Leonard Milholland’s Legal Eagle design, such as Les Homan’s yellow ultralight shown above, allows low-and-slow legal personal flight with no license from the FAA, though comm radio and strobe lights are more than highly recommended
The LEGAL EAGLE GATHERING ‐ Northern California, Gathering of those interested in Leonard Milholland’s Legal Eagles and Double Eagles… took place at Rio Vista Airport, 088, on Sept. 26, 2015. I counted 25 souls, about half of which had built a plane previously, the rest probably more like me, interested enough in this capable little ‘Air Recreational Vehicle’ to drive or fly a long way.
Les emphasized a level take-off attitude helps the blistering rate of climb, and that when power is reduced and a slip is added, forced landings can be successful in back yards-successful meaning you can limp away from it.
The seminars on flight characteristics, build techniques and dealing with the public and the FAA were educational, as were the displays of fittings, wing ribs and jigs.
I didn’t stay for the engine talk but the demo engine and parts and just seeing several live Milholland airframes and engines made me like this design even more.
A hangar neighbor supplied and roasted an entire pig and donuts, water and coffee were supplied so thanks a lot!
It was a shame that Les’s two-seat LSA trainer was a maintenance no-show; maybe next year.
To find out about next year’s gathering of Legal Eagles, call Les Homan 925‐548‐2502, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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