Glasair Owners Joining GlaStar and Sportsman Owners
The GlaStar & Sportsman Association and Glasair.org are merging into one organization with a single website!
To reflect the aircraft our members are building and flying the GlaStar & Sportsman Association name is changing to Glasair Aircraft Owners Association and we have a new logo.
Our new members will enjoy the camaraderie as well as everything else that helpful builders can offer each other. All of our members use their real names and we are a gregarious bunch - humor is never in short supply.
Joining is easy. Click on the red button on the left to get started.
Missed out on the first Rochester fuel gauge group purchase? We have another one brewing. Training options were expanded when Glasair Aviation obtained a LODA for commercial training which covers their aircraft and three more instructors around the country. Take a look inside Superior's revived engine building school and get a few more builder's tips inside this issue:
LODA - New Training Options
Rochester Fuel Gauge: Take Two
Superior Engine Build School, By Omar Filipovic
Builders Risk - Protection for the Parts, By Scott "Sky" Smith
A Lightweight Custom Jack, By Kathy Sutton
Cowl Piano Hinge, By Pete Aschenbrenner
Vernier Assist Throttle Control, By Ted Setzer
Quick Notes: - Corrosion-proofing Struts, By Howard Plevyak, Cecil Oglesby, Arne Aamodt - GlaStar Anti-Servo Tab, By Dick King - SCAT Tubes, By John Lake
Glasair Aviation has two discounted Two Week to Taxi slots available:
Reserve the 2/17/14 or 3/10/14 Two Weeks to Taxi Slot before the SuperBowl (2/2/14) and you can upgrade to a Carbon Fiber Sportsman for FREE. This is a savings of $15,000. The "Carbon" Sportsman offers an additional 150 lbs of useful load which increases typical useful load to 1,150 pounds.
Or take $15,000 off the price of a standard Sportsman.
And if the Seahawks win the Superbowl, they will throw in the backseat ($4,995) for free.
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.