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Tailwinds at Wings over Marin

Attention pilots and aviation enthusiasts on the West Coast. Tailwinds is going to have a booth at Wings Over Marin being held at Gnoss field on September 21, 2013. This is going to be a fun event with fly-bys of historic and modern aircraft, raffle tickets for free airplane rides, and 2 scholarship awards of $1250 each for young folks interested in aviation. This family friendly event honors women in aviation and through-out the day there will be talks by pilots from Fed-Ex, the USAF, an aviation attorney plus much more. So fly-in or drive, enjoy some “hangar talk” with the folks at Tailwinds, and buy your $50 hamburger! Hope to meet you there.
Wishing you Blue Skies & Tailwinds!™

1992 Around the World Air Race Results

Here we go. The top five finishers for the 1992 Around the World Air Race are listed below.
1st place “Spirit of Rochester” Beech F-33A turbo-prop – piloted by general aviation (GA) pilot & US Navy pilot
2nd place “Tailwinds World Flyer” Piper PA-39 Twin Comanche – piloted by mother GA pilot with ATP rating & daughter GA pilot
3rd place “Double Eagle” Cessna 310 – piloted by GA pilot & US Air Force Pilot
4th place “Spirit of Paul Mitchell” Cessna 310 – piloted by Commercial Aircraft Pilot & GA pilot
5th Place “L’Authentic” Jodel Mousquetaire – piloted by GA pilot that restored the Mousquetaire & GA helicopter race pilot
While Marion and I did not win the race we were pleased that we were able to hold on to 2nd place. I’m often asked, “What was the most difficult part of the race?” My answer has always been, “When you are used to flying at 100% power it was excruciatingly slow flying all the way back to California at just 75% power where my family was waiting.”

This air race was an journey of a lifetime. I hope you enjoyed reading the blog and Face book posts as much I as I enjoyed recalling this grand adventure.
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P-51 Mustang Ceiling Fan Review

Congratulations to J.S. in Ventura, California, winner of the Tailwinds product review contest for a $50 gift certificate. Attached is the photo of his purchase of the P-51 Mustang Ceiling Fan. Tailwinds also thanks all the other participants for their valuable opinion in completing product reviews! js fan

New Wood Propeller Decor at Tailwinds

At Tailwinds, we want to support the U.S. economy by creating more jobs in the USA.  We actively source made in America products.  We are pleased to have found some fabulous decorative wood propellers that are made in the USA.  We particularly like these because they are available with or without a clock in the center hub.  Our made in the USA props include a replica Curtiss Jenny, Sopwith Camel, Piper Cub and Lindbergh DH-4 wood propellers.

Wishing you Blue Skies & Tailwinds!™


Product Reviews at Tailwinds

At Tailwinds we have added a new feature about which we are very excited – Product Reviews.  Now, as a customer, you can let others know what you think of the merchandise that you ordered.  For instance, the P-51 Mustang Ceiling Fan, in your opinion; Was it as expected?  Was it easy to install? Would you recommend the fan to a friend?  Let others know what you think about the merchandise that you received from Tailwinds!

Wishing you Blue Skies & Tailwinds!™