Friday, January 31, 2014

2015 Projects Page

Here are some ways for you to invest in specific aspects of our work.  Thank you for considering partnering with this important work in Expediting Health and Expanding Hope in Central Africa.

2015 Project:  "ADOPT A PROP"  (CLICK HERE for more information)
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PROJECT:  New Propellor   ***Top Priority***
It's time for a new prop!  We need to purchase a prop in time for the September 2015 shipment.  It's a big ticket item but once we have 2 props, we can move to a cheaper overhaul schedule.

COSTabout $12,000 (w/ shipping)            

FUNDED:  100%

Donate On-Line  (enter "Gabon Airplane" in prompt)

Email Us - Let us know your funds are for "New Prop"




OTHER PROJECTS...  (see more at "On-Going Projects")

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The "Lee's Pipes" exhaust maximizes durability and comes with a 20 year / 2000 flight hour warranty! They increase fuel efficiency and horsepower (about 10%), while reducing down time due to repairs.

COST: $3200 (includes shipping)              

FUNDED:  0%

Donate On-Line  (enter "Gabon Airplane" in prompt)

Email Us - Let us know your funds are for "Engine Exhaust Upgrade"

2014 Projects (Check out our past projects) ____________________________________________________
PROJECT:  Hangar Solar Overhaul.

Installed in 2002, our solar panels are worn out, leaving us powered by a small emergency generator. It's time for a solar overhaul!

COST$1900                     

FUNDED:  100%

Donate On-Line  (enter "Gabon Airplane" in prompt)

Email Us - Let us know your funds are for "Hangar Solar Overhaul"
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PROJECT: Hangar Storage

To protect the sensitive and expensive inventory of aviation parts and diagnostic equipment, we need a storage system durable and secure to protect against the central African environment.  

COST: $1835                    FUNDED:  100%

Donate On-Line  (enter "Gabon Airplane" in prompt)

Email Us - Let us know your funds are for "Hangar Storage"



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PROJECT: 15 Drums of AvGAS

In June 2013, the first installment of our "Fueling Progress" campaign-funded drums of AvGas arrived in Gabon!  In September 2014, 15 more drums will be sent from the US.  

COST$7,125.00                FUNDED:  100%

Donate On-Line  (enter "Gabon Airplane" in prompt)

Email Us - Let us know your funds are for "Fueling Progress"




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PROJECT:  Smooth Ride Engine Upgrade



The hardworking engines of mission aircraft put a pounding on the engine mounts and airframes.  A "Smooth Ride" engine mount system means longer airframe life and less vibration (70% less!) for our precious cargo.

COST$3975 (with shipping)                      FUNDED:  0%

Donate On-Line  (enter "Gabon Airplane" in prompt)

Email Us - Let us know your funds are for "Smooth Ride"
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PROJECT:  Hangar Tools

When you're based in one of the hardest to reach corners of the world, you don't have the luxury of reaching for your neighbors toolbox.  Help us add the wide variety of specialty tools we need, on top of our basic sets, to optimize the care we take in maintaining our fleet of one!

COST$4800 (with shipping)                      FUNDED:  0%

Donate On-Line  (enter "Gabon Airplane" in prompt)

Email Us - Let us know your funds are for "Hangar Tools"
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PROJECT:  Where Most Needed

Whether it's assisting to subsidize a med-evac flight or other ways of being the Hands and Feet of God, we'll apply your contribution to the pressing need of the moment.  


Donate On-Line  (enter "Gabon Airplane" in prompt)

Email Us - Let us know your funds are for "Where Most Needed"

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PROJECT:  Store Room Container

Our hangar is just big enough for our aircraft and some minimal workspace and cabinets.  To have the storage we need, a shipping container pulled next to the hangar will be a perfect solution, just as pictured here.  These shelves are need for med-evac equipment, aircraft parts and tools and more.

COST: (waiting for quote)             FUNDED:  0%

Donate On-Line  (enter "Gabon Airplane" in prompt)

Email Us - Let us know your funds are for "Store Room Container"
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PROJECT:  Critical Parts Inventory

HELP FILL THESE EMPTY SHELVES!!!  Some parts wear out quicker than others; some parts you hope never give you problems, but if they do, it means that the airplane is grounded for an extended period of time while parts are ordered and delivered.  To keep our aircraft prepared for some of these worst case scenarios, we need to build up a strong inventory of critical spare parts to have on hand- alternators, magnetos, starters, batteries and more.

COST: (waiting for quote)             FUNDED:  0%

Donate On-Line  (enter "Gabon Airplane" in prompt)

Email Us - Let us know your funds are for "Critical Parts Inventory"

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Our JPI-700 engine monitor has expansion plugs to allow for monitoring of fuel flow information.  Having this info will allow us to more safely operate the aircraft and operate in an economical "lean-of-peak" mode, resulting in HUGE savings in fuel consumption.

COST: $650                              FUNDED:  100%

Donate On-Line  (enter "Gabon Airplane" in prompt)

Email Us - Let us know your funds are for "Engine Monitor Upgrade"

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Refueling the aircraft is difficult as a one person job- which is a reality our small program.  This requires tipping a 55 gallon drum of AvGas on its' side, rolling it out of the hangar to the airplane, tilting it back up (330 pounds!), then toting the hand pump, filter, and awkwardly putting it all together to refuel.  A fuel cart is an "all-in-one" unit on wheels that attaches on and moves a 55 gallon drum.  It's much safer and less complicated, leaving the pilot with more energy for other tasks. 

COST$2200                              FUNDED:  100%

Donate On-Line  (enter "Gabon Airplane" in prompt)

Email Us - Let us know your funds are for "Engine Monitor Upgrade"

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