A large (50MB) pdf archive of articles written about our AAx airplanes, supplied by Ed Prest. From the BD-1 up to the G-1000 equipped AG5B.
On the left is Oscar Rolan's 1974 Traveler sporting fresh paint and a new
leather interior. Oscar is based at El Monte (EMT). He also has a website with
more pictures here.
Right and left are Randy Severino and his wife Xinna with Randy's 1975 AA1B,
based at Van Nuys, CA. Randy has more pictures at
his web page.
Randy works in the movie biz and uses the Grumman for location work.
Fred Nemeth bought his Lynx nearly 10 years and over 1000 hours ago. It's
very nicely equipped and features a Ken Blackman 125HP STC, which comes in
handy in the hot and humid Florida climate. Photo taken at an AYA fly-in at
Charlotte County Airport FL.
Mark Eberhardy of Clintonville, Wisconsin has owned N6033L for 10 years
and got the High Compression STC in March of 2001. Original paint. New gray
interior installed in '96. The plane is 30 years old now and is still
flying strong into the new Millennium!
On the right, Ed Barrett of Cartersville Georgia and his dad rescued this 1971
AA1 Trainer after 3 years of ground-bound neglect. If you're looking for
maintenance and/or repairs in the Cartersville area you can contact Ed at
Steve Snow of the Brisbane Flying Group sent this photo of the Birdsville Boys
at the Birdsville Races in 1999.
(In case you're wondering, Birdsville is right about
To the right is Kabir Chuttani's 1976 Tiger.
Twin Tiger flight ready to depart for S.E. Michigan from Jasper Co. Airport
(RZL), Indiana after annual performed by top mechanic John Sjardema of Excel
Air. N1196A is a 92' Tiger owned by Steve Tuttle, N1193U is a 91' Tiger
owned by Gary Ray.
Alasdair Crawford sent in these photos from a recent AYA New England region
fly-in to Hyannis, MA. Dave Rogers was the photographer of Alasdair's 1971 AA1A
on the formation flight from New Bedford to Hyannis.
Walt Murphy sent in these photos of the Camarillo Grumman Air Force - Paul
Jones, Richard Tracy, and Walt Murphy. On the left, Paul Jones and Richard
Tracy in close formation, and a shot of Richard alone. On the right, Walt
Murphy in his 160 HP AA1B taildragger conversion.
On the left, Peter Gorton and Richard Hinsley refuelling at Cobar NSW
Australia en route back home from the White Cliffs Flyin. Peter is standing
beside Richard's AA1C VH-IFB, with Pete's AA1B VH-SZG in the rear. The two
aircraft flew together eastbound for a few hundred miles before Pete turned
south for Canberra, and Richard returned to Sydney. On the right is a closer
look at Richard's AA1C.
Shown to the right are Ken & Ann-Maree Cox of Brisbane Australia with
their Tiger at the ever-popular Caiguna on the Nullarbor plain. This photo
was taken during a 7,000 mile, 3 1/2 week adventure around and through the
Australian outback. Never heard of Caiguna? Read about it
Over on the left, Bobby Gibson is headed "up the river" past the New York
City World Trade Center on his way to Laconia, NH. On the right,
Bob Reed sent in this picture of N99YT, a 1972 Traveler, S/N 0005.
On the left is Dan & Renee Kelly in their '79 Tiger, named "Herbie",
over south Texas. On the right is a '78 owned by Jim Watson and Dave Amato.
That's Jim with the airplane at home on Riverside municipal airport in
Jan Brill's Tiger, based in Switzerland. You can read more about Jan's Tiger at
Mervyn is the pilot of this Tiger belonging to
Martinair Viegschool in
Lelystad, the Netherlands. Photographed over Almere, Holland. (Pay no attention
to the crinkled aileron and the rivet heads in the foreground.)
Tom Enterline's 1975 Traveler at home on Brandywine Airport (N99), West
Chester PA. Tom has owned this airplane since 1998 and says this is no hangar
queen. He did his instrument rating in this airplane and has been to
Sun-n-Fun and Oshkosh.
Don Gates' "new" (to him, anyway) AA1C. This 150HP IFR machine will be used by
Don to commute from his home at Rosamond Skypark to Edwards AFB during the week
and patrolling the skies of the Mojave desert on weekends.
Jeff & Cheryl Jacobs are long-time dog lovers, but now
they have a cat! Here's their recently-purchased 1978 Cheetah at her new home
base, Pearson Field in Vancouver, WA. She still wears
her olive-green-and-orange factory paint ("the official colors of the 1970's"),
but a new paint job may be not far off.
Andrew Kerans owns VH-RTZ is a 77 Tiger with Powerflow and K&R filter. Andrew says these two additions make a huge difference to performance, although fuel burn stays the same. VH-RTZ is based in Canberra Australia although this picture was taken in Cairns where the Great Barrier reef is.
Roger Danesi, from Concord California, has owned this Cheetah (shown here at
SLO town) for 5 years. Previously an owner of a Warrior and a Lance, he says
that he wouldn't trade the Cheeetah for either of them.
Dave and Lesa Covert are learning to fly in their '74 Traveler, N9560L.
Having both always wanted to learn to fly, they bought the plane in Feb 99
(with the help of the AYA and the Gang) and started lessons in March.
Dave and Lesa are travel nuts and will be logging a lot of x-country miles
to fly-ins, shows and to see friends around the country once they have their
Pete & Marion Dooley, based at KMGJ, and their 1976 Tiger at a stop in
Niagra Falls, NY. (Pete is the one behind the camera.) Marion teaches grade
school, and Pete flys a corporate G2 to pay for the Tiger.
Jeffery Jacobs submitted this photo of one of the Yankees he used for flight
instruction at Long Beach CA in back 1971-1972. He also includes this
correspondence from Bede Aircraft inc from 1964,
the BD-1 sales brochure,
the AA-1 sales brochure from 1970 or 1971,
and the AA-5 sales brochure from 1972.
Jeff Simon reports that the folks down at Brookville Ohio (aka "the home for
wayward grummans", aka "the center of the universe") are living large, offering
as proof this photo of the ground tug they use.
Vagn Stevnhoved (to the left) and Kai Møller Andersen (to the right) in
their Tigers OY-GAI and OY-CYN respectively. Pictures taken just off the coast
a few miles east of their homebase in Grenaa, Denmark. Both are regular
attenders at AYA European Region fly-ins. Won the "Longest Distance
Travelled" award in Marmande, France in 1998.
Steve Fowler's traveler, at Oshkosh 1998. Steve was pulled out of a
long line of waiting Cessnas, Pipers, and Beeches by a volunteer
who remarked "We like Grummans here" as he helped push
33L into a fairly tight spot between two taildraggers.
This is VH-ETT, a Traveler owned by Jack Liubinskas, David & Catherine
Conway, Peter Cassidy, Dennis Medlow and Rob Curtis. On the right is a peek
out the window as "ET" heads down final. Also on the right is "ET" and family
at William Creek.
N3LY belongs to Jim and Debbie Pyke, who purchased it from Tom Wilson, who
bought is back from Mike Campbell, who purchased it from Tom Wilson. But it
still doesn't have the reputation of Steve Williams' Orange Airplane.
Mel Ott picked up this Lynx, N39038, from Idaho last year with a 0 SMOH engine.
He flew home, and promptly had her repainted in her original color scheme.
Then he put in a new interior. Finally, he refurbished the instrument panel.
Which is what retired Northwest captains do when they want a new Yankee.
BTW - This is Mel's sixth Grumman, having previously owned a '69 Yankee, a '72
Traveler, '76 Tiger, '78 Cougar, and a '78 T-Cat.
To the right is Jim Bemiss and his '79 Tiger, located at BLM in central New
Jersey. Colors unitinentionally match those of the New Jersey State Police,
which must make flying IFR (I Follow Roads) entertaining. Painted in 1997 by
Sky Harbour in Goderich, Canada.
To the right is Tom Parsons's 1969 AA-1 with 1600 hours SAN. It is original
paint, plus the dark stripe on the side. He traded up from a 172. Tom and his
wife like to make the airshows and fly-ins within a couple of hundred miles of
thier home in Hobbs, NM. This year, they're looking forward to arriving
Herb & Sue Kartanos' AA5 getting acquainted with her new home in
Lancaster, PA. Coming from sunny Georgia in the middle of winter,
she can't quite figure out what the white stuff on the ground is.
Sue appears to be having the same problem.
Two views of Major Tim Solms' 1976 Cheetah in original paint at home
in Easton, Maryland, returning from one of many trips to collect stored
possessions scattered about the east coast of the US while Tim was flying
Apaches in Korea. Tim now flies a desk at the Pentagon, so the Cheetah
helps him maintain his sanity.
Bob and Susan Shafer's beautifully detailed Tiger
that won the Best in Show Award at AYA 96 in Stratford Canada. We hope to have
a shot of Stu Morse's beautiful Tiger N5TU that won best of show at AYA 97 in
Bowling Green KY soon. On the right are a series of shots of John Tucci's and
Ralph Delgado's beautiful Cougar.
Jack and Marionette Blood's bright red two seater to the left has looked
like this since new. It has never been seen a spot of dust or a
chip in the paint. The former is a result of dusting cloths in Jack's
and Marionette's back pockets. The latter, they claim, is
because they fly off of their own grass strip near Evansville IN.
This jewel of a plane has a 150 hp engine and additional fuel tanks
in the wings. On the right is Gunter and Ann Hagen's pretty Tiger.
Gunter is just closing the canopy as he and his wife roll out for
the 2,200 mile trip from Stratford to their home in Malibu, CA.
Joe Reed who runs the AYA Southeast Region web site owns the beautiful Cheetah
on the left. Jason Karlin's '78 Linx was on the February 1996
cover of Air Progress. This close up shot on the right demonstrates
how close Jason and his dad Dana were to the camera plane.
Here are two fine examples of the AYA fleet. Darryl Tattrie's AA-1
on the left with new paint and Al Guerra's Tiger on the right with
original paint demonstrate the pride the members of the AYA have in
Michael Gillespie donated the original web site, technical
advice, and technical support for the Grumman Gang's web page. He is seen on
the left with his Cheetah in Revelstoke, British Columbia. Scott Saylor sent
us this picture of his 150 hp 1977 AA1C ready to storm the beaches of Normandy.
On the left is Jean-Marc Julia's 1992 AG-5B IFR equipped Tiger.The picture was
taken from a tired Socata Rallye by Fabien Campillo. The castle in the
background is the Chateau de Virieu near Grenoble. Dave Hock's freshly pained
'78 Tiger on the right is flying over Pebble Beach CA. The picture was taken
from the back seat of a T-34.
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