I recently posted information on the BAC site about a notice I had
received from Raytheon on a Beech surplus parts auction. Several of you
expressed some interest in participating in such a venture. Some of us on
the BAC Board have had some very general discussions on how BAC could help
owners obtain critical and unavailable (or overly expensive) replacement
parts for our planes.

This is not something BAC as an organization has ventured into yet
although some members have made efforts in this area. If an effort were
to be made in this area it could well be done by a separate entity, other
than BAC, although BAC could have an interest in this entity, i.e. a
separate for profit (or more likely for loss) entity could be established.

It seems to me that any effort in this area should be directed toward
parts that have wide application among the models, e.g. donuts, are not
readily available from a supplier, such as Spruce or Wag-Aero, and are
either unavailable or overpriced from Raytheon. Or an STC project such as
wheel pants might be a suitable project.

I would be interested in learning who might be interested in participating
in such a venture, either financially or as a contributor of knowledge and
know how, and what your ideas are on how we might go about it.

Feel free to contact me publicly or privately at cloydvanhook@imtt.com
with your comments.

Cloyd Van Hook
President, BAC
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