It was a special treat for all of us to hear Heather Penny’s 9/11 story and what she was willing to sacrifice for our great country. It will be a story that we will never forget.
Heather is also working with the CAF’s RISE ABOVE WASP, a national educational outreach program, inspiring young women by telling the story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots. For additional information on this great program, visit: https://riseabovewasp.org/
As you know January 2020 is fast approaching and that will mean everyone must be equipped with ADS-B Out technology to continue flying in controlled airspace. With that said, I wanted to pass on the below information from FAA regarding the restarting of a rebate program for equipping GA aircraft. Eligible aircraft can receive $500 toward equipping with the necessary technology. Again, please see the below information for more details about the program and as always let me know if you have any questions.
Just wanted to give you a heads up that the FAA announced the restart of the General Aviation ADS-B Rebate Program for the remaining unused rebates from phase 1 of the program. The original rebate program in 2016 – 2017 offered up to 20,000 rebates to eligible general aviation aircraft owners for installing appropriate ADS-B Out avionics. The original program issued 10,208 rebates, therefore the FAA will be re-opening the program to offer the remaining 9,792 rebates to ensure that general aviation aircraft owners have every opportunity to equip and meet the ADS-B Out mandate of January 1, 2020.
Phase 2 of the rebate program will run from October 12, 2018 through October 11, 2019 or until the 9,792 rebates are claimed, whichever comes first. The program will follow the same rules as before, $500 to eligible aircraft owners who have not yet equipped with ADS-B Out. Eligible aircraft for the program are U.S.-registered, fixed-wing, single-engine piston aircraft first registered before January 1, 2016.
As before, there are five steps aircraft owners must follow to meet the mandate and receive the $500 rebate:
1. Purchase the equipment and schedule installation
2. Obtain a Rebate Reservation Code by reserving a position online
3. Install the equipment
4. Conduct the required equipment performance validation and get an Incentive Code
5. Claim the $500 rebate online using the Rebate Reservation Code and Incentive Code
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Piper Cub Sold by Courtesy Aircraft Arrives in it’s new home in Alaska!
“Hi Mark-The trip was a blast having 2 cubs pretty much as a flight of two all the way.Thanks again for everything! See Ya, and thanks again! You guys are amazing!” John W. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL STORY
My plane well arrived in Belgium, here is a picture of the mechanic Frederic and me. The fuselage is near my office for the winter and the re-assembly will be done in March. Thanks for your help in that sale. Best regards, Patrick”
Courtesy Aircraft Sales recently sold two extremely unique and rare aircraft; A Ford Tri-motor 4-AT-4 and Fairchild FC-2-W2
Both Aircraft will continue to fly and remain to be a part of our great aviation history. The Fairchild was NASA’s First Airplane and is currently the Only One In the World. The Ford Tri-Motor is the Oldest Flying Metal Aircraft today and was Flown by Aviation’s Greatest, by Lindberg and Earhart. The sale of this Tri-Motor marks the Second Sale of a Ford Tri-Motor by Courtesy Aircraft, the first one, N9645. There are only 6 or 7 remaining Tri-Motors in the World.
We were happy to assist both parties in the historic transaction.