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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-31-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By colojo
Guns-Rockets-Bombs beats the heck out of Spare....

Guns-Rockets-Bombs beats the heck out of Spare. Have fun!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,603
Posted By colojo
There might be 100 hours of hard-won IFR...

There might be 100 hours of hard-won IFR experience baked into that short video. Shows why it's so advantageous to get your IFR ticket and to be familiar with your airplane, equipment and...
Forum: California 03-23-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,698
Posted By colojo
I second the Fullerton recommendation. Closer to...

I second the Fullerton recommendation. Closer to MV and without the risk of the jams on the 91. I can't offer you hangar space because I too share a hangar, but there are plenty of tie-downs.
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By colojo
I've seen many 10s up close and rode in one. I...

I've seen many 10s up close and rode in one. I owned a Mooney Acclaim for 8 years and loved it. However, if I were to go back to a 4-seater, I'd probably opt for a 10. One thing I've learned from my...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-22-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By colojo
I was based at KAPC from 1999-2006. Hangar 87....

I was based at KAPC from 1999-2006. Hangar 87. Great airport!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,599
Posted By colojo
Never been there, but according to AirNav the...

Never been there, but according to AirNav the asphalt is in good condition.

https://www.airnav.com/airport/L06
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,384
Posted By colojo
Did the Red Deer turn blue?

Did the Red Deer turn blue?
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By colojo
Great story! If I didn't have an RV-8 I'd...

Great story! If I didn't have an RV-8 I'd probably get a 10.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-29-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By colojo
RV-8 Condition Inspection in SoCal

My RV-8's condition inspection is due 6/30/21. Since I did not build the airplane, I need to find a qualified A&P to perform it for me. I wouldn't mind assisting as well. Can anyone recommend someone...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-29-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,797
Posted By colojo
Gorgeous! There might be more on the way... we...

Gorgeous! There might be more on the way... we got pounded by heavy rain in SoCal last night and this morning.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-25-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,340
Posted By colojo
For 20 years I used to go to Columbus and...

For 20 years I used to go to Columbus and Delaware twice a year for business. Never in that whole time did I see such a gorgeous, clear day!
Forum: Safety 01-23-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,702
Posted By colojo
Re: "Just curious, why did you elect to a fusion...

Re: "Just curious, why did you elect to a fusion instead of ankle replacement? They have come a long way in just the last 5 years on replacements."

I consulted with 4 surgeons and they unanimously...
Forum: Safety 01-20-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,702
Posted By colojo
Thanks everyone for your replies. I'm definitely...

Thanks everyone for your replies. I'm definitely doing my PT and the ankle is getting a little more flexible every day. Of course, it will never be as flexible as a normal ankle because it is fused,...
Forum: Safety 01-19-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,702
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, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,659
Posted By colojo
That's a sweet paint job.

That's a sweet paint job.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,399
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, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,640
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, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,640
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, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,240
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, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,240
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, 09:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,106
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 11-15-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,384
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, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,141
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, 08:44 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 832,910
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, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,614
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, 01:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,564
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, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,223
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, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,223
Posted By colojo
OMG! What a beautiful 10!

OMG! What a beautiful 10!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,076
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, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,029
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, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By colojo
Yes, that's true.

Yes, that's true.
Forum: Safety 09-24-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
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, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,899
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, 04:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 553
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, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,007
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, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,325
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, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,081
Posted By colojo
Yes, I do.

Yes, I do.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-09-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,081
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, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,081
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, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,081
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, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,303
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, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,417
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, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,623
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, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,823
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, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,253
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, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,218
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, 03:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,364
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, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,069
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, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,817
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, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,226
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, 02:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,999
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, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,000
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, 02:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,011
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, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,354
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, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,785
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, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,354
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, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,390
Posted By colojo
Yes, that's correct.

Yes, that's correct.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-14-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,904
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, 04:39 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 751,183
Posted By colojo
Gorgeous 8! Congratulations!

Gorgeous 8! Congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 20,487
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, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,649
Posted By colojo
I think that was pretty awesome!

I think that was pretty awesome!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 21,514
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, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,889
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, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By colojo
Colorado doesn't charge property tax on airplanes.

Colorado doesn't charge property tax on airplanes.
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