11th Annual Northern California GlaStar & Sportsman Fly-In, Oct. 4-6
On October 4-6 GlaStar & Sportsman builders and pilots will be converging on Columbia, CA (O22) for the 11th Annual Northern California GlaStar & Sportsman Fly-In. A historic gold rush town and state park in the sierra foothills, Columbia has the nicest airport campground and fly-in facility in the state.
Over the years Saturday evening's potluck has become a costume party and this year's theme is "Pirates" -- So don yer eyepatch, practice yer cursin' and bring your favorite rum! If you misplaced your pegleg or are just feelin' ornery, don't fret - landlubbers are welcome, too. Earlybirds often show up on Friday afternoon; the clubhouse and kitchen are ours for the weekend.
Details about the weekend's activities, directions to the event, accommodations and a map of the area can be found here:
The 2013 Rough River Annual Fly-In will be held September 13-15 at the Rough River Dam, Kentucky. The Fly-in is hosted by the local EAA Chapter 657 and the Rough River Dam State Resort Park.
Activities include FAA seminars, vendor booths, awards dinner, aircraft camping and lots of sport flying. Unlike Oshkosh and Sun 'N Fun, pilots are encouraged to fly for sport, give demo rides, and in general come and go as they please. In other words, plenty of flying and lots of camaraderie. This will be an excellent opportunity for owners of flying GlaStar and Sportsman planes to meet with other builders and the flying public.
Squeeze more performance from your engine with a tuned exhaust. Dave Prizio's article provides details. Alan Negrin has some tips for pilots transitioning to a GlaStar or Sportsman. Giorgio Frank flew from Italy to Israel in his GlaStar. Spatulas were awarded. All that and more in this issue:
GSAI Flight Deck, By Omar Filipovic
Perking up the Performance of a Sportsman, By Dave Prizio
Skunkworks: "Setzman" Gets Painted, By Ted Setzer
Transition Training Challenges, By Alan Negrin
Smiley Creek 2013: Thanks Dave & Dave!, By Jesse and Linda McMurtry
Builder Tips: Tailwheel Springs, By Ted Setzer
Events: Colorado Fly-In 2013, By Charles Grauer
Builder Tips: How Much Fuel Do We Have?, By Ted Setzer
GlaStar Door Mod Update, By Omar Filipovic
Builder Tips: Backup Battery, By Alan Negrin
Italy To Israel in a Glastar, By Giorgio Frank
Builder Tips: Glastar Boost Pump Installation, By Peter Aschenbrenner
Completions: 17 Years in the Making, By Richard Yerian
Can An Aircraft Be Too safe?, By Scott "Sky" Smith
Subject: Vertical fin cracks Applicability: All Sportsman aircraft Issue: Inspection of the vertical fin and aft fuselage bulkheads B and C, repair of vertical fin and bulkheads and reinforcement of vertical fin spar attach to bulkhead C.