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Old 01-17-2021, 09:07 AM
DeltaRomeo DeltaRomeo is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Highland Village, TX
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Default What did you do with your RV this weekend? (1/16/21 - 1/17/21)

...getting it started.
Doug Reeves (your host)
  • Full time: since '07 (started it in '96).
  • Typed in the EMB-505 (Phenom 300). Available for contract work. (flying resume).
  • Part time: Supporting Crew Member CAE EMB-505 Level D Sim @ KDFW.
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Old 01-17-2021, 12:32 PM
charger81 charger81 is offline
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Location: Texas
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I think everyone is out flying Doug and too busy to recap!
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Old 01-17-2021, 01:22 PM
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Plummit Plummit is offline
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SoCal
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OK I'll go first. I just had my left fuel tank repaired so gave it a test flight to CRQ for a breakfast run yesterday. Today my wife and I flew to CMA for breakfast. Winds were 070 @ 15 G 27 when we left! The -10 handles the wind just fine and the left fuel tank (finally!) is leak free. Thanks for the help Bruce Hill! Next I'll pull the right tank....

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Old 01-17-2021, 03:53 PM
SPX SPX is offline
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: San Diego
Posts: 520

Took my new RV to Las Vegas and back to pick up an online purchase that was tough to ship due to being an odd size and a little heavy.

Fantastic 1h 20m flight out there with an average headwind of about ten knots. Made the pickup, had lunch with a friend, and then headed back home on a 1h 10m flight. A little bumpy for about thirty seconds over the mountains on the way in and out of Vegas.

I have to say, coming from a 9 to 14, the extra 20 knots of true airspeed that I am seeing does make quite a difference in my perception of speed/flight time. The fuel burn is a bit higher (20%), but so is the comfort and baggage space..
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Old 01-17-2021, 03:57 PM
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Scott Chastain Scott Chastain is offline
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Location: KMCE
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We bent the spine of the world and watched what happened . . .

Scott Chastain
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Old 01-17-2021, 05:37 PM
Flying Canuck Flying Canuck is offline
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Location: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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Took advantage of a beautiful Saturday morning and flew out to the Red Deer Forestry strip, 59 NM West of home. Not much snow made this amazing spot accessible. The gentleman who maintains the field took the following picture of my departure, a lot better than my lousy iPhone pictures.

Also sent off my transponder for an upgrade to an ADS-B out capable unit. My GPS175 is on its way to me and I should be able to finish my IFR upgrade in the next 5-6 weeks. Today I fixed a nagging little issue and now I have a working COM1 - COM2/NAV selector for my HDX. It's coming together!
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Dynon SkyView HDX, IO-320 and WW 200RV C/S. Flying as of August 6, 2018

Added GPS 175 and authorized for IFR April 1, 2021

Interactive map of all of my flights here
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Old 01-17-2021, 05:45 PM
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Location: Hopkinsville, KY
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Default Saturday Breakfast Run

Weather clear just enough to make the breakfast run. Flew from Hopkinsville, KY to Mayfield, KY.
EAA chapter 807 presented Ethan O’Neal with a $10,000 Ray Aviation Scholarship.

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Bobby Hester - Builder/Pilot/A&P
Surfing the web from Hopkinsville, KY
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Old 01-17-2021, 05:50 PM
flyinhood flyinhood is offline
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Location: 52F
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Left 52F early (after a 737 max sim that let out after midnight) and flew down to Galveston Island. Made it a nice 3 day weekend. Food and museums were all open and crowds weren't bad at all. Stopped at Ellington on way home to go to the Lone Star Museum.
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Old 01-17-2021, 06:28 PM
Redbud40 Redbud40 is offline
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Location: Tx
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Working on Echelon Turns. Lead, 2 and 3 need some help😀😀
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Old 01-17-2021, 07:02 PM
zmatt zmatt is offline
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Location: OK
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Took a few shots of a buddies Piper (a few heavies in the background of this shot) and then later had a L-39 join up on me for a bit. Good day to bring the nice camera along.
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