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Barnstorming | A new documentary showcases the story of how a chance decision by two pilots to land in a farmer’s field changed the lives of everyone involved. Photo by Paul Glenshaw. . ................. 27

What’s in a name? When RANS debuted its latest model, the S-19, company officials decided not to give it a name, but Air Traffic Control decided otherwise.................................................... 4

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News & Features ThroughTheFence.org debuts | Fighting for hangar homes.............................6 Dismal numbers | Latest figures show 46% drop in airplane deliveries.............6 Victory | Pilots fight experimental ban at VGT....................................................7 â&#x20AC;&#x153;ameliaâ&#x20AC;?: Staff reporter and Master CFI Meg Godlewski reviews the new movie, which stars Hilary Swank in the title role............................................10

Grounded | Safety bulletin issued for Zodiacs...................................................7 Joining forces | Alphabet groups unite to defend GA.........................................8 Capital Comments | Should GA change its name?...........................................9 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ameliaâ&#x20AC;? | New feature film gets a thumbs up from our reviewer.....................10 A call to action | Pilots learn how to make their voices heard by TSA..............29 â&#x20AC;&#x153;The worst is behind usâ&#x20AC;? | GA looks to the future as recovery begins............30 Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new | Products make their debut at AOPA Aviation Summit.................31 Ask Paul | Tips for a hot engine start.................................................................32

whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new:â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;While more low-key than in past years, the AOPA Aviation Summit, held earlier this month, did showcase some new products...........................31

Short Final | A great excuse to call in sick........................................................35

Only at GeneralAviationNews.com/web Hot topics | Focus of new video briefings from NATA The push is on | To pass FAA reauthorization this year Shaping up | Exhibitors and sponsors sign on for Sebring LSA Expo A win for us | FAA denies curfew at Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bob Hope Airport CALLING IN SICK:â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Fall, with its â&#x20AC;&#x153;sunny and delightfulâ&#x20AC;? weather forecasts, is the perfect time to fly..............................35

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10 Touch & Go

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One down, 999 to go | First SkyCatcher arrives in U.S. On the horizon | Insiders warn of imminent pilot shortage GA Fuels Blog | Continental sends mixed messages on unleaded fuels

Need some ideas for the pilot on your christmas list? Check out the products in our On The Market section for a few suggestions.........................34

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— Corkey Fornof, air show and movie pilot

“For more than 50 years, using business airplanes is the singlemost productive thing I have done.” — Arnold Palmer, golf legend and pilot

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“We go to air shows and fly at night with her all lit up just to dazzle.”

“It may be as late as 2012 or 2013 before we see a complete recovery.”

To tie-in to the release of the new feature film about Amelia Earhart, museums around the country are showcasing exhibits celebrating the life of the famous aviatrix. At the Museum of Flight in Seattle, a temporary exhibit has gone up in the Great Gallery, a walk-through corridor with artifacts ranging from photographs and her flight suits to items she carried on her flights, including a makeup compact and smelling salts, as well as an excellent collection of photographs and video clips from newsreels. “The exhibit was culled from all over the country, including the archives at Purdue University, where Earhart helped start the aviation program,” said Chris Mailander, the museum’s curator. “In addition, there are things from our own archives, as well as private collections.” Of particular interest to Earhart fans may be the wall containing copies of magazine ads for products she endorsed, including luggage, malted milk tablets and cigarettes, although she did not smoke. The exhibit also mentions women pilots who came before Earhart and those who were her contemporaries, including some

who helped Earhart found the Ninety-nines, the international organization of women pilots. Earhart was the first president of the organization, which now has chapters around the world. Several local Ninety-nines were in attendance for the museum premiere of the movie on Oct. 22. Before the movie, they walked through the exhibit, commenting on how Earhart had been an inspiration to them. The Earhart exhibit is slated to run until May.

— Hawker Beechcraft CEO Bill Boisture

“I’d like to show the country that a Sport Pilot license is a passport to unlimited adventure.”

For more information: MuseumOfFlight.org.

— New Sport Pilot Michael Combs, who plans to fly to all 50 states next year in his Remos LSA

See a review of the movie in Meg Godlewski’s Touch & Go on page 10.

“Wichita should not ‘fret its future,’ as a Wall Street Journal headline put it. People will fly and buy aircraft again.”

What’s in a name?

When RANS debuted its S-19, officials decided not to name the plane, breaking a 26-year tradition. But that decision was overridden by Air Traffic Control. “After many flights into controlled airspace — with many requests for the popular name — we decided to name the plane,” said CEO Randy Schlitter. Officials came up with the name Venterra, an assembly of the word “vent” for wind and “terra” for the earth, as in wind over the earth. “It is a bit of poetic license, but with 19 designs it has become a challenge to create names that are original,” Schlitter said. “We like the sound of Venterra over the radio. It is easy to say and should satisfy ATC.” The kit plane, which has been in production since late last year, has been a hit, Schlitter added. “We now have over 100 planes under construction around the world,” he said. “We should see several flying in the next few months.”

— Editorial in The Wichita Eagle newspaper

“Nearly all pilots have an interesting story to tell.”

— National Air Transportation Association President Jim Coyne at a GA Serves America rally at the AOPA Aviation Expo

Photo courtesy RANS

— GAN columnist Russ Hulet, who just published “Out of the Blue, 100 Adventures in Aviation”

“We’ve got to get angry, but more than that, we have to get involved.”

Photos by Meg Godlewski

“How do you not fall in love with airplanes?”

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Group vows to fight opposition to hangar homes A new organization, ThoughTheFence. org (TTF), made its debut last week at the AOPA Aviation Summit, formed by pilots to fight the FAA’s prohibition of hangar homes at publicly-funded airports. A recent Airport Compliance Manual, released Sept. 30, “labels all hangar homes as incompatible adjacent airport land use,” said Brent Blue, one of TTF’s organizers. “This stealth directive was released two months after (FAA Administrator Randy) Babbitt stated at EAA AirVenture that these situations would be evaluated on an individual basis. It is really frustrating that the FAA did not take any public comment or input on the topic. “Hangar residences improve airport security by having people around the airport 24/7, plus increases the economic vitality of the airport,” he continued. “Why the FAA thinks hangar homes near airports should be considered the same as non-aviation-related homes near airports is beyond rational thought.” ThroughTheFence.org

uuu The FAA has issued an AD for American Champion Aircraft Corp.’s Champion, Citabria and Scouts manufactured before 1989 and equipped with folding rear seat backs. The AD requires the inspection and, if needed, the replacement of the rear seat back hinge areas for cracking and excessive elongation of the rear seat hinge bolt hole on Models 7ECA, 7GCAA, 7GCBC, 7KCAB, 8KCAB,

GA shipments plunge 46% In the first three quarters of 2009, total GA airplane shipments fell 46.8%, from 2,982 planes in 2008 to 1,587 so far this year. Industr y billings were down 23.5%, to $13.8 billion, according to figures just released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. “These figures are a result of this difficult business cycle and reflects the impact of the weak economy,” said GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce. “However, another contributing factor

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uuu For a limited time, Diamond Aircraft will match customer down payments with up to 10% of the actual purchase price and offer free Garmin Synthetic Vision technology on selected models of new DA20, DA40 and DA42 aircraft. DiamondAircraft.com

uuu Automatic Dependent SurveillanceBroadcast (ADS-B), the cornerstone of the NextGen air traffic control system, is expected to be deployed in the Gulf of Mexico by next month. ADS-B is already available in Alaska, along the Ohio River valley, in the Northwestern U.S., and along the U.S. eastern seaboard. The system eventually will cover the entire U.S. FAA.gov

uuu A new company in the aviation insurance business, Aggressive Insurance, is offering a 5% premium discount to the owners of general aviation aircraft with that has led to the disappointing yearto-date numbers is the unwarranted negative attacks on business aviation.” Piston-powered airplane shipments totaled 679, compared to 1,646 in the first three quarters of 2008, a 58.7% decrease. Turboprop shipments decreased 15.8% from 348 in the first nine months last year to 293 during this same period in 2009. Business jet shipments totaled 615, a 37.8% decline over the 988 jets delivered through the third quarter in 2008.

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uuu Piper Aircraft CEO Kevin Gould will be doing double duty starting Dec. 1 when he takes on the responsibilities of president as well, filling the position held by John Becker, who has resigned “to pursue other career goals,” according to company officials. Piper.com

uuu The FAA is proposing a new Airworthiness Directive (AD) for Piper PA-28, -32 and -44 series airplanes that would require the inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the control wheel shaft for both the pilot and copilot sides. FAA officials estimate the AD could affect as many as 41,298 airplanes. Comments on the proposed AD must be submitted by Dec. 29. Include the docket number, “FAA-2009-1015; Directorate Identifier 2009-CE-039-AD.” To comment: Go to Regulations.gov and follow the instructions. Piper.com

uuu Cessna is recruiting Citation owners to help transport more than 2,000

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uuu June Maule, the matriarch of Maule Air, Inc., died Oct. 29, following a brief illness. She was 92. That same day, her son, Gary, 57, died from leukemia, according to an e-mail sent out by the Maule family, which noted: “They were very close in life and we are blessed to know they are together.” MauleAir.com

uuu AOPA spent $770,000 in the third quarter lobbying on behalf of general aviation on issues ranging from user fees, greenhouse emissions, and reauthorization of the FAA. Lobbying efforts from other alphabet groups were far less, with the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) spending $60,000; the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) spending $90,000; and the National Air Transportation A s s o c i a t i o n (N ATA ) s pe n d in g $100,000. AOPA.org, NBAA.org, GAMA.aero, NATA.aero

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Pilots thwart ban on experimentals at VGT By MEG GODLEWSKI General Aviation News

Pilots in North Las Vegas prove you can fight City Hall, taking pro-active steps to stop a federal ban on experimental aircraft at North Las Vegas Airport (VGT) and participating on a committee that has come up with recommendations that will benefit pilots, the airport and its neighbors. The attempt to limit experimental aircraft came after the crash of a Velocity on Aug. 22, 2008. According to the NTSB, the experimental plane crashed into a

home located in a densely populated area one mile from the airport. Two people in the home and the pilot were killed. Media reports about the crash played up experimental aircraft as inherently dangerous. Critics of the airport called for banning all experimental aircraft and the removal of so-called “high-risk activities,” such as flight training and student solos. The Clark County Commission, which operates the airport, asked the Nevada Congressional delegation to introduce federal legislation that would state what aeronautical activity may be conducted

FAA issues SAIB on Zodiacs By MEG GODLEWSKI General Aviation News

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) on Zodiac CH601XL and CH650 airplanes because of several in-flight structural failures. In response, Zenith Aircraft Co. has developed an upgrade package to address the concerns in the SAIB, which affects all serial numbers and variants of the aircraft, including S-LSA models, which are produced by AMD LLC in Eastman, Ga. According to the NTSB, there have been five inflight structural failures of the CH601XL in the United States since 2005.

at each airport within the Clark County Airport System. Sen. Steven Horsford (D), Nevada State Majority Leader, introduced a State Resolution urging Congress to authorize the Clark County Department of Aviation to ban all experimental homebuilt aircraft from the North Las Vegas Airport. Senate Joint Resolution #803 was scheduled for its first reading Feb. 9, 2009. Airport supporters rallied to prevent the measure from moving forward by engaging in an educational campaign. Among the groups working on the cam-

Since April of this year the NTSB and the FAA have been conducting a special review of the Zodiac CH601XL and the CH650. The review noted: “We made a determination that these accidents did not clearly indicate a single root cause. Instead, it implicated the potential coupling of design and operational aspects of the aircraft.” Officials at Zenith Aircraft Co. have been working with the FAA to address the issues raised by the investigation, in particular the possibility of wing flutter as a contributing cause of the accidents. In April, the company posted a response to the NTSB’s concerns on its website, noting: “We continue to believe wing flutter will not occur if the control cables are adjusted properly. Nonetheless, we are carefully considering the points raised in the memo, including

paign were the Clark County Aviation Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Experimental Aircraft Association. Those efforts led to Horsford delaying the resolution’s introduction, according to Dave Edwards, a pilot who helped organize the defense campaign. “For those who feel, as I once did, that your letters and e-mails don’t count, you might want to re-evaluate your position,” he said. “The sheer volume of correspondence, I believe, caused (Continued on page 8)

whether the Zodiac CH-601XL is susceptible to wing flutter.” On Nov. 8 the company updated its website with a question and answer page to address concerns, and included procedures required to resume normal operations, including upgrades to address the potential issues outlined in the SAIB. “An upgrade package will be made available to all builders and owners of kit versions of the aircraft, including detailed step-by-step installation instructions,” company officials said. The FAA recommends that owners contact AMD LLC and Zenith Aircraft Co. to acquire a modification kit and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for assembly and adjustment. For more information: ZenithAir.com, NewPlane.com, FAA.gov.

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Alphabet groups work together to defend GA By JANICE WOOD General Aviation News

The opening session of the AOPA Aviation Summit earlier this month featured something that GA has not seen before: The leaders of all GA’s alphabet groups on the same stage. Previous rivalries were put aside as the leaders of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, National Business Aviation Association, General Aviation Manufacturers Association, National Air Transportation Association, Aircraft Electronics Association, Women in Aviation and the Experimental Aircraft Association discussed their efforts to defend GA against politicians who don’t have a clue, the mainstream media that continues its attacks on GA, and a public that doesn’t understand what GA is (Continued from page 7)

Senator Horsford to re-evaluate his position, at least temporarily.” But four days before the session ended, Horsford reintroduced the legislation. AOPA immediately sent one of its representatives, Greg Pecoraro, to Carson City. “Through his efforts, Resolution

all about. AOPA’s President Craig Fuller noted that by joining forces, the alphabet groups represent 500,000 people — a number that catches the attention of policy makers in Washington, D.C. “It shows the power of combining our forces,” he said. And Washington is paying attention. While GA has always had its supporters on the Hill, that support has grown in the past few months with the burgeoning membership in the GA Congressional Caucuses. At last count, the Senate Caucus had 17 members, while the House Caucus had 80 members. “People want to be identified with our industry,” said NBAA President Ed Bolen. “Creating jobs is on the minds of everyone and we’re getting the message to the Hill that GA means jobs — pilots,

manufacturing, finance, adver tising, FBOs. I think they are beginning to see that GA is a critical industry.” The elections earlier this month made many members of Congress ner vous, added NATA President Jim Coyne. “They know people are worried about job losses,” he said. “They are afraid if they offend important constituents, they won’t get re-elected. We need to go to them and ask if they are going to fight user fees and support aviation. If they give the wrong answer, they will get punished.” Even as GA’s leaders fight in Washington, D.C., they continue to fight an even more important battle on the homefront: How to get more people involved in aviation. The aging, dwindling pilot population — estimates are that it will fall below

600,000 this year — is a huge concern to everyone in GA. “We’ve never reached out like we should,” said EAA’s Chairman Tom Poberezny, noting it’s critical to reach those between the ages of 20 and 40. It’s also impor tant to get those outside aviation — such as community leaders — to help in the fight. “We want them to get involved to say that airport that USA Today is attacking is the future of our community,” Bolen said. “We need to get people to understand that GA is essential to our economy.”

#803 was substantially changed from ‘banning experimental aircraft’ to establishing a committee to determine what steps could be taken to improve the flight safety standards at the airport,” Lewis said. While pleased at the changes to the resolution, pilots were concerned about who would serve on the committee. “Establishing any committee to resolve

a complex problem can be a disaster in the making,” Edwards said. “Of special concern was the resolution’s desire for the Department of Aviation to take the lead. Another concern was whether the FAA would sign on as a participant or even as an observer in the proceedings. As it turned out, these concerns were unfounded and much of the credit belongs to Cecil Johnson, assistant director-general aviation for the Clark County Department of Aviation, for putting together a committee that represented all the various factions in our aviation community. Throughout the approximately four month drafting process, he kept the committee focused on the final objective and, at the same time,

maintained a sense of flexibility needed to allow all members of the committee to voice their opinions.” The 35-page final report, “North Las Vegas Airport SJR#3 Flight Safety Review and Recommendations,” was submitted to the Nevada state legislature Nov. 1. The recommendations outline greater safety training for pilots and education for both pilots and the non-flying public. The recommendations also call for laws to protect the airport from further encroachment. It is not known when the state legislature will act on the recommendations.

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A rose by any other name Is there a better name than general aviation for our kind of flying? By Charles Spence WASHINGTON, D.C. — A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but will flying by any name be as accepted and successful? At a re c e n t Capital H o u s e Av i a t i o n Comments Subcommittee hearing on the progress of the NextGen air traffic management system, members of the subcommittee, as well as people testifying, continually referred to “business flying” and “general aviation.” Are they different? Do names affect understanding, acceptance and regulations? Do different names of uses for aircraft tend to dilute public and government understanding? Over the years, many have thought so. When aviation began, it was all “flying.” After companies were formed to have aircraft carry passengers for hire, non-commercial flights were called “private aviation.” At the start of World War II, there were some government attempts to ground all flying except that of the military and the airlines. The fledgling Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association fought hard to — as the association’s push stressed — “keep ‘em ALL flying.” AOPA was strong in this effort, as well as in the effort to form the Civil Air Patrol. Civilian pilots flew many types of missions, such as patrolling the seacoasts on the lookout for submarines, flying over forests to spot fires, and emergency medical services. At the same time, manufacturers renamed it from “private” flying to “utility” aviation. This was to connote the wide variety of uses for airplanes. The name “utility” hung around after World War II. It wasn’t until 1969 that the manufacturers group changed its name from the Utility Airplane Council to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Although “general aviation” became the most popular title, personal, private, business, and other particular uses of airplanes were tagged on to try to explain what general aviation is. Even trying to explain general aviation to the non-informed is done by saying what it is NOT instead of what it is (i.e., all aviation except the airlines and military). By separating business flying from

other types, as what was done at the recent House hearing, are we emphasizing special interests and keeping all aviation from working together? Will we have business flying, agricultural flying, emergency flying, forest fire fighting flying, vacation flying, and other activities that make up this broad use of airplanes? Automobiles are used for many activities, but they are not segregated into classes other than busses and cars. We have airplanes and aviation busses. The use of aircraft for a variety of purposes has grown to a point where it might be

practical to find a name for what it is and let others — like the airlines and military — explain themselves. Is there a better name than general aviation to describe how we use our airplanes without separating the reasons for flight? I’d like to hear your suggestions and comments. Send them to Comments@ GeneralAviationNews.com.

“Do names affect understanding, acceptance and regulations?”

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with a history of recognizing the importance of general aviation airports: Rep. John Boccieri (D-Ohio). From 1994 to 1998 Boccieri was in the U.S. Air Force flying C-130 Hercules aircraft. Now a major in the Air Force Reserves, he served eight years in the Ohio state legislature before coming to the U.S. House of Representatives, taking office in January 2009. Over the years, the state of Ohio has recognized what airports mean to the state’s economy. Decades ago, the state set out to have one airport in each of its 88 counties.

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Charles Spence is GAN’s Washington, D.C., correspondent.

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about the formation of the organization) was not mentioned. Earhart’s background was touched on only in a cursory fashion. Many people think of her only as a pilot, not knowing that she was enrolled at Columbia University in the pre-med program prior to becoming a pilot. She also was a nurse during World War I. Yet these accomplishments get only a one-line mention in the movie, which fixates on her last flight in 1937. Through a series of flashbacks, the viewer sees what events and accomplishments led to that epic and tragic flight. Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared July 2, 1937. Since then, there has been a lot of speculation about Earhart’s lack of experience and piloting skill — which was touched on briefly in the movie — and allegations that she did not listen to Noonan during that last flight. Watching the scene aboard the Coast Guard Cutter “Itasca,” where the crewmen struggle in vain to reach the hapless fliers, will have you feeling their pain. Christopher Eccleston, as Fred Noonan, gives a particularly poignant performance in this scene. Earhart’s disappearance is still a great mystery. Over the decades there have been several expeditions to the Pacific in the vicinity of where she allegedly crashed, as well as more fanciful suggestions as to their fate, such as the pair’s capture and execution by the Japanese during World War II or abduction by extraterrestrials. The movie does not offer suggestions as to what happened. Rather it fades to black and lets viewers form their own conclusions. If you are looking for a movie that provides a definitive answer as to where she is, forget it. On a more positive note, Swank revealed that she had taken flying lessons to prepare for her starring role. She had logged about 20 hours when the movie’s insurance carrier demanded she stop. I read the same thing about Leonardo DiCaprio when he played Howard Hughes in “The Aviator.” I don’t know if these assertions are accurate or simply said to make the movie more palatable to the aviation crowd. Given the amount of Hollywood types who are pilots — such as Harrison Ford and John Travolta — I’d like to think that they did get some stick time. The technical aspects of the movie are pretty good by Hollywood standards. The scene of her Vega icing up over the ocean will have you on the edge of your seat.

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As a mere private pilot, I was horrified to learn the bill recently passed by Congress requires airline pilots to receive training in actual stall recovery. Every pilot knows this is one of the most basic skills which must be demonstrated before first solo and at nearly every encounter between a pilot and instructor. I have heard many safety experts, as well as normal instructors, say that a pilot’s license is merely a license to learn. Apparently, for a few airline pilots like the ones of the unfortunate Colgan flight that led to the legislation, the Air Transport Pilot rating is just a license to forget. PAUL MULWITZ Camas, Wash.

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I would like to comment on the spark plug “burn out” procedure discussed in Paul McBride’s Sept. 4 column, “Tips to reduce spark plug fouling.” Operating lean really troubles me. My mechanic son observed a Mooney do several aggressive burn outs and taxi back a couple of times. The last time they commented they had REALLY done a burn out. Shortly after departure they lost the engine and barely made it straight into an adjacent airport. I once chartered a Piper for a 30-minute photo flight. A plug was fouled and the pilot did several burn outs. The last was full throttle while leaning the mixture until it smoothed out. Had it not been over Iowa corn fields, I would have refused the ride. As a young DC-3 copilot I was taught the Pratt & Whitney burn out procedure: In full rich and both mags, from idle, start a one minute, slow steady power increase, so as to reach takeoff power at the end of the minute. (The rate can be adjusted at the 30-second point.) I once was scheduled to test hop a DC-3 with a new engine. The engine would barely run on one mag and after several tries, I was ready to take it back to maintenance. Knowing I would be asked if I had done a Pratt & Whitney burn out, I did one for the record. At the end of one minute the engine was running like a well-oiled clock and no stress had been placed on any of the parts, such as valves. DOUG MILLARD Wasilla, Alaska

THE LAND OF PERFECT As an “old guy,” who has been an active pilot for 56 years, I applaud Deb McFarland’s March 20 column, “The Land of Perfect.” Having been fortunate to learn to fly in J-3s/Cessna 120s/140s, I judge your article to be a breath of fresh air. My instructor insisted we always fly a traffic pattern that would allow reaching the runway should the engine fail. He would have graded a strung-out pattern dangerous and unacceptable. NORDO: In those days everyone was NORDO! We had no comm or nav equipment and were better trained in the basics because of it. Spins were required before being allowed to solo. Forward slips: Yes, a wonderful and useful maneuver. Strung-out traffic patterns are many times a disgrace and dangerous. Some planes are so far from the runway you question if they are in the pattern or just passing through on a cross-country. Radio discipline at uncontrolled airports is many times unacceptable. Chatter and comments unrelated to the pattern often cover transmissions and become a distraction. Thank you for your “The Land of Perfect” column. It should be required reading. ROBERT JONES Federal Way, Wash.


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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. Cessna 172 - 1907

1976 C-340 6000 TT, 60 SMOH, leather interior, King radios, radar strikefinder A/C $120,000 OBO. 760-3573231. richardgrahamr@aol.com

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.

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.

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

1978 C-172N, 160hp, 6475-TT, zero SMOH, good paint, very nice interior, fresh annual, $49,500. 541-882-8315, 541-884-1425. 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. 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.

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 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. 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 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 300 Series - 2005 THREE CESSNA 310’s 4 sale. www.bahraero.com

1962 C-172 N8333X, 180HP. Cleveland wheels & brakes. interior-9, paint-3. Mark-12B w/xpdr mode-c. 4-pl intercom. TTAF1933, SFN-216. $49,500. 208-879-5193. bigs@custertel.net

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

1962 CESSNA 210 Centurion, 2500TT, 980SMOH ,prop zero hours, nice paint&interior. Aircraft in top condition! $49,500 For more detailsjackcougarbluff@gmail.com 509-951-7472.

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

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.

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.

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1978 C-152 4992 TT, 221 SMOH, Sensenich prop. Very good paint & interior, fresh annual. NDH, $29,500. 541882-8315, or 541-884-1425. 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.

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 C-185A 3797TT, eng 2318, SMOH 1349, 4-6 seater. Basic cockpit, tight, clean, solid, reliable worker. 11-12 GPH. 406-544-2195. $89,900. Cessna 182 - 1909 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 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 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. 1962 CESSNA Skylane 182E SMOH- 0618.4. Excellent paint and interior, hangared. Asking $53,000. cell 479970-2208. Cessna 200 Series - 1912

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.

1960 C-210 2800 TT, 150 SMOH, IFR, fresh annual. Very Nice! $55,750. West One Air. 208-455-9393 westoneair@aol.com

1975 CESSNA 150, full IFR, recent annual, VOR/ILS, DME, GPS antenna. $16,000, located at KSFF, call Greg 509-869-0115.

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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

1963 C-310 IFR, GPS, A/P, 650 SMOH. Very Nice! $55,750. 208-455-9393, westoneair@aol.com Cessna - 2020 CESSNA WING rebuilding, using factory jigs. CRS #UDIR892K. Aircraft Rebuilders 2245 SO. Hwy 89, Perry UT 84302 435-723-5650. Cessna Parts - 2030

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 1968 CITABRIA 7KCAB, IO-320, 150hp, inverted-fuel, 3090TT, 865TSOH, 07/09-annual, $26K, Ceconite-fabric, Imron-paint, always hangared. Must sell for Medical Reasons. 360-243-7388. 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 DeHavilland - 2400

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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. 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 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 1961 M20B 4834TTAF, 2036TTSFN, Fresh Annual, King digital-loaded, including HSI, Autopilot, speed brakes, much more. Hangared since new. $34,000. Possible trade for LSA Ercoupe. 503-730-4659. rickflys@hotmail.com 1967 MOONEY M20F, 4350-TT, 700-SMOH, 5hrsSNprop, NDH, nice-paint, good-interior, speed-mods, 160-kts. $45,900. Nice looking, fast, well-maintained in Ogden/Utah. 250-490-7921, deinbc@shaw.ca 1986 MOONEY 252TSE, N252TM, 1890TT, 726 STOH chrome cylinders. Fresh annual 11/09. Hangared @ private paved fly-in resident airpark. 772-595-5188

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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 DEHAVILLAND BEAVER 4 sale. www.bahraero.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.

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LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: Missouri Governor Jeremiah Nixon (right) surveys the improvements at Kansas City Downtown Airport (MKC) with Hangar 10 founder James Stowers III. pilots’ lounge, an aircraft self-fueling avgas station and outdoor aircraft wash bay. In September, the State of Missouri awarded $3.5 million in economic incentives for construction of a new terminal building, hangars and other facilities for Hangar 10, a business aviation services company that

Air Zoo shines spotlight on the spirit of flight The Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Mich., has added a new art exhibit to its list of exhibits and experiences included in the museum’s free general admission. “The Spirit of Flight: The History of Aviation through Art” chronicles the history of aircraft and aircraft carriers from their

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SportairUSA unveils certified pre-owned LSA program SportairUSA has unveiled its new Certified Pre-Owned Light Sport Aircraft program. According to officials with the Little Rock-based company, which is the North American distributor for Sting and Sirius LSAs, every pre-owned LSA certified in the program will be sold with a six-month, 50-hour warranty, plus transition flight training for the new owner. For the buyer, the program furnishes assurance that

the aircraft has been thoroughly inspected and maintained by experienced technicians, company officials said, noting all repairs required to qualify for certification will be made using OEM parts. CFIs will provide five hours of ground training and five hours of transition flight orientation to the new owner, including a biannual flight review. For the seller, the program provides market exposure, with SportairUSA standing behind the sale, company

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LAND FOR LANDING....ARIZONA FIVE ACRE PARCELS...$110,000-$145,000. Eagle Roost Airpark, 3600’ paved runway w/lights, paved taxiways, gated community.25 miles west of Wickenburg. Come build your lifestyle...as Dave says “living with your plane”...it’s fantastic...for more pic:.www.airporthomesandhangars.net 928231-9500.

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WAIT TIL You see this home and hangar. Wonderful colors and open living area..One hangar next to the home & large shop possible. Add’l hangar..5 acres, 3BD 2 1/2 BA. Yours for $599K. Eagle Roost Airpark. More photos: www.airporthomesandhangars.net 928-231-9500. GREAT HANGAR with attached 800sqft 2-bed,3/4 bath home. Covered-patio, Desert-landscape w/watering system. Call Julie at Outback Realty Inc. 928-859-4141, 928-486-8984.

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ARKANSAS VALLEY Airport Cotter. Runway lot. $64,900. 2.44 acre Taxiway-tract 200’ from White River $69,900. 4% mortage available. 870-430-5545, aerov@centurytel.com 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 California - 9650 NEW HOME on one-acre alongside taxi-way for sale: Adelanto Airpark, Southern California. $250,000. Call Broker Bill 760-792-8072, near Victorville CA.

FANTASTIC HANGAR 40X50 w/heat and a/c...plus great home, 4bd 2bth, fireplace, formal dining room...great taxiway location...easy access to the runway...Salome, Az, Indian Hills Airpark....fly nearly 365 days a year....come enjoy your airplane daily....not even 30ft from your home....$220,000. more photos www.airporthomesandhangars.net or 928-231-9500.

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

ARIZONA ELEGANT LIVING WITH YOUR AIRPLANE This is a unique gorgeous home with all the amenities. So many features. This is a must to see!!! Two Two car garages, a private spa and now the “EXTRAS”, a 3600’ hard surface lighted runway, a 3000sqft hangar to house your prized possessions.and a personal producing vineyard of your very own..FIVE ACRES, bring your horsepower and the horse. An airpark with unmatched camaraderie. Pilots paradise!!! Fly the clear open skies of Western Arizona.. $1,200,000. For more photos www.airporthomesandhangars.net. Eagle Roost Airpark. Listing agent is a park resident and will provide landing instructions upon request 928-231-9500.

ARIZONA DESERT, 3-bd-2ba, 1200sqfthome, furnished. San Juan pool, 50X50 hangar w/den, 1/2bath, storage rooms. 3500’ paved runway. $254,000. 928-8593796, 928-274-5001. Arkansas - 9650

PILOTS’ DELIGHT. Beautiful home... Wonderful 60X60 hangar with auto remote door opener. Paved runway & taxi ways. New pool, 5 acres. 928-231-9500, more photos: www.airporthomesandhangars.net

CA, PALM Springs area 2700+sqft custom home. 3br, 2.5ba, office, pool+spa. 45X43’ hangar. 5000’ rwy+svcs. 15min to PGA-west $595,000. 760-899-3706. CASA DE COYOTE....Arizona Adobe Hacienda....2bd 2ba 2gar, wonderful open floor plan on 5 acres with room to build the hangar of your dreams....great runway access, paved taxiways to paved 3600’ strip w/lights...Eagle Roost Airpark, Aguila, Az. $395,000. More pics: www.airporthomesandhangars.net 928-231-9500. Fly over with www.googleearth.com

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

PINE MOUNTAIN LAKE, CA (E45). Over 2 acres on 318’ of runway w/2 hangars, over 10,000sqft w/living quarters above. Separate guest house. (1800 ft). Pool & Koi pond. $1,900,000. Red Rossio, The Flying Broker, Pine Mtn Lake Rlty, 209-962-7156, brossio@wildblue.net

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

32 ACRES with Block Hangar and septic, Truxton AZ Just off Historic Route 66. Liberty Properties & Assoc. 928-727-7211.

EAGLE ROOST Airpark Aquila AZ lease or lease option.(1)2bd/2ba, 5acres, 2hangars.(2)3bd/2.5ba, 1hangar or hangar+large workshop. Both remodeled & redecorated, 602-708-4664.

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CALIFORNIA IDEAL climate, Pine Mountain lake. (E45) Taxiway homes or lots in the Sierra foothills near Yosemite Nat'l Park. Gated community with boating, golf, tennis and stables “Red” Rossio, The Flying Broker, Pine Mountain. Lake Realty, 209-962-7156.

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. Reduced over $300,000. Access to private F25 Airport. Airstrip has been recently paved. Property features 3 hangars on 5 beautiful acres. Remodeled 3br, 2.5ba, 2100sf home+ separate guest/inlaw/caretaker studio w/bath & kitchenette. Close to 3 recreational lakes. Level & private land yet only 30 minutes to Oroville (driving time) or Marysville. Fabulous views. $575,000. www.dianehelms.com or call 530-271-1669.

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 Colorado - 9650 DENVER CO- Live the dream at Erie Airpark (EIK). 2 acres with unique-home, finished-hangar & 4700’ paved runway! $489,000. http://homepage.mac.com/bjmoreh1 Florida - 9650

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 ORLANDO AREA Aviation properties, hangars, hangar rentals & residential property. Chandelle Realty. 407712-4071 www.chandelleproperties.com RIDGE LANDING Airpark luxury-living. 1-2 acre waterfront/runway/taxiway lots. Custom-home packages & plane trade-ins available. 3000'-runway, gated, hunting, equestrian. www.ridgelandingairpark.com 863-676-0707x225 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

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26 Real Estate/Airport Property - 9650 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. HTTP://WWW.1772MITCHELLCT.COM - “A Pilot’s Dream”! Call Maureen Reynolds 386-679-5873; Email: Maureen@fly-in.com Spruce Creek Fly-in Realty 800932-4437 http://1772MitchellCt.com RENT! NAPLES, FLORIDA. Furnished 3 bed/3.5 bath home with 1900sqft attached hangar for seasonal rent. $5000/month. Contact Suzanne, FL/303-478-9450. 2100 SQFT home and hangar with large-pond and beautiful-landscaping. Willis Gliderport near West Palm Beach. Price reduced to $750K. Taking-offer. call FL/561-731-1899. jmoore@xtremeaccess.com

General Aviation News Missouri - 9650

Vacant land near new Branson West Mo. Airport. 66 Acres with 780 ft. frontage on Highway 13. Commercial. WRITE - P.R. Smith, 402 W. Mt. Vernon St. P.M.B. #145, Nixa Mo. 65714 7 ACRES of fenced property, county road frontage, deed restricted to site built homes, commute to Washington County Muni Airport area. Mineral Point, Missouri. Asking $20,000. 772-985-4373, elijahiscoming@gmail.com

—  800.426.8538 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. 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

Georgia - 9650

ATLANTA, LYONS Landing Airpark, 1.4acre to 3acre lots available, runway, taxiway, and lake lots, all lots have access to 3,000’ runway, 35easy miles to Atlanta Hartsfield Airport. Gated Community has clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts, paved roads, county water, cable, high-speed internet, lakes, walking/golf cart trails. Convenient to shopping(etc). Prices start at $75,000, details: lyonslanding.com or call 770-832-7000 COASTAL GOLDEN Isles of GA, Eagle Neck Airpark 32 home, pool, hangar. $345,000. Paved, lighted runway, 3475’ jeckdahl@gmail.com 912-832-7078

HELENA-ELLISTON 15-ACRES w/2000X120 private grass airstrip. Custom 3BD/2BA. 42X80’ hangar, 36X48’ RV building. 30X40’ garage. $675K See to believe. 406492-6235. REDUCED BY $200,000: Paradise Valley,76-acres w/5700’turf runway, 2-hangars, 3bd/2ba house. All the pleasures of living in Paradise Valley. $$800,000. 406333-4166. North Carolina - 9650

HOME/HANGAR IN Woodstock, Georgia (Air Acres 5GA4),North of Atlanta. 2400’grass airstrip. House totally renovated 2002 w/new roof, 3bdrm/3.5ba; bonus rooms, 50’x50’ hangar built in 2003; 40’ bi-fold elec-tric door; 1/2 bathroom, stove, refrigerator. $495,000. Call aviation artist Sam Lyons 770-928-3138 for more info. 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

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 NO CAROLINA airpark 8NC2. Acreage lots starting at $24,500. Between Ashville & Charlotte NC. 1.5 miles to Hwy 74 bypass. 2500’x90’ turf runway,landing lights, pilot lounge w/bath/hangar space. $125/mo, 864-812-0482 Ohio - 9650 0HIO’S MOCHICAN Airpark between Cleveland and Columbus. New custom home and attached hangar. $295,000. Real Estate Showcase. Vicki, 330-464-6925. Oregon - 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 MYRTLE BEACH Hardee Airpark: S Carolina's Newest 3300' Turf Runways, 10miles to Atlantic Myrtle Beaches, 1+ acre lots, 843-602-8220, www.hardeeairpark.com LOCATION, LOCATION!!!! 3300x130 turf runway, 10miles to ocean, Myrtle Beach, SC, I-ac $75,000. Low taxes/insurance. SC 843-602-8220. www.hardeeairpark.com ONLY 30 mins from Greenville, SC; 2 hours to Atlanta or Charlotte. Co-ownership in 2500’Bermuda runway. Easley SC (SC86). Brick home with many amenities built 2005. 3BR/2BA+ large bonus room. Wired 45X36 hangar $298,400. 864-230-2956. bjustus97@charter.net

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 Texas - 9650 MIDLAND, TX- 5,500 SqFt Hangar on TaxiWay, includes 4BR/3.5BA Home on 1.5 acres. $425,000. Sandy Hanson 432-638-3819, 432-618-0613 Legacy Real Estate 432-687-6500.

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Beautiful country airpark with 1+ acre lots for custom homes and hangars. Located 50 minutes East of Dallas, near Canton TX Lots from the upper $50’s. $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.

BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN property near DEEP CREEK LAKE, MARYLAND at the Garrett Co Airport. 8.4 acres with private gated access and spectacular views. This is the only private homesite located at 2g4, with no homeowners dues or property restrictions. A gated, estate sized aviation property at the premier four-season resort area of Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. This unique homesite has incredible views of the Allegheny Range. Enjoy the use of a publicly owned, operated and funded airport with a 5,000’ runway. New rental hangars available. Don’t miss a great opportunity to invest in this one of a kind property located just minutes from Deep Creek Lake and the Wisp Ski Resort. For information on this exclusive resort airport property please call 301-616-8514 or email:aviationproperties@comcast.net Price $189,000. Massachusetts - 9650 CAPE COD-FALMOUTH Airpark. Outstanding large wooded-lot on taxiway w/nearby tennis-court. Steal it at $199K or trade for Bonanza A36+$$. 978-314-4626

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

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FRONTIER AIRPARK 5 Acres Gated community. Air rights 2600X50 runway. Building permit for 3000SqFt. home. Lake Stevens, WA $225,000 425-422-5558.

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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BEAUTIFUL FRONTIER Airpark home on 5acres in the great Pacific Northwest. View:www.johnlscott.com/84278 Call Joe, WA/425-770-0888. HILLTOP AIRSTRIP southernly slope, 5acres, Mt Hood view, (1400’X150’grass strip). Home, hangar and machine shop. Washougal, WA. $289,000. 360-798-7406, Hilltopairstrip@gmail.com 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, 50wX40X12 hangar. $450,000.509-936-1171. 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.

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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WARD AIRPARK (5TO) in South Texas, approx. 50acres, 3100’x100’ turf runway, brick-3-bd house w/4000sqft hangar. Quiet country living with convenient shopping centers and entertainment. 979-387-2277, award@consolidated.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. Washington - 9650 “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

$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.

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.

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

MAINE BEAUTIFUL Coastal location with your own private aistrip. New home & hangar. Gorgeous views. 207975-2703, www.mainecoastretreat.com

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DESERT AIRE in Eastern, WA, 1/2acre, taxi-way lot on 3600’paved runway. First class golf course, boat launch and water sports, terrific views, many winery’s within an hours drive. Great Airport, friendly neighbors. $64,900. 360-321-7381.

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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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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.

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. 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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New movie captures the magic when friends drop in out of the sky By JANICE WOOD General Aviation News

“That is the one day of the year when everybody gets to be a kid, hopping rides and spreading the gospel.”

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the stars of the movie: The Dirksen family and the pilots who attended the annual reunion take a moment for a group shot. The filmmakers noted that while some of the pilots were shy about the filming, the family — especially the children — were naturals in front of the camera.

Photos by Paul Glenshaw, Courtesy of Barnstorming Productions, LLC

About 10 years ago, Andrew King and Frank Pavliga were flying their antique airplanes over eastern Indiana when they decided to land on an alfalfa field on a dairy farm to take some pictures, never realizing how that would change not only their lives, but the lives of the farmer, his family and the community. The farmer, Matt Dirksen, thought he had seen two planes crash, so he rushed to the field in a truck with two of his sons in tow. Nervous, the pilots initially made up a story about engine trouble, but when they saw the excitement in the young boys’ eyes at seeing the planes, they harkened back to the days of the barnstormers and offered the boys their first flights. A little while later, as the two barnstormers prepared to take off on their return home, Dirksen invited them back, promising a barbecue. Never one to pass up a free meal, the pilots returned the following year, and the next, and the next, each time bringing more planes and making more friends. Now, the event attracts hundreds of people from the nearby community, who enjoy a day of flying, food, and good, old-fashioned fun. For the past three years, filmmakers Bryan Reichhardt and Paul Glenshaw have traveled to Indiana to film the annual reunion. Their documentary, “Barnstorming,” immerses the viewer in the annual event, capturing the excitement leading up to the reunion from the family’s and the pilots’ perspectives. The documentary has a cinematic feel, according to the filmmakers, who noted they had no shooting schedule, no script and no staging. “The only direction was to ‘keep rolling,’” said Reichhardt, who, along with his nephew, Mark Betancourt, were the cameramen for the movie while Glenshaw shot still photographs. “I stuck with the pilots while Paul and Mark were with the family,” he said. The filmmakers told the family, which includes seven children (and one on the way), as well as the pilots, to “pretend we’re not here,” Glenshaw said. — Filmmaker And that’s just what they did. Paul Glenshaw The filmmakers capture scenes of the pilots preparing for their flights, as well as the family preparing for the arrival of hundreds of people to their farm. They capture the frantic preparations, as well as moments that they couldn’t have scripted, such as when a group of Amish men show up to look at the vintage planes or a truly delightful scene of some of the children chasing fireflies in a field. The documentary doesn’t rush, interspersing interviews with the participants with footage of the preparations, as well as the big day. The excitement is palpable as the children — and grown ups — look up to the sky searching for the planes that are due any moment. Once the pilots arrive in their antique planes, ranging from a Pietenpol to a Pitts to a J-3 Cub, the real fun begins, with an “air show” that includes flour bombing and a candy drop, music, dancing and a lot of old-fashioned hangar flying on the farm house porch. While it was a story that needed to be told, the filmmakers knew they had a challenge. “A story usually has conflict,” Glenshaw said, “and we don’t have one.” Once they realized that, they set out to capture the essence of the event, exploring how aviation can affect a community — “how it made them happy,” he said.

SHARING HIS PASSION: Chris Palmer tells the crowd about his Piper Cub and what’s it like to fly the venerable aircraft.

FINALLY HERE! After anxiously awaiting the arrival of the pilots, the children greet the first planes enthusiastically.


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Photos by Paul Glenshaw, Courtesy of Barnstorming Productions, LLC

FARMING AND FLYING: A shot of Andrew King’s Pitts sharing a field with one of Matt Dirksen’s tractors graces the cover of the DVD. The filmmakers literally shot from dawn to dusk to capture the true essence of the day, from preparations to final takeoff. (Continued from page 27)

“We wanted to show a slice of life and give viewers the feeling of being there,” Reichhardt said. “The day is the story.” The filmmakers also realized that music would play a vital role in the success of the film. The score is original music by Suzanne Brindamour. The filmmakers told her they wanted

the music to be contemporary, but not feel out of place in the past. “She took the ball and ran with it,” Glenshaw said. One of the most nostalgic scenes in the movie — of the kids chasing fireflies — wouldn’t have existed without the music, he added. “That song was the first one she wrote,”

FUTURE FLYERS It became apparent to the filmmakers how much the annual reunion had affected the family during the one-on-one interviews, when Dirksen said he would love to learn how to fly one day. In the film several of the children mention they would like to learn to fly as well, but the filmmakers predict the oldest daughter, Sarah, will be the first.

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Serendipity plays a big part in the annual reunion and the film. “If Andrew and Frank had to land in a field, they picked the best field possible,” Glenshaw said, “and then for Matt to ask them back on the spur of the moment, not knowing that Andrew would do anything for free food.” The family, community and pilots let their guard down around the cameras, which helped the filmmakers capture the true essence of the day. And then there’s the luck of the filmmakers. They literally decided the day before to attend the annual event for the first time in 2006. Cameraman Betancourt captured beautiful air-to-air shots while flying in a Cub — the first time he had ever been in a small airplane. He had the presence of mind to capture his first landing “and a lot of pilots say that’s exactly what it feels like,” Glenshaw said. “He was just shooting what he saw,” he continued, noting that was the direction the filmmakers took with the entire project. “We wanted to put a lot of emphasis on the kids, as that is the one day of the year when everybody gets to be a kid, hopping rides and spreading the gospel.”

PREMIERE A rough cut of “Barnstorming” premiered at the Reel Stuff Film Festival in Dayton earlier this year. The producers got the film completely finished in time for its true premiere this summer at Oshkosh. It attracted 7,000 people, said Glenshaw, noting, “we had guys coming up to us in tears after the movie.” The filmmakers now are cour ting national broadcast television, according to Reichhardt. Meanwhile, they have already sold about 1,000 of the DVDs for $19.95 each. The soundtrack also is available on iTunes. For more information: BarnstormingMovie.com.


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‘A calling card to action’ Pilots learn they can fight onerous regulations, while TSA leaders reach out to GA

industry groups. The next fight? Badges. “This is a big step,” Delauter said. “We won’t end When the TSA issued a security directive in June run around you — that’s not the way to do business. As requiring badges for GA pilots at commercial airports, a federal security director, I got a lot more done when it created a lot of problems, Delauter acknowledged. “It everyone was working together.” was improperly interpreted by the airports,” he said, Delauter acknowledges that the TSA has done a noting that some thought that each airport needed its “poor job” of outreach and vows that will change under By JANICE WOOD own badge, which would have been difficult for pilots his watch. He plans to attend all the aviation-related General Aviation News who fly from one airport to another. The agency has shows, while reporting that the agency has hired a compulled back on the badging requirements while trying pany that is tasked with going out into the community Think you can’t make a difference? You can — just to find a solution that works for all. Delauter’s thought to bring concerns to TSA officials, as well as help in the ask the Transportation Security Administration. — “why not one TSA-approved badge?” education process about security. When the TSA introduced a Notice of Proposed One silver lining from the onerous security directive Another effort is a security training program Rulemaking that would have required airline-like secuwas a bill proposed by Sen. John Mica (R-Fla.) that developed by Waukesha County Technical College in rity on all GA aircraft weighing over 12,500 lbs. (known would require TSA to follow established procedures Wisconsin. Funded by the TSA, the eight-hour program as the Large Aircraft Security Program or LASP), it when issuing notices for regulations and security direcis offered free to airports, according to Brian Dorow, was flooded with comments — tives, and would require the associate dean. more than 7,000 to be exact. agency to conduct a formal The course “gives a security blueprint for your own “That is huge,” Doug rulemaking process for any airport,” he said, noting it also has developed a course Carr, vice president of safety, emergency regulation or for first responders. security and regulation for the security directive in place for That’s important, noted Craig Spence, vice presiNational Business Aviation more than 180 days. — TSA’s Brian Delauter dent, regulatory affairs for AOPA. “I used to manage Association said at a forum on “When government goes a GA facility and the first responders didn’t know the the future of GA security at over the line, that’s when difference between a taxiway and a runway,” he said. “It the AOPA Aviation Summit. “Most NPRMs rarely get Congress is effective,” Carr noted. becomes a safety issue.” 100 comments. Getting 7,000 shows the effect the rules Another silver lining for GA: The TSA is in the The course also is available online at would have had on our community.” process of starting a GA Aviation Security Advisory GeneralAviationSecurity.com. The LASP was a “calling card to action,” he said. Committee (ASAC), similar to a committee that was For more information: “And they heard you,” said Brian Delauter, the new formed after Sept. 11 that included victims and family TSA.gov, AOPA.org, NBAA.org. general manager of general aviation for the TSA. members of victims of the terrorist attacks, as well as Delauter, a pilot since the age of 16, had been flying for Northwest Airlines when his job — and so many others — disappeared after Sept. 11. He’s been with the TSA since “day one,” last serving as federal security No, said Delauter. director for Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport “We are a risk-based organization,” he said. “Is there a risk? Yes. A threat? No.” and seven other airports in Georgia and South Carolina. When something happens — like the recent crash between a helicopter and airplane in the New When he got his promotion to Washington, D.C., the York corridor — the knee-jerk reaction at the TSA is that it is a threat against security, he said. LASP was the talk of the town. “I have to come in and say, ‘whoa, let’s look at this,’ he said. “If we have a definite threat, then we have He told those at the forum that the weight will “go up considerably” in the new rule. “The majority of to figure out an alternate plan to keep us flying.” people who operate large aircraft are already doing what A TFR doesn’t mean there’s a threat, he added. “It’s risk reduction,” he said. we will ask them to do,” he added.

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‘The worst is behind us’ GA leaders look to the future, while recovery efforts continue By JANICE WOOD General Aviation News

The last year has been traumatic for GA businesses: Orders have dropped precipitously, customers have cancelled orders, manufacturers and other companies have had layoffs, and the industry has been battered by attacks against business aviation and federal funding for GA airports. “We’ve been through a free fall,” Jack Pelton, Cessna Aircraft Co. chairman, president and CEO, said on opening day of the AOPA Aviation Summit. But he sees signs that the free fall has stopped. “We’re stabilizing now,” he said, noting Cessna officials are looking to 2011-2012 for recovery. “The worst is behind us.” He noted the GA industry lags behind the economy by about 24 months, so it’s “great news” to be “in stabilization” now. The hit that GA has taken in the last year has been “largely undeserved,” added Alan Klapmeier, co-founder of Cirrus Aircraft. Now, he said, it’s time to look towards the future and redefine not only the industry’s products, but what it takes to get people into aviation. Corvin Huber, managing director of Remos Aircraft, the market leader in Light Sport Aircraft sales, agreed. “We may not have seen the worst if we don’t start looking outside our own community,” he said. “We need new people.” To accomplish that, “we must make aviation more accessible,” he said. That requires a shift in thinking, Klapmeier said. “We tend to assume that if someone is outside aviation, they just don’t get it, and that’s too bad. We need to

are still working, but there are also a lot of people out there who want to fly and can’t get into a 150.” The LSAs “provide a hook to get people share our joy.” to consider aviation and what it can do The industry also needs to realize it’s not for them — at an affordable price,” he just selling airplanes, but an experience. added. “When it comes down to the product The industr y has always couched we are selling, it’s not just the plane — it the conversation in terms of money, all has to come together to get people noted Rhett Ross, president of Teledyne into aviation, including training, finance, Continental Motors. “In the last year, insurance, and more,” we’ve helped people Klapmeier said. understand that these It also means products are not the industry has to just toys — they educate potential save lives, transport customers why aviabusiness people, help tion is a good choice people do charity for them in terms of work and, yes, have time and money. a lot of fun as well,” “We need to do a he said. better job of commuUnfor tunately, nicating the benefits the problem is that of aviation, while we someone will walk come up with better into a flight school, products,” he said. ask how much it GA needs to costs to get a private market itself better, pilot’s license and Remos’s Huber the curt reply often added, noting the is, “got $12,000?”, automotive industry Cessna’s Pelton said, has done a much noting, “People just better job of that than turn around and walk aviation. away.” “We need to listen A more pleasant to what our customfirst experience, a — Remos’s ers want, which friendly face at an Corvin Huber is utility, fun and FBO, a banker who freedom,” he said. “doesn’t look at you “We need to give them a ‘total satisfaction like you are crazy when you say you want package,’ so people are happy about their to buy an airplane” are the little things that purchase.” need to add up to help GA grow, Klapmeier Many in the industry look to LSAs to said. help communicate that message. “I cannot overemphasize that in the Industry giant Cessna is preparing for future the plane is going to be a small the takeoff of its LSA, the SkyCatcher, with part of the total product,” Huber added, deliveries expected to begin in 2010. The noting GA needs to create a “21st century company has more than 1,000 orders on its experience.” books for the LSA. Remos, which just got a major cash “We’re excited about it,” Pelton said. infusion from a London investment firm, “There are a lot of old planes out there that hopes to create that experience in its new

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Remos Pilot Centers, designed to offer ever ything from training to insurance to a cool place for airplane owners and pilots to hang out. “We need to make aviation something people want to be a part of and spend their money on,” he said. “We need to show them how an airplane can get them to their tee time at 6 a.m. We need to prove that aviation does something for the person.” It’s also important to remember the initial thrill of that first flight, Klapmeier said. “We have to remind them of that excitement on day two and day three,” he said.


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What’s new? AOPA Aviation Summit spotlights latest products

uuu Also unveiled at the show was Dynon Avionics’ new SkyView glass cockpit for experimentals and LSAs. The new system offers a Primar y Flight Display, synthetic vision, and a terrain map as standard features. An

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While more low-key than in previous years, the AOPA Aviation Summit, held earlier this month in Tampa, Fla., served as the stage for several product debuts. Close to 7,300 people attended the Summit — formerly known as the AOPA Expo — while another 16,000 watched live streaming coverage of the event online. At the show, AOPA unveiled its 2010 sweepstakes aircraft: A new Remos GX Light Sport Aircraft. It will be awarded during next year’s summit, slated for Nov. 11-13, in Long Beach, Calif.

was the EX600 Multi-Function Display (MFD). A follow-on to Avidyne’s EX500 MFD, the EX600 adds a 5.8-inch display and a new Map Panning feature that allows the pilot to pan and zoom to any location on the moving map. Certification and initial shipments are expected before the end of this year. Prices start at $9,990.

pitch and roll for an added measure of safety in the event of an unusual attitude or other emergency situation, company

officials said. The autopilot systems are scheduled for certification and delivery in mid-2010. Prices start at $9,995. Also making its debut at the show

uuu Meanwhile, C i r r u s A i r c r a f t announced that Avidyne’s Entegra Release 9 integrated flight deck system is now available as an option on selected new SR20 and SR22 aircraft. The Entegra Release 9 includes highresolution IFD5000 displays, dual Air Data and Attitude Heading Reference Systems (ADAHRS), dual-redundant FMS900w systems with a QWER TY keypad, digital 16-watt VHF NAV/COM radios, and dual WAAS/RNP-capable GPS receivers. For more information: CirrusAircraft.com

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uuu Avidyne Corp. unveiled several products at the show, including its Autopilot Flight Envelope Protection for its DFC90 and DFC100 autopilot systems, which prohibits inadvertent autopilotinduced stall and overspeed situations. The autopilots also include a “Straight & Level” button that overrides all autopilot modes and levels the aircraft in both


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What is the procedure for a hot engine start? By Paul McBride I have a Grumman Yankee Model AA-1 with a Lycoming O-235L 108-hp engine. What is the procedure for a “hot engine” start? When I shut down Ask the engine, I run it P aul lean at 1,800 rpm for about 10 seconds before I pull the mixture. Then, when the engine is cold, it starts right away. However, if I stop to refuel on my way to the hangar, it is very difficult to start and I don’t like cranking for a long time for obvious reasons. Would you be kind enough to advise me as to the proper procedure? CARY MATHIS via e-mail

Cary, this subject usually causes me to ask more questions about specific situations before I even attempt to provide an answer. I’m somewhat at a loss because you didn’t provide your engine age or history, which may provide a few clues, but let me throw out a few thoughts on the subject to see if they might help. First of all, I’d recommend you review the airframe manufacturer’s Pilot Operating Handbook (POH) for specific “hot start” procedures. These, as well as normal starting procedures, may vary from aircraft to aircraft, making the POH the best source of information for any specific aircraft. However, some of the POHs may not explain why certain procedures are used in the starting process. Your shut down procedure is fine and should cause no problem in restarting the engine. You failed to detail the starting procedure when the engine is hot, but let me offer some thoughts. Since the engine

has been run and is probably close to its normal operating temperature, you may not need to prime it. However, if you feel there is a need to prime the engine, it can best be accomplished using the primer system versus the throttle. This brings up another question: Is your engine equipped with a carburetor that incorporates an accelerator pump? Not all O-235-L series engines have them and this, again, is airframe manufacturer specific. If your engine does have an accelerator pump, then this may be used to prime the engine by pumping the throttle two to three times from idle to full open, then back to 1/4 throttle while turning the engine through using the starter. You must use caution because excessive priming using the throttle may cause flooding of the carburetor and airbox, which could result in a fire in the induction system. If you suspect there is flooding, then open the throttle and close the mixture and turn the engine over several times with the starter to clear it, then begin again with a normal start procedure. There are a few more things you may also consider just in case they have not been checked recently. Check magneto to engine timing and spark plug condition and (Earhart Continued from page 10)

But there are a few things that puzzled me. In a scene where the Electra’s landing gear collapses during takeoff, Earhart/ Swank laments she should have used more rudder. The tailwheel was already up when it happened and the gear didn’t appear to be side-loaded. Earhart/Swank appears to be yanking on the control wheel during the takeoff attempt. My inner-instructor thought, “No, you should have stayed in ground effect until you reached sufficient airspeed, THEN added back pressure.” Then I found myself wondering what the point of no return was for takeoff because that is not mentioned at all. There also wasn’t a pre-takeoff briefing between her and Noonan — at least not that we saw. Even if the story line is not to your taste,

gap. Is there a possibility that the magnetos are not of the latest configuration? I’d suggest you ask your maintenance facility to research any and all Service Letters, Instructions, and Bulletins that may apply to your magnetos. Another thing that comes to mind is Lycoming Service Instruction 1068A and its Supplement No. 1, dated March 17, 1997, regarding tappet clearance, which is often overlooked but, none the less, important for the O-235 series engines. I also recommend you contact the Grumman American Yankee Owners Group at AYA.org to see if other owners have experienced the same condition. An organization like this can be a wealth of information and, since I believe you are not the only person to experience this, the answer may be one e-mail away after contacting this group. Hopefully, this will get you “started” and it will end up being something simple that may have been overlooked. Paul McBride, recognized worldwide as an expert on engines, retired after almost 40 years with Lycoming. Send your questions to: AskPaul@GeneralAviationNews.com.

if you like vintage aviation, you’ll love seeing all those fantastic airplanes in the air. For me it was particularly special because over the last two years I encountered several people who own airplanes that are the same model that Earhart flew, and they were happy to tell me that they had been contacted by the producers, who wanted to use their airplanes in the feature film. For the most part the movie has had bad reviews. I am not sure what the moviegoing audience was looking for. For me, you put airplanes, one of my childhood heroes and a couple of foxes like Gere and McGregor in a movie, and I’m there. Overall, I found “Amelia” a fun movie to watch. Meg Godlewski is GAN’s staff reporter and a Master CFI.


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Photo flight ends tragically These November 2007 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. Location: Gladwin, Mich. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: Several friends of the pilot, who had logged 190 hours, said he often took photographs during his flights. His logbook documented numerous flights that were undertaken for the express purpose of photographing objects on the ground. Several witnesses on the ground saw the airplane maneuvering at a low altitude. The airplane was in a left turn when it suddenly banked to the right, then left, then plunged nose down into a wooded area. Local law enforcement personnel recovered a digital camera that was slung around the pilot’s neck. The camera contained photographs of the immediate area surrounding the accident site. The pilot had taken 112 photos during the accident flight. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain aircraft control while maneuvering at a low altitude. The pilot’s diverted attention while attempting to photograph ground objects was a factor.

uuu Aircraft: Diamond DA-20. Location: Mesa, Ariz. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: While on short final in a crab to compensate for

crosswind conditions, the student pilot realized the airplane was below the glide path and began to flare in an effort to reduce the rapid rate of descent. The plane landed hard on the left main landing gear and began an abrupt veer to the left of runway centerline. The left wing sustained substantial damage. Probable cause: The student pilot’s failure to maintain the proper glide path and misjudged flare, which resulted in a hard landing. uuu Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Location: Alliance, Ohio. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The private pilot was attempting to land on a 2,088-foot turf runway. The landing was uneventful, but when the pilot depressed the toe brakes the airplane did not slow down. He felt pressure on the pedals and, although he was standing on the brakes, the plane did not stop. When he realized the airplane was going to run off the end of the runway, he decided to shut down the engine and turn off the master electrical switch. The airplane went through the airport perimeter fence, traveled through a ditch, and onto a nearby road where it was hit by a vehicle. The airplane was equipped with a hand brake and dual toe brakes. The hand brake can also be used as a parking brake in conjunction with a locking ratchet system. Once the hand brake lever is engaged, the toe brakes become ineffective. With the hand brake fully disengaged, the left brake system functioned properly when its corresponding toe brakes were depressed during a post-accident examination. The

Calendar EAST Nov. 21, 2009, Douglas, GA. Hamburger/Hot Dog Fly-In (DQH), 321-388-3897. 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. 4th 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. Jan. 10, 2010, West Palm Beach, FL. Florida Aero Club Pancake Breakfast (LNA), 561-965-6400. 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), 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. March 29-April 3, 2011, Lakeland, FL. Sun n Fun Fly-In (KLAL), Sun-N-Fun.org, 863-644-2431. Sept. 22-24, 2011, Hartford, CT. AOPA Aviation Summit. www.aopa.org, 800-872-2672. March 27-April 1, 2012, Lakeland, FL. Sun n Fun Fly-In (KLAL), Sun-N-Fun.org, 863-644-2431.

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right brake assembly had impact damage that prevented a functional test. The pilot said he had used the parking brake earlier in the day, but he had alternatively used the toe brakes during the engine run-up before departing on the accident flight. He concluded that the parking brake must have “partially engaged” sometime during the flight. Probable cause: The pilot’s inadvertent activation of the parking brake, which resulted in the toe brakes becoming ineffective.   uuu Aircraft: Beech A100. Location: Chino, Calif. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot, who had logged 3,133 hours, filed an instrument flight plan and received a clearance. The weather was calm winds, a quarter mile visibility in fog and a vertical visibility of 100 feet. Shortly after takeoff the airplane made a slight turn to the left and hit the tops of 25-foot trees about a half mile from the runway. The plane hit the ground, burst into flames and cartwheeled for several hundred feet before coming to rest inverted. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain a positive climb rate during an instrument takeoff.   uuu Aircraft: Piper Super Cub. Location: Durbin, W.Va. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The day before the accident the pilot noticed an oil leak and oil covering part of the

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windshield and firewall. He informed his company, and was told if the leak was not too serious, he should fly the airplane to a nearby airport where a company mechanic could examine the engine. Prior to departure on the morning of the accident, a local mechanic examined the engine and did not observe a significant oil leak, so the pilot decided to depart as instructed. While en route, at an altitude of 5,000 feet, the pilot began to smell oil and observed smoke emanating from the engine. Shortly after, he heard an “explosion” and observed a “chunk of oil” blow out of the engine and cover the windshield. The oil pressure gauge continually decreased. The pilot made an emergency landing on a dirt road. During the rollout the right wing hit a tree and was substantially damaged. Examination of the engine revealed the crankshaft oil seal was partially dislodged, and protruding from the front of the engine case. Probable cause: The loss of engine power while in cruise flight due to the partially separated crankshaft oil seal. uuu Aircraft: Cessna 152. Location: Venice, Fla. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: During his first solo flight, the student pilot flew the Cessna 152 “fast” on final approach and flared higher than normal. The airplane bounced on the runway, and the student pilot initiated a go-around. He then lost control of the airplane, and it hit grass off to the side of the runway. Probable cause: The student pilot’s improper recovery from a bounced landing.

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WEST 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.

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 27, 2010, Riverside, CA. 18th Annual Airshow 2010 (RAL), www.riversideairshow.com, 951-6821771. July 7-11, 2010, Arlington, WA. Arlington Fly-In, www. arlingtonflyin.org. Aug. 28-29, 2010, Broomfield, CO. Colorado Sport Intl Air Show/Rocky Mtn Regional Fly-In (BJC), COSportAviation.org Nov. 11-13, 2010, Long Beach, CA. AOPA Aviation Summit 2010. www.aopa.org, 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 Life-saving stocking stuffers ACR Electronics, Inc. offers life-saving stocking stuffers, priced from $499 for the new 406 MHz SARLink GPS Personal Locator Beacon to the basic Hot Shot Signal Mirror at $13. Also available is the Firefly3, a rescue strobe light, priced at $96. For more information: ACRElectronics.com

GATV premieres emergency maneuver training video

Mid-Continent partners on new emergency power supply

Pilots can now view an introduction to Emergency Maneuver Training on General Aviation TV On-Line (GATV). In the video, Dave East of GATV and Jim Alsip of Dylan Aviation at Florida’s Indiantown Airport (X58) discuss the Emergency Maneuvers Training syllabus offered at Dylan Aviation Aerobatic Flight School.The video reviews advanced flying skills and concludes with flying emergencies and best practices for the resolution of those emergencies. For more information: GATVOnline.com or DylanAviation.com

Mid-Continent Instruments is partnering with AeroMech Inc. in the certification of the new MD835 Emergency Power Supply, the first to use Lithium Nanophosphate technology. This alternative energy source offers advantages over standard lead-acid designs, including weight, maintenance costs and life expectancy, said company officials, who note the MD835 may be used as a direct replacement for older Goodrich PS835 units. For more information: 316-630-0101, MidContinentInstrument.com or AeroMechInc.com.

Aircraft Spruce releases new catalog Aircraft Spruce & Specialty recently published its 2010 Pilot Shop Catalog.

AMT troubleshooting tool debuts CAE has developed a new Professional Troubleshooting Skills tool for maintenance technicians. The instructor-led course, using simulation software, is designed to teach maintenance technicians how to isolate, identify, and fix suspected problems more quickly — reducing repair cost and getting aircraft back in the air quickly, according to CAE officials. For more information: CAE.com. Featured products include new items from Garmin, an Aircraft Spruce ELT, custom wheelchocks, oxygen supplies, All Spray Aircraft Window Cleaning & Detailing Kit, and specialized cleaning lines such as Meguiar’s. The catalog is free. For more information: AircraftSpruce.com.

Self-fueling station now open at SLN A 100LL avgas self-service fueling station is now open at Salina Municipal Airport (SLN) in Salina, Kan. The self-fuel terminal takes all major credit and debit cards. Accessory equipment, including a ladder, steps and chocks, are available. A hazardous material spill kit is also located on site for safety. A self-fueling training slide show is available on the airport’s website. For more information: SalinaAirport.com

Sporty’s Complete Private Pilot Course upgraded More than 60 revisions have been made to Sporty’s Complete Private Pilot Course, including new video footage, the addition of charts and new sections on weather from Sporty’s Meteorologist Rich Apuzzo. The course comes with Sporty’s money-back guarantee that you’ll pass the written, oral and practical tests. The course is available on DVD or online where customers log-in and the material is continually available, including revisions as the course is updated. Either format is available for $199. For more information: 800-SPORTYS or Sportys.com

Aerox mask with mic gets FAA nod Aerox has received FAA approval for its medium altitude oxygen mask with microphone. According to company officials, Aerox is the only manufacturer to hold a TSO approval for this type of mask, which is certified for use up to 25,000 feet. For more information: 800-237-6902 or Aerox.com.

WiFi up high Latitude Technologies has introduced its SkyNode Email Gateway, which provides aeronautical e-mail access. The SEG100 is designed for use with the SkyNode S200 Satcom voice/data systems. Wireless cabin e-mail access is provided to users of laptop computers or any WiFi capable device, including the iPhone and BlackBerry.

For more information: 888-966-5599 or LatitudeTech.com.

Centurion Inspection Guidelines released The Cessna Pilots Association (CPA) has released “Cessna 210 Centurion Inspection Guidelines” to help 210 owners and their mechanics better inspect their aircraft. The guidelines show how to determine what to inspect, how to perform the inspection and when to do the inspection. Price: $60, plus shipping. For more information: 805-934-0493 or Cessna.org.


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A great excuse to call in sick On a beautiful fall day, the sky beckons more than work It’s 5:30 a.m. and I have supper cooked. Soup beans, corn on the cob and cornbread. Directly, I will wake my young sleeping beauty, who has a vacation day from school. She will be shocked that there are towels waiting to be folded, a dishwasher that needs unloading and clothes that need to be hung out on the line. Such is life. Short I will type out this column as Final quickly as I can because a wonderful phenomenon waits outside my doors to be explored. It is the seasonal occurrence called fall, and it has finally arrived in northern Georgia. I have been cooped up in my house for weeks. I have barely been in the sky, and the polish on my Lester is less than brilliant. Finally, the recent rains have subsided, and the weather folks promise at least a week of beautiful clear blue skies. I can hardly contain my joy! Fall is my favorite time of year. The humidity drops. The haze of summer fades, and the light takes on a golden quality that makes even the dullest of objects glow. Fall is a good time to fly and a good time to polish. This week, I hope to do a little of both. Today, I will have to juggle responsibilities to take full advantage of every minute. Supper’s cooked. Keely can handle the above-mentioned chores, but she has two school projects due this week. I need printer ink and a jug of milk. Supper. Check. Chores. Check. Store conveniently located at the end of the runway where I can purchase both milk and ink. Check. Lunch at Wendy’s (also conveniently located on the end of 16) that placates the child. Check. A little Nuvite to aluminum. Check. Child

Photo courtesy Deborah McFarland

By Deb McFarland

works on projects in hangar at table. Check. An hour’s flight in a shiny vintage airplane. Check. I think I can get this done. AccuWeather is calling for a “sunny and delightful” day with wind gusts at 11 mph. “Sunny and nice” is good. “Delightful with a full day of sunshine” is even better. No greater promise has ever been made to a vintage tailwheel airplane pilot than seven clear and glorious days of sunshine and light winds. God does love me. My husband may not after I drain our bank account buying avgas this week. But he’s not here, so like Scarlett O’Hara said: I’ll worry about that another day. That he’s not here may cause a little friction between us as well. Work beckons. At least for him it does. I say work can wait. The sky beckons more. I have

“No greater promise has ever been made to a vintage tailwheel airplane pilot than seven clear and glorious days of sunshine and light winds.”

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uuu Cessna reported that due to a recent spike in sales over the last two months, it will extend two sales promotions through the end of the year to coincide with a new federal depreciation provision. The company’s “Deal of the Decade” provides a $10,000 fuel card and free synthetic vision for Corvalis sales. The “Deposit Amplifier” program adds $30,000 to a deposit for a new Cessna 182 or T182 Skylane and gives a new customer a choice of one of three technology upgrades for the Garmin G1000 avionics package. The company also reported that it will deliver its 300th Citation Mustang in early 2010. Since first deliveries in early 2007, the Mustang fleet has amassed more than 55,000 flight hours.

Meanwhile, Cessna will deliver its first SkyCatcher LSA later this year to Rose Pelton, wife of the company’s chairman, president and CEO. She’ll use the LSA to pursue her private pilot’s license. For more information: Cessna.com.

uuu To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Baron, Hawker Beechcraft unveiled a limited edition model. More than 6,700 aircraft have been produced since the first Baron-55 was introduced in 1960, according to company of ficials, who note the golden anniversary model includes 14-carat-gold Baron and 50-year emblems engraved into the power quadrant and pilot/copilot control wheels. The limited edition Barons are identified by an exclusive number sequence and display the heritage Beechcraft shield on the tail.

encouraged him to take a sick day or even a sick week. I’m sure there’s a case of elephant flu traveling about somewhere. Personally, I would tell the boss I have a severe case of hydrophobia. That’s the favorite excuse my father-inlaw has in his get-out-of-doing-stuff repertoire. I didn’t realize until recently that hydrophobia is actually rabies. Sound like a good excuse as any to me: “My dog bit me and now I have hydrophobia.” Recovery depends on the amount of sun available and the velocity of local winds. I think that’s very credible. A poultice of Nuvite placed on the affected parts at 3,000 MSL for five days should cure him. How simple is that? Deb McFarland is the proud owner of Lester, a 1948 Luscombe 8E, and part of the “Front Porch Gang” at Pickens County Airport in Georgia. She can be reached at ShortFinal@generalaviationnews.com.

Each aircraft features distinctive 50th anniversar y commemorative graphics on the nacelles and fuselage, with upper leading-edge wing surfaces finished with special anniversary paint. Hawker Beechcraft also announced that AmSafe Seatbelt Airbags are now available for the pilot and co-pilot seats on its Baron and Bonanza aircraft. The company’s parts and distribution organization, RAPID, is taking orders for the airbags, which can be installed at any AmSafe approved service center. Also available as an option for new Barons and Bonanzas is For ward Vision’s EVS-100 and EVS-600 enhanced

vision systems. HBC service centers also will provide STC-approved systems to the existing fleet. EVS systems, commonly known as infrared or thermal imaging cameras, help to penetrate haze, fog, smoke and precipitation eight to 10 times farther than the human eye in both night and daytime settings. It permits pilots to see unlit obstacles during taxi and takeoff, while in flight, pilots can use EVS to avoid clouds, fly between layers, and note ground features out of the night landscape. For more information: HawkerBeechcraft.com, Forward-Vision.net.

COMING NEXT ISSUE: A report on the hottest topic at the Summit — what GA is doing to prepare for the demise of 100LL.


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