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Old 05-03-2020, 11:52 AM
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Default What did you do with your RV this weekend (5/2/2020 - 5/3/2020)

...getting it started.
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Old 05-03-2020, 04:29 PM
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Default Rocks and Lakes

I'll kick things off. Took advantage of a beautiful morning yesterday and took a trip up the middle for the Canadian Rockies.

First point of entry was via Lake Minnewanka which leads to Banff, Alberta.



From Banff I headed Northwest past amazing views all the way. This close look at some cliffs was a highlight.



Passed Lake Louise on my left.



And then continued up to Saskatchewan River Crossing before turning back East to fly the length of Abraham Lake. The ice coming out of the lakes makes for a great display.



Great day for flying, a little bumpy in places. Came home to Red Deer just in time to fight some thermals - pushed me up 400' from abeam the numbers to the base turn, with me trying to counter it. Made it down just fine, but definitely one of the stronger updrafts I've encountered.

These planes are such a fantastic way to see the sights.
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Old 05-03-2020, 07:48 PM
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I did a little medical emergency shuttle.

A friend recently moved from San Jose to Bend, OR. She hasn't figured out the health care in Oregon yet, and still has her HMO in San Jose. On Friday AM, she called to say she had a medical emergency and her doctor in San Jose wants her in the office ASAP, and could I fly her.

Launched from Ashland at noon, picked her up in Sun River at 12:45 (where there was a nice polished RV-6 on the ramp and a red RV-12 departing). Landed in San Jose at 3:30, and flew back to Ashland.

Strong west winds gave me headwinds on both N-S legs, and it was pretty bumpy. But mission accomplished. 5.6 on the Hobbs.

Nice to have a fast airplane
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Old 05-03-2020, 09:06 PM
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Default 4V1 for cheap gas and Spanish Peaks flight seeing

4V1 (Walsenburg CO) seems to consistently have the cheapest gas around. I flew down today and filled up for $2.40 a gallon.

Here we are on short final on runway 9. Walsenburg is a pretty airport out on the high plains.


The Spanish Peaks are just west of Walsenburg, and south of La Veta. Not bad scenery.




We are warming up here, so we picked up a lot of bugs. Here is Sabrina Lee after cleaning off the leading edge of the wings; waiting for the next flight.



Hope everyone had a great weekend. Stay safe all.

Geoff

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Old 05-03-2020, 09:14 PM
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Default DAR time

Punch list is done, engine is happy, all systems are 'go', all checks are done ... ready to fly.

Time for the DAR! Almost an airplane.

I actually spend time at home this weekend and helped to paint the house (shelter at home projects) .. dunno the last time when I was not in the shop or hangar over a weekend for the last 3 years. So happy to have such a supportive wife and family.
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Old 05-03-2020, 09:16 PM
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Default TOUCH AND GO ? LaGuardia, JFK, Teterboro, Newark , and Hudson River Corridor

Made use of the lack of jets in the sky and made a day trip from Orlando to NYC to do some touch and goes and fly the Hudson Corridor. The controllers were extremely accommodating.


LaGuardia


JFK


Statue of Liberty


Intrepid (flying north on the Hudson).
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Old 05-03-2020, 09:59 PM
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Punch list is done, engine is happy, all systems are 'go', all checks are done ... ready to fly.

Time for the DAR! Almost an airplane.

I actually spend time at home this weekend and helped to paint the house (shelter at home projects) .. dunno the last time when I was not in the shop or hangar over a weekend for the last 3 years. So happy to have such a supportive wife and family.

this is one of those posts that makes me wish there was a "like" button. Great news Bill! I'm so looking forward to hearing of your first successful ground-breaking.
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Old 05-04-2020, 12:34 AM
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Default Two firsts

Strapped on the chute Friday afternoon, flew up to the practice area north of Baton Rouge and flew my first barrell roll and Cuban 8. Just baby steps, but it's fun to go beyond the usual loops and aileron rolls. John
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Old 05-04-2020, 12:52 AM
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Default What did you do with you RV this weekend

I flew to North Georgia to a private strip called Mountain Airpark. I met two three friends there. Here is a picture of our airplanes parked beside the runway.

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Photos in posts by mchargmg and AV8ER not visible... I really wish they were, too.
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