A great deal of time, effort, and thought went into selecting just the right aircraft for the LewisAire fleet; needless to say, we're proud of our birds. You'll note that we purposely spent no effort whatsoever in trying to replicate manufacturer panels and instrumentation. The Flight Sim world has plenty of aircraft that amazingly follow manufacturer panels and designs to the finest detail, but I chose instead to give LewisAire pilots something different and unique.  You'll get features and certain instrumentation in our planes that exist nowhere else but LewisAire, and you'll get flight dynamics that accommodate the world in which we operate: A little more power to help yank us out of those small, wilderness airstrips; better handling and stall characteristics to help us get back in.

 

BUT...before we could develop the LewisAire fleet, we needed great airplanes to start with, and we owe a great debt of thanks and appreciation to the aircraft designers listed below:  First for creating such fine aircraft, and secondly, for allowing us to use them in LewisAire. 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Gladden

 

 

Chuck Dome

Steve Grant

Mike Stone

Eugene Heyart

Don Moser

David Durst

 

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Another disclaimer: Actually, this is more like an additional attempt at recognition for the work of others. I sometimes claim that "I built all of our gauges and instrumentation", but that's not entirely true.  Yes, everything is in XML and built to our own specifications.  But you can be sure that I did not start with an idea (for an HSI, let's say), then create every image by hand and write every single character of XML code from scratch.  Not hardly!  I did what the rest of us do: I grabbed snippets of code and various images from here and there....modified them to accomplish our goals, then re-packaged.  I've tried diligently to honor wishes where I saw "DO NOT RE-USE MY STUFF!", and I've tried to acknowledge everyone as best I can on our "Credits" page. But as we developers know, the trail back to an original author can be lengthy, confusing, and sometimes flatly impossible to trace...many gauges are modifications of modifications of modifications that go on to infinity.  In that light, no doubt I have plagiarized a-plenty, but certainly with great appreciation, and not with false claims that it's purely "my own" work.  If you recognize any of your work in our planes, first of all I say thank you...apparently I thought highly enough of it to use it in LewisAire.  Secondly, please let me know and I'll add you to our "Credits" section for proper recognition.

 

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Cessna 150

 

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Beechcraft Duke-60

 

Cessna 195

Cessna 337

 

Norduyn Norseman - BLA

 

 

 

DeHavilland Turbine Otter -JLA

 

Cessna 195 Heritage Model

DeHavilland Radial Otter

Saab-340 MedEvac

Aviat Husky Amphibian

DeHavilland Beaver (Floats)

Beech-18 Volpar

DeHavilland Beaver

Beech-18 Volpar Amphibian

Shorts 360

Pilatus PC-12

Fairchild Merlin III

 

 

DeHavilland Turbine Otter -FLA

Saab-340 Transport

Norduyn Norseman - HLA