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Forum: Reviews 10-12-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,307
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: 7,467
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: 2,218
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: 1,554
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: 1,554
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: 6,392
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: 6,392
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: 1,554
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: 1,554
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: 2,764
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: 2,764
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: 2,764
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: 2,764
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: 2,764
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: 1,111
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: 1,111
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: 1,111
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: 2,479
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: 1,320
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: 1,320
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: 2,763
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: 2,763
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: 235
Views: 218,414
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: 2,763
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: 361
Views: 193,326
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: 2,300
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: 2,300
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: 2,300
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: 2,300
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: 2,300
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: 2,300
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: 3,221
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: 3,455
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: 3,455
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: 3,455
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: 3,455
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: 3,455
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: 1,641
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: 3,221
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: 3,221
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: 2,312
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: 2,312
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...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-20-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 41,469
Posted By Capt Sandy
Beautiful!

Except for all the cold, white stuff. Love the photos of the Moose. I hope the gun was to scare bears away. Looks like a wonderful place for a fly-in - IN SUMMER :)
Thanks for sharing.... and ya know...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-30-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,490
Posted By Capt Sandy
Thanks, Vlad! Let us know if you’re hopping...

Thanks, Vlad! Let us know if you’re hopping around Arizona this winter.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-30-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,490
Posted By Capt Sandy
Reply to Pie Insurance

Hello All, and Thank you for your comments!! So happy you enjoyed the story and I?ll keep writing as long as ya?ll enjoy reading our tales.

Special note to Sid, Our hangar in Hillsboro has no heat,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-28-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,490
Posted By Capt Sandy
The importance of Pie Insurance

Aviation Tales for Cold Winter Days, part two, where Jim continues his story, and the importance of Pie Insurance comes home:

....Past the playground and the fuel pump, a fellow in a brown flight...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-07-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 999
Posted By Capt Sandy
Armchair Aviating Tales for Cold Winter Days

Roy and I flew away from Hillsboro (KHIO) bound for Petit Jean, Arkansas and parts south-east. We had few known destinations - the RV fly-in at Petit Jean, Hiking in the Smokies, an aviation seminar....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,629
Posted By Capt Sandy
Family airplane trip

Andy, What an amazing trip with your daughter!! The tour of the ATC center would send me to nerd heaven. And the crabs look pretty good too.
Hope we get to catch up soon.

We?re thinking of visiting...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,945
Posted By Capt Sandy
Petit Jean Bound!

This morning Roy and I launched from KHIO (Hillsboro, Oregon) for a 7 week journey in our RV-7A. First destination: Petit Jean, Arkansas for the PJ Fly-in! We can hardly wait to see our friends!
But...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-27-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,442
Posted By Capt Sandy
Happy Not-A-Date-Anniversary

To my Darling Husband, Thank you for taking me flying that evening, 13 years ago, when I said I wasn't interested in dating. Thank you for changing my mind, and my world, and I will always be willing...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-28-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,369
Posted By Capt Sandy
Shoshone

Hi Vlad, We didn't get to meet the manager. He might have come in while I was flat out on the sofa making purring sounds. We considered the Snake Pit, but opted for picnic on the nice patio, since we...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-28-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,369
Posted By Capt Sandy
Shoshone Airport, Kellogg, Idaho

Found on our trek home from Oshkosh. Advertised lowest fuel prices in Idaho. The fuel price was great, but there was so much more. This wonderful FBO has bicycles to ride to the river a 1/3 mile...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-28-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,703
Posted By Capt Sandy
N174RT OSH 2018 Album

https://sandrathoma.smugmug.com/Oshkosh-2018

How to have a conversation in HomeBuilt Camping:
https://photos.smugmug.com/Oshkosh-2018/i-rqc4SDW/0/ca1ead91/M/IMG_3674-M.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,371
Posted By Capt Sandy
Roy and Sandy made it home

N174RT made it home to Orcas Island, Washington today. Route was OSH to Yankton S.D. to Beach, N.D. Overnight stop. Today, Beach to Shoshone, ID. to Arlington for lunch, then to Orcas. What a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-21-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,456
Posted By Capt Sandy
The San Juan Islands

It truly is a special place and we are blessed to see it from the air.
Say, Andy and Bruce, please don't wait for an invitation. Just come up and see us. Give us a little notice so we can be sure to...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-21-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,706
Posted By Capt Sandy
Oshkosh Family Reunion Arrival

Arriving at OSH this year truly felt like a family reunion. Dan Horton says it well: "When we first come to OSH , we come to see the planes and the airshows and forums. After a bit, we don't care...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-18-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,116
Posted By Capt Sandy
First Leg to OSH and mystery plane

Our RV-7A on the ramp after our first leg to OSH. Hey, what plane is that in the background? Hint... its a KK design... and no, it's not the big, boring ol...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-18-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,456
Posted By Capt Sandy
San Juan Islands Sunset Flight

I captured this photo as we were turning base to final for KORS, Orcas Island Washington. The finger island is Sucia, just north of Orcas....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-27-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,570
Posted By Capt Sandy
Poker Run and Friends

Ditto, Bruce!! Thanks for helping put the event together and for the fantastic prize donation!!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-25-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,570
Posted By Capt Sandy
EAA 105 Poker Run

My Darling Hubby/Awesome Pilot and I participated in the EAA 105 Poker Run this past Saturday. It was a blast. So great to re-connect with aviation-minded friends, and turned out to be a spectacular...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-26-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,615
Posted By Capt Sandy
The Texas Loop finale and Sort of an RV Trip

Hello Again VAF'ers!
Shortly after my last post on our Texas Loop, Roy and I parked 174RT at Aero Country where Dave and Alina were our gracious hosts. The morning after tucking our plane away in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-26-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,941
Posted By Capt Sandy
Hi Dave, Did you fly in to Belen? We have been to...

Hi Dave, Did you fly in to Belen? We have been to Hobbs also. The FBO manager there was incredibly gracious in helping us find a (free) place to stay. Christian Aero. Thanks for the tip on the hotel!...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-26-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,615
Posted By Capt Sandy
Hi Vlad, Please see my reply, and hope to have...

Hi Vlad, Please see my reply, and hope to have another asap.
Sandy
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-26-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,615
Posted By Capt Sandy
Thanks, Vlad! Antelope Valley is on our list for...

Thanks, Vlad! Antelope Valley is on our list for next year per your recommendation. And.... what is 'PM?"
Regards,
Sandy
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