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Old 12-27-2019, 05:46 PM
n6233u n6233u is offline
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Finger, NC
Posts: 69

Gorgeous pics! Keep them coming, they are motivating me to finish my -7A!
-Jim Pantas
Building: RV-7a
Flying: Hatz CB-1
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Old 12-27-2019, 07:40 PM
SPX SPX is offline
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: San Diego
Posts: 574

I flew the work airplane to Hawaii and back on Wednesday/Thursday. This morning, I went out to Palm Springs to visit a sick family member in the hospital. Rather than making a 2+ hour drive each way, I made a 30 minute flight. The flight was great, and was made even better when I overflew stopped traffic in the snow covered mountains that I would have used, had I taken the car over. Beautiful flying over the white mountains this time of the year.

Landed, and swapped out the SkySensor ADS-B IN that I installed with a replacement (took about ten minutes)..

Life with an RV is great.
Paid, Jan 2021
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Old 12-27-2019, 07:59 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 247

Central Illinois is pretty boring for pics, but 3.8 in the RV plus 40 minutes in the car (KCPS-KARR) sure beats 9 hours of driving!

Now for the panel upgrade, ADS-B and IFR!
Ben Keen
RV-9 Flying 8/21/2016
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Old 12-28-2019, 07:32 AM
TShort TShort is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Indianapolis, IN (KUMP)
Posts: 1,072

Flew to IA for a couple days before I had to work the holiday (KUMP->8C4)
90 minutes in the RV is far better than 5.5 in the car each way!

Sunset crossing the Mississippi over Quad Cities:

While there I gave Rick Meyer his first RV ride - he just bought a 14A kit at OSH over the summer. Forgot to get a picture of the RV grin!
Thomas Short
KUMP - Indianapolis, IN / KAEJ - Buena Vista, CO
RV-10 N410TS bought / flying
RV-8 wings / fuse in progress ... still
1948 Cessna 170 N3949V
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Old 12-28-2019, 12:59 PM
rightrudder rightrudder is offline
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Laguna Hills, CA
Posts: 1,853

Originally Posted by CAVU Mark View Post
I like a number, a large number, of other SOCAL pilots head to Chiriaco Summit for a January 1 breakfast at the Chiriaco Summit Coffee and Gift Shop, owned by the same family since 1933 and right next to the General Patton Museum. We land on the same runway Patton did when he was training the troops for North Africa.
Looks like we have competing events. I'm signed up for the Lake Havasu
fly-in. Weather looks ideal at this point.

Will definitely have to try Chiriaco Summit at some sounds interesting. Chester Nimitz is my distant cousin.
RV-9A "slider"--sold in July 2021
Flew to Osh in 2017, 2018 & 2019!
Donation made for 2021
You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky -- Amelia Earhart
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Old 12-28-2019, 08:39 PM
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Location: Utah
Posts: 218
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Wow - outstanding pics Carl!
2019 12iS SLSA
Salt Lake Int'l
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Old 12-28-2019, 08:48 PM
Michael Burbidge Michael Burbidge is offline
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sammamish, WA
Posts: 698
Default ADS-B Install

I flew my RV-9A from Paine Field (KPAE) down to Normandy Aircraft (S36) to get ADS-B Out Installed. (Garmin GDL-82)

I would have done the install myself, but life got in the way the last 6 months.

Michael Burbidge
Sammamish, WA
RV-14A Wings
RV-9A Flying 390 hours!
Last Donation: December 2020
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Old 12-29-2019, 05:09 AM
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plehrke plehrke is offline
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Defiance, MO
Posts: 1,828
Default RV full Holiday

Lots of RV stuff this Christmas but nothing spectacular.

-Great weather for 3 days before Christmas therefore 4 hours of local flying in smooth, cool, morning air even one flight with the wife since I told her how pretty the sunrise was on an previous days flight.

-Christmas Eve oil change.

-Weather has turned low visibility, low clouds, and rainy therefore took out floors, canopy, and parts of the panel and now part way through upgrading to a TruTrack Gemini Auto Pilot. I bought it last year but did not want to take time away from flying to install especially since my RV was up on blocks above the 7? of flood water in my hangar for two months during peak summer flying.
RV-6A - flying 970+ hours
Based at 1H0 (Creve Coeur)
Paid dues yearly since 2007
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