March 2016
by Gary R. Loyd on March 4th, 2016

​Last month was a typical month for winter in Colorado when activity seems to slow down just a bit.  We love the 4 seasons and the opportunity to enjoy the variety of the pace of life in the Rockies.
 
We completed another US export certificate of airworthiness for one 737-300PCF to EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).  The airplane was exported to Denmark to fly with Jet Time.

During our spare time, Gary has been busy restoring a 1957 Chevrolet model 3100 pick-up.  It was an enjoyable and relaxing project because for once, he can ignore all the FAA regulations and just have fun with the work at hand.  The vehicle belongs to a family friend who passed away in December, 2012, just as the individual body pieces were coming out of the paint shop.  Gary promised the cancer-stricken owner that he would finish the restoration for his wife and family left behind.  It took 150 work days since Dec. 2012 to complete the restoration but it is now complete and the Jim Taylor family is very pleased with the outcome.  Gary is anxious to get the truck out of his hangar to make room for the next project, which is hopefully an airplane this time.

Also during our spare time, one of our key associates, Bruce Beadell, had the pleasure of donating much of his time and skills to the Boeing Museum of Flight in the effort to resurrect the first 727-22, N7001U, for one last flight from Everett to Boeing Field in Renton.  This airplane operated with United Airlines for the first 27 years of its life before being donated to the Boeing Museum of Flight.  Bruce utilized his FAA DAR authority to issue the special flight permit for the flight which took place on the morning of March 2, 2016.  Gary was instrumental in obtaining the environmental permission for the flight because the airplane did not meet stage III noise levels. 

Barry had the thankless duty of dealing with the legal aspects of Avsource Services in making sure our donated services were held harmless in the event of things unforeseen.  Many thanks also to volunteer associate Joe Kinsella for his work in finalizing the status of airworthiness directives.  Joe’s prior experience at United and his consulting experience brought a lot of expertise to this project.  Many thanks to all the Avsource participants and congratulations to the Boeing Museum of Flight. 

We look forward to seeing many of you at the MRO Conference in Dallas, TX next month.  Until then, God Bless America (North and South).

The Avsource Group





727-22, N7001U




727-22, N7001U




727-22, N7001U




Restored 1957 Chevrolet 3100 pick-up




Restored 1957 Chevrolet 3100 pick-up




Restored 1957 Chevrolet 3100 pick-up


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