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Old 08-12-2016, 02:52 PM
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I think the fact that Vlad can do what he is doing is a testament to what is possible in our great country.
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Old 08-13-2016, 08:51 AM
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I think the fact that Vlad can do what he is doing is a testament to what is possible in our great country.
While doing it in a plane he built in his upstairs apartment on the east side of Manhattan.
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Old 08-13-2016, 12:44 PM
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While doing it in a plane he built in his upstairs apartment on the east side of Manhattan.
To set the record straight the project moved to a rented garage on the NJ side at perhaps the half finished stage.
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Old 08-13-2016, 04:35 PM
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Looks like Vlad is headed to feed the alligators.
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Old 08-13-2016, 10:00 PM
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The tach just clicked 100 hours on the trip since I left two weeks ago. For statisticians stock Lycoming O-320 passed recommended TBO consumed the whole case of oil (12qts) I took with me to Alaska. Running mostly 65% power.
Is that with or without an oil change? 12 quarts will last me 100 hours if I change it twice!
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Old 08-14-2016, 08:55 PM
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I have the Russian!



When he called the tower it was clear in the sound of his voice how long this current trip is!

No worries....Trying my best to recharge him for the leg home.

It Seems he was a little home sick:

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Old 08-14-2016, 10:17 PM
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I've been watching the track with great interest. Seems today Vlad was merely soaking in the state of Florida and I wondered at times if he had a plan or was simply "winging it." Glad and elated to see our friend is in good hands! An epic sojourn, no doubt!
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Old 08-15-2016, 07:14 AM
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I received an email from Vlad yesterday at 1:00 pm asking for permission to touch Down at Bent Willies (52FA) around 2:00 pm. I replied yes of course and even warned him that he should make sure the runway was clear of a few cows I was letting graze. I'm guessing he was there about an hour by his checking his track log. I received an email a little later that he had landed and took a dip in my pond. Well little does Vlad know that that little pond has recently been home to Big Fred, a 10' long gator! So either Vlad saw the gator and went swimming anyway, which makes him completely fearless, or he didn't check the notam about swimming in Florida!

What say you Vlad?

BTW, you are the first 9a to land at Willies!
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:28 AM
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He just beat the weather. Vlad was running around putting her away, and I had time for a guerrilla snap.

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Old 08-15-2016, 09:57 PM
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I received an email from Vlad yesterday at 1:00 pm asking for permission to touch Down at Bent Willies (52FA) around 2:00 pm. I replied yes of course and even warned him that he should make sure the runway was clear of a few cows I was letting graze. I'm guessing he was there about an hour by his checking his track log. I received an email a little later that he had landed and took a dip in my pond. Well little does Vlad know that that little pond has recently been home to Big Fred, a 10' long gator! So either Vlad saw the gator and went swimming anyway, which makes him completely fearless, or he didn't check the notam about swimming in Florida!

What say you Vlad?

BTW, you are the first 9a to land at Willies!
Bill....Wait.... What, I missed him. I would have hopped over to take pics of him in the pond with Big Fred.

Actually, his track didn't show Bent Willies. Maybe turned off for low level gator hunting.

Sorry I missed you Vman. Next trip South hit me up. I could have provided close air support over Bent Willies.
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