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Staying in Business for Another Year...the annual pledge drive.

It's the end of the year, so it's time for me to ask those who have been reading this webazine at the rack for the past eleven months to please go through the checkout line so I can buy some food, shelter and clothing (and insurance) for me and my family.  VAF is my full time gig, and like any small business if enough people don't buy the products or services it eventually folds.  The pie chart has me worried a bit to be completely honest - the small slice is donations.  VAF isn't financially sustainable at this donation level.  It's insanely expensive to operate.  I try not to make too big a deal about the donate thing throughout the year, as I'm sure you get bombarded from 10,000 other businesses.  But, I need to ask now so I can keep the business afloat.  Please pay if you use it.  Please.

HERE is all the donate info (and bigger pie chart image).  And thanks if you donate.


December 9, 2016.   Issue No. 4,264. 
  Wishing you and yours a happy, safe and RV-filled weekend. 

Ready for its closeup ...Frank Dombroski RV-10

Shortly after completing my last -10, I had an offer I could not refuse, so I sold it. I picked up a quick build kit someone else had started and completed the project in 10 months. Build speed really accelerates after a couple of the same projects. This one has the full complement of Garmin G3X touch avionics. I used the same paint scheme, as I never had the chance to get tired of it on the last one.


Done Lurking! ...Carl

I have a RV-12 kit that I got to the fuselage mostly finished stage. I had been a sport pilot who went on to get my private ticket. I own a S-LSA and had started building the RV-12 before I bought the Gobosh. I went to the factory and did the demo flight in the -14. Having lurked in the forum here for a bit, I finally ordered my -14 kit. I can't wait to get started with the new build.

I race in the Airventure Cup race every year in my LSA. I am looking forward to the increased speed of running the race in the -14!

My serial number is 140356 for those keeping track of how many are out there.


RV Training Guide Powerpoint Briefings ...Vac

I'm developing powerpoint briefings for instructional or reference use during transition training as a first step to improving the resources available for folks either teaching in or learning to fly RV's. The basic transition/instructor upgrade syllabus contains four RV-specific briefings as well as basic risk and error management briefings. The flying briefings include RV-type Aerodynamics; Performance; Weight and Balance and Airworthiness Determination.

The first step is to develop the basic slides for each brief and then, enhance them with appropriate hyperlinks, video, graphics, etc. to improve them over time.

I've finished up Version 1.0 of the Aerodynamics Briefing:  continue


FlyboyKelly Tow Bar Install

Here is the forward pulling towbar that I finished yesterday!.


Family Milestone: Tate Reeves Passes His Driving Test

Passed on first try.  Susie heard the girl in front of him in line say "Third time's a charm" (she had just passed on her third try).  Tate didn't hear the girl, and he's glad he didn't (was about to start his checkride).  Did I mention he has straight A's.  Very, VERY proud of this kid! 


52F Drainage and Runway Renovation Continues! ...my home field.

Updated: 12/8/2016
Drainage project SW corner
100% happening because of the
P.O.A. at 52F.

(All of the airport improvement photos HERE)

Related: 52F Annual Meeting THIS FRIDAY...

CEATL (Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation, and Logistics)
2301 Horizon Drive,  Fort Worth, TX 76177

fmi: P.O.A.


GoFund for Tricia Blank (Joe's wife)

This fund is to help offset the costs for Joe's wife Tricia as they relate to the memorial service and healthcare costs.


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

...when using the classifieds.

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