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Old 12-20-2021, 12:47 PM
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Default First Solo

N567AJ first flew a month ago with Ironflight/Paul Dye as test pilot. This weekend I got to fly her with Mike Seager for 5 flights worth of dual transition training. This morning I took her up for my first solo, 20 mins and 3 landings, behold another RV Grin...

Thanks to all that have been so helpful, another major milestone reached.
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Tucson, AZ - N567AJ RV-7 Standard Build
Empennage 1/06, Wings 11/06, Fuselage 9/08, Panel Wiring 7/19, to airport 10/20, first engine run 2/21. AWC 11/11/21. First flights 11/17/21. My first flight 12/17/21, my first solo 12/20/21.
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Old 12-20-2021, 02:03 PM
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Congrats! Looks like a fine example with that James cowl.

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Old 12-20-2021, 02:16 PM
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Congrats, that's gotta feel good!
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Old 12-20-2021, 05:44 PM
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George, you’re a great example of someone who has the patience to take your time and do it right - now go out an enjoy that machine!

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Old 12-20-2021, 06:08 PM
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Thanks all, and particular Paul for all the help as Flight Advisor and test pilot. N567AJ is now "down for maintenance" for the 10-hour oil change and diagnosing a non-firing plug discovered on what was to be the second flight today . Will be flying a lot after that and a little R & R in Mexico over Christmas and New Year's; Phase 1 is going to be very enjoyable and very educational.
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Empennage 1/06, Wings 11/06, Fuselage 9/08, Panel Wiring 7/19, to airport 10/20, first engine run 2/21. AWC 11/11/21. First flights 11/17/21. My first flight 12/17/21, my first solo 12/20/21.
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Old 12-20-2021, 06:46 PM
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George, I bet it was thrilling to do your first solo in your plane. I am ucky to have had a good friend do my first flight and phase 1 enabling me to finish up my license in my plane! My first flights and especially my first solo ware a thrill only a few get to experience. Have fun with your new plane!!
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Old 12-21-2021, 09:58 AM
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Good job George! Looks like you prepare well and your success is proof. Enjoy all the great flying weather you have in Tucson.
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Old 12-21-2021, 02:52 PM
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Congratulation George!! My plane had three first flights. One with the first flight pilot, one with us both and the third (and real first flight) was me solo.

Wish you many years of fun with your great machine.
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Old 12-21-2021, 03:06 PM
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Nothing like the first flight in your own plane.
Congratulations!
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Old 12-21-2021, 03:49 PM
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Congrats! RV-Grin full view.
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