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Old 01-09-2022, 06:13 AM
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Default Activity at Falcon Field (KFFZ)?

Any RV'ers to fly out with or hang out with at Falcon Field in Mesa, AZ? I'm just chilling at FFZ for this next week (through about the 15th). Alas, I'm parked on the "north 40" (the new Echo ramp near the MD helicopter plant) and there's not much life there, RV or otherwise.

Email (jdubner@yahoo.com) or phone (503-383-1205).

Oh, let me translate that into the vernacular of VAF: fife oh tree tree ate tree won too oh fife.

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Old 01-09-2022, 07:54 AM
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I am coming there for heavy maintenance maybe I can buy you a drink Joe
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Old 01-09-2022, 08:39 AM
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After yesterday's flights to escape the cold/wet country, I would like that, Vlad.

And then I would buy you one :-)
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Old 01-09-2022, 09:56 AM
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Default Conditions at home

Joe,

To help you enjoy your present location in Mesa, it is foggy and 30F at your home place this morning.

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Default Wow!

That was an impressive flight! Non stop from 7S5 to FFZ. How much fuel did you use?

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Old 01-09-2022, 10:07 AM
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That was an impressive flight! Non stop from 7S5 to FFZ. How much fuel did you use?

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Looks like he stopped at KHTH
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Old 01-09-2022, 10:14 AM
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Looks like he stopped at KHTH
Ah yes, I see it now. Still some time in the saddle. When we fly from LGB to 7S5 we do it with one stop and then get right back in the air. By the time we get there we are done!

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Old 01-09-2022, 11:48 AM
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Default Refueled at Hawthorne (HTH)

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Looks like he stopped at KHTH
Yes, that is right. ADS-B and even APRS coverage disappears at lower altitudes behind the mountains north of Hawthorne.

Total fuel burn was 39 gallons with FF around 7.1 GPH and 160 KTAS at 11,000 - 14000 MSL.

HTH is a treat: not only was the gas price the lowest around but the legendary Betty Easley is there to meet and greet.

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Old 01-09-2022, 08:59 PM
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I am coming there for heavy maintenance maybe I can buy you a drink Joe
You're a man of your word, Vlad. I see you're at FFZ transient parking after flying down from Dutch John Airport in far northeastern Utah.

I expect to be out at FFZ with a car tomorrow so let's meet, perhaps for a late breakfast or lunch. Please note my contact info in the thread starter message (and text to 503-877-7477 is good too).
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Old 01-11-2022, 09:58 AM
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Sorry I missed you, Joe. My 'Green New Deal' (N25DP) was at Falcon Field all last week parked next to another beautifully polished RV-7?? I flew down from Desert Aire (M94) on 1-04 with a fuel stop and overnight at Lincoln County, NV (1L1). Fuel @ $4.90. Stayed at a very nice B&B in Panaca which is only a mile and half from the airport. Returned on 1-08 with fuel stops at 1L1 and Nampa, ID (MAN). MOGAS @ $4.72. Really enjoyed the warm wx! Came back home to 6" of snow and 20 degrees.
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