Our Tiger is N7467B and his name is Louie!

Louie is a 1976 Grumman American AA-5B Tiger. He's tied-down at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Southern California. Welcome to our corner of the digital dirt road.

2005 AYA Convention - McClellen Airport, Sacramento, California

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Here's our the first two of the QTVR panorama images. We'll be adding more as they're completed. These were taken on Tuesday, July 12. We suggest using Quicktime Movie Player to view these tours. You can get Quicktime from Apple.com/Quicktime.

Winner's Circle 1
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Winner's Circle 2
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Flightline 1
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Flightline 2
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NEW!! This is kind of interesting. It details the tests NASA conducted into spin research using the Grumman AA-1. "Research activities picked up again in the early 1960s with a series of landmark flight studies of the handling qualities of representative single- and twin-engine general aviation aircraft by the Dryden Flight Research Center.

The flight investigations identified poor stalling behavior for several of the aircraft tested; this stimulated follow-on wind-tunnel studies of a series of twin-engine full-scale aircraft in the Langley 30- by 60-Foot (Full-Scale) Tunnel."

Click Here to read more.

NEW!! Louie came out of his 2005 annual with a new panel and refurbished interior. We removed all interior pieces (except the headliner) and each plastic piece received a check up, thorough cleaning and a new gray color coat.

Jan outdid himself on the instrument panel. It is a Kokaska panel with silver powdercoat. Stainless steel buttonhead cap screws were used to mount the instruments for their ease of use, low maintanence and clean appearance. The ADF was removed and a new glove box was fabricated and installed in it's place. Click here to check it out!

Need Silk Flowers or Craft Items? Be sure to visit the online flower shop at www.DiTam.com

Catalina Island Fly-In - September 14, 2002. Catalina Island's Airport in the Sky is one of Southern California's premiere locations to go for a $100 hamburger (even if the meat did come from a buffalo!. Click here to check out the pictures!

2002 AYA Convention - Cody, WY - July 9-11, 2002. We met many new Grumman friends, and visited with some old ones while taking in our first AYA Convention. Click here to check out the pictures!

Check out some of the in-flight formation photos we got!

Santa Paula Fly-In Photo Gallery - May 5th, 2002. We joined many of our new Grumman friends for "Tax Day" at Santa Paula airport. Click here to check out the pictures!

Oceano Fly-In Photo Gallery - January 19th, 2002. We flew up to Oceano with Mike Crisafulli, Vi Bui and Ken Finley. We were later joined by Phil and his wife and Lori's partner flying their Tiger for a total of six Grummans from Santa Ana. Click here to check out the pictures!


Flight Instruction, BFRs & PFPs
Jan Savage recently retired as a Captain from TWA after 34 years, with over 20,000 hours. Before joining TWA, Jan was a CFI with Rose Aviation at Hawthorne Airport (HHR) and Chief Pilot -Designee at Trojanair Flight School in Torrance (TOA).

After retiring from TWA at age 60 in 1999, he decided to renew his CFI-I and buy his first airplane. Click Here for more details!


Photo Gallery
Check out the latest photos of the Savage gang enjoying "the best airplane on three wheels"
New Photos added! - Latest Update - 8/22/01
Daren flies his first solo cross country, with Dan following soon after. Jan ferries Ben, Dale and Noah (and their stuff-lots and lots of stuff!) back up to Kelseyville!
Click Here to go to our Photo Gallery of pictures, drawings and other fun stuff.

Favorite Links

TIGER AIRCRAFT
The Grumman-Gang
American Yankee Association Aviation Week and Space Technology
AOPA FAA
EAA Reno Air Racing Home Page
Great Aviation Quotes Intellicast Weather Home page
Grumman Gang - Webring Sites FlightBrief.com
The Fletcher Group N-Number Search
Great Circle Distance Calculator All About Guppys (Daren's website)
Old Planes.com For All of Your Silk Flower Needs - DiTam.com


In Print

With claws still sharp - AOPA PILOT - Used Aircraft Report

Video
Why you don't want to spin a Grumman! - At least not without a drag chute!
(click on link above to view the NASA spin test video - 2MB MPEG)


Click on image above to visit an
outdamnstandin' weather website!

Click above to view the surface winds
in the LA basin for "tomorrow morning."

The Savage's Grumman Tiger

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