Custom Flight will close shop for graduations and for travel from
5-10 June 2013.
Europa Aircraft moving to Wombleton Airfield in late May and June. Alot of changes are happening.
Sun 'n Fun was a great time. It was great seeing so many of you Europa
owners stop by and pay a visit. Sales of Custom Flight Creations used kits and wings was brisk and for the first time
in a long time, I actually enjoyed the show by seeing old flying friends and other distributors. Weather precluded
many folks north of the Mason Dixon line from being able to escape the cold of the Northern US which was the only drawback.
Join us at Sun 'n Fun April 9-14. Custom Flight Creations will display the Europa Aircraft
this year and Airmaster Propellers. Look for site N34 for a chance to share with other builders, discuss upgrades
and new. On display will be N12AY Bud's Little Trigear, and out in the field will be John Kershner's Jabiru
Powered Trigear and George Reeds Motor Glider. Come and see us.
September 3 and 4th
2011, the Annual Europa Fly-In at Rough River Kentucky. We have set the date well ahead of time
for Labor Day weekend of 2011. Please join us for a relaxing time of flying and fellowship.
Meet the guys and gals who are building and flying our favorite aircraft. Share ideas and flight
29-3 April Sun n Fun 2011 Join us at Sun ‘n Fun at site N100 for
a week in the sun at Lakeland Linder Airport’s Sun ‘n Fun fly in. The LSA mod is complete for
any new builder wishing to enjoy the finest flying LSA in the US. The Vortex Generators transform the superb
Europa wing into a slow flight/ STOL aircraft which allows the Europa XS to meet all the requirements of the US Light Sport
Aircraft requirements. Add a 912 and a fixed prop and enjoy a 120 knot cruise about the country while the
competition gets left behind. Weather permitting we will display the Europa Motor Glider as we think this
aircraft brings a whole new dimension to the fixed wing pilot.
September 16-19, 2010 Rough River Europa Fly in.
We had a great time. 13 Europas came from California, Michigan, Louisiana, Florida, New England and points in between.
Congratulations to all the builders that flew in. I felt terrible that I didn't work harder to wash my plane up
that I use for a demonstrator, as the quality and finish on virtually all the aircraft there was a testament to the fine craftsmanship
of the builders. Pictures to follow when I get time.
May 25, 2010 Sun 'n Fun 2010 a great success. The Europa display was under the tree on
spot 90 and 91 and we displayed N12AY as an LSA concept. We had two offers on the plane at the show, but Bud's wife
won't let him sell this one until the next is flying. The vortex generators were removed for the show. We
have 10 hours on the plane and performance is right on target. N12AY is a test mule and will be testing the difference
between the Airmaster AP332 and the AP420. It will also show a data sheet which shows all improvements over the original
stock airframe and the net improvements. Also displayed for sale was Rich Sementilli's tail dragger. Rich
brought it down for a comprehensive annual and to modify the tail spring and update avionics programs. Great airplane
for only $76,000.
January 15, 2010 Europa to attend Sebring LSA Expo. Bud Yerly
will be bring N12AY (the LSA concept aircraft for the conversion of those completed aircraft which are registered now at 1300
or 1320 pounds or those who have not yet registered their XS and can lower their GW to 1320 pounds) to the LSA Expo.
The aircraft has vortex generators added to the wing. Trials of the new mod are progressing and there are no adverse
characteristics with the VGs. The stall is 3-5 knots slower with full span VGs or partial span VGs. The wing gives
good warning with lots of tail rumble with partial span VGs. Aileron control is quite good near the stall, and takeoff
feel (that old sinking feeling when inadvertently yanked out of ground effect) is significantly reduced.