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Old 03-11-2016, 03:29 PM
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Default RV-8 Flight on a Perfect Colorado Day

An amazingly blue and pristine Colorado sky beckoned to me as I drove to work this morning: "Turn around, go to the airport, and get that RV up in the air." Who was I to resist the siren song of perfect weather?

Flew down to Meadowlake airport near Colorado Springs. It's a very cool airpark with a thriving community situated in the shadow of Pikes Peak. It even has my favorite identifier: KFLY. This was the first time I've landed there and I'll definitely return.

During the flight down: Pikes Peak with the Palmer Divide in the foreground.



KFLY windsock and Pikes Peak.



Back to KAPA in time to meet a good friend for lunch at the airport restaurant!



I might have some video later... stay tuned.
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Old 03-11-2016, 06:25 PM
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Nice shots! I was at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in '94, the pre-pavement era, when Rod Millen set that 10:04 mark that held up for many years. Your plane looks great too!
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Old 03-12-2016, 09:38 AM
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Thanks !
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:31 AM
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Looking good Joe. I miss Colorado!
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Old 03-12-2016, 07:02 PM
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Great pics, Joe. We here in the gray Midwest are nothing but envious.
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Old 03-14-2016, 11:09 AM
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Love doing touch n' goes at KFLY. Nice and narrow but long runway.

I am almost positive I saw you fly over our home in Elizabeth. Pretty good ground speed!
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