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Old 02-14-2018, 11:35 AM
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Dale D Dale D is offline
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Zeeland, MI
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Smile A New RV Grin in MI

I have been lurking and learning from this group for the past year or so, as I searched for a flying RV-9A. You have already answered more questions than you will ever realize.

On Jan. 12th, I became an RV owner for the first time. I flew my new-to-me RV-9A (N94KJ) from Oregon to its new home in Michigan in the best and worst of Winter weather.

I have been flying certified planes for 14 years, but nothing has come close to the performance I have experienced in the RV-7A I flew for transition training, and now the RV-9A. My wife is enjoying the plane, too.

We already have many new destinations on our bucket list.
I'm sure I will have questions as time goes on. I'm learning something new about these planes every day.
I just wanted to say hello and say thanks for the help along the way.

Dale DeWeese
RV-9A Owner
EAA Chapter 211 Member
Zeeland, MI (Z98)
VAF Dues Paid
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:37 PM
charger81 charger81 is offline
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Location: Texas
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Welcome aboard Dale!

Curious. Ever any talk in your city to change the name to New Zeeland, MI?
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:31 PM
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Location: West Michigan
Posts: 32
Default Congrats!


Congrats on the new addition! Hope to see you around.

Blue skies and tailwinds,
Ethan Beswick
RV-9 Emp. - Completed
1948 Cessna 140
EAA Chapter 211 Member
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:35 PM
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Location: 45G, Brighton, MI
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Welcome aboard Dale! Hop over to 45G sometime. Breakfast EVERY Saturday, 9:00am.
Miles (VAF# 1238, Paid up as of 12/20)
RV-7 TU 904KM (reserved)
Wings Fitted and Finish Kit on site

Construction Log
Empennage Album, Wings Album, Fuselage Album

1955 Cessna 170B flying since 1982

'To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' -Unk.
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:43 PM
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Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
Posts: 16,167
Default Welcome to VAF

Dale, welcome aboard
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

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 02-15-2018, 12:55 AM
Jim Frisbie Jim Frisbie is offline
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Location: Canby
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Default Good to hear

Glad you made it back safely and glad you are enjoying 94KJ
It was great to meet you when you came west
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Old 02-15-2018, 06:25 AM
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Location: Zeeland, Michigan
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Hi Dale,
Congrats on the 9A purchase. Great to have another RV on the field.

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Old 02-15-2018, 07:29 AM
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Location: Yukon Ok
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Glad to hear you are enjoying your new RV. It will open many new doors for you and your wife. Let the fun begin!
Jerry Calvert
Yukon Ok
RV6 N296JC
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:28 PM
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Location: Mahomet, Illinois
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welcome aboard!!!!
Terry Ruprecht
RV-9A Tip-up; IO-320 D2A
S. James cowl/plenum
(Dues paid thru Nov '18)
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Dale D View Post


We already have many new destinations on our bucket list.


Welcome Dale! Life is too short to see everything in USA so we need to prioritize. Could you share couple destinations from your bucket list?
Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
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