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Old 03-15-2007, 07:25 PM
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Default RV Fun - Things You Might not do with Ordinary Planes

The class D, no radar tower controller says "66AP cleared for takeoff, advise when clear of class delta". Then I called back about 1.5 miles from airport announcing "clear of class D" after climbing out the top.

Runway 27 is 5000', and my parking is a left turn at the departure end of the runway. I'm cleared to land, but chose to fly at about one foot altitude for practice and to get closer to the hangar. So I'm flying along at 60 knots, 1' agl, about 2/3's down the runway (I really do recommend this as practice) when the tower calls "66AP, roll to the end, left turn to parking with me", I answer, "Haven't landed yet, but when I do I'll roll to the end.."
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Old 03-15-2007, 07:33 PM
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:00 PM
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Yeah, it takes me 2 miles to do that in the Cardinal...

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Old 03-16-2007, 07:50 AM
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Come on, guys, I figured this thread would take off, pun intended. No one else ever had any fun in their RV??? You know, stuff you hear/do/see that typically wouldn't happen in a spam can due to measly performance, etc.
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Old 03-16-2007, 08:02 AM
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Last Friday,
Jenny and I were talking to Atlanta center while heading northwest at 4500 feet toward Cleveland, Tennessee, VFR on top. Atlanta advises, "33PL be advised that minimum en route altitude is 5500 feet" since the mountains were nearby. I "rogered" him and pulled the nose up with full power and went to 6500 in slightly over a minute.

"That was quick" came the remark. "Yessir, it's an RV". "Figures," he said
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Old 03-16-2007, 08:53 AM
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with a friend in his RV6A several years ago.....Sarasota/Bradenton (a busy Class C)....cleared for T/O....controller says "two of us are building RV's. Fly past the tower so we can check out your paint scheme".

We did. They thanked US for a change!
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:02 AM
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A couple of weeks ago I took off about one minute behind a Mooney. When I over took the Mooney, I was a couple of hundered feet above it. Oh yeah, we were still in class D airspace. Oh yeah, I don't have fairings installed yet.
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:34 AM
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A couple of weeks ago I took off about one minute behind a Mooney. When I over took the Mooney, I was a couple of hundered feet above it. Oh yeah, we were still in class D airspace. Oh yeah, I don't have fairings installed yet.
Now that's GOTTA feel good....
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:51 AM
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Now that's GOTTA feel good....
Oh man, I love that. And sometimes if I'm feeling particularly nasty I'll "accidentally" call out my fuel burn on freq as I zip past that Mooney or Bo or 210 or 310.
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Everyone in the "hot" airplanes at our airport seems happy to make the first turnoff on landing. It is also about the point they leave the ground on takeoff. The other day I landed, came almost to a stop, poured on the coal and was at about 5' when I got to the turnoff. The funny part--it isn't even all that difficult!

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