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Migrating Glastarnet/GAOA to a new website and forum

Migrating Glastarnet/GAOA to a new website and forum

We are getting ready to move the website and forum to a new platform. Please follow the updates regarding the switch in this forum topic.

A requirement for the new website is that usernames cannot contain spaces or be email addresses.
If your username contained a space or was an email address, you may not be able to log in here with it. Usernames that remain unchanged as the transition progresses will be changed automatically, so if you find yourself unable to log in here, try your old username but without a space, i.e. johndoe instead of John Doe, or johndoe instead of

by Omar Filipovic, Sunday, 08 October 2017 19:39 Comments(0), Read all
AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 Events

GAOA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 Events

Here's what we have planned for Oshkosh 2017:

Saturday, July 22 at KMSN—Registration, viewing GlaStar, Sportsman, and Glasair aircraft.

Saturday, July 22, 6:30 pm at Essen Haus, Madison, Wisconsin—Dinner and festivities including a pilot briefing. Ground transportation arranged to and from the hotel, restaurant and hotel.

Sunday, July 23 starting at 7 am, Mass fly-in from Madison to Oshkosh.

Tuesday, July 25, 5-8 pm—Glasair Aviation Oshkosh Appreciation Event at booths 253/254 along Celebration Way.

Wednesday, July 26 at 6 pm, KOSH—Annual Brat Feed.

All events are arranged and hosted by Dan Dudley except the event on July 25 which is hosted by Glasair Aviation.

See more in the GAOA forums.

by Omar Filipovic, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 00:13 Comments(0), Read all
Service Bulletins, Letters & ANORs
Service Bulletin 73 - Garmin Autopilot in GlaStar and Sportsman

Service Bulletin 73 - Garmin Autopilot in GlaStar and Sportsman

Glasair Aviation issued Service Bulletin 73: 

Subject: Garmin Autopilot cable ball position and cable routing. 
Applicability: All Sportsman and GlaStar Aircraft equipped with Garmin GSA 28 Autopilot Servos. 
Compliance time: Before next flight. 
Download link: 

See Phil Martineau's post about the jammed cable he experienced.

by Omar Filipovic, Tuesday, 01 November 2016 18:52 Comments(0), Read all
Award Winners at AirVenture Oshkosh 2016

Award Winners at AirVenture Oshkosh 2016

Two of our members won awards in the Kit category at AirVenture Oshkosh 2016: Howard Plevyak won the Bronze Lindy Cahampion for his GlaStar, and Todd Richmond was awarded the Outstanding Workmanship plaque for his Sportsman. Congratulations to both!

Howard Plevyak GlaStar

Todd Richmond Sportsman

by Omar Filipovic, Sunday, 31 July 2016 04:29 Comments(0), Read all
Dave Prizio's Aircraft Engine Installation Book

Dave Prizio and EAA Announce New Aircraft Engine Installation Book

Powering Your Plane by Dave Prizio“Powering Your Plane” by our very own Dave Prizio is a new book that will help readers correctly install a Lycoming-type engine. It covers each step of the engine installation process, including selecting an engine for your project, firewall construction, plumbing, electrical, preparing for your first engine start, and more. By focusing just on Lycoming and similar engines, such as those by Superior and Continental ECi, the author is able to go into great detail about the types of engine installations that most builders use.

Prizio’s book has numerous illustrations and photos to help builders maneuver through the challenges and intricacies of engine installation. EAA member Dick Koehler, a Tony Bingelis Award winner for his contributions to the homebuilding community, assisted with the technical editing.

Prizio is an experienced aircraft builder, an FAA DAR, and member of EAA’s Homebuilt Aircraft Council. His book builds on EAA’s easy-to-follow guides written by the late Tony Bingelis 30 years ago, which became the definitive how-to manuals for aircraft building and are still available through EAA.

“Tony Bingelis guided me and inspired me with his Powering Your Plane by Dave Priziowriting as I began my first airplane building project more than 25 years ago,” Prizio said. “The desire is to work with EAA to build on his wonderful work and update the knowledge and skills needed to safely and successfully complete an airplane.”

“EAA has long been the leader for information specifically for those who build and restore aircraft, going back to our founder Paul Poberezny, who set the standard more than 60 years ago,” said Charlie Becker, EAA’s director of chapters, communities, and homebuilt community manager. “This latest publication adds to the long tradition of EAA members helping members by sharing knowledge and information to promote safe and fun flying.”

The spiral-bound book is available through EAA’s online store and is priced at $28.98, with a $5.00 discount for EAA members. It ships for free through April 30. It can also be found at the EAA AirVenture Museum gift shop in Oshkosh.


by Omar Filipovic, Friday, 08 April 2016 16:18 Comments(0), Read all
FAA Certifies Merlin LSA

FAA Certifies Merlin LSA

On March 29 Glasair Aviation of Arlington, Washington, received FAA certification of its much-anticipated Merlin Light Sport Aircraft (LSA).

Glasair Merlin LSA in flight
For nearly 40 years Glasair Aviation has been a world leader in the manufacture of high-end, composite kitplanes, first with its Glasair-series of high-performance low-wing aircraft in the 1980s and later with its high-utility, high-wing GlaStar and Sportsman models.
Merlin LSA certification marks Glasair Aviation’s first entry into turnkey airplane production.  (The Merlin LSA will not be sold as a kit.) The company will target pilots whose desire is to buy-and-fly an affordable, comfortable, all-composite aircraft perfect for recreational flying.
Glasair Aviation also anticipates sales to training centers intent on upgrading to aircraft with excellent handling characteristics and the latest instrumentation. Sales will be through regional aircraft dealerships. (Operators interested in establishing dealerships should contact Glasair Aviation directly.)
The Merlin LSA will be an entirely U.S.-made aircraft.
Further Merlin LSA production is underway with the first customer deliveries expected in third quarter this year.

by Omar Filipovic, Thursday, 31 March 2016 16:48 Comments(0), Read all

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