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Old 02-20-2020, 09:09 AM
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Default Fleeing the cold! Tropical RV Winter Getaway

As I'm typing this, it is 111 degrees F colder than where I was this time last week (92f vs -19f)! Why do I live here??

We loaded the kiddos and an unreasonable amount of baggage into the flying family truckster, and flew down to a FLORIDA BEACH HOUSE that we rented with some others from our RV10 family!

Here is the first (of two) trip recap videos!
Ed Kranz
RV-10 N829EC - Flying
First Flight: 8/29/15
KSGS - Fleming Field, South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Old 02-20-2020, 01:09 PM
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Default Flee the cold

Great video, Thanks for sharing...
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Old 02-20-2020, 01:28 PM
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Nice video, Ed. I follow your channel during these cold winter months. Great escape!

Congrats on the IFR rating!
John "JB" Balbierer
Ogden, UT
1998 RV-6, N30JB
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Old 02-20-2020, 02:15 PM
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Default Nice vid

Well done. Beauty plane.
You guys need to keep going and make a run for bahamas. Great fun hitting the little islands and such a transition from busy, and populated florida.

Will look forward to more vids.
Rick Woodall C-GSTT "ghost"
9a -TMX io-320, catto three blade, dual dynon hdx with a/p. 900+ hrs in 8 yrs flying.

Flew to Osh 11,12,15,17,19. SNF 2013. West to Cali /Washington/Vancouver/crossed the Rockies north to Red Deer east to Moosonee and over to maritimes. South to Jekyll Isl, cedar key, and Key West etc. 7 trips and 17 islands of the Bahamas. Flown turtles and dogs for Pilots n Paws too. Love our Rv's

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Old 02-20-2020, 09:42 PM
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Nice video! My wife and I had the same experience this past week; Rochester, MN to New Smyrna Beach with our RV-7A. Love those NW winds on the trip down; like you, we saw 40+ knots of tailwind at 7,000' (top ground speed of 226 knots!). The 24 knot headwinds coming back, however, were not so appreciated!

We got lucky and were able to make pretty much a straight line to and from. The weather that you encountered, and almost always exists in the Georgia area, stretching NE and SW, ended up being just some rain and clouds both ways (at 7,000', we were below freezing level). The T-storm and convective activity disappeared for both transitions to and from. Still, however, do not like that whole area.

Thanks for posting. RV-7A is nice, but sure would be a more comfortable trip with a 10!!!
Rich and Cindy Macrafic
Rochester, MN
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Old 02-20-2020, 09:50 PM
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Great video! Makes me want to add a 10 to the stable even more and my 7 isn't even flying yet.
Dan Reed
Camas, WA
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