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August Wallpaper

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August 18, 2017.   Issue No. 4,376.
  Wishing you and yours a happy, safe and RV-filled weekend!

Eagle's Nest Projects - Central HS (WI) 4th Private Pilot - Josh Engberg

"First Solo 2/21/2017 (left)... SEL Private Pilot 8/16/2017 (right)"


Day Four...Scott Chastain RV-8

My alarm was set for 5:00 AM. Gary told me that most of the backcountry pilots arrived at first light and used the smooth, cool air during the morning hours to get most of their flying accomplished. I quickly dressed, deflated the mattress, packed up, and started loading up the Dove. By 5:30, McCall Aviation had come to life and was prepping their fleet of C-206’s for their morning flights toward Boise.

Day Four (cont.)...Scott Chastain RV-8

There was a small group of people in the front office of the Legacy Flight Museum when I walked in from the tarmac. I could hear them talking. It sounded as if they were about to conclude a tour of their own.

Day Four (cont.)...Scott Chastain RV-8

Back in the pilot’s lounge, I continued to catch up on all the journaling I had failed to ink in over the last few days, and during that time, I got to know a little about Lewis, the owner of the FBO, Copter Doctor Plus.

Day Four (cont.)...Scott Chastain RV-8

In the temple’s shadows, I beheld the boundless glory of the storm over fields of wheat that swayed like a sea of life toward the showers beyond.


6A Noseover Video ...S. England (EGLS) 8/15

[Very glad to read the pilot walked away uninjured (he discusses it here). dr]


Day 15 of Construction ...Tyler Chance video taken from drone.

...my home field's new runway project.


From the Mothership...


52F Runway Replacement Status

- Pictures and Video Clips
- Webcams:
North, Middle, South.
- Blueprints of New Runway
- Day 1 vid https://youtu.be/VtF6pUUh-lw
- Day 7 vid https://youtu.be/1v2bvE26Rfo
- Day 15 vid https://youtu.be/yoJEJmVxUDY
- Chris Pratt PIREP from the air

8/15.  Click to enlarge.


Van's Calendar Pics ...it's time to submit your entries.

(from Adam)
Okay everyone, we need calendar pics for this year's Van's Aircraft Calendar! Please send your HIGH RESOLUTION pics to AdamB@vansaircraft.com.

Please include pilot and photographer info as well so we can give credit where credit is due!

If I don't get enough images I'm going to have to use these photos of Daryl I found lying around...

Bribes, blackmail, can be sent to the same address. Thank you in advance!


How to Minimize the Chance You Could be Dealing with a Scammer

...when using the classifieds.

Model-specific subforums

photo courtesy Van's Aircraft, Inc.






photo courtesy Fred Bauer, Jr.

VAF Calendar ...upcoming Events for the Next 60 Day(s)

08-18-2017: International EAS Summer Fly-In Switzerland
08-19-2017: International EAS Summer Fly-In Switzerland
08-20-2017: International EAS Summer Fly-In Switzerland
08-26-2017: Land of Enchantment EAA fly in
09-16-2017: Belfast Lobster Fly-in KBST
09-30-2017: Fish Fry Fly-in KFRH Sept. 30, 2017 10-1

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