Subaru Aircraft Heritage
Did you know that the first Japanese-manufactured, single-engine, general aviation airplane marketed in the United States was a Subaru? The Fuji Heavy Industries Fuji FA-200 Aero Subaru was first flown on 12 August 1965 and was produced in three versions with 160-180-hp Lycoming engines. One version was aerobatic-rated, limited to two seats. Between 1968 and 1977, a total of 274 were built in all horsepower versions.
I work as a fire department paramedic, and when a call comes in, I respond from home with [a Subaru Outback] XT. Handles beautifully on our back winding, snow-covered roads of Michigan.
It is specially equipped with low-profile, high-intensity LED emergency lights on the top and behind the grille and side windows (hidden siren as well). Gives it quite the look when responding on an emergency.
I represent Vermont’s Long Trail Brewing Company. I travel all around the beautiful State of Vermont and the Adirondacks of upstate New York selling and marketing our awesome brew.
I own a 2004 Subaru Outback and have loved every minute of it. I couldn’t be happier with the performance. My Outback is often looked at as the “Long Trail Guy’s Car.”
Long Trail Brewing Company
Bridgewater Corners, VT
A Point of Geography
Near the end of Laura Randalls article Bridges to Paradise, she writes about Key West being the Southernmost Point in the U.S.A. The green sand beach on the southern tip of the big island of Hawaii is the southernmost point; its about 19 degrees above the equator.
Harvey A. Dennenberg
The marker referenced in the article is shown above. It further describes the location as the southernmost point of the continental U.S.A.
Randy Lees 1986 Subaru helped him haul logs ...
... to build his cabin.
I have a 1986 Subaru, 4WD turbo 3-door. I bought it for an extra car and for winter weather and for SCCA rallycrossing, but after having the car and taking out the passenger seat and the back seat to rallycross it, my wife and I decided to build a cabin. We had some land, and it had enough pine trees to do this. But when it came time to pull the trees out of the woods, we realized that we had the perfect vehicle for the job my Subi!
I would cut the trees down and then drag them to the one-man saw mill that I was using. When the first log was on the mill and finished, I noticed that if I backed the Subi up to the mill, I could slide it off into the passenger section of the car. Then I would drive it to the cabin site, which is still not on a road yet just a muddy path and back up to the cabin and pull the logs out onto the cabin floor. We could not have built this cabin without this car. A truck bed would have been too short, and anything without 4WD couldnt have done the job.
Any plans to add a garage for your trusty Subi?