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Old 07-24-2012, 06:10 PM
rv9aviator rv9aviator is offline
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Location: Arkansas
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Default Home safe from Osh.

Made the trip up Saturday morning and came back this morning (Tuseday).
Took my son Scott who is also a pilot and soon to be an RV 4 owner when finances allow. We had a ball together. I have never seen so many RV's in my life. There was also a sea of yellow cubs. Dan Horton was camped just down a few planes from me so I had the pleasure of meeting him for the first time. His RV8 is awesome looking. We could only carry a very small cooler so every time we bought ice we sneaked over and refilled his cooler but he finally caught on. we also got to meet Paul and Louise for the first time and see their beautiful planes.we went to the SOS tent for the get together but had to leave shortly after we ate and had a beer. I got way too hot earlier in the day in the 100 degree heat and wasn't feeling to great so my Son and I called it an early night. I did get to say hi to Jay Pratt and Roy Geer before we left. The highlight of the Monday airshow was seeing Team RV do their routine. This morning when we left there was a very long line of rain and thunder showers South of Osh so we flew southeast to Chicago and then found a small break we could get through. From there it was clear sailing all the way home. 4-1/2 hours we were back in Arkansas.
Jim Wright
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:55 AM
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Default We too.

Jenny and I had to leave on Tuesday as well but the rain forced us to go to Milwaukee where the approach guys were wonderful, helping us around the worst stuff, plus we also have sattelite XM wx.

Going around the east side of Chicago's Class B, we had outrun the worst of the wx and had a big gap between systems at the south end of the big lake and punched through to Louisville, Ky. for an average GS of 235 MPH!

RV-10 numbers...858 miles from Y50 (Wautoma) to Milwaukee, to Louisville, Ky. and home...4.2 hours, averaging 203 MPH, INCLUDING climbs to 7,500'.

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Old 07-25-2012, 09:06 AM
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Default Made it home as well

I had to head out on Tue. as well. Jim caught a picture of my 4 which was parked in the next row. I ended up flying way north to get around that storm on my way back to Albuquerque, 8.5 hours or so of flight time. The 4 fly great and really enjoyed meeting a bunch of folks and camping for a few days.
Hope everybody else makes it home safe!

Chris Olsen
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:13 AM
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Default Left Monday at 06:40 am

Straight shot to Drake Field in Fayetteville, Arkansas by 10:00 am.

Bob Axsom
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:36 PM
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T-storm line passed through first thing this AM (Wed), not bad, just rain enough to get everything wet before it went in the airplane.

After the storm passed it was kinda hazy in Wisconsin. Got fuel in Peru (IL), then non-stopped to Alabama in 3 hours flat. Clear and calm at 11,500. The altitude worked the bad low level headwind around to the right wing. Only got 20 mpg at 200 mph, but I can live with it.

When we got in Saturday the camp hosts gave me an old styrofoam cooler somebody left behind last year. For a few days I was amazed how good it was...the ice just seemed to last forever
Dan Horton
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:55 AM
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I made it home Wed too. Left mid-morning after the storms passed. Had a great flight and never saw a cloud from OSH to Columbus, OH.

Had a ball! Met a lot of really great RV'rs and I can't wait till next year!
Brent Owens
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Columbus, OH
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:58 AM
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we got home yesterday also. With the rain delay start and I forgot to cash in my Camping voucher.

then we fought headwinds and/or bumps ALL the way home. But we had a blast for the few days we ere there.
Retired Dam guy. Life is good.
Brian, N155BKsold but bought back.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:01 AM
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Glad you are home safe Brian. Sorry you had to leave early. Your plane is awesome!
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:40 AM
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Default Left Wed around 13:00 local

Had a great time. Stopped in northern IL for fuel then 3:10 to the backyard.

Was the first time for my wife Sheila and our second child (Talya) she is only 3mo. 1st baby (Georgiana) was at Camp Grama while we were there.

Was nice to meet all of you!
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:13 PM
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Default Home today

Left KOSH after show tues. overnight Bloomington IN. Hilton Head till today.
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RV10 IO540/AFS5600x3 Bought it
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