Dallas, Texas - Businessman and pilot Bill Signs is scheduled to recreate the historic flight of Charles Lindbergh exactly 70 years to the minute beginning on May 10th, 1997. A flight of this magnitude requires the support of many dedicated aviation professionals and Bill Signs is proud to recognize Superior Air Parts and Trimble Navigation as Friends of Friendship Flight '97.

Superior Air parts, Inc. is the world's largest manufacturer of FAA/PMA approved replacement parts for both Continental and Lycoming piston aircraft engines. Additionally, Superior Air Parts is a leading distributor for many other major aviation related manufacturers.

After 28 years, Superior's goal is still the same: To supply their worldwide customer base with reasonably priced, top quality aircraft parts -- parts so exceptional that they consistently exceed OEM and FAA standards for quality. It's Superior's combination of quality, service, and dependability that built their hard-earned reputation and created a dedication to quality that every Superior employee shares worldwide.

According to Bernie Coleman, executive vice-president of Superior Air Parts, "We're happy and proud to support Bill in his recreation of the famous Lindbergh flight almost 70 years ago. Wherever you land, Bill, a Superior employee stands ready to help you thoughout your flight."

NOTE: The only engine parts that Bill Signs has installed on his Cessna 210 are supplied by Superior Air Parts. Bill states, "Superior provides the highest quality and the most dependable replacement parts found anywhere. Superior Air Parts dependability and their worldwide support system is what I need during my challenging expeditions."

Trimble Navigation markets a broad line of avionics products under the Trimble, TrimLine, and Terra by Trimble brand names. The Trimble product line includes audio panels, voice communications radios, VOR navigation receivers, transponders, ADF systems, radar altimeters, airborne telephone systems, and GPS navigation systems. There products serve markets from personal and general aviation through air carriers to military applications.

In the area of GPS navigation, Trimble Navigation holds more patents on GPS technology than any other organization and has provided GPS receivers for general, commercial, and military aircraft around the world. Trimble Navigation is indeed the world leader in the emerging commercial markets for GPS applications.

Bill Signs utilizes only Trimble Global Positioning Equipment in his record setting Cessna 210. Signs states, "After a grueling 16 hour over-water flight, I can appreciate the effort Trimble took to make my 2000T IFR GPS receivers user friendly."

For more information on Superior Air Parts, Inc. or any of the Trimble Navigation products, please call the following numbers.

Superior Air Parts 14280 Gillis Road Dallas, Texas 75244 972-663-2620 (phone) 972-702-8723 (fax)

Trimble Navigation 2105 Donley Drive Austin, Texas 78758 800-995-9551 512-432-0400 (phone) 512-836-9413

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Friendship Flight 1997 Lindbergh

A commemoration of Charles Lindbergh's historic flight, 70 years to the minute. Signs retraced Lindbergh's route, departing San Diego, St. Louis, and New York, arriving in Paris, France, on May 21st, 1997 at 11 a.m. Ten thousand children are expected to participate at the airports, where Signs will share Lindbergh's accomplishments and the excitement of world-wide aviation.

  • Pilot: Bill Signs
  • Aircraft: Cessna 210L N90MB

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