FlyItalia MD3 Rider Demo Flight

Gryf FlyItalia MD3 Rider
Visited a small airfield, in Dovera, Italy (Aviosuperficie JFK) for a demonstration flight in the MD3 Rider. The FlyItalia MD3 Rider designed by Gryf Aircraft is an all metal European ultralight high-wing, 2-place aircraft. An increased gross weight version with speeds up to 150 MPH, the MD3 SportRider meets Sport Pilot requirements in the U.S.

Redline Ad Creative

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Redline Aviation Ad, Aircraft Spruce & Specialty
Redline Aviation print ad featuring Ready Redline. Redline aviation manufactures aircraft Tow Bar Systems with “The Stiffy,” Wedge-Loc and Power Tow Adapter options.

RUPP Roadster Mini-Cycle Restoration

1970's Classic RUPP Mini-Cycle restored to woking condition in 2006.
1970’s Classic RUPP Mini-Cycle restored to woking condition in 2006.
1970 RUPP Mini-Cycle
RUPP Mini-Cycle 1970 Owner’s Manual

This original Rupp Roadster was left in a barn in working condition. Found and restored some 30 years later, it is a working collectible. The model year is 1970. In 2006, under a layer of dust, it appeared to have very few hours of use. The Rupp Mini-Cycle was purchased from the original owner. It had been well-cared for. Having kept it for less than a year, I changed the fluids, tested it, detailed it, and used it less than one hour. It was a pleasure to restore, but needed to be in the hands of a collector.