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It's EZ in Montpellier, France
By Marc Levacher
(Ed note: We often think of foreign
countries and cultures as being quite different than our own. Marc's
photos and commentary show that canard builders and pilots are pretty much the
same the world over - great people with an adventurous spirit. It is his,
and our, hope that we can promote more international camaraderie, and give us
places to visit when we are traveling).
Let me present our group :
- Philippe , Mag ( Ernest) and Patrick C
were the pioneers of the canard
aircraft construction, starting each with a VariEze in 1980, Patrick is
still flying his, Phillipe built a cozy , and Mag built another VariEze
after a crash .
- Michel bought Phillipe's VariEze
- Patrick owns a VariEze , he didn't build it but he improved it . He's still working on it to reach 200 KTS
- Walter is about to finish his Long-EZ ,
- Yves owns a VariEze
- and I (Marc) bought last year a Long EZ with a 0-320 engine
There is also another Long-EZ in our Hangar but I don't think we are going to able to keep it inside with its wings attached
We call our hangar "le Nid des canards " that means the canard's nest. In French a canard is a duck (the bird ). There is always somebody there but mostly we do our local flights on Sunday morning. Sometimes we plan a trip to another field where there's a good restaurant. When we 're not flying we talk about how and what to do to improve our planes, I guess it must the same with you. The only difference is the language.
Come and see us.