When you last left your hero, he was driving to Airventure. Quite glumly, I might add. The first bit of good news came on the trip up. Scott Swing from the factory and told me that, had it happened to him, he’d have flown it home (assuming it was a short-ish flight), and that he’d fix it himself. That made me feel a lot better.
Once we got to Oshkosh, we talked to most of the major prop vendors. First we talked to MT. They clearly wanted at least the one blade to ‘come home’ to Germany – no major blade repairs in the states – for 3-4 weeks. But, they also indicated that we could affect a repair ourselves and fly ‘to the end of the season’. That was very welcome news.
We also talked to the “other” major vendors about possible blade or prop solutions they might offer in the near future. There’s nothing there I can share today, but I was left hopeful that something might be coming. I’ll report back as I know more.
Posted By: Brett FerrellMonday July 27th, 2015 at 7:21 PM