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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 dhubbard@nbaa.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 “family� airplane. Not only do Ken and Lorraine Morris have one of the rare airplanes (pictured), but so does Ken’s father, Gene, who lives in Houston. Photo courtesy Ken and Lorraine Morris.................................... 36

You can get anything at the mall these days: US Aviation found a new way to sell not just planes, but Discovery Flights — and boost GA’s image — 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 “reportable� accidents/incidents...............7 Guest Editorial | One pilot’s view on the demise of 100LL................................8 Visser’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 You’re fired! Is it time to find a new AME?......................................................34 “Stop the FAA and Save GA� | 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 builder’s story | Finding purpose in a homebuilt project ............37 Short Final | Can a wife compete with a plane?...............................................39

Only at GeneralAviationNews.com/web TSA’s latest target | Your mechanic HOMEBUILT HAVEN: Steve Harmon’s Cozy IV plans-built project is more than just a plane — he says it has been his salvation..........................................37

Winter flying | Don’t be left out in the cold Alternative partnership | Biojet players team up TSA a ‘substantial threat’ to GA | Says top aviation attorney Busy year | GE Aviation’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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Where’s the fire? AD requires replacing Halon extinguishers

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8 Letters to the Editor

29 Calendar of Events

Star power | Tom Cruise and Buzz Aldrin to get Living Legends awards

7 Capital Comments

9 Visser’s Voice

38 On the Market

Flying to the Bahamas? Banyan slates information day

8 Touch & Go

11 Classified Ads

39 Short Final

New airport in the works | Former DHL hub may be donated to Ohio city

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— 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

A.C. Propeller Service.............................. 21 A/C Glareshields/Aircraft Spruce.............. 13 Adlog (Aerotech Publications).................... 7 Aero Ski Mfg ........................................... 31 Aerocet .................................................... 13 Aeromech Aircraft Parts Express............. 30 Aero-Tech Services.................................. 13 Aerox Aviation Oxygen............................. 30 Aircraft Door Seals................................... 13 Aircraft Magneto Service.......................... 26 Aircraft Spruce & Specialty................. 22-25 Airforms.................................................... 13 Airpac ...................................................... 31

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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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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Eagle Fuel Cells Inc................................. 14 Ehrhardt Aviation Agency......................... 14 Elizabeth City Regional Airport................ 29 ExperCraft.................................................. 9 Floats & Fuel Cells................................... 14 Florida Aero Services............................... 26 General Aviation Modifications................... 3 Genuine Aircraft Hardware ..................... 31 Gibson Aviation........................................ 10 Global Aircraft Industries . ....................... 30 Great Lakes Aero Products . ................... 30 Hillsboro Aviation .................................... 20 Immokalee Regional Airport..................... 33 Intermountain Air...................................... 31 Kissimmee Gateway Airport..................... 10 KS Avionics.............................................. 12 Lincoln County Airport.............................. 29

Lumberton Regional Airport.................... 29 Mandan Airport Authority.......................... 29 MH Oxygen Systems.................................. 7 Micro Aerodynamics................................. 34 MN Aviation.............................................. 14 National Business Aviation Assn................ 2 Nevada Aircraft Engines ........................... 3 New Mexico Aircraft Propeller.................. 27 Niagara Air Parts...................................... 35 Northwest Aviation Conference................ 15 Northwest Propeller Service..................... 26 Pacific Coast Avionics.............................. 21 Para-Phernalia.......................................... 30 Pilot Communications USA...................... 12 R & M Steel................................................ 5 Ram Air Avionics...................................... 27 Regal Insurance....................................... 20

Saircorp, LTD........................................... 30 Schweiss Bi-Fold Doors................. 14,30-32 Sheltair Aviation Facilities........................ 14 Sky Ox Limited......................................... 13 Spencer Aircraft........................................ 28 Sport Flyers.............................................. 21 Sporty’s Pilot Shop................................... 14 Stewart A/C Finishing Systems................ 30 Suffolk Executive Airport.......................... 26 Tempest Plus Marketing Group....... 5,13,30 Transwestern Aviation.............................. 31 Univair Aircraft Corporation............ 16-19,30 Williams Aircraft Painting.......................... 27 Wings Pilot Shop...................................... 28 Wings West Governors............................ 27 ZD Publishing . ........................................ 30 Zephyr Aircraft Engines............................ 21


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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.”

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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.

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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

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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,

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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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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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damage to helicopter tail or main rotor blades that requires repair or replacement of the blades; and any time a plane operated by an air carrier lands or departs on a taxiway, incorrect runway, or other area not designed as a runway, or experiences a runway incursion that requires immediate corrective action to avoid a collision. For more information: NTSB.gov.

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.

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Now, the company that brought you aviation’s rst “mini-MFD” is taking the concept to a whole new level: With the Garmin aera™ lineup of touchscreen GPS portables. Featuring crisp 4.3-inch QVGA wide-format displays with menu-driven tap-and-drag user interface, these four versatile “dual boot” models let you transition seamlessly from runways to roadways with the best in Aviation and Automotive moving-map navigation. Leveraging Garmin’s industry-leading expertise in integrated systems design, the aera series offers a full range of smart, easy-to-use guidance solutions for today’s pilot/motorist. Aera 500 Americas (Pacic and Atlantic also available) ........P/N 11-08044........ $799.00 Aera 510 Americas ................................................................P/N 11-08045..... $1,299.00 NEW LOWER PRICES ON GPSMAP 696 & 695 is our ultimate portable Aera 550 Americas (Pacic and Atlantic also available) ........P/N 11-08046..... $1,499.00 MFD: the GPSMAP 696, an all-in-one navigator de- Aera 560 Americas ................................................................P/N 11-08047..... $1,999.00 signed exclusively for aviation. Featuring a large screen, GPSMAP 496 & 495 New features include: Garmin’s SafeTaxiTM detailed electronic charts and real-time weather, the 696 airport diagrams; AOPA airport directory data; enhanced terrain and aviais your own personal avionics system. GPSMAP 695 tion databases (showing private airports and heliports); significantly faster With features that focus on aviation-only navigation and 5 Hz updating on maps and “Panel” page instruments; and for go-anywhere mapping, GPSMAP 695 is Garmin’s ultimate portable versatility, built-in automotive street mapping for USA/Canada or Europe. MFD. Similar to the 696, the GPSMAP 695 comes with 496 Americas ...........................................P/N 11-04684 ...............$1,999.00 a large screen and detailed electronic charts — minus XM compat495, Americas (No Weather) ....................................... P/N 11-06248..............$1,299.00 ibility — at a price you’ll love. GPSMAP 696 Americas. GPSMAP 696 495, Atlantic (No Weather) .......................................... P/N 11-06317 ..............$1,299.00 Americas................................. P/N 11-07022 ............... $2,999.00 GPSMAP 695 Americas ......... P/N 11-07023 ............... $2,399.00 495, Pacic (No Weather) ........................................... P/N 11-06318 ..............$1,299.00

ICOM Tranceivers A210 Panel Mount .................P/N 11-05618 .. $1,339.00 A210 Mobile Mount ...............P/N 11-05836 .. $1,430.00 IC-A14 (Simple Key) ............P/N 11-05903 ..... $231.00 IC-A14 (Full Key) ...................P/N 11-05904 ..... $231.00 IC-A24 Nav/Com ...................P/N 11-02942 ..... $325.00 IC-A6 .....................................P/N 11-02944 ..... $269.00 Accessories Headset PTT A6 A24 A14 .....P/N 11-18529 ....... $22.50 Cig. Lighter Cable A6 A24.....P/N 11-03604 ....... $46.50 Headset Adptr. A6 A24 A14 ..P/N 11-18537 ....... $49.95 Battery NI-MH A6 A24...........P/N 11-04385 ....... $41.60 Desktop Chrgr. A6 A24 A14 ..P/N 11-04773 ....... $54.50 Charger Adptr. A6 A24 ..........P/N 11-04774 ....... $15.95 Antenna A6 A24 A14 A4 .......P/N 11-05031 ....... $29.75 Cig Lit. A22, A23, A4, A5 ......P/N 11-18604 ....... $31.85

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AR 4201 TRANSCEIVER (pictured) Extremely small and lightweight transceiver offers 760 channels and is certied for use in VFR and IFR equipped aircrfat. .............. P/N 11-01566 ........... $1,296.25 BECKER ATC 4401 175W Transponder P/N 11-01094 ........... $1,895.00 CCX-175 COM/TRANSPONDER MODE C PACKAGE - Package consists of the Becker AR 4201 Com and the ATC 4401-1 175W transponder ....................................................... P/N 11-01096 ........... $3,415.50 ATC 4401 250W XPDR ....................... P/N 11-01095 ........... $2,205.00 BXP6401-2-(01) Mode-S Transponder P/N 11-05326 ........... $2,474.00 BXP6401-1-(01) Mode-S Transponder P/N 11-06190 ........... $3,120.00 SCX-175 Remote COM/Transponder Mode C Pkg P/N 11-03513 ........... $4,743.00

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In the air: WAAS-capable GPS, XM weather, traffic, moving map, flight planning, displays terrain, airspace and obstacles in both plan and vertical profile views. Get the latest airport information and fuel pricing. Easy to use: Intuitive touch screen interface with “touch and drag” feature that allows for quick and easy map panning. Bright, high resolution 7” color display, bluetooth interfaces for your cell phone, of your XM or traffic receiver (both sold separately). In your automobile: Optional automotive GPS with 2D and 3D map views, turn-by-turn directions, preloaded points of interest, and much more! USA/Canada.......P/N 11-07923 ....... $1,979.00 Americas.............P/N 11-07925 ....... $1,799.00 Europe ................P/N 11-07926 ....... $1,979.00 Atlantic ................P/N 11-07928 ....... $1,799.00

SMA TO BNC Antenna Adapter ....... P/N 11-16957 ...............$8.90 Headset Adapter .............................. P/N 11-02562 .............$10.75 Alkaline Case (Holds 6 AA) .............. P/N 11-00408 .............$16.95

Transponders/Tranceivers AT165R Value Series .................................. P/N AT165 Value Series ................................... P/N AT165K Value Series ................................. P/N AT165 Digital Transponder ......................... P/N AT165RDirect Narco Replacement ............. P/N AT165K Direct King Replacement .............. P/N AT165KA Direct King Replacement ............ P/N AT165C Direct Cessna Replacement ......... P/N AT165C/VS Direct Cessna Replacement ... P/N Mark 12D Cessna NAV/COM...................... P/N AT165 Antenna AT165 ................................ P/N 760 VHF COM Panel Mount ....................... P/N Encoders AR 850 Encoder 30K 25PIN ....................... P/N AR 850 Encoder 30K 15PIN ....................... P/N

Dynon Avionics SV-D700 SkyView 7” Display (includes main wiring harness)............. P/N 10-03933 ...... $2550.00

SV-D1000 SkyView 10” Display (includes main wiring harness) ...... P/N 10-03932.... $3395.00 SV-ADAHRS-200 SkyView ADAHRS - First P/N 10-03936.... $1185.00 SV-ADAHRS-200 & 201 SkyView ADAHRS Dual ....................... P/N 10-04018.... $1941.00 SV-EMS-220 SkyView Engine Monitoring Module ................... P/N 10-03938...... $567.00 SV-GPS-250 SkyView GPS 5Hz Receiver Module ................... P/N 10-03939...... $189.95 EMS-D10 Engine Monitor (no engine sensors / wiring harnesses) P/N 10-01160.... $1665.00 EFIS-D100 (Includes remote compass, mounting tray & USA-serial converter.) P/N 10-01705.... $2295.00

Collision Avoidance MRX A-A is the world’s smallest collision avoidance device, yet sacrifices none of the features previous upper-end systems have become known for.Get alerts directly through your headset with our new audio output feature and audio cable, included with every MRX. P/N 11-05223 ............. $539.00 PCAS™ XRX™ is the first & only standalone portable device to sense aircraft direction from within the cockpit. Displays “3-D View” quadrant bearing information, as well as relative altitude and range. P/N 11-06504...$1,785.00 XPD-X Wire Power/Data Cable P/N 11-06243........$29.75

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X11P ....................... $799.00 X11 ......................... $799.00 H10-13Y Youth ....... $306.90 H10-20 .................... $302.25 H10-30 ................... $251.10 H10-60 ................................... $345.96 H10-76 ....................................$266.91 H10-13.4 ................................$306.90 H10-13H .................................$320.85 H10-13S .................................$311.55 H10-13X ANR (battery) ..........$628.68

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HME110................................ $299.00 HMEC460 ............................. $499.00 HMEC250 ............................. $797.00 HMEC46-BV-K ..................... $696.00 HMEC350 ............................. $695.00 HME43-K .............................. $216.00 4DLX Classic Headset .............$131.95 4DX Classic Headset ...............$104.95 5DX Classic Headset ...............$159.00 F20 Headset .............................$108.95 Denali Passive Blue Headset ...$287.10 Denali ANR Blue Headset ........$539.10 Denali ANR Yellow Headset ....$539.10 Classic ANR Headset ...............$327.95

Artex ME406 ELT w/ whip antenna. Programmed for US registered aircraft. P/N 11-03492...... $875.00 Artex ME406 ELT w/ rod antenna. Programmed for US registered aircraft. P/N 11-03493... $1,475.00 Artex ME406 ELT w/ whip antenna. Can be programmed for international registered aircraft (Specify when ordering). P/N 11-04652...... $935.00 Artex ME406 ELT w/ rod antenna. Can be programmed for international registered aircraft (Specify when ordering). P/N 11-06370... $1,416.00 ME406 HM ELT w/ rod antenna. Programmed for US registered aircraft. P/N 11-04966.. $1,949.95 MA406 HM ELT w/ rod antenna. Can be programmed for international registered aircraft (specify when ordering). P/N 11-05670... $1,975.00

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Ameri-King meri King ELT AK-450 AK 450 P/N 11-02790 ......... $149.00 Ameri-King AK-451 ELT Whip USA P/N 11-06677 ......... $764.00 Accessories AK-450 Cable Assembly P/N 11-04973 ........... $12.95 AK-450 Remote Switch P/N 11-04937 ........... $49.75 AK-450 Coaxial Assembly P/N 11-04938 ........... $14.85 ELT AK-450 2 Year Warranty P/N 11-05793 ........... $40.00 AK-450 ANT 450017 P/N 11-03303 ........... $39.75

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PM501 Panel Mount Intercom..............P/N 11-11800 ..... $269.95 PM 1200 2 Place panel mount .............P/N 11-01671 ..... $429.99 Audio Panels

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PMA 6000 with marker beacon ............P/N 11-01083 ..................$1,149.00

In an emergency, the MicroFix™ transmits on 406 MHz via the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite system with the sender’s unique registered, digitally coded distress signal. P/N 11-05531 .............. $599.99 ACR Microx 406 GPS Canada 11-05898 ..................... $589.00

PMA 4000.............................................P/N 11-01634 .....................$775.00 PMA 8000B MP3 ..................................P/N 11-06612 ..................$1,795.00 PMA 8000B .........................................P/N 11-04354 ..................$1,595.00 PMA 6000 ............................................P/N 11-11937 .....................$949.95

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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 ..................$2,196.00 28V .................................... P/N 10-02824 ..................$2,359.00 14V w/ 8° tilt...................... P/N 10-02828 ..................$2,195.00 28V w/ 8° tilt...................... P/N 10-02829 ..................$2,195.00

Standard Gyro, Unlighted ........... P/N 5000B ................ $853.00 Standard Gyro with Vacuum Failure Flag (non-cageable) ........................... P/N 10-02078 ........ $1,035.00 5000B Gyro W/ 8 ° Tilt ................ P/N 5000B-42 .......... $935.00 Directional Gyro Vert. Card......... P/N 4000B ................ $829.00 4000B with heading bug ............. P/N 10-00469 ........ $1,028.00 4000C Autopilot Dir. Gyro ........... P/N 11-05908 ........ $1,529.00

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Powerful and portable, the Sidewinder will forever change the way you move your aircraft. Powered by Milwaukee’s top of the line 28V power unit with a long-lasting, lithium ion battery pack, Sidewinder weighs less than 22 pounds, collapses to 27” and stows easily in your baggage compartment. Made in the USA using 4130 Chromoly material. Cessna ............ P/N 13-06855........... $1,600.00 Piper ................ P/N 13-06859........... $1,600.00 Beech .............. P/N 13-06838........... $1,600.00 Mooney ........... P/N 13-06860........... $1,600.00

Vacuum Pumps 212CW Overhauled Pump.......... P/N 10-23940 ........... $199.95 215CC Overhauled Pump .......... P/N 10-03084 ........... $194.95 216CW Overhauled Pump.......... P/N 10-03085 ........... $194.95 442CW Overhauled Pump.......... P/N 10-02350 ........... $498.50 RA215CC-9 New Pump............. P/N 10-03401 ........... $276.95 442CW Overhauled Pump.......... P/N 10-02350 ........... $498.50 215CC Overhauled Pump P/N 10-24000-1 .......... $241.95

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Alcor Multi-Probe Analyzers provide the peace of mind pilots want whether they are flying over mountains, oceans or just around home. By monitoring temperatures in each cylinder, a pilot has all the information necessary to safely and accurately tune and monitor the engine for desired performance and reliability. 2-1/4” EGT ................................................P/N 46150 .......$145.95 2-1/4” CHT ................................................P/N 46151 .......$149.95 CHT Probe (Bayonet)................................P/N 86251 .........$69.85 EGT Probe (Type K-Clamp)......................P/N 86255 .........$62.50

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Alternators ER14-50 12/14 volt, 50 amp, Cont. ................. P/N 07-01321 .....$710.00 SAL12-70C single-engine 12/14 V BD Cont.... P/N 07-01299 .....$799.00 SAL12-70 single-engine 12/14 V BD Lyc. ....... P/N 07-01301 .....$728.00 TAL12-70 twin-engine 12/14 V BD Lyc. ........... P/N 07-01302 ..$1,495.00 12V/60A AL12-C60 Bracket included .............. P/N 07-00997 .....$489.95 24V/70A AL24-F60 Bracket included ............... P/N 07-00999 .....$494.00 12V/70A AL12-F60 Bracket included ............... P/N 07-00998 .....$482.00 12V/70A AL12-P70 Bracket NOT included. ..... P/N 07-01001 .....$489.00 12V/70A AL12-F60C Bracket NOT included.... P/N 07-01256 .....$483.95 24V/70A AL24-F60C Bracket NOT included.... P/N 07-01257 .....$482.00 AL12-EI60/B (Boss Mount) .............................. P/N 07-01313 .....$378.95 AL12-EI60/C (Case Mount) ............................. P/N 07-01313-1..$378.95 50 AMP (12/14V) Gear Driven Alternator ........ P/N 07-01268 .....$618.00

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Low altitude stall kills four These January 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 340. Location: Port Clinton, Ohio. Injuries: 4 Fatal. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened : The pilotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s logbook indicated that he had logged about 1,160 hours of flight time, including 12.6 hours in the acci-

dent airplane, of which 7.7 were dual instruction. On the day of the accident, a witness on the ground, who was a pilot and an FAA Aviation Safety Inspector, watched the airplane as it was on final approach. According to the witness, the plane appeared to be slow, then stalled. The pilot did not have sufficient altitude to recover and the plane crashed in a residential backyard. After the accident, investigators talked to people who had flown with the pilot. His instructor stated that he had to remind the pilot not to â&#x20AC;&#x153;get behindâ&#x20AC;? the airplane. One person who flew with

What reportedly happened : According to the pilot, the plane was on final approach to runway 3. The winds were 360° at 25 knots with gusts to 32. The pilot, who was using 15° of flaps and slightly more power than normal because of the strong winds, said the approach felt normal until the flare, when a gust of wind lifted the left wing. The airplane rolled to the right. The right wing struck the pavement. The airplane veered to the right and off the runway before the pilot was able to regain control. The right

the pilot eight days prior to the accident reported that during the approach the aural stall warning activated continuously, yet the pilot did nothing to correct the situation, even when the warning horn was brought to his attention. Probable cause: The pilotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s failure to maintain sufficient airspeed to avoid a stall during the landing approach. uuu Aircraft: Beech Baron. Location: Hereford, Texas. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

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EAST Jan. 23-24, 2010, Punta Gorda, FL. Warbird Weekend, www.floridawarbirds.org, 941-639-6188. Feb. 6, 2010, Lawrenceville, GA. 1st Sat Aviation Prog Pancake Breakfast (LZU), www.eaa690.org, 678-6345393. Feb. 19, 2010, Lakeland, FL. Aviation Adventures lecture by filmmaker Jon Anderson, www.FloridaAirMuseum. org, 863-644-2431. Feb. 20, 2010, Malabar, FL. Valkaria Airfest (X59), www. valkariaairfest.org, 321-446-6013. Feb. 25-27, 2010, Orlando, FL. 21st Annual Women in Aviation Intl Conf, www.wai.org, 937-839-4647. March 4-6, 2010, Arlington, VA. Aeronautical Repair Station Assn Legislative Day/Annual Repair Symposium, www.arsa.org, 703-739-9543. March 6, 2010, Lawrenceville, GA. 1st Sat Aviation Prog Pancake Breakfast (LZU), www.eaa690.org, 678-634-5393. March 12-14, 2010, Titusville, FL. Valiant Air Command Tico Warbird Air Show, 321-268-1941. April 3, 2010, Lawrenceville, GA. 1st Sat Aviation Prog Pancake Breakfast (LZU), www.eaa690.org, 678-6345393. April 7-10, 2010, Orlando, FL. Aircraft Electronics Assocation Convention. www.aea.net, 816-373-6565. April 13-18, 2010, Lakeland, FL. Sun â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n Fun Fly-In (KLAL), Sun-N-Fun.org, 863-644-2431. May 7-9, 2010, Roxboro, NC. Carolinas Virginia Antique Airplane Foundation Spring Fly-In (TDF), VAA3.org, 843-753-7138. May 14-16, 2010, Lumberton, NC. Mid-Atlantic Fly-In &

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March 29-April 1, 2010, Phoenix, AZ. Avionics Maintenance Conference, www.aeec-amc-fsemc.com, 410-266-2008. March 4-6, 2010, Missoula, MT. Montana Aviation Conf, Hilton Garden Inn, 406-444-9580. March 5-6, 2010, Casa Grande, AZ. 52nd Annual Cactus Fly-In, www.CactusFlyIn.org, 520-836-7447. March 5-7, 2010, Hollister, CA. Hughâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vintage Aircraft Museum Display, 831-245-7994. March 5, 2010, Riverside, CA. First Friday Flicks, Sky Patrol (RVR), www.flabob.org, 951-683-2309. March 6, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique AC Display & Fly-In,  831-726-9672. March 13, 2010, Riverside, CA. Young Eagles (RVR), www.flabob.org, 951-683-2310. March 14, 2010, Riverside, CA. Chapter One Meeting 1pm (RVR), www.flabob.org, 951-683-2311.

International Jan. 25-27, 2010, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 2nd Annual CANSO Middle East ANSP Conf, www.canco. org/middleeastconference, 31235685390. Feb. 2-7, 2010, Changi, Singapore. Singapore Air Show, www.singaporeairshow.com. Feb. 16-18, 2010, Midrand, South Africa. Aviation Industry Rendezvous (AIR) Africa Expo, www.airafricaexpo. com. Feb. 28-March 1, 2010, Jebel Ali. MRO Middle East, www.aviationweek.com/events 800-240-7645. March 24-25, 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Avionics Europe, www.avionics-event.com/index.html, 603-891-9119.

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wing, right engine propeller and landing gear main struts were damaged. Probable cause: The pilotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s loss of control on landing. The wind gust was a factor. uuu Aircraft: Piper Cherokee Six. Location: Taos, N.M. Injuries: None. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened : The

pilot reported encountering turbulence during the approach, so he elected to make the approach at a faster than normal airspeed. According to the pilot, the airplane touched down and then â&#x20AC;&#x153;windmilledâ&#x20AC;? to the left. He added power to abort the landing. The airplane lifted off, but it did not have sufficient altitude to clear a snow bank at the end of the runway. The landing gear hit the snow and was torn from the airplane but the Cherokee remained airborne. The pilot then flew around the local area for a

unspecified period of time and landed gear-up at a nearby airport. During the gear-up landing, the airplane departed the runway and hit the snow-covered terrain. Probable cause: The pilotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s excessive airspeed during the approach and loss of control during the landing. uuu Aircraft: Piper Super Cub. Location: Sheffield, Texas. Injuries: 1 Serious.

Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot, who did not have a pilot certificate, told investigators he was using the airplane to herd cattle. The airplane was at a low altitude when he entered a steep bank. It stalled and the pilot did not have the time or altitude to initiate a recovery. The airplane crashed and burst into flames. Probable cause: The pilotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s failure to maintain sufficient airspeed while maneuvering, which resulted in a stall.

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LAND FOR LANDING....ARIZONA FIVE ACRE PARCELS...$110,000-$145,000. Eagle Roost Airpark, 3600â&#x20AC;&#x2122; paved runway w/lights, paved taxiways, gated community.25 miles west of Wickenburg. Come build your lifestyle...as Dave says â&#x20AC;&#x153;living with your planeâ&#x20AC;?, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fantastic. More pic:.www.airporthomesandhangars.net 928-231-9500.

Real Estate/Airport Property - 9650 Arizona - 9650 PILOTSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; DELIGHT. Beautiful home... Wonderful 60X60 hangar with auto remote door opener. Paved runway & taxi ways. New pool, 5 acres. 928-231-9500, more photos: www.airporthomesandhangars.net

AIRPARK LIVING AT ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BEST $265,000 .YOUR SEARCH IS OVER. WOW!!!! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all here...Home, Hangar, Pool....This doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen very often....open floor plan...great 50X50 R&M Hangar with storage and full bath...salt water indoor pool...paved taxiways to paved runway with lights. THIS IS PERFECT...Fly in and see for yourself.... I know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to believe... Call for landing protocol or check Indian Hills Airpark in Salome, Arizona on airnav. Home is 3 bdrms, 2 bath, plus full bath in hangar...call: Martha Home 928-231-9500. VISIT MY WEBSITE. www.airporthomesandhangars.net Contact Martha T. Home.

FANTASTIC HANGAR 40X50 w/heat and a/c...plus great home, 4bd 2bth, fireplace, formal dining room, great taxiway location, easy access to the runway. Salome, AZ, Indian Hills Airpark. Fly nearly 365 days a year, come enjoy your airplane daily, not even 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; from your home, $220,000. 928-231-9500, more photos: www.airporthomesandhangars.net

CASA DE COYOTE Arizona Adobe Hacienda. 2bd 2ba 2gar, wonderful open floor plan on 5acres w/room to build hangar of your dreams. Great runway access, paved taxiways/ 3600â&#x20AC;&#x2122; strip w/lights. Eagle Roost Airpark, Aguila, Az. $395,000. 928-231-9500. Fly over www.googleearth.com Pics:www.airporthomesandhangars.net

HOWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S THIS For Perfect...Located on the corner of the runway...How close can you be. A great 42X60 hangar in your back yard.Brand new home, Pick out your appliances. Reduced!! $385,000. Bring your horsepower and your horse, 5acres. Valley of the Eagles Airpark. More photos: www.airporthomesandhangars.net 928-231-9500

EAGLE ROOST Airpark Aquila AZ lease or lease option.(1)2bd/2ba, 5acres, 2hangars.(2)3bd/2.5ba, 1hangar or hangar+large workshop. Both remodeled & redecorated, 602-708-4664. PHOENIX AREA PEGASUS AIRPARK (5AZ3) The bank says sell, drastic reduction in one acre equestrian and aviation lots. 50% off the 2006 selling price. 41X36 Hangars available. www.pegasusairpark.com Dick Schmitt 877-371-2838.

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COME FLY WITH US....Hangar with room for your favorite airplane plus covered RV space, plus great 2 bdrm 2bth home, $240,000, now isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that just about perfect? paved, lit runway, paved taxiways. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to love living at Indian Hills Airpark Salome. AZ, more photos www.airporthomesandhangars.net 928-231-9500. MORETON AIRPARK (23AZ), Wickenburg, Arizona, spectacular setting near Phoenix, partially developed, 137acres, 24 large home/hangar sites remaining. $2.5M. Dan, AZ/602-315-0323.


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Real Estate/Airport Property - 9650 PINE MOUNTAIN Lake, CA.(E45). Taxi to your airpark home or live on the lake. Championship golf, tennis, stables in a gated community near Yosemite. Capt. Larry Jobe. “UAL”retired. 209-962-5501/6540. www.YosemiteAreaRealtors.com Florida - 9650

ARIZONA ELEGANT LIVING WITH YOUR AIRPLANE This is a unique gorgeous home with all the amenities. So many features. This is a must to see!!! Two Two car garages, a private spa and now the “EXTRAS”, a 3600’ hard surface lighted runway, a 3000sqft hangar to house your prized possessions.and a personal producing vineyard of your very own..FIVE ACRES, bring your horsepower and the horse. An airpark with unmatched camaraderie. Pilots paradise!!! Fly the clear open skies of Western Arizona.. $1,200,000. For more photos www.airporthomesandhangars.net. Eagle Roost Airpark. Listing agent is a park resident and will provide landing instructions upon request 928-231-9500. Arkansas - 9650 ARKANSAS BULL Shoals Lake acreages w/airpark, 3+ acres, $25,000-$80,000, Village Land Office, 870-4454266, 870-453-2966 eves, www.villagelandoffice.com mears@southshore.com ARKANSAS VALLEY Airport Cotter. Runway lot. $64,900. 2.44 acre Taxiway-tract 200’ from White River $69,900. 4% mortage available. 870-430-5545, aerov@centurytel.com California - 9650 ONE ACRE and 2 1/2 acres alongside runway for sale. Adelanto Airpark, Southern California, near Victorville Call Broker Bill 760-792-8072. FLY 300 DAYS A YEAR. Air-conditioned Hangar and Home on paved, lighted runway, gated community, RV parking. Northern CA. Only $475,000. 530-347-3164, 541-848-0298. melandann@charter.net

PARADISE LAKES ESTATES and AIRPARK, gated community. Beautiful lot on two private water ski lakes and a fully permitted runway. Taxi your plane to your own home. Owner will consider lease, lease option. Owner will also carry back paper. $250,000. 818-8918813. www.4729diamondbay.com CALIFORNIA IDEAL climate, Pine Mountain lake. (E45) Taxiway homes or lots in the Sierra foothills near Yosemite Nat'l Park. Gated community with boating, golf, tennis and stables “Red” Rossio, The Flying Broker, Pine Mountain. Lake Realty, 209-962-7156.

Next Classified Ad Deadline: Wed, Jan 27 @ 5pm 800-426-8538 www.generalaviationnews.com NOT A LEASE! 3000 feet from the river with a airstrip 2 miles away. Email me for Photo’s. 1/2 acre private area Havasu, CA. Utl. ok, 714-649-3331. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. Reduced over $300,000. Access to private F25 Airport. Airstrip has been recently paved. Property features 3 hangars on 5 beautiful acres. Remodeled 3br, 2.5ba, 2100sf home+ separate guest/inlaw/caretaker studio w/bath & kitchenette. Close to 3 recreational lakes. Level & private land yet only 30 minutes to Oroville (driving time) or Marysville. Fabulous views. $575,000. www.dianehelms.com or call 530-271-1669. MAJOR FIXER-UPPER in Cameron Airpark. 2700sqft. pool, hangar. All need renovations. Best Airpark anywhere. $330,000. Nickson, Broker, 530-677-9760. dennis@nickson.biz www.nickson.biz CA, PALM Springs area 2700+sqft custom home. 3br, 2.5ba, office, pool+spa. 45X43’ hangar. 5000’ rwy+svcs. 15min to PGA-west $595,000. 760-899-3706.

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CAPE COD-FALMOUTH Airpark. Outstanding large wooded-lot on taxiway w/nearby tennis-court. Steal it at $199K or trade for Bonanza A36+$$. 978-314-4626 Montana - 9650

WELLINGTON AERO Club Beautiful cleared lot ready for you to build your dream home on! Property is a short taxi from the runway. 561-308-0863 sheldon411@hotmail.com RIDGE LANDING Airpark luxury-living. 1-2 acre waterfront/runway/taxiway lots. Custom-home packages & plane trade-ins available. 3000'-runway, gated, hunting, equestrian. www.ridgelandingairpark.com 863-676-0707x225 ORLANDO AREA Aviation properties, hangars, hangar rentals & residential property. Chandelle Properties 407712-4071 www.chandelleproperties.com Keller Williams Advantage II Realty. 2100 SQFT home and hangar with large-pond and beautiful-landscaping. Willis Gliderport near West Palm Beach. Price reduced to $750K. Taking-offer. call FL/561-731-1899. jmoore9168@yahoo.com FLORIDA’S CANNON Creek Airpark, paved & turf runways. 2409 SW Sisters Welcome Rd. Suite 101, Lake City, FL 32025. Hangars and homes for rent when available. 800-766-0406. URL: http://www.ccairpark.com PILOT’S DREAM: DISTRESS SALE! Only home on 3500’ paved runway in Tennessee mountains. 6.18 acres. 4800sqft 5br/4ba, lodge. $350K. 904-669-9661.

SPRUCE CREEK FLY-IN America’s Premier Fly-In and Country Club Community, Daytona Beach, (East Coast of Florida). Taxiway homes from $450,000, non-taxiway homes from $200,000, condo’s from $139,000. Lots available. SPRUCE CREEK FLY-IN REALTY, Pat & Lenny Ohlsson, 800-932-4437. www.fly-in.com Georgia - 9650

MONTANA, WINDSOCK SKYPARK. The Last Best Place! Only 20-lots left for sale. One-acre or larger, on the Shores of Beautiful Fort Peck Lake in NE MT. City water, sewer, nat-gas, underground-utilities installed. paved-streets, taxiway to 37S public airport. Call Lanny Hanson at 406-526-3535 or 263-1154. Visit our website: www.windsockskypark.com Don’t miss the opportunity to Live in a beautiful hunting and fishing recreational paradise! LOTS NOW SELLING $60,000. New Mexico - 9650 NEW HOME & Hangar near ABQ and SAF. If you like sunshine then this is the place. Click on website link. www.waycoolproperty.com/new_hangar_home.htm North Carolina - 9650 NO CAROLINA airpark 8NC2. Acreage lots starting at $24,500. Between Ashville & Charlotte NC. 1.5 miles to Hwy 74 bypass. 2500’x90’ turf runway,landing lights, pilot lounge w/bath/hangar space. $125/mo, 864-812-0482 AVIATION, INVESTMENT & Residential Properties. Licensed in both Carolina’s. Sell Airpark & Airstrip property That’s what we do! www.NC-Airparks.com 877-279-9623 Oregon - 9650

$650,000 INDEPENDENCE Airpark home 0.41ac & 3888SF, 4/bd/4ba. Massive family room & dining area. 3car garage, 40’X60’hangar w/RV door. #617932. Marian Fitts 503-949-3334. Windermere/Western View Properties 503-838-1141. ATLANTA, LYONS Landing Airpark, 1.4acre to 3acre lots available, runway, taxiway, and lake lots, all lots have access to 3,000’ runway, 35easy miles to Atlanta Hartsfield Airport. Gated Community has clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts, paved roads, county water, cable, high-speed internet, lakes, walking/golf cart trails. Convenient to shopping(etc). Prices start at $75,000, details: lyonslanding.com or call 770-832-7000 Idaho - 9650 PRIVATE AIRSTRIP (ID65) turf 40 acres developed for 3 rural Homesites. Scenic CoeurD’Alene lakeviews. Utilities, guest-cabin and hangar. $987,000 208-661-3200. Illinois - 9650 C77 POPLAR Grove, IL. Builders Residence Custom Home Hangar Ready to Build to suit. See more@ 3landltd.com call 847-264-0308. C77 POPLAR Grove. Large upscale Duplex condo with 2-car garage. Many O’Hara airline pilot residents. Dramatically reduced! $220,000. Hangars available. cessnaviator@aol.com 815-544-1751 Real Estate/Airport Property - 9650

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NEW AIRPARK, Northeast Pennsylvania, 47-lots for sale. 1.25-3 acres, great views, underground utilities, sewers, some lakefront. EZ flight/drive to NYC, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Connecticut. At Seamans Airport (9N3), 2500’paved IFR approach, lighted, all services, Build Your Dream Home This Spring! 866-924-7787 or www.SkylineEstates.us South Carolina - 9650

A MUST SEE IN CLARENDON COUNTY SC “WE’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL” Gated airpark with underground utilities in place.

www.palmettoairplantation.com Palmetto-POBox 777-Manning-SC 29102-803-473-2199 NORTH OF Hurricanes, South of Snow: 3300x130 turf runway, 10mi to Myrtle Beach,SC, I-ac $75,000. Low taxes/ insurance. SC/843-602-8220. www.hardeeairpark.com Tennessee - 9650 4 PRIVATE LAKES w/bass on 78 acres. 3000sqft 6-BR log cabin/lodge on lake. 1 mile to BENTON CO. 5000’ runway. 0% int. Owner fin. 50K down, bal: 900K/OBO. 731-584-0003. Texas - 9650 TEXAS: NOW Subdividing prime runway frontage lots on 4340x60 instrument runway serving San Antonio, Boerne and Hill Country. Visitwww.5c1.net/thresholdranch for pic, plats and prices from 100’s. Predevelopment special pricing now thru the summer. LOCATION! 20 minutes from everything you'll ever want. 830-981-2345.

SHALLOWATER TX 2250sq.ft. home w/open plan at BigginHill Airpark. 3bdrm, 3bath on 2+acre lot. Runway frontage on 3000ft grass airstrip. Mature landscaping w/golf green. $300,000. 806-873-3400.

NORTH TEXAS PILOT'S DREAM! $394,000 INDEPENDENCE Airpark home. Lovely 3bd/ 2ba w/open plan. 36X42 hangar w/ofc & full bath. Immaculate grounds. #617928. Marian Fitts 503-949-3334 Windermere/Western View Properties. 503-838-1141.

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

MIDLAND, TX- 5,500 SqFt Hangar on TaxiWay, includes 4BR/3.5BA Home on 1.5 acres. $449,950. Sandy Hanson 432-638-3819, 432-618-0613 Legacy Real Estate 432-687-6500. CUSTOM HANGAR home near Dallas. Pilots dream come true! 2150sqft w/5200sqft hangar. McKinney, TX. www.10010MooneyDr.com, Shirley@ShirleyLong.com 972-741-8626. Real Estate/Airport Property - 9650


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Real Estate/Airport Property - 9650 Washington - 9650 DESERT AIRE in Eastern, WA, 1/2acre, taxi-way lot on 3600’paved runway. golf-course, boat launch Great Airport, friendly neighbors. $64,900. 360-321-7381. HILLTOP AIRSTRIP southerly slope, 5acres, Mt Hood view, (1400’X150’grass strip). Home, hangar and machine shop. Washougal, WA. $289,000. 360-798-7406, Hilltopairstrip@gmail.com “COASTAL-SEQUIM LIVING” for people who love the coast. Water-view hangar/home/runway, Beach access. Diamond-Point A/P $759,000. 360-808-4444, Re/maxFifth Ave. www.tourfactory.com/414506 FERNDALE WA MeadowMist Airpark. Live your Dream! Very Scenic Airpark Home. 1800sqft, 3BD/2BA on 1-acre landscaped property. Low taxes. Runway 2000’x200’ year round turf, hangar 65’x45’. Heated shop. Only runway fees, sharing mowing costs. 360-384-6203.

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HOME ON hangar approved lot on the Lynden City Airstrip. 3Br/2.5 bath, 2254sqft; like new $399,900. Call 360-961-3551 for details. BEAUTIFUL FRONTIER Airpark home on 5 acres in the great Pacific Northwest.Call Joe, $919,000. 425-7700888. View: www.johnlscott.com/84278

SAN JUAN AVIATION ESTATES BLAKELY ISLAND, WA. Premier Recreational Airpark. Paved lighted runway. Exceptional marina. Owner access to 3000ac protected forestland w/2 - 70ac lakes: fish/swim/boat. Airpark land & homes from $139,000 to $1,950,000.

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DECATUR ISLAND, WA: Taxi to 4bdrm, 3bath sunset bathed octagonal home w/hangar: $900K. Adjacent lot w/nearly new hangar, garden & fruit trees: $400K. Judy, Flying Island Realty, 360-375-6302 www.flyingislandrealty.com judy@flyingislandrealty.com

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PILOTS!! HOME w/hangar on unique airpark. Taxiway to 3000' hard surface,lighted/runway. 43'hangar w/21X33 shop/garage. Comfortable 2200sf Home. $525K. 253579-5709, kateparr@comcast.net PILOT’S DREAM NW Wash, beautiful private setting, 38+ac, creek, woods-cedar/fir/pine/alder, house, barn, 1800’strip, $795K. www.DIANESINES.com 360-573-1000.

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Waiting for a letter from OKC to fly again? Why does it take so long to get a special issuance? By JANICE WOOD General Aviation News

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not as bad as it was a few years ago, but if you are grounded waiting to hear from the FAA doctors in Oklahoma City about your special issuance, the waiting can seem interminable. But if you take a peek at the inner workings of the FAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Medical Certification Office, it might help you understand why it takes so long. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The reality is certification cases take one hour,â&#x20AC;? said Dr. Warren Silberman, director of the Airman Certification Branch of the FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) in OKC. An hour? Then you should have your certification in a flash, right? Not so fast, Silberman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to realize that we have 30,000 special issuances â&#x20AC;&#x201D; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more than some countries have airmen,â&#x20AC;? he said. And as the pilot population ages, it develops more and more medical problems, he said, noting, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a couple of waivers myself.â&#x20AC;? He said the average processing time is less than 30 days, noting that if it takes longer than that, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

said. So when one his doctors died last August â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;a often the pilotsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fault. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t send the proper one-of-a-kind guyâ&#x20AC;? who handled 21 cases a day â&#x20AC;&#x201D; he documentation to OKC or leave out a report that was was not replaced until March. That created a backlog specifically requested by the FAA. of the 21 cases he did a day multiplied by the number â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take your life in your own hands and of days the post was empty, he explained. get everything to Oklahoma City, then Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going Then came the training period to take the heat for you,â&#x20AC;? Silberman until the new doctor could get up warned. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do not try to skirt the to speed. Silberman estimates it issue â&#x20AC;&#x201D; get what we asked you to takes up to two years to train an get.â&#x20AC;? examiner. Another incentive not to be the On top of that, another doctor pilot who gets a letter telling him who was handling 35 cases a day that he forgot some critical informaretired, creating the need to hire tion: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those often go to the bottom â&#x20AC;&#x201D; FAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dr. Warren Silberman and train yet another doctor, he of the pile,â&#x20AC;? Silberman warned. said. Your AME also could be the reaâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Our backlog waxes and wanes son for the delay. Is he too willing to depending on labor,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our staff is that thin pass decisions on to OKC that he could be making in that one person can affect the backlog creeping up.â&#x20AC;? his office? If he is, get a new AME (see â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is it time to Even with all the turmoil in the staffing in the last fire your AME?â&#x20AC;?). But the main reason for the delays is the day-toyear, however, the office was still able to stay with day reality of running the certification office. the 30-day average, noted Dr. Fred Tilton, Federal â&#x20AC;&#x153;My division is manpower dependent,â&#x20AC;? Silberman Air Surgeon.

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At the first sign of a medical condition, does your AME defer your medical to Oklahoma City? If he does, you probably want to find another Aviation Medical Examiner. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the advice of Dr. Fred Tilton, the Federal Air Surgeon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If your AME is risk averse, find another AME,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They should do the right thing. They shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t defer everything â&#x20AC;&#x201D; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not serving you the way you should be served.â&#x20AC;? Of course, there are conditions that must be deferred to Oklahoma City for a special issuance. But there are five conditions where an AME can give you a special issuance without OKCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s approval, provided you have the proper information and documentation from your general physician. Those conditions are: High blood pressure; diet-controlled diabetes; a kidney stone; asthma; and a peptic ulcer thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been resolved. But how do you find an AME who is willing to give you the stamp of approval?

Find one who is a pilot, advises Dr. Gary Crump, director of medical certification for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Talk to local pilots so you can find an AME who will be an advocate and work for you,â&#x20AC;? he said. Ask the AME how many medicals he or she does a year. Some do only 15 or 20, which means they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t familiar with the special issuance process, notes Dr. Jack Hastings, an AME who serves on the Experimental Aircraft Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aeromedical Council. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t up on the latest, so they have a fear,â&#x20AC;? he said. Find an AME who is willing to pick up the phone and call OKC. Often, a pilotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s medical can get approved that way, saving a lot of time and trouble, FAA officials note. And those same officials want to know if your doctor is not doing the right thing by pilots. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been authorized to increase our staff to look at the quality of AMEs,â&#x20AC;? Tilton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to do a better job of assessing AMEs. It helps if pilots who have a bad experience let us know. We do de-designate AMEs. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want those guys out there.â&#x20AC;? Want to complain about an AME or find out more? Check out FAA. gov/Licenses_Certificates/Medical_ Certification.


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‘Stop the FAA and Save General Aviation’ New book by GAN columnist released By DAVE SCLAIR General Aviation News

In the many years that I published General Aviation News (under a variety of names), we enjoyed having a variety of individuals write columns for us. One of those columnists was the late Peter Bowers. He did a regular column on historical aircraft for us for many, many years. I often told him that I wished my aviation knowledge was just a small fraction of his. Another of those who wrote for us on a regular basis, although not for as many years as Bowers, was Darryl Phillips. His column regularly chastised the FAA for issues Phillips felt didn’t do anything to promote general aviation and frequently hampered it. Columnists are supposed to inform readers, present them with ideas that make them think and, of particular value to the newspaper, cause readers to talk about the column and, subsequently, the publication. Both Bowers and Phillips succeeded in informing, but Phillips really got people to thinking and talking and, very importantly, writing letters to the editor. Lots of the letters were laudatory; many were less so. We were able to print many of them; a few required so much editing to keep them usable in a family publication that we ultimately discarded some. Now, Phillips has gathered most of the columns he wrote during the 1990s and reprinted them in a book, “Stop the FAA and Save General Aviation.” Interestingly enough, as I scanned through the columns in the book, I discovered that many of the issues he discussed in the 1990s are just as relevant today. Let me quote from a column or two to show you what I mean:

May 1993: Tax More or Spend Less: “As Congress debates that question, the bureaucrats who actually run the agencies such as FAA already have their answer. They need programs… they can’t expand their empires by cutting programs. Their answer is to spend more, which means tax more. New annual aircraft registration fees of hundreds of dollars per plane, higher fuel taxes and whatever else they can dream up. And if they can’t tax enough, then they charge the rest to our grandkids.” Boy, does that fit today’s Congress? July 1993: Give ‘em Hell, Darryl!: Phillips described attending a meeting of the Aircraft Electronics Association and having several people call out to him in such a manner. “The best part of writing a column like this is the many friendships it generates. By letter, by telephone and in person, you readers let me know when you agree. And you sure let me know when you don’t. Democracy may be ruled by the majority…but columns aren’t. That gives me the freedom to espouse viewpoints that don’t always represent the mainstream. “Planes and cars have evolved during the same time span, controlled by the same law of physics, influenced by the same economic factors, under laws administered by similar idiots in Washington, but look how differently they have grown. “Cars are not safe and neither are aircraft. Zooming along faster than a gazelle is an unnatural act…But you can repair your own car if you want. Indeed, you can rebuild or modify the whole automobile if you want with no paperwork whatever. You can drive to Los Angeles or Chicago without getting permission from anybody. Why with cars and not planes?” Aren’t we still discussing those issues? And finally: January 1994: Pilots are a special

Save the Stories Program takes flight Kissimmee Air Museum, located at Florida’s Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM), is launching its new “Save the Stories” program Jan. 30. Oral history interviewer Tom Mazzoli will collect and record the memories of those who made history in World War II. Mazzoli has dedicated the past 15 years to recording the recollections of both the famous and nameless heroes of World War II. He will continue his efforts at the museum the last Saturday of every month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-arranged interviews will take place in the hangar among the planes for visitors

to enjoy as Mazzoli records their stories. Dozens of veterans have already called the museum to share their stories. If you are a veteran (or know a veteran) and have a story to tell about your contributions to the war effort at home or on the front lines, call Kissimmee Air Museum at 407-870-7366 or Mazzoli at 407-656-7595. Interviewees will be assigned a date and time to have their personal histories recorded. Three interviews are selected for each month’s session. For more information: KissimmeeAirMuseum.com.

breed, but do we want to be this special?: “It’s nice to be special. Human nature places a high value on that ‘special’ feeling. Pilots are special. Virtually every adult in this country drives a car but only one out of 370 flies a plane. That makes us special. So how many of us own an aircraft? Best guess is about one out of every 1,600. “Those who own a flying machine are special indeed and very special things often command a very high price. I wonder if we can afford to be this special. “Consider the price Sam Skinner had to pay when nominated to head the

DOT. He was required to sell his planes. Imagine that, to demonstrate that he had no conflict of interest, he had to divest himself of his flying machines. Of course DOT also regulates highways and the auto industry, yet nobody suggested that he should sell his cars. And DOT has a hand in the boating industry too, but he didn’t have to sell his boat. Why his planes? Because airplanes are special.” The book is available through Amazon.com and I think when you read it you’ll enjoy yourself as much as I have. It is a paperback and sells for $16.


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The Culver Cadet is this family’s airplane By MEG GODLEWSKI General Aviation News

You’ve probably heard that the aviation gene runs in families. Very often it manifests as a preference for a particular aircraft. For the Morris family of Poplar Grove, Ill., the Culver Cadet is the “family” airplane. The two-place, low-wing aircraft, designed by Culver Aircraft employee Al Mooney circa 1939, has a semi-monocoque fuselage instead of welded-steeltube. It features tapered wooden wings and manually actuated retractable landing gear. Cadets were just starting to roll off the assembly line when World War II broke out. The planes were turned into radio-controlled target drones known as PQ-8s. When the war ended, the market was flooded with surplus military aircraft and Culver Aircraft folded. In the years that followed there were a few attempts by other companies at turning out more Cadets, but the efforts to sustain the design failed. As a result, Culver Cadets are rare today. To see a fully restored Culver Cadet is a joy. But two side by side, especially when they have similar paint jobs, is a rare treat. And that’s what visitors to AirVenture’s vintage area last summer were treated to when the Cadet owned by Ken and Lorraine Morris of Poplar Grove, Ill., was parked next to the one owned by Ken’s father, Gene, who hails from Houston. The Cadets are not the Morris family’s first venture into the world of vintage aircraft. Ken and Lorraine live at Bel Air Estates, an airpark at Poplar Grove Airport (C77), which Ken describes as “a haven for vintage airplanes.” Both are pilots and they have owned and restored several classic aircraft, including a Cessna 140A that was used for a hand-propping demonstration at AirVenture. “I got my A&P ticket way back in 1974 and Lorraine is skilled at wood working,” Ken explained. “I am an airline pilot by trade, but restoring and flying aircraft is something that we can do together and we enjoy.” It was his father’s interest in Cadets that led the couple to getting their own. “My father had one back in the mid-1980s,” he said. “He restored it and I got to fly it around a few times. He convinced me that we needed to get a Cadet.” The couple bought their Cadet as a project from an estate in September 2007. “We were actually looking for a Curtiss Wright Junior project, but my father-in-law always told us how great the Culver Cadets were,” Lorraine said. “We tried to get him to get the Culver so we could get the Curtiss, but he couldn’t afford it, so we got the Cadet with the intent of working on it with him. But as we were working on ours, he determined that he needed a project of his own. He found a project Culver Cadet close to where he lives in Texas. We got them flying within about two weeks of each other.” One of the challenges of purchasing a plane from an estate is that you don’t know how much of a project it is going to be, said Ken. “That’s especially true if it hasn’t been flown in a while,” he added. “Our airplane hadn’t been flown since 1960. We weren’t sure what we were going to find.” According to the couple’s research, the Cadets were marketed to people who wanted to go fast — “mostly businessmen and sportsmen,” said Lorraine. “Our airplane was a corporate airplane. The first owner

put about 400 hours on it in three years, then 50 hours in two months, and then sold it. It had quite a succession of owners until 1960 when it stopped flying. We don’t know if it stopped flying because of an accident or pilot error because nothing was mentioned in the logbooks.” All restoration projects are a learning experience, said Lorraine, but this one was even more so because they knew so little about Culver Cadets. “The Cadets had Franklin engines. Ours came with three Franklin project engines but we opted to go with a Continental engine because we knew nothing about Franklins and they are difficult to get parts for,” she said. “We decided to stick with something we knew.” Ken was in charge of designing new engine mounts and, with his father’s help, fabricated a new cowling. One of the more interesting aspects of the Cadets is the manually actuated landing gear system. Plexiglas windows in the floor allow the pilot to check the placement of the gear. The lever and hand crank is located between the seats. Because the cockpit is so narrow, the pilot has to get fairly friendly with the passenger to activate the gear. “At first it seems complicated, but after you do it a few times, it isn’t,” Lorraine said as she climbed into the cockpit to demonstrate the process: Pull up the knob, push it over to the side for up or down. Crank the wheel. Verify the location of the landing gear through the windows in the floor. Put the knob back and make sure it locks into place. A hand crank on the ceiling actuates the trim. Like many trim tabs of the era, it looks like a car window handle. I could only imagine that trimming in flight would result in a motion similar to doing the air lasso thing over your head. “How do you trim, deploy the landing gear and manipulate the throttle for landing at the same time?” I asked. “You need three hands to land it,” Ken said with a shrug. “It takes some practice.”

AUTHENTICITY Both Morris Cadets sport a yellow and blue paint scheme. There are scallops on the slightly elliptical wings and the N-numbers reverse in color, so that the numbers are blue on the yellow part of the wing and yellow on the blue. Getting an authentic paint scheme was a challenge, said Lorraine, thumbing through the airplane’s “baby book,” which contains all their research. “All the photos we found were black and white,” she said. “We know that they were blue and cream, blue and silver, orange and cream, or burgundy and cream and the scallops were a standard paint scheme. But we like blue and yellow. We decided to go as flashy as we could get.” That “flash” extended to having the tail number of the airplane embroidered on the yellow shirts they wear at air shows. Unfortunately, the elder Morris could not be at last summer’s show because of a foot injury. “I flew his airplane up from Texas so we could display them side by side,” said Lorraine. In addition to the informational placard on his Cadet, there was a photo of him with his foot in a cast and a brief explanation of why he was not at the show. “It’s necessary. A lot of people are asking about him,” Ken said. “We send him updates from the show including photos at night via e-mail,” added Lorraine. For more information: TaildraggerAviation.com.

Photos by Meg Godlewski

A family affair

PROUD OWNERS: Lorraine and Ken Morris pose with their classy Cadet at last summer’s Oshkosh. Note the yellow and blue attire to match their airplane. Lorraine shows the brag book that contains the history of the airplane. The only photo they were able to find of the plane was in black and white, so they had to guess when it came to the color. The red wheel is the landing gear. Affixed to the ceiling of the cockpit is what appears to be a window crank but is really the trim. When you sit in the Cadet, you remember people were smaller back then.


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More than just a homebuilt By JANICE WOOD General Aviation News

For Steve Harmon of Filer, Idaho, building a Cozy IV from plans is more than just a hobby. It’s been his salvation. He had a job he didn’t like and all of his kids were out of the house except his severely disabled daughter, Heidi, who requires full-time care from his wife, Jenny. “I was lonely and unhappy,” Harmon said. “I needed something to give me a reason to get up in the morning to go to work. The plane project filled that bill. It gave me something to think about and get excited about. It challenges me everyday. Building my plane is like taking anti-depressants for me. I really think I am addicted to it.” The Cozy isn’t Harmon’s first venture in homebuilding. About 20 years ago he built a Longeze over a five-year period. “My family and I were young and the plane got expensive, so I decided to sell it,” he said. “Twenty years went by and my children grew up and moved out except for my youngest, who has a rare disease called Battens disease, which is slowly killing her. When she was 5, she was a normal kid. By the time she was 6, she was blind. At age 11 she started having grand mal seizures. She is now 20 and is almost a vegetable. She will probably only live a year or two longer but, who knows? She is already two years past the age most kids live with this disease. We love her and will take care of her to the bitter end.” The idea to build another plane came to Harmon one day when he saw a canard fly over his house. “I thought how cool it would be to have another one,” he said. “I knew that Burt (Rutan) had quit selling plans for the Longeze and no longer supported the design, so I went on the Internet and found Marc Zeitlen’s site about the Cozy IV (CozyBuilders.org.) I was fascinated and decided then and there it was time to build another airplane.” He choose to go plans built for a couple of reasons. Topping the list was money. “With a plans built, you can build as your money comes in,” he said. “You don’t have to save up $40,000 before you can start. I also like the pay as you go because when I am done, the plane will be paid for. “I also like the challenge of building everything myself,” he continued. “Not only does it save me money, but I feel my parts are better than what I could buy and the tolerances for the metal parts are closer.” Harmon started building the first part for his plane Nov. 11, 2006, and has about 1,700 hours into the project so far. “All the large parts are built except the strakes, which I will start on after the first of the year,” he said. “My plans for this year are to finish the strakes and get the motor mounted. I will be building my own engine cowls and I will probably have that done by the end of summer. Then it is the long job of filling and

sanding to get that super shiny glass finish. While doing this, I will be saving money and working on small parts so I can do the panel and all the wiring.” Besides his full-time job, Harmon has a side business doing welding and machine work, fixing farm machinery and building custom roll-up awnings for dairy cow hoof trim trucks. He also does some machine work for other airplane builders. It’s this business that funds his project. The 24-foot by 60-foot shop is also where he’s building his plane. “When I am busy in the shop, the plane starts getting done pretty fast,” he said. “When I am slow in the shop, the plane really slows down.” According to his ExperCraft website, Harmon has spent $18,106.46 so far. Part of that is for the Lycoming O-360 engine he’s already bought. He estimates that by the time he’s done, he’ll have spent between $31,000 to $35,000 — “about the price a new diesel 4X4 truck.” Harmon has made a few modifications to the plans: “I designed a forward hinging canopy. I have my own design for rudder pedals. My nose gear is 1 inch longer than stock. My nose is 7 inches longer than stock. I have an electric actuator for my speed brake.” As he looks ahead, he said he might make his own prop and prop extension. He also estimates he’ll spend between $5,000 and $7,000 on the instrument panel. “I could get it cheaper, but I won’t be happy if I do,” he said. While Harmon would like to be done with his plane by the summer of 2012, that timetable may have to be pushed back as the side jobs that pay for the project have slowed with the economic downturn. “Money slows me down more than anything,” he said. “I do not want to build a second-rate plane, so to stay busy I have built around a lot of the expensive areas.” Besides finishing the plane, Harmon, a 200-hour pilot, also will have to get a medical and a check ride before his first flight. “I plan on doing a few hours of dual to get back in the saddle again,” he said. Harmon is the only pilot in his family — for now. His two sons, Christopher and Nephi, want to learn, he said. “I will teach them some in the Cozy, but they will have to get an instructor and a spam can to get their license in,” he said. He also has two other daughters, Suzanne and Holly, as well as four grandchildren. While his wife doesn’t fly, she has been “fully” suppor tive of Harmon’s project. What’s his secret? “It helps to have your wife love you enough that she will let you do something that is good for you but very time consuming,” he said. “I make sure I spend time with my family. They still come first over the plane.” Another plus? “The plane does keep me at home and out of trouble,” he said. “My wife always knows where I am.” For more information: Websites.Expercraft.com/bigsteve.

This is the first in a series of articles on homebuilders who track their projects at ExperCraft.com.

HIS ADDICTION: Steve Harmon tries out his Cozy IV at different stages in the building process.

WHERE IT ALL HAPPENS: Harmon builds his plane in a shop behind his house. He noted he has a wood stove on the side where the plane is being built so he can cure the epoxy in the winter.

Photos courtesy Steve Harmon

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FAMILY SUPPORT: Harmon’s wife, Jenny, is fully supportive of his project. While the plane is now too heavy for her to help move — that job goes to son Nephi (pictured in the back of the shop) — Harmon said his wife is his best glass layup inspector, although he tells her she is too picky.


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ON THE MARKET Air show pilot Keoki Gray publishes short stories Air show pilot Keoki Gray has released “Songs of the Archaeopteryx,” stories of aerial adventures and the interesting people drawn to small airplanes, flight training, and aerobatics. Since receiving his pilot’s license in 1978, Gray has flown more than 100 types of aircraft from sailplanes and helicopters to Warbirds and unlimited aerobatic planes and has logged more than 11,000 hours flying time. “I’ve tried to include stories that will not only connect with pilots,” Gray says, “but with armchair pilots, or those who just like airplanes. I want people to share in the wonder of flying as I have.” For more information: Booklocker.com.

Piper taps Aviall to distribute parts Piper Aircraft has selected Aviall Services, Inc., a subsidiary of The Boeing Co., to be its global parts distributor. Dallas-based Aviall offers more than 2 million catalog items available through 39 customer service centers in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information: Piper.com or Aviall.com.

Wicks to host TIG welding workshop

Pilots can now rate their experiences at FBOs with GlobalAir.com’s new five-star rating system. The system does not permit comments. However, ratings will be averaged on the site, ranking from one to five stars. Users can rate an FBO on whether it has clean facilities, gives quality customer service, has competitive fuel

Rotax billet fuel pump debuts

prices and provides good line service. For more information: GlobalAir.com.

New shirts fit pilots to a T What’s better than a fun T-shirt? A fun T-shirt that is all about aviation, say Sporty’s officials. “It only takes two things to fly: Airspeed and Money” is the message of one shirt. Another charts the four

forces of flight, which are dreams (up), reality (down), money (forward) and the FAA (backward). A third shirt explains the FAA’s mission, which is “We’re not happy until you’re not happy.” Then there’s the dictionary definition of “pilot” which is “the highest form of life on earth.” All four T-shirts are made from 100% cotton and are available in sizes medium through extra-extra large. Price: $15.95 each. For more information: 800-SPORTYS or Sportys.com.

Find a five-star FBO

Kilfrost, which provides a range of anti- and de-icing fluids for pilots across the world, will launch its first environmentallyfriendly fluid,TKSsustain, this winter. The new fluid is based on a corn sugar-based glycol called Susterra, which was initially created by DuPont Tate and Lyle Bio Products, then developed by Kilfrost’s specialist R&D team. The product is biodegradable, has low toxicity, and its manufacture uses up to 40% less energy than standard ethylene glycol, according to company officials. For more information: 877-U-KILFROST or Kilfrost.com. Corbi Air has introduced a new Billet Fuel Pump for Rotax 912 and 914 engines.

Wicks Aircraft Supply will offer a hands-on TIG welding workshop Feb. 13 and 14, featuring “Mister TIG,” aka Wyatt Swaim.

The 16-hour workshop will cover the basics of welding 4130 Chromoly tubing, mild steel and aluminum for creating fuel tanks. The course will also explore basic metallurgy. Cost is $425 per person, or $399 for EAA and SCCA members. For more information: 800-221-9425 or WicksAircraft.com.

Kilfrost unveils ‘green’ ice protection fluid

The patented reciprocating piston, variable displacement design is easy on the drive system and ensures constant pressure throughout the rpm range, company officials said, noting it works with avgas, mogas, ethanol, methanol, E-85, jet-A, or kerosene. With stainless steel internals and a hardanodized 6061-T6 aluminum body, the American-made Billet Fuel Pump weighs under 2 ounces. Equipped with AN inlet and output fittings, it is adaptable to nearly any configuration, company officials said. Available in carbureted, fuel injected, and turbocharger pressures (with matched regulator), the Billet Fuel Pump matches requirements of both the 912 and 914-series engines. Retail pricing (including regulator) is $358. For more information: 877-267-2424 or CorbiAircraftSales.com.

Aircraft Spruce offers live chat online customer service Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. now offers an online Live Chat service that allows customers to get real-time responses to their questions. Log on to the Aircraft Spruce website, click on Live Chat, and then select Product Support, Avionics, International Sales,Website Support, or Customer Service, and a representative will be available for assistance. For more information: 877-4SPRUCE or AircraftSpruce.com.

On The Market information is provided by manufacturers and distributors. Products have not been tested by General Aviation News staff. Discretion is advised. See more On the Market online at GeneralAviationNews.com.


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By Deb McFarland Today, the man I married nearly 30 years ago, the man who suffered through my flight training and later patiently taught me to fly his Luscombe 8A, retired. After 35 years of service to the federal government, my best friend has come home to stay. It’s not a coincidence that a young Henry McFarland learned Short to fly the same year he became Final an engineering trainee. His boss and mentor with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Felton Flournoy, flew Stearmans in World War II. He never advanced to more complex aircraft since the war ended, and he didn’t carry his new skills into civilian life. So while he and Henry traveled the roads of rural Georgia servicing the farming community, they talked. They talked about the job. They talked about their lives and the world in general, but after a while, they exhausted their knowledge of noteworthy topics and decided to spice up their days of roaming the roads in the country. They decided to take flight lessons. The challenge was on. Since Flournoy had already flown, he soloed in seven hours in the Cessna 150 that the flight school at the Perry-Houston County Airport used in 1975. Henry wasn’t far behind him. He soloed in nine, and since his brain matter was still young and pliable, he aced the written as well. Starting in July, he flew on his lunch breaks, after work and whenever time allowed. By September, he was a private pilot. Flournoy followed shortly thereafter. Now, they had something to talk about. For Henry, flying was something new. For Flournoy, the flying he learned in a Stearman in 1945 and the flying he learned in a little Cessna in 1975 were worlds apart. Almost immediately, Henry bought his own straight-tail Cessna 150 that could whisk them away on grand adventures or short hops, but that soon changed when he was appointed project engineer on a detail that would last well over a year. Wherever he was sent to work, he took his airplane with him. He sold the C-150 and immediately regretted it. He bought a C-140 and, later in 1978, a 1946 Luscombe 8A. I guess with that airplane, it was love. Since then, he has bought and sold an airplane or two, but that old Luscombe has remained with him for life. By 1980, this energetic 30 year old had lived in five cities working multiple engineering projects, and I was lucky that one of those projects sent him my way. In December of that year, he gave me my first airplane ride in the Luscombe from an old tar and gravel strip in Eastman, Ga. It was breathtaking, and it was probably during that flight that I decided I would keep him. Women often think they know a man’s mind, but in reality, it takes about 20 years for us to understand that the man we marry is going to be the same man we have down the road, unless we exchange him for a different model. They aren’t going to change. I could live with my Old Man’s quirks as long as he could live with mine, but

I just didn’t really comprehend until later that I didn’t just marry the man. I married the airplane, too. In our relationship, there was, and still is, another woman. In the years that followed, I didn’t mind packing up and moving with less than a week’s notice because he had found a house for us to rent with its own grass strip. I didn’t mind driving the chase car as he moved the airplane to another airport and another job detail. I didn’t mind taking a flight after work or washing the airplane on the weekend. I didn’t mind when he took a position that was permanent. I didn’t mind that later I couldn’t always go with him to the airport because of kids, house, farm or family obligations. However, when he brought his girl home to recover her wings and decided a full restoration was needed, I did mind. All the cooing over her disassembled parts was troubling. That he spent most of his time in his workshop working on this airplane started to bug me. When we did have a spare day to do something together, he would recommend shopping. Wow, what an agreeable man. He wouldn’t tell me until we were well on our way that we were going “shopping” at Alexander Aeroplane, which later became Aircraft Spruce. In my mind, this airplane was given a name, and it was not a flattering one. She was the one who called to my man with a siren’s sweet song. She was the one who filled his thoughts, and she was the one who claimed his time and attention. She was… Just an airplane. I finally realized that I could have my man back from his temporary insanity if I helped him get the job done. By then the kids were in college, and I was retired from farming. Why not help get this airplane back in the air, so I could have the evenings and weekends with my husband? I never dreamed I would work on an old Luscombe and catch the aviation bug with as much or more fervor. We laugh as we reminisce about those days in his shop. I learned that I can quilt just fine, but I can’t remember how to tie the knot on the wing stitch once I step away from the work. I learned that Poly Tac will make you happy if proper ventilation isn’t used. I learned that my man’s needs are simple. Eat, sleep and fly. I learned it is better to fly together than to be apart. Our 10 years as empty nesters were filled with flying adventures. I learned to fly. We bought and sold an airplane or two. We became experts at airplane camping. He purchased the airplane of his dreams, a Cessna 195B. As a federal employee, we could only afford a project, but it was his just the same. This project was a restoration, not a repair. Still, disassembling, checking, priming, painting and replacing take a lot of time and money. It was like old times, except I embraced this project because it was mine as well. Then it happened, another transfer, a promotion, but a transfer nonetheless. Were we shocked? Yes. Were we unprepared? No. After so many job details, when we finally put down roots, we were there to stay. I farmed until our property and home were paid in full just in case this scenario happened again. When it did, we looked upon it like another adventure. Although the C-195 project was put on hold, we

“I didn’t just marry the man. I married the airplane, too.”

Photo by Deb McFarland

My man and his other love

handled the change so well that family and airport friends couldn’t tell that our life situation had changed. We left on Sunday evening for our work home and came back Thursday or Friday as the work environment allowed. E-mail and cell phones closed the distance and kept us connected. Then Keely came into our lives, and we had to make some tough choices. Our family was at home. Our second family, the airport gang at JZP, was at home. The school where our other kids and family attended was one mile from home. A child needs home, and we wanted her to be close to those she knows and loves. So Henry made the sacrifice. On Sunday evenings, he left all that was warm and loving to him and on Fridays he returned. Again, cell phones and e-mail kept him connected, but Sundays were hard in our family. We both learned not to think past the moment, and by late afternoon, all emotion was held in check, as yet another parting was at hand. It was a bittersweet time. We had a job at a time when many folks didn’t. We had our health when many folks didn’t. We had our children and grandchildren, and we had Keely, who brought so much love to us. It’s hard to complain when one has been so blessed. Still, I wanted such a simple thing. I wanted the pleasure of waking up and looking into twinkling green eyes. This morning I did just that, and the effect was ruined when the mouth attached asked, “What’s for breakfast?” Retirement is one thing, but coming home to retire is another. Henry has eight years of honey-dos waiting for him. Still, his workshop has been pimped out with his apartment furniture. A recliner sits beside the C-195 and an old wood heater. I’m not sure how much productivity will suffer with an old TV and DVD/VCR player in the mix. But we’ve learned from friends that tomorrow is often a better time to work than today. We shall see. We shall see. Deb McFarland is the proud owner of Lester, a 1948 Luscombe 8E, and part of the “Front Porch Gang” at Pickens County Airport (JZP) in Georgia. She can be reached at ShortFinal@generalaviationnews.com.


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