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Old 05-28-2013, 06:15 AM
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Talking I just changed my VAF status to Flying

We made our first flight today.

My friend and super qualified test pilot Tom did the honors. He has about 20K more time then I have, counting F-18 and many other military types.
Easy decision on that one.Tom says it flies really nice with no major issues to report.

I'd list everyone I should thank, but it would sound like an acceptance speech at the academy awards, it includes a lot of people here on VAF. The main one though has her name on the plane.




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Old 05-28-2013, 06:22 AM
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Congrats, Paul! Beautiful work.

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Old 05-28-2013, 06:24 AM
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Yea, CONGRATS there Paul!!! Your face sore from grinning??
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:26 AM
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Awesome Paul. I have been following your progress and I know what a great feeling it is to finally see your creation airborne for the first time.

Big Time Congrats....
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:37 AM
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Outstanding - congratulations. I can hardly wait to see the painting of the moment Paul - photos don't always capture the true emotion!
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:51 AM
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Excellent! The big moment is still to come...the first time you strap in and go. Be ready, be careful, and try not to hurt your face grinning
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:59 AM
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Great news Paul! Congratulations!
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:04 AM
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Well done Paul! I know the feeling well!! Hope to see it (and you) in June or July!
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:06 AM
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Way to go Paul! Great job!
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:21 AM
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Congratulations Paul!

A lot of us here know how you feel.
And it gets even better!

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