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Old 01-01-2016, 08:15 AM
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Default 2 Years to First Flight

One week shy of the 2 year anniversary of the day I started my RV-7, N505RV took to the air. Couldn't have happened without the help and support of my wonderful wife and great friends. I'll post more later.
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Old 01-01-2016, 08:21 AM
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Old 01-01-2016, 08:37 AM
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Congrats! You must have been really focused to get finished that quick!
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Old 01-01-2016, 08:40 AM
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nice job. looks good. enjoy the flight test phase.
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Old 01-01-2016, 08:57 AM
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Congratulations David,

I made a post earlier but did not see it up. So here it is again.

All You have to do now is to get the 40 hours off and fly up to OSH this year.

Will look forward to seeing you.

Smilin' Jack
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:57 PM
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One week shy of the 2 year anniversary of the day I started my RV-7, N505RV took to the air. Couldn't have happened without the help and support of my wonderful wife and great friends. I'll post more later.
Congrats - and GREAT n-number. Represent!! I grew up in northern NM. Hope to see you at OSH sometime!
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Old 01-02-2016, 09:53 AM
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AWESOME job David. You beat me by 12 years...

Stay safe in phase 1 and keep us posted.

ps I'm in ABQ for the next few weeks. Where are you base? Love to visit.
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Old 01-02-2016, 05:29 PM
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David congratulations! Paint it asap!
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Old 01-02-2016, 08:10 PM
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It's a great looking airplane David!

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Old 01-02-2016, 08:51 PM
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Default Congratulations

Wow. 2 years. I'm at three and just getting ready to flip the canoe.
Yes, great number.
Almost the same as mine.
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