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Old 09-22-2019, 09:46 AM
DeltaRomeo DeltaRomeo is offline
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Location: Highland Village, TX
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Default What did you do with your RV this weekend (9/21-22/2019)

Getting this weekend's thread going....
Doug Reeves (your host)
  • Full time: since '07 (started it in '96).
  • Typed in the EMB-505 (Phenom 300). Available for contract work. (flying resume).
  • Part time: Supporting Crew Member CAE EMB-505 Level D Sim @ KDFW.
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:55 AM
SPX SPX is offline
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Location: San Diego
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Weekend RV doing is currently in progress.

My wife and I took off yesterday from CRQ, Carlsbad California, and headed to 3O8, Harris Ranch. After a nice lunch (chicken salad sandwich for her, Caesar salad with tri tip for me), we headed up to her parents house, a few minutes from CCR, Concord, California.

2.6 hours total flying, total fuel burn of 20 gallons. Taking my car would have resulted in 8 hours of driving and fuel used of 17.5 gallons.

Home via Harris Ranch tomorrow.
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Old 09-22-2019, 10:19 AM
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Location: Hilton Head Island
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Snuck out early from work Friday and flew Naples to Hilton Head Island 2.5 hrs vs. 8 in the car.

Not bad weather, but had to fly at ?RV FL115?

Needless to say I had the sky to myself up there.
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Old 09-22-2019, 10:51 AM
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Location: Dallas, TX
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Tried a little crosswind practice for the first time at 52F. Discovered 52F's winds are a little crazier than I originally anticipated. :-|
James Walsh
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RV-4 based at 52F
G550 Based at VHHH
... or LGB.. or ZHHH... or wherever they tell me to put the thing.
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Old 09-22-2019, 01:43 PM
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Location: SoCal
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Satuday was work (improvements) on the RV. Today (Sun) we flew to Camerillo for breakfast.

Met an "imposter" who coincidentally shared the same call sign
(4 Romeo Victor) in his RV-10. It was kinda weird to have SoCal approach give "us" a heading to clear airspace we weren't near while on an IFR flight plan, then have someone else answer to the "4 Romeo Victor" instructions...

We eventually got it worked out and met John and Mary (N664RV) out of KREI.
Good breakfast and nice people driving an RV!

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Old 09-22-2019, 02:05 PM
Ian Coates Ian Coates is offline
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Default 200Kt

Joined the 200Kt club on Saturday.
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Old 09-22-2019, 02:15 PM
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Location: Austin, TX
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Default Charity Flight

There is a STAR program that arranges for US and European detectives to spend some time in each others' operations. While their weekdays are spent gaining knowledge that can be utilized to improve outcomes in their respective countries, the weekends are for some entertainment.

One of the detectives involved with the program in Austin is a pilot, and a few years ago he got a couple friends together and they flew a few of the participants to Fredericksburg (T82) for breakfast. Over the past few years, that has grown to take all of the participants along with their local hosts. I was invited to participate this year, and was able meet Stefan, and we had a great day.

I needed to get from my home airport, 40XS, to Georgetown (KGTU) just 10 miles away to meet the group. That part of the flight profile took me 20 minutes! When I left home for the hangar, KGTU was 1100 broken. As I picked up ATIS, it had fallen to 900 broken. Fortunately, visibility was great as I could see the airport but just couldn't get there. So, I called up Austin approach and asked for a special VFR clearance. It took them a while because there was other traffic on the IFR approach. I just maneuvered in my happy VFR neighborhood and waited patiently, OK, well, as patiently as I can wait.

Loading up in Georgetown.

Stefan at the controls for the first time in his life. The only instructions I gave him were to go generally 'that' way, don't fly into the clouds and don't fly into the ground. He complied perfectly.

Always need the in-air selfie. Stefan sported the CQ1 with style.

Stefan and a local detective, Tank, at the diner. I asked Tank where he got his name. He pulled out his work ID, and while is started with 'Tank' I'm pretty sure that every letter of the alphabet was in his last name somewhere! Yep - no more explanation needed.

Stefan bought my breakfast and thanked me for flying him out. He asked why I chose to do so. Simple. First, I love to share aviation with those that are interested. Second, and most importantly, it is a small way I can show my appreciation to those that serve their communities in ways as challenging as policing.
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The other half of a flying RV-9A and an 8 in the shop.

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Old 09-22-2019, 02:22 PM
ALagonia ALagonia is offline
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Saturday was cleaning and flying the pattern. Landings have improved immensely. And are now mostly, haha, consistent. (I’m a new taildragger guy. RV9, 100+hours TD)
Today MJ, my wife, and I flew to KCHA for brunch. Great smooth flight. Wilson Air, crew car, awesome restaurant and another fun flight back to home base. A bit of turbulence. Especially over the Blue Ridge Mtns. Good quality time with wife and RV.
1/2 day spent having a blast.
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Old 09-22-2019, 03:14 PM
BH1166 BH1166 is offline
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Default French Lick Fish Fry

Nice 6 hour round trip with a great meal, nice planes and new friends in the middle !
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Old 09-22-2019, 03:44 PM
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Joined the 200Kt club on Saturday.
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