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Old 10-06-2019, 08:28 PM
RV3Bob RV3Bob is offline
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Los Altos, Ca.
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Default John Harmon

Flew my Cub into L45. Bakersfield muni today to have lunch at the Rocket Cafe. Great food and atmosphere. John Harmon was there and he kindly talked to me for about an hour. Talented man. A wealth of history on the RV aircraft. He has built many RV?s along with the Rockets. Also did many of the weldmets for early RV?s. Was one of the Bakersfield bunch who along with Alan Toole and others really started the RV ball rolling. Found out that one of the first 3?s was built for Pappy Boyington. It was also really light.

It would be nice to do a long interview with him and chronicle the early RV story and some of his thoughts.

Bob Grigsby
Flying low and slow until 3B is finished
Hope to be able to jump through hoops to post pics
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Old 10-07-2019, 02:31 PM
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colojo colojo is offline
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Newport Beach, CA
Posts: 351

My RV-8 is in the avionics shop getting ADS-B out installed, so I'm grounded for now.
Joe Zuffoletto
RV-8 (flying)
Fullerton, CA (KFUL)
2021 dues paid!
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Old 10-07-2019, 04:46 PM
eddieseve eddieseve is offline
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 617
Smile 4 day weekend

It was a long weekend here for most states in Australia, so my wife Anne-Marie and I took the Friday as an extra day and flew down to Kangaroo Island in South Australia;

Wedderburn to Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island, Goolwa, Victor Harbor and Aldinga (Adelaide Bi-Planes)

Goolwa to Wedderburn


[ed. FYI: Links not visible to non-users of FB (like me). v/r,dr]
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 10-07-2019, 05:39 PM
Jonathan Alvord Jonathan Alvord is offline
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Prosser, WA
Posts: 123

Thursday: Took the RV 7 for a short, warm up the oil ride, and then performed oil change.

Friday: Flew from Eastern Washington to Elko NV, Page AZ, and Santa Fe NM with my wife. Flying over Bryce Canyon with the fall folliage, over Lake Powell, and through Monument Valley along the way.

Saturday: Flew up to Grants New Mexico and read about Arrows Across America where arrow were placed on the ground for pilots to navigate across America delivering Mail. Drove up to the top of Mount Taylor NM (one of the Sacred Navajo Mountains) with my wife and Daughter. We left NM at 5pm and were able to over fly Canyonlands as the Sun was setting which was quite spectacular. The remaining 5 hour flight to Eastern Washington was at night, smooth and a bit chilly (1 degree Celsius). Arrived home and went Skydiving Sunday!
Total flight time 16hrs.
S40 Prosser Washington
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