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    The Best Entry-Level Pipers

    Longtime Piper pilot and Piper twin owner Kristin Winter discusses the cream of the crop in entry-level Piper aircraft. (Photo: James Lawrence)

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    Short Wing Pipers

    Out of a poor economy came a series of aircraft that were better than expected. (Photo: Peter Lubig)

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    The Piper Navajo

    After initially feeling intimidated by the size of the Navajo, contributing editor Kristin Winter found that it really one of the easiest and most gentle aircraft she had flown. (Photo: Paul Bowen)

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  • "...nothing can replace the skill and confidence you get using spare training time to do weird things."

    - Kevin Garrison

  • "It costs fuel to carry fuel in any airplane..."

    -Thomas Block

  • "All of the PA-28-180/181 aircraft are great airplanes."

    - Kristin Winter

  •   "My happy place is metal and T-shaped and smells like 100 octane"

    - Kevin Garrison


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On the power plant front also good progress. Got all the missing air ducts and 2 landing lights from Aviation Parts Executive. All 8 cylinders have valves (all 8 exhaust ones are new), they have been cleaned and polished will be painted next week (Lycoming gray). Engine metal baffles, and exhaust pipes also painted/treated.

All 4 magnetos have been fully overhaul and re-assembled with new components. One of the casings did not pass inspection and had to be replaced with another airworthy casing.

The new FCU look amazing ... all AD done and in top shape. Can't wait to have them on the engines.

Next week I will source some additional hydraulic hoses I want to change, the 2 air filters and fluids.



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Another week of good work. New cheat lines painted (silver instead of the burnt golden that was there before). All major structural work finished. Fuselaje has been cleaned and polished. Only a few corrosion points left to be mitigated. Right nacelle was also stripped, painted with primer and then with white paint on top. Looks like new.


TracPlus launches Mission Reports, revolutionising reporting for aviation organisations
TracPlus Global today announces the launch of their latest feature, Mission Reports — offering
pilots an easy and automated approach to multi-flight mission reporting.
TracPlus has launched a revolutionary feature that automatically creates and emails Mission
Reports at the conclusion of each mission. This feature streamlines business by improving
record keeping, ensuring contractual compliance and reducing errors.
Mission Reports are detailed PDF reports that include a map of the route flown, altitude and
terrain elevation graphs, speed and heading graphs, as well as total distance flown, engine run
and airborne times.
Unlike other systems, TracPlus Mission Reports are multi-leg, allowing multiple flights to be
treated as part of a single mission.
An air rescue pilot conducting an inter-hospital patient transfer mission, for example, can define
a mission that includes departing their base, flying to the departing hospital, the flight to the
destination hospital, and the final return to base, all with two simple button presses — one at the
start of the mission, and another at the end. If desired, missions can also be created at the end
of each day by administration staff, removing the need for any changes to pilots prestart and
shutdown checklists.
At the end of each month, all flown missions can be downloaded in a simple spreadsheet,
allowing operators to quickly and easily manage flights and missions in Excel or importing the
data into other support systems.
“Mission Reports were initially designed for Air Ambulance operators throughout New Zealand
to meet their contractual reporting requirements but we’ve quickly realised that all of our
customers can benefit from this incredibly useful reporting and accounting tool — from flight
training to airborne law enforcement, from agricultural operations to airborne firefighting. Best of
all, we’ve made it incredibly easy to use,” says TracPlus Chief Innovation Officer, Chris Hinch.
Existing TracPlus Customers can now take advantage of this feature, which is included in their
monthly plan.
About TracPlus
TracPlus provides mission-critical tracking and communication solutions for those who operate
in harm’s way. TracPlus allows you to track, manage and message your crew so you know
where your fleet and teams are, regardless of their location.

Chris Hinch, Chief Innovation Officer

+61 (3)477 8656
Rosa Anderson - Jones, Marketing Manager

+61 (3)477 8656