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Forum: Safety Yesterday, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By colojo
Anyone flying an RV taildragger with a fused ankle?

I had my ankle fused about 3 months ago and am well on my way to recovery. Last week I taxied my RV-8 around the ramp and did a run-up to see if I could flex the ankle enough to reliably steer and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,957
Posted By colojo
That's a sweet paint job.

That's a sweet paint job.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,140
Posted By colojo
I'm recovered enough from my foot surgery to...

I'm recovered enough from my foot surgery to where I was able to climb into my 8 yesterday, taxi it around the ramp, and do a run-up. First time since early October!

Felt great to get back in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,009
Posted By colojo
Thanks, Bill! Beautiful flights! I moved away...

Thanks, Bill! Beautiful flights! I moved away from the Bay Area this past August but I flew hundreds of hours around there during the years I lived there. It was obviously a perfect day and a great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,009
Posted By colojo
I'm still grounded due to my recent foot surgery,...

I'm still grounded due to my recent foot surgery, but my hangar mate (a fellow RV-8 owner) took pity on my dusty, unused airplane and completely detailed it over the weekend! He also covered it up....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,705
Posted By colojo
Wow, your 9A has very impressive range!

Wow, your 9A has very impressive range!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,705
Posted By colojo
I second that notion - would be a lot of fun!

I second that notion - would be a lot of fun!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,410
Posted By colojo
I just moved to Orange County with my RV-8 four...

I just moved to Orange County with my RV-8 four months ago. I lucked out and found a box hangar to share at Fullerton airport. My share is $340/month, which is awesome for the location. Bonus: My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,719
Posted By colojo
You flew right over my house in Newport Beach;...

You flew right over my house in Newport Beach; can see my neighborhood in your first photo, between your cowl and the reservoir.

PERFECT day to fly in SoCal, as your images show. Sadly, I'm still...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-07-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 974
Posted By colojo
Wow! What a great day to fly that was!

Wow! What a great day to fly that was!
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-04-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 809,881
Posted By colojo
As a fellow 8 owner I must say, that is a...

As a fellow 8 owner I must say, that is a fabulous panel! One of the best I've seen on an 8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,303
Posted By colojo
Unfortunately, I'll do nothing in my RV this...

Unfortunately, I'll do nothing in my RV this weekend or for several weekends to come. I had surgery to fuse my heavily damaged left ankle on Thursday. Probably won't be back in the saddle until...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-12-2020, 02:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,044
Posted By colojo
Great trip, great photos. Vlad would have landed...

Great trip, great photos. Vlad would have landed on all the barges and bagged them as islands. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,137
Posted By colojo
Took my 8 up today for some sightseeing over the...

Took my 8 up today for some sightseeing over the Orange County coast. First smoke-free day in weeks. Absolutely gorgeous!

Dana...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,137
Posted By colojo
OMG! What a beautiful 10!

OMG! What a beautiful 10!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By colojo
I read the preview of Mustang Ace and was...

I read the preview of Mustang Ace and was impressed by the quality of writing and how engaging it is, so I bought a copy for my Kindle.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-28-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By colojo
I will definitely follow your channel... BC is...

I will definitely follow your channel... BC is one of my favorite places on Earth!
Forum: Safety 09-24-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By colojo
Yes, that's true.

Yes, that's true.
Forum: Safety 09-24-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By colojo
Just enrolled in BasicMed for the first time

After 35 years of 2nd and 3rd class medicals, I decided to give BasicMed a shot. I have to say, the FAA really got this rule right. After sitting through about an hour of online training material and...
Forum: California 09-24-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,467
Posted By colojo
Come see Brent and I at Fullerton...

Come see Brent and I at Fullerton (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=187105&highlight=fullerton) sometime. He owns an 8A and I own an 8. There is a growing RV community here, with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 453
Posted By colojo
Condition Inspection in Orange County?

Can anyone recommend a good person/shop to perform RV condition inspections in Orange County (CA)? I don't need one for a while, but I want to start researching it early. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,652
Posted By colojo
I decided not to sell my RV-8!

I previously posted here that my RV-8 was for sale. No more! I couldn't bear the thought of losing it, so I took it off the market and moved it from Petaluma (O69) to Fullerton (KFUL), where I was...
Forum: Safety 06-24-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,993
Posted By colojo
If you're going to emulate a Mooney panel layout,...

If you're going to emulate a Mooney panel layout, emulate one of the later models like the Ovation or Acclaim. I flew an Acclaim for 11 years and was able to stow my checklist after 3 months. The...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-09-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,896
Posted By colojo
Yes, I do.

Yes, I do.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-09-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,896
Posted By colojo
I put my tail number into FlightRadar24 and it...

I put my tail number into FlightRadar24 and it came up.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-08-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,896
Posted By colojo
Warren, I tried to get a shot of the lighthouse...

Warren,

I tried to get a shot of the lighthouse but dropped my iPhone. I don't have a permanent camera mount in my RV.

Same with San Quentin. My iPhone was lost somewhere on the floor and I didn't...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-08-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,896
Posted By colojo
Finally took my RV-8 up today!

After a two-month hiatus caused by Covid-19 concerns, unsettled and windy weather, and the need to get my condition inspection done, the stars finally aligned today and I got to fly!

I only took one...
Forum: Midwest 12-06-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,208
Posted By colojo
I always enjoy your photos, Pete! MN has never...

I always enjoy your photos, Pete! MN has never looked so good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,039
Posted By colojo
I love these weekend flight threads, even though...

I love these weekend flight threads, even though I'm not flying much due to smoky conditions in my area. Great idea!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,319
Posted By colojo
Flew a nice counterclockwise circuit around Marin...

Flew a nice counterclockwise circuit around Marin and Sonoma counties. Thanks to my shiny, new ADS-B out transponder, I can now look up my flight tracks on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-29-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,643
Posted By colojo
The builder of my plane used a 1/2" square piece...

The builder of my plane used a 1/2" square piece of wood to create a combination filler cap remover/dipstick. Each tank is marked off on opposite sides of the stick in 2-3 gallon increments. Nothing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,025
Posted By colojo
My RV-8 is in the avionics shop getting ADS-B out...

My RV-8 is in the avionics shop getting ADS-B out installed, so I'm grounded for now. :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,119
Posted By colojo
The builder of my 8 attached that key to a...

The builder of my 8 attached that key to a retractable string reel attached just inside the cockpit on the right side. You can sort of see it in this...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-20-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,157
Posted By colojo
When I bought my RV-8, I had never flown...

When I bought my RV-8, I had never flown tailwheel. I got my TW endorsement in a Citabria, then my RV transition training in an RV-7. Neither was enough for me; my first three landings in my 8 were...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-14-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,042
Posted By colojo
Beautiful flight in my 8 over CA wine country

Took my 8 up this morning and was treated to beautiful views of the Napa and Sonoma valleys. Only got one photo, though, because my phone died. This is the Sonoma...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,738
Posted By colojo
Scott Chastain posted a detailed account of...

Scott Chastain posted a detailed account of repairing the cracked canopy on his 8. I searched for the thread but couldn't find it for some reason.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-06-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,165
Posted By colojo
I admire those who can nail a 3-point landing of...

I admire those who can nail a 3-point landing of an 8 on pavement. I can do it, but not well.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-06-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,489
Posted By colojo
I started shopping for a flying 8 starting in...

I started shopping for a flying 8 starting in 2011. I looked at about 20 of them over the next two years ranging in price from $35K to $140K. I finally found an exceptionally well built beauty in...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-11-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,974
Posted By colojo
The Class B changes wouldn't have affected this...

The Class B changes wouldn't have affected this flight. I believe the changes were to raise the floor a couple hundred feet over the Peninsula to give VFR pilots at Palo Alto and San Carlos more...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-05-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,542
Posted By colojo
Fantastic adventure and one you both will always...

Fantastic adventure and one you both will always cherish and remember!

Where did you get the US map and stickers?
Forum: California 04-23-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,288
Posted By colojo
Yes, all GA departures from 20L are instructed to...

Yes, all GA departures from 20L are instructed to make an immediate left turn about 30 degrees or so to separate them from the airliners and their wake turbulence. This even applies if you're staying...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-23-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,707
Posted By colojo
Nice flight; thank you for sharing! I keep my...

Nice flight; thank you for sharing!

I keep my Mooney at Petaluma and will be moving my RV-8 out there this fall. Can't wait to do more flying in the Bay Area!
Forum: California 04-23-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,288
Posted By colojo
I fly to SNA from the Bay Area quite often. I...

I fly to SNA from the Bay Area quite often. I more or less follow I-5 direct to VNY, then take the Hollywood Park route at 9,500' to Long Beach, and then I get vectored down the coastline to SNA. I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-15-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,302
Posted By colojo
Yes, that's correct.

Yes, that's correct.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-14-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,853
Posted By colojo
Wow! Spectacular. The Pacific NW with the sun...

Wow! Spectacular. The Pacific NW with the sun shining is Heaven on Earth.

When I'm lucky enough to fly on a day like that, the words, "THIS is why we fly!" repeat themselves in my head.

Thank you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-12-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 728,863
Posted By colojo
Gorgeous 8! Congratulations!

Gorgeous 8! Congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 20,131
Posted By colojo
I don't name my planes, but after the first 3...

I don't name my planes, but after the first 3 terrible landings I had in my 8 right after I bought it, "Bucking Bronco" crossed my mind.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-09-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,591
Posted By colojo
I think that was pretty awesome!

I think that was pretty awesome!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 21,193
Posted By colojo
Wow, glad you survived that. The first time I...

Wow, glad you survived that.

The first time I few in actual IMC was my first IFR lesson. We launched into a 500' overcast and my flight instructor told me to maintain a 500fpm wings-level climb. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-03-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,846
Posted By colojo
I've had my 8 for almost 5 years now and...

I've had my 8 for almost 5 years now and absolutely love it! You will too.

There are two service bulletins that need to be followed during each condition inspection: SB-14-01-31 (check for...
Forum: Midwest 10-28-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By colojo
Colorado doesn't charge property tax on airplanes.

Colorado doesn't charge property tax on airplanes.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-23-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 163,242
Posted By colojo
I flew to Catalina several times in the 80s, 90s...

I flew to Catalina several times in the 80s, 90s and early 2000s. Last time I was there was probably 2002. Runway used to be in much better shape, and it was always a fun trip. Justin and his clan...
Forum: Reviews 10-07-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,417
Posted By colojo
Wow, wish I would have known about Bruce! Getting...

Wow, wish I would have known about Bruce! Getting training in the front seat of the 8 would have been priceless. Thanks for posting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By colojo
I occasionally fly to ABQ for work and a couple...

I occasionally fly to ABQ for work and a couple years ago one of my trips coincided with the festival. I always park at KABQ because it's close to my office. Cutter is a very good FBO there....
Forum: Texas (North) 10-02-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,055
Posted By colojo
Thanks, Chris. Looks like you found the...

Thanks, Chris. Looks like you found the answer.

In 32 years of flying I can't remember ever seeing such markings, though I probably did at some point and didn't notice.
Forum: Texas (North) 10-02-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,055
Posted By colojo
Looks great and congratulations to all involved....

Looks great and congratulations to all involved. However, I'm also puzzled by the "no-taxi" zones. Why lay down all that pavement if it's not intended to be used?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,590
Posted By colojo
Ditto for me. The books don't hurt, but there's...

Ditto for me. The books don't hurt, but there's no substitute for actual experience with a solid instructor.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-07-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,300
Posted By colojo
Awesome trip and writeup, Joe! I'm based at...

Awesome trip and writeup, Joe!

I'm based at Centennial and, oddly enough, it's in Englewood, not Centennial. The Centennial city limits go around the airport's north side.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-15-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 163,242
Posted By colojo
Scott, does your still camera yield the wide...

Scott, does your still camera yield the wide aspect ratio, or are you cropping the photos that way?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-08-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,845
Posted By colojo
Absolutely love it! What spectacular scenery.

Absolutely love it! What spectacular scenery.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,660
Posted By colojo
Congratulations! Welcome to a fabulous club!

Congratulations! Welcome to a fabulous club!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-15-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 132,404
Posted By colojo
Time to place bets on where Vlad goes next...

Time to place bets on where Vlad goes next summer. My guess is Mexico!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-07-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 132,404
Posted By colojo
Judging by the handicapped sign, wheelchairs go...

Judging by the handicapped sign, wheelchairs go the opposite direction in Russia.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-07-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,418
Posted By colojo
Can't vouch for the accuracy of it, but there's a...

Can't vouch for the accuracy of it, but there's a Wikipedia article that explains this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meadow_Lake_Airport_(Colorado)
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