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Old 11-08-2022, 05:37 PM
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Whirlwind 15 spinner.
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Old 12-02-2022, 06:08 PM
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Excelsior flies!
9 years, 2000+ hours and one hurricane (note lack of hangar doors!).
Airworthiness inspection this morning by Arnold Holmes.
Wearing my RV-6 anniversary shirt in homage to the many years of enjoyment I got in my 6A.
First flight this evening by my good friend and super experienced pilot Harvey.
Chase by 8 driver and formation bud Lonn.
Traditional major milestone toast with the good stuff.
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N164WM RV-6A Slider/O-360/FP Sold 4/2022
N184WM (RV-8) Flying. Titan IOX-370/ CS/G3X. Phase 1 complete.
N184P reserved (RV-8QB) Empennage kit, QB wings, QB fuselage, finish kit, and engine in the shop
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Old 12-04-2022, 02:55 PM
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Mike,
Congratulations! You have built a beautiful bird and Im so happy for you!
Thank goodness you were spared from the Hurricane. Absolutely stunning paint job and top notch craftsmanship all around. Well done!
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Old 12-04-2022, 05:44 PM
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Congrats on the new fledgling

Love the Blantons.
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Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

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Old 12-05-2022, 06:16 AM
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Mike,

Congrats on getting in the air and very nice choice for the obligatory liquid toast. Blanton's is a good one and impossible to find here.

Enjoy the -8, it is an absolute blast
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Old 12-05-2022, 07:55 AM
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Congrats Mike!
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Old 02-05-2023, 08:26 PM
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AWC completed!! Thanks to Vern Darley for the inspection and the words of wisdom. Going to train with Bruce Bohannon the end of the month.
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