Three New Type Clubs Sprout

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New aircraft associations for owners of Pipers, Cessnas and Beechcraft have launched in the past few weeks. Trevor Janz, who together with Jennifer Julin founded the Piper Flyer and Cessna Flyer Associations, based in Wisconsin, told AVweb on Saturday they are excited about the project and have lots of ideas to serve their membership. "We plan to organize fly-ins, seminars, pilot proficiency programs and other events where pilots can just get together and hang out," Janz said. "We're taking as our model the American Bonanza Society, which we think does just a great job for their members." Also new is the Beech Aero Club, an international type club for devotees of the Beech Musketeer and its derivatives, the Sport, Super, Sundowner, Sierra, Skipper and Duchess. The Beech group grew from Musketeer Mail, a mailing list with 1,100 members, that started in 1999. The members decided to develop a more formal structure and incorporated in July. The club will organize fly-ins, maintenance clinics and other events. Their motto is "All for one and one for all," and remember -- life's a Beech and then you fly.