Lancair Owners and Builders Organization

2017 LOBO/Lancair Landing Planning Survey Results

With a Preview of the Landing Agenda

annedaleyby anne daley

Many thanks to the 70+ LOBO members that responded to our 2017 LOBO/Lancair Landing Planning Survey.   Of all respondents, the IV series led in the make/model category (37%), followed by 200/320/360 (20%), Legacy (19%), EVO (16%) and ES (8%).

We learned the following from the survey:

  • Over 70% are very interested in both lecture and hands-on formats covering topics specific to make and model
  • Lecture(s) regarding flying skills and training tips was very appealing to over 60%
  • A lecture regarding accidents and how to avoid them is of importance to almost 60%
  • Approximately one-third are very interested in lecture and hands-on formats covering maintenance matters in general, applicable to all makes/models
  • Almost one-half would like to attend the optional excursion, with interest levels in quiet vs. active events very similar
  • More than a third of spouses/significant others plan to participate in special activities planned for them, with over 20% planning to attend both ground school, forums and vendor discussions

The commentary was most helpful, with over 100 suggestions for topics to cover on Thursday’s Ground School/Maintenance Day.  Each suggestion was categorized to establish a prioritization. The top 4 categories are:

  • Engine Maintenance
  • Flying Tips/Training
  • Airframe Maintenance
  • Landing Gear Maintenance

One or more of the lectures will cover comments in each of the above categories as well as one covering accidents and how to avoid them.

Several comments were too narrowly focused to cover at the Landing, however once the agenda is finalized we will publish a list showing which are covered in Thursday’s discussions.  For those not covered we will recommend a contact or reference article on as many as practicable.

The overall agenda for the Landing is shaping up as follows:

  • Thursday
    • Sun-Rise Yoga
    • More than 10 Ground School topics to chose from including model specific classes for the 320/360, Legacy, IV series and EVO
    • Ladies Events – Companion Pilot Course & Afternoon Guided Walking Tour of Santa Fe
    • Lunch at La Fonda
    • Ramp Walk & Casual Dinner at the Airport


    • Sun-Rise Yoga
    • Sponsor Forums & Exhibits
    • 8 Ground School topics to choose from including model specific classes for the 320/360, Legacy, IV series and EVO
    • Ladies Events – Lunch and Demonstration Cooking Class at Santa Fe School of Cooking
    • Lunch and Evening Cocktail Party at La Fonda


    • Sponsor Forums & Exhibits
    • Ladies Events – Chico’s Style Show and Lunch
    • LOBO Annual Meeting
    • Lunch and Evening Events at La Fonda; Dinner Banquet, Silent Auction & Guest Speaker


    • Local guided hike <<OR>>
    • Trip to the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

Thanks again to those who took the time to provide feedback and suggestions.  We HEARD you and are hard at work putting together a robust agenda that YOU asked for!

For questions and/or comments contact Anne Daley via email: