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Old 08-02-2010, 04:29 PM
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Default Flash?s Summer Adventure

Doug - Flash asked me to forward this for him....

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Dear Dad,

Vacationing with Uncle Paul is really fun. I remember when you let me go to Houston with him when I when I was little, and we had a great time going to the ocean, and the space center, and looking at rockets – that was swell! Now, he and Aunt Louise took me to Minnesota! I didn’t even know that was what you had planned! When you left me the other day, you said that I was going to have to spend a few days in a dark hangar in Oshkosh, so I was really surprised when they came by and said that you had told them to take me along with them on vacation. I realized that something special was up when I heard them talking about taking me along. I know that Paul and Louise are good pilots, and I have heard about the adventures they have with Mikey and Val, so I looked forward to going with them for a week. I know you were going to come and get me, but they are cool….

It’s also nice that Matt Burch came along – I know that he’s an expert on my new instrument panel, and he helped a lot getting us to the Twin Cities.

Talking about the Twin Cities, it was really fun seeing all the lakes around here – and they’re not shaped funny like all those lakes back in Texas – you know, the ones that look sort of like Christmas trees. In Minnesota, they have lakes that are round, and oval – and some that are even square! And the water is so blue and clear – this is a wonderful place, and the temperatures are nice and cool.

I wasn’t at all worried when we left Oshkosh – Louise did a great job of flying me, and Matt did a great job with the instrument panel. The runways were really busy early in the day, but it was dead by the time we left. I was wondering what happened to Uncle Paul, but Louise told me that he had to drive to Minneapolis – as a matter of fact, he left about four hours before we did, and we met him there. Flying over Wisconsin reminded of when you and I went out west, with lots of trees. No mountains though – just lots of short hills. It was really green – I think they had a lot of rain not long ago.

When we landed in Anoka, Louise said that she had arranged a really nice hangar for me for a few days. I was sorta’ worried when the line guy put me inside with a bunch of big white business jets. I really felt out of place, and they were kinda’ ignoring me. Then a Citation came over and looked at my instrument panel. He called all the other jets over to look, and they were impressed – they think I’m really cool, and they kind of adopted me. I think I’m going to like staying here until Paul and Louise come to fly again. This big Gulfstream even asked if I wanted to play some games with them tonight. I’m looking forward to that – but can you tell me, does a straight flush beat a full house? And Dad, do I have a pink slip?

I’ll write more when we go flying somewhere,

Flash
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:53 PM
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Nice job Guys,

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Old 08-02-2010, 05:18 PM
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That is so cool!!! If only your planes could talk---the stories they would tell (differerent from yours??), the geography lessons, science classes, even little things like weather!
If only planes could talk------hum do space shuttles have stories like this?
Tom
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:43 PM
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That is so cool!!! If only your planes could talk---the stories they would tell (differerent from yours??), the geography lessons, science classes, even little things like weather!
If only planes could talk------hum do space shuttles have stories like this?
Tom
We all talk, you just have to listen!

Boy, what a shock to hear that Louise is flying Flash after promising to take me to Oshkosh and then leaving me behind! She'll have some explaining to do when they get back to Houston. Louise, you ARE planning to return to Houston, aren't you??????

Sure wish I had been there.
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:15 PM
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Between the front page blurb and this thread, I'm totally NOT understanding why Doug is in Texas but his plane is in flyover country.
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:21 PM
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Between the front page blurb and this thread, I'm totally NOT understanding why Doug is in Texas but his plane is in flyover country.
Maybe planes are smarter than people....it's 105 degrees in Dallas, only 80 in the Cities...where'd YOU rather be?!

Paul
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:01 PM
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If any of the various combination of fairey pilots.....or is that ferry pilots.....who are escorting Flash around the Upper Midwest end up in Wichita on the way back to Big D, and find that they need a ride to/from the airport to catch a big ol' jet airliner somewhere, let me know. With enough notice I can provide a passable taxi service for free.
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:04 AM
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Default Next year....

Hi Flash.

Thanks for the post. I really enjoyed it! (my Norwegian RV-7 owner read it to me)
I'm sure you'll have great time before you're back home again.

If you and Doug are up for a REAL adventure, then what about taking a trip to Norway?? Yeah, I know, it's pretty far away, so you'll need extra fueltanks somehow, but it can be done.
Or better still: with all those contacts your father has, I bet he can convice Uncle Sam to let you ride overseas on one of them big aircraft carriers when they are going over to Europe!

Then you can meet a few of the Norwegain RV's and show them your fancy new panel.

As a teaser: the second weekend of August each year is the time for the annual RV-fly Inn at H?ganes in the SW Sweden.
RV's from Scandinavia, UK and Germany is coming every year.
Maybe something to plan for in 2011?

Have a safe trip home.

Regards "Wilco" (I'm pretty proud that I was the first flying RV-7 in Norway, and now there's two of us flying around here.)
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:46 AM
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Maybe planes are smarter than people....it's 105 degrees in Dallas, only 80 in the Cities...where'd YOU rather be?!

Paul
Maybe plane not so smart - dewpoints in the 70's, temps 90's in MSP this week...

Or, maybe the weather followed smart plane?
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:41 AM
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Nice post, Flash. You know, you write better than your builder ...

[ed. Amen brotha. dr]
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