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Volunteer Product Testers Needed-Runway/Taxiway Lights

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Charlie Becker
Homebuilder or Craftsman
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#1 Posted: 10/1/2010 09:57:06

EAA needs members to review somerunway/taxiway lighting.  To volunteer, simplyclick the green "reply" button below and say you want to volunteer. I’ll be selecting the testers (randomly) on 10/12/2010 and closing this threadat that time.  If you are selected, I will send you a private message oremail with the details.

 Requirements to participate inthis test:

  • You have access to a runway environment where you can place the lights.  (Note:  The lights are solar powered & self contained so no wiring or power is needed).  You could place them for the testing and remove them without much work.
  • Once you’ve placed the lights, have someone test the visibility of the lights from the air at night.
  • You must complete a short product review after using the product.
  • You must be an EAA member.
  • You get to keep the product after you are done reviewing it.

We’ll be having other opportunitiesto test products coming up so keep checking back to www.oshkosh365.orgforums for more posts.  You’ll see the outcome of this test work in anupcoming issue of Sport Aviation under Member Tested.

Thanks for volunteering,

Charlie Becker
Director, EAA Member Programs




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David Gray
IAC MemberHomebuilder or CraftsmanUltralight EnthusiastAirVenture Volunteer
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#2 Posted: 10/1/2010 18:03:33

I have at least six friends with private strips (one already has homemade lights). I volunteer.



Keith Leitch
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#3 Posted: 10/1/2010 18:52:59

I would like to volunteer. I have just extended my strip at my home so I can be able to keep my plane here. Currently it is kept at the nearest town airport and that is nearly a 30 mile drive just to go flying. Lights on my strip would be AWESOME!!!

Thanks for the consideration.

Keith Leitch



Jerry Rosie
Young Eagles Pilot or Volunteer
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#4 Posted: 10/2/2010 08:45:11

Bermudian Valley Airpark would be more than happy to test your lights.  Sign me up - and choose me ....please....please...please!

 



Cheers, Jerry NC22375 out of 07N
Brian Hartwick
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#5 Posted: 10/2/2010 09:55:41

Please sign me up.



Robert Frost
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#6 Posted: 10/2/2010 21:45:47

I keep my plane at a private grass strip.  We have a few lights, but are definitely interested in adding to them.



Rod Witham
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#7 Posted: 10/2/2010 23:26:43

Charlie,

I'd like to volunteer to try the lights out. I fly off a small grass strip in a rural area, so light pollution is minimal.

Thanks,

Rod



Kevin Slezewski
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#8 Posted: 10/4/2010 06:53:02

I'd love the opportunity to test these at my private airstrip!  7WI8



Kevin Slezewski aka "SLEZ" www.crispycedars.com
Andy Gamache
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#9 Posted: 10/4/2010 09:56:58

I could come up with a place or two for some lights.

 

Count me in!!



Paul Dowgewicz
Young Eagles Pilot or Volunteer
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#10 Posted: 10/4/2010 14:19:18

Hi Charlie,

I'd like to check out how these work out at our airport. Right now the lights at the far end of the line are clearly dimmer than those at the beginning of the wire. Maybe the solar ones will take care of that.

Paul



Gary Manning
Young Eagles Pilot or Volunteer
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#11 Posted: 10/4/2010 20:44:03

I would like to help. I am the VP of Pilots Haven Airport Inc. 2OK2 in Newalla Oklahoma. We have a 2700' paved runway with pilot controled lights. We are very interested in helping with your test. Gary Manning, VP chapter 1098 and Tech. Counselor



Cub Stewart
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#12 Posted: 10/5/2010 08:56:38

We would like to volunteer.

 



Dave Sirota
Young Eagles Pilot or Volunteer
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#13 Posted: 10/5/2010 14:01:45

Hi Charlie,

 

I'm based at a private fly-in community and would love to test the lights.  If they work, we might be a potential buyer for the company too.

Dave

 



Larry Durner
Homebuilder or Craftsman
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#14 Posted: 10/7/2010 18:25:31

Hey Charlie,

I have a grass strip on my ranch and have been thinking about lights to extend my flying hours.  The test lights might just get me started.

Larry Durner



Larry
Todd Roberts
IAC Member
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#15 Posted: 10/7/2010 18:30:07

I live on a 1700ft grass strip on San Juan Island in WA state. I've been looking at landing lights and I've been wondering if a solar powered solution would work.

Thanks

Todd Roberts

 



Steve Bensinger
Homebuilder or Craftsman
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#16 Posted: 10/7/2010 18:39:05

Hi Charlie,

I live on an airpark where all of the runway is lit except the last 500 feet on the west end. It would be a great opportunity to compare the solar powered lights against standard low intensity runway lights...

Steve Bensinger



Dennis Frett
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#17 Posted: 10/7/2010 18:58:27

Charlie:

Thanks for the offer, and YES, I VOLUNTEER.

I'm currently in the process of building a new airstrip.  It's currently 2400 X 30 of asphalt, to be 3000 X 30 in a few more years.  We are sealing it on Monday.

Dennis Frett

517819

 

 




VFRs, without TFRs,
Jerry Barnett
Warbirds of America Member
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#18 Posted: 10/7/2010 19:19:06

Moontown Airport (3M5) is available for your lighting test.  3M5 is home to EAA Chapter 190.  We have a 2200' grass runway with pilot operated low intensity runway lights.  We could provide a side-by-side comparison for you.

 

Jerry Barnett

EAA 1005123

 



Charlie England
Homebuilder or Craftsman
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#19 Posted: 10/7/2010 19:23:00

Hi Charlie,


I live on a private strip that's already lighted with 'conventional' runway lights. If you'd like a side-by-side comparison, let me know.


Charlie



Ronald Purvis
Homebuilder or Craftsman
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#20 Posted: 10/7/2010 19:29:49

I would like to volunteer to test the runway lights.  I have a private runway and also a plane at 3T3 in Wisconsin that would be interested in testing the lights.

Ron



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