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February 17, 2004

Update: Gus McLeod Reaches Antarctica

Adventurer Is One Step Closer To South Pole

If all goes well, Dr. Gus McLeod will have crossed the South Pole by the time you've finish reading this issue of Propwash. The Maryland-based pilot is trying to make history by becoming the first person ever to fly around the world (over both poles) in a single engine. According to spokesman Josh Brooks, Gus McLeod has crossed Drake Passage and safely touched down Saturday afternoon at Argentina's Mirambio base.  Brooks says he has not had voice contact with McLeod, but he believes the pilot is probably checking for the kind of ice build-up which forced him to fly back to South America after arriving in Antarctica last week. If all went well, McLeod flew over the South Pole and is returning to Argentina to continue his trek nor

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Extra Aircraft Taps Three New Dealers

It's not the schmaltziest announcement we've ever gotten... but it's close (grin). Extra Aircraft notes that "February is traditionally celebrated as the month of romance, and EXTRA Aircraft has its own heartfelt announcement to make: The world's best loved sport, performance and unlimited category aerobatic aircraft is now available through a newly established, worldwide dealer network." Extra Aircraft has hand-picked three new EA-300L dealers to sell this sweetheart of an airplane, and is committing significant resources to its marketing, sales and support.

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