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Back where she belongs Nancy Ginesi-Hill with her 1940 Stearman P. 28 $2.95 • December 18, 2009 • 61st Year. No. 24 PERIODICALS - TIME-SENSITIVE DATED MATERIALS

Gloomy forecast for 2010 P. 9 100LL: Beware the sound bite solution, P. 10 Global warming debate stifles GA P. 32 15 tips to enhance LSA Expo P. 30


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December 18, 2009

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On the Cover Back where she belongs | Nancy Ginesi-Hill

knew she had found the perfect plane when she discovered the Stearman she bought two years ago had once been assigned to one of her favorite airports: Eagle Field in California. Photo by Bill Hill. . .... 28

DAN CAMMACK’S SUPER SWIFT: The Dodge City, Kan., pilot says his Swift is like a “little hot rod”............................4

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Nancy Ginesi -Hill with her 1940 Ste arman P. 24 Gloomy fore cast for 201 0 P. 9 100LL: Beware the sound bite solution, P. 10 Global warmin g debate stifl es GA P. 28 15 tips to enh ance LSA Exp o P. 26

News & Features Yet another one? House approves another FAA temporary extension..............6 Return engagement | Thunderbirds to perform at Sun ‘n Fun...........................7 GA Fuels | Our bloggers comment on the EPA’s push for E15.............................7 It could be yours: This rare Hamilton MetalPlane, the only airworthy example of its type in the world, will be sold at auction next month..........................27

Olympic TFRs | Pilots prepare for the winter games..........................................8 Free parking | For quick stops at BFI..................................................................8 Turbulence ahead | A gloomy forecast for 2010 ..............................................9 Beware the sound bite | Finding alternative fuels is a complex issue.............10 Something rare in the air | Hamilton MetalPlane goes up for auction...........27 Pleasant surprises | AOPA President Craig Fuller’s first year in office..............29 Going to Sebring? | 15 tips to make your trip better ......................................30 Visser’s Voice | Global warming debate stifles GA’s progress ..........................32

HEADING TO THE SEBRING LSA EXPO?  GAN contributor Kent Misegades offers 15 tips to make your trip the best it can be...............................................30

Short Final | Talking to the pilot who holds license No. 41..............................35

Only at GeneralAviationNews.com/web SLN looks to the future | With one goal in mind: Jobs Changes to aircraft design | Could help prevent injuries, study finds CFIs weigh in | On proposed changes to training No. 41: Jesse Lankford Jr. visits with Short Final columinst Deb McFarland, sharing his exciting war stories, as well as tales of his family’s aviation legacy, including the fact that he holds the same pilot license number as his father.....35

DEPARTMENTS

Grand reopening | Colorado’s Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) reopens MusicFest a success | Pilots and performers attend first fly-in in Fort Worth 68 and counting | Civil Air Patrol celebrates anniversary GAFuels Blog | Climategate scandal widens RALLYING THE TROOPS: West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin (left) shares the stage at the AOPA Aviation Summit with AOPA President Craig Fuller, who is finishing up his first year in office. As he looks back on the year, Fuller recounts the challenges, successes and surprises of that first year................................29

33 On the Market

4 Takeoff

10 Letters to the Editor

34 Calendar of Events

9 Capital Comments

11 Classified Ads

34 Accident Reports

10 Touch & Go

32 Visser’s Voice

35 Short Final

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Dan Cammack’s Super Swift ‘It looks like a little hot rod’ There are certain airplanes that, once you get a desire to own one, nothing else will do. The Temco GC-1B, also known as the Swift, is one of those airplanes — just ask Dan Cammack of Dodge City, Kan. “I have owned a J-3 Cub and Beech Bonanzas, but this is my first Swift,” he said. Cammack, who has owned the Swift for eight years, estimates he puts about 50 hours a year on the plane, mostly taking it on short trips to visit family and to air shows and fly-ins where people gather around it like it’s a rock star. When the Swift first rolled off the assembly line in 1946, it became a favorite of men who had flown the high-performance P-51 during World War II, so much so that in some circles it became known as “the poor man’s Mustang.” Cammack’s Swift originally had a 125-hp Continental engine, but when it was rebuilt in 1991 by the previous owner, it became a Super Swift, boasting a 210-hp Rolls Royce engine, a sliding canopy, a stick instead of a yoke, and P-51 landing gear doors. “Because of the larger engine, it got a weight increase and a change in CG,” he said. “Basically, it looks like a little hot rod.”

“Washington D.C. is the great oxygen-free zone.” — NBAA’s Doug Carr

“It’s surprising to me that there’s a group of pilots who will knowingly push it, thinking ‘I can make it the last couple of miles’ and come up short.”

Photos by Meg Godlewski

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Cammack’s contribution was upgrading the avionics, adding a KLN 94 and Garmin 496, which help him fly in instrument conditions. “There’s nothing more that I want to do with the airplane,” he said. “I have it the way I want it. I am done!” Keeping the plane gleaming takes a lot of elbow grease, he said, noting its finish is a combination of teal used in the automotive industry and polished aluminum. “When I need touch-up paint I go to the Chrysler dealership,” he said. “About once a year I tape off the airplane with 2-inch masking tape and spend a month in the hangar buffing the aluminum.” Is it worth it? “You bet,” he said with a smile. By Meg Godlewski

— NTSB’s Tom Haueter on crashes caused by fuel exhaustion

Fly like a reindeer

— EAA’s Earl Lawrence on the demise of 100LL

“We think one crash is too many.” — Zenith Aircraft’s Sebastien Heintz on the spate of in-flight breakups that led to the FAA freezing certifications of the Zodiac kits

If you’re looking for a unique gift for the aviation buff in your life, how about a flight aboard a zeppelin? Airship Ventures, based at Mof fett Field (NAS) in Sunnyvale, Calif., is offering several airship packages this holiday season, including one that offers a “reindeer-eye view” as the zeppelin flies quietly over San Francisco, Silicon Valley or Los Angeles. Through Dec. 30, buy one full fare ticket and get the second for half off. Gift certificates that can be redeemed at any time in the future also are available. Flights start at $199 per person. Rather give the gift of control? The company also is selling a “pilot experience,” which includes ground school and a chance to fly the zeppelin.

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“I feel like the boy who cries wolf, because I’ve been saying this is coming for 20 years now. What’s different now is that the EPA and FAA say it is going away.”

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House passes another FAA extension The House of Representatives passed a bill Dec. 8 to continue funding the FAA through March 2010. The temporar y extension is the latest in a series of extensions passed by federal lawmakers since the FAA’s authorization expired in 2007. While the House passed an FAA reauthorization bill last May, the Senate has failed to act on the issue. Meanwhile, the FAA has finalized the technical standard orders (TSOs) for Automatic Dependent SurveillanceBroadcast (ADS-B), the cornerstone of the next generation air traffic control system (NextGen). This clears the way for manufacturers to begin producing the avionics needed for ADS-B, which will transition air traffic control from radar surveillance to an aircraft- and ground-based system.

In a related step, the FAA is soliciting about $7 billion in bids from companies interested in competing for NextGen contracts, which will be the largest contracts awarded in the agency’s history. FAA officials anticipate awarding as many as five contracts for research and development and systems engineering work for NextGen. Five-year contracts will be awarded next summer, with subsequent three- and two-year options. FAA.gov

uuu Even as progress continues on NextGen, a recent study by the Government Accountability Office states that declining morale at the FAA could delay development of the new air traffic system, as well as make it

difficult for the agency to retain — and recruit — competent people. GAO’s study found the FAA ranks 214th out of 216 agencies as the best place to work in the federal government. GAO.gov

uuu Power Flow Systems, which designs and manufactures tuned exhaust systems, is offering a discount to airplane owners who make a donation to the U.S. Marine’s Toys for Tots Foundation before Dec. 24. Discounts will be based on the size of the contributions to Toys for Tots. PowerFlowSystems.com

uuu Three new inductees have joined the Florida Aviation Hall of Fame:

Capt. LeRoy Brown, a career airline pilot with more than 35,000 hours, who is president of the U.S. Airline Industry Museum Foundation; famed pilot Amelia Earhart; and Commander David McCampbell, a Medal of Honor World War II Navy Ace. The three were inducted into the Hall of Fame, which is in the Florida Air Museum at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (LAL), earlier this month. FloridaAirMuseum.org

uuu Edward Stimpson, an aviation advocate who was instrumental in lobbying for legislation that limited lawsuits against aircraft manufacturers — credited for reviving the GA industry — died Nov. 25 after a long illness. He was 75.

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From our GAFuels Blog Our three GAFuels bloggers have been closely following the EPA’s efforts to raise the limit on ethanol to 15%. The bloggers note that car companies — as well as aviation interests — have been vocal in their opposition to the move. In a letter sent by the EPA to Growth Energy, an ethanol support group, EPA officials note they are still studying the long-term effects of E15 on cars built since 2001. “Car companies have already warned that they would void warranties on cars (other than E85) as soon as one drop of E15 is put in them,” blogger Kent Misegades writes. “Those cars that do tolerate the stuff will suffer greatly in power and mileage. You can imagine what it will do to airplanes. “While a few airplane engine manufacturers approve (but not recommend) up to E10, none approve E15,” he continued. “The loss of maximum power would be intolerable anyway, even if the engine, tank and fuel system could be modified to tolerate E15. With the end of 100LL now planned and no real option yet in sight, unleaded, ethanol-free fuel is the only option we really have left for 80% of the current piston-engine aircraft fleet.” Read more about GAFuels at GeneralAviationNews.com.

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Thunderbirds to return to Sun ’n Fun

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Stimpson, who served as president of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association for 25 years, was a proponent of legislation signed by President Bill Clinton in 1994 to prevent companies from being named as defendants in lawsuits in crashes of GA planes 18 years old or older. Shortly after leaving GAMA in 1996, he was appointed U.S. representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). He also served as chairman of Be A Pilot in the late 1990s, a campaign to increase the number of people learning to fly. He also was on the board at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, where a residence hall and laboratory were named after him.

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The United States Air Force Thunderbirds militar y jet team will return to Sun ’n Fun in 2010. The Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In & Expo is slated for April 13-18 at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (LAL) in Florida. The Thunderbirds, who first appeared at Sun ’n Fun in 2008, plan to arrive during the second half of the six-day fly-in. Performances are scheduled April 17 and April 18. Sun-n-Fun.org


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Pilots prepare for Winter Olympics TFRs By MEG GODLEWSKI General Aviation News

Pilots in the Pacific Nor thwest are being inundated with information about the Temporar y Flight Restrictions stemming from the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympic games in Vancouver, British Columbia. For safety and security reasons, Air Transpor t Canada has established TFRs that will extend into the United States for the duration of the games (Feb. 12-28). The TFR consists of two conjoined rings within a 30 nm radius of the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and the Whistler’s Athlete’s Village. Within these rings there will be three Olympic Control Areas (OCA). Within the OCAs there will be seven Olympic Restricted Areas. The three U.S. airports in the TFR are Point Roberts (1RL), Meadow Mist (WN35) and Waldronaire Airport (90WA). Air operations within these areas will be limited to emergency security and authorized essential service

and media aircraft only. Pilots who violate the TFR will be intercepted by military aircraft. In order to avoid this, both Air Transport Canada and the FAA have embarked on an extensive public information campaign to inform pilots of the special procedures. Developing procedures for the Olympics was not a quick process, notes Minard Thompson Jr., the FAA Safety Team (FAAST) coordinator for the Seattle Flight Standards District office. “It was immediately recognized that our primary responsibility was to educate the pilots in the Northwest Mountain Region, which encompasses the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming,” he said. “There are over 66,000 registered airmen in these states — each having the potential for flying to the Vancouver, B.C., area during the Olympics. Additionally, other airmen from all over the United States needed to have the information available to them if they are planning on visiting the British

Free transient parking at BFI By MEG GODLEWSKI General Aviation News

Pilots at King County International Airport/Boeing Field (BFI) south of Seattle have been known to comment that they can get just about anything they need at the airport, except a free place to park while they pick that item up. That’s

changed now that the county has altered its fees. “The first hour is free, hours two through 12 will cost $5, and subsequent 12-hour periods will cost an additional $5,” said Leslie Barstow, a spokeswoman for the airport. The free first hour is appreciated by pilots who had quick business at the

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Columbia area during the Olympics.” Reaching all those pilots is a challenge, he admits. The FAA is attempting to do so by a combination of online announcements and expanded educational briefings held around the Pacific Northwest. “The FAASTeam utilized its e-mail network and sent out over 250,000 e-mails in one day,” he said. “Along with our other contacts obtained through the planning process for the Olympic airspace restrictions, we probably doubled that number of e-mails in one day. Our contacts led to other organizations’ e-mail lists and it would be easy to estimate that over 750,000 e-mails were sent in the course of a couple days to pilots all over the United States. Our e-mails led to newspaper and television news articles as well. “If you Google ‘2010 Olympic Airspace restriction’ you come up with 126,000 hits on places to go for information about the TFR and Canada’s Class F airspace restrictions,” he concluded. For more information: FAASafety.gov.

airport, such as picking up pilot supplies from the Aviator’s Store. In the past, pilots had to park at FBOs and were often charged $25 or more to park for an hour. Although the FBOs would sometimes waive the charge if the pilot refueled, the parking fee was inconvenient for many and made pilots rethink their use of BFI. Itinerant parking is at the south end of the Terminal/Arrivals building or Gate 5A and prior permission is required.

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Turbulence ahead A gloomy forecast for 2010, with more than our share of challenges By Charles Spence WASHINGTON, D.C. — Make sure your seatbelt is fastened tightly as turbulence is expected in 2010. Once again the FAA will be working under a Capital temporar y extenComments sion. Presidential and Congressional interests have been focused on reforming healthcare, so subjects like reauthorizing a government agency are getting short shrift. When Congress does get around to the FAA, there will be many differences to be ironed out. The House bill wants reauthorization with no user fees. The Senate wants to charge fees. The unprecedented spending by the federal government in 2009, plus less income from a slower economy and a campaign promise not to raise taxes on anyone but the very rich, means funds must be found somewhere to foot the bills. A user fee would not be called a tax, so expect a strong push for them. Aviation interests will be urging the government to move quickly on developing the next generation air transportation system (NextGen). Money — no surprise — is going to be the big stumbling block here. You might see the “Washington Monument Argument” used here. That’s when government says money is so tight it will stop running the elevator to the top of the Washington monument. “You can’t do that,” everyone screams. “Nobody can walk up that many flights of stairs.” Government answers: “OK, then we’ll have to put in a hefty tax or fee.” Aviation’s push for NextGen could well be what government user fee proponents want to make their argument: “You want it so badly, you must pay for it.” Security is another area expected to get a working over. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, has said he is “deeply concerned about the state of aviation security,” adding, “In particular, we remain too vulnerable in general aviation.” He plans to introduce legislation early in 2010 relating to maritime security, so don’t be surprised if he later introduces legislation setting new laws for aviation security. You will probably see continued and improved cooperation among general aviation interests. Cooperation moved ahead in 2009 and mutual problems in

2010 could bring associations into more coordinated action. Associations are realizing that an airplane flies best when all controls work in coordination. Meanwhile, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt will be trying to rebuild morale, maintain good workers and attract competent new employees to the agency. Differences between FAA management and air traffic controllers have not completely gone away, despite a contract agreement after years of bickering. Adding to that is the estimate that by 2013 about 38% of the employees who work on NextGen will be eligible for retirement. Bottom line: Babbitt

will be faced with major employee decisions in 2010. The FAA also contracts out some programs to private businesses, such as flight service stations. As money gets tighter, look for possible further reductions or consolidation of some services. With 2010 being a mid-term election year — and the differences between liberals and conser vatives continue to grow — there could be months of inactivity in many aviation matters as there has been on FAA reauthorization. The “Ins” will be tr ying to keep their constituents pleased and may be slow to take significant actions in order to protect

“An airplane flies best when all controls work in coordination.”

their positions. On the brighter side, the airlines’ elimination of service to many smaller cities increases the value of personal, business and air taxi flying to many more parts of the country. Also, emergence of more sport planes on the market and their additional selling efforts with lower operating costs should get more people involved in GA. This has been a gloomy forecast for the beginning of the second decade of the century. I hope I am wrong. The most important thing — to take a cue from what we said back in World War II about general aviation — is to “Keep ‘em flying. Keep ‘em ALL flying.” Charles Spence is GAN’s Washington, D.C., correspondent.

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Beware the ‘sound bite solution’ There are no easy answers to the complex avgas issue By Michael Kraft I commend Janice Wood for taking on the avgas issue (“Preparing for the end of 100LL,” in the Dec. 4 issue) and reporting objectively the comments made at this year’s AOPA GUEST Aviation Summit EDITORIAL in Tampa. The past and present story of 100LL has technical, political, economic and historical facets that are difficult to explain in a single discussion, much less solve. We often look for simple explanations and quick solutions to complex issues. However, taking this approach on the complex avgas issue may result in permanent economic damage to the general aviation industry. An in-depth industry-wide discussion is critical. However, if I were to focus on any single aspect of this issue, it would be this: 94UL is a “five-second sound bite” solution. It sounds great. It seems simple. But the impact and costs to the end user community are immense. To be blunt, if 94UL becomes the new avgas standard, the economic impact to approximately 25% of the existing fleet of aircraft will be in the billions of dollars — for those who can convert to de-rated horsepower engines. Even worse, some twin engine models will no longer be able to fly. And even worse than that, those affected will primarily be Part 135 operators — people who use their aircraft as business tools. These are the aircraft owners and operators that we as an industry use as the specific examples of providing essential services to the communities that they serve. It’s true that 94UL is the easy route for the existing avgas production and distribution chain.  It is also the easy route for engine manufacturers. Many of Lycoming’s engines have been approved to run on 91 octane unleaded fuel since 1995. But an avgas solution that costs end users billions of dollars in equipment retrofits, lost revenues, and depreciated assets is not the solution.  Engine and aircraft manufacturers might benefit from increased sales, but Lycoming is extremely concerned that the downside effect is

not one from which general aviation will be able to recover. Equally important, grounding a significant portion of the general aviation fleet would have a ripple ef fect impacting owners, operators and the communities they serve. Because of this immense e c o n o m i c impact,  development of a 100 octane unleaded substitute aviation grade fuel is crucial. This alternative fuel does not necessarily need to be from crude oil sources, and it does not necessarily need to comply with the existing ASTM D910 avgas specifications. It needs to have a 100  MON performance rating without the addition of tetraethyl lead. As Earl Lawrence, vice president of industr y and regulator y affairs for the Experimental Aircraft Association, said in the Dec. 4 article, “Whatever change we make, it better be right.” I agree. For several years now, L ycoming Engines has been sharing information on avgas with pilots, owners and operators. We have presented the complex stor y of aviation fuels and 100LL avgas at flying clubs, Oshkosh, Aero Friedrichshafen, and AOPA.  Our goal is to help pilots, owners and operators make informed choices about the future of their aircraft, which is directly tied to the future of 100LL avgas. In return, we have listened to and learned from our customers, some of whom have significant expertise in the fuels area. This has been a positive first step in achieving the right solution. I look forward to continued discussions with pilots, owners and operators as we identify and achieve the most efficient and effective solution to the avgas issue. In the meantime, be wary of the fivesecond sound bite. Expect more.

“An avgas solution that costs end users billions of dollars in equipment retrofits, lost revenues, and depreciated assets is not the solution.”

“We often look for simple explanations and quick solutions to complex issues.”

Michael Kraft is senior vice president and general manager of Lycoming Engines (Lycoming.com).

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December 18, 2009

TIME FOR A NEW NAME? Re: Charles Spence’s Nov. 20 Capital Comments, “Is there a better name than general aviation?”: I absolutely agree. General aviation does not cut it. The word general is equal in context to “average” — and nothing wants to be considered average. I would look to boating as a comparison. There is no such thing as general boating. There is military, commercial (shipping, cruising and fishing) and recreational. Applying the same logic, I see three forms of aviation — military, commercial (or business) and recreational. Military aviation is self explanatory. Airlines is a major subset of commercial/business. While commercial may be the more appropriate (and a more “general”) adjective, I think the term business aviation will have greater acceptance for any type of aviation existing for the purpose of making a profit. Some may think recreational aviation should be called “sport aviation,” but I think that is more appropriate as sexier hype for EAA. There already exist business aviation professional organizations which are inclusive of manufacturers, operators, and by extension, FBOs. Everything that is non “business” could, by default, be recreational. The only thing left to do is rename your publication and get on with the clarification! DAVID LAWRENCE via e-mail

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I am responding to your request for comments about a name for GA that describes how we use our airplanes without separating the reasons for flight. At first glance this request sounds like an oxymoron. On closer examination, it seems you are asking what we do without addressing why we do it. The reason of why we fly is more important than the details of what kind of flights we take. Commercial aviation (any flight involving payment of money to either the airplane owner or pilot) naturally has huge differences from recreational aviation. Commercial aviation always comes with a schedule, even if the flight itself doesn’t have a regular recurring schedule like airlines do. Even if the schedule is only a need to make a certain meeting or event at a distant location, it still overrides all other characteristics of the flight. When a pilot rents a plane (a commercial transaction) to fly somewhere he always has an implied schedule to return the plane to its operator. It is these schedules that produce much of the risk-enhancing characteristics of flying, such as get-home-itis, scud running, and IFR flights in marginal weather or solid IMC. Recreational aviation is done for the enjoyment of flight. It might involve long trips or just a few trips around the patch. What it doesn’t involve is schedules. The recreational pilot can wait for ideal weather and personal fitness for flight. If this means a trip takes a few days longer than originally planned, then so be it. I don’t think it would be politically wise to differentiate commercial flights from recreational flights. Even though the difference is like night and day, I’m afraid the liberal political powers would jump all over recreational flight as something only available to rich bankers who are supported by government bailouts. You could try to differentiate between fair-weather, minimal-risk flights as opposed to the marginal weather, schedule-oriented (time pressured) ones. Alas, this also seems to have negative connotations for either one or both kinds of flights. I guess my conclusion is the milk-toast name of general aviation may be the best we have. It is not exciting, but it doesn’t seem to bring any negative excitement along for the ride either. PAUL MULWITZ Camas, Wash.


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1998 8GCBC Scout, 448-TTAFE&P, 2-bl CS, King IFR cert, 70gal., VG’s, PMA6000M audio-panel w/IC, engheat, NDH, 4/10 annual, maroon/tan, $99,800, will-deliver, split-expenses. reade@uisreno.com NV/775-322-2929. Aviat - 1400

SOLD: Beautiful straighttail 172 on 28 Oct 09 as result of ad (in General Aviatoin News). Had 3 people in line.......................Hugh R.

AVIAT HUSKIES 2005 thru 2008 used, new ‘08 amphib, taking 2009 orders. Jim Taylor, McCreery Aviation, 956686-1774. Beech Bonanza - 1505

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.

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. 1952 C35 Bonanza, 5270-TT, E185-11 970-SMOH, 7/09 annual, many mods/updates, excellent airplane. Please call for details 360-426-2175, must sell, $31,000.

1968 C-172, lowtime AF, 200hrs eng, Horton STOL, full King stack, King KX155 w/GS, xpdr/enc, leather interior, $45,000, 503-838-5286, 800-831-6513. 1971 C-172L Super Hawk, PennYan 180hp, 3464TTSN, 192SFOH, new paint, King IFR, same owner 30yrs, NDH. $59,950. CA/510-783-2711, www.americanaircraft.net Cessna 180/185 - 1908

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

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 upholstery. $79,500. Make Offer! 541-447-1118. 7am-5pm PST. 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. 1947 BONANZA 35, 7815TTAF, fresh prop OH, fresh annual, full IFR. Don’t overlook this Aircraft. It’s in Fine Shape! Static check complete. $36,500. 360-754-5221. Beech Debonair - 1510 1961 BEECH Debonair B-33. 1/3 ownership for sale. Based and maintained at Flightcraft in PDX. Call for Brochure. Jim 360-991-6880. Beech Sierra - 1525 BEAUTIFUL RED and White 1975 SIERRA 2337TT, 352SMOH, full-IFR,Reduced! $49,999. Will trade for Real Estate, RV/or ??. 360-438-8811, cell/ 360-481-7171. Beech Duke - 1606

1973 182P, 919hrs P.Ponk eng 530W, 340 audio, HSI, MEH02 ELT, SR8A analyzer, King 155, 2 Lightspeed, 4pl oxy, $147,000, 541-882-1887, LnCMorstad@charter.net

1956 DHC-2 Beaver, SN 1031, TT 15274, TSMOH 1141, Edo 4930 floats, 135 ready, many mods. Don at 907-789-2142 for specs & installed equip. $330,000/obo.

1960 SKYLANE, 5350+ TT,1170-SMOH, 150-SPOH, P&I 9, Garmin135A GPS/com, King KX170A VOR w/GS, Apollo SL70 xpdr, EGT/CHT, cowl/manual flaps. slant tail, Horton STOL, aileron/ flap-gap seals, leading edge cuff wingtips, stall fences, 4-pl intercom, ext baggage, May annual. $49,000, will take medium size motor home partial trade, must have slide-out, Ron/509-750-7225. Cessna 200 Series - 1912

ERCOUPE 415 CD, TT 1895- C-75 TT 1195, 644 STOH. Partly Disassembled. Logs, repair manuals, etc. $11,000. Bob 509-796-5280.

DUKE: BEST piston airplane Beech built. 147hrs on 0time engine. Everything new under the cowling. Excellent condition! Must sell. Lost medical. Call 517-740-8141. BEECH DUKE-P-236, 425/390-SMOH, 2100-TT/VG’s, over $80K spent recently, Sandel, STEC-65 A/P, Alt. pre select. Well maintained, needs nothing. Too much to list. Make Offer. 714-812-5854. 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 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. Cessna 152 - 1905 1978 C-152 one radio, one xpdr. 10,000 TTAF, 4,000 SMOH. Nice interior. Paint is great. No corrosion. $16,000. 360-754-5221. 1978 C-152. One radio, one xpdr, TTAF 9309, SMOH 3055. Nice clean airplane, no corrosion. $16,500. 360754-5221

1956 DEHAVILLAND BEAVER, 5-hours since stunning new paint and leather interior. SN-994. 12,100TTSN, 830since Covington Major. 20-hours on 3-bladed Hartzell Wipline 6000-Amphibs. $465,000 with free delivery in North America. (just more opportunity for me to fly it). Ron, TX/806-662-5823-cell; ronfernuik@hotmail.com

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

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

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

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1964 MAULE M-4 #46. Recover-project. Epoxy primed ready for pre-cover inspection. Most material for recover. 2220.59-TT, 327.77-SMOH. KX-170B. $22,500. 208762-3043. MAULE AK WORLDWIDE has various MAULES for sale at competitive prices. High performance 3&2 blade props, floats, etc. 707-942-5934, www.maules.com. Mooney - 3500 1967 MOONEY M20F, 3025TT, 1440SMOH. Fully modernized longbody/w/201mods, yokes, elec-gear/flaps. HSI, S-Tec-50, 2-GPS’s, Stormscope, EDM-700, fuelcomputer. 1997-P&I. SkyMachines, 1-888-651-2257. www.N3272F.com

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MOONEY'S LARGEST Factory Authorized Parts Service Center. Large supply of discontiued parts. Lone Star Aero, 888-566-3781, fax 210-979-0226. parts@LoneStarAero.com RELIANT AVIATION. Mooney parts/ service since 1972. Large inventory. Toll Free 877-758-3232. Fax 541-9288356. Email reliant.aviation@mindspring.com North American - 3680

DEHAVILLAND BEAVER 4 sale. www.bahraero.com Ercoupe - 2550

ERCOUPE 415C LSA 75hp Cont. O-SMOH, 4000-TTAF, new paint, glass, rubber, battery, all control cables, interior, new fabric on wings, rebuilt landing gear, rebuilt nose gear, King KY97A Com, Narco AT-50 transponder w/Mode-C. $32,000. Ted 480-982-4569, Cell-503-5506868. Aircraft in AZ. FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING Thousands of type Certificated parts direct from our factory. Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1800-457-7811, www.univair.com Grumman - 2850

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

1971 GRUMMAN American AA-1A-0155 Yankee TTAF2894, SMOH-864, Lycoming O-235-C2C (108hp) 2blade McCauley, All AD’s, $21,500. Call for details 701293-8362 www.vicsaircraft.net 1976 GRUMMAN Cheetah 1239 TTSN, 238 SMOH, digital VFR. Outstanding, original interior. Nice original paint. $34,950. CA/510-783-2711. www.americanaircraft.net Luscombe - 3300

1978 CESSNA 414A, 2950 TT, 880 since RAM 7 conversion, Rare Robertson STOL, Major avionics upgrade just completed, fresh annual by our Cessna M.E. Service Center. $447,500/Offer/Tades possible? Gran Aire Inc. Milwaukee, WI 414-461-3222. Pete@FlyMilwaukee.com Cessna - 2020 CESSNA WING rebuilding, using factory jigs. CRS #UDIR892K. Aircraft Rebuilders 2245 SO. Hwy 89, Perry UT 84302 435-723-5650. Cessna Parts - 2030

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

LASAR PLANE Sales has many Mooneys on consignment. Call for info & free Mooney Buyers Guide, 707263-0452, Fax: 707-263-0472. See us on the internet: www.lasar.com, email: planesales@lasar.com

C-185A 3797TT, eng 2318, SMOH 1349, 4-6 seater. Basic cockpit, tight, clean, solid, reliable worker. 11-12 GPH. Reduced $82,500. 406-544-2195. Cessna 182 - 1909 1958 C-182 100 SMOH, 2900 TT. Custom Instrument panel. $53,750. West One Air 208-455-9393. westoneair@aol.com

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1979 PA-28 201T, 3003TT, 1086SMOH, IFR-certified, Garmin-530, King KX-155, dual-GS’s, Garmin audio-panel, xpdr,intercom, King-ADF, Merlin-wastegate, Dec2009-annual, original-interior, new-paint. 509-520-1081, 1-800-888-1203. Piper Cherokee Series - 3806

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CHEROKEE 180C TT 3296, Engine TT-1162, KX-125 Nav/com, encoder, intercom, all logs. Owned since 1988, well maintained. $42,500. Bob 509-796-5280.


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A new PAPI system — paid in part by a fundraiser in the local pilot community — was commissioned Nov. 14 at Minute Man Air Field (6B6) in Stow, Mass. The PAPI System was the top priority in a 2008 pilot survey of safety needs at 6B6, according to pilots. Unable to afford the PAPI system solo, the airport began a capital campaign to raise the $8,000 project cost from airport supporters this summer. In a clear demonstration of broad community support for this small GA airport 30 miles outside Boston, area residents have donated nearly $7,000 so far. Members of EAA Chapter 196 contributed $3,400 to the project, raised from burger sales at area aviation events. Key technical labor was donated by Airport Commissioners Bob Glorioso and Jim Baum, who were involved in every step of the process from evaluating different PAPI purchase options to performing electrical connections and final flight testing. “The PAPI project is a wonderful example of the community spirit at Minute Man and a major element in our Safety Improvement Program, which includes recent tree clearing to FAA Part 77 specs and installation of obstruction

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Years ago, B-17s, B-25s, B-24s and P-51 Mustangs existed in abundance. Today just a handful of these warbirds remain airworthy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and very few offer rides to the public. The Collings Foundation, a private group out of Stow, Mass., is one of the few organizations that provides these historical aviation experiences but, according to Collings Foundation President Rob Collings, attempts to add more aircraft to the foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fleet is proving to be a difficult process because of waivers that must be obtained from the FAA. The rides are important revenue generating tools, according to Collings. The pilots and crews are volunteers, so all the money raised from the rides goes into supporting the aircraft. The FAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Exemptions for Passenger Carrying Operations Conducted for Compensation and Hire in Other Than Standard Category Aircraftâ&#x20AC;? policy states that aircraft must meet the test of being historically significant in the context of aeronautical history. According to Collings, the foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attempt to add two World War II-era German aircraft, a German Me262 and Fieseler Co. Fi-156 Storch, have been blocked by FAA officials because the airplanes are not U.S. designs and the Me262 is a replica. Collings counters,â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is no

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McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom and the McDonnell Douglas TA-4J. Therefore, the exemption is denied.â&#x20AC;? Collings countered that the foundation already has an ejection seat training program that was approved by the FAA and â&#x20AC;&#x153;goes well beyond the standard United States Air Force program. We ensure the total understanding, compliance and competency of the ejection seat protocol and procedures.â&#x20AC;? There has been a lot of back and forth with the FAA on the issue. According to Alison Duquette from the FAA Office of Communications, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are actively reviewing Mr. Collingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; request.â&#x20AC;? In the meantime, Collings is asking those in the aviation community to let the FAA know how they feel about the waiver status. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The FAA is taking note of all of the great letters and e-mails that people have been sending in,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There have been a few Congressional inquiries so far too. It puts the FAA on notice that they must follow their policies, not make them up however they want as they did in the denial. Also, aviation minded folks get more than irritated when ignorant comments are made like the Me-262 and Fieseler Storch are not â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;historically significantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they were the first operational jet and STOL aircraft, but that apparently is not significant! â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is left to the private sector to carry on this important history, and the Collings Foundation is the only private organization in the world operating many

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ARIZONA OKAY PILOTS, This is the one for you. 2bd, 1 3/4 ba, great den. Best yet, 50X50 hangar just a few feet away. Indian Hills Airpark is a very active aviation community. Price change!! Truly a good value at $220,000. You’ll love living here. 928-231-9500 Airport info: www.myafd.com Photos: www.airporthomesandhangars.net

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. More pic:.www.airporthomesandhangars.net 928-231-9500.

5-Acre Air Ranch $95,000 EAGLE ROOST AIRPARK An exclusive GATED & PRIVATE community. Paved taxiway & lighted 3,800’ R/W 2,200’ ASL Purchase includes ownership of all common areas in top condition, including a brand new lounge on 5 ac. Underground utilities. Custom owner-built estates/hangars. In the heart of clear & clean “Valley of the Eagle”. We are surrounded by recreational federal lands, lakes, rivers and ski-lifts/mountains over 10,000’ and lush forests. Golf & tennis clubs 20 minutes east to famous Wickenburg. A short drive to Metropolitan Phoenix. Reduced to $95,000. Michael Sansone. big-mike@cox.net www.eagleroost.com

25 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 Georgia - 9650

FLY 300 DAYS A YEAR. Air-conditioned Hangar and Home on paved, lighted runway, gated community, RV parking. Northern CA. Only $475,000. 530-347-3164, 541-848-0298. melandann@charter.net

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 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. 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. 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. 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 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. Florida - 9650

SPRUCE CREEK FLY-IN America’s Premier Fly-In and Country Club Community, Daytona Beach, (East Coast of Florida). Taxiway homes from $450,000, non-taxiway homes from $200,000, condo’s from $139,000. Lots available. SPRUCE CREEK FLY-IN REALTY, Pat & Lenny Ohlsson, 800-932-4437. www.fly-in.com

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. $319,000. Paved, lighted runway, 3475’ jeckdahl@gmail.com 912-832-7078 HOME/HANGAR IN Woodstock, Georgia (Air Acres 5GA4),North of Atlanta. 2400’grass airstrip. House totally renovated ‘02 with new roof, 3bedrooms/3.5baths; bonus rooms, 50’x50’ hangar built in 2003; 44’ bi-fold electric 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 MAINE BEAUTIFUL Coastal location with your own private aistrip. New home & hangar. Gorgeous views. 207975-2703, www.mainecoastretreat.com 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 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 Montana - 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.

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 30’ from your home, $220,000. 928-231-9500, more photos: www.airporthomesandhangars.net

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. 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.

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. Arkansas - 9650 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

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

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.

ORLANDO AREA Aviation properties, hangars, hangar rentals & residential property. Chandelle Properties 407712-4071 www.chandelleproperties.com Keller Williams Advantage II Realty.

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.

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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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.

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

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 Ohio - 9650

BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE, 360A, dividable, 2000’ airstrip, 3bdr, pines, ponds, shop, 850K, owner terms, C175, NE Oregon. Good hunting,xfenced pastures, 541-881-9259.

0HIO’S MOCHICAN Airpark between Cleveland and Columbus. New custom home and attached hangar. $295,000. Real Estate Showcase. Vicki, 330-464-6925.

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.

Oregon - 9650 SUNRIVER RESORT, Oregon. Exquisite Skypark home. River-frontage. 4000+sqft, 3-bed/3.5bath. Nearby tiedown. $1,199,000. Hangar also available for sale. Call Suzanne Iselin, Broker. Sunriver Realty, 57057 Beaver Drive Sunriver, Oregon. 541-350-8617.

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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

MIDLAND, TX- 5,500 SqFt Hangar on TaxiWay, includes 4BR/3.5BA Home on 1.5 acres. $449,950. Sandy Hanson 432-638-3819, 432-618-0613 Legacy Real Estate 432-687-6500. HANGAR HOME on 175acres . 4000sqft w/14’ ceilingsshop/hangar plus 3600sqft. 5br/5ba attached home. www.sellingeasrtexas4you.com Donna Kelly, Coldwell Banker United 903-571-1811.

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FOR SALE/LEASE Renton WA “Open” KRNT 45’x100’ hangar plus 1800sqft office. Excellent for commercial use. Hangar doors 60’x20’.Doors on both sides. Existing shop relocating on airport. Pro-Flight 425-228-9510 proflightspaceaviationinc@yahoo.com PILOTS!! HOME w/hangar on unique airpark in the Northwest. Grass taxiway from your home to 3000' hard surface, lighted runway. 43' wide hangar w/21x33 shop/garage. Comfortable 2200sf home; well-cared for/well-built. Inside hot tub. Extra storage. Offered at $535k Contact kateparr@comcast.net or 253-579-5709. SEQUIM 8-ACRE waterfront and private (turf) airstrip, hangar, 3-bd/2-1/2 ba, 2-story, mountain views, beachfront, $995,000. more pics & info: www.theflyings.com 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. “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 PILOT’S DREAM NW Wash, beautiful private setting, 38+ac, creek, woods-cedar/fir/pine/alder, house, barn, 1800’strip, $795K. www.DIANESINES.com 360-573-1000. Wisconsin - 9650

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Rare Hamilton Metalplane up for auction Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “From the rebuild of the Pratt and Whitney engine to the landing lights and handmade seats, Mr. Lysdale and his team spared no expense or attention to detail to return this aircraft to its original form.” The Hamilton Metalplane will remain in St. Paul while it is being auctioned live in Scottsdale. A video highlighting its history and restoration will be shown to those attending the auction.

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One of the rarest classic aircraft in the world, a fully-restored 1929 Hamilton Metalplane H-47 (serial No. 65), will be sold during the 39th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale on Jan. 18-24, 2010. The historic Metalplane was No. 22 of only 29 built and is the only airworthy example of its type in existence, according to officials with the auction house. The Metalplane was originally sold in 1929 by the Hamilton Division of Boeing Aircraft to the Canadian Forestry Service. Following ownership by operators in Washington and Alaska, it was brought to St. Paul, Minn., in 1954 by Northwest Airlines pilot Harr y McKee. There, Northwest Airlines’ “20 Year Club” began restoring the Metalplane, but stopped the job after only four months. The project was abandoned for several years until Jack Lysdale, an aviation expert at Fleming Field Airport in South St. Paul, purchased the plane and embarked on a full restoration in 1972. During the restoration to original specifications, many par ts had to be fabricated from scratch, including the seats, nose cowlings, firewall, fuel and oil tanks, controls and electrical sys-

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Back where she belongs Nancy Ginesi-Hill finds the Stearman she was meant to own By JANICE WOOD Some things are just meant to be — just ask Nancy Ginesi-Hill. This was proven to the Sacramento pilot when she bought her 1940 PT-17 Stearman two years ago. While doing some research into the military history of her new plane, she discovered its last assignment was in 1944 at Eagle Field in Dos Palos, Calif., a field where Ginesi-Hill had volunteered for more than three years. “I knew this plane was meant for me,” she said with absolute conviction. It also was with absolute conviction that Ginesi-Hill pursued her passion for flight, facing challenges ranging from a lack of support at home to a lack of funds. “Before I started flying I restored classic cars and motorcycles,” she recounted. “I was a tomboy growing up, working on engines in garages since I was 16. I was living in Grass Valley in 1988 when I read a story on the front page of the Grass Valley Union about the 99s at the airport flying airplanes. I thought how cool would it be to ride my 1940 Harley Davidson, that I restored, to the airport and jump in my old 1940 biplane and fly?” She was married to her first husband at the time and his knee-jerk response to her dream was, “You can’t fly an airplane! Girls can’t fly!” “A few months later I divorced him, went to the local airport in Sacramento and said ‘teach me how to fly,’” she said. She started her flight training in 1989, moved to Santa Rosa and earned her license in January 1990. “After I received my license I could not afford to continue my training,” she recalled. “I was a single mom of two with no support, struggling just to pay the bills. No one in my family flew but me, so of course they all

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thought I was crazy to even want to fly.” She tried to join the military to continue her flight training, but at 29, she was too old — having missed the cut-off age of 28-1/2 by just a few months. “I also tried applying for scholarships, which were scarce at that time, with no luck,” she said. “To be able to hang around the airport and airplanes, I started working at the local FBO for $6 an hour.” While she couldn’t get a loan for training, she was able to obtain some grants to continue her ground school. She was the first person to receive a government grant to go through the Aeronautics Program at Santa Rosa Junior College. But bad news followed that good news. The flight school where she had been working closed down. “My dreams of aviation went on the back burner for a while,” she said, noting she took on jobs as a bartender and chauffeur to take care of her two children. It was several year later when she moved to Sacramento that she was able to get back into aviation. She started working at flight schools in the area, and flew for the Civil Air Patrol and the Yolo County Sherriff’s Department to log hours and get back into flying. In 2003, she became chairman of the local 99s chapter — she had joined the international organization when she was a student pilot. That was the year she also received the Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship to continue her training. Meanwhile, she soon discovered another passion. “A friend took me up in his Stearman and I was hooked,” she said. “I was able to get my tailwheel endorsement in the Stearman and logged over 200 hours. Still, it wasn’t my airplane and I said, ‘someday I will own my own airplane.’” It was while flying in the Stearman with her friend that Ginesi-Hill discovered Eagle Field (CL01) in Dos Palos. During her first visit, the airport was having its annual dinner dance reunion. “Everyone was dressed in 1940s uniforms and clothing, the band filled the air with sounds of Glenn Miller, while pilots were telling stories inside the hangar, and B-25s, Stearmans and PT-22s were parked outside,” she said. “I was in warbird heaven! “I fell in love with Eagle Field and would do anything to go back, so I started to volunteer to help restore the airfield,” she continued. “I went every weekend and holiday until finally I ended up moving there with my son and worked there for three years.” When she returned home to Sacramento, she mar-

ried her husband, Bill Hill, who owns Wild Bill’s Tattoos. The couple had known each other for more than 30 years, but hadn’t seen each other for 28 of those years. After the wedding, the couple bought the Stearman from Jacques Gandolfo, a pilot in France who had owned it for 30 years. “It was a little rough and needed some work so I started working on it, flying it two to three times a week, taking it to air shows and fly-ins to honor the men and women who trained and flew in them during World War II,” she said. One of those trips was this summer to the annual reunion at Eagle Field. “It felt like coming home for me and for the airplane,” she said. “I think I did my best landing ever! It was like the airplane knew she was coming home. I was the only plane there that could say it flew there during the war.” Several months later, the Stearman remains an ongoing project for Ginesi-Hill. “It’s always needing attention, so it keeps me busy,” she said. The plane is based at Lincoln Regional Airport (LHM) in her hangar, which is filled with aviation art, memorabilia, and newspaper articles she’s collected over the years. “The big movie screen on the hangar wall projects old-time aviation movies or you might hear the sounds of Glenn Miller on the radio if you’re passing by,” she said. While she’s still the only one in her family who flies, she hopes to teach her son Maxx, 16, to fly. He’s thinking about joining the Air Force in two years, she said, noting “Then it’s my time to fly! I plan to take my plane with my husband as navigator to all the places around the country I ever wanted to go — all the museums and fly-ins I have never been to. At this point in my life I want flying to be fun! Not a job...” And while she remains busy with her son, her Stearman and the laundr y list of aviation organizations she’s involved in — the Sacramento Valley 99s, EAA Chapter 52 Sacramento, EAA Chapter 526 Auburn, the Gray Eagles, the Lincoln Regional Aviation Association, and the P-38 Forktail Devils — she’s also working to bring more young people into aviation. “I give presentations to various organizations and schools to promote Women in Aviation,” she said. “I’m hoping to educate women on the options for careers in aviation I never had during my training.” But it’s not just females she hopes to share her love of flight with. “I have a daughter and three grandsons,” she said. “I am hoping the boys will want to fly like grandma someday!”


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The best of times, the worst of times… By JANICE WOOD General Aviation News

The first year learning the ropes of a high-powered job is tough, especially in the midst of an economic meltdown. But as Craig Fuller, president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), discovered, his first year was also full of successes and pleasant surprises. Fuller took the helm of the nation’s largest pilot organization in January, succeeding long-time president Phil Boyer. And while Boyer was known for his flamboyant “rally the troops” style, Fuller is more laid-back, bringing a “Washington D.C. insider working behind-the-scenes” vibe to the organization. And Fuller is truly a Washington insider. The long-time pilot came to the nation’s capitol with Ronald Reagan as assistant to the president for cabinet affairs. He then served as chief of staff for Vice President George H.W. Bush, was one of six members of Bush’s election campaign team, and co-chaired the transition team when Bush became president. But even with all that experience in Washington, he was still surprised — pleasantly — during his visits to Capitol Hill when he discovered that many members of Congress are supporters of GA. “They understand its value,” he said. “They understand that GA’s activities in their districts and states make an important economic difference.” He had “braced” himself to tell GA’s story again and again to all those politicians, but instead found a “broad base of support.” In fact, Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.) told Fuller that while there was a lot of support for GA in the House of Representatives, there had never been a caucus. He asked Fuller and AOPA to help form one. The House GA Caucus now boasts close to 100 members, while the Senate Caucus, formed a few months later, has 17 members. That Congressional suppor t has proved invaluable in the last year, with elected of ficials sending a letter to President Obama opposing user fees, while also instructing the TSA to work more closely with GA, putting the brakes on proposals such as the Large Aircraft Security Program, which would have imposed airline-like security on all aircraft over 12,500 pounds, no matter the mission, and a requirement for airport badges. While the badge proposal is still being worked out, the LASP is expected to re-emerge in a much different form next year, dramatically increasing the weight requirement, with a new-found

recognition by TSA officials of the role of Pilot in Command, according to Fuller. Another pleasant discovery for Fuller came from the biggest challenge: The economy. “This has been described as the toughest economic year in the last 75 years,” he said. “That gets your attention.” When talking about the economy, he said his first thoughts go out to all the people who work in GA who are facing the end of the year laid off — or facing the threat of a lay off. “We all look for ward to the return of the labor force, but we have to be realistic,” he said. “A lot of the manufacturers are saying next year is going to be slow.” And while the recovery may not be rapid, “one of the positive things I’ve learned is how resilient this industry is,” he said. “This industry has gone through these cycles before, so it has pared back to prepare for the future. As Jack Pelton (Cessna’s president and CEO) said at the Aviation Summit, we have to make sure we are strong for the future.” Fuller noted that AOPA has come through the past year not only strong financially, but with an “enhanced position” in Washington and throughout the country. As a top GA advocacy group, AOPA started the year not only dealing with its own new president, but the country’s new president and a new administration. “A lot of new people came into government, which creates a lot of uncertainty,” he said. The new administration’s aggressive agenda also meant that aviation matters often had to take a back seat. “We had hoped to see the passage of FAA reauthorization in 2009,” he said. “We’ll have to live with another extension.” (In fact, just last week the House passed yet

another three-month extension, giving the FAA funding until reauthorization can officially be passed next year). That reauthorization — which determines how the FAA will be funded — is one of the looming challenges for all aviation in the next year.

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AOPA’s Craig Fuller looks back on his first year at the helm

“One of the positive things I’ve learned is how resilient this industry is.” — AOPA’s Craig Fuller

The agency’s $16 billion budget is traditionally funded by the General Fund and the Aviation Trust Fund, both hit hard by the recession. “The administration says it is going to look at user fees, so they are still on the table,” Fuller said. “We’ve had a lot of conversations with officials, but it’s not clear what the administration will do.” Some members of Congress, however, have made it very clear what they will do if the president’s budget includes user

fees. A letter signed by 118 representatives was recently sent to President Obama urging him not to ask for user fees. The letter warned that user fees would not be received well in the House, leading to a delay in the next generation air traffic control system (NextGen). Even with strong support in Congress, Fuller doesn’t think the threat of user fees will “go away,” but may “morph into something different.” “We have such large budget deficits that the administration is going to try to find ways to decrease general fund expenses,” he said. “But user fees would be crippling to the GA community.” Opposition to user fees has become a rallying point for the GA community, which is working together now more than ever. In fact, the heads of all the top GA alphabet groups took center stage on opening day of the AOPA Aviation Summit (formerly called AOPA Expo) last month in Tampa to show their solidarity. “One of the things I took away from my eight years in the White House is that any time interests are divided, you dramatically weaken the ability to get things done,” Fuller said. “It seemed to me that we were all better off if we stand together.” The leaders of the other groups agreed and cooperative efforts took place throughout the year. “The Summit was almost a punctuation mark,” he said. “It showed that all of us are committed to working together.” For more information: AOPA.org.

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Heading to the LSA Expo? Here’s 15 tips to make your trip better By KENT MISEGADES For General Aviation News

The sixth annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, kicks off next month. Known as the Sebring LSA Expo, the event focuses on tire-kicking and demo flights of Light Spor t Aircraft, ultralights, trikes and powered para-

chutes. The Expo is quickly becoming a favorite destination in balmy Florida at a time of the year when most of the nation is locked in snow and ice. Unless you’re into cattle, race cars or aerobatics, you’ve probably never heard of the small hamlet of Sebring, 48 nm southeast of Lakeland (home to Sun ’n Fun). Founded as a winter haven for northern tea-totalers in 1912 by George Sebring, a self-made millionaire and pottery manufacturer from Ohio, this town of 10,000 people was chosen in 1940 as the site for Hendricks Field, a World War II B-17 training base. Following the war, the abandoned run-

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LIVING HISTORY: World War II-vintage control tower at Sebring, one of the few still remaining in the U.S. way 9-27 and open space on the west side of the renamed Sebring Regional Airpor t (SEF) attracted motorspor ts enthusiasts, with the first race being held in 1950. The Sebring International Raceway is considered one of the world’s foremost road courses, and the annual 12 Hours of Sebring American Le Mans Series race attracts an international audience. Aerobatic pilots also discovered the airfield as an ideal location for competitions. Major contests are hosted there

each spring and fall by IAC Chapter 23. This past September I accompanied my son Tim, an LSA repairman, on a trip to Sebring, where he attended a Rotax training course at Lockwood’s Aero Technical Institute. Instead of catching up on my reading and writing next to the pool of the famed Chateau Elan hotel, I set off exploring the grounds by foot and the region around the airport by air, flying our 1952 Cessna 170. What I discovered surprised me. For those planning on attending the Expo Jan. 21-24, you might find the following Aviator’s Guide to Sebring of use: 1. U.S. Sport Aviation Expo (SportAviation-Expo.com). 2. Sebring Flight Center (SebringAirpor t.com): This full-ser vice FBO run by ABS Aviation just opened a new self-ser vice fuel farm that includes ethanol-free Mogas. J.R.’s Runway Café inside the FBO ser ves breakfast and lunch daily. The old control tower just north of the FBO is one of the few remaining World War II-era structures of its type in the nation. 3. EAA Chapter 1240 (EAA1240.org), Florida’s “Heartland” chapter, meets the second Tuesday of each month in the Sebring FBO. 4. IAC Chapter 23 (IAC23.com) hosts annual aerobatic contests in the spring and fall. 5. “Group 44” Hangar: Next to the old tower, famed race car driver and team owner Bob Tullius displays his race car and vintage aircraft collection


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to the public. Donations appreciated. 6. T h e Lockwood Group (LockwoodAviation.com): The major aviation â&#x20AC;&#x153;anchorâ&#x20AC;? at the Sebring airport, founded by spor t aviation icon Phil Lockwood, includes Lockwood Aviation Supply, Lockwood Aviation Repair, Aero Technical Institute and Lockwood Aircraft, makers of the Air Cam and Drifter aircraft. Visitors are welcome. 7. Paradise Aircraft (ParadiseAircraft. us): The U.S. representative for Brazilian LSA maker Paradise also welcomes visitors to its new facility. 8. FPNA-Float Planes and Amphibians (FPNA.com) offers a variety of powered parachutes, weight-shift trikes and three axis aircraft all in land and seaplane

Sebring on March 17-20, 2010, as well as many other racing events and public days when you can drive on the track yourself. Located across the street from Chateau Elan, the raceway office building includes a small museum and is home to the Sebring site for the noted Skip Barber Racing School. 13. Okeechobee County Airpor t (OBE) (OkeechobeeAirpor t.com), 29 nm SE of SEF, is near the town of Okeechobee and Lake Okeechobee, the second largest freshwater lake in the U.S. and home to the annual Speckled Perch Festival. The Landing Strip CafĂŠ in the FBO (LandingStripCafe.com) opens at 6 a.m. and is a favorite meeting place for area cowboys.

versions. The companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office is inside the FBO. 9. JB Air craft Engine Ser vice (JBAircraftEngines.com) is a custom engine overhaul center at SEF. 10. PJ Aircraft Service (PJAirSvc.com) is a Mooney specialist at the airport. 11. F o u r Points Sheraton Hotel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chateau Elan Sebringâ&#x20AC;? (ChateauElanSebring.com): Owned by industrialist Dr. Donald Panoz, founder of Panoz Motorsports, the Chateau is the place to stay when in Sebring. The hotel provides free transportation to and from the FBO. 12. Sebring International Raceway (SebringRaceway.com) hosts the internationally acclaimed 12 Hours of

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Kilfrost has available a free Pocket Guide on de-icing and anti-icing. The guide covers everything from when ice forms, to the types of ice, safety checks and what types of de- and anti-icing fluids are available. For more information: Kilfrost.com.

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has launched the AOPA Medical Services Program. The new program has two levels. The Essential Program gives members consultation with AOPA’s medical certification specialists to track their medical certification application through the FAA; access to WorldDoc, an online health management and information system; access to MicroSoft HealthVault, a secure online medical record storage service; a bi-monthly, pilot-focused medical newsletter; and a free prescription drug discount program. The Comprehensive

The International Women’s Air & Space Museum has produced a collectible deck of playing cards honoring Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of World War II. The cards are available at the museum gift shop and online store. The cards feature photographs taken during their WASP service and facts about the flyers. Included in the deck are Jacqueline Cochran, commander of the WASP, Nancy Harkness Love, head of the ferrying division, and more than 50 other WASP. Price: $10. For more information: 216-623-1111 or IWASM.org.

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Program offers all of the benefits of the Essential Program plus medical records review by the AOPA Medical Certification staff, and if necessary, AOPA intervention on behalf of the member with the FAA Aerospace Medical Certification Division. The Essential Medical Services Program costs $37, while the Comprehensive Program is $99. For more information: AOPA.org.

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RV flips after hitting gopher hole These December 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: RV-7A. Location: Elmendorf, Texas. Injuries: 1 Minor. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The private pilot reported a normal landing on a private 2,600-foot grass airstrip, but about halfway down the runway, the airplane’s nose suddenly popped back into the air. When it came back down there was a shudder in the nose wheel. The airplane flipped forward and landed on its back. The pilot inspected the runway and reported that it appeared the nose wheel hit the side of a gopher mound, which caused the nose to pitch up. About 36 feet from the mound, and about 6 feet from where the nose wheel contacted the surface, the nose wheel track showed signs of widening. The wheel track got progressively wider and deeper until the point where the plane overturned. Investigators noted that the aircraft had not been modified with the kit manufacturer’s service bulletin, which increased the nose fork axle-to-ground clearance. The pilot added that he didn’t

think the added clearance would have helped prevent the accident. Probable cause: The failure of the nose landing gear. A contributing factor was the uneven runway surface. uuu Aircraft: RV-6A. Location: Stringer, Miss. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The 72-hour private pilot was on a crosscountry flight. The homebuilt had a total fuel capacity of 38 gallons. The pilot planned for a two hour and 29 minute flight. He told investigators that he was approximately two hours and 10 minutes into the flight at an altitude of 5,500 feel MSL when the engine quit. He made several unsuccessful attempts to restart the engine, then executed a forced landing to a grass field. During the emergency descent, the pilot noted that the left and right fuel gauges indicated approximately one-fourth a tank of fuel per side. During the landing roll the nose landing gear sunk into the soft ground and the airplane nosed over. An FAA investigator said the fuel tanks were intact and there was no evidence of fuel spillage at the scene. The pilot told the investigator that both fuel tanks were full prior to departure. Probable cause: The loss of engine

Calendar EAST 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. 2, 2010, Lawrenceville, GA. 1st Sat Aviation Prog/Pancake Breakfast (LZU), www.eaa690.org, 678-634-5393. Jan. 10, 2010, West Palm Beach, FL. Florida Aero Club Pancake Breakfast (LNA), 561-965-6400. Jan. 23-24, 2010, Punta Gorda, FL. Warbird Weekend, www.floridawarbirds.org, 941-639-6188. Feb. 19, 2010, Lakeland, FL. Aviation Adventures lecture by Florida documentary filmmaker Jon Anderson, www.FloridaAirMuseum.org, 863-644-2431. Feb. 20, 2010, Malabar, FL. Valkaria Airfest (X59), www.valkariaairfest.org, 321-446-6013. Feb. 21-24, 2010, Sebring, FL. US Sport Aviation Expo (SEF), www.Sport-Aviation-Expo.com. Feb. 25-27, 2010, Orlando, FL. 21st Annual Women in Aviation Intl Conf, www.wai.org, 937-839-4647.

NORTH CENTRAL Jan. 16, 2010, Sandusky, OH. EAA 50/Mather’s Chili Skiplane Fly-In (1OH3), http://EAA50.org, 440-2581761. Feb. 19-20, 2010, Novi, MI. 10th Great Lakes Aviation Conf & Expo, 248-348-6942. July 3-4, 2010, Watervliet, MI. Steak Fry and Pancake Breakfast Fly-In Camp-In (40C), 269-463-5532. July 26-Aug. 1, 2010, Oshkosh, WI. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Wittman Regional Airport (OSH). www. airventure.org, 920-426-4800. Oct. 17, 2010, Watervliet, MI. Chili Hop Fly-In (40C), 269-463-5532. July 25-31, 2011, Oshkosh, WI. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Wittman Regional Airport (OSH). www.

airventure.org, 920-426-4800. July 23-29, 2012, Oshkosh, WI. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Wittman Regional Airport (OSH). www. airventure.org, 920-426-4800.

SOUTH CENTRAL Feb. 20-23, 2010, Houston, TX. HeliExpo 2010 www. heliexpo.com, 703-683-4646. March 1-3, 2010, Nashville, TN. Tennessee Mid-South Aviation Maint Conf, www.tn-aviation.org, 615-8249411. April 3, 2010, San Antonio, TX. Annual Bluebonnet Picnic, Fly-in, L-bird Gathering (53TX), www.alscannonfield.com/AnnualPicnic.htm, 210-902-0372. Oct. 22-24, 2010, Evergreen, AL. Southeast Regional Fly-In (GZH), www.SERFI.org.

WEST 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. Jan. 1-3, 2010, Hollister, CA. Hugh’s Vintage Aircraft Museum Display, 831-245-7994. Jan. 10, 2010, Arlington, WA. Aviation Author/Pilot Richard Bach (AWO), 1pm, www.outoftheblueaviation.com, 360-474-1060. Feb. 5-7, 2010, Hollister, CA. Hugh’s Vintage Aircraft Museum Display, 831-245-7994. Feb. 6, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique AC Display & Fly-In, 831-726-9672. Feb. 20-21, 2010, Puyallup, WA. 27th Annual Northwest Aviation Conf & Trade Show, www.washingtonaviation.org, 866-922-7469. Feb. 28-March 3, 2010, San Diego, CA. Eco-Aerovision-Navigating Sustainability, www.cevs.ucdavis.

power due to fuel exhaustion. uuu Aircraft: Cessna 210. Location: Bloomfield, Ky. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The private pilot’s logbook showed he had logged 1,650 hours, including 500 in the Cessna 210. He was instrument rated and had about 100 hours of actual instrument experience and 150 hours of simulated instrument experience. The radar data showed the plane was heading northwest towards the destination airport, descending through an altitude of 6,800 feet MSL at a constant rate of about 650 fpm. The flight was in VFR conditions but there were clouds in the vicinity. The airplane began a turn to the north. The angle of bank reached about 50° and exceeded the aircraft’s published structural cruise speed by 20 knots. Trajectory calculations showed that a breakup of the airplane occurred about five seconds later. The debris field heading was in a southeasterly direction located in close proximity to the last three radar returns. All of the fracture surfaces examined exhibited features consistent with static overload and no evidence of metal fatigue. Probable cause: The pilot exceeded the design stress limits of the airplane,

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which resulted in the in-flight break up. Contributing to the accident was the pilot’s loss of control due to spatial disorientation. uuu Aircraft: Piper Arrow. Location: Augusta, Ga. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened : The airplane was in cruise flight when the engine began to run rough. The 160-hour private pilot contacted ATC and was given vectors to the nearest airport. He subsequently reported that the engine had lost power and that he could not make it to the airport so he would attempt to land on a road. The airplane touched down in a parking lot and continued to travel for about 50 feet, until it hit a building and caught fire. A witness reported that the engine sounded as if “all the cylinders weren’t firing.” Examination of the engine revealed that the number two cylinder was displaced from the crankcase and the associated connecting rod was separated from the crankshaft. Examination of the studs used to attach the cylinder to the crankcase revealed fatigue fractures. Probable cause: A loss of engine power due to the fatigue fracture of the number two cylinder attach studs, and the subsequent separation of the number two cylinder.

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edu, 530-754-8374. March 29-April 1, 2010, Phoenix, AZ. Avionics Maintenance Conference, www.aeec-amc-fsemc.com, 410-266-2008. March 5-7, 2010, Hollister, CA. Hugh’s Vintage Aircraft Museum Display, 831-245-7994. March 6, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique AC Display & Fly-In, 831-726-9672. March 27, 2010, Riverside, CA. 18th Annual Airshow 2010 (RAL), www.riversideairshow.com, 951-6821771. April 2-4, 2010, Hollister, CA. Hugh’s Vintage Aircraft Museum Display, 831-245-7994. April 3, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique AC Display & Fly-In, 831-726-9672. May 1, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique AC Display & Fly-In, 831-726-9672. May 5-9, 2010, McCall, ID. Spring Canyonlands Fly-In Safari, www.mountiancanyonflying.com, 208-6341344. May 7-9, 2010, Hollister, CA. Hugh’s Vintage Aircraft Museum Display, 831-245-7994. May 7-9, 2010, Red Bluff, CA. Save The Taildragger FUNraiser (RBL), 530-524-6498. June 3-4, 2010, San Diego, CA. Avionics USA, www. avionics-usa.com, 603-891-9119. June 4-6, 2010, Hollister, CA. Hugh’s Vintage Aircraft Museum Display, 831-245-7994. June 5-6, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique AC Display & Fly-In, 831-726-9672. June 11-13, 2010, Marysville, CA. Golden West Reg Fly-In and Air Show (MYV), http://goldenwestflyin.org. June 16-18, 2010, Las Vegas, NV. Aviation Industry Expo, www.aviationindustryexpo.com, 800-827-8009. June 16-19, 2010, McCall, ID. Working Man’s Basic Mtn Flying Course, www.mountaincanyonflying.com, 208-634-1344. June 21-25, 2010, McCall, ID. Middle Fork Lodge Backcountry Excursion, www.mountaincanyonflying. com, 208-634-1344. June 29-July 2, 2010, McCall, ID. Basic McCall Mtn/ Canyonlands Flying Course, www.mountaincanyonflying.com, 208-634-1344.

July 2-4, 2010, Hollister, CA. Hugh’s Vintage Aircraft Museum Display, 831-245-7994. July 3-4, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique AC Display & Fly-In, 831-726-9672. July 6-9, 2010, McCall, ID. Basic McCall Mtn/Canyonlands Flying Course, www.mountaincanyonflying. com, 208-634-1344. July 7-11, 2010, Arlington, WA. Arlington Fly-In, www. arlingtonflyin.org. July 12-16, 2010, McCall, ID. Advanced McCall Mtn/ Canyonlands Flying Course, www.mountaincanyonflying.com, 208-634-1344. July 20-23, 2010, McCall, ID. Basic McCall Mtn/Canyonlands Flying Course, www.mountaincanyonflying. com, 208-634-1344. Aug. 28-29, 2010, Broomfield, CO. Colorado Sport Intl Air Show/Rocky Mtn Regional Fly-In (BJC), COSportAviation.org.

International Jan. 25-27, 2010, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 2nd Annual CANSO Middle East ANSP Conf www.canco. org/middleeastconference 31235685390. Feb. 2-7, 2010, Changi, Singapore. Singapore Air Show, www.singaporeairshow.com. Feb. 16-18, 2010, Midrand, South Africa. Aviation Industry Rendezvous (AIR) Africa Expo, www. airafricaexpo.com. March 24-25, 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Avionics Europe, www.avionics-event.com/index.html, 603-891-9119. April 8-11, 2010, Messe Friedrichshafen, Germany. AERO Friedrichshafen-The Global Show for General Aviation, www.AERO-Friedrichshafen.com. May 4-6, 2010, Geneva, Switzerland. EBACE (European Business Aviation Conv & Exhibition), www. ebaa.org. May 15-16, 2010, Cancun, Caribbean. Caribbean Sky Festival, www.starcproducciones.com, May 18-20, 2010, Kensington, England. Everest Events Ltd, www.everestevents.co.uk, 01342 324353.

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No. 41 A father passes on his passion for flying, as well as his license number By Deb McFarland Pickens County Airport in Jasper, Georgia, is a nice airport, but it’s not particularly known as a hub of aeronautical excitement. However, ever y now and then we have a visitor who Short attracts notice. Such Final was the introduction of pilot and veteran, Jesse William Lankford Jr., who recently attended our annual Christmas dinner. Lankford was born in France in 1918 while his father was based there during World War I. As one of the new veteran pilots, the elder Lankford returned to the United States to work for the Bureau of Standards under the Department of Commerce. In this capacity, he assisted

Photo by Deb McFarland

Jesse Lankford Jr.

in establishing the requirements for the private pilot license. His own history and training in World War I earned him license number 41. When he retired some years later, he was the safety bureau director of the Civil Aeronautics Board. It is not surprising that the father’s love of aviation was passed on to the son. Lankford quite simply felt flying was “part of his life,” so in 1940, he ignored his father’s advice to wait until his college education was completed and began lessons in a Piper Cub. At the time, the U.S. government offered a program to boost the economy at little airports. An applicant could learn to fly for $35. Young Jesse worked at a local grocery store on the weekends to earn money for the program. He took that new license and joined the U.S. Air Corps in 1941. For the first year and a half, he flew submarine patrols from Fort Dix to Maine in the North American O-47, an airplane he considered obsolete even when new. A three-seater observation plane used in the late 1930s and early 1940s, it was not the most glamorous airplane or duty for a young pilot. He later transitioned to the

B-25, flying escort, for less than a year until he ended up in a place where pilots felt like a “forgotten aside” of the war. He was sent to Burma to fly the Hump. In 1942, the Japanese overran Burma and cut off the last major land-based supply routes from India that supplied China. The alternative to supplying Chinese troops was a 530-mile route over the Himalayan Mountains that became known as “Flying the Hump.” From 1942 until the Burma Road between India and China was reopened in 1945, almost 1,000 men and 600 airplanes were lost. Working with the British 14th Army, a coalition of units from the British Commonwealth, Lankford flew the C-46 with no armament. “Thank God for the Flying Tigers!” was one of the most emotional comments he made as we spoke. At the time, he was in his 20s, flying from jungle to jungle where only mules could travel over one of the most intimidating mountain ranges in the world. The Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando was the largest and heaviest twin-engine aircraft in the Air Corps. Because of its higher altitude capabilities, the “Whale” was better suited for flying heavy cargo over the Hump. “It was like we were on our own,” he recalls, and research reiterates this sentiment. “Forgotten Army,” the “Forgotten War” and the “Forgotten Front” are common descriptions about this campaign and its participants. Jesse William Lankford Jr. no longer had to fuel his imagination through his father’s achievements or with the feats of his idol, the World War I ace Eddie Rickenbacker. He had experiences and recollections that were all his own. When Lankford stepped out of service in 1945, he stepped into the cockpit of an Eastern Airlines airliner. DC-3, Martin 202/404, Convair, Lockheed Constellation, Lockheed 188, DC-4, DC-6, and the 727 are just some of the type ratings that appear on his license which, by the way, is also number 41. That’s right. It’s the same as his dad’s because it is his dad’s. When the elder Lankford decided his flying days were over, he transferred his number to his son. Lankford spent the next 33 years fulfilling his dream of flying with the airlines. He retired at 60 and seldom flew thereafter. 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.

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