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January 18, 2016.   Issue No. 4,290.

PnP mission Ottawa - Sept-Iles and back ...Lycosaurus

What to do on a cold -28C morning.... why not fly two RV7 and one RV9 to Sept-Iles QC from Ottawa ON, a 500 nm leg and bring back some dogs for PnPC.   We had 7 pups and two adults of which they thought one might be pregnant. Just beautiful dogs melting your heart away. Tried to sneak one in my coat, but got caught every time.

Left at 7 AM and returned back to Ottawa at around 7 PM. Twelve hour trip, with about 8 hours of air time, over 1000 nm round trip.  ...

 

PnP Mission - Pickup @ Marathon-FL Keys ...Dan Landry

I had an opportunity to do my 2nd PnP mission.  Pick up 3 chihuahuas in Marathon(KMTH) and deliver them to Airport Manatee(48X), just south of Tampa.  Temperatures in Marathon a balmy 80 degrees & a beautiful day for a mission to help out these 3 friends.  ...

 

Mothership News

 

The first flight ...daviid

Today I was showing some of my employees the airplane I am building in the warehouse. One of them felt it was quite small so we decided to sit inside the canopy to give it a feel. Right then my sister (who is my admin assistant) walked in the warehouse to ask me a question. She stopped in the door, turned around, turned back and grabbed her phone and snapped this.

 

Deerspotting & Alumitherapy

.3hrs off the surface Tue a.m. - first flight in five days.  47°F.  (8) deer spotted spread out over (3) locations - spotted (3) of them walking on a trail that they are often on.  20+ egrets and some ducks.  Got a wave from 'Mema on the porch' over by Propwash.  Estimated $10.70 in avgas burned.  Mental gyro recalibrated.  Back home on the computer working by 11am.

Track here - for 1,919 x 931 pixel version click below.



fmi: All about getting your APRS tracker (bottom of page at link)

 

Ep. 8: Kangaroo Island in 24 hours ...haydnc RV-7 (Australia)

 

rockwoodrv9 Snowbound ...Meridian, ID

This is what you find at KEUL when you go to get in your hangar. To be fair - the snow falls off the roof to form the piles. Then it re-freezes and I either wait for spring or get a backhoe to dig it away.  There is a NOTAM closing the runway because of snow and ice. I got an email from the airport manager today with his cell phone number that a pilot could call and get permission to take off or land.

Maybe Im a wuss, but I am having difficulty getting too excited to work on the plane when the inside of my hangar has ice on the floor!

 

Pilot v8.6 Out

 

Two Webcams to Choose From ...my home field.

1/12/2017 
Wind sock webcam now online at Fly52F.org.  If you have (2) monitors, you can now watch
the windsock, planes landing and taking off, and improvement construction underway.  Win, win, win!


related: Airport construction photos

Note: The north webcam is temporarily located inside Tim Wade's office looking through glass, meaning the infrared mode won't work at night.  You'll have to live with daytime ops until it's relocated outside - and when it's outside you'll have the full 130° field of view.

 

Gofundme requests.

Tricia Blank ...Joe Blank's wife

Greg 'Spanky' Barber ...U2 pilot and friend of Rob 'Smokey' Ray

 

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

...when using the classifieds.


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