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Old 05-06-2021, 08:51 PM
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Default The Phoenix has risen!

My RV-6 project, dubbed The Phoenix Project, took to the skies today. Those of you that have been around here for a while may get the reference as a rebirth of my first RV from its 2001 accident. In 2002 I used the insurance proceeds to buy the salvage, a partially completed kit and a flying Navion. I've spent the last 18+ years chipping away at the RV while flying the heck out of the Navion. I licensed it as a new airplane but kept the N-number (N6GY) and reused the vertical stab, canopy, engine and radio stack. The AWC was issued Feb.9 and I have been slowly tweaking and checking off boxes until today. After so long it's still hard to grasp but I am so looking forward to this new chapter in my life.

Keep pounding those rivets. It's worth it.
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:55 PM
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Nice Job!!!!
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Old 05-06-2021, 09:42 PM
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Those of you that have been around here for a while may get the reference as a rebirth of my first RV from its 2001 accident.
Greg, what a blast from the past! I distinctly remember surfing Doug’s “RV Yahoo Group” in Japan while on deployment in the summer of 2001 and reading about your accident. Nearly 20 years later....I take it this first flight went better than the last! Ha ha. Congratulations!!! Gotta love perseverance!!
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Old 05-06-2021, 10:05 PM
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Greg, what a blast from the past! I distinctly remember surfing Doug’s “RV Yahoo Group” in Japan while on deployment in the summer of 2001 and reading about your accident. Nearly 20 years later....I take it this first flight went better than the last! Ha ha. Congratulations!!! Gotta love perseverance!!
Went much better. I graduated to a great landing - you know, the one where you can reuse the airplane Thanks!
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Old 05-07-2021, 02:32 AM
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Reading this, I'm grinning ear to ear: I can only imagine the sense of accomplishment you must have! Congratulations!!!
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Old 05-10-2021, 06:20 AM
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Congrats Greg! Now, get back to work on all those other projects in your hangar...

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