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Old 04-01-2022, 11:11 PM
crabandy crabandy is offline
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Default What did you do with your RV this weekend (April 2,3 2022)

Suppose I’ll get it started since it’s still April Fools day……..

A Co-worker’s 17 year old daughter put “Pilot” down on her list of things she might want to do for a living. Local sources for Intro flights have been really bogged down lately especially for a lack of CFI’s.
Our schedules aligned this afternoon and we did Maya’s (I also have a Mya) first small airplane flight. We spent some time on the ground going over the airplane’s control surfaces and what was displayed on the EFIS.
A few checklists and procedures and we were safely airborne with Maya on the controls, she was a natural. Pretty sure she thought all turns were done at 45*, with the RV smile of course. She was so comfortable I demonstrated a power off stall and a simulated engine out at altitude as an example of what to expect while training for her PPL. Really hoping she chases the pilot dream, her dad said she was smiling all the way home.
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RV 7 650 hours and counting
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Old 04-02-2022, 01:29 PM
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Default Quick gas run.

52F over to KLUD for gas and back Saturday. RNAV 35 (LNAV+V) on the way just to practice buttonology. I let George take all the way into practically the flare for grins. Picture below right as the glidepath grabbed hold. Not a cloud in the state Saturday. Rest of Saturday and Sunday spoken for....

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  • Full time: since '07 (started it in '96).
  • Available as Contract Pilot (ATP. PIC typed in G-V(450/550) and Phenom 300). Flying resume.
  • Part time: G450/550 and Phenom 300 seat support at CAE (KDFW).

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Old 04-02-2022, 01:41 PM
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Ed_Wischmeyer Ed_Wischmeyer is offline
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Location: Savannah, GA
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Went flying with a young friend / just got commercial ASEL / CFI is next / airline wannabe.

Went to get gas in the RV-9A, with a planned instrument approach at one airport and then on to the next one for gas. JAX center was not cooperative, said they were too busy, and "You're not the only ones in the sky," an uncalled for condescension. They must have been busy on other frequencies...

So we canceled IFR and went straight to the other airport. My hand flying skills were not up to par, but that's why you practice. If I'd been using the autopilot, no problem!

Now the plane is full of gas for a possible Florida day trip on Monday, and I'm a whole lot less rusty than I was at the start of the flight.
RV-9A at KSAV (Savannah, GA; dual G3X Touch with autopilot, GTN650, GTX330ES, GDL52 ADSB-In)
Previously RV-4, RV-8, RV-8A, AirCam, Cessna 175
ATP CFII PhD, so I have no excuses when I screw up
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Old 04-02-2022, 05:27 PM
Jimzim Jimzim is offline
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Location: Arvada, CO
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Default Big day for me...

I have been grounded the last 4 months due to a broken leg. Today I was FINALLY able to take my 7 up again. Just a short snort with a bit of refresher type airwork, slo flight, steep turns, etc.

But boy was it wonderful to just get up in the air again! The 3 point landing wasn't bad, either. 😀

Great day for me!
2015 RV7, flying
Lyc Thunderbolt 0-360 A1A
Bendix FI
Hartzell BA CS
Dual Pmags
2022 dues gladly paid
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Old 04-02-2022, 05:51 PM
lukejb lukejb is offline
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Location: Flower Mound, Texas
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Default Yellow 52F RV8's

First flight after annual and found another yellow RV8 friend out flying. Flying out of 52F and photo taken in between KAFW and KLUD.
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Old 04-02-2022, 07:15 PM
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Yellow being the theme apparently, I thought I'd post. My -9A is "out of annual" as of this past Friday, so I put it away, de-cowled it, and pulled the interior. Set the carpeting and leather seats aside and texted my AP/IA to fit the condition inspection into his schedule while I'm out of town on business these next few weeks.

I just the other day got the new seats and carpeting that I ordered from Abby at Flightline Interiors about 11 months ago to replace my old seats, and when the CI is done, I'll install brand new leather seats with ConforFoam. The leather on those old seats is like new but I don't like the seat shape and the foam is 11 years old and and pretty crushed. Flightline Interiors does beautiful work and is very cost-effective, and Abby is a joy to work with. Her backlog is impressive, but she warned me when I ordered, and ultimately delivered exactly according to her timeline prediction.

Other tasks for my A&P during the CI include replacing my Red Cube (went t.u.) and installing an Anti-Splat oil cooler shutter (Minnesota winters won't let my oil temp get above 130F. My purchase of this plane was the first time it's ever been winter-flown north of St. Louis). This CI will cost me more than in the past, I'm sure, since I won't have time to pull the floor/bulkhead/inspection panels/fairings) for him. I hate paying him $100/hour to do that unskilled busy work, but it is what it is. I'm gonna retire this summer, so maybe next CI I'll have the time (and the energy).
RV-9A, 2011, bought flying
IO-320D1A (factory new), C/S
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IFR equipped
AFS 5400/3500, G5, IFD440 navigator,
bunch of other stuff

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Old 04-02-2022, 07:47 PM
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Was sick last weekend so I finally made it up for some fuel and a nice sunset flight.

Also started the learning process of how to polish. Not too shabby
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Old 04-03-2022, 09:46 AM
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After 6 months of sitting in my old hangar, I finally got the RV out and moved to our new location. 7.5 hours into a headwind from CO to WA, but at least the weather cooperated in terms of the lack of clouds. Good to be in the air again.
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Old 04-03-2022, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Greg Arehart View Post
After 6 months of sitting in my old hangar, I finally got the RV out and moved to our new location. 7.5 hours into a headwind from CO to WA, but at least the weather cooperated in terms of the lack of clouds. Good to be in the air again.
Congratulations Greg! We will be missing you here. Time to update your location
Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
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Old 04-03-2022, 04:51 PM
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Default KORH to KOFP Hanover County Municipal Airport

My wife and I flew from the Boston area to Quantico Virginia to see our son who recently finished USMC OCS and is currently in TBS. We landed at Hanover County Municipal Airport (brand new terminal and parking area - opened on 4/1) just north of Richmond and spent a beautiful day in the capital city. We flew over the NYC area Bravo and down the coast - even had a tail wind both ways! That almost never happens (at least for me). The new engine and prop are working well. These RV's are nothing short of amazing. A 10 hour drive each way was a 2 hour enjoyable flight each way. Mother-J was reunited with her marine - so it all was good.

A nice view of JFK and the Big Apple.
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New Superior IO-360-B1AC2 w/Hartzell Composite CS
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