Where have all the Long EZ's gone?

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Captain_John

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Tell me... I can remember not too long ago when there were a few EZ's floating around and it was a real treat to see them here and there. This year, I bet that I could count all my sightings on one hand!

These planes used to be everywhere. Where did they all go?

Why doesn't it seem that they are as common as they once were?

Is anyone else experiencing this phenomenon?

We have none here at KPYM that I am aware of.

:confused: CJ
 

Captain_John

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Hmmmm, the affected bird was located up here by us, huh?

Almost all of the airports listed I know and have been to!

That would explain alot!

:( CJ
 

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There are plenty still flying, and lots of folks who might have built a LEZ are now building Cozy (it's a 4 seater LongEZ, basically).
 

Falco Rob

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We've got 3 of them here at Jandakot !

I think one is a Vari Eze and the other 2 are Long Eze's.

I had my first ride in one earlier this year (a Long Eze) as a prelude to getting endorsed so I could fly it for a friend who had temporarily lost his medical.

Unfortunately I had to spend a couple of months overseas on business and never completed the transition to flying backwards. He has since regained his medical so the need for me as a driver has evaporated.

It sure was fun to fly though, even from the back seat where you can't see a bloody thing !
 

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We have a couple LongEz's at Ann Arbor, and some Cozy's and Velocity's too.

Unless you live in Mojave, Patagonia, or other very dry places, all aluminium parts should be protected from corrosion, as per the RAF and many other builders manuals. In airplanes suitably protected with alodine, anodizing, epoxy paints, etc, this should be no bigger deal than any other aluminium airplane.

Bill
 

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we've got a group or people here in Greenville, SC that are currently building a lot of 6 velocity's. lots of airplane stuff, i'm amazed they keep it all sorted as far as who's is who's
 

DarrellK

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Originally posted by Captain_John
Tell me... I can remember not too long ago when there were a few EZ's floating around and it was a real treat to see them here and there. This year, I bet that I could count all my sightings on one hand!

These planes used to be everywhere. Where did they all go?

Why doesn't it seem that they are as common as they once were?

Is anyone else experiencing this phenomenon?

We have none here at KPYM that I am aware of.

:confused: CJ
You're just not looking in the right place. Here is the biggest canard pusher flyin in the world... http://www.roughriver.org/ 100's of pictures of the last two years.
 

Captain_John

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Well, I figgered they were keepin' em SOMEPLACE!!!

There isn't much GA here in New England anyways compared to the rest of the US. Even less experimental stuff, sorry to say.

I just used to see more of them around here.

:whistle: CJ
 
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