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Old 05-27-2019, 01:06 PM
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Default Eagle's Nest Projects - 1st Flight RV-12iS / Clear Springs HS (TX)

Eagle's Nest Projects
Clear Springs HS (TX)
1st Flight / RV-12iS N922EN s/n: 121088


On this beautiful Memorial Day, Bruce Bohannon, Eagle's Nest Director and professional test pilot, conducted the first flight on Clear Springs HS 5th RV-12 build; RV-12iS N922EN s/n:121088. To the credit of an outstanding mentor team, David Grover, Kirk Taylor, and Roger Elder, and a highly motivated team of PLTW Aerospace Engineering students, Bruce reported the test flight as "All Aces... No Squaks". Following are a few photos from today's first flight. The "inaugural first flight" party will take place when phase-1 is completed; planning for later this week.

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Bruce - Reviewing aircraft performance numbers and test card

"Yes, Ernie... I'm ready..."

All good... ready for taxi

1st Take-off roll

Slipping the surly bonds of earth for the 1st time

Flight Report - "All Aces... No Squaks"
R. E. "Ernie" Butcher
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Old 05-27-2019, 01:44 PM
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Fantastic. Congrats all
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:45 PM
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How cool, how lucky to have Bruce as test pilot!
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Old 05-27-2019, 07:54 PM
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Simply Tremendous!! Congratulations to all.
David Rohrlick
N112DR (RV-12iS) (SOLD)
Airworthiness signed off by the FAA 1/23/2020
First Flight on 3/14/2020
Phase I Finished on 5/7/2020
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Old 05-28-2019, 06:26 AM
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Great Job. See you in Oshkosh.
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