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Old 10-07-2007, 10:57 PM
Alex D Alex D is offline
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Location: Dallas, TX
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Default Home Safe

Home safe. What a great Flying!
Thanks everyone

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Old 10-07-2007, 11:01 PM
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Location: DVT
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The AZ contingent made it home in good style (a whole lot of chatter on fingers on the way home). Saw the SoCal contingent on the ramp at KDVT getting in their birds after breakfast.

Whole lotta grins from everyone I saw both during and after the event. I sure do love the aviation folks I meet at these gatherings. What a great bunch of people.
RV-6, AT-301, G-164, C-188...
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:38 AM
dav1111 dav1111 is offline
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Location: Lubbock, Texas
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Default Home Safe with 496

Thanks LOE. 496 is still in the box but it, Ann, & I are all home safe. For those of you who haven't heard. I didn't win anything any of the five times I had been to LOE, but I told my buddy Bob Kaufman that these charties that we support with our raffle money deserve our support so much that I was going to double my usual 100 donation this year by 100% and that he should also. We both decided that was a great idea.

So when I arrived and registered I handed over my usual 100 dollar bill for 5 raffle tickets and none won. Then later in the day I forked over another hundred dollar bill and the middle ticket won the 496. Next year maybe it will happen to you!!!!
Russ Daves
Lubbock, TX
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Old 10-08-2007, 08:10 AM
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Location: Austin, TX
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Tommy Holland (WW11 vet shot down over Germany in a B-17 and RV-6A builder) and I made it back to Lockhart safe and sound in 3.0 hours. Tommy was overwhelmed by the introduction and standing ovation. Thanks guys and gals.

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Old 10-08-2007, 10:25 AM
Jim Martin Jim Martin is offline
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Default Safe

We made it safe and sound to KOSA in less than 5 hrs.Great tail wind for awhile.Thanks for all your help. Jim 9A
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:27 PM
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Location: Molalla, Oregon (KOL05)
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Default Van's NW RVators home

Rob Butt and I made the entire flight home Sunday. The weather was great except for the last 100 miles or so in typical Oregon rain. 8.7 hours, 2 fuel stops (PGA & BAM) 1347 miles (dues to the needed weather diversion down the gorge). The worst weather was when we actually tried to get into Aurora (UAO) and couldn't because of a squall line. We diverted over to Molalla and landed. I can't believe that we had headwinds for the entire trip!

Great show, thanks to all involved for the effort, and we'll be back again next year!
Joe Blank
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Van's Aircraft Inc. Technical Support-Retired
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:57 PM
RichWilson RichWilson is offline
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Location: Orlando, FL
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Default Florida Boys are home

The Florida formation is home safe and sound. We all had a great time at LOE and already have plans to attend next year.

Safe flying everyone,

Rich N707RW "Katie Sue"
Marc N320NW
Chris N32CR
Paul N654PJ
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:57 PM
LAL LAL is offline
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Location: Denver, based BJC
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Default 17500' with 81mph quartering tail wind

Yummy. Flight down from Denver was rough and slow. Flight back was a dream. Got IFR clearance for descent from 17.5 through the layers between Pueblo and Denver, into the clear 30 miles from destination BJC. 620 statute miles, 2.98 hrs engine start to shutdown, 24 gal gas. A magic carpet indeed!
Thanks, yet from one more person, for your dedication and work...
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IO360-M1B 180 hp, Whirlwind 74RV, SL30, GX60, PMA7000B, GI106, GTX345, ACK950, Dual Cheltons, Dynon D10A backup, AFS 2500, XM wx, Digiflight II sgvg. Location KBJC. Flying as of April 2, 2007. 1391.0 wonderful hrs as of Nov 2018.
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:22 PM
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Default Home

Becky and I are back in North East GA. We logged just about 2450 nautical mi. 15.1 flight time as recorded by the Garmin. Averaged just over 162 kts for the entire trip and burned 151.2 gals.

Flew back to Lockhart TX. Sun. in loose trail with Mark and crew in his -10. Visited family there overnight and returned to Georgia today.

We had an awsome trip, met some wonderful people and helped, in our small way a good cause. For me, life just get any better than this.
Mannan J.Thomason, MSGT. USAF (RET)
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:42 AM
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Default Thanks for a great time!

Had a great time. Doug you did a great job! It was great seeing everyone. Had a great flight to Albuquerque Balloon Festival and I'm sorry I missed the Banquet. The flight home for ABQ was a little bumpy till Flagstaff. Then I had a nice tail wind…… The view from 10,500 was great all the way home.


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