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June 26, 2017.   Issue No. 4,338.

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 the 12."



fmi: Jasmin's BIO

 

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!)" 
continue

 

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 take-offs.

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 model RVs.

 

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 mothership.

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.

*****MENU*****
APPETIZERS
FRESH GARDEN SALAD W/CHOICE OF TWO DRESSINGS
CAESAR SALAD
VEGETABLE – CHEF’S CHOICE
ROASTED POTATOES
MEDITERRANEAN GARLIC CHICKEN
BACON-WRAPPED PORK TENDERLOIN W/RASPBERRY JUS
DINNER ROLLS W/BUTTER
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE
COFFEE AND ICED TEA

 

News at my Home Field

FMI: Fly52F.org

 

Support Position Open at the Mothership

Van's Aircraft is looking for a Customer Support person at our factory in Aurora, Oregon.

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.


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