Fri Aug 22, 2014
Wishing you and yours a happy, safe and RV-filled weekend.
"Only about 30 hours on it but it flies great!"
is now a free bird! ...T. Albert
This morning test pilot Jeff Nielsen took my RV-8a QB up to
compete the FAA required Phase 1 testing. While I completed much of the test
flying in terms of hours flown and test items completed, Jeff flew the
really demanding parts of the required testing. He completed the aerobatic
maneuvers (loops and rolls), spin entries and maximum speed (230 MPH True
Air Speed) testing this morning.
All went well.
N880AT total time 40.8 hours on the tach. Build time to date approximately
I am now free to fly about the country - with a passenger! <g>
Here I am returning from my Alaskan journey enjoying
good weather and different scenery. The plan of the day was to fly
over some highly industrialized country in the Dakotas and by
several well known monuments in Wyoming. In the plan was also
included a brief visit with my good buddy Glen Sterling who lives a
very interesting life in Hulett, WY. I planned to end my long flying
day somewhere in ND with a prearranged pilot lounge
The science of parking outside
I could use some advice here. Now I am parked
literally minutes from the place I live 6 minutes to be exact. There
is no hangar space at that airport. There is fair amount of traffic
of different kind and there are birds and there are some funny
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