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Old 02-24-2020, 10:17 AM
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Default I wish was on my RV but...

Flew with a friend to KTTS cleared to a low approach. Was very nice view.





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Old 02-24-2020, 10:25 AM
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Swapped out my backup alternator and did a few laps around the pattern to verify it's operation at various power settings.
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Old 02-24-2020, 12:30 PM
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Short trip from Frederick, MD (KFDK) to Warrenton-Fauquier (KHWY) and a crew car ride to a Potomac Consolidated TRACON tour. A great tour and good insights what the folks on the other side of the radio do. Oh, yeah, and return flight
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Old 02-24-2020, 05:32 PM
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Gave three rides - at least one of which might lead to another pilot. Then took my lamb up for a quick spin.

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Old 02-24-2020, 07:31 PM
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Hey- don't know if it's just me but when I click on the lamb pic I am getting a spam popup wanting me to install some pretty obvious malware.

That said- very cute pic, but wonder if that is a BAAAd idea :-)
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Old 02-24-2020, 08:43 PM
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Last Wednesday I flew our family RV-6 from eastern Virginia back home to Tennessee prior to an upcoming deployment. I was scheduled on an FCF at work starting at 0700, but after getting cancelled in the afternoon I made the drive out to Hampton Roads for preflight:


The sunset launch from KPVG was scenic as always:


For a change I stayed relatively low on departure (4500' AGL) until the Great Smokey Mountains National Park which actually yielded a modest tailwind:


The setting sun (and distant storms) made for quite the view..




After making an fuel stop in east Tennessee, I climbed high and headed direct to KTHA:


Landed at home around 2100 CST, just hours before the snow began to fall!
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Old 02-24-2020, 09:09 PM
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On Friday afternoon the family spent several hours hanging a beautiful new 10x15 American flag in the back of our rental hangar. The job required lots of 3/4" electrical conduit, some rock climbing gear, and a whole lot of patience, but the end result was definitely worth it!


With another beautiful February sunset on the horizon, my brother and I took a quick tour around (and over) the Nashville class Charlie:






No flight is truly complete without some EP training, so on the return we discussed a loss of power on takeoff scenario before flying several engine-out "could you make it" profiles in the pattern:


Finally we grabbed some of that cheap cheap Tullahoma gas before calling it a night!
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:16 AM
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Well done Mitch! Good to see the RV-7 getting some love, keep flying and keep posting
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Old 02-25-2020, 09:15 AM
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Kept slogging away at making my custom snorkel and air filter tray. Prototyping is an arduous process; I know there are far more efficient ways of doing this, such as 3-D printing. I don't have that capability here, nor do I want to invest in it; I can't really farm it out either, with the design constantly changing. So I trudge and muddle through the process by hand, learning as I go. Progress has slowed to a crawl... but at least I'm crawling forwards.

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Old 02-26-2020, 05:25 AM
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Was just looking at AC 90-116, the additional pilot program, and there's lots in it that I wasn't aware of... like the specification of higher risk first part of flight test, and the Observer Pilot qualifications. (AIT, BPML go into ITP -- new acronyms peculiar to the AC).

It's an interesting look at how the FAA is balancing risk in many categories. So even if you're not doing Phase 1 flight test, it's a good read.
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