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Old 12-30-2016, 10:07 PM
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Talking Flying Year 2016 Finished With 752 hours.

2016 was a great year of flying. Probably the best I've ever had since I started flying my RV9A five years ago. 752 hobbs hours logged in 2016 with total over 3K on engine/airframe. Many interesting places visited.

Barter Island, Barrow the Top of the World in Alaska.





British Columbia and Yukon.





Pacific Ocean beach.




The Great Wall with Mexico.





The French enclave of St. Pierre and Miquelon.






Newfoundland and Labrador.




And everywhere in between. There won't be so many flying hours anymore. Time for austerity measures. Happy 2017 everyone!


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Old 12-30-2016, 10:21 PM
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Impressive! I think you qualify as the most interesting man in the RV world.

Safe travels in 2017!
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Old 12-30-2016, 10:22 PM
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Vlad, you are the man. And I definitely need to get out more and quit sitting around reading about your trips.
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Old 12-30-2016, 10:36 PM
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Pretty awesome, Vlad! I hope you make it back to KBVI next year sometime.
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Old 12-30-2016, 11:02 PM
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And everywhere in between. There won't be so many flying hours anymore. Time for austerity measures. Happy 2017 everyone!
I knew you had spent some pocket change on AV gas when you departed for Alaska, then came talk of another engine so I understand the need for austerity, BUT;

We are all living vicariously through the adventures of Vlad. What are we to do without the entertainment of well planned and executed travels?
God speed Vlad!
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Old 12-30-2016, 11:35 PM
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I read Alaska is short on pilots these days. Let someone else pay for the fuel.
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Old 12-31-2016, 06:15 PM
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No words to describe my admiration for your travels.

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Old 12-31-2016, 06:21 PM
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Wow! That is more hours then my work job and my RV put together!

Glad you made Naples one of your stops.

Happy New Year Vlad!

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Old 12-31-2016, 06:51 PM
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2016 was a great year of flying. Probably the best I've ever had since I started flying my RV9A five years ago. 752 hobbs hours logged in 2016 with total over 3K on engine/airframe. Many interesting places visited.

And everywhere in between. There won't be so many flying hours anymore. Time for austerity measures. Happy 2017 everyone!



I read you stopped at Half Moon Bay as well, or was that 2015?

Austerity measures indeed. What about the Australia trip?

Best wishes in 2017.
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:43 PM
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Vlad you set the bar pretty high. Good for you and what a world we live in when we can build our own airplanes, and fly them like this. Your an inspiration to many. I was happy with 150 hours and three countries.

To all of my flying brothers and sisters, fly on and may 2017 be a safe and amazing year for all.

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