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Old 08-03-2016, 01:34 PM
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Default New RV-6A Owner

Hello everyone,

I am going to be picking up my new (to me) RV-6A on Friday in TX (Just south of Dallas and fly it to Florida, leaving TX around 11am, I hope. I have been looking at the weather patterns the past few days and do not think I can make it in one day. I was planning a fuel stop at Waynesboro Mississippi(2R0) near the Mississippi/Alabama line.

My question is does anyone else now of a good place to stop over night at in the general area of 2R0. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Pictures to follow soon.
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Old 08-03-2016, 04:34 PM
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congrats on the new ride. send pics.
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Old 08-03-2016, 04:57 PM
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Hey, I wanted that plane.
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Old 08-03-2016, 06:20 PM
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Hello everyone,

I am going to be picking up my new (to me) RV-6A on Friday in TX (Just south of Dallas and fly it to Florida, leaving TX around 11am, I hope. I have been looking at the weather patterns the past few days and do not think I can make it in one day. I was planning a fuel stop at Waynesboro Mississippi(2R0) near the Mississippi/Alabama line.

My question is does anyone else now of a good place to stop over night at in the general area of 2R0. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Pictures to follow soon.

Charles,
Check the "RV Hotel" link on the left side of the front page. If you gotta stay overnight somewhere, you might as well stay with a friend you haven't met yet...

Congrats on the new ride! Figure out how to post pictures here on the forums (it ain't rocket science) so we can all see it.

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Old 08-03-2016, 07:16 PM
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Hello everyone,

I am going to be picking up my new (to me) RV-6A on Friday in TX......
I was planning a fuel stop at Waynesboro Mississippi(2R0) near the Mississippi/Alabama line. .......
First, congrats on the new to you -6a.

I recently flew that same route (well, to Venice on the other side of Florida) and stayed at KMEI Meridian, a few miles North of 2RO.

GREAT people at the FBO (put my -6 inside for free when a storm was threatening), inexpensive fuel, and a free overnight courtesy car (actually, they had 4 brand new Ford SUV's). I have stayed at KMEI several times during my travels from Florida to New Mexico as numerous times Florida weather across the "mouth" was not doable.

Travel story with photos from Meridian.....

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=138246
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Old 08-04-2016, 05:48 AM
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Default Thanks so much for the info

Thanks so much for the information.

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I recently flew that same route (well, to Venice on the other side of Florida) and stayed at KMEI Meridian, a few miles North of 2RO
I will put that in my GPS so I have a back up if I have to find a place to stop for the night. I like they have courtesy car to get around.

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Hey, I wanted that plane.
I was searching for that plane when it's add expired and it popped up again and all things lined up (Because I just sold my Comanche fast) and I had to act fast to get it.

Here is a Pic the owner sent me for everyone to see.

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Old 08-04-2016, 07:27 AM
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Yep, that's it. She slipped through my fingers. I knew it was sold when the owner told me that you just paid for a pre-buy inspection. I decided to sell the RV-4 to a guy in Germany so the paperwork process takes a little time. I can't make a move on another plane until the money is released from escrow. But I sure wish I could have got that one. It looks like a great plane.
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Old 08-04-2016, 07:48 AM
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Yep, that's it. She slipped through my fingers. I knew it was sold when the owner told me that you just paid for a pre-buy inspection. I decided to sell the RV-4 to a guy in Germany so the paperwork process takes a little time. I can't make a move on another plane until the money is released from escrow. But I sure wish I could have got that one. It looks like a great plane.
Today 06:48 AM
Sorry about that. I really like the plane and it comes with all the equipment that I need to work toward my hopes to get to the airline. For me to build my time up and keep my IFR proficiency up too.

I knew I had to act fast when it popped back up, I was lucky enough I sold my other plane just in time if not I would have been in the same boat. I could not buy another one with out selling mine.
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Old 08-05-2016, 03:30 PM
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Default So far so good.

I picked up the new plane this morning and flew it to Meridian, Mississippi for the night due to the storms popping up in Florida.

So far the plane flies great, showed 145 KTS indicated and 165Kts ground speed at 9.5 GPH at 9500ft. Have to love that.

Here are a few pictures of the trip so far.








GLPalinkas
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I recently flew that same route (well, to Venice on the other side of Florida) and stayed at KMEI Meridian, a few miles North of 2RO.
Thanks so much for the recommendation....They were awesome and was very helpful.

More photos to follow this weekend......
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Old 08-05-2016, 05:12 PM
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