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Old 09-01-2014, 03:32 PM
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Thumbs up Done with Phase 1!

I put in a marathon of flying 21.9 hours in the last 2 weeks.

I still have lots to work on. I need to get my interior upholstered, I need to fix my weapy front crankshaft oil seal, and I need to rectify my heavy left wing.

The airplane is a joy to fly and the performance is outstanding.

Now time to give some rides to my wife and kids.
Bruce Hill
RV-9A N5771H flown over 900 hours!
APRS Tracking for KJ6YRP and Flying Over the Hills Blog
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:54 PM
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Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
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Congrats on your new found freedom
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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Old 09-01-2014, 05:50 PM
DaveO DaveO is offline
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Great news Bruce. Congratulations! You just entered the no turn back zone.
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:50 PM
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Default 40 hours

Congrats Bruce! Nice work.
Jim Potter - Ramona, CA
RV9A Owner- landed it at Osh on yellow dot
Previous Owner of 1940 J3 Cub
Currently Building RV14a

Once you have tasted flight you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return - Leonardo DaVinci

"There's a big difference between a pilot and an aviator. One is a technician, the other is an artist in love with flight." - Elrey B. Jeppesen
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:15 PM
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Location: San Jose, CA
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Congrats! You are now free to move about the country..
Kelly Johnson
San Jose, CA

Pink slip issued: 5/7/12

First flight: 5/28/12, Memorial Day.

Phase I Complete: 8/18/12!
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:00 PM
Hornet2008 Hornet2008 is offline
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Congrats Bruce, well done.
RV-9 "Cloud tinnie"
Registered VH-EAB
Flying Phase 2
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:02 AM
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Nice going, Bruce. I took about 90 days to do my 40 hours. Working on install of wheel fairings now.
RV-9A started April 2011
Flying May 2014
Sold Oct 2014-Not one of my best decisions

2022 Dues Paid
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:53 AM
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Default 40 Hrs

Way to go Bruce. That's quite a push to get that many hours in two weeks. Must of had some time off work. You are out of the cage now and I am about 39 hrs behind you.
John Harrell
RV-7A Tip-up, Aero Sport Power IO-360, Dual PMags, AFP FI, Catto 3-blade, Dual Dynon Skyviews
Flying since August 2014
Mission Viejo, CA
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:18 AM
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Impressive! Now go fly over every densely populated area you can find!
RV-9A "slider"--sold in July 2021
Flew to Osh in 2017, 2018 & 2019!
Donation made for 2021
You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky -- Amelia Earhart
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:00 AM
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Default Congrats!!!!

Next time you make it to KWHP, let me know! I believe I owe you lunch!

David Boeshaar
RV-9A - N18TD (reserved) - Fuselage.
"My greatest fear: What if the hokey pokey really IS what its all about?"
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