Fury National Tour
See the LoPrestiFury at NBAA, AOPA and a special showing at
Three Wing Flying Service as we finish off the last of the
national trade show circuit.
Fast and Fury-us is the way
the next several weeks will shake down. I’ll be heading out to
Atlanta for the NBAA Convention, from there to display at Three
Wing Aviation in Stratford, a LoPresti Partner, then on to the
AOPA Convention in Hartford, CT. Twenty two hours of fun Fury
flying, 77 plus rolls, sixteen days and two great aviation
conventions. A great trip, lots of work plus renewing old
friendships and contacts. Peggy, Curt, RJ, David, thank you for
throwing me into this briar patch hahahaha. If your going to
either convention stop by our booth and definitely come visit me
at the aircraft displays and I will explain why there are 77
plus rolls in this trip.
The past few weeks have also
been an adventure. This year has been the worst year for weather
in all my years of flying. I have never seen fronts that extend
for hundreds of miles, very thick, solid and nasty. I had one
such front moving my way and decided it best to leave a day
early for Chicago and the Porsche VLJ show. I knew the perfect
place to go and surprise a dear old friend. Rudy Frasca of
Frasca Sim fame and Warbird collector, has been a great friend
from my Warbird days. I spent numerous hours flying his wing in
the Bearcat and Mustang. I figured I would slip into Urbana, IL
and surprise him but I was the one in for a pleasant surprise.
I will say it now, make
Frasca Field (C16) a fuel stop when ever you in the area, it
is fantastic and Tom Frasca is as friendly as his dad. Picture
this, a large open well manicured green field, a large MFG
plant, a 4000 FT. hard surface runway with a long turf cross
Wait, wait, it gets better
All of this is home to a
great airplane collection complete with the neatest club house
you can imagine. I arrived on a Tuesday, known locally as
Tailwheel Tuesday. It seems that every Tuesday tailwheel pilots
are invited to an afternoon cookout at the club house. This
setting is a picture right out of a magazine. It sits at the
apex of the hard and turf runways and adjacent to his museum.
Ok if you want to see the cool museum
That night on the grass in
front were a Cub, Luscombe and several other taildraggers. In
the museum sat his Spitfire, P-40 and a project that gave me
chills, a Focke-Wulf 190A built from original plans in Germany.
Walking into the club house was to much, large models hung from
the rafters and it appeared as if we were in a barn, a fancy
barn. Rudy had me give a short talk with film clips of the Fury
and film flying and I had to promise to return to give the full
talk. I will be back! It was great seeing Rudy and WOW what an
I headed on to Chicago for the
Porsche VLJ show, what a show they put on. All the new VLJ’s
plus other interesting airplanes. Porsche has all their models
there, cars and girls, scattered around the airplanes. Next to
the Fury was a $119,000 flip top, they displayed well together.
put it well when he compared the airplanes as if they were cars.
Sitting in the Fury he said, “look out those airplanes, you have
your Limo’s, your SUV’s, your Sedans and the Fury is the Sports
car of the lot. I really like sports cars!”
The Fury was a definite hit
drawing many complementary comments and request to have a
contract sent to them. We will be making more of the Porsche VLJ
shows in the future. Fly safe and often.
||Taxiing in I had but one thought:
"When can I fly it again?"
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