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Old 08-11-2006, 08:27 AM
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Default New Security Procedures at Apts Make RV-10 That Much More Appealing

In the past I would always think, when someone told me they were building or were interested in a RV-10, that they would eventually regret not being able to do light acro and some of the more agressive flying moves those of us with the 'sportier' models enjoy.

But, in light of the increased security and new restictions on carry on items being imposed at the nations airports yesterday and the increased wait times to board caused by this, I think the RV-10 fans are now way ahead of the general population on the travel front.

I believe Van's hit a home run with the RV-10, and if they were to design something with even more seats it would sell given the way traveling by domestic jet is headed.

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Old 08-11-2006, 08:56 AM
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Old 08-11-2006, 09:13 AM
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Yep RV8 and PA18 on Whip floats gets the job done.
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Old 08-11-2006, 09:36 AM
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Doug,

I think flying on the airlines in general makes private aviation more appealing regardless of security matters. I just wish I could afford a Cessna Mustang or Eclipes 500. I love my RV, during the summer when I fly home on leave from MS to OR, I take the RV, but in the winter around X-mas time, I have no choice but to take the airlines. Good observations though

PS- I'm going on lv in a few weeks and flying to Oregon...I'm going to try to stop by Hicks and see the gang.
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Old 08-11-2006, 10:18 AM
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Yes, I agree. If and only if we can keep people like my coworker out of public office. He doesn't believe *anyone* should be able to own and fly personal aircraft because of some perceived threat to national security. For some reason though he has no problem with people renting Ryder trucks. Go figure.

When my plane is finished I will gladly sit out some weather in Podunk, aftershave and shampoo in hand.
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Old 08-11-2006, 10:35 AM
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I've got to go over to Kennedy Space Center next week for a two-day Flight Readiness Review, and I'm having my travel orders changed to allow me to go POA (Privately Owned Aircraft) if I so desire. If the other guys have to leave for the commercial flight 2.5 hours early to get searched, I can be refueling the Valkyrie in Mobile about the same time they are leaving Houston - bet I can beat them to Orlando!

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Old 08-11-2006, 11:18 AM
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I've got to go over to Kennedy Space Center next week for a two-day Flight Readiness Review, and I'm having my travel orders changed to allow me to go POA (Privately Owned Aircraft) if I so desire. If the other guys have to leave for the commercial flight 2.5 hours early to get searched, I can be refueling the Valkyrie in Mobile about the same time they are leaving Houston - bet I can beat them to Orlando!
What, they don't let you land at KSC?
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Old 08-11-2006, 11:47 AM
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I've got to go over to Kennedy Space Center next week for a two-day Flight Readiness Review, and I'm having my travel orders changed to allow me to go POA (Privately Owned Aircraft) if I so desire. If the other guys have to leave for the commercial flight 2.5 hours early to get searched, I can be refueling the Valkyrie in Mobile about the same time they are leaving Houston - bet I can beat them to Orlando!

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Now I am really jealous! Not only do you have the best seat for the shuttle launches, but you get to fly POV! My company won't let us fly POV's, but they don't mind if you drive your POV! BTW, very nice looking aircraft!
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Old 08-11-2006, 12:32 PM
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What, they don't let you land at KSC?
It's a hassle - you have to figure out how to get a rental car delivered....

And the ramp space will probably all be taken up with NASA airplanes flying in for the meeting - don't need the Val treated like a stepchild!

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Old 08-11-2006, 02:41 PM
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I am firmly convinced that every pilot needs TWO airplanes.
RV-7/8/10 and PC-12? That sounds much better than the security line I will face today at SNA - it's normally bad on a Friday afternoon, so today will be lovely.
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