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Old 07-08-2013, 08:58 PM
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For island #2 we already had a story about dead relatives buried there.





Runway there is listed as excellent gravel but people in the knowledge told me it's like Wimbledon clay court. It's only 1300 by 30 feet but approach looks nice from the pattern. I go first and USE ALL RUNWAY to the last foot I didn't want to brake hard fearing to cut my brand new tires. I radioed to Noah that it's short, gravely, exercise extreme caution. Noah, being a Navy guy, coming down easily planted his RV as on air carrier deck. Sure he stopped at the center of this runway. I was impressed.






This is the runway with ruts Noah made.







These are the twins posing for a victory shot.






Getting out of there in hot afternoon close to gross weight wasn't a big task.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:18 PM
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Runway on island #3 was rendered inop.





Island #4 had great concrete. We initially thought of biking around but in that scorching heat we decided against it. A non pilot local showed up, snooped around our airplanes, asked some stupid questions, gave us directions where the town is and left. Non pilot for sure.











This was Stonington Municipal . From here Noah went direct to Rangeley,ME and I decided to explore the vicinities for some time. Wallet wasn't thin enough to leave.






I went around here.







And there.






And somewhere else where my camera refused to work and fancy Noah gadget couldn't pick me up



Then I went to Rangeley.







All is familiar been here many times.







Then was the next day. There was an improvised airshow with Turbo as our fearless leader. There was a great dinner at a lodge owned by a pilot. Then there was a dawn patrol by "Top Gun" Dan in the left seat of my RV9A. He landed that thing better then I do


The day after next the troops were free to do what they want. I went to check the security of Canadian border and couple grass strips down in the mountains.

Did couple passes over seaplane base both high and low speed it looks like townfolks and tourists liked it.


See you next time we have to bring more then 5 RVs there.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:44 AM
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breakfast at a local b&b.


view down main st from the b&b



noah - heavy weight



andy and allison - cool factor



mike - farthest flown

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Old 07-09-2013, 09:08 PM
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Vlad demonstrates the stealth arrival with nary a whistle from 7500’, looking for free food like a seagull at a McDonalds… Pancakes not ready so egg sandwich from Dunkin Donuts had to suffice


An hour later, off the Maine Coast...


Arrival at unnamed island off Maine Coast to visit graves of relatives


John I think we located the owner of the gold chain left in the bathroom, how much did the pawn shop give you?


A pay phone? Haven’t seen one of these in awhile!


Vlad pacing off the awesome short field capability of the mighty RV-7. Who knew it was so much better than the 9?


Sure are a lot of islands off the Maine coast!


Stonington Maine, too hot to get the folding bikes out – lets go swimming in Rangeley!


Vlad parking in the mountains of western Maine – 15 degrees cooler here!


This photo DESERVES a caption contest. Any takers?

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Old 07-09-2013, 09:18 PM
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Andy ?Agent Orange? and Alison


Vlad debating how he is going to swim vigorously and simultaneously keep his boxers on as the boat blows away ? for those that missed this, very entertaining! (No photos please)


Cap?n in his element!


"Omega Dan" rubs the lamp, and a Russian Genie in a green shirt pops out...


Let?s see some videos, Andy!!!


Spit Shine, Sweet!


Fitful ending to a fun day!


Wish I had taken some photos of the formation flight, but I definitely could not afford the distraction. Appreciate the lesson, Danno - thanks for flying right seat with me!
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[quote=tkatc;786363]


Why is Turbo on the runway with his canopy still open and unlatched??

because the captain and i are COOL>>>
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:03 PM
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Couple weeks ago Squadron Commander invited his troops again. Very few made it. Captain John himself was weathered for most of the day only minutes from the Bungalow.

I went Northern Light Route. Last year deep in the mountains I buried an entrance and now I need it. Spent good 30 minutes trying to locate the secret hole.






Only slow going RV9 could fit in there. Don't try it at home.






RV9 pilots must read Maine English and have a sharp eye. Road signs are few and print on them very fine.







Global positioning system is jammed there you have to know how to read Whiskey.
It's almost Aleutian weather except you have a long Alcan style pavement available on short notice.





One turn...







then another...





and you are on the runway.








Army Major is in his element. He has a strange teeth shaped tattoo on his neck. Shark bite?











Captain John is busy logging NDB approaches. Rare flying he did today.






The Bungalow was closed for the season. We are turning the page...
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:40 PM
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Vlad,

Weather was a challenge that weekend! I am glad you made it.

So sad that summer is gone...

Looking forward to the winter trips!

Let us land on the ice again!

Anyone else interested?

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CJ!

Prosecutor Dave and I are in for the ice landing event. That handle of Captain looks oddly familiar from the summer. I would of thought it would of evaporated by now
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Thumbs up Good times at the Bungalow regardless of the Season!!

Whether it is summer:


Or Winter:


Captain's Bungalow is the place to be. Hate I am going to miss the Ice Fly-In this year. A great time by all.

(Captain, make sure you bring some gloves for the 'Yankee' this year!!!)
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