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Old 12-20-2016, 07:53 PM
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Default N705BC is Now an Airplane!

Today Mel Asberry and wife Ann came out and inspected my RV-7A and issued an airworthiness certificate. For those of you who will need an airworthiness inspection, I'd highly recommend Mel. He dove in and checked the entire airplane out very thoroughly. Much like knowing you have a good engine, having a good set of eyes inspect your airplane that are familiar with the design and what to look for is just as important and worth the money. Prior to the inspection, I had several others stop by and look for issues that I should address. I thought I had all issues covered and Mel found five lock nuts that I had failed to tighten! He also found a couple of minor issues in the engine compartment. Overall, I'm very pleased with his work and feel that I've got an airplane that is ready to fly!

Now it's time to get the pilot ready! If anyone knows of a good transition trainer for a 7A, let me know.

Much thanks for the tips and advice that I've received from all of the good folks in this forum!

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Old 12-20-2016, 08:10 PM
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Congrats Ben, lets us know where and when for the transition training and of course that first flight.
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Old 12-20-2016, 08:16 PM
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Congrats! Have fun!
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Old 12-20-2016, 08:25 PM
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Great news Ben. I wish Mel was closer to Idaho to do my final inspection.
Have fun in the first 40 and keep us all up to date on how it goes. Have fun!
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Old 12-21-2016, 08:58 PM
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Congrats! I used Mike Seager in Oregon my transition training. He has trained hundreds, if not thousands, of RV pilots. I felt very prepared and was able to do my first flight in my 9A with much more confidence.
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Old 12-21-2016, 10:16 PM
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Where can I find Mike Seagers contact information?
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Old 12-21-2016, 10:38 PM
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Where can I find Mike Seagers contact information?
training link
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Old 12-22-2016, 04:18 AM
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Today Mel Asberry and wife Ann came out and inspected my RV-7A and issued an airworthiness certificate.
Good to know that Mel had some help. Congratulations!
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:27 AM
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Congrats Ben! Need to come see me when you finish your 40 hrs! Actually, I've been thinking of flying up to Hobbs one of these days, not far from my location !
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Old 12-23-2016, 12:54 AM
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Congrats.

Dan Ross at Stead Nevada, near Reno does transition training in a 9A. My insurance was OK with me doing training in a 9A. Heard great things about Mike Sagar also.
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