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Old 01-27-2020, 04:48 PM
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Default Bermuda Dunes

I was there with my Wittman Tailwind. The only EAB that was REALLY standout was that orange RV4 with the flames. A lot of custom, very innovative details that many would not even notice.
There were at least two, maybe three other 4's there. The orange RV4 was not quite Oshkosh Grand Champion quality but the paint just grabs you attention.
The Thermal Chapter that hosted the Fly In were great as were the FBO staff. I will go again next year.
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Old 01-27-2020, 04:53 PM
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Default Bermuda Dunes

Forgot to mention the weather was textbook perfect.
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Old 01-27-2020, 05:46 PM
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Default Drizzle and freezing rain for us!

Weather here in Michigan was not flyable this weekend plus there is a snow drift in front of my hangar at least 3? deep! Just didn?t want to face moving it by hand and couldn?t find a plow available. I was able to get the service door open so spent some time changing out the ?e? battery and doing a through fwf inspection, didn?t find anything. Looks like Wednesday and Thursday might be better.
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Old 01-27-2020, 07:10 PM
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Loaded up the RV with lots of Lake Cabin supplies and headed south for sunshine and warmer temps. My first weekend (Mon/Tues) in months without OT, Lil' dude called in sick from pre-school to join me.....



I was able to eek out some pretty decent numbers out of the RV on the way down, usually mixture/throttle and LOP with my carb yield 5-8 knts slower.



All the stuff from the baggage compartment in the back of the airport car.



We quickly unloaded, grabbed my golf clubs and headed to the course. Mid 50's and just a 3-4 knots of wind made for a great day for my first golf game this year, we managed to snag the "after 2 pm" special and still get 18 holes in. I only lost 3 balls and scored way less the my goal of double par.....



We managed to tuck the RV away in a borrowed hangar after golf at dusk.



Fishing in shorts and a T-shirt the next day, not a single bite but we did lose several worms.






Wx forecast was spot on, we almost caught the sunset shooting the approach above the overcast layer just before the temps dropped to make icing a factor.



I didn't load the GPS correctly for the straight-in approach and ended up doing the procedure turn.



Goodbye sunshine and hello dreariness......

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Old 01-27-2020, 07:41 PM
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Took a colleague for his first small airplane flight. Our planned lunch in the Hunter Valley was interrupted by a wall of weather North of Sydney, so we turned around and said, "Hi!" to Kevin and Eddie at Wedderburn instead.

His second flight was close formation wingovers and some combat combat trail.

At the end of his third flight, after having returned home, he departed my hangar and checked in at the flying school across the street to see about booking some lessons. Hook, line and sinker :-)

On Monday (long weekend) I fitted a Kroger sunshade and replaced the tip-up gas struts. Another couple of odd jobs crossed off.

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Old 01-28-2020, 03:46 PM
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Default Imperial Valley

It's nice to be able to use the plane in some work related activities. The
Imperial Valley in California's south east is one of the most fertile
ag areas in the US. Also, home to many future rib-eyes. Feeding
those is part of what we do....

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Old 01-28-2020, 05:25 PM
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Pretty area indeed Tom. I have been there several times through the years. Very nice thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-29-2020, 10:04 AM
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Good to see you getting some air time Tom
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Old 01-29-2020, 02:33 PM
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Good to see you getting some air time Tom
Thanks Chris. New Years resolution again this year - Fly more! At least
this year is getting off to a better start
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Old 01-29-2020, 03:40 PM
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Default Lunch flight to KMZJ

We (FINALLY) finished installing a new prop cable on N174RT about noon on Sunday. Sandy and I were both ready for lunch so we flew to Marana (KMZJ) for a nice meal. Fuel stop at Ak-Chin (A39) on the way back to P01. Brought home the last three slices of apple pie they had.*YUM!

Regard,
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N174RT (RV-7A) first flight 5/31/11, 1800hrs as of April 2021:
Tip-up, Lycon IO-360 EXP, WW 74HRT, AFS 5600T, AF-Pilot, IFD440, SL-30, echoUAT, D100 for backup, CQ1 headsets, CMW E-Lift

Our other riveted aluminum monocoque RV is a 2012 25' Eddie Bauer Airstream

Past aluminum monocoque vehicles:
N601RT (CH601HDS) First flight 5/03, 1550hrs after flying 8 years: 912ULS, GNS430W, SL-30, D10A Sold
1995 Midnight Pearl NSX w/BBSC Sold

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