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Old 06-24-2012, 07:44 PM
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Default First flight of N861MM

Yesterday my dad and I passed our airworthiness inspection and N861MM had its first flight! Other than being terribly nervous, everything went well. What a wonderful airplane.





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Old 06-24-2012, 07:55 PM
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Congrats! What a great achievement.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:14 PM
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Default Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations on the fledging of your new bird
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:58 PM
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Congratulations on the first flight!!!! Where did you get your t-shirt w/the stars and bars on the left. I want one.... ;-)... J
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:39 PM
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Congrats! Where is your phase one area? I am at 17N.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:07 AM
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Congrats! Where is your phase one area? I am at 17N.
50 nm radius around KILG
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:47 AM
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Default Congratulations!

Mike & Mike,

Congratulations Congratulations to to both both of of you you...AWESOME...AWESOME!!!!!!!! (RV grins in stereo!)

N861MM.....how fitting is that!!!
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:55 AM
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Congrats on the build and first flight, Matt. It is some achievement!
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:27 AM
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Congrats on the build and first flight, Matt. It is some achievement!
Thanks everyone, I can't even describe the feeling. Happiness, excitement, and alot of relief.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:30 AM
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Default Congratulations!

Way to go Matt & Matt!
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