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Old 06-18-2019, 11:06 PM
9Abuilder 9Abuilder is offline
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ.
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Default First flight of my 9A

On Sunday, June 16th, my RV-9A took flight after a ten-year build. Piloted by Doug MacArthur, my CFI, and me as the co-Pilot, the airplane flew great. Thank you to Doug for flying all the way to southern Arizona from Washington State. A special thanks to my friend, Joe Andre, for being there through the last decade and helping with the build. Lastly, a very big thank you to my wife, Jane, for helping me to see my dream come true.
Keep pounding those rivets. Let no one tell you it is too big of a dream. This is totally worth it!
Steve Dickinson
Sierra Vista, Az.
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:45 PM
dwranda dwranda is offline
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Location: Jamestown,NY
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Congratulations. An amazing accomplishment!
9A in progress
Working on Finish kit!!
Mattituck TMXIO-360 red gold
Dues paid April 2021
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:14 AM
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Mike S Mike S is offline
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Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
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Default Congratulations

Steve, congrats on the new fledgling
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 06-19-2019, 05:34 AM
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Location: Sydney, Aust.
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'Onya Steve. It's a lot more fun when you get your hours flown off and can really put her to use!
Once you have tasted flight you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return - Leonardo DaVinci

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RV-9A - Finished on 10th February 2016 after 4 years, 9 months and 19 days! The 1020th RV-9 flying.

First flight 26th March 2016. Essential specs 145KTAS @ 2400RPM, 8000', 24.2LPH, Initial RoC 1800FPM.
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:10 AM
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Vlad Vlad is offline
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Location: Utah
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Congratulations Steve. Enjoy you deserve it. Interesting airspace you have down there.

Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:21 PM
rockwoodrv9 rockwoodrv9 is offline
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Location: Meridian ID, Aspen CO, Okemos MI
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good news Steve. I have been working for almost as long and still have dreams of finishing!! Have fun and lets see some pictures!
Williamston MI
O-320 D2A
Flying N376E
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