F.8L Falco, N41854


Tom Towle with Falco N41854

This pristine Falco is the handiwork of a retired Ford Motor Company engineer, and built over the course on several years. He spared no expense, and time was no factor in his hand-crafting this marvelous example of the "Ferrari of the Air," as the Europeans call it. I am a retired US Army Aviator with experience in single and multi-engine fixed-wing and helicopters, but none of those aircraft came close to the thrill and pride of ownership I have enjoyed these last two years and 250 hours or so in N41854. It is for sale because of changing life conditions which preclude my reasonable use of the plane. It needs a good home and an appreciative new owner who will give it the use it deserves. It's for the man or gal who has everything, except a Falco.

This aircraft is ready to go. In June I flew from Mineola, TX to Morristown, NJ: a total of 8 hours from takeoff to landing (including a fuel stop in KY), about 1500 sm if I recall. That's getting there fast and in style. My 50th high school reunion classmates were impressed :-)

Total Time Aircraft: 318 hours, First flew: 1994
Lyc IO-320 Engine and Hartzell C/S Prop: 190 hours since zero time
Empty Wt: 1290 Gross Wt: 1945
Typical Cruise around 165 Knots


Equipment includes:
TerraNavComm TXN-920 (with VOR)
II Morrow Loran 612B
Narco AT150 Transponder (recent inspection/OK)
Garmin GPS Model 195 (Don't leave home without it!)
Huntington Lift Reserve Indicator
GEM Engine Monitor EGT/CHT
Encg Altimeter Narco AR 850
Strobes and Nav and Landing Lights
Interior Lighting to include Post Lights
David Clark Intercom System (Isocom)
Gray Leather Interior
Fuel Totalizer System
Brackett Air Cleaner (50 Hrs between oil changes)
Pointer 3000 ELT with new battery
Other typical engine gages/note center console controls

June 2001 Annual just completed
Recent oil change
New Tires and tubes
New Battery
New Starter
New Alternator

I have probably missed mentioning something, but rest assured that I have tried to put this aircraft in "ready-to-go" condition... so you won't have to do anything except clean the windscreen and go. I have priced this aircraft below its appraisal of $94,000... to $82,500 OBO in order to compete with several other aircraft for sale, however I will accept any reasonable offer and will accept "small" trade if necessary to conclude a purchase. When you compare prices, please remember to note the differences in the ages of the aircraft, and the "times" for the engines and props... but
especially the engines. With only 170 hours on the IO-320, it is just getting "broken in." Two cylinders are 77 and two 78 over 80. Hopefully about the same as your blood pressure!

All in all, a fine aircraft at a great price. Please call me for further info and arrange to view it. It's hangared at Mineola Wisener Field, Mineola, Texas 3F9... just north of Tyler, Texas... the Rose City. Come visit.

Call or email or write... just get in touch...

Thomas J. Towle, D.Min.
23652 Holiday Pine Dr.
Mineola, TX 75773
(903) 569-3547

The Sequoia Falco Association is offering this space as a courtesy to the builders and owners of our aircraft. We make no representation as to the condition of the aircraft involved. We will not offer an opinion on the potential value of any of these aircraft. All correspondence should be between the seller and the potential purchaser.