07-10-2006, 09:34 PM
We arrived Wed noon at Arlington to find few planes and gloomy weather. Thursday was much the same, but Friday was sunny and lots of planes were there. I check with the Dakota Cub booth people all three days [we left Fri afternoon] but never connected with any other Super Cub people. There were some fine aircraft there with the excellent workmanship that comes from the aero-space industry backround in the region, I suspect. The guy I was with has a Glasair II under construction, so we took the Glasair tour. They are selling a lot more Glastar/Sportsman than Glasairs now, and the inventory and tooling reflects this. Since they started the owner assist two week build program, our guide admitted that the company has learned a lot about the pitfalls the home builder faced. They are trying to correct this with better parts and manuals. It is a shame more kit builders don't have an in house builder assist program. They would learn that what is familiar and easy to them is foreign and difficult for others. We had a good time and enjoyed the airshow.