Thanks to diligent work by Brent Smith, the Mini 500 helicopter donated to the Chapter by Bob Davis has been sold. On Saturday, July 30, 2022, it was shipped to the purchaser in Idaho.
Brent, Jack Prock, Greg Duda, Dan Foster, Philip Vardara, and Steve Kendall met that morning at the hangar to prepare the Mini 500 for transport and to assist in loading it onto a trailer. Rotor blades were removed, bubble-wrapped, and crated. The canopy cover was taped in place and the tail rotor secured. The upper cowling for the engine could not be re-mounted without major disassembly of the tail structure. It would not fit safely on the trailer, so it will be crated and shipped separately at a later date.