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Old 06-18-2019, 08:27 AM
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Thumbs up Eagle's Nest Projects - Montgomery HS (TX) completes their 2nd RV-12

Eagle's Nest Projects
Montgomery High School (TX) Completes their 2nd RV-12


Joe Waltz
- ENP Program Director - Montgomery HS


We now have a Legal Eagle (RV-12iS) that's free to leave the nest.

Today, Carl Thomas & Robert McGee from the Houston FSDO (they visited us in class earlier this year) inspected the Purple Bearon and found her Airworthy. They were very complimentary of the workmanship and especially liked the Mentor/Student interaction that they witnessed in the shop.

Tom Ball volunteered his hangar for the inspection and Jimmy Crawford staged both the Bearon and BearForce One along with the excellent documentation provided by Ernie. Having a table set up for the required paperwork, all the necessary forms filled out and a complimentary bottle of water made it easy for them to make a quick inspection and signing of the Airworthiness Certificate.

We got the standard ELSA flyoff time of 5 hours. This short requirement is due to the standardized methods we used to complete the build according to the factory design and the prescribed flight test methods. Jimmy and Denny will be flying the Bearon through the flight test period and then it will be available for Mentor and Student flying. First flight is anticipated for Wed, Jun 26.

This brings a happy conclusion to our efforts this year. I want to thank each and everyone of you for your hard work and dedication to the project and our kids. You've made a lifelong difference in their lives.

BTW, we now have a slightly used RV-12ULS for sale. BearForce One is in great shape and ready for purchase. -Joe

(L) Robert McGee (R) Carl Thomas / Houston FSDO

Special A/W Certificate Issued - Carl Thomas, Houston FSDO

R. E. "Ernie" Butcher
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:14 PM
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Great programs.

Keep up the awesome work.

Bruce (BOOMER) Pauley
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:51 PM
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Ernie, there is a gold star in the skies just for you! Amazing work by the Eagles Nest organization, the mentors, and most of all, the students!
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:29 AM
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Nice Job. Can't wait to see the new purple bird at Airventure 2019.
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:43 AM
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Great work as always. Congratulations.
Scott Schmidt
Salt Lake City, UT

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