THE FLY PAPER NOVEMBER 2011 SHOWALTER FLYING SERVICE The Orlando Executive Airport (KORL) 400 Herndon Avenue Orlando, FL 32803 NBAA Las Vegas The National Business Aircraft Association’s 2011 Convention was held in Las Vegas last month. The NBAA had over 85 aircraft on dis- play at Henderson North Las Vegas airport as well as over one million square feet of displays Special points at the Las Vegas Convention Center. With over of interest: 25,000 people in attendance, the NBAA Annual NBAA Las Vegas Meeting and Convention also brings a $45.5 New ILS million dollar economic impact to the cities that host it. Lucky us...Orlando is the host of the 2012 NBAA! That means the display aircraft will be on our ramp next October 30-November 1. For those of you that have seen this show on our ramp in previous years, you will notice once big difference in 2012...the manufacturer’s tents/chalets have become supersized. For example, Hawker Beechcraft can house their entire fleet of aircraft under their roof!Inside this issue: What does this mean for you? Expect to see some ramp rehab and improvements over the next year as we prepare to host these large structures and increasinglyProper Aircraft 2 large aircraft. You can also expect to see the show to take a little longer than it hasTie Down in the past to set-up and tear-down. Showalter is very sensitive to the impact that this show has on our based customers. Please know that our top priority as wePump N Pay 2 prepare for this show is to keep you well informed and inconvenience you as little as possible.Lodi’s Lowdown 2 New ILS on Runway 25 As we prepare to go “live” with the new ILS on runway 25, you will see a new pave- ment marking across taxiway “A” east of taxiway “A-3”. It looks like a yellow painted railroad track running the full 75 foot width of the taxiway. It is in fact, the symbol for the ILS Critical Area, which is located east of the marking and goes all the way to the approach end of the runway, including “A-2” and “A-1”. This is how it will work. When Runway 25 is the active runway and the weather conditions are “IFR”Contact us: the ATCT will hold departing aircraft short (west) of the ILS Critical Area marking. While aircraft are landing on Rwy 25 during these conditions, there cannot be air-Phone: 407-894-7331Fax: 407-894-5094 craft in this area. If there are, then it could deni-E-mail: grate the signals to the landing aircraft and email@example.com in a “botched” landing. Just follow the instructionsWeb: of the ATCT controllers and you’ll be fine. In casewww.showalter.com you were wondering why we don’t have this sameFollow us on: marking on the Runway 7 ILS, it’s because the glide slope antenna for that runway is on the south side of the runway, and therefore not an issue.
The Fly Paper Page 2 Proper Aircraft Tie Down Not all knots are created equal. And, when you are using a knot to secure an asset as significant as an airplane, you want to make sure you are doing it correctly! Pump & Pay to Stay At Showalter, we have a preferred knotShowalter is happy to announce that that we use when securing aircraftwe have decided to continue Pump & (pictured left). Since knot tying is aPay Saturday indefinitely. We hope difficult skill to convey with a picture,that you will continue to take advan- we have also created a video to help.tage of our $0.75 off per gallon fuel You can view our video at: www.youtube.com/watch?prices if you both pump and pay for v=lINsRC3WUsM. For your convenience, we have alsoyour fuel on a Saturday. Please be created a QR Code (right) that will link you to our video.sure to ask for this special deal to get Why is it important which knot you choose to secure your aircraft? We havethe extra savings. created some scenarios to illustrate: This picture shows a properly secured air- plane. Notice the placement of the wings and tail over the ropes. In the event of a Pump & Pay strong wind, there is no slack that would Saturday allow the airplane to move. Save $0.75 In this photo the aircraft is too far forward in the parking spot. The aircraft could be per gallon! pushed backwards by the wind allowing slack in the ropes to develop. If the wind is strong enough and this action abrupt enough it could be goodbye! Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! This final photo depicts the worst sin of the three. Remember, wings are made to lift!Showalter Flying Service will be Enough wind over this wing and it will fly; open from 8 AM –8 PM on there is plenty of slack here to allow enough Thanksgiving Day. lift to break the ropes. Please keep in mind that Showalter can’t be responsible for damage done to or caused by aircraft we did not secure. So if you’d like a hands-on demonstration on proper tie down procedures please let our line service know! Lodi’s Lowdown Lodi’s Lowdown for the month of October was correctly answered by Nicho- las Musashe and Wendy Gorham. The AOPA member-pilot that created the grassroots petition against user fees is Kevin Mossey of Marion, IA. Don’t forget to sign the petition at www.whitehouse.gov/petitions. Thanks for answering! The question for November: Based on exhibit size, what number does the NBAA Convention rank in size among all U.S. tradeshows? Please email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org.