Hangar Talk

This Air Force L-17B Attacked a Navion!

You read that right, an Air Force North American L-17B attacked a Ryan Navion A! This attack in particular just happened to be self sabotage… The relatively simple ferry flight from Columbus to Saint Louis was complicated by a partial power loss and precautionary landing near Cincinnati.

KLHQ – KHLB – KOVO – KALN   
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1400NM Through The Air-Couped Up In This Beautiful 1946 Er-Plane

While day one didn’t go to plan, we were able to cross the finish line for this delivery of James’ new-to-him Ercoupe. The Ercoupe 415C was incredibly easy to fly and, while we struggled to climb over 10,000FT, it turned out to be a great traveling machine. This all metal plane will be a great step up to the certified aircraft world from the previous ultralights James has been flying for years!

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Dusted Twice By The Starduster Too

This long nosed Starduster Too was supposed to make the journey from it’s previous life in Michigan City, Indiana to it’s new home near Phoenix, Arizona. Engine troubles along the way caused trouble so the owner and I decided to finish the trip in Wichita. Luckily some old friends at the McMaster Gliderport were able to take great care of the airplane and help pull the wings off when the time came to do so.

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I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing… on this aircraft acceptance from Aerosmith Aviation

I got some Sweet Emotion’s when Zach asked me to take on the task of accepting the new-to-him Piper Lance from paint/interior/avionics work at Aerosmith Aviation. With a Wednesday arrival, I was able to spend an afternoon going over the details of the airplane, noting some final items and flying the aircraft on a few approaches to verify all systems go. I thought this would end up being a simple trip but had to Dream On; read more to Chip Away The Stone that is this story!

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