LEGEND LIAISON BRIEF ISSUE NO. 34, DATE: 20 JULY 2016
NEWS Super Legend Reality Check
So many aircraft are available to choose from when looking for that next perfect flyer. However, in truth, the field narrows quickly when what you seek is simple flying coupled with the ability to go anywhere. That's the legacy of the famed Cub. It's proven its worth as both a pleasure plane and a workhorse.
For more than 85 years, the Cub's design has been modified and enhanced, with the occasional bungling. Its study is a lesson in purity, and for that reason alone many a pilot will attest to their fascination with the type. But today there's really only one true Cub. In keeping the Cub true to its roots, the Legend Cub excels in purity, pleasure and power.
The Legend Cub is available in the widest array of engine choices and each of them boasts, foremost, dependability and power. There, too, is an aspect of brand loyalty that rests deep in the hearts of pilots. With these in mind, what's not to love about choosing between Lycoming and Continental when selecting your new aircraft?
Following the choice of engine, the purist pilot wants to be sure that selecting an airframe, avionics, and all the amenities will serve his/her needs throughout their ownership of the aircraft.
In a Legend Cub one knows with certainty that the airframe is built to last. Chromoly steel tubing and aluminum structural members coupled with synthetic coverings have withstood the test of time. But durability is only part of it. Carbon fiber adds strength and assists the airframe in carrying its load. As an EAB, the Legend Cub is approved up to 1,750 lb GTOW, yet it's built lighter than ever before, maximizing payload.
Avionics are the configurable component most pilots enjoy installing and retrofitting in their aircraft today. A far cry from Cubs of the past, Legend Cubs are equipped with the latest in digital wizardry offering moving maps, situational awareness and a litany of other productivity resources at the press of a finger. Our intelligent Cub panel has been so successful that we've nicknamed it the SmartCub.
Feature for feature, the Legend Cub is known to have it all, from full dual controls to its combination door/window on both sides of the aircraft. If there's something missing, that's because it hasn't been invented yet or fails to fit the formula for simplicity, affordability, and the ability to go anywhere. Take a closer look at the Legend Cub before buying your next aircraft.
For more information on the Legend Cub, Super Legend and Legend AmphibCub, email us at email@example.com or call 903-885-7000.
NEWS Oshkosh Preview
Greg Koontz is scheduled to perform once again in the Super Legend HP, this time at the world's greatest aviation celebration in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Attendees at AirVenture 2016 will be treated to a one-of-a-kind performance in the Titan powered Legend Cub.
Expect amazing things, not the least of which will be Greg deftly landing on the top of a moving pickup truck. For anyone interested in the Legend Cub, AirVenture Oshkosh will be a chance to see these beautifully manufactured aircraft up close and in action.
Stop by the American Legend Aircraft Company booth (#356 in the Main Aircraft Display area) to see the Titan powered Super Legend HP, the 115 horsepower Super Legend powered by Lycoming and standing on Carbon Fiber Amphibious Floats, and the classic Legend Cub with Continental O-200 engine.
To see the full Greg Koontz Airshows schedule, visit www.gkairshows.com. For advance information on the Legend Cub, the Super Legend, and the new Carbon Fiber Amphibious Floats, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 903-885-7000.
LIFESTYLE This Lady Loves Her Taildraggers
Maureen Sherwood is an experienced taildragger pilot based in San Luis Obispo, California. She started taking flying lessons as the young wife of a Navy pilot back in the early 1970s. Today she's the proud owner of a new AL18 Super Legend.
"My husband really wanted me to learn to fly so I decided to take flying lessons while he was deployed. We bought our first airplane, a J-3 Cub, upon his return from his second tour to Vietnam. At first I was intimidated by having to hand prop to start and having no radios or navigation equipment. Once I gained confidence in reading charts and navigating by landmarks, I grew to love the J-3. We met another young Navy pilot and his wife who flew their own Aeronca L-3. It was so much fun as young couples to fly formation in and out of little dirt airstrips around our home base of Hanford, California.
"Unfortunately my marriage didn't last, but fortunately my love of flying provided many adventures to come. Even after I earned advanced pilot certificates and flew high performance airplanes, I never forgot my 'first love,' my J-3 Cub. By comparison to other advanced 'user friendly' airplanes, the J-3 provided a true feeling of flight that must be primordial. I have been lucky to have owned several other taildraggers during my flying career including a Taylorcraft BC-12D, Piper PA-18 Super Cub, Citabria 7KCAB, Decathlon, Pitts S-2B and Sukhoi Su-2.
"My present husband and I are fortunate to currently own a Cessna 180. We just acquired an American Legend Super Cub AL18 which we flew back to San Luis Obispo from Sulphur Springs, Texas this past February. I am grateful that my husband now shares the love of taildraggers that has been my passion for over 40 years."
The AL18 Super Legend is powered by a 115 horsepower Lycoming YO-233. It outperforms a 150 horsepower Piper Super Cub having superior power-to-weight ratio. Newly manufactured in the U.S.A., the Super Legend is the next generation of Cub.
For more information on the super performing Super Legend, visit www.legend.aero or call 903-885-7000.
TECHNOLOGY Get Your ADS-B On, Plus $500 Back
The days of the transponder-less Cub lie in the past. In the 1930s, minimalism was just fine. Today it makes good sense to fly with a basic avionics package and this includes at least an altitude reporting transponder. Far better is the NextGen technology referred to on the pilot's end as ADS-B.
While your modern instrument panel is certain to be equipped with a radio and transponder, compliance with ADS-B is likely to be your next avionics acquisition. For American Legend Cub owners there are solutions already afoot. And if you install in the fall, the FAA is offering you $500 cash back.
American Legend Aircraft Company has approved the installation of a FreeFlight Systems Model 1201 with WAAS GPS coupled with a Trig Avionics ADS-B Out capable transponder. Owner/pilot, and first FreeFlight ADS-B customer, Dick Parsons has been flying Legend Cubs since 2006. A retired commercial pilot, Parsons has amassed well over 1000 hours in Legend Cubs following his airline career. Why did he do it? Equipped with a WAAS GPS and 1090ES transponder, he's able to meet the FAA requirements of ADS-B compliance. Moreover, the system provides subscription-free weather and flight information direct to digital displays in his cockpit. It's more information available in his Cub than when he was flying the airlines.
Other ADS-B options for the Legend Cub include a NavWorx ADS600-EXP supporting panel-mounted and portable devices via Wi-Fi, and a Lynx NGT-9000 from L-3 with touchscreen display. ADS-B offers some great advantages now, not the least of which is enhanced situational awareness in the cockpit.
To plan the installation of ADS-B in your Legend Cub or other aircraft, call today 903-885-7000.
NEWS Legend Aircraft Magazine, Download Your FREE Copy Now
The completely revised Legend Aircraft Magazine is in its second printing. Inside, there's knowledgeable advice on choosing the right aircraft, tailwheel training tips, and everything one would expect when buying or building their very own Legend Cub.
Legend Aircraft Magazine, from American Legend Aircraft Company—the premier producer of the finest American-manufactured sport aircraft available today, is a must-read for anyone who appreciates flying for pleasure, and for going places.