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Old 12-23-2015, 04:25 PM
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Default Goodbye 2015!

It was a great year of flying my RV9A. I had 251 VFR Days and flew 599 trouble free hours enjoying every minute of it (vs 262d/620h in 2014). Looking forward to better 2016!

Highlights of the year. Mo's Ice Flyin on Ottawa River Canada.





Visit to S-n-F.






Had an honor to give a ride to an RV legend. Gary Sobek.







Circumnavigated Lake Erie.






Visited famous Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome.






Overnighted at Gadabout Gaddis of Maine.







5 times stopped at the same spot. Love the place!








Drove my RV to get a ride in a Pietenpol.







RON at a space place. Courtesy of Paul and Louise.





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Old 12-23-2015, 04:33 PM
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Alvord Desert.






Burning Man Black Rock Desert.







Tonopah dry lake bed.








The marshes of Florida. Dog Island.








Pensacola beach.











Visiting the Governor of Belfast Maine.







Shark patrol near Tampa.










Chuck Norris house.






Keep pounding those rivets! There will be days you forget about them.
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Old 12-23-2015, 04:47 PM
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Hey, those shacks out on the water are pretty cool. Anybody know how that works? I mean, can you just go out there, drive some pilings, and start building?

Last photo is John Travolta's place at Jumbolair. Does Chuck Norris fly too?
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Old 12-23-2015, 04:53 PM
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It's amazing how many RV'ers fit in Vlad's RV-9a.

Feels like I have been to all those places
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Old 12-23-2015, 04:57 PM
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Isn't that John Travolta's house?

You had a great year off the surface. Excellent report.

40 hours on the RV now and looking forward to visiting some interesting/remote sights myself.

Rivets? what rivets?

Bevan
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Old 12-23-2015, 05:16 PM
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Last photo is John Travolta's place at Jumbolair. Does Chuck Norris fly too?

Hmmm. Whose place is this then?

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Old 12-23-2015, 05:30 PM
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Hey, those shacks out on the water are pretty cool. Anybody know how that works? I mean, can you just go out there, drive some pilings, and start building?
If it's anything like South Louisiana, they were probably built on land some time ago and coastal erosion has done its part.
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Old 12-23-2015, 05:51 PM
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Vlad,
I'm honored to make your "Hit Parad "--reference to an old music show in the States. Come back anytime. Jon and I are having a beer in D-28 as I type this. BTW, Svetlana says "Hi".
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Old 12-23-2015, 06:18 PM
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Last photo is John Travolta's place at Jumbolair. Does Chuck Norris fly too?
Confirmed About a 1/2RV hour North of me.
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Old 12-23-2015, 06:24 PM
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Don't know if Chuck flies, but I have read that he doesn't sleep. Instead, he "waits"
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