Monday, September 13, 2010

Our Fly In Sponsors Are The Best

The following is a list of sponsors for the 14th Annual Wood, Fabric, and Tailwheels Fly In to be held September 25, 2010.  Please support this great group as they have gone out of their way to help us make this event one of the best yet.

This group was founded by Jed Keck a few years back after the National Biplane Association decided to call it quits and go home. Jed's organization is rapidly increasing in size and his online collection of biplane photos, stories, information, and legends is hard to beat. Each day, it seems, he ads more and more to the collection of anything and everything biplane. But Jed's greater goal is to have a group of biplane enthusiasts around the world that will carry the flame for these wonderful old planes and perhaps hold a worldwide biplane fly-in on the same day each year where ever they may be. We want to thank the IBA for sponsoring our event and we hope you will take a look at his group join up.

Poly-Fiber Aircraft Coatings
Poly-Fiber is today’s premier covering and paint system for antique, classic, and homebuilt aircraft.   Take a look around any at any gathering of these aircraft and you will see what the system has to offer.   Over the years I have flown a great many planes covered with Poly-Fiber and have never seen anything but great results from the system.    A big thanks goes out to Poly-Fiber for their continued support of our kind of aviation.

Randolph Aircraft Products
Randolph Aircraft Products' nitrate and butyrate dopes are made right here in America and are still the choice for recovering jobs that require the ultimate in authenticity.   Furthermore, a lot of people out there have shown original dope systems can be just as slick as newer processes and thankfully Randolph continues to supply these time tested products to the aviation community.   A big thanks goes out to Randolph for their continued support of our kind of aviation.

American Air Campers Association
There is a new association dedicated to pilots and families with a passion for camping under the wing - American Air Campers Association (AACA). Founded by long-time pilot and camping-enthusiast, Don Abbott, the American Air Campers Association is the culmination of five years of research and planning.  If you love camping with your plane, have thoughts of camping with your plane, or are curious about the possibilities of camping with your plane, check this group out. They have a wonderful staff, a great group of advisers, and will help you get the most out of any air camping experience.

Signature Engines
Signature Engines Inc. is a well known and respected aircraft engine overhaul shop that stands behind its service.  Based at Lunken Field, Cincinnati, this shop believes so much in what they do that they have been known to take on the FAA to stop questionable methods allowed by the same.   If you want an engine you can trust, give Signature Engines a call.   They care about their customers and do what it takes to put the best product out the door.    We cannot say enough good about them. 

Aeronautical Charters, Inc
Maybe you have an important meeting to attend, family to see, or maybe you just want to get away with as little hassle as possible.  If this is you, maybe you should give ACI a call.  Based at Page Field in Ft. Meyers Florida, this charter company offers a varied fleet of aircraft to meet your every need.  Offering charter flying throughout the USA and beyond, this company offers personal service that many find missing in most of today's charter operations.  Reliable personable service is what you get at ACI and we highly recommend them for your charter needs.

Maverick Insurance
Maverick Insurance, founded in 2004, offers something for just about everyone.  With locations in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois, this company has grown significantly in the past six years by building close personal relationships with their clients.  But perhaps most important to you is the fact that they also offer aviation insurance.  If you have a wide range of insurance demands and find yourself in need of someone that can handle it all, give these folks a call. 

Thatcher CX-4
This airplane has been getting a lot of good press and for good reason.  This simple, easy to build, single seat aircraft looks great, apparently flies very well, and is cheap to build.  Furthermore, a local guy, Peter Beck, has been making kits that I hear are the cat's meow.  Every now and then, when everyone is going all crazy over new technology, new materials, and gee whiz gimmicks, someone comes along to offer a truly inexpensive fun plane to own.  This is the CX-4.  Look for several of these planes, including the company demonstrator, to be on hand at the fly-in.  The demo plane will be in the vendor area and the guys will be there to answer any questions.  Also, be sure to thank them for the sponsorship.

Jeff Lumpkin (Quality Assurance Management, Inc.)
Pilot and quality control expert extraordinaire.  Contact Jeff if you have a project in need of a professional quality control service.

Merstitch International
If you own a piece of clothing with our logo on it, you may have wondered what company would dare take the responsibility of stitching such a detailed, multi-color logo for people who are very picky about such things.  If so, that company is Merstitch International.  Mike Merrell, the founder, has done every piece of Lee Bottom logo embroidered clothing ever created and along the way helped with printed shirts too.  If you would like some of the same high quality work for your company, you should not hesitate to contact Mike.  He has experience with large corporate accounts, small operations like us, and everything in between.  In addition to that, he has a pilot's license.

Alcorn Goering and Sage, LLP

Alcorn Goering and Sage, LLP is a local general practice law firm with extensive litigation experience, representing a diverse group of clients. One of the partners, Wil Goering, is quickly becoming one of the hardest working members of the Lee Bottom Family and has helped us in many ways. This year he offered to help raise sponsorship funds, find volunteers, be a volunteer, take photographs, drive a shuttle bus, and just about anything else. During our time working with Wil, we have found him and his law firm to be well respected and are glad to have them as a sponsor.

Derrick Engineering, Inc
Dave Derrick and his company, Derrick Engineering, Inc, have been volunteering their efforts here at Lee Bottom for as long as we can remember.  If you have a construction project that involves anything dealing with the movement or use of water, Derrick Engineering, Inc, is the place to call.

Anderson Sales and Service
This locally owned company has been providing the fly-in with John Deere Gators for over 4 years.  They carry a wide variety of equipment:  from Gators, to ATV's, to customized Honda Goldwing Trikes, to weed trimmers and mowers.  It's a family owned business dedicated to customer satisfaction and they carry the best equipment money can buy.  If you need something they have, we encourage you to give them a chance at your business.

Reed's Orchard and Farm
This locally owned farm, in the same family since the 1800's, produces a wide range of crops but it is best known for the amazing peaches grown there.  Yet these are not the reasons they make the sponsorship list.  This family and some of their kids, have been part of the Lee Bottom Family since way back when.  A few of them have even volunteered at every fly-in to date starting when they were as young as six years old.  Whenever we need some heavy lifting or special assistance that only a group of intelligent farmers could offer, they always come to the rescue.  Be it equipment, bush hogging, manual labor, paper work, or even controlled burning, these folks have continuously offered us a great deal of sponsorship through the use of their minds and backs.  There are no words that can thank them enough.

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