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DanH 03-11-2012 07:57 AM

RV-1 Tour: Alabama and Georgia
The RV-1 will start across the country this week on the first legs of its national tour. Sun'nFun opens March 27th, so the schedule gives us two weeks for ferry flights. Should be plenty of time, even with the South's sometimes crazy spring weather......but keep your fingers crossed.

Initial destination is 08A, Wetumpka, Alabama. I'm told the Texas crew will fly the leg Tuesday, perhaps Wednesday, behind a wet patch currently moving across the Gulf states. Expect updates here.

Everyone is cordially invited to attend an RV-1 hangar get-together Thursday evening, hosted by EAA Chapter 822. We'll serve burgers, dogs, and other simple fare about 6 or 6:30. Fly-in early if you want; the time change will mean daylight until 7 or later. Location is the Ramsey hangar on the extreme northwest corner of the airport, north end of grass Runway 18-36. The RV-1 should look very nice tucked into a collection of classic cars and airplanes. A Jaguar XK-E is about the right vintage, yes?

The next leg is scheduled for Friday, a short run over to Columbus Metro (KCSG), just across the Georgia line. The RV-1 will be on display Saturday and Sunday. The event is called Thunder In The Valley, and some big outfit called "Team RV" will headline the show:


NOTAM here:

The third leg is planned for Monday (weather permitting), from KCSG to Pilot Country (X05), just north of Tampa. We'll hand off to a Florida host there, and another crew will make the short jump to Sun'nFun.

Special Delivery 03-11-2012 08:29 AM

Thanks for the report and invitation, Dan

Just a reminder to everyone involved in the RV-1's Tribute Tour -
Take LOTS of photos and video. This historic event is a community effort, and your efforts and experiences are as much a part of the RV-1's history as the aircraft itself. Let's make sure it's well documented for future generations to enjoy!

And please take a moment to share a few words (or a story) about what the RV-1 means to you, a personal experience, an observation, or anything that comes to mind.
Please email your remarks to Friends of the RV-1 webmaster, Glen Salmon (VAF-Humptybump) at:

[Edit] In the next few days we'll set-up a public RV-1 Tour Album on Picasa to upload photos.

Is there a book in the works? ...great material for one!
Have a great day!

Louise Hose 03-11-2012 10:06 AM

And watch Spot to see the RV-1 progress!
Thank you, Dan, for getting this news out there.

Folks, also remember that you can watch the RV-1 progress if you go to and click the Spot button on the lower right side of the page. Right now, it shows nothing since the plane has been on the ground, in GLO Custom's paint shop for a week. But, (if Jarhead remembers to turn it on!) you can see its travels once it leaves 52F. We're counting on you, Roy! (And, thanks, Spot folks.)

Jaypratt 03-11-2012 08:26 PM

Roy flew the RV1 back to Hicks, T67, today.
He wanted to position it here for the flight over to Dan Horton, in Alabama. Scott Card is threatning to arrive early on the morning they leave for Alabama.
It looks really cool with its wheel pants on.
Wish I had shorter legs so I could have gotten some RV1 time! It has been fun being involved with this aircraft. Please, be very carefull with the breaks!!
Have a fun and safe trip to Oshkosh!!!

rv7boy 03-12-2012 11:54 AM

Looks like RV-1 is on the move toward Alabama right now.
From the Spot page, and measuring distance from Google maps, and doing some math, I'm calculating 158 mph ground speed over a 27 mile distance in East Texas. Not bad!

DanH 03-12-2012 12:11 PM

Grab Sam and come on down for a burger Thursday.

rv7boy 03-12-2012 12:30 PM

Sam doesn't like to be grabbed! ;^)

Jaypratt 03-12-2012 01:07 PM

Their Off!
I watched the Crew take to the skies. The last time in Texas.

Sam Buchanan 03-12-2012 01:29 PM


Originally Posted by DanH (Post 638860)
Grab Sam and come on down for a burger Thursday.


Originally Posted by rv7boy (Post 638866)
Sam doesn't like to be grabbed! ;^)

Would love to make the trip but the work thing will keep me grounded.

What is the RV-1 Spot link? ............ [ed. Try this. dr]

Louise Hose 03-12-2012 02:01 PM

Hicks Junior Airport in Rayville, LA
Looks like the site of a fueling and leg/butt stretching stop for the RV-1 and pilot.

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