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Sept 10, 2017 -  Plan to attend the next great  Murphy Owners Meeting, on Sunday, Sept. 17th ,
                       at the RAA-TR Hangar, 1 pm at the north end of Brampton Airport (CNC3).  
                       Come on out - everybody welcome !   We'll have the usual coffee & donuts,
                       PLUS some extra goodies ....  Anna's surprise (even she doesn't know what it'll be ! )
                               
See Upcoming Events for details, and the 2017 Calendar.


                 ALSO - Come along to the next Murphy Builders Visit, at Trevor's, in Burlington, ON.
                  On Saturday, Sept. 23rd, from 9 to 4 (We'll likely be there from 2 - 4 pm)
                  See Upcoming Events for details.

July 25, 2017 - Tuesday Annual summer PAS Murphy Owners Get-Together at AirVenture
                                                         We had another great
                 PAS Murphy  Owners (and WannaBe's) Annual Get-Together at Oshkosh !
            We met up on Tuesday July 25th, from 3 to 6 PM, at the New Homebuilders Pavilion
            in Central Homebuilt Camping (click for map),  west of the Forum area.


                                                                        Get-Together 2017
             
Party HQ
                                                                                                                                                                          EAA Photo
                       Look for the big Canadian flags in the NEW EAA Homebuilders Pavilion building

     Party1   Party 2

     Party 3   Party 4

                                                                                                                        Party 5

            Anna & I were back hosting again, and supplying
          the refreshments and munchies,
joining all the
          builders and prospective builders who wanted to
          see real Murphy aircraft & talk to the builders.
 
      
      No cooking this year - many went over to the
           COPA National tent, north of Building A, at 5:30 pm
           for their BBQ - $1 (!!) hot dogs & burgers.
         







          EAA have kindly provided a New Homebuilders Pavilion building, and several BBQ's
          for the homebuilders, and allowed us to use them again this year !
  

                              A BIG Thank You to EAA Homebuilding management !!
                     Come on along & join us Next Year - Everybody Welcome, even if you are
                                           only planning for a Rebel or Moose !


May 28 -  We had another great  Murphy Owners Meeting, on Sunday, May 28th ,
                   at the RAA-TR Hangar, at Brampton Airport (CNC3),  The weather cleared & was great,
                  
Captain Ken and the Black Sheep Squadron and the Parry Sound Wing all
                   came by road, as did Mike from New YorkJason flew in his shiny and (newly - last year) painted
                   Rebel for us to admire ! 
It was a good crowd, with 2 new builders.  Mike E. won the Copper
                   Cleco trophy, with Trevor close behind !  Lots of good tips were shared.
                   We had the usual coffee & donuts, PLUS bagels, buns, cheese, tea,
                   water, & soft drinks ...   and some special cookies ....   just for a change !  It was all devoured !!

              MtgMay17-1     MtgMay17-2

                              Jason's painted amphib Rebel                          Mike E. receives the Copper Cleco Trophy
                                                                                                                                                  (again !)

                    Plan to attend the next great  Murphy Owners Meeting, on Sunday, Sept. 17th ,
                     at the RAA-TR Hangar, 1 pm at the north end of Brampton Airport (CNC3).  
                     Come on out - everybody welcome !   We'll have the usual coffee & donuts,
                     PLUS some extra goodies ....  Anna's surprise (even she doesn't know what it'll be ! )
                             
See Upcoming Events for details, and the 2017 Calendar.


April 4th,2017 -  We had another GREAT PAS  Murphy Owners Get-Together at Sun 'n Fun !
                   We partied in Lakeland, Florida.  Everyone Welcome !
                   Met everyone on Tuesday, April 4th, from 3 pm on until after dark
                   at the Campground Corn Roast site ! 
                  
Folks drifted in early, and we shared beer, wine, soft drinks, water, & lots
                   of munchies - nacho chips & salsa, peanuts, cheezies, and other goodies. That
                   kept us going until we bought delicious sweet corn from the local EAA Chapter !
                   The music started about 5 pm, after a bit of confusion.  Weather delayed the musicians ...

             SnF17-1    SnF17-2

                      Jim C. arrived early - and left 1st !                     We're HAPPY !!  The Murphy crew came late ...
                    Something about flying floats in the a.m. ... ;-)                 ... Busy writing up orders at the booth !

              SNF17-4      SNF17-6

                       The new Radical at the booth                                 The Radical showing off Wing Racks !


Jan. 8th, 2017 -   You had to be here ! 
                     
We had another great  Murphy Owners Meeting, on Sunday, January 8th ,
                   at the RAA-TR Hangar, at Brampton Airport (CNC3),  The weather wasn't great, and
                   we thought it might be a small group - but everybody arrived - 
Captain Ken and the
                   Black Sheep Squadron
, the Parry Sound Wing, and a few others, including a possible new
                   builder.  We had a different format - a circle around the fireplace, for a casual chat.  Captain Ken
                   had an interesting project to show for the Rebel Forum - an oleo/spring shock absorber that he is
                   creating to replace his bungee/die spring land gear setup !  It looked slick, although he hinted it
                   would be pricey ...  There were other interesting bits & pieces, and lots of discussion.
                  
We had the usual coffee & donuts, PLUS some extra goodies ....   nobody left hungry !



Jan. 1, 2017 -                  Happy New Year to all our friends !


Sept. 18 -  We had another great  Murphy Owners Meeting, on Sunday, Sept. 18th ,
                   at the RAA-TR Hangar, at Brampton Airport (CNC3),  The weather cleared & was great,
                  
Captain Ken and the Black Sheep Squadron all flew in, as usual, while the Parry Sound Wing
                   came by road, as did Mike from New YorkMike B. brought over his super shiny Vinyl-wrapped
                   Rebel for us to admire ! 
It was a good crowd, with new builder Lee (#008R !) and his wife
                   driving up from Virginia, and a welcome back visit from Elite builder Norm, from New York,
                   pushing Elise in a wheel chair (!)  Hope she is out of that and running around now !
                   We had the usual coffee & donuts, PLUS bagels, buns, cheese, salami, pickles, tea,
                   water, & soft drinks ...   and some special cookies ....   just for a change !  It was all devoured !!

                  Mtg. Sept. 2016       Sept. 2016 Meeting

                  
We exchanged tips 'n tricks on building, with lots of discussion and checking out the
                   fly-in Rebels. Lots of 'News from the Factory' - new models, new prices, Oshkosh, etc. !
                 

                 One discussion resulted in a plan to have the Builders Meetings at different locations
                 next year - Parry Sound was one option, and Tom's airport was another.  TBD at the
                 next meeting ....

                 Hope we'll see everyone at the Next Builders Meeting, on Sunday, January 8th, 2017.


Sept. 16 -   Congrats to Mike B. on his recently completed amphib Rebel !   Hope we will see it at
                    the Murphy Owners/Builders Meeting on Sunday - bring sunglasses !!    :-)

                                   Mike B's Rebel
                   
                             This is the first Rebel here that is ALL vinyl wrapped - NO paint !!
                                   
Lighter, less expensive, and great flexibility for designs ...


Sept. 10 -  On Tuesday afternoon, July 26th - we had another (our 9th !) great
                  PAS Murphy  Owners (and WannaBe's) Annual Get-Together Party at Oshkosh !
                     We met up on Tuesday July 26th, from 3 to 5 PM, at the Big Striped Tent
                      in Central Homebuilt Camping (click for map), west of the Forum area.


                            
Party Headquarters ! 
           Party HQ      International Party1
                  Look for the big Canadian flags.                  The Murphy factory crew enjoyed the show.

          Anna & I were back hosting again, and supplied the refreshments and munchies for
          all the builders and prospective builders who wanted to see real Murphy aircraft
          & talk to the builders.  The crowd was smaller than last year, but everyone was happy !
      
   No cooking this year - we headed over to the COPA National tent,
          north of Building A, at 5:30 pm for their BBQ - $1 (!!) hot dogs & burgers.
         
          Sadly, the food was all gone when we got there !   :-(  .. Earlier next year !!

             EAA have kindly provided the big striped tent, and several BBQ's for the
             homebuilders, and allowed us to use them again this year !
  

                       A BIG Thank You to EAA Homebuilding management !!

          Come on along & join us for the Next one - Everybody Welcome, even if you are
                                           only planning for a Rebel or Moose !


May 21 -  We had another great  Murphy Owners Meeting, on Sunday, May 15th ,
                 at the RAA-TR Clubhouse, at Brampton Airport (CNC3),  The weather was
                 horrible - freezing cold, very windy, with snow squalls going through regularly !
                 Felt like November, as the whole building shook in the gusts...  We all gathered
                 around the fireplace, and exchanged tips 'n tricks on building, with lots of discussion
                 about floats, tires, lube, & bushings.  Lots of 'News from the Factory' - new models,
                 new prices, new people, new policies, etc. !  Captain Ken
was there , as usual, and
                 the Northern Wing drove through the snow from Parry Sound, so it was a good group.
                 One discussion resulted in a plan to have the Builders Meetings at different locations
                 next year - Parry Sound was one option.  More news later, as things evolve...

 

May 3 -    We are back at work on site upgrades, and apologize for the interruptions.
                  Watch for changes over the next couple of months, as this is a complex site, and changes
                  do take time.  Please contact us if there is something you need & can't find.


Apr. 15 -  RADICAL REBEL - Special Introductory Price !
                 The factory have announced the special price of only $35,900 USD for the first 20 kits
                
of the new
Radical Rebel. This price will apply to all orders starting NOW !
                  Murphy Aircraft Mfg. Ltd. will have the prototype on display in their booth
                  at EAA Airventure OSHKOSH.  It's possible the first 20 will be sold by then !
                  Contact us to order, and for details.


Apr. 2 -   Sun 'n Fun 2016 started  on Tuesday, April 5th, at Lakeland, FL.
               
There was a Murphy Builders Get-Together at the Campground Corn Roast site,
                 from about 3:30 onward. 
It was very casual this year, as Anna & I were not there,
                 and we hadn't made any arrangements.  Between the economy and the Canadian $
                 exchange rate, there were likely very few Canadians this year - I only know of 3 so far....
                 We hope everyone who did make it to Lakeland did head over and share some refreshments,
                 stories, and corn with other builders and wanna-be's. There was no Murphy booth at the show.


Jan. 18, 2016 -  We started the New Year off right, with friends and fun -
               at our great  Murphy Owners Meeting, on Sunday, Jan 10th ,
                  at the RAA-TR Clubhouse, 1 pm at the north end of Brampton Airport (CNC3).
               The weather was classic Ace McCool "WOXOF - 50 and 1/8" - foggy, with a light
               drizzle. For a while, Anna & I thought it would be just us and a lot of donuts !
               Then Ken arrived - albeit by car, followed by Mike, with Trevor, who drove 3 1/2 hr.
               from near Rochester, NY, and the Parry Sound Wing of the Black Sheep Squadron,
               who had a 2 1/2 hr. drive through the fog. So we had a great, but small meeting.
               We did exchange tips 'n tricks on building, and socialize around the fireplace.
               Congrats to Mike B., who flew his new amphib Rebel for the first time, last week !
              
Unfortunately, he couldn't make it for this one ...  The winds picked up, the fog blew
               out (gusts to 70+ !), and it started to snow ...  and everyone prepared for a long
               drive home.  Fortunately, the wind dropped a bit, and the snow stopped later ...
               There was discussion about the Murphy factory plans for a Radical Rebel and an
               LSA Rebel, and lots of other interesting things.  We explained that economics
               and demographics were conspiring to reduce our numbers, so we are changing
               from meeting every 2 months, to every 4 months.  It was heartening to hear that
               we do still provide something useful to the builders - and we will continue to try
               to do that. We appreciate your support !

               January 2016 Meeting     January 2016 Meeting 2




                              missletoe

Dec. 20 -  To all our friends, we send best wishes for a very ..
                          Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year !
    

                              Missletoe

Nov. 25 -  Congratulations to James Withrow Jr., who just passed 1,000 hours in his Rebel.
                He started the project in 1998, finished in 2000, and has been flying happily
                ever since ! His goal now is to hit 1,400 hours - the time it took him to complete
                building his Rebel.      See link below for a picture...
             http://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/eaa-news-and-aviation-news/2015-news/10-21-2015-milestones

Nov. 15 - We had another great Murphy Builders Meeting, on Sunday Sunday, Nov.8th ,
                  at the RAA-TR Clubhouse, at the north end of Brampton Airport (CNC3).
                 
It was the smallest crowd for a long time, but a good casual meeting.
                 (I've been living on a diet of donuts, muffins, and bagels - leftovers !   ;-)  )
                 The Black Sheep Squadron all flew in, and 2 local builders drove.
                 We had a tour of Mike F.'s hangar & rebuild project, with lots of interest,
                 and then a trip to see Mike B.'s newly inspected beauty of a Rebel - we
                 hope to see it flying before the next meeting !   There was much discussion
                 about polishing, and the many nice features Mike has added.  The modified cowling
                 covering the IO-360 was much admired ! Here are a few pics of cowls that really cool ...
                 We also found a Turbine Moose under construction in the back of the hangar !


          Meeting Nov. 8, 2015       Mike B.'s cowling
                             Happy Builders !                                                         Mike B.'s Custom Cowling

         Jason's cowl     Bob's cowl
                     Jason's 4 door cowl                                                         Bob's 4 door cowl

                                Turbine Moose
                                                    Turbine Moose under construction


Oct. 3 - We had another great Murphy Builders Meeting, on Sunday, Sept. 20th
              
at the RAA-TR Hangar - a sunny day at the north end of Brampton Airport (CNC3).
               4 fly-in Rebels,
including one new one on amphibs - Daryhl showed off his
              clean new blue and white Rebel on matching amphibs. He completed it last year,
              and already has about 200 hours on it !  The Black Sheep Squadron was all there,
              and 2 members of the Northern Wing  drove in a bit late -
              (An adventure - something about leaking brake fluid ...    ;-)   )
              Thanks to Mike F. for coming to tell us all about his incident - lots of questions,
              but no answers yet.  Hope to see his Rebel soon.  Much discussion.....
              As usual, lots of tips 'n tricks exchanged, and some news from Oshkosh.

                Sept. 2015 - all here !    Sept 2015 - mtg
                                Everyone's here !                                              Nice day for a hangar meeting

                Bob having fun !          Darhyl's Rebel
                                  Bob having fun !                                                                Daryhl's Rebel

                                     Darhyl at the beach
                                                           Rebel on the beach -  aaaahhhhh !


Aug. 15 - Factory update - There are some happy builders out there !  The last of the
              orders for 1800 Amphib floats shipped this week.  Time for more orders !
              We are awaiting a few Rebel orders from Oshkosh conversations.

Aug 3 -  We had another great ....
                
PAS Murphy Owners Annual Get-Together Party at AirVenture Oshkosh, WI 
                 on
July 21, 2015 - Tuesday afternoon from about 3:30 PM onward ...
                 in Central Homebuilt Camping (click for map), west of the Forum area.

                                                                
Party Headquarters ! 
                                       Party Tent     
                                                     Jim and Anna doing some cooking

                      Once again, we had great help from EAA to enable our party !
             Big thanks go to Charlie B. for organizing the tent and a pass to bring in the food -
             and to Gerry F. and Jerry F. for their help in getting things set up and running !

      Party 1      Party 6
               Big Canadian flags on the tent walls.                                       Bob, deep in conversation

        party 2   party 3
                              Enjoying the food                                                       Good conversations

        party 4   party 5
                     Smaller crowd, but good times                                       Exchanging Builders tips

         Look for our big Canadian FLAG again next year !  We had one outside the
       tent, and one inside.  About 30 builders and prospects devoured brats on buns,
       lots of chips & salsa, pretzels, cheezies, and lots of beer & wine !  Although the crowd
       was smaller than last year, there was a good variety of Murphy kits on the line -
       a Super Rebel, a Moose, a Rebel, an Elite, and even a Yukon !

        Anna & I (and volunteers !) did the cooking for this party, and didn't burn too much !
       We were back hosting again, and enjoyed supplying the refreshments, munchies,
       and lots of brats on buns, to all the builders and prospective builders who wanted
       to see real Murphy aircraft & talk to the other builders.

       Looking forward to Sun 'n Fun next spring ...

                Once again - A BIG Thank You to EAA Homebuilding management !!


May 25 -   We had a great Murphy Builders Meeting - on Sunday, May 24th,
               1 PM, at Brampton RAA Hangar, north end of Brampton airport (CNC3) !
 
               There were Five fly in Rebels, 3 on Amphibs !  The Black Sheep Squadron
               were there, and the Northern Wing from Parry Sound.  Brian drove
               all the way from Nova Scotia to learn about Rebels !  He has completed the
               tail feathers and is into the wings on #078R, after a long layoff.
               There were many interesting stories, and lots of time to check out all the
               different features of those Rebels !   Lots of talk about props & floats ...
                         
          Mtg. May 15 1       May 15 mtg 2
                           The gang's all HERE !                                     Coffee and Conversation

          Mtg May 15 -3    Mtg May 15 4
                                     Having FUN !                                              Another good meeting !


Apr. 27 -  We've added an Aircraft & Kits For Sale section !  For years, we've been helping
              you to sell your kits, behind the scenes.  Now we can come right out with it !
              If you want us to show your aircraft, just send us details and a few pics, and
              we'll do the rest.  It's free, for now - maybe we'll charge something if it all
              works out, but we'll let you know beforehand if we decide to go that way.
              For now, we're happy to help....  and they don't have to be Murphy aircraft,
              as we will be adding more different aircraft, including new certified models.

Apr. 26 -  We had a GREAT PAS  Murphy Owners Get-Together at Sun 'n Fun 2015 !
               Tuesday, April 21st, from 3 pm on until after dark at the Campground
                  Corn Roast site !
  I've had a health challenge with my legs, so
               couldn't make it this year.    :-(   Fortunately, the party was still ON !
               Paul M. - a Florida Rebel builder, on his second Rebel, kindly
               volunteered to step in & manage the party, pick up the beer, and
               meet everyone to socialize !  A little smaller crowd, but all enjoyed the
               chance to talk about Rebels, Elites, and Moose kits, while enjoying the
               Rebel brand beer that Paul found somewhere - a new tradition !
               Thanks Paul !  Sorry we missed you - Looking forward to meeting all at Oshkosh !

                Paul - Rebel beer      Early Birds        
                 Paul offering a Rebel beer !                           Some early birds got the BEER ! 

                    SnF 15 Happy Campers
                             Sun 'n Fun 2015  Happy Campers approved of the Rebel beer !


Mar. 17 -  We had another great Murphy Builders Meeting - on Sunday, March 8th,
               at Brampton RAA Clubhouse
. All the Usual Suspects were there - the Black Sheep
                  Squadron, the Parry Sound Wing, - and Captain Ken flew in, as usual, unbothered
               by the wind !  There were many lively discussions, and tips 'n tricks shared,
               and lots of coffee & donuts consumed. It was almost a full room !
 
              Meeting - March 2015   1   Meeting March 2015  2
  
               One topic of concern was the new proposed government regulations on private
               airstrips !  Harper is cutting again - now they are dropping all responsibility for
                  managing airports - leaving it to individual cities and townships to pass
               bylaws on building codes and hours of operation (if any !).      :-(
               This new law will make it very expensive, or impossible, for a new airstrip or water
               aerodrome to operate !  Here's a copy :  Aerodrome NPA
               Many organizations are urging a letter-writing campaign to MP's, as time is
               very short to try to change this. (There's NO stopping these guys !!   :-(   )
               Here's a sample letter:  Letter to your MP    (in .doc format)
               And here's how to find contact info for them : Contact Info for NPA

               Some of our builders are trying to get ahead of this by registering their
               fields.  Jim C. and Mike B. were both looking forward to seeing their home
               airstrips in the new Flight Supplement.  Probably a wise idea if you can do it
               in time !

Feb. 14 -  Happy Valentines day !   There are some happy people out there - all of the
               Rebels from this run have been delivered. Only one had some shipping damage,
               and new parts are on the way.  Renegade kits are being packed into crates,
               so they will be shipping very soon too, and work is progressing on the amphib
               floats.

Jan. 30 - Production run update -  The factory advised that ALL of the Rebel orders
              will be shipped this week.  The Renegades will go next, in a week or 2,
              followed by the amphib floats.  Thank you for your patience !
 
Jan. 14, 2015 - 
We had another great Builders Meeting on Sunday, January 11th,
                 at Brampton RAA Clubhouse !
   Ken flew in, the Parry Sound Wing drove down,
                 and we had several new visitors.  Cathy & Daniel were there to capture a bit
                 of video background, for a proposed NFB film about aircraft homebuilding,
                 and Mike drove up 3 hours from New York, bringing a neat tool he made,for
                 Show 'n Tell. Thanks to Ken for heading the Rebel Forum, and bringing along
                 his new 1800 amphib front gear leg, with larger wheel, longer forks, & softer tire.
                 He had the original there to compare - I'm kicking myself that I didn't get
                 pictures !!  (anyone ??)  If this works out, it might become 'the new standard' ! :-)
                 There was lots of talk about changes at COPA, and the different insurance plans,
                 as well as the new arrangements at the Murphy factory. Yogi brought a friend,
                 and his daughter, to learn a bit about Rebels - she will be starting flying lessons
                 at Brampton Flying Club soon. Always lots to learn at our meetings !
               
                 We were all saddened by the news that we lost Jim Albright to cancer, on
                 Monday, January 5th.  Jim always brightened our meetings with his humourous
                 stories - and excuses for not getting his Rebel flying....  We will miss him !
                 There will be a tree planting memorial service on September 13th - maybe
                 we can arrange a Rebel flyover, once we know the details ...

                 Everyone started the New Year off right, with a great group of friends, good
                 conversations, and coffee, donuts, bagels, cookies, & candies to share !


Dec. 29 -  Best Wishes for a Happy New Year !   
To start things off, the new
                      
2015 Rebel Builders Calendar is ready for download & printing !

                  
You can find it under Upcoming Events, at the top & bottom of the page.

                We again apologize for the disruption that the site improvements,
                started in October, are causing. We hope to have an improved site ready
                in the next month, which will serve until about March, when we hope to
                introduce a completely new and improved format. In the mean time,
                we are here & happy to answer your questions.  Just email us !
                Thank you
for your patience !


Dec. 20 -  We are sending our best wishes for a very
                  Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year
                                                          to all our friends !

                   Hope you enjoy a great holiday !  We will be off from Dec. 22 to Jan. 5 .



Dec. 19  -                 Rebel for sale


Dec. 15 - Murphy Aircraft factory re-organization - Mr. Murphy
called today to advise
                
that he has re-hired Stephane Marois as Sales Manager, and is moving all sales
                 and marketing back in-house.  Stephane will have a budget to place magazine ads,
              print brochures, do a web site make-over, and manage show appearances. Construction
              has started on a Rebel Sport to be used to obtain LSA certification. It is hoped that
              these changes will result in increased orders.

              Patterson AeroSales will continue to provide a sales service - details to be finalized,
              as will arrangements with present Sales Advisors. More information should be available
              over the next few weeks.  Check here !

              The factory will be closed for Christmas holidays from Dec. 22 to Dec. 26, and
                  on January 1st.
             

Nov. 14 -   We had another great Murphy Builders Meeting, on Sunday, Nov. 9th !
                We shared coffee & donuts, and exchanged a lot of tips & tricks ! 
                  
This was our 110th meeting, since we started counting in 1992 !!
                   22+ years of shared experience - and hundreds of gallons of coffee !
 
                    Del
came all the way from Dryden, ON, and the Parry Sound wing drove
                 down for the fun.  Tom sent his regrets - couldn't fly down because of
                 the weather, but asked us to let everyone know that he has a couple
                 of spaces free for winter storage at his field in Wingham.  There was some 
                 discussion about the problems at COPA causing large numbers of resignations,
                 and alternatives for insurance.  The APBQ has offered reduced memberships
                 at $45 for Ontario pilots, so they can obtain their coverage. For quotes and
                 details, contact:Tom Watson, 416- 449-3990, tom.watson@aitkeninsurance.com
                 Worth checking into, in any case.

                 The news from the factory was that new price sheets are coming, with increases,
                 and changes in the basic specs.  The Rebel will now come with only one wing tank,
                 with the other being an optional extra, for $340. The base price is now $25,495.
                 More new prices to follow...
                    Old prices will hold for orders placed until the new prices arrive - order now !
 
                  
Time to start planning for the NEXT Builders Meeting - on Sunday, January 11th,
                 1 PM, at Brampton RAA Clubhouse !
  Everyone welcome !  Start the New Year
                 off right, with a great group of friends !

Oct. 18 -  Production run progress - All of the runs have encountered delays in receiving
              necessary materials.  Many parts are already made & ready to go, and when
              the back-ordered metal and tubing arrives, it will be started on immediately.
              Latest projections are for kits to start shipping within 5 or 6 weeks.  The
              factory has sent out all the build manuals on CD, and the drawings for the
              construction table. The kits will be following soon !  
Thank you all for
                 your patience with the materials delays !

Oct. 11 -  Web site updates -
we will be working on updating & improving areas of the
               site
over the next few months. You may not be able to access those areas,
               but can always email us for information.  We will always keep access to the
               Factory Service Bulletins sections available.   Please let us know if you have
               suggestions for things you would like to see here. We always appreciate Photos
               of your project - especially flying, taking off, or on the ground with you in the
               picture. You can email JPG's, PNG's, or GIF's ....   
Thanks !

Oct. 4 -   We had another great Murphy Builders Meeting, on Sunday, Sept. 21st !
               We shared coffee & donuts, and exchanged a lot of tips & tricks ! 
                It was great to see everybody - all the old gang *, and a couple of vistors
                from up Timmins way, and another couple from South Africa !   People
                love Murphy kits everywhere !  It was pouring rain in the morning, but
                cleared to a nice sunny afternoon for us. It was really blowing, though,
                so no fly-in kits for this one ...  Next time !  Trevor Y. showed off his leading
                   edge landing light kits that he is now selling - and one lucky builder took
                one home with him.  Order now for next meeting ...
                   * Brent & Tracey, Ron & Gene, Phil S.,  and Jim A. were all there !

        Meeting Sept/14     Meeting Sept/14 #2

                        Start planning now for the next meeting - Sunday Nov. 9th !

Aug. 16 -
There was a good turnout of Murphy Builders at Oshkosh this year -
                  4 Rebels (the Black Sheep Squadron) were camped on the line,
                  and one Moose, and a Super Rebel, all in Central Homebuilt Camping.

   Rebel Row Super Rebel Jims Moose


Aug. 15 -
We had another great ...
                  Murphy Builders Annual Get-Together Party at AirVenture Oshkosh, WI 
                
July 29, 2014 - Tuesday afternoon from about 3:30 PM onward ...
                                                            Party Headquarters ! 
                                             Party HQ 
                        
We were really fortunate this year - EAA allowed us to use this tent in
                 Central Homebuilt Camping, next to the shower building. They also provided
                 a propane barbeque & picnic tables for us, so we all had a great time socializing !!
                                 A BIG Thank You to EAA Homebuilding management !!

         Party1     Party2
                            Lively conversations !                                         Funny flying stories !
         Party3      Party4
                                Lots of food !                                                 Builders from everywhere !
         Party5     Party6

          We're going to try to use this tent again next year, on Tuesday. EAA said there was no
       problem, so - look for our big Canadian FLAG again next year !   We had one outside the
       tent, and one inside.  We had a bit of rain later, so it was great to have the shelter of
       the tent sides, which closed, and the party continued.  Over 50 builders and prospects
       devoured brats on buns, lots of chips & salsa, pretzels, cheezies, and lots of beer & wine !
       Thanks to Chef Ted for cooking again !   Looking forward to Sun 'n Fun next spring ...


June 12 -  LAST CHANCE !!!! - The factory is starting production runs on Rebels and Floats
                 THIS WEEK !  If you REALLY WANT one, you must get an order in within a couple
                  of days, as they will be ordering materials before the weekend, and can't add
                  orders
after that.   Email NOW to:  Kits@PattersonAeroSales.com
                (There MIGHT be room for ONE more Renegade on the run now in progress ...)

           Amphib Floats     Rebel


June 1 -   We had another great Murphy Builders Meeting, on Sunday, May 25th !
                 It was great to see everybody. We shared coffee & donuts, and exchanged
                    a lot of tips & tricks !  This was a great time to see flying Rebels.
                    Ken
flew in again, and showed off his Rebel Rubber Ducky. He was joined by Tom,
                 also on wheels, and Mike, & Jason, from Haliburton, both on amphibs. Jason has
                 been polishing parts of his Rebel - very shiny !  Everyone asked about polish...

                 Jason's Rebel    Mtg. May 25, 2014

                    The Parry Sound Squadron drove down to share too, along with many others. 
                 We talked about batteries - some new motorcycle varieties ...  Fish has removed
                 about 20 lb by changing batteries !  Progress at the factory was a hot topic, as
                 were plans for the Oshkosh Builders Annual Get-Together Party on Tuesday,
                     July 29th -plan for it !  If you fly in, plan to park in Central Homebuilt Camping,
                     in the row near the west end of the shower building. We'll try for a Murphy Row !
                 Come on out to the NEXT Builders Meeting - on Sunday, September 21st, 1 PM,
                     at Brampton RAA Hangar !
  We're looking forward to seeing you all again ! 
                     Everyone welcome !!

May 12 -   ORDERS !!!       PRODUCTION RUNS !!        Things are MOVING !!
                We had a great trip to Sun 'n Fun, but picked up a bug on the way home ...
                still recovering slowly !   :-(  There were almost 2,000 emails waiting for us !
                   LOTS of orders are coming in from all over the world !!   The economy is
                   finally moving !! 
(either that, or people are just ready to get on with LIFE !   :-)  )

                 We now have enough orders for a production run of Q/B Renegade Biplanes -
                 just waiting for all the deposits to come in !   NOW is the time, if you've
                 been wanting a Renegade !!   Email us NOW & get an order in !!!  No add-ons
                 once material is ordered... You have a week or 2, tops ...

                             Renegade Spirit

                For the rest who have been waiting, we are still digging out, but it is
                  certain we can start runs for Amphib Floats, AND Rebelsin MAY !!
                  Watch this space for more news !   Get those orders IN NOW !!

Apr. 11 - 
We had a GREAT Murphy Builders Get-Together at Sun 'n Fun !
               We started meeting all the builders on Tuesday, April 1st, from 3 pm on
                  at the Campground Corn Roast site ! 

              SnF14-1    SnF14-2
                              Isn't this GREAT !!! ???                                         We're HAPPY !!

              Snf14-3         SnF14-4
                 Those plastic boxes are FULL of BEER !   Yes - that's a real tattoo - and it IS a REBEL !!!

               Folks started drifting in early, and we shared beer, wine, soft drinks, water, & lots
                  of munchies - nacho chips & salsa, peanuts, cheezies, and other goodies.  That
               kept us going until we could buy delicious sweet corn from the local EAA Chapter !
               The show is getting better each year, under the new management, and everyody
               had a great time - really enjoying the 80 - 85 degree sunshine & blue skies !!
               The music was good, as always, and many stories were swapped ...  We had
               builders from all over - Quebec, Newfoundland, Ontario, and all corners of the USA !
                  Look forward to seeing our old friends, & more new ones next year !
                  Now to start planning for the Oshkosh Get-Together, on Tuesday, July 29th !

March 14 -   We had another great Murphy Builders Meeting, on Sunday, March 9th !
                 It was great to see a roomful of old & new friends. We shared coffee & donuts,
                    and exchanged a lot of tips & tricks !
                    Ken
flew in again, and showed off his Rebel Rubber Ducky with an impressive departure -
                 he took of quickly, and climbed so fast, it looked like he leveled off at altitude before
                 he reached the end of the runway ! 
                    Mike E.
brought some fuel tank inspection covers he made with CAD drawings glued
                 to wood patterns, trimmed with a drill router bit. Very nice !  The Parry Sound
                    Squadron
drove down to share too, along with many others.  We talked about
                 oil brands & grades, the Murphy Builders web site, progress at the factory,
                     the Sun 'n Fun Builders Annual Get-Together Party on Tuesday April 1st-plan for it-
                 and lots of other things !   Come on out to the NEXT Builders Meeting - on Sunday,
                     May 25th, 1 PM, at Brampton RAA Hangar !
We're looking forward to seeing you
                     all again ! 

March 1, 2014 -  * Give yourself a Murphy Spring Break ! *     
We are offering a $500 CAD
                        Spring Break Discount
on all orders received until April 30th, 2014, that become
                    part of a production run this year.  Applies to all kits, including amphib floats !
                                                        Just in Time for Sun 'n Fun !
                    If you are sick of this long winter, give yourself a Spring Break and order your kit now !
                    You'll have a great project to work on next winter, and a fun aircraft to fly the next
                    summer.

                      Email us TODAY !   and we'll send you a completed order form to sign & initial.

                                               Don't hesitate and miss out - email TODAY !

                   We had such a good reception to our Christmas Discount offer that we decided to
                   do another promotion for Spring Break !   Two people moved quickly and ordered
                   Renegade Spirit kits with the discount, and two more followed with orders for
                   1800 amphib floats - all will enjoy the savings !


January 16 -  Murphy Aircraft Mfg. Ltd.
is FOR SALE !   Mr. Murphy has issued a News Release
                    in anticipation of his retirement within the next year or two.
                               Click Here to download a PDF of the full News Release

                        Business will continue as usual during and after the transition, and we are already

                        gathering orders (2 in already !) for a new Float Run !  Don't miss out on our
                        Christmas Discount -
you have until January 31st to get your order in !

                                        Float info
                                               
January 15 - We had another great Murphy Builders Meeting ,on Sunday, January 12th !
                A good crowd braved the hazards of the 2" of ICE coating everything on the airport !
                The New Year started off right, with old & new friends and lots of tips and tricks to build
                a better Rebel ! We expanded our International attendance - Mike E., who regular travels
                the 4 hours north for meetings, was joined by Bert G., all the way from the Wet Coast -
                Washington !  Ken got a break, and saved his session for next meeting, as Mike
                brought lots of Rebel questions .. and went home with even more answers !  ;-)
                Topics included John's new Lycoming 340 engine & prop questions, and the sage
                advice he received from Walter, Trevor's new Continental IO-240 & prop questions,
                and discussions of various streamlining tricks used by Steve S. - will try to post pics
                to the Murphy Builders website. Many more things were discussed than I can remember-                 you just have to be here !

                There was some discussion about Murphy Aircraft Mfg. being for sale - everyone was
                 hopeful for a smooth transition, and thanked Darryl for designing such great aircraft.

                We talked a bit about planning for Sun 'n Fun - the Builders Get-Together Party
                   will be on Opening Tuesday, as usual.  Watch UPCOMING EVENTS for details....
                Some builders are thinking about flying their Rebels down again ...

                   Plan for our NEXT meeting, on Sunday, March 9th at 1 pm. at the RAA Clubhouse ! 

                Everybody welcome !   We'll have coffee & donuts, as usual, and lots of information.
                   We're looking forward to seeing you all again !

January 1, 2014 -   Happy New Year to all !

                       The 2014 Rebel Builders Calendar is now available for download
                       from the Upcoming Events section on this site. It shows the Builders Meeting
                       dates, major airshows, and the Builders Get Together Party dates.

                       Get yours today - don't miss an event !

Dec. 9 -  CHRISTMAS DISCOUNT OFFER !!

                      We wish you a Murphy Christmas ....
                         ......and a $ GRAND for New Year !
                                                                     
        Yes !  Patterson AeroSales announced today that we are offering a $1,000.00 CAD Discount
on ALL of our kits, including floats, on signed orders RECEIVED BY January 31,2014, that become
part of a production run that is started in 2014.  One discount per customer and kit.
                       (If we don't receive enough orders to start a production run in 2014, this discount expires.)

              The printed discount certificate must accompany the signed order.

               Email us TODAY !   and we'll send you a completed order form to sign & initial.

  
Dec. 7 - 
We're gathering orders for another FLOAT RUN !!!   Orders are coming in, and
                NOW is the time to send yours !
                Anyone who wants Amphib Floats - you should get in on this run !   
                                                             Email us TODAY !
                                           Float info

Dec. 1 -  We are now accepting orders for the next production run of Rebel and Rebel Sport
                kits.  Get your order in now - no deposit until we have the 10 orders to start the run.
                Email today, and we'll send you an order form all filled in.

Nov. 30 -  Check out Kitplanes magazine - December Kit Aircraft Buyers Guide issue !
               Writeups on our kits are on page 43, and our Ad is on page 85.

Nov. 10 -  We had another great Murphy Builders Meeting on Sunday, Nov. 10th, at the
                   Brampton Airport (CNC3) RAA Hangar, at 1 PM.
  Jim & Tom presented a slide show
                   of their summer trip
to Alaska, in Rotax RebelsBecause the crowd was smaller,
                they used a large screen TV that Jim brought, instead of the projector & screen.
                Everyone appreciated the brighter, clearer pictures !  What an adventure they had !
                We were all inspired - all left thinking ... maybe a big trip next year ....   :-)

                                          Rebel Alaska bound


Nov. 4 -    We have added a new area on our Contact Us page called Happy Customers, showing
                contact information for some happy customers who have volunteered to show
                   prospective buyers why they love their aircraft !
  If you want to see what your choice
                   looks like, and maybe try it on for size, just pick someone near you, and drop them
                   an email.

                   They have no business connection to Patterson AeroSales or Murphy Aircraft
,
                   and will not be involved in the order process, other than sending people on to us
                   here - they just offered to help out, and we are grateful !

                   Hope there might be a few more - it would be great to have a whole page full of
                   contacts for all the models !  

                   Please drop me a note if you are willing to volunteer - strictly as and when it suits you.

Sept. 21 -  Rebel production run update ! 
                The last kit will ship next week, completing this run !
                There is still ONE Rebel kit available from this run - so call or email NOW to order !
                    Last chance to get one at the old price !!   Because of recent dramatic increases
                    in material costs (some have gone up over 110 % !!) and changes in minimum
                    orders, ALL kit prices are currently under review !  Changes are on the way ...

Sept. 20 -   We had another great Murphy Builders Meeting on Sunday, Sept. 15th, at the
                     Brampton Airport (CNC3) RAA Hangar, at 1 PM.
  It was a smaller group, and
                     a couple of new builders, with lots of good discussion.  Mike E. again won the
                     Copper Cleco Trophy for most progress - he brought his clecoed tail fin in
                     for Show-n-Tell, and pointed out a couple of useful mods, including an inexpensive
                     press-fit bushing for the control hinges.  Ken again had useful tips - including an
                     easy point Niagara Falls for receiving shipments from the USA.   Both of these
                     are detailed on the Murphy Builders website - check in often !

                     Look forward to seeing everyone at our NEXT
Murphy Builders Meeting ,on
                     Sunday, November 10th
  - Everybody welcome !   We'll have coffee & donuts,
                     as usual, and lots of information.

August 19 -              
Effective August 19, 2013, Patterson AeroSales 
                   will no longer be marketing 
MWfly - Metalwork Aircraft Engines.
   Company President, Bob Patterson, said "We have terminated our business relationship with the Italian company MetalWork - MWfly, and will no longer be providing Sales and Marketing support
for their aircraft engines in North America.
"   While the technology did look promising, doing
business proved difficult, so we are moving on.
     Patterson AeroSales continues to support the Rotax line of aircraft engines, through our long association with Murphy Aircraft Mfg. Ltd., whose complete line of metal kit aircraft is available through us.  We continue to look for good partners with high quality aircraft-related products, who would like us to apply our years of marketing experience to represent them.

July 30 - We had another great  Murphy Builders Annual Get-Together Party  at Oshkosh, Wl
               on
Tuesday July 30th, after 4 PM, at the Moose in Homebuilt Camping ! (< click for map)
               Everybody enjoyed meeting & talking with other builders, and the food & drinks !!
               The BBQ was on, with lots of refreshments, and dogs/brats & munchies for all,
               There were 2 Mooses together, and an Elite in the next row - be nice to see some
                Rebels for next year ...  we had a couple last year.

            Moose crowd      Chef Ted
                   Crowd gathers at the Moose !                   Chef Ted again sponsored this year's party !

            Bob and Anna      Biggus laughing
                     Bob and Anna - ready for fun !                                "Biggus" enjoys a joke !

                      Tims shirt - front                      Tims shirt - back
                                   Tim's new shirt !                                   Maybe he invented a new model !!??


            There was no Murphy show booth, so Only Time to meet us was at the party !
           Unfortunately, Anna & I were both a bit under the weather, so not great company,
           but we enjoyed the crowd, as always !

July 29 - Time to start planning to be at the great ... (coming soon !)
                
Murphy Builders Annual Get-Together Party  at Osh
kosh, Wl
                
Tuesday July 30th, after 4 PM, at the Moose in Homebuilt Camping ! (< click for map)
                          Come join us & meet the builders !     Everybody welcome !!

July 22 -  We leave for Oshkosh. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the great
          
Murphy Builders Annual Get-Together Party  on Tuesday July 30th after 4 PM
                   There will not be a Murphy show booth, so meet us at the party !
      You can call or text us at:  Bob: 
863-537-0427    Anna:  920-216-5220    (until Aug. 3rd only)

July 15 -  Rebel production run update !  The first kit arrived last week, and the next one
            will go this week.  The rest will follow, although some have asked for delayed delivery,
            so they might not go until August.
            There is still ONE Rebel available from this run - so call now to order !

July 8 - Rebel trip to Alaska !  UPDATE - Tom is home & Jim is in Ontario, so the great
             adventure is over, with everybody home and safe !  Read the whole blog on
           Canadian Aviator magazine's site. Click to view. It's titled Low and Slow to Alaska.
           A good magazine to subscribe to ...

July 2 - Rebel Ramble to Alaska !    UPDATE - the 2 Rotax Rebels are now in Dawson
              City, on the way to Fairbanks.  Jim
and Tom, of the Black Sheep Squadron, left
            Ontario over a week ago, for the COPA Convention in Dawson Creek, and joined
            a group of about 40 others for a Ramble to Alaska. They are flying with their wives
            and tons of camping gear - as usual !  Tom has a SPOT GPS tracker with him,
            and you can follow their route by clicking here.  They are also publishing a blog,
            with some great pictures, on Canadian Aviator magazine's site. Click to view.
            It's titled Low and Slow to Alaska.  Looks like they are having a ball !!
               For the first time, the Rebels outnumbered the RV's at the COPA Convention !
               Proves that if you want to have fun, travel, fly and camp - get a Rebel !   :-)

July 1 -  Rebel production run update ! 
The first kit shipped this week, and the next one
            will go later this week or early next week.  The rest will follow, although some
            have asked for delayed delivery, so they might not go until August.
            There is still ONE Rebel available from this run - so call now to order !

May 26 - We had a great spring Murphy Builders Meeting on Sunday - May 26th !
                at Brampton Airport, at the RAA Hangar !  We had lots of coffee, and, for
                the first time ever - we ran out of donuts !!  There was
a good crowd, and
                Ken gave us lots of useful information on the care & feeding of batteries -
                seems like the Odyssey are still the best bet. The Northern Wing drove
                down from Parry Sound - it was a bit windy ...   Bill flew in with passengers
                in his amphib Moose - so we finally had a FLY-IN Moose for everyone to
                check out !!   All admired the excellent workmanship, and the nicely finished
                interior.  (The secret cloth material is called 'automotive trunk liner' ! )  Mike
                taxied over on his newly-finished amphibs, so all could check out his Rebel.
                 Looking forward to seeing everybody at the next meeting - Sunday Sept. 15th !

      Mikes Rebel      Bills Moose


Apr. 28 -  Rebel production run update !  Parts are being made as quickly as we can.
               Many of our suppliers are also producing on an accumulation basis, so it
               is taking longer than usual to get materials. The last of our orders for aluminum
               sheet just arrived last week, and we are on track to start shipping kits in June. 
               A bit later than we hoped, but it will be worth the wait for those lucky builders !
               There is still ONE Rebel available from this run - so call now to order !

Apr. 9, 2013 - We had another great .....
                
Murphy Builders Annual Get-Together Party  at Sun 'n Fun
in Lakeland, FL.
                
on Tuesday April 9th, after 4 PM, at the Campground Corn Roast area !


                          The first builders arrived early, and the party got started !
   
      Sun n Fun 2013 - flag     Start of SnF party 2013

              We did have a smaller crowd than in previous years, reflecting the lower
              general attendance - but the show is improving rapidly, with new management,
              and next year will be even better !  Everyone enjoyed meeting up with old
              and new friends, exchanging ideas, and the food & music were good, as usual !
              We had builders from all corners of Canada and the USA - great to see you again !

Mar. 26 - Updates on MWfly aircraft engines - check it out under MORE ...
                 The 150 hp. model is well along, and we will be exhibiting at Sun 'n Fun & Oshkosh !

Mar. 10 - Another Murphy Builders Meeting at Brampton Airport, at the RAA Clubhouse !
            We had a good meeting with lots of donuts, coffee, and some chocolate ginger cookies.

                    Builders Meeting March 2013

            Thanks to Ken & Drew for flying in to help out, and the Black Sheep Squadron for
            sharing flying stories & building tips with the new builders.  Smiling Jack had some stories
            from Hamilton, and there were several old friends there too !  Great to see everybody !
            Thanks to Angus McKenzie, for bringing his computer & projector and showing us photos
            and videos of his northern Rebel camping trip where he shot the world's largest moose killed
               with a (modern, high-tech) bow & arrow !  What an trip - Angus is a real adventurer !!

                The Copper Cleco Trophy, for most progress building since the last meeting,
                                       CC-March-2013 Mike Espinoza
                                                 went to Mike E. this month ....

               We hope to see you all at the next meeting, on Sunday, May 26th, 2013.


Feb. 3 - Check out the changes on Contact Us !  New information added to Tech Support ...
            Several of you have already run into the recent FAA requirement for THEIR new form
            for the Bill Of Sale, now needed to register your completed aircraft. They want this for
            every owner, from the factory on. Since some kits are 15 years old, and now on the third
              or fourth owner, this can be a challenge !  The factory only has recent records accessible -
            digging old ones out can be very time consuming, so they are forced to charge for
            preparing these new forms, which were not required when the kit was sold.
            They can only issue BoS forms to the original buyer, and you must get it from him.
            The factory offers 2 ways to get these, for those who want to save a bit of money.
            Anyone buying a new kit for construction in the USA should ask for this form with
            the kit, as it will be needed.
 
Feb. 2 - Happy Groundhog Day !  He didn't see his shadow, so spring is on the way !
               Keep rivetting, and you'll be flying soon !!

Jan. 13th -
Another Murphy Builders Meeting at Brampton !  We had a great meeting
              to kick the New Year off right, with coffee & donuts, and some panetone cake ... 
              We missed Ken - work - and came up with our own show 'n tell, with help from
              the Northern Wing, who drove down from Parry Sound to share flying stories
              & building tips with the new builders. There were several old friends there too !
              Bill shared the exciting story of his first Moose test flight - with engine failure on takeoff !
              His message for all those installing older M-14's - check the rubber in the carb !
              Harish is our newest Rebel builder, anxiously awaiting his kit #833R in the current run.
              John brought his laptop along, and presented a slide show of his trip to
              the West Coast last summer. Thanks for the beautiful pics of those high
              mountain lakes !  Great to see everybody ! What an interesting day !
              Jim confirmed that he is now a part of the management team publishing the
              Canadian Aviator magazine - so please subscribe !   :-)
              Hoping to see you all at the next meeting, on Sunday, March 10th, 2013.

Jan. 1, 2013 -  Everyone
at Patterson Aerosales and Murphy Aircraft Mfg. Ltd.
                          is wishing you all a very Happy New Year !
  All the best for a
                      happy, healthy, prosperous, and productive New Year -
                                     "Keep rivetting - it IS worth it ! "     :-)

Dec. 30 -  The 2013 Rebel Builders Calendar is now available for download
                   from the Upcoming Events section on this site. It shows the Builders Meeting
                   dates, major airshows, and the Builders Get Together Party dates.

Dec. 24 -  Best wishes for a Merry Christmas, from all of us
                  at Patterson Aerosales
and Murphy Aircraft Mfg. Ltd. !

Dec. 22 -  Rebel production run orders and deposits Sent To Factory !

                                                Rebel

                      - 
Still a short time to get ONE new Rebel from this production run ...

              The orders with deposits trickled in very slowly - seems Canada Post was on a
              slowdown !  We lost one along the way, but the factory agreed to go ahead with this
              run anyway, starting when they return from the Christmas holiday, on January 2nd.
            That one extra kit will be in the run, and available for someone who moves quickly !
            So - if you want that one new Rebel kit, just let me know & I'll send you the form,
               ready to fill in and return to me with the 60% deposit - and you've GOT IT !

             Personal checks are OK, payable to Murphy Aircraft Mfg. Ltd. - USD$ are OK too ...
             the factory can sort out exchange, shipping, etc. when the balance is due.
               All the orders & deposits have been sent to the factory, and that ONE order
               should come to me, here in Brampton.
If you miss this one, it might be at least
             another year or more to wait ...  No new orders can be added, once the run starts.

Nov. 11 - Another Murphy Builders Meeting at Brampton - Our 100th !  We had a good meeting
              to celebrate thousands of donuts and gallons of coffee ...  Thanks to Ken for flying
              in to help out, and the Northern Wing, who drove down from Parry Sound to
              share lots of flying stories & building tips with the new builders.  Smiling Jack
              had some stories from Hamilton too ...  Great to see everybody ! What an interesting day !
              Hoping to see you all at the next meeting, on Sunday, January 13th, 2013.

Oct. 29 -    We have orders for a Rebel production run ! 
            The factory is ready to start the production run,  as soon as we send along the orders
               with deposits.
New, complete order forms, have been sent out to all those who have
               ordered, ready to fill in and return to me with the deposit !
               If you told me that
you wanted to order for the 'next run' - NOW is the time to call !!!
               I will add you in,
IF you email me BEFORE all the deposits are here !  
               All the orders & deposits will
be sent to the factory, and the run will start,
               as soon as I have them ALL here.


Oct. 7 -   Price increases coming !   We have received the new price sheet for the Rebel -
               more are coming.  The kit base price has been held, but several of the Options have
               gone up significantly !   The factory has agreed to hold the prices on orders
               already entered, as long as all the options are the same, but the new prices are
               effective immediately for new orders.

Sept. 16th - Another Murphy Builders Meetingsmall crowd, but a good one !  Thanks to
                  all who made it.  We had 3 fly-in Rebels, including Jason, on amphibs, from
                  Haliburton, and 2 'international' visitors - Ken & Tom flew in from Frankenmuth, MI !
                  It was a very casual meeting, and Mike got lots of advice on the aileron he
                  brought for 'show 'n tell' ...  Bill's Moose is still awaiting paperwork, so we're
                  hoping to see it next meeting, on Sunday, November 11th.

July 24 - We had another great .....
                     
Murphy Builders Annual Get-Together Party  at Osh
kosh, Wl
          
on Tuesday July 24th, after 4 PM, at the Moose in Homebuilt Camping ! (< click for map)
          
About 30 of you joined us & met other builders !   Everybody had a good time !!
           The BBQ was on, with lots of refreshments, with brats & munchies for all,
           supplied & served up by Chef Ted   --    and some ate a bit too much  !
           Jim & Fish parked their Rebels near the Moose in CENTRAL Homebuilt Camping,
           so the Murphy line was well represented !  The crowd was smaller than last year,
           and the left over brats were donated to a group of a dozen high school students
           from Flabob Airport in California, on their first visit to Oshkosh.  They were much
           appreciated and enjoyed !  We hope they'll be back - and maybe build Rebels at
           their school, one day !!   ;-)   We do have a plan to help with that.

                                         Chef Ted

               A big  "THANK YOU !"  to Chef Ted, who sponsored this year's party !

May 27 - Another Murphy Builders Meetingsmall crowd, but a good one ! Thanks
              to Jim for showing his video presentation of the Black Sheep Squadron's
              recent ramble up to Moosonee, on James Bay !!  The story of the trip
              included a few exciting moments ....
              Although the weather wasn't great, Jim flew in, as did Jason, with his
              new amphib Rebel, from Haliburton. We all went out to admire the excellent
              workmanship on the Rebel & amphibs. He has about 55 hours on it now,
              and a great big happy smile !!   :-)  Next meeting - Sunday, September 16th.

May 6 -  Moose Mission !  - We have been working for some time to get the Moose
             accepted for Mission work.  This week, the project really started to move
             forward - a kit is being packed now to go overseas for review.  If all goes well,
             the 3 groups we have been consulting with will be very pleased to hear that
             they will be able to order in 2 configurations, nosewheel or tailwheel, and
             either Experimental kits OR as completed, Certified aircraft, within a year !! 
             Initial talks were based on a first order of 100 kits, but we believe it is now
             possible that we can proceed with as few as 20, and still keep the Certified price
             in the $200K - $300K range !  First run would likely use Lycoming 540 series
             engines. Future engine considerations include a new, certified 350 hp. diesel,
             to be available by 2014, among others ...  This is exciting !!

             Moose TD      Moose Tricycle

              We will welcome expressions of interest from other Missionary groups,
       or commercial / flight training operators.
No firm committment required at this time.


April 28 - Things are looking up !  There are a couple of new Rebel orders in the
               lineup. Get those orders in, so we can start another production run !

April 9 -   Rotax  has introduced the new Rotax 912-iS, with fuel injection and
               improved fuel economy - still 100 hp. !   This would be a great engine
               for someone to use in a Rebel Sport !

                 
Prices will likely come down as production gets rolling - currently,
               it's close to $25K CAD, and you will need a ring-type mount ...


March 27, 2012 -  On Tuesday afternoon, March 27 we had another great
                                Murphy Builders Annual Get-Together Party at Lakeland, FL ! 
                   Met up with fellow builders at the Sun 'n Fun Show on Opening Day,
                   starting about 4 PM, at the Campground Corn Roast
site,  West of the
                   hangars, on the edge of the campground.  A small group this time...

                
   Unfortunately, Anna & I were NOT there this year* to bring the beer,
                   wine, & munchies, so folks brought their own. Everyone bought the
                   tasty corn,  to support the local chapter.  Please send
some pictures
                   to us. It'll help us through the winter !    ;-)


                 *   We didn't drive down this year for several reasons - the early
                      show dates this year, and many other factors. We missed you all - this
                      is the first one we've missed in 24 years ...    :-(   The ne
w management
                      have moved future dates back to April, which is great !  *


                  There was no factory booth at the show, so the Get Together provided
                   a chance to meet up with other builders. 
                  
Hope to see you all there again next year !!

                                                             .... Now - On to OSHKOSH !!  


March 11 -  A good Murphy Builders Meeting - only Angus McKenzie flew in, on
                     amphibs.  It was sunny & clear, but windy !  Several new people,
                     and lots of learning.    Next meeting is Sunday, May 27th....

Jan. 8, 2012 - Happy New Year !   Our first Murphy Builders Meeting of the year
                         was well attended - lots of old friends, and some new ones too...
                         Ken again flew in and helped many by providing tips, tricks, and some
                         interesting "show 'n tell" items that were passed around, including
                         some very unusual clecos.

Nov.
13 - Another good Murphy Builders Meeting - small crowd, but lots of new people.
                 There were a couple of new Rebel owners, and a couple looking to buy...
                  Lots of useful information was exchanged, and lots of coffee & donuts
                  were consumed !   :-)   Looking forward to the next one on January 8th !!


Nov. 5 - The Rebel Builders Calendar for 2012 is now ready !  You can download it
                from the Upcoming Events section.

Oct. 31 -
Factory Update - The Amphib float run is almost finished - just one
                 more set to finish ! Looks like we're getting close to another Moose run !

Sept. 25 -  We had another good  Murphy Builders Meeting on Sunday, Sept. 18th, at
                   Brampton RAA.  Little smaller crowd than usual, but still had 3 fly-in Rebels -
                   Ken, Tom, and Drew. Thanks guys, for showing off your aircraft. 

                       Builders Meeting Sept.2011

                   Captain Ken again did the Rebel Forum, and we had TWO Cleco awards !

                    Mike Basic - CC     Mike Fuller - SC
                         Mike Basic - Copper Cleco                       Mike Fuller - Silver Cleco
                   Most progress since last meeting          The prized Silver Cleco trophy
                                                                                    for completing and flying his Rebel !

Aug. 14 - We had a great Murphy Builders Annual Get-Together Party at Oshkosh, Wl -
               we met up on Tuesday July 26th, after 4 PM, at the
Moose
in Homebuilt Camping.
               Ted parked in Central HB Camping, across from the Forums, next to Hap -
                we had 3 Mooses, 2 Rebels, & an Elite, and over 30 builders - a new record !
                          
               Ted was kept busy cooking & serving everyone, as I had a bit of a headache -
               Thanks again, Ted for all your help ! We added Steak Burgers as a treat this year,
                to go with the Bratwurst, nachos, cheezies, nuts, beer & wine...  Lots for everyone !
                I think everyone had a good time, exchanging tips 'n tricks, and connecting with
                fellow builders - nice to put a face to the names !

                  Party Starting        
Chef Ted
                              Party starting ....                                              Chef Ted at work !

                 Party 2         Party 5 
                              Mmmmm....  good food !                                                    Quite a crowd !
            
                Party 6           Beer Glass Pyramid
                                    Happy campers !                                                 A little later ....  beer glasses  
              There was also Non-Stop Socializing at the Moose ALL week long !!
              Many stopped by for a visit, and refreshment - (Ted had a 'contribution jar') ..


June 26 - Time to start planning for the great   (only 1 month away !)
                     
Murphy Builders Annual Get-Together Party  at Osh
kosh, Wl
               Tuesday July 26th, after 4 PM, at the Moose in Homebuilt Camping !
                      (Check
Upcoming Events  & the Rebel Builders Email List ....)
               Please plan on parking next to the Moose in CENTRAL Homebuilt Camping
               West of the Forums, if you are flying in. Best to arrive early for space here.
               It would be great to have a Murphy Mob there !  :-)

May 21 -  Factory update - Good news !!  The first amphib float kit will be shipping next
                week, and 2 more kits will go, together, to Washington, the following week,
                if shipping arrangements are completed. The plan is to ship another set
                every couple of weeks after that. They are doing the best they can in this
                economy, and appreciate everyone's patience !  If you prefer to arrange your
                own shipping, please let the factory know by email, now.

April 9 -  On Tuesday afternoon,
March 29, 2011 we had another great
              Murphy Builders Annual Get-Together Party at Lakeland, FL !
              Met up with fellow builders at the Sun 'n Fun Show on Opening Day,
              starting about 4 PM, at the
Campground Corn Roast site, West of the hangars,
              on the edge of the campground. We brought the beer, wine, & munchies,
              and everyone bought the tasty corn there, to support the local chapter. 
              Once again, Ralph & Sue donated a case of beer, and it was gratefully
              received by all. We also received 2 large Canadian flags from Bruce,
              who brought them all the way from Newfoundland and hung them on the
              end posts. Thanks - we will use them to mark all our future parties !
              After several Rebels, Bruce is now building a Moose...

             The party was well attended, with at least 3 separate waves of a dozen or
             so folks arriving at different times - so some missed each other.

              Many stories and helpful tips were exchanged. Gary was there again,
              and brought his instructor.  We were all interested in their adventures,
              and admire his spirit facing the challenge of learning to fly the Rebel
              with hand controls for rudder and brakes. The Maverick contingent
              helped reduce our inventory, as did the Renegade, Elite, and Moose groups.
              Rebel builders, of course, are well known for their capacity !   :-)
              Ken and friends tried to fly down from Canada again - had to land in
              Kentucky and rent a car to get here, because of the weather in between !

               Everyone had a good time, happy that the rain held off until the next day.
               Anna & I packed up Wednesday, to avoid trying to do it in the rain - which
               we found, driving through a cold front to Ocala.  Turned out well, as we
               missed the rain & tornado that touched down Thursday !  Fortunately,
               no serious injuries, but over 50 aircraft damaged ....
               Really didn't like leaving early - only had a chance to talk to a few people
               about ordering Murphy kits, and there was a lot of interest in the M-W aircraft
               engines too.  (See under MORE on the home page ...)

               There was no factory booth at the show, so the Get Together provided
               a chance to meet up with other builders.   Great to see you all again !

                Hope to see you all there again next year !!    .... On to OSHKOSH !!

March 12 -  Factory update - The Moose production run is finished. The

                 last kit will be picked up this week. They are now catching
                   up on some parts backorders with stock produced in this run.

                  Most of the work is completed on the amphib float run, and they are
                  being finished up, & packed, in the order that the payments were
                  received.
  All of the crates are built and being filled as parts are done.
                  The amphib float run is progressing slower than expected, but some
                  should go within a few weeks.  Sheet metal & extrusions are done, and
                  machined parts are now being finished.


Aug. 28 - Congratulations to Angus McKenzie for winning his class (RG RED) in the
                recent Great Canadian Air Rally at St. Thomas, ON, as part of the season
                for the Sport Air Racing League.  Angus flew his O-320 Amphib Rebel.

                                  Angus on floats !

July 27, 2010 -  We had a great  Murphy Builders Annual Get-Together Party at Oshkosh, Wl -
                met up on Tuesday July 27th, after 4 PM, at the Moose, in Homebuilt Camping,
                and worked our way through refreshments, munchies, and Bratwurst -
                All cooked up by Chef Brian !   Thanks again to Ted for  providing the
                facilities and hosting, and Brian for cooking !  It was great seeing you all !

               Party Central !        Chef Brian


July 4, 2010
-   VIDEOS !   We are getting the videos from the info packs ONLINE !
 
                     The next one - the
Rebel, is now up, and can be seen by
                          choosing More from the main menu, then Watch Videos.
                          You can see a bit of the Rebel Sport in the middle of this one.
                          The others will follow as quickly as we can get them done,
                          over the next few months.  We are working on the Rebel Sport,
                          and the Moose videos next.

                                     Rebel

July 1, 2010 The Renegade line production rights are still for sale.
                          We will continue to accept orders, and Murphy will continue to
                          produce Renegade kits, as they have for the last 26 years.
                          Should a sale ever go through, we  are here to continue
                          with marketing and sales for the new owner.
                          To read more - click here.


June 12, 2010 -  * The Moose production run started this week ! *

                                     Moose


May 30, 2010The FLOAT RUN started this week !!!  
All the deposits are in, and the
                           orders
have gone to the factory.  Materials will be ordered this week -
                           Anyone who wants Amphib Floats - you have only a COUPLE OF DAYS left
                           to get in on this run !
   
                                                             Email us TODAY !
                                   Float info

April 13, 2010 -  We had a great annual Murphy Builders Get-Together Party
                          at the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, Florida.  Met up with many of
                          you builders and fans on Tuesday April 13th at the Campground
                          Corn Roast site, starting at 4 pm. Oshkosh is next !

March 20, 2010 - NO price increases now = Spring Stimulus Sale ! - Murphy Aircraft
                       advised us yesterday that they will be absorbing the rapidly rising costs of
                       raw materials (approximately $3,500 on the Rebel series) and the huge
                       changes in currency values, instead of increasing prices.

                       They are giving customers a break in this tough economy, to make it
                        easier for them to pursue their dreams by building one of our kits.


                              NOW is the time to get your order in ! 


March 19, 2010 -   VIDEOS !   We have added a new, customer-submitted video !
 
                        Pursue Your Dreams  is now up, and can be seen by
                          choosing More from the main menu, then Watch Videos.
                          More videos will follow as quickly as we can get them done,
                          over the next few months. 

Dec. 6, 2009 -   VIDEOS !   We are getting the videos from the info packs ONLINE !
 
                        The first one - the Renegade, is now up, and can be seen by
                          choosing More from the main menu, then Watch Videos.
                          The others will follow as quickly as we can get them done,
                          over the next few months. 

Sept./09 - Patterson AeroSales is pleased to Re-introduce the Murphy Rebel Sport ! 

                             Rebel Sport

                      The original Rebel design was a delightful Light Sport Aircraft, almost
                      20 years ago, well before the LSA category was introduced. Since many
                      people have forgotten, we are here to remind you that the Rebel Sport
                      is a great choice for an 'Experimental that meets LSA requirements'
                      homebuilt that will allow you all the pleasures of Sport Pilot flying.

                      The Rebel Sport is a fun flying, two seat STOL aircraft capable of
                      operating from wheels, floats, or skis, featuring all metal construction. 
                      Pre-formed and pre-punched parts make for easy, straightforward
                      construction, with no need for jigs. You are not limited to the preferred
                      80 or 100 hp. Rotax 912 engines, as the new lightweight Lycoming
                      O-233 and Continental O-200, and even older versions can be used,
                      with careful attention to weight.

                      Combining the looks of popular classics from the 1940’s with modern 
                      technology for performance and safety, the Rebel Sport offers Sport
                      Pilots and passengers rugged, roomy transportation.

                      Check out the Rebel Sport at: www.PattersonAeroSales.com



Sept. 15/08 -
Letter from Mr. Darryl Murphy, President, Murphy Aircraft Mfg. Ltd. 
                        concerning the new sales & production structure.



  
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