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Old 09-30-2019, 09:10 PM
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Default Amazing Day First 2 flights!

Today was the day so many of us look forward to.

RV9A, Originally builder was Carl Peters who posted on here several years back. He got the kit just past quick build status, I was lucky enough to do all the personal item selection like Dynon, Titan IO-340, Catto Prop, etc.

I purposely did not install any Aileron trim yet as I wanted to see how the plane flew first. I am happy to saw we were able to fly completely hands off first flight.

I can also attest to how valuable I found the "ADDITIONAL PILOT PROGRAM". I am very fortunate to have a 700+ hr RV Time and builder on the field, CFII and co-pilot of the 747 that flew into Oshkosh this year just a few hangars away. He has been super valuable in his insight on building, and today the flying. I did the takeoff with minor verbal suggestions. During the flight one of us could fly, while the other watch engine status, radios, etc. Being a low time pilot I knew I wasn't ready to solo a new airplane, but surely wanted that first flight of an airplane after years of work and an empty piggy bank.

As I have read on here before, keep pounding those rivets and dedicate time on a regular basis and you will make it.




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Old 09-30-2019, 10:17 PM
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Default Congratulations

Jeff, congrats on the new fledgling
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Old 10-01-2019, 06:21 AM
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Congrats Jeff! Great feeling isn't it! Looks like a very nice plane!
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Old 10-01-2019, 10:15 AM
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Congratulations Jeff and Becca! Job well done! I will be in your woods in several weeks. We have to go to the same place we flew in 2013.

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Old 10-01-2019, 10:48 AM
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Congratulations!!
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Old 10-01-2019, 01:15 PM
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Congratulations Jeff!!
I too found the additional pilot program invaluable.
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Old 10-01-2019, 01:35 PM
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Default "ADDITIONAL PILOT PROGRAM"

Can someone please link the "ADDITIONAL PILOT PROGRAM"?
Someday will be our first flight...
So I need to work at being ready.
Thanks, Larry
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Old 10-01-2019, 01:43 PM
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Can someone please link the "ADDITIONAL PILOT PROGRAM"?
Someday will be our first flight...
So I need to work at being ready.
Thanks, Larry
https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/.../AC_90-116.pdf

Here is the AC, basically you need to do some pre flight testing (engine flow, compression, etc.) and log that in the aircraft log book.

For the first 8 Hours you can use a qualified pilot which is determined by a score sheet in the AC. After 8 Hours and as the owner/pilot you perform a checklist of maneuvers the requirement goes down significantly for what they call Observer pilot.



For me it allowed one of us to fly, while the other watched the engine info to make sure everything was in the green. Something you could easily get distracted by yourself in a new plane, and if like me not a lot of recent flight time.
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Old 10-01-2019, 06:15 PM
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it's looking good
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Old 10-01-2019, 06:24 PM
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Have a fun and safe Phase 1!
Glad to see this airplane get completed and flying.
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