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May 31, 2016.  00:01 UTC.   Issue No. 4,128.

Honey, can you pick me up in Albuquerque?...GLPalinkas trip write-up


Well it happened ...welcome Nick Coblio

Moved to the Tacoma area this month. After we got settled we decided to make the pilgrimage down to the RV plant and check things out. I had planned on maybe getting the practice kit and preview plans at best. After my wife and I got to go for a flight we ended up with a RV7 emp with electric trim and a practice tool box. For anyone who is on the fence about this and can get to their shop in Aurora Or I would good. The flight was amazing and with the 7 the first kit fits easily into a car.  ...


Wallpaper Calendar for June

N383RV in the flare at 52F.  D.Reeves photo.



I always dread asking, but a man's gotta eat.

It's the end of the month again so it's time for our family to, as unobtrusively as we can, gently remind regular readers that honor system yearly donations determine whether or not our family business here runs at a profit or a loss.  The year is a little over 40% done, and 3.75% of the 22,253 registered forum users (853) have donated so far in 2016.  This doesn't include the 30,000+ unregistered users who also view the site regularly.  More like 1% if you count those...

THANK YOU!!! if you help support this site financially with your hard earned money.  We're trying our hardest to provide the RV community with a motivational, informative, entertaining product that is worthy of your fiscal support.  We think it is unique in the online world.

We don't want a mansion or a yacht, but we do need the business in the black to continue doing it.  Please donate yearly if you use it, and thanks again to those who do.

Doug, Susie, Audrey and Tate Reeves
(your hosts)


Bahamas Weekender in the Abacos ...Dan Landry trip report

...via RV-7


Milestone: Jeff Green ...wings installed.


Using the RV-10 to fix the house a/c ...Weasel trip report

I found myself almost asleep Thursday night when my dear bride abruptly wakes me up with..Hey! The air conditioner is making a funny sound outside.  ...


Farmington NM, trout fishing, no luck ...Steve Melton RV-9A trip

"They have too much water and were releasing it from the dam and that made for poor fishing. delivered one to Wichita and picked up another in El Paso. flying into El Paso (Dona Anna airport, 5T6) in the late afternoon, I was blinded by the sun and dust. water temperature was 40F. cheap lightweight waders make you talk like a girl."  ...


Milestone ...Philip RV-8


Exhaust Valve Trauma ...Pete Howell


Status Report ...Mike Gregory -10


Closer Than Ever ...Carl in Sweden

Near completion now, waiting for calibrated scales/weighing.  Canopy is on.


Status Report ...David Paule -3B


Testing New Plenum integraty ...bret


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photo courtesy Fred Bauer, Jr.

VAF Calendar ...upcoming Events for the Next 60 Day(s)
05-28-2016: OK18 Memorial Day Fly In 2016
05-29-2016: OK18 Memorial Day Fly In 2016
05-30-2016: OK18 Memorial Day Fly In 2016
05-31-2016: OK18 Memorial Day Fly In 2016
06-03-2016: LadiesLoveTaildraggers Texas Fly-in/Splash-in
06-04-2016: LadiesLoveTaildraggers Texas Fly-in/Splash-in, Bakersfield, CA EAA Chapt. 71 fly-in, L45, KASH fly in. Nashua, NH
06-05-2016: LadiesLoveTaildraggers Texas Fly-in/Splash-in, Fall River Mills, CA Airport Day O89
06-11-2016: RV Day Bay Bridge Airport (W29)
06-18-2016: Boone Iowa (KBNW) RV Day, 4th Annual Mid Atlantic Gathering of RV's
06-25-2016: Wings Over The Rock, Sundance Airport RV Fly-in
07-01-2016: Experimental Days 2016
07-02-2016: Experimental Days 2016
07-03-2016: Experimental Days 2016
07-04-2016: Sisters OR July 4th Flyin, Townsend Festival of Flight

52F Airport News ...where theVanCave is.
[ed. We're hoping to soon replace our unofficial title of 'World's Crumbliest Runway' with 'Best Little Runway in Texas!'  ]
5/13/16 - Integrated Deed Restrictions recorded
- Runway construction committee formed and functioning
5/5/16 - A majority of required property owners signed the Integrated Deed Restrictions. All property owners are now governed by a uniform set of rules substantially identical to those on which the airport was founded.
3/2016 - Geotechnical engineering study of runway environment completed based on five core samples (property owners association paid for this)
FMI: www.Fly52F.org


Off Topic

Sped up video of the Falcon 9 first-stage landing during the THAICOM 8 mission on May 27, 2016.  Found by Tate Reeves <g>.

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