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Old 05-16-2021, 07:40 AM
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Saville Saville is offline
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Location: KBVY Massachusetts
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Default What did you do with your RV this weekend? (5/15/21 - 5/16/21)

Flew XC to Syracuse to visit my mother and sister whom I haven't seen in over 2 years. Just a day trip - flew out (~1.5 hours) stayed a while and flew back.

The fabulous performance of the RV-8 makes a day trip like this (237nm one way) possible.

Just took advantage of the relaxation in quarantine rules in both New York State and Massachusetts.
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Old 05-16-2021, 09:16 AM
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Location: Collierville, TN (KFYE)
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Flew down to KSUZ to pick up Loki (60 lb Husky) for his journey to Cleveland as a part of a Pilots N Paws mission. I think he's the largest dog I've had in my -8, but he was a good boy.

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First Flight 11/20/2016
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Old 05-16-2021, 09:17 AM
bill.hutchison bill.hutchison is offline
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Northern VA
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With a whole mess of help, got the second Pmag installed this weekend and am now troubleshooting a GRT issue. And an ADS-B Out issue....
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Old 05-16-2021, 12:13 PM
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Took my first long trip in the RV to Williston ND to pick up some parts for a broke down semi. Write up to come.

Installed my RAM mount for the iPad. So far I like it!
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Old 05-16-2021, 02:23 PM
crabandy crabandy is offline
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Location: Ottawa, Ks
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Flew the wife to see her sister in Shreveport, 9 1/2 drive turned into a smidge over 2 hours each way with the help of a tailwind burning 33 gallons for the entire trip. She requested a night flight there and I obliged.

Got to see some airplanes on base at KBAD.

Can't forget the food....

Stigler, OK for fuel and Wx check on the way home.

Shooting for a window in the Tstorms on the way home, almost made it without deviating but a couple cells popped up right on the approach course. Deviated mostly visual around the cells and ended up finding a nice hole on a 3 mile base leg to cancel IFR and land VFR.

Apparently she trusts the pilot....

Dropped the cowl and started an oil change so she'll be ready for the next adventure!
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Old 05-16-2021, 03:44 PM
DeltaRomeo DeltaRomeo is offline
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Location: Highland Village, TX
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Default Logged 2.5 more hours of night.

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Flew around Fort Worth, over DFW airport, downtown Dallas and more (last Thursday night).

13.4 more hours to go for 100 (needed for the ATP).

Selected samples:

[ed. Saville, thanks for starting the thread this weekend. I was in the part time sim earning Green Stamps. v/r,dr]

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  • Full time: since '07 (started it in '96).
  • Typed in the EMB-505 (Phenom 300). Available for contract work. (flying resume).
  • Part time: Supporting Crew Member CAE EMB-505 Level D Sim @ KDFW.

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Old 05-16-2021, 04:11 PM
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Took a sunset flight which was delightful! Of course the pictures never do it justice.
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Old 05-16-2021, 05:08 PM
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Location: Fresno
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Default Another addiction!

My RV is a 10 and only an empennage at this point.

However, a super guy met me at Hanford Muni south of Fresno for the EAA fly-in and breakfast.

He suggested I wait on the breakfast until after taking me in his absolutely amazing RV4.

WOW, unbelievable fun doing aerobatics !!!

Is it too much to say that it was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life??

Wing-overs, barrel rolls, loops, aileron rolls, etc....

Totally hooked !! Anybody want to sell an RV8???? Seriously.
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Old 05-16-2021, 06:35 PM
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Default Bakersfield EAA fly in

Actually got to go someplace this weekend, now that we are all fully vaccinated. My daughter and I got a late start because the weather was pretty crummy along the coast. The "May Gray" overcast was gone from Ramona around 10am and we took off headed North. We skirted around the LA Basin on our way to Bakersfield for the EAA chapter 71 fly-in. We landed just as a 6 ship formation of Rockets did an overhead break. This is the home of the Harmon Rocket and there were many.

Photos are here.

We met up with Brian (RV-4) and Ethan (RV-10). Had a nice lunch for $5, then took off back to home. Return flight was a bit more direct, since the overcast had turned into a mostly broken cloud layer. I guess I really need to pull the trigger on getting the RV-9A IFR equipped along with getting my Instrument Rating!
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Old 05-16-2021, 06:37 PM
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Location: Wet, Western Washington
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Flew down to Central Oregon and on the way home wanted to take photos of Mt. St. Helens. I am happy to report that it is not as active as in years past. I was tempted to do a roll over the top and take photos up thru the top of the canopy. Sanity prevailed and I got some good shots thru the side. 12,500' westbound.

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