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Old 05-23-2016, 10:34 AM
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Talking N76CX First Flight!

May 22nd 2016:
After 14 years of building and thanks to the support of family, friends and the VAF community, N76CX took to the skies.
The takeoff roll was short. The climb and racetrack over the airport was smooth and predictable. The landing wasn?t too bad either (some sort of weird hybrid 3-point/wheel landing) with Mike Seager?s voice haunting my thoughts; ?keep the stick back, keep the stick back. Feet up to the brakes?.?
0.4 hours in the logbook, and I needed a nap.

Jeff Caplins
(started: Feb 2002 --> Completed: May 2016)
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:58 AM
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Old 05-23-2016, 11:34 AM
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Way to stick with it! Enjoy the bird!!
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Old 05-23-2016, 11:48 AM
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Default Congratulations!!

Jeff, congrats on the new fledgling
Mike Starkey
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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 05-23-2016, 12:35 PM
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Congratulations Jeff
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Old 05-23-2016, 12:58 PM
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Congrats on the first flight!
RV 7 500 hours and counting
20 donation done
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Old 05-23-2016, 03:28 PM
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At a boy Jeff! 14 years is a lot of commitment!
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Old 05-23-2016, 03:53 PM
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Congratulations! one plane closer to 10K!
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Default Nice work

Congrats Jeff, I'm right behind you.
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:07 PM
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Awesome job Jeff. Mike is the best.
Took me 14+ also but it is Soooo worth it.
Enjoy and keep us posted on phase 1.
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