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Old 05-21-2022, 11:18 AM
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Default What did you do with your RV this weekend? (5/21-22/2022)

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Old 05-21-2022, 03:44 PM
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I flew down for the second day of the Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering, sponsored by the Minnesota Pilots Association. Very nice event, lots of good speakers and vendor booths. Donuts were $2 . RVs were well-represented, including a presentation "50 Years of RVs - The Story of Van's Aircraft" given by Doug Weiler (President of the Twin Cities RV Builders Group).

The capper for the day, however, was getting fuel on the way back. Rather than paying $6.59/gallon to have the line guys at my home airport fuel me up at my hangar after I put the plane up, I stopped at a little airport about 12 minutes west and self-served some 100LL at $4.13/gallon. Saved me about $57 on a 23 gallon fill. Downside...I had to pump it myself. I'm OK with that.

THAT was exciting.
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Old 05-21-2022, 05:15 PM
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I volunteered to pick up some blood from a blood drive for a local blood bank. They only have about six hours from the blood donation until the blood has to be processed, or else it is no longer usable. So, I flew out to what I consider to be a hole in the wall. Yucca Valley, L22. It is the kind of airport that has weeds growing from the pavement, and not much of anything going on. Located in the high desert, just a little bit north/northeast of the Palm Springs area. After picking up the blood, I dropped it off in San Bernardino, and then flew back home.

Southern California has had an overcast layer that goes probably 20 miles inland from the coast the last few days. Rather than look for a hole, as I did on my departure from home, I filed IFR to get back home. Smart move.. I am not so much a fan of scud running these days.

Only flew a few minutes under an hour and a half, but at least I was able to do something good with the fuel that I otherwise would have wasted doing something less impactful to mankind.
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Old 05-21-2022, 08:12 PM
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Checked out a few new small airports in the Northern Sierra. All less than 3300ft. Not short for RV standards, but with elevations of ~5k, definitely gotta pay attention as it warms up. You can never go wrong with a roll over Tahoe either!
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Old 05-21-2022, 09:27 PM
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Checked out a few new small airports in the Northern Sierra. All less than 3300ft. Not short for RV standards, but with elevations of ~5k, definitely gotta pay attention as it warms up. You can never go wrong with a roll over Tahoe either!
A full airplane shot inverted over Lake Tahoe is guaranteed calendar material!
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Old 05-21-2022, 09:51 PM
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We flew to the Second Annual Flying Horseman Ranch Fly In, hosted by the Landis family. They have a beautiful 1900 ft. grass strip in Virginia, just over the NC border. As you can see, the woods were very sparsely populated with RVs but we enjoyed the day anyway.
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Old 05-22-2022, 08:39 AM
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A full airplane shot inverted over Lake Tahoe is guaranteed calendar material!
Sounds like we need to do some formation pictures flights!
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Old 05-22-2022, 09:32 AM
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It never gets old. I just do. Here's a selfie from our breakfast flight to Okeechobee this morning with my daughter, Chloe, in the RV-6. I was photo bombed by my friend Dave in his RV-6.

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Old 05-22-2022, 11:33 AM
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I went up today but clouds at 2200 kept me in the pattern. I was in the pattern with a Cessna Cardinal and I had to keep extending my cross wind turn and base leg to stay behind him. A couple times I had to pull out of the pattern and re-enter to keep from catching up! It was still fun just burning holes in the air and tires on the ground!
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Old 05-22-2022, 09:33 PM
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There's been lots of stuff going on but I've been trying to stick with the "do something every day" mantra, generally working towards getting my panel and stuff painted and labeled. As of now my panel pieces and switch console have been cleaned, primed, and painted; I'm going to give them a few days to cure before I lightly wet-sane and then apply my dry-transfer labels before top coating with clear.

In other news, my engine arrives tomorrow. Rather than borrow a neighbor's engine hoist, I decided to just buy my own...any excuse for a new tool, right? Except when I tried to assemble it, it seems the two part boxes contained two different versions of the hoist. The legs are a quarter-inch wider than the sockets in the base they're supposed to go into. Guess I'll be borrowing the neighbor's hoist after all...first thing in the morning.
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