highlights from the Aircraft Logs of
HP-11 Airmate Serial #73
Plans & Building started in 1965 by joint owners Howard Parris of Bakersfield, CA & Richard Lehmans of Firebaugh, CA
Wings were built by Richard Schreder and purchased from him in 1966
Certificate of Airworthyness 12/01/1966
No significant damage noted, although the retractible gear doors seem to have been a regular nuisance item to make them stay shut with gear up.
Total Time: 1465 Hrs.
Total Flights: 587
Flight Summary by owner.
Owner 1: 1966-1976 - 264 Flts - 523 hrs (Howard Parris of Bakersfiled, CA & Richard Lehmans of Firebaugh, CA) (Contest ID # 8H)
Owner 2: 1976-1977 - 6 Flts - 6hrs (Herbert Tipton of Adelanto, CA)
Owner 3: 1977-1986 - 73 Flts - 145 hrs (Carlin Brinkman Jr of Canoga Park, CA)
Owner 4: 1986 -1988 - 7 Flts - 3 hrs (Ronald Mudry of Huntington Beach, CA)
Owner 5: 1988 - 1989 - 9 Flts - 8 hrs (Tracy Carlson of Henderson, NV)
Owner 6: 1989 - 1999 - 228 Flts - 780 hrs (Ken Seymore of Pullman, WA)
Owner 7: 1999 - 2005 - 0 Flts - 0 hrs (Fred Galloway of Santa Maria, CA)
Owner 8: 2005 - Current - 0 Flts - 0 hrs(Raymond Buhr of Lake Elsinore, CA)
Flight #27(1967) H Parris - Diamond Goal - Completed Gold Badge - 227 miles 5hr55min (Crystal Air to Kingman AZ)
Flight #49(1967) - H. Parris - 344 miles 7hr10min (Tehachapi - Grand Canyon Caverns - Boquet Res)
Flight #65(1968) - H. Parris - Diamond Alt gain 19,700' (Blackforrest Colorado Springs)
Flight #145(1970) - H. Parris - Diamond Distance & Badge - 333 miles 6hr10min (El Mirage, CA - Cedar City, UT)
1989 -1993 Ken Seymore did the most frequent and longest flights averaging more than 5 hrs and 175 miles each flight.
Longest Flight time: 8hr 20min - Ken Seymore
Longest Distance: 365 miles - Ken Seymore
There were no flights after 1993 by the previous 2 owners Ken & Fred, although it was annualed in 1998, 2003 and 2005.....but I hope to change all that very soon as a tribute to N2481B's 40th birthday in 2006.
Dec 12, 2005