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Highlighting the Importance of Business Aviation Nationwide As GA News readers know, NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) launched the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign last year in response to the misperceptions and mischaracterizations about general aviation, including business aviation, coming from Washington and elsewhere. Our continuing aim has been to educate Washington’s policymakers and opinion leaders about the importance of business aviation to citizens, companies and communities across the U.S. It’s a message NBAA and GAMA have delivered through Capitol Hill publications like Roll Call, The Hill and Politico, and also through targeted TV placements on stations including CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and elsewhere. We’ve enlisted well-known spokespeople, like American legend and esteemed businessman Arnold Palmer, to help deliver the campaign’s message. But equally important, we’ve enlisted you – the people in general aviation, whose voices count with elected officials in states and congressional districts across the country. And when I’ve traveled to town after town to report on the progress of our collective work, I’m always impressed by the dedication and activism of those in our industry.
For example, I recently had the privilege of spending time with people in Ohio and Chicago. At one event, we heard from Earl Morse, a retired Air Force captain and head of Honor Flight. His group coordinates general aviation airplanes to fly veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the memorials to the wars they served in. I noted that, among other messages, the No Plane No Gain campaign highlights the many hours business airplanes fly in support of humanitarian and philanthropic organizations like Honor Flight and other groups. In fact, stories like this one and the others I heard in Ohio and Chicago are the kind we need people to continue telling all across the U.S. Policymakers in Washington need to hear how business aviation not only helps people and communities in times of crisis, but also supports over a million jobs, helps companies of all sizes be more competitive and productive, and provides a transportation lifeline for towns with little or no airline service. NBAA and GAMA have made a concerted effort to tell these stories, in part through the No Plane No Gain web site, at www.noplanenogain.org/profiles. I encourage you to review the stories we’re sharing, and consider adding your own by contacting NBAA at firstname.lastname@example.org. NBAA and GAMA will continue to stand up for business aviation – and we thank you for continuing to stand with us.
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On the Cover A family affair | For the Morris family of Poplar
Grove, Ill., the Culver Cadet is the â€œfamilyâ€? airplane. Not only do Ken and Lorraine Morris have one of the rare airplanes (pictured), but so does Kenâ€™s father, Gene, who lives in Houston. Photo courtesy Ken and Lorraine Morris.................................... 36
You can get anything at the mall these days:â€ˆUS Aviation found a new way to sell not just planes, but Discovery Flights â€” and boost GAâ€™s image â€” by putting an LSA in a Dallas mall during the holiday season.............................. 4
News & Features Proclamation | West Virginia dubs January GA Appreciation Month..................5 Hangar headache | ORK hangar tenants cry foul over plan to raise rents..........6 Capital Comments | Questions abound about security.....................................7 A FIRST: The first Tecnam P2008 in the U.S. was recently delivered to Heart of Virginia Aviation at Hanover County Airport (OFP) in Richmond, Va........ 5
The list grows | NTSB adds to list of â€œreportableâ€? accidents/incidents...............7 Guest Editorial | One pilotâ€™s view on the demise of 100LL................................8 Visserâ€™s Voice | GA leaders need to work with EPA to ease 100LL transition .....9 New gig | Country singer Aaron Tippin takes off as CAF spokesman.................10 Next step in NextGen | ADS-B goes live in Gulf of Mexico...........................10 Your medical | Why does it take so long to get a special issuance?..................34 Youâ€™re fired! Is it time to find a new AME?......................................................34 â€œStop the FAA and Save GAâ€? | GAN columns published in book..................35
SPREADING THE WORD: Country star Aaron Tippin, a pilot since he was 16, is the new spokesman for the Commemorative Air Force...............10
The Greatest Generation | Museum kicks off Save the Stories program.........35 ExperCraft builderâ€™s story | Finding purpose in a homebuilt project ............37 Short Final | Can a wife compete with a plane?...............................................39
Only at GeneralAviationNews.com/web TSAâ€™s latest target | Your mechanic HOMEBUILT HAVEN:â€ˆSteve Harmonâ€™s Cozy IV plans-built project is more than just a plane â€” he says it has been his salvation..........................................37
Winter flying | Donâ€™t be left out in the cold Alternative partnership | Biojet players team up TSA a â€˜substantial threatâ€™ to GA | Says top aviation attorney Busy year | GE Aviationâ€™s turboprop business takes off Alcohol free | Wicks Aircraft Supply kicks off Happy Hour Bombertown USA | Returns to Kissimmee Air Museum In the trenches | Students travel to DC to learn about aviation
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Star power | Tom Cruise and Buzz Aldrin to get Living Legends awards
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New airport in the works | Former DHL hub may be donated to Ohio city
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“We melted a lot of snow.”
“Avionics is now as important, if not more, to check out in than the actual airplane.”
— Sonex Founder John Monnett, after the first engine run on the SubSonex jet
— Sporty’s officials
“The airport is just too remote to many people and the mall brings aviation right into their daily lives.” — Justin Shelley of US Aviation, which put an LSA in a Dallas mall over the holidays
“There is a number of economic things that are coming together to brighten the outlook. We’re starting to see things already to lend themselves to helping general aviation.” — Aviation Consultant Brian Foley
“There are two kinds of airplanes — those you fly and those that fly you. You must have a distinct understanding at the very start as to who is the boss.” — Ernest Gann
“A pilot must have a memory developed to absolute perfection. But there are two higher qualities which he also must have. He must have good and quick judgment and decision, and a cool, calm courage that no peril can shake.” — Mark Twain, speaking about Mississippi River pilots
Reaching those interested in becoming pilots sometimes means you have to leave the airport. That’s the lesson learned by officials at US Aviation in Denton, Texas, who put a Remos GX at the Vista Ridge Mall in Dallas during the busy holiday season. During the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas, US Aviation sold 170 Discovery Flights, picked up 130 leads on possible partnerships in aircraft ownership and talked extensively to six people who are interested in buying an aircraft, report officials at the company, which is based at Denton Municipal Airport (DTO). “What we learned was that many people think about aviation, but fail to act on the impulse,” said Justin Shelley, director of aircraft sales. “By putting an aircraft in their line of sight, they stopped by and engaged in a discussion about licensing or ownership. I expect we’ll convert a couple dozen Discovery Flights into student pilots and we may have a dozen others who wind up in aircraft partnerships or limited flying clubs. And I also think we have a pretty good chance of selling several aircraft to individual owners. We’ll know better in a couple months.” Shelley noted that many people were surprised to learn that it is possible to earn a Sport Pilot’s license with only 20-25 hours of training. There were quite a few who thought an entry-level license would cost more than $12,000 and were
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shocked when they found out that it could be done for about $4,000. “Reaching out to the public like this really gets people fired up about flying,” said Shelley. “The airport is just too remote to many people and the mall brings aviation right into their daily lives.” For more information: 866-383-2484 or USAviationGroup.net.
Paper or plastic? Time running out to get new plastic pilot certificates It’s not just the clerk at the grocery store making the “paper or plastic?” inquiry these days. The FAA also wants to know what your certificate is made of since, come April 1, the paper one won’t be legal anymore. In February 2008 the FAA announced the phasing out of paper airman certificates. The deadline for replacement is March 31. Pilots with the paper certificates after that date will not be able to exercise their flying privileges, except for a temporary certificate issued under 61.17 or a student pilot certificate issued under paragraph (b) of CFR 61.19 (h). The plastic certificates, which are about the size of a credit card and have a hologram imprinted on them, are more difficult to counterfeit than the paper ones. While the change has been in the works for quite a while, many pilots have apparently delayed getting their tickets replaced. As a result, there is a backlog of requests in Oklahoma City, FAA officials said. There are two ways to replace a certificate. You can request a replacement certificate online at FAA.gov/
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— Dennis Lord, Los Angeles County aviation commissioner, about Compton Airport (CPM) in Southern California
A trip to the mall gets shoppers fired up about flying
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“It’s a hidden gem. It’s also a very important asset to the city.”
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Licenses_Certificates or you can mail an application for replacement of lost, destroyed, or paper airman certificate form or a signed, written request stating your name, date and place of birth, Social Security number and/or certificate number, and the reason you need a replacement. You must include a check or money order for $2, made payable to FAA, for each certificate you request. The latter has made some pilots grumble, as they have held the paper certificates for decades and now have to spend money to replace them. For more information: 866-878-2498 or FAA.gov.
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W. Va. governor proclaims GA Appreciation Month Baumann Floats of New Richmond, Wisconsin. It sells for $159,000.
West Virginia is ringing in the new year with a salute to general aviation. Gov. Joe Manchin III, who is a pilot, signed a proclamation earlier in the month making January “General Aviation Appreciation Month.”
Photo courtesy Heart of Virginia Aviation
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Zenair Ltd. has begun deliveries of its light-weight all-aluminum amphibious floats. Nicolas Heintz, who is in charge of float manufacturing, noted the comWest Virginia is home to manufacturing and repair facilities for Aurora Flight Sciences, Bombardier Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, and Pratt & Whitney. Aerospace is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the state’s economy, according to the proclamation, adding nearly 600 new jobs between 2000 and 2005 and contributing 3,200 jobs either directly or indirectly related to the industry. GA contributes $616 million to the state, which boasts 34 airports and 1,859 pilots.
cies as the reason prices remain near 2007 levels.
uuu Prices for factory new and factory rebuilt engines from Teledyne Continental Motors, Inc. will not increase in 2010, according to company officials, who cite manufacturing efficien-
uuu The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is extending the comment period on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the Aircraft Repair Station Security Program
uuu The Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) has been granted a license by the FAA to operate a commercial, horizontallaunch spaceport at Cecil Field (VQQ). Cecil Field, the first spaceport in Florida, is the eighth spaceport to be licensed in the U.S. JAA.aero
pany is finalizing drawings and tooling for its larger 1,400 lbs. LSA floats, which should be ready to ship in early spring.
uuu Aero Accessories, Inc., the manufacturer of Tempest brand aviation products, has acquired Unison Industries’ aviation spark plug product line, which was marketed under the Autolite brand. Aero will relocate the spark plug line to its manufacturing facility in Gibsonville, N.C., according to company officials, who note the product line will be branded under the Tempest name. Aero anticipates delivering the first Tempest brand spark plugs in early March. TempestPlus.com
to Feb. 19. Why should you care? Because what affects your mechanic is going to affect your bottom line, according to aviation security expert David Hook. TSA.gov
uuu American Legend Aircraft Co. has completed the first customer delivery of a Legend AmphibCub — an amphibious float-equipped Legend Cub certified as an LSA. The AmphibCub was delivered to Dick Parsons, a retired airline pilot who lives in South Florida, who has already logged more than 700 hours in a Legend Cub. The AmphibCub, based on a J3-style version of the Legend Cub, is configured with amphibious aluminum floats from
uuu The FAA has assigned a three-letter identifier to the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport now under construction in West Bay, Florida. The three-letter location identifier will be “ECP” when the airport opens in May. The new airport is replacing Panama CityBay County International Airport (PFN). NewPCAirport.com
uuu Wipaire has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization for its Wipline model 7000 float, designed for the Quest Kodiak. Full approval is expected in the first quarter, according to Wipaire officials, who note aircraft are on the ramp awaiting the STC approval and installation of (Continued on page 6)
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ORK hangar owners cry foul over lease changes By MEG GODLEWSKI General Aviation News
Hangar owners at North Little Rock Municipal Airport (ORK) in Arkansas are crying foul over what they see as an attempt by the airport commission to take ownership of their hangars. “The way it worked in the past is that you leased the land from the airport but you were responsible for building your own hangar,” said Jerry Homsley, EAA Chapter 165 president and a hangar owner. “We all built our hangars in good faith, with long-term leases of 20 years. Now the commission is coming along and changing the rules in mid-stream. Instead of 20 years, we have the land for five. After that, the hangar becomes the property of the airport. Instead of that hangar you built for $50,000 being amortized over a long-term lease, you’re going to have a hangar costing you $10,000 for the next five years.” Airport Manager Skipper Polk has a different view of the situation, noting that the leases involved are the ones that are expired. “The idea that we are changing terms in mid-lease is wrong,” he said. “The current plan is to have the hangars revert immediately and give the owners a new lease for five years.” Lease rates, which are now 26 cents a square foot, will be increased to 40 cents for the first 30 months of the new lease, then jump to $1 for the second 30 months. At the end of the five years, the leases could be renegotiated, Polk said. “There is not — and never has been — a plan to get hangars torn down to attract better tenants,” Polk said, (Continued from page 5)
uuu The number of Women in Aviation, International (WAI) members who applied for scholarships has soared to 520, up from the previous high of 371. At the organization’s annual conference, slated for Feb. 25-27 in Orlando,
uuu LSA manufacturer Tecnam has delivered the first Tecnam P2008 to the U.S. Launched at the Friedrichshafen’s European Air Show last April, the new aircraft, which combines a carbon fiber fuselage with a metal wing and stabilator, was delivered to Heart of Virginia Aviation at Hanover County Airport (OFP) in Richmond, Va., which had it on display at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Fla., earlier this month.
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“The hangar owners — to the last man — say they will leave when the leases are up and tear down their hangars.”
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to comply with an FAA mandate that publicly-owned referring to speculation among pilots that this is the airports become self-sufficient. motivation behind the change. “With that said, there “FAA grant assurances require GA airports to be are some hangars coming due in such poor condition self-sufficient, or attempting to become so, and at the they are an eyesore and need to be refurbished or current level of city support, we cannot reasonably demolished.” claim that we are moving towards self-sufficiency,” While the commission feels the rates and terms he said, noting the airport receives $200,000 annually “are fair to all concerned,” according to Polk, Homsley, from the city’ general fund. “This could, at some point, speaking on behalf of the hangar tenants, disagrees. hamper our ability to receive The pilots attempted to grants, which are currently negotiate with the airport the primary source of funds lease committee at a Jan. 7 used to ensure the airport is meeting, but their requests safe and operational.” were ignored, he said. A reliever airport for “The lease committee Little Rock National Airport is going to recommend to (LIT), ORK has a 5,000-foot the airport commission that runway and a 3,000-foot the new lease structure be crosswind runway. There adopted,” he said. “They — Tenant spokesman are approximately 165 airrefused to take reversion off Jerry Homsley the table and continued to craft based at the airport. Operations range from talk about short-term leases. corporate jet traffic to recreational aviation. They are still talking about exorbitantly high prices for According to published reports in the local newspaa square foot.” per, the airport collects about $97,000 annually on 41 It is Homsley’s understanding that a survey of leases, or an average of $2,300 each a year from each surrounding airports determined market value was 30 hangar tenant. cents a square foot. If the airport commission does not change the terms “Yet they are planning to charge us 40 cents, and of the lease negotiations, they are likely to lose several then it will go up,” he said. tenants, warned Homsley. According to Homsley, the lease changes seem to be out of line with FAA guidelines on fair lease rates, “The hangar owners — to the last man — say they adding the hangar owners are exploring the idea of will leave when the leases are up and tear down their hangars,” he said. filing a grievance with the FAA. For more information: NLRAirport.blogspot.com. Polk counters that the rent increases are necessary
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Questions abound about changes in security As confirmation of new TSA director delayed in Senate By Charles Spence WASHINGTON, D.C. — Er rol Southers was nominated last August by President Barack Obama to be director of the Transporta tion Security Administration Capital (TSA), but his conComments firmation has been delayed in the Senate, meaning the agency that deals directly with aviation security has been without a leader for nearly six months. Couple this with the security confusion following the failed Christmas day attempt to blow up an international flight to Detroit and the potential for significant new regulations affecting all who fly could increase. A confirmation hearing for Southers was held up when Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) placed a hold on it, prompted by concern that the nominee would not oppose unionization of the TSA work-
force. Unionization has been rejected by previous TSA administrators, the FBI, CIA, Coast Guard and Secret Service. This concern was augmented by charges that Southers lied to Congress during a committee hearing, declaring that when he was an FBI agent he never asked police in San Diego to access records of his ex-wife’s boyfriend, a violation of privacy laws. Later, after receiving an endorsement from the Senate Homeland Security Committee, he said he had accessed records on at least two occasions and forwarded them to the San Diego police. DeMint said Southers had misled Congress in sworn testimony. “If he can’t tell the truth,” DeMint said, “he is not qualified and should not be confirmed.” Six other senators and at least one member of the House have joined DeMint in his efforts to get to the bottom of the questions about Southers. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has said he wants to move quickly to confirm Southers but at this time there seems to be little movement to provide the information DeMint and others want. A White House spokesperson said officials did not know of discrepancies in Southers’ statements until two months after his nomination and the confirmation process was well on its way.
NTSB adds to list of ‘reportable’ accidents The NTSB is amending its notification and reporting requirements regarding aircraft accidents or incidents. The final rule, which becomes effective March 8, adds five “reportable incidents:” Failure of any internal turbine engine component that results in the escape of debris other than out the exhaust path; release of all or a portion of a propeller blade, excluding release caused solely by ground contact; a complete loss of information, excluding flickering, from more than 50% of cockpit displays, such as Electronic Flight Instrument System displays; Airborne Collision Avoidance System advisories issued when a plane is operated on an IFR flight plan and complying with the advisory is necessary to avert a collision;
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The flap over the Christmas day aviation interests are closely watching incident is heightening the political the present attempt to fill the posifinger pointing and bringing more politition. People and organizations that cians into the security deal directly with issue with greater government offices interest. Sen. John J. are reluctant to say Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) anything negative called a hearing of the that might affect their — TSA employee joke relationships with the Commerce, Science and Transportation about the agency’s ever- agency. Committee Jan. 20 to A major interest, changing leadership explore the question, however, is that who“Is the current system ever finally gets the capable of meeting the threat?” He has post is permitted and committed to open frequently expressed his concerns that discussions, following up on President general aviation offers security problems. Obama’s pledges that the government Whether or not this issue will affect the would be “transparent” in its actions TSA nomination and the agency’s actions and programs. Aviation interests want is being closely watched. TSA to be open in its actions and open DeMint has called TSA “one of the for input from those directly affected by most critical security agencies in the war its regulations and actions. Closed door on terror.” Despite its importance, its procedures in other areas of governleadership has been in upheaval. There ment increase the concern some aviation have been five directors in the six years groups have about TSA and its potenof the agency’s existence, prompting one tially onerous security regulations. TSA employee to quip, “if my boss calls, get his name.” Charles Spence is GAN’s Washington, D.C., correspondent. That turnover is also why Washington
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Passing gas By Steve Bill Hanshew I t ’ s a l l To m Midgely’s fault for ridding us of the knock. That was the problem a chemist named Thomas Midgely was tasked to resolve in the early 1900s. His Guest Editorial bosses at General Motors were making better engines with higher compression and higher horsepower output. Unfortunately, the gasoline going into those engines was little better than crude coming out of the ground. Predetonation, backfiring in plumes of acrid black smoke, and generally acting like a jackass in heat plagued the early automotive engine. But knocking was the thing that irritated drivers most. It just didn’t sound right and, what’s more, it seemed like a bad thing to have in a device with hundreds of moving parts. Midgely’s peers tried ethyl alcohol, but it was expensive and hard to blend. Then came iodine, red dye, and even organic derivatives from plants, but nothing seemed to help. Then in 1921 Midgely added a small dose of tetra-ethyl lead. Bingo! No knock and the engine purred like a kitten. Lead became known as the “anti-knock” cure. By this time the ratio of how much gasoline could be compressed before ignition occurred had been defined as “octane.” If compression causes ignition prior to the spark plug firing, you’ve got knock and probably a lower octane rating. But add some lead and voila!, the potential for higher octane with no knock. Adding lead allowed for cheap gas to be boosted to a higher octane and — under most circumstances — the higher the octane, the better the engine performs. While auto engines were advancing in the 1920s, aircraft engines lagged behind with most, such as the Curtiss OX-5, putting out an anemic 90 hp. The compression was so low that anything from tractor gas to dandelion wine would do the trick. About 10 years after Midgely put the knock to rest, aircraft engines caught up quickly thanks to the air racing craze of the 1930s. Pratt & Whitney, Curtiss-Wright, and Lycoming were making 300-500 horsepower engines — some even supercharged with commensurate higher compression ratios. That’s where air racing legend Jimmy Doolittle stepped up to the plate. He was working for Shell Oil as its aviation go-to guy and understood aircraft performance better than most. Not only was he an exArmy record-setting pilot and the winner of every major air racing trophy in existence,
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HARD SCIENCE NEEDED, NOT POLITICS AND FADS he had an MIT doctorate in aeronautical engineering. He knew car gas was not up to snuff for big engine air racers and military pursuit planes. He convinced Shell to get the lead in gas and boost the octane rating from a measly 75 to a solid 100. That did the trick and probably did more than is commonly acknowledged to win World War II since, without it, planes like the Mustang and tanks like the Sherman would have had a rough go of it. For more than 80 years 100-octane has been the fuel powering most of piston aviation. The downside is lead. It is a heavy metal and a neurotoxin. Ingest enough of it and it will kill you. Of course, just handling a bar of lead won’t kill you, even if you lick it like a Popsicle. However, when it degrades to a corroded dust it may become airborne and therein lays the danger. You breathe in enough of it and it builds up in your system to a toxic level, eventually causing organ failure and a host of neurological disorders. But let’s put things into perspective: From 1979 to 1998, about 200 people in the U.S. died from a documented case of lead poisoning. Over the same period about 1,007 people died from an allergic reaction to a bee sting. The obvious danger in 100LL is exhaust. Rational people don’t drink it but will occasionally breathe in the fumes. In a confined area this would be deadly, but not because of lead. Don’t believe me: Ask any securities broker under indictment for fraud, sitting in a car in a closed garage. In fact, over a 20-year period, 200 times more people died of carbon monoxide poisoning than of lead. Anthrax is a bacteria-based bio-weapon and lethal if you breathe in the spores. Over the past 20 years five people have died of Anthrax. Like other chemical and biological agents, such as Sarin gas, which is 500 times more deadly than cyanide, it has to be inhaled in large quantities, but readily disperses to non-lethal levels when exposed in open air. In fact, the atmosphere has a natural propensity to scrub itself of toxic elements. I guess that’s my problem with the push to outlaw 100LL. It sounds like the right thing to do. It even sounds like the safe thing to do. But sounding like and “is” are two different things. Everything in the right dose will kill you, even corn flakes. I tried to kick the lead habit and for a time used 87UL car gas in my Yak and, since the old bird has very low compression, ran fine on it. I still had to use a lead additive, though, to save the engine. The Feds banned the additive and then went and put ethanol in all of the car gas. I didn’t want to turn all of my engine seals to liquid rubber
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Hanshew, who has worked in aviation for more than 35 years, currently works in the flight standards department of an airline. His wife is a CFII and a professor of aviation technologies at a large community college in Dayton, Ohio. They currently own a Nanchang CJ-6A (The Green Dragon) based at their home strip of Donner Field.
I was impressed with Michael Kraft’s thoughtful article on the replacement for 100LL (Guest Editorial: Beware the “sound bite solution”: There are no easy answers to the complex avgas issue, Dec. 18, 2009 issue). Several aviation writers seem to be assuming that because 94UL is already on the market in Europe, that it is the de facto winner of the search for a 100LL replacement. Europe is not the USA and the last thing we should do in aviation is to adopt a standard just because Europe uses it. We have more airplanes, particularly low-cost older airplanes, a wider variety of types and, in all likelihood, more hours flown per aircraft than in Europe. I suspect that 94UL will cost more and deliver less performance. We need to look at all the alternatives, particularly the homegrown Swift fuel, which promises better performance, lower cost per gallon and no aircraft modifications. The final decision should be based on hard science and hard economics (the life cycle costing kind), not on fads or politics. I am pleased to see that Lycoming supports an objective evaluation and hope the oil companies will do the same. TOM MULLER Poland Spring, Maine
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I guess I am a little sensitive these days reading about airports in national publications; whether they have an obvious anti-GA airport slant as USA Today, or in the pro-airport General Aviation News. But, I do feel a couple of comments are warranted with respect to the article “Is your airport on the endangered list?” in the Dec. 4, 2009, issue. My discontent comes from the insinuation in two areas of the article that Land Use Studies and Proposed Land Use or Zoning Changes are singular tools used to close airports. Reporter Meg Godlewski implies in the article that airport users should be opposed to land use studies in general. I suggest quite the opposite. Airport managers and their sponsors should be actively encouraged to commission land use studies. Beyond their immediate land holdings, the majority of airports aerial operations areas often extend over multiple municipal jurisdictions. In my experience, I have found most relationships between these various levels of government to be tolerant at best, distrustful occasionally, and adversarial in the extreme cases. Quite often there is little communication between neighboring communities in land use planning, nor similar goals espoused in those plans. And, perhaps most important, the needs of an airport are not included because the neighboring community does not have a fiduciary or legal obligation to the airport. What is needed is a comprehensive land use plan, incorporating “all” the lands surrounding an airport, and extending out to protect runway approach areas. This type of planning is helpful in identifying incompatible land uses that can lead to conflict with an airport. Once existing and future land uses have been identified, responsible entities can work together to create zoning documents that will guide development in a cooperative manner. This allows communities to improve in a reasonable fashion, without negatively impacting airport operations. There are two options when it comes to land use planning and zoning. As airport stewards, we can sit and wait, be reactive and oppose proposals as they come in and hope like heck we don’t miss one. Or we can make the effort to engage with our neighbors, drive the planning process, and develop the protections the airport needs proactively. ROBERT HOM Eagle River, Wis.
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The demise of 100LL is no surprise So GA’s leaders need to work with EPA to make transition painless By Ben Visser At the recent AOPA Aviation Summit, several industr y leaders made the startling comment that lead in avgas is going away. Well, duh, what do you think I have been saying Visser’s for the last 20 years? Voice The comments fall into three general areas: The first is the gloom and doom group that feel that it is all over and that we should just scrap all of the planes and have everyone in GA go find a new hobby to (Continued from page 8)
so there went my 100LL alternative. Some say 94UL is the answer. Well it may be for them, but if the slop won’t run in my nine-cylinder 285-hp radial, it’s worth zip to me.
dump money into. The second group is in denial — they do not believe the EPA will actually go through with its threat to outlaw leaded fuels. And the third group believes that someone will come up with a miracle fuel that will replace 100LL, cost less, and perform better in all applications. For the third group, I was going to say that there really isn’t a Santa Claus, but I am sure that these people still believe in the jolly old man. The second group is almost as naive as the third group. The EPA is going to regulate lead out of avgas. The question is when and has nothing to do with facts or data. The people at the AOPA meeting were guessing that it will go away in the 2016-2017 time frame. That’s as good a guess as any, but I would remind people that there are several elections between now and then, so things can change quickly. And I have seen a lot of deadlines given, starting with 1995, and they have all come and gone.
For the first group, don’t despair — there is some hope. Pilots with non-turbo/super-charged engines have nothing to worry about. When the new unleaded fuel does finally appear, your engines will work well. Other than changes at your next overhaul, it will be basically an invisible change. On the positive side, all of the 80/87 engines and Rotax 4-cycle engines will finally be able to buy fuel at any and all local airports. On the negative side, there is the ver y real problem of turbo/supercharged engines and the big radials. These will all need to be modified in some way and someone will need to requalify and then be legally liable for the proper operation of these engines on the new fuel. This may mean that some of them — especially rare models — may become static displays. The thing that got me most were the comments such as “GA is scrambling to find alternatives” and “We have just
one shot at this, so we need to make the right decision.” Where have these people been? For the past 20 years there has been only one solution to what the unleaded fuel will be, and that is a fuel made from the same components as 100LL, only without the lead and with a lean rating of around 94. This isn’t rocket science or magic, it is just common sense, which is in very short supply. We don’t need industr y leaders who go around screaming the sky is falling. We have elected officials to do that. What we need is leadership who will actually lead and start working with the EPA and others to try and make this transition as safe and painless as possible.
In fact, nothing I hear is giving me a warm and fuzzy feeling, although I do hear a lot of claptrap about biofuel. But how many Mickey D’s will suffice to supply French fry grease for the entire GA fleet?
And I’m getting tired of ever yone telling me how much of a hazard I am to the environment. I guess that is my core problem with this fuel scare agenda. I’m not an alarmist. I don’t know many pilots who are. Being an alarmist means you
tend to react immediately, without much provocation, and usually to the detriment of rational thought. In flying, that kind of thinking will get you and others killed faster than Anthrax, Sarin or even lead poisoning.
Ben Visser is an aviation fuels and lubricants expert who spent 33 years with Shell Oil. He has been a private pilot since 1985. You can contact him at Visser@GeneralAviationNews.com.
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Singer Aaron Tippin tapped as CAF spokesman FLYING HIGH: Long-time pilot and country music star Aaron Tippin in the B-25 “Miss Mitchell” operated by the CAF Minnesota Wing. Tippin recently became the organization’s celebrity spokesman.
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Country music superstar Aaron Tippin has a new job as spokesman for the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). Tippin will make special appearances at various CAF events across the country, as well as film and record a number of public service announcements. A potential cross-country tour in conjunction with CAF exhibitions also is in the works, according to CAF officials. Headquartered in Midland, Texas, CAF is a nonprofit organization that acquires, restores and preserves in flying condition a collection of combat aircraft flown by all United States military services. Officials boast the CAF is the largest flying museum in the world, operating 156 vintage military aircraft, and displaying them at air shows around the country, often reenacting historic air battles featuring the actual period aircraft in flight. “I am very excited about working with the CAF,” Tippin states. “As a son of a pilot, a pilot myself and patriot, the mission of the organization is especially important to me: Acknowledging the history of this great nation and the service men and women who make our freedoms possible is stellar and I’m happy to champion the organization’s efforts.” Tippin, who soloed on his 16th birthday, became a commercial multi-engine
instrument-rated pilot by the age of 18 and is also helicopter-qualified. A certified A&P, he owns a 1941 Stearman, a 1946 J3 Cub and 1959 Helio Curior — all in flying condition. Tippin is well-known as a supporter of our troops. For the past six years, he’s traveled to Iraq to perform, as well as visit with the men and women serving there. He also has performed for troops in Afghanistan.
“Over the past two years I have gotten to know Aaron personally and seen his commitment to our Armed Forces and his passion for aviation,” said
Stephan Brown, president of the CAF. “We are honored that he has agreed to help us promote the educational mission of the CAF. Like our CAF members, Aaron recognizes that we must remind Americans of the sacrifices our Armed Forces have made and continue to make, to ensure our freedoms.” But Tippin won’t just be a front man for the organization. “One of the more unique aspects of Aaron’s role will be his actual participation as a pilot in select CAF vintage military aircraft,” Brown said. “As a skilled aviator, he can walk the walk.” For more information: 432-563-1000, CommemorativeAirForce.org or AaronTippin.com.
Houston controllers begin using ADS-B Houston air traffic controllers are now using an improved satellite-based system — Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) — to manage aircraft flying over the Gulf of Mexico. ADS-B brings air traffic control to the Gulf of Mexico, an area that has not had the benefit of radar coverage. Before ADS-B, controllers had to rely on an aircraft’s estimated or reported — not
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