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Old 12-25-2020, 10:06 AM
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Default What did you do with your RV this Christmas holiday season? (2020)

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Old 12-25-2020, 10:54 AM
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Got a head start on the “Fly Utah” challenge!

Hit up 7 airstrips on Christmas Eve. This is over Flaming Gorge, coming into Dutch John strip.
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Old 12-25-2020, 02:45 PM
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My plane found a new set of Lord engine mounts, and Sceet ducting under the Christmas tree, so we spent the day in the hangar together installing them.
Torrential rain, and winds blowing about 40 made it a good day to spend inside.
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Old 12-25-2020, 04:10 PM
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Merry Christmas
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Old 12-25-2020, 06:53 PM
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Thanks for asking, DR!

Yesterday morning, we left SoCal (L18) to go to Northern CA (CCR). A very delightful flight up at 10,500' in smooth air. Pretty quiet on the frequencies, and landed by 11 AM.

Hung out with the in-laws for the night, and then this morning visited some more, and then made our way to the airport. We planned to leave before it got too late because there was a storm system moving in. It looked like it would be pretty easy to stay under the clouds, and 30 minutes into the flight or so, to climb on up to a more normal cruise altitude. But, figured why not get out while the getting is good? So we departed in 2 1/2 mile visibility (misty conditions, I guess you'd call it) and 6000' OVC skies. Special VFR out of the Class D and within a few hundred feet of our climb, the visibility became 10 miles or so. Thought about filing IFR, at least for the climb, but really wasn't necessary. Started at 5500' and then when the clouds allowed, 7500'. Then next 9500' and when we got close to LA, climbed to 11,500' to get on top of the Class B.

Nice to arrive back home with good weather, and warm temperatures. A nice change from northern California.

4.7 hours in the RV vs. 14 hours in a car, and really not comfortably possible with just one overnight. Another successful trip made possible by the RV!
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Old 12-25-2020, 08:05 PM
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I picked up a new engine on the 23rd that I'll begin installing in the coming weeks. It was a nice Christmas present. I really like the billet aluminum covers. Tim Hess did a beautiful job.
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Old 12-25-2020, 08:48 PM
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Old 12-25-2020, 10:39 PM
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Smile RV-12 Christmas Presents

Well, I got it a...
2021 Vans Aircraft Calendar
A New Autopilot
Aera 760, and GDL 50
...a $4,000 Christmas for my little (non-flying) Friend !!
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Old 12-26-2020, 12:55 PM
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Default Catalina KAVX Airport Loop Trail

Not on Christmas day but took Grandma and the kids to Catalina KAVX for the Airport Loop Trail hike. Had a great time and enjoyed the views being from the flatland of Florida.

Here is the time lapse video of the flight home going around the south end of the island, over LAX, and a taxi back at Santa Monica KSMO before parking the plane at Whiteman KWHP.
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Right base to 22 KAVX.


Near the approach end of 04 KAVX.

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