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Old 10-09-2013, 10:07 PM
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Looking for Twin Cities area RV pilots with 100 hours of RV time willing to get on my insurance to take my plane up for a little exercise. Obviously I pay for gas.

I'm not able to go with you at the moment but perhaps you'd also consider flying as a safety pilot for me once I am.

Thanks for your consideration.
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:51 PM
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Wow. This one surprises me. Free airplane. Free gas. No volunteers.

I honestly didn't see that coming.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:06 PM
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Bob, I'd be all over it if you were in the MEM area, but alas...
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:12 PM
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Bob, I'm out in CA. If I was nearby I'd love to fly with you as I'm sure many others would. They're out there, they just haven't seen this thread yet.

I've read your "end of the line thread" with great sadness. Quite frankly I'm impressed with the way you've handled the situation, you've made difficult choices and have thought not just about your personnal need while doing so. I can only hope that if/when the day comes for me I can make my decision as well.

I was happy to see you post this, and I know somebody will pop up that will work out for you in this regard.

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Old 10-10-2013, 05:57 PM
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I sure wish you lived closer!
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:01 PM
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Wow, I wish somebody in my neck of the woods would make that offer!
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:02 PM
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Wow. This one surprises me. Free airplane. Free gas. No volunteers.

I honestly didn't see that coming.
Agreed, I thought you'd have 3 pages worth of "takers" by now. Perhaps your local RVators haven't yet spoken up for fear that this deal is too good to be true. Maybe at least making them pay for their own fuel will take the edge off and bring them out of the woods - that would still be an unbelievable deal. Best of luck.
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Same here, Louisiana is a bit out of range. I would like to be able to help you and fly with you.

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Old 10-10-2013, 07:00 PM
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Probably right. I did get an email from a fine aviator who lives near KSGS today. I'm sure we can get it arranged so he has use of the plane. Just have to wait for Nationair.

In the meantime, moving ahead on exploring paint trim options .
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Everybodies out chopping firewood for the winter Bob - not reading VAF!

I'd be happy to help out when I am in town visiting the folks. Unfortunately, that usually coincides with the Thanksgiving Weekend Blizzard or the Christmas Week Storm. But if it's nice, Jenny can usually add me to insurance pretty quick....
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