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Old 04-09-2016, 01:20 PM
maus92 maus92 is offline
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We went down on Monday afternoon from GAI to VDL via LBT. Pretty choppy on the first leg, but smooth higher up on the last leg. Stiff headwinds added two hours to the trip. On the way home, the wind gods favored us with 45kt tailwinds north of Florida, so that was great. Great timing on the launch! I'm curious about Kissimmee Jet Center - how much did it cost to tie down / hanger? I'm headed to Orlando at the end of the month, and I'm considering flying the RV down if the wx looks good.
2000 RV-8A | O-360, SDS CPI, FP, G3X Touch, VP-X, EarthX | Eastern Shore | KESN
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Old 04-09-2016, 01:29 PM
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I'm curious about Kissimmee Jet Center - how much did it cost to tie down / hanger? I'm headed to Orlando at the end of the month, and I'm considering flying the RV down if the wx looks good.
Their SNF deal was buy 15 gallons ($4.50) and no parking fees, ramp packed with heavies, so grass parking, which was also packed, bring your own tie downs but they did all the labor to secure (properly even!) my CLAWs. Also Enterprise had a fleet of cars, flat $30 per day. Call to see what their everyday deals might be, excellent and friendly line guys.
Mike C.
Sierra Nevada
RV-6A bought flying
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Old 04-09-2016, 04:50 PM
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Location: Plano, TX
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I hangared at Kissimmee for SNF and went to the Quantum FBO. $20/night for the hangar. Super friendly people.

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Old 04-09-2016, 04:59 PM
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Default Highlights

Ii'm sitting here watching the Breitling Jet Team perform on Saturday evening. Awesome show. As a motorhome camper, the thing I like most about the Breitling act, is that I don't have to abandon my excellent viewing spot in the campground, which is close to the flight line, like I do for the the T-Birds or the Blues. If SunNFun does nothing else, they should seek to eliminate that requirement when the military jet teams fly. Push THEM back, not your audience. Lites are you listening?

If you are visiting Sun N Fun tomorrow, try to visit the Red Bull display. Their virtual reality headset experience of a Red Bull air race is amazing and FREE! They are located near the car show. And, the Red Bull air race demonstration is one of the best features of the show. I've never seen a Red Bull race in person and it is very, very cool. Michael Gooligan and Kirby Chambliss do a demonstration completion (doesn't' count) which is very entertaining and educational. There are two US locations on the tour this year and, after seeing the demo, I'm going to try and make one for sure!

If you are at all in the market for an engine, you definitely should check out Van's pricing. I learned something today. I bought my -4 and the builder put an engine out of a 172 in the airplane. It's a high time motor and I want fuel injection so I'm looking at options. Since my builder didn't use the Van's special pricing - available one time only to each kit, the Van's special Lycoming pricing is still available to me, the second owner. My engine is fairly high time and I'm thinking of moving to a new, and fuel injected motor. Based on my research so far, taking advantage of the Van's deal will save me at least 7,000 dollars on the best, new Lycoming price I've been able to find.

If you are at all considering coming to Sun N Fun this year, I want you to know that the weather is absolutely fantastic. Cool, dry, and clear. Beautiful blue skies. If you are anywhere within fly-in distance for tomorrow, this is the time!

On a final note. Thanks to all the vendors and sponsors of the show. I'm amazed at the customer focused approach at SNF. A special shout out to Chad Jensen and Vertical Power. I have a damaged connector on my airplane that came up during conversation. Chad simply said, "shoot me an email and I'll send you a new one." There is nothing like the personal contact that you have at a show like this.

Nice job SNF!
Randy King
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Old 04-09-2016, 06:45 PM
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Adding to what RV14av8r stated, bring sun tan lotion. You are really going to need it.

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Old 04-09-2016, 07:41 PM
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Was a great SNF. WX was perfect.

I flew after the morning front passed on Thursday morning, then back again on Friday.

Sunny, dry & upper 70s, low 80s
Met several VAFrs on the HB frontline. Good times.
Danny "RoadRunner" Landry
Morphed RV7(formally 7A), N20DL, PnP Pilot
1200+ hours
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Old 04-09-2016, 09:22 PM
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Sharks at Sun Fun

Guilherme Plassmann (Brazil)
RV7A (Mr Flame) slow kit S/N 74285 Finished 04/14/15😀😀😀😀flying
Superior IO360
Sterba prop
TSFlightlines hoses
LR30,PRM1,C560,C510S,HS125,B350 FAA/ANAC Pilot

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Old 04-10-2016, 09:56 AM
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Location: Trenton, SC
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SUN-N-FUN 16 was my first visit. Flying in with a friend in his RV7A.
Camping int he Home built camping area was a highlight meeting all the great
people there. Mary Jane and her group made this a memorable event.

We arrived on Monday to great weather and an uneventful approach and
landing. Having been to Oshkosh, this is a much more pilot and visitor
friendly event. Vendors were friendly but it was the atmosphere created by
those flying in that made the event one I will be returning to.

I did see Turbo Eddie's RV6A parked in the Home Built parking. Sorry I never
met up to introduce myself and say "hi". I didn't really buy anything at the
show with the exception of a couple of shirts and a Van's hat. Oh, wait.. I
did buy something while AT the show, a nice RV6A based in Texas. Should be
here at my location by next Friday. Now with 200hrs and finishing up my
PPL(6hrs left before checkride time). Then transition training and learning to
fly the RV. I should mention that as a Sport Pilot I have flown Sport Cruisers,
Remos G3/GX's and a Lightning, but the new airplane will definitely require
lots of transition time.

So SUN-N-FUN 16 came and then we went on Friday only to land in 15G25
winds here at S17. A great experience that I will be sharing with the wife
next year. Now to get ready for Oshkosh 2016 and the 30yr anniversary of
the RV6.

Tim at camp.

Friday Morning
Gene Mohr
Ret. US Army
RV6A (purchased), O360, Hartzell C/S prop
Trenton, SC (S17 homebase)
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Old 04-10-2016, 11:29 AM
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Talking SnF Venice RV guys

Made it home from Augusta in time for a SnF run Saturday morning. Located a svelte pickle ball Turbo and two fats guys. (yes, I need the DR no sugar diet)
Vlad was UTL but arrived safely.

Kind of like my Dietz painting "Last Word" ... But a different team.

Enroute home fun

Lonn's beautifully crafted -8 with WSO Mike (fL-mike)
Gary Palinkas - Gman.... VAF #161
Venice, Fl
RV-6 "Sassy" Flying 400 hrs since Oct 2011
Lycoming 0-360 A1A, FP Sensenich Prop
SARL #19 .... Van's Calendar March 2015
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Old 04-10-2016, 01:16 PM
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Great show this year! We came home with the 2016 Spirit of Homebuildng award. There were LOTS of RVs that brought home awards this year.


Flying as of 1-12-2016!!!!!

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