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Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-16-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By jimpappas


Amazing way you wrote that piece!

I have been grounded now almost ten years!? Lost Medical. Can it really be that long?

How I miss my RV. How I miss the feelings you put so well into...
Forum: Propellers 04-11-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By jimpappas


Heat some amalgam to boiling point then apply with putty knive, grind off with rough burr on high speed flex drill until flush with paint.:eek::D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,887
Posted By jimpappas

Can't believe it's that long since you went full time!!??

I DO remember the "old" chat forum before that when I was still selling RV Insurance!

Wasn't that like 20 years ago now?

Best wishes to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,537
Posted By jimpappas
CNC shop for new inlet


Have you given any thought to someone with a 3D printer that could make it?

At Boeing we made some parts that way.
Forum: Tools 09-26-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,242
Posted By jimpappas

We use an Eschenbach 5X handheld. Link on Lots of optics there.
Forum: Job Board 09-20-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,622
Posted By jimpappas

Still looking for that job.

Forum: Job Board 09-08-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,622
Posted By jimpappas

Nope, very common name.
Forum: Job Board 09-07-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,622
Posted By jimpappas

Tom S,

Can I use you an Industry reference TS Flightlines?

Anybody got a connection to Aircraft Propeller Service in Lake Zurich, IL or any other connections I can network to a job up there?
Forum: Job Board 09-07-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,622
Posted By jimpappas
Tom Valenzia


Love to meet you guys on a weekend while you're here.

Boeing's working my butt off M-F.

Come for Dogs when we get back home anytime.

We are 15-20 mins from ORD and 5 from Portillo's!
Forum: Job Board 09-06-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,622
Posted By jimpappas


We are great just homesick.

Still have our house back home and want to go back.

Need a job up there first though.

I'm still at Boeing until then.
Forum: Job Board 09-06-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,622
Posted By jimpappas
Looking for new job in Chicago, Northwest burbs

Also, applying to job at Aircraft Propeller in Lake Zurich, IL.

Any contacts here I can use as a Reference?

Still have our house up there so we can move ASAP.

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,893
Posted By jimpappas
TS Flightlines

Tom and his wife are both great people!

Can't go wrong with them!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,720
Posted By jimpappas
KJZI for sure!!

It's 5-10 mins from Kiawah call ahead to the FBO and they will make sure you have a rental available.

Weather forecast is perfect and I'm 3 miles from KJZI

Life is great here in Paradise.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-11-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 54,598
Posted By jimpappas
2017 trip

Man I miss going with you all.

Safe trip blue skies

I'll be following on the laptop when I'm not at work
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,125
Posted By jimpappas

Try the Truman Annex (Compass Realty is who I use) which are converted buildings of the original Naval Base now a housing and rental neighborhood.

"The little White House" used by Truman and several...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-30-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,225
Posted By jimpappas
Autopilot not working

Try waking her up? ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 21,517
Posted By jimpappas

I've been traveling so just got the news.

Glad that by the time I got it, it now sounds like you are on the road to recovery?

Speedy recovery and many prayers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,846
Posted By jimpappas
Get better

We still owe each other visits and dinner!

Speedy recovery my friend.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,332
Posted By jimpappas
Avery's Retirement - time to tell on them!

In the early summer of 2010, as many of you know, I was diagnosed with cancer and had surgery in June that year.

Among the hundreds of you that sent me get well messages and encouragement were the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-16-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,754
Posted By jimpappas

Congrats on the new plane but you may still have that same problem :rolleyes:

Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-05-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 125,219
Posted By jimpappas
2015 Carribean trip

Rosie and gang,

Have a safe and fun trip.

Wish we were coming this year like we hoped.

We will follow your reports and wish we were with.

Jim and Beata
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,602
Posted By jimpappas
Thumbs up OT: FINAL CT PASSED! I BEAT THE CANCER! 5 years out and it's official!

To all of my VAF family, and various fellow flyers lurking here, who have been on this journey with me I just couldn't wait to post it here.

How do I thank folks like Doug and his family, the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-21-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,970
Posted By jimpappas
Key West flying

At Key West Airport there is a company that will fly you out to the Fort on the Dry Tortuga's in a Dihavilland DH3 on floats and the Fort is beautiful and the views are great.

I told the pilot I was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,942
Posted By jimpappas

Thanks gang that's the exact area I'm interested in.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,942
Posted By jimpappas
Color Pirep for Western NC ?

Anybody got a current condition, and/or projected peak, color for the area West of Asheville, NC?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,184
Posted By jimpappas
Justin @ Galt/Greenwood 10C

I have a hangar there took instruction from Justin.

He's awesome and very close to you.

We used to come land there from time to time.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-08-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 26,413
Posted By jimpappas

Doug, Sorry to hear the news and add our prayers too.

You have become "family", so your loss is our loss.

Be well
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,126
Posted By jimpappas
JB Aviation at Galt Airport 10C

Brian can do it and they are about 10-20 miles from Clow!

They do great work having also worked on my RV6A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,908
Posted By jimpappas
Desk & Motoart

I have wanted one for years, figured I'd use a 9 or 6?

Never got there.

I AM friends with Dave and Donovan that own Motoart for about the past ten years, even talked them into getting a booth at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,146
Posted By jimpappas

Hope Mom makes a full and speedy recovery.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,420
Posted By jimpappas

Justin Cleland, CFII
Galt Airport 10C
Greenwood, IL

Just North of Woodstock but worth the trip.

Justin is a great instructor, tell him I sent you.

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,729
Posted By jimpappas
Charleston SC fly in 3/29!

I started a new thread in case folks weren't sure that it's a go.

If any moderators can link them or if Doug can feature it that would be cool too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,729
Posted By jimpappas
Exclamation head count

Sounds like we are around 21 plus myself and Beata, makes about 23 for a head count?

There's a Coast Guard Airfac on the field, and I'm thinking if we do get pulled pork, maybe if they have a crew...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,729
Posted By jimpappas
Charleston SC Fly in is ON!

All things look good.

I have not lined up the BBQ yet, working mids makes it a little tougher, but if we look like less than 50 will attend and want food, that is the smallest order they will cater...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,729
Posted By jimpappas

Well, it looks like, weather permitting, WE ARE A GO for the flyin at Charleston Executive Airport (KJZI)!! (Local PIREPS would be much appreciated)

As I have posted before it is an old WW2 base,...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 02-27-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 112,077
Posted By jimpappas


Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,729
Posted By jimpappas
Charleston/Kiawah Island, SC fly in update

Right now it is in standby status for Saturday March 29 as planned, weather permitting.

I need to confirm some details, and will update around March 5th to lock it down.

I appreciate everyone who...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 02-12-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 112,077
Posted By jimpappas


Glad to hear the positive update!

Doing awesome!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,729
Posted By jimpappas

Going to try to set it up for Sat March 29th!?

That is the weekend before Sun N Fun so maybe a nice pit stop or side trip?

Free tie downs and no landing fees.

We will find a BBQ place to bring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,729
Posted By jimpappas
Bohicket Road!

Is right out my window!

Holler next time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,729
Posted By jimpappas
Lightbulb Charleston SC Fly In?

Hey folks I got permission, and a promise of some help, to hold an RV gathering here at Charleston Executive (JZI).

It is about 20 mins South of downtown Charleston and all it has to offer, there...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-04-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 112,077
Posted By jimpappas


I'm sure it will all go as you have planned it.

Recover quick and keep us posted!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
Posted By jimpappas
riveting help in CHS area??

Please PM or call at the phone number at my name.

I need practice riveting this week.

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
Posted By jimpappas

Thanks Tom I'll see if I can reach anyone.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
Posted By jimpappas
anyone within 1hr of Charleston, SC need riveting help?

If anyone within an hour of CHS is going to need a helper between now and Jan 5th I can use some practice and would offer my services.

Let me know when and where in a PM.

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,355
Posted By jimpappas
Congrats Gary!

Enjoy retirement!

Come on down and visit us on Kiawah Island, SC anytime too Pal.

We have room for you and your bride! Jim...Rosie has the bride :)

JZI Charleston Executive is only about 5-10 min...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 734
Posted By jimpappas
Cool New Years Resolution

Among them each year, is to pay my subscription/dues on New Years Day each year, and try to be among the first each year to do so.

That way the rest of the year I don't even have to think about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By jimpappas
RV's in Charleston SC area?

Saw an RV taildragger tied down at Charleston Executive on Johns Island about ten minutes from my place.

Just visiting call and say hi.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,179
Posted By jimpappas
Pilots and Paws Rescue Mission?

Gang, my daughter says she is hearing of lots of dogs and some cats being left at shelters in and around Pekin, IL after the Tornadoes.

Some of the shelters are not "no kill" and with the volume of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,311
Posted By jimpappas

Congrats to Van and EAA!!

For us....EXCELLENT!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 19,605
Posted By jimpappas


Good luck for a speedy recovery.

My Mom had it and she's a lot older and recovery for her was pretty quick.

Be well.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-29-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 30,992
Posted By jimpappas

Steve it couldn't have been said better.

Bob was probably there way ahead of the pack.

Ironflight thanks for the info. Never knew that about him.

I have no words.... except maybe, Thanks Bob!
Forum: Southeast 10-14-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,640
Posted By jimpappas

Looks like next week we might try again?

Thanks for all the PIREPS, it is beautiful up there and can't wait to see the colors.
Forum: Southeast 10-03-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,640
Posted By jimpappas
peak color

I'm thinking of coming for a day trip between the 10th and the 18th?

Please let me know when it gets a little closer what looks better?

I am flexible so if it's later I can delay too.

Forum: Southeast 10-03-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,640
Posted By jimpappas
color PIREP? Asheville, NC

Anybody have a PIREP on how the colors are around Asheville or Western NC?

I'm hearing peak color "normally" next week?

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,398
Posted By jimpappas
Colorado floods

Hope all our RV folks are OK?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-12-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,859
Posted By jimpappas
New Orleans

Food: Acme Oyster house just off Bourbon a block from Canal St. Great Seafood. Try the Charred Oysters!

Caf? DuMond on River front for Binye's (apologies for spelling) across from Jackson Square....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-07-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 34,881
Posted By jimpappas
Triple Tree

I missed Barefoot Billy too!!?

Oh well, next year.

Anybody wants to visit here on Kiawah and I'll take you around please visit anytime.

CHS Executive is 5mins away from me!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-06-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 34,881
Posted By jimpappas
Triple Tree change of plans

Last minute change means I won't make it tomorrow, Saturday.

I can still drive up Sunday and get there around noon.

Is that too late? Worth going or will all you guys be gone on the way home?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-28-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,038
Posted By jimpappas
Triple Tree

I'm going to try to make it, first timer.

It will be a day trip, driving for me.

At best about 6 hrs on site.

Any particular day better?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,979
Posted By jimpappas

In the Navy we called tie downs which were rebar poured into the concrete flightline, "pad eyes".

New guy was told to run back and get a "pad eye wrench".

Didn't even tell him where to get it he'd...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-05-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,804
Posted By jimpappas

My daughter and I visited Chaco by car and hiked it but your pics are awesome!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,712
Posted By jimpappas

Awesome pic and idea!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,355
Posted By jimpappas

Congrats James!!!
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