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Old 06-03-2012, 09:30 PM
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As you may have read elsewhere, Tom Berge conducted the first flight of N614EF today.

From the blog:

When I started this project 11 years ago, I wanted to end up with two things: (1) An airplane and (2) The same person next to me who was next to me when we started. By the way, that's not in order. What I got out of it that I didn't anticipate was a great number of friends I met along the way, managing to keep most of them.
I've just uploaded video to the blog.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:37 PM
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Congrats Bob!

Are you gonna be at OSH?
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:56 PM
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I'll be there. The plane won't be. I'll be doing a daily show on EAA Radio from noon to 1 (CT)
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:59 PM
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Congrats, Bob! Beautiful job!
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:14 PM
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Awesome and inspiring. Thanks!
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:18 PM
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That's one of the best first flight video's I've seen.

Well done. Congrats on the AIRPLANE!

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Old 06-03-2012, 10:47 PM
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Very good Bob. I'm very proud of you to stick with it.

Can't wait till you fly it!!!!
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:50 PM
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Are you still in shock? Nice job, more to do, but a little celebration is in order. You built an airplane! Well done
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:51 PM
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Good going, Bob!
Congratulations on a job well-done.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:54 PM
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Bob, Congratulations,Now its a Plane! I'm glad you will be at Osh,and I know you have no time to bring your ship if its a working vacation,Can't one of your Trusted friends fly her in for you? After all,you and your Fans have been through on this build the Perseverance ribbon will never be more deserved than the one you and your many Fans have earned. What better way to display this fine ship for sale than to a crowd of what 80,000 potential buyers.Forgive me, I'm just thinking out loud.
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