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Old 10-14-2013, 08:29 AM
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Default Formation Flight over Arrowhead

What can you say...WOW!
and I will say thanks for doing that. My mom passed away from this horrible cancer. Hey Mom - thnk about you every day.
David F. Jones, AIA
Memphis, Tennessee
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Kolb Firestar KXP (sold)
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:03 AM
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Hat's off to you guys. That was impressive. Thanks you all for your time, effort and $$.
Tony Phillips
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:14 AM
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Default Question.

How are the smoke canisters activated?

Rv10 Sold
46 years ag pilot/CFI
Air Tractor 502/PT-6
Building RV-12, Wings, fuse, emp complete. FWF in progress.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:37 AM
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I was lucky enough to be in the stands for this and can say folks all around me were wide-eyed and obviously awestruck (or they were drunk and having some vertigo...probably a little of both).

It was truly an awesome spectacle, and I have seen similarly large formations over KOSH a number of times. My thanks and hats off to the pilots for their tremendous contribution to the fight against BC. It just doesn't get any better than that.
RV-4 Bought
RV-7 Building...still...
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:38 AM
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:56 AM
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Default Pictures!

Here are some photos from Saturday's practice and Sunday's flyover. As has been said, the KC Flight team did an incredible job on this event, and the total donation from their team is now $30K!!! BeeGee (Lead), Ripper (Promoter), and Mav (Maintenance Control) and all the KC Flight guys "left it all on the field", as did the entire team of pilots and supporters. It was an honor to fly with all of them! This post will have pics from Saturday's practice, and the next will have pics from Sunday's flyover. A great weekend of flying, supporting a great cause!

Bob (E1)

Line-up diagram

Hangar "49"

Lining up for takeoff...we did get them all on the runway!

From the cockpit of J4

From the cockpit of E2

From the Lancair Chase

Over the stadium during practice (look closely!)

Uniform for the weekend!

more to follow...
Bob Mills
RV-S6 "Rocket Six" N49VM
Cross Country-Marshall Field (07TS)
Georgetown, TX
President/Sport 49, Sport Class Air Racing
Trustee, Formation Flying Inc (FFI)
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:00 AM
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Great Job!! Brought a few tears to my eyes watching the video.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by noelf View Post
How do they do the wing tip smoke generation?
Here is a shot of the smoke cartridge holder "borrowed" from Bob Mills thread.

Not sure how they were activated.

And another shot again "borrowed" from Cathy White Page----------looks like a bundle of wire hanging out of the cartridge?? Maybe electrical squib ignition?
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 10-14-2013, 10:16 AM
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Default Sunday's Photos

Here are the photos from Sunday's flyover. Just a great effort by 49 teammates, working through some bumps to make if all come together over the target. And BeeGee hit the TOT to the second!

Inbound...bringing it all together

Smoke on (from E2)

They be smokin'!

Over the parking lot inbound

A series over the stadium (photo credit Reed Hoffmann)

Photo Credit: KC Star

Photo Credit: KC Star (Van's Through the Goalpost...its gooooood!)

Photo Credit: KC Star (And the crowd goes wild...they really did...great group, great cause!)

Are you ready for some football! And how 'bout a couple world records while your at it (Largest Formation, Loudest NFL Stadium)

Great Group, Great Cause, Great Weekend of RV Flying for the cause!

Will put something together on the brackets and smoke canisters in a bit.

Thanks for all the great words of encouragement and nice compliments...Go KC Flight!!

Bob Mills
RV-S6 "Rocket Six" N49VM
Cross Country-Marshall Field (07TS)
Georgetown, TX
President/Sport 49, Sport Class Air Racing
Trustee, Formation Flying Inc (FFI)

Last edited by Rosie : 10-18-2013 at 08:29 AM. Reason: Added photo credit
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:27 AM
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Really cool!!! (Drooling all over my keyboard)

Does anybody have a high res pic of it? I want to put it on my desktop.
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