Skymaster Refurbished on Extreme Makeover Sunday
February 10, 2011 —This Sunday’s episode of the popular ABC program Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will have a special aviation component. In addition to refurbishing a home damaged by a burst water pipe, the show will feature significant upgrades to a 1970 Cessna Skymaster owned by Joe and Cindy Hurston, who operate Air Mobile Ministries.
Several aviation companies contributed to the airplane’s restoration: Airtex Interiors is installing a new interior in the aircraft; CM Marine & Aviation Services provided new seat belts; Plane Plastics provided new plastic parts; LP Aero Plastics Inc. supplied new windows and a windshield; Scheme Designers created a new paint scheme; and Garmin International contributed a complete line of avionics, including a G500 and dual GNS 430Ws. Authorized Garmin dealer Orlando Aircraft worked around the clock to rewire and install the new panel in three days.
Catch the episode Sunday, February 13, at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT, and look for a story about the Hurstons in an upcoming issue of EAA Sport Aviation.