All posts by John Cox

Field Loses Canopy and Wind Sock Mast is Broken after Irma

I was out flying this morning for the first time after Hurricane Irma went through. The field is in good shape except that the canopy over the picnic tables is gone and the mast for the wind sock is broken. There are also a few branches broken off the pine trees behind the pilots’ area.  I did enjoy 3 flights but the downwind parts of the flight were much more interesting than the upwind parts. It was windy!

Autogyro does not have Permission to Use Field

Joe Obermeyer snapped this picture of our neighbor’s autogyro on the field.

Like most aviation people I am fascinated by autogyros and I like to see these curious inventions flying. Unfortunately, they don’t have permission to operate out of our runway. The problem is liability. If anything goes wrong, we can be held at least partially liable. The pilot understands that he doesn’t have permission yet he continues to use the field because it is convenient to his home. When you see him or his wife at the field, remind him that he doesn’t have permission.

Avistar and Nextstar for Sale

Carol Rizzo has two of her husband’s airplanes for sale. They are an Avistar and a Nexstar. Both are electric powered and include everything shown plus transmitter.  She is asking $150.00 for the Avistar and $100.00 for the Nextstar.  Call Carol at (772) 345-1843 (home) or (772) 349-4938  (cell) for additional details.

NextStar for Sale