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Old 03-12-2012, 09:40 AM
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Default Off to Madrid!

Just in case there are any RV builder's/Flyers in the Madrid (Spain) region, I am headed that way for the week - have to give some talks at the Technical University there. Not sure if I'll have any spare time in what they have scheduled for me, but you never know. I might be checking PM's if I find an internet connection.

Paul
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:11 AM
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Have a good trip Paul!
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:28 AM
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Default The Prado, Valley of the Dead and Deep Space Network

You probably have already been there but I have some possible points of interest. The Prado art museum, when you walk in someone will offer to be your guide - I recommend it. The underground church at the valley of the dead is extremely impressive (well it was to us). The 1/3rd of Deep Space Network on that side of the world is nearby. We used it for commanding all the time but even though Jeanine and I visited Madrid I never saw it (nor the 1/3rd in Australia either for that matter - only Goldstone).

One culture shock for us - Man those people eat late! Restaurants open around 9PM.

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Old 03-13-2012, 01:59 AM
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Don't worry about to find good restaurants here in Madrid. And, yes, we breakfast, lunch and dinner later than you, but we never see the time to go to sleep... I am sending a PM.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:14 AM
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Default Take you translation books

All the Internet will be in Spanish..
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:14 PM
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Paul,

If you get some time free. Javier Del Cid is an RV-8 builder in Spain. Great guy. If he doesn't respond to this post, pm or email me and I'll pass along his contact info.

He's currently a squadron CO in Eurofighters for SpanishAF and is nearing first flight on his -8.

Enjoy Madrid,

Tim
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:04 PM
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Default Did the Val get some recent modification?

Drop tanks?

Have a safe trip!
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