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Old 03-24-2021, 03:51 PM
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Smile N967BT makes it to 2000 hours!

On March 21, 2007, Mel inspected N967BT and deemed her air worthy. Today, 14 years and 3 days later she turned over 2000 hours while descending back into her home field of Pecan Plantation. It has been a great ride and Bonnie and I have seen a lot of country during those flights. Got a new Lycoming on order but she is running so good not sure when we will make the change.

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Old 03-24-2021, 04:25 PM
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Congratulations Tom & Bonnie!
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Old 03-24-2021, 04:29 PM
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Congratulations Tom! You've been inspiration for years! I still have places you visited on my bucket list.
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Old 03-24-2021, 04:47 PM
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Congrats! Keep her flying!!
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Old 03-24-2021, 06:39 PM
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Default Congratulations!!!

Tom, congrats on the big 2000

How is Echo Bravo doing?
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Old 03-24-2021, 06:52 PM
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Mike, 143EB is doing great, it now has 1010 hours on it, 830 since we bought it 11 years ago. I swapped out the Lightspeed for a PMAG this winter so I keep making changes to it.

take care Mike
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Old 03-24-2021, 07:03 PM
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Mike, 143EB is doing great, it now has 1010 hours on it, 830 since we bought it 11 years ago. I swapped out the Lightspeed for a PMAG this winter so I keep making changes to it.

take care Mike
Sounds good, glad you are getting use from it. I will let Steve know too.

If you ever get back out this way, stop in. Guest room waiting.

Just in case you were not aware, we now live in Danton NV. A34 is airport designation.
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Old 03-24-2021, 07:11 PM
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Congrats Tom & Bonnie!!!! Welcome to the club.

I still "...want to be just like Tom & Bonnie when I grow up."

See ya' soon, somewhere.
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Old 03-24-2021, 07:20 PM
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Smile Thanks

Thanks everyone, the RV experience has been great! I find it interesting to note the number of higher time RVs showing up with posts on VAF. They are a great planes and we have certainly enjoyed flying ours around the country. As we used to say, keep pounding those rivets!

Our plans for flights include Florida in a couple weeks, then NH in June, then Black Hills by end of June, then Oshkosh, then Glacier, then Driggs, then Jackson Hole, then back to Black Hills, before back to NH and back to TX by end of Sept. Gonna keep flying as long as our health holds out!
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Old 03-24-2021, 07:29 PM
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The Valkyrie is only about 20 hours behind you Tom - but we’ve got five total airplanes to divide into two pilots, so each one gets less.....

Congrats on the milestone! Here’s to another 2,000 in short order.
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