Air Tech Inc

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Air Tech Inc
Air Tech Inc is listed in the Boat Dealers category in Reserve, Louisiana. Displayed below are the social networks for Air Tech Inc which include a Facebook page and a Twitter account. The activity and popularity of Air Tech Inc on these social networks gives it a ZapScore of 81.

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268 Airport Rd
Reserve, LA 70084
(985) 536-3994

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Air-Tech, Inc added 7 new photos.
William “Lefty” Leftwich Often times I’m asked, “what kind of people fly these barely airplanes?” These pics are of “Lefty” Leftwich flying on his 99th birthday. Below is a very brief history of one of our treasured military aviators as told to me by his son “Bill”. He was a flying boat pilot during WWII, flying the mighty Boeing 314 from San Francisco to Pearl Harbor. He would then transfer to a Navy Martin Mariner and continue to fly all over the pacific, landing at small atoll islands, delivering supplies to the troops as far as New Zealand and Australia. Today, at age 99, he is very likely the only flying boat pilot still alive. Lefty settled in as a Pan Am B-727 Captain, flew Pan Am's IGS, the Inter German Service, for 17 years, based in Berlin. When he retired at 60 in 1977 he moved from Berlin, Germany, to McLouth, Kansas, and bought the property at the edge of town which had a 1,600' runway attached to it. Lefty and his son Bill often attended the Sun 'N Fun fly in's together in Lakeland and he eventually bought a single seat Quicksilver from Lyle Byrum in the early 1980's which he flew from his McLouth airfield. It is now called "Threshing Bee Airport" (TBA) and is on the aeronautical charts, just north of Lawrence, Kansas. When a friend wrecked his single seat Quicksilver, he bought a used C-172 which he flew for more than 18 years. He loved flying the Cessna all around the country but realized one day that it was too much for him to safely handle. This is when he called Bill and asked to build him a two place machine. He chose the Sprint II. “He's had an interesting flying career but said he's had the most fun flying the Quicksilvers. When he took off last week at age 99 and climbed out, I knew exactly where he was going. He flew a SE heading, directly to where his grandmother had a farm on the south side of McLouth. He wanted to see for himself, one last time, the tree he played in as a small boy. When ever he visited his grandmother, he would climb up this tree where he had a board set up with nails in it. These were the "controls" for his airplane.” When he returned to TBA, he made a perfect landing and taxied back to the hangar. He said to me, "He was done flying", but, he's told me that before.......


Air-Tech, Inc added 12 new photos.
In 1979 there was a fly-in in Tullahouma, Tn. Lyle Byrum, John Lasko, Dave Cronk, Tina, Kim, myself a few others were representing the QS Weight shift phenomenon. I remember Jerry Ritz, Homer Kolb and Sandy with his twin engine Briggs and Stratton Sandy Flyer. But what made that fly in the most memorable was that was the event that Jack Hutchinson brought the makings of what was to become the largest incubator of Sport Aviation to date. Jack was the one who came up with the idea of putting a fixed seat with a control yoke in the air frame of what was then the C Model Quicksilver. This was the birth of the Quicksilver MX. Many thousands of those aircraft were sold all over the world. The creativity of Lyle Byrum and his ability to surround himself with movers and shakers set this MX movement into motion. Using the engineering and manufacturing models that were developed by Cessna the doors were kicked open and machines were spitting out Quicksilver kits at unprecedented volumes. 37 years later the ole` MX is still kickin. These are pics of a recent completion of a "new" vintage 2 axis MX with a few items added by the owner. This one sports a 40HP Hirth engine. Engine and drive are a compact package. As the pilots get older the pull cord is replaced with a push button starter. I now have many thousands of hours flying all kinds of aircraft but flying the low and slow MX, to me, is real flying. Cruise @ 28 and stall below 20. Flying this bird is just plane simple and fun.

Air-Tech, Inc added 10 new photos to the album: Sun N Fun 2016 — at Sun N Fun Flyin Lakeland Florida.
These pics are from the center of the outdoor display area between the Exhibit buildings and the exhibit aircraft.