Highlander in Thailand

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Re: Highlander in Thailand

Postby HS-JAT » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:18 am

sixmiddlefloor wrote:Awesome work on the cargo area finish. Where did you get that stuff? Who is the motorcycle guy?


That carbon look material is what guys use for re-upolstering motorbike seats over here. I bought a 7ft x 5ft piece for about $35. Covered the glareshield and cargo area with it, and will use the same stuff to hide the firewall interior, and cover the small strips next to the seats. It is easy to work with.

The "motorcycle guy" is just one of hundreds of seat repair and motorbike shops you find in an asian metropolis of Bangkok.
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Re: Highlander in Thailand

Postby gyrob » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:48 am

Great looking plane Pete!
Where in Thailand are you basing it? Is it strictly for own use or commercial?
Good luck with finalizing the paperwork!
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Re: Highlander in Thailand

Postby HS-JAT » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:42 am

I recently started a website to help promote Aviation here in Thailand. On it is my whole Highlander / Import story to help people better understand the process (which is not really laid out well in English). Since it is about a Highlander, I figure some would be interested in it here.

Thanks for checking it out. It is still a work in progress (Along with the plane). Click "like" if you would like to know when new trip reports are posted!

http://thaiaerosport.com/import-airplane-thailand
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Re: Highlander in Thailand

Postby jak » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:48 pm

Really great story its good to see the planes that i build going all over the world. Jak
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Re: Highlander in Thailand

Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:54 pm

Great documemtary, Thanks.
Hope you'll post some pix/video here when you fly into some airstrips in Thailand for those of us that wish to remain off Facebook.
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Re: Highlander in Thailand

Postby HS-JAT » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:40 am

Dave Krall CFII SEL SES wrote:Great documemtary, Thanks.
Hope you'll post some pix/video here when you fly into some airstrips in Thailand for those of us that wish to remain off Facebook.


Dave there will be some videos posted in the Trip Report Section. Or check thaiaerosport youtube channel later on. I have put a couple short youtube vids showing a couple airports, primarily to let people see what the runway environment of those fields looks like. Eventually I will be flying to many.

I am still feeling things out, as "Technically" one must have written permission from the Thai DCA (FAA equivalent) to do any sort of aerial photography or filming. It is probably a throw back to some pre-internet days, and I know tons of guys filming with their gopros. Being a foreigner....different rules may apply.
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Re: Highlander in Thailand

Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:20 am

Foriegner? What takes you live in Thailand? A little envious of you this time of year in the Pac NW....

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Dave Krall CFII SEL SES wrote:Great documemtary, Thanks.
Hope you'll post some pix/video here when you fly into some airstrips in Thailand for those of us that wish to remain off Facebook.


Dave there will be some videos posted in the Trip Report Section. Or check thaiaerosport youtube channel later on. I have put a couple short youtube vids showing a couple airports, primarily to let people see what the runway environment of those fields looks like. Eventually I will be flying to many.

I am still feeling things out, as "Technically" one must have written permission from the Thai DCA (FAA equivalent) to do any sort of aerial photography or filming. It is probably a throw back to some pre-internet days, and I know tons of guys filming with their gopros. Being a foriegner....different rules may apply.
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Re: Highlander in Thailand

Postby John Harrison » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:01 am

Good to hear your still going strong there Peter..! Did you ever end up with your Viking engines at all mate??
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Re: Highlander in Thailand

Postby levyland » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:11 am

Thanks for sharing. Gives me some ideas about packing mine. Let us know when you get it licensed and flying. Cheers John
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Re: Highlander in Thailand

Postby moving2time » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:38 am

Thinking about the guy (HS-JAT) that shipped his Highlander to Thailand, I decided to look up his post and see what he has been doing. He started a web site which I forgot about and it looks like he is working hard to improve GA in Thailand. His web site is quite impressive and it looks like he has been very busy. There is some interesting stuff on his web page, you might want to check it out. Joe B
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Re: Highlander in Thailand

Postby HS-JAT » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:03 am

If you are like me, you enjoy checking out other peoples planes and pics. Thought I would share some places I have been lately.

A video I pieced together with what a guy took on the ground took at the same time. Low pass of a skydiving airfield in the far most NE corner near Laos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emC9m4xGRNk
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Re: Highlander in Thailand

Postby scubarider2 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:10 am

Beautiful! 8)
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Re: Highlander in Thailand

Postby levyland » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:25 pm

Thanks for sharing Pete
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Re: Highlander in Thailand

Postby HS-JAT » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:39 am

Few more of this weekend. A little different landscape than the states.
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Re: Highlander in Thailand

Postby levyland » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:51 pm

THanks for sharing Pete. I will be posting a lot of pictures in the next few days. Not so much about flying as I have been sorting out my runway and ground handling procedures. Folding the wing and manoeuvring it especially with fuel in the tanks was a subject not yet broached on the forums, but I do have them sorted. The current problem is that I have tall grass in my paddocks and it has been too rainy to baile them. Once that is complete I will bring in a road grader and grade an all weather strip. Hope all is well in Thailand....... Cheers, John
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