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Frank B.

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About Frank B.

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  • Birthday 12/04/1964

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    A36, B55 & B58

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  1. I don’t believe that he keeps it a secret or tries to hide that he rebuilds salvage airplanes and sells them. As a matter of fact, I think that he promotes it, it’s his livelihood. I have personally bough a lot of parts and a few airplanes from Jerry and his sons and so far no issues with the transactions. The first airplane that I ever owned was a flood airplane (Cessna) that I bought from his son in 1987. I had zero issues with it and neither did the subsequent owners and I know right where the plane is today. Now, if you have never been involved or around the salvage aircraft business you p
  2. Yes, I agree Preston. When a man lost his son in an aviation accident related to his aviation profession, and someone feels the need to post a link like that because you didn’t like his recommendation for a paint shop says a lot about your character and is in very poor taste in my opinion. I still hope that you never have to experience that loss.
  3. Hello,I am looking to purchase either one or two pairs of David Clark DC One - X headsets.I am looking for GA plugs and not LEMO.So, for the guy, or gal, that bought the DC One - X and wished you would have bought the Bose A-20 here is your opportunity to recoup a major portion of your investment and buy your A-20’s. I am only interested in very good or like new condition and would consider purchasing 2 pairs together.Thanks, Frank
  4. Thanks for the info. I will correct my post. You were obviously my first call when I started shopping for the props. Thanks, Frank
  5. I am looking to buy a single used Hartzell phc-c3yf-2uf/fc7663d-2r propeller, or would consider a pair of propellers. I prefer used but will consider a rebuilt prop. Run out of time propeller is OK. This prop is typically found on Cessna 310’s and Beech 55 Barons. Thanks, Frank
  6. I really can’t speak for their mechanic work but I have recently seen a few sizable mechanic jobs go through their shop from people on the field. I haven’t personally been back in their shop since they painted my plane a few months ago. I just occasionally stop and say hello if I see them out on the ramp when I am driving by. As for my dealings with them they have done two paint jobs for me. They gave we written proposals with exactly what was and what wasn’t included in their paint job. Both times I shopped their prices and ended up coming full circle back to them. We both signed the proposal
  7. I think that Theo needs to raise his budget by about $100K if he wants to find the perfect airplane. Or, spend the 40K on a 50 year old Mooney that has good solid bones and plan on some progressive maintenance and on going expense. To me it was always a labor of love. Frank
  8. Eye wittiness reports fire before landing. On site inspection revealed that the engine did come apart, I don’t have anymore specifics other than it did come apart. As for the weather I was passing through the same area, approximately 20 to the east in route from KRBW to KOMN at 5500 at the same time as his accident and my G500 was showing a solid 21 knot direct cross wind out of the east. The sky was broken at 3,500 on the coast where I was at. Even with his experience accidents do happen. An in flight fire following a total engine failure would stress anyone I would think. I learned to fly a
  9. How could you explain the propeller not being bent? I spoke with someone who was onsite and they reported that the engine did come apart.
  10. The second photo is Bill and his son taken approximately 1.5 hours prior to the accident . I believe it’s self explanatory if you look at the photo of the wreckage what happened. Big hole in the cowl and the engine was obviously not rotating at the time of the accident.
  11. This was a great guy and had over 25K hours. He was a retired airline Capt based out of KFIN. https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2020/09/21/pilot-injured-in-plane-crash-in-near-hilliard/
  12. What about a 360 on short final? We have absolutely fabulous controllers in our tower here and I can’t imagine working all of the Riddle and PEA student traffic that they have to deal with but I wasn’t going to slow up any more than 90 knots on final. I had a Heavy passenger load and 90° OAT. Better fast than sorry when you have plenty of runway. I was in my A36.
  13. I am not sure that a NASA report would benefit him much in this situation.
  14. One of mine is going to be 260 X 52 or 60 with 4 hangars in it. The other building is going to be 390 ft X 52 or 60. My cost difference between 52 ft deep and 60 ft deep is approximately 17,500 per hangar so approx 175K difference for the complete job to make all 10 hangars an extra 8 ft deep.
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