"As you know I have completed my around the world flight in my "Power
By Victor" Beech Bonanza. The flight started in March by my wife
and myself. We flew to England over the North Atlantic during the cold
of winter. From there we flew to France, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Saudi Arabia,
Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Pago Pago, Hilo, Hawaii and back to Oakland,
We encountered weather extremes unimaginable: excessive cold and heat,
very high humidity, torrential rains and lots of dust - even at altitudes
up to 9000 feet. At no time did the little engine falter. The fuel consumption
was significantly below handbook figures and the oil consumption was almost
nil-one qt. every 50 hours or so. Never did we see a spot of oil on the
ground after shut down nor was there any sign of oil on the fuselage.
" All I can say is: "thanks to all the Victor employees who worked on
my engine for a job well done."
JACKSON G. ARMSTRONG
RETIRED TEST PILOT FOR MCDONALD DOUGLAS
INCLINE VILLAGE, NEVADA
||"I have had the pleasure of a number of long time Bonanza drivers flying in
my plane and remarking how smooth the engine runs. This includes my A&P,
Mike Brown of Mountain Aire over at Sonora. The engine indeed runs very
smoothly and I've noticed the difference between my own aircraft and other
Bonanza's that don't run anywhere near as well with the same engine."
STUART G. PHILLIPS
LOS ALTOS, CA
BEECH BONANZA B36TC
||"Soon after overhaul, the engine's performance improved and after 800 hours,
the airplane began flying about 5 knots faster! The engine is still very
smooth. The oil consumption is from 1 to 2 quarts every 50 hours."
DONALD L. RAKE
JUNE LAKE, CA
BEECHCRAFT BONANZA BE-35
||"The primary reason I chose Victor Aviation to overhaul my engine was for
reliability. I fly a lot during instrument meteorological conditions, often
at night, and derive a great deal of comfort from the meticulous inspection
and assembly procedures at Victor Aviation. I would unequivocally recommend
an aircraft engine overhaul by Victor Aviation."
||"Observations, incredible improvement in vibration, the engine is
extraordinarily free of vibration, only a turbine powerplant would be
smoother. Performance indicates that the engine is more powerful than the
WILLIAM O. ZEIGER, JR.
CESSNA, C A185F
||"I could have elected to have this work performed closer to home, but when
it comes to the safety of my family, I chose Victor."
PORT HURON, MICHIGAN
||"The latest black edition on the TS10 550C for the Piper Malibu is
excellent. I routinely fly at flight levels of 240 or 250 and achieve a true
air speed of 230-235 knots. I have currently over 250 hours on the engine
and am thoroughly satisfied with the STC and enthusiastic with the service
and enhanced performance provided by Victor Aviation."
ORLAND PARK, IL
||"N62488 is currently operated under FAR Part 135 and is what most consider
the finest C-172 at Van Nuys Airport. This is attributable primarily to its
low time and pristine condition and of course the eyebrow raising our Victor
Engine decals evoke from pilots and aviation enthusiasts who understand what
owning a well balanced, custom built aircraft engine means. The Victor
Engine has become a major facet in our marketing effort. D&S Aviation, LLC
demonstrates that an aircraft Powered by Victor delivers the promise of
safe, reliable performance made possible by your continuing dedication to
provide Old World craftsmanship and integrity, unavailable in current
production aircraft engines. It has increased the hull value of our Skyhawk
and given us a proud position on the airport as a single engine, Part 135
Day/Night VFR operator."
I would like to point out that deciding to have our engine rebuilt by
Victor was a decision that took months of research. But what impressed us
most about Victor Aviation Services, Inc. was the professional build up
process you used in your finished product. It incorporated the most
sophisticated state-of-the-art equipment and methods I haven't seen
anywhere. If that wasn't enough to make our final decision, everyone went
out of their way to accommodate our never ending questions and concerns.
Even today, we still call to check out airworthiness directives and service
bulletins. We always receive kind, considerate and prompt attention."
DAVID R. SLAZMAN
VAN NUYS, CA 1972
||"Having Victor engines in the aircraft gives me a better sense of security
knowing that I have a proven quality product backed by a company with an
excellent reputation in the business."
MICHAEL M. BALDACCHINO
BEECHCRAFT 58 BARON
||"Our engine operates much more quietly than ever before, with less
vibrations. Pilot fatigue is noticeably less than previously. I can only say
that whenever anyone sees our engine they are impressed and express interest
and respect for our overhaul. We are most satisfied."
DANIEL E. O'NEIL, III
||"I thought I would take a moment to write and let you know that the two
TIGO-541-E1A'S overhauled for me are performing exceptionally well. From a
performance standpoint I appreciate how well they perform across all power
settings and altitudes. The airplane is running at the top end of all
performance specs at all altitudes and seems noticeably faster than it was
when my Lycoming engines were installed. The precision your organization
takes in building and balancing pays off. Everyone at my airport tells me
you can hear the difference whenever my aircraft taxis, takes off, or
departs. Keep up the great work!"
||"On Friday, I took part in running our "new" Victor engine after it was
mounted to the airframe. The engine ran well and all indications were
normal. But most importantly, the engine ran perfectly. It was so smooth, I
thought I had a turbine engine up front. Hats off to you and your Victor
team! Thank you for all your help and a job well done."
||"You recently overhauled and installed a Lycoming IO720-A1B in my Commanche
400. In ten months I have put over 200 hours on the engine, flown in two
national air races and have the distinct honor of owning the documented
fastest Commanche in the fleet. With an average speed of 255.31 mph I
won 1st place in a 60 mile closed course race. My cruise speeds increased
about 12 mph from the old Lycoming engine. I am president of the Commanche
400 club and vice president of the International Comanche Society. The
center of attraction is always my Victor "Black Edition" engine.
I tell them that my Victor engine is the heart of my magic. After flown
in the airplane 1000 hours, then installing a Victor engine, it is hard
to describe the feeling of raw power and smoothness the engine delivered.
I am still happy over 200 hours later. I toured other shops before visiting
Victor Aviation. Every person at Victor, mechanics, office personnel,
engine builders and staff were very nice, courteous and answered every
one of my 100 or so questions. The shop was clean, the engine rebuild
room floors were cleaner than my kitchen table. They were a little higher
in price than others, but quality costs more, and I am not disappointed
at all. Thank you, Victor Sloan, for choosing aviation as your career.
Quality like this is hard to come by."