Nevada | Pawnee
I have completely restored my 1964 PA- 25 Pawnee with the help of
Steve Doebbeling, A&P mechanic. Steve did most of the work and all
the fabric, and it came out beautifully. The Pawnee is used as a sport
plane, and it tows gliders at special events.
Jim Richardson, EAA 571625; Carson City, Nevada
British Columbia | Super II RG
After four years our Glasair took to the sky on Christmas Eve 2007.
Powered by an Aerosport IO-360-B1E with standard pistons, dual
Light Speed ignition, dual alternators, backup battery, and a Whirl
Wind 151 prop, it is a 185-knot gas miser. The all-glass panel has dual
GRT screens, Garmin 430, 327, SL40, and PS Engineering 8000B integrated with Tru Trak autopilot and Blue Mountain Sport G4 as backup.
It now has 110 hours and a Bronze Lindy under its belt. We have dedicated our plane to the late Andy Seefried, our friend and mentor.
Paul Connor, EAA 587246; Qualicum Beach, Canada
Jim Hannibal, EAA 576307; Qualicum Beach, Canada
Florida | Schweizer 1 26A
N5700S is a Schweizer 1-26A sailplane, originally built in 1969 as a kit.
Schweizer went on to build 700 of the 1-26s, one of the most popular
glider designs ever produced before the production of the all-metal E
model in 1970. This sailplane flipped over in a windstorm in Cortland,
New York, in November 1999 and sat in a hangar loft until February
2008, when I acquired it from a good friend. After spending 10 months
restoring it, including re-covering with the Poly-Fiber system, N5700S
flew on January 18, 2009.
Chris Fenger, EAA 424659; Windermere, Florida
Texas | RV- 10
All it took was one look at the RV- 10 and I knew I would not be happy
with my RV-6A. I first saw the airplane as a prototype at a Texas fly-in.
It had so much room inside that my wife and I had a foot of dead space
between our shoulders. Four years later we had our dream machine to
travel around the country in comfort.
Bill Steppling, EAA 394479; Granbury, Texas