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Old 01-15-2022, 11:48 AM
DeltaRomeo DeltaRomeo is offline
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Default What did you do with your RV this weekend? (1/15/22 - 1/16/22)

I gave two of my son’s college friends their first RV ride (Friday). Business major Will on the left (first small plane ride) and math major Jordon on the right (2nd small plane ride - first in RV). Jordon is one of Tate's roommates. They each flew around 25 minutes with me coaching. Picked it up fast.

What was Tate doing while I gave rides? Replacing the front rotors and brake pads on the ’07 Honda Accord that he drives. He got rotors and pads for Xmas…..he requested them. I doubt many of his college friends know how to put a car up on a lift and do this kind of work. I’m really proud that the kiddo learned this - it'll pay dividends.

Will and Jordon post flights:

Their flights:

My blood Ox during the day (you can see the two flights as bumps - read altitude off the right, Ox off the left):
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Old 01-15-2022, 02:11 PM
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-15F this morning, but above zero when I got the plane out for some snooping around the area. Took a picture of an interesting trend starting to pop up around here - shed condos. Buildings and patch of land it's on are purchased, and there is a minimal association fees to plow snow, etc..
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Old 01-16-2022, 10:37 AM
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Took a trip down south for maintenance.

Met several prominent RVators but missed Joe the host of famous tracking source. [/url]

Even scored an island after wrenching

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.

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Old 01-16-2022, 11:50 AM
Pilotjim77 Pilotjim77 is offline
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Totally cool Doug - looks like a couple of future pilots.

Purchased July 2019: RV-6 0320 Whirlwind Ground Adjustable Prop

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Old 01-16-2022, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
Took a trip down south for maintenance.
Must be an amazing maintenance facility to make it worth a 1500 mile trip!
Mickey Coggins
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Old 01-16-2022, 04:57 PM
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Went up for a quick evening flight just to circle up over my home airport (56S) before a fast moving low stratus layer overtook the airport -- as a few miles west the low clouds formed this wave as they banked up against Tillamook Head.

Randall Henderson
RV-6 / O-360 / CS, 1600+ hrs, 1st flight Sept. 1999
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Old 01-16-2022, 05:19 PM
Kyle Boatright Kyle Boatright is offline
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Flew for about 15 minutes under an overcast in mid 30's temperatures. Ran into drizzle, which I didn't like given the temperatures. RTB'd and did an oil/filter change, retorqued the prop, etc. Even took the 5-6 gallons of used oil I had at the hangar and dumped it in the recycling tank at the FBO.

A productive Saturday, even if I didn't get much flying in.
Kyle Boatright
Marietta, GA
2001 RV-6 N46KB
2019(?) RV-10
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Old 01-16-2022, 08:59 PM
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Default Accomack County, Virginia

Mugsy and I flew down to Accomack County, Virginia for lunch. I took this nice shot of Mugsy in the late afternoon winter sun on the way back. That's the Chesapeake Bay in the background.
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Old 01-16-2022, 09:22 PM
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Default SpaceX up close and personal

Slinky and I went down to Jupiter, Fl. to visit old sailing buddies. Lili is a retired NASA type from Houston and she told me SpaceX had a launch scheduled at 10:25 Thursday morning.
My trusty old E6B told me I was 59 minutes from the cape so we launched at 9:26, T minus 59. Weather was CAVU. Controllers very friendly, air smooth, heater working. Had just a few knots more tailwind than forecast so leaned back about 10 knots for a couple minutes.
We arrived at a perfect time and had an incredible view of the lainch. It sure happens fast.
I love these planes and what they allow us to experience.
Keep pounding those rivets.
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Jerry "Widget" Morris
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Old 01-16-2022, 10:26 PM
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3 ship to NorCal for lunch.
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