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Old 07-30-2012, 10:17 PM
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Default First Flight!!

Well today was the day. After 3.5 long years and many hours of pounding rivets..RocketBob did the honors at the stick. He said it flew great.

A few more transition hours and its my turn.

A big thanks to all on VAF for all my questions over the years, soon to be more I am sure...and a big thanks to Rocketbob for being a great test pilot...
Ryan Allen, CFI

RV7 N612RA, flying since july 2012

RV10 Tail Kit complete, Wings 98%, Working on Finishing Kit, AEIO-540 on the stand
Acro Sport 2 on deck.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:24 PM
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Default Congrats!!

Ryan, congratulations on the new fledgling
Mike Starkey
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Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

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Old 07-30-2012, 10:27 PM
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Congrats Ryan! Your plane is in good hands with Pooner!
Jon Thocker
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:30 PM
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Default Congratulations!

Way to go! It took me 3-1/2 years also.

I liked the video too!

Good to see RocketBob also. Some of us call him "PoooohNer"

Looking forward to hearing about "your" first flight.

Mark Burns
Ruston, Louisiana
RV-7A N781CM 1,700+ hrs
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:30 PM
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Congratulations Ryan!
Now the real fun begins. Welcome to Phase 1.
Danny "RoadRunner" Landry
Morphed RV7(formally 7A), N20DL
1240+ hours
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:34 PM
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Congrats, Ryan!
Let the grins begin!
Sam Evans
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:51 PM
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Nice job Ryan...way to go...!
Doug Bell
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Grand Haven, MI
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:21 PM
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Good deal Ryan. What a thrill after so much work. The video was pretty cool, but the big surprise is rocketbob doesn't look anything like his picture!
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:03 AM
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Congrats Ryan! Great work!
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:44 AM
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Big Congratulations Ryan!!!!

Yol Bolson!!
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