GlobalParts.aero, Interceptor Aviation Launch Meyers 200 Air Racing Team

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Augusta, Kansas — GlobalParts.aero and Interceptor Aviation Inc. have created the Meyers 200 Air Racing Team and are encouraging existing Meyers 200 aircraft owners and operators to participate in the upcoming Air Venture Cup Air Race and three additional events in this summer’s Sport Air Racing League( SARL) slate to “get the most out of the performance of the Meyers 200 and enjoy the airplane’s design,” according to Nin George, Vice President of Quality and Performance Excellence at Global Parts.aero and Interceptor Aviation Inc. Interceptor Aviation acquired the Type Certificate for the Meyers 200 Aircraft in 2014 and is an affiliate company of the Global Parts Group.

“The Meyers 200 was an airplane that was designed to last and was ahead of its time when it debuted nearly a half century ago,” George continued. “Now, it’s enjoying a revival thanks to GlobalParts.aero and Interceptor Aviation and after two Meyers 200 owners won their categories in SARL competitions last year, we thought this would be a great way to focus some positive attention on the airplane and give our Meyers Movement members a fun way to get together and promote the performance of the Meyers 200, as well.”

Interceptor Aviation is seeking to raise the profile of the Meyers 200 in the general aviation marketplace and promote its performance with an eye at possibly reintroducing limited production of the airframe at a future date. Interceptor Aviation Inc. has received PMA certification as the type design holder, from the FAA for a number of Meyers component parts at its Augusta, Kansas facility and are available for purchase through GlobalParts.aero. The company acquired 3 hangars and the FAA Ratings and Ops specs for the FAA/EASAAir Agency Certificate of GlobalParts Aero Services were amended to add limited airframe and powerplant maintenance services at the Augusta Municipal Airport in 2014.

“John Secord and Jamon Pruitt both recorded SARL wins in their Meyers 200 airplanes last and this year, so we’ve turned to them and encouraged them to recruit some of their fellow Meyers owners to join them in the Sport Air Racing League events including the AirVenture Cup Race. We’re offering an incentive, by creating the Meyers team, complete with uniforms and a trophy, which we’ve named in honor of a long time Meyers airplane owner and true American hero, Captain Chuck Downey, who was the youngest Naval aviator in World War II, the youngest man to attain the rank of Captain in the U.S. Navy and who flew his own Meyers airplane into his 90’s. Captain Downey addressed the Meyers Aircraft Owners Association Fly-In last year in Augusta and was an enthusiastic supporter of aviation right up until his recent passing. We thought this would be a fitting tribute to his memory,” George added.

GlobalParts.aero and Interceptor Aviation is collaborating with the Meyers Aircraft Owners Association to create the “Race within a Race Challenge” for Meyers participants to create a four-race competition beginning with the July 24 Air Venture Cup Air Race to Oshkosh, Wisconsin followed by:

August 8, 2016 Indy Air Race, Indianapolis, IN August 20, 2016, Mid-Eastern Fly In Air Race, Urbana, OH September 4, 2016 Thunderbird 150 Air Race, Wickenberg, AZ

The winner of the Captain Downey Memorial Challenge Cup will be presented at the 2016 Meyers Aircraft Owners Association Fly-In in St. Charles, Missouri, September 21-24. For more information on the Meyers 200 Racing Team, contact Nin George at 316-733-9240. About GLOBALPARTS Group, Inc. The Global Parts Group of companies began when GlobalParts.aero was founded in 2003 to serve the worldwide aviation spares market with cost effective, quality parts. GlobalParts.aero is a certified distributor of aviation spares and has earned ISO 9001+AS9120A and ASA-100 accreditation for quality management systems. Expanding from parts distribution with GlobalParts.aero, the Global Parts Group has evolved and grown, adding two Federal Aviation Administration certified repair stations, an in-house, build-to-print part manufacturing capabilities to its operations and is an affiliate partner to Interceptor Aviation Inc.. The FAA & EASA Certified Part 145 repair stations include Global Parts Aero Services, Inc, specializing in component overhaul/repair services for hydraulics, pneumatics, wheels & brakes, crew oxygen and electronics. The other certified FAA & EASA Part 145 repair station is Global Parts Aero Structures, Inc., with ISO 9001+AS9100C certification, and operations specializing in precision sheet metal repair services for engine cowlings/inlets, thrust reversers, leading edges, and other airframe related articles. The in-house, build to print, part manufacturing service is through Global Parts Aero Manufacturing, Inc. specializing in precision 5-axis machining, including hard metals (titanium and steel) and is also ISO 9001+ AS9100C accredited. Interceptor Aviation Inc., as an affiliate company, is the owner of FAA Type Certificate No. 3A18, which includes all the FAA approved Type Design data and associated intellectual property of the Meyers M200 and Interceptor I400 aircraft models.

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