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Mike Macon 01-04-2009 11:32 AM

Cockpit tour
Mike S -

You can see from the pictures there is a way past the plexiglass.

Mike S 01-04-2009 05:46 PM

I guess that is what the VIP passes will get ya.;)

Both times I have been there, the ladder was off limits, as well as the upstairs that it led to.

Mike Macon 01-04-2009 07:40 PM

It is my understanding that anyone can get the VIP pass. It is just a matter of donation amount but putting your butt where Howard put his is priceless. The first time I visited the museum you could not even get into the area you described because the elevator (A.D.A. accessability) was not in place. My guess is the rest of the airplane is not accessable to the "public" for similar reasons. I do not know how you could make the cockpit (spiral staircase) or the wings wheelchair accessable.

The museum also holds many other fine examples of flying machines all within the space of the building it took to house the "Goose". Anyone interested in aircraft should make the stop while in the Northwest. Van's Homecoming is a perfect opportunity.

Bubblehead 05-25-2009 08:04 AM

Hat sighting at Lewis Airport Pancake Breakfast
The P-51 makes the hat look even better. Or is it the other way around?

newtech 06-18-2009 12:56 PM

Got my Pink Slip Today
The Indianapolis FSDO just finished inspecting my kit and now it is an official airplane on the books as an Airworthy RV-7A. Naturally I had to make sure I had my OFFICIAL hat on for the occasion.

And the presentation:

Wow, great elation and somewhat of the downer that you feel once a goal has been achieved. Ok, the downer lasted all of 15 seconds, now I get to go fly this thing that I have been working on since August 31, 2001.

n700jl 06-19-2009 07:11 AM

WOW nice!

Looks great! Give me a call when you are ready to dynamicly balance the propeller! Have fun! 317-201-8517

RWoodard 03-02-2010 04:11 PM

Dave Cook in Grandby
It's kind of an old thread, but it seems the appropriate place...

Dave Cook let me tag along for his weekly breakfast with the guys up in Grandby. We were airborne from KFNL at a little before 7am and were in Grandby (KGNB) about 20-25 minutes later.

I didn't notice until after we landed that Dave was sporting his VAF hat.


TomVal 07-09-2010 06:55 AM

VAF Hat & Grandson at Vietnam Memorial Wall
In remembrance of USAF Captain Ron Ashe:

Phil 07-11-2010 01:45 PM

Hangar Hotel - Fredericksburg, Tx

longranger 08-03-2010 09:49 AM

Helping to unfurl the mains'l on Friends Good Will in Lake Michigan off South Haven, MI. July 22, 2010

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