Lancair Evolution Delivered To South Africa | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.24.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.24.14 **
** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.22.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.22.14 **
** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.21.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.21.14 **
** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.20.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.20.14 **

Fri, Nov 23, 2012

Lancair Evolution Delivered To South Africa

Airplane Ferried To SA By Elite Pilot Service

Arnold Pistorius recently completed construction of his Lancair Evolution in Redmond, Oregon. But getting his airplane home was more than a matter than just jumping in and heading to his local airport. Pistorius lives in Pretoria, South Africa.

Such a flight is not to be taken lightly, for obvious reasons. It's a long way across a big ocean in a new airplane. According to a news release, Pistorius chose Elite Pilot Services based in Bend, Oregon to fly his airplane home for him. Elite Pilot Services was formed to service the growing Evolution ownership with Test Flying, Phase 1 Flying, Training, and Ferry services.

But even for EPS pilots Bob Jeffrey and David Robinson, a flight from Redmond to Pretoria was an “epic” journey. Departing Redmond on Oct. 23, 2012 with Bob Jeffrey at the controls, Evolution N122AP headed East and South for over 13,000 miles for just under 60 flight hours. Their route took them from Canada across the North Atlantic to Switzerland where Bob picked up pilot David Robinson. They continued on to Spain and then south along the east coast of Africa.

In all, there were 25 landings in 18 countries. Outside temperatures ranged from -50c to hot, and they encountered weather conditions ranging from 140 knot tailwinds and icing  to low ceilings which had to be waited out and thunderstorms to be dodged along the way.

Arnold’s PT6-powered Lancair Evolution performed flawlessly, with zero maintenance issues for the entire trip, which ended in Pretoria, South Africa on Nov 16, 2012.

(Image provided by Elite Pilot Services)

FMI: www.elitepilotservices.com/blog/

Advertisement

More News

Airborne at NBAA-10.22.14: Legacy 500, Universal InSight, BendixKing AeroWave

Also: GE Honda, Sagem's Active SideStick, Syberjet Update, Techno Aerospace Knows How to Party The FAA handed over certification papers for Embraer's Legacy 500 executive jet durin>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.24.14)

Homebuilt Homepage: Clubs And Newsletters This page lists Homebuilt related Clubs and Newsletters.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.24.14): Phase Separation – Aviation Fuel

Phase separation is when a combined liquid separates into two different liquids and may occur when autogas is used for aviation fuel.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.24.14)

“I’m excited and humbled by the trust that the ALPA Board of Directors has placed in me with this election.” Source: ALPA President-Elect Tim Canoll.>[...]

ANN FAQ: Q&A 101

A Few Questions AND Answers To Help You Get MORE Out of ANN!>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC