Cessna Pilots Association — April 2010
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Cessna Rolls Out the 300th Citation Mustang

Cessna Aircraft Company announced February 4th the rollout of the 300th Citation Mustang at its assembly facility in Independence, Kan., less than three years after the first Mustang delivery in 2007.

“The aircraft continues to set the mark for entry level business jet operations around the world, and its demand has remained fairly resilient during the past year,” said Jack J. Pelton, Chairman, President and CEO. “It has found success in air taxi and charter operations, in flight departments, in training organizations as well as with owner-operators.”

The 300th Mustang will be delivered later this year to a retail customer in Australia.

The Citation Mustang is the world’s first fully certified entry- level business jet. It was announced at the 2002 National Business Aviation Association convention and made its first flight in April 2005. The first Citation Mustang was delivered in April 2007.

Coming in at just over $3 million (2010 delivery), the Mustang features Garmin avionics, Pratt & Whitney Canada engines and boasts a maximum 1,200-nautical mile range “Alaska’s Bush Pilots . . .The Real Deal” was recently filmed in the wilds of Alaska in high-definition by Jim Oltersdorf Film Productions of the Kenai Peninsula. It is a compelling, vibrant story of the great far north and the modern day pilots. Their aircraft are unbelievable! The film includes magnificent scenery of this raw and dangerous wilderness along with footage of spectacular giant Alaskan brown bears, eagles, moose, caribou and a host of other wildlife.

This documentary is interlaced with in-depth and exciting interviews of these courageous pilots as they recall many different stories of their experiences in the remote wilderness.

Some scenes are quite hilarious and others are serious and heart-pounding. In some of the tales they speak about the rescues of stranded fellow pilots, how they fly these incredible airplanes and the magnificence of their job. There is even a heart-rendering story about a father flying his children 40 miles from their remote wilderness home to go fishing at “a better spot”! Fun for the entire family!

This HD DVD documentary was directed and filmed by Jim Oltersdorf who has a one-hour TV special on The Discovery Channel’s HD Theater that is currently airing worldwide. Entitled, “The Risk Takers 2...High Risk Photographer Jim Oltersdorf”, Oltersdorf is also showcased on The History Channel’s “Monster Quest” amongst other TV outdoortype shows.

“Alaska’s Bush Pilots …The Real Deal” is available at http://www.alaskasbushpilots.com/.

MAGLITE XL100 LED Flashlight from Aircraft Spruce

Introducing the MAGLITE® XL100™ LED Flashlight. A revolutionary breakthrough in flashlight technology. Designed for optimum light output, the new MAGLITE® XL100™ LED flashlight delivers user-friendly, performance oriented features (patented and patent pending) in a sleek, tactical design.

Engineered from the ground up, this advanced lighting instrument is driven by the next generation of MAG-LED® technology and includes the Advanced Flashlight User Interface™. The XL100™ features a rear push-button tail cap switch coupled with five selectable modes, plus variable strobe rates and intensity level memory recall.

For more information on this and other MAGLITE products from Aircraft Spruce, www.aircraftspruce.com or 877- 4-SPRUCE.

Nose Gear Torque Link Repair Kits Now Manufactured by McFarlane Aviation

It is McFarlane’s policy to reduce price and provide improved quality and value whenever possible. The nose gear torque link repair kits available from McFarlane cost less and include FAAPMA approved shims in three sizes (0.005, 0.007 and 0.010) to provide a more precise fit than possible with other repair kits.

All components in the TL-KT- 1 thru TL-KT-7 kits are either FAA approved or certified standard hardware. A certificate of conformance and lot traceability is included with every kit so there is no question about part certification.

The new kits contain parts to repair worn out nose gear torque links on most Cessna aircraft.

Only McFarlane has three shim sizes for a precision fit

Eliminates undampened motion

Prevents nose wheel shimmy

FAA-PMA approved

Saves money!

For more information or to order this repair kit please go to www.mcfarlaneaviation.com or call 866-920-2741.

Aero Accessories, Inc., Acquires the Aviation Sparkplug Product Line Previously Marketed Under the Autolite® Brand

Aero Accessories, Inc., the manufacturer of Tempest® brand aviation products, announced in January the acquisition of Unison Industries, LLC’s aviation sparkplug product line. Unison previously marketed this sparkplug line under the Autolite ® brand.

Aero will relocate the sparkplug product line to its manufacturing facility in Gibsonville, NC. The product line will be branded and marketed under the popular Tempest name. Aero anticipates delivering the first Tempest brand sparkplugs in early March although specific details are not yet available and will be forthcoming.

“The acquisition of the Unison’s aviation sparkplug line is a great addition to our existing line of aviation products. We feel adding this product line is important not only to our company’s strategic plan, but to the general aviation industry as well,” stated John Herman, Tempest’s Vice President of Marketing and Sales. Herman added “Tempest will offer the aviation consumer competitive sparkplugs manufactured to the same high quality standards that have made Tempest oil filters, dry air pumps, carburetors, and other related engine components industry leaders.”

Tempest is the leading brand of pneumatic, filtration, and fuel systems, including a complete line of OEM carburetors and fuel pumps, ignition components, oil and pneumatic filtration products, and specialty tools. The manufacturing facilities are located in Gibsonville, NC, with sales and marketing offices located in Greenville, SC and Atlanta, GA.

For more information regarding Tempest products, please go to www.tempestplus.com

Protect Your Logbook and Stay Organized

For most pilots, their logbook is more than just a record of flights, it is a collection of flying memories. Now Sporty’s offers a variety of ways to protect and organize your logbook with their Flight Log Case/Organizers. These organizers are available in two sizes, and in leather or fabric.

Two see-through vinyl pockets provide a handy place to keep your pilot certificate and medical. Inside the Organizer, two mesh pockets are perfect for storing receipts and other documents. An additional interior compartment can be used for sectionals, en route charts, aircraft logs, expense logs, menus and other papers. A pen/pencil holder and business card/credit card holder is included.

The Small Flight Log Case/Organizer is designed for Sporty’s Pilot’s Flight Log and Record but accommodates logbooks up to 9"l x 4 3/4"w. The small case also features a pen/pencil holder and two vinyl windows for a pilot certificate or medical. The large case was designed to accommodate any logbook up to 10 1/2"l x 6 1/4"w.

The Large Flight Log Case/Organizer measures 11 1/2"l x 7 1/2"w (folded) and is available in leather [1844A] for $44.95 and in fabric [1842A] for $17.95. The Small Flight Log Case/Organizer is also available in leather [1836A] for $39.95 and in fabric [1771A] for $12.95. All Sporty’s products may be may ordered at sportys.com or by calling Sporty’s at 1.800.SPORTYS.

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