The following is an abbreviated list of accomplishments and achievements in the aviation industry.
DETAILS OF ACHIEVEMENTS:
at Noorduyn Aviation Ltd.,
by Trans Canada Airlines,
by Canadian Car and Foundry Co. Ltd.,
for Canadair Ltd.,
Falconar received his education at
spent 3 years with Spartan Air Services, the World’s largest aerial survey
company at the time, as Crew Engineer, mostly on Anson survey aircraft. Mr. Falconar was based in many parts of every
7. He is bilingual speaking English and French. He also has some knowledge of other languages including German, Czech, Spanish and Italian.
and served as Canadian team member to the World Soaring Championships in
9. Introduced to the North American market many aircraft for amateur construction (mostly of French design): Jodel, Mignet, Emeraude, Fauvel, Jurca and many others. This involved translating, writing brochures, writing construction manuals, designing modifications, standards conversion, amendments and supplemental plans. Over 3700 sets of plans have been sold.
Mr Falconar held #17 Glider Pilot License in
11. Developed design of AMF-S14 “Maranda” 2 seat, high wing, STOL homebuilt. Over 50 have flown. The latest version, the AMF-S14H is now under development and plans are still popular for the standard model.
the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 30 in 1957 in
14. Awarded the Cessna Aircraft Company trophy in 1960 for “Outstanding Contribution towards Sport Aviation.”
built and tested the “Little Demon” light aircraft engine for the Indonesian
Government. Later it was marketed in the
16. Designed propellers for “Little Demon” engine, airboats, gyroplanes, Cyclocrane airship and for many other applications.
17. Procured first Canadian approval for a Canadian manufactured polyester fabric known as “Lincoln Cloth”. Authored its DOT approved application manual.
the highly successful HIPEC Finishing System.
Authored the book “The Modern Method of Covering and Finishing.” Conducted the research and testing to prove
the system. Hipec
is being exported, not only to the
19. Test pilot for many small aircraft after overhaul and major repair both powered and sailplanes. Test flew prototype Teal amphibian, ARV Golden Hawk canard and Penz HP211 sailplane.
21. Has written numerous articles, columns and technical papers for magazines such as Sport Aviation, Canadian Aviation, etc.
and built the XFB-D70 Educational Wind Tunnel for the City of
severely damaged aircraft from
and received Transport
as navigator on DeHavilland and Tiger Moth on floats
Falconar is personally acquainted with many of
27. Mr. Falconar has been an EAA Technical Councilor since its inception.
28. He has written technical newsletters for Hirth engines, HIPEC finishes, Mustang replica, and many others.
29. Falconar is a editor of many training and technical publications.
30. Mr. Falconar is a skilled developer of service bulletins and issued a large amount of these covering a variety of subjects and products produced.
Falconar is personally acquainted with many aircraft designers, engineers and
32. Project Design Engineer for the ARV Golden Hawk. Design was begun in Jun/86 and the prototype was test flown on Aug 15/86, 2 ˝ months later. Five aircraft were produced.
33. Co-designer of “Teal Amphibian”, 1965/67. Over 200 sets of plans sold.
34. Designed “Dynamount” for 2 stroke light aircraft engines which were produced for RX Beaver, Husky/Bushmaster, Rans, Kitfox, Merlin, Renegade, Avid Flyer, Avid Amphibian, Zenair and others.
35. Compiled, edited and authored Hirth engine manuals for aircraft engine servicing and installation and related parts books.
36. Developed the F11E and F11G two seat side-by-side sport aircraft for amateur construction. Over100 F11 and F12s have been flown.
37. Designed Hirth installations for Murphy Renegades, Zenair CH701, Macair Merlin, Fisher FP404 and others.
38. He has been President of Hirth Engines International Inc., North American distributor (1987-1992).
1991, he was presented with EAA award for “outstanding achievement” for EAA and
Canadian Aviation, presented by Paul Poberezny of EAA
International at COPA convention in
40. Designed, built and had DOT approved, various mods for Ercoupe including shoulder harness kit, folding wings, big baggage compartment and others.
41. Developed tundra tire installations for the DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft. Special adapter rims were designed to accommodate DC-3 extra large tires. This involved the design and construction of a special test frame with rollers, jacks and strain gauges for the 5 month testing program for Supplemental Type Approval. Rims were also designed and built for 6.00 x 6 wheel to adapt big tundra tires on the Helio Courier and any aircraft using these kinds of wheels.
42. Co-designer of floats installation and rigging for the Vans RV-6 sport plane. Designed the required ventral fin.
43. Awarded “50-year pin” for 50 years in aviation by Edmonton Quarter Century Aviation Club.
44. He has given lectures and conducted forums at aviation functions at Edmonton, Red Deer, Vancouver, B.C., Arlington, WA., Lakeland, FL., and Oshkosh, WI., on many technical subjects such as engine installations, aircraft finishing, fuel systems, aerodynamics and structures.
45. He worked on DHC-3 Otters for Coxair Industries Ltd., 1975-76, doing major structural rebuilds and inspections.
worked on the design of the Bick Airstair Door for
47. Director of Western Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Association, 2003-2005.
48. President of EAA Chapter 30, 2002-2006.
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