February Newsletter 2011


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February Newsletter 2011

  1. 1. THE FLY PAPER JANUARY 2011 SHOWALTER FLYING SERVICE The Orlando Executive Airport (KORL) 400 Herndon Avenue Orlando, FL 32803 Bahamas Day Saturday, February 19th 10:00-4:00 In case you haven’t heard, Bahamas Day is almost here! The free event featuring information on travel to the Bahamas, will be hosted in Showalter’s Hangar 79 on Saturday, February 19th from 10:00-4:00. With exhibits, prizes, food, music and educational seminars, it is an event you won’t want to miss! Special points The FAA Safety Seminar has been expanded to accommodate 70 attendees in Showalter’s of interest: Large Meeting Room and is fully booked. If you are signed up, get here early for a good • Bahamas Day seat. If you have not registered, you may come for standing room availability until it’s • DC-3 gone. Speakers include Mark Griffin on flying to the Bahamas, and Amy Laboda who fa- mously ditched her C-210 while flying in the Caribbean. Upon arrival you will fill out a Bahamian immigration form to “clear” your way into the event and register for the prize drawings. Exhibitors will include Bahamian hotels, airports, other Bahamas Gateway FBO’s, pilot supply companies, a Bahamian realtor and many more. En- joy the sounds of a Junkanoo band while eating some peas and rice. Don’t forget yourInside this issue: cameras so you can take pictures of the kids with a Royal Bahamian Officer.Grand Bahama 2Fly-InFAA Safety Semi- 2nar 2011 Sched-uleLodi’s Lowdown 2 Special Aircraft Many of you have noticed a unique sight on our ramp and over the skies ofContact us: Orlando recently...a vintage DC-3. The aircraft is immaculately maintained andPhone: 407-894-7331 is an amazing sight both up close andFax: 407-894-5094 in flight. The sound of her engines isE-mail: unlike anything else that flies in thejenny@showalter.com skies over Orlando. Keep your eyesWeb:www.showalter.com and ears open and make sure you don’t miss your chance to see and hear for yourself!
  2. 2. The Fly Paper Page 2 2011 FAA Safety Seminars at KORL The following is the tentative 2011 FAA Safety Seminar schedule for KORL. All meetings (with the exception of February 19th) take place in the Community Room of the Orlando Executive Airport Admini- stration building from 7-9PM. Please visit www.faasafety.gov to register. • 2/19-Bahamas Flying-Seminar held at Showalter as part of Bahamas Day Event • 3/10-Air/Surface Deviations • 4/16-KORL Safety Stand Down • 5/12 T-Storms/Emergencies • 6/9-GPS/TAA • 7/14-Approach/Landing • 8/11-Light Sport/Amateur Built/ Airworthiness • 9/8-CRM and IFR for the Single Pilot • 10/13-Avoiding the Top Causes of Fa- talities • 11/10-Medical Certificate • 12/8-WINGS/AMTLodi’s LowdownLodi’s Lowdown for the month of January was correctly answered by Nicholas Musashe, WendyGorham and Steve Sutherland. The question was what type of airplane (pictured at right) wasthe photographer in? The answer was a de Havilland Comet 4C. Thanks for answering!The questions for February are: Question #1: Our beautiful Winter visitor, N3006 is one of only 28 of this model DC-3 built and the only known flying example left to our knowledge in the world. Built in Santa Monica in December of 1945, she was sold by Douglas in 1946 and has always been a private air- craft! What model DC-3 is N3006? BONUS QUESTION FOR NICHOLAS: N3006 has an Airesearch approved flight manual revision which gives “full performance substantia- tion.” What the heck does that mean? Please email your answers to jenny@showalter.com.