Home > VansAirForceForums

-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

Old 01-10-2020, 09:35 AM
622BH 622BH is offline
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Albany, OR
Posts: 203
Default Free FR!

Yes, there are a few Flight Instructors out there who will give FRs in the RVs. My CFI has told me he'll do my FR for free as long as he gets to fly in my 9A.
Can't help but rag-on-him about buying a 180 instead of letting me help build his own 9.
But then again, if he were to build his own RV he may not be as willing to give me free FRs just for a chance to fly in mine...
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2020, 05:17 PM
Steve Melton's Avatar
Steve Melton Steve Melton is offline
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 3,513

a couple of instructors have given me a BFR in my RV9, three to be exact. it's a nice way to complete the requirement.
Steve Melton
Cincinnati, OH
RV-9A, Tip-up, Superior O-320, roller lifters, 160HP, WW 200RV, dual impulse slick mags, oil pressure = 65 psi, EGT = 1300F, flight hours = 900+ for all

Simplicity is the art in design.
I was born an airplane nut. I have no explanation for it.
My Artwork is freely given and published and cannot be patented.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2020, 06:20 PM
catmandu's Avatar
catmandu catmandu is offline
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sierra Nevada
Posts: 1,010

Anyone, anywhere feel free to contact me for a flight review in your RV if you are in a bind. Seriously. We can probably work something out that is not very costly, because I love to help, and I love our airframes.
Mike C.
Sierra Nevada
RV-6A bought flying (for sale soon)
Super-8 bought flying
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2020, 11:04 AM
N333M's Avatar
N333M N333M is offline
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: central Il
Posts: 73
Default BFR

YEA, I remember my first BFR in my 9A, After taking off, and getting up to about 2500ft and away from the Airfield, I asked my CFI, "Ok, what would you like me to do?" She promptly told me, (with almost excitement in her voice)," I want you to let me fly this thing!"... AND...
Towards the end of our flight, I was in control, we were about 3,000 feet AGL, at cruise speed and maybe 5 or 6 miles out, on a parallel course to the field, she reached up and pulled the throttle to idle, and said " OK simulate engine out, head back and assume best glide and see if you can make it back to the airport, " .. I did so, but had to tell her, "if I assume best glide, we will overshoot the airfield by about 5 miles"..hehe..she said.."Really?"..
D. Gherardini
Central Illinois
RV9A slider 0-320 carbed
Kitfox IV (SOLD)
Luscombe 8A (SOLD)

Last edited by N333M : 01-27-2020 at 02:59 PM. Reason: spelling
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2020, 04:15 PM
knievel knievel is offline
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 28

This whole journey started for me when one of you throttle jockeys in an rv6 took off in front of me, while I was flight training in a c150.
RV-8 Empennage started
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2020, 12:49 AM
Mike S's Avatar
Mike S Mike S is offline
Senior Curmudgeon
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
Posts: 16,095

Originally Posted by NinerBikes View Post
The 172 felt grossly lethargic on take off.

It also scared the p o o p out of me with how steep the landing descent is, --------- Add flaps on a 172, and it drops like a brick.

I was terrified, seriously.
Man, I hear you loud and clear.

After selling the RV 10, we bought a 172 so my wife could finish up getting her license-----started 14 years prior in a Stinson.

She really never grasped why I hardly ever flew the 172.
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2020, 11:08 AM
kentlik's Avatar
kentlik kentlik is offline
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Oregon
Posts: 895

Originally Posted by knievel View Post
This whole journey started for me when one of you throttle jockeys in an rv6 took off in front of me, while I was flight training in a c150.
That is an awesome line! Sure to be a meme!
RV-7A in progress
Private pilot, ASEL!
EAA 105 Chapter 7S3
Bi-annual financial contributor

"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena..." Teddy Roosevelt
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:49 AM.

The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.