Not rain, not snow, not standing water shall deter our builders and flyers and fixers from their appointed tasks …
In the space of a week, two new projects! First, Sid trucked his Aerolite 103 in from Oklahoma with his son, Lee.
The breakfast report today: Sid says his Aerolite is assembled and awaiting a good looking-over by an A&P. Taxi tests coming up and then the commission of lift when good and ready.
Then Brian and Steve bring home Brian’s dream machine – a composite project Europa, which Brian will configure as a tricycle gear airplane. The Europa is a sleek, efficient design that was originally configured as a taildragger with a single wheel set in the fuselage and pogo-stick outriggers at the wingtips. Pilots reported it “challenging” and insurance losses dismayed many carriers, but with a tricycle gear, it’s a sweet flying machine. Look it up!
It’s great to have all this builder activity in our area .. thanks to all who contribute and all who lend a hand. Our technical counselors are going to be pretty busy!