BIPLANE DISPLAY AT THE LIVERMORE AIRPORT OPEN HOUSE

For the third year straight, I organized a special Biplane Display for the Livermore Open House, which was October 7 this year. We have a really diverse collection of biplanes, including a couple Christen Eagles, Pitts S-1S, S-1-11b, S1-T, S2B & S2C, a Waco UPF-7, a Stearman with a very unique paint scheme, multiple Great Lakes 2T-1A-2s, a Steen Skybolt, even a Tiger Moth! 

We had a great turnout this year, and the biplanes were located right at the front entrance, so visitors couldn’t help but be “WOW’d” immediately! I’m so appreciative of the owners for spending time spiffing up their planes and participating in this all-day event! Check out some pics here!

 

LASER-FOCUSED

In July 2017, we kicked off a year-long advertising campaign in Sport Aerobatics, the official magazine of the International Aerobatic Club, to coincide with the story of a Laser restoration (“Laser-Focused” by IAC 38 Chapter members Beth Stanton & Dave Watson), a project in which Mike’s AeroClassics supplied restoration & fabric covering services. I’m very proud of what we accomplished and humbled to be part such of a fantastic team!

Read the full article here. (Reproduced with permission from the authors and the International Aerobatic Organization).

 

OUR CUSTOMERS, OUR FRIENDS

We are very privileged to work with many great folks and their planes.  Check out some of our awesome clients

 

EAA CHAPTER 663, LIVERMORE, CA

I was recently given the privilege of speaking to the members of EAA Chapter 663 (Livermore) at last Thursday’s monthly meeting. I put together a presentation, titled “Good Practices for Conducting Maintenance & Condition Inspections of Experimental Aircraft” which details some of the challenges we mechanics face when approaching a maintenance or inspection task. Additionally, I presented some of the more common errors as well as some methods you can employ to minimize errors while conducting your own maintenance. Please click the title slide to view.

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THE MECHANIC’S CREED

If you fix it, you should fly in it.