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Old 06-20-2021, 06:24 AM
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One week late... I forgot to jump on this thread last weekend. We fly to Neil Armstrong (AXV) for new terminal building dedication. Weather was perfect. Had a great time...
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Jim Stricker - EAA #499867
PPL/ASEL 1970 - Sport Pilot since 2007
80 hrs Flying Aeronca Chief 11AC N86203
1130 hrs Flying 46 Piper J-3 Cub N6841H
Bought Flying RV-12 #120058 Oct 2015 with 48TT - Hobbs now 735

LSRM-A Certificate 2016 for RV-12 N633CM
Special Thanks... EJ Trucks - USN Crew Chief A-4 Skyhawk
MJ Stricker (Father - CFI) - USAAF 1st Lt. Captain B-17H
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Old 06-20-2021, 08:58 AM
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I canít believe it was 16 years ago that I first flew my RV-8 (officially May 30, 2005). Talk about time flying (pun intended). While the total hours arenít all that high (about 900), every one of them was fun. The great thing is that I like the airplane even more now than when I logged that first flight hour. Thanks again to Van and the crew at Vanís Aircraft for designing and supporting such a great machine.

I figured after 16 years the plane deserved a little polish. The paint has held up well and Iíve always just washed it, but the polish definitely made it shine a bit brighter. I used a bottle of NuFinish since itís quick to apply and wipe off. (See ďWaxing Your RVĒ thread started on February 5, 2020).



I thought for her Sweet 16, a few new photos were in order. Thanks to Dylan Phelps for the air-to-air session. Dylan is a local DFW resource and did a great job. Enjoy.

I sure am glad they buried the telephone lines at the south end of T31.

Over Lake Lewisville just north of Dallas, Texas.

Late afternoon light shows airplanes at their best.

Propeller discs always look cool in photos.
Chris Pratt (2021 VAF DUES PAID)
RV-8 Flying, 850+hours
Lycoming O-360-A1A, Hartzell CS
52F (Northwest Regional, Aero Valley, Whatever, TX)
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Old 06-20-2021, 11:49 AM
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Location: Ottawa, Ks
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I used the RV to see my dad for an early Fathers Day, he was recovering at a clinic after hip replacement surgery. Thankfully everything went well and I flew back home for an overtime shift. Jumped back in the RV for a flight to the lake for a day and a half. 2 1/2 hours flying vs 9 hours driving.
RV 7 500 hours and counting
20 donation done
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Old 06-20-2021, 01:09 PM
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Default Flew down to KAPA for annual CI
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Old 06-20-2021, 03:11 PM
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Location: Julian, California
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Sale of my RV-10 closed. Wire delivered yesterday.
Now looking for an RV-14A.
Oh and broke up with my girlfriend.
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Old 06-20-2021, 04:55 PM
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Location: Cedar Park, TX
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Then on Sunday, a quick jaunt down for mom's birthday lunch.
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RV-9A N4822C flying 2200+hrs. / Cedar Park, TX
RV8 Building - fuselage / showplanes canopy (Done!)
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Old 06-20-2021, 04:58 PM
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Location: Southwest
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Default Just me

Originally Posted by Lemos View Post
Sale of my RV-10 closed. Wire delivered yesterday.
Now looking for an RV-14A.
Oh and broke up with my girlfriend.
For me, my RV and girlfriend are one in the same. Just Ask my wife
John S

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Dues paid 2021, worth every penny

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95% done, 15% left to go
Electrical/Panel 95% done
Firewall Forward 5% in work
Fiberglass 0%, thought i was building in metal?
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Old 06-20-2021, 05:30 PM
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Default Mistress

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RV-14A 140466 N384RV - Flight Testing
RV-10 40253 N253RV Sold
Douglas, GA. 2020 Dues paid
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Old 06-20-2021, 06:18 PM
Mikeavny Mikeavny is offline
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Location: Port Jefferson, NY
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Default Transition Training

Just returned from Oregon after receiving my third round of transition training in the 14A with Mike Seager. The weather, the aircraft and Mike were amazing. Expect this to be my last round with Mike if I get my QB wing anytime soon. Otherwise, getting very close.
Empennage & Fuselage complete
Prop hung
Engine Hung
Working on Finish/FWF
QB Wing ordered and in limbo
2021 Dues paid
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Old 06-20-2021, 06:31 PM
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Technically, the wings and fuselage are now "connected"!

Matt Burch
RV-7 (last 90%)

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