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Old 03-05-2019, 05:05 AM
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Haha love that, 15 kts, to a yachty that's fast👍
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:35 AM
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Default 65 knot tailwind across canada

Flying MI to Vermont over Canada and picked up a nice tailwind. Fastest I have seen in my newly finished RV10.
Bill Greenley
My RV-10 is now traveling, watch out world!!!!!!
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Old 04-27-2019, 09:01 PM
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Flying from Nehalem Bay to Prosser Washington, hit 255mph GS cruising at 11,500, and then snapped this photo which had 249 just after starting decent to Prosser.
S40 Prosser Washington
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Old 06-03-2019, 11:56 AM
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Default Our flight

On Friday afternoon on our last leg from TX to NH, about 90 west of Nashua, we had a nice quartering tail wind at 9500 when we had to deviate left to avoid
building clouds. When we turned back the tailwind aligned perfectly to give us
a 200 knot ground speed. Shortly after when the vsr got to 400 and we started down we got to 207. Nice flight.
Tom Lewis
RV7a N967BT 2040 hrs.
RV10 N143EB 1050 hrs.
Granbury, Tx

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Old 07-15-2019, 07:39 AM
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Saw 217 kts GS the other day at 9500'. 173 TAS so was operating in the yellow arc mindful of any turbulence. That was at 32Lph, pretty good speed for that FF
The highest I've ever driven a plane was 645 kts GS, ahh the good old days, now retired loving the dream
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:22 PM
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What I thought was going to be highly improbable to achieve and left to the more-powerful RVs happened this past Saturday. Took advantage of a crisp, cold fall day, grabbed my oxygen, and went searching for my 9A's service ceiling. I didn't quite make it there - an air gap between my canopy skirt and the fuse was making for quite a chilly cockpit, even with heat. 21F made for some frosty hands!

But I made it in the 200kt club! That was one heck of an incredible tailwind I got when I turned to take advantage of it. Probably would've been even faster if I kept climbing. WOT here at 15k and the climb rate was still at least 400fpm at 90 KIAS when I leveled out. And this is on a typical 3-blade Catto FP, not repitched or anything, and 150 HP engine. Now I'm getting impressed at where the -9 likes to live, going multi-state cross country.

Scott Balmos - RV-9A N112SB
Cincinnati, OH, KHAO
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:10 AM
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Default Light and fast...

Cruising back from a lunch run over central Texas. Smooth as glass with ~40kts on the tail.

Brian Decker
RV-7 (Flying)
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Old 11-03-2019, 03:54 PM
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Default My turn

Coming back from Big Bear this morning:

2022 Donation Made
Plus extra donation for someone who didn't

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Old 11-04-2019, 10:13 PM
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Default 210 kts reported by flightaware

First time to claim 210 knots in the RV8A: on my way home from HSF (north of Reno) to Ely on October 19. Across the state of Nevada, 1.5 hours flight. I observed 207 kt GS on the Advanced Flight EFIS. But flightaware was looking when I wasn't and shows a hit at 210 knots.

I don't upload pics to VAF but the flight track show I was actually in a slight climb at the time of 210 knots. The track ends shortly after due to limited radar coverage in the eastern part of our state.

Zoom zoom baby, bring it!
Mike Coster
BUILDER: N92MB RV7A (A/W 3/2009) - Sold
ADOPTED/reworked: N4032Q RV8A (8/2017)
Building: S-21 Outback/Titan, tail and cockpit mated (3/2020)
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:10 AM
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Default Looks familiar

Originally Posted by Plummit View Post
Coming back from Big Bear this morning:

I took my PPL check ride at LGB. I was flying out of Meadowlark (L16) in Huntington Beach, just south of the SLI VOR. Can't believe it's been closed and turned into a shopping center and subdivision for 30 years now.
Todd N.
Southwest Ontario
RV-14 - #140665: finishing tailcone, fuselage and finishing kit ordered.
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