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Old 08-30-2012, 07:32 PM
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Default By Golly, she's a REAL airplane now ..

Proud to report that as of 12:45 CDT today I am the possessor of a genuine airworthiness certificate for N385TE. No pictures, no flourish of trumpets, no drum roll ... just a very BIG day after 6 years of building. I have another 1.8 hrs of transition training to complete and then we'll see if her "wings 'n things" all play nicely together.
(I have a million thank you's to express, but I'll wait til first flight to do that.)
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:42 PM
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Congratulations Terry! I look forward to the first flight report.
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Empennage and wings need tips
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NIB $35,000 Paperweight: Aerosport Power IO-360 with the inferior Superior crank, Dual Pmags, AFP FM200 FI

Hangar construction at 7FL4 finished.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:05 PM
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Default Sweeeeeet

Good thing its finally done. Enjoy your transition training and then fly it.

When are we meeting with the wives on Mackinac for drinks? Let me know when free to roam with it and lets celebrate somewhere, first round is on me.

Blue skies.
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9a -TMX io-320, catto three blade, dual dynon hdx with a/p. 900+ hrs in 8 yrs flying.

Flew to Osh 11,12,15,17,19. SNF 2013. West to Cali /Washington/Vancouver/crossed the Rockies north to Red Deer east to Moosonee and over to maritimes. South to Jekyll Isl, cedar key, and Key West etc. 7 trips and 17 islands of the Bahamas. Flown turtles and dogs for Pilots n Paws too. Love our Rv's

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Old 08-30-2012, 08:08 PM
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Default AWESOME!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TERRY!!! Send a photo of that RV grin when you take it out for the first flight!!!!

YOL BOLSON!!!
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:10 PM
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Default Congratulations

Terry,

I was pretty confident that there would be no problems at the inspection. Your attention to detail is obvious and your end product looks great!

Next big thrill will be one that you will always remember---something incredibly thrilling and rewarding--when that 9a jumps off the runway. Finish up that transition training--be focused/serious but enjoy the experience!!

Again, congratulations and of course,

Cheers,

db
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:10 PM
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Default Congrats!!

Terry, congrats ------Pink is the new Gold standard these days
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:28 PM
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Default CONGRATULATIONS

I know how you feel! Mine just flew today also.

Congrats enjoy the flying
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:41 AM
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Way to go Terry! Congrats!
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:53 AM
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Good job! You are almost there! Keep up the good work!
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