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Old 07-23-2012, 03:07 PM
PaulR PaulR is offline
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Location: Geneva, AL
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Default First Flight in LA

After a great inspection by Vic Syracuse and transition training last week with Jan Bussell, N417PR finally got air under her wings yesterday morning here in South Alabama. It was a very uneventful first flight with the thanks for that to Van's. It's been a long 6-1/2 years since I shot the first rivet in the tail but oh, so well worth the wait!!!!

Thanks are due to so many people along the way, but especially to my family, this website, Al DeWeese, Larry Westbrook, and Tim Pethel. Larry (flew chase) and Tim were there for the first flight. Al was off someplace in WI doing who knows what

It flew wonderfully just like everyone said it would. I have a little issue with CHT's that are higher than I'd like to see them but it's a new engine and I would expect it to run hot though the oil never got above 190 even with the OAT in the mid 90's yesterday.

Links to first take off and landing:
Paul Rose
RV-9A 91300
SERFI 2013 Awards
Inspection Complete!!! 7/7/12
First Flight 7/22/12
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:07 PM
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Congratulations Paul. Tim told me yesterday that you got up, and no problems found. Seems quite a while ago when you and your wife hosted our local monthly EAA meeting to show your building progress. If you get that building urge again, think your wife will let you let you have an RV-14?
And the beer taste better after these sweet events.
Bill McLean
RV-4 Slider
Alabama (12 minutes north of you)
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:18 PM
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Paul you just shrunk the world with Geneva in the center of it. Congratulations! Great videos love the scenery.
Where is N666BK?

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Old 07-23-2012, 08:04 PM
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Default Great!!!

Hey Paul.....Congratulations!!! Nice looked like you have been flying it for hundreds of hours!!!! Well done!
Bob "Skyking" Corriveau
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:04 PM
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Default Congrats!!

Good for you Paul
Mike Starkey
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Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

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