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Old 08-23-2016, 12:03 PM
Bevan Bevan is offline
 
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I volunteered to do a very long distance service call last Saturday. The drive would have been 5.5 hours each way plus fuel stops and road construction delays. Over the course of the trip we only "saw" one other vehicle going the other way. Something seemed quite strange as it was such a beautiful summery day. The scenery was spectacular, the day was warm and the sun, bright. Where was everybody? We also never saw any traffic lights, stop signs, cops or construction zones either so we never bothered to slow down let alone stop during the entire commute. Very strange. It's just amazing to go full out 300kmh (legally) for an hour straight, 14,000 feet high above the earth in a contraption built in an old barn over time. Air Traffic Controllers were very courteous and profession to us as they accepted our requests and presence in their airspace like we belonged on their radar screens. In contrast, there had been several obstacles and road blocks along the way while persuing this dream of achieving home-made personal air travel. Any one of which could have derailed the dream and one did for a couple years. If you're building, stay focused on the task, never give up. Rest if you must but not for too long. One day it will be done and worth all the effort. Keep pounding those "rivets". Bevan

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Old 08-24-2016, 07:11 AM
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Bevan,

Wow. Gorgeous picture. Thanks for sharing. Definitely motivating!

Regards,
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:22 AM
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Looks like your traffic was HIGH above you!
Beautiful photo...."wish you were here" kind of picture!
Making memories for sure.
Thanks for the motivation.
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:40 AM
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The wonder of flying is indeed a great thing. Doing so in an airplane you have crafted with your own hands takes it to another level of magic.

Great photo, Bevan.
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