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Old 09-25-2022, 04:16 PM
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wcalvert wcalvert is offline
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Default W12

Flew ole' gray beard over to Mazama Wa from 74S. Beautiful weather over the Cascades and a challenging field over on the other side. Fine day!!
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Bill (Wild) VA-165 '90-'93
Anacortes, Wa

First Flight 7/17/2021
- Been there, Donated 2022
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Old 09-25-2022, 06:35 PM
N427EF N427EF is offline
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Default Fritz's first flight

Fritz the bernidoodle got his first taste of flying.
The flight crew: Oldest son (pilot) and daughter acting as flight attendant to a single four legged passenger.
I think it was an all around success. Flying from Concord to Auburn for lunch in a nice outdoor setting.
I have been relegated to right side co pilot, maintenance man, fuel filler upper and photographer and I don't mind at all.
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Ernst Freitag
RV-8 finished (sold)
RV-10 IO-540 8.5:1
Running on 91 Octane E10 mogas since 2011
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Old 09-25-2022, 08:15 PM
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First trip outside the test area. KORF-KOWD-KORF to visit oldest at MIT. Made the trip back via the Hudson River corridor. What a great traveling machine!

strong italian boy names
Jeff Parker
RV8 Fastback (Tomís Dream) - Phase II (N767TS)
C195 (Red Dawg) - Flying (N4469C)
Retired Army CW4 - Helicopters, KingAirs, B737, MD11
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Old 09-25-2022, 10:36 PM
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Default Montague Balloon Fest!

I flew over from Ashland to Montague in the pre-dawn to see the dawn ascension of balloons at the Montague Balloon Fest. There were eight balloons including the Smokey-the-Bear balloon from the US Forest service (great public outreach!)

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First time I've taken off in the dark in a long time. My main worry was whether there were any deer on the runway. I back-taxied about half the runway and didn't see any. Montague is just about a 15-minute hop over the Siskiyou pass. Got to Montague in time to tie down in the static display area at the airport and walk over the hill to the balloon launch site.

After that, I was around the airport for the static display. My RV-8 and the s/n 24-03 HP-24 glider were both on display, joined by a Stinson, an Ercoupe, a C-172, and a J-3.

We also gave 10 glider rides. Was a pretty fun day.
Steve Smith
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RV-8 N825RV
IO-360 A1A
WW 200RV
"The Magic Carpet" Flying since Sept. 2009
Hobbs 725
1/4 share in 1959 C-182B (tow plane)
LS6-15/18W sailplane SOLD
bought my old LS6-A back!!
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Old 09-26-2022, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by gmkonrad View Post
Completed a long x-country flight out to California and back, VFR. Had some weather delays, but no issues with the plane. Great views and a very capable aircraft. Glad I made the trip.

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Nice Gary. Glad you had a nice trip. I can't wait to do some long trips like that!!
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Old 09-26-2022, 10:24 AM
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Sipping gas at 13k flying over Florida Saturday.
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Old 09-26-2022, 05:36 PM
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On Saturday “ArlingtonRV” and I flew our two RV-8s down to the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (WAAAM) in Hood River, OR. The museum is adjacent to the airport and an easy walk from the south ramp. I try to fly down once or twice a year to visit it. It’s a great museum, and they regularly fly many of their aircraft and drive their cars, and host an annual fly-in. And they are planning on expanding again to accommodate their growing collection.

On Saturday they had their last Ford Model T Driving School of the year. There must have been 5 or 6 Model Ts driving around the grounds with students (learners?) at the controls. The sessions will start up again in the Spring.

Link to some pics (and one video of a Model T with a student aboard) —>

The upper portion of Mt. Rainier on the way down:

The Sunrise Visitor Center on the east side of Mt. Rainier was quite busy:

The west face of Mt. Adams (it looks a lot prettier in the Winter when it is covered in snow):

And the obligatory selfie, with Mt. Rainier in the background:

Carl N.

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Old 09-27-2022, 12:57 AM
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Flying East at 5:30 am from Burbank eastbound to banning pass
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Rico Burgos
2018- RV9a at AZ82 and KWHP
1959- C-150 at KMOD (Sold)
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Old 09-27-2022, 05:27 AM
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Default 100 hour/yearly condition inspection

Having fun with the CI - so far found some loose nuts on the gear, slightly offset alternator (2mm), good-looking photos from my new Ralcam borescope, good compressions all around, easy oil change and a bit of carbon with the K&P oil filter.

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Old 09-27-2022, 08:24 AM
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Default Nice

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Flying East at 5:30 am from Burbank eastbound to banning pass
Rico......pic 1 is fantastic!
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