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Old 08-29-2019, 10:33 AM
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Default Congrats,..glad to hear about the buy back

As for places to stop between Bowling Green and St. Louis...
- MVN has been mentioned,...I planned to stop there one time,.. but a thunderstorm arrived and parked first...
Other places
- MWA - fairly quiet,.. two runways ( did not confirm both available) friendly FBO with courtesy car and food not far down the road - Hotels also close
- CGI - Cape Girardeau - a Bit south,.. but restaurant is on field only a few steps from FBO to terminal - hotels within several miles
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:42 AM
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:55 AM
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Thanks for the tips everyone. I?m Enroute and out of service until later today. But keep them coming.

It?s been an emotional experience to come full circle. Never thought we?d sell Kris?s health was first choice. She is doing fantastic, but never really thought we?d ever have Aurora again. Tada...Rob mentioned it for sale and still thought no way. Now here I am going to saddle up again. Pinch me.
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:37 AM
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Talking Congratulations on Getting Your Plane Back

Congratulations!

I heard mine is coming up for sale soon...
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Old 08-29-2019, 01:43 PM
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Default C75 is on your way . . .

I did not look at your route closely. C75 is near your great circle route, I can have lunch, a car, and room if needed. Maybe a hangar, I'll check if you get this way. It is only 526 mn (32%) of your journey, so probably not an overnight, maybe a brunch/fuel stop. It would be a great pleasure to meet you in person.

Let me know if I can be of service.

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Old 08-29-2019, 02:04 PM
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As for places to stop between Bowling Green and St. Louis...
- MVN has been mentioned,...I planned to stop there one time,.. but a thunderstorm arrived and parked first...
Other places
- MWA - fairly quiet,.. two runways ( did not confirm both available) friendly FBO with courtesy car and food not far down the road - Hotels also close
- CGI - Cape Girardeau - a Bit south,.. but restaurant is on field only a few steps from FBO to terminal - hotels within several miles
If you?re thinking Cape Giardeau you might consider KSIK, Sikeston, MO. Only one runway but there?s a restaurant that will pick you up at the airport. Lambert?s, the home of the throwed roll, is a restaurant not to be missed. They?ll even bring you into the restaurant through the kitchen so no wait. But you have to be hungry or prepared to take some food with you when you leave. Excellent food, large portions, great price and an experience you?ll talk about for a long time. You call them from the airport when you land. They send a van. Just minutes away
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Old 08-30-2019, 04:51 AM
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Thanks again. It?s nice to input to help guide me. Not sure what time I?ll be heading out today. But from last night and this mornings weather outlook, I?ll be edging north a bit. So..
Klux-kbyg- kdvn... then evaluate weather and how I feel. get pointed to Yankton SD for the night.

Big day for me and Aurora.
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Old 08-30-2019, 06:33 AM
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Thanks again. It?s nice to input to help guide me. Not sure what time I?ll be heading out today. But from last night and this mornings weather outlook, I?ll be edging north a bit. So..
Klux-kbyg- kdvn... then evaluate weather and how I feel. get pointed to Yankton SD for the night.

Big day for me and Aurora.
Wave when you pass Peoria, my house is right under your flight path. Halfway between Peoria KPIA and Lacon, (C75). Look for the horseshoe shaped lake off your right wing, along the railroad tracks.

Have a safe flight home.
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Old 08-30-2019, 06:50 PM
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Just saw this note. I crossed Peoria at 6500’ and 174kts this afternoon and almost instantly got slammed into the canopy. Not much warning but it got rough for about 20 miles. Up and down 1-2000fpm. I pulled the power back and pulled the nose up to kill my forward speed. Wasn’t to bad at 135. Short bit later I decided KMLI would have good food good shower and comfy bed.
Late start so only did 600 miles in the heat and bumps. Tomorrow dawns a new day, we’ll get s better start and should make it home 1100 miles away.

FYI... it’s like riding a bike, RVs will treat even rusty pilots fairly. Made some of my best landings ever and last time I flew Aurora was February 2017. Keep pounding those rivets.

Also Rob T was the perfect buyer back then and meticulous owner/caregiver, but also a good friend to give me the chance to have the RV grin again
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Old 08-30-2019, 06:58 PM
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I am SOOOOO glad to be reading that a) Kris' health is better and b) you're getting your pride and joy back!!!!! This might be the best post I've read in months.

What great news!!!!!

Congratulations and have a good trip back home.

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Thanks for the tips everyone. I?m Enroute and out of service until later today. But keep them coming.

It?s been an emotional experience to come full circle. Never thought we?d sell Kris?s health was first choice. She is doing fantastic, but never really thought we?d ever have Aurora again. Tada...Rob mentioned it for sale and still thought no way. Now here I am going to saddle up again. Pinch me.
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