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Old 12-24-2020, 08:43 AM
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I just got my 9A back in the air after the wrap job. Design was printed on a chrome Avery Dennison paper. The caricature on the tail is my Grandfather. He was a barnstormer in the teens and twenties. His flying circus performed at the very first air show at Oshkosh, WI in 1925 He joined the army air corp in 1931 and retired a full colonel in 1953. During WWII he flew the Hump and was a base commander in Burma.

The caricature was drawn by Don Barclay, an American actor and artist. During the time preceding World War II Barclay spent time with General Claire Lee Chennault's 14th AAF famous Flying Tigers unit (then known as the "China Blitzers") where he illustrated every person in the group.
From October to November 1943, Barclay did a one-man USO show No. 302 for the troops; touring every base in North Africa, Arabia, India, and China with his act and drawing caricatures of the men as he went. When he later returned to China in 1945 he estimated he had drawn over 10,000 caricatures of servicemen
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Old 12-25-2020, 06:16 AM
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I just got my 9A back in the air after the wrap job. Design was printed on a chrome Avery Dennison paper. The caricature on the tail is my Grandfather. He was a barnstormer in the teens and twenties. His flying circus performed at the very first air show at Oshkosh, WI in 1925 He joined the army air corp in 1931 and retired a full colonel in 1953. During WWII he flew the Hump and was a base commander in Burma.

The caricature was drawn by Don Barclay, an American actor and artist. During the time preceding World War II Barclay spent time with General Claire Lee Chennault's 14th AAF famous Flying Tigers unit (then known as the "China Blitzers") where he illustrated every person in the group.
From October to November 1943, Barclay did a one-man USO show No. 302 for the troops; touring every base in North Africa, Arabia, India, and China with his act and drawing caricatures of the men as he went. When he later returned to China in 1945 he estimated he had drawn over 10,000 caricatures of servicemen
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Old 01-15-2022, 06:17 AM
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Vern,

I will join the 9a fleet in April or May 2006.

Pete
Hey, hey, lookie here; she’s enjoying space my hangar now, and gone another 150 hours over the last year or so.
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Old 03-11-2022, 09:05 PM
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As previously reported, the first flight was completed on January 12th with the very capable Tom Berge performing the first flight.

Since then I’ve continued to work with Tom to get my flying skills tuned up, finished the first round of polishing (in an un-heated/un-insulated hangar in Minnesota in January and February), and completed all of my G3X configuration and post-installation settings/tests.

Best of all, for the first time in way too many months, we’re finally looking at a ten-day forecast with daily high temps at least in the upper 30’s!

It’s go time!
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Old 03-12-2022, 06:53 AM
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Wow it’s gorgeous good job polishing. Congratulations! Go time!
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Old 03-12-2022, 09:43 AM
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Default Thanks Vlad!

I've enjoyed and have been motivated by the -9A adventures you've shared with us throughout the years of my build. It's so awesome to be at the stage of planning some of my own!!
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Old 03-13-2022, 08:15 AM
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I've enjoyed and have been motivated by the -9A adventures you've shared with us throughout the years of my build. It's so awesome to be at the stage of planning some of my own!!
Show up in my woods some day Chris. You won’t be disappointed.
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