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Pilots, owners, and aficionados of the Grumman-American line of light aircraft, including the AA-1 series, AA/AG-5 series, and GA-7.
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Robert Dwork
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I am an 800-hour PP-SEL who has been out of aviation since I sold my Traveler ten years ago. I’m now retired, renewed my medical via BasicMed, and am eying a 1972 AA1-B. I would appreciate any comments on people’s knowledge of the model and how it differs from my AA5. Please let me know what I should ...
Robert Dwork Feb '20
I had a aa1b, sold it and bought a cheetah. The biggest difference I have seen is with a aa1b you have to keep your speed ...
Just be aware that the payload in an AA-1x is extremely limited, especially for the -1's and -1A's, but still very ...
Gary Justus
After 40 years of owning a Tiger, I cannot open the engine cowling. The pilot's side rear latch will push in fully, but the cowling will not lift up no matter how hard I try. The front end will lift up a bit, but there is not any give on the rear. Has anyone encountered this and come up with a solution? 
Gary Justus Nov '19
I have had luck reaching across from the copilot side and bumping the cowl upward with my hand when the latch was to ...
It could also be an adjustment problem with or wear of the latch pin.  This could require loosening the nut at the ...
Bumping it up from the inside worked. I used a small stick and used it as a lever on the engine mount. Turns out the ...
Paul Catterson
To those of you in the know, is there an STC for a CS prop on a AA5A or AA5B? Seems like the perfect plane except for that feature.

Also, regarding comfort...at 6'2" and 220lbs (big in shoulders, not gut), would i be comfortable in one of these?  My wife is on the small side at 5'3" and 115ibs I could ...
Paul Catterson Dec '19
There is a CS prop available for the Tiger but not for the Cheetah.

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Jerry Dunlay
I have been totally out of the fling thing since I got married in 1984---i sold my 150 and we  agreed when i have grand kids I will fly again----i have 4 and I picked up an AA1B to get back in the saddle--i love that little thing---the grand kids have taxied but not flown   waiting for the parents OK  ...
Jerry Dunlay Jul '19
Hi Jerry, welcome up! I have a Tiger and have flown out of Erie, CO KEIK in all directions for 40 years and 99.8 % of the ...
The I-80 route Gary mentioned worked well for us traveling to the AYA conventions in California, but for the ...
Peter Kuhns
Hello Grumman pilots - just wondering where you're planning on going in 2019 for an overnight or two or ten. Being here in the Midwest, I plan to do some air camping at North Fox (finally), maybe an overnight at Tullahoma TN (maybe for the AOPA fly-in), and an overnight at Lee Bottom (done that ...
Peter Kuhns Mar '19
Hi Pete,

I am am also planning on AOPA Tullahoma.  Have motel reservations at the Hampton Inn already.  May go to Air ...
Let's all start planning for the AYA Convention at Fernandina Beach FL (KFHB) Sept 29-Oct 4.
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Forgot about Oshkosh. Yes plan on camping for that this year. Maybe go up Friday to beat the crowds and get a swanky ...
If you go to lees bottom, I live across the river and base my cheetah at ims. I have never landed there, heard too many ...
Richard Regan
Hello all,
I am strongly considering the Traveler for my first airplane purchase.  The mission is mostly for 2-3 hour local flights(from Watsonville, CA) and exploring the western states.  Just my wife and I plus bags for couple nights stay.  I am a low time (100 hr) pilot and I did all my training ...
Richard Regan Sep '18
Hi Rich,

Should not not be a problem with a good Grumman knowledgeable CFI.  I have owned a Grumman for  20 years. ...
Hi Rich - I had 70-ish hours on a 172 when I got my license and 80-ish hours when I bought my Cheetah. Just go flying with ...
Thanks for the info!  I joined AYA.org and hopefully I can fly in one soon! 
Thank you both again,
Rich
I have flown my 79 Tiger since new  (although I placed it on leaseback to a flight school the first four years and came ...
Peter Kuhns
Left Friday morning at 11, flew home on Saturday at 2. A size-able cross country with the wife to Monticello to attend an apple tasting. 

The trip there was eventful (for this VFR pilot) as it always is around the Green Bank observatory. High mountains and always the same damn 5500' layer. ALWAYS ...
Peter Kuhns Nov '17
Pete,

Very cool that you are taking the wife on these cross countries.  BTW, what type of iPad and mount are you ...
Hi it's the Warner mount with a RAM mount that forces you to take off the case. These two gizmos and the Warner mount ...
Ronald Levy
You've found the Grumman-American (including American Aviation, Gulfstream-American, American General, Tiger Aircraft, and True Flight Aerospace) corner of the AOPA Hangar.  It's a place where those interested in the Grumman breed of cat can find out more about flying, buying, owning, ...
Ronald Levy Jun '17
Ron, I had to come over to comment on the blue aa1 on th other page. I used to own a twin to it. An AA1A , 6402L. I flew a lot ...
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Getting ready for Sun & Fun - 6 hour x-country... (actually it was probably longer than that can't remember). 
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The Cheetah sold, and then the Tiger coming home!
Ronald Levy
Some of us Grummanistas are planning to go to the Smoketown PA annual fly-in this Saturday, Aug 12.  See http://www.smoketownairport.com/2017/06/2017-fly-in-details/ for details.  And y'all be careful flying in, as the pattern there usually turns into a bit of a zoo, with a lot of ...
Ronald Levy Aug '17
Ronald Levy
My plane needs flying.  How about lunch at Charly’s at Williamsburg VA (JGG) about noon on Saturday 6/29?  Bring your dog – there’s outside seating and a water dish.
 
Ronald Levy Jun '19

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