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First delivery: Cessna’s first Skycatcher was delivered last month to Rose Pelton, wife of the company’s chairman, president and CEO. The Wichita giant has more than 1,000 orders for its LSA.................................................... 6

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shares all the details of what it’s like to fly the Flight Design CTLS, one of the most popular Light Sport Aircraft in the U.S. Photo courtesy Flight Design USA................................................................... 12

News & Features And so it begins | Cessna delivers first Skycatcher . ..........................................6 Using politics to our advantage | Airport-friendly candidates take office .......7 THE BUSIEST MAN IN AVIATION: Phil Lockwood heads up Lockwood Aviation, which includes the country’s premiere Rotax facility and a manufacturing arm that produces the AirCam and Drifter aircraft.............................................29

A bleak forecast | GA’s leaders expect 2010 to be more of the same . ..............8 Is Wichita the next Detroit? Absolutely not, say manufacturers based there . .8 Capital Comments | FAA reauthorization hits yet another snag .......................9 A new sport pilot | Able Flight teams with Bombardier on new scholarship...11 What to expect this year | Sporty’s spots trends in flying...............................13 Energy efficient | Vermont FBO installs wind turbine......................................14 New Hall of Fame | Established for Commemorative Air Force ......................19 Relief needed | VNY tenants declare “economic state of emergency”.............19

learning tool: A Washington pilot recently donated his 1957 Tri-Pacer to Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, Wash., to further the education of maintenance students and student pilots .......................................30

The busiest man in aviation | It could be Phil Lockwood..............................29 Helping build tomorrow’s aviators | Pilot donates Tri-Pacer to college.........30 A “jewel” | Florida town invests in Gilbert Field...............................................30 Ask Paul | Will my engine benefit from new technology?.................................31 Woody’s AirCam | N.J. pilot flies low and slow, but with the latest avionics...32 Book review | The Rescue of Streetcar 304 .....................................................33 Smokestacks and airplanes | Not a good mix, California pilots say . ............34 WOODY’S AIRCAM: New Jersey pilot Woody Saland has equipped his AirCam with the latest in avionics.................32

Flight & Flyers | A look back at the Air Mail Service’s fleet ............................35 SPLOG | Sebring Expo kicks off new year ........................................................39

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NEITHER RAIN NOR SNOW: At one time, the Air Mail Service owned the largest civilian fleet in the world. Making up its first purchase was a fleet of six Standard JR-1M mail planes...........................35

Want to share your hangar? Tips to make it work Class of 2010 | Unveiled for National Aviation Hall of Fame Looking back | At the year in business aviation Safer runways | With newly approved Runway Visual Range system “Mike Da Mustang” | New kids show premieres online Good news | Increase in job postings noted BARGAIN EXTRAORDINAIRE: While many lament the high price of LSAs, RANS offers its S-6ELS for just $63,000. Want more bells and whistles? You can add them for about $6,000 more.............39

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36 Accident Reports

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37 On the Market

9 Capital Comments

31 Ask Paul

38 Calendar of Events

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35 Flight & Flyers

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The first | Launch customer for Thrush 510 signed Green Garage opens | At Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach campus Want to be the next EAA president? Job description posted online

build a pilot: Rachel Conklin is the first recipient of EAA Chapter 1280’s “Build-a-Pilot” Scholarship Program. Conklin, pictured here with her CFI Robert Spearing, passed her check ride in December....................................... 4

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“We need to convince TSA and Washington that we are not the bad guys.” — NBAA’s Doug Carr

“We haven’t asked for anything — just get out of our way.” — Hawker Beechcraft’s Bill Boisture on GA not asking for a federal bailout

“When the growth comes, we’ll be ready for it. We’re looking forward to that day — we just don’t know when it is.”

New York teen soars with scholarship and CFI’s dedication Last month, Rachel Conklin earned her private pilot certificate, becoming the first pilot “built” by the “Build-a-Pilot” Scholarship Program. The program was created by EAA Chapter 1280 in Newburgh, N.Y., in 2007 because the chapter’s members who wanted to inspire older Young Eagles to pursue flight training, according the chapter member Howard Kave. Conklin, 17, was chosen as the winner of the partial scholarship in early 2008 after a competition that included a rigorous written knowledge exam, an application review and personal interview. Kave noted that Conklin scored a near perfect score (54 out of 55) on the exam, “which would tax most veteran aviators.” She began her training with CFI Robert Spearing (pictured, with Conklin) soon after but, as with so many pilots, she experienced interruptions caused by weather and life, including band camp each summer as she also is an accomplished concert violinist. But when she finally took her test, she was ready. According to Kave, when FAA Designated Examiner Peggy Naumann issued Conklin’s certificate, she observed that she had “aced” the oral and that her performance in the aircraft was “at least a 9.5/10 — an excellent performance.” EAA Chapter 1280, which has about 15 active members, raised about half the money needed for Conklin’s training, while her parents paid the other half, “but the total was deeply discounted” by Spearing, Kave noted.

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“Thundercats are go!” — A Boeing representative announces that the first flight of the Boeing 787 will take place as planned, despite less than perfect weather.

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In fact Spearing’s dedication to Conklin’s training went above and beyond the call of duty. As the economy tanked last year, his flight school business dropped precipitously and he was forced to close the business. “But as a man of integrity, he committed to finishing Rachel’s training last year,” Kave noted. “He made a huge sacrifice of time and money to see her through.” Chapter members aren’t sure if they’ll continue the scholarship program, given the continuing economic woes. “We were thinking of becoming a 501c-3 charity and soliciting from local FBOs, etc.,” Kave said. “Then the economy tanked and that idea has been put on hold.”

— Cessna’s Jack Pelton

“We’ve decided it’s time to stop spending advertising dollars with a newspaper that has demonstrated such an anti-general aviation bias in recent months.”

GA pilots flock to Dreamliner’s launch

When the Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its long-awaited maiden voyage Dec. 15, it had quite an audience. Television stations carried the event live, while thousands of people gathered at Snohomish County Airport/Paine Field (PAE) in Everett, Wash., for its departure and at King County International/Boeing Field (BFI) in Seattle for its eventual arrival. In addition to the people on the ground, dozens of general aviation pilots launched, hoping to get a glimpse of the new bird as it flew back and forth across the state. Discreet frequencies buzzed with pilots quer ying one another as to whether they had seen the aircraft. Alas, the flight was cut short due to deteriorating weather. Boeing is expected to conduct at least 3,000 hours of test flights with the Dreamliner before it goes to delivery, so there should be more opportunities to share the skies with the much-anticipated airliner.

— NBAA’s Ed Bolen on why the association pulled its ads from USA Today

— Country superstar Garth Brooks, who was enticed out of retirement by Las Vegas entrepreneur Steve Wynn who added a personal jet to the deal so Brooks could stay close to his family

“The future of Vista Field has never looked brighter.” — John Dobson, president, Washington Pilots Association, after airport friendly candidates won the November elections

Photo courtesy Boeing

“That’s kind of what melted my heart.”

For more information: Boeing.com.

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uuu Four Cessna Pilot Centers are the first schools to gain approval from the FAA to use Cessna’s new Sport/Private Pilot Course in their private pilot certificate training programs. Centers gaining approval are: Air Fleet Training Systems Inc., Fairfield, N.J.; Snohomish Flying Service, Snohomish, Wash.; Trade Winds Aviation, San Jose, Calif.; and Pensacola Aviation Center, Pensacola, Fla. Many other Cessna Pilot Centers are in the approval process to add the course to their training programs, company officials said. CessnaFlightTraining.com

uuu In response to another anti-general aviation story that appeared on the front page of the Dec. 14 edition of USA Today, the National Business Aviation Association has discontinued “indefinitely” its advertising for its “No Plane No Gain” campaign in the national newspaper. “We’ve been running ads in USA Today and elsewhere to highlight for Washington policymakers and opinion leaders the essential role business aviation plays for citizens, companies and communities across the country,” said Ed Bolen, president and CEO. “However,

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we’ve decided it’s time to stop spending advertising dollars with a newspaper that has demonstrated such an anti-general aviation bias in recent months.” NBAA.org

uuu The SubSonex, a jet-powered homebuilt aircraft being developed by Sonex Aircraft, LLC, completed its first engine run in December at the company’s Oshkosh, Wisconsin, headquarters. The jet features a new Czech-built engine that has shortened the development time frame of the aircraft, according to Sonex Founder John Monnett. The PBS engine (První Brnenská Strojírna Velká Bíteš, a.s. TJ-100) is bigger and more powerful than the original Heward engine that was seen when the aircraft was unveiled at last summer’s AirVenture. Monnett noted the SubSonex’s first flight is imminent. SonexAircraft.com

uuu Twin Commander Aircraft has completed its relocation from Arlington, Wash., to Creedmoor, N.C., just north of Charlotte. The physical move was choreo-

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Cessna delivered its first Model 162 Skycatcher Light Sport Aircraft Dec. 18 during a ceremony at Yingling Aircraft in Wichita, Kan. Yingling is one of three U.S. re-assembly facilities for the Skycatcher. Rose Pelton, wife of Cessna Chairman, President and CEO Jack Pelton, received the first Skycatcher. The Skycatcher is a two-place, single-engine piston, high-wing aircraft powered by a Continental O-200D 100hp air-cooled engine and a fixed-pitch propeller. It will cruise at speeds up to 118 knots and has a maximum range of 470 nm. It features a Garmin G300 avionics system. Cessna reports it has more than 1,000 orders for the LSA.

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graphed to take place in stages over the summer, and involved the transport of tons of tooling, parts, and equipment by truck and rail. “Our planning objective was to provide uninterrupted service to our customers during the move,” said President Matt Isley. 919-956-4300 or TwinCommander.com

uuu The fourth Evolution by Lancair had its first flight Dec. 20. Jeff and Shelby Edwards of Chesterfield, Mo., began construction of their PT6-powered Evolution kit with a two-week builder’s assist program at the Lancair factory in May and then, assisted by Brian Harris of Composite Approach in Redmond, Ore., brought it to first flight in eight months. Edwards, a former Naval Flight Officer, accident investigator, and past Flight Instructor of the Year, also built a Lancair IV-P several years ago. The Lancair Evolution is a highperformance, pressurized, all composite, four-place owner-built plane that is available with either a Pratt & Whitney PT-6 Turboprop engine or a Lycoming TEO-540 iE2 electronically controlled piston engine.

uuu FK Lightplanes, German manufacturer of the FK9 MK IV, the F12 Comet and the F14 Polaris, recently completed construction on a second factory, part of the company’s goal to produce all of its aircraft in-house. Company officials say their partnership with Cirrus Aircraft — which suspended plans to develop its own LSA based on the FK Polaris — was very helpful, in that Cirrus officials shared their “huge production knowledge” with FK officials. FK-Lightplanes.com

uuu The AOPA Insurance Agency recently presented a check to the AOPA Air Safety Foundation to help develop and distribute the foundation’s safety quizzes, available online free of charge to all pilots. The agency’s donation includes a $100,000 direct sponsorship of the quizzes, and a $200,000 permanently restricted donation, which is to be invested and the proceeds used as an additional way to fund the quizzes, which use graphics and interactivity to test and expand pilots’ knowledge. The standard multiple-choice and true/false questions are augmented by drag-anddrop matching exercises, fill-in-the-blank

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Pilots use politics to protect Washington airport

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Pilots in eastern Washington are celebrating a victory in the fight to keep Vista Field Airport (S98) open. Ac c o rd i n g t o J o h n D o b s o n , president of the Washington Pilots Association, efforts to keep the airport (Continued from page 6)

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uuu California Power Systems, the only West Coast Rotax training center, recently completed a new training and maintenance facility at the company’s Oakland International Airport (OAK) North Field facility. The new facility, which includes a 600-square-foot classroom, is designed for students to do hands-on work on actual aircraft as well as full teardown and reassembly of a Rotax engine. The next classes are scheduled for Feb. 10-19. 800-247-9653 or 800-AirWolf.com

uuu Officials at parent company Textron say Cessna continues to see stabilization in the business jet market, noting Cessna management has observed that the availability of used aircraft is declining, customer use of the existing fleet has stabilized, availability of financing is improving and customer inquiries for new orders are beginning to increase. Company officials expect that cancellations in the fourth quarter will reduce backlog by about $1.7 billion. These cancellations are not expected to have a material impact on planned deliveries through 2012. Textron.com, Cessna.com

uuu All Weather, Inc., a manufacturer of automated weather information systems and meteorological sensors, has launched AWOS Web in its quest to provide easy access to AWOS data from anywhere at anytime. AWOS Web will enable all users with Internet access to monitor up to 200 weather stations in real time. AllWeatherInc.com

uuu Embraer’s Phenom 300 jet was certified Dec. 14 by the FAA, which granted its Type Certificate following the same

from being shut down for redevelopment got a boost after the November election. “Five airport friendly candidates were elected to seven positions in Kennewick,â€? he said. “Two are port commissioners and three are city council members. The future of Vista Field has never looked brighter.â€? Vista Field Airport is one of three airports in the Tri-Cities area of eastern Washington. The airport, which sports a 4,008-foot runway, was one of three built by the Navy during World War II. Today there are 35 aircraft action by Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (AgĂŞncia Nacional de Aviação Civil-ANAC) Dec. 3. First deliveries should begin soon, according to company officials. Powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535-E engines, the jet’s top speed is 453 knots. Certified without restrictions, the Phenom 300 is able to fly according to Visual and Instrument Flight Rules, day or night, and into known or forecasted icing conditions. The jet, certified for single-pilot operation, is equipped with the Prodigy flight deck,which is based on the Garmin G1000 avionics suite. Effective Feb. 1, list price will be $8.14 million. Embraer.com

uuu The FAA has issued a new Airworthiness Directive (AD) for Cirrus SR22s equipped with an anti-ice system approved for flight into known icing. The AD, which requires owners to inspect the compression fittings on the anti-ice fluid distribution lines for proper installation and repair any fittings that were not properly installed, is a result of the manufacturer finding some antiice fluid distribution lines where the compression fittings were not properly installed, FAA officials said. Improperly installed compression fittings could result in anti-ice fluid distribution line separation which, in turn, could result in a total loss of ice protection fluid supply to the protected surfaces, which would allow ice to build on the airplane and degrade the handling qualities and performance, FAA officials warn in the AD, which became effective Dec. 21. Cirrus released a Service Bulletin (SR22 Service Bulletin SB 2X-30-08) that describes procedures for inspecting the anti-ice fluid distribution line compression fittings for proper installation. The bulletin describes procedures for properly installing compression fittings on the antiice fluid distribution lines. CirrusAircraft.com or FAA.gov

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based at the field, which is operated by the Port of Kennewick. Over the years there has been increasing pressure to close the airport and redevelop the land, with proposals to move air operations to nearby Richland Airport (RLD) or Tri-Cities Airport (PSC) in Pasco. At a Port of Kennewick meeting earlier this month, Commissioner Gene Wagner issued a statement in support of keeping Vista Field open, said Marjy Leggett, the Airport Support Network Volunteer for the airport. She added another meeting

“The future of Vista Field has never looked brighter.� — John Dobson, president, Washington Pilots Association

will be held in February that includes a presentation on the airport and the opportunity for public comment.

For more information: PortOfKennewick.org.

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Airport-friendly candidates elected to key positions

It won’t be any good after March 31. That’s when paper certificates expire, according to FAA officials, who have set up a special web page for pilots to replace their certificates. It’s going to cost you $2 to replace your certificate. If you are handling the transaction online, it will take between seven and 10 days. Rather go through the mail? Give

yourself some time — FAA officials estimate it takes four to six weeks for mail processing. Other certificate holders, including air traffic controllers, dispatchers, A&Ps and engineers, have until 2013 to replace their certificates. FAA.gov

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rates and low production rates,” he said, noting he doesn’t foresee any growth for at least 12 to 18 months. That scenario could change, however, if the banking industry steps up to the plate. Banks aren’t lending money now,

By JANICE WOOD General Aviation News

While the GA industry is seeing signs of stabilization, it looks like 2010 will be a bleak year, with low production rates, low order rates and no hiring on the horizon. That was the message from some of the industry’s leaders at the Wichita Aero Club’s first online summit Dec. 15. Bringing together top executives from Cessna, Hawker Beechcraft, Bombardier Learjet, Boeing and Spirit Aerosystems, the summit tackled the key issues facing the industry today, with uncertainty topping the list. “It’s like when you jumped into a lake as a kid and you feel around the mud and sand, trying to find the rocks,” said Bill Boisture, chairman and CEO of Hawker Beechcraft. “We’re feeling for the rocks right now, but we’re not sure how wide the lake is. Snorkels may be required.” While all were reluctant to say we’ve hit the bottom, most agree with Cessna’s Jack Pelton that it looks like the GA industry is stabilizing. “But I don’t like where we’re stabilizing at, with low order

“The banks are going to have to lead this recovery.” — Hawker Beechcraft’s Bill Boisture

creating problems for the entire industry from manufacturers to would-be airplane owners. “The banks are going to have to lead this recovery by providing some liquidity,” Boisture said. Meanwhile the manufacturers spent the last year cutting costs, including layoffs, to prepare for the continuing recession. “We’ve taken the approach of getting our production capacity in balance with the market,” Boisture said. “We’ve ended the year in good shape in terms of being in balance, but it’s hard to know what next year will bring. We’ve worked hard to get our cost structure to the point where we can weather the storm, no matter how long it lasts. We want to be sure we are here no matter what the recovery looks like.” Over at Cessna, executives also spent most of 2009 getting the company to the size it needs to be to meet the expected demand in 2010 and 2011. “What we have now is a much smaller company with lower production rates than in 2009,” he said, noting the company’s revenue has been cut in half. But bright spots are around the corner, including the ramping up of production of the C4 business jet next year, which has a strong backlog, he said. And while he didn’t mention it, Cessna’s LSA entry, the SkyCatcher, also is set to begin

“When the growth comes, we’ll be ready for it.” — Cessna’s Jack Pelton

deliveries next year. There are about 1,000 orders for the LSA on the books. “When the growth comes, we’ll be ready for it,” he said. “We’re looking forward to that day — we just don’t know when it is.”

Is Wichita the next Detroit? It’s a question that comes around about every 10 years — usually coinciding with a downturn in the nation’s economy: Is Wichita, the air capital of the U.S., destined to become the next Detroit? Absolutely not, say the top executives at the airplane manufacturers based

in the city. One reason is because the Big Three automakers never thought their competitors were a threat, said David Coleal, vice president and general manager of Bombardier’s Learjet product line, who at one time worked in the auto industry. “In aviation, we’re very aware of our

competitors, both locally and internationally,” he said during the Wichita Aero Club’s first online summit last month. “We’re very focused on our customers and on product development. It is not a similar situation to Detroit.” Another big difference is the “resilient” workforce in Wichita, said Jack

Pelton, chairman, president and CEO of Cessna. “These employees care about the company and their co-workers,” he said. “We saw people in Detroit sitting around and getting paid even though they weren’t working and they didn’t care if GM went bankrupt. You won’t see that at Cessna.” What you also won’t see at Cessna — or any of the other Wichita aviation firms — is a hand out to Washington. “We haven’t asked for anything — just get out of our way. We need less regulation, not more,” said Bill Boisture, chairman and president of Hawker Beechcraft Aircraft, who noted no one in Wichita is even thinking about asking for a bailout, perhaps because aviation attracts “bold people who have forward vision.” That said, aviation does need something from Washington, D.C.: “We need to make sure the FAA is funded so it can keep the infrastructure healthy,” he said. “One of the real barriers to our growth overseas is there are no airports. We are blessed in this country to have a network of airports, but they need to be re-invested in. “We don’t want financial help, we want people with vision who can make the right decisions on the infrastructure side,” he concluded.


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FAA reauthorization hits another snag New York county calls for more delays in effort to stop airspace redesign By Charles Spence WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA has had its problems getting reauthorization on track. To ke e p t h e agency in business, Congress has passed yet another Capital temporary extenComments sion, something that has been going on for more than two years. Even some Senators are getting fed up with the delay, with 35 of them signing a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), urging him to move on FAA reauthorization. Adding to these problems are the

Homeland Security asked to review how pilots are vetted A request to the Depar tment of Homeland Security could bring about a closer look at pilots to find possible security threats. Concerned that reports show people with connections to terrorism and other criminal activities hold valid airman certificates, four senators have asked the Inspector General of the Homeland Security Department to study the vetting system and correct any weaknesses. The senators want to know how TSA vetts the names of individuals holding valid certificates and what action is taken when a person holding a certificate is determined to present a security threat. In a letter to Inspector General Richard Skinner, the senators said: “There appears to be weaknesses in the vetting system. Some individuals with terrorist connections have apparently gone undetected by TSA’s vetting, while in other cases, security threats who have been identified during the vetting process have not lost their certification. We are aware that FAA and TSA have recently implemented a new vetting procedure that may correct many of the earlier shortcomings, but we still have concerns about the effectiveness of this process.” Senators who sent the request are: John Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; Kay Bailey Hutcheson (R-Texas), ranking member of that committee; Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), chairman of the subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security; and Jim DeMint, (R-S.C.), ranking member of that subcommittee.

actions of a local government in New York State calling for even more delay in FAA reauthorization. Last month, the Rockland County Legislature passed a resolution urging the Congress to prevent fast tracking reauthorization as part of its fight to keep the FAA from redesigning the airspace in the New York City/Philadelphia area. The resolution received unanimous support from the legislature. Rockland County is 12 miles north-northwest of New York City and residents complain that the proposed redesign of the airspace would increase aircraft noise from airports in the area, including LaGuardia, Newark, JFK, and Westchester. The county, along with some municipalities, is involved in litigation to prevent the airspace redesign.

The suit was dismissed last June by the U.S. Court of Appeals, but in November attorneys petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Appeals Court decision. The resolution was introduced by Chairwoman Harriet Cornell, who said the redesign plan is “fatally flawed, harmful to the public, to parkland and to the environment.” She added that before being allowed to move forward, the FAA needs to resolve present issues. “No allocations should be made toward airspace redesign while Rockland and other states and localities are in litigation to prevent the redesign,” she said. The reauthorization bill now being held up in the Senate would authorize money for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen),

which includes about $90 million for the airspace redesign in the New YorkPhiladelphia area. The FAA has been working on the airspace redesign for more than nine years. It has conducted studies and evaluations that cover an area of approximately 31,000 miles, which includes five states and 21 airports served by airlines. The change involves combining high and low airspace to provide more efficient arrival and departure routes. Recent actions by the Rockland County Legislature reinforce that old saying that “nobody wants an airport near them, but everybody wants to be near an airport for travel.” Charles Spence is GAN’s Washington, D.C., correspondent.

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Good riddance 2009! And bring on 2010, please! By Ben Sclair Happy New Year! I’ve been waiting to say that for about six months now. While there is no guarantee 2010 will be any better than 2009, it always feels good to flip Touch & Go the calendar to a clean sheet, full of possibilities. That said, looking forward I find loads of challenges (or oppor tunities if you prefer a positive outlook) ahead. In the publishing industry (of which we at General Aviation News are in) paper prices will be increasing in 2010, but this is partly offset with no increase in postage for the year. We, along with every other magazine and catalog publisher, have been pummeled these past five years with monster postage increases, matched only by reduced timeliness of delivery. But that’s another column for another venue. Specific to aviation: The ongoing dialogue around the future of fuel, new pilot starts, the public perception of general aviation, amazingly insane proposed rules and regulations from the FAA, and aviation as a business are just some of what we’ll be discussing in 2010 and beyond. In 2009 we started a blog titled GAfuels written by Todd Petersen, Kent Misegades, and Dean Billings. Their backgrounds are varied and insights profound. Simply put, it is their belief that 80% of the GA fleet can be accommodated with the wide-spread availability of ethanol-free premium mogas. Their blog looks into the varied details of the complex fuels industry. I look forward to hearing from them, and the letters their blogs will generate, throughout the year. New pilot starts is an ongoing discussion. On the FAA website, I found data about the student certificates issued, by month, for calendar years 1999-2008. It shows that 61,194 student certificates were issued in 2008. That was down from 66,953 in 2007 and 61,448 in 2006, but up from 53,675 in 2005. You know, 60,000 new customers a year is a pretty good number. Perhaps instead of focusing so intently on acquiring new students, we should work harder to convert the customers we already have into bona fide certificated pilots and evangelists. For many years now, we’ve all heard that aviation is getting older and we must attract younger blood. While I would certainly welcome 100,000 20- and 30-somethings, might I suggest we look for and attract ANY person who exhibits a desire to learn to fly? I’ve grown weary of the monotonous drumbeat of attracting

young pilots. For an industry that exists primarily on the fringe, I would think it pr udent to attract anyone interested (which I know we do, by the way), not just those younger than 40. After all, I will turn 40 in 2010 and, with a wife I want to spend more time with, three kids (all of school age and their myriad activities who I also desire to spend more time with), two businesses that keep us fed, and little time for anything else, I keep asking myself: Why does the aviation industry want to attract me? I would take one 60-year-old with a lifelong passion, some disposable income and time over 10 people of my age and all the baggage that comes along with them. Last year was particularly brutal for aviation in the eyes of the public. More intense and public scrutiny was directed to our industry in 2009 than I can recall in the recent past. There are many reasons for this, but it drives home the point that we all need to stick together to ensure our future. Like many of our readers, I am dumbfounded by the lack of insight some of our regulators seem to possess. (Allow me to insert the standard disclaimer: There are many, many great and compassionate employees in the FAA, TSA, and DHS). However, few seem to be in any position of legitimate power. Case in point is the through-the-fence issue, which we’ve written about and linked to extensively on our LivingWithYourPlane. com website. For some reason, the FAA has it in its collective head that federallyobligated airpor ts with residential neighbors who have access and want the airport to be there are worse than residential neighbors to the same airport without access who, at best, are ambivalent and, at worst, hostile to the existence of the airport. Huh? Or what about security? A would-be terrorist who tried to detonate a bomb on his flight to Detroit on Christmas Day had how many red flags? And yet, those of us who house our planes and/or fly from airports with commercial service are subject to onerous security even though we in GA have been tagged as NOT being a credible threat to national security. The government is always accused of being reactionar y yet, in looking at GA, it is being proactive. Lucky us! The business of aviation — whether making airplanes, selling insurance, training pilots, supplying parts, or the many other facets of this industry — is made up of dreamers and lifelong advocates. I’ve heard many people in our industry tell me being associated with aviation is better than working for a living. Despite all

“If we ignore our place in society, we may find ourselves without a place altogether.”

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THE POLITICS OF ETHANOL Lately you’ve been featuring articles by Ben Visser attacking the science of climate change. I’m disappointed to read such obviously political and poorly informed material. General Aviation News should know that the politics of ethanol have much more to do with the profits of ADM and ConAgra and the disproportionate power of agricultural states in the Senate, than they do with the work and opinions of research scientists. There are many excellent reasons to oppose the addition of ethanol to aviation and auto fuels, none of which have anything to do with climate change. In fact, the evidence suggests that there is little or no environmental benefit achieved by burning ethanol, and that growing, producing and shipping ethanol uses about as much petroleum as it saves. That’s a really good place to start attacking it. Then there is the damage to engines, systems and facilities, the lower BTU content, the costs to the public of subsidizing the fuel, and more. But my point is not to get into an argument. My point is to express hope that GAN will avoid being a vehicle for the expression of views about this argument. I read GAN for news about general aviation, not for political he-said-she-said. LARRY MARTIN submitted online at GeneralAviationNews.com

MORE ON A NEW NAME FOR GA Editor’s Note: Charles Spence’s Nov. 20 Capital Comments column asked readers if it was time for a new name for GA. We continue to receive responses. Here are just a few:

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Re: that troublesome name: The first job Ed Stimpson gave me in 1981 as GAMA director of communications was to noodle a new name for general aviation. After many years (and pressure from many to keep what recognition was already earned,) I came up with a simple fix: Capitalize General Aviation. At least let them know it’s a proper noun, not “aviation generally.” A precious few have gone along with me; my capitalization gets edited to lower case all the time. I still submit “recreational” is specific to just some of our activity and sounds lightweight. “Business aviation” is also just one facet. If we continue with General Aviation, let’s at least “capitalize” on it! DREW STEKETEE Ashburn, Va.

I suggest “sport aviation” to distinguish what we do, as opposed to “business aviation” or “general aviation.” KENT MISEGADES Cary, N.C.

This comes up every now and then as there is widespread indifference and public confusion about the term “general aviation.” There have been previous attempts to describe what we non-military, non-commercial aviators do with aircraft. Perhaps the best phrase I have heard is “personal aviation.” Let’s all use that. If nothing else, it puts people in the picture. BILL LEAVENS submitted online at GeneralAviationNews.com


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Deputy Sheriff Dan Hodess was off duty and on his way to work on April 5, 1998, when he spotted a stranded motorist on I-95 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He could have passed her by, but chose to pull his cruiser over to help. Moments later, another car hit him, pinning him between the two vehicles, and the 61-mph impact instantly cost him both legs. In that moment, Hodess went from Good Samaritan to a double amputee whose life was saved only by emergency help from passing medical personnel also on their way to work that morning. The months following the accident were ones of therapy and adjustment to life with two prosthetic legs. With his spirit of never giving in, Hodess has fought to live a normal life. Now, with a scholarship from Able Flight, he will take on another challenge, that of fulfilling his long-held ambition of becoming a pilot. Hodess is the first person to be awarded the Bombardier-Able Flight Scholarship, recognizing Bombardier’s continued support of Able Flight’s mis(Continued from page 10)

the challenges (or opportunities), I feel much the same. The people who make up general aviation are the reason I enjoy coming to our offices everyday. For all of you, Thank You! I heard from many readers in 2009 who took issue with something we wrote

sion. “We are pleased to work with Bombardier to create this opportunity for Dan as it recognizes his determination to continue to rebuild his life and to inspire others by doing so,� said Charles Stites, executive director of Able Flight. “Bombardier is proud to contribute to what we believe is a very worthy cause,� said Brant Dahlfors, vice president, US sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “As an aircraft manufacturer we are passionate about aviation, and we are happy to be working with an educational organization like Able Flight which helps us share that passion with others. We commend Dan for his braver y and perseverance and maybe one day we’ll see him behind the yoke of a Bombardier aircraft.� Able Flight, a national nonprofit that provides flight training opportunities for people with physical disabilities, is the only one of its kind in the United States. Since 2006 it has awarded 26 scholarships. For more information: AbleFlight.org or Bombardier.com.

(mostly about climate change, ethanol or at-large proposed legislation) in the pages of General Aviation News or on GeneralAviationNews.com. Most called or e-mailed to tell me they want General Aviation News to be their bastion of enjoyment away from all the doom and gloom of mainstream media. They come to aviation and General Aviation News to

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“get away from it all.� I hear you and, to a point, I agree, but if we ignore our place in society, we may find ourselves without a place altogether. With that, may 2010 be the first of many prosperous years for all of us in general aviation. I promise we will redouble our efforts to make sure all of

our content flows through our filter of informing, entertaining, or inspiring each of you. And if ever we fall down, don’t hesitate to call me out. Blue skies and tailwinds my friends. I look forward to seeing you around the country. Ben Sclair is GAN’s Publisher.

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Two-place airplanes are often used as trainer aircraft because they are less expensive to rent than four-place designs. Yet once that private pilot ticket is in your hand, you may look for a larger airplane for cross-country flights because a two-place is just too cramped to be comfortable over long distances. But that won’t be a problem should you opt to fly the Flight Design CTLS. Flight Design is the most successful of the LSAs, capturing 17.5% of the market with 295 flying in the U.S. as of last August, according to figures compiled by LSA guru Dan Johnson. I had a chance to fly the CTLS at last year’s U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Fla., known as the nation’s premiere LSA event. The lineage between the LS and its predecessors is visible but, like any “next generation” airplane, there are refinements. One of the first things that caught my eye was the exterior access to the baggage compartment. I’m used to seeing these on larger Cessna and Piper aircraft, but this was a first on an LSA. Stringers keep the door inline so you don’t have to fight to close it. The cargo door opens to the space behind the seats, which allows the pilot to access the area in flight. There is cargo netting installed to keep things in their place. Entry is by a gull-wing door, which has a gas strut to make it easier to open and close. A lever latches the door. The cockpit measures 49 inches wide, which makes it one of the larger LSAs on the market. The two-way adjustable seats make it easy for pilots of all sizes to get the proper position in the airplane. Despite my small stature I did not feel the need to put a cushion

under or behind me to have full deflection of the controls. The design of the seats reminded me of a sports car — functional, yet comfortable. This was an improvement over some seats that tend to turn into a block of cement after about an hour in the air. A four-point harness secures you in the seat. The belts are retractable, so it is unlikely that you will slam a belt in a door. The throttle is a lever between the seats. The brakes are also leveractivated — and that the lever is also between the seats — but the handle is a different color than the throttle. If the bulk of your experience is in aircraft with toe brakes, you’ll probably want to spend some time taxiing around to get used to the concept of reaching for the brakes with your hand. The cockpit layout is designed for ergonomics on long flights. The panel sort of wraps around you. The necessary switches are set on a panel between the seats so there is no awkward reach across your passenger. The CTLS comes standard with Dynon glass panel instruments, including a Garmin 696. A BRS parachute system is also standard equipment. The latter can be important when you’re trying to persuade your spouse to join you on a flight. The CTLS, which is 90% carbon fiber, is powered by a Rotax 912S. It provided plenty of power to get us airborne. Demo pilot Ken Godin (who has since left the company) demonstrated a short field takeoff that was indeed short, explaining that the high-lift slotted flaps give the CTLS an advantage on short fields. I was surprised at how quiet the cabin was, even at full power. It took a few minutes to get the perspective of level flight from the cockpit. Because of the curve of the

Lineage: The CTLS bears a strong resemblance to the aircraft that have preceded it, but an up-close inspection reveals a host of refinements that make flying it more comfortable.

Photos by Meg Godlewski

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Flying the Flight Design CTLS

CENTRAL LOCATION: Unlike other two-place planes on the market, there is no need to reach across the passenger to reach the throttle.

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Plenty of room: The wide panel, which features the latest in avionics, is angled in toward the center, which cuts down on the parallax factor.

OPEN WIDE: Loading and unloading baggage will not be a challenge with this wide baggage door. The door is on stringers, which makes it easier to close than some hinge-type doors that always seem to get jammed.


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Sporty’s spots trends in flying Sporty’s officials report that by studying the company’s sales history, they can spot trends in general aviation early. So what do Sporty’s officials expect to see going into 2010? Pilots are flying “smarter,” which means less. But they still want to stay current, so they’re getting more interested in continuous home learning. That’s why Sporty’s officials say the company is doing more DVD and online refresher training than ever, including multiple titles with FAA WINGS credit. Touch screen GPS are here and for real. People are used to their iPhones and car GPS, and they love

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panel you may think you are climbing or descending when you are not. The CTLS has large windows and a turtledeck and no strut to obstruct your view. I liked this, especially since lots of pilots were going in and out of Sebring and several manufacturers were doing demonstration flights, making it necessary to be extra vigilant. The CT is controlled with a stick. I tried dutch rolls first to check out the play between the rudders and ailerons. The CTLS is light and responsive, but even if the pilot gets sloppy it doesn’t bite. Steep turns were next. Adverse yaw was at a minimum, and those wide windows and turtledeck made it possible to see everything, even at 45° of bank. Slow flight was next. Even at a minimal power setting the CTLS was fully

them. The move to aviation touch screens has been welcomed with open arms, as evidenced by the Garmin aera and Bendix/King AV8OR lines. Avionics training has never been more important. Steam gauges are definitely not dead — in fact, most pilots flying today have never flown glass. But that doesn’t mean avionics isn’t important. While pilots have always honed their skills, even experienced pilots have to make more of an effort to keep up with new technology and new avionics. In fact, avionics is now as important, if not more, to check out in than the actual airplane. Flight simulators are no longer

controllable. We progressed into stalls next. No surprises there. We used the GPS to keep tabs on our position. Like any other GPS, the pilot should learn to use it on the ground, but other than that it was helpful during the flight. The XM weather will be of particular use to pilots — but it should not be used to penetrate storms but rather avoid them. The screen of the unit is angled in slightly so that sun glare is at a minimum. The CTLS has a cruise speed of 115 knots at 75% power. Useful load is approximately 550 lbs. Even with full fuel, that should give the pilot a respectable range for cross country flights. “I need to land before the airplane does,” Godin told me. For more information: FlightDesignUSA.com

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Vermont FBO installs wind turbine In a first for the renewables and aviation industries, Heritage Aviation, the FBO at Burlington International Airport (BTV) in Vermont, has installed a wind turbine on-site at its new facility. It is a Northwind 100, a 100kW wind turbine manufactured by Northern Power of Barre, Vermont. Heritage Aviation also has installed a 25kW solar electric system and a solar hot water (thermal) system, company officials said. All three Heritage Aviation renewable solutions were installed by Alteris Renewables, a renewable energy company. The renewable energy instal-

lations are part of Heritage Aviation’s process to qualify its new office and hangar facilities for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The photovoltaic (PV) solar electric system includes 120 Evergreen 210watt solar panels on the office-building roof. The combined output of the wind turbine and solar energy systems are expected to offset approximately $14,600 in energy costs each year, and produce enough energy to power over 40 homes, according to Heritage Aviation officials. For more information: HeritageFBO.com.

An unleaded aviation fuel developed by Swift Enterprises Ltd. has been approved as a test fuel by ASTM International, one of the world’s largest voluntary standards development organizations. Swift Enterprises, based at the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette, Ind., uses biomass and other renewable feedstocks to make 100SF. The fuel is designed to be a drop-in replacement for 100LL. “With this approval, we can begin full-scale testing with industry stakeholders,” said Mary Rusek, president and co-owner of Swift Enterprises. The test program will be coordinated in association with the FAA and original equipment manufacturers. Extensive testing of aircraft fuel systems, engines and materials compat-

ibility must be conducted before 100SF can be fully certified as an airworthy fuel, according to company executives. Company executives also note that one of their biggest challenges will be distribution, with naysayers claiming that building a delivery system for the new fuel will be extremely expensive. “Swift is well aware of these challenges. To this end, we are working with Avfuel, as well as the other five branded marketers who distribute aviation gasoline in the U.S.,” said John Rusek, co-founder and chief chemical engineer. “Swift is confident that through collaborations with the branded six suppliers we can identify and solve the logistical challenges in bringing this product to market.” For more information: SwiftEnterprises.com.

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January 12, 2010 Aeronca - 1050 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING Hundreds of FAA-PMA’d parts. Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, fax 800-457-7811, www.univair.com CITABRIA, AERONCA Scout, Decathlon, salvage, surplus, 5-ply birch formers, gear legs straightened, repair, wing inspection kits. RAINBOW 509-765-1606,/fax 1616. ronp@qosi.net American Champion - 1190 2001 SCOUT 8GCBC 325TT, EDM-700, King 196 Com, Garmin 150 GPS, GMA-340 audio-panel, L/R tanks and spades, xpdr, $110,000. 775-772-9179. 1998 8GCBC Scout, 448-TTAFE&P, 2-bl CS, King IFR cert, 70gal., VG’s, PMA6000M audio-panel w/IC, engheat, NDH, 4/10 annual, maroon/tan, $99,800, will-deliver, split-expenses. reade@uisreno.com NV/775-742-2929. Aviat - 1400 AVIAT HUSKIES 2005 thru 2008 used, new ‘08 amphib, taking 2009 orders. Jim Taylor, McCreery Aviation, 956686-1774. Beech Bonanza - 1505 1957 H-35, 10989-TTAF, 294-SFRM, IO520BA, full-IFR cert GAMI injectors, GEM-monitor, dual-yoke, BDS tip tanks, GNS 430W coupled to STEC-50, 717-642-9886. 1951 BONANZA C35, SFRM 450, Garmin (530,SL30, 340,327), STEC 30, tip tanks, complete log, No corrosion, rated 8-9. Bob 253-335-3944. 1947 BONANZA 35, 7815TTAF, fresh prop OH, fresh annual, full IFR. Don’t overlook this Aircraft. It’s in Fine Shape! Static check complete. $36,500. 360-754-5221. Beech Duke - 1606 BEECH DUKE-P-236, 425/390-SMOH, 2100-TT/VG’s, over $80K spent recently, Sandel, STEC-65 A/P, Alt. pre select. Well maintained, needs nothing. Too much to list. Make Offer. 714-812-5854. DUKE: BEST piston airplane Beech built. 147hrs on 0time engine. Everything new under the cowling. Excellent condition! Must sell. Lost medical. Call 517-740-8141. Cessna 150 - 1904 1966 C-150 TT 5109, SMOH 1123, com/GPS, mogas stc, wing extension, cylinders 74 and up. 7/7. Fly@sandpoint.net 208-290-1357. $16,500. OBO.

www.GeneralAviationNews.com • facebook.com/ganews Cessna 172 - 1907 1973 C-172M, IFR, NDH, 1400 hr eng, 3800 AF, very good condition, always hangared, fresh annual, $35,900. Bremerton WA 360-297-1324.

SOLD: Beautiful straighttail 172 on 28 Oct 09 as result of ad (in General Aviatoin News). Had 3 people in line.......................Hugh R. 1968 C-172, lowtime AF, 200hrs eng, Horton STOL, full King stack, King KX155 w/GS, xpdr/enc, leather interior, $45,000, 503-838-5286, 800-831-6513. 1971 C-172L Super Hawk, PennYan 180hp, 3464TTSN, 192SFOH, new paint, King IFR, same owner 30yrs, NDH. $54,950. CA/510-783-2711, www.americanaircraft.net Cessna 180/185 - 1908 C-185A 3797TT, eng 2318, SMOH 1349, 4-6 seater. Basic cockpit, tight, clean, solid, reliable worker. 11-12 GPH. Reduced $82,500. 406-544-2195. Cessna 182 - 1909 1973 182P, 919hrs P.Ponk eng 530W, 340 audio, HSI, MEH02 ELT, SR8A analyzer, King 155, 2 Lightspeed, 4pl oxy, $147,000, 541-882-1887, LnCMorstad@charter.net 1959 CESSNA 182B straight tail classic w/cowl flaps, 5580-TT, 1164-SMOH, O-470L, Western Skyways Gold Seal, 500-SPOH, Garmin GNC-250XL Com/GPS, Flybuddy-GPS, KY97A-Com, KA134 audio-panel, AT50xpdr/C, VG’s, P&I-1995, $39,900. reade@uisreno.com NV/775-742-2929. http://tappix.com/813173 Cessna 200 Series - 1912

1962 CESSNA 210 Centurion, 2500TT, 980SMOH ,prop zero hours, nice P&I. A/C in top condition! $49,500 Details: jackcougarbluff@gmail.com 509-951-7472. Cessna 300 Series - 2005 THREE CESSNA 310’s 4 sale. www.bahraero.com Cessna 400 Series - 2010

1968 C-150H, TT-4737, SMOH-650, 300 NavCom, King xpdr, strobe, autogas, Emron paint, shoulder harness, Complete rebuild 2007. $28,950. 360-683-9175, 360461-9007.

1978 CESSNA 414A, 2950 TT, 880 since RAM 7 conversion, Rare Robertson STOL, Major avionics upgrade just completed, fresh annual by our Cessna M.E. Service Center. $447,500/Offer/Tades possible? Gran Aire Inc. Milwaukee, WI 414-461-3222. Pete@FlyMilwaukee.com Cessna - 2020

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1972 C-150L 7100TT, 1400SMOH, fresh Nov-annual, new MX300, new mags/harness, new rebuilt-carb, new tires/sealed battery, new door/window seals, strobes, excellent interior/exterior, reconditioned-prop wheel-pants. All logs, $30,000. TX/512-431-0823 Cessna 152 - 1905 1978 C-152. One radio, one xpdr, TTAF 9309, SMOH 3055. Nice clean airplane, no corrosion. $16,500. 360754-5221 1978 C-152 one radio, one xpdr. 10,000 TTAF, 4,000 SMOH. Nice interior. Paint is great. No corrosion. $16,000. 360-754-5221. Cessna 170/175/177 - 1906 1973 177B 180 HP TBO. Good compression. 8 in & out. Fresh annual, powerflow exhaust. $49,900 OBO. Call Gary 360-731-8088. C-175, 180HP conversion, 50hrs-on factory-OH. Horton STOL, IFR-equipped, stored-in hangar. Same owner 25yrs A&P/AI. Lost-medical, annual-good untill July. cell/360-470-2809, 360-482-3494-lv-msg. Cessna 172 - 1907 1982 C-172 6500 TT, 850-SMOH, S-Tec 50 A/P, upper mid-west ownership since new. $51,500. Gran Aire Inc. Milwaukee WI/414-461-3222. Pete@FlyMilwaukee.com 1977 C-172N, 2670-TTAF, 1420-TTE O-360 Lyc-180hp, all logs, flybuddy-GPS, DME, full-IFR, NDH. CSP, new annual, Hangared Bandon OR, $59,000. 907-305-3056.

Columbia - 2170 2001 COLUMBIA 300. Premium IFR, 1096TT, IO-550N. Single-owner. Always hangared. Moving-map, Boseheadset, custom-cover, Shadin fuel-flo, auto-pilot w/ preselect. $221K 360-698-0224. DeHavilland - 2400

CESSNA WINGS REBUILT ON JIGS BEECH/CESSNA Control surfaces reskinned on jigs Call for quotes. West Coast Wings 707-462-6822. FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING. Hundreds of FAA-PMA’d parts for 120-185.Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1-800-457-7811, www.univair.com SELKIRK AVIATION Inc. has FAA approval on composite cowlings for all Cessna 180, 185 and years 1956 to 1961 Cessna 182 planes. Also interior panels, extended bag kits, glare shields and nose bowl for most C-170 to U206 models. Contact www.selkirk-aviation.com or 208664-9589. Champion Parts - 2055 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING. Hundreds of FAA-PMA’d parts Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1-800-457-7811, www.univair.com Citabria - 2150 CITABRIA, AERONCA Scout, Decathlon, salvage, surplus, 5-ply birch formers, gear legs straightened, repair, wing inspection kits. RAINBOW 509-765-1606/fax 509765-1616, ronp@qosi.net Citabria Parts - 2155 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING. Hundreds of FAA-PMA’d parts Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1-800-457-7811, www.univair.com

1956 DEHAVILLAND BEAVER, 5-hours since stunning new paint and leather interior. SN-994. 12,100TTSN, 830since Covington Major. 20-hours on 3-bladed Hartzell Wipline 6000-Amphibs. $465,000 with free delivery in North America. (just more opportunity for me to fly it). Ron, TX/806-662-5823-cell; ronfernuik@hotmail.com 1956 DHC-2 Beaver, SN 1031, TT 15274, TSMOH 1141, Edo 4930 floats, 135 ready, many mods. Don at 907-789-2142 for specs & installed equip. $330,000/obo. DEHAVILLAND BEAVER 4 sale. www.bahraero.com Ercoupe - 2550 ERCOUPE 415C LSA 75hp Cont. O-SMOH, 4000-TTAF, new paint, glass, rubber, battery, all control cables, interior, new fabric on wings, rebuilt landing gear, rebuilt nose gear, King KY97A Com, Narco AT-50 transponder w/Mode-C. $32,000. Ted 480-982-4569, Cell-503-5506868. Aircraft in AZ.

15 Mooney - 3500 LASAR PLANE Sales has many Mooneys on consignment. Call for info & free Mooney Buyers Guide, 707263-0452, Fax: 707-263-0472. See us on the internet: www.lasar.com, email: planesales@lasar.com MOONEY'S LARGEST Factory Authorized Parts Service Center. Large supply of discontiued parts. Lone Star Aero, 888-566-3781, fax 210-979-0226. parts@LoneStarAero.com RELIANT AVIATION. Mooney parts/ service since 1972. Large inventory. Toll Free 877-758-3232. Fax 541-9288356. Email reliant.aviation@mindspring.com North American - 3680

1945 NORTH AMERICAN P51D Mustang, 1305TTSN, 135SMOH by Nixon, Rolls Royce Merlin 1650-7 with transport heads. Dual-controls. New Martin-radiator, new hoses, new tubes new hydraulics, fresh annual. $2,145,000, will accept Harvard or AT6 on partial trade. Ron Fernuik 806-662-5823; ronfernuik@hotmail.com Piper Single - 3800 HIGHLY MODIFIED PA-16, O-540Lyc. Very Very low time. Excellent back country airplane. Loaded with radio gear. Time to sell! 503-949-4739.

FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING Thousands of type Certificated parts direct from our factory. Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1800-457-7811, www.univair.com Grumman - 2850 1971 GRUMMAN American AA-1A-0155 Yankee TTAF2894, SMOH-864, Lycoming O-235-C2C (108hp) 2blade McCauley, All AD’s, $21,500. Call for details 701293-8362 www.vicsaircraft.net 1976 GRUMMAN Cheetah 1239 TTSN, 238 SMOH, digital VFR. Outstanding, original interior. Nice original paint. $34,950. CA/510-783-2711. www.americanaircraft.net Luscombe - 3300

NEW CONTROL LOCK for Pipers! Holds the ailerons neutral and the stabilizer down. Installs in seconds, weighs 3oz., easy to store. Only $39.95. Airplane Things, Inc, 866-365-0357 or see at www.airplanethings.com PIPER PA-16 projects. (One)150 hp. Very low time engine, complete. (One) 108hp mid-time engine. complete. Call for info. 503-949-4739. Piper Arrow - 3804 1979 PA-28 201T, 3003TT, 1086SMOH, IFR-certified, Garmin-530, King KX-155, dual-GS’s, Garmin audio-panel, xpdr,intercom, King-ADF, Merlin-wastegate, Dec2009-annual, original-interior, new-paint. 509-520-1081, 1-800-888-1203. Piper Cherokee Series - 3806

LUSCOMBE AIRPLANE “WIN ME” drawing. 1/$40; 3/$100; 10/$300. www.Luscombe.org and IRS 501C3 organization. 480-650-0883. LUSCOMBE SUPPORT: Parts, PMA, NOS, used; knowledgable technical help. www.Luscombe.org. 480650-0883. WANTED LUSCOMBE 11A Sedan. Parts and salvage for two restoration projects. 541-419-0147, hgrcjr@cmc.net Luscombe Parts - 3310 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING Hundreds of FAA-PMA’d parts. Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, fax 800-457-7811, www.univair.com Maule - 3400 1964 MAULE M-4 #46. Recover-project. Epoxy primed ready for pre-cover inspection. Most material for recover. 2220.59-TT, 327.77-SMOH. KX-170B. $22,500. 208762-3043. MAULE AK WORLDWIDE has various MAULES for sale at competitive prices. High performance 3&2 blade props, floats, etc. 707-942-5934, www.maules.com. Mooney - 3500 LAKE AERO STYLING YOUR ONE STOP MOONEY “MALL” Lasar Plane Sales, service, parts, engine work, mods, upholstery, avionics, etc. Servicing your Mooney needs since 1966. Free Mooney buyers guide or mod brochure: Email: LasarMods@aol.com www.lasar.com PARTS: 800-954-5619 or 707-263-0581 OFFICE 707-263-0412 FAX 707-263-0420

1965 CHEROKEE 150HP. Beautiful Aircraft. Fully IFR, fresh annual Nov. 2009. All AD’s complied with. Must sell! Negotiable. Don 209-785-4317 Piper Lance - 3812 1976 LANCE, current annual, AP Capstone coupled, VOR, DG, GPS, MX20. discount 30,000 or high time engine, asking $98,000/OBO, 907-451-4482 Piper Tri-Pacer - 3826 1956 PIPER Tri Pacer PA-22-150, 3031-TT, 250 SMOH, GNC250XL, belly strobe, fresh annual, always hangared. $22,500. WA/360-661-6943. Piper Warrior - 3838 1976 PIPER WARRIOR II 151, 628 SMOH, 4490 TTSN, King VFR, complete logs, NDH. $29,950. CA/ 510-7832711. www.americanaircraft.net Piper Twin Comanche - 3914 1964 PA-30 Comanche 4690TT, 40/1050-SMOH, 40SPOH’s, Knots-2U speed-mods, VG’s, high-performance wingtips, 1-piece-W/S, Rosens, ‘96-paint/int/windows. $69,500. Will-take trades. Whole-sale-price. ND/701293-8362. www.vicsaircraft.net Piper Parts - 3920 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING Thousands of FAA-PMA’d and original Piper parts for J-3 through PA22 and PA-25. Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1-800-457-7811, www.univair.com Stinson - 4455 STINSON 10-A PROJECT, restore a nice 1941 (also a WWII Warbird) 3-place fabric covered airplane. Details: So. CA/ 760-333-9084.


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CAF establishes Hall of Fame The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has established the CAF Member Hall of Fame. “We want to recognize those individuals responsible for setting the course that the Commemorative Air Force has taken,� said CAF President Stephan Brown. “The CAF has grown over the years from a small band of pilots to a group of over 8,500 members from all walks of life. While we still have a great number of pilots in our ranks, the CAF now encompasses people of all different passions and interests.� The CAF will be honoring Hall of Fame inductees each year at its annual Wing Staff Conference, usually held in March. This year, the ceremony will be

held March 19 at the Hilton Midland Plaza in Midland, Texas. Each year the CAF will be taking a step back to honor two members posthumously and also look within the current ranks to honor two living members who continue to support the organization. These individuals will be nominated by active Colonels (fullmembers in the CAF) and ultimately selected by a Hall of Fame Committee consisting of current General Staff (board) Members, former Chiefs of Staff and members of the Hall of Fame. As an exception, in the inaugural

year, the CAF will honor six individuals who exemplify the mission of the organization. The 2010 inductees are CAF Colonels Lloyd Nolen (posthumous), Marvin “Lefty� G a rd n e r ( p o s t h u mous), Victor Agather (posthumous), Ollie Crawford, Van Skiles and Bill Godwin. Hall of Fame candidates must be current Colonels or life members with continuous membership for at least 20 years. Inductees must have been proven to be dedicated to the CAF through their significant contributions to the CAF’s mission, growth and continued strength.

These individuals may have served the CAF as a paid staff, General Staff, unit officer, unit member or member-at-large. Nominations should be submitted by an active CAF Colonel in the form of a nomination packet that includes evidence and testimony on how the person has impacted the CAF to the level worthy of inclusion in the Hall of Fame. Nominations must be received by the president no later than May 30 of each year. Packets will then be distributed to the committee for consideration. Inductees will be announced each year at the Annual CAF Membership Meeting at AIRSHO in Midland, Texas. For more information: 432-563-1000 or CommemorativeAirForce.org.

VNY tenants declare an ‘economic state of emergency’ Tenants at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in Southern California — the largest GA airport in the country — have requested relief from increasing rental rates and charges that have contributed to job losses at the airport and left many businesses struggling to survive. An independent survey conducted by the Valley Industry and Commerce

Association of 15 aviation companies at VNY indicates a net loss of 383 jobs since December 2007, a 41.21% decrease. Since the survey reflects job losses mainly among VNY’s major tenants, the actual percentage of employees lost due to downsizing and relocation at smalland mid-size businesses is projected to be even more alarming, association officials said.

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In a letter to Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey and Board of Airport Commission President Alan Rothenberg, the Van Nuys Airport Association asked to suspend negotiations of five-year rental rate adjustments pending an independent financial audit and contract management evaluation study. Tenants say that while there is data to support a reduction in rental rates due to current economic conditions that have depressed land values and caused vacancies to climb, LAWA’s appraisals show an increase in fair market value. The airport authority has also taken steps to impose a mandatory airport deficit recovery payment at VNY, a rent adjustment requiring tenants to compensate for airport operating losses, tenants claim. The current budget projects a $2.3 million shortfall at VNY this fiscal year. “Van Nuys Airport is on the verge of an economic state of emergency,� said VNAA member and Aerolease President and CEO Curt Castagna. “We are committed to partnering with LAWA to find solutions that will help save jobs, retain

businesses and preserve the economic vitality of the region.� The airport association’s letter asks for an immediate freeze on all VNY rental rate negotiations while the LAWA conducts an independent financial audit to determine the necessity of expenditures associated with operating and managing VNY, including the level of staffing and overhead costs. It also asks LAWA to consider turning over management of the airport to a private contractor. Castagna noted the Port of Los Angeles recently approved a relief package for its terminal operators that includes rent credits and reductions. Ranked as one of the world’s busiest general aviation airports, VNY had 28,748 aircraft movements in September 2009 compared to 41,376 in September 2002, a year in which operations were still depressed by the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Fuel sales at VNY are down by 30% compared to a year ago, officials note. Declaring the situation urgent, VNAA has requested a response from LAWA by the end of this month. For more information: LAWA.org.

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

Compact ELT ......... P/N 11-05786 .. $785.00

ELTs

HME110................................$284.00 HMEC460 ............................. $499.00 HMEC250 ............................. $797.00 HMEC46-BV-K ..................... $696.00 HMEC350 ............................. $695.00 HME43-K .............................. $226.00 4DLX Classic Headset .............$131.95 4DX Classic Headset ...............$104.95 5DX Classic Headset ...............$159.00 F20 Headset .............................$108.95 Denali Passive Blue Headset ...$287.10 Denali ANR Blue Headset ........$539.10 Denali ANR Yellow Headset ....$539.10 Classic ANR Headset ...............$327.95

Artex ME406 ELT w/ whip antenna. Programmed for US registered aircraft. P/N 11-03492...... $875.00 Artex ME406 ELT w/ rod antenna. Programmed for US registered aircraft. P/N 11-03493... $1,475.00 Artex ME406 ELT w/ whip antenna. Can be programmed for international registered aircraft (Specify when ordering). P/N 11-04652...... $935.00 Artex ME406 ELT w/ rod antenna. Can be programmed for international registered aircraft (Specify when ordering). P/N 11-06370... $1,416.00 ME406 HM ELT w/ rod antenna. Programmed for US registered aircraft. P/N 11-04966.. $1,949.95 MA406 HM ELT w/ rod antenna. Can be programmed for international registered aircraft (specify when ordering). P/N 11-05670... $1,975.00

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Ameri-King meri King ELT AK AK-450 450 P/N 11-02790 ......... $149.00 Ameri-King AK-451 ELT Whip USA P/N 11-06677 ......... $764.00 Accessories AK-450 Cable Assembly P/N 11-04973 ........... $13.00 AK-450 Remote Switch P/N 11-04937 ........... $49.75 AK-450 Coaxial Assembly P/N 11-04938 ........... $14.85 ELT AK-450 2 Year Warranty P/N 11-05793 ........... $40.00 AK-450 ANT 450017 P/N 11-03303 ........... $39.75

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

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

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

PMA 4000.............................................P/N 11-01634 .....................$775.00 PMA 8000B MP3 ..................................P/N 11-06612 ..................$1,795.00 PMA 8000B .........................................P/N 11-04354 ..................$1,595.00 PMA 6000 ............................................P/N 11-11937 .....................$949.95

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RCA22-7 Vacuum Horizon .....P/N 10-01371 .....$689.00 RCA22-7F Vac. Hor. w/ag ....P/N 10-00504 .....$808.00 RCA22-11 Vacuum Horizon ...P/N 10-00502 .....$808.00 RCA2600-3 Dig. Attitude ........P/N 11-07325...$2,495.00 RCA26BK-2 Elec. Attitude......P/N 10-01119 ...$2,089.00 RCA26AK-4 Elec. Attitude......P/N 10-01392 ..$1,989.00 RCA11A-8 Directional ............P/N 10-01370 .....$689.00 RCA11A-15 Directional ..........P/N 10-00390 .....$689.00 RCA15AK-2 Directional..........P/N 10-01390 ..$1,989.00 RCA82A-11 3” Turn Coord. ....P/N 10-01372 .....$696.95 RCA56-3B 3” Turn Coord.......P/N 10-01684 .....$796.00

Castleberry Instruments & Avionics introduces a new FAA certified back-up attitude indicator. This instrument is an approved substitute for previously mandated rate of turn indicators in Part 23 aircraft operating in Part 91 and less than 12,500 pounds. This substitution is based upon the FAA Advisory Circular AC91-75 that promotes the installation of a backup attitude indicator. In the FAA words, “Substituting a second attitude indicator (with a power source independent from the primary attitude indicator) for the rate-of-turn indicator will provide an increased level of safety.” 14V ................................... P/N 10-02823 ..................$2,196.00 28V .................................... P/N 10-02824 ..................$2,359.00 14V w/ 8° tilt...................... P/N 10-02828 ..................$2,195.00 28V w/ 8° tilt...................... P/N 10-02829 ..................$2,195.00

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FLORIDA’S CANNON Creek Airpark, paved & turf runways. 2409 SW Sisters Welcome Rd. Suite 101, Lake City, FL 32025. Hangars and homes for rent when available. 800-766-0406. URL: http://www.ccairpark.com

PILOT’S DREAM: DISTRESS SALE! Only home on 3500’ paved runway in Tennessee mountains. 6.18 acres. 4800sqft 5br/4ba, lodge. $350K. 904-669-9661.

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

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

Real Estate/Airport Property - 9650 PINE MOUNTAIN Lake, CA.(E45). Taxi to your airpark home or live on the lake. Championship golf, tennis, stables in a gated community near Yosemite. Capt. Larry Jobe. “UAL”retired. 209-962-5501/6540. www.YosemiteAreaRealtors.com Florida - 9650

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HOW’S THIS For Perfect...Located on the corner of the runway...How close can you be. A great 42X60 hangar in your back yard.Brand new home, Pick out your appliances. Reduced!! $385,000. Bring your horsepower and your horse, 5acres. Valley of the Eagles Airpark. More photos: www.airporthomesandhangars.net 928-231-9500

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PARADISE LAKES ESTATES and AIRPARK, gated community. Beautiful lot on two private water ski lakes and a fully permitted runway. Taxi your plane to your own home. Owner will consider lease, lease option. Owner will also carry back paper. $250,000. 818-8918813. www.4729diamondbay.com

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MONTANA, WINDSOCK SKYPARK. The Last Best Place! Only 20-lots left for sale. One-acre or larger, on the Shores of Beautiful Fort Peck Lake in NE MT. City water, sewer, nat-gas, underground-utilities installed. paved-streets, taxiway to 37S public airport. Call Lanny Hanson at 406-526-3535 or 263-1154. Visit our website: www.windsockskypark.com Don’t miss the opportunity to Live in a beautiful hunting and fishing recreational paradise! LOTS NOW SELLING $60,000. North Carolina - 9650 AVIATION, INVESTMENT & Residential Properties. Licensed in both Carolina’s. Sell Airpark & Airstrip property That’s what we do! www.NC-Airparks.com 877-279-9623 Oregon - 9650

SHALLOWATER TX 2250sq.ft. home w/open plan at BigginHill Airpark. 3bdrm, 3bath on 2+acre lot. Runway frontage on 3000ft grass airstrip. Mature landscaping w/golf green. $300,000. 806-873-3400. HANGAR HOME on 175acres . 4000sqft w/14’ ceilingsshop/hangar plus 3600sqft. 5br/5ba attached home. www.sellingeasrtexas4you.com Donna Kelly, Coldwell Banker United 903-571-1811. MIDLAND, TX- 5,500 SqFt Hangar on TaxiWay, includes 4BR/3.5BA Home on 1.5 acres. $449,950. Sandy Hanson 432-638-3819, 432-618-0613 Legacy Real Estate 432-687-6500.

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$650,000 INDEPENDENCE Airpark home 0.41ac & 3888SF, 4/bd/4ba. Massive family room & dining area. 3car garage, 40’X60’hangar w/RV door. #617932. Marian Fitts 503-949-3334. Windermere/Western View Properties 503-838-1141. WILL CONSIDER a late model Cessna-172, Archer, or ?? up-to $140,000 in-trade. Have Oregon Coast Property-12miles from ONP 541-270-7999. tmugs@peak.org

$394,000 INDEPENDENCE Airpark home. Lovely 3bd/ 2ba w/open plan. 36X42 hangar w/ofc & full bath. Immaculate grounds. #617928. Marian Fitts 503-949-3334 Windermere/Western View Properties. 503-838-1141. SUNRIVER RESORT, Oregon. Exquisite Skypark home. River-frontage. 4000+sqft, 3-bed/3.5bath. Nearby tiedown. $1,199,000. Hangar also available for sale. Call Suzanne Iselin, Broker. Sunriver Realty, 57057 Beaver Drive Sunriver, Oregon. 541-350-8617. Pennsylvania - 9650

NEW AIRPARK, Northeast Pennsylvania, 47-lots for sale. 1.25-3 acres, great views, underground utilities, sewers, some lakefront. EZ flight/drive to NYC, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Connecticut. At Seamans Airport (9N3), 2500’paved IFR approach, lighted, all services, Build Your Dream Home This Spring! 866-924-7787 or www.SkylineEstates.us South Carolina - 9650 NORTH OF Hurricanes, South of Snow: 3300x130 turf runway, 10mi to Myrtle Beach,SC, I-ac $75,000. Low taxes/ insurance. SC/843-602-8220. www.hardeeairpark.com

A MUST SEE IN CLARENDON COUNTY SC “WE’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL” Gated airpark with underground utilities in place.

www.palmettoairplantation.com Palmetto-POBox 777-Manning-SC 29102-803-473-2199 Tennessee - 9650 4 PRIVATE LAKES w/bass on 78 acres. 3000sqft 6-BR log cabin/lodge on lake. 1 mile to BENTON CO. 5000’ runway. 0% int. Owner fin. 50K down, bal: 900K/OBO. 731-584-0003.

Exclusive community of 140 homesites in a 340-acre residential airpark. Live with your plane in quiet seclusion only 5 minutes from shopping, restaurants and universities, just 25 minutes North of DFW, near 23,000-acre lake. Taxi from the paved runway to your home. Seven 1-acre lots available, also some homes. 940-321-5758, www.hiddenvalleyairpark.org HiddenValleyAirpark@prodigy.net

TEXAS: NOW Subdividing prime runway frontage lots on 4340x60 instrument runway serving San Antonio, Boerne and Hill Country. Visitwww.5c1.net/thresholdranch for pic, plats and prices from 100’s. Predevelopment special pricing now thru the summer. LOCATION! 20 minutes from everything you'll ever want. 830-981-2345. CUSTOM HANGAR home near Dallas. Pilots dream come true! 2150sqft w/5200sqft hangar. McKinney, TX. www.10010MooneyDr.com, Shirley@ShirleyLong.com 972-741-8626. Washington - 9650 FERNDALE WA MeadowMist Airpark. Live your Dream! Very Scenic Airpark Home. 1800sqft, 3BD/2BA on 1-acre landscaped property. Low taxes. Runway 2000’x200’ year round turf, hangar 65’x45’. Heated shop. Only runway fees, sharing mowing costs. 360-384-6203. 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.

“COASTAL-SEQUIM LIVING” for people who love the coast. Water-view hangar/home/runway, Beach access. Diamond-Point A/P $759,000. 360-808-4444, Re/maxFifth Ave. www.tourfactory.com/414506

DECATUR SHORES AIRPARK Decatur Island WA: Taxi to your 4bdrm, 3bath westerly facing octagonal home w/hangar. Enjoy watching runway activity & sunsets: $900K. Adjacent airpark lot w/nearly new hangar, garden & fruit trees: $400K. Judy, Flying Island Realty, 360-375-6302

SAN JUAN AVIATION ESTATES BLAKELY ISLAND, WA. Private Island, Washington’s Premier Recreational Airpark. Paved Lighted Runway. Exceptional Marina. "Owner Access Only" to 3000ac protected forestland w/2 – 70ac Lakes to fish/swim/ boat. Airpark Homes from $390,000 to $1,950,000. NEW LISTINGS: Marine View Home near runway $525,000 ($100,000 below accessed value). Lushly treed building lot near runway: $139,000. Judy, Flying Island Realty, 360-375-6302 www.flyingislandrealty.com

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HILLTOP AIRSTRIP southerly slope, 5acres, Mt Hood view, (1400’X150’grass strip). Home, hangar and machine shop. Washougal, WA. $289,000. 360-798-7406, Hilltopairstrip@gmail.com

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10 ACRE lot frontage on 2500’paved airstrip. Sub dividable 2-acres zoning, also river frontage on Toutle River. $85,000. 360-749-1170, 360-274-5255.

BEAUTIFUL FRONTIER Airpark home on 5acres in the great Pacific Northwest. View:www.johnlscott.com/84278 Call Joe, WA/425-770-0888.

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ESR AUBURN WA.(K51WA), For rent: custom 3-bed, 1.75-baths, 2,190sq.ft.w/attached 3-car carport,40X60 hangar/shop with-1/2bath.3-acre lot, view of Mount Rainier, 2600’runway.$2000/Month. 360-661-6943.

LOVELY 4BED 2 1/2bath home in Geneva Aire Estates, 2400’ landing strip, 2.4 acres. CallJanet 262-348-3228, Keefe Real Estate. http://keeferealestate.com

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Phil Lockwood: The hardest working man in aviation

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Phil Lockwood could be described as one of the hardest working men in aviation. He’s the head of the Lockwood Group, the parent company of Lockwood Aviation Supply, Lockwood Aviation Repair, Aero Technical Institute, and Lockwood Aircraft, the makers of the AirCam and Drifter aircraft. In many circles, the name Lockwood is inexorably tied to Rotax engines and the Light Sport Aircraft movement. General Aviation News caught up with Lockwood during last summer’s AirVenture. He was working the AirCam booth one morning, and you could tell that he was enjoying himself immensely. Enjoyment is key when it comes to making your living, he explained, noting that when he was a boy, he was sure he didn’t want to “work” for a living. “I recognized that most of the adults I knew really didn’t enjoy what they did for a living,” he said. “They called it work and it was work, and they seemed to long for weekends and vacations, so I wanted to find something that I really enjoyed.” Lockwood’s first interest was the water. He toyed with the idea of becoming a marine architect and building boats, but was worried about coming to hate something he loved so much. “I couldn’t bear the thought of hating boats, so I thought, rather than becoming a marine architect, I should go into something that I don’t know much about because that way, if I start not liking it, no loss,” he explained. Lockwood had an interest in aviation, so he pursued a degree in Aviation Business and Flight Technology at the Florida Institute of Technology. “After graduating I got a job with a small company called Maxair and my career sort of went from there,” he said. “In 1989 I star ted my own company, Lockwood Aviation, in my garage. We star ted selling par ts and accessories for Rotax engines and shipping them overseas. And pretty soon we got the Rotax dealership for that area.” Today Lockwood Aviation is known as the number one Rotax shop in the country. That makes it — and Lockwood — very important to the experimental aircraft and LSA community. “About 80% of the Special-Light Sport Aircraft are using Rotax engines at present,” said Lockwood. “We also have technical schools that do training for Rotax mechanics, and the training for certain airframes, like the Remos

and the (Flight Design) CT.” Lockwood acknowledges that many flight schools have been reluctant to add an LSA to their fleets because of their unfamiliarity with Rotax engines. “I think that apprehension comes from a lack of knowledge,” Lockwood said. “It is a different engine than what they are used to, and they are afraid of it because they don’t know it or understand it. That’s why we have the schools that we have. They are available all over the country at different Rotax centers. A mechanic who takes the training can work on a Rotax, no problem. “There’s no magic to it,” he continued. “A good mechanic can learn 90% of what they need to know in four days of training.”

THE AIRCAM AND DRIFTER In the early 1990s, a sense of adventure led Lockwood to Namibia, where he was tasked with teaching award-winning videographer and wildlife researchers Jen and Des Bartlett how to fly a Maxair Drifter that was to be used for a special research project. “The Bartletts wanted an ultralighttype aircraft that they could operate and maintain themselves and they ended up buying a couple of Drifters from us,” Lockwood recalled. “It was agreed that I would go over to Africa and teach Jen how to fly it.” That led to Lockwood working with more wildlife film makers. “I really enjoyed it, but I star ted to realize that there was some risk involved,” he said. “They always wanted to fly over really cool stuff, but it was also over terrain that was unlandable. I had been pretty careful up to that point, always flying at a safe altitude, keeping in mind a place to land. I knew that when I dropped down to 50 feet above the terrain we would be at risk. I started longing for a twin that could do that safely.” It was that desire, coupled with a commission from National Geographic for an aircraft that could do a research and photography flight over the Congo, that led to the design of the AirCam. “Over the desert there was always a place to land so it was suitable for a single-engine airplane,” he said. “We would do a flight plan with the base saying, ‘this is where I am going and this is when I am going to be back’ and, if you didn’t come back, they would come looking for you. “I asked the guys in the Congo, ‘if we go down, what are the chances of res-

A MAN OF MANY TALENTS: Phil Lockwood (above) shows off the AirCam, which he designed, at last year’s AirVenture in Oshkosh. Lockwood is a key player in the LSA movement, known as an expert on Rotax engines (below). cue,’ and they said it’s not good because there really aren’t any places to land,” he said. “The jungle is all 200-foot-tall mahogany trees. I told them I wasn’t interested in doing it in a Drifter, but I had an idea for an airplane that could do it, and they talked me into building it for them. That is AirCam Number One and it is now hanging in the EAA museum.” The AirCam is popular with photographers and videographers because of its ability to fly low and slow, while sturdy enough to have multiple cameras mounted on it. It has been described by some as a flying canoe because of its long, tandem body. It is a kit airplane, and can go together in 800 to 1,500 hours. Once you have owned an AirCam, nothing else will do, according to Lockwood. “AirCam owners are kind of like Harley owners,” he said. “It is like a cult and they really tend to love their airplanes. They keep them a long time and if they do sell them they go into remorse and end up having to buy another one.” (See Howard Levy’s story on one man’s AirCam on page 32). Meanwhile, Lockwood has spent the last several months updating the Drifter series of aircraft after he bought the rights to the design. “The new horizontal stabilizers and elevators add approximately 2 feet to the span of the tail,” he said. “They are designed to increase pitch stability and elevator authority on float-equipped Super Drifters.” (Super Drifters are those powered by the Rotax 912 engine, other models use two-stroke Rotax engines.) “Our goal is to overcome the additional nose-down pitch force created by adding floats.” The new horizontal stabilizers offer more pitch authority when rotating off the water, especially with heavier pilots up front. This allows the Super Drifter to lift off the water at the lowest possible speed, reducing takeoff distance. They

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Photo by Meg Godlewski

He’s a Rotax expert, designer of the AirCam and a central figure in the LSA movement

also may allow for an increase an in the CG envelope. “They really work well,” exclaimed Lockwood. The new horizontal stabilizers will be available as a retrofit kit for existing float-equipped Super Drifters and standard on new kits going on floats. Company of ficials estimate the new par ts should be available by March, provided testing goes as expected. Lockwood’s enterprises are based at Sebring Regional Airport (SEF) in Florida, home to this month’s U.S. Spor t Aviation Expo, considered the premiere LSA show in the country. The location is fitting, as Lockwood is also known for his role in the development of the LSA industry through his position on the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association (LAMA) board. LAMA helped create the standards for LSA. “It’s impor tant that all the manufacturers meet those standards,” said Lockwood, adding, “that’s what we should all be focusing on for the next five years.” For more information: Lockwood-Aviation.com.


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Pilot donates vintage airplane to college Tri-Pacer for a little over a year as a project airplane. “It was recovered by our students,” said Mike Potter, chief instructor of the airframe and powerplant program, as he showed off a scrapbook with photos of students carefully applying cotton fabric and dope. “Back then we taught tube and fabric work. These By MEG GODLEWSKI days we do more work with composites.” General Aviation News The engine is the stock L ycoming O-320. The panel is pretty much original, with the exception of the Christmas came a little early to Clover Park radio. “I kept upgrading the radio. I would get ones Technical College in Lakewood, Washington, with other people were going to throw out,” said Urfer. the arrival of a 1957 Tri-Pacer during the first week “When I first got it it had an airline quality radio under of December. the back seat. I also added the The vintage airplane, painted G-meter in the airplane because bright red, was donated to the school it rides like a buckboard and I by Dennis Urfer of Por t Angeles, was curious as to how many Gs Wash., who had owned it since the it pulled. That meter came out of 1970s. a fighter plane.” “I learned to fly in 1963 at Oregon Urfer plans to keep tabs on State in a Piper Colt, which is a twohis former airplane. He predicts — Dennis Urfer the maintenance students will be place airplane,” he recalled. “When I went looking for an airplane I wanted impressed by the workmanship something that I could take more than one passenger and materials used in the construction of the airplane, in. I was married by then and we had a kid and another while the school’s student pilots, who currently fly a one on the way, so we needed a four-place airplane.” fleet of Cessnas, might get more of an education when The four-place, high-wing tricycle gear Tri-pacer it comes to learning the quirks of the airplane. fit the bill, he said. “The Piper Tri-Pacer will surprise you,” Urfer Urfer said he decided to donate the airplane to the laughed. “You have to know when to rotate because, school out of a sense of loyalty. He can’t keep the airif you don’t, you will just drive off the runway at 85 plane any longer, and he wanted it to go to the school miles an hour.” because of its aviation programs. “I want someone to When the plane was flown into the college’s learn something from this airplane,” he said. campus at Pierce County Airport (PLU) in Puyallup, This is the second time the airplane has been in students and instructors gathered around it in awe. the school’s possession. The first time was in 1976 Most did not believe they were looking at a vintage when the then-21-year-old airplane was brought to the airplane. college as a project airplane for maintenance students. “It’s obviously been meticulously cared for,” At the time, the airplane, which was badly in need of remarked Chief Instructor Bill Coyner. “We’re lookrecovering, was pink and white. “It was the original ing forward to adding it to our fleet and giving the covering and, back in the 1950s, there was a lot of pink students the opportunity to fly it.” For more information: CPTC.edu. and white,” said Urfer, who let the school have the

“I want someone to learn something from this airplane.”

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Tri-Pacer will be used by student pilots as well as maintenance students

Winter Haven invests in Gilbert Field Florida airport to allow Sun ’n Fun camping for first time

— City Commissioner Jamie Beckett

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While municipalities across the nation struggle with debilitating fiscal woes, record unemployment, and depressed property values, Winter Haven, Florida, has taken an unexpected but welcome turn. This small, central Florida city has adopted a decidedly pro-aviation stance that has led to the investment of millions of dollars in Gilbert Field (GIF), and the decision to throw the airport open to Sun ’n Fun visitors with more enthusiasm than ever before. “Winter Haven will be allowing underthe-wing camping on the field this year for the first time,” says Dale Smith, assistant city manager. “This is a beautiful facility we have here. We’re just thrilled to be able to show it off to such a large audience.” Winter Haven’s Gilbert Field has long been a mecca for general aviation

“Gilbert Field is a real jewel.”

enthusiasts. Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base is located on Lake Jessie, at the west end of the airport, and Richard Bach wrote the novel, “Illusions, the Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah,” while living on the field. The city has also hosted countless student

pilots who have come from all over the world, according to officials. “It’s been a long time coming, but Winter Haven is embracing general aviation as a part of the fabric of our city,” says City Commissioner Jamie Beckett. “Gilbert Field is a real jewel. We’re fortunate to

have the opportunity to make the most of it, and to be located right next door to Lakeland, where the second largest aviation gathering in North America takes place every April.” Beckett is a flight instructor who moved to central Florida to take his first flying job at Gilbert Field nearly 20 years ago. He also has contributed stories to General Aviation News in the past. With the addition of an expansive terminal building, the airport now has an on-site restaurant. Among other improvements and additions, the 5,000-foot calm wind runway has been resurfaced, and renamed. What was Runway 4-22 is now Runway 5-23. Self-serve fuel is now available 24 hours a day, as well. For more information: 863-298-4551 or MyWinterHaven.com.


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Will my engine benefit from new technology? By Paul McBride The O233 LSA engine uses the new E-mag e l e c t ro n i c i g n i tion that they say advances the timing to 38° BTDC, much like other systems. Does this much Ask spark advance also P aul have Lycoming’s blessing for the O320 and O360? I realize that the spark advance is rpm and manifold pressure controlled. LYLE FORSGREN via e-mail

Lycoming is putting forth an all-out effort to focus on new technology and the electronic ignition system is probably one of the first results of its efforts. I’m certain we can look forward to several new exciting things like this to enter the marketplace in the not-todistant future. While we all understand the market is a bit down, it’s quite evident more concentrated efforts are being put on research and development during these slow times. While it may be difficult to justify the expense during difficult financial times, the rewards will come for all of us as the industry rebounds and this new technology is incorporated into the products of the future. Hopefully, the engines currently in operation will be the recipient of some of this new technology as retrofittable options.

Let me step back in time a bit and tell you about a system that I watched develop during my time at Lycoming. Unison, the parent company of Slick Magnetos, introduced an electronically enhanced ignition system known as LASAR (Limited Authority Spark Advance Regulator), which was used on not only production engines at Lycoming, but was provided as a retrofit kit for field installation. One of the benefits of this system was that it provided a much hotter starting spark (200-300% hotter) than the conventional mag system — great for those of us who operate in cold climates. Basically it used a pair of electronically enhanced mags controlled by a preprogrammed computer chip, which was developed after the specific engine model operating parameters were mapped at Lycoming. The purpose of the system was to allow the engine to operate at optimum performance, say in a cruise power configuration. To do this the system monitored engine rpm, manifold pressure and cylinder head temperature. Alarm thresholds, dictated by the specific engine model, were programmed into the chip, which controlled the system so that no operating parameters were exceeded. Once the engine was in a cruise configuration, the timing was allowed to advance per the preprogrammed computer chip. As the timing advanced the cylinder head temperature would begin to increase and the EGT would begin to decrease as a result of better combustion taking place within the cylinder. With the timing

Diamond completes first AE300 conversion

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Just over a year ago, Diamond Aircraft announced plans to offer owners of DA42 TDI aircraft two new options: Upgrade to L ycoming avgasburning engines or to the new Austro Engines AE 300 turbo diesel engines that burn jet fuel. Late this summer, Diamond began delivering L ycoming-powered DA42 L360 aircraft and completing Lycoming upgrades for DA42 TDI aircraft. In November, the company successfully completed the first DA42 TDI to Austro Engines conversion for the Spanish Flight School Academy, CESDA. During the conversion the two TAE diesel engines were swapped for two new diesel Austro Engines (AE300). Other necessary adoptions were performed to change the plane to a “New Generation”

aircraft, company officials said. Under the super vision of Günther Weinhart, head of the Upgrade DA42NG Program, there are two other customers, Stapleford Flying Club Ltd. and Halfpenny Green Flying Club, in the process of converting their aircraft, officials add. Diamond Aircraft officials expect the upgrades should not take longer than two to four weeks. For more information: DiamondAircraft.com.

continuing to advance, the CHT would continue to rise until it reached the preset alarm threshold programmed into the computer chip. If we look at the Lycoming Operators Manual for the O-320 series we see the maximum CHT is 500° F. When the alarm threshold was burned into the computer chip it was probably set at 475° F. When the CHT reached this point, the timing would begin to retard to bring the CHT back down to a predetermined temperature, then advance again so that the engine was always operating at the optimum performance. Yes, it is possible that the timing would advance as far as 38°. Sitting in the aircraft you had no notion of what was taking place under the cowl except that you were benefitting from this new technology that allowed your engine to operate more efficiently than you could do by doing it with fixed

timing. There were other benefits to this system, which was the beginning of the technology that will help our industry move forward and provide more efficient engines. This type of technology will also help lead us to systems that will make it easier for us to adapt to the aviation fuels of the future. By the way, these new systems will be suitable for most, if not all, new engines and I would think be available for retrofit of those engines currently in the field. It’s things like this that keep the future of general aviation looking bright and exciting. Paul McBride, recognized worldwide as an expert on engines, retired after almost 40 years with Lycoming. Send your questions to: AskPaul@GeneralAviationNews.com.


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Woody’s AirCam New Jersey pilot flies low and slow, but with the latest in avionics Story and Photos By HOWARD LEVY For General Aviation News

Woody Saland’s career is all about jets, but when it’s time for fun, he’s all about flying low and slow. Saland is manager of technical programs for Teterboro, N.J.-based Falcon Jets, the U.S. division of the French Dassault organization that produces Falcon light jets and fighter aircraft. Besides dealing with all cabin interiors, communications and avionics, he supports the corporate jet sales teams in answering questions about avionics, options and more. He has personally worked up advanced avionics systems for customers. His position also has resulted in his being checked out and flying the latest model Falcons, including the 900EX, 900EX EASy, and the model 2000. But when it’s time for fun, Saland flies an AirCam — but not just any AirCam, one that is decked out with the latest in avionics. The AirCam was designed in the early 1990s by Phil Lockwood at the request of the National Geographic Society, which wanted an aircraft that could be used for aerial photography in remote areas, particularly Africa. Lockwood considered a single-engine airplane inappropriate for operating in areas where potential emergency landing sites were lacking, and began the design of a twin-engine airplane. In just six months the prototype AirCam was designed, built, test flown and shipped to Africa. It had two 64-hp Rotax 582 pusher engines mounted on its wing and was fitted with a tailboom. According to Lockwood, there are about 120 AirCams flying worldwide, with most in the U.S. About 15 are scattered around the world in places like Nambia, South Africa, Israel, Costa Rica, Mexico, and the Caribbean. While some are used for business, most are flown for sport. Of all those, Saland’s AirCam is probably one of a kind. Kit #53, it was built in Boise, Idaho, by Gordon Pratt and his

LOW AND SLOW: Woody Saland’s AirCam is one of a kind, painted in Coast Guard colors and sporting the latest in avionics.

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THE MAN AND HIS MACHINE: While Saland’s career is all about jets, his fun flying is in his AirCam.

MORE IS BETTER: Builder Gordon Pratt, founder of Sierra Flight Systems (which was acquired by Chelton Flight Systems), outfitted this AirCam with the latest in avionics, Saland asked for even more when he purchased the plane a few years ago.

POWERPLANT: Saland’s AirCam is powered by two 115-hp Rotax 914 turbocharged and inter-cooled engines.


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The Rescue of Streetcar 304 A Navy Pilot’s Forty Hours on the Run in Laos By J. DOUGLAS HINTON For General Aviation News

Even for non-militar y pilots, “The Rescue of Streetcar 304, A Navy Pilot’s Forty Hours on the Run in Laos,” by Kenny Fields is a real page-turner. The scenario is the Vietnam War in 1968. Flying A-7 Corsairs, Naval Aviator Lt. Kenny Fields (call sign: “Streetcar 304”) and his wingman are dispatched on their first combat mission from the (Continued from page 32)

father, Avery, a retired radiologist, with assistance from Rob Allen, an A&P. Gordon Pratt and Rick Price were the forces behind Sierra Flight Systems, which produced EFIS equipment for experimental and cer tified aircraft. Sierra was later purchased by Chelton Flight Systems, which is now owned by Cobham, a large British aerospace organization. The Pratt’s AirCam was built for fun flying, but naturally was also fitted with Chelton avionics. Build time took about five years. While based in land-locked Idaho, the Pratts painted the plane in Coast Guard colors and markings as a tribute. First flight was in October 2003 and Pratt had put about 290 flight hours on it when he decided to sell the AirCam about three years later. The airplane caught Saland’s eye at the 2006 National Business Aviation Association convention in Orlando. “I believed it would be an interesting aircraft to fly,” he recalled. “I tracked down Gordon and, upon learning it was for sale, I decided to purchase it.” Although it was already fitted with some of the most advanced avionics, Saland asked Pratt for more. Unlike most experimental airplanes, this AirCam had a Chelton EFIS with Air Data Altitude Heading Reference System/GPS (ADAHRS/GPS) on both the front and rear cockpit panels, Saland noted. He had Pratt add another unit on the front panel, and update all three with the latest software. Each unit independently displays three screens and cycles between the Primary Flight Display (PFD), Multi Function Display (MFD) or engines. But Saland didn’t stop there. He had Pratt install a magnometer for heading in the tail fin while the front cockpit received a TruTrak Digiflight II autopilot that flies both TRACK and the GPS from the Chelton; a new ground power plug; and a metal ledge to mount his Garmin 396 portable GPS above the Chelton dis-

carrier USS America to bomb a target in Laos. The flak (called triple A) along the Ho Chi Minh Trail is so heavy one could get out and walk on it. Fields is hit on his second bomb run, loses part of his wing and has to eject. With his back and leg injured from the ejection, what follows over the next 40 hours is both gripping and terrifying as Fields lands right in the middle of the North Vietnamese army withdrawing from Ke Sahn, at the end of the Tet offensive. The largest rescue effort of the war to date is launched, using Air Force F-4s and F-105s to suppress the AAA fire while For ward Air Controllers (FAC), flying Cessna O2-A Skymasters, mark the anti-

aircraft batteries with “Willy Pete” smoke rockets. Jolly Green Giant helicopters, accompanied by A-1 Skyraiders, move in for the rescue. Two A-1s are shot down. One pilot is rescued, the other captured by the North Vietnamese. Fields’ wingman is hit and has to ditch at sea. During the war, it was believed that if a pilot wasn’t rescued within an hour or two of ejecting his chances rapidly decreased. The tales Fields tells of chance encounters with a leopard and a tiger, as well as North Vietnamese Army regulars and Pathet Lao guerrillas (known for their extreme cruelty to prisoners) will keep you on the edge of your chair. Time and again rescue attempts failed as the enemy inexorably closed in on Fields. The grand finale could

be straight out of Hollywood, except it was for real. I have seldom read a more entrancing account of combat, escape and evasion and the hope, despair, agony, desperation, courage and faith in his Maker described by Fields in his bid to remain free and return to his family and fellow warriors. Published by the Naval Institute Press, the 384-page book, with 32 photos, sells for $29.95.

play units. The 396 has uplink weather and can display traffic from his Zaon XRX traffic display. Also added were an ELT arm switch; a socket for an MP-3 player that connects to the radios; a NAT helicopter intercom system; an Apollo SL 30 NavCom and Apollo SL 70 transponder, all in the front cockpit. A panel at the pilot’s left side carries switches for fuel pumps, primer, mags, starter, avionics, lights, wastegate, engine turbo controllers, and controllers for the inflight adjustable props. Saland also had steady and flashing LED taxi lights installed in the nose, along with landing lights consisting of a PIAA auto/off road halogen light mounted on each landing gear leg. When it was time to head home, Saland asked Allen if he would accompany him. “Rob is an excellent pilot and well acquainted with the AirCam,” Saland noted, “so I knew he would be a good back-up pilot and mechanic if either was needed.” The flight from Idaho to New Jersey took eight days and 50.6 hours of flight time. “We covered the 3,271 miles at an average speed of 65 mph and, would you believe, with a total two-engine fuel

burn of only 5.6 gph,” Saland said. “Our normal cruise settings were about 45% power and the trip took 308 gallons.” The AirCam is primarily made of 6061-T6 aluminum construction with fabric-covered wing and control surfaces. Wing panels are of ladder construction with leading and trailing edge tubular spars, compression tubes and ribs. The ribs are mostly fiberglass rods. “These ribs help create the airfoil by bending under tension in their attachment to the spars,” Saland explained. The wing center section is of all metal construction and is fitted with two 14-gallon fuel tanks in its forward area. Tanks are not interconnected, so there is no cross feeding, which requires individual on-off switches. The 9 foot, 6 inch span, 12-inch chord ailerons and 8 foot, 4 inch span flaps are constructed like the wing panels. Flaps also have a chord of 12 inches and are electrically activated. Wing struts are aluminum tubing with aerodynamic low-drag aluminum fairings. Tail components are fabricated much like the wing, but have aluminum skins on the fin and stabilizer, while the rudder and elevator are fabric covered. Except for the cable controlled rudder, the other control surfaces employ push rods and bell cranks for activation.

The fuselage is an all aluminum monocoque structure fitted with preformed bulkheads and stringers. Behind the tandem cockpit is a utility compartment that can carry a large load. A number of other AirCams have a third seat in this compartment. Saland’s AirCam is powered by two 115-hp Rotax 914 turbo-charged and intercooled engines and swing Ivo inflight adjustable, three-blade composite props.

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California pilots fight power plant next to C83 Worries abound about emissions and more at Byron Airport

forces with local residents and environmental groups, who also oppose the power plant. All are concerned about the potential pollution and health hazards associated with emissions from the 200-watt gas-fired plant, which is being By MEG GODLEWSKI developed by Mariposa Energy LLC, a General Aviation News company owned by Mitsubishi. To educate decision makers, as well Some pilots are trying to convince as the neighboring community, about the California Energy Commission that the dangers from smokestacks near an power plants and pilots don’t mix. The airport, the CPA has compiled accident pilots are opposed to the construction of reports from the National Transportation a gas-fired power plant near the Byron Safety Board where exhaust from a Airport (C83) in Alameda County east smokestack was cited as a factor. In of San Francisco. addition, the CPA obtained copies Pilots are worried that the emissions of a January 2006 FAA study, “Safety coming from the proposed smoke stack, Risk Analysis of Aircraft Overflight of which will be just 2.7 miles south of the Industrial Exhaust Plumes.” airport, will endanger aircraft. “The idea is to demonstrate that a According to California Pilots danger does exist,” Wilson said. Association (CPA) spokesman Andy State energy officials say the new Wilson, the power plant would produce a facility is necessary to meet the energy plume of contaminants and hot ammonia needs of the population. “that could affect engine operation or the Public input is par t of the pilot’s ability to see.” process, said Michele Demetras, inforByron Airport is a busy general mation officer for the California Energy aviation facility, home to approximately Commission, which is the agency that 1,100 aircraft ranging from corporate will decide whether the energy plant jets to ultralights and will be licensed. It’s gliders. A skydiving not a quick or simple operation also is based process, she said. at the airport, which “Before licensis owned by Contra i n g , t h e E n e rg y Costa County. Commission requires In the 1970s it the applicant to prowas a small private duce comprehensive — CPA spokesman data about the proairpor t known as Andy Wilson posed project in 22 Byron Airpark. When the county deterareas, including public mined that more space was necessary health and safety, which is of prime conto accommodate the area’s general cern,” she said. aviation population, the property was Other federal, state and local agenpurchased and redeveloped into Byron cies, such as the U.S. Environmental Airport, which opened to the public in Protection Agency, the California Air 1994. Today the airport sits on 1,307 Resources Board, and San Joaquin Valley acres, of which 817 is reserved for Air Pollution Control District, have Habitat Management Land for a variety stringent regulations that must be met of endangered and special status species by the applicant, Demetras said, adding, of mammals and plant life. “the Energy Commission does not write The pilot’s association has joined a final staff assessment recommending

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invites the pilots association to peticertification without these other agention for intervener status, which will cies’ compliance.” make the group a party to the licensing Demetras noted that Mariposa Energy process, giving it access to project inforhas to demonstrate a commitment to mation and allowing group members to curtail pollution. In its application, the testify and cross-examine witnesses. company has proposed using “Best Wilson noted that the pilots are keepAvailable Control Technology to reduce ing apprised of all available information air emissions to minimal levels and will about the project, adding they aren’t shy provide air mitigation and improvements about speaking up on the issue, which to ensure there are no significant air has also caught the quality impacts from attention of Keith the plant,” she conFreitas, director of tinued. airports for Contra Energy commisCosta County. In a sion officials have letter to the energy reached out to resicommission he dents and businesses noted his concerns near the proposed about the proximity project, Demetras of the power plant said, adding, “Several to the airport traffic of the Energy pattern. Commission’s — Keith Freitas, “The proposed project managers airport director, power plant is just and compliance in a letter to the a few hundred feet officers have also Energy Commission from the main prebeen contacted by cision instrument representatives of runway corridor on runway 30,” he the pilots association and have shared wrote. “Would the proposed location be with them whatever information was hazardous to aircraft on an instrument available at the time.” landing, including if they slightly deviAccording to Demetras, “nitrogen, ated from the prescribed corridor?” oxygen, and other emissions from a Freitas also questioned the impact power plant are not something that can of the plume on VFR traffic. “It appears affect an engine. The assessment also the site would also be adjacent to the includes gliders and glider passengers, standard ‘45’ entry into the Runways 5 which also shows no detrimental effects. and 23 traffic pattern. The power plant Again, the applicant has been asked to site would be under the ‘right 45’ for provide extensive data about these aircraft departing Runway 12. This is issues and their potential impacts and specifically significant because it is the is in the process of responding to the preferred departure runway for the requests.” skydiving company jump planes based It may not be so much what comes on the airfield. Would flying over or near out of the smokestacks, but its velocity, the proposed location pose a hazard to that is of greater interest to pilots, she aircraft in flight?” he asks. noted. “Plume ‘modeling’ is now being The issue will be back before the done to a very advanced level to discern energy commission in January. As of whether the emissions from the stack press time, a date for the next meeting can in any way hinder pilots’ ability to had not been set. steer and land aircraft in the vicinity of For more information: the plant.” Energy.ca.gov/SitingCases/Mariposa. She notes the energy commission

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At one time, Air Mail Service’s fleet was largest in the world

By Dennis Parks

A 1961 British book on the development of air transpor tation includes a chart on early scheduled air services, which includes the operations of the U.S. Air Mail Ser vice from 1918 till 1927. It may seem unusual to see the Air Mail Service listed here, but as it operated more Flight & than 200 aircraft, you realize it Flyers was probably the largest civil operator of aircraft in the world at the time. Air mail service in the United States began with a series of experiments and demonstrations. The first official air mail delivery in the United States was conducted during an air meet on Long Island, N.Y., in September 1911, when Earle Ovington, with his “Queen” monoplane, was appointed an air mail carrier. He covered a set route between a temporary post office established at the flying field and the post office at Mineola, N.Y. During the air meet, 32,415 post cards, 3,993 letters and 1,062 circulars were carried. Several similar experiments were made during the remainder of 1911 and 1912. Mail was carried on short exhibition and experimental flights by aerial carriers sworn in by the Post Office. Such services were temporary and done without expense to the Post Office. These experimental flights were continued from year to year without any financial support from Congress. In 1918 the Post Office established its Air Mail Service and, with funding from its “power boat” budget, established the first scheduled air mail route on May 15. The first route was between New York City and Washington, D.C., with a stop at Philadelphia, approximately 218 miles. It provided one round trip daily, except Sunday. At first Army Air Service planes, personnel and pilots carried out the flying operations in Curtiss JN-4H biplanes powered by 150-hp Hispano Suiza motors. The front cockpit of the Jenny was lined with plywood and was able to carry 150 pounds of mail. The average time for a trip from New York to Washington, D.C., was two hours and 50 minutes. At the end of the first month of operations, the Post Office published a press release noting that 10,800 pounds of mail had been flown over 1,000 miles at an average speed of 70 mph. In June 1918, Congress appropriated $100,000 for the route between Washington and New York and in August the Post Office took over that route. At that same time the Air Mail Service took delivery of the first aircraft designed expressly for carrying the mail. This was a batch of six Standard Aircraft JR-1Bs powered by 150-hp Hispano Suiza motors able to cruise at 100 miles an hour and carry 170 pounds of mail. Also obtained at this time were six Curtiss R-4LMs with Liberty engines and six of the Curtiss JN-4Hs. The service was so cost effective that the price of an air mail stamp was reduced from 24 cents to 16 cents.

Other types of aircraft were later obtained, including: Curtiss HA, with Liberty-12 engines; Twin DeHavillands with two six-cylinder Hall Scott engines; Martin mail planes, with two Liberty V-12s; and Junker JL-6 with 200-hp BMW engines. The Air Mail Service also started receiving war surplus, 400-hp Liberty-powered DeHavilland DH-4s from the Army. In 1919 the Post Office asked for bids to modify the DH-4s to better meet air mail requirements. In some cases new steel tube fuselages were constructed to replace the plywood structure of the original. Boeing was among the companies performing that work. New wing designs were also tried by Sperry, Loening and Bellanca. This program was discontinued in 1921 when the Air Mail Service adopted the DeHavilland with the Liberty-12 engine as standard equipment. At the same time, the Post Office started doing its own modifications on the DeHavillands, disposing of all other types. By 1924 the Air Mail Service was flying mail from coast to coast and officials decided that a new and more reliable aircraft was needed to replace the modified DH-4s which it had operated since 1919. This was partly because of the age and service history of the aircraft, as the service was losing six a month, reporting 101 aircraft in crashes by December 1921. Another factor was that the newly instituted night ser vice required adding 225 pounds of equipment, such as wing tip lights, running lights and a parachute flair system, which reduced the amount of mail that could be carried. On April 7, 1924, the Post Office invited aircraft manufacturers to submit proposals and quote prices for a new type of mail plane to be built around the 400-hp Liberty engine. Specifications included a cruising speed of 95 mph, a landing speed of 50 mph and a service ceiling of 15,000 feet. Cargo space was to be at least 50 cubic feet and carry a payload of not less than 1,000 pounds of mail. The planes were also to hold enough fuel for a range of 450 miles. The Post Office was to furnish the engines, while all other material was to be furnished by the manufacturer. The new planes began flying in spring 1925 with the Aerial Mercury and the Curtiss Carrier Pigeon the first ones. In the fall the Post Office took delivery of the first Douglas Mailplane and the Boeing Model 40. The Douglas was the most successful of the designs, with the Post Office ordering 50. The Curtiss, Douglas and later versions of the Boeing Model 40 would go on to become important elements in the new companies that were contracted by the Post Office to carry the mail under the Air Mail Act of 1925. This act mandated the Postmaster General to contract for domestic airmail service with commercial air carriers. The Post Of fice relinquished operations between Chicago and San Francisco at midnight of June 30, 1927, and between New York and Chicago on Aug. 31, 1927, ending an era that had seen the Post Office as the operator of the world’s largest commercial aircraft fleet. Dennis Parks is Curator Emeritus of Seattle’s Museum of Flight. He can be reached at dennis@generalaviationnews.com.

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THE FIRST: Six Standard JR-1M mail planes accepted in August 1918 by the Post Office made up the first commercial aircraft purchase by the U.S. government. Note the mailbag and Post Office Number 1 painted on the side of the first aircraft.

DOUBLE DUTY: This unusual chunky-looking ship was a conversion of a Curtiss fighter powered by a 12-cylinder Liberty engine. Three were obtained by the Post Office.

WORKHORSE: The DeHavilland DH-4B was the workhorse of the Air Mail Service, with more than 200 seeing service from 1919 to 1927. Modifications to the Army surplus planes included stronger landing gear, metal reinforcement of the longerons, and moving the pilot’s position to the rear cockpit.

WEIGHED DOWN: One of the more interesting of the DH-4 modifications was a twin-engine version developed by the LWF Co. This plane, powered by two 200-hp Hall-Scott engines, was heavier than the DH-4. It was reported that it could barely maintain altitude at maximum speed.


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Mid-air claims five lives These January 2008 accident reports are provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, they are intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others. Aircraft: Cessna 172, Cessna 150. Location: Corona, Calif. Injuries: Five Fatal. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened : A Cessna 172 and a Cessna 150 were maneuvering 1.4 miles southwest of the uncontrolled airport during day visual meteorological conditions. The 150 lifted off from runway 25 and entered the downwind leg of the pattern. Radar data shows that during this time, a Cessna 172 was on a 45° traffic pattern entry path to the downwind leg of the runway. The airplanes were on converging courses for about 13 seconds, then collided. The four occupants in the airplanes and one person on the ground were killed. Calculations based on radar data show that the Cessna 150 turned onto the crosswind leg prior to reaching 700 feet above ground level, which is contrary to the FAA’s recommended procedures. A visibility study determined that while on the crosswind leg and during the turn onto the downwind leg, the Cessna 150 pilot had a 14-second window of opportunity to observe the approaching Cessna 172, which was traveling at 106 knots. The field of view of the Cessna 150 as it was turning to the downwind leg was limited in the area from which the Cessna 172 was converging by the door post structures. As the Cessna 172 was approaching the airport, the Cessna 150, which was traveling at 74 knots, would have been in his view at the 10:30 to 11 o’clock position and low in the windscreen. A witness reported that neither airplane appeared to alter its course during the final seconds of flight. No airport facilities or any of the pilots flying in the vicinity reported hearing any communication from either airplane. Probable cause: The failure of both pilots to see and avoid the other airplane.

uuu Aircraft: Cessna 172. Location: Spotsylvania, Va. Injuries: 1 Minor. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was on an IFR flight plan at 5,000 feet in VFR conditions and in contact with approach control when the engine began to run rough.  He smelled fuel fumes but was unable to determine the source, so he informed approach control that he needed to land. The engine stopped less than a minute later. The pilot  initiated an emergency landing, selecting a field that was 1,050 feet long. He used 10° of flaps and an approach

speed of 90 knots. The airplane touched down about halfway down the field, then hit a fence and trees. Examination of the area revealed that there were more suitable forced landing areas available in the immediate vicinity. According to the Pilot Operators Handbook, the emergency landing procedure calls for full flaps and an approach speed of 65 knots. In this configuration the landing distance required was 610 feet. The post-accident investigation  revealed the No. 4 top spark plug insulator was cracked near the electrode. The No. 4 piston exhibited burn-through erosion signatures consistent with a pre-ignition/detonation event allowing excessive crankcase pressure. The oil supply was lost through the crankcase breather, resulting in the failure of the No. 2 connecting rod cap and loss of engine power. Probable cause : A loss of engine power due to the cracked spark plug insulator and the failure of the connecting rod cap and loss of oil. The pilot’s failure to follow the checklist and failure to achieve the proper touchdown point during a forced landing also was a factor. uuu Aircraft: Cessna 152. Location: Labelle, Fla. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: Prior to departure the pilot fueled the airplane to full tanks. He planned for his flight to take approximately three hours. His past experience led him to estimate a four-hour endurance for the airplane. After approximately 2.7 hours in the air, the engine began to run rough. The  pilot diverted to a nearby airport. The engine continued to lose power. The pilot realized that the airplane would not be able to glide to the airport and decided to land in a field. The landing was a success. After landing, the pilot observed that the left fuel tank was empty. The right fuel tank contained fuel, and its fuel gauge indicated 1/4 tank full. The pilot was able to get more fuel, then initiated a takeoff from the unimproved field. During the attempted takeoff, the airplane hit a rut in the grass and nosed over. Probable cause: The pilot’s improper decision to takeoff from an inadequate field after a forced landing.   uuu Aircraft: Cessna 172. Location: Clearwater, Fla. Injuries: 3 Fatal. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The private pilot was on the return leg of a cross-country flight. Near the destination airport, air traffic control advised him to expect a left downwind for runway

22, which the pilot acknowledged. He entered what appeared to be the downwind leg for runway 22, but turned left onto final approach for runway 27. When asked by the controller if he was lined up for runway 22, the pilot responded “zero zero quebec sorry about that.” Witnesses and the controller noted an abrupt right turn, followed by the airplane stalling and hitting water short of the runway. Examination of the engine, airplane and the flight controls revealed no evidence of pre-impact failure or malfunction. However, the airplane was 24 pounds over gross weight. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain airspeed while maneuvering for approach to land. Contributing to the accident was the pilot’s operation of the airplane above the design gross weight.   uuu Aircraft: Piper Super Cruiser Location: Centerville, Wash. Injuries: 1 Minor. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot  was maneuvering in flight  with the carburetor heat activated when the engine lost power. He attempted to restore power,  however the engine did not respond. A forced landing ensued and the airplane subsequently hit terrain in a nose-low attitude. The post-accident examination of the engine revealed no mechanical anomalies. However, trace amounts of water were noted in the carburetor’s accelerator pump. Data taken from a carburetor icing probability chart showed that the known temperature conditions were favorable for carburetor icing. Probable cause: A loss of engine power due to carburetor icing conditions and the failure of the pilot to use the correct amount of carburetor heat for the existing conditions.   uuu Aircraft: Beech Baron 58. Location: Cleveland, Ohio. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot, hired to do a repositioning flight, held an Airline Transport Pilot certificate and had logged about 18,600 hours, including 350 in the same make and model as the accident airplane. He departed at night from an airport on the shore of Lake Erie. The airplane gained altitude then made a northerly right turn over the lake. The airplane was observed descending in a right hand turn and subsequently hitting the lake. An examination of the recovered wreckage revealed no pre-impact anomalies, and an engine monitor recorded sensor readings consistent with both engines being at a high power until the recorded data stopped. The pilot had a history of back pain

and had been regularly using a potentially sedating muscle relaxant, which could cause impairment. During the autopsy it was discovered that he had heart disease and that may have increased his risk of sudden cardiac death. The maneuvering of the aircraft and lack of outside visual references soon after takeoff made the situation conducive to spatial disorientation. Probable cause: The pilot experienced spatial disorientation during the initial climb, causing him to lose control of the airplane. uuu Aircraft: Luscombe 8E. Location: Brigham City, Utah. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot initiated a takeoff in the skiequipped airplane. Just as the Luscombe was beginning to climb, the pilot heard a noise coming from the side of the airplane. He saw that the tip of a ski was dislodged from its normal position, and was upside down. The pilot decided to land on the same snow runway. As the airplane decelerated following touchdown, the pilot lost directional control, and the airplane swerved and nosed over. During the subsequent examination of the airplane, a bungee cable, used to secure and position one of the skis to the landing gear strut, was found to be too long. Also the ski assembly shock cords were found to be in poor condition, aged and weak. Probable cause: The failure of the landing gear/ski attachment assembly due to inadequate maintenance.   uuu Aircraft: Quicksilver Sport 2S. Location: Arley, Ala. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The float-equipped airplane lifted off from a lake. The pilot attempted to join the traffic pattern. He had just started a shallow right coordinated descending turn when he encountered a loss of resistance in his right rudder pedal. The aircraft then yawed to the right. He attempted to correct with the application of left rudder pedal, but there was no response. The airplane began to descend in the yaw. The pilot reduced power, applied full left aileron, and full up elevator in an attempt to regain control. The airplane hit the water in a nose-down attitude, damaging the right float, right wing and right side of the fuselage. It then spun around to the right, and came to rest on the surface of the water. The pilot and passenger exited the cabin and approximately five minutes later the airplane sank. Probable cause: A malfunction of the rudder control system.


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Calendar EAST Jan. 10, 2010, West Palm Beach, FL. Florida Aero Club Pancake Breakfast (LNA), 561-965-6400. Jan. 21-24, 2010, Sebring, FL. US Sport Aviation Expo (SEF), www.Sport-Aviation-Expo.com. Jan. 23-24, 2010, Punta Gorda, FL. Warbird Weekend, www.floridawarbirds.org, 941-639-6188. Feb. 6, 2010, Lawrencevile, GA. 1st Sat Aviation Program/Pancake Breakfast (LZU), www.eaa690.org, 678-634-5393. Feb. 19, 2010, Lakeland, FL. Aviation Adventures Lecture by Jon Anderson, www.FloridaAirMuseum. org 863-644-2431. Feb. 20, 2010, Malabar, FL. Valkaria Airfest (X59), www.valkariaairfest.org, 321-446-6013. Feb. 25-27, 2010, Orlando, FL. 21st Annual Women in Aviation Intl Conf., www.wai.org, 937-839-4647. March 4-6, 2010, Arlington, VA. Aeronautical Repair Station Assn. Legislative Day/Annual Repair Symposium, www.arsa.org, 703-739-9543. March 6, 2010, Lawrencevile, GA. 1st Sat Aviation Program/Pancake Breakfast (LZU), www.eaa690.org, 678-634-5393. March 12-14, 2010, Titusville, FL. Valiant Air Command Tico Warbird Air Show, 321-268-1941. April 3, 2010, Lawrencevile, GA. 1st Sat Aviation Program/Pancake Breakfast (LZU), www.eaa690.org, 678-634-5393. April 7-10, 2010, Orlando, FL. AEA Intl Convention & Trade Show, www.aea.net/convention. April 13-18, 2010, Lakeland, FL. Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In (KLAL), Sun-N-Fun.org, 863-644-2431. May 7-9, 2010, Roxboro, NC. Carolinas Virginia Antique Airplane Foundation Spring Fly- In (TDF), VAA3.org, 843-753-7138. May 14-16, 2010, Lumberton, NC. Mid-Atlantic Fly-In & Sport Aviation Conv (LBT), www.mafsac.com, 910-740-6751. June 5, 2010, Lawrencevile, GA. 1st Sat Aviation Program/Pancake Breakfast (LZU), www.eaa690.org, 678-634-5393. July 3, 2010, Lawrencevile, GA. 1st Sat Aviation Program/Pancake Breakfast (LZU), www.eaa690.org, 678-634-5393.

NORTH CENTRAL Jan. 16, 2010, Sandusky, OH. EAA 50/Mather’s Chili Skiplane Fly-In (1OH3), EAA50.org, 440-258-1761. Feb. 19-20, 2010, Novi, MI. 10th Great Lakes Aviation Conf & Expo, 248-348-6942. June 5, 2010, Bolingbrook, IL. Cavalcade of Planes

(1C5), www.bbclowairport.com, 630-378-0479. June 20, 2010, Stanton, MN. Father’s Day Fly-In, www.stantonairfield.com, 507-645-4030. July 3-4, 2010, Watervliet, MI. Steak Fry and Pancake Breakfast Fly-In Camp-In (40C), 269-463-5532. July 26-Aug. 1, 2010, Oshkosh, WI. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (OSH). www.airventure.org, 920-426-4800. Oct. 17, 2010, Watervliet, MI. Chili Hop Fly-In (40C), 269-463-5532.

SOUTH CENTRAL Jan. 30, 2010, Cleburne, TX. Pancake Breakfast & FlyIn (CPT), www.cleburne.net, 817-641-5456. Feb. 20-23, 2010, Houston, TX. HeliExpo 2010, www. heliexpo.com, 703-683-4646. March 1-3, 2010, Nashville, TN. Tennessee Mid-South Aviation Maint. Conf., www.tn-aviation.org, 615-8249411. April 3, 2010, San Antonio, TX. Annual Bluebonnet Picnic, Fly-in, L-bird Gathering (53TX), www.alscannonfield.com/AnnualPicnic.htm, 210-902-0372. May 28-30, 2010, Ranger, TX. Ranger Fly-In & AirShow (F23), www.myspace.com/rangerairfield, 254-4331267. Oct. 22-24, 2010, Evergreen, AL. Southeast Regional Fly-In (GZH), www.SERFI.org.

WEST Jan. 10, 2010, Arlington, WA. Aviation Author/Pilot Richard Bach (AWO), 1pm, www.outoftheblueaviation.com, 360-474-1060. Jan. 23-Feb. 6, 2010, Clarksburg, CA. Clarksburg Airport Open House (CN13), 916-747-1125. Feb. 5-7, 2010, Hollister, CA. Hugh’s Vintage Aircraft Museum Display, 831-245-7994. Feb. 6, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique AC Display & Fly-In, 831-726-9672. Feb. 20-21, 2010, Puyallup, WA. 27th Annual Northwest Aviation Conf & Trade Show, www.washingtonaviation.org, 866-922-7469. Feb. 28-March 3, 2010, San Diego, CA. Eco-Aerovision-Navigating Sustainability, www.cevs.ucdavis. edu, 530-754-8374. March 29-April 1, 2010, Phoenix, AZ. Avionics Maintenance Conference, www.aeec-amc-fsemc.com, 410-266-2008. March 5-7, 2010, Hollister, CA. Hugh’s Vintage Aircraft Museum Display, 831-245-7994. March 6, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique AC Display & Fly-In, 831-726-9672. March 27, 2010, Riverside, CA. 18th Annual Airshow 2010 (RAL), www.riversideairshow.com, 951-682-1771.

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April 2-4, 2010, Hollister, CA. Hugh’s Vintage Aircraft Museum Display, 831-245-7994. April 3, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique AC Display & Fly-In, 831-726-9672. May 1, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique AC Display & Fly-In, 831-726-9672. May 5-9, 2010, McCall, ID. Spring Canyonlands Fly-In Safari. www.mountaincanyonflying.com, 208-6341344. May 7-9, 2010, Hollister, CA. Hugh’s Vintage Aircraft Museum Display. 831-245-7994. May 7-9, 2010, Red Bluff, CA. Save The Taildragger FUNraiser (RBL), 530-524-6498. June 3-4, 2010, San Diego, CA. Avionics USA, www. avionics-usa.com, 603-891-9119. June 4-6, 2010, Hollister, CA. Hugh’s Vintage Aircraft Museum Display. 831-245-7994. June 5-6, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique AC Display & Fly-In, 831-726-9672. June 11-13, 2010, Marysville, CA. Golden West Reg Fly-In and Air Show (MYV), goldenwestflyin.org. June 16-18, 2010, Las Vegas, NV. Aviation Industry Expo, www.aviationindustryexpo.com, 800-827-8009. June 16-19, 2010, McCall, ID. Workin Man’s Basic Mtn Flying Course. www.mountaincanyonflying.com, 208-634-1344. June 21-25, 2010, McCall, ID. Middle Fork Lodge Backcountry Excursion. www.mountaincanyonflying. com, 208-634-1344. June 29-July 2, 2010, McCall, ID. Basic McCall Mtn/ Canyonlands Flying Course, www.mountaincanyonflying.com. July 3-4, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique AC Display & Fly-In, 831-726-9672. July 6-9, 2010, McCall, ID. Basic McCall Mtn/Canyonlands Flying Course. www.mountaincanyonflying. com, 208-634-1344. July 7-11, 2010, Arlington, WA. Arlington Fly-In, www. arlingtonflyin.org. July 7-11, 2010, Arlington, WA. West Coast Piper Cherokee Fly In/50th Birthday Party (AWO), cpa-w. org, 425-355-8737. July 12-16, 2010, McCall, ID. Advanced McCall Mtn/ Canyonlands Flying Course, www.mountaincanyonflying.com, 208-634-1344. July 20-23, 2010, McCall, ID. Basic McCall Mtn/Canyonlands Flying Course, www.mountaincanyonflying. com, 208-634-1344. Aug. 6-8, 2010, Hollister, CA. Hugh’s Vintage Aircraft Museum Display. 831-245-7994. Aug. 7-8, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique AC Display & Fly-In, 831-726-9672. Aug. 28-29, 2010, Broomfield, CO. Colorado Sport Intl Air Show/Rocky Mtn Regional Fly-In (BJC), COSportAviation.org. Sept. 4, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark

Antique AC Display & Fly-In, 831-726-9672. Sept. 10-12, 2010, Hollister, CA. Hugh’s Vintage Aircraft Museum Display, 831-245-7994. Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2010, McCall, ID. Fall Canyonlands Flyin Safari. www.mountaincanyonflying.com, 208634-1344. Oct. 2, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique AC Display & Fly-In, 831-726-9672. Oct. 8-10, 2010, Hollister, CA. Hugh’s Vintage Aircraft Museum Display. 831-245-7994. Nov. 5-7, 2010, Hollister, CA. Hugh’s Vintage Aircraft Museum Display. 831-245-7994. Nov. 6, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique AC Display & Fly-In, 831-726-9672. Nov. 11-13, 2010, Long Beach, CA. AOPA Aviation Summit 2010. www.aopa.org. 800-872-2672. Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 2010, Los Angeles, CA. Human Factors in Aviation Safety, viterbi.usc.edu/aviation, 310-342-1345.

International Jan. 25-27, 2010, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 2nd Annual CANSO Middle East ANSP Conf., www. canco.org/middleeastconference, 31235685390. Feb. 2-7, 2010, Changi, Singapore. Singapore Air Show, www.singaporeairshow.com. Feb. 16-18, 2010, Midrand, South Africa. Aviation Industry Rendezvous (AIR) Africa Expo, www. airafricaexpo.com. Feb. 28-March 1, 2010, Jebel Ali, MRO Middle East, www.aviationweek.com/events, 800-240-7645. March 24-25, 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Avionics Europe. www.avionics-event.com, 603-8919119. April 8-11, 2010, Messe Friedrichshafen, Germany. AERO Friedrichshafen-The Global Show for General Aviation. www.AERO-Friedrichshafen.com. May 4-6, 2010, Geneva, Switzerland. EBACE (European Business Aviation Conv & Exhibition), www. ebaa.org. May 15-16, 2010, Cancun, Caribbean. Caribbean Sky Festival. www.starcproducciones.com (55) 56.35.85.32. May 18-20, 2010, Kensington, England. Everest Events Ltd. www.everestevents.co.uk, 01342 324353. Oct. 2, 2010, London, England. Ballooning: Not Just a Lot of Hot Air. www.aerosociety.com/conference, 20767043272. Oct. 5-7, 2010, Estoril, Portugal. Helitech 2010 Portugal. www.helitecheurope.com. Dec. 8-10, 2010, Hong Kong, Hong Kong. MRO Asia, Asia World Expo. www.aviationweek.com/events, 800-240-7645.

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Sebring LSA Expo kicks off a new year By Dan Johnson OK, aviation fans, it’s time for a new year that will hopefully be a great turnaround from 2009. No one expects a quick return to the halcyon days of 2006, but aviation has been picking itself up off the floor for a few months. Many are starting to see signs of returning energy, despite a still-troubled economy with too SPLOG many citizens — some of them aviators — still unemployed. If you are an enthusiast of Light Sport Aircraft, one of the bright spots of the year is right around the corner. I hope you’ll make plans now to join the party in Sebring, Florida, a fine place to go when the northern states have been blasted with winter snow storms even well before Christmas. Sebring is in central Florida, roughly an hour south of Lakeland (where Sun ‘n Fun occurs). Last year’s Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo drew even more visitors than AOPA’s Expo and a repeat is expected. Sebring has spawned no less than three other significant LSA-only events (all of which are planned for a repeat in 2010), and the hope is high that Sebring 2010 will help to kick of a strong new year, so now that you’ve put the holiday season behind you, plan on a new dawn for aviation in America. Happy New Year to all!

QUESTIONS ERUPT FOR REMOS; NEW INVESTMENT HERALDED After announcing the selection of the GX as the 2010 giveaway airplane, AOPA leaders are surely breathing a sigh of relief now that Remos has issued a reassuring statement. Earlier rumors threatened to cast doubt on those who participated in the sweepstakes announcement (including yours truly). Along with others in the LSA world, my e-mail inbox has been overflowing with questions and comments about Remos filing a “notice of insolvency” Nov. 30 in Germany. On Dec. 10, the company issued a press release on the subject, with management reporting, “Remos Aircraft has received an additional significant investment. With this new capital injection, Remos Aircraft goes strengthened into the year 2010.” The release did not address the notice of insolvency, but earlier comments indicated it would be “withdrawn” once matters were settled among investors. According to sources, the filing was necessary under German business law because of a “temporary liquidity problem.” In the press statements, Remos managers elaborated,

“The steps initiated by the two main shareholders, the Faerber Group of Munich, Germany, and the London investment house Pall Mall Partners...secure the future of Remos Aircraft and enable the introduction of new programs through which the company will be able to address new customer segments.” VP of Marketing Ken Weaver added, “We are now ready to launch the next phase of our program.” For more information: Remos.com.

LEGENDARY “VAN” FLIES HIS OWN RV-12 TO WORK Cessna’s LSA entry helps to validate the concept of industry consensus standards in lieu of government certification. SkyCatchers will populate airports as shipments ramp up in 2010. Other big companies are looking at LSA — as most LSA enthusiasts know, Cirrus offered an entry, though work has stalled, and late 2009 rumors hint at entry by another legacy brand. While it’s good to see big boys coming into the game, the biggest-of-all kit builders is also playing. And, in its characteristic way, Van’s Aircraft is quietly racking up sales. Already 15 RV-12s are flying, according to Ken Scott, who notes, “We’ve sold 315 (starter kits) and, judging from the number of powerplant kits we’ve shipped, they should start sprouting like mushrooms pretty quick.” The company founder likes the RV-12, too. Scott added, “Dick VanGrunsven and his brother Jerry recently completed and flew their personal RV-12 and Van often uses it to commute from his home to (the factory in) Aurora, (Ore.).” Scott also reported that the first Australian RV-12 has flown and that several more are under construction in countries from Brazil to South Africa. Van’s recently released an interior package for the airplane, as well as a 2-axis autopilot option. Additional options — including dual EFIS, lighting, and wheel fairing packages — are under development. Wiring and switching for these has been provided in all kits, so they should install easily, even into finished airplanes. For more information: VansAircraft.com.

RANS S-6ELS: BARGAIN EXTRAORDINAIRE Much lamenting has been heard regarding the price of LSAs. It isn’t hard to understand given prices that now exceed $140,000. Was such inflation supposed to happen? I’ve explained how this occurred, and the biggest culprit, by far, is the exchange rate difference between dollars and euros. (Other factors include the time value of money and the desire by many buyers to have high-end instrument panels and features.) For a time, we thought the low costs of labor in

Eastern European countries would overwhelm Yankee producers — and for a time they did. However, RANS — one of America’s most successful kit suppliers (more than 4,000 delivered!) — is offering the S-6ELS at only $63,000. This equates to only $53,500 in 2004 dollars when the new rule came out. The S-6ELS comes with the 80-hp Rotax 912 and a decent analog panel in either trigear or taildragger configurations. For those who want more power and more panel goodies, a “deluxe” version can be bought for $69,995 that includes the 100-hp Rotax 912S with 3-blade prop, Icom radio, intercom, cabin heat, and dual hydraulic brakes. Naturally, you could bid the price up higher with an autopilot, glass screens, and more, but why? The all-American designed and manufactured aircraft with 20 years of history is all you need for a good time in the air. For more information: RANS.com.

UNDER INTENSE SCRUTINY: ZENITH & AMD CH-601XL Bad as in-flight break-up accidents are, many opinions blur the big picture. Last spring NTSB recommended FAA “ground the fleet,” so to say. FAA chose further study. When additional CH-601s became involved, media outlets and others jumped on the bandwagon. Let’s review: The focus is on the CH-601XL, of which about 1,500 kits have been sold since its introduction in 1984. Approximately half are complete and flying, according to Zenith boss Sebastien Heintz. Of the airplanes that broke up, two were fully-built SLSA. One was built by Czech Aircraft Works, the other by AMD. The rest are owner-built kits, essentially one-off airplanes. Comparing one to a factory-built airplane is apples and oranges. Some allege Zenith and AMD have ignored the problem, but lots of detailed info on Zenith’s website suggests otherwise. Heintz buttressed this, saying, “We believe our effort is an example of an industry doing the right thing. Zenith has not ignored this situation. We stepped up and worked hard to create an ‘Upgrade Package’ that beefs up the aircraft substantially. We are making the package available to builders for $350, which is below our cost. FAA has recommended the upgrade package, advising owners not to fly until finishing the project.” Designer Chris Heintz says, “...after thousands of man-hours of investigations, multiple design reviews and an unheard-of amount of testing, the accidents in question still do not share a common cause.” But he believes the strategically-added components more than do the job. “With all the changes installed, it will be that much more difficult for a pilot to inadvertently ‘over-stress’ the aircraft.” For more information: ZenithAir.com.

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