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Phone: 207.539.4770 E-Mail: office@oxfordaviation.com Website: www.oxfordaviation.com Address: 75 Number Six Road Oxford, ME 04270


WELCOME TO OXFORD AVIATION! Where Old World Craftsmanship Meets New Age Technology

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TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION

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Words From Our Clients

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Comments from Maine’s Leaders

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World’s Coolest Aircraft

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AOPA Pilot Covers and Articles

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Facility Information

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Oxford Aviation’s Board of Advisors

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Paint Specifications and Options

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Interior Specifications and Options

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Maintenance Services

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Design Services

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Company Policies and Warranty

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Paint and Interior Care

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Airport Information

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Technical Articles and Reviews

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Awards

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Reference Letters

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“On behalf of Herb Lipson and our company, I would like to thank you and your staff for the great job you did on our Cheyenne...I have already received comments from a number of people...about the great paint job, quality of finish, and spectacular interior work.”

“Totally first class.” Mike Goulian

Rich Waechter EVP/COO Metrocorp Boston Magazine

“I want to thank you & everyone on your team that worked on our Chancellor N414K . I am also extremely pleased with the new interior. The fit and finish is superb. I wanted to especially acknowledge the outstanding skill and craftsmanship reflected in the leather seats and cabinetry.” Jeffrey J. Keenan UBS Capital Corporation

“I remain delighted with my new plane, it looks better than new.”

“You all deserve to be reminded that your craftsmanship, your attention to the smallest detail and your positive attitudes at work all conspired to put you in the top 1% of aviation professionals.” Showalter Flying Service, Inc.

James W. Brown Chairman Hartzell Propeller, Inc.

“I would like to thank everyone at Oxford Aviation for the quality of work that is performed on our aircraft...” James Goddard Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines

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U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION James L. Horowitz 1993 Small Businessman of the Year GOVERNOR ANGUS KING “When you deal with this company, you’re really tapping into a couple of hundred years of the Maine work ethic, which is all about quality.” “Oxford Aviation has developed international reputation as one of the world’s foremost aircraft refurbishing companies, including Aviation Consumer Magazine’s rating as the `Number 1 Aircraft Refurbishing Facility in the United States.’” GOVERNOR JOHN MCKERNAN, JR. “Congratulations also to you and your staff on creating a state-of-theart facility, which is gaining a world class reputation for Maine quality workmanship. It is Maine’s well deserved reputation for quality that has become the standard by which other states are measured.” SENATOR OLYMPIA SNOWE “You have demonstrated the kind of innovation and foresight that is critical to Maine’s economical future.” “Oxford Aviation hasn’t gained a national reputation for excellence by accident. It has forged a niche in the marketplace with vision and a commitment to quality and environmental responsibility.” SENATOR GEORGE MITCHELL “My congratulations on doing such great work for our state.” SENATOR SUSAN COLLINS “Residents of the Oxford area will certainly benefit from this expansion as you will retain your current employees and look to fill additional positions. Your dedication to the Oxford community is commendable.” SENATOR & SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM COHEN “Oxford Aviation, with its established national reputation for excellence in the aircraft refurbishing industry, will, I am sure, continue to grow and expand in the years to come.”

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And the interior..... perforated leathers, ergonomic shapes, and did we mention.... rosewood accents?

When AOPA came to Oxford Aviation for their fourth project plane with us, they asked us to "pull out all the stops". The result was this Piper Archer with exterior pearl paints, gradation transitions in the silver metallic, and a smooth as glass clear coat finish.

Not only did AOPA sing our praise in their magazine, we continue to hear comments from those that see that this is indeed one of the World's Coolest Aircraft.

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We were even more appreciative of our being selected to complete their building project when we learned that they had both worked on this perfect Glasair for over 13 years, and had only NOT worked on it for 5 days during those dedicated 13 years!

Builders, owners and pilots, David and Susan Wilson selected Oxford Aviation and flew their Glasair from Texas to Maine.

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about to begin it’s fourth project in this

comprehensive projects. Oxford Aviation is

and involvement with these unique and

confidence, and for his diligent supervision

and trust and to Mr. Donovan for his

Special thanks to Mr. Yanai for his vision

helicopters which we believe are the very best of type.

added our Oxford touches to create the sleek, luxurious fleet of

projects, was proud to help refine Mr. Yanai’s dream. We have

uniquely qualified to accomplish these very comprehensive

executive international helicopter fleet. Oxford Aviation, being

Yanai, company founder and visionary, to create a luxurious

helicopter pilot, selected Oxford Aviation on behalf of Mr. Moshe

Christopher Donovan, aviation professional and accomplished

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our “World’s Coolest Aircraft” showcase.

aircraft as the first helicopter selected to

Oxford Aviation is very proud to add this

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Upon ownership of his brand new Mustang, famed best-selling author, Stuart Woods, immediately contacted Oxford Aviation and flew his aircraft in for design and paint. This patriotic themed plane takes him on his book tours around the country. Even the factory was impressed saying, “It’s the best Mustang paint scheme we’ve seen to date.”

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PIPER COMANCHE Oshkosh Award Winner

It was nothing short of a MONUMENTAL undertaking and Oxford completed the job, start to finish, in less than 3 months. AMAZING!!

In order to do all this work legally and in accordance with all FAA guidelines, we had multiple engineering reports done and approved, burn specs on absolutely every material, and countless 337’s generated.

DAVID LESSNICK

“Oxford Aviation out of Maine (I live in Las Vegas) did EVERYTHING other than the avionics. It was a huge committment for me and now that it’s done, I will never use anyone else. They are tremendous people in every aspect and the plane became as much theirs as it is mine. I was there for the last week of the job and was amazed at what they accomplished in that time (they were putting in 18 hour days) and the amount of pride they took in my plane.”

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BEECH 18

It is always difficult to stop gazing at the masterpiece of design and creation of any Beech 18, but with this example, it is simply impossible not to stop and stare.

Having the owner of this pristine Beech 18 select Oxford Aviation as THE facility to “paint and polish” was indeed an honor, and the results were this magnificent and historic aircraft. At Oxford Aviation we take pride in each and every project, but the proud history of this aircraft made our efforts all the more meaningful.

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Oxford aviation was selected for super soundproofing the NOAA Hurricane Hunter. What a challenge...and what an honor.

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OWNER: MIKE GOULIAN

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National Aerobatic Champion

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“I have trusted Oxford Aviation to refurbish my aircraft for the past decade: CAP232, Cessna 182RG, Extra 300S, Edge 540, Extra 300SC, and now my personal Bonanza A36.”


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Oxford Aviation and Mike Goulian team up again, to create another showpiece. Mike came to us with a new sponsor Good Year. We worked with Mike and Good Year to create a scheme that met their stringent brand guidelines. A lot of care was put into this 330 even under strict deadlines. The finished product.. Speaks for itself.


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A 25 YEAR HISTORY OF RECOGNITION

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“The next stop was Oxford Aviation in Oxford, Maine, well known as one of the best paint and interior shops in the country. Working with Oxford’s design team to select tasteful and timeless choices, we picked a two-tone paint scheme with a clear coat for added durability. Warm earth tones with soft perforated leather felt right for the interior. Only the recent birth of my first son Henry could match the joy I felt when I saw my newly painted Baron for the first time!” -Ted Rosenberger

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DUPONT MAGAZINE 1990 “An aircraft manufacturer recently switched from another manufacturer to Oxford, an event roughly akin to a life-long Boston Red Sox fan changing his allegiance to the Yankees.” LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE 1991 “About half the respondents rated Oxford a “9” — the rest put “10” for the happiness index... All, however had praise for Oxford’s conscientious service and high quality standards.” ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE “Most of Oxford’s business comes from out of state with many plane owners flying to this tiny town solely to have their planes painted by the Oxford crew.” MONEY MAGAZINE 1994 “Their facility is probably one of the best in the world, if not the best.” AFFILIATED AIRCRAFT OPERATORS GROUP 2000 “Very often Oxford refinishes an aircraft for individuals who can very easily go out and buy a brand new one, but prefer having the level of workmanship that is available through this specialized company.” SHOWCASE MAGAZINE 2000 “Horowitz’s meticulous work soon gave rise to an increasing word of mouth business, and he started Oxford Aviation in 1988. He now employs over 50 restorers who work on planes ranging from small piston-engine aircraft to midsize jets (and the occasional helicopter) and draws clients as far afield as Australia, Brazil, and Sweden.” AOPA PILOT MAGAZINE 2003 — SPIRIT OF LIBERTY “The name sets the theme of the paint job, though calling it a “paint job” is a misuse of the term. Maaco does paint jobs; this is a work of art. The art is a creation of Oxford Aviation of Oxford, Maine. Long renowned for the quality of their work, The Spirit of Liberty proves that Oxford’s president, Jim Horowitz, and his crew of experts are fully capable of rising to any challenge.”

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AMERICAN BONANZA SOCIETY MAGAZINE 2003 “We researched the Northeast and one name —Oxford Aviation — kept coming up best.”

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AOPA PILOT MAGAZINE 2007 “From the first moment we dropped off the airplane to Oxford Aviation in late November, it was clear we made the right choice.”

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SHERMAN-WILLIAMS AEROSPACE COVERAGE 2008 “Oxford Aviation in Maine had a great reputation for painting on composites, so I contracted with them... I couldn’t be happier... the depth of colors and the gloss are awesome.” - Dave Wilson ABS MAGAZINE 2010 “The next stop was Oxford Aviation in Oxford, Maine, well known as one of the best paint and interior shops in the country. Working with Oxford’s design team to select tasteful and timeless choices, we picked a two-tone paint scheme with a clear coat for added durability. Warm earth tones with soft perforated leather felt right for the interior. Only the recent birth of my first son Henry could match the joy I felt when I saw my newly painted Baron for the first time!” -Ted Rosenberger AOPA Pilot 2011 “Lessnick spent 200 hours on the internet researching the best of the best, from paint to interiors - and the best shop to do the work. He ultimately picked Oxford Aviation.” - David Lessnick American Bonanza Society 2012 “I wanted the plane to look “classic Beech,” while making it appear new and modern. Oxford accomplished that and more. My A36 has the interior quality of a new King Air or Hawker Jet. In addition, the paint is perfect with a clear coat applied for a mirror finish.” - Mike Goulian

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INFORMATION P: 207.539.4779 F: 207.539.8441 E: office@oxfordaviation.com W: www.oxfordaviation.com

Nestled in the foothills of Maine, Oxford Aviation provides a facility uniquely capable of meeting all of your refinishing needs. Our FAA PART 145 certified facility provides a convenient “one stop shop” to minimize travel and downtime. From single-engine pistons to business jets, our technicians are trained and equipped to handle all aspects of the job— from aesthetic upgrades to scheduled maintenance. For over 25 years, Oxford Aviation has been providing premium services to thousands of satisfied customers. We invite you to come visit our facility and see why Aviation Consumer, AOPA and many more have rated Oxford Aviation in a class of their own. SPECIALTY: Aircraft Refinishing, Interiors, Exteriors and Maintenance EXTERIOR • • • •

Aircraft painting— Jet Glo & Acry Glo & Dupont Finishes Clear coat options Custom designs and graphics State-of-the-art facility

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Custom Interiors Custom Cabinetry Glare shield recovering Tinted thermal windowpane inserts Replacement window shade kits Re-webbing of seat belts Super sound proofing Metal plating Interior metal painting New placards Shoulder harness installation Interior metal plating

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Part 145 Repair Station Airframe repair Annual inspections 100-hour inspections Engine exchanges Routine maintenance on all aircraft V.G. kits Modifications Nose erosion boots installation Dynamic prop balancing Window replacements Speed STOL kits Weight and balance De-ice boot installation Speed fairing & gap seals

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BOARD OF ADVISORS MICHAEL GOULIAN’S family founded one of the largest flying schools in the Northeast, Executive Flyers Aviation (EFA) in 1964. Goulian learned the aviation business from the ground up by washing airplanes and sweeping the hangar floor. He started flying lessons in 1984 and soloed on his 16th birthday. At age 22, he became US National Champion in the Advanced category. A year later he won the prestigious Fond du Lac Cup invitational competition, and by 1992, he was the top ranked US male aerobatics pilot and Silver Medalist in the Unlimited Category — an achievement he repeated in 1993. His performance earned him a spot on the 1994 US National Aerobatic Team, which represented America at the World Aerobatic Championship held in Hungary. In 1995, Mike reached the pinnacle of American aerobatics by becoming the US National Champion in the Unlimited category. Today he focuses his attention on airshow flying and is currently representing Good Year, Whelen, Hartzell and others including Oxford Aviation. Goulian is coauthor or a series of best-selling aerobatic training books published by McGraw Hill. Basic and Advanced Aerobatics have become the industry standard for aerobatic flight training manuals.

ANGUS KING served two four-year terms as Maine’s 71st governor. He took office in 1995 as the only independent governor in the country. His 1998 reelection was one of the largest margins of victory in Maine’s history. Holding degrees from Dartmouth College and University of Virginia School of Law, he began his career as an attorney, and entered politics in 1972 as Chief Counsel for the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Narcotics. Governor King’s administration accomplished a total rebuild of the state’s mental health and corrections systems, improved job growth, and made significant advancements on educational, economic and environmental issues.

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ROBERT “BOB” A. HOOVER is a former air show pilot and United States Air Force test pilot. During WWII he was sent to Casablanca where his first major assignment of the war was test flying the assembled aircraft ready for service. He was later assigned to a fighter group in Sicily, where after 58 successful missions, he was shot down in 1944. After spending 16 months in a German prison camp, he escaped in a stolen plane and flew to safety in the Netherlands. During his illustrious career, he was awarded the following military medals: Distinguished Flying Cross, Soldier’s Medal for Valor, Air Medal with Clusters, Purple Heart, and the French Croix de Guerre. He was also made an honorary member of the Blue Angels, Thunderbirds, American Fighter Aces Association, Original Eagle Squadron, and received an Award of Merit from the American Fighter Pilots Association. In 1992, he was inducted into the Aerospace Walk of Honor. In 2007, he received the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum Trophy.

JOHN “JACK” W. OLCOTT was educated as an Aeronautical Engineer and businessman with BSE and MSE degrees from Princeton University, an MBA in general management from Rutgers University, and a certificate in leadership training from Harvard University’s School of Government. As Vice President of Corporate Development and Principal Investigator for a hightech consulting firm located in Princeton, NJ, he obtained and managed flight mechanics contracts issued by NASA and private industry. While remaining active as an advisor to NASA and as a flight instructor, Olcott began a career in aviation journalism in the early 1970s, achieving the position of Editor and Publisher of Business & Commercial Aviation magazine and Vice President within the McGraw-Hills Aviation Week Group before being recruited as President of the National Business Aviation Association in 1992. During his 11 year tenure at NBAA, the Association doubled its Membership, tripled its annual revenue and quadrupled it uncommitted funds balance, while significantly expanding its services to the business aviation community. In addition to academic credentials, Jack Olcott holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with LA-25, BE-300, BE-1900, DA-50/900, and CE-500 type ratings as well as a Flight Instructor certificate with airplane single, multi-engine and instrument ratings and glider CFI privileges. Olcott is currently CEO of General Aero Company, Inc., a company that leverages a community’s capabilities to address needs of companies with Business Aviation issues.

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Oxford Aviation provides the finest workmanship and utilizes state-of-theart materials to allow for a superior finish, as well as unsurpassed durability and corrosion control. Only 3M, DuPont, and Sherman Williams Aerospace Coatings are used throughout the process, and approved aircraft finishing procedures are strictly adhered to. Unlimited custom paint scheme design work is also included. The following represents a partial list of materials and procedures used: 1. Aircraft is thoroughly inspected and evaluated by senior management and a refinishing plan is established coordinating the owner’s specifications and requests. 2. All windows, glass, plastic, boots, antennas and delicate parts, etc. are covered with 3M aluminum foil tape (heavy grade) to ensure protection throughout the painting process. 3. Chemical stripping is done using only aircraft-grade chemicals, which have been stabilized to prevent corrosion to aircraft aluminum. This is the safest way to remove existing paint. Oxford Aviation is E.P.A. compliant. Sandblasting is never used. 4. High pressure and high temperature wash neutralize and remove stripping chemicals. Absolutely no residue will remain in or on the aircraft. Every rivet line, seam, and edge receives added steps to ensure that even the smallest amount of paint is removed and that absolutely all corrosion is completely eliminated. 5. All control surfaces, inspection covers, fairings, moldings, etc. are removed to be processed and painted separately. Reassembly using stainless steel fasteners after the aircraft has been painted maintains a new appearance and eliminates sources of corrosion when covers are removed in the future. These fasteners are included in the base price, except 1/4 turn cowl fasteners, which are offered at an additional charge. Any corrosion is completely removed (extensive corrosion may require addition charge). All control surfaces are removed through the entire process. 6. Full airframe inspection is performed by A&P and IA mechanics, and a report is issued as part of the completed project. 7. Acid etch of all aluminum is done by hand, not with “fogger”— super cleaning of the aluminum. 8. Conversion coating of aluminum for corrosion control and for superior adhesion of later steps is performed immediately after etch. If all preparation after coating and before primer is not completed within 72 hours, the entire aircraft is retreated. 9. High-performance, two-part corrosion inhibiting epoxy primer is used to provide the finest corrosion control possible. In some applications, a filler primer may be recommended and is included in the base price.

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10. Fiberglass and plastic parts are refinished to “like new” appearance. Extensive repairs may require an additional charge. Irreparable components will be replaced. 11. Dupont Air & Space, Jet Glo or Acry Glo is applied as a final finish. Three full coats are applied rather than the common industry standard of two coats. This additional application results in a better appearance and a more long-lasting and durable finish. These are the premiere aircraft paints, giving a beautiful “wet look” and affording the maximum durability. We do not accelerate our finish coat, thus allowing better adhesion and long-term durability. 12. Color-striping is done by our own special technique, leaving crisp, clean lines. 13. Computer generated masks are used for N numbers, resulting in a superior appearance. Outlining and shadowing are available at a reasonable charge. 14. Licensed technicians check aircraft, and logbook entries are made. 15. All required placards will be installed. 16. Up to 3 hours labor for surface irregularities correction and corrosion repair, if required, is included as part of the base price. As dents and corrosion may be undetectable until aircraft is stripped, owners are advised of estimated additional charges. Additional repairs will be performed at current shop rates. 17. As a part 145 repair station, a final quality inspection is completed and the aircraft is certified airworthy and approved for return service. INCLUDED IN BASE PRICE • •

Wheel wells/landing gear repainted All stainless steel fasteners (except 1/4 turn cowl fasteners)

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Additional colors Custom designs priced depending upon complexity Custom color formulation other than standard Dupont, Jet Glo or Acry Glo Sample panels with colors and scheme design Colored wings Clear coat 1/4 turn cowl fasteners Door jambs and frames (no charge if done concurrently with interior) Second base coat color (split scheme) Speed fairings and gap seals Nose erosion boot

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Oxford Aviation is fully experienced in all aspects of interior refurbishing. The quality you expect from Oxford Aviation is evident in all our interior work from two seaters and twins to corporate jets. The following is a description of the process of refurbishing your aircraft. All materials meet FAA burn test regulations. 1. Aircraft is thoroughly inspected and evaluated by senior management and a refurbishing plan is established, coordinating the owner’s specifications and requests. 2. All personal items are removed, inventoried, and secured. 3. Existing interior is evaluated for proper size and fit. 4. Seats, sidewalls, headliner, carpet, plastic window trim, seat belts and windlace are removed. 5. All interior is evaluated and cleaned and seat rails are polished. 6. Upon completion of interior removal, any corrosion found will be noted and documented. The proposed corrective action will be estimated to be approved by the customer. 7. Seats are stripped to frames, and mechanicals will be checked to make sure they are in good working order. Seats are cleaned, masked, primed and painted to compliment new seat material color. Seats are then re-foamed in multi-density foams as per customer specifications and reupholstered in your choice of fabric or uncorrected full-grain premium leather upgrade (see leather specification page). 8. All sidewalls are stripped of old materials and inspected. If necessary, sidewalls will be replaced at an additional cost. Sidewalls are re-foamed with high-density, flame retardant foam and reupholstered in your selection of fabric or leather. 9. New leather windlace cords are installed on all doors. 10. New headliner will be fabricated and installed. 11. Carpet will be cut, fit, bound and installed throughout. Oxford Aviation uses the finest 100% premium wool carpet. 12. Curtains are fabricated in customer’s choice of fabric. 13. Door and cargo jambs are painted at no additional charge only when interior is refinished concurrently with exterior painting. NOTE: The interior plastic trim is inspected and the customer will be notified of any new parts needed, including pricing and installation charges. Parts are then painted to compliment interior colors. All remaining plastic will be cleaned, and any small cracks repaired, prepped, and painted.

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Replacement tinted thermal pane window inserts Re-webbing of seat belts (strongly recommended) Shoulder harness installation Carpet runners/floor mats Metal plating: several finishes to choose from Rosen visors Sheepskin seat covers Embroidery Sound proofing Extra pockets Removal of ashtrays Paint/reupholster baggage compartments and nacelle lockers Custom cabinetry

LEATHER SPECIFICATIONS

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Oxford Aviation only uses leather meeting the following criteria: •

All leather is specified as uncorrected. Correcti-on is a term used to describe the plasticized coating applied to most leathers to allow more complete utilization of a hide. The result is that the actual surface, what you feel and what you sit against, is actually a non-breathable plastic and not natural, breathable leather. The result is less comfort and a significant difference in wear qualities. Plasticized coatings dry and crack with age. Uncorrected leathers breathe and wick away body temperature and obtain an attractive patina over time.

All leathers must have a minimum 4 star rating. Most leathers utilized by Oxford Aviation have obtained 5 star ratings. Full grain, five star leathers will breathe, remain supple, and give longer life.

All leathers are full grain. “Split” leathers are unacceptable.

All leathers are inspected by Oxford Aviation to ensure quality of marking, dye uniformity, depth of color and suppleness.

Average hide size: 45 to 55 square feet

Average thickness: 1.2 to 1.4 mm

Average weight: 3.5 to 4.0 oz. per square foot

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SUPER SOUNDPROOFING

Our efficient noise reduction system consists of four levels of soundproofing and damping, far surpassing typical aircraft insulation. The soundproofing system consists of water repellent, sound attenuating fiberglass, layered for thickness to fit between the skin of the airplane and the sidewalls. Sandwiched between the fiberglass is a layer of closed cell, highdensity damping foam. It is then wrapped in mylar-type material and heatsealed. A vibration, insulating material is placed on the skin of the aircraft before the insulation bags are installed for additional sound and vibration reduction.

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CABINETRY CABINET MAKING is the practice of utilizing many woodworking skills to create cabinets, shelving and furniture. Our experts at Oxford Aviation master these skills to the highest level to produce outstanding aircraft cabinetry. All components are designed and built to standards that exceed FAA requirements. We focus on the latest advances in materials and fabrication methods to make our products more durable, lightweight, and cost-effective. In addition to exotic hardwoods and veneers, we work with state-of-the-art materials to create world-class cabinetry. At Oxford Aviation, we have the expertise and experience of well over 4000 refurbished aircraft at our facility. We are often quoted as being “obsessed” about quality— our fleet of satisfied customers will agree. Maine traditional craftsmanship meets latest aeronautical technology — this truly unique symbiosis defines our work at Oxford Aviation. We apply this combination to all our processes. Our interior department is especially proud to employ master craftsmen of their kind. THE PROCESS At Oxford Aviation, we take pride in the production, installation and repair of custom aircraft cabinetry and furniture. Our custom cabinet makers have a creative nature with an extremely good eye for detail, which enables them to design and produce finished projects of beauty and fine detail using high quality veneers and hardwoods. Our cabinet makers are able to create projects from existing cabinetry or from custom designs. They can also create new pieces to suit the needs and desires of individual customers. To make you familiar with our cabinet making process and the elusive craftsmanship involved, here are some insights: EDGE JOINING Edge joinery relies mostly on adhesive strength, although there are exceptions. Some edge joints do have reinforcing, like biscuits, dowels, or even a tongue and groove. These types of reinforcement are used as much for alignment as for strength. What edge joinery depends on is two good mating edges cut straight and true and bonded together with a good adhesive.

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CABINETRY Edge laminations put together with a good adhesive are so strong they are often stronger than the surrounding wood. But this strength depends heavily on the mating surfaces being true, clean and without twist, so as the wood moves it does not put the edge joint under any additional strain. You can pull together any joint with enough clamping pressure, but the joints that will last are the ones that require only moderate pressure to close. Edge lamination is used to band the edges of plywood or other sheet-good materials with solid wood. Before doing any edge lamination, the area is arranged for grain direction before joining the edges. An edge joint mates long grain to long grain, which allows an ideal gluing surface. For that reason, a glued edge joint has great strength, even without the addition of reinforcements. Tests have shown that an edge joint properly jointed and glued with modern adhesives has greater strength than the original solid wood. Reinforcements in the form of biscuits, dowels, splines, or tongues and grooves make alignment much easier. Beyond this, reinforcements provide a mechanical connection, which strengthen the joint. FINISHING AND PROTECTING WOOD The word “finish” in woodworking usually describes some final surface treatment that protects the wood and enhances its appearance. It is usually desirable to protect wood surfaces from accumulating dirt and to create a surface that can be cleaned easily. Finishes may also protect against abrasion or indentation and prevent changes in color due to light or atmospheric pollutants. Their most important function is to impede the exchange of moisture with the atmosphere, thus helping to avoid the consequences of dimensional change. Achieving a good-looking finish on wood involves a combination of two elements— the surface condition of the wood and the finishing treatment applied to it.

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CABINETRY It is appropriate to evaluate surface condition using four criteria: trueness, evenness, smoothness, and quality. Trueness compares the actual to the intended geometry of the surface. Planed surfaces are expected to be flat, turnings are expected to be round, edges are expected to be straight, and so forth. Residual stresses due to improper drying of lumber, and warp resulting from change in moisture content are the most common causes of cup, bow, and twist in flat surfaces. Similarly, crowning of surfaces near edges is often the result of careless sanding or planing. The unevenness of elevated late wood can result from careless hand-sanding that scours more deeply into early wood than late wood in uneven grained woods, especially on flat-grained surfaces. A planer or jointer that is out of adjustment can leave chatter marks, chip imprints, or snipes on board surfaces. Raised, sunken, or mismatched joints can produce an uneven surface as a complication of poor gluing procedures. When these problems develop in a core material, they can telegraph through face veneer. At Oxford Aviation, our expert cabinetmakers are highly skilled in identifying any irregularities and eliminate them immediately. Only immaculate wood samples are used in our process. Slightly inferior material will be rejected. Developing surface smoothness by sanding is best done using a progression of grit sizes, each of which produces a scratch pattern at least to the depth of the previous one. Proper sanding requires progressing through ever-finer grit so that the finer scratch pattern of each replaces the coarser pattern of the previous grit. Skipping a grit will leave deep scratches in the finished surface. Surface Quality must also be considered from the chemical standpoint. Chemical discoloration resulting from such things as sticker stain in drying or fungal activity may cause visual defects in the finish. Traces of previous finish, glue spills, or accidental contamination with such things as oil, wax, silicone spray, and other contaminants can interfere with the evenness of stain retention or the adhesion of finish coats. As with glues, bonding of finishes depends in large measure upon molecular adhesion. If there is any doubt as to possible contamination of the surface, a final sanding and dusting prior to finishing will promote good adherence. One of the most effective ways to evaluate the quality of finished surfaces is by observing line patterns reflected at low angles across a surface. You need only a target card with boldly ruled horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines. Hold this card perpendicular to the surface and examine the lines reflected on the surface. The clarity of the reflection will reveal the relative uniformity of gloss developed in the finish. The excellent craftmanship produced at Oxford Aviation will truly hold up to this simple but effective evaluation.

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CABINETRY VENEER Veneer is a thin layer of wood produced by peeling, slicing, shaving, or sawing a solid log, bolt, cant or flitch. The art of veneering is nearly 4,000 years old and was one of the earliest industries established in North America. While the manufacturing technology has significantly increased the quality of the veneer production, not everything has changed. The art and science of fully capturing the exotic figure patterns found in trees still challenges and motivates today’s craftsmen. Expert designers carefully select the wood species and cutting methods that will extract the natural beauty of the wood to create beautiful and completely unique looks. At Oxford Aviation, we use different types of wood veneers to create customized cabinetry. Only immaculate wood samples are used in our cabinetry shop. Our master cabinetmakers match the wood grains to perfection in order to design the most homogenous cabinet surface. The availability depends on the type of veneer, actual log size, size of order and design requirements. Not all requested veneers may be available upon immediate request. To determine what similar logs might be available, life samples for the actual project are requested and evaluated. Veneer is a product of nature that reflects many years of the tree’s growth. Within ever log exists variations in patterns and color that reflect the wood’s natural beauty. Often microscopic analysis of veneer layers is used to check quality of glue interfaces, thickness consistency, and mineral content. Veneer panels can be mapped to any specification except leaf width. Nature determines the width of the leaves. Variation on the cut and the orientation of the leaves gives the opportunity to design a myriad of pattern. All our veneers are fire-treated products that pass burn tests to certify for FAR regulations. Additionally, we apply a clear fire-retardant finish additive for protection on the front layer of the veneers.

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A SAMPLING OF WOODS ROSEWOOD — Rosewood is popular for its deep, rich brown color that can at times range into the purple or violet range. The black streaks that are evident also make this a much sought after wood, adding character to many designer settings. AFRICAN ANIGRE — The wood has a natural luster and a natural cedarlike scent. The heartwood is a yellow white or pale tan. The highly figured veneer lends itself to a richer, more beautiful look. It most often has a straight grain, but the grain can also appear to be wavy. CHERRY— The heartwood of cherry varies from rich red to reddish brown and will darken with age and on exposure to light. In contrast, the sapwood is creamy white. The wood has a fine uniform, straight grain, satiny, smooth texture, and may naturally contain brown pith flecks and small gum pockets. OAK — The sapwood is light-colored and the heartwood is light to dark brown. White oak is mostly straight-grained with a medium to coarse texture, with longer rays than red oak. White oak, therefore, has more figure. WALNUT —The sapwood of walnut is creamy white, while the heartwood is light brown to dark chocolate brown, occasionally with a purplish cast and darker streaks. The wood develops a rich patina that grows more lustrous with age. Walnut is usually supplied steamed to darken sapwood. The wood is generally straight-grained, but sometimes with wavy or curly grain that produces an attractive and decorative figure. This species produces a greater variety of figure types than any other. MAHOGANY — Mahogany varies from yellowish, reddish, pinkish, or salmon colored when freshly cut to a deep rich red to reddish brown as the wood matures with age. Mahogany is fine to medium texture with uniform to interlocking grain, ranging from straight to wavy or mottle. Mahogany polishes to a high luster with excellent working and finishing characteristics. It responds well to hand and machine tools, has good nailing and screwing properties, and turns and carves superbly. TEAK — Teak is a beautiful golden to dark brown, sometimes reddish brown with a straight grain, sometimes wavy. Teak is rich in natural oils, is easily worked, and dresses to a very smooth finish. Because of its natural oils, teak is very durable and resistant to moisture and the drying effects to exposure to weather. Teak is unique in that it does not cause rust or corrosion when in contact with metal.

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FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM Oxford Aviation installs and maintains state-of-the-art flight entertainment systems using the latest satellite technology for undisturbed reception. The main features include following options: • • • • • • • • •

In-flight TV Internet access/e-mail Moving map displays Cockpit camera DVD/CD/MP3 player Video game console Low profile LCD screens Jukebox music system Wireless headphones

All components are certified by the Federal Aviation Administration and are integrated into the aircraft interior without visual intrusion of the accompanying units.

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Oxford Aviation has assembled a staff of A&P and IA Certified technicians to offer you a wide range of maintenance services at a level of superior quality you expect from America’s most respected refinishing facility. Oxford Aviation is a fully FAA rated 145 Repair Station. Below is a partial list of services offered: • • • • • • • • • • •

Annual inspections Engine exchanges Speed STOL modifications De-ice boot replacement and installation Window replacement and installation Aircraft modifications V.G. kits Major/minor repairs and alterations Stainless steel fuel tank fasteners and stainless steel cowl fasteners Advanced digital weight and balance (highly recommended) Dynamic prop balancing

All of the items above can be done concurrently with paint and exterior refurbishment. AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE—HIGHLY RECOMMENDED We offer state-of-the-art digital computer generated scales, providing precise weight and balance information. The refurbishment of your aircraft, whether paint, interior, or both, offers an ideal time to accurately update your records.

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DYNAMIC PROP BALANCING USING THE HELMUTH CHADWICK SYSTEM

Out of balance is usually associated with the propeller system manifested in a lot to medium frequency of 15-45 Hertz (cycles for second range). Reasons for dynamic balancing are: • •

Short term—an immediate reduction in noise and vibration levels Long term —a reduction in cycle fatigue of aircraft components (i.e. radio equipment, exhaust stacks, sheet metal and cowling, engine controls and linkages)

The pre-balance inspection includes: • • • • •

All applicable AD’s on the propeller system are in compliance Inspection of blades for dents, scratches, and gouges Dressing out as per manufacturer’s specifications A visual inspection of the propeller assembly Remove and record any existing balance weights

Process of dynamic balancing: • • •

Identify the out of balance condition by amount (inches per second) and direction (angular) The identified values are converted into weight and azimuth Trial weights are added to the propeller until a standard low inches per second (IPS) level is achieved and then weight is permanently added to the propeller

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Oxford Aviation is your one-stop facility to create a look that is eye-catching, aesthetically pleasing, colorful, traditional or as bold as you want. Our design staff has years of experience and has created many quality custom designs. Whatever your taste—from mild to wild —we can create the designs to your specifications or from your own imagination. The design process is always a collaboration. Our goal is to satisfy you! Whether we work together or remotely, our aim is to make the process as enjoyable and productive as possible.

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Body Jet Black Pearl (L5455) Split Color Body te CM0570535 Stripe 1 Matterhorne Sand/Champagne Metallic (L5205) Stripe W00412 Stripe 2 Aristo SlateBlue Gray Pearl (828259) Stripes H10494 Stripe 3 Las Vegas Gold

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Body Materhorn White Split Color Arista Blue Body te Pearl CM0570535 Stripe 1 Matterhorne Antique Gold Stripe Blue W00412 Stripe 2 Aristo Gray Stripes H10494 Stripe 3 Las Vegas Gold

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The design quoted in the accompanying cover letter consists of the base white coat PLUS two stripe colors. Additional design options can be quoted upon request. Once a reservation is confirmed by deposit, we will anticipate dedicating a web site space and other forms of communication to assure design and color choices.

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Oxford Aviation’s design staff has devised paint schemes for private aircraft, business aircraft, and commuter liveries utilizing state-of-the-art hardware and software. To incorporate your existing logos or designs, we can use your artwork provided via fax, e-mail, or digital files in a large number of formats.

The process is a lot of fun for both the client and the designer, and it produces breathtaking results!

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Body Matterhorn White CM0570505 Split Color Steel Blue H10586 Body Matterhorne te CM0570535 Stripe 1 Misty Blue H10645 Stripe AristoBlue BlueH10586 W00412 Stripe 2 Steel Stripes H10494 Stripe 3 Las Vegas Gold

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POLICIES & WARRANTY PAYMENT POLICY AND PICKUP The following is the Oxford Aviation payment schedule and policy. This policy is strictly adhered to, allowing Oxford Aviation to maintain our reputation for quality at competitive prices. 10% of the estimate is required to secure the reservation. 50% on account is required upon aircraft arrival at Oxford Aviation before we commence work. Final invoice amount will be mailed or faxed for your review 3 days prior to delivery. ALL FINAL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN THE FORM OF: • • •

Certified check Wire transfer Cash

Credit cards will be accepted for the initial reservation deposit only, unless prior authorization from Oxford Aviation has been obtained. Due to large number of staff that provides input into the delivery of your aircraft, we recommend that your aircraft be picked up Monday thru Friday, between 7:30 AM and 5:00 PM. DEPOSIT POLICY 60 days or more notice of cancellation = 100% deposit refund and the reschedule of aircraft painting at owner’s option. 30-60 days notice of cancellation = 50% deposit refund 15-30 days notice of cancellation = 25% deposit refund Due to the generally long waiting period required to have an aircraft refinished by Oxford Aviation, there are usually aircraft owners willing to advance their schedule if a cancellation occurs ahead of them. If in the opinion of Oxford Aviation, no scheduling losses were encountered due to your cancellation, a 100% deposit refund would be allowed regardless of notice given. Oxford Aviation makes every effort to satisfy our customers and realizes that a cancellation of a refinishing appointment generally means only a postponement of an opportunity to provide you our services until a future date. If you have any questions, please call (207) 539-4779.

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DESIGN MATERIAL SAMPLE POLICY We feel it is important to the refurbishment project to have the owner of the aircraft of his/her representative visit our facility and meet with our staff at the beginning of the project to set the scope and to select colors and materials from our wide selection on site. Should this personal visit not be possible, Oxford Aviation will provide customers, based upon phone conversations and e-mail, with the initial material sample pages and color chip charts as applicable. It is the policy of Oxford Aviation to have all aircraft design work completed, with signed acceptance no later than 5 working days following your aircraft’s arrival to our facility. Alterations to the exterior or interior design after this period may incur additional charges if the change warrants work over and above the stated scope of the project or the purchase and use of additional materials. MAINTENANCE POLICY Any maintenance item requested that requires a core charge be assessed will be billed to the customer and refunded once the core has been accepted by the proper venue. LIMITED TWO-YEAR WARRANTY— 5 YEARS WITH CLEAR COAT Oxford Aviation warrants the application of its paint process, materials, and labor and interior refurbishing, materials, and labor, under normal use, for a period of 24 months from the date of completion. Conditions are as follows: 1. Customer signifies his initial total acceptance of the workmanship upon taking delivery of the aircraft. 2. Adhesion to all aluminum surfaces is warranted for 24 months. IMPORTANT EXCEPTIONS: Paint deterioration due to normal wear; exposure or improper care; chipping due to normal inspection plate removal; hangar rash; refueling damage; severe flying weather, negligence or accident. Oxford Aviation will not warranty any paint failure as a result of “working rivets,” including wet wing areas and pressurized areas. 3. Interior materials and workmanship warranted for 24 months. EXCEPTIONS: Deterioration due to normal wear and tear, exposure or improper care, rips, tears or stains, negligence or accident. 4. Corrosion associated with or extending from pre-existing lap seams or internal corrosion is excluded from warranty. 5. Steel fasteners and hardware have no corrosion warranty unless replaced by stainless steel.

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POLICIES & WARRANTY 6. Magnesium products are excluded from any warranty. 7. This warranty does not extend to any parts or materials supplied by owner. 8. Oxford Aviation reserves the right to repair any defect in a manner they feel is appropriate. 9. Any repairs required under this warranty will be accomplished at Oxford Aviation, Oxford, Maine within the warranty period with adequate time for the scheduling of the aircraft and the pickup made by the owner. Warranty does not extend or include any direct or indirect expenses associated with aircraft delivery or pickup from Oxford Aviation. 10. There is no warranty covering and Oxford Aviation shall not be liable for any consequential damages, incidental damages, or incidental expense. 11. Except as expressly provided above, there are no other warranties or guarantees of any kind, expressed or implied, with respect to the services or materials furnished by Oxford Aviation.

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THE PROPER AIRCRAFT PRODUCTS With over thirty years experience refinishing aircraft from around the world, we have acquired a unique understanding of what’s needed and safe for all aircraft quality appearance products. After working closely with our chemists and with extensive testing, we have developed a line of products that are technically correct, userfriendly, and durable. Cost of ingredients has never been a criterion. The Proper Aircraft products are the only care products used in our facility or approved for use on any of our award-winning aircraft. You “new” aircraft has a Dupont linear polyurethane finish that has an excellent high gloss appearance and is extremely durable. Though the finish is very durable, proper care and maintenance is important to ensure that the surface maintains its high gloss appearance and the life of the paint job is extended to its full long term potential. At the time you pick up your newly refinished aircraft, the paint will be 99.9% cured; however, it will take approximately thirty days for the paint to fully cure. It is recommended that your aircraft be cleaned only with Aero Surface Wash and a soft wash mitt. Aero Surface Wash neutralizes acid rain and cuts grease and oil without harming the finish. Rinse thoroughly with water and wash small sections at a time. Start at the top of the aircraft and work down. Rinse frequently and dry with a towel or chamois to avoid water spotting. After thirty days, you can continue to wash as above or you can begin to treat aircraft surface with liquid carnauba wax. We use only the highest grade, #1 yellow carnauba wax. Although #1 yellow is the most expensive wax, we never used cost as a benchmark for quality. We apply this product with an applicator pad using a firm circular motion. When haze appears, buff with a soft terry cloth. For hard to clean exhaust, oil, grease and insect stains, use Power Cleaning Gel. This product was specially formulated to remove stubborn leading edge debris from polyurethane finishes. It is safe, yet effective. This unique gel spray stays where it is sprayed. Simply spray on surface, let it soak for a short time, and wipe clean with a soft cloth. Never use paper towels. For those times when you need a little bit more aggressive polish and wax, we suggest Liquid Carnauba Wax Rejuvenating. It removes oxidation, stubborn stains, and is safe on all aircraft finishes. For your convenience, we have developed a customized, padded, ballistic nylon carrying case which includes one 16 oz. container each of Liquid Carnauba Wax, Aero Surface Wash, Windshield Gel, Power Clean Gel, wax applicator, and chamois cloth. The Appearance Kit is designed to travel with you in your aircraft or automobile. You will only get one chance to make the right decision about protecting your new investment. Remember these products are designed specifically for aircraft finishes. The Proper Aircraft products are not automotive quality. We strongly urge you to purchase the Appearance Kit before you leave. For more information on any of these products, please call 1-800-530-8404 and ask for a free copy of our new catalog, The Proper Aircraft.

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WASHING Mix 2 ounces of Aero Surface Wash per gallon of water. Start at the top of the aircraft and work down, washing small areas at a time and rinsing frequently. You will notice that Aero Surface Wash produces a rich lather, not foam bubbles. Almost all washes are just detergent and water, but our wash has several ingredients. Aero surface Wash gives a thick lather like shampoo, allowing for more product contact with the surface and reducing the likelihood of scratching. Wash aircraft in shaded area when possible in order to prevent streaking that occurs when applying components to hot metal. Never use rough bristle brushes or coarse rags. Soft bristles like the Oxo Brush or Sheepskin Mitt help prevent scratches. Rinse aircraft completely after washing, towel or chamois dry to prevent streaking. Remove any excess water with Water Blade. Wash aircraft as needed, but at least once a month regardless of aircraft use. For best results, remove bugs, grease, hydraulic oils and exhaust soot with Power Clean Gel before washing and after for any unmoved contaminates. Spray gel directly onto area and let absorb for approximately 30 seconds and wipe off. No water is needed. Power Clean Gel is composed of specific polymers that protect the finish after use. These polymers give a protective coating to the surface and make it easier to remove soot and bugs when they reappear. Apply as needed, but remember— removing exhaust soot on a regular basis is highly recommended and required for long-term durability of the painted surface. For removing tough stains that can damage your aircraft, such as acid rain, bird droppings, insect residue, exhaust stains, paint overspray, and other airborne particles; use Aero Clay Bar and Lubricant. Kneed clay in hand so it is comfortable. Spray lubricant to area and wipe with bar. DO NOT use clay on a dry area. Lubricant allows bar to slide across surface. The bar picks up contaminates with ease and little force from you. Kneed clay as necessary. For more effective use of bar, use Power Clean Gel in place of the lubricant. Four touch-ups in between washing, use Quick Clean or Quick Shine to remove dust, smudges, rain spots, and fresh bugs. Simply spray cleaner on area and wipe off. No water is needed. Use as necessary.

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WAXING Waxing your aircraft is the most important step in assuring the longevity of the paint. Your finish, whether new or old, needs to be protected and waxing regularly is the best way to accomplish that protection. The Proper Aircraft’s Liquid Carnauba Wax has been formulated specifically for linear polyurethane aircraft finishes. Our silicone free formula revitalizes the paint and creates a transparent shield to protect your aircraft’s finish. For older paint finishes with oxidation, we recommend using Liquid Carnauba Wax Rejuvenating. It has the same silicone free formula as Liquid Carnauba Wax with an added mild rejuvenating polish. It will safely strip away oxidation without harming the finish of your aircraft, giving it a polished gleam that lasts. Apply a smaller portion of Carnauba Wax than you generally would with others, using a terry cotton Applicator Pad. Apply in a firm circular motion. Carnauba spreads much easier and doesn’t need to dry completely. When haze appears, buff with soft terry cloth or low speed buffer. You will find that removing the wax requires less effort and doesn’t leave a buildup because you only need to apply one coat. The amount you may need to wax your aircraft all depends on what types of conditions and use the finish is exposed to. RECOMMENDED WAXING INTERVALS HANGERED

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For waxing touch-ups, we recommend using Simple Wax. Simply spray on and buff to a shine. Simple Wax contains the same carnauba our liquid waxes do, so you get a great finish every time. It is anti-static and repels dirt and dust. For best results we recommend waxing the plane at least once a year followed by frequent applications of Simple Wax.

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WINDOWS Use a clean cloth like our Window Micro Cloth; never use coarse rags or paper towels. Spray Windshield Gel on the surface and let sit for 15-30 seconds. This allows the gel to soften any contaminates such as bugs and dust particles and pull them away from your windshield. Wipe the window using wet cloth, wiping in a side-to-side motion. This will prevent swirl marks on your window. Remember, wiping across the window with a dry cloth not only scratches the surface but also creates static electricity, which will attract more dust and dirt particles from the air. We recommend using one cloth for the outside of the windshield and another for the inside. Follow with an application of Aircraft Window Polish to polish windshield and remove any fine scratches. Apply a small amount of polish to the windshield using the applicator pads. Polish in a side to side motion to prevent swirl marks. Buff with a cotton cloth. THINGS TO REMEMBER • •

DO NOT use anything containing ammonia on acrylic plastics, or crazing will result. Other products to keep away from your windows include any aromatic solvents such as acetone, lacquer thinner, methyl ethyl ketone, gasoline, and paint stripper.

If your windshield is properly installed and maintained, longevity can be attained! METAL POLISHING Keeping the metal surfaces on the exterior and interior of your aircraft clean and polished enhances the look of your aircraft. Apply a small amount of metal polish to a clean applicator pad and then apply to the area. Use a clean cotton cloth to buff to a shine. To minimize effort and time, we suggest you use a Flitz Polishing Ball. Simply attach it to a power drill and it polishes in minutes. Remove any excess polish using a clean cotton cloth. Polish metal surfaces as needed.

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LEATHER Proper care of the leather seats in your aircraft will ensure the durability and longevity of your seats. Never use harsh abrasive cleaners, oils, saddle soaps, furniture polish, varnish, or ammonia— they can damage your leather. The Proper Aircraft’s leather cleaner cleans dirt and soil while maintaining proper PH and restoring lost moisture. Our leather conditioner also restores lost moisture as well and leaves a film that protects soiling and provides a vapor barrier to inhibit moisture loss. Apply leather cleaner to a clean applicator pad, cotton cloth, or sponge. Clean the soiled area in a circular motion, starting at the edge and working toward the center. Remember to test cleaner on a hidden area first. For best results, clean the entire area where the spill occurred (ex- if on arm of seat, clean entire arm). Follow with an application of leather conditioner; apply to clean applicator pad, cotton cloth, or sponge using a circular motion. You may buff when dry to enhance the sheen. Always let area air dry naturally, never use heat dryers or hair dryers. For butter, oil and grease wipe off with a clean dry cloth and leave alone. The spot should dissipate into leather in a short period in time. Do not apply water and try to wash spot. For liquid spills, blot excess immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary, use clean lukewarm water and gently wipe the spill. Dry with clean towel and allow to air dry. For ink stains on leather, use ink remover. Apply to stain with cotton-tipped swab or cotton cloth, let sit for a minute, and gently rub away. Once dry, vacuum or gently brush area. Remember, most liquids will initially be repelled by the leather, but if left to stand over an extended period of time, they will be absorbed. That is why it is best to clean up spills immediately. CARPETING The most important step to keeping your wool carpet looking great is proper vacuuming. We recommend the Vac-N-Blow. Regular and thorough vacuuming at least once a week and more often in heavy traffic areas will remove soil and dirt particles before they become imbedded into the pile of the carpet. Remember, you can never vacuum too much and vacuuming should begin the day the carpet is installed. One of the most crucial areas of carpet maintenance is removal of spots and spills. Acting quickly when anything is dropped or spilled, and always having the necessary cleaning material at hand are of utmost importance. To remove spots, use the Wool Clean kit. The kit contains products to remove dry and wet spots and spills. Follow directions per spot, included in the kit. The Wool Clean kit is safe on nylon carpets as well as wool, but DO NOT use nylon carpet cleaners on wool carpets.

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INSTRUMENT PANEL Keeping your instrument panel clean and dust free helps ensure the life and proper use of the instruments. Remember not to spray cleaners directly onto the panel. For light dusting, we recommend using the Mini-Duster. The 100% cotton mop head is treated with a special paraffin wax that lifts dust from the surface and is small enough to maneuver around sensitive instruments. Just shake out between uses. It can be washed in a mild soap if needed. THINGS TO REMEMBER • • • • • • •

Always test cleaner in area that is not visible. Use clean white cloth in case of color transfer, if transfer occurs then the selected cleaner is inappropriate for that material. Remove stains as quickly as possible. Stay away from harsh chemicals not meant for the material you are cleaning. For heavy soiled upholstery or particularly difficult stains, we recommend a professional upholstery service. Most surface stains can be removed immediately with a sponge or blotting with a clean, white cloth. If unsure, consult professional advice.

WOOD CABINETRY Maintenance and Touch-up Procedures for Clear Conversion Varnish Finish Type: Clean conversion varnish (2-part spray grade catalyzed system). Excellent toughness and mar resistance, moisture resistance, and cold check resistance. The maintenance of this finish should be dealt with as you would maintain fine furniture. Clean stains with warm water and Murphy’s Oil Soap, rinse with clean, warm water and dry with a cloth. Never use products such as Fantastic, 409, or other harsh cleaners with bleach. Normally simple, regular dusting with Pledge, Endust or other similar cleaners is all that is needed to maintain the finish’s appearance and function. Though this finish has excellent moisture resistance, it is always helpful to dry the surface after being washed. This extra effort can only prolong the life of the finish. In repairing scratches, the easiest way to blend the affected area is to apply clear oil such as Watch Natural Danish, Tung Oil, or Lemon Oil on the scratch and wipe away. This application should remedy most fairly small scratches and blend in inconspicuously with the existing finish. On more serious situations, such as a large scratch, scrape, or chip, the affected area will have to be touched up with the conversion varnish. To receive a touch-up kit, call the manufacturer at point of damage for information on such a kit with full instructions.

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Flight Instruction— Private, Instrument, Commercial, CFI Ground School

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VALUING THE CREAM PUFF Persons who buy, sell, appraise and/or finance aircraft are undoubtedly aware of the extreme appreciation of a variety of general aviation aircraft lately. Nowhere is that appreciation more apparent than for the low time, 8-9 rated airplane. Low manufacturing output over the past decade, coupled with noteworthy export sales, has resulted in premium prices for these airplanes. In fact, these “cream puffs” now are scarce, and their high selling prices are affecting the values of all other aircraft. The retail prices in the Bluebook are for an average aircraft (in the 5 to 7 rated range). The values do not accommodate the “cream-puff,” re-manned or very low time aircraft. The Bluebook refers to these desirable aircraft as Prime Condition Aircraft (PCA). A model that is a PCA may be valued at 10% to 25% above the Bluebook value. The price of an aircraft that has undergone factory refurbishment or restoration may be more than 25% above Bluebook value.

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COATING reprinted from KILO ALPHA — KING AIR AIRCRAFT OPERATORS GROUP

Clear coat is one of those things that is widely misunderstood and in some cases, misrepresented. The automotive industry has a paint application method called base coat/clear coat. It works for them and is a highly economical method of doing the job. If someone offers you the same type of job for your airplane - leave. It just won’t work. Another method that won’t work is after the final stripe coat has been applied; a pot of clear will be put in the paint gun and applied to the airplane. You don’t want that either. If the airplane is already in the paint process, don’t have the clear coat applied. Here’s what happens. The paints, including the base, the stripes and the clear coat all have to chemically bond to the airframe. In theory this might work if all the paints are applied within 72 hours. On an airplane, that is virtually impossible to do. You won’t get the bond. It won’t hold up and it peels. The other problem with clear coats is that they tend to yellow with time. To overcome all these problems with clear, Oxford uses DuPont’s recommended clear coat paint for airplanes, which you might surmise is the most expensive. The airplane is first painted to its final stage—to the point of delivery—and then, the entire airframe is sanded down and all that beautiful paint is taken down to the stage at which it is dull. If you were to look at it at this stage, you would wonder if someone had lost their mind. But that’s the way it has to be done. The airframe then goes through three different cleaning steps and finally the clear coat is applied. It then comes back with much more shine than before. It’s amazing to watch the transformation because you start with basically a beautiful, wet-look paint job, sand it to dull, and then it comes back shining better than before. It’s hard to believe. At this stage, we have some chemical, but mostly mechanical bonding. About 50% of all the airplanes that Oxford paints get a clear coat, especially the high-end airplanes. The advantages of clear coat include the beauty and depth of gloss of the paint job, which can be achieved in no other way. In addition, clear is a very hard paint. It allows for a more durable finish and one that is easier to clean. DuPont claims a 35% longer life expectancy for the paint and it is especially valuable in a high pollution environment. There is an extra charge for this ultimate finish. Note: The above process is used in Jet Glo and Acry Glo system.

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HOW FAR TO GO “... it’s worth traveling some distance to get it done right the first time. One Cherokee owner reported: `I had a new interior installed two months before I went to Oxford [Aviation]. I was crushed. The interior I paid for was terrible. When I brought the plane to Oxford, they knew my despair. I was so impressed with their professionalism. I’m delighted with their work.’ Jim Horowitz, President of Oxford Aviation, says that, `We see the most involved owners are the ones who are coming here after a bad job done elsewhere.’ He added taht these were his best, meaning most favorite, customers

ABOVE: Interior design, seat fabrication, and cabinetry at Oxford Aviation.

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The ROBB Report

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AWARDS

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Outstanding in Type 2011 Sun N’ Fun

Best Custom 2011 Sun N’ Fun Best in Class 2010 Air Venture Oshkosh

Best Interior for Home-builts 2009 Sun-n-Fun

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Queen of the Fleet

Owners Gathering

2003 TBM 700

Contemporary Best Customized Single/ Multi Engine

2003 Air Venture Oshkosh

Queen of the Fleet

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Queen of the Fleet, Aerostar Convention 2000

Queen of the Fleet, Aerostar Convention Runner-Up 1995

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Queen of the Fleet, Aerostar Convention 1994

Queen of the Fleet, Malibu Mirage Convention 1997

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Best Exterior Finish AOPA Convention 1997

Queen of the Fleet, Best of Show, Best of Series

Mooney Homecoming

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Best of Show Twin Cessna Flyer Convention 1994

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Thanks. I was pleased with the quality of the job. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to others. Robert Hallahan


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“I would like to thank the Oxford Aviation team for making her the Queen of the Brazilian Fleet. As Beech told me, `If you want a paint job superior to our factory finish, go to Oxford.’”

Randolph Haynes Sao Paulo, Brazil

“The paint scheme and the quality of its execution is a stunning rendition with a depth and gloss that neither I, nor apparently a number of others, have seen anywhere else.”

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“I want to thank you for the superb job you did on my Cheyenne paint and interior! I asked for a ‘better than new’ job and your staff delivered!”

Mike Hardwood Corsicana, TX

“Now that my N107PM is home, I have heard such adjectives as perfect, elegant and gorgeous in describing the finish and workmanship.”

Bill Harra New Castle, DE

“A small amount, but a big impression. This is unexpected customer service. Other companies just do not care and then they wonder why the customer does not come back...”

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