1971 Grumman American AA-1, Rehabilitation Project
This summer the Eastern Slope Aviation Academy received the generous donation of a 1971 Grumman American aircraft from a local pilot. The aircraft hadn’t been flown in years and is in need of rebuilding in order to become airworthy.
The aircraft will become an Aviation Academy project to be done by Academy students and members who are interested in learning aviation mechanics, avionics, body repair and painting. All work will be done under the supervision of an FAA licensed AP/IA mechanic. It will take about three years to complete the project.
The works includes:
- Remove and rebuild the engine. Estimate $20,000 - $25,000.
- Remove and replace the interior seats and carpets. Estimate $5000 - $7000.
- Replace the windshield and other plexiglass. Estimate $3000 - $4000.
- Remove current avionics and replace with new electronic flat screen panel avionics. Estimate $10,000 - $25,000.
- Remove existing paint and repaint. Estimate $5000 - $7000.
- Repair the landing gear. Estimate $2000 - $5000.
Donations will be sought to help raise the $45,000 - $55,000 budget estimate. All those who donate will have their name included in the new paint scheme. If you are interested in donating to the project, please contact the Eastern Slope Aviation Academy or visit the Donate page.
Our 1976 Cessna 150M training aircraft is ready for instruction and use by members. The aircraft was owned by a local pilot and flown for personal use for 30 years. It has a recently rebuilt 100 hp engine, as well as new interior and new exterior paint just a few years ago.
You must complete a check ride from one of our CFIs and read/sign the operating rules and agreement. Please email [email protected] for scheduling check rides, instruction, or flight time.