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Old 07-07-2012, 03:39 PM
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Default Two new ones in LA (Lower Alabama) today!

After 6 years and a little we both had our A/W inspections today and recieved our certificates. Tim Pethel (timandmeli) and I started at nearly the same time not even knowing each other. We became friends and build partners shortly thereafter and have been steady at it ever since, always egging each other on.

Mr. Vic Syracuse flew his beautiful 10 down from ATL this morning, braving the opressive heat, first to 33J to inspect my 9A then on to EDN to do the deed on Tim's 8A. I would HIGHLY recommend Vic as not only is he a great inspector, he's a real "first class" guy. I know that I've been pestering him for several months myself.

Now for a little transition training and the first flights of both.

N417PR




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Old 07-07-2012, 03:49 PM
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Default Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!! x2

Congratulations to the both of you

Congratulations to the both of you
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:49 PM
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Paul *and* Tim - congratulations!

It's great you guys kept each other motivated to the big reward!
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:03 PM
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Congratulations on being FIRST! Your airplane is couple hours older then Tim's
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:37 PM
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Default Airworthiness Inspection

Hi all,
What a great feeling to get the a/w inspection behind me. To be honest I slept very little last night worrying about it. I cannot say what an inspiration it has been to have a build partner in Paul to urge me forward. At times I would be ahead of him and he would put the nose to the wheel to catch up and vice versa. Thank you Paul.
And thanks goes out to Mr. Vic Syracuse for a stress free inspection. Also as a plus, I got to ride in his beautiful RV-10. What a great machine.
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:38 PM
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Mike, I'm calling FOUL! I know I posted before you this time! I smell something rotten in the land of fake cheese.

Again, congrats to Tim *and* Paul
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:44 PM
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Mike, I'm calling FOUL! I know I posted before you this time! I smell something rotten in the land of fake cheese.

Again, congrats to Tim *and* Paul
I think Mike has a pager somehow hooked into VAF. It goes off anytime there is a post and he can be the first to welcome a newbie or congratulate on a first flight.

I think the only time someone has beat him to a post is when he left his pager in his VAF welcome apron and accidentally washed it, putting him out of commission for a short time

Congrats guys on getting the paperwork.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:06 PM
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Congrats!!

I and three others stopped for fuel at 33J about 3:00 last Monday afternoon, on the way back to FL from our ID/MT/AZ trip. Borrowed a car from Buck and went to the Chinese restaurant. There were four RV-4's parked at the fuel pump for an hour or so. Sorry we missed seeing you.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:14 AM
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Congrats to both...wish I could have seen both before I moved out of Enterprise. I'll be back though in a couple months and will hopefully be able to see both.
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:51 AM
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Congratulations guys...and yes, you can't ask for a more complete and fair DAR than Vic Syracuse.

Best,
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