Development continues on two new website products from ByDanJohnson.com: PlaneFinder and PlanesIllustrated. But coming even earlier will be the FIRM List ByDanJohnson.
The FIRM List ByDanJohnson will be a free listing of all locations where you can obtain flight instruction in a Light-Sport Aircraft (FI), or where qualified pilots can rent an LSA (R), or where you can get maintenance for your Light-Sport Aircraft (M). Stay tuned…
Plane Finder…Help for Buyers
Work is ongoing to ensure that PlaneFinder provides the detailed and accurate information members expect. The anticipated release date of PlaneFinder is difficult to predict due to the challenges of getting this application right. When it is ready, we’ll notify visitors on the home page. Meanwhile you can read the articles leading to the PlaneFinder Web application (PlaneFinder menu bar item under the PlaneFinder tab).
PlaneFinder allows users to answer a series of questions geared toward matching you with the right plane. Depending on your criteria, PlaneFinder will present you with a selection of aircraft that fit your individual needs. Once you’ve chosen a plane from the list, PlaneFinder links members and registered users with all articles related to that aircraft. It’s that simple (but, of course, the greatest simplicity is often the hardest to achieve).
PlanesIllustrated (Coming in 2007)
Have you ever wanted a simple line drawing of your kit plane or a plane you’re thinking about buying? If so, PlanesIllustrated is for you. As a service to the Members of byDanJohnson.com, PlanesIllustrated provides print quality PDF files of many popular kit planes widely available in the market today. The value of this service is unlimited and could provide a template for possible paint schemes, or whatever you can come up with.
Also keep an eye out for many new Pilot Reports. I complete 20-30 per year and all of them will be posted to ByDanJohnson.com 90 days after publication by one of the magazines featuring my work.