Astronaut Candidate Jasmin Moghbeli ...enjoying AX-O's RV-4
(Axel) "I took this young lady flying in my RV on
Friday. I also flew with her at work for years. Recently she was
selected to be an astronaut candidate. This year had the largest
number of applicants at almost 19,000. She was selected as one of
Lawyers, Guns and Money ...Pete Howell Trip Write-up
With apologies to the late, great Warren Zevon....
"Well, I went home with the waitress
The way I always do
How was I to know
She was with the Russians, too (Hey Vlad!)"
New Garmin video posted - 2nd in the series ...RickA
Milestone: 7A Tail ...jcarne
Well after 6 months of work I am official done with my tail
except for a few odds and ends that will get addressed when I mount
to the fuselage. The empennage was filled with great learning
experiences and a handful of frustrating ones. I am that much closer
to having my dream come true! My wings are here and inventoried,
time to start on a new journey!
'MoJo' Got Her New Clothes ...woodmanrog
X-wind Take-off Technique in A Models ...lr172
I fly from an airport with an E-W strip. Most strong wind is
usually from the south and we have buildings and tall trees just
south of the field. It makes for challenging landings due to the
rotors, turbulence and variable gusting. It's not uncommon to see
all three wind socks pointing in different directions. However, we
never see really strong sustained cross wind at the runway level,
only 30' above it.
I have mastered landing and taking off in these conditions, but
don't get to do many x-wind landings or take-offs with more
traditional cross wind conditions. Today I did some T&G's at a
nearby airport with a 90* x-wind 15G20 (pretty sure most wind was
20). The landings were no issue, but I had an issue with the
I have been carefull to do all of my take-offs with the nose wheel a
few inches off the ground. I was taught to let the cross wind
aileron out as the take off progresses, however, I rarely need much
aileron in the situations that I fly and therefore don't get much
practice. Today, I kept skipping sideways during the take-off roll
and was subconsciously keeping the aileron full in too long to keep
from skipping. On my final take-off, the gusts were strong and I
must have had most of the aileron in to track down the center line.
As I lifted off, the wing went down quickly and scraped. The damage
is only the size of a quarter on the wingtip and an easy repair.
In thinking through what I did wrong, I realized the error of full
aileron at lift-off, but it raised the issue of how else do I keep
from skipping sideways. I had remembered reading that you need to
keep some down elevator to keep the wheels planted and use tire
friction to avoid sideways movement. I had become so afraid of going
easy on my nose wheel that it seemed unnatural.
I was wondering how others manage this type of situation in their A
OSH '17 RV Social is 30 Days Out ...DanH
Great video of Gold Hill Airpark, NC ...ronshcreck
Thanks to my neighbor, Brett Osborne who has produced a great
video of our airpark home (NC25). A community of thirty homes
surrounding a 3000-foot paved and lighted runway, just 40 miles NE
of Charlotte, NC. Enjoy!
Van's Aircraft OSH Banquet Tickets Go On Sale ...from the
Event: 2017 Van’s OshKosh Banquet
Time: Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Location: Nature Center Pavilion*
$35 per person
Please order tickets in advance on our website, www.vansaircraft.com
or call Van’s M-F 503-678-6545 option 1 or 2.
Please pick up the tickets at Van’s booth at the show.
TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED.
FRESH GARDEN SALAD W/CHOICE OF TWO DRESSINGS
VEGETABLE – CHEF’S CHOICE
MEDITERRANEAN GARLIC CHICKEN
BACON-WRAPPED PORK TENDERLOIN W/RASPBERRY JUS
DINNER ROLLS W/BUTTER
COFFEE AND ICED TEA
News at my Home Field
Support Position Open at the Mothership
Aircraft is looking for a Customer Support person at our factory in
We need a front office person with RV building experience and
strong customer relationship and management skills. Also required
are good verbal and written communication skills, computer
experience (MS Office, Syspro) and a patient, problem-solver
personality. The ideal candidate will have built, finished and flown
an RV, though builders of less desirable airplanes will be
considered. Duties for an experienced RV pilot may also include
sales demonstration flights, and representing Van's at airshows.
Compensation includes $50-60k salary, health benefits, 401K and
participation in Van's ESOP.
If you want to work for the best kit aircraft manufacturer in the
world, email your resume with a cover letter to explain why you’re
the person for the job.
Email resume to: gusf (at) vansaircraft.com
How to Minimize the Chance
You Could be Dealing with a Scammer
...when using the classifieds.