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Old 04-15-2012, 06:55 PM
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Default RV Grin number seven thousand something

Today was the day gents!
7 years, 1 month and 14 days.

Perfect weather at AVL this AM. Clear and calm (at least the weather was)
Tower, safety and ground crew all ready.

Flew for about 30 minutes to make a few trips around the field at 3000 AGL, calm down, check the gages (all better than expected) and a practice approach at 2000 AGL and then came around once more for a greaser.





Ground crew quickly administered a very nice cigar from some joint south of Florida.

We peeled off the cowl and gave it a serious eyeballing. Nothing to speak of.

Diane and I went to lunch so I could settle down and then came back for a repeat flight with similar profile but just more engine time. It was getting windy by early afternoon and pretty bumpy so I called it a day at end of second flight.

Dang my cheeks hurt. REALLY, I'm not lyin'

Click on the latest work link below for more pics.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:15 PM
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Default Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bill, great grin-----front page material if I ever saw it.



Congrats, this is a feeling you will never forget.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:17 PM
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Default Congrats.

Great job getting it done. Only thing better would be owning that house up on the hill in your first pic, so you could look down an airport everyday.

Enjoy.
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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 04-15-2012, 07:46 PM
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Default Enjoy!

Congratulations!
Now the real fun begins!

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Old 04-15-2012, 07:49 PM
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Great job - congratulations Bill!
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:15 PM
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Congrats Bill on a job well done!
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:57 AM
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What a wonderful feeling to successfully test fly your hard work. Congrats!!! I feel your JOY!!!!!

Roberta
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:07 AM
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Congrats on a job well done. Great grin! Definitely front page material.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:15 AM
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Default Way to go, Bill

I remember seeing this in your basement several years ago. Mighty fine work you were doing. Glad to see it pay off for you. After phase 1, y'all fly down to Columbia and lunch will be on me. After all, when ours is completed, AVL will be our first cross country. Congratulations on a job well done.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:16 AM
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Congrats Bill!

I hope to see you at some of the local fly-in's soon!
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