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On the Cover Flying the Peregrine | Staff reporter and Master

CFI Meg Godlewski submits a pilot’s report on the speed record-setting Light Sport Aircraft. Photo courtesy Hansen Air Group .............................. 11

ON THE MOVE: Progressive Aerodyne Inc., which manufactures the SeaRey, is moving this spring from Orlando to Tavares, Florida, which calls itself “America’s Seaplane City.� The new Tavares Seaplane Base opens this month................................................. 6

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A new home | Newly restored â&#x20AC;&#x153;Texas Raidersâ&#x20AC;? moves to Spring, Texas..............4 Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seaplane City | Tavares, Florida, opens new seaplane base ............6 The Bearhawk Build | Aviation ministry tackles a homebuilt project ...............7 BUILDING A BEARHAWK:â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;EagleFlight Aviation Ministries is tackling a plansbuilt Bearhawk to teach kids how to build a plane, then learn to fly, in the hopes of inspiring them towards mission aviation.............................................. 7

Down to the wire | Washington State pilots continue battle against tax ...........8 Correcting the FAA | Bill submitted to allow Through The Fence operations ....8 Capital Comments | Senate finally approves FAA reauthorization ...................9 Is that a prom dress? Staff reporter Meg Godlewski celebrates in style.......... 10 Speed record | Inventor gets STC in less than three months ...........................12 Ask Paul | Are the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ring seals on my engine correct?....................................13 Flight & Flyers | Celebrating the B-17â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 75th anniversary.................................27 Mountain Flying | It takes special training.......................................................39

COMMEMORATING 1,000 HOURS:â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Staff reporter and Master CFI Meg Godlewski wanted to do something special when she hit that milestone........................10

Season opener | Sun â&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Fun kicks off air show season.....................................43

Special Advertising Section Aircraft Spruce & Speciality Co...................................................................32 Lycoming Engines .........................................................................................32 Aviation Insurance Resources......................................................................32 Baumann Floats. ............................................................................................34 the flying fortress: Celebrating the 75th anniversary of one of the most famous aircraft of World War II: The Boeing B-17.....................................27

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“It’s go time.” — Maj. Paul Pieper, emergency services director of the Civil Air Patrol’s Minnesota Wing, on flood relief efforts on the Red River

A new home for ‘Texas Raiders’ Texas Raiders, one of 12 remaining airworthy B-17s, has a new home. The G-model Flying Fortress, owned by the Gulf Coast Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, has been undergoing restoration for the better part of the last eight years at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) in Houston. But just last month, it flew to its new home at David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (DWH) in Spring, Texas, where it will be stationed at Tomball Jet Center. According to Col. Sandy Thompson, public information officer, the CAF lost its lease at HOU in 2008 and has been in temporary space since then. “The space at Hobby is at a premium and, therefore, is very expensive,” she said. “Last year we created a search committee to find us a new space. There were stipulations, like the airport had to have a runway that was at least 5,000 feet long and had to have emergency services. This new space was the most attractive and it will save us about $20,000 a year over Hobby. It’s also in an area that is growing, so there is the opportunity to increase our membership and have more exposure for tours.” Increased membership is key, because the CAF relies on volunteers to operate. “Texas Raiders” is now airworthy, having its first flight since the restoration Oct. 14, 2009. “Using volunteer and contract labor, CAF Gulf Coast Wing members spent more than $600,000 and exceeded 250,000 man-hours in labor returning this vintage aircraft to flying condition,” Thompson said. “Texas Raiders” was delivered to the military in July 1945, too late to be used in combat. In 1967 the CAF added the airplane to its Ghost Squadron. It was assigned to the Gulf Coast Wing in 1971. The airplane has undergone several restorations in its lifespan. The latest began in 2002

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You can get away with all sorts of daring fashion moves at air shows and fly-ins. One of the more popular items is the classic baseball cap with a miniature windsock atop it, giving a new twist to the old saying “the wind in your hair.” A word of warning: While it might be whimsical and cute at aviation events, the minute you step off the show grounds and into the public eye of the aviation impaired, the whimsical look might translate into weird.

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— Bob Hope Airport Authority President Bill Wiggins, on efforts to enforce a curfew at the Southern California airport

when an airworthiness directive for inspection of wing spars grounded the airplane. “Complying with the AD and undertaking the required repairs to this 65-year-old bomber have resulted in lengthy yet necessary restoration efforts to save this unique part of flying history,” said Thompson. She noted the CAF relies on public donations, revenue rides, air-exhibit proceeds, and grants to keep the airplane in the air. Estimated costs per flying hour are $2,500. Thompson did not say when “Texas Raiders” would return to the ride circuit.

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“We have spent over eight years and $6.5 million attempting to do what no other airport in the country has been able to do.”

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more than 100 airpor ts, 5,135 pilots and 5,400 jobs directly attributed to the industry, general aviation, in particular, is extremely vital to Arkansasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statewide economy, the proclamation read, noting GA contributes approximately $494.5 million to the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy each year. In a similar vein, North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven and Lt. Gov. Jack Dalrymple proclaimed March 7-13 North Dakota Aviation Week. The proclamation notes that aviation contributes $1.25 billion to the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy each year.

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CubCrafters recently finished ASTM certification to install Baumann 1500A amphibious floats on the Carbon Cub SS and Sport Cub S2. The amphib floats are available as an option for new customers of the Light Sport Aircraft or as a retrofit for existing owners, according to officials with the Yakima, Wash.-based company. Low altitude climb rate with the amphibs is still 1,800 fpm at gross weight, company officials said, noting landing gear retraction is handled by a lightweight mechanical mechanism with a floor-mounted retraction handle. Dual water rudders are also included.

uuu Flight Design has debuted the CTLS Lite, which weighs about 50 pounds less than the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flagship LSA. It also costs about $20,000 less, thanks to the use of American-sourced avionics and limiting options to reduce manufacturing costs, company officials said. Standard equipment includes a Dynon D60 multifunction display, Garmin radio and transponder, analog engine instruments, and a BRS airframe parachute system.

amateur-built aircraft flying into Canada. Before the new form was implemented, pilots were required to receive authorization to operate an LSA in Canada, obtain a validation form to keep in the aircraft, and pay a $100 fee. EAA.org

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uuu An association dedicated to pilots and families with a passion for flying and camping â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the American Air Campers Association (AACA) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will officially launch at this monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sun â&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Fun, according to founder and long-time pilot Don Abbott. The association will offer an online airport camp guide, as well as provide a support network for air campers to share ideas and information, he said, adding annual Air Camping Jamborees are also in the works.

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uuu A recent revision by Transpor t Canada makes it more affordable and less cumbersome for LSAs from the United States to be flown into Canada. According to EAA officials, Transport Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Standardized Validation form, the equivalent to the operating limitations for experimental aircraft in the U.S., puts LSAs on equal footing with U.S.

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uuu After completing all ground testing, the Seawind 300C has received its flight permit and begun certification flight testing in Canada. Once testing is complete, Seawind officials will start up production of the amphib. Order book exceeds 50, according to Richard Silva, president. 610-917-1120, Seawind.net

uuu Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe proclaimed March â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aviation and Aerospace Appreciation Monthâ&#x20AC;? in the state. With

uuu The Creative Solutions Alliance (CSA), a nonprofit organization founded by Charles Lindberghâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandson Erik Lindbergh, has launched the Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize (LEAP), which is â&#x20AC;&#x153;designed to stimulate meaningful advances in the fledgling electric aircraft industry,â&#x20AC;? according to alliance officials. LEAP will award prizes for the best electric aircraft; best electric aircraft sub-system (electric powertrains, energy storage systems, charging systems, etc.); best electric aircraft component technology (batteries, electric motors, power electronics, etc.); and a Public Choice Award, which will allow the public to vote on electric aircraft that are currently flying, whether practical or not. Winners will be announced at AirVenture. LindberghPrize.org

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Tavares: America’s Seaplane City Florida city opens new seaplane base this month By JAMIE BECKETT For General Aviation News

With a population nudging its way up to 15,000 residents, the city of Tavares, Florida, is a small city with big dreams. Nestled in the green expanse of aptly named Lake County, there is arguably more water in the western side of the county than there is dry land. Perhaps that realization was the impetus that caused a

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bright idea to form at City Hall. Tavares has taken the bold step of embracing a unique segment of the general aviation market in a way that would cause most city administrators to wince with concern. But this little city has high hopes and a plan to help revitalize the community by branding itself as America’s Seaplane City. With an investment of millions of dollars in the Lake Dora waterfront area, Tavares Seaplane and Marina Base has installed boat and seaplane docks within a short walk of the downtown area. Fuel is available and ready to pump into aircraft or boats, and a 3,000-foot virtual landing strip has been established approximately half a mile off the community’s downtown shoreline. Opening day of the new facility is scheduled for April 10 – just days prior to the start of Sun ’n Fun in Lakeland, Florida, an event that is typically accepted as the start of the year’s fly-in season. It is good news that Tavares is a city that sees potential in general aviation, seaplane operators, and visitors who just might enjoy a destination that is slightly off the beaten path. Yet, even as an out-of-the-way location, this little city is close enough to get to the center of things

in a hurry. How close to the center of it all is Tavares? The Class D airspace surrounding Leesburg Airport slips over the shoreline of Lake Dora to the west, while Orlando’s Class B airspace limit crosses the lake to the east. Even for central Florida, this is centrally located. But it’s also just slightly out of the way, which is just about perfect for seaplane aficionados. If Tavares can find success — and all indications are that it will — other municipalities will be more inclined to follow in its footsteps, a fact that gives hope to every other pilot or GA operator who is fighting an uphill battle with city hall. If the folks on the Tavares City Commission can be made to see the benefits of GA, there is at least a chance that a significant number of other city administrations can be convinced, too. Jamie Beckett, a CFI and A&P mechanic who stepped into the political arena to promote and protect GA at his local airport, writes the blog “Politics for Pilots” at GeneralAviationNews.com. You can reach him at Jamie@GeneralAviationNews.com.

Progressive Aerodyne, Inc., which manufactures SeaRey amphibious seaplanes, is relocating to Tavares from Orlando. The successful recruitment of a seaplane manufacturing company strengthens Tavares’ brand as “America’s Seaplane City,” according to City Administrator John Drury, who notes, “A year’s worth of work went into attracting this company to Tavares. It never would have happened without the new downtown seaplane base.” Progressive Aerodyne officials noted that the pro-business attitude of the city was instrumental in making the move from Orlando. “We are very excited to be a part of America’s Seaplane City,” said Darrell Lynds, acting general manager. The company plans to make its move in midMay. The new location will house kit manufacturing, research & development, sales, parts, showroom and hangars. Over time, the company plans to expand the location to include maintenance and flight training. For more information: SeaRey.com.

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uuu Cir r us Aircraft President and CEO Brent Wouters recently reported the company is “seeing solid signs that suggest this year

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could be better — potentially much better — than many are thinking.” He noted that first-quarter sales are on a pace with the results of the first quarter of 2008, when the company delivered 550 new airplanes, adding Cirrus expected to deliver 30 planes in March. A restructuring, which included layoffs, has cut the company’s break-even point to less than half its 2008 level, which means “2010 is on track to be much better than expected.” CirrusAircraft.com

uuu The Women Airforce Ser vice

Pilots (WASP) were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in a ceremony in the Capitol March 10. More than 200 WASPs attended the event, many of them wearing their World War II-era uniforms. Of the more than 1,100 WASP, only about 300 are still alive. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest award Congress can award to a civilian or group of civilians. Past honorees include the Tuskegee Airmen in 2006.

uuu The Wings Club, a New York City-based aviation club, has presented its new Outstanding Aviator Award to the Tuskegee Airmen. The award was created this year by the Wings Club in partnership with the International Association of Women in Aviation (IAWA) to recognize pilots whose actions have made major contributions to aviation and/or security and serve as leadership role models. 212-867-1770, WingsClub.org

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Homebuilt project is cornerstone of new youth program

THE MISSION: Working towards a flying Bearhawk (like the one pictured), Josh Gibbons (in hat) cuts out wing parts, while Colby Davis (below) cuts plywood for the wing rib lightening hole flange blocks.

By JANICE WOOD General Aviation News

Photo courtesy Joel Beyer

Every Thursday evening in the fellowship hall of Evangelistic Center Church in Olathe, Kansas, Joel Beyer and a group of young men get together to build a plane. Dubbed “The Bearhawk Build,” the project is a cornerstorne of EagleFlight Aviation Ministries, an aviation ministry begun by Beyer, a CFI and youth pastor. EagleFlight has three main missions: constructed a lot like a Maule, with A youth program, a missionary pilot aluminum wings and tube and fabric training program, and a ministry transfuselage. This gives the guys workportation program. The Bearhawk Build, ing towards their A&Ps exposure to which is being chronicled at ExperCraft. just about every kind of fabrication and com, combines the youth program and repair — as well as making it fairly easy missions pilot program. Once the plane to build, if a plane can be considered is built, those who helped build it will easy to build. The Bearhawk has a great learn to fly in it, Beyer said, noting some mix of everything I was looking for: of the participants are also interested Good cruise speed (150-160 mph), great in pursuing their A&P useful load, tailwheel licenses. (a major requirement), “Our mission is short field takeoff, and to introduce kids to more. aviation, specifically “We went with missions aviation,” plans built for one Beyer said. simple reason: Cost,” The group began Beyer continued. “We building the fourare completely donaplace Bearhawk in tion funded, so coming September. Beyer, up with $42,000 for who has been pasthe kit would take a sionate about aviation long time — not to since he was 6 years mention that I wanted — David Pittman, the kids to experience old, had spent the EagleFlight all aspects of building better part of five Aviation Ministries the plane, such as takyears trying to decide what airplane to build. ing a sheet of metal “Once EagleFlight began to take shape, and turning it into airplane parts.” the mission of the plane was much more His enthusiasm is echoed by the clear,” he said. “We needed a plane that kids. “How rewarding will it be after is tough and rugged, good at extremely we complete our project to sit back and short unimproved fields, and easy to say, ‘we fashioned that hunk of metal build and maintain. The Bearhawk is in a way that allows it to zip through

TIME & MONEY The project officially kicked off about seven months ago. “We made good progress through the wing rib jigs (made out of MDF board) and purchased our first sheet of aluminum in late December,” Beyer reported. “We have most of the wing ribs cut and ready to form.” “We could be a lot further if we had the money coming in,” he continued. “That has been the biggest slowdown.

Photo courtesy Joel Beyer

“It will be a thrill to fly in a plane that I helped build with my own hands. Not many people, even in America, can say that.”

to have the opportunity to build on our relationship as we spend time on a project like this,” he said.

the air at 135 knots and carry around 1,200 pounds,” said Josh Gibbons, a 23-year-old college student studying science and aviation, who was the first to become a part of EagleFlight. “The best thing about the project is that we get to learn every part of the plane as we build it,” added Colby Davis, 18. “This is great knowledge to have since I am working on my pilot’s license and, if something goes wrong with the plane, I will know how to fix it.” About five young men, ages 13-23, are involved in the project, along with some parents, including Todd Davis, Colby’s father. “As a parent who has shared the dream of flight with his kids, I’m excited

As is usual in aviation, it is money that makes things go (or stop).” But with the group working regularly, Beyer’s goal is to have the wings done by the end of summer, the fuselage done by next spring and the plane finished, ready to fly, by the end of summer 2011. “I know this is pretty (Continued on page 38)


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Battle against Washington excise tax continues By MEG GODLEWSKI General Aviation News

When the Washington State legislative session ended March 11, pilots thought they could breathe a sigh of relief. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because legislators did not take any action on a proposed aircraft excise tax that represented a potential 1,400% increase â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or more â&#x20AC;&#x201D; over previous aircraft registration fees. But that relief was short-lived as lawmakers were called back for a special session because of unfinished business. As this issue was going to press,

lawmakers still hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t taken action on House Bill 3176/Senate Bill 6873, which would levy an annual excise tax of 0.5% based on the value of an aircraft if it was manufactured after Dec. 31, 1970. Those manufactured before that date would be assessed an annual fee, estimated at roughly twice the current fee. Realizing the scope of the fight on their hands, pilot groups in the Evergreen State formed a coalition that spearheaded a lobbying campaign. Members of the Washington Aviation Coalition sent e-mail reminders to pilots urging them to express their opposition to the tax to their elected officials by

pointing out the detrimental economic impact on an already struggling industry. One e-mail noted: â&#x20AC;&#x153;This bill creates unintended consequences for small aviation business owners who support Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aircraft fleet. These companies will lose jobs that support our stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cherished aviation heritage.â&#x20AC;? The coalition is made up of the Washington Pilots Association, the San Juan Pilots Association, the Washington Aviation Association, Northwest War Bird Chapters, the Washington Search and Rescue Association, Washington Airport Management Association, the Pacific Northwest Business Aviation

Association, Washington Seaplane Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Northwest Recreational Flying Association and the National Business Aviation Association. Hundreds of individual pilots have joined the fight, contacting their elected representatives, pointing out that aviation in the state is already heavily taxed, so adding even more expense may make some people quit flying altogether. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can win this battle,â&#x20AC;? said John Dobson, president of the Washington Pilots Association. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keep up the pressure...we are so close.â&#x20AC;? For more information: WPAFlys.org.

Bills introduced to correct FAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s TTF policy The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Community Airport Access and Protection Act of 2010â&#x20AC;? was introduced March 11 in the U.S. House of Representatives by Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa) to amend the FAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent policy prohibiting Through The Fence (TTF) access at any airport receiving Airport Improvement Grant funds. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) has introduced a similar bill in the Senate. The FAA prohibited TTF access in its Airport Compliance Manual Order 5190.6b, which was

released last September without any public or alphabet group input, according to Brent Blue, founder of ThroughTheFence.org, who says that a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the group revealed that no data, studies, or non-FAA personnelsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; opinions went into the new order. The recently introduced bills allow off-airport TTF access and prevent the FAA from considering an airport to be in violation of its grant assurances because of TTF agreements. The legislation requires off-airport

users to pay access charges similar to airport tenants and maintain their properties compatible with safe airport functions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This correction of FAA policy will help maintain the viability of small airports by encouraging use while supporting safety and security,â&#x20AC;? Blue said. ThroughTheFence.org is encouraging all pilots and others interested in general aviation to contact their federal elected officials and urge them to support these bills. For more information: ThroughTheFence.org.

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Finally! To the surprise of many, Senate passes FAA reauthorization By Charles Spence WASHINGTON, D.C. — By a vote of 93 to 0, the Senate approved reauthorization of the FAA, surprising even the House of Representatives, which had approved Capital another threeComments month extension, not expecting the upper house to move before the March 31 deadline for the present temporary extension. The bill, which funds the FAA for the next two fiscal years, now must go to conference to be reconciled with a bill passed last year by the House. Both the House and Senate bills were void of user fees, but a fuel tax increase from 22 to 38 cents per gallon is included in the Senate version. The bill also authorizes $8.1 billion for the Airport Improvement Program. Another section of the Senate bill creates an “Air Traffic Control Modernization Board” to provide oversight of FAA modernization programs. These include the Next Generation Air Navigation System (NextGen) program to modernize air traffic control from the antiquated radar systems of the 1950s to a satellite-based system. The bill establishes clear deadlines for adoption of NextGen technology. The bill also requires airlines to examine a pilot’s entire flight history before being hired, revise flight and duty time for pilots, and establish remedial training for underperforming pilots. General aviation groups were quick to praise passage of the bill. Leaders of GA associations thanked Chairman John “Jay” Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), chairman of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, which had held up reauthorization, requiring 11 three-month extensions. Saying he recognizes how important airports are to local communities, Rockefeller said the bill provides new investments to help small communities attract air service and secure jobs. An Office of Rural Aviation is also established in the Department of Transportation to focus on the development of longer-term essential air service contracts. This added focus on air service to smaller communities is expected to help in airport development, which will also aid general aviation in

smaller communities. The Senate approved FAA reauthorization in the midst of its wrangling over the health care bill, passing it on the Monday evening following the vote for the sweeping health care changes. Despite the hour, general aviation leaders quickly released statements praising Rockefeller, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and others. GA leaders have long fought against user fees as unfair and impractical, as well as complicated and expensive to collect, but did not argue against the fuel tax increase to pay for NextGen. A reconciliation of the Senate and House bills must be approved and signed

into law by March 31, the expiration date for the present temporary extension, which also falls during the Congressional recess for Easter.

TSA NOMINEE Heading up the Transportation Security Administration is considered by some members of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee to be the toughest job in Washington. This was stated as the nominee, Maj. Gen. Robert A. Harding, appeared before the committee for his confirmation hearing to head that agency. The retired general’s background in intelligence and security give him the

experience needed to get threat intelligence in advance and prevent terrorist attacks, Rockefeller said. Rockefeller also told Harding he was especially concerned about the security of general aviation and would want to talk with him about it, if confirmed. Rockefeller declared he was not talking about “crop dusters and other small aircraft, but jets on up.” He added that general aviation was an issue rarely discussed, but one that need discussing. Harding is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate. Charles Spence is GAN’s Washington, D.C., correspondent.

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Celebrating 1,000 hours

As much as I am fascinated and would love to buy one, the purchase of a new LSA is not a cheap one. I often tried to figure out how I could afford to buy one. They advertise the feel that everyone can afford it. I’ve looked at all the possibilities of financing, including fractional ownership, and found no way of coming up with even the down payment, much less paying the whole thing off. Most of the new LSAs are about as expensive as an old 600-square-foot house here in Florida, so how can they advertise, truthfully, that it’s more affordable? Not unless they are thinking everyone makes six figures. I only make $25,000 a year, so there is little hope of owning a new LSA, unless my wife, the kids, and I live in a tent, give up utilities, and live off rice and beans.

What the well-dressed CFI wears to celebrate an auspicious occasion

Julie Filucci of Cessna appointed herself my fairy godmother and announced she would supply the tiara. She did. It has the Cessna logo and little propellers on it. My students all wanted to be the 1,000th hour. They asked for updates on By Meg Godlewski my total and guessed among themselves who would be the one. One of the more frustrating aspects At 10 a.m. on March 17, I hit the mark. of being a flight instructor is that you get That flight was with Dan Lewis, one of my stood up somepre-solo students. times. People don’t The two post-solo students I had flown show because they with earlier in the day, Matt “Pegasus” oversleep, they Tudhope and Chris “Bulldog” Caywood, forget, or they were excited that I was about to hit hour would really rather 1,000. When we landed at 9:45 a.m. they not be there. urged me to get ready, saying that they I remarked to would put the airplane away. I thanked a coworker that I them, and was reminded of the talking was getting stood mice from Cinderella. up so much I ought Women’s formal wear should require Touch & Go to start coming to advanced training and a sign off. I was glad I had practiced getting in and out of the work in a prom dress, but I had a problem: The dress no dress. This comment morphed into “I need longer fit. I’d had the dress for two weeks a prom dress” as CFI slang for “my student and during that time I had dropped some didn’t show up.” weight. Concerned about an unauthorized I started thinking about how long it had Janet Jackson-like wardrobe malfunction, I been since I wore a formal dress. When you kept my flight jacket on. are a woman and you go to work in BDUs, a flight jacket and boots everyday, you really My mother would be proud to know that want an excuse to wear one. I decided that I remembered her advice: “Get completely to mark my 1,000th hour of dual instruction dressed for the party, then take off one piece of jewelry.” I took off my class ring. I still wore my boots for better purchase on the rudder pedals. I made sure to take off my giant pilot watch. I put on the elbowlength satin gloves and pearls and was ready to go. It was great fun watching the reactions of the students as I walked through the operations room to get my headset. Two froze in astonishment. One went to check the hangar for the seed pod. The women cheered, waved and gave me the thumbs up. CELEBRATING IN STYLE: Meg Godlewski commemorates her 1,000th A coworker actually chased hour of dual given with students Matt “Pegasus” Tudhope (who had me out on to the ramp, his his first solo March 16), Chris “Bulldog” Caywood, and Dan Lewis. camera in hand. As I was climbing up on the wing given I would wear a formal gown. I shared to check the fuel he was snapping away. the idea with friends and coworkers who Really? You’ve never seen a woman in a were enthusiastic about it. gown checking fuel before? I wanted to do this right, I said, which By the way, have you ever tried to climb meant taffeta, pearls, gloves, maybe even up on the wing of a Cessna in a formal a tiara. gown? THAT separates the women from There were challenges. I hadn’t worn the girls. a formal since the Clinton administration Dan did well on his flight. I am pleased and had no idea of my size. The next chalto report that I can teach crosswind takelenge is that I am a catalog shopper and offs and landings in a formal gown. After had no knowledge of where to acquire such the flight there were more photos with clothes. Friends suggested a bridal shop. students and I attended to the paperwork It took me 10 minutes to get up the nerve required of a CFI. I was back in my BDUs to go in. by noon. Should I really be doing this? I wonNow the question begs...what should I dered. I found a dress right off the bat in do for hour 1,500? one of my favorite colors. And it was the Meg Godlewski is GAN’s staff reporter right size. And it was on sale. Any woman and a Master CFI. will tell you that this is a sign.

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UNMANNED A MISNOMER

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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TOUCH & GO

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Since we are still early into the “UAV” world, I think we should at least get the name correct (“UAS and the GA pilot,” Guest Editorial, Feb. 23). These vehicles are not “unmanned” and the public should not be misled. There are male and female huMANs flying each from remote consoles so, indeed, they are “manned.” I think the term “drone” is demeaning, so how about remotely controlled air vehicle? Of course the problem with this is the acronym, RCAV, will be interpreted as radio controlled air vehicle. So back to the drawing board for a name… While we are at it, let’s get rid of the term “air vehicle.” Since Orville and Wilbur, powered things that leave the ground with wings have been called airplanes or planes for short. Let’s not abandon that. My suggestion is RPP, remotely piloted planes… why not? Simple and accurate. Get this emerging industry off the ground properly monikered. I even heard that in 2010, the USAF will train more pilots to fly planes not sitting in the cockpit than pilots strapped in a cockpit. Those pilots sitting at consoles will not consider themselves to be flying an unmanned craft. Fortunately, even with good mechanical autopilots aboard, every plane today needs a huMAN, male or female, in charge…someplace in the world, even if not in the cockpit. DAVID LAWRENCE Submitted online at GeneralAviationNews.com

TSA RUN AMOK Re: Dave Hook’s Guest Column, “We have a problem,” in the Feb. 9 issue: We’re not the enemy, nor are we a threat, but the first line of defense out here on the flight line. I feel that my patriotism was in question and the badge process offended me to the bone. The TSA has many of us feeling alienated and combative. Let’s call this what it is: Nothing more than an empire-building scheme by a dysfunctional agency with no leadership. How can we stop this fiasco? H.R. 3678 is the House Bill that needs a companion bill in the Senate. We really need that bill to curb this run-amok agency. MIKE BUTTERFIELD Submitted online at GeneralAviationNews.com


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Flying the Peregrine By MEG GODLEWSKI Photo courtesy Hansen Air Group

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One of the perks of being a flying journalist is that it gives me the opportunity to fly aircraft that many pilots don’t, like the record-setting Light Sport Aircraft, the FA-04 Peregrine. The low-wing airplane, built by Fleming Air in Germany, is imported by the Hansen Air Group of Kennesaw, Georgia. “We came up with the name Peregrine,” said Mike Hansen, vice president of operations and my copilot for the flight. “We had to come up with an American name since the German name is almost unpronounceable for most Americans.” A family member came up with the idea of calling it the Peregrine because the Peregrine falcon is a long-range, fast bird — and both those characteristics describe the airplane, Hansen said. This particular airplane was flown by Mike’s cousin, Matt Hansen, and one of his students, Jessica Scharle, during a record-setting speed attempt for coast-tocoast flight last June. The pair flew from Jacksonville, Florida, to El Cajon, Calif., in 19 hours and 21 minutes, including time for fuel stops. Total flying time was just over 17 hours.

THE FLIGHT

Specifications Length: ....................................................................................................................... 19.8 feet Wing span: ............................................................................................................... 31.5 feet Cruise speed: .................................................................................................100-110 knots Empty weight: .............................................................................................................750 lbs. Maximum takeoff weight: .................................................................................... 1,320 lbs. Vne: ..........................................................................................................................162 knots Va: ............................................................................................................................... 97 knots So: .............................................................................................................................. 42 knots Landing roll: .............................................................................................................. 394 feet Takeoff roll: ............................................................................................................... 328 feet

For the pre-flight inspection, Hansen handed me the checklist and we walked through it together. When he’s not working air shows, he can be found at the controls of an airliner and his attention to detail was much appreciated. The Peregrine is mostly composed of carbon fiber. The wings are fiberglass and Kevlar. This makes for a light and strong aircraft, but you better be sure there aren’t any dings or spiderweb cracks in the skin as this could compromise structural integrity. Going into CFI mode, I asked if the wheel pants could be removed as they can take a beating in an instructional environment. “The main gear pants can be taken off, but the nose wheel pants are formed into the gear,” said Hansen, adding, “there is an option for a different fork sans the pants.” The LSA uses cables and push-pull rods. Fuel tanks are in the wings. The airplane, which holds 28 gallons, can cover 500 nautical miles, with reserve, Hansen said, adding, “It has an economical cruise rate of 4.5 gallons an hour and will do 110 knots true easy. If you decide to do a faster cruise speed that is still under your limit of 120 knots calibrated, you will burn closer to 5 gallons an hour.” At seat level the cockpit measures 41 inches. At shoulder level it is 44. You sit low in the Peregrine, with a bubble type canopy over you. It should be able to accommodate pilots in the 6-foot range.

Pilots of smaller stature, like myself, will most likely want a back cushion for better rudder authority. We were flying an early version of the Peregrine. According to Hansen, there have been some refinements. For example, in the production models the seats are adjustable. The early model also had toe brakes rather than handbrakes. “We are experimenting with them,” he said. “A lot of pilots want toe brakes because that’s what they are used too. The standard is handbrakes. Having flown both, I prefer the handbrakes. They are simpler, lighter and have fewer moving parts.” The panel is up to the customer, who can choose steam gauges or a Dynon glass panel. Base price for one with steam gauges is $122,750; $133,500 for the glass panel models. Customers also have a choice of engines: Rotax 912 100 hp or 80 hp, or Jabiru 2200 80 hp. The engine in the model we flew was the 100-hp Rotax 912, which can run on 100LL or premium auto gas. Engine start was done per the checklist. Taxiing with a bubble canopy can be a challenge in some designs because it gets hot inside. The Peregrine has side vents for ventilation, which is easier than taxiing with one hand holding up the canopy. The pre-takeoff checklist is straight forward and, because of the cockpit layout, there is no awkward reaching across someone to reach something. “It takes a boot full of right rudder on takeoff,” Hansen intoned as full power was applied. It did take a fair amount, but it wasn’t anything that demanded Herculean strength. Climb-out was quick and, with the bubble canopy, we had good visibility. Because we were at an air show and there were a lot of aircraft in the vicinity, we did a series of gentle banks to get to altitude. The Peregrine is light on the controls. It would be easy to over-control, but hard to miss that’s what you are doing, because you really feel this airplane. We started with steep turns. The good visibility was much appreciated and the airplane seemed to rotate on its wing. Slow flight was next. Here came that boot full of right rudder again. Stalls were gentle and predictable with a minimum loss of altitude. Slips followed. Landing was uneventful, with no surprises. Hansen remarked it was too bad that we couldn’t take the LSA on a crosscountry flight. “That’s where the Peregrine really shines,” he said. “It has enough room in the baggage area behind the seats that you can fit two regular roller suitcases in weight up to 66 pounds.” This is significant because there are a lot LSAs that barely have room for the pilot’s headset bag. For more information: HansenAirGroup.com.


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By BILL BERLE For General Aviation News

Ever yoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heard the jokes: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m from the FAA and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m here to helpâ&#x20AC;?...â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not happy until youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not happyâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Not until the weight of the paperwork exceeds the weight of the airplane.â&#x20AC;? And everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heard horror stories about getting a simple modification FAA approved. But this isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

one of those stories. This is a story of how the FAA went out of its way to support my STC effort, guided me through the process, and even cheered me on. My FAA certification process was pleasant â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and, perhaps, set a speed record, as I received approval in less than three months. It helped that my basic design for the EZ Flap didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t require any structural modifications to the aircraft, and was fail-safe redundant. I also had the presence of mind to bring in two key consultants. Designated Engineering Representative Bob Halvorson verified my design was safe and sane, on behalf of the FAA, with engineering

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In the belly of the beast One inventorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surprising journey to FAA certification

The gadget that I certified, EZ Flap, is now FAA approved for most Cessna and Piper aircraft using the old â&#x20AC;&#x153;Johnson Barâ&#x20AC;? manual flap control lever. The device makes it easier and more convenient to reach the flap control, without leaning forward and bending down. Even for tall pilots, bending down for the flaps reduces outward visibility and situational awareness. This is during takeoff and landing, when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re supposed to be concentrating on terrain, traffic, and precise flying. With the yoke back for slow flight or climb, leaning down often results in the pilotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chest bumping the yoke forward. Pilots have gotten used to this inconvenience for 50-plus years, but this modification lets you sit upright for full visibility, complete situational awareness, full control movement, and increased comfort while using the flaps. EZ Flap is approved for Cessna 170 through 185, Piper PA-28 Cherokee series, Piper PA-18 Super Cub, and Piper PA-20/22 Pacer and Tri-Pacer series. For more information: EZFlapHandle.com.

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Seal of approval Are the ‘O’ ring seals on my engine correct? By Paul McBride We’re building an RV-6A using an O -360 narrow deck engine. There are six studs that hold this engine together. The center studs are wider at the base than the Ask outer four studs. P aul The case has an indentation where the seals fit. All six are counterbored. The size of the center studs at the base is slightly larger but the seal fits over the stud and rests into the counterbore OK. Should my gasket set have contained a slightly larger seal for these center studs or does this look OK? Also my Avantext publications do not cover this engine and I am looking for a version that does. BARRY DiSIMONE Tucson

Thanks for your inquir y regarding the use of “O” ring seals on your O-360 narrow deck engine. After looking at the photos, it appears your crankcase is in compliance with Lycoming Service Instruction 1123D, which covers the “Installation of Dowels and Rubber O-Ring Seals at the Crankcase Thru-Stud Locations.” While it was difficult to actually determine from your photos,

Pilots alarmed by plans to close L52 A series of meetings to study the feasibility of redeveloping Oceano Airport (L52) in California has triggered a backlash from pilots. Developer Jef f Edwards says the airport, which sits on approximately 58 acres in San Luis Osbispo, has outlived its usefulness. He’s set up a series of meetings to study possible redevelopment. When local pilots got wind of his plans, they mobilized, calling in alphabet groups to help in the fight to save the airport. So many pilots turned up at the last meeting, many were turned away because the meeting room was too small to accommodate everyone. Edwards noted he’s a “long way” from putting a proposal before the county board of supervisors. Pilots vowed to continue the fight. Look for a more in-depth stor y at GeneralAviationNews.com and in an upcoming issue.

the information you provided would lead me to believe your crankcase does incorporate the counterbores. I’d suggest you review a copy of the Service Instruction in order to actually confirm it. You should find this SI in your Avantext library. Also, any FAA approved repair station should have a copy of this publication if it maintains Lycoming engines. I think you’ll find after reviewing this publication the seal

fit you spoke of is correct and no larger seals are required. The RV6A is a very nice aircraft and I know you’ll enjoy owning and flying it. Paul McBride, an expert on engines, retired after almost 40 years with Lycoming. Send your questions to: AskPaul@GeneralAviationNews.com.


14 Aeronca - 1050 CITABRIA, AERONCA Scout, Decathlon, salvage, surplus, 5-ply birch formers, gear legs straightened, repair, wing inspection kits. RAINBOW 509-765-1606,/fax 1616. ronp@qosi.net FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING Hundreds of FAA-PMA’d parts. Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, fax 800-457-7811, www.univair.com American Champion - 1190 1998 8GCBC Scout, 448-TTAFE&P, 2-bl CS, King IFR cert, 70gal., VG’s, PMA6000M audio-panel w/IC, engheat, NDH, 4/10 annual, maroon/tan, $99,800, will-deliver, split-expenses. reade@uisreno.com NV/775-742-2929. Aviat - 1400 AVIAT HUSKIES 2005 thru 2008 used, new ‘08 amphib, taking 2010 orders. Jim Taylor, McCreery Aviation, 956686-1774. Beech Bonanza - 1505 BEAUTIFUL 1966 V-35 TT 6985, 920-SFRM, 60-STOH w/new Cont-cylinders. KMA-24, KX-155 w/GS, KY-96, KNS-80, KR-87, KT-76, GX-55. Leather-upholstery, new annual-3/10. $79,500/Make Offer! Call Clyde Browning 541-480-4520, (541-447-1118- 7am-5pm PST). 1951 BONANZA C35, SFRM 450, Garmin (530,SL30, 340,327), STEC 30, tip tanks, complete log, No corrosion, rated 8-9. Bob 253-335-3944. 1968 BONANZA 285 hrs. SFREM, 2 owners since new, $91,900. Gran-Aire, Milwaukee. 414-461-3222. Beech Sierra - 1525 BEAUTIFUL RED and White 1975 SIERRA 2337TT, 352SMOH, full-IFR,Reduced! $49,999. Will trade for Real Estate, RV/or ??. 360-438-8811, cell/ 360-481-7171. Beech Duke - 1606

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1977 C-172N, 4700TT, 38SMOH, Horton factory float-kit. MX-300/GS, KMD-150 GPS, articulating seats, exc mech/logs, $52,500, 208-587-3585, cell 208-629-6272. 1969 C-172K. 180 HP conversion. STOL kit. O time engine. $70,000. 509-750-7225. 1978 C-172N, 160 hp, 6475 TT, zero SMOH, good paint, very nice interior, fresh annual, $49,500. 541-882-8315, 541-884-1425. 1968 C-172. Lyc-E2D. 840-SMOH. 5415-TTAF. IFR. Autofuel-STC, camera port. Hangared in dry Eastern WA same owner 7yrs $38,000. 509-662-5438. leebj@nwi.net 1974 172M, IFR, NDH, 4275 TT, 1210 SMOH, 2 Mark 12D’s. Panel mount Flybuddy GPS, portable AirNav GPS (moving map). $44,500/firm, Mike 253-677-0590, Brett 253-347-0831. 1977 C-172N, 2670-TTAF, 1420-TTE O-360 Lyc-180hp, all logs, flybuddy-GPS, DME, full-IFR, NDH. CSP, new annual, Hangared Bandon OR, $59,000. 907-305-3056. 1968 C-172, lowtime AF, 200hrs eng, Horton STOL, full King stack, King KX155 w/GS, xpdr/enc, leather interior, $45,000, 503-838-5286, 800-831-6513. 1974 C-172M, IFR, NDH, 1480 hr eng, 3860 AF, very good condition, always hangared, fresh annual, $32,000. Bremerton WA 360-297-1324.

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1971 C-172L Super Hawk, Penn Yan 180hp, 3464TTSN, 192-SFOH, new paint, King-IFR, same owner 30yrs, NDH, $54,950. CA/510-783-2711. www.american aircraft.net

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1972 C-172L. Complete logs. TT 6170, 970-SMOH. King radios, new: windows/paint. Fresh annual. Want to trade up! Offers considered! 509-346-2417. Cessna 180/185 - 1908

BUYING OR FLYING A CESSNA 150/152? Read the complete, authoritative guide! Second Printing! Officially endorsed by the 150/152 Club! Fly safer, save thousands. You’ll love it! www.cessna150book.com 1968 C-150H, TT-4737, SMOH-650, zero-SPOH, 300NavCom, Mode-C, xpdr, strobe, autogas, Emron paint, shoulder harness, memory foam seats, new interior, new mags & suction pump rebuilt gyros. All logs, wheel fairings, hangared, $32K invested, sell for $28,950. 360683-9175, 360-461-9007. 1976 C-150M 5644.7-TTAF, 1606.0-SMOH, 294-hrs on new millennium pistons, Cylinders, new mags & harness, new windshield & carpet. $15,995. raydi3@verizon.net 1966 C-150 TT-5109, SMOH 1123, com/GPS, mogas STC, wing extension, cylinders 74 and up. 7/7 208-2901357. $16,500/obo. Pix available Fly@sandpoint.net Cessna 152 - 1905 1980 C-152 SparrowHawk, TT-10109, SMOH-1547, Cessna radios. AZ airplane. New tires/battery. 12-09 annual. NDH. $21,500. 520-885-5770, Cell-520-904-5472. 1978 CESSNA 152 II Sparrowhawk, TT 2830. 530 SMOH, 125HP, Horton STOL KX155 w/GS, Sensenich prop, Gap seals. $37,000. 205-288-0399. Cessna 170/175/177 - 1906 1973 177B 180 HP TBO. Good compression. 8 in & out. Fresh annual, powerflow exhaust. $49,900 OBO. Call Gary 360-731-8088. C-175, 180HP conversion, 50hrs-on factory-OH. Horton STOL, IFR-equipped, stored-in-hangar. Same-owner 25yrs A&P/AI. Lost-medical, annual-good until July. Price-reduction for quick-sale. cell/360-470-2809/360482-3494-lv-msg.

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RENTON WA Club membership for sale. 1963 C-172D. Full-0-360, 180hp, C/S-prop, 80-SMOH, IFR-certified, GPS-296. Recent avionic-upgrade. Very clean! Hangared (KRNT) Membership $4500. $60.mo, $75perhr. 206-448-6372, 206-527-9025, 206-849-8457.

1976 182P, full IFR, new leather interior, excellent condition, 4300-TT, 1500-SMOH, autopilot, all logs, hangared, Birmingham AL, $75,000, 205-999-3523. 1965 C182H, P-Ponk 0470R/50 275HP, 160 SMOH, 2621-TT, King IFR, nice original, hangared. $69,950. CA/510-783-2711. 1960 SKYLANE, 5350+ TT,1170-SMOH, 150-SPOH, P&I 9, Garmin135A GPS/com, King KX170A VOR w/GS, Apollo SL70 xpdr, EGT/CHT, cowl/manual flaps. slant tail, Horton STOL, aileron/ flap-gap seals, leading edge cuff wingtips, stall fences, 4-pl intercom, ext baggage, May annual. $49,000. Ron/509-750-7225. 1998 SKYLANE 850 TT, real nice. Annual 7/09. All AD’s complied with. $145,000. Located in Alabama. 205-2880399. Cessna 190/195 - 1910 1953 C-195B, 3300-TT, 680-SMOH, 266-SPOH, hangared, wheelpants, 8 in/out, Cleveland brakes, some spares, dual Com/Nav, xpdr, $89,000, 253-631-0958. Cessna 200 Series - 1912

1952 C-170B, 5970 TT, 2166 SMOH, Clevelands, annual 6-09, $25,000, 208-882-1451.

1968 U-206C 4428TT, SMOH-1198, prop-since-new549, 3-blade Hartzell, King-radios, Narco-150/mode-C, 4-pl. intercom, Exterior-fair, Interior very good. Fresh annual. $83,000. 208-983-0062, C-208-507-1162. Cessna 400 Series - 2010

1973 177B Cardinal 2579TTSN. Exceptional in & out. Imron custom paint. Hangared. 684hrs on factory reman. Fresh annual. $59,950. 541-471-9337.

71 CESSNA-421B w/Robertson STOL. Low-time factory heavy-duty case engines, de-Ice, long-range fuel, NDH, All logs. Exceptional care, rated-9. Bob 253-335-3944.

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1973 C-180J on Aqua 3190’s. Wheel gear. 2590TT, 352 since total rebuild. Beautiful. $139,000. See at www.waterfallproperty.net 907-254-2163. Cessna 182 - 1909 1959 CESSNA 182B straight tail classic w/cowl flaps, 5580-TT, 1164-SMOH, O-470L, Western Skyways Gold Seal, 500-SPOH, Garmin GNC-250XL Com/GPS, Flybuddy-GPS, KY97A-Com, KA134 audio-panel, AT50xpdr/C, VG’s, P&I-1995, $39,900. reade@uisreno.com NV/775-742-2929. http://tappix.com/813173

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1956 DEHAVILLAND BEAVER, 5-hours since stunning new paint and leather interior. SN-994. 12,100TTSN, 830since Covington Major. 20-hours on 3-bladed Hartzell Wipline 6000-Amphibs. $465,000 with free delivery in North America. (just more opportunity for me to fly it). Ron, TX/806-662-5823-cell; ronfernuik@hotmail.com 1956 DHC-2 Beaver, SN 1031, TT 15274, TSMOH 1141, Edo 4930 floats, 135 ready, many mods. Don at 907789-2142 for specs & installed equip. $330,000/obo. 1967 DEHAVILLAND AMPHIB Turbo Beaver. 182-since complete overhaul. New wiring/panel/paint & 9-place leather interior. 3050-SMOH-27, 8980TT. Beautiful airplane! $795,000. NV/775-720-5252. Ercoupe - 2550 FREE UNIVAIR INVENTORY LISTING Thousands of type Certificated parts direct from our factory. Contact: UNIVAIR, 2500 Himalaya Rd, Aurora CO 80011-8156. Toll free 1-888-433-5433, info 303-375-8882, FAX 1800-457-7811, www.univair.com Lake - 3150 1979 LAKE 200, 990 TT, 390 STOH, AD current, NDH, no salt, heater, hangared, VFR, Q-Tip prop, $67,500, 715-723-5363, westrudy@clearwire.net Luscombe - 3300 LUSCOMBE SUPPORT: Parts, PMA, NOS, used; knowledgable technical help. www.Luscombe.org. 480650-0883. TRADE FOR light sport Luscombe: 1946 Piper PA-12 Supercruiser, pants, 92 cover, Cleveland, xpdr, encoder, Narco, 864-993-7381.

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1966 CHEROKEE 180C, 3716-TTAF, 887-SMOH, excellent-comp, NDH, 2-radios, DME, VOR, ILS, Rnav, GPS, strobes, 4-pl. intercom, always-hangared, 208-983-4223, $37,900, hiflyer@wildblue.net 1967 PIPER Cherokee 140 1,054 SMOH, 2430 STOH, 3,514 TTAF. $25,000. Earl Pearson 360-754-5221. Piper Comanche - 3809 1959 250 COMANCHE, 5150 TTAF, 119 SMOH SNprop, 2-GPS, 720 hand-radio, dual intercom. Jan 202010 annual $47,500. Got questions? FL/941-371-7384.

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Headsets Telex Airman 750 Headset P/N 11-09500 ................ $245.00 Telex Airman ANR 850 Headset P/N 11-01880 ................ $445.00 Telex Echelon 20 P/N 11-04564 ................ $189.00 Telex Stratus 50 Digital P/N 11-04560 ................ $719.00 Telex Stratus 30XT P/N 11-04561 ................ $519.00 Telex Stratus 30 P/N 11-04562 ................ $429.00 Microphones Telex Microphone 100TRA 100TRA ......................... $104.95 Telex Microphone 66T 66T ................................ $127.95 Accessories Telex PT-300 PTT Switch P/N 11-03861 .................. $54.50 Telex AIR 3000 Gel Cushions P/N 11-09445 .................. $28.80 Headsets PA-1171T Passive P/N 11-03556 ............. $145.00 PA-1181T Passive P/N 11-03554 ............. $185.00 PA21-70T Passive P/N 11-04940 ............. $185.95 PA-1761T Passive P/N 11-03550 ............. $295.00 Skycom H-40A P/N 11-09099 ............... $99.95 Skypro ........ P/N 11-09098 ............. $132.95 Accessories Pilot USA PA-50 PTT P/N 11-07712 ............... $19.95 Pilot USA Blulink PA-86BLU GA P/N 11-06553 ............. $249.95 Pilot USA Blulink Helicopter P/N 11-06613 ............. $274.00 Pilot USA Bluelink Bose P/N 11-06614 ............. $299.00

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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

Compact ELT ......... P/N 11-05786 .. $785.00

ELTs

HME110................................ $299.00 HMEC460 * .......................... $747.00 *Price reduced $50 thru May 31, 2010 HMEC250 ............................. $499.00 HMEC46-BV-K ..................... $696.00 HMEC350 ............................. $695.00 4DLX Classic Headset .............$131.95 4DX Classic Headset ...............$107.95 5DX Classic Headset ...............$163.95 F20 Headset .............................$109.95 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...... $945.00 Artex ME406 ELT w/ rod antenna. Programmed for US registered aircraft. P/N 11-03493... $1,458.00 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... $1,498.00 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... $1,998.00

Ameri-King ELTs

Ameri-King meri King ELT AK AK-450 450 P/N 11-02790 ......... $149.00 Ameri-King AK-451 ELT Whip USA P/N 11-06677 ......... $774.00 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

Intercoms

PM 1000II 4 place w/o crew wire .........P/N 11-11922 ..... $309.95 PM 1000II 4 place with crew wire ........P/N 11-11920 ..... $449.95 PM 3000 4 Place w/o crew wire ...........P/N 11-04843 ..... $419.99 PM 3000 6 Place with crew wire ..........P/N 11-00851 ..... $549.95

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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FUEL SCAN FS450 - GRAVITY FED+ - Continuous display of fuel burned,in upper display in gallons per Hour, liters and Lbs per hr also available. An amazingly low price includes instrument harness and a Flow Scan 201 or 231 transducer. FS 450 Gravity FED+ .............. P/N 10-00134 .... $658.75 JPI FS 450 Fuel Pump ............ P/N 10-00135 .... $658.75 FS 450M Twin Engine 2-1/4” ... P/N 10-00735 . $1,379.00 FS 450M Twin Engine 3-1/8” ... P/N 10-03692 . $1,350.00 EDM-700 Digital and Analog EGT/CHT - All pilots know that running their engines at peak performance means maximum efciency! Max. efciency means substantial savings in fuel burned and engine maintenance. EDM 700 assures pilots of Peak Precision Engine Performance Simply and Economically. EDM-700-4C 2-1/4” (No FF) ..... P/N 10-00262 ..$1,253.75 EDM-700-4C 3-1/8” (No FF) ..... P/N 10-02008 ..$1,551.25 EDM 700-4C w/ FF 201 2-1/4” .. P/N 10-00263 ..$1,912.50 EDM-700-6C 2-1/4” (No FF) ..... P/N 10-00264 ..$1,695.75 EDM-700-6C 3-1/8” (No FF) ..... P/N 10-02012 ..$1,993.25 EDM 700-6C w/FF 201 2-1/4” ... P/N 10-00265 ..$2,354.50 EDM 700-6C w/ FF 201 3-1/8” .. P/N 10-02013 ..$2,652.00 EDM 700-6C w/ FF 231 2-1/4” .. P/N 10-02844 ..$2,354.50 EDM-730/830 - The EDM-730/830 revolutionizes engine monitoring by the integration of brilliant full color graphical LCD display with the extremely popular EDM 700/800 series functionally and yet reduces the package size to the smallest on the market! EDM-730-6C W/ FF 201 INJ .... P/N 10-03719 ..$2,996.25 EDM-830-6C W/FF 201 INJ ..... P/N 10-03724 ..$3,650.75 EDM-830-6C W/FF 231 Grav. .. P/N 10-03725 ..$3,650.75 EDM-760 - This is the Analog and digital information in one gauge. Monitors 29 channels of information with 14 columns of analog information. Built in voltmeter monitoring high and low system voltage. Same enhancements found in the EDM-700 now in a Twin engine EDM-760 EDM-760-6C 3-1/8” (No FF) ..... P/N 10-28080 ..$3,820.75 EDM-760-6C w/FF 201 3-1/8” .. P/N 10-00640 ..$5,010.75

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RCA22-7 Vacuum Horizon .....P/N 10-01371 .....$689.00 RCA22-7F Vac. Hor. w/ag ....P/N 10-00504 .....$817.00 RCA22-11 Vacuum Horizon ...P/N 10-00502 .....$796.00 RCA2600-3 Dig. Attitude ........P/N 11-07325...$2,495.00 RCA26BK-2 Elec. Attitude......P/N 10-01119 ...$2,099.00 RCA26AK-4 Elec. Attitude......P/N 10-01392 ..$1,989.00 RCA11A-8 Directional ............P/N 10-01370 .....$689.00 RCA11A-15 Directional ..........P/N 10-00390 .....$689.00 RCA15AK-2 Directional..........P/N 10-01390 ..$1,989.00 RCA82A-11 3” Turn Coord. ....P/N 10-01372 .....$689.00 RCA56-3B 3” Turn Coord.......P/N 10-01684 .....$796.00

Castleberry Instruments & Avionics introduces a new FAA certified back-up attitude indicator. This instrument is an approved substitute for previously mandated rate of turn indicators in Part 23 aircraft operating in Part 91 and less than 12,500 pounds. This substitution is based upon the FAA Advisory Circular AC91-75 that promotes the installation of a backup attitude indicator. In the FAA words, “Substituting a second attitude indicator (with a power source independent from the primary attitude indicator) for the rate-of-turn indicator will provide an increased level of safety.” 14V ................................... P/N 10-02823 ..................$2,196.00 28V .................................... P/N 10-02824 ..................$2,298.00 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 ........ $1,068.00 5000B Gyro W/ 8 ° Tilt ................ P/N 5000B-42 .......... $935.00 Directional Gyro Vert. Card......... P/N 4000B ................ $853.00 4000B with heading bug ............. P/N 10-00469 ........ $1,060.00 4000C Autopilot Dir. Gyro ........... P/N 11-05908 ........ $1,529.00

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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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Instruments Super Clock SC-5 .................... P/N 10-01612 .... $275.95 ASC-5A Alt Alert/Super Clk ...... P/N 10-02914 .... $485.95 Volt/Amp w/Internal Shunt ....... P/N 10-00809 .... $332.95 Volt/Amp w/external shunt ....... P/N 10-01378 .... $368.95 Oil Press/Temp Dig OPT-1 ...... P/N 10-25205 .... $498.95 Single probe EGT/CHT............ P/N 10-01358 .... $364.95 E-1 Single Channel EGT ......... P/N 10-01355 .... $274.95 Single CHT C-1 ....................... P/N 10-01338 .... $274.95 Tachometer R-1 ....................... P/N 10-25200 .... $440.95 Manifold Dig. Press M-1 .......... P/N 10-25210 .... $479.95 Outside Air Temp A-1 ............... P/N 10-01307 .... $249.95 CA-1 CAT & OAT ..................... P/N 10-01351 .... $338.95 UBG-16 Ultimate Bar Graph Engine Analyzer - UBG16 features include: Sixteen input channel capability. Any channel may be set to display EGTs and CHTs, TIT, and Oil Temp in either digital or bar graph display, O.A.T, Carb. Temp, Cowl Temp, Other Temp, Oil Pressure, Fuel Pressure, Manifold Pressure, Gyro Pressure, R.P.M.,Fuel ow, Bus Voltage or Amps. UBG-16-4-MEM - 4 Cyl. pkg. . P/N 10-00593 . $1,638.00 UBG-16-6-MEM - 6 Cyl. pkg ... P/N 10-00594 . $2,098.00 FP-5(L) Fuel Flow-Pressure Instruments - Two primary features of the FP-5 are a pilot programmable low fuel alert and a pilot programmable low time to empty alert. These alerts catch your attention by blinking the low fuel LED which will turn off when acknowledged by pushing any button or switch. These alerts can be at any time from the front panel of the FP-5. By setting these alerts, the FP-5 becomes a Fuel Managing Co-Pilot, alerting you when it is time to check your fuel levels, switch tanks, compare your time to destination calculations to the FP-5 readings or any other function you need to perform. FP-5-inst - Intstrument only ..... P/N 10-25300 .... $658.00 FP-5L with GPS Package with FT-60 Flow Transducer P/N 10-01045 .... $598.00 FP-5L w/GPS Package with FT-90 Flow Transducer P/N 10-01050 .... $598.00

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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

Cessna 120/140/150 ........................... P/N 05-03871 ....... $275.00 Cessna 172 ......................................... P/N 05-03875 ....... $275.00 Cessna 180/182/185 ........................... P/N 05-03878 ....... $275.00 Cessna 205/206/210 ........................... P/N 05-03887 ....... $275.00 Cessna 337 Skymaster ....................... P/N 05-03892 ....... $275.00 Beech 33/35/Baron/Travelair ............... P/N 05-03899 ....... $275.00 Mooney 201 ......................................... P/N 05-03907 ....... $275.00 Piper PA 24/30 Comanche, etc............ P/N 05-03894 ....... $275.00 Piper PA 28/32/34 Cherokee, etc. ....... P/N 05-03895 ....... $275.00 Piper PA 38 Tomahawk ........................ P/N 05-03898 ....... $275.00 Optional FAA Approved Lights ............. P/N 05-03998 ....... $122.95

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Prior to the introduction of the Aerox system, wise pilots reserved the use of oxygen for situations where it was legally necessary, i.e. above 12,500 ft. This was often a practical decision based upon factors like: Short duration of supply, uncomfortable masks, difcult & costly rells, heavy weight and large bulk. Aerox systems address these objections with advanced designs and materials that help make oxygen use easier, more comfortable, and less expensive than ever before. Add to your ying comfort by using oxygen at altitudes as low as 5000 feet. Aerox System 2D 13 CU Ft. ..................P/N 13-18900 ....... $477.60 Aerox System 2M 22 CU Ft. ..................P/N 13-18902 ....... $513.60 CC Oxysaver Cannula ...........................P/N 13-18910 ......... $26.85 CR-A Regular Cannula ..........................P/N 13-18920 ........... $6.40 Retrot Kit plus Scott type tting SC......P/N 13-18992 ....... $112.00 Kit with CPC tting for Cirrus .................P/N 13-05152 ......... $89.50

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Concorde batteries are standard equipment in many production aircraft and are manufactured to provide optimum performance and battery life. Concorde batteries are furnished with electrolyte, except overseas. The designation “M” in part no. indicates manifold venting. Manifold-vented batteries do not require a battery box. A tube attaches to battery manifold to vent gasses to the outside of the aircraft. RG-35A................................ $198.95 CB-25 ..................................$174.95 RG24-11 .............................. $383.98 CB-35A ................................$266.95 RG24-11M ........................... $388.95 CB24-11 ..............................$395.95 RG380E/44* ..................... $2,228.00 CB24-11M ...........................$388.95 NEW XC (Extra Cranking Power) RG24-15 ..............................$399.95 RG-25XC ............................ $188.95 RG24-15M ...........................$399.95 RG-35AXC........................... $224.95 RG-25 ..................................$168.95

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The Flying Fortress Celebrating the iconic bomber’s 75th anniversary

By Dennis Parks

This summer marks the 75th anniversary of one of the most famous aircraft of World War II: The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. The B-17 was originally designed to meet a bomber specification issued by the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1934 for a 250-mph bomber with a range of Flight & 2,000 miles and an operating ceiling of Flyers 10,000 feet. The Boeing Co., headed by Edward Wells, took up the challenge. On July 17, 1935, the resulting bomber, Boeing Model 299, was rolled out for public display at Seattle’s Boeing Field. The press was amazed by what was then the largest land plane in the United States. One reporter called it the “Aerial Battle Cruiser” and another the “Flying Fortress.” The second was the name that would be carried by the thousands of B-17s that would eventually be built and serve in the war. Not all were happy with the name. C.G. Grey, editor of the British magazine “Aeroplane,” stated in 1941 that the name “Flying Fortress” was “ill-chosen,” because it implied that it was so heavily constructed that it would be “proof against all engines of war,” but that the Boeing bomber was constructed of thin Alclad sheet, which could be “slit with a knife.” While the role of the B-17 in World War II was as an offensive bomber, the early B-17s were conceived purely for a defensive mission: The protection of American coastlines from foreign surface fleets. It was this function that probably brought about the term “Flying Fortress.” In 1938, later models of the 299 — known as Y1B-17s — would fly 725 miles out over the Atlantic on a mission to find the Italian passenger ship “Rex” in the ocean east of New York and return, a total distance of more than 1,500 miles. But the successful mission almost proved to have negative consequences as, shortly after the over-water flight, the Navy became upset with the Air Corps’ encroachment on its domain. A War Department memo was issued, limiting the bombers’ activities to within 100 miles of the United States coastline. Notwithstanding the Navy’s reaction to the B-17, the Flying Fortress demonstrated its strategic importance with a non-stop flight from Miami to Buenos Aires, Argentina. The return trip to Langley Field, Va., was the longest nonstop flight in Air Corps history.

NOT THE FIRST Though the B-17 is remembered as the “Flying Fortress,” it is, in fact, not the first use of the name for a Boeing aircraft.

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Even though the Oxford English Dictionary traces the use of Flying Fortress back to the B-17 and cites an Oct. 16, 1937, article in “The New York Times,” I have been able to trace the use of the term back to 1914. 1914: Newest Zeppelins Flying Fortresses: The Nov. 25, 1914, “New York Times” reported that there were fresh stories from Amsterdam that the Germans were turning out Zeppelins with feverish haste. It was reported that the new Zeppelins were being fitted with a new kind of torpedo, 30 or 40 of which would be carried by each ship. The power of the torpedoes were said to be equivalent to that of a 42-centimeter shell. 1915: Russians bring down big aeroplane prize: A dispatch to the “London Morning Post” from Petrograd, Russia, reported that the Russians had recently brought down three aeroplanes, among them one that was called “Germany’s new Flying Fortress.” Nicknamed “Two Tails,” the machine was armored and had twin engines of the Albatros or Mercedes type. It carried nearly a ton of bombs and a quick-firing machine gun and two maxims. The crew consisted of the pilot, a mechanic, an observation officer and three gunners. The Russians said that upon examination the machine proved to be little more than a German version of the Russian Sikorsky. 1923: Air Armada flies 800 miles to Maine: This article reported that an armada of 16 huge Martin bombers (probably MB-2s) flew the 800 miles from Langley Field, Virginia, to Bangor, Maine, in 8-½ hours. It also said that the maneuvers “were replete with thrills…for those who watched the forms of the flying fortresses silhouetted in the sky.” 1928: New Flying Fortress inspected by Davison: On Feb. 15, 1928, Assistant Secretary for War for Air, F. Trubee Davison, inspected the first of more than a score of the latest type of bombardment planes built for the Army Air Corps. These were Keystone LB-5 Pirate bombers. 1931: Building our biggest Flying Fortress: This report from “The New York Times” discussed construction of the giant new airship, the USS Akron. Indeed it was to be a giant: “Our new Navy dirigible will dwarf all predecessors; it will be a third larger than the Graf Zeppelin.” 1931: Giant Flying Fortress tested in Seattle: No, the date 1931 is not wrong. The first Boeing to be called a Flying Fortress was not the B-17 — it was the B-9 all-metal twinengine bomber. The “Decatur Evening Herald” of May 6, 1931, reported that plane was completed after more than a year of secret construction. The coverage called it “Uncle Sam’s latest flying fortress.” 1934: New attack type: In January 1934, the new Curtiss A-12 attack aircraft was called a Flying Fortress for its six machine guns and ability to carry bombs. 1935: Even after the term “Flying Fortress” had been applied to the Boeing B-17, it was used in the press in September 1935 to refer to the Martin bomber that had flown in competitions at Wright Field against the Douglas B-18 and the Boeing 299. The U.S. Air Service news reported they were authorized by the War Department “to give our readers the description of the flying fortress designed and built by the Glenn L. Martin Co.” This bomber was known as the Martin model 146. It finished third in the tests. The Boeing 299 crashed during the tests so the contract was given to Douglas for its B-18. Even though there were many uses of the term “flying fortress” applied to aircraft over the years, the name will truly and deservedly belong to the Boeing B-17. In spite of C.G. Grey’s comments, the aircraft proved to be very strong and brought many a crew back after the planes experienced severe battle damage. Dennis Parks is Curator Emeritus of Seattle’s Museum of Flight. He can be reached at dennis@generalaviationnews.com.

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THE FIRST BOMBERS: The Martin MB-2 bomber was based on the earlier MB-1 designed by Donald Douglas. The first large U.S. bombers, the Martins were powered by two war-surplus Liberty engines. They had a range of 400 miles with a load of 2,000 pounds of bombs.

THE MODERN AGE: Army bombers were getting more modern in 1928 as shown by the use of radial engines instead of war-surplus Liberties on this Keystone LB-6 bomber. The plane had a range of 632 miles with a bomb load of 2,000 pounds.

THE NEXT LEVEL: The Boeing B-9 demonstrated the next level of bomber development. It was an all-metal monoplane with retractable landing gear. Cruising speed was also advanced with a cruise of 165 mph versus that of Keystone’s 95 mph. It could carry 2,260 pounds of bombs and had a maximum range of 990 miles.

THE FLYING FORTRESS: The B-17F, with a top speed of 299 mph and a range of 1,900 miles carrying a bomb load of 6,000 pounds, was a quantum leap over the B-9. The plane was so important to the war effort that Douglas and Lockheed Vega joined with Boeing in the production of the plane.


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LAND FOR LANDING....ARIZONA FIVE ACRE PARCELS...$110,000-$145,000. Eagle Roost Airpark, 3600’ paved runway w/lights, paved taxiways, gated community.25 miles west of Wickenburg. Come build your lifestyle...as Dave says ���living with your plane”, it’s fantastic. More pic:.www.airporthomesandhangars.net 928-231-9500.

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THE FLY-INN Seeley Lake Montana (23S). Beautiful 2bd/2ba, sleeps 4, awesome views. Sleep next to your airplane! $150 per night/ $900 per week. www.vrbo.com/290872 Video, Audio, DVD - 9400 QUAD CITY CHALLENGER VIDEO. 45 minutes of flying fun on floats, ski’s, soaring and other neat stuff. Send $10 to QCU, POBox 370, Moline IL 61266-0370. Money back if not totally satisfied Also see our web site. www.quadcitychallenger.com For VISA/MC order call 309-764-3515. X-Country Directory - 9500 SCAPPOOSE (SPB) • Transwestern Aviation 100LL • Jet A • Air BP Cards • Check • MC • Visa Repairs • Ground Trans • Tie-Downs • Lodging • Food Camping Picnic Area •503-543-3121 www.transwesternaviation.com Real Estate/Airport Property - 9650

COME FLY WITH US....Hangar with room for your favorite airplane plus covered RV space, plus great 2 bdrm 2bth home, $240,000, now isn’t that just about perfect? paved, lit runway, paved taxiways. You’re going to love living at Indian Hills Airpark Salome. AZ, more photos www.airporthomesandhangars.net 928-231-9500. GREAT HANGAR w/attached 800sqft 2-bed, 3/4 bath home. Covered-patio, Desert-landscape w/watering system. Julie, Outback Realty 928-859-4141, 928-486-8984.

CLEAR TO LAND!! And what a place to park your prized plane...3000sq ft of hangar, w/rec rm, and full bath. PLUS mtr home garage, PLUS fantastic 3 bdrm 2 bath home. PLUS beautifully landscaped double lot, PLUS your own 1000 gal. fuel tank, PLUS paved, lit strip and taxiways..now that’s a lot of PLUSES. $345,000 and it’s ALL YOURS. Indian Hills Airpark Salome, Az. More pics www.airporthomesandhangars.net 928-231-9500

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ONE ACRE and 2 1/2 acres alongside runway for sale. Adelanto Airpark, Southern California, near Victorville Call Broker Bill 760-792-8072. Colorado - 9650

AIRPARK LIVING AT IT’S BEST $265,000 .YOUR SEARCH IS OVER. WOW!!!! It’s all here.Home, Hangar, Pool.This doesn’t happen very often. Open floor plangreat 50X50 R&M hangar w/storage & full bath..salt water indoor pool...paved taxiways to paved runway with lights. 928-231-9500. www.airporthomesandhangars.net

STIRLING SOTHEBY’S International Realty now located in the Spruce Creek Fly-in Community! Rachel McGrath 386-795-0911 or Debbie Keilin 386-451-4251. ORLANDO AREA Aviation properties, hangars, hangar rentals & residential property. Chandelle Properties 407712-4071 www.chandelleproperties.com Keller Williams Advantage II Realty.

VERO BEACH FL. On taxi-way.. Contemporary, 4BD, 3BA, large recreation room, island kitchen, beautiful country setting. 1+ acre. CBS. 772-633-3050. PILOT PALACE. $350,000. Available for sale. This is a pilot’s dream/hangar&home all in one. Salome Arizona. 3 bd 3 ba. Fantastic 60x60 hangar w/Hydrolift door/30x30 workshop/2car garage/gun room/amazing view from living quarters/fp/custom decor/attention to detail/right on the runway. This is a one of a kind property, paved, lit, hardsurface runway & taxiways. Come see for yourselffly or fly to the grocery store from here. You’ll love it here. Contact Martha T. Home. 928-231-9500.

AEROZONA AIRPARK PROPERTY. $999,000. FOR SALE. Taxi up to your beautiful home, park your prized possession in a 40’X60’ hangar...cool off in the pool...now is that perfect? This is a premier airpark with a hard-surface runway surrounded by elegant homes. 2610 sq ft home with attention to the finest detail & a kitchen that will delight the chef in the family. The workshop attached to the hangar for many a project, & what pilot doesn’t have a couple of projects? Close enough to Phoenix for fine arts, shopping & medical facilities yet distance enough for total peace & serenity of desert living. 5 Acres...Contact Martha T. Home 928-231-9500.

ARKANSAS VALLEY A/P Cotter. Runway lot. $64,900. 2.44 acre taxiway-tract 200’ from White River $69,900. 4% mortage avail. 870-430-5545, aerov@centurytel.com LAUGHLIN/ BULLHEAD City (IFP) Hotels, Restaurants, Casinos and fun on the Colorado River are just minutes from the airport. Brand new hangar for sale-#31. 65’X60’X18’ bi-fold door. Fully approved bathroom/shower. Large evaporative cooler. 34 yr lease remaining. Must sell. $269,000.805-660-9936

RIVERFRONT TIMBER frame home w/3300sqft hangar on 2500' grass runway. Trout Stream w/dock. Minutes to Heber Springs, AR. www.RiverAcresAirpark.com. Reba, 501-206-6466. Boyd, 501-206-8845. Crye-Leike Brock Real Estate. HOW’S THIS For Perfect...Located on the corner of the runway...How close can you be. A great 42X60 hangar in your back yard.Brand new home, Pick out your appliances. Reduced!!/$316,000. Bring your horsepower and your horse, 5acres. Valley of the Eagles Airpark. More photos: www.airporthomesandhangars.net 928-231-9500

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

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.

DENVER CO- Live the dream at Erie Airpark (EIK). 2 acres with unique-home, finished-hangar & 4700’ paved runway! $479,000. http://homepage.mac.com/bjmoreh1 Florida - 9650

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ALABAMA, HOUSE 4300+ SqFt, 10AC, Inground pool, 30X60 shop w/14X50 1BR Apt, adjoining Access to 2400’ Private runway. $595,000. 205-288-0399. Arizona - 9650

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.

WELLINGTON AERO Club beautiful cleared lot ready for you to build your dream home on! Property is a short taxi from the runway. $299,000. 561-308-0863 sheldon411@hotmail.com

AIRSTRIP + .5 MILE WATERFRONT w/boathouse on 93 acres So Maryland, 60mi from DC 352-209-4800. PHOENIX AREA-PEGASUS AIRPARK (5AZ3) Bank says sell, drastic reduction in 1ac equestrian/aviation lots. 50% off ‘06 price. 41X36’ hangars available. Will be constructing 57X62’ hangars. Some foreclosures avail. www.pegasusairpark.com Dick Schmitt 877-371-2838. Alabama - 9650

California- 9650 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

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ARKANSAS BULL Shoals Lake acreages w/airpark, 3+ acres, $25,000-$80,000, Village Land Office, 870-4454266, 870-453-2966 eves, www.villagelandoffice.com mears@southshore.com California - 9650 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. Reduced AGAIN! 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. $467,000. www.dianehelms.com or call 530-271-1669.

WAIT TIL You see this home and hangar. Wonderful colors and open living area..One hangar next to the home & large shop possible. Add’l hangar..5 acres, 3BD 2 1/2 BA. Yours for $599K. Eagle Roost Airpark. More photos: www.airporthomesandhangars.net 928-231-9500.

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.www.YosemiteAreaRealtors.com 209-962-5501/6540.

RIDGE LANDING Airpark luxury-living. 1-2 acre waterfront/runway/taxiway lots. Custom-home packages & plane trade-ins available. 3000'-runway, gated, hunting, equestrian. www.ridgelandingairpark.com 863-676-0707x225 FLORIDA-MASSEY AIRPARK (X50) Edgewater. 1acre cleared w/city water, elec, paved taxiway. FAA approach. $109,000 obo. 386-451-5535 adnasap@bellsouth.net 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

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

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 Massachusetts - 9650 CAPE COD-FALMOUTH Airpark. Outstanding large wooded lot on taxiway with nearby tennis court. Steal it at $189.9K. 978-314-4626 Michigan - 9650 WALK OUT, ranch on almost four acres. Large hangar with 40’door on picturesque, public use, 2500’grass, lighted airstrip. $225,000. 616-678-7582 Minnesota - 9650 LINO AIRPARK LOTS, MINNESOTA. Fly in, fly out. Build own hangar & home. Ron Mikolai, KWPR 651-4832001. Details @ www.IKnowThisArea.com


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Montana - 9650 FOR SALE: 2.77 residential/commercial acres on private airport in Montana. $115K. 406-854-9399 or www.montanaairstripliving.com

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 Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the opportunity to Live in a beautiful hunting and fishing recreational paradise! LOTS NOW SELLING $60,000. North Carolina - 9650 AVIATION, INVESTMENT & Residential Properties. Licensed in both Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Sell Airpark & Airstrip property Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we do! www.NC-Airparks.com 877-279-9623 NO CAROLINA airpark 8NC2. Acreage lots starting at $24,500. Between Ashville & Charlotte NC. 1.5 miles to Hwy 74 bypass. 2500â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x90â&#x20AC;&#x2122; turf runway,landing lights, pilot lounge w/bath/hangar space. $125/mo, 864-812-0482 Oregon - 9650 PROPERTY FOR Sale: Independence Airpark (7S5) 145â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x82.8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. water, gas, electric, optional cable, taxes/ fees $713/$250, asking $137,500/obo, 541-754-3609, david@davidullman.com

PILOTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DREAM: DISTRESS SALE! Only home on 3500â&#x20AC;&#x2122; paved runway in Tennessee mountains. 6.18 acres. 4800sqft 5br/4ba, lodge. $350K. 904-669-9661. Texas - 9650

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$650,000 INDEPENDENCE Airpark home 0.41ac & 3888SF, 4/bd/4ba. Massive family room & dining area. 3car garage, 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;X60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;hangar w/RV door. #617932. Marian Fitts 503-949-3334. Windermere/Western View Properties 503-838-1141. WALLOWA COUNTY Oregon, world class Kokanee fishing. Elk hunting Eagle Cap Wilderness. Apt and hangar adjacent to Enterprise Airport. $365,000. Jayne Warrener, Broker. Wallowa Mtn. Properties , Enterprise OR/800-537-7082. www.wallowavalleyrealestate.com

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

$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. MUST SELL! Pecan Plantation Airpark. Granbury, TX. 2.6 acres. 305'x450'. Gated, lake, marina, two gold courses, concrete taxiway $219,900, 469-438-4579. 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.

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

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), 2500â&#x20AC;&#x2122;paved IFR approach, lighted, all services, Build Your Dream Home This Spring! 866-924-7787 or www.SkylineEstates.us South Carolina - 9650 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

CUSTOM HANGAR home near Dallas. Pilots dream come true! 2150 sqft w/ 5200 sqft hangar. McKinney, TX. www.10010MooneyDr.com, Shirley@ShirleyLong.com 972-741-8626. 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 100â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Predevelopment special pricing now thru the summer. LOCATION! 20 minutes from everything you'll ever want. 830-981-2345.

land & homes from $139,000 to $1,950,000. 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

FERNDALE WA MeadowMist Airpark. Live your Dream! Very Scenic Airpark Home. 1800sqft, 3BD/2BA on 1-acre landscaped property. Low-taxes. Runway 2000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x200â&#x20AC;&#x2122; year round turf, hangar 65â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Heated-shop. Only runway fees, sharing mowing costs. NWMLS #11793. 360224-8085. SEQUIM 8-ACRE waterfront and private (turf) airstrip, hangar, 3-bd/-3-1/2 ba, 3-story, mountain views, beachfront, $995,000. more pics & info: www.theflyings.com 2.5 ACRES on Parkside Airstrip, 3000sqft, 3bd/3.5ba, 42X38â&#x20AC;&#x2122; hangar. Vancouver WA $529,000 Sandy Scott Uptown Realty, Inc. 360-608-6166.

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A MUST SEE IN CLARENDON COUNTY SC $398,900 INDEPENDENCE Deluxe 3 BR, 2.5 BA Airpark home. 50X50 hangar w/ofc, workshop area, 1/2 bath, 3 roll up doors. #622047 Marian Fitts 503-949-3334 Windermere Western View Properties. 503-838-1141. Oregon - 9650

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Independence Airpark, Oregon: 7S5 runway 2935â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; paved & state owned. Runway access fee $180/yr. Centrally located 1 hr. drive to Portland, Pacific ocean coast and Cascade mountains. 6 homes & hangars available starting at $389,900 In a class of its own! Custom designed and constructed in 2008: 3/3 2774 sq.ft. home w/a bonus 1700 sq.ft. of unfinished upstairs, for a total of 4474 sq.ft. 48â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122;insulated and heated hangar with 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;bi-fold door and 13â&#x20AC;&#x2122;RV door. $579,900.00 For photos please visit www.windermere.com/tid275350 Deluxe remodel: 4/3 home with hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen w/granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Oversized hangar with 44â&#x20AC;&#x2122; bi-fold door, shop area w/ built-in workbenches and 9â&#x20AC;&#x2122;RV door. $479,900.00 For photos please visit www.windermere.com/tid169057 Dieter Wehner, Broker $IRECTsWWWDIETERNETCOM 7INDERMERE760 $IETER WINDERMERECOM

MT RAINIER view airport home (5500sqft), garage (760sqft), and attached hanger (2700sqft) near Seattle on Evergreen Sky Ranch (51WA). $1.5 M, 425-7703011, http://albrashear.mywinderemere.com HILLTOP AIRSTRIP southerly slope, 5acres, Mt Hood view, (1400â&#x20AC;&#x2122;X150â&#x20AC;&#x2122;grass strip). Home, hangar and machine shop. Washougal, WA. $289,000. 360-798-7406, Hilltopairstrip@gmail.com Publisherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s notice: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise â&#x20AC;&#x153;any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limited or discrimination.â&#x20AC;? Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodian, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 800-669-9777. Toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 800-927-9277.

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SEATTLE AREA: 4000sqft home, 3000sqft hangar and 1000sqft mother-in-law on 5 beautifully landscaped acres. Gated community, air rights and private 2600+ft paved runway-only 1-hour from Seattle! Custom highend remodel in 2003 spared nothing. $1,100,000.Tanya Romack 425-870-8069. 7-BAYS WA. 1 acre 4bdrm, 3ba home, 50x60 hangar 2600â&#x20AC;&#x2122; grass strip / marina. $295,000, 509-205-8997. ROCHE HARBOR, SAN JUAN ISLAND, (WA09)- New Hangar fits King Air. Paved Taxiway. $395,000. Owner/Agents. Diane Giesy, Windermere. 360-378-3600 SEVEN BAYS WA 1/2-acre lot. Small lake-view, 40X30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; building. Can be used for hangar, boat-storage, or RV storage. $79,900 360-420-5786. BEAUTIFUL FRONTIER Airpark home on 5 acres in the great Pacific Northwest. Call Joe, $919,000. 425-7700888. View: www.johnlscott.com/84278 FLY IN to Seven Bays Estates on Lake Roosevelt. LeRoy or Darla, Exit Real Estate Valley. 888-852-2237, LeRoy@TheRealEstateAces.com www.TheRealEstateAces.com

SCENIC, UNIQUE, Gentlemenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s farm in the Skagit Valley. 20-acre horse hay. 2600sqft rambler, barn, creek, 100â&#x20AC;&#x2122; cedars & firs. 1700â&#x20AC;&#x2122;airstrip. Just under 40-acres total. $775K. 360-573-1000.


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Hydroswing debuts its THD While Hydroswing has always been the aviator’s door of choice, price has far too often stood in the way, forcing the value driven,T-Hangar door market to make do with substandard and inefficient bi-fold or sliders. Not any more! Through investment in new technology, innovations in engineering, two brand new patents, and increased manufacturing volume and techniques, Hydroswing introduces the THD, offering you a product that is far superior to the bi-folding competition, while, for the first time, beating the price point and reducing

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in-life costs of servicing to absolute minimums. “We have been investing and growing our volume over the last three years, with strong brand recognition and product development. We have a new set of production and engineering processes and can now pass those savings on to the customer,” states Marshal Parker, president of Marshall, Minn.-based Hydroswing. “Combining the THD price with the decrease in necessary building height required for the Hydroswing THD, and minimal in-life service costs, you simply can no longer afford to put any other door on your hangar — The Premium Door System is now the Value Door System!” For large project contractors, the THD will, dollar for dollar, allow you to deliver the best door system without impacting your budget, adding value to the finished product for your customer and end user alike with building height and project costs reduced — making you the hero! For the single T-hangar replacement project, aviators can now rest assured that the same strength of hydraulic technology you rely on for a safe landing now guards your precious investments while greatly enhancing the look of your hangar — making you the star! For more information: 866-604-9376 or www.hydroswing.com.

AmphibCub debuts with new Baumann Floats Just introduced is the AmphibCub, a collaboration between Baumann Floats and American Legend Aircraft Co., manufacturer of the Legend Cub, one of the most popular Light Sport Aircraft on the market. Amphibious aircraft are nothing new, but making an amphibious LSA was a challenge. The main sticking point was keeping within the weight limits while still having a reliable method for gear repositioning, say officials at the two companies. After two years of development at Baumann’s factory in New Richmond,Wis., the aluminum floats, which are repositioned with a cable, are garnering a lot of attention. Chiseling down the weight of a float was no small task. Target weight was 240 pounds or less. “We knew that we couldn’t have an electric or hydraulic system because that would be too heavy, so we used cables,” said Joe Birkemeyer, general manager of Baumann Floats. “The weight came in at 235 pounds.” The floats have to support at least 90% of the aircraft’s weight to be certified by the FAA. “We went beyond that,” he said. “The aircraft weighs 1,430 pounds. We stress tested the floats to a 1,600-pound load.” Certified Floats on the Market!! Reminders for pilots to check the position of the gear come in the form of placards. Meanwhile, engineers and designers Whether you fly a Piper J-3, PA-11, Taylorcraft or of the Legend Cub were at the drawing Legend Cub, FAA certified Baumann BF1500’s are board trying to figure out a way to lighten the right floats for you. a Cub so that it could go on floats. “This aircraft was specially built lighter The rugged Baumann BF1500’s are professionally conso that it could go on amphibious floats,” structed with flat top decks, fluted bottoms, dual water said Darin Hart, owner of American rudders and include up to four large storage compartLegend Aircraft Co. and designer of the ments in each set. AmphibCub. “Often times it was a case of Stick tandem or side by side, whatever your mission, saving a few ounces here or there.” you’ve made the right choice with Baumann BF1500’s. The LSA, which features Garmin avionics, is powered by a Continental Order your new set of Baumann BF1500’s today! O-200 with an open cowl, which reduced the weight by 16 pounds. Baumann Floats LLC The ready-to-fly design is available for 10-1 Airport Road, New Richmond, WI 54017 $159,900. 715-246-9352 • 715-246-9379 FAX For more information: 715-246-9352 birkemeyer@baumannoats.com • baumannoats.com or www.baumannfloats.com.

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Kitfox: A flying enthusiast’s dream Kitfox, one of the most popular kit-built aircraft in the world, is a flying enthusiast’s dream. In production for more than 25 years, almost 5,000 kits have been delivered to 42 countries around the world, flying everything from safari research trips in Africa, to breakfast runs across America, to seaplane weekend fun. Our customers tell us they chose the Kitfox because of its ease to build, impeccable safety record, fun flying characteristics, great STOL performance, and the level of customer service reputation we’ve built over the years. It is also 100% manufactured in the USA. Years of builder experience have gone into the refined design and construction of the Kitfox. Safety is also paramount. There has never been an in-flight failure of a Kitfox frame. We utilize Lincoln welding equipment, which Boeing chooses for its fabrication. Our frames are built from 4130 Chromoly steel, oil treated on the interior for corrosion protection. Using the MIG welding process as a primary weld, we are able to control the heat zones effectively, for the least amount of stress to the metal. Each small fabricated tab is created from raw stock by our machine shop.The welders pull these tabs and pre-set them to the frame. Bends, cuts and holes are prepared for you, making the Kitfox one of the easiest kits to build. Some basic tools — a belt sander/disc sander, drill press, cordless drills, household iron — and you’re set to build.

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Each kit comes with a highly refined assembly manual that makes the step-by-step process easy to follow and rewarding to undertake. A complete technical support team is readily available to assist new builders and current owners with questions and requests for guidance.There is also a complete inventory of parts and accessories available. Just as important, there is a strong worldwide network of Kitfox enthusiasts who are very supportive with a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. If you prefer not to build and just want to get flying, Kitfox now offers S-LSA aircraft complete in tailwheel or tricycle gear configurations. Coming soon is Kitfox type specific training and Sport Pilot training. For more information: 208-337-5111 or www.kitfoxaircraft.com.

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Take off in the new STOL CH 750 Zenith Aircraft Co.’s high-wing design, the STOL CH 750, is unmistakably a rugged STOL (short takeoff and landing) plane with great off-airport capability.However, with a 100mph cruise speed, it also makes an efficient plane for local flying and cross-country adventures. The ultra-wide cabin with bubble doors offers superior comfort, and wrap-around windows offer visibility that is nothing short of spectacular. Cabin access is easy through the swing-up doors. Since its introduction a little over one year ago, the first batch of kits are now taking to the air (following the typical year of construction time). “Customers have been very pleased with the high quality and level of finish with the kit,” states President Sebastian Heintz. “The 750 kit is like no other kit we have produced. We are fabricating parts and match-drilling holes with the extensive use of CNC drilling, cutting and forming, and first-time builders are demonstrating that they can build the entire airframe in well under 500 hours!” The kit also is one of the few on the market that can also be “scratch-built” from plans.The plans (available for under $500) are detailed blueprints of the entire assembly and come with photo assembly guides (on CD-ROM), as well as full access to Zenith’s factory technical support. Plans builders can also buy individual parts from the factory and component (“buy-as-you-build”) kits. Zenith Aircraft encourages potential builders to “try before you buy” at monthly hands-on workshops held in its factory. Workshop participants learn about building their own airplanes by constructing their own rudder tail sections. Participants are also given demo flights and tours of the factory. For those wanting to fly sooner, Quick-Build Kits are available from regional builder assistance centers, or the fly-away factory-assembled aircraft is available from AMD of Eastman, Georgia, for about $99,000. For more information: 573-581-9000 or www.zenithair.com.

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Get peace of mind with AVBLEND AVBLEND is the only product of its kind to be approved by the FAA for aircraft piston engines. Its flight-proven performance has given peace of mind to pilots and mechanics for decades. AVBLEND, developed by the same company that produces zMAX Micro-lubricant for cars, trucks, boats and other vehicles, provides benefits other products can’t. Keeping your engine in top running condition provides added safety and cost savings, regardless of whether your aircraft is flying or in storage. When you are in the air, AVBLEND helps provide added performance. More importantly, AVBLEND reduces harmful deposits in your engine and helps prevent the formation of rust while your aircraft is not in use. U l t i m a t e l y, this helps you stay focused on flying, not repairs. AV B L E N D is preventative maintenance . At a fraction of the cost, using AVBLEND at each oil change on an annual basis will help reduce the chance of facing costly (EZ Flap Continued from page 12)

drawing board. They were very thorough in their evaluation, and had plenty of questions, even for such a simple fail-safe device. But I had no reason whatsoever for being nervous. All three were absolutely friendly, supportive, and encouraging from start to finish. Because I had done my homework, and paid attention to the details, they were all happy with what they saw. A week later my flap handle extension received its prototype STC approval… one day less than three months from the application. The FAA is correct to make it so every backyard inventor can’t just sail through the process in a week. It takes a lot of effort for a reason. You also have to know what you’re doing, and they’ll smell it a mile away if you don’t. But if you take the time to execute a valid idea properly, make sure safety comes first, use good DER and DAR consultants, and do your homework, the FAA will reward you with sincere support and goodwill, and a largely pain-free path to certification.

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Niagara Air Parts: Everything you need to keep flying safely If you’ve got questions about parts needed to get your airplane back into the air or to keep it flying reliably and safely, a good place to start getting the answers you need is Niagara Air Parts. From the company’s extensive “in stock” inventory of parts in Niagara Falls, New York, ordered parts can be shipped anywhere in the world, usually on the same day the order is received. Niagara Air Parts is a factory direct distributor in the United States for Canadian Aero Manufacturing, a Transport Canada-approved aircraft parts manufacturer and maintenance organization. Both companies are owned by Ronald Newburg, a Toronto native who has been flying since 1964. After a successful career in insurance, Newburg founded Canadian Aero Engine & Accessories in 1987 to provide a source of quality engines overhauls and repairs. Through that business, he discovered a need for another company to manufacture parts, such as clutches, which were a continuing problem for his customers. The company has since branched out, receiving manufacturing approvals for the entire starter adapter and

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all of its components. It also manufactures and supplies oil coolers, oil pumps and other parts. It also provides replacement window latches for 100, 200 and 300 series Cessna aircraft. By opening Niagara Air Parts in New York, the Canadian businessman solved the problem of customs delays so his company could live up to its motto: Call Today, Fly Tomorrow. Niagara Air Parts also provides the highest quality overhauls with the lowest possible price and excellent warranty. For more information: 800-565-4268 or www.niagaraairparts.com. (Bearhawk Continued from page 7)

ambitious, but I feel it is doable with the group we have — again, if the money comes in,” he said. The group has a couple of fundraisers in the works, including a fly-in/pancake breakfast that will, hopefully, fund the finishing of the wings. Beyer also is donating all of the proceeds from an instrument ground class he is teaching. “We have some things going on, but most of our income comes from private donations.” That search for funds and the effect it has on the project is teaching the kids another valuable lesson: Patience. “That’s the most challenging part, — trying to adjust my mindset from how incredible the satisfaction of completion will be to simply enjoying the hard work and the learning it takes to get to the end,” said Gibbons. But it’s a challenge that the kids are up for because they have their eyes on the prize: Learning to fly once the plane is complete. Says David Pittman, 17, who joined the program after he was adopted from Uganda last summer: “It will be a thrill to fly in a plane that I helped build with my own hands. Not many people, even in America, can say that.” Beyer plans to make the first flight in the Bearhawk. “I am looking so forward to it,” he said. “From all the reports I have heard, it is a pretty friendly tailwheel airplane and a great flying plane, so it should be a lot of fun. We are planning on putting on an O-470 off a Cessna 182, so the engine work should be straight forward.” As a CFI, Beyer is eager to begin flight training for the five who are diligently working on the project. “I am praying for a C172 or a similar plane so we can begin the training process while we build the Bearhawk,” said Beyer, the father of four, who has logged 2,100 hours, including 1,500 in instruction. Once the Bearhawk is done, it will train not only its builders, but other missionary pilots, provide transportation for youth camps and seminars, and give Young Eagles flights. Beyer already has plans to begin building a second aircraft. “Those involved in this first one will be the leaders on the second build, training the next group in the things they learned through the first build,” he said.

SPREADING THE GOSPEL The “trickle down effect” of the

project is already evident. “My hope is not only to be able to fly the plane, but to someday have one of my own,” Gibbons said. Meanwhile, at the Davis home, the project has become a topic of conversation, which has led Colby’s younger brother and sister to express interest in working on the plane. All of the young men, who hope to be involved in mission aviation, also have talked about the project with their friends. “I usually say something like, ‘I’m building a plane,’ and the conversation takes off from there,” Colby Davis said. “I would definitely encourage other kids to get involved — something like this is too great not to join if you have an interest in aviation and want to get right down to learning with hands-on experience.” “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn aviation in a safe learning environment where the other people involved love to share their passion about flying,” Pittman added. “It is contagious.” “It is always amazing to see the impact aviation has on kids,” Beyer noted. “Programs like EagleFlight and Young Eagles give kids something to work at and look forward to in a generation filled with purposeless things.”

MAKING IT WORK While the project is now housed at the church, EagleFlight Aviation is on a waiting list to get hangar space at nearby Gardner Municipal Airport (K34). “We are currently looking for a permanent home for EagleFlight to build the plane and run our projects,” Beyer said. As his first airplane build, Beyer said the group can use “all the technical advice we can get. I am on the Bearhawk Yahoo group and we get quite a bit from that, but there is always so much to learn.” The group also is constantly searching for donations, and not just of cash. “We are starting from scratch with this whole thing, with not much more than what I happened to have in my tool box from working electrical construction,” he said. “Donations of tools, ideas, management services for help filing as a non-profit organization and, of course, cash, are always more than welcome.” For more information: EagleFlightAviation.org or Websites. Expercraft.com/executiveairkc/?q=project.


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Flying in the mountains By BILL SCHROEDER While departing a high-density altitude airport, a Cessna 177RG, with four people on board, climbed about 50 feet but did not accelerate. The airplane was observed descending before hitting trees about ½ mile off the departure end of the runway. Weight and balance computations placed the airplane over maximum allowable gross weight. Density altitude was computed at 8,493 above mean sea level. The airport, at 6,264 feet MSL, is known for its high-density altitude and downdrafts at the end of the departure runway. Probable cause of the accident, according to the NTSB, was the pilot’s decision to take off, over maximum allowable gross weight, from a high-densityaltitude airport. Other factors? The high-density altitude, down drafts and the pilot’s lack of familiarity operating from high-density altitude airports. The pilot’s logbook revealed that his only experience operating at an airport with a field elevation over 3,000 feet above sea level was one takeoff and landing at an airport with a field elevation of 3,996 feet. As a result of this pilot’s actions — and inexperience — he and his three passengers were killed. When it comes to high-density altitude training, one takeoff and one landing does not meet any acceptable standard of performance. That’s why all pilots planning to fly in mountainous regions should go through a comprehensive training program. The checkout should consist of a combination of ground and flight training that takes at least eight hours to complete. During ground training, the aircraft’s operations manual should be used to review performance for takeoff, climb, cruise and landings. Compare the sea level performance with performance at higher density altitudes. Also compare gross weight performance with weights less than gross. It is recommended that a plane taking off from a high-density altitude airfield weigh at least 10% less than gross weight for better performance. Most takeoff and climb performance figures are determined during test flights at airfields that are close

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Bill Schroeder to sea level elevations, which means that much of the higher altitude performance figures are interpolated, especially takeoff distances and climb rates. Be aware of the importance of using the “red knob” (mixture control) to obtain maximum performance from the engine. Become familiar with the KOCH Chart, which is used to show what percentages a pilot should add to the sea level takeoff distance and sea level rate of climb based upon temperature and pressure altitude. (You can download a KOCH Chart at FlightSafetyCounselor.com.) Follow the directions at the bottom of the chart and compare the KOCH Chart performance figures to those in the aircraft operating handbook. Next look at terrain along planned routes and in the vicinity of airfields. Keep in mind that the “direct to” route is not always the safest route when flying in the mountains. Plan routes that do not exceed the capabilities of the aircraft or the pilot and, of course, provide adequate mountain top clearances. Also become familiar with oxygen requirements. Your instructor should take some time to talk about weather in the mountains and how to obtain information where weather reporting stations are non-existent.

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Scud run turns deadly These April 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: Cirrus SR22. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Big Bear City, Calif. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened : According to family members, the pilot made the 32-nm flight on a regular basis, primarily for commuting home from his business. A review of the pilot’s logbook revealed that he had made 22 flights to the destination airport in the 60 days preceding the accident. He was flying on a dark night when the airplane entered instrument meteorological weather conditions. The airplane’s wreckage was located in mountainous terrain at 8,344 feet MSL nine miles west of the destination airport. Recorded flight parameter data from the electronic primary flight display revealed a steady recorded altitude of 8,400 feet for about the last three minutes of the flight. About 90 minutes prior to the accident, AIRMETS advising of mountains occasionally obscured by clouds and precipitation and the presence of turbulence and low-level wind-shear had been issued. Based on an analysis of satellite weather data and destination airport weather observations conducted by an NTSB meteorologist, investigators determined that the pilot likely encountered clouds and turbulence at his flight altitude and descended in order

to maintain VFR flight. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain altitude/clearance from mountainous terrain. uuu Aircraft: SIAI-Marchetti SF-260. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Belfast, Maine. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened : According to witnesses, the airplane took off and did a barrel roll over a bay, then began to climb toward an overcast cloud layer. One witness observed the plane begin a second maneuver and, as it was “still upside down,” the nose of the airplane pointed down to the water and disappeared from view. Another witness had turned his back when he assumed the airplane was going into the overcast cloud layer, however, he and several other witnesses heard a loud bang, which was the sound of the airplane hitting the water. Due to the depths of the water and the size of the debris area, the airplane was not recovered; however, the wreckage was videotaped on the bottom of the bay. Deformation of the wing spars indicated positive high g-loading just prior to impact. The diver who recovered the pilot’s body stated that everything forward of the rear seat was shredded. Based on the witness accounts, authorities speculated that the 3,600hour pilot became disoriented while performing aerobatic maneuvers over the water and in proximity to the clouds. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain control of the airplane due to

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CFI had difficulty closing the top cabin door latch. After multiple attempts he was able to get the latch to lock. The Piper was equipped with toe brakes with pedals on the left side only. The student occupied the left seat. As the student began taxiing the airplane, he reported that the brakes felt weak. The CFI elected to continue with the flight and they performed three uneventful touch-and-go landings. During the fourth takeoff the door latch released. The CFI immediately retarded the throttle and instructed the student to apply the brakes. The student complied, but the brakes were not effective. The CFI attempted to slow the Cherokee down by applying the center hand brake. The CFI also applied left rudder in an effort to prevent the airplane from going off the runway, but was unsuccessful. The airplane hit a drainage ditch and rolled down an embankment. The left landing gear was torn from the aircraft and the left wing sustained substantial damage. According to the POH, “the cabin door on the Cherokee is double latched, so the chances of it springing open in flight at both the top and bottom are remote. However, should you forget the upper latch, or not fully engage the lower latch, the door may spring partially open. This will usually happen at takeoff or soon afterwards. An open door will not affect normal flight characteristics, and a normal landing can be made with the door open.” Probable cause: The flight instructor’s improper decision to abort the takeoff after the cabin door latch opened.

uuu Aircraft: North American T-28. Injuries: 1 Minor. Location: Kingman, Ariz. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: About 15 minutes after takeoff the pilot observed the engine oil pressure drop and the temperature increase. This was followed by a total loss of engine power. The pilot made an intentional gear-up forced landing on rough terrain. A partial teardown examination of the engine revealed ferrous and nonferrous metal in the oil screens. The number three connecting rod was found bent, and the number four and number five cylinders were damaged. Numerous pieces of metal were observed in the crankcase that were associated with the bent cylinders and pistons. The internal engine component that initially broke at the beginning of the sequence was not identified. Probable cause : A total loss of engine power during cruise flight due to an undetermined catastrophic internal engine failure. uuu Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Injuries: None. Location: Columbus, Ga. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The student pilot was practicing crosswind landings under the supervision of a CFI. After completing the preflight checks the

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Calendar Eastern United States April 7-10, 2010, Orlando, FL. Aircraft Electronics Association Convention 816-373-6565. April 10, 2010, Burgaw, NC. EAA 297 Aircraft Weigh-In Clinic 910-791-1855. April 10, 2010, Liberty, SC. Wings & Wheels for Meals Fly-In/Cruise-In 864-843-9692. April 10-11, 2010, Bonifay, FL. Emerald Coast EAA Chapter 1464 Fly-In 850-260-5493. April 11, 2010, Princeton, NJ. Princeton AP 25th Anniversary under Nierenberg Family Ownership 609-921-3100. April 12-17, 2010. Lakeland, FL. Skymaster Owners and Pilots Assc. (SOAPA) 616-401-3637. April 13-18, 2010, Lakeland, FL. Sun ’n Fun Fly-In (LAL) 863-644-2431. April 21-25, 2010, Wauchula, FL. 37th Annual Bensen GyroPlane Fly-In 407-788-1040. May 1, 2010, Philadelphia, PA. Angel Flight East Fly-In Breakfast 215-358-1900. May 1, 2010, Americus, GA. Lindbergh Boogie Fly-In (ACJ) 229-931-2590. May 2, 2010, Lock Haven, PA. Pancake Breakfast/Lunch Fly-In 570-748-5123. May 7-9, 2010, Roxboro, NC. Carolinas Virginia Antique Airplane Foundation Spring Fly-In (TDF) 843-7537138. May 9, Ocean City, MD. Ocean City Airport’s 50th Anniversary 410-213-2471. May 10, 2010. Woodbine, NJ. EAA 287 Pancake Breakfast Fly-In 609-861-1300. May 14-16, 2010, Lumberton, NC. Mid-Atlantic Fly-In & Sport Aviation Convention (LBT) 910-740-6751. May 15,2010, Holly Hill, SC. Carolina Sport Flyers EAA 1465 Fly-In 843-259-8277. May, 15, 2010, Toughkenamon, PA. EAA 240 Pancake Breakfast Fly-In 302-234-9596. May 16, 2010, Sodus, NY. Apple Blossom Fly-In Breakfast (SDC) 585-671-1234. May 22-23, 2010, Suffolk, VA. 12th Annual Virginia Regional Festival of Flight (SFQ) 804-358-4333.

North Central United States April 10, 2010, Brookings, SD. SDSU Aviation Program Fly-In Breakfast (BKX) 712-229-2615. April 10, 2010, Stevens Point, WI. AMERICA’s AIRSPACE: Be Safe Not Sorry 715-252-3326. April 15-19,2010, Dayton, OH. Doolittle Tokyo Raiders 68th Reunion 941-921-7361. April 17,2010, West Lafayette, IN. Purdue University Fly-In April 23-25, 2010, Newark, IL. 3-day Groundschool for Sport Pilot 630-664-1892. May 1, 2010, Lincoln, IL. Airport Daze, Heritage-in-Flight Museum and Logan County Airport annual open

house 217-732-7126. May 1, Cincinatti, OH. Lunken Airport Days (LUK) 513241-1661. May 8, 2010, Sandusky, OH. EAA Chapter 50’s Spring Fling Fly-In (SKY) 440-258-1761. May 8, 2010, Toldeo, OH. Super Breakfast 2nd Sat FlyIn 419 360-7414. April 10, 2010, Stevens Point, WI. International Learn To Fly Month (STE) 715-252-3326. May 16, 2010, Stevens Point, WI. IFR Refresher/Safety Meeting 715-252-3326. May 16, 2010, Romeoville, IL. EAA Chapter 15 Fly-In Breakfast (LOT) 630-257-1705. May 22, 2010, Grand Forks Air Force Base, ND. Thunder Over the Red River 701-747-5023. May 28-30, 2010, Janesville, WI. Southern Wisconsin AirFEST (JVL) 608-754-5405. May 30, 2010, Lake City, MI. 48th Annual Dawn Patrol Fly-In Breakfast (Y91).

South Central United States April 9-11, 2010, Pineville, LA. Spring Fly-In & Campout 318-452-0919. April 10, 2010, San Antonio, TX. EAA 35 Pancake Breakfast 210-410-9235. April 16-17, 2010, Addison, TX. Pilot’s Review of Proficiency (PROP) 972-248-3108. April 17, 2010, Somerset, TX. Annual Bluebonnet Picnic and Fly-In 210-902-0372. April 17, 2010, Houston, TX. Wings & Wheels–Women in Aviation Day 713-454-1940. April 24, 2010, Franklin, KY. EAA Chapter 1165 Spring Fling (35KY) 270-726-1558. May 1-2, 2010, New Iberia, LA. Acadiana Airfest 850288-0657. May 8, 2010, Brewton, AL. Brewton Spring Fly-In and Car Show 251-867-9997. May 8, 2010, Florence, AL. Bluegrass Splash-in 256767-0096. May 8, 2010, Smithville, TX. Smithville Airport Fly-in & Pancake Breakfast 512-237-2313. May 8, 2010, Uvalde, TX. Uvalde Spring Fly-In 830-2790877. May 15, 2010, Port Lavaca, TX. Third Annual Big Whoop Fly-In 361.552.1228. May 15, 2010, Houston, TX. Wings & Wheels–Beechcraft Day 713-454-1940. May 28-30, 2010, Ranger, TX. Ranger Annual Fly-In and Air Show (F23).

Western United States April 10-Sep 25. 2010, Yakima, WA. EAA 206 EVERY SAT Morning Coffee and Donuts 509-248-7892. April 6-10, 2010, Riverside, CA. Air Academy High School (RIR) 951-683-2315. April 10, 2010, Riverside, CA. Young Eagles/Chapter

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One Meeting (RIR) 951-683-2316. April 10, 2010, Independence, OR. EAA 292 Meeting– Lycoming 541-754-3609. April 10, 2010. Seattle, WA. Vietnam Air War prelude to Seattle Opera’s world premier of Amelia (Museum of Flight 2pm)206-768-7128. April 17, 2010, Mojave, CA. Vintage Aircraft Display 661-824-2839. April 17, 2010, Aurora, OR. Flying Companion Seminar (UAO) 503-428-7210. April 17, 2010, Riverside, CA. Aircraft Day and Car Show, Design Group (RIR) 951-683-2318. April 23-23, 2010, Sonoma, CA. 4th Annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium 707-526-3925. April 24, 2010, San Andreas, CA. Fly-In, Open House & BBQ (CPU) 209-736-2501. April 24, 2010, Bakersfield, CA. Kern Charter Service’s Annual Tri-Tip BBQ and Open House 661-834-6870. April 24-Sep 25. 2010, Yakima, WA. EAA 206 EVERY SAT Morning Coffee and Donuts 509-248-7892. May 1, 2010, Hollister, CA. Frazier Lake Airpark Antique Aircraft Display & Fly-In 831-726-9672. May 5-9, 2010, McCall, ID. McCall Mountain Canyon Flying Seminars Spring Canyonlands Safari 208-6341344. May 7-9, 2010, Hollister, CA. Hugh’s Vintage Aircraft Museum Display 831-245-7994. May 7-9, 2010, Red Bluff, CA. Save The Taildragger FUNraiser (RBL) 530-524-6498. May 8, 2010, Greenwater, WA. Ranger Creek (21W) Work Party to open airstrip for Summer Flying 425228-6330. May 14-16, 2010, Porterville, CA. WAMM Fly-In (PTV) 650-279-5587. May 15, 2010, Pasco, WA. Learn to Fly Open House and Fly In (PSC) 509-547-6271. May 15, 2010, Carey, ID. Fly-In Breakfast Spot Landing on Arrival 2nd Stripe 208-309-2181. May 15, 2010, Prosser, WA. Fly-In Breakfast/Young Eagles (S40) 509-781-0150. May 15, 2010, Mojave, CA. Vintage Aircraft Display 661-824-2839. May 15, 2010, College Place, WA. Learn to fly/Swap meet/buy/sell A/C (S95) 509-522-1847. May 15-16, 2010, Silver Springs, NV. Lyon County Fly– In 775-577-2111. May 22, 2010, Moses Lake, WA. Fly-In Breakfast (W20) 509-762-5112. May 22, 2010, Prosser, WA. Fly-In Breakfast/Young Eagles (S40) 509-781-0150. May 28, 2010, Ritzville, WA. Historic Ritzville Days Western Art Show (33S) 509-659-1020. May 29-30,2010, Hilmar, CA. Taylorcraft Rendezvous. Private farm strip 209-536-9415. May 29-30, 2010, Palmdale, CA. World’s Smallest Air Show (CL13) 661-261-3216. June 3-4, 2010, San Diego, CA. Avionics USA

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Alaska May 1-2, 2010, Anchorage, AK. Alaska Airmen’s Alaska State Aviation Trade Show.

International April 8-11, 2010, Messe Friedrichshafen, Germany. AERO Friedrichshafen-The Global Show for General Aviation. May 4-6, 2010, Geneva, Switzerland. EBACE European Business Aviation Conv & Exhibition. May 15-16, 2010, Cancun, Caribbean. Caribbean Sky Festival (55) 56.35.85.32. May 18-20, 2010, Kensington, England. Everest Events Ltd 01342 324353. June 8-13, 2010, Berlin, Germany. ILA Berlin Intl Air Show (Intl Aerospace Consultants) 916-394-9179. June 25-27, 2010, Booker, England UK. AeroExpo Europe +44 (0) 208 549 3917. July 6-8, 2010, Bejing, China. Aviation Outlook China 2010 +65 6322 275. Sept. 17-19, 2010, Bedford, England. No.5 British Flying Training School Reunion (Park Inn) 229-435-4119. Oct. 2, 2010, London, England. Aero Society–Ballooning: Not Just a Lot of Hot Air. Oct. 5-7, 2010, Estoril, Portugal. Helitech 2010 Portugal. Oct. 26-28, 2010, Singapore. Aviation Outlook Asia 2010 +6563222757.

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ON THE MARKET AirNautic debuts pilot’s watch The AirNautic Watch Co. has released the AN-24M, a 24-hour watch that marries the functionality of a pilot’s watch with the strength of a diver’s watch, according to company officials. The watch is hand made by Swiss watchmakers and is offered in a limited edition of 50 pieces. Prices start at $999. For more information: AirnauticWatchCo.com

Arizona Flight Training Center opens The Arizona Flight Training Center recently launched operations at Glendale Municipal Airport (GEU), with a fleet that includes a range of aircraft from the Piper Seneca, Diamond DA-40, Cessna 152, and a Garmin 430-equipped Cessna 172P. The center caters to anyone from professional student pilots, to the private individual, as well as military pilots looking to transition to the airlines by earning an ATP rating through a specialized program offered by the flight school. For more information: 623-877-9334 or ArizonaFlightTrainingCenter.com.

10th edition of ‘The Student Pilot’s Flight Manual’ released The legacy of legendary flight instructor William K. Kershner lives on in the 10th edition of his venerable classic, “The Student Pilot’s Flight Manual,” now edited by his son William C. Kershner. This first volume in “The Flight Manuals Series” is a ground school textbook, maneuvers manual, and syllabus all rolled into one, providing a step-bystep course for student pilots working towards a private or sport pilot certificate, according to ASA officials. Price: $24.95. For more information: ASA2Fly.com

Graham Private Pilot Course Part 141 certified Graham Aviation Services, LLC at the Salem Municipal Airport (SLE) in Oregon has received Part 141 Certification for its Private Pilot Course. The FAA inspected and approved all aspects of Graham Aviation’s flight program, including an approved syllabus of training, the chief flight instructor, the facilities and the aircraft to be used in the training. With the certification, Graham Aviation can work with other groups in providing pilot training that includes career retraining, GI benefits and other programs that require a certified school. For more information: 503-581-4139 or GrahamAviation.com.

Are you current? Sporty’s newly updated video programs, Flight Review and Instrument Proficiency Check, now include MP3 audio files, so pilots can learn on the go. The latest editions of these programs, designed for pilots who need to polish their skills and review the basics, feature dozens of new graphics and real world video segments that cover the latest regulations and avionics. Both programs are FAA accepted for WINGS credit. Flight Review is available in DVD format or as a download for $34.95. Instrument Proficiency Check is available in DVD format or as a download for $39.95. For more information: 800-SPORTYS or Sportys.com.

ATIS, clearance, flight plans, and other data, as well as store important documents for ready access. Price: $1,195. Customers must also purchase eChart Reader annual service from Jeppesen. For more information: SolidFX.com or Jeppesen.com.

New prop OK’d for Grumman A new 3-blade MT-Propeller has been FAA certified on the Grumman Tiger AA5B and AG5. The MTV-18-B/18359b scimitar propeller improves climb and cruise performance, while reducing noise levels, according to MTPropeller officials. For more information: MT-Propeller.com.

Online pilot store launches 2H Innovations, developer of the ArmBoard system for pilots, has launched an online pilot store, RedPropPilotStore. com, that offers a 12-month guarantee on all merchandise, backed by the store itself.

Jepp Approach Chart readers introduced SOLIDFX, LLC, makers of the only digital readers for Jeppesen terminal charts, has introduced the FX8 and FX8-3G, the newest additions to the FX Series of Aviation Information Managers. They are designed to be a chart reader, notepad, cockpit organizer, electronic briefcase and library, according to company officials. The reader enables pilots to zoom, pan and annotate charts, write and store notes such as

“We’ll fix or replace anything defective, and we’ll assume the battle,” promises President Hussein Aboul-Ezz.“We know our customers are busy, and we know the manufacturers are busy. We believe that, as the ‘middleman,’ we can make both our suppliers and our customers better off by offering this guarantee.” For more information: RedPropPilotStore.com.

Wicks catalog now free Wicks Aircraft Supply will begin distributing its 2010 catalog at this year’s Sun ’n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, Florida, slated for April 13-18. For the first time, the catalog, which is nearly 30% larger, is free. There are hundreds of new products listed in a special New Products section. Also new is a section that addresses issues builders will want to consider before embarking on an aircraft construction project. To compliment the information in the catalog, Wicks has planned a wide range of builder workshops over the next 12 months dealing with welding, wood working, aluminum and the finishing process for tube and fabric aircraft. For more information: WicksAircraft.com.

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Season openers compared to a land-only flyer. The seaplane adds many tens of thousands of landing areas and can access interesting locations unavailable to land planes. Plus, when following a route like a long river, you can reasonably fly only a few hundred feet up for hours, enjoying a view of the planet few people on Earth will ever see. SeaMax USA partner Malcolm Jones gained such an experience last year as he flew home from AirVenture, following the mighty Mississippi River through several states. SeaMax is a performance-oriented seaplane that’s roomy and upscale inside. It takes a bit of training to fly confidently (honestly, like most LSAs) but delivers a very satisfying experience of water flying.

By Dan Johnson The great trek to Sun ’n Fun is about to begin. The seasonstarting air show is just days away — it kicks off April 13 — and organizers report display spaces are filling up. The economy is taking a toll on all events, but Sun ’n Fun is one of those reliable shows, sure to draw a crowd…a crowd SPLOG emerging from the embrace of winter and ready to do some flying! That also makes the many Sun ’n Fun forums a good place to tune up your skills, from flight to maintenance to information on the latest gear available. Light Sport Aircraft will again be displayed all over the Sun ’n Fun grounds, but many will conveniently collect for the third annual LSA Mall. Nearly all available spaces have been filled, so visitors can expect to see virtually all the top brands represented in one compact location. From the LSA Mall — located just inside the main entrance — you can be directed to any LSA company anywhere on the grounds.

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As winter yields to spring, it is that time of year when flying from water becomes the delight of many pilots. Competing for their purchase in the LSA arena is the FK Lightplanes Floatplane, FPNA A-22 Cape Town, and Legend AmphibCub. Other entries include SeaRey (close to declaring ASTM compliance), Mermaid (production plans uncertain), Icon (still in development), Colyaer Freedom (no U.S. representative), plus two trike amphibs with SLSA status (the Krucker Cygnet and Ramphos Trident). All this leaves out the SeaMax (pictured below), which may actually be the strongest player among present SLSA amphibians. Logging its 10th year in 2009, AirMax has produced 98 SeaMaxes for worldwide sale. At $140,000, SeaMax once seemed rather expensive, though today many high-end SLSA command such prices. Consider the appeal of the seaplane or floatplane

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quite mature for market. The import structure was unwieldy, adding cost and distancing the customer from the source. As Breezer Aircraft took over manufacturing of the all-metal LSA, Breezer II (pictured above) arrived in 2008, joining new leadership in Europe with fresh representation in the USA. Central Florida light aircraft guru Mike Zidziunas — known as “Mike Z” — is the point man for Breezer Aircraft USA. And he’s handling things differently from most LSA sellers. His plan is more like that used successfully by Cirrus. The source of the airplanes handles the whole country using representatives in various areas as touch points. “I feel that the conventional dealer network is ponderous and it’s difficult to control the quality of service,” he said. “To address service after the sale, when we deliver the airplane we offer as part of the purchase

a five-hour FITS-style pilot training program. Insurance companies love this. But we also train the customer’s maintenance person at their home airport.” For more information: BreezerAircraft.de.

NEW TANDEM HEADED TO MARKET Most of our tandem Special LSA — Legend Cub, Courier, SportCub, Hornet, Hawk, and SkyArrow — are recreational airplanes. Except for the last one (Italy’s smooth, composite Sky Arrow) most might also fall into the “bush” category in that they are slower-flying, fabric-covered, rugged aircraft suitable for landing on unimproved airstrips. A brand-new tandem, not yet officially an SLSA, is the MySky MS-1 (pictured below), which I call a “performance tandem.” MS-1 aims to go as fast as the category allows (120 knots) using its beefy 120-hp Jabiru 3300 powerplant. MySky’s entry also plans a deluxe interior not found in most currently-approved tandem SLSA. Recently I trekked to California to fly a few hours in the A-16 Sport Falcon from AviaDesign. Company principal Dave Saunders has enjoyed a long, successful career creating structural improvements for larger aircraft, including several Beech models, and he has now turned his attention to LSA, partly as it means to deal less with the FAA and its bureaucracy. I’ll report more as this aircraft comes to market, but regarding my experience flying the A-16: Entry is about as easy as it gets, thanks to the “air stair” (just like some larger aircraft have); the interior is spacious and comfortable, more so than many other LSAs; handling is predictable with no bad traits I could uncover; the airplane is well equipped and expects to have a price somewhere in the $110,000 range, though this decision is still being reviewed; visibility is enormous, with the pilot sitting about 4 feet in front of the wing; even the aft seat has

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As Sun ’n Fun kicks off air show season, spring brings seaplane fun

good room, very good visibility, and full controls — it turns out my smoothest landings were from the rear. For more information: AviaProducts.com, MySky.aero.

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