It’s been a very ‘active’ period at HLSA. We’ve had a couple of folks earn their Sport Pilot license, and some additional folks solo. But first, our Warrior (N40008) has a brand new engine and is ready for another 2000+ hours of flying! For those of you who are currently flying it, please watch the HOBBS meter carefully. We should not be doing touch and go landings until the HOBBS shows about 110 hours. And, until that magic 110 hour mark, we should cruise at 2450-2500 rpm and avoid excessive running at low rpm. That doesn’t mean rush your taxi/run-up. It just means try to avoid excessive ground time and/or operating a low rpms for extended periods.
Congratulations to Sam Dufilho, Bryan Newman, John Schmermund, and Zubair Saddiqui on their recent solo flights. No one forgets his or her first solo flight, so this is a big day for each of them. Congratulations once again.
This was a season of ‘deadlines’! Jessica Wright was home on leave from the Coast Guard with just a short time to complete her check ride that had been postponed several months due to bad weather. Bryan Newman was headed to China for a 3 year sentence...er, ah...work assignment. Both had very narrow windows of time. And, they both did it!! So, congratulations to both Jessica and Bryan on a huge accomplishment.
And, finally, we’re looking at a couple of dates in late May or early June for a Fly Out Saturday. This idea is to pair once of our licensed pilots with a student in each of the two Tecnams. We’ll do the same with the Warrior, and fly up to Brenham for lunch. Flying costs would be split amongst the aircraft occupants and we can enjoy some great fellowship and good food at a very, very cool little restaurant there on the field. If you are interested, weather and dates depending of course, please reply to info@HoustonLSA.com.
IMPORTANT...PLEASE READ: As you know, the hangar is very crowded. We endeavor to have the Tecnam’s in front for easy access but sometimes that doesn’t happen. For help in moving the airplanes, PLEASE go to the facing hangar and ask one of the mechanics to help you. Please don’t try to do it yourself. It is too easy to clip another wingtip causing damage to both airplanes! Thanks for helping us out with this.
As always, we appreciate your support and your friendship! Fly Often, and Fly Safe!
Bryant and Pat