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August 16, 2017.   Issue No. 4,374.

C-FUIP First Flight ...Terry Mortimore

Hi gang, I'm pleased to say that after what has to be one of the longest builds on record (started in 1994) my RV-6A took to the air on July 29th.

I have since accumulated 33 trouble free hours and the restrictions have been removed and I have my unrestricted C of A.

See my 15 minutes of fame at the link below.


Day Two ...Scott Chastain's 'American Transience'

By the time I made it back to the airport, it was plenty dark. The winds just kept picking up the darker it got. It became so windy that I realized putting up a tent would be next to impossible, so I began searching the airport for a room or a hangar or shelter of some kind to sleep for the night. I found nothing.

I climbed into the cockpit of the Dove, closed the canopy, and crammed a pillow under my neck. It was already after midnight. I had never tried sleeping in the cockpit before, so I figured it was worth a try. In any case, it was better than getting wind-torn and chilled by the weather beyond the plexiglass.


Touring My Home Town ...Troy Branch RV-10

After a week or so of no flying I figured we better go explore the area. Our home airport of Bathurst was being worked on and was closed; this is why we kept the plane in Charlo. It is about an hour to get there so it made it tough to just go fly, but well worth it for a hanger. I wanted to give the plane a good cleaning and fill it up, it always amazes me how much crumbs kids can make!


Heading Back Home ...Troy Branch RV-10

The vacation was coming to an end and we had one last item to attend. The band from high school had a plan to get together and play at the local bar. Many friends from high school had planned to be there. It was great to see so many old friends and listen to some good rock tunes. It was not going to be a late night as we had some miles to make the next day.


Timmins to Calgary ...Troy Branch RV-10

We were now 1300 NM from home and it looked like we had good weather all the way. There was a severe cold from coming into Calgary and we planned to race it. Winds in the 40kt range were forecasted. Our routing was going to be North of Nipigon Lake. We had a big low to the south of us creating all kinds of bad weather and a high moving in from the north. A perfect opportunity for tail winds west bound.


Race Party ...Reno

As usual, time flies when you're having fun. I've been having so much fun lately that I have almost forgot to get the R3 Race Party sign up going. So....... here she goes. As usual , Greg Arehart and I throw a little party at my hangar on Saturday night , after the last race jet lands. This year it happens on Sat, 16 Sep. The rules are to be invited to our hamburger/hot dog BBQ are; you must be flying a RV, building, a RV, or know someone who is flying or building a RV. I think I will expand that rigorous list of attendance requirements to include those who are really, really, thinking hard about buying a RV or building a RV. And as usual, I don't remember how to post a Google Earth picture of the location of my hangar, hopefully the good guy who has done it every year will do it again. Thanks in advance. If you haven't heard, there is scheduled to be 133 race aircraft this year, a bunch of highly modified RVs and 18 Unlimiteds. Should be a full week of high test fuel fumes in the air. For a head count, please reply to this post with who and the total number of people with you. I think the RV line is going to be across from my hangar row, the same as last year.

Dan from Reno


DJM Manufacturing 4-inch tail wheel review ...AX-O


FS: iFly 720

My flying buddy Kay is selling his iFly 720.  $300.  All the details and bigger pics at  the link.


52F Runway Replacement Status

- Pictures and Video Clips
- Webcams:
North, Middle, South.
- Blueprints of New Runway
- Day 1 vid https://youtu.be/VtF6pUUh-lw
- Day 7 vid https://youtu.be/1v2bvE26Rfo
- Chris Pratt PIREP from the air

8/15.  Click to enlarge.


Van's Calendar Pics ...it's time to submit your entries.

(from Adam)
Okay everyone, we need calendar pics for this year's Van's Aircraft Calendar! Please send your HIGH RESOLUTION pics to AdamB@vansaircraft.com.

Please include pilot and photographer info as well so we can give credit where credit is due!

If I don't get enough images I'm going to have to use these photos of Daryl I found lying around...

Bribes, blackmail, can be sent to the same address. Thank you in advance!


How to Minimize the Chance You Could be Dealing with a Scammer

...when using the classifieds.

Model-specific subforums

photo courtesy Van's Aircraft, Inc.






photo courtesy Fred Bauer, Jr.

VAF Calendar ...upcoming Events for the Next 60 Day(s)

08-18-2017: International EAS Summer Fly-In Switzerland
08-19-2017: International EAS Summer Fly-In Switzerland
08-20-2017: International EAS Summer Fly-In Switzerland
08-26-2017: Land of Enchantment EAA fly in
09-16-2017: Belfast Lobster Fly-in KBST
09-30-2017: Fish Fry Fly-in KFRH Sept. 30, 2017 10-1

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