Aviation Page


The Tomahawk has a new home.  Tomahawk2.jpg N2407D was a part of the family for the last 10 years or so, and it is now residing at Lawrenceville (LZU).  Having bought an Avid Bandit a couple of months ago, I decided not to try to keep two airplanes in a one-airplane hangar.  The Avid can fold its wings, but it was still a tight fit for both planes in one hangar.  Two separate hangars were not possible, as the “I want a hangar” list at PXE has a 30-man waiting register.  I sincerely hope Mike is as happy with the ‘Hawk as I was.  It’s a great flyer!

My present ride is an Avid Bandit, a homebuilt Experimental with tube and fabric construction.  A Subaru 100HP four-banger spins a three-blade prop and will cruise at around a hundred or so mph.  The bird is a lot lighter than the Tomahawk, so it's taking a bit of practice to be comfortable in the cockpit.  I'll post some pictures as soon as I can get around to it.  The little bird had only 12 hours on it when I brought it to PXE, so I have to get the 40 hours of test flying finished before I can take anyone up.  (FAA requirement)  Right now, I'm having a blast getting used to the different style of flight.

January 17th - up to 23 hours of my 40.Avid1.jpg