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scenes from the show: This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Copperstate Fly-In in Arizona drew pilots from around the country, boosting attendance 25% over last year............. 9

Just unveiled | RANSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; newest LSA.....................................................................6 Back in the air | â&#x20AC;&#x153;Texas Raidersâ&#x20AC;? takes off again ...............................................7 Bizjet briefing | All the news from this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NBAA conference .......................8 Scenes from the show | Attendance soars at Copperstate Fly-In .....................9 A buyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market | Opportunities abound at airparks......................................10 Capital Comments | Reducing greenhouse emissions ...................................11 Flight & Flyers | The success of Jennyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s siblings................................................21 Visserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Voice | Jet A and diesel engines ........................................................28 Out of the Blue | New book of GAN columns published ...............................28 SPLOG | The power of triple digits . .................................................................29

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JENNYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SIBLINGS: Planes related to the ubiquitous Curtiss JN found success in their own right as military, air mail and barnstorming planes.........................21

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The burgeoning GA industry in China has received the stamp of approval. A new postage stamp series promoting the China International General Aviation Convention features aircraft from Cirrus, Diamond, Cessna and Flight Design. An accompanying postcard highlights the CTLS from Flight Design. “We are very honored to be included with these famous brands as China opens its doors to general aviation,” said Matthias Betsch, CEO of Flight Design. “We have invested time and travel to bring our new CTLS to China. These postage stamps and postcards represent

“Even in this market — which is one of the toughest markets we have seen in years — there are buyers out there.” — Piedmont Aircraft CEO Tom Mekis

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won it at 86 feet, he added. Why red? The color was chosen because he had that color of paint in the shed when the time came to paint his plane. “It’s actually Ford pickup truck vermillion,” he laughed. “My wife came up with the name Crimson Cub.”

mounting evidence that we are succeeding.” Almost all GA companies — here in the U.S. and around the globe — are focusing attention on China, which is just now building runways and other facilities to accommodate GA’s growth. Betsch noted: “When Chinese citizens can buy Mercedes automobiles in large numbers, they demonstrate they can also af ford light aircraft.”

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“People who build business airplanes make things fly. People who use them make things happen. A few others make things up.” — Golf legend and pilot Arnold Palmer in new ads touting business aviation

What do you do when you want an airplane, but it’s outside your price range? If you are mechanically inclined, you build it yourself. That’s what Charles Aaron, from Chatsworth, Ga., did. He’s the proud owner of a PA-18 Piper Super Cub replica known as the “Crimson Cub.” “I had a J-3 Cub before and a Cub is a Cub,” he said. “I worked on the J-3 and flew it, then sold it and put the money into this. Some of the parts are used, some are new, some were fabricated from scratch.” Aaron, who used drawings he got off a CD from the Northland Co. to fabricate the parts, said it took about 13 months to build the replica. “The primary mission of this aircraft is fun,” he declared. “I belong to the Super Cub Type Club and we have lots of fly-in meets and STOL contests. I wanted to build an airplane that could compete in those, so I built this one. I made it as light as I could but still have the options I wanted.” Aaron reports the gross weight of his plane is about 969 pounds, which is extremely light for a Super Cub. “When I posted that on the Super Cub website, I was told I was crazy or else the scales had to be off — that it had to weigh closer to 2,010 pounds,” he said. “But it is a light Cub and it proves it again and again in the takeoff and landing contests.” The first year he competed in a STOL contest, he

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“Don’t mess with Mother Nature. Just because you have an instrument rating doesn’t mean you can fly in all weather. I’ve known more pilots who have died fighting weather than anything else.”

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uuu In its annual Business Aviation Outlook, Honeywell forecasts delivery of about 11,000 new business jets from 2009 through 2019, generating estimated sales of $200 billion. While deliveries are expected to drop this year and next, the report predicts that “pent-up demand will improve the outlook for order intake and new jet deliveries” by 2011 or 2012. International sales will fuel much of that demand, the report adds. Honeywell.com

extend the current bonus depreciation allowance for another two years.

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RANS has unveiled the Coyote II S-6ELS. Based on the S-6ES, the new sport plane is available in either trike or tailwheel configurations. With the standard 80-hp Rotax — or optional 100 hp — the plane offers a 550-pound useful load and 95 knots cruising speed, according to company officials. At a $63,000 base price, it comes equipped for day VFR flight.

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uuu The National Business Aviation Association has released the Light Business Airplane Buyer’s Guide. Provided as a download from the NBAA website, the guide aids small businesses in selecting an airplane by providing an overview of all the light business airplanes currently in production, according to NBAA officials. NBAA.org

uuu Congressman Todd Tiahrt (R-Kansas) has introduced a bill designed to boost general aviation sales. Called the General Aviation Jobs Act, the bill would

uuu The growth of the IMC Club has led to the premiere of IMCTV, in which meetings of the club’s charter chapter in Norwood, Mass., will be streamed live online. Seven chapters were established in the last 30 days, with more applications pending, according to officials with the club, formed to increase pilot confidence and proficiency in actual IMC conditions. IMCClubs.org

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‘Texas Raiders’ returns to the air By MEG GODLEWSKI

WHERE SHE BELONGS: “Texas Raiders” made its first flight in more than seven years last month at Houston’s Hobby Airport. Once volunteers finish the last cosmetic touches to the B-17, it will be ready to tour air shows and fly-ins, offering rides. fact the airplane has spent most of its life in the humid Gulf Coast region and the salt air had exacerbated corrosion. Prior to the spar AD, the main focus of the Gulf Coast Wing was finding a permanent hangar for the B-17. “With a wing span of 103 feet, 9.37 inches and a vertical stabilizer at 19 feet,

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Completing the restoration of a vintage aircraft to airworthy status is always a cause for celebration, especially when the plane is one of only a handful of B-17s in the world. No one knows this better than the members of the Gulf Coast Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, who have been laboring on the B-17 “Texas Raiders” for the better part of seven and a half years. The G-model Flying Fortress returned to the skies Oct. 14 at Houston’s Hobby Airport (HOU). The bomber, acquired by the CAF in 1967, has undergone several restorations, noted Col. Sandra Thompson. The latest restoration effort began in early 2002, when the FAA issued an Airworthiness Directive to inspect the wing spars and surrounding structures on the B-17. The inspection found defective wing spars and terminal end fittings. Adding to the bomber’s issues was the

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Wing officials are looking for hangar space to house the B-17, as well as provide maintenance supply storage and working space, a public welcoming space for processing rides, and a potential small museum space with climate control for the World War II artifacts collected over the past 40 years. “Currently we house these rare and fragile items in members’ cedar closets and air-conditioned storage spaces away from our non-air-conditioned hangar,” she said. Meanwhile, efforts now are concentrated on finishing up cosmetic touches to get the plane ready to provide revenue rides. At several hundred dollars a pop, the rides help the CAF pay expenses. “We hope to begin a touring schedule, which will encompass weekends and some mid-week static and flying tour stops,” said Thompson. The CAF has to spend money to make money, Thompson said, adding that operating a B-17 is not cheap despite the fact that the pilots and ground crews are all volunteers. She estimates the B-17 costs $2,500 an hour to operate. For more information: GulfCoastWing.org


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Copperstate Fly-In shines in Arizona desert By BEN SCLAIR General Aviation News

The Copperstate Fly-In is a decidedly grassroots fly-in — just beautiful airplanes, a large handful of forums, a tight cadre of exhibitors and loads of

great camaraderie. Festivities kicked off mid-morning Thursday, Oct. 22, and wrapped up at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. There was a steady buzz of activity in the air over Casa Grande Airport (CGZ) as many pilots elected to show off their aircraft in the fly-by pattern. Combined with steady arrival and departure traffic, there was always something to look at as one wandered the ramp. There is no doubt Saturday was the largest of the two-and-a-half day event. Both aircraft and auto parking were filled to capacity. I didn’t wander the auto parking lot, but the ramp was packed with beautiful aircraft. One aircraft that caught a great deal of attention is the Savor. It is a two-seat, tandem with a steel cage, wrapped by a composite fuselage and aluminum wings. The Savor was designed (with paper and pencil) and built in 15 months by 29-year-old Chris Christiansen.

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A buyer’s market Airpark bargains exist in today’s economy, but there is a caveat By Dave Sclair To pr epar e for the for ums I’m presenting at this year’s AOPA Aviation Summit in Tampa, Florida, (Nov. 5-7), I’ve talked with a lot of people about the status of residential Touch & Go airparks. It probably isn’t much of a surprise to anyone that the sale of lots and homes on residential airparks, regardless of their size, location and the number or quality of amenities, has slowed down, just like the rest of the economy. Although I haven’t done a recent survey, the people with whom I have been in contact seem to feel there are a lot of people in the aviation world who are among the 90% of the employed, rather than the 10% of the unemployed. Additionally, many interested in living with their airplanes are retired — and have been for a few years — and, fortunately, are finding that their finances aren’t completely in the tank. The net result seems to be that there’s a significant segment of people involved in the general aviation world who are finding themselves in the enviable positions of being able to take advantage of the plight of those who may not have fared as well during the current recessionary period. Don’t misunderstand what I’m saying: Buyers aren’t lined up at the end of the taxiway competing for lots or homes on residential airparks, but neither are they in a holding pattern that has no end. There are buyers out there who see residential airpark properties as real values and are actively searching them out. Just check the real estate section of our classifieds and you’ll see that the number of properties on the market hasn’t changed dramatically — some houses or lots go on the market and sell and new ones take their place. Just like any other segment of the real estate market, the situations for residential airparks are similar. There are those who overleveraged themselves and found they need to reduce their expenses, so they put their places up for sale. Some airpark developers with a hefty inventory of unsold lots are being pressured by their banks to cut prices to reduce their existing loans. These situations have resulted in some bargain hunting. Folks with the financial strength to withstand the economy’s pinch have been acquiring vacant lots and holding them for when prices rebound and they can sell them at a profit. This is no different than what is happening in all kinds of real estate ventures, from

commercial property to golf course projects to subdivisions. And, there’s nothing new in all that — it’s been going on for years and years and will probably always go on that way. So if you’ve got some available cash and decent credit, there are some buys out there. Start your property search now and you probably will have a good financial reward over the next five to 10 years. When you are searching for the right airpark, there’s one caution I want to mention. Hopefully, this problem will be resolved in the not-to-distant future but, in the meantime, you need to be aware of it. The FAA in some regions — particularly in the Northwest Mountain Region — has been putting a lot of pressure on so-called Thru The Fence (TTF) projects on publicowned airports that have received or are trying to obtain FAA funding. Although TTF deals have been in effect successfully for many years, the FAA now is saying TTFs are mostly an incompatible land use and is trying to shut them down, while keeping new ones from being formed. FAA officials are notifying airports that already have TTF agreements for residential or commercial developments that the airport is in violation of their FAA agreements. They are being threatened with the inability to obtain FAA funding and, in some cases, may be required to pay back money they have already received. The FAA can’t seem to understand that there is a big difference between people wanting to live in a house adjacent to an airport used primarily for general and business aviation and a large airport with airline operations. Those living on a residential airpark, whether part of a TTF or onsite, don’t consider the sound of airplanes noise. These folks won’t be after the FAA to fund sound-deadening like folks living off the ends of Chicago O’Hare or LAX. The people who live on an airport provide additional security for the facility because they are there 24/7. The homes or buildings located on a TTF project at a public airport are taxed. Besides real estate taxes, owners often pay a TTF fee. There is no logic to the FAA’s point of view that TTF residential projects are incompatible land use. All the agency’s officials have to do is stop thinking like bureaucrats and look at the situation like normal people and the issue would evaporate. AOPA says it has been working with FAA officials to resolve this issue and there are a number of individuals from one end of the country to the other who are actively pressuring everyone they can to get it resolved. Hopefully there will be a meeting during AOPA Summit that will help clarify the issues and result in a positive solution. I’ll keep you posted in General Aviation News and the Living With Your Plane website. Dave Sclair, a renowned airpark expert, is co-founder of Living With Your Plane (LivingWithYourPlane.com).

November 6, 2009

THE ‘E’ WORD Re: Mike Carroll’s guest editorial in the Oct. 23 issue, “One thing leads to another”: I am happy you lived to be able to pass on that story, however, I cannot for the life of me figure out why pilots are so reluctant to declare the “E” word! If there ever was an incident that demanded a declaration of EMERGENCY, yours was it. Luckily things turned out well for you, but pilots of all skill levels need to utilize all of their resources when confronted with such a harrowing experience, and letting ATC know that you are indeed in an emergency situation opens up several avenues of assistance in just such a situation. Just do it! Again, glad things turned out well. SCOTT GAGEL Posted online at GeneralAviationNews.com

WHO NEEDS FUEL GAUGES? My fuel gauges consist of two old-fashioned pocket watches. One for each tank and one for total time. Who needs fuel gauges? TOM BUCKLES Posted online at GeneralAviationNews.com

BURBANK OR GLENDALE? Re: Flight & Flyers “A nationwide network of airports” in the Oct. 9 issue and the photo of the Grand Central Terminal Airport in Burbank: In 1936 I used to roller skate from my home in Hollywood to Grand Central Airport in Glendale, as I recall. The next Saturday I would skate to Burbank Airport, which was called Union Air Terminal and included the display of Col. Roscoe Turner’s lion. Is dementia catching up with me? DIKE CLOUD Las Vegas

Editor’s Note: No, it’s not! Thanks for bringing this mistake to our attention.

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I wish to follow up on Paul McBride’s reply to Frank De La Puente regarding his questions regarding manual leaning during ground operations (Ask Paul: Tips to reduce spark plug fouling, Sept. 4 issue). I’m concerned about taxiing with 1,000-1,200 rpm on the tach, and the effects of this on systems outside the engine compartment. For instance, pilots may find that they’re constantly riding the brakes at such a power setting in order to maintain a reasonable speed on the ground. Perhaps some braking systems will tolerate this, but some may not. I feel this is worth pointing out. As for leaning, I believe it is possible to aggressively lean on the ground such that you cannot forget to advance the mixture setting for the run-up and takeoff. That is, use your normal rpm/power setting for ground ops, but lean to the point where the engine stumbles, and then back off just a bit for smooth operation. Taxi out to your run-up. If at this point you forget to advance the mixture before the throttle for the run-up, you will likely find that the engine will stumble and want to die. That should serve as a good reminder. For this trick to work, you really do need to lean aggressively on the ground. I do this routinely in my Super Decathlon and the engine has been quite happy. Finally to address De La Puente’s debate with his fellow pilots, leaning for ground ops will not harm the engine because it’s not being asked to make much power to begin with. If you need 75% power or better to taxi, perhaps you have other problems to address first. FARRELL WOODS via email


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Reducing greenhouse emissions FAA looks to NextGen and alternative fuels By Charles Spence WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA and its counterparts in other nations around the world have agreed to reduce greenhouse emissions by improving aviation Capital fuel efficiency 2% a Comments year starting in 2012 and continuing until 2050. The goal is to reach a greater than 60% improvement in emissions over that period. Each nation will approach the issue as it sees fit. The FAA says it is already looking at several possibilities. NextGen, the advanced air traffic system, is expected to help. Alternative fuels are another possibility. Over the years, expect more changes affecting propulsion and other areas. The agreement, reached at a meeting in Montreal of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), was “a significant milestone for the aviation sector in addressing its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions,” said Nancy LoBue, FAA acting administrator for policy and environment. ICAO called for all states to report on air transportation traffic and fuel consumption, which will allow the organization to monitor progress toward the goal.

ent groups often would not even attend another’s meetings, much less appear on a program together. Another example was the recent announcement that AOPA and NBAA are joining together to co-host Light Business Aircraft (LBA) Conferences at each other’s national gatherings next year. The two organizations usually have their annual meetings on opposite sides of the country. By offering the LBA conferences at both, participants can attend one without undue travel. Next year the first will be in October at NBAA’s convention in Atlanta. The second will be at AOPA’s Aviation Summit in Long Beach, Calif., in November.

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FUNDRAISING A silent auction at the NBAA convention last month raised $168,000 for a program that those opposed to corporate aviation should know more about. The auction’s proceeds went to the Corporate Angel Network (CAN), a group that arranges for free transportation on business aircraft for cancer patients. CAN, in service for 27 years, has provided more than 20,000 free trips, which translates to more than 2,500 flights a year. Top corporations offer seats on their aircraft to cancer patients, bone marrow donors and recipients who are ambulatory and not in need of medical support while traveling. Five full-time employees and 50 part-time volunteers work with

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The Grimes Flying Lab After an eight-year restoration, the iconic plane is once again dazzling crowds at air shows By MEG GODLEWSKI There are certain businesses that are synonymous with particular towns: Cessna in Wichita; Lockheed in Sunnyvale; and Grimes Manufacturing Co. in Urbana, Ohio. The icon of Grimes, now part of Honeywell, is the Flying Lab, a specially modified twin Beech.  Owned by the Grimes Flying Lab Foundation, the highly modified red, white and blue Beech C45H made its first Oshkosh appearance this year and was treated like a rock star. “If it is or was used on a military airplane or airliner, chances are good it was tested on this airplane,” said foundation spokesman Chris McConnell. The plane looks like a cross between a Broadway theater marquee and a Christmas ornament because of the rows and rows of light bulbs, LEDs and special lighting pods. One young AirVenture visitor asked his father if it was a spaceship because of the futuristic look of the wing tips. Other visitors shared their memories of seeing the Grimes Beech at air shows and fly-ins in years gone by. “It’s a well-known airplane in the midwest,” said McConnell. Grimes designed lighting for aircraft from Boeing “on down” until the 1970s, when it was bought out, eventually to be owned by Honeywell, he said. “Back in the day, everyone in Urbana knew someone who worked at Grimes,” he said. “The airplane was an icon.” It didn’t start out that way. The airplane was released by the Air Force as surplus in 1953. In 1963 it was acquired by Warren Grimes, known as the father of the aircraft lighting industry. Grimes developed the lighting systems for the Ford Trimotor in 1925 and went on to form his own company in 1933. He was the inventor of the red, green and white navigation lights found on the wing tips and tails of aircraft, as well as the interior lights. The plane, which served as a high-profile marketing tool for Grimes, is designated as experimental because of all the modifications required to test the different lighting concepts. Inside the cabin, just behind the cockpit, is a large box with switches for all the lights. “We have 115 total lights,” McConnell said. “They are inside and out — this is a lighting platform after all.” The exterior is covered with 55 lights. The wing pods are filled with strobes. LEDs and Halogen lights are in the front, while incandescent and Halogens are in the back, the belly and tail pods. “The whole fuselage is covered with them,” he said. “We want to be seen. We go to air shows and fly at night with her all lit up just to dazzle.” The Flying Lab’s Oshkosh debut has been a long time coming, he noted. “The first restoration was in the early 1970s in preparation for a European world tour,” he said. “It was painted red, white and blue for America’s Bicentennial in 1976.” In 1986 the airplane sustained wing damage during a Fourth of July air show. It was sold for salvage in 1987 and “kind of sat in a field for a while,” he said. Honeywell repurchased the airplane in 1999 and the restoration, funded by donations and the sweat of volunteers, began. Much of the restoration was done by former Grimes employees. “This last restoration took us eight years and 12 days to get it back into the air,” said McConnell. The words “Flying Laboratory” are emblazoned down the side of the fuselage. That’s a little confusing to some people, said Chris Palmer, who flies the Beech. “Everyone’s first question is what kind of experiments we do,” said Palmer. Other people, mostly pilots, ask how it is possible an airplane with so many exterior lights can fly without an overabundance of parasitic drag. “It does take some getting used to,” Palmer laughed. “It is much heavier than a regular Beech and there is a lot of extra drag from wing pods and pods on the bottom. Each individual light adds more drag. The cruise speed is about 20 knots slower than a conventional Beech.” For more information: GrimesFlyingLab.org.

Photos by Meg Godlewski

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SHOWING HER OFF: Chris McConnell and Chris Palmer brought the flying icon to Oshkosh for the first time this summer.

PATRIOTIC PAINT JOB: The color scheme was chosen to honor America’s Bicentennial.

BE SEEN! The large belly pod has multiple anti-collision lights on it. A similar pod is on the tail.

AS I RECALL: Part of the fun of bringing an iconic aircraft to a show like AirVenture is talking to people who have some connection to the airplane.


November 6, 2009 Aeronca - 1050 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 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 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, $120,000. 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/775-322-2929. 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. 1956 G35 Bonanza, 3000 TTAF, 32 SMOH, NDH, outstanding G-Model, P&I 8. $64,500. Wes Clark Aircraft 800-684-8400. www.wesclarkaircraft.com

www.GeneralAviationNews.com GOING LSA, must sell Cessna 150F, 3540 TT, 1693 SMOH. Michel Nav/Com, Bendix xpdr,DVOR, intercom, interior 8, exterior 8, $15,000. Lloyd 435-616-0327. 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. BUYING OR FLYING A CESSNA 150/152? Read the complete, authoritative guide! Second Printing! Officially endorsed by the 150/152 Club! Fly safer, save thousands. You’ll love it! www.cessna150book.com Cessna 152 - 1905 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. 1978 C-152. One radio, one xpdr, TTAF 9309, SMOH 3055. Nice clean airplane, no corrosion. $16,500. 360754-5221 Cessna 170/175/177 - 1906 ‘68 CESSNA Cardinal, 4790 TT, Lyc O-320-E2D engine 1086 SN, Powerflow exhaust, King 170B, MXll w/VOR. Marker beacon, AT150 xpdr w/enc, 4pl intercom. $27,500/obo, Auburn WA, Dick/253-852-5914. 1973 177B 180 HP TBO. Good compression. 8 in & out. Fresh annual, powerflow exhaust. $50,000 OBO. Call Gary 360-731-8088. 1978 177RG SN:177RG1334 N53061 1760TT, orig. eng. Beautiful A/C. IFR, GPS, SS, Eng analysis w/fuel flow. New paint & leather int. 1998. Stroke victim. Quitting Flying. Emptying hangar. $80,000. New price. For pics/equip: http://sites.google.com/site/rgcardinal53061 ochazz@fluxar.com Cessna 172 - 1907 1964 C172E, 5000TTAF, 1212SMOH on 0300D Cont. Sky-Tech starter. Factory Float-Kit, IFR, Dual Nav/Coms, panel-mount GPS, 4-pl inph. $28,000. 360-805-9114. 1979 C-172 180 conversion, 6,600 TT, 150 since factory new engine. Nice aircraft. $64,950. Bill 916-991-1725.

BEAUTIFUL 1966 V-35 TT 6985, 920-SFRM, 60-STOH w/new Cont cylinders. KMA-24, KX-155 w/GS, KY-96, KNS-80, KR-87, KT-76, GX-55. Leather uphol blue over white paint.$85,000. 541-447-1118. 7am-5pm PST. 1947 BONANZA 35, 7815TTAF, fresh prop overhaul, fresh annual, full IFR. Don’t overlook this Aircraft. It’s in Fine Shape! Static check complete. $36,500. 360-7545221. Beech Debonair - 1510 1961 BEECH Debonair B-33. 1/3 ownership for sale. Based and maintained at Flightcraft in PDX. Call for Brochure. Jim 360-991-6880. Beech Sierra - 1525 BEAUTIFUL RED and White 1975 SIERRA 2337TT, 352SMOH, full-IFR,Reduced! $49,999. Will trade for Real Estate, RV/or ??. 360-438-8811, cell/ 360-481-7171. Beech Baron - 1602 1976 E55 Baron 4000-TTAF, 800-SFRM-LH, 400SFRM-RH, 600-SNEW 3bl props, GAMI’s, KFC-200 w/yaw, full King pkg w/KLN-90B, 6seats, leather, 166 gallons, deliver w/fresh annual & AD 2008-13-17 completed, NDH, open to reasonable offers 541-296-1897 Beech Duke - 1606 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. 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. Beech King Air - 1608 1972 KING AIR-A100, 11,000TTAF, 782/1000 SMOH, NDH, dual-530’s. S-tec-65, A/P, much more. Very nice P&I. $695,000.Wes Clark Aircraft 800-684-8400. www.wesclarkaircraft.com Cessna 120/140 - 1902 1948 C-140, 125hp, O-290. $28,750. West One Air. 208455-9393, westoneair@aol.com Cessna 150 - 1904 1975 CESSNA 150, full IFR, recent annual, VOR/ILS, DME, GPS antenna. $16,000, located at KSFF, call Greg 509-869-0115.

1968 SKYLANE 182LTT4875, 631SMOH. Custom blueprinted, balanced eng. w/roller tapetts, Smooth!!! STOL kit, VG generators, oversize front landing-gear, Electronic Intl. eng-analyzer, Stec 40AP. Rosen-visors, Bass harness, elec aileron trim, 2-NavComs, GS, 3 LMB, xpdr.w/enc,ADF, Garmin 100GPS, 296GPS, LR tanks, IFR, eng heat, many extras. Extensive annual Jan.09 ,always maintainted&hangared over 23 yrs by same owner. red/yellow over white, nice airplane, ready to fly! Lost med. $70,000, consider trade for real estate, or interesting antique cars. John, 530-527-2958. flyj@shasta.com 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, $48,500. reade@uisreno.com NV/775-322-2929. http://tappix.com/813173 1962 CESSNA Skylane 182E SMOH- 0618.4. Excellent paint and interior, hangared. Asking $53,000. cell 479970-2208. 1960 SKYLANE, 5350+ TT,1170-SMOH, 150-SPOH, P&I 9, Garmin135A GPS/com, King KX170A VOR w/GS, Apollo SL70 xpdr, EGT/CHT, cowl/manual flaps. slant tail, Horton STOL, aileron/ flap-gap seals, leading edge cuff wingtips, stall fences, 4-pl intercom, ext baggage, May annual. $49,000, will take medium size motor home partial trade, must have slide-out, Ron/509-750-7225. Cessna 200 Series - 1912 1960 C-210 2800 TT, 150 SMOH, IFR, fresh annual. Very Nice! $55,750. West One Air. 208-455-9393 westoneair@aol.com Cessna 300 Series - 2005 1963 C-310 IFR, GPS, A/P, 650 SMOH. Very Nice! $55,750. 208-455-9393, westoneair@aol.com C320B 1964 2940-TTAF engines lower-end OHl with prop-OH. S-Tech 60-2 coupled A/P. Fresh annual. Priced to sell. $65,000,www.elliottmarketing.com/cessna 704-236-4093

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1956 DEHAVILLAND BEAVER, 5hours since stunning new paint and leather interior. SN-994. 12,100TTSN, 830since Covington Major. 20hours 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. Call Don at 907-789-2142 for specifications and installed equip. $330,000/OBO. DEHAVILLAND BEAVER 4 sale. www.bahraero.com Ercoupe - 2550 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 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

C-340A, New engines, props, avionics, paint and interior. Trades considered. Call for details. rap2jap@aol.com 406-670-9643. 1976 C-340 6000 TT, 60 SMOH, leather interior, King radios, radar strikefinder A/C $120,000 OBO. 760-3573231. richardgrahamr@aol.com THREE CESSNA 310’s 4 sale. www.bahraero.com Cessna 400 Series - 2010

BEAUTIFUL STRAIGHT Tail 172. IFR, 4800 TT, 750 SMOH, dual Nav Com w/GS, 3 lite MB, Mode C, intercom, DME, 195 GPS, alt static, alt vac, alternator, heated pitot, new tires BAS harnesses, spin-on oil filer, autogas STC, 1 pc windshield, push brkrs. New plush interior, fresh annual. Nice 7.5 gph flyer. Hangared at Sunriver Oregon. $29,500 firm, 541-419-0147, hgrctr@cmc.net 1977 C-172N, 2670-TTAF, 1420-TTE O-360 Lyc-180hp, all logs, flybuddy-GPS, DME, full-IFR, NDH. CSP, new annual, Hangared Bandon OR, $59,000. 907-305-3056. 1968 C-172, lowtime AF, 200hrs eng, Horton STOL, full King stack, King KX155 w/GS, xpdr/enc, leather interior, $45,000, 503-838-5286, 800-831-6513. 1965 C-172, 4,495TT, 1349SMOH, 4STOP, always hangared, newer paint, refurbished interior, Airmap GPS, MX-11 Com, King-xpdr, King KX-150B. $25,000. 253847-2022. 1960 C-172 4400 TT, 600 SMOH. $22,500. Call Bill at 916-991-1725. 1969 CESSNA-172K, 4629-TT, 1546-SMOH O-320 E2D. Aircraft is configured for floats, had PK-2300 floats on it. Asking $45,000. Call William Duvall 253-307-9271. 1966 C-172G TT-4735, SMOH-1305, STOH-246. Local Spokane plane. Nav/com & Com, Mode-C. Possible trade for Light Sport. Excellent condition. fresh annual. $30,000/obo. Vern, 509-990-7308. Cessna 180/185 - 1908 LOOKING FOR a Skywagon? Four 180/185s to choose from! Floats, Skis, Wheels, Cargo Pods. Wing-X!!! $75K$116K. Call Keenan 907-243-1966. www.akaircraftsales.com Cessna 182 - 1909 1969 C-182 4550 TT, 650 SFRM. Nice paint and interior. $64,500. Call Bill at 916-991-1725.

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SPRUCE CREEK FLY-IN America’s Premier Fly-In and Country Club Community, Daytona Beach, (East Coast of Florida). Taxiway homes from $535,000, non-taxiway homes from $300,000, condo’s from $200,000. Lots available. SPRUCE CREEK FLY-IN REALTY, Pat & Lenny Ohlsson, 800-932-4437. www.fly-in.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. Georgia - 9650

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COASTAL GOLDEN Isles of GA, Eagle Neck Airpark 32 home, pool, hangar. $345,000. Paved, lighted runway, 3475’ jeckdahl@gmail.com 912-832-7078 Idaho - 9650 PRIVATE AIRSTRIP 2000ft turf. 40-prime acres. Three buildable scenic lakeview home sites. All utilities. Cabin and hangar. CoeurD’Alene (ID65). 208-661-3200. Illinois - 9650 C77 POPLAR Grove, IL. Builders Residence Custom Home Hangar Ready to Build to suit. See more@ 3landltd.com call 847-264-0308. Maine - 9650 MAINE BEAUTIFUL Coastal location with your own private aistrip. New home & hangar. Gorgeous views. 207975-2703, www.mainecoastretreat.com Maryland - 9650

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Pine Hollow, Oregon (32OR) 2 br, 2 bath on 2/3 of an acre, on private airstrip. Mobile has new carpet, blinds, kitchen appliances, washer, dryer, furnace & metal roof. $164,000 includes airstrip ownership. Go to: http://www.PineHollowAirport.org

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WALLOWA COUNTY Oregon, home of world class Kokanee fishing. Rocky Mtn. Elk hunting and the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Home, apartment and hangar next to City of Enterprise Airport. $365,000. Jayne Warrener, Broker. Wallowa Mtn. Properties , Enterprise OR/800-537-7082, www.wallowavalleyrealestate.com TWO PRIME Adjoining Lots at Independence Airpark! Long frontage faces runway, beautiful sunsets. All utilities in place, level lot ready to build your dream home and extra-large hangar. Low low fees, great community. Don’t let this one get away! 408-891-5643.

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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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CHEWELAH WA (1S9). Out your back door to your 3600’ municipal runway. Out your front door to your own 27hole PGA golf course. 56X41 home, 40X50X12 hangar. $450,000.509-936-1171.

HOME ON hangar approved lot on the Lynden city airstrip. 3Br, 2.5 bath, 2254 sq ft; like new $419,000. Call 360-961-3551 for details. FLY IN to Seven Bays Estates on Lake Roosevelt. LeRoy or Darla, Exit Real Estate Valley. 888-852-2237, LeRoy@TheRealEstateAces.com www.TheRealEstateAces.com

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. 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. 2.5 ACRES on Parkside Airstrip, near PDX. No income tax state! 3000sqft, 3bd/3.5ba, 42X38’hangar. Vancouver WA $529,000 Sandy Scott 360-608-6166. Wisconsin - 9650 LACROSSE HOLLAND Airpark “36 WI” 3bd/ 2 1/2 ba, 3-car garage, 40X60-hangar, golf. Excellent-restaurants and Mississippi river nearby. Health forces sale. Make offer! 608-526-1160.

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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.

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$650,000 INDEPENDENCE Airpark home 0.41ac & 3888SF, 4/bd/4ba. Massive family room & dining area. 3car garage, hangar. #617932. MarianFitts 503-949-3334. Windermere/Western View Properties 503-838-1141.

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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.

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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 www.flyingislandrealty.com

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SEQUIM WATERFRONT 3 bedroom/3-1/2 bath Home (3,080SF)and Private Turf Airstrip (3,000ft x 75ft), 8acres, mountain views, beachfront, $1.255 million. http://www.theflyings.com

LOVELY 4BED 2 1/2bath home in Geneva Aire Estates, Lake Geneva, WI. 2400’ landing strip, 2.4 acres. Live in the country, close to town. Call Janet at 262-348-3228, Keefe Real Estate. http://keeferealestate.com 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.

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Jenny’s siblings Planes related to the ubiquitous JN found success in their own right

By Dennis Parks

The Curtiss Jenny, particularly the JN-4, is one of America’s most famous airplanes. Jenny was ubiquitous — everybody had a Jenny, along with bailing wire, a five-gallon gas can and the grease gun needed to keep her going. The Jenny, with all its struts, wires and fittings, was referred to as “a bunch Flight & of parts flying in formation.” Given all its Flyers foibles, more than 8,000 were built and Jenny had a long, versatile career — it was used to train almost all of our pilots in World War I, flew the first air mail and became synonymous with the barnstorming era. After the war the surplus aircraft, many still in shipping crates, were sold for civilian use, some for as little as a couple of hundred dollars. The post-war market looked so good that Curtiss bought back more than 1,600 JN-4s and 4,608 OX-5 motors. The vast popularity of the war-surplus Jenny led to its being the second most registered aircraft design in the United States before World War II. The Jenny had its roots in the Model J and the Model N. By 1912 it became apparent that the pusher designs of Wright and Curtiss were passé and that the future belonged to the “tractor” design with the engine mounted in the nose. The JN was a combination of the better features of the Model J, which was designed by Englishman B. Douglas Thomas, with those of the similar Model N. While the JN series was continually refined, development on Jenny’s siblings, the Model N and Model R, progressed. The N series became successful in its own right with the Army and the Navy. A larger, heavier version of the JN series, the Model R series, also was used by the Army and Navy, as well as the air mail service, and provided a number of aviation milestones.

MODEL N Expansion of the Army Air Service during the war resulted in later versions of the Model N being constructed at the same time as the JN series. The Army ordered four of the N-8 models, which were similar to the JNs except for a new airfoil and an improved engine, the 90-hp Curtiss OX-2. The most famous N-model was the N-9, designed as a bombing and gunnery trainer for the Army. It had larger wings and a 100-hp Curtiss OXX engine. A seaplane version, developed for the Navy, became the standard Navy trainer of World War I. With the 100-hp engine, the performance was marginal, so many were converted to use

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the 150-hp Wright-Martin Hisso engine. This improved version was designated N-9H. These aircraft became an essential part of Naval training, with 560 N-9s delivered to the Navy during World War I. Some of them remained in service into the late 1920s.

MODEL R The development of the Curtiss Model R series came about as a result of the poor showing of the JN-2s and JN-3s operating in New Mexico as part of General Pershing’s punitive expedition to Mexico to hunt down Pancho Villa. The high altitude and poor weather conditions quickly put the planes out of action. The R series was a larger, more advanced version of the earlier J and N models. With much larger wings and powered by the 150-hp Curtiss V-X engine, it was a greater load carrier with longer range. The planes were widely used by the Army and Navy for observation, training and as air ambulances. The Navy’s R-6 version was the first American-built aircraft to see service overseas in World War I. They were stationed in the Azores on anti-submarine duty. Many were converted to use 400-hp Liberty engines, while the Navy carried out airborne torpedo tests in some of them. The Curtiss Model R and its various configurations set a number of aviation milestones, including altitude records, distance records and service with the U.S. Post Office air mail. In April 1916, Steve Gordon, a Curtiss pilot and instructor, flew an R-2 with a passenger from Newport News, Va., to Washington, D.C., and returned in four hours and 45 minutes. That same month, Victor Carlstrom, flying an R-2, set a three-man altitude record of 11,180 feet at Newport News, Va. In November Carlstrom flew from Chicago to New York City in a Model R-7 that was built for the New York Times. The machine had a 200-hp VX-3 engine, a 205-gallon fuel tank, and an extra 12 square feet of wing area. The intent was to perform the flight non-stop, but a forced landing in Erie, Pa., with the attendant delay, forced Carlstrom to stop in Hammondsport, N.Y., continuing on to New York City the next day. Total flying time was eight and a half hours and established some new American records. The 452 miles from Chicago to Erie was a new non-stop record and the average speed of 134 from Hammondsport to New York City was the highest ever attained in a cross-country flight. The U.S. Post Office Air Mail Service also used the R-4. With the signing of the armistice ending the First World War, 20 of the war surplus Curtiss R-4s were turned over to the post office. Six of these were converted to use 400-hp Liberty engines derated to 360 hp. The Jenny may be very well known, but her siblings, the Model Ns and Model Rs, made their own contributions to aviation history. When you see a picture of a “Jenny,” look more closely, it may actually be one of her sisters. Dennis Parks is Curator Emeritus of Seattle’s Museum of Flight. He can be reached at dennis@generalaviationnews.com.

CONTINUING DEVELOPMENT: This prototype N-9H, with a Wright 150-hp Hispano Suiza V-8 engine, used side radiators. The production version had a single vertical radiator on top of the fuselage and a nose with a streamlined spinner.

PEAK PERFORMANCE: Late in 1917 several large single-engined airplanes were used as test beds for the new Liberty 12-cylinder engine. An Army R-4 was among those and,when it was found the engine improved performance, many R-4s were converted to the Liberty and redesignated R-4Ls.

Photos courtesy Museum of Flight

November 6, 2009

RECORD-SETTER: A single example of the R-7 was built for the New York Times. Flown by Curtiss pilot Victor Carlstrom, it attempted a non-stop flight from Chicago to New York City. The flight ended just short of the half-way point, but still set a new U.S. distance record of 425 miles.

NEITHER RAIN NOR SLEET: After World War I ended, 20 Curtiss R-4s went to the Post Office for air mail service. The front cockpit was converted to a mail compartment with a capacity of 400 pounds. Six of the planes were converted to Liberty engines.


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Lake & Air: Everything you need for your seaplane For more than 25 years, Lake & Air Training and Pilot Shop has specialized in seaplane products and accessories. From the company’s STC’d amphibian gear advisory system to float plugs to traditional pilot supplies, Lake & Air has everything you need to stay afloat or in the air. Lake & Air strives to bring you high quality products at the best prices possible.

Lake & Air continues to offer seaplane flight instruction. Experienced instructors are available and ready to provide seaplane training for pilots flying Cubs to Caravans on floats. The company has a training syllabus for most floated aircraft. Located in the land of 10,000 lakes, seaplane training programs begin in March and continue to December each year. Training programs are written to take advantage of modern day scenario training methods. Visit www.lakeandair.com to find everything you need for your seaplane. If you prefer to shop in person, drive or fly-in to the pilot shop located in the Wipaire, Inc. Hangar in South St. Paul, Minnesota (KSGS). Lake & Air is truly the best pilot shop that St. Paul and Minneapolis has to offer. For more information: 888-525-3247 or www.lakeandair.com.


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Sporty’s Deluxe Course Kits: The ultimate gift for a beginning pilot

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These kits from Sporty’s include absolutely everything you need to start flying and earn your private pilot’s license. Don’t be fooled by other, inferior kits — ours feature high quality Flight Gear interactive video training courses, and pilot supplies designed and tested by real pilots. These kits are an easy way to get everything you need at a great price, and they also make a terrific gift. Each kit includes: • Sporty’s Complete Private Pilot Course • FAA Written Test Prep software • Training Course Outline • Practical Test Standards Study Guide

Celebrate Christmas with a P-51 Mustang If you can’t find a P-51 under your tree — or one with a big red bow tied around it in your hangar — the next best thing is Sporty’s 2009 Christmas Ornament featuring this historic warbird. “ W h a t pilot doesn’t love the Mustang?” asked Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman. “It’s an iconic American airplane that is a rich part of our own aviation history.” The P-51 is etched on the ornament, along with the year. The Christmas ornament comes in a gift box and includes a ribbon for hanging on your tree. Pilots also can immortalize their favorite airplane on a custom Sporty’s Crystal Christmas ornament. A silhouette of a high wing, low wing, twin or taildragger is etched on an or nament, along with up to 20 characters of text, such as a name and N-number. Sporty’s 2009 Crystal Christmas Ornament is available for $24.95 and the Custom Christmas Ornament is available for $34.95. All merchandise ordered by Wednesday, Dec. 23, can be delivered in time for Christmas. For more information: 800-SPORTYS or Sportys.com.

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November 6, 2009

Wicks Aircraft Supply: Helping homebuilders and restorers with supplies and tools

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co.: Your holiday buying source

Martin Wick got together with several of his employees at the Wicks Organ Co. 35 years ago to put a Rand KR-2 together. It was a kind of extracurricular activity. They had their homebuilt flying in about three months. One of the lessons Martin took away from that adventure was the challenge of finding the materials needed to build the aircraft. He already had a good supply of aircraft grade Sitka Spruce from his organ business, but all the other materials required a lot of “tracking down.” There was no single source for all the products needed for an aircraft construction project in 1974. So Martin took his hobby one step further and created Wicks Aircraft Supply. The company grew slowly and steadily, responding to builders and restorers who would call or drop by in search of items. Over time, the number of items listed in the Wicks annual catalog grew to the point that today builders and restorers can find pretty much anything they’ll need for putting an aircraft together. Martin’s son, Scott, now runs the company and prides himself on the level of service his company is widely recognized for. Wicks stocks Sitka Spruce spar material in sizes that no one else carries in North America. It has a wide range of plywood, including sheets with 45° grain on the surface for easy bending. There is hardly an aircraft grade bolt, nut or washer, turnbuckle, pulley or cable that you cannot find in the company’s printed or online catalog. Wicks recently kicked off a series of workshops, beginning with a Polyfiber weekend that introduced people to the process of covering an airframe with fabric. On Feb. 13 and 14, the company will host a TIG welding workshop to teach people how to weld up a fuselage frame. In the future there will be workshops on sheet metal, woodworking and more on fabric and painting. For more information or to order a catalog: 800-221-9425 or www.wicksaircraft.com; overseas call 618-654-7447.

Aircraft Spruce has an excellent selection of portable GPS, pilot supplies, headsets, avionics, instruments, wheels, tires, oil, filters, books, DVDs, and aviation software. With more than 60,000 different products, it’s easy to find just about anything relating to aviation.

And now, Aircraft Spruce’s new 2010 full-color Pilot Shop Catalog is available. Pilots can get free copies by calling 877-4-SPRUCE. Of course, everything in the catalog is also online, so visit www.aircraftspruce.com for your holiday buying. Within the Pilot Supply section of the website, a gift section is available where products are sorted by price, in addition to product type, to help with your holiday purchases. You can view gifts in dollar increments ranging from under $30, $50, $100, $200 or $500.You also can view items based on product type, which allows you to look at a wide array of options, including desk pen sets, headsets, clocks, mugs, apparel, games, key chains, calendars, and more. Aircraft Spruce gift cards are also available in any denomination and can include a custom note for your recipient. The company has become the aviators’ supermarket. Today, Aircraft Spruce has three distribution centers: one in Corona, Calif., one in Peachtree City, Ga., and one in Brantford, Canada. There are also more than 20 Aircraft Spruce International Dealers who can help expedite orders and customs clearance in overseas countries. Aircraft Spruce’s complete product line is available at www.aircraftspruce.com, as well as through the company’s free 800-page catalog and through its full-color Pilot Shop catalog. For more information: 877-477-7823 or www.aircraftspruce.com.

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Powerful and portable, the Sidewinder will forever change the way you move your aircraft. Powered by Milwaukee’s top of the line 28V power unit with a long-lasting, lithium ion battery pack, Sidewinder weighs less than 22 pounds, collapses to 27” and stows easily in your baggage compartment. Made in the USA using 4130 Chromoly material. Available for Beechcraft, Cessna single and twin engines, Piper, Mooney, and Eclipse. Please call or visit or website for more information.

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Jet A and diesel engines ASTM meeting addresses concerns of aircraft owners and the oil companies By Ben Visser In a previous column I talked about going to a recent ASTM meeting and the progress being made on unleaded avgas. At this same meeting, there also was a lot of discussion on the qualification of diesel cycle aircraft engines on Jet A. There were two main areas Visser’s of discussion: The first was to Voice establish a recommendation on how to certify these engines; while the second was a report that several oil companies are telling their dealers not to sell Jet A to aircraft owners with diesel engines because of liability concerns. Those concerns are three-fold: Cetane rating, lubricity and cold temperature flow. Lubricity is a moot point since the ultra-low sulfur diesel fuels being sold today have significantly lower lubricity properties than almost all Jet A fuels. The cold flow properties are a concern since most piston planes are designed to operate on a -75°F fuel and Jet A has a -40°F spec. A review of the data showed that there were occasions of aircraft experiencing outside air

temperatures of less than -50°F. However, since most diesel engines recirculate fuel to remove heat from the injectors, all agreed that this concern could be addressed with hardware modifications to the aircraft. The main sticking point is cetane rating. The concern is that the oil companies are against allowing a cetane spec to be added to the D-1655 spec for Jet A. I can see their point of view, not only because of the cost of running the test, but also the problem of what to do if a batch does not pass. If a refiner had a 1 million gallon batch of Jet A that passed every test except cetane, it would have a big problem. It could not add cetane improver because it is not approved for aircraft use, so it would have a fuel that would work well for 99.9999% of customers, but the company could not sell any of it. So, a cetane spec is not going to happen. The solution was to find the lowest possible cetane fuel available and test the engines with this fuel. The lowest known cetane fuel to meet the Jet A spec is a synthesized fuel from South Africa that has a rating of 22. The final agreement was that all of the aviation diesel engine manufacturers will need to demonstrate acceptable engine in-flight restartablity and adequate power output on this fuel as part of the certification process. A typical diesel fuel has a cetane rating of about 40-45. This means that an aircraft diesel engine must run on a fuel with half of the normal cetane rating.

Fortunately, the relationship of cetane to engine performance of a diesel engine is not the same as octane is to a spark ignition engine. If the octane is not adequate in a spark ignition engine, the engine will knock, which can destroy a piston in short order. If the cetane is not adequate in a diesel engine, the engine will continue to operate with little or no problems. In fact, the only problems associated with low cetane are cold starting and slightly retarded timing. If you have a diesel powered aircraft and the engine will not start cold, it is not a safety concern. The only concern is in in-flight restarts. This should not be a problem, especially with a liquid-cooled engine that will retain its temperature even if the engine is off. As far as the loss of power concerns, that will have to be demonstrated during testing. The bottom line is that we were able to reach an agreement that answered all of the concerns and is workable. It was a good demonstration of the ASTM process, which can be a little slow at times — but it works well because it allows all concerned parties a voice.

“Oil companies are telling their dealers not to sell Jet A to aircraft owners with diesel engines because of liability concerns.”

Ben Visser is an aviation fuels and lubricants expert who spent 33 years with Shell Oil. He has been a private pilot since 1985. You can contact him at Visser@GeneralAviationNews.com.

Just published is “Out of the Blue, 100 Adventures in Aviation,” by General Aviation News columnist Russ Hulet. All of the stories in the book previously appeared in General Aviation News between May 1998 and January 2003. Most of the pilots featured in the stores were subscribers to GAN, Hulet noted. “There were those ‘blue sky’ pilots who insisted that their flying was routine and uneventful, but I discovered that nearly all pilots have an interesting (NBAA Continued from page 8)

of mercy, and visited places that only an airplane can provide. “More than anything, the people who lived these stories represent a spirit of adventure shared by all who seek the skies and the sense of freedom that flying brings,” Hulet continued. “Many of them mentioned being hooked by that first plane ride that led to a lifetime of flying. But in all cases, their stories came out of the blue.” The book is available for $16.99 at Amazon.com and BookSurge.com.

Also unveiled at the show was Cessna’s ServiceDirect Program, where Cessna technicians will come to you to fix a problem, rather than you having to go to a service center.

deck for turbine aircraft. “PiperJet pilots will have the ability to reach out and touch real-time information,” said John Becker, Piper’s president. Company of ficials added that the PiperJet proof-of-concept aircraft continues to advance through flight testing. To date it has logged more than 230 hours and 160 flights. The single-pilot jet, priced at $2.2 million, is capable of reaching a cruising speed of 360 kts and a maximum operating altitude of 35,000 feet. The six passenger PiperJet — with an option for either a seventh seat or enclosable lavatory — has a range of 1,300 nm and a full-fuel payload of 800 lbs.

For more information: Cessna.com.

PIPER Piper Aircraft’s PiperJet (pictured below) will be a launch customer for the new Garmin G3000, the world’s first touchscreen-controlled integrated flight

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to 8,000 employees, while Citation jet deliveries for 2009 will be 192 fewer than last year. With that, he stated that Cessna is now “perfectly poised” to take advantage of the improving economy. With used inventory dropping, order cancellations declining and negative rhetoric from the press and White House on the wane, he went on to say that fuel sales are up and new orders are on the rebound. Roger Whyte, senior vp of sales and marketing, mentioned that single-engine sales are strong, that the first Chinesebuilt Skycatchers will soon arrive in Wichita, and that the backlog for this new LSA entry stands at more than 1,000 orders.

story to tell,” he said. The aviators in the book came from 31 of the 50 states, criss-crossing the country from Alaska to Florida, from New Hampshire to California. Their adventures took place not just in the U.S., but all over the world. They ranged in age from the early teens to 100 and their stories were as varied as their backgrounds. They survived crashes, took part in rescues, saw the beauty of the country from the air, battled terrible storms, flew missions

For more information: Piper.com

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HONDAJET In preparation for the first flight of the conforming HondaJet in early 2010, Honda Aircraft Co. has completed major structural assemblies, including the fuselage, wing, empennage, landing gear, and other components. The $3.9 million HondaJet also will feature the Garmin G3000. Sales of the jet began in October 2006. Order book now stands at more than 100, according to company officials. The HondaJet proof-of-concept aircraft has accumulated more than 500 flight test hours and attained a top speed of 420 kts (483 mph) and a maximum altitude of 43,000 feet. It is powered by two GE Honda HF120 turbofan jet engines. For more information: HondaJet.com.


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The power of triple digits As LSAs top 100, the industry goes global By Dan Johnson The operative phrases are: Triple Digits and Global Reach. Triple digits refers to the number of approved Special Light Sport Aircraft available. In fact, once it hit #100, the industry shot past to #104 and I see no end in sight to new models. Some major ones are expected soon, including Cessna’s SkyCatcher, due in mere months, SPLOG and the attention-getting Icon A5. But I’m aware of at least a half dozen more that will arrive in the next few months, and we’re finding out about more all the time. Global reach speaks to the planet-wide potential for aircraft meeting ASTM standards for LSA. Some 30 countries are examining this concept and a few are already practicing its use. Australia is one and a down-under company called Foxcon has certified its Terrier 200, an LSA that looks remarkably like a Cessna 182 on a diet. We expect more LSA from more countries, even though some of them may never sell their flying machines in America. However, global reach refers to much more than aircraft producers in other countries. It also refers to potential customers in other countries, possibly lots of them. While China and India remain composed mostly of people with very modest incomes, an expanding percentage have achieved financial success. A growing number of Chinese and Indian businesspeople have the means to afford airplanes, perhaps LSAs first because they are very modern with low costs. No wonder savvy producers in several countries are spending more time in China and India seeking distribution channels.

Richmond, Wis. The new model flew in July 2009 and made an appearance at Oshkosh. Unlike original Piper Cubs that were often put on floats, the Legend Cub has doors on both sides, a big benefit when docking. If purchased with the 120-hp Jabiru 3300, Legend FloatCub should prove quite energetic, even at high elevations. After Oshkosh 2008, Remos chose Downwind Technology in Menasha, Wis., to supply its Shark Floats and subcontracted with Aero Sport Outfitters to perform the installation. Like Legend, Remos showed its airplane at Oshkosh this year. After the show the final work was completed and the new model first flew on Sept. 30. Sales director Ken Godin reported the Remos floatplane was licensed in the Research and Development Experimental Category (“the first LSA aircraft to do so,” he said). Test flights and performance data will be collected for the next few months and the aircraft is projected for “delivery in January or February 2010.” For more information: Legend.aero, Remos.com.

MARKET SHARES STABLE As the challenging year for aircraft sales grinds on, LSA continue to hold their own.

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A PAIR OF FLOATPLANES We’ve arrived at the end of the main float-flying season, but two of our largest LSA manufacturers just unveiled floatplane models. Welcome to the American Legend FloatCub and the Remos GX on floats. The most successful American LSA producer, American Legend, won approval Oct. 2 for its amphibious Legend FloatCub. FloatCub was put on sale for $159,000 and the first customer aircraft is being assembled. Legend went to long-established float company, Baumann Floats of New

embracing LSA, because their members are calling to ask questions. (Watch for a surprise LSA announcement at AOPA’s Aviation Summit this month!) GA pilots make up most buyers of LSA and those aviators now recognize the brands and have begun to acquire faith in companies certifying themselves (though many are still reserving judgment). Through August, a full month after AirVenture, the LSA fleet has grown to just under 1,700 fully-built aircraft, not including ELSA kits or alternative aircraft like trikes and powered parachutes, nor any converted ultralights. The LSA market leaders have remained about the same and held their same positions (see chart). I see four upand-comers to watch: Aerotrek (Aeropro); RANS; Gobosh (importing two airplanes); and Brazilian entry, Paradise. In addition to the top-10 that hold three-quarters of the market, these four brands are working hard and moving up. In 2010, we’ll begin to see Cessna numbers, plus a few new entries. It stays exciting here at aviation’s entry level. Note: CubCrafters has identified additional SLSA not included in the accompanying chart. Such errors happen due to the large number of LSA models and the FAA database entry of them. According to better information, it appears CubCrafters has leapfrogged into the #5 slot, and the exclusive triple-digit club, with 100 total CubCrafters SLSA.

In tough times, when cash is tight, small enterprises may fare better than large companies. Their low expense structures, modestly compensated managers and employees, and lean manufacturing — as allowed by industry-standards certification — become strengths. But we see another quality. The half-million-plus general aviation pilots are more accepting of LSA today than three years ago. Organizations like AOPA are more fully

Most folks following LSA development know the Sting, refreshed for the U.S. market with the S3 model. Now, welcome to the TL3000 Sirius as the newest SLSA to hit the market in a blur of new offerings seemingly triggered after the industry hit #100. Importer SportairUSA maneuvered its low-wing, allcarbon-fiber Sting S3 into one of the best-equipped LSA on the market. Adding a high wing gives the company new versatility to meet market interest. I see the potential for keen demand from GA pilots, especially those legions trained in high-wing, yoke-controlled Cessna models. Sirius’ 48-inch wide cabin is 9 inches wider than a C-172 and it can haul 420 pounds of payload even when topped off with 30 gallons of fuel that can take you 800 miles. To build payload like its low-wing sibling, the composite Sirius also makes broad use of carbon fiber. With cruise listed at 116 knots (133 mph), Sirius is a speedy performer. Sirius can also be float equipped and, since it has been designed for 1,430 pounds of gross, those floats won’t displace much payload. Sirius comes in at $130,900 but is extremely well equipped with TruTrak electronics, Garmin 496, PCAS collision avoidance and SportairUSA’s own GreenLine EMS plus radio and ELT, a Galaxy airframe parachute and more. For more information: SportAir.aero.

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Zodiac’s first flight proves fatal These November 2007 accident repor ts 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: Zodiac 601 XL. Location: La Belle, Mo. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: Four days before the accident the airplane was certified as an Experimental Light Sport Aircraft. According to the pilot’s wife, it had been nearly 10 years since he last piloted an aircraft. His most current flight review was completed more than 16 years before the accident. His logbook indicated he had accumulated 119.2 hours total flight time, of which 80.7 hours were as pilot-in-command. The accident occurred during the first flight of the Zodiac. Several witnesses reported seeing the airplane take off, then commence a series of left turns. While the airplane was established in a left turn it rolled and entered a near vertical descent. The airplane hit the ground and exploded upon impact. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure

to maintain aircraft control while maneuvering. uuu Aircraft: Cessna 172. Location: Atwater, Calif. Injuries: 1 Minor. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The flight was the student pilot’s first supervised solo. Takeoff and first landing were successful. On the second landing the touch down was normal, but as the plane rolled out it began to veer to the left. Attempts to regain directional control were unsuccessful. The plane went off the runway, hit a sign and a drainage ditch. The landing gear collapsed and the airplane came to a stop. Probable cause: The failure of the student pilot to maintain directional control during the landing roll. uuu Aircraft: Cessna 140. Location: Poultney, Vt. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was building a runway on his property and was anxious to try it out. Takeoff

Calendar EAST Nov. 14, 2009, East Windsor, CT. Skylark Airpark Pancake Breakfast (7B6), www.eaa1310.org, 860370-9990. Nov. 14, 2009, Marathon, FL. Marathon Airport Aviation Day 2009 (MTH) http://EAAMarathon.com, 305-3936937. Nov. 21, 2009, New Smyrna Beach, FL. Timeless Wings & Wheels Open Hangar Day (KEVB), www. timelesswingsandwheels.com, 386-690-8557. Nov. 21, 2009, Sarasota, FL. Young Eagle/CAP Pancake Breakfast (SRQ), 941-359-8693. Dec. 5, 2009, Arcadia, FL. Pancake Breakfast & Fly In, Drive In (X06), 863-993-0391. Dec. 5, 2009, Lakeland, FL. Fourth Annual PilotMall. com Open House, www.PilotMall.com, 727-209-2586. Dec. 5, 2009, New Smyrna Beach, FL. Doggie Open Hangar Day (KEVB), www.timelesswingsandwheels. com, 386-314-4499. Dec. 15, 2009, Malven, PA. Aero Club of Pennsylvania 100th Anniversary Gala, www.aeroclubpa.org, 610659-0237. Dec. 19, 2009, Sarasota, FL. Young Eagle/CAP Pancake Breakfast (SRQ), 941-359-8693. Dec. 31, 2009, St Petersburg, FL. The Aviators’ Ball Celebration (SPG), http://flight2014.wordpress.com, 813-251-4669. Feb. 19, 2010, Lakeland, FL. Aviation Adventures lecture by Florida documentary filmmaker Jon Anderson, www.FloridaAirMuseum.org, 863-644-2431. Feb. 25-27, 2010, Orlando, FL. 21st Annual Women in Aviation Intl Conf, www.wai.org, 937-839-4647. April 7-10, 2010, Orlando, FL. Aircraft Electronics Assocation Convention, www.aea.net, 816-373-6565. April 13-18, 2010, Lakeland, FL. Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In (KLAL), www.sun-n-fun.org, 863-644-2431. May 7-9, 2010, Roxboro, NC. Carolinas Virginia Antique Airplane Foundation Spring Fly-In (TDF), www.VAA3. org, 843-753-7138. March 29-April 3, 2011, Lakeland, FL. Sun ‘n Fun FlyIn (KLAL), www.sun-n-fun.org, 863-644-2431. Sept. 22-24, 2011, Hartford, CT. AOPA Aviation Summit

2011. www.aopa.org/expo, 800-872-2672. March 27-April 1, 2012, Lakeland, FL. Sun ‘n Fun FlyIn (KLAL), www.sun-n-fun.org, 863-644-2431.

NORTH CENTRAL Nov. 14, 2009, Batavia, OH. Sporty’s Hot Dog Fly-In (I69), www.sportys.com, 513-735-9100. Nov. 14, 2009, Millbury, OH. EAA 582 Super Breakfast (TDZ), www.eaa582.org, 419-360-7414. Nov. 14, 2009, Stow, OH. Fly-In Chili Cook-off (1G3), 603-520-2976. Nov. 21, 2009, Batavia, OH. Sporty’s Hot Dog Fly-In (I69), www.sportys.com, 513-735-9100. Nov. 28, 2009, Batavia, OH. Sporty’s Hot Dog Fly-In (I69), www.sportys.com, 513-735-9100. Feb. 19-20, 2010, Novi, MI. 10th Great Lakes Aviation Conf & Expo, 248-348-6942. July 26-Aug. 1, 2010, Oshkosh, WI. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (OSH), www.airventure.org, 920-426-4800. July 25-31, 2011, Oshkosh, WI. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (OSH), www.airventure.org, 920-426-4800. July 23-29, 2012, Oshkosh, WI. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (OSH), www.airventure.org, 920-426-4800.

was normal but during the landing the right wheel hit a rock and the airplane ground looped to the right, then to the left. The Cessna stopped when it hit a ditch. Both wings were crushed and the engine was pushed back into the cockpit. An FAA inspector said the runway was in no condition to accommodate aircraft. Probable cause: The pilot’s attempt to land on an unimproved airstrip, resulting in a ground loop/swerve. uuu Aircraft: Piper Navajo. Location: Salt Lake City, Utah. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was initially inbound for a straightin landing, but was switched by the tower to a different runway. Feeling rushed, he performed his pre-landing configuration actions from memory. He thought he had put the landing gear down, noting that the green gear lights appeared to be illuminated. However, when the plane slid along the runway on its belly, the pilot realized that what he thought was light illumination was actually the reflection of the rays from the rising sun. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to

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uuu Aircraft: Cessna TP206. Location: Boulder, Colo. Injuries: 1 Minor. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The Cessna was being used for skydiving operations. The pilot dropped the skydivers and then returned to the airport for landing. He entered the traffic pattern behind a training airplane. Concerned he was overtaking the other airplane, he decided to extend his downwind leg. On final approach, the Cessna was still gaining on the other airplane. The pilot reduced power and raised the nose to reduce airspeed to 85 mph. The plane was passing over a lake at the approach end of the runway when the pilot realized he was getting too low. He added power, but was not quick enough to keep the Cessna from touching down on the lakeshore. The shore was soft sand. The nose wheel dug in and the airplane flipped onto its nose. The nose gear was ripped off by the impact. Probable cause: The pilot’s misjudgment of altitude.

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Nov. 14, 2009, Denver, CO. 6th Annual Spreading Wings Gala, www.WingsMuseum.org, 303-360-5360 x170. Nov. 15, 2009, LaVerne, CA. Turkey Fly-in for Antique Aircraft Display (POC), 626-576-8692. Nov. 21, 2009, Groveland, CA. Historical Aircraft Display (E45), 209-962-7597. Nov. 21, 2009, Phoenix, AZ. Star Aero Club Poker Run (DVT), http://members.cox.net/staraero, 602-4366690. Dec. 5, 2009, Bremerton, WA. Scholarship Auction & Christmas Party (PWT), 360-710-3481. Dec. 8, 2009, Centennial, CO. Colorado Pilots Assoc Mtn Flying Ground School (APA), www.ColoradoPilots.org, 303-367-0670. Dec. 19, 2009, Groveland, CA. Historical Aircraft Display (E45), 209-962-7597. Dec. 19, 2009, Tucson, AZ. Star Aero Club Fly-in Breakfast (RYN), http://members.cox.net/staraero, 602-436-6690. Dec. 20, 2009, LaVerne, CA. Holiday Antique Aircraft/ Classic Car Display (POC), 626-576-8692. March 27, 2010, Riverside, CA. 18th Annual Airshow 2010 (RAL), www.riversideairshow.com, 951-6821771. July 7-11, 2010, Arlington, WA. Arlington Fly-In, www.

SOUTH CENTRAL Nov. 13-15, 2009, Natchitoches, LA. Natchitoches Regional Airport Cane River Aviation Rendezvous (IER), http://caneaviation.com, 651-325-7642. Nov. 14, 2009, Fairview, OK. World’s Oldest Free Fly-In & Air Show (6K4), 580-227-3788. April 3, 2010, San Antonio, TX. Annual Bluebonnet Picnic, Fly-in, L-bird Gathering (53TX), www.alscannonfield.com/AnnualPicnic.htm, 210-902-0372.

lower the landing gear prior to landing. Contributing to the accident was the pilot’s failure to use a written checklist.

arlingtonflyin.org. Nov. 11-13, 2010, Long Beach, CA. AOPA Aviation Summit 2010. www.aopa.org/expo, 800-872-2672. March 30-April 2, 2011, Reno, NV. Aircraft Electronics Assocation Convention. www.aea.net, 816-373-6565.

International Nov. 24, 2009, London, England. Royal Aeronautical Society Conference, www.aerosociety.com/conference, +44 (0)20 7670 4372. May 18-20, 2010, Kensington, England. Everest Events Ltd., www.everestevents.co.uk, 01342 324353.

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ON THE MARKET Cross-country skiing with Husky Aviat Aircraft, which makes the Husky, has a new take on cross country skiing. The skis give up a few knots in cruise speed, but they convert virtually any clearing or frozen pond into a runway with any heading desired, company officials note. The takeoff run stretches a little depending on snow conditions, but landings are shorter and any type of snow is fair game for landings. The only potential problem would be a high drift, but those are rare on open fields, away from trees, company officials add. Fixed skis are made of fiberglass, can be installed in about an hour and cost $8,000. Fluidyne retractable skis, also made of fiberglass, run $15,000. For more information: AviatAircraft.com or 307-885-3151.

AvConnect launches iPhone app AvConnect has launched its new iPhone app, AvConnect Mobile-Pilot & Aircraft Management, which gives owners/ pilots the ability to update and track every logbook, flight and maintenance record from anywhere. “Pilots now have the ability to update any flight or maintenance detail from their hangar or even from the air,” said Erik Murrey, CEO. “Any new information is automatically synchronized with their web-based AvConnect account when they are back in network coverage.” For more information: www.AvConnect.net.

In the pink Powder Puff Pilot has introduced a line of pink aviation headsets. Sue Hughes, owner of the company, which specializes in products targeted to women pilots, partnered with an aviation headset manufacturer for a line of FAA-approved headsets with earcups that are bubble-gum pink instead of the usual olive, gray or black. “I’m not so naive to think that a pink headset is all it takes to get women to embrace aviation,” explained Hughes, a flight instructor, “but the more we can accommodate the tastes and proclivities of women, the more welcome they’ll feel in the cockpit.” For more information: 888-801-6628 or PowderPuffPilot.com

Tanis introduces Rotax preheat system Now available is a Tanis preheat system for the Rotax 912 series engines. The Tanis 110v electric heat system weighs under a pound and is extension-cord friendly, drawing only 2 amps. “Strategic placement of the heat probes is just as important as the total amount of heat applied,” said Bob Krueger, president of Tanis. “The system is balanced to the 912’s needs and raises temperatures 50° to 60°F above ambient in about four to five hours.”

The system is available in the U.S. from Lockwood Aviation or Leading Edge Air Foils and in Canada from Bully Hawk Aero Performance. Price is $649. For more information: TanisAircraft.com.

Video borescope systems debut Now available at Aircraft Spruce is the Seeker 200 Video Borescope Inspection System, which features a 2.4-inch LCD color monitor for real-time viewing, with a 12mm flexible camera probe that retains its configured shape for inspecting hard-to-reach areas. A standard 1-meter probe length is provided with the unit and optional probes up to 10 meters (32.8 feet) are available. Also included with the unit are the extension tools (mirror, magnet, and pickup hook), a 9-volt battery, a blow mold case, and the instruction manual. Price: Under $200. For more information: 877-477-7823 or AircraftSpruce.com.

Mid-Continent Instruments amps up Mid-Continent Instruments introduces its newest battery system, the MD420-1 Emergency Power Supply. The 2.5 amp-hour battery powers electronic flight displays, standby instruments or other avionic systems, said company officials, who note Honeywell Bendix/King recently named the MD420-1 as the optional battery backup for the new KFD840 Primary Flight Display. The MD420-1 is TSO-certified and begins shipping this month. List price is $2,485. For more information: 316-630-0101 or MCICO.com.

Air BP launches new rewards program Air BP has launched its new general aviation rewards program, Bravo. Bravo offers more than 45 million merchandise options to redeem points, including travel, savings bonds and event tickets. It also offers a concierge service to help find custom items. Members also can donate their points to charity. Membership is free. For more information: MyBravoPoints.com.

The right watch for the left seat Now available from Sporty’s is the AOPA Zulu Time Watch. Made exclusively for AOPA, this aviator’s watch allows the wearer to view Zulu time in the digital readout, while having local time on the analog hands. The watch also features a countdown timer, stop watch, luminescent hands for night flights and a digital alarm. A portion of every sale goes to support the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Price: $69.95. For more information: 800-SPORTYS, Sportys.com or AOPACollection.com.

Jepp chart reader bundle pricing introduced SOLIDFX, makers of the only digital reader for Jeppesen terminal charts, has unveiled bundled pricing for JeppView subscribers who purchase the SOLIDFX FX10 chart reader. JeppView subscribers to the full 48-state CONUS coverage can have instant access to all of those terminal charts on the FX10 for $55 more a year. The company also introduced more than a dozen enhancements to the FX10 through a free upgrade to its FXVIEW software, including a Clearance Pad for easily writing ATIS, routing and other information on the FX10 screen. The FX10 can also be used for reading e-books, newspapers and PDF files. Some FX10 users also convert their Jeppesen Nav Logs or other Trip Kit information to PDF files, and then load those documents onto the FX10 for ready access during each flight, according to company officials. The FX10 is available for $1,595. Units are pre-loaded with the customer’s first cycle of their Jeppesen eChart Reader database subscription, which is purchased separately. For more information: SOLIDFX.com


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