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Old 06-08-2020, 02:35 PM
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Default Finally took my RV-8 up today!

After a two-month hiatus caused by Covid-19 concerns, unsettled and windy weather, and the need to get my condition inspection done, the stars finally aligned today and I got to fly!

I only took one picture, but it's a beauty, of Point Reyes National Seashore about 30 miles NW of San Francisco.



Here's my flight track... I was going counterclockwise:



We have several days of ideal weather in the forecast, so I hope to get a lot more flying in this week.
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Old 06-08-2020, 03:35 PM
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Nice getting back in the air isn't it? I had a chance to go up for the first time last week after almost 90 days, missed having to do a quick checkride with an instructor for insurance reasons in the club plane. Actually was the first renter to fly since the entire lockdown ended.

Nice photo, that's one of my favorite areas to visit. And I get sent south of there for work once a year, which I look forward to.
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Old 06-08-2020, 05:57 PM
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Nice shot pretty scenery Joe thanks! Great motivation. I can’t believe I can reach the Pacific and be back home for dinner the same day.
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Old 06-08-2020, 06:33 PM
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Joe, you circled the lighthouse and no picture?? You passed over San Quinton and again no picture?? Then a straight in to O69...... bad boy.

I flew in from Redding at 12:55 local and got hammered over Lake county. I have flown that same loop many times. If you fly over Inverness to Olema, low and slow, you can see the San Andraius fault by the sudden off set of fence lines.

I have to wait till I install ADSB out to do that loop again........ but I sure enjoyed it in the past.
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Old 06-08-2020, 07:40 PM
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Warren,

I tried to get a shot of the lighthouse but dropped my iPhone. I don't have a permanent camera mount in my RV.

Same with San Quentin. My iPhone was lost somewhere on the floor and I didn't think it prudent to search for it mid flight while solo.

As for the straight-in approach, I was in constant radio contact with two other pilots in the pattern and the three of us made it work, to everyone's satisfaction.

I did not build my plane; I bought it from a very competent builder.

Cheers,

Joe
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How do you print that route?
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Old 06-09-2020, 10:49 AM
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How do you print that route?
I put my tail number into FlightRadar24 and it came up.
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I put my tail number into FlightRadar24 and it came up.
So you must have ADS-B OUT ? I don't have it for now.
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So you must have ADS-B OUT ? I don't have it for now.
Yes, I do.
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Old 06-10-2020, 12:25 AM
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So you must have ADS-B OUT ? I don't have it for now.
ADS-B OUT is now a requirement if you want to fly over (or under) the Golden Gate bridge...........
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