Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sebring Air Show

Sebring was a wash-out. Rain, wind, fog, cold temps, the works. But we flew more interested customers than any of the other 40 manufacturers represented. Noone put down their cold hard cash, but we're expecting 2 purchases this week, and perhaps 4 more to come as they think about it for a few days. The Lambada was very well received, everyone loved the way it flew.

Joe and I flew formation and took photos on the way back to Melbourne. I can't get the blog to accept photos for some reason, so look for some soon.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Doin' the Lambada

Promo shot of Samba (foreground) and Lambada
Joe and I have been putting in the hours flying the first Lambada. Cruising to neighboring areas including the hanggliding site Wallaby Ranch, and several airports. Soaring with the birds in 600fpm lift with the engine off, and running cloudstreets at cloudbase. The Lambada is a beautiful, responsive, fun aircraft. I have started giving demo rides, and everyone loves it. We have the 'plane, we have the interest, but do we have the economy to currently support a luxury item? We'll find out in a few days at Sebring.
Kathy and Rachel return to Stardust today after dropping cousins Mike and Steve off at the Jacksonville airport. Can't wait to see them again after a couple of weeks!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Telemar Marina

Urban Air Lambada Light Sport Aircraft/Motorglider

Stardust is tucked into a slip in the Telemar Marina next to the 518 causeway in Melbourne, Florida. We drove to Tallahassee for Christmas, joining the Leighton family for a great holiday. Brud and Jean drove down from Illinois with Kathy’s sister Randy, who is visiting from Australia. Kathy’s other sister Kari, and husband Mike hosted the gang and fixed the usual scrumptious meals. We visited their new restaurant for lunch one day for yet another fine meal.

Jim drove back to Melbourne to be on hand for the delivery of the new Lambada airplanes from the Czech Republic. He and Joe Bostik will import the sleek light sport aircraft and hopefully sell tons of them. The first airshow is in Sebring, Florida on Jan 17, and will be a good indicator of the interest in this new ‘plane. If all goes well we will settle here for the immediate future. Check out the Lambada at: http://www.urbanairusa.com/

Meanwhile, Kathy and Rachel visited Jim’s folks and his sister Laura and her family in Panama City, Florida, then drove back to Tallahassee for New Year’s Eve, and will return to PC before joining Jim on Stardust on Jan 9.

We hope all of our friends and family have a happy, healthy, and safe year ahead. We look forward to another year of new adventures, making new friends, meeting up with old friends, and living life to the fullest. It can’t get much better than the year we just had, but we’ll try!