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Old 08-30-2019, 01:36 PM
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Default EARLY SUMMER MORNING FLYING IN TEXAS

You have to get up early in Texas if you want to find smooth air during the summer. So we did.

My wife and I launched into a wonderfully calm bit of air around 7:30 this morning. Even at 2,000 ft. it was a nice ride as we headed West away from DFW. Nothing special today other than enjoying the freedom of RV flight, some nice scenery, and a quiet breakfast at T67 (Hicks).

Met a young man at Hicks that I hadn?t seen in years since my days based at Addison ? he?s grown into a fine young man, working at one of the airframe OEM service centers in Dallas, and enjoying an RV-6 handed down from another friend. Here?s a few pics and a video I hope you?ll enjoy. Perhaps it will serve as some inspiration for builders.



Some high cloud helped us capture the rising sun and still see my wife?s smiling face. Great smile, dear. Great sun, God.


What Lake Bridgeport looks like on Aera 660


What Lake Bridgeport really looks like


I think this video will run on SMUG MUG. Click on the photo and be patient


Breakfast is served


Another satisfied passenger
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Old 08-30-2019, 07:15 PM
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Yep, video worked for me.
Looks like a fun morning.
BTW, nice hats, shirts, and a/c paint job.
Thanks for the motivational sharing.

Doug
Seattle area
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Old 08-30-2019, 07:29 PM
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Yep, video worked for me.
Looks like a fun morning.
BTW, nice hats, shirts, and a/c paint job.
Thanks for the motivational sharing.

Doug
Seattle area
Thanks Doug. We have to look the part
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Old 08-31-2019, 01:27 PM
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Where did you go for breakfast.
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I like to launch extra early, but I am an uber morning person.

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Old 08-31-2019, 03:08 PM
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Where did you go for breakfast.
Beacon Cafe at Hicks (T67). Good food. Always busy. Park out front.
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Old 08-31-2019, 05:11 PM
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Beacon Cafe at Hicks (T67). Good food. Always busy. Park out front.
Ill try it out next time I am over that way. Thanks
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