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Old 06-18-2017, 10:46 AM
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Default First flight for C-FIJT

So in February of 2014 I started building RV-7A s/n 74310. With a lot of help from Bill Funk, Rob Hickman, Mark Elste and all of you on this forum, C-FIJT took to the air fir the first time on June 16, 2017 at Steinbach airport (CJB3) with Bill Funk at the controls.

Here's a link to the first flight/ first landing video.
https://youtu.be/5OGd-I1BwFk

Special thanks to my wife Bev....without her support, I wouldn't have started. Now we plan to use our little plane together to fly between Winnipeg, MB, Mesa, AZ and Sarasota, FL...and other places just because.

Cheers,
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Old 06-18-2017, 12:11 PM
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Congrats! Good luck with the flight test program. Fly safe, and have fun.
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Old 06-18-2017, 06:16 PM
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Congratulations! Nice video as well!
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Old 06-18-2017, 11:10 PM
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Congrats! You beat me; my girl's SN is 74152. Nice bird!
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Old 06-18-2017, 11:44 PM
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Congrats! You're gonna love that plane. Do a complete test program and make a detailed POH. The process will get the two of you well acquainted. Enjoy.

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Old 06-19-2017, 01:19 PM
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Default Nicely done

Congratulaitons and nice timeline only three year build!

Hope to join you this year with mine.

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Old 06-20-2017, 11:50 AM
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Thumbs up Congrats !!

Good Job ! Nice to see another Canadian RV !!!

The fleet grow up, it's fun !
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:52 PM
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Default Congrats!

Congratulations!

I'm jealous of your 3 year time frame. Five years in, and I'm still on the emp.

I'll get there and join you in the southern Manitoba skies!

Cheers!
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Old 06-06-2019, 04:37 PM
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Default Done....again!

I've enjoyed 18 months of flying with my aluminum and fiberglass colored "magic carpet"....and this winter it was time to put some personality on C-FIJT. Special "thank-you"s go out to Dave O'Malley and John Funk. Dave came up with the paint scheme, and John applied the product.

Oh yeah..."Go Jets!"


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Old 06-06-2019, 04:46 PM
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Default Done...again! First fly by

first fly by with the new colors...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7yo7OMBhpA
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