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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,756
Posted By Capt Sandy
Flying from Hensley for Food

On the first Saturday of the month in Hillsboro, Oregon, Roy and I would be flipping pancakes for the EAA 105 Chapter. Now, here in our new home, we joined 8 other aircraft from Hensley Airpark for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,382
Posted By Capt Sandy
Hey, I recognize that fellow in the red hoodie!...

Hey, I recognize that fellow in the red hoodie! Now where might I have seen him before? Kidding of course. What a great preview of our new Tennessee flying life. So many friends to visit and fun...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,608
Posted By Capt Sandy
Jerry, When we are in Tennessee I will gladly...

Jerry, When we are in Tennessee I will gladly accept some peaches and will return a peach pie or peach jam in return.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,608
Posted By Capt Sandy
More Arizona and future pilot

This Cessna at the fuel pump in Gila Bend was on the way to the Buckeye Fly-In. This young pilot is 5-years old. His Dad takes him in the plane every chance he gets. (Wonder if he’ll meet Lil’Dude at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,608
Posted By Capt Sandy
Arizona Weekend Flying Continued

We flew over PHX airspace at 9500ft on our way to Payson. Wow, Phoenix is huge and spread out.
Note about breakfast, the food is great, and the biscuits are as big as my whole hand. It is also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,608
Posted By Capt Sandy
Arizona flying weekend

Roy and I kicked off the weekend on Friday with a flight to Yuma for BBQ Ribs. The MillionAire FBO cafeteria grills their own fall off the bone tender ribs, with potato salad and baked beans on...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-20-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,775
Posted By Capt Sandy
Snake Eyes

Vlad, We set a coordinate SE of the RA for our “go-to” when denied, which has been more frequency lately. LOTS os supersonic exercises, and live ordinance lately. We’re trying to figure out where to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-13-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By Capt Sandy
Throughly enjoyed your write-up and pics. I hope...

Throughly enjoyed your write-up and pics. I hope “Dude writes his own Tales From the Right Seat! The thing is… he’s going to have a rather slanted view of how people typically get around in the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-24-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,775
Posted By Capt Sandy
Bob, Happy you enjoyed the video. Indeed, the...

Bob, Happy you enjoyed the video. Indeed, the most amazing things happen when we’re out and about in the RV. Best of all - the wonderful fellow RV-iators we befriend along the way. And she’s such a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-24-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,775
Posted By Capt Sandy
Scoot, Happy you noticed the ball-cap. The pilot...

Scoot, Happy you noticed the ball-cap. The pilot was wearing his awesome Card Machine Works headset - top quality gear. I swapped my CMW headset for the old Lightspeeds for the actor to use. No way...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-24-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,775
Posted By Capt Sandy
Dan, We did not see the cameras or the Maybach...

Dan, We did not see the cameras or the Maybach upon arrival. The producer and director approached us after we landed and shut down, eliminating the need for nosey me to wander over and ask “what are...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-22-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,775
Posted By Capt Sandy
Starring RV-7A 174RT

Be sure to check out the video at the end of this post for some RV action - starring 174RT.

Roy and I have N174RT with us in Ajo, Arizona this winter. Ajo is a tiny town in southern Arizona that...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 12-27-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,122
Posted By Capt Sandy
It’s a Yorkie! Of course, this brings memories of...

It’s a Yorkie! Of course, this brings memories of Pippa the Great and Terrible flying with us in 174RT. And explains the yappy. Truly a Hero Flight. Bravo. Well Done.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-12-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 957
Posted By Capt Sandy
Dinner flight to Forks, Washington

Fourth time is the charm! Roy and I tried three times to make it to Forks - S18 for breakfast or lunch. All three times, the airport was socked in with fog. “Naturally the airport is socked in.” I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-07-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,744
Posted By Capt Sandy
Snoho3, Our RV’s are fantastic Magic Carpets....

Snoho3,
Our RV’s are fantastic Magic Carpets. Absolutely. Get out and see our Great Country - and maybe even beyond!
Sunshine
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-07-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,744
Posted By Capt Sandy
Steve, have you been to Pete’s Steak House in...

Steve, have you been to Pete’s Steak House in Atchison? What a fun place to have dinner. Was probably elegant in the 60’s. A bit stuck in time. Super friendly staff. Seems there’s much to do in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-07-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,744
Posted By Capt Sandy
Hello Mitch, I’d be happy to provide a PIREP. It...

Hello Mitch, I’d be happy to provide a PIREP. It POURED rain here today. Have not seen rain like that since I was a teen on Guam! Wow. I’ll try to capture a few images as well.
Sunshine
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-06-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,744
Posted By Capt Sandy
Atchison, Kansas to Greeneville, TN

June 6
“We can be at Amelia Earhart Airport.” Roy’d said the day before during our lunch stop flight planning session.
I set my fork down. “Amelia Earhart Airport? She has her own airport?”
Roy...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-05-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,499
Posted By Capt Sandy
Around the Lake

That looks like such a fun trip! Especially like the photo of the hiking boots on the wing of the plane.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-05-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,744
Posted By Capt Sandy
Steve, Here are some photos of Mountain Home. The...

Steve, Here are some photos of Mountain Home. The FBO is being remodeled and I think will be quite nice when done.
Very nice plane camping area behind...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-05-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,744
Posted By Capt Sandy
Trek to Tennessee Day 2

June 5
Up at 5am to make tracks over the mountains before thunderstorms build. Couldn’t make the card reader work at Mountain Home Muni (gnash teeth) so hopped over to Gooding (KGNG) for fuel....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-04-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,744
Posted By Capt Sandy
Orcas Island, Washington to Tennessee

Hello VAF’ers,
June 4, 2021
Depart KORS at 9:25am, 5 minutes ahead of schedule. WINDY at Orcas Eastsound airport with low pressure system moving in from NW. Our destination is Tennessee (hopefully by...
Forum: Reviews 10-12-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,267
Posted By Capt Sandy
My Poor Ear and Head and how CQ1 saved me

A couple of years ago I started having recurring ear infections - at least it felt like ear infections. Several scans, endless rounds of doctor appointments with ENT... it was a saga. Eventually my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,648
Posted By Capt Sandy
From the Right Seat

Hello Bill, Lots of replies on tools and such. All I can add to that is the same principle applies to planes as to boats. You don’t need an entire spare airplane. Sometimes it will seem like you need...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-09-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,302
Posted By Capt Sandy
Bringing the Love (trek from SeaTac to Orcas and back again)

We’ve all missed out on so many things this year. One of big things I missed out on was my annual mother-daughter retreat with my youngest, which usually happens in late March or early April, around...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-19-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,790
Posted By Capt Sandy
Sid and Kelli - You both too!! I saw Kelli’s gym...

Sid and Kelli - You both too!! I saw Kelli’s gym closed. What’s a gal to do, except eat ice cream and read a book - LOL! See you on the flip side.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-19-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,790
Posted By Capt Sandy
Hi Bruce! Nice to hear from you. We sure do miss...

Hi Bruce! Nice to hear from you. We sure do miss our 105 tribe. We are in the tiny town of Ajo, Arizona. Seems like a good place to be right now. Not too many people, and funny... how we’ve learned...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,122
Posted By Capt Sandy
Alaska photos

Amazing photos! Was it challenging to take when the sun on the left side of the plane? Maybe my hubby will talk me in to doing this trek one day...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,122
Posted By Capt Sandy
Siberia

Vlad,
That looks so BRRRR!!! You need to head farther south, man! BTW, do people ask you if you just started flying (because your plane is unpainted). We get that question all the time. Curious what...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-16-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,790
Posted By Capt Sandy
FlightAware photo I forgot to add

To show our track, with the weather we went around and the path ATC gave us to go around. Also add, there were hardly another other planes - commercial or private, until we got to west Texas. So...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-16-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,790
Posted By Capt Sandy
Escaping the Apocalypse in our RV-7A (Trip Postponed, Hunkering down)

Hello VAF?ers, (A departure from my usual fun-having posts)
Roy and I were out trekking in our RV-7A the last few weeks. We left Arizona and visited Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee. Weather and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-10-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,150
Posted By Capt Sandy
Marc, Yes, flying in to Sedona is wonderful and...

Marc, Yes, flying in to Sedona is wonderful and landing is “special”. Best experienced in calm wind. From where I sit, anyway. Smiley face goes here.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-10-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,150
Posted By Capt Sandy
George, IMHO March/April/May best time to go....

George, IMHO March/April/May best time to go. Maybe September but it can get cool. Regardless, the desert gets cool at night at that elevation, less so in May. Ground transport - the least expensive...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-07-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,150
Posted By Capt Sandy
Thanks, Scroll! Maybe your ears were itching? I...

Thanks, Scroll! Maybe your ears were itching? I was just sharing photos of our trip together last night.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-06-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,150
Posted By Capt Sandy
Thanks for your replies. We decided to stay the...

Thanks for your replies. We decided to stay the night in Sedona, so we could enjoy a nice dinner. We booked a room online at the Arabella - discount for online reservation. NICE place to stay. We...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-06-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,150
Posted By Capt Sandy
Sweet Flight to Sedona

Not too many gals have the pleasure of being flown to romantic Sedona for Valentines Day. How awesome that my Darling Hubby is also my own personal Pilot! An ulterior motive here - one of our Top...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-27-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,534
Posted By Capt Sandy
We also went to Payson first - See Roy’s post on...

We also went to Payson first - See Roy’s post on this. Great time!! The mountains around Grapevine ARE a bit intimidating - and beautiful.

HEY ALL - We’re outta here soon. Making a trek eastward....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-27-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,534
Posted By Capt Sandy
I’ve been neglecting my web site, in favor of...

I’ve been neglecting my web site, in favor of writing a book (wow, writing a book is SO much work!). I’d be happy to send you a link to the video on smugmug if you send me an email at:...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-27-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,534
Posted By Capt Sandy
Grapevine, Az Fly-In

More Arizona Flying.
Roy recently tapped in to happenings with the Arizona Pilots association. There?s a Fly-In gathering at Grapevine Airport the third Saturday of every month during the ?cool?...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-13-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,871
Posted By Capt Sandy
Trek to Nogales - More Az flying

Ahoy VAF?ers!
More Arizona fun! Roy and I heard from a (Cessna pilot) friend that its an easy trek across the border to Nogales. The possibility of finding good street tacos appealed, so we headed...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-04-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,536
Posted By Capt Sandy
Hey All! Thanks so much for the wonderful...

Hey All! Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback on the video! Incentive to keep going, and I appreciate that.

Tom, Roy took a photo of the wind tunnel. I’ll take a closer look when we...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-03-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,536
Posted By Capt Sandy
Trek to Eloy, Arizona

Hello VAF?ers, There is a long time lag between our treks to getting the video posted due in part to poor WiFi and too much fun-having doing other things. Roy and I have been having FUN here in the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-26-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,162
Posted By Capt Sandy
In The Air Again

Hi Jim, Moondog and Maverick,
All your replies brought a smile to my face! I love the song lyrics. I?ve been thinking of the Johnny Cash song, ?I?ve Been Everywhere? so maybe I?ll get creative and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-26-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,162
Posted By Capt Sandy
Ahoy Ken (and Susan)! So great to hear from you....

Ahoy Ken (and Susan)! So great to hear from you. I don’t think we followed up to let you know that the marine head we purchased at West Marine in Anacortes, and stuffed on the baggage compartment of...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-26-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 260,655
Posted By Capt Sandy
Brenham Hat Sighting

Scoot and Cookie, Thanks for the fun get together! Multiple hats... and mucho fun. I had on my CMW hat on at our next stop. It got quite a bit of attention, as did my nifty airplane jewelry aka...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-22-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,162
Posted By Capt Sandy
No Trip Write Ups in 30 days??

That?s a trend that has to change.... so here we go...

On the road... I mean, In the air again:
We departed Ajo, Arizona this morning, beginning of a three week trek. Ajo will be home base for a few...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-22-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 244,829
Posted By Capt Sandy
Beautiful but.... gravel...

We?ll add this to airplane camping destinations, but I?m not too sure our pretty red prop cares for gravel. Let us know if you?re around Ajo sometime after mid-December.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-10-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,744
Posted By Capt Sandy
Easting to the Mountain

Every day is a new adventure.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Dj98wXM/0/6d1ad6ac/S/i-Dj98wXM-S.jpg

Chandler, Az to E77, DMN, El Paso, then planned fuel stop at Wink, Texas. Climb to 7500ft....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-09-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,744
Posted By Capt Sandy
Quiet before Everyone Knew

I?ll take a pic tomorrow when we arrive and post for comparison.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-08-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,744
Posted By Capt Sandy
Trek to Petit Jean - Finding food in the desert

We left Rosamond fairly early with the intention of getting fuel for the plane and fuel for the people at Apple Valley - KAPV. So nice to have smooth air over the desert. I?ll get desert pics...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-08-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,744
Posted By Capt Sandy
EAA 105 Breakfast

Thank you, Jim. Hope to see you when we?re back. Take care! Stay warm.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-07-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,744
Posted By Capt Sandy
To Get to the Mountain, Go Past the Mountains

The air was incredibly clear flying down the Willamette Valley. We named the volcanoes as we flew past: Black Butte, Mt. Adams, Three Finger Jack, Mt. Washington, Broken Top, Faith, Hope and Charity...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-07-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,744
Posted By Capt Sandy
Heading to The Mountain

Starting our journey to Petit Jean! All this has to fit in the RV - no problem, right? (Can you tell I love packing cubes??) Can hardly wait to see our friends on the mountain...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-05-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,652
Posted By Capt Sandy
Tennessee BBQ

I love wings! Definitely going to try that next time we go to Tennessee! Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-05-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,929
Posted By Capt Sandy
Escape to Sedona

Hi Sid!! I have that song stuck in my head now! And I loved Kellis pics from PJ south. Here?s till next time, and hope that isn?t tooo long.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-05-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,929
Posted By Capt Sandy
Dragons in planes

Hi Andy! Roy and I were wondering if you made it out west this year. I?m sorry we missed you. Hope we can catch up before PJ next year. Maybe come up our way? And, your dragon fit in your plane. I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-05-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,929
Posted By Capt Sandy
Escape to Sedona

Hello Andy,
We did not hike from the airport. We rented a car at the airport, which after taxes and such turned out to be $50, but we kept it for more than 24 hours. We brought our camping gear, so...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-05-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,929
Posted By Capt Sandy
Flight to Sedona

Hi Jim! We did not fly over Meteor Crater because we flew to Sedona from Ajo, Arizona, almost directly south and about an hour flight from Sedona. Ajo has been ?home base? for the winter.
We plan to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-04-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,929
Posted By Capt Sandy
Escape to Sedona

It?s getting hot here in Ajo, so we decided to go to Sedona to escape the heat and do a little hiking:

Yay! There is room above the camping gear for my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,823
Posted By Capt Sandy
Happy Heart

Andy, it makes Roy and I so happy to read your posts. Love this first flight... I?m a bit jealous, as I?ve been wanting a dragon, but check out the one we found day before yesterday (working on the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-22-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,652
Posted By Capt Sandy
Karl, Thank you for the list of great places to...

Karl,
Thank you for the list of great places to visit. My hubby grew up in Oak Ridge, and we were delighted to discover Big South Fork together. What a beautiful place. Last year we flew in to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-20-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,652
Posted By Capt Sandy
Flying Away from Tennessee

When Roy and I started dating almost 15 years ago, I never expected that our flights to the coast for dinner or down the valley for lunch or hiking would turn into journeys across country. I never...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-21-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,673
Posted By Capt Sandy
Photo location

The image was a moment over Rawlins, Wyoming. Such a lovely state to fly over. I?m so happy you all enjoyed it. What a joy it is to share these moments - and Thank you for subscribing! We?re part of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-20-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,673
Posted By Capt Sandy
Diagonal Away from Home

We were on the taxiway, waiting clearance to take off.
The flaps were up, the canopy closed. The long, asphalt runway stretched off to either side.
I had my sunglasses and iPad.
Bright October sun...
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