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This weekend I ferry the Merlin and the Zigolo to the Sun n Fun airshow. As I am arriving before the NOTAM is in effect I will have to fly the Zigolo to the normal runway instead of the unopened grass strip. Not that it is a long cross country, but generally bigger airports especially those with control towers don’t like ultralights anywhere near them. But the Lakeland tower understands SNF plus they know me as I fly through their airspace all the time with the Merlin. So I will strap on my headset and a portable radio and try to time my arrival not to slow down their pattern much.

Then taxi to our booth. This year you can find both the Merlin and the Zigolo in the main display area next to a very nice Lake Renegade. The booth is under JETEEZY.

Stop by and say hi. But not to me as before SNF even opens I am off to Germany to set up and manage the Merlin booth at the AERO show.

So if you happen to be in Germany next week stop by our booth in Hall B2 #113. I will have a surprise aircraft there for your entertainment. Plus a very nice Merlin with a HKS engine installed.

I have posted a revised and updated brochure. You can download it from the home page.

The day after I return from Germany will be very busy. First I will go to SNF and recover the aircraft and any remaining show stuff. Then I will be unpacking the container full of 4 Merlin quick build kits! We finally have product and can begin our builders’ assist program!

The space has been prepared. We built tables and jigs and workstations. We are preparing tools, a compressor, and a coffee maker and fridge. Can’t overlook any details….

Work tables. Work bench for a vice, grinder, and table drill. Wing and fuselage jigs to hold things in place and for storage as well.

You can expect a LOT more posts as I will delegate documenting the build program to someone more dedicated to the internet than I am. Perhaps even a daily post and plenty of photos.


Even the new 1450 floats are nearly done. remote wireless gear operation incorporated of course. Progress on all fronts.





Chip W. Erwin
South Lakeland Airport
Lakeland, FL

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