Tempest and the Experimental Aircraft Association are teaming up to keep EAA’s fleet flying, through a new three-year support agreement between the two organizations.
Tempest will be an official supporter of EAA’s flying activities, supplying oil filters and spark plugs for the aircraft fleet, including those on national tours, beginning in 2011. Those historic aircraft include the B-17 bomber “Aluminum Overcast,” the Ford Tri-Motor, TravelAir E4000, Spirit of St. Louis replica Ryan NYP, Pitcairn Mailwing, T-6 and PT-3. In addition, those parts will also be made available for EAA’s Glastars, Cessna 162 Skycatchers, Piper Aztec, Cessna 201, and Bell 47 helicopters.
“Tempest believes that the EAA is the leader in keeping the aviation world informed of its history and the first provider of the latest news in technological advancements in the future of aviation,” said Stan Fletcher, President at Tempest.
“With the varied types of aircraft EAA flies, including some priceless airplanes, we have to make sure the parts we use are of the highest quality and reliability,” said Sean Elliott, EAA’s director of aircraft operations. “We are very pleased Tempest is supporting EAA to keep these aircraft flying, so thousands of people can enjoy them each year on tour or here at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.”