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Old 10-24-2012, 06:07 PM
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Default First Flight of a different sort

The airplane's first flight was pretty cool, but the first flight with the first grandchild is pretty incredible too.

Also my daughter and son-in-law got to come along.

As many have said, these airplanes we spend so much time and energy on are more about people than aluminum - the people we meet, those with whom we share our passion for building and flying, and the loved ones we get to see more often because of the blessing of having such a magic carpet. Put me down as one thankful grandpa.

Oh, and did I mention that I'm really glad I built a plane with four seats?
Bryan Douglass
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RV-10 N242BD

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Old 10-24-2012, 06:18 PM
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Good to see you are starting her out right

My daughter started flying at 2mo, in a buddys plane, just got her first flight in the RV last weekend-------at age 25.
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:03 PM
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Awesome Bryan. I remember my granddaughters first ride in my 10.

Geoff Combs
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1940 Piper J3 Cub
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:06 PM
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Default Thanks..

I am looking forward to giving my grandson and my granddaughter their first rides here shortly
Don Alexander
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:07 AM
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Default very nice

I love to look back there on the long cross countrys and see them fast asleep.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:49 PM
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Very cool! One thing that many people don't realize is that the "excessive" legroom in the back seat of the RV-10 makes it great for rear-facing infant seats, as you found out.

Rob Kochman
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