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  #261  
Old 09-17-2012, 01:10 PM
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Folks,

Fifteen new First Flights have just been posted to "RV-12 First Flights: Photo Album". Congratulations to all!

#113 Bill Hollifield 12 Apr 12
#114 Jack & Jon Rea 12 Apr 12
#115 Jeff Wilde 27 Apr 12
#116 Mark Homewith 6 May 12
#117 Volker Koenig 25 May 12
#118 Richard Healey 7 Jun 12
#119 Alberto Barba 16 Jun 12
#120 Bill Totty 29 Jun 12
#121 Alan Smith 4 Jul 12
#122 Sonny Martin 6 Jul 12
#123 Bob Kelly 16 Jul 12
#124 Kyle Lewis 21 Jul 12
#125 Ray Smart 1 Aug 12
#126 Harold Knepper 1 Aug 12
#127 David Valcik 30 Aug 12

There are some really interesting innovations in this group. And great paint jobs!

Don
Don thanks for keeping up with the flying RV12?s. Congratulations to everyone on the list. I am honored to be in such good company.

I have a few questions on number of 12?s, but will start a new thread for this.

Thanks again Don
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:08 AM
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Don thanks for keeping up with the flying RV12?s. Congratulations to everyone on the list. I am honored to be in such good company.

I have a few questions on number of 12?s, but will start a new thread for this.

Thanks again Don
You're welcome, Dave! Looking forward to your questions on the number of 12's. I have a few questions myself.

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Old 09-19-2012, 01:04 PM
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After Sweetie's 1st flight on 4-12-12, I notified Vans and was told that she was the 156th flying RV-12 that they knew of. (Vans may not get notifications by everyone.) There are 14 more listed in the above post, so at least 170 have flown based on that.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:50 PM
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Default 128th First Flight added to Album

Folks,

I've just added Oren Heathwole's RV-12 to the RV-12 Album of First Flights. He used a Jab 3300 engine and installed fuel tanks in the wings! He has been entered as the "123rd RV-12 added to Album", as his test pilot, Andy Hostetler, first flew on 11 Jul 2012. The RV-12s that followed that date have been moved down one number.

I changed the caption from "123rd RV-12 to Fly" to "123rd RV-12 added to Album". The "to Fly" implies that this RV-12 was exactly the 123rd built to first fly, which we all know is not accurate. I have not known accurate first flight numbers after the first few RV-12s in the Photo Album.

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Old 09-30-2012, 08:21 PM
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Default Two more 1st Flight Photos added

Folks,

We have two new 1st Flight photos:

#129 Jorge Diaz-Silveira 23Sep12 SN 120271 of Homestead, Fl
#130 John Holmgreen 25Sep12 SN 120604 of Osseo, WI

Congratulations, Jorge and John!

Don
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:22 PM
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Default Jitters

After stewing about it for a couple of days, I finally worked up the nerve.

The FAA was right - N284DG is an airworthy airplane!

Here's the full story:

http://www.schmetterlingaviation.com...2/jitters.html

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Old 02-07-2013, 06:31 PM
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Congratulations Dave, I and others have been sitting on the edge of our seats waiting for the big moment! So happy to know you conquered the beast.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:52 PM
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Well done, and a nice write up.
John
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:45 AM
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Default Congratulations Dave!

I know you will want to be flying Saturday. We don't have too many days this time of year. Enjoy.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:37 PM
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Default Way to go!!

Congrats Dave!!!, nice to see another RV flying in central Ohio. If you can, fly up to DLZ tomorrow 10:00AM, we are having an RV10 wing install party!!
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