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— Sonex founder John Monnett on the first flight of the electric-powered Waiex

— Sport Air Racing League Chairman Mike Thompson

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“This is too important and too costly to not get it right.”

At the finish of the Rocket 100 Air Race in November, the Sport Air Racing League — known as “racing for the rest of us” — crowned six National Champions for 2010: Gold, Silver and Bronze in both Production and Experimental category aircraft. “The Sport Air Racing League provides a safe and controlled outlet for the competitive nature in pilots young and old, male and female, of experimental and production aircraft racing against the clock on a cross-country, multi-turn course,” explained Mike Thompson, the league’s chairman. “SARL races can best be described as a combination of an EAA chapter fly-in picnic and the Reno National Championship air races.” Racers vie for place in each race, which translates to point awards accrued during the season. The better the place, the higher the points. The more competitors beat in a class in a race, the higher the points. “In short, the season champions placed well in nearly all races held on the racing circuit throughout the 2010 racing season,” he said. He also noted there is a class for nearly every aircraft flying, and the

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— Joe Frasher, airport director at South Carolina’s Greenville Municipal Airport (GMU), which is trying to raise money to build a park at the airport

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inclusiveness of the league was demonstrated most aptly at the last event of the year, the Rocket 100 in Taylor, Texas (T74), where a P-51D Mustang and a Cessna-150 raced, along with 40 other production and experimental aircraft. “The great thing is, it was impossible to tell who had more fun — the Mustang pilot or the C-150 pilot,” he said. This year’s National Champions include Jason Rovey, who took Experimental Gold, flying his O-360powered RV-8, and Jim Porter, who

Earlier this month, Renton Municipal Airport (RNT), south of Seattle, was calling itself “the most woman-friendly airport in the world” as 171 women took flight to celebrate the Centennial of Women Pilots. As part of the celebrations, pilots around the world are attempting to introduce a record number of girls and women to flying during the year of centennial. The Dec. 5 event at RNT was organized by Karlene Petitt, an airline pilot from Seattle and the Boeing

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took Production Gold, flying his Cirrus SR20. Experimental Silver was awarded to Dave Adams and his O-235powered Long EZ, while Production Silver went to Chester Jurkis and his V-tail S35 Bonanza. Experimental Bronze went to Cam Benton, an RV-4 driver, while Production Bronze was awarded to Ann Elise Bennett in her Cessna 182. For more information: SportAirRace.org

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“Fewer and fewer kids are growing up to become pilots, so as pilots retire, new talent isn’t available to take their place. This is a huge problem for the aviation industry and is one of the reasons that we would love to provide a place for our youth to enjoy and learn about aviation.”

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uuu Diamond Aircraft has a new CEO: Dr. Gerd Berchtold, who will take over design, production and customer support from company founder Christian Dries, who says the “organizational change will allow me to delegate detail operations management and focus more on strategy and specific programs.” Over the last several years, Diamond has certified three new variants of the DA40 and DA42, established Austro Engines, and entered into the specialized aerial sensor platform and operations business, adapting the DA42 as a UAV. Dries explains: “With the traditional retail markets having shrunk over the last several years, we want to continue to shift more of our attention to aircraft that have commercial applications, such as the flight training and aerial sensor markets.” Berchtold, a pilot, joins Diamond from Premium AEROTEC, an EADS subsidiary. DiamondAircraft.com

uuu PilotMall.com Inc. has launched its 2011 Bahamas Pilot Challenge, challenging pilots to fly to 12 of the 20 airports of entry in the Bahamas in the new year. All pilots will receive prizes along the

than $100 can “buy” a brick with your own message that will be used in the park’s construction. GreenvilleDowntownAirport.com

uuu Thrush Aircraft has completed the first flight of its new 510G agricultural aircraft powered by the General Electric H80 turboprop engine. The 510G is the first aircraft to utilize GE’s new light turbine engine. The flight, which lasted just over 25 minutes, marked the beginning of the field test phase, with FAA certification planned for the second quarter of 2011.

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The FAA’s recently proposed change in the definition of “actively engaged” for issuing and renewing an A&P Inspector Authorization (IA) has stirred up a lot of worry in the GA community. That may be one reason the FAA has extended the comment period to Jan. 17, 2011. According to the proposed policy change, “an individual must be actively engaged, for at least the prior two-year period, in maintaining aircraft to be eligible to either obtain or renew an IA.” This proposal is a significant change to long-established practices for IA qualifications, according to officials at the National Business Aviation Association and other alphabet groups. You can comment on the proposal at Regulations.gov, docket number FAA-2010-1060.

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uuu The Civil Air Patrol celebrated its 69th anniversary earlier this month. The all-volunteer, nonprofit organization of more than 61,000 members was founded Dec. 1, 1941, less than a week before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor led to America’s involvement in World War II. As the Air Force auxiliary, CAP performs a multitude of missions, including disaster relief, search and rescue, homeland security, aerospace education, and more. GoCivilAirPatrol.com

uuu Indianapolis Executive Airport (TYQ) recently completed several construction projects as part of its 20-year Master Plan. These improvements, which include expanding parking ramps, building a new taxiway in preparation for planned hangars, and installing new water and sewer systems, are also designed to help prepare for an anticipated uptick in traffic when the 2012 Super Bowl is held in Indianapolis. Projects still underway include a new 100LL self-fuel system, T-hangar rehabilitation, and taxiway pave-

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uuu The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a $65 million program to develop a four-person flyable and roadable vehicle. Terrafugia, Inc., developer of the Transition Roadable Aircraft, or “Flying Car,” is the largest subcontractor to one of two winning teams, led by AAI Corp. and comprised of other Textron companies. The vehicle, known as the Transformer, or TX, would function like a Humvee on the ground while providing helicopter-like mobility, according to Terrafugia officials. Phase I of the five-year, three-phase program will focus on conceptual design of both a prototype and a production vehicle. Phases II and III will focus on the design and manufacture of the prototype, which could be ready as early as first quarter 2015. Terrafugia.com

uuu A brick fundraiser has been launched to help raise money for the construction of a park at the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina. All donations are tax deductible. All amounts are welcome, but those who donate more

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uuu Thanks to a grant, the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Mich., is expanding with a 50,000-square-foot exhibit hall addition to its Main Campus, which will provide space for exhibits, aircraft, a 4,000-square-foot archive, and an expanded library. As part of the expansion, the Michigan Space Science Center and the World War II naval aviation exhibits, which are currently housed at the East Campus, will be moved to the Main Campus. The project will also allow for the expansion and relocation of the Restoration Center to the East Campus, where visitors can view and participate in the restoration process. Due to expansion and relocation plans, the East Campus will close to the public on Jan. 1, 2011. Construction is estimated to be completed in mid-2011. AirZoo.org

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The Sonex Aircraf t E-Flight Initiative proof-of-concept electricpowered Waiex aircraft achieved its first flight Dec. 3 at Wittman Regional Airport (OSH) in Oshkosh. Piloted by Sonex Founder and E-Flight team leader John Monnett, N270DC made a short hop on runway 27, intended to be a conservative nonpattern flight to break ground-effect and analyze in-flight system performance as the next step in testing. This short flight punctuates four years of development by the E-Flight design team, according to company officials. “We are very proud of this achievement,” said Jeremy Monnett, CEO and manager of Sonex Aircraft, who recognized the core design team of Pete Buck, Andrew Pearce, and John Monnett. “We have a flight envelope expansion plan and will be working on this in the coming weeks and months. We have also already started our motor v4.0 design and motor controller v12.0 to be integrated on N270DC.” “Every first flight of a new aircraft or powerplant design is an interesting experience,” said John Monnett, “but with N270DC more than any other aircraft we’ve built, I experienced just a glimpse of what the Wright brothers must have felt like flying an unproven

system for the first time. The flight was uneventful, as expected, but it represents a huge emotional victory for our team to check this item off the list.” Data from the flight will be analyzed by the design team and compared to high power ground run data to determine any necessary firmware adjustments before proceeding to full traffic pattern and extended-duration test flights, company officials said. According to company officials, N270DC is a standard Waiex kit aircraft modified with the installation of proprietary E-Flight electric power components: The E-Flight 54kw brushless DC electric motor, E-Flight electronic motor controller, a 14.5kw-hr lithium polymer battery system, the E-Flight battery management system, and E-Flight cockpit instrumentation and controls. For more information: SonexAircraft.com E-Flight Electric Waiex begins the takeoff roll

The E-Flight electric Waiex begins the takeoff roll for its first flight. N270DC’s electric motor, battery and controls at the time of the Dec. 3 first flight.

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Bahamas Habitat is continuing its efforts in Haiti, as volunteer pilots bring water filtration systems to the island nation in an effort to provide clean drinking water to fight the cholera epidemic that has already claimed the lives of more than 2,100 people. The non-profit organization is also looking for more volunteer pilots to help in the effort. Cholera, a disease associated with over-crowded places with poor sanitation and lack of clean water, results in a massive loss in bodily fluid, causing dehydration and death. Even before the outbreak there was a tremendous need for water purification systems, according to officials. Just a week before the Oct. 21 outbreak, Bahamas Habitat transported representatives of its partner organization, Servants in Faith and Technology (SIFAT), to install water purification systems for more than 10,000 people in just four days. The Bahamas Habitat-SIFAT partnership has since returned, bringing filtration systems that provide clean water to more than 24,500 people. These water purification systems, which work by chlorination, weigh only 26 lbs. “We have found a typical twin engine aircraft, like a Beech Baron, with a pilot and two SIFAT personnel, can transport six systems, in addition to numerous water filters for single-family dwellings,” states Cameron King, Bahamas Habitat disaster relief and pilot coordinator. “These water purification systems are like magic. We can help thousands of people with each flight mission, so we feel these efforts are the best use of our limited resources,” added John Armstrong, chairman and president of

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Bahamas Habitat pilots help fight cholera in Haiti

A volunteer pilot brings water purification supplies to Haiti, while a full system is up and running at Baptiste Mebsh de Labiche near Cavaillon. Bahamas Habitat. “These missions are not possible without volunteer pilots and donations from our supporters. In connection with these efforts we have launched a fundraising campaign and are encouraging all who are involved in the aviation industry to please make a donation to allow the missions to continue.” Bahamas Habitat will continue to sponsor the water purification delivery throughout 2011 and is seeking volunteer pilots for these missions. In addition, the organization is exploring the use of Haiti-based volunteer pilots. This opportunity became available when pilots Jon Snyder and Reid Larson volunteered to be Bahamas Habitat’s first Haiti-based pilots. Their exploratory mission began in Haiti Nov. 19 in Snyder’s Piper Arrow. Their mission has made in-countr y transpor tation available to Bahamas Habitat partner organizations in Haiti. During their time in Haiti, they will also

join Remote Area Medical (RAM) in its mission to build a runway in Medor, a rural mountain village.

If you would like volunteer to fly missions to Haiti or to base in Haiti for a month or longer please contact King at Cameron@BahamasHabitat.org. Bahamas Habitat is a U.S.-based Christian nonprofit organization suppor ting housing and disaster relief work in the Bahamas and Caribbean that also introduces pilots to mission flying opportunities. The organizations’ volunteers flew more than 400 missions to Haiti following the devastating earthquake there earlier this year. Bahamas Habitat was recognized in 2010 by the National Aeronautic Association with the Public Benefit Flying Outstanding Achievement Award, Teamwork Award and Distinguished Volunteer Pilot Award. For more information: BahamasHabitat.org or SIFAT.org

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Last call for bonus depreciation Thinking about buying a new airplane or upgrading your avionics? Time is running out to take advantage of bonus depreciation. The bonus depreciation benefits in the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 are set to expire at the end of the year. “If you’re going to take advantage of this opportunity, you should do so

Tips for tire maintenance When it comes to aircraft tire maintenance, few people have visited more hangars and seen more kinds of maintenance procedures than Goodyear Aviation’s Rob Robson, a product support manager for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. who, for more than 10 years, has been immersed in aircraft tire product support for everything from piston singles to helicopters and fighter jets. Robson, who has inspected hundreds of worn tires, has seen firsthand the ill effects of improper maintenance. As a result, he offers advice for those who wish to better understand how proper aircraft tire maintenance can help to deliver more landings. The most important factor of any aircraft tire maintenance program is maintaining proper inflation pressure. According to Robson, the problems created by incorrect inflation can be severe. Over inflation often leads to uneven tread wear and reduced traction, makes the tread more susceptible to cutting, and places greater stress on aircraft wheels. Under inflation creates faster tread wear on the shoulders, damages the tire’s innerliner, and greatly increases the stress and flex heating in the tire that can lead to tire failure. “Because aircraft tire/wheel assemblies can lose up to 5% of their pressure each day, they need to be checked daily, or before each flight, with a calibrated pressure gauge when the tire is at ambient temperature (not heated by taxiing). Any tire that’s been run more than 10% under inflated should be removed from service,” Robson said. The industry veteran also recommends filling tubeless assemblies with nitrogen instead of air because it’s dry and noncombustible. Another key area of tire maintenance is making sure no harmful chemicals are used or spilled on the tires. Keep hangar floors clean of all debris to avoid foreign object damage to the tires. It is also important to inspect the tires closely, in addition to checking tire pressure, during pre-flights to check for any damage. These tips and more are covered in detail in Goodyear’s Tire Care & Maintenance Manual. For information: GoodyearAviation.com

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new aircraft rather than used because of this incentive program,” added James Stephens, an aviation account specialist with SSC. Bonus depreciation allows 50% of the cost of eligible assets to be deducted in the year the property is acquired. The remaining 50% remains eligible for depreciation according to normal

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NATA chief: ‘We’re all in this together’ By CHARLES SPENCE General Aviation News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “We’re all in this together.” That was the message from James Coyne, president of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), when he met recently with news media for a look at the issues facing GA in the coming months. Coyne noted that, in spite of the many problems general aviation now faces, he is “cautiously optimistic” that most will be resolved, but solutions will require the industry working as a group. One of the major issues to be faced, he said, is reauthorization of the FAA, which has been operating on 17 temporary extensions. If another temporary extension is passed, it will earn an entry in the Guinness Book of Records for the number of extensions any agency has had to endure. Security is another issue NATA will seek to resolve. More than two years ago the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) proposed a program to govern all aircraft weighing more than 12,500 pounds. This would affect many of the charter

companies that are NATA members, as well as many operators of corporate aircraft. TSA’s proposed regulation, NATA’s chief believes, “demonstrates a troubling lack of knowledge and understanding of the general aviation community.” TSA has refused offers of assistance from NATA to arrive at compromises between what TSA is proposing and what the association believes is a more practical solution based on where charter operators fly to and from, association officials added. Another issue involving charter flights is the proposed flight, duty and rest time of Part 135 operators, which would require substantially the same rules as Part 121 airline operations. In the NPRM issued in October, the FAA said it considers Part 135 operators similar to Part 121 operators and a similar, if not identical, rule might be published for both. One size doesn’t fit all, NATA officials say. Coyne also said there should be a standardization of regulatory interpretations within the FAA, which doesn’t now exist. It is wrong for different FAA offices in different parts of the nation to interpret regulations differ-

during the year. ently, yet this happens almost daily, Coyne said aviation also faces more he said. problems relating to operations at airIt is not only federal government ports. Local communities now believe actions that NATA is working on. they have a right to States are now begincontrol the airspace ning to seek new around an airport, he sources of revenue said, which means and this includes those involved in placing new taxes GA need to become on flight activities. more involved at the State tax assesslocal level. ments are beginning The next generato affect interstate tion air traffic control commerce, Coyne system (NextGen) said, emphasizing is another “ball of that there must be wax” with massive c o n s i s t e n c y. A n expenditures for all increasing number of users and the federal states are pursuing government, with tax revenues from — NATA President little advancement, Part 135 air charter James Coyne he said, noting, operators primarily “NextGen is a train in the form of corpodriven by the FAA.” rate/business tax filings. NATA is composed of about 2,000 This can create long — and expencompanies that own, operate and sive — burdens on charter operators, service aircraft. These include FBOs, he said, noting that to prepare reports charter companies, maintenance and pay taxes in 50 different states companies, part sales, flight training, would be impractical, particularly if storage, rental, and more. an operator might have only a small For more information: NATA.aero number of flights going into a state

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The best of times, the worst of times 2011 may bring insurmountable challenges for GA

will have to pass another temporary extension, the 17th such temporary extension, to continue to fund the agency. The House approved the extension Dec. 2, but the Senate had yet to act by press time. This means reauthorization will have to be taken up by the 112th Congress when the Houses are split with a slight Democratic majority in the Senate and a Republican majority in the House. Although some of the differences on reauthorization between the Senate and the House were resolved, there’s still a lot of work to be done, which will no doubt mean additional temporary extensions will be needed. With government spending out of control and the federal debt ballooning, Congress will be looking for ways to curtail costs and increase income, meaning the subject of user fees might again raise its ugly head. The Senate has long favored user fees, while the House has fought against them. Look for user fees to become another reason for not getting reauthorization until later in the year. Security also will be a major issue. Sen. John “Jay� Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) continues to say he is concerned about how someone in general aviation can walk right to an airplane and take off without ever talking to or being checked by anyone. The Transportation Security Administration doesn’t seem to know what general aviation is or how it oper-

By Charles Spence WASHINGTON, D.C. — When Charles Dickens wrote “A Tale of Two Cities,� he might have forecast general aviation in the year 2011 with the comment, “It was Capital the best of times, Comments it was the worst of times.� Next year has the potential for being a productive growth period, but the challenges to be met might be insurmountable. On the plus side, there is a wider public understanding of general aviation, as well as in Washington, D.C., where both Houses of Congress now have general aviation caucuses. Airline travel is more of a hassle and airlines are retrenching to serve fewer cities, meaning charter and personal aircraft will be more practical. GA groups are working together better, and the sport pilot license permits students to get started with a little less complexity. All these factors point to growth opportunities. But the challenges are massive. First is the continued failure to pass FAA reauthorization. The lame duck session

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ates, believing that “one size fits all.� Forcing impractical security restrictions on even the smallest airport will hurt personal, corporate, and charter flights, as well as the economies of the communities they serve. GA advocacy groups will continue trying to offer assistance, but it will be an uphill struggle. (See more on security issues in the new year in the Guest Editorial on page 10). The Next Generation Air Traffic Transportation System (NextGen) will probably become a bigger football in the coming year. Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), who now chairs the powerful House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, recently asked the Government Accountability Office to look into NextGen. That non-partisan office found the FAA has failed to make many key decisions on NextGen, yet continues to award expensive contracts. Airlines and owners of GA aircraft will continue to be reluctant to invest in needed equipment because of the uncertainty of benefits; the controllers’ union will continue to push ahead for implementation; and the necessary reduction in federal spending will add to Congressional complaints about the FAA not yet determining how much airport capacity might be added when billions are spent on NextGen. With the budget constraints, watch for frequent flare-ups on the whole NextGen program.

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Airports will be in the spotlight more in the coming year. The FAA will be focusing on airport expenditures after the Department of Transportation Inspector General’s report of improper payments in the airport improvement program was released earlier this month. Meanwhile, more than a dozen states will have new governors and might have new aeronautics directors. All states have their own financial difficulties and will be looking for any place to save money or raise funds, which means avgas taxes will probably be looked at closely in many states. Other issues you might want to watch for in the coming year include: Throughthe-fence regulations for airports with homes and hangars adjacent to the runway; a push to eliminate the third-class medical and make all non-commercial pilots — like sport pilots — use a valid driver’s license instead; and more activity by GA’s alphabet groups informing and educating the general public, legislators, and the media. So fasten your seat belts — there could be turbulence ahead with a politically split Congress, a massive federal debt, major security issues, and general aviation being a readily-visible activity that lawmakers and regulators can point to as taking action. Of this you can be sure, the groups representing general aviation’s interests will earn their money in 2011. Charles Spence is GAN’s Washington, D.C., correspondent.

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The New Year By Dave Hook Trying to foretell the future of general aviation security is a challenge as our community is at a crossroads. Over the coming months we will have to decide just how much regulated security we Guest Editorial are willing to accept and how much voluntary security we are willing to uphold. I offer some recent events as waypoints from which we can plot a projected course for what we can expect in 2011. Waypoint 1: The United States is still at war with an enemy that has no particular national boundaries. Despite the ever-changing rhetoric on what our Armed Forces are doing overseas, the fact is that the United States of America and our allies are engaged in combat operations against a common enemy. In this year alone we had two acknowledged attempts at killing and injuring large numbers of Americans on our home soil. The first was back in June when Pakistani-born, naturalizedU.S. citizen Faisal Shahzad attempted to set off a car bomb in Times Square and then flee on a flight bound for Dubai. Observant vendors and prepared NYPD officers prevented the device from detonating. A similar attempted attack happened this year on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Pioneer Square in Portland, Oregon. This time a Somalia-born, naturalized-U.S. citizen, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, attempted to detonate a similar vehicle bomb. The point here is that there is an on-going threat to us and our homeland within the United States. Waypoint 2: Documented illegal uses of general aviation aircraft highlight security vulnerabilities. After the 9/11 attacks, the public became much more wary of unauthorized and illegal uses of aircraft. On Jan. 5, 2002, 15-year old Charles Bishop intentionally crashed a stolen Cessna 172 into the Bank of America Building in Tampa, Florida. While it is reported that young Bishop’s actions were inspired by the al-Qaeda attacks, the end result is that a junior aviator from among our ranks turned an aircraft into a weapon. Earlier this year a man published his antigovernment manifesto on the Internet and then flew his Piper Dakota into the Austin, Texas, offices of the Internal Revenue Service. Andrew Joseph Stack, a general aviation pilot of many years, crashed into the building Feb. 18 with the apparent intent of causing harm to the IRS agents and employees inside. “Joe” Stack was a general aviation insider — one of us — with the proper credentials to have access to his own airplane and hangar. The infamous Barefoot Bandit, Colton

Harris-Moore, was also in the news this year. For the past few years young Colton had been stealing aircraft until his arrest on Harbour Island, Bahamas, July 11. Only 19 years old and having never had an hour of flight instruction in his life, he managed to bypass what little security stood between him and his victims’ aircraft, start them up, and fly away. Hardly a hardened criminal or determined adversary to U.S. National Security, young Harris-Moore succeeded in focusing national attention on our community, and not the kind we like. As a final example for Waypoint 2, I’d like to offer for consideration the recent arrests of 34 Brazilians in the United States — supposedly illegally — who were registered and approved for flight training in accordance with 49 CFR 1552 Subpart A. The question here is the effectiveness of the background investigations prior to the Transportation Security Administration’s approving their training. While not yet a firm fix for this waypoint, this example does beg the question of the effectiveness of government oversight. Waypoint 3: Defending against the death of a thousand paper cuts. The federal government needs our help. There is a threat to the United States. There are vulnerabilities within general aviation. Political appointees and civil servants are busy developing ways to reduce the risks to aviation. Here are two recent examples. During the winter of 2008-2009, the TSA published for public comment its Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP). With an historic 7,000-plus negative public comments submitted prior to the deadline, the proposal was recalled. Not that the intent at the heart of the proposal wasn’t well intentioned, but the unfunded burdens placed upon private and corporate aviation were perceived as both excessive and overly invasive. And remember, LASP wasn’t eliminated, only sent back to TSA for retooling. Expect to see this regulated security program proposal again soon…for further public comment. In the winter of 2009-2010 the TSA published for public comment the Aircraft Repair Station Standard Security Program. This proposed program focused on both foreign and domestic aircraft repair stations that are certified by the FAA under Part 145. Again, this was a security program proposal that would be funded directly from the pockets of U.S. businesses. So as federal government involvement goes, there is both an interest and a concern in our aviation community. Current Course: Hate to say it — but more of the same. This course is a little like a visit from Charles Dickens’ Ghost of Christmas-Yetto-Come — shadows of what might be. These three fixes indicate that we must remain engaged. We must participate. We cannot afford to shrink away from opportunities to let our voices be heard. We may not always like the results, but, rest assured, it will be better than if we had said nothing. Dave Hook, an expert on general aviation security, is president of Planehook Aviation Services, LLC in San Antonio, Texas.

I enjoyed Dennis Parks’ article on the Lockheed JetStar in the Nov. 9 issue (Flight & Flyers: A new age of business travel). Perhaps he’s being modest since he didn’t mention the fact, but I believe the first aircraft (which, as he notes, became Kelly Johnson’s personal airplane) is currently under restoration in the Seattle Museum of Flight facility in Everett, Wash., which is open to the public most days and is absolutely fascinating. BERNARD ROBERTSON Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Dennis responds: “I wasn’t being modest, I was in a rush to finish the article on time and forgot to include the information. Attached is a photo on how the aircraft looks today, except that it has since been disassembled.”

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Re: “Coming of Age,” Dec. 7 issue: I fly under the Sport Pilot rules. I found, purchased and restored an Aeronca 11AC. I then went ahead and obtained my Sport Pilot license in the Aeronca. That was in July 2006. I now have 500 hours in the Chief and 600 total time. I don’t like flying at night (I trained for the private), rarely can find anyone to go flying with me (no need for more than two seats), and can fly as much as I do because the engine burns around 4.5 gallons per hour in cruise and 3.5 in the pattern. I honestly don’t know why more people don’t go Sport Pilot with the more fuel-efficient aircraft. I’m the only one at my airport but probably fly more than anyone else there. I see a lot of people flying two or three empty seats (more fuel, higher insurance). Flying is indeed expensive but I’ve found the older planes with the smaller engines allow for less expense in fuel. The simpler planes also require less expense to maintain and annual. My fixed costs for a hangar, insurance, and annual are around $4,000. Add another $2,400 or so in fuel and you’re spending some decent coin every year for a hobby. I’m not sure how I could make it any less expensive unless I took on a partner, which I have no interest in doing. Flying is expensive — always has been, always will be. JAY MANOR Monroe, Mich.

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Breaking Through the Clouds Documentary chronicles first women’s air race, offers lessons for today’s pilots By JANICE WOOD A decade-long effort to produce a documentary on the first women’s national air derby taught Heather Taylor a powerful lesson: Following your dreams isn’t always easy. In fact, she parallels the struggles she had in bringing “Breaking Through the Clouds” to the silver screen to the struggles the 20 women who flew in the first air derby in 1929 faced. “The women in the derby certainly had many obstacles to overcome to prove that women could fly and I had more challenges than I can list in trying to produce this film,” said Taylor. But realizing your dream is possible, she adds, “if you can find a way, keep trying, and surround yourself with good people who believe in the cause. The women in the derby did this and I relied on this.” The saga began in 1997 when Taylor, who was working towards a master’s degree in film producing, was looking for a great story to tell. “Growing up in east Tennessee, I knew Evelyn ‘Mama Bird’ Johnson, who is in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most number of hours flown by a female pilot. Her airport was just down the road from where my brother, who is a pilot, lived at the time. I went to interview her and, while she was talking, she mentioned the 1929 women’s air race. It’s like a click went off inside my head as I had never heard of this story and wondered why not. After all, I grew up in a family of pilots and hung out at airports, so I should have run across it.” For the next 10 years, Taylor tried to

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Patty Wagstaff, Heather Taylor and Julie Clark during the filming of the documentary.

sell the idea to her employer, Discovery Communications, or partner with other producers to help finance the film. At the same time she began the research for the film. In 1929, the National Exchange Club sponsored the first women’s race, dubbed the “Powder Puff Derby” by Will Rogers, from Santa Monica to Cleveland, a nine-day race that ended just as the Cleveland Air Races took off. The race, which offered $25,000 in prize money, attracted 20 of the most famous women pilots of the day, including Amelia Earhart, Pancho Barnes, Louise Thaden, Phoebe Omlie, Bobbi Trout, Ruth Elder, and Blanche Noyes. The two-hour DVD takes us from the planning of the derby to the climatic finish — with Louise Thaden taking top prize — and all the struggles the women faced during the race, including mechanical issues, dealing with the press and crowds, and even sabotage. The story is told through interviews with modern-day aviators, including

Patty Wagstaff and Julie Clark, as well as relatives of the women pilots. But what makes the documentary come alive is the liberal use of original film footage from the race. We get to see the planes take off, the women being interviewed at the end of the race — often before they could leave their planes — and the “paparazzi” of the day clamoring for photos and asking the women to repeat their answers. The women graciously pose for photos and repeat answers, obviously aware of how important the race was to the image of women pilots. What shines through the original footage is the true camaraderie the women felt as they came together for the race. Taylor also shows how the women banded together to fight some of the race promoters’ requests, such as requiring them to stop at an airport that didn’t have a long enough runway. So where did she find that footage? That’s a question she is asked a lot, she said. “When one researches a project for 13 years, you follow one lead, then another, then another and pray for great finds,” she said. “Word of mouth helped a lot, as well as earning people’s trust, letting them know I was planning a positive story to honor these women — no expose or sensationalism. “The research was probably my favorite part of the entire process because it was like treasure hunting,” she continued. “Of course there were some disappointments too, like finding a listing for footage from the race only to learn that the film had disintegrated and was no longer available. That was heart-breaking.” Also heart-wrenching was the quest to get the story told. When she couldn’t convince her employers to produce the documentary, she left her job three years ago and struck out on her own, focusing full-time on the project. “I didn’t think getting it financed

would be too hard as I had several preliminary corporate sponsors lined up,” she said. But three months after she left the security of her job, “the financial markets fell and all my potential funders fell through. I was fortunate to get a private investor to loan me funding for the film’s cost, which is a significant amount, especially since I insisted on the highest quality.” All those funds went into the film. With no paycheck, Taylor has been living on her savings and the generosity of her family. But it was all worth it when she premiered the film June 26 at the end of this year’s women’s air race in Frederick, Maryland. “Ironically, the film was scheduled to show at Hood College, my alma mater, on the 20th anniversary of my graduation. I didn’t have anything to do with picking when and where the film was shown, so it was just synchronicity that it all came together like it did.” Taylor thought she had prepared herself for every eventuality if something went wrong during the premiere. What she didn’t count on was the sold-out crowd giving her a four-minute standing ovation. “I was in the back of the auditorium with my brother and frozen because I didn’t know what to do,” she recalled. “I hadn’t planned on how to react if everything went right! I had people coming to me with tears in their eyes, women pilots hugging me, telling me I captured what they had just been through, people who knew nothing about flying or aviation amazed that such an event went on.” Since then, the film has had a number of showings, including at AirVenture in Oshkosh, and the National Aviation Hall of Fame’s Reel Stuff Film Festival in Dayton, Ohio, as well as at air shows, Ninety-Nines chapter meetings, and a showing at the Beechcraft Heritage (Continued on page 12)


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Producer Heather Taylor in a Travel Air during filming for the documentary; Louise Thaden (below, left), Gladys O’Donnell and Ruth Nichols during the 1929 air race.

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Museum in Tullahoma, Tennessee. “Next year promises to be even busier,� Taylor said. The National Exchange Club, which sponsored the 1929 race, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011 and has asked Taylor to be part of those celebrations. She also will give a presentation at the Women in Aviation conference in February in Reno, “to show how the women in 1929 are role models for women today regarding working together, even when in competition with one another,� she said. Several other events are in the works and additional requests are pouring in, she added. “I’m eager to share these women’s stories as it is one of courage, unity, and passion, among other things, and provides excellent role models for people today.� In fact, the women of the 1929 air race were excellent role models for her. “I wondered what gave the women the spark they needed to follow a dream,� she said. “I wanted to find that spark for something in my own life, so the motivation was in many ways personal. I also thought about others searching for their own spark and knew I wasn’t alone

in this journey,� she said. “If I could harness that light in the women’s eyes and show it, somehow, as an example to others, it would, perhaps, give them permission and the courage to follow that thing they feel they need to do, no matter how illogical it may seem to others.� So what’s next for the filmmaker? First the practical: “Besides getting the film and story out there, I need to try and recover some costs since I need to repay

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the investor and I need an income,� she said. “Word is starting to spread, so I hope to continue and promote the film for the next year, entering it into film festivals.� She also has “lots of ideas� for her next project, including a companion piece to “Breaking Through The Clouds,� with short vignettes on many of the women in the race and what they did for aviation after the derby. “Many of these women went on to have amazing aviation careers and added significantly to the aviation field,� she

said. “For example, Phoebe Omlie was one of the pilots for FDR during his 1932 and 1936 presidential campaigns and was named one of the top 13 women in the U.S. by Eleanor Roosevelt. Unfortunately, financing will determine if I can produce this piece and several others I have in mind.� While challenges still exist — she is struggling to find network distribution in an age of reality TV such as “Jersey Shore� and “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills� — she’s hopeful that those who do see the documentary will walk away with new-found respect for the women racers, as well as inspiration to achieve their own dreams. “I also hope people will open their eyes and be receptive to the amazing stories of history and especially what women did,� she said. “I want people to realize there were some fantastic pilots in addition to Amelia Earhart and get people familiar with their names. I also believe people need role models to know what can be done. I can’t tell you how many pilots, such as aerobatic pilot CC Gerner, have come up to me and said they knew nothing of what these women did but they wish they had known when entering aviation. It would have made a difference to know they weren’t alone. Young girls and women need to know there’s nothing they can’t do — but it’s just as important that young boys and men realize this as well.� The DVD is available for $30. For more information: BreakingThroughTheClouds.com.


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Why mineral oil for break-in? By Paul McBride I’ve seen this in Lycoming literature — “Keep in mind that all turbocharged Lycoming engines must be broken-in on ashless dispersant oil only” — but why is Ask it true? P aul My engine overhaul shop, Central Cylinder in Omaha, Neb., insists, in writing, that for its warranty to be valid, I must break my turbo’d IO-360 in on mineral oil. PAUL MILLNER via e-mail

This requirement has caused some confusion for Paul and I bet he’s not alone. Lycoming Service Instruction 1014M recommends that “All turbocharged engines must be broken-in and operated with ashless dispersant oil only.” I’d say the direction is quite clear, but let’s look a little deeper into this important factory recommendation. You mentioned your engine was an IO-360, so right away I’m thinking it’s a normally aspirated engine judging by the model designation beginning with “IO” because, if it were a Lycoming factory turbocharged model, the designation would have begun with a “TIO-360.” Since you mentioned the overhaul facility, I decided to check directly with them just to be certain I wasn’t overlooking something here. I’ve known George and his sons for a long time, so it was good to have a reason to touch base with them again. I spoke to son Dan and mentioned why I was calling and he immediately knew the engine I was referring to. He told me that the engine was equipped with an aftermarket turbo system, so now I understand why you said “my turbo’d IO-360.” He went on to tell me the company policy is that any engine overhauled by them must be broken-in on mineral base oil. He explained they’ve

never experienced a problem with this and, as a matter of fact, it has worked very well for their overhauled engines over the many years they’ve been in business. Now, who’s right and who’s wrong? The answer in this case is simple. Central Cylinder is the overhaul facility and signed the engine off and provides warranty on the engine, therefore it can dictate which oils it prefers to have the engine broken-in with. This would hold true for any field overhaul facility because they have first-hand experience with what has proved best for their engines following overhaul. If no requirement such as this is mentioned by the overhaul facility, then I’d certainly follow the Lycoming SI 1014 recommendation. I’d also follow this SI if your aircraft is powered by a Lycoming factory built turbocharged engine. But I’m sure you want more of an answer than “because they said so,” so let me cover the importance of proper engine break-in and what has proven to work over many years. This basic rule applies to most normally aspirated Lycoming engines and it is: Use a straight weight mineral base oil of the proper viscosity for engine break-in. What this allows is for the engine, when operated properly during the break-in period (don’t baby it), to permit the piston rings to seat with the cylinder wall. Keeping the power up during break-in allows the pressure in the cylinder to force the rings against the cylinder wall, which causes the seating process to take place. Failure to use full power for takeoff and climb could be detrimental to the seating process, however engine temperatures should be monitored closely in order to avoid overheating the engine. Preferably using 75% power during cruise and not less than 65% will ensure adequate cylinder pressures are

produced to permit proper seating of the piston rings for good engine break-in. I know you’re probably thinking that other oils may allow the same results and it may be so, but I’m from the old school and believe it’s hard to argue with success. Breaking engines in with mineral oil has been almost foolproof, providing the engine is operated properly during the break-in period. If the engine is not broken-in properly and the rings don’t seat, the typical result is an increase in oil consumption, which eventually will require the cylinders to be removed, rehoned, and new rings installed to start the process of breakin all over again after spending lots of money that could have been avoided.

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One more thing comes to mind on this subject and that is the use of ashless dispersant oils for breaking in the O-320-H and the O/LO-360-E series Lycoming engines where either straight mineral oil or AD oil may be used. These engines have a higher compression ratio, which equates to higher cylinder pressures, which help force the rings out against the cylinder walls, therefore AD oils are not deterred from seating when operated properly. When it comes to Lycoming turbocharged engines, the increased heat and cylinder pressures resulting from turbocharging provide the best seating environment while using AD oils. Paul McBride, an expert on engines, retired after almost 40 years with Lycoming. Send your questions to: AskPaul@GeneralAviationNews.com.


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Soloy Aviation Solutions brings avionics in-house Doing business with a one-stop shop makes a lot of sense when it comes to aircraft modifications, upgrades, and repairs. It’s certainly more convenient than shuffling around to different shops for each project. It also saves money and downtime, which is why Soloy Aviation Solutions now offers inhouse avionics services to its customers. Avionics work has always been a part of Soloy’s offerings, if only because the Olympia, Wash.-based company’s turbine engine conversions require new instrumentation. Removing old instruments and replacing them with new turbine gauges requires removing the panel and significant wiring changes. That, of course, is a good time to upgrade the avionics stack with new GPS-based flight management systems, electronic displays, radar, autopilot, and more, Soloy officials said. Soloy offered the service before, but because it was not an authorized avionics distributor or dealer it had to subcontract the work out. That all changed earlier this year when Soloy launched its own in-house avionics shop. Soloy already had an experienced avionics technician on staff in Don Hall. A graduate of Oregon Institute of Technology, he has a resume that includes stints with the U.S. Army, Boeing, Hughes Air West, and Sunstrand. The private pilot also coowned an avionics shop at Boeing Field for 35 years. In January Soloy brought Pat Atchison

and his son, John, aboard to complete the staffing for its avionics shop. The combined experience of the three technicians totals more than 100 years. Pat Atchison earned an associate’s degree in electronics at Foothill College before embarking on a 15-year career with NASA at Moffett Field. He traveled the world working on experimental projects, including configuring a C-141 for airborne astronomy and avionics installations on the prototype tilt rotor. He then spent 15 years with the FAA as an avionics inspector, following that up with a stint at a Seattle-area avionics shop doing repairs and installations. John Atchison is an active commercial pilot and instructor and a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. With his experience as a pilot and flight school owner, he has become the company’s go-to person for flight-testing avionics and teaching customers how to properly use their new equipment. With the staff complete, Soloy acquired

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The power of three

Soloy Aviation Solutions’ in-house avionics team with their converted Mark II turbine Cessna 206 (left to right) John Atchison, Don Hall and Pat Atchison. test equipment and original-equipment repair manuals, built wiring harnesses, and most importantly, signed up dealer authorizations with avionics manufacturers and distributors, including Garmin, MidContinent Instruments, TKM, Inc./Michel Avionics, Edmo, and Aviall.

The new avionics shop’s bread-andbutter work is 24-month transponder certifications, but it has the capability to do any avionics installation and repair work, specializing on general aviation aircraft under 12,500 pounds. “Our vision to become a leading technology company has taken a big step forward with the establishment of our in-house avionics shop,” says Dave Stauffer, Soloy’s CEO. “Along with reliable, high-performance power and a compatible airframe, state-of-the-art avionics are a crucial factor in extracting maximum potential and safety from today’s aircraft and pilots. The importance of the combination cannot be understated and we are very pleased that customers can now count on Soloy to deliver the complete package. It’s in our name: Soloy Aviation Solutions. This is another major step in growing the company by offering new services and new technologies.” For more information: Soloy.com

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By MICHAEL COHEN For General Aviation News

I wish I could fly all the time, but weather and finances won’t let it happen. Happily, for those times that I have to be flying an armchair, there is a large library of books by aviation’s greatest, and these pilots write so well that reading them is the nearest thing to being in the cockpit. I’ve put together a list of a dozen books, six classics and six more recent good reads that I consider necessary parts of my flying library. You probably have a few of these books already. If, though, you are building a library from scratch, consider this: Used copies of all these books can be bought for just a few dollars. New copies, or new reprints of old titles, will still be modestly priced.

SIX CLASSICS There are half a dozen books that most flyers would consider must-haves, beginning with Charles Lindbergh’s “The Spirit of St. Louis,” a description of his nonstop flight from New York to Paris in 1927. Because Lindbergh’s hourly log of the flight was stolen by someone in the huge crowd that rushed the Spirit of St. Louis at Paris’s Le Bourget airfield, he had to reconstruct it using memory, his maps, the engine’s performance curves, and whatever other information he could recover. Lindbergh narrates in a clear style in the present tense, which keeps us in the moment as he encounters squalls, climbs to avoid weather, and fights sleepiness. First editions can be bought for under $10, because so many of the books were printed. In the 1920s and 1930s, Antoine de Saint Exupéry flew mail and passengers for Latécoère, which became Aéropostale, flying from Toulouse into Spain and across to French West Africa and later flying in South America. He describes these flying experiences in “Wind, Sand, and Stars,” which was published in 1939 and translated the same year. The most remarkable part of the book describes a 1935 Paris-to-Saigon flight St. Exupéry attempts with his mechanic, Prévot, in a Caudron Simoun, one of the fastest planes of the time. They lose landmarks in clouds and encounter adverse winds in Libya. They crash at full speed onto a gentle slope covered with “round black pebbles which had rolled over and over like ball-bearings beneath us.” Their water tank is pierced and they survive for days on a couple of oranges and a tiny amount of water, hiking away from the plane by day and building signal fires near it by night. Eventually they are rescued by a Bedouin caravan, and the next day they are in Cairo. The book is available for around $200 in its first

American edition (1939), translated by Lewis Galantiere. In “North to the Orient,” Anne Morrow Lindbergh, who married Charles in 1929, describes a flight the couple took through Canada, Alaska, Russia, and Japan to China in 1931, flying a Lockheed Sirius low-wing monoplane with a 700hp radial Cyclone engine, pontoons, and enough fuel capacity to extend its range to 2,000 miles. Anne learned to send and receive Morse Code and operated the radio on board. This is the book that Rinker Buck (see below) thought was “the best flying memoir of all.” Copies of the first 1935 edition are available online for about $6, including shipping. Beryl Markham’s “West with the Night” (1942) impressed Hemingway with its style. Markham was flying an Avian biplane as a freelance pilot in 1935 in Nairobi; she believed herself to be “the only woman professional pilot in Africa at that time.” Markham grew up in Kenya, where her father raised thoroughbreds, and she trained horses for a living before she learned to fly. In 1936 Markham became the first woman to fly from east to west across the Atlantic, and ended by crash-landing her Vega Gull in Nova Scotia. Early editions are scarce, so they begin at about $400. In “Last Flight,” Amelia Earhart describes her various trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific flights, as well as each leg of her around-the-world flight except the last one. On July 2, 1937, she and Fred Noonan, her navigator, took off from Lae, New Guinea, in their two-engine Lockheed Electra and never reached their destination of Howland Island in the Pacific. This book, which also contains Earhart’s reminiscences about growing up and learning to fly, was put together by her husband, George Palmer Putnam, from narratives she worked up from notes at each stop in her flights and sent Putnam. First edition (1937) copies start at around $45. In “Fate Is the Hunter,” Ernest K. Gann writes about his decades of flying with various airlines and with the Air Transport Command during World War II. Throughout the book he lists the names of pilots killed in various mid-air collisions, flights into mountains during instrument conditions, mishaps during storms, equipment failure, or the mistakes of ground crews. His last chapter is a story designed to make his point about fate choosing favorites: Gann survived a flight even though an elevator-securing rod had been left off his airplane, while the same day two fellow pilots died because of the same problem in theirs. But the book is more than a cautionary tale about the risks of flying: It’s a memoir of a life in aviation and of the life of aviation itself, from DC-2s and DC-3s to modern jumbo jets. First editions can be had for around $25.

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A flying library

The author and some of his favorite books.

SIX MODERN READS Beyond these classics, there are many good books that might be included in a flying library. The ones I have chosen have the advantage of talking about a kind of flying that is likely to be nearer the reader’s experience than the flights of the Lindberghs, Markham, and St. Exupéry. For the collector, another advantage is that all these books are still available in their first editions at relatively low prices of $10 to $20. In 1966, Rinker Buck was only 15 and his brother Kernahan just 17 when they set out to fly a Piper Cub across the country from New Jersey to California. More than 30 years later Rinker Buck wrote the story of that trip in “Flight of Passage: A Memoir” (1997). The fourth day of the six-day flight is the most exciting as the boys take on the Rockies at Guadalupe Pass, a narrow ravine between two 8,700-foot peaks, coaxing the Cub to its service ceiling of 10,000 feet and higher, through midsummer density altitude conditions. At each stop from El Paso to their California destination, reporters and cameramen make much of them, sometimes comparing them to Jack and Bobby Kennedy, whom they resemble slightly. Because it was written in the 1990s, the book has the feel of an elegy for simpler flying times and less crowded skies. You would think it would be easier to teach a poet to fly than to teach a pilot to write poetry, but poet Diane Ackerman had a lot of trouble in the early stages of her flight instruction, as she recounts in “On Extended Wings” (1985), and it took her 35 hours to solo. She is very good at remembering what instruction was like, how learning comes in plateaus of achievement, and how instructors talk (“dance the rudders...fly the plane to the ground”). Just as Ackerman is getting ready to take the written, her instructor is killed in a plane crash. She stays on the ground for a month. Finally the dead instructor’s friend gets her flying again, and she goes on to get her license. Ackerman’s book will take every pilot

back to the experience of learning to fly. Henry Kisor was the book-review editor for the Chicago Sun-Times until his retirement. When he was 53, he decided to learn to fly. In “Flight of the Gin Fizz: Midlife at 4,500 Feet” (1997) Kisor describes his retracing of the New York-to-California flight of Calbraith Perry Rogers in 1911, the first transcontinental flight. He flies into small airports and an occasional larger one, and he reports on the sometimes languishing, often flourishing state of general aviation in America. Because Kisor is deaf, he usually flew in and out of non-towered aiports, but prearranged light-gun landings and takeoffs let him use larger ones as well. He narrates his adventures with a zestful, “if-I-can-do-itso-can-you” style. Another journalist, Mariana Gosnell, was working at Newsweek as the medicine and science reporter in 1977 when she took three months leave to travel and take the notes that eventually became “Zero Three Bravo: Solo Across America in a Small Plane” (1993), named for her Luscombe Silvaire 8F, N803B. She flies a huge circle around the United States, down the East Coast into the deep south, to the Gulf Coast, to Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California, then north and across the northern tier of states and down through Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and back to Spring Valley Airport near New York City where she keeps her Luscombe, which a refueler along her way calls “the perfect vagabond airplane.” She stops at small airports, meeting many characters, describing the details of cross-country flying in a small plane, and revealing the mixed feelings of apprehension and joy that flying inspires in her. “Inside the Sky: A Meditation on Flight” (1998), is a collection of essays by William Langewiesche, the son of Wolfgang Langewiesche, who wrote (Continued on page 39)


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REVIEWS By Meg Godlewski General Aviation News

Hearts of Courage Most families have stories that are passed down generation to generation, but rarely shared with the public. But sometimes the stor y must be shared. Such is the case of John T ippets of Alaska and his book “Hear ts of Courage.” Between the covers of the paperback book, Tippets documents the airplane crash his father, Joseph Tippets, survived in Alaska in the winter of 1943. The elder Tippets was en route from Seattle to Alaska aboard a Lockheed Electra flown by experienced bush pilot Harold Gillam. Gillam, well-known in Alaska, was quoted as saying that “The weather is never as bad as it looks,” but he knew only too well how quickly it can change. On Jan. 5, 1943, the weather deteriorated rapidly. At the time instrument flying was done by radio and voice navigation, but because it was war time, the flight was forced to maintain radio silence. Because of this, Gillam did not know exactly where he was when the engines began to lose power. He could not transmit their location in remote Southeast Alaska. His only radio message before the crash was, “one engine has conked out, expect trouble.” The airplane went down in rugged terrain. Of the six people on board, four survived the crash, and lived in the forbidding wilderness for a month. Even today search and rescue missions in Alaska are hazardous. Combine the comparatively primitive technology of the 1940s with one of the worst winters in decades and you have a harrowing story of survival. The book contains colored photographs of the crash site. Looking at the wreckage you wonder how anyone lived through it. Tippets tells the story in his father’s words and notes that his mother, Alta, never gave up hope that her husband was alive, and that he would make it home to his family. On Feb. 3, the crew of a small Coast Guard vessel on a routine patrol was

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stunned to discover two star ved and freezing survivors of the missing plane. One of those sur vivors was Joseph Tippets. Hearts of Courage is published by Publication Consultants and is available at online booksellers and at JohnTippets. com.

Birds of Prey UAV stands for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The name may conjure up images of radio-controlled models and that wouldn’t be too far off, according to “Birds of Prey: Predators, Reapers and America’s N e w e s t U AV s in Combat,” by Bill Yenne. The book notes that UAVs have been in use since the beginning of powered flight. The militar y explored their use first, employing unmanned drones to perform flights deemed too tedious or too dangerous for soldiers. Yenne provides excellent information on the use of the drones, stretching from the days of radio-controlled models to today’s computer-controlled designs. UAVs come in all shapes and forms from fixed wing to rotorcraft and are used all over the world. For someone who has an interest in radio-controlled aviation or unmanned aerial technology, this book is a must. The book is 159 pages in paperback and photo-rich. The book is available from Specialty Press at SpecialtyPress.com and online booksellers.

Two Gold Coins and a Prayer We get a lot of books at General Aviation News that are memoirs of pilots. “Two Gold Coins and a Prayer: The Epic Journey of a World War II Bomber Pilot and POW” is one of the most enjoyable reads that I have had in a long time. The book details the exploits of James H. Keeffe Jr., a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. The book was written by his son, James Keeffe III, but told in the first person, as if we are listening to the elder Keeffe tell stories at the airport. In a style reminiscent of Ernie Pyle, Keeffe begins his literar y journey in Seattle as a young man in the Civilian Pilot Training Program in the early days

of World War II. By 1943 he was copilot on a B-24. He describes training in detail, including his relationships with other soldiers and their experiences. Keeffe’s airplane was shot down during a mission over Holland. With the help of the Dutch underground he managed to avoid capture for several months as he was passed from safe house to safe house. Several times he narrowly missed capture. Reading these scenes will put you on the edge of your chair. The book includes details on the fate of the people who risked their lives to shelter him. Some survived the war, some did not. The book takes many twists and turns. For example, when Keeffe thought he was about to escape to France, he was captured and interred as a prisoner of war in Stalag III, the camp where there was a mass escape of Allied prisoners. This was portrayed in the movie “The Great Escape.” Keeffe arrived several months after the incident and describes how the Germans cracked down on the captives. The hardships endured by these men will bring tears to your eyes. When the camp was liberated at the end of the war, you share in the soldiers’ joy. This book is a must read for anyone with an interest in the plight of downed airmen during World War II. It will be especially poignant to those who had a loved one who served in World War II but didn’t share their experiences before they went West. “Two Gold Coins and a Prayer: The Epic Journey of a World War II Bomber Pilot and POW” is available from Appell Publishing at AppellPublishing.com and online booksellers.

Aviators in Early Hollywood Airplanes and movies were born during the same decade and have been intertwined since. In fact, back in the day, the way most people were first exposed to aviation was through the movies and newsreels, which usually ran preceding the featured movie. If you are a vintage movie buf f and aviation fanatic, “Aviators in Early Hollywood” by Shawna Kelly is a book you should read. It is one of the Images in America series (the paperbacks with the sepiatone covers) that seem to be growing in popularity. As the book notes, the early on-screen aviators were the celebrities of the time, sort of first-generation action heroes and stunt men and stunt women who risked their lives to entertain. Very often the pilots had a specialty, such as the airplane-to-airplane transfer, automobileto-airplane transfer, wing walking, and

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even crashing. This was decades before computer animation. Even special effects using miniatures was still a few years out, while some directors — such as Howard Hughes — forbade it in their productions because the action wasn’t authentic. The book begins with the birth of film and continues to modern times, showcasing actors such as Jimmy Stewart and Christopher Reeves, who really were pilots and played famous aviators in films. Some of the pilots seen on screen went on to become producers and directors. Cecil B. DeMille, for example, had an accomplished aviation career in addition to his lavish cinematic productions. Published by Arcadia Publishing, the book is available at ArcadiaPublishing. com and online booksellers.

Black Wings If you are looking for a book that shows the contributions of African Americans to aviation, telling as well of their challenges and grit, “Black Wings: Courageous Stories of African Americans in Aviation and Space Histor y,” is for you. Written by Von Hardesty, a curator at the National Air and Space Museum, the book begins by noting that aviation was born during the era of Jim Crow laws and mandated racial segregation. Many AfricanAmerican aviators learned to fly in France, then came back to the United States to start flying clubs and training programs which, like so much else at that time, were segregated. Some of those first pilots went on to train the Tuskegee Airmen, the all-black 99th Fighter Squadron, during World War II. Just a few years before the Tuskegee Airmen got their wings, the Army Air Corps resisted segregation, insisting that blacks lacked the aptitude to fly. This book chronicles the strides made after the war to force open the door that the Tuskegee Airmen had cracked with their service. The military continued to be a proving ground for African Americans to distinguish themselves in aviation, but great strides were made in civilian aviation, as well, by men who were designers and engineers. The book concludes with entries about African-American astronauts noting that, had it not been for those who came before and opened those doors, they would not have made the strides they continue to make today. Published by HarperCollins Publishers in association with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the 180-page book sells for $21.95. It is available at online as well as brick and mortar book stores.


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Pilot dies after plane hits power lines These December 2008 accident reports are provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, they are intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others. Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Lompoc, Calif. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The private pilot, who had logged about 793 hours, was attempting to land. According to witnesses, the airplane was about 50 feet AGL and seemed very slow as it approached the runway. There were power lines with orange marker balls between the plane and the airport. The plane passed between the upper and lower wires, caught the lower wires, then hit the ground. Minimal damage to the propeller suggests the engine was operating at a low power setting at the time of ground impact. The throttle was found in the idle position. Investigators surmised it is likely the pilot intentionally reduced power. The post-accident investigation revealed that the pilot’s medical certificate had expired in 2007, and he had not had a flight review since 2007.

Hydrocodine, a prescription narcotic painkiller, was found in his system. However, it was not determined when the pilot might have taken the medication or whether he could have been impaired by its use. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from the power lines. uuu Aircraft: Grumman Traveler. Injuries: None. Location: Brunswick, Ga. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The wind at the time of the accident was 40° to the right of the airplane’s nose at 12 knots, gusting to 20 knots. While landing, the pilot approached the runway in a crab and with the right wing down, into the wind. A strong gust of wind pushed the right wing toward the ground as the main gear touched down in a nose-up attitude. The plane became airborne and the pilot decided to initiate a go-around. He applied full power. As the plane gained altitude, another gust of wind rolled the plane to the right. The pilot applied full ailerons and rudder authority to level the wings, then realized the plane was headed towards trees that it wouldn’t be able to clear. He pulled the throttle to

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idle and flared the plane into a stall as it descended into the trees. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain control of the airplane during the landing flare. uuu Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Injuries: None. Location: New Bern, N.C. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: Two weeks before the accident the pilot had the airplane refueled with the intent of flying, but did not fly because the battery did not have sufficient power to start the engine. He subsequently used a charging device to restore power to the battery. On the day of the accident, he performed a preflight inspection and did an extended run-up of the engine. Noting no problems, he took off. When the plane was about 100 feet in the air, the engine completely lost power. The pilot performed a forced landing in a field. The airplane went into a ditch. Attempts to test run the engine after the accident were unsuccessful, despite the fact that no mechanical anomalies were noted during a visual inspection. A review of aircraft maintenance records revealed that the airplane had flown less than 10 hours since the last annual

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inspection, which was about 11 months before the accident. In addition, the engine had never been overhauled in the 31 years since it was produced. Probable cause: A loss of engine power for undetermined reasons. uuu Aircraft: Piper Cherokee Injuries: None. Location: Ely, Minn. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: About five minutes after takeoff, the cabin door opened about a quarter of an inch. The pilot turned the plane around to return for landing. The runway was covered with snow. During the landing rollout, the pilot noticed the plane pulling to the left. He applied right rudder to keep the plane on the runway centerline, but as the plane slowed it pulled harder to the left. He increased power in an attempt to increase rudder effectiveness. He did not use right brake to maintain directional control. The airplane went sideways into a snow bank. The pilot determined that the left wheel did not rotate during landing but instead plowed through the snow on the runway. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during landing.

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Alaska Apr. 30-May 1, 2011, Anchorage, AK. Alaska State Aviation Trade Show & Conf 907-245-1251.

International April 24-26, 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Aerospace Meetings Kuala Lumpur +33141864146. Apr. 27-29, 2011, Singapore. Aerospace Supplier eXchange +65 6319 2668.

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ON THE MARKET EZ Flap STC expanded The FAA has approved the addition of several aircraft families to the EZ Flap manual flap handle upgrade STC.The vast majority of Cessna, Piper, Beech, Maule, and Stinson aircraft with manual flap controls are now included in the FAA approval, said Bill Berle, the EZ Flap inventor. EZ Flap is the first major safety and performance upgrade for the “Johnson Bar” flap handle in 60 years, according to Berle. The patent-pending device installs onto the existing flap handle in 30 minutes with no disassembly or de-rigging, drilling only two small holes, he adds. For more information: 818-634-9762 or EZFlaphandle.com

Frame that shirt tail Most pilots know about the tradition of cutting off a new pilot’s shirt tail at the conclusion of their first solo flight. Sporty’s wants to help preserve the memory of this accomplishment by professionally framing the shirt tail as a keepsake. “Some pilots may not know the supposed origin of this tradition,” said Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman. “It originated in the early days of tandem-seat trainers with no radios so that the instructor would tug on the student’s shirt to get his attention. The successful solo flight meant no more pulling on the shirt tail, and therefore no more need for a shirt tail.” Each shirt tail is mounted on a sturdy background, then matted and framed for presentation. For more information: 800-SPORTYS or Sportys.com

CubCrafters adds Certified Build Centers CubCrafters has added two Certified Build Centers: Zero Gravity Builders Studio, of Richland, Washington, and The CubWorks, of Lewistown, Montana, to its Certified Build Center network. These facilities provide workspace, tools and assistance to individuals building CubCrafter’s Carbon Cub EX experimental aircraft kit. For more information: ZeroGravityBuilders.com, TheCubWorks.com, CubCrafters.com

iPad Kneeboard introduced Atlanta Flight has introduced the iPro Aviator, a new kneeboard for the iPad that includes a foldover writing surface, as well as a foldout stand for desktop use. The iPro protects the iPad within a rugged, padded tray. A shorter writing surface can be opened and closed, giving access to the iPad’s

touchscreen surface while in flight. This allows the user to take notes and even rest his hand without making inadvertent inputs on the iPad’s screen. The iPro Aviator is currently available in black, but a navy blue version will become available in January. Price: $79.95.

are designed to show each step of construction, following the manufacturer’s instruction manual. DVD titles for the remaining RV-12 sub kits will be available soon. For more information: HomebuiltHELP.com

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STC awarded for twin version of MVP-50 engine monitoring package Electronics International has recently obtained a Primary Replacement STC for the twin version of its MVP50 Glass Panel Engine Monitoring package. The MVP-50P displays each engine’s operating parameters and trends in digital and full bar graph representations in easily distinguishable colors. If any function being monitored moves into a yellow and/or red line, the issue is annunciated on the MVP-50P, and also by external warning lights. This grabs the pilot’s attention, and allows them to immediately take action to remedy the situation, company officials said. Visible and vocal alerts and warnings are clear, concise and pilot programmable. Engine diagnostics are right at a pilot’s fingertips. Each cylinder’s EGT and CHT are displayed in a large bar graph, coupled with Rich of Peak and Lean of Peak Lean modes, while the RPM and Manifold Pressure displays allow the pilot to precisely sync both engines, company officials said. The MVP-50P also provides volts and amps monitoring, pilot-customizable checklists, data recording, an onboard fuel totalizer, fuel level monitoring, weight and balance envelopes, programmable timers and clocks, custom information screens and more. Packages include two complete monitoring packages — one for each engine. Retail prices begin at $12,990 for a certified four-cylinder package and $13,970 for a certified six-cylinder package. For more information: 541-318-6060 or Buy-EI.com

RV-12 DVD debuts HomebuiltHELP has introduced a new video DVD series that provides a step-by-step building demonstration of the Van’s Aircraft RV-12 kit. “Building your Van’s RV-12 Empennage/Tailcone” is the first in a series of DVDs that will aid in the construction of Van’s light sport aircraft kit, company officials said. Each title in the new series tracks the corresponding sub kit as delivered from Van’s. These videos

MGL Avionics has introduced the MGL-880 Aviation Headset. The headset is matched for use with the MGL V10, but suitable for use with any intercom or transceiver, according to company officials. Features include: Filtered, noise-canceling microphone; soft gel ear seals that allow for acoustic seal even if you are wearing glasses; gold-plated connectors; reversible microphone boom; and can operate as mono or stereo headset with volume and balance controls. Price: $125. For more information: MGLAvionics.com

iFly 700 GPS now at Aircraft Spruce The iFly 700, a portable GPS from Adventure Pilot, is now available at Aircraft Spruce at an introductory price of $499. An annual subscription for $69 for VFR or $89 for IFR allows you to keep all your databases and sectionals current, as well as get new features as they are added with a simpleto-use update process, according to Aircraft Spruce officials. The iFly 700 includes a suction mount, an AC power adapter, a DC (cigarette lighter) power adapter, a 4 GB SDHC card, a remote, a carrying case, and a two-month enhanced (IFR) subscription. For more information: 877-477-7823 or AircraftSpruce.com

History of Conway Airport published A history of aviation spanning 90 years at the Conway Arkansas Municipal Airport (Cantrell Field) has recently been published. The authors, Robert Hoyt, Al Hiegel, Stuart Hoyt, and Harrell Clendenin, note the work is a compilation of historical events taken from newspaper articles and memories recorded from veteran pilots and aviation enthusiasts that span the period 1917 to 2010. The authors add that if anyone has pictures or stories they would like to share about the Conway Airport, they would welcome this information. Forward them via e-mail to Robert.Hoyt@wku.edu The bound paperback book, which contains 238 pages and includes more than 280 pictures, can be purchased through the mail from Robert D. Hoyt, 324 Clarence O’Dell Road, Bowling Green, Ky., 42101, for $21 Priority Mail Delivery.

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RCA22-7 Vacuum Horizon .....P/N 10-01371 .....$689.00 RCA22-7F Vac. Hor. w/ag ....P/N 10-00504 .....$798.00 RCA22-11 Vacuum Horizon ...P/N 10-00502 .....$798.00 RCA2600-3 Dig. Attitude ........P/N 11-07325...$2,495.00 RCA26BK-2 Elec. Attitude......P/N 10-01119 ... $2,115.00 RCA26AK-4 Elec. Attitude......P/N 10-01392 ..$1,995.00 RCA11A-8 Directional ............P/N 10-01370 .....$689.00 RCA11A-15 Directional ..........P/N 10-00390 .....$689.00 RCA15AK-2 Directional..........P/N 10-01390 ..$1,995.00 RCA82A-11 3” Turn Coord. ....P/N 10-01372 .....$689.00 RCA56-3B 3” Turn Coord.......P/N 10-01684 .....$796.00

Castleberry Instruments & Avionics introduces a new FAA certified back-up attitude indicator. This instrument is an approved substitute for previously mandated rate of turn indicators in Part 23 aircraft operating in Part 91 and less than 12,500 pounds. This substitution is based upon the FAA Advisory Circular AC91-75 that promotes the installation of a backup attitude indicator. In the FAA words, “Substituting a second attitude indicator (with a power source independent from the primary attitude indicator) for the rate-of-turn indicator will provide an increased level of safety.” 14V ................................... P/N 10-02823 ..................$2,217.00 28V .................................... P/N 10-02824 ..................$2,217.00 14V w/ 8° tilt...................... P/N 10-02828 ..................$2,195.00 28V w/ 8° tilt...................... P/N 10-02829 ..................$2,195.00

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A family of aviation Ed Nitzsche started flying lessons while in high school under the tutelage of Jack Brown at the original Tamiami Airport in Miami in 1951. He later finished instruction Short at Kendall Flying Final School, which was operated by women’s aerobatic champion Mary Gaffaney, and received his sign off on Feb. 17, 1956. Wow. That paragraph is loaded with aviation history, some of which I didn’t know until I started my research for this story. First, nearly everyone has heard of Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base, probably the busiest and surely the most popular seaplane training facility in the world. That Ed started his passion with one of aviation’s very own folk heroes is sweet, but to know that Mary Gaffaney signed him off as a pilot is phenomenal. A five-time U.S. National Women’s Aerobatic Champion, Mary was co-owner of the Kendall Flying School. In 1972 she won the U.S. National Women’s World Championship in France. An aerobatic champion, an examiner, an instructor in helicopters and gliders, a skywriter — it is thought that Mary holds every license and rating available. The original Tamiami Airport was established some time in the mid-1940s and was located just southwest of Miami International Airport. By the mid-1950s it was an active general aviation airport with three paved runways that serviced several aviation businesses. However, by the mid-1960s, the jet era and its proximity to Miami International Airport sealed the facility’s fate. The airport was relocated further south and the new Tamiami Airport opened in 1967.

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The Florida International University campus absorbed the original Tamiami, and the new facility was later renamed Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport. This history was recognized on Nov. 16 in Asheville, Nor th Carolina, when Ed received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, an award that “recognizes pilots who have demonstrated

professionalism, skill and aviation expertise by maintaining safe operations for 50 or more years.” When Ed completed his flight training all those years ago, he was married to his best girl Carol, and she was “all for it.” Some 57 years later she still encourages him to head out to the airport. The couple was blessed with two boys and two girls, but flying didn’t interfere with family because it was an integral part of their life. Ren, the oldest son, was around 10 years old when he started flying with

straightens out some misconceptions about air traffic control (“controllers don’t guide airplanes”), and considers the possibility that in very complex systems such as commercial air travel, accidents may be inevitable. William Kershner died in early 2007. “Logging Flight Time” is a collection of his short pieces that talk about his 50 years of primary flight instruction, military flying, flight testing, and aerobatics instruction. When I was taking lessons for my private certificate, a Tucson CFI asked me what book I

was using for preparation, and when I said Kershner’s “The Student Pilot’s Flight Manual,” she said, “Oh, he’s the technical one. He’ll give you graphs and tables for everything.” I was grateful for the graphs and tables, being a person who thinks more information is always better. But Kershner entertains as well as informs. One chapter describes a night launch and landing on a carrier. In the military, Kershner flew Corsairs, Bearcats, Hellcats, Panthers, Cougars, and Banshees. Once out of the service,

“Flying didn’t interfere with family because it was an integral part of their life.”

(FLYING LIBRARY from page 15)

“Stick and Rudder,” one of the classic books about the mechanics of flying. Early in the book, Langewiesche declares his belief “that flight’s greatest gift is to let us look around,” and he illustrates by describing the view from various kinds of airplanes — paragliders powered and unpowered, jets, and small airplanes flown just high enough. “The best views are views of familiar things,” he writes. He describes flying in bad weather,

his dad in their 1946 Ercoupe 415C. The Ercoupe was not Ed’s first airplane. That was an Aeronca Champ 7AC, followed by a Cub and later by a Porterfield.  Years later he found that Porterfield in pieces in Melbourne, Florida. However, it wasn’t until his parents retired and moved from the Miami area to Andrews, N.C., that Ren called to tell them that he had soloed. The flying that followed for him included six years of aerobatic competitions in an Extra 300. He later sold the 300 and built a SeaRey so his youngest son could learn to fly. His older son, Ren, Jr., earned his seaplane rating in that airplane. Kurt, Ed’s younger son, didn’t fly as much as a kid, but genes rang true when, later settled in Knoxville, Tenn., he earned his private pilot license. Exposed to such passion, Ed’s son-in-law David could not resist the allure of flight and continued the family tradition in 2006. More than 50 years after it all began, Ed owns and flies a 1959 Cessna 172 and enjoys flying with his Andrews-Murphy airport buddy Rick Trammel. Rick says that Ed is “a different person in the air.” At one time in his youth, Ed wanted to be a commercial pilot, but he couldn’t pass the eye exam. Instead, he is quite happy with his flying and smiled when he said that the best part about it is that it is “an enjoyable, relaxing pleasure.” His fondest memories include flying in his Cub along the beach and waving at the girls. With a twinkle in his eye he remembered, “Some waved back. Some didn’t.” After confessing this little tidbit, Ed suggested that Mom shouldn’t know about that, but after 57 years, I’m sure Mom knows and understands a lot more that Ed realizes. Rick may agree. He rolled his eyes and confirmed that flying with Ed is “never dull.” I imagine that is so. 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.

he started a flying school and an aerobatic school in his native Tennessee. After you’ve read Ernest Gann and William Langewiesche on the risks of aviation, William Kershner will remind you that flying is fun, and sometimes funny as well. This very basic library will get you started in reading about flying. Once you begin to haunt the aviation section in your library and bookstore, you’ll find dozens of entertaining books. Follow your own interests and happy reading!



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