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UPDATES on our winter engine overhauls:
We are excited to report that LyCon in California is almost done with the 182 and 172 engines. We had them port and polish the intakes like they did on our 152 (gave us a ton of extra power!) and the dyno test just completed show that our 182 now has an extra 34 hp! We're still awaiting the 172 completion and dyno report. The Stinson (Franklin) engine was shipped to Southern Aero in North Carolina, considered one of the nation's top Franklin specialists. They are getting closer to being done too! Hoping in May to have these planes all flying again. (We will fly them for a few weeks before we start teaching in them.)
Meanwhile, Captain America is doing great with his recent complete top overhaul with new Millenium cylinders (we have noticed improved performance, which is great!) Princess Juliette continues to be the tiny beast workhorse she has always been, surprising pilots with prior 152 time at how she climbs and cruises. We are excited for spring!
A Private Pilot's license is a license to HAVE FUN! It is a great way to push yourself, your mind, and see what you can accomplish when you set yourself a new challenge! There are fewer than 200,000 private pilots in the country - come and join this small group. Take the first step - schedule a discovery flight soon! (And yes, there really is a pilot shortage in the country. SRFC can be your first step to an entire career with high pay and fun to boot! If you are considering a career choice, you should research professional pilot positions and the industry opportunities.)