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Old 06-04-2022, 06:40 AM
DeltaRomeo DeltaRomeo is offline
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Default What did you do with your RV this weekend? (6/4-5/2022)

...getting it started. v/r,dr
Doug Reeves (your host)
  • Full time: since '07 (started it in '96).
  • Available as Contract Pilot (ATP. PIC typed in G-V(450/550) and Phenom 300). Flying resume.
  • Part time: G450/550 and Phenom 300 seat support at CAE (KDFW).
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Old 06-04-2022, 07:17 AM
Kyle Boatright Kyle Boatright is offline
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Location: Atlanta, GA
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Left work at noon yesterday. Flew the RV-6 from Cartersville, GA to Sulphur Springs, TX to pick up my son who'd spent the week with his Grandparents. RTB'd later in the afternoon.

Today - RV-10 stuff...
Kyle Boatright
Marietta, GA
2001 RV-6 N46KB
2019(?) RV-10
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Old 06-04-2022, 09:00 PM
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3 test flights, each ending with, "tower, golf x-ray alpha need to return, no emergency," while on climb out, trying to solve #3 high temps for the last few months.
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Old 06-04-2022, 10:31 PM
jbDC9 jbDC9 is offline
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I missed out on flying my RV this weekend and ended up flying the CAF Curtiss SB2C Helldiver at the Reading, PA airshow instead; Friday morning I was hopping some paid rides in it and met my second passenger of the day, Alan Olsen. We chatted a bit and I asked his background; former Army L-19 FAC, retired airline pilot, owns an RV-8... wait, what? I built/fly an RV-8! So then we veer from talking warbirds to talking about RVs for awhile... but, he’s here for a flight in a rather unique warbird, so we saddled up the Helldiver and went for a ride. I’m pretty sure he liked it! It flies like a 15,000 pound RV... kinda; I wish we had controls in back so he could have given them a wiggle.

So even though I didn’t get to RVate this weekend, a couple of RV dudes geeking out over a cool old dive bomber was a pretty good time...
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John Bixby
RV-8 QB sn 82030 - 1st flight Nov 2006
O-360-A1D/CS prop/Pmags
1875 hrs
Houston, TX
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Old 06-04-2022, 11:16 PM
Richard Connell Richard Connell is offline
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Location: Sydney Australia
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Just before the weekend, but anyway...
First Flight of my RV-10 VH-XRK.
My hangar mate Glenn Bridgland completed the first 2 flights, and then I had a go.
All went smoothly.
Barrett with CAI, Hartzell composite, showplanes cowl with my own plenum.
Garmin Panel and a mix of AeroSport and my own consoles/panel and SFSA upholstery.

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RV7 VH-XRC Sold :-(
Sydney, AUS
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Old 06-05-2022, 05:28 AM
flysrv10 flysrv10 is offline
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Now that is a real RV grin!
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Old 06-05-2022, 12:29 PM
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Default Touch and goes and an oil change

No very exciting, but necessary.

Blue skies
Geoff McHarg
2022 dues gladly sent
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Old 06-05-2022, 01:03 PM
ty1295 ty1295 is offline
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Flyover to benefit the local children's hospital.

I think we represented the RV community well.
Jeff Scott
RV9A First Flight 9/30/19
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Old 06-05-2022, 01:38 PM
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Default At last I get to share a flying weekend!

Continued Phase 1. Flew from PTK to 77G; refueled and did some pattern work before returning to PTK. It was a great day to fly. Next week I'll be doing the first engine oil change and fixing a few things. Then back to flying!

Martin J Filiatrault
Clarkston, MI
RV-8 #83507 - now free to fly with impunity.
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Dues paid for 2022... extra payment included for psychological therapeutic services rendered.


Have you ever gotten the feeling you were smarter than you could ever prove?
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Old 06-05-2022, 02:55 PM
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Default Hildesheim(D) RV Fly-in

I flew up to this event in Germany - it was excellent!

There were lots of RVs there from Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Netherlands, and I believe one or two from Germany!

It was well-organized, weather was great, and I got to meet many VAFers in real life. What an amazing group of people!

Coming back from a short trip up to the North Sea island of Baltrum, taxiing back to the parking, there were helicopters flying, parachuting, a P-51, DC-3, RV formation flying, and aerobatics all happening at about the same time.

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