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Old 08-08-2016, 07:44 AM
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Default Final Leg

I made it home safe and she has been put in her in new home at Grass Roots Airpark in Florida. It was a great flight, 873 NM in 6.1 hours (My personal longest Cross Country). I had to deviate a little due to the storm off the coast of Florida and my first fuel stop was IFR and had to push on to Cecil Field (KVQQ), my wife was very worried due to having extended my ETA over an hour . After the fuel stop, had to do a little divination due to low clouds but after a few lows passes down the runway, I landed safely with a nice crowd waiting on me, along with my DAD and Wife were happy that I made it safe.

I was very happy to have had the Stratus with ForeFlight, without it, it would have been very difficult to find a VFR airport since my fuel stop showed IFR. Worth the investment.

Here a few pictures on the last day.



IFR over my scheduled fuel stop before turning south into Florida, time to press on. (not sure why it is not showing up, I did the same process on the other photos.... )



RV home in front of her new hanger.....



Still have the RV Grin after the long cross country flight......Can't wait till I get to get back to the airport.




After making it home and on the RV high for two days, I crashed on the way home. My wife to this picture on me sleeping.
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Old 08-08-2016, 12:34 PM
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Congratulations Charles!

A "Spot" tracker that updates your position to the internet so your wife can see your location can help to keep your wife from worrying when your ETA times change. It comes in handy for hiking, biking etc as well as flying.
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Old 08-08-2016, 09:34 PM
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Congratulations Charles!! That is one good looking RV6A. I purchased mine
back in April and I am still waiting to finish up my PPL so I can do my transition
training. Look forward to seeing you at Sun N Fun next year.

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Old 08-09-2016, 08:38 AM
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Congratulations Charles!! That is one good looking RV6A. I purchased mine
back in April and I am still waiting to finish up my PPL so I can do my transition
training. Look forward to seeing you at Sun N Fun next year.
Thanks so much, your 6A is beautiful too. If you are down in Central Florida let me know. Would love to meet up and check out your new plane too. Good luck with you PPL, now you have some great motivation to finish. I am getting ready to do my Multi and CFI rating and use the 6A to build time. Need that 1500 hours........

Look forward to meeting you at Sun-N-Fun next year.
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:29 AM
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Thanks so much for the recommendation....They were awesome and was very helpful.

More photos to follow this weekend......
Glad I could help. Meridian has great service and people. Hope to see you at Sebring Weds mornings for the RV breakfast. Usually 10-12 RV in summer and lots more in winter. Plan arrival around 0800 as everyone scoots after breakfast by 0900.

Looks like tomorrow is scrubbed due to weather unless we have a quick recovery.
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Old 08-09-2016, 12:16 PM
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Default Heaven on earth!

Charles,

A beautiful wife, great airplane, nice hanger: Heaven on Earth. You are a very lucky guy! Looking forward to reading about your adventures soon.

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Old 08-09-2016, 02:05 PM
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Charles,

A beautiful wife, great airplane, nice hanger: Heaven on Earth. You are a very lucky guy! Looking forward to reading about your adventures soon.

Robert
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Robert,
Thanks so much for that great compliment. I am a very lucky guy to have a beautiful wife that supports my great hobby and the love of aviation. I can't wait to start the adventures very soon too.
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Old 08-09-2016, 06:34 PM
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Charles,

Come up to X35 and see me sometime. I'd like to see your plane. I'll treat you to lunch.
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Old 08-10-2016, 07:46 AM
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Charles,

Come up to X35 and see me sometime. I'd like to see your plane. I'll treat you to lunch.
Jesse,

I will defiantly take you up on that. I was planning on coming to show you the plane in the next few weeks (and get gas). I would like to get your opinion on it. I only have a few small items I need to address but overall the plane flew back great and did not find any major issues with it.

Hope to see you in a week or so, I will send you a message to make sure you will be there.
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Piper Comanche PA-24-250 - SOLD
RV-7A - Sold
Progressive Aerodyne Searey - SOLD
Orlando, Fl.
Flying out of Grass Roots Airpark (O6FD)

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Old 08-22-2016, 08:39 AM
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Default Took My Wife on her First Flight in the new plane.

Here are a few pictures of my wife's first flight in our new RV-6A. We took off Saturday morning for Vero Beach for an early Lunch before the storms picked up. Here are a few photos of the trip. My wife likes the plane and is looking forward to many trips with her soon.









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RV-7A - Sold
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