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Ian BrownCaring for Our Old Ones
By Ian Brown, Editor - Bits and Pieces, EAA 657159

We feature an article this month about a 1936 de Havilland Hornet Moth. As you will see, these older aircraft were really part of the Experimental Aviation movement with sometimes sub-optimal performance. Without caring for these older aircraft, especially through museums and private owners willing to put in the effort to keep them flying, we risk losing an incredible legacy, and sometimes a creative solution to a problem. Read more >>
Aviation Highlights
Paul H. Poberezny Gone West
By Ian Brown, Editor - Bits and Pieces, EAA 657159

As you will all know by now, EAA Founder Paul Poberezny, passed away just after AirVenture, on August 22. The following video demonstrates how a man from extremely humble beginnings followed his dream all his life, and wound up spreading that dream and inspiring tens of thousands with his passion for aviation and home aircraft building. As commented in the video, he must have said the word "airplane" every day of his life. Read more >>

WWI Airport Unique English WWI Airport Gets a Facelift
By Ian Brown, Editor - Bits and Pieces, EAA 657159

At the end of World War I, many small airports in the U.K. were just handed back to the farmers who had hosted them. Such was the case at Stow Maries (pronounced Stoh Mah-rees), near Maldon, Essex. The airport had remained in the family until 2009. The buildings had been used as farm outbuildings and accommodation. Read more >>

De Havilland Hornet Moth Finds a New Home
By Larry Loretto, EAA# 728116

A unique 1936 DH Hornet Moth serial number 8092, built in Hatfield, U.K., and owned by Mr. George Neal for 40 years, was put up for sale. It is the only one of its type in flying condition in North America. I purchased the aircraft and flew it from Brampton to its new home at Lachute, PQ, airport (CSE4) 30 miles northwest of Montreal. Read more >>

DC3 Ice Pilot Lands a DC-3 Wheels Up
By Ian Brown, Editor - Bits and Pieces, EAA 657159

The iconic Canadian airline Buffalo Airways had an engine fire on takeoff of its DC-3 C-GWIR, forcing the pilot to return to the airport and land short. The quick-thinking pilot had little time to do anything other than "fly the plane." In this case, it appears he did not know if he would make the runway with gear down, so he left the gear up in order to glide as far as possible before landing short of the runway. Read more >>

Climbing and Descending Safely
By Ian Brown, Editor - Bits and Pieces, EAA 657159

Flying out of uncontrolled airports gives you a perspective on the risks involved in depending purely upon your eyesight and radio.

In the last five years, I have been subjected to two runway incursions while on short final; one aircraft passed me at 90 degrees at the same altitude within 100 feet, one passed my nose on climb-out and two trikes passed me at my twelve o'clock at almost the same altitude. Read more >>

Recurrency Training Seminar in Ontario This Month
Transport Canada inspector, Mike Skoczen will present "Maintenance Rules for Amateur-Built, Owner-Maintenance, and Certified Aircraft," on 28 September at Stoney Creek Airport (CPF6), near Hamilton, Ontario. A Q&A session will follow with Skoczen, Jaime Alexandre, MD-RA Ontario regional inspector for amateur-built aircraft, and Mark Frost of Transport Canada. Those planning to attend (fly in or drive in) should contact Joe Brunski. Read more >>
Electronics Corner
Avilution Avilution for Android
By Ian Brown, Editor - Bits and Pieces, EAA 657159

A new offering demonstrated at Oshkosh was a product called Avilution. It is available for Android-based devices and the Canadian maps are limited to sectionals and enroute for portions of Canada and Mexico for the moment. Read more >>
Builders Tip
ClearWeld Epoxy JB Weld's ClearWeld Epoxy
By Ian Brown, Editor - Bits and Pieces, EAA 657159

Having worked on more than one crack in plexiglass, I was always on the lookout for a new product to help stabilize the crack, and hopefully do it with the lowest visual impact. The bulletin boards on the topic seem to agree that Weld-On #3 is the ideal product. It's runny like water, and really bonds plexiglass well, but it seems to be tough to find in Canada.

The J-B Weld steel epoxy has always been a staple in most aircraft builders' shops and right next to it, in my local Canadian Tire, I noticed a new (to me) product called ClearWeld. It sets in five minutes and cures in an hour. It also comes with a new cap which forms a cleaner, more secure cap than the previous version, without the need to cut off just that right amount of tip. The cap has a foolproof "only one way" fitting and a simple turn 90 degrees securely closes the tubes. Read more >>
Aviation Words
By Ian Brown, Editor - Bits and Pieces, EAA 657159

Roger is a word with a proud aviation tradition. It's even the name of Chris Hadfield's dad. How about that for a pedigree? Roger was also the phonetic for "R" before the NATO phonetic alphabet was created. Remember, however, that saying "roger" when talking with ATC just means "I have received all of the last transmission" which is, at best optimistic, and at worst completely inaccurate. Read more >>


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