It all started on April the 5th of 2012, when a classified notice from "barnstormers.com" let us know the following:
"1978 PIPER PA38-112 TOMAHAWK • $24,950 • FOR SALE • 1978 Piper PA38-112 Tomahawk N4438E Ser# 38-78A0604 2118 TTAF 121 SMOH 170 SPO Located at North Las Vegas Airport. Super clean, exceptionally low time Tomahawk. Good paint and interior and glass. KX155 Nav/Com with glideslope. Narco AT50A transponder, ICOM intercom, Hobbs meter, dual brakes, 30 gal. fuel capacity. Huge windshield and side and rear windows gives outstanding visibility in all directions. If you want to learn to fly this is an outstanding platform! Will sell with fresh annual. ELT and transponder are next due 10/2013."
This offert was not the firts, actually it was the tweltfh.
First contact was made, and after a few days the owner told as that the aircraft was all ready sold. Logically, it was a really good offer!
We wait for an other opportunity, and just a few days later, the owner informed ud that the negociation failed and the N4438E was on sale again.
Quickley, the directive commisison sent a payment and the nogociations started. The owner of the plane flew it from Las Vegas to Miami, where it was disarmmed and boarded on a ship hading to Argentina. All the bureau process was made and the operation was completed.
The new aircgarft is destinated to the Flight School of Ushuaia Air Club.
On September the 5 on 2012 the ship "Aconcagua" arrived at Ushuaia. Inside of one of the containers was the N4438E Piper Tomahawk PA38-112 with a 125HP engine. On th first days of October the container was brougth to the Air Club. The aircraft exceeded all expectations.
The "Nobember" aircraft (U.S.A. aircraft identification), soon will be "Lima Victor" (Argentinean identification). The complete callsing will be LV-FFC.