I know this is a little late. Also, I unfortunately didn’t take any pictures. But it was another great RV weekend....
I took my son back up to Chilhowee (92A) for another glider lesson. But before we headed there we decided to stop in Rome GA (RMG) for some donuts. Yeah, I know what your thinking, “A special stop for donuts?” These aren’t regular donuts. Look them up. It’s “The Sweet Bar.”
My buddy Mark Fullerton used to bring them to the contest for us. But now it’s up to me to continue the tradition.
Upon arrival at the RMG airport, there appeared the makings of an Eagle Scout project. About a dozen boys were building observation benches and and a couple of racks for chocks. As we were getting in the courtesy car, my son (who just made Eagle Scout himself recently) and I decided it would be a great opportunity to “Do a good turn daily.” We brought them two dozens of donuts and the scouts attacked them like vultures! They were very thankful. They had a nice break from the hard work they were doing and I was grateful for the opportunity to serve them.
I got together with 6 other of my RV friends at FFC to do some formation flying. Many of us are FFI Wingmen. We have a few leads and one check pilot. There are a few more FFI Wingmen and Leads in the making. So today was another practice session. There’s a good chance we’re going to be able to participate in the Atlanta Airshow in a more formal capacity this year.
We had a 4 ship and a 3 ship take off for individual flight FFI profile practice. Then we joined the flights for several passes in different formations. In the upcoming months we’re going to be hitting the practice hard and firm up the players and the profile. It’s exciting to think we’ll be participating in an airshow in 6 months.
I hadn’t done any aerobatics since mid October and I was feeling the need for a little g. It felt great to get out there and do it again for a bit, especially since I was looking at straight and level for 9 hours in the Airbus later in the evening. The cool thing was that the other FO is a general aviation type, also having owned a Citabria and a 310. He currently flys a Cirrus. I think I converted him... He said, “Man it would be pretty cool to get an RV.” He just might do it!
Anyway, as always it was a fantastic RV weekend, which I am always grateful for. Happy building and flying to all.