Cirrus SR-22 about to touch down
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July 19, 2006

To: All SLAC Members

From: Vern Nelson, Web Manager






·         Chandler Airport Commission Minutes – June 14, 2006 

·         Member email changes – New or changed:
  Jerry McDonald
  Richard Peak              



Aviation Stuff:


·         Lockheed Martin flight service Web site goes live – Make suggestions or criticisms on-line

·         263 Mile Cross Country World Record – Log of a Paragliding World Record Flight by Will Gadd.

·         Trial period is over – Courtesy of member Jim Space

·         Diamond Aircraft –D-Jet price increases 40% to $1.38 million from $850,000 and the single engine DA40XL is 30 knots faster

·         Cessna C120 and C140 – FAA turns down request for LSA status.  LSA category gaining ground in America.

·         The Last 10 Feet – Are critical, especially in a cross-wind

·         ASRS (Aviation Safety Reporting System) – Timely reporting of an incident (10 days) should result in the FAA waiving penalties

·         ON THE FLY -
Lithium batteries may cause fires
Exploding fuel tanks – Fixes may not be enough
Avgas Ethanol Exemption Sought
Lightening Protection Bloats B787



Other Stuff:

·         Green's Travel Tips – Member Bob Green supplies Travel Tips each month.  They are edited to extract any advertising however if you wish to receive his monthly email Tips, you can send him an email at

·         Just a warning... (True per Snopes)
A woman said her son found his license plate missing so he called the police to file a report. They told him people were stealing the plates to get free gas. Given the rise in gas prices, people have taken to stealing license plates, putting them on their car, then getting gas and running. The gas station will have "your" license plate # and you could be in trouble for "pump and run." Check your car periodically to be sure you still have a plate. If you should find it missing, file a report immediately!!!

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