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Old 02-23-2020, 01:24 PM
DeltaRomeo DeltaRomeo is offline
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Location: Highland Village, TX
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Default What did you do with your RV this Weekend (2/22-2/23)

Gettin' it started....
Doug Reeves (your host)
  • Full time: since '07 (started it in '96).
  • Typed in the EMB-505 (Phenom 300). Available for contract work. (flying resume).
  • Part time: Supporting Crew Member CAE EMB-505 Level D Sim @ KDFW.
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Old 02-23-2020, 01:38 PM
lr172 lr172 is offline
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Location: Schaumburg, IL
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No significant adventure, but monumental none the less. I took my new 10 for it's IFR cert on Friday. During this flight, the Hobbs ticked over 40 hours, releasing me from my Phase I limitations. It was exciting to pass the final gate on this long journey. Hope to bring it to it's new home in Schaumburg tomorrow.

Planning a flight next weekend with my wife to visit our son in college in the newly minted RV-10.

N64LR - RV-6A / IO-320, Flying as of 8/2015
N11LR - RV-10, Flying as of 12/2019
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Old 02-23-2020, 01:49 PM
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Location: Utah
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Opened ice season. Somewhere in Wyoming

Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
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Old 02-23-2020, 02:13 PM
Flying Canuck Flying Canuck is offline
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Location: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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Default Went skating

Took my first try at landing on (frozen) water.

Lac La Biche, Alberta Ice Fly-In, February 22, 2020, 1.3 hours north of home.

Strong winds made it a challenge, cross wind twisted me nearly perpendicular when I had to stop on a taxiway before departing. Needed to recruit a couple of wing pushers to set me straight. Takeoff was as tricky as I've ever done, need speed to get directional control and I didn't think slamming the throttle in was going to make it better. Glad they had cleared 100' wide and not added a centerline - I don't think I was very close to the center. Going to need some practice.
Claude Pitre
RV-9A #91081, C-GCPT
Dynon SkyView HDX, IO-320 and WW 200RV C/S. Flying as of August 6, 2018

Added GPS 175 and authorized for IFR April 1, 2021

Interactive map of all of my flights here

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Old 02-23-2020, 03:50 PM
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Dan 57 Dan 57 is online now
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Location: LSZF
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not sure it counts since it was on Thursday, i.e. before week-end. One of the problems being retired, no more vacations nor week-ends... life is sooo hard
Still, made a dash for the Stromboli (yes, that's in Italy, ol'Europe), crossing another bucket list item

Life's short... Enjoy!

RV-6.9 #25685, slider, O-360-A3A (carb/dual Lightspeed II), MTV-12-B, HB-YLL owner & lover
RV-4 #2062 HB-YVZ airframe builder
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Old 02-23-2020, 05:06 PM
Northernliving Northernliving is offline
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Location: Boston, MA
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The WX report was for warmer temps and crystal blue, cloudless skies, so I took the RV for the 600 nautical mile trip to North Myrtle Beach (KCRE) with my bride to see her parents and my favorite in-laws. Other than having to deal with New York ATC (there are none other like them. Helpful yes, but it comes with the New York attitude!), it was uneventful with the exception of billowing smoke over New Jersey on the return trip. I know what you are thinking, this is New Jersey.... Well, Washington Center got reports of several ground fires, so they asked if I saw anything and if I could able to help them identify the location. I did and they came back a short while later and reported the fires as "controlled burns." When I got handed off to New York Center, I quickly got a report of moderate precipice 20 miles ahead. With no clouds in the skies, I asked for a repeat of the advisory, and the controller confirmed moderate recipe 20 miles ahead. Hum. Well, the tops of the smoke clouds were so high and thick that I just cleared them at 7,500ft and I gave a PIREP back to NY center that it was smoke that was showing up on their radar as precip with tops of around 6500ft. Seems a little excessive to me for a controlled burn! This was just west of Atlantic City - ACY.

Brian J.
Boston, MA
RV8 Based at ORH - Purchased
RV8 - The Project #83313 - Under Construction
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Old 02-23-2020, 07:46 PM
rv8or rv8or is offline
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Location: Norwich England
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Default Smokey thermal

Never trust a glider pilot in the middle of winter with a match
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Old 02-23-2020, 08:29 PM
AviatorJ AviatorJ is offline
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Location: Oklahoma City
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95% of my first condition inspection.... going to leave the engine to the pros to inspect.
RV-10, N10JW
Flying since 2/14/2019
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Old 02-23-2020, 09:01 PM
Darin Watson Darin Watson is offline
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Location: Calgary, AB
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Default Lac La Biche Ice Fly In ?- a big hit
C-GULF RV-7 located in Calgary, AB
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Old 02-23-2020, 09:59 PM
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Location: Valparaiso, Indiana
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Default First flight for my right seater

Well, since the weather was just too good to stay on the ground, my wife and I decided to take the new bird (Still needs a name) to see our daughter in Charlottesville. First flight in the 7 for my right seater. She was a trooper, especially on the 3:30 return with the headwinds. Hopefully the first of many great trips in our new time machine!

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Lycoming IO-360-M1A, Catto 3-blade,
Dual GRT HX, Garmin 530W, SL30, GTX327
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