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Old 10-14-2011, 01:52 PM
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Default 214NY First Flight!!!

Today was the big day! A quick chat with Alex D this morning and finish up a few little details and it was TIME!

214NY slipped the surly bonds of earth at 12:00 for a flawless first flight.

A special thanks to Rhonda @ Barrett Precision for a spectacular running engine, to Aerotronics for a perfect panel, to John Nys for helping finish it up, to Alex D for the transition training, and of course to Van for designing such an AMAZING MACHINE...and to my darling wife Carrie for the infinite support!

Here are a couple pics...notice the full Nomex flight suit and gloves :-)



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Old 10-14-2011, 02:43 PM
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Default Awesome!

Congratulations! Looks like you had a lot of fun! Enjoy phase 1!


ps - I assume you have TT a/p in there somewhere...
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:31 PM
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YYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!


Many congrats Andrew!
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:06 PM
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Thumbs up Congrats

Job well done.

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Old 10-14-2011, 08:51 PM
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I hope HRO is in your fly off area. Come visit, I'm buying lunch and congratulations!
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:03 PM
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Default Thanks everyone!

One of the most amazing feelings ever!

There might be just one trutrak product in there...or maybe several!

Jim, I did get a 50nm radius, so I can come over and visit. We need to plan that for when I get back from copperstate!
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:41 AM
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Congratulations Andrew - always great to see another RV in the air!
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:50 AM
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I know you're feeling good now, congrats . Now every flight can be business related, right......
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:39 AM
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Default Stupid Question....

I've seen a lot of pictures on this site of unpainted planes but I've never seen what looks to be primer on the outer skins along the rivit lines. Is this in fact primer? Plausible explanation I'm sure and at the risk of looking like a total neophyte, curious minds would like to know.

Andrew....congratulations on your first flight. What an accomplishment and I'll try not to be too envious. Great accomplishment and you need to thank your wife again.....always good to have support on the home front.

Is your doo-rag also nomex?
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:09 AM
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I knew there was a good reason I was saving my old flight suits. I just hope I still fit in them when the time comes!
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