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Old 09-04-2013, 07:09 AM
DwightFrye DwightFrye is offline
 
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Default N4932L First Flight

I wanted to drop a quick note to everyone letting folks know that I finally flew. On September 2 my RV-7 left the ground for a very successful first flight. I had very few squawks, and none of them major. Based on all the good advice I've gotten over the years I insisted that I would not let the impending runway closure cause me to rush the first flight, and that if I beat the deadline then fine .. but if not, that would be fine too.

As it turned out I legitimately did feel everything was ready prior to the closure of the runway (which starts _today_), and I did fly. I had a friend with an RV-8 flying chase to see if everything was good on the areas of the plane I could not see. I elected to have the family in attendance, as well as a few friends who happened to show up too.

Now the next phase of real work begins. The slow methodical working off of discovered issues, and the graduated expansion of the flight envelope.

So, another one leaves the nest.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:14 AM
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Congratulations Dwight!

It's a pretty good feeling Huh? Now the real fun begins.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:38 PM
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That is great Dwight. Now the real fun begins. Enjoy and post pictures.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:56 PM
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Default Congratulations!!

Dwight, congrats

Photos man, photos!!
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:05 PM
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Great news! Now for the trip to Triple Tree, the Pick-n-Pig, and other great places!
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:21 PM
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Great news Dwight, have fun now.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:29 AM
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Congratulations!!!!
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