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COBA CanardCast

COBA CanardCast

By Canard Owners and Builders
COBA is the official organization for Canard enthusiasts. Combining the Central States Association (CSA) newsletter with the EZ.org community, the Canard Owners and Builders Association (COBA) is represented by it's membership base, website, this Podcast, Newsletters and canard gatherings and events. We are run and managed by a team of canard builders and owners who want to strengthen the Rutan-inspired aircraft community.

Membership is $39 per year, and in includes the quarterly CSA newsletter mailed to your address, and full access to the resources of CanardOwners.com.
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Russ Meyerriecks Cozy MKIV N65TM
Russ is a very active and motivated Cozy Mark IV Builder. Based at Kilo Hotel Serria Victor near Huntsville, Alabama, he and his wife Kristy share their home with their two dogs in the shadow of the famous US Army Redstone Arsenal and US Space Camp for the past nine years.  Russ’s early career accomplishments include connections to America’s space program where he participated in both the ThOR Project In Huntsville where Russ helped design technology to map lightning strikes from orbiting satellites and the Reduced Gravity Program at the Johnson Spaceflight Center in Houston where he flew in a KC-135 to complete a study of human reaction learning curves in microgravity. Mike is building a Cozy MkIV that is now in the contouring phase. He has hopes of starting flight testing this summer. Among their top goals, Russ and Kristy hope to benefit from the Cozy’s long range and high efficiency with a trip to the Bahamas from Huntsville International-Carl T Jones Field. 
25:11
July 1, 2020
Marc Zeitlin N83MZ Cozy Mark IV 2002
Marc (with a C) was born on the East Coast and now lives in California, not far the birthplace of the Rutan Canard revolution in Tehachapi. Marc operates his hand-built Cozy Mark four, November Eight Three Mike Zulu called Precious Time from a hanger he shares with the legendary Mike Melvill….. Marc shares his home with his beautiful wife and accomplished artist Deanie Zeitlin.   Marc’s interest in aerospace stretches back to the second golden age of aviation in the early 1980’s. Among his early accomplishments include building a Q2 and graduating from MIT with a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering.  Marc Zeitlin is a recognized expert the canard community and puts his deep and long experience to use in support of our canard community by hosting a free internet support site called “the Unofficial Cozy Builders Web Site” and, additionally, the COZY aircraft builder mailing list for the benefit of the Cozy and greater canard aircraft community. Marc has worked on a statistically significant portion of the Rutan Canard fleet through his business Burnside Aerospace, keeping our cherished aircraft safer through countless condition inspections. He’s given first canard flight incentive rides to dozens of active builders in Precious Time.  Marc also enjoys inventing ways to escape yard work.
30:18
June 1, 2020
Mike Beasley Rutan Model 61 LongEze Builder
Mike Beasley is a retired Air Force aircraft maintenance officer.  In 2006, after 20 years of service, he traded his uniform for a shirt & tie is currently a civil service acquisitions program manager at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, GA.   He started his Long EZ project in 2001 while he was stationed in Germany and has since moved the project three times.  He is almost finished with avionics and wiring and is hoping to start flight testing in the next few months.   In October 2019, he took over the Central States Association newsletter from Terry Schubert, who filled this role for 35 years.  We hope you enjoy CanardCast brought to you by the Canard Owners and Builders Association (COBA). If you have feedback on format, stories or other suggestions, please let us know at the COBA website -->  Contact Us page.
10:35
May 1, 2020
Damon Meyer N22AZ Cozy Mark III "Cloudz"
Long time Canard owner Damon Meyer tells us a little about his aviation story in this episode of the Canard Owners and Builders CanardCast. Today, Damon Meyer talks with us about his recent decision to transition from a long career in Information Technology to fly commercial jets. We also learn a little about his very efficient Cozy Mark III N22AZ also nicknamed Cloudz. Finally, Damon shares some details about his World Record flight from Coast to Coast in his Cozy and future plans. We hope you enjoy CanardCast brought to you by the Canard Owners and Builders Association (COBA). If you have feedback on format, stories or other suggestions, please let us know at the COBA website -->  Contact Us page.
11:26
May 1, 2020
Terry Schubert N9TS Rutan Model 61 Long-EZ 1986
Welcome to our very first CanardCast! This episode features the former Central States editor of 30 years and owner of N9TS, the C.1.A world altitude record holding aircraft that he built.  This Audio presentation is published to the public Podcast distribution RSS feeds so you may listen to these using any Podcast listening application you prefer. To learn more about podcasts, simply google search Podcasts.  We hope you enjoy CanardCast brought to you by the Canard Owners and Builders Association (COBA). If you have feedback on format, stories or other suggestions, please let us know at the COBA website -->  Contact Us page. ABOUT THE PHOTO: Terry said, "That was shot at New Philadelphia, OH (KPHD).  Lead is Terry Lamp in his Long-EZ N977JT, which he sold to Marco.  I'm wing man in Long-EZ N9TS.  It was a fun day."
44:19
April 4, 2020