Thursday, January 26, 2012

Seminole Lake Gliderport

The owners of Seminole Lake Gliderport live in this beautiful house on the edge of the 3000' runway. How would you like to live in a place like this (with a Phoenix parked in your front yard)??!!!!

FAA Examiner Bob Burbank received a check out in the Phoenix. He is looking forward to giving glider rating exams in the Phoenix. His final comment? "When I win the lottery I have to have one of these!"

Gliderport owner Andreea flew the Phoenix for over an hour. Her comment? "This was the most fantastic flight in an aircraft that I have ever had!"

Heading back home to Melburne after a terrific day at the gliderport.

It takes 2 hours to drive from Melbourne to Seminole Lake. Phoenix flight time is 30 minutes. Gotta love it!

Sebring LSA Expo

Phoenix Air booth at the Sebring Expo. We had lots of interest in the Phoenix which really stood out amid the piles of "regular planes". 8 people took demo flights, and some appear to be serious buyers.

The feathering prop always drew interest especially from airplane pilots not used to seeing this.

Ed and Lee try the Phoenix on for size. Ed is about 6' 3" and owns one of the original Aerocars, which is a flying car from about 40 years ago.

Perennial airshow favorites Al and Susan flew their Citabria to the show from Marathon Key.

My tallest ever Phoenix demo flight pilot is 6'6". I told him there was no way he was going to fit in the plane, but somehow his body dimensions allowed him to not only fit, but enjoy the flight. An owner would not want to be this tall due to the amount of airtime he will have in the plane. But it is nice to know that occassional extra tall passengers will fit! Phoenix Air is considering ways to increase the cockpit length even more.