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Old 04-12-2016, 03:17 AM
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WOW, Mike! I agree with what others have been saying... that's one of the best write-ups I've ever seen! Thanks so much for sharing all of it. Hope to catch up with you again sometime soon!
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Old 04-12-2016, 06:29 AM
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Great trip report!

It was for sure a pleasure meeting you two (and all the other great people) at SNF..

You guys were very helpful to me in sharing knowledge.. more than you know!

I'm an hour (car) west of Asheville, if you ever run this way...you're welcome here.

Looking forward to the next event(s)

/Andy
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:35 AM
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I almost feel like I went myself after reading this! Thanks Mike!
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:38 AM
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Great job Mike! Thanks for the diversion this AM.
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:55 AM
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Thanks for the report. You made me feel like I was there!
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:35 AM
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Mike
That is the best trip report that I have ever seen! At my age pics are much better than words. I also departed HBC in Smilin 1 on Saturday. I flew to St. Augustine for lunch with friends and then on to Atlanta Saturday afternoon.
The turbulence was brutal so I tried going up to 7500 for a while. The headwind up there was 60 MPH with no crosswind at all!

Special thanks to Mary Jane and crew for they make HBC worth it in spite of the location.

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Old 04-12-2016, 12:27 PM
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Agree with everyone else great write up. Matches your great write ups during your build and maintenance! These are extremely useful to those of us building. I made it to SNF but it was 21 hours driving one way. Can't wait to fly my RV-7A and save the time.
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:06 PM
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You should probably get your Master's Degree after this post. That must have taken a huge amount of time. Thanks for the time investment on your side. That is as close as I will ever get to being there. CA is a long ways away.
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Old 04-12-2016, 05:00 PM
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Mike,
Great write up.
Just wanted to say I have a favorites folder RV links with many links of course but another sub folder ..best builders websites
You are in that folder.
I have gleaned heaps from your website over the years.
Perfect opportunity to say...
Thanks for sharing and thanks for your cyber help!
From Oz.
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Old 04-12-2016, 05:59 PM
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AWESOME Write-up Mike. Look out Vlad.

On another note, I wish the HBC wasn't out in the middle of nowhere. No one is ever hanging around the times I have gone to check it out.

I went to the show Saturday and would have camped if it was closer to the action, like it used to be. I had my camping gear just in case of an airport/runway shutdown and I couldn't get out between the day show and the night show.
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