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Old 03-23-2014, 11:57 PM
Nickb145 Nickb145 is offline
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Default First flight of RV-8 N84GN

Started December 2010.......Time does go by fast.

my dad's username : gblanck.
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Old 03-24-2014, 03:54 AM
WAM120RV WAM120RV is offline
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Default Excellent!


Very well done to all concerned, excellent aeroplane, test flight and video!!

You should all be very proud!

Steve Arnold

In completion stage of Loehle P5151
Built and now Flying G.BVLR Vans RV4
Rebuilt G.BDBD Tailwind
Rebuilt G BVTN Kitfox
Built G CDCD RV9A with WAM120
Riveted wings on Glastar G.LEZZ Now (G. SKUA)
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:28 AM
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Default Fantastic

Hey Nicholas.......congratulations!!!!!!! Now for more fun and adventures
Bob "Skyking" Corriveau
Yes I paid my =VAF= membership dues!
RV-8 QB Reserved N212KB

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"Nothing worthwhile has ever been accomplished without inspiration, determination, and perspiration!"
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:12 AM
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Default Congratulations!!

Another fledgling-----congrats
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:28 AM
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congrats, great video!
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:48 AM
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Default Congrats!

Congrats Nicholas on a beautiful airplane and the first flight! It must feel incredible! I love the video, especially the tailwheel cam - I can almost feel the gravel in my teeth on take-off!
RV-8 N223GT (reserved)
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"The ultimate responsibility of the pilot is to fulfill the dreams of the countless millions of earthbound ancestors who could only stare skyward and wish." - Unknown
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:57 PM
xblueh2o xblueh2o is offline
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Nice! Looking forward to that day myself.

Putting on my instructor hat.
One note. The frequency 123.45 is not, I repeat, not to for general air to to use. The AIM lists 122.750 as the air to air freq for fixed wing aircraft.
I only mention it because I fly oceanic crossings where the freq 123.45 is approved for use and on any given weekend for the first hour of my crossing all I hear are guys trying to find each other in the air and the turbulence reports I want to hear are stepped on.

Please pass the word to all your friends.
RV-8 with the Showplanes Fastback conversion
Emp completed except for glass work
Wings completed except for bottom skin and glass work
Fuselage underway
N18451 reserved
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