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  #101  
Old 02-04-2017, 06:20 PM
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Thumbs up Perfect day at Alton Bay

What a great day! My rough estimate was 40-50 airplanes landed there from 10 am till we left late afternoon. Why late? The Chief Rivetbanger was on the way from Maryland and we wanted to greet him.



I had a first timer going on the ice from the left seat and we taxied on a snowmobile trail.




Here Charlie lands his freshly painted RV.



Captain John, yours truly and Charlie. What a lovely day!

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Old 02-06-2017, 10:04 AM
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A yellow RV-7a had just landed before I took off, and there was a flight of 3 RVs heading in when I was climbing out. That was around 10:45.
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:15 AM
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A yellow RV-7a had just landed before I took off, and there was a flight of 3 RVs heading in when I was climbing out. That was around 10:45.
We heard you on the radio Michael. CJ recognized you immediately. It was a good day of flying. On Sunday I came again and there was the newest RV8 on ice. Somebody told me he has a "flat tire". Would love to hear what happened
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:52 AM
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Mike, sorry we missed you!

What a great day to fly!

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Old 02-06-2017, 12:50 PM
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We heard you on the radio Michael. CJ recognized you immediately. It was a good day of flying. On Sunday I came again and there was the newest RV8 on ice. Somebody told me he has a "flat tire". Would love to hear what happened
Yup, that was me. When I started taxiing out to leave I could not get my tailwheel to 'snap' in-line with my rudder. Could only turn to the right, so returned to where I started and shut down. Borrowed a wrench from the very friendly folks working the ramp, removed my tailwheel and went into the control tower, (AKA Paul's fishing shack) to try to warm it up...I thought maybe the pin was frozen.
Alas, the pin was jammed in pretty good, so I decided that if I could make it to the end of the runway, the rest of the day would be OK. It took a couple bursts of power to swing the tail around on taxi-out ( sorry to all those behind me..), and managed to stay out of the snowberms and get to the "snowmobile trail", which allowed me to safely taxi to the opposite end. Takeoff was normal, and flight home/landing was good.
Thanks to the boys on the ramp, Donna in the store, and the gals at the Diner for making my visit extra special.
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Old 02-06-2017, 02:11 PM
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It was a very quite day at Alton Bay today
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Old 02-07-2017, 07:08 AM
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Next time you guys are going up, let me know.
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Old 02-07-2017, 08:24 AM
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Next time you guys are going up, let me know.

That would be in 2019 we will keep you in the know Mike.
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Vlad - Thanks for waiting for me to arrive. It's always great to run into you!

Full Writeup of my trip to B18: http://www.rvplane.com/?categoryid=10000&dayid=1337


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Old 02-07-2017, 12:43 PM
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I finally managed to get to Alton Bay. Heck, I only started this thread FIVE YEARS AGO!

The pictures are on my blog but two are "the map" and "I'm here"

B18 isn't very close to 53VG ...



Thankfully, the Devastator has its 22 gallon AUX tank for just such trips.

Arrival at Alton Bay was cold, and windy, and not very busy ...

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