Rare World War II glider restored

a+s Glider

There are some people who get as much joy out of restoring an aircraft as they do out of flying one. Steve Noyes, an A&P/IA and commercial pilot from Newbury, Massachusetts, is one of those people.

Since 1985 he has operated Noyes Enterprises, which includes Birddogs by Noyes, a business dedicated to the restoration and modifications of Cessna L-19 Birddogs, the militarized versions of the C-305. One of the common uses of Birddogs is as a glider tower, so perhaps it’s understandable that a job maintaining tow aircraft led Noyes to the restoration of a 1942 Schweizer training glider, known as a TG-2. [Read more…]

A type club for the light-sport crowd

CTLS

You don’t need to own a vintage airplane to benefit from a type club or aircraft owners group. The owners of Flight Design CTs have one of the most active owners associations in existence — not bad for an airplane that arrived in the United States on the first wave of the Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) rule created in 2004. [Read more…]