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Old 09-22-2019, 06:37 PM
eddieseve eddieseve is offline
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Location: Sydney, Australia
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Smile Seven ship airshow arrival

Sunday we attended an airshow in Parks which is western NSW, Australia.

Our formation team 'The Stooges' and 'The Airshow Company' where part of the display, so we thought that a combined seven ship formation arrival for an initial and pitch with stream landing would help to kick off the event.

There are soooo many ways you can have fun in a RV;

Eddie Seve
Sydney Australia
First Flight 16th July 2012
RV-7 Phase 2, 30 Oct 2012
1100 hrs Feb 2020
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Old 09-22-2019, 08:12 PM
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Location: Defiance, MO
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Was supposed to rain most of the weekend so decided to get my RV ADS-B compliant. Completed 50% of install of GDL 82
RV-6A - flying 970+ hours
Based at 1H0 (Creve Coeur)
Paid dues yearly since 2007
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Old 09-22-2019, 08:46 PM
alcladrv alcladrv is offline
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Location: Southeast
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Originally Posted by ALagonia View Post
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.
What fees did Wilson Air at KCHA charge you?
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:04 PM
ssokol ssokol is offline
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Location: Cupertino, California
Posts: 125
Default Trip to Ashland, Oregon and more testing of FlightView

Amy and I took N101PR from San Jose (KRHV) up to Ashland, Oregon (S03) for a brief weekend get-away. The trip gave me a chance to test out some updates and fixes to FlightView.

(Mt. Shasta as seen from the west side en route to Ashland.)

(Hiking at Mt. Ashland Park. Great view from "The Looking Glass" overlook.")

(FlightView PFD / MFD on the return trip.)
Steve Sokol
Cedar Park, TX

RV-6A N101PR at 40XS
Open Flight Solutions - Maker Of FlightView EFIS
(VAF Supporter / Advertiser)
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:29 PM
rwarre rwarre is offline
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Location: Wray, Co
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Default Breakfast

Drove 30 minutes to the airport. Flew 40 minutes opposite direction for breakfast. What I do to satisfy my flying habit sometimes is embarrassing.
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Old 09-22-2019, 11:22 PM
bob888 bob888 is offline
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Location: Fresno, CA
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FCH to SNA John WAYNE for a wedding and a day at Huntington Beach
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:11 AM
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newt newt is offline
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Location: Sydney, Australia
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I did the same thing Eddie did, in slot while he was in #3.

It's Parkes, though. Not Parks. YPKS. :-)

We were supposed to arrive on Saturday, but dust storms, TSRA, and a TAF with VRB05G45KT convinced us that hunkering down in a hangar until Sunday morning was a better idea.

That 7-ship arrival was a heap of fun. The 174 kt ground speed at 7500' on the way home afterwards was pretty good too.

- mark

[ Paid up on 16 Jul 2021 ]
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:14 AM
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Location: Cape Coral, FL
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Flew 3 more Young Eagles on Saturday. I love it when you get them before they were ever on a plane at all.



RV6-A "Aluminum Mistress"
Too many hobbies- not enough time.
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 donor and happy to do it.
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:52 AM
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AAflyer AAflyer is offline
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Fort Mill, South Carolina
Posts: 378
Default Anguish

Watched others take advantage of our first cool, fall-like weekend while I started my periodic inspection, during which I mistaken attempted to tighten the INTAKE attachment bolts using the torque value of the EXHAUST attach nuts...resulting in a broken bolt.
Today will be spent extracting what?s left of the bolt.
Any advice?
Bruce Windom
QB RV-8 N148BW
First Flight: Oct '16
AeroSport Power IO-360 180hp w/dual P-Mags
Catto 3-blade, with black carbon spinner.
10" Dynon SkyviewTouch. That's ALL.
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:52 AM
Flying Canuck Flying Canuck is offline
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 583

After spending the evenings last week fixing a weak strobe light (don't learn how to wire your plane from me), Saturday I went on my shortest cross country flight ever, 8NM to Innisfail for breakfast. Beautiful day for flying but all I did was 0.7 hours on the Hobbs.

Sunday was a COPA for Kids flight at my airport. I didn't get my Vulnerable Sector Check back in time so my RV stayed indoors. I handled ground operations for the flight and managed to go up for a short re-positioning flight in a Bell 47 helicopter at the end of the day. First time for me, I even got 3 minutes of stick time in the 8 minute flight. I thought the visibility out my tip up canopy was incredible, the big bubble on the 47 opened up twice as much view. Enjoyed every minute of it.

Not sure what next weekend is going to bring for flying, but if the forecast holds it's bringing that 4 letter "S" word and highs that are not high.
Claude Pitre
RV-9A #91081, C-GCPT
Dynon SkyView HDX, IO-320 and WW 200RV C/S. Flying as of August 6, 2018

Added GPS 175 and authorized for IFR April 1, 2021

Interactive map of all of my flights here
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