arose from metal fatigue between the nose gear strut and the fork. There have been similar reports that I’ve seen of this event occurring. Airplane: Experimental Problem: Airspace violation I was on a VFR flight from LAS going north: VGT-BTY takeoff (to) avoid restricted airspace north of Las Vegas, then BTY-LOL with course deviations to the west to avoid restricted airspace east and

During a low-level training flight, the left wing struck a parasailer cable which was attached to a winch system on the ground. It hung on the pitot tube for approximately 15 seconds, resulting in damage to the wing. Flight characteristics were not affected and the aircraft returned to base without further occurrence. The area is a dry lake bed near Jean, Nevada, which is unmarked on the sectional as having paraglider activity. This area should be avoided by all aircraft due to the recreational activities being conducted.


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New Products Piper Seminoles get air conditioning upgrades

Piper Aircraft is adding the Kelly Aerospace ThermaCool air conditioning system to new 2012 Seminoles as an option, and making the system available via retrofit for the Seminole fleet. The electric Freon air conditioning system also can provide ground cooling from a 28-volt power cart without running the engines, company officials said. With engines running, air conditioning

power is supplied from a new lightweight 28-volt/60 amp alternator mounted on the left engine, which also creates a 28-volt independent electrical bus for powering additional aircraft electrical components for special applications. The system uses less than 45 amps at peak load and weighs about 60 pounds.,

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ATP publishes Avidyne maintenance libraries

ATP has added the digital avionics technical publications from Avidyne Corp. to its database of technical and maintenance libraries. All Avidyne avionics libraries from ATP can be accessed via the new ATP Aviation Hub online service, as well as the NavigatorV desktop platform, company officials said. This is the first time Avidyne’s technical documents have been made available via ATP’s content services and software applications. The publication of Avidyne’s technical libraries by ATP is the result of an agreement announced between the two companies in January 2011.,

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Aircraft Spruce & Specialty is now a distributor for SEM Aerospace products, including Color Coat, Sure-Coat, Classic Coat, and a full line of treatments for leather, plastics, and vinyls. SEM products can be used to get worn, tired-looking aircraft interiors looking new again, company officials said.

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Wicks Aircraft Supply now offers a new valve stem access panel that gives instant access to nearly any tire’s valve stems. The new hatch assembly, consisting of an aluminum frame, door, and quarter-turn fastener, can be installed without an STC on certified aircraft in the US and on experimentals worldwide. A kit of three sells for $180. Since the door is not attached, it is possible that it might get lost sometime,

Hilton Software has updated its flagship product, WingX Pro7, with Track Up capability. WingX Pro7 rotates VFR and IFR enroute charts so that the aircraft is always traveling up the screen. It also rotates airport and fix identifiers, VOR identifiers and frequencies, as well as ADS-B weather and traffic and other important information. A free update for registered users, WingX Pro7 is optimized for iPad and iPhone and is available for download from the App Store and iTunes.

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Calendar of Events Eastern United States

Jun. 20-23, 2012, Lock Haven, PA. Sentimental Journey Fly-in (LHV) 570-893-4200. Jun. 23, 2012, Wolfeboro, NH. Mountain View Airfield Fly-in (NH31) 603-569-9391. Jul. 4, 2012, Penn Yan, NY. July 4 Fly-in Breakfast (PEO) 607-292-6485. Jul 20-22, 2012, Munsungan Lake, ME. Sikorsky Seaplane Seminar Splashin/Fly-in (ME3) 207-746-7777. Aug. 18, 2012, Philipsburg, PA. Fly-in/Cruisein breakfast/lunch (PSB) 814-342-6296. Aug. 25-26, 2012, Livermore, ME. Bowman Field Fly-in/Safety Seminar (B10) 207-897-5104. Sep. 7-9, 2012, Greenville, ME. Greenville Intl Seaplane Splash-in 207-695-3631. Sep. 15, 2012, Marlbourgh, CT. NE Helicopter 4th Annual Gathering (9B8) 860-338-4084. Sep. 22-23, 2012, Greenwood, NY. Greenwood Lake Splash-in/Safety Seminar 845-477-0200. Sep. 23, 2012, Simsbury, CT. 27th Annual Fly-in and Car Show (4B9) 860-693-4550. Sep. 28-29, 2012, Greenville, SC. Southeast Aviation Expo (GMU) 864-634-1380. Sep.29-30, 2012, Charlotte, NC. Long Island Airpark (NC26) Splashin/Fly-in 704-491-3152. Oct. 7, 2012, Lock Haven, PA. Pancake Breakfast Fly-in (LHV) 570-893-4200. Oct. 26-28, 2012, Mount Dora, FL. Lakeside Inn Seaplane Splash-in 352-383-4101 x152. Oct. 30- Nov 1, 2012, Orlando, FL. NBAA National Meeting & Conv 202-783-9000. Nov. 3, 2012, Welaka, FL. Seaplane Splashin/Fly-in (3FLO) 715-892-1712. Nov. 17-18, 2012, Sebring, FL. So Florida Seaplane Splash-in (Lake Jackson) 561-414-6865.

North Central United States

Jun. 22-24, 2012, Greenfield, IN. 16th Annual Indianapolis Airshow (MQJ) 317-335-7252. Jun. 23, 2012, Havana, IL. 6th Annual Fly-in Drive-in Breakfast (9IO) 217-725-3406. Jun. 24, 2012, Walworth, WI. Big Foot Airfield Fly-in/Drive-in Breakfast 262-275-2679. Jun. 24, 2012, Aitkin, MN. Fly-in/Classic Car Show (KAI) 218-297-7069. Jun. 24, 2012, St Cloud, MN. Granite City Festival Fly-in (STC) 320-253-6400. Jul. 5-8, 2012, Alliance, OH. Taylorcraft-Aeronca Grassroots Fly-in (2D1) 330-495-5447. Jul. 7, 2012, Watervliet, MI. Steak Dinner Fly-in (40C) 269-208-3296. Jul. 15, 2012, Forest City, IA. Annual Fly-in/ Drive-in Breakfast (FXY) 641-581-2880. Jul. 20, 2012, Port Clinton, OH. Grand Opening of Liberty Aviation Museum (PCW) 216-849-7347. Jul. 23-29, 2012, Oshkosh, WI. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Wittman Regional Airport (OSH) 920-426-4800. Jul. 25-27, 2012, Clinton, IA. Cessna 150152 Fly-in (CWI) 301-275-2476. Jul. 28, 2012, Northport, MI. Annual Fly-in Pancake Brakfast (5D5) 231-386-9936. Aug. 4-5, 2012, Milaca, MN. Flyin (18Y) 320-630-5064. Aug. 5, 2012, Longville, MN. Longville Flyers Pancake Breakfast (XVG) 402-488-3876. Aug. 12, 2012, Winn, MI. EAA 907 Fly-in/ Drive-in Breakfast (53W) 989-330-0225. Aug. 12, 2012, Brainerd, MN. American Barnstormers Tour (BRD) 612-750-2981. Aug. 18, 2012, Bemidji, MN. Land Plane & Seaplane Splash-in/Fly-in (96M) 218-333-8645. Aug. 25, 2012, Guttenberg, IA. Able Island Splash-in/Fly-in 319-480-0913. Aug. 25, 2012, Urbana, OH. Mid-Eastern

Regional Fly-in (I74) 800-762-9810. Sep. 1, 2012, Marion, IN. Fly-in/ Cruise-in (MZZ) 765-664-2588. Sep. 1-3, 2012, Cleveland, OH. Cleveland National Air Show 216-781-0747. Sep. 6-8, 2012, Mt. Vernon, IL. 4th Annual Midwest LSA Expo (MVN) 618-242-7016. Sep. 7-9, 2012, Conover, WI. Eagle River Seaplane Splash-in 715-272-1917. Sep. 8-9, 2012, Greencastle, IN. Putnam County Airport Appreciation Days (4I7) 765-363-2093. Sep. 9, 2012, Maple Lake, MN. Pork Chop Dinner Fly-in (MGG) 763-670-6021. Sep. 15,2012, Wadsworth, OH. Mustang, RV, Titan Mustangs Fly-in (3G3) 330-334-3699. Sep. 15, 2012, Jacksonville, IL. Midwest Stinson Fly-in (IJX) 731-277-3469. Sep.15, 2012, Atlantic, IA. Fly Iowa 2012 (AIO) 515-964-1398. Sep. 15, 2012, Jackson, MI. EAA304 Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast (JXN) 517-783-3988. Sep.16, 2012, DeKalb, IL. EAA 241 Pancake Breakfast (DKB) 815-375-1772. Sep. 21-22, 2012, Burlington, IA. SE Iowa Air Show (BRL) 319-754-1414. Sep. 22, 2012, Angola, IN. Indiana Seaplane Pilots Assn Splash-in, Lake James 260-466-3961. Nov. 17-18, 2012, South St Paul, MN. Flight Instructor Refresher Course (SGS) 612-386-1120.

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Jun. 23, 2012, Gallatin, TN. All-State Tennessee Fly-in (M33) 615-512-6297. Jun. 24, 2012, Paragould, AR. Annual Pace Program (PGR). 816-228-5000. Aug. 18-19, 2012, Hall, TN. Wings Over (253) 840-KPLU (5758)

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Halls AirShow (M31) 731-836-9653. Sep. 28-30, 2012, Grand Lake, OK. Grand Lake Splash-in/Tenkiller Fly-in 918-289-3940. Sep. 29, 2012, Courtland, AL. Courtland Airshow (9A4) 256-637-0901. Oct. 5-7, 2012, Guntersville, AL. Lake Guntersville Splash-in (8A1) 256-302-4021. Oct. 19-21, 2012, Lake Texoma, TX. Cedar Mills South Central Safety Seminar/ Splash-in Fly-in 903-523-4222 x234. Oct. 20, 1012, Norman, OK. 6th Annual Westheimer Airport Fly-In/Open House Festival (OUN) 405 325-7231.

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grave type box kite and later their first man-carrying gliders. The first testing of the Wright glider was done as a kite with the aircraft tethered by ropes, so one may consider the first gliders as untethered kites.

The third Wright glider of 1902 was so successful that they were able to make nearly 1,000 flights. The experience with this glider was so promising that the Wrights believed all they needed now was an engine.

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June 22, 2012 Hangars & Tie-Downs - 7300 PRIME LOCATION, Eugene OR, Commercial Hangar, 80x80, 1600sqft. finished office plus shop space. Land side access located on the main ramp adjacent primary FBO. 541-954-1937, ARLINGTON WA Airport (AWO) 60’X60’hangar w/ 60’wx20’h Bi-Fold doors, 12x16 office and 8x8 bathroom for purchase or lease. $210,000. 425-508-4993 ELMA, WA T-Hangars $97.50/mo Completely enclosed w/lockup. Pilot controlled runway lights. 360-482-2228.

PK-C3500 floats for 206, low time, fresh water, NDH. Boarding ladder and fish lockers. Call Bill 509-476-2974. Flying Club - 7200 FLYING CLUB- Pilot & GA bulletin board, share expenses, make new friends & have fun flying. FREE FREE FREE: LSA FLYING CLUB. Need 6 people. 1947 Ercoupe. Located in Olympia WA. Contact Earl Pearson, 360-2927220 or 360-754-5221. Fuel - 7215

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CA-EXECUTIVE grade 64’W x 60’D x 25’H hangar w/epoxy floors, electric bi-fold door, great overhead lighting, monitored burglar alarm, sprinklers. This hangar would compliment any plane. $250,000 or lease $950/month. KAUN. Auburn, CA/916-7300788. More details/pics: TIE-DOWN @ KCIA single engine only, $85/ month, 206575-8436 Janet.

HANGAR/ OFFICE For lease. Naples Florida. General Aviation. Great package. $3000 a month. Top notch private hangar, private office. Use of upscale conference room, kitchen, storage and bathrooms Call Christel Johnson 239-564-4029. POWER METERS for hangars. Recover the cost of electricity used by tenants, Davidge Controls, 800-824-9696, NEW RICHMOND WI(RNH) hangar, in-floor-heat, 60’door. 50’x100’. 5,000sqft building w/log-cabin style-office, bath w/shower, natural-gas, 330-283-3200. More details/pics: , COMING THIS SUMMER--BOX HANGARS AT HAYWARD EXEC AIRPORT (HWD), California. 3 sizes: 42’x34’, 50’x40’, 50’x50’.

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Alabama - 9650

Florida - 9650

New Mexico - 9650

FL-FLORIDA AIRPARK, FD22, 3600’paved/lighted r/way. 5-acre-taxiway-lot, 4/2.5 hangar-home; hangar-50’x28’, 35’x10’doors. Pole barn-40’x29’. $279,900. Sue Plaster C B Isaac Realty 352-538-9384. See pictures at

MOBILE BAY. Terrific 50’X60’hangar w/1600sqft 2Bedroom 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 AIRPARKS ARE AWESOME. Properties in all shapes, sizes, and prices. 928-231-9500, Arkansas - 9650 Software - 8890

ARKANSAS VALLEY Cotter Airport, Final Sale. One Runway lot $30,000. 2.44-acre taxiway-tract $30,000. Seller pays all buyers closing costs. 3% financing available. 870-430-5545, ARKANSAS BULL Shoals Lake acreages w/airpark, 3+ acres, $25,000-$80,000, Village Land Office, 870-4042059, 870-453-2966 eves, California - 9650 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. 209-962-5501

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CALIFORNIA IDEAL climate, Pine Mountain lake. (E45) Taxiway homes or lots in the Sierra foothills near Yosemite Nat'l Park. Gated community with boating, golf, tennis and stables “Red” Rossio, The Flying Broker, Pine Mountain Lake Realty, 209-962-7156. EVERY PILOT’S Dream(O61)Excellent-level .43acre-lotjoint use roadway. $160,000. Yvonne Rand, Lyon Real Estate 916-673-8226, CA DRE# 01834318. Details/pics at MAKE OFFER 1 acre & 1-1/2 acres alongside runway for sale. Adelanto Airpark, So.California, near Victorville Broker Bill 760-792-8072. LIVE WITH Your Plane. Home/hangar. 3000’ paved lighted runway, near fishing, boating, water, snow skiing, major shopping, boat launch to Sacramento River, Only!! $399,000/offer. Mel 530-3473164,

SARASOTA FLORIDA Hidden River Airpark, 2640’ paved+ lighted runway, lots w/homes 5-20acres. Katty Caron, Realty Executives 941-928-3009 ORLANDO AREA Aviation-properties, hangars, hangarrentals, Some priced like bank-owned. Chandelle Properties. Call Ron Henderson 407-712-4071 Keller Williams/Advantage II Realty Idaho - 9650 IDAHO CLARKFORK River frontage. 100 ft lot has float plane access in front and land plane airstrip in back Scenic area. $198,000. 208-667-5770. TAXI TO your cabin. Bare land in beautiful Elk River, Idaho. Adjacent to airstrip. $57,000. Sean Wilson, Latah Realty, LLC, Moscow, ID. 208-596-8170. Kansas - 9650 SE KANSAS, 160acres w/19acre LAKE, 8miles from Fort Scott, 2.5miles from Fort Scott Airport.(FSK). $599,000. 316-650-6581. More details/pictures at: “TOPEKA, KANSAS: 10 BEST MIDSIZE KIPLINGER 2010. 2600’X100’ Lighted Grass strip. (90KS) Twenty Minutes to “Everything”. From Cradle to Retirement. $60K. Kris 785-224-4211, Michigan - 9650 SUGAR SPRINGS Airpark Home, 1840SF 2-level, 4BD/2BA, full basement, 2garages, indoor heated pool, access to golf course/pro-shop/restaurant/pub. $169,000 989-430-0966, WALKOUT RANCH with 60’x78’ hangar & workshop on 24M. 10ftx2543ft lighted grass strip. N of Grand Rapids, MI. $190,000. 616-678-7582. See pictures at

FREDERICKTOWN, MO. 4cd remodeled home. 2400 sqft hangar w/one piece Hydro door and office/media room. 3.61 acres lot. Lots of wildlife. 80' x 2000' grass runway. Homeowners association contract, restrictions being drafted and available. Pictures on request. Scott Frisella 314-359-2392. Montana - 9650

TITLE SEARCHES: Same day reports if called before noon C.T., most searches. 800-666-1397 or 405-2328886. Visa/ MC. Aircraft Title Corp. Established 1957. Video, Audio, DVD - 9400 QUAD CITY CHALLENGER VIDEO. 45 minutes of flying fun on floats, ski’s, soaring and other neat stuff. Send $10 to QCU, POBox 370, Moline IL 61266-0370. Money back if not totally satisfied Also see our web site. For VISA/MC order call 309-764-3515. Real Estate/Airport Property - 9650 Publisher’s notice: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limited or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodian, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 800-669-9777. Toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 800-927-9277.

CANNON CREEK Airpark. Florida’s Finest just got better. 600+acres, 2-Runways along I-75 North Fl. at Lake City and I-10. The best approaches, Golf and Tennis and snack Bar by Golf Cart. 4,000Ft Turf 4,000 paved. 150 Homes Now and growing. New section greater than 40 lots, Incredible Beautiful Lots. No rush to build, Finance and no interest, 10 lots set at $19,000. Each DoorBuster Pricing. CCAIRPARK.COM Call 386-984-0283, Ray Sessions After 35years of Building this Airpark and starting others at Sun N Fun, This is my last Subdivision, time to find a Honey, give her a Home. I’ll be 70 this year. Time to see The Grandchildren in Kissimmee and San Antonio. Call me, you will get the buy of a LifeTime. No Salesmen, Direct to you.


Daytona Beach, (East Coast of Florida). Taxiway homes from $450,000, non-taxiway homes from $200,000, condo’s from $139,000. Lots-available. Long and short term rentals available. SPRUCE CREEK FLY-IN REALTY, Pat & Lenny Ohlsson, 800-932-4437.

AVIATION, INVESTMENT & residential properties. Licensed in both Carolina’s. Sell airpark & airstrip property That’s what we 877-279-9623

NO CAROLINA airpark 8NC2. Acreage lots starting at $24,500. Between Ashville & Charlotte NC. 1.5mi to Hwy 74 bypass. 2500’x90’ turf-runway, landing-lights, private lounge w/bath/hangar space. $125/mo, 864-812-0482. Oregon - 9650

Pine Hollow, Oregon (32OR) Fly in to your own backyard. Enjoy sun 300 days a year

2 br, 2 bath on 2/3 of an acre, on private airstrip. New decks, carpet, blinds, kitchen appliances, washer, dryer, furnace & metal roof. Includes airstrip ownership. Contact Jim @ 425-864-1732

PINE HOLLOW Airpark 3BD/2BA home w/part airport ownership/hangar w/full size 1-bdrm apt. $330,000. 503625-7079, 503-502-7954. See more details/photos at

AVIATORS DREAM! 35acre home sites only $12,000per acre! With access to your 4,000’ private runway!! Mark Bulla 720-495-7607 Prudential Rocky Mountain/Realtors. More details/pictures at Florida - 9650

NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS: 60 acres with 1800’ grassy airstrip, hangar/ house needs restoration. Near Lake Placid/ Montreal. $55,000. 518-483-4163. North Carolina - 9650

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PICTURESQUE MOUNTAIN views: Hangar & log home in SW New Mexico on private airpark. 60’x60’ hangar on runway, includes 3bd/3ba custom log home on 1.5acres overlooking runway. Nancy Whatley 575-538-1438, 214587-1763, REDUCED PRICE: $499,000. New York - 9650

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

FOR SALE, 41.1 acres for airport-related development. Independence, OR. State Airport (7S5) 503-819-4331. See more details and pictures at

BLUE SKY Estates at Flathead Sky Ranch. Mile-long grass runway. Owner Financing.. Prices start at $99,950. Brett Bennett 406-253-6411 Nevada - 9650 SOUTHERN NEVADA 64+acres, airstrip, steel-hangar w/electric bi-fold doors. Single-wide, well, 1+hr North of Las Vegas by Hwy 95. $198,500. Agent/702-205-0705. NW NEVADA Airstrip property. 5+ acres 35 miles SE Lake Tahoe $115K Terms. Also C-172N $18K. NV 775266-3796

Pennsylvania - 9650 SEAPLANE BASE with brick Home on Delaware river, commute 50miles to New York City or Philadelphia. ramp, Helipad, hangar. 4BD/2BA. $410K.

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PILOT’S DREAM. Home & hangar at Concrete, WA, Municipal Airport (3W5). 3BD/2BA, 1500+SF double-wide. 50x60’ metal hangar, misc. outbuildings, approx 1.5acres on two lots with legal access to runway. Possible trade for home and property in Western WA or flexible owner terms on other offers. $325,000. 360-853-7564. New airpark, Northeast Pennsylvania, 29-lots for sale. 1.25-3 acres, great views, underground utilities, sewers, some lakefront. EZ flight/drive to NYC, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Connecticut. At Seamans Airport (9N3), 2500’paved IFR approach, lighted, all services, Build Your Dream Home This Spring! “Model Home Being Built Now”. 866-924-7787 or South Carolina - 9650

SAN JUAN AVIATION ESTATES BLAKELY ISLAND, WA. Premier Recreational Airpark. Paved lighted runway. Exceptional marina. Owner access to 3000ac forest preserve w/2 - 70ac lakes: fish/swim/boat. Taxiway cabin, room to build hangar, $379,000. Airpark Marine View Home: $550,000 $490,000. DECATUR ISLAND, WA. Decatur Shores Airpark. Community dock plus waterfront park. Taxi to octagonal home w/hangar $800K. Adjacent lot w/nearly new hangar: $400,000. Judy, Flying Island Realty, 360-375-6302

NORTH of Hurricanes, SOUTH of snow 3300turf. 10mi to Myrtle Beach. 1, 5,10,acre lots Low taxes/insurance, “free DVD”. 843-602-8220.

PRICE REDUCED! 30-Acres/home/hangar/community airport. This property has it all and more! $199,000. Dave Hanna, Hanna Realty 509-486-4528, 877-593-7238. More details/pictures at:


2.5 ACRES on Parkside Airstrip, 3000sqft, 3bd/4ba, 42X38’hangar. Vancouver, WA No income-tax state! $459,000 Sandy Scott Uptown Realty, 360-608-6166. See pictures at

“WE’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL” Gated airpark with underground utilities in place. Palmetto-POBox 777-Manning-SC 29102-803-473-2199 Tennessee - 9650 DISTRESS SALE!! Pilot’s Dream. Only home on 3500’paved-runway in Tennessee-mountains. 6.18acres. 4800sqft 5br/4ba, lodge. Price reduced/$300K. W/trade for late model Piper-6X. 904-669-9661.

STUART ISLAND AIRWAY PARK has waterfront lots, cabins and homes. Community airstrip, beaches and dock. Dick Sandmeyer/Windermere 1-360-378-7508.

WASHINGTON STATE, Columbia River. A Retirement Paradise. 5acres plus building site on 2280’airstrip w/nice approach located in secluded Pristine Valley 35miles West of Longview & 40miles East of Pacific Ocean.Tired of restrictions? No Problem! FAA Site# 26408.9A. 4 sites remaining starting at $65,000. Possible owner contract with low interest. Now is the time to buy. 360-795-0606.

PT TOWNSEND residential lot of .45 acres in Kala Point, a small gated community w/private beach on Olympia Peninsula 3miles from Jefferson County AP. $90,000 w/possible owner financing 360-379-9878,

YEAR ROUND living at Lake Roosevelt, Seven Bays WA. 3BR/ 2-1/2 Bath with 2000’ hangar. (2 Lots). $375,000. 310-508-4046.

7 ACRE Custom-home, hangar, barn, outbuildings. $850,000. Flying H Ranch, Buckley, WA. 253-862-3030, 253-740-1175. Details/pics:

WA-FRONTIER AIRPARK(WN53) A premier Seattle Airpark Gorgeous-custom built home & hangar on private/gated 5-acres w/pond. $679,950. 360-658-5850. View pix: Real Estate/Airport Property - 9650

MINI AIR PARK $594,950. Own your own turf airstrip. 1700’ on 38 acres, very nice, large rambler. Sandi 360770-8670 WA.

FOR SALE: Two Bedroom House, large Hangar w/bedroom included plus 20 acres, paved runway, near Chelan. Call for details. 509-630-0045. Real Estate/Airport Property - 9650


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Texas - 9650 Hidden Valley Airpark Denton, Texas GATED COMMUNITY. 1.0acre, 5634sqft home, & 4225 hangar. Landscaped yard w/Gazebo & waterfall. Priced to sell. / 214-663-9143. MIDLAND, TX- 5,500Sqft hangar on taxiway, includes 4BR/3.5BA-home on 1.5acres. Call Realtor for price. Sandy Hanson/Legacy Real Estate 432-618-0613.

FLY-IN ESTATE of 2.36acres with beautifully updated 2475sqft home & 4000sqft hangar/office/shop. Sharon 360-600-7493 for details/showing. $510,000

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

Washington - 9650 WA STATE. Pilots only. 2.23ac. on 1850ft. private/paved runway, Kadwell Field. $85K+/BO. Can finance 1/3. Tom 425-335-1375. See pics: FANTASY FIELD (FA99): 2.96acres, 748sqft 1bdrm, home w/attached 1892sqft hangar, deck, heated 10'x18'shop. 2150x84' grass runway. Reduced!! $169,000. 206-783-4556, 253-906-7799. Real Estate/Airport Property - 9650

SAN JUAN AVIATION ESTATES HANGAR HOME Blakely Island, WA. Taxi to your hangar home. Enjoy your nobank waterfront home with boat ramp, Solarium windows, hardwood floors, guest studio, fenced gardens and more. $850,000. See at Judy, Flying Island Realty, 360-375-6302

PURCHASE A public use General Aviation Airport on partially wooded park-like acreage near Olympia WA $575,000 View pics/information: 360-747-7079. 1/2 ACRE lot, San Juans. Water, power, trees, 1700’ airstrip, boatdock, clubhouse, association, $65K. Center Island Lot133. Any Realty 206-799-2656. Real Estate/Airport Property - 9650

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Mr. Murphy and his laws Deb McFarland

I didn’t make the Lady Taildragger FlyIn held in Savannah, Tenn., the first weekend in June, and from the comments on the website and texts from my friend and fellow pilot, Sharon Tinkler, it was a roaring success. Kudos to founder and organizer of Ladies Love Taildraggers, Judy Birchler, and Savannah-Hardin airport manager Montille Warren for their hard work. “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” In my case, Murphy’s Law should be modified to “Many events that you want or should attend will be scheduled the same weekend as far apart as possible in order to cause as much stress as possible.” I don’t like this law and I don’t have much fondness for Mr. Murphy either. I have enjoyed the Ladies Love Taildraggers website ( since it launched. You can feel Judy’s energy and enthusiasm throughout the site. I like reading the posts and seeing that younger women make a lot of them. It gives me hope that the love of flying is alive and well in the next generation. I have been married to a pilot for 30 years. I have been a pilot myself for 15 of those 30 years. We have been to a lot of fly-ins. In the years after the kids left home, we did a lot of flying and camping. Then one day, the man who loved flying and camping just about as much as anyone said, “I’m done. My back can’t take sleeping on the ground any more.” Well, I didn’t argue with that! Flying and staying in a nice hotel is just as pleasurable. No more weight and balances. I could take more clothing instead of just a change of underwear and a toothbrush. After a while, we adjusted our fly-in habits to just a few a year, particularly those where we enjoyed reuniting with old friends as much as admiring airplanes. Learning that this year’s Ladies Love Taildraggers Fly-In was going to be held in Savannah, Tenn., really piqued my interest. That hotels were available added to my excitement. Immediately, I plotted a course from JZP to SNH, 248° for 190 nm. Two tach hours in a Luscombe 8A — it was doable and not a budget buster. For the first time in a long time, I was excited about a fly-in. The event was put on our calendar that hangs on the refrigerator Then Mr. Murphy started his shenanigans. Almost immediately Henry got a call that a former work associate was retiring. Would he be interested in attending the retirement luncheon and speaking a few words? Of course he would. We held that person in high regard, and we both worked Deb McFarland is the proud owner of Lester, a 1948 Luscombe 8E, and part of the “Front Porch Gang” at Pickens County Airport in Georgia. She can be reached at

with him during a very interesting time on a memorable project. To top it off, our attendance was going to be a surprise, as we would be traveling a good distance. When is this going to be held? We’ll put it on the calendar. The end of May. Hmmm. Let’s see. The Lady Taildragger Fly-In is the first of June. The retirement luncheon is the end of May. Both require travel in different directions. Okay. We’re retired. We can do this. We decided to drive to the luncheon, which would allow us to have the budget to fly to Tennessee. Since it is a lovely Victorian hotel, I wanted to stay at the Windsor Hotel in Americus, Ga., not far from where the event was to be held. We could drive down, enjoy dinner and a night at the Windsor, attend the retirement event the next day, drive home and have a day to recoup before flying off to Savannah-Hardin. Wow. We’re such planning dynamos. That is until Henry’s cousin announced on Facebook they were hosting a family reunion at their pavilion on their lake and that family as far away as Colorado was coming. When is this going to be held? June 3. I’ll just put that on that calendar that hangs on the refrigerator. Wait! The Lady Taildragger Fly-In is June 1-3. Tell them we can’t make it. Henry told them maybe, and as that date drew nearer, the excitement of the reunion grew and we really didn’t want to miss it. Change of plans. We’ll drive down for the luncheon. Enjoy our evening at the Windsor. Make a nice speech. Drive home with a day to recoup before flying off to Savannah on Friday. We’ll come back late Saturday and then attend the family reunion on Sunday. Phew. We can do this. Two old folks having too much fun on a road trip often leads the best-laid plans astray. We enjoyed our stay at the Windsor. We really enjoyed happy hour on the veranda. Dinner was divine and so was breakfast in that grand old dining room. So we changed our fly-in plans to accommodate the new budget. We would fly one airplane to the fly-in. Then the monkey wrench was thrown into my rather chaotic plans: Henry’s back. It decided to act up. A compressed disc doesn’t really like driving or riding in a car for long periods two days in a row. I know for a fact that the worst scenario for such a condition is flying a Luscombe, which is not known for comfort and can require considerable rudder usage if the air is not smooth. Amendment to the plan: Schedule an appointment with the chiropractor and hope he works his magic. He did, sort of. Henry’s back was now tolerable as long as he didn’t sit, ride or drive. How was I to get him to the flyin? Strap him to the belly of the airplane? Right about now, you’re probably wondering why he needed to go. It was a “Lady”

Photos by Deb McFarland

Short Final

The “Old Man” on the verandah of the Windsor Hotel (pictured above). Taildragger Fly-In after all. Two years ago, I wouldn’t of thought twice about jumping in Lester and flying away. But since my Old Man has been retired, all of our adventures have been shared. I wanted to share this one as well, so the plan was changed once again. We’ll forego the Friday departure for a Saturday only trip. It would give him another day to rest. I would fly us so it would not be necessary for him to use the rudders, which tends to aggravate the condition. It would mean four hours in a Luscombe, but maybe by Saturday all would be well. It’s just as well the plan was changed, as Friday was stormy and the ceilings didn’t lift until late in the day. The weather brought on another consideration. The drop in temperatures from Friday in the high 80s to Saturday in the low 70s indicated the passage of a strong front, which usually means wind. Such wind usually means turbulence, not good for an ailing back. Mr. Murphy was in rare form. My husband is a very sweet man. He offered to stay home. I refused that offer outright. He insisted he could take it. I didn’t

want him to, so on Friday evening I told him the trip was off. Yes, I really wanted to go, but I didn’t want him to suffer. I didn’t want to pilot a flight where I was worried if he was suffering. I didn’t want to be bounced around either, and I certainly didn’t want to pay $6 a gallon to do it. At daybreak on Saturday, I picked up my phone on the bedside table and checked the weather. The red circle that encompassed north Georgia in an Airmet for light to moderate turbulence told me all I needed to know. I rolled over and went back to sleep. Saturday was not without aviation perks. We spent the day at the airport chatting on the porch, lunching with friends and decided to start the annual on my plane. This year we are removing Lester’s tail feathers to check for cracks, internal corrosion and for painting (some parts are a bear to polish). The promised gusts to 30 mph came, but I do believe the wind nearly died to a breeze as soon as the Old Man took that rudder off. That Mr. Murphy really likes to annoy me.


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