Frequent contributor Star Novak just sent us this photo, explaining: “This pretty little Luscombe owned by Adam Pratt from Lenexa, Kansas, was basking in a warm summer sunset at the conclusion of the VAA Chapter 16’s annual Fly-In at K34 June 24.” [Read more…]
A new Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a hydraulic brake system for 8-series Luscombe aircraft is now availble.
The kit, marketed exclusively though Classic Aero LLC, includes new wheels, calipers, disks, bearings, master cylinders, reservoir, hardware and lines. Price is $2,700, but with the return of old brakes components, the price is discounted to $2,350. [Read more…]
By JACK HOKE and RYAN MUDRY
Life has a way of coming around full circle, just one of the many lessons learned through owning a Luscombe.
Another is that you never know where that Luscombe will take you and who you will meet along the journey. [Read more…]
Keeping aircraft control surfaces – rudder, elevator and aileron – in a neutral position prevents damage. If not properly secured, wind can force a control surface from stop-to-stop, which can damage mounting points, hinges and more. To prevent this damage, Classic Aero is now producing the Luscombe Control Lock. [Read more…]
Walt Kahn sent in this photo he says has been in his computer for a long time. “I don’t know much about it except that it’s a fabric wing Luscombe,” he says. [Read more…]
A long-time Luscombe lover, from a family of Luscombe lovers, is this year’s grand prize winner in the Luscombe Endowment’s “WIN ME” raffle.
The winner, Jack Mason, purchased 10 tickets. He learned to fly while a teen, soloing in his father’s Luscombe 8A N72025 in 1977. [Read more…]
Folks haven’t seen us around the airport much for the past few weeks. An early and long spring has put the Old Man into a planting and building fervor. You name the vegetable and it’s probably planted in our garden. It’s really nice to have fresh produce, but many of the vegetables he planted in large quantities will be ready for harvest around mid-July. I hope he retains some of this enthusiasm when the temperatures are 90 squared (90°F and 90% humidity).
It’s that time of year when I get to whine. Weather wise, December through March is typically dreary, often with gray skies and cold temperatures. We even have a snow shower or two here in north Georgia that gets the news media all in a tizzy. However, this year has been exceptionally warm, although we’ve had our share of dreary wet days.
I can get through the winter just fine if I get a day now and then for a smooth flight in Lester. It’s just as well that winter often limits my good VFR flying days, because this is also the time of year when our bank account is stretched to the limit.