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Old 11-26-2020, 04:55 PM
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Default N662F First Flight (RV-14A)

This morning my project turned into a real airplane. I completed the punch list of items that I needed to do and decided to do the first flight. The flight was short (about 0.25 hours) and I stayed in the pattern.

I knew it was going to be relatively short flight because my wife gave me a hard stop at 1230pm to be home for Thanksgiving dinner.

The weather was warm and clear with about a 9 mph cross wind.

I did a thorough pre-flight and then did a run up check on the taxi-way. Then it was time to launch. The plane flies great!

Two good landings later and it was time to head home.

Now the real fun begins as I embark on my 40 hour phase I.

Woo hoo!

Bruce
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Old 11-26-2020, 05:09 PM
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This morning my project turned into a real airplane. I completed the punch list of items that I needed to do and decided to do the first flight. The flight was short (about 0.25 hours) and I stayed in the pattern.


Woo hoo!

Bruce
Bruce, congrats on the new fledgling
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Old 11-26-2020, 06:20 PM
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Real cause for thanks there! 👍🏻

Great job!
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Old 11-26-2020, 06:57 PM
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Congrats! Best feeling ever is flying a plane you built!
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Old 11-26-2020, 07:21 PM
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Very nice Bruce congratulations! Virginia has a great Aviation Ambassador Program it will be easy for you based in Richmond.
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Old 11-27-2020, 01:40 AM
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Bruce, Congrats from Germany!
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Old 11-27-2020, 03:59 AM
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Congrats Bruce! I'm a LONG way from where you are...good motivation.
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Old 11-27-2020, 04:54 PM
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Default CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I’m still a good 6 months away but announcements like yours keep me excited and building.
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Old 11-27-2020, 07:04 PM
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Congrats....I am making my first flight in my 14A tomorrow morning at Mojave Airport. If anyone is keeping track I am sure there are at least a few hundred “first flights” out of that airport already. Including at least one space ship.
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Old 11-27-2020, 08:26 PM
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Congratulations and thanks for posting! I read every one of these "first flight" reports now. It provides great motivation to push through the final stretch of FWF work!
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