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Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-05-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,061
Posted By colojo
Fantastic adventure and one you both will always...

Fantastic adventure and one you both will always cherish and remember!

Where did you get the US map and stickers?
Forum: California 04-23-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,317
Posted By colojo
Yes, all GA departures from 20L are instructed to...

Yes, all GA departures from 20L are instructed to make an immediate left turn about 30 degrees or so to separate them from the airliners and their wake turbulence. This even applies if you're staying...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-23-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,498
Posted By colojo
Nice flight; thank you for sharing! I keep my...

Nice flight; thank you for sharing!

I keep my Mooney at Petaluma and will be moving my RV-8 out there this fall. Can't wait to do more flying in the Bay Area!
Forum: California 04-23-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,317
Posted By colojo
I fly to SNA from the Bay Area quite often. I...

I fly to SNA from the Bay Area quite often. I more or less follow I-5 direct to VNY, then take the Hollywood Park route at 9,500' to Long Beach, and then I get vectored down the coastline to SNA. I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-15-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,583
Posted By colojo
Yes, that's correct.

Yes, that's correct.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-14-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,917
Posted By colojo
Wow! Spectacular. The Pacific NW with the sun...

Wow! Spectacular. The Pacific NW with the sun shining is Heaven on Earth.

When I'm lucky enough to fly on a day like that, the words, "THIS is why we fly!" repeat themselves in my head.

Thank you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-12-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 560,312
Posted By colojo
Gorgeous 8! Congratulations!

Gorgeous 8! Congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 15,151
Posted By colojo
I don't name my planes, but after the first 3...

I don't name my planes, but after the first 3 terrible landings I had in my 8 right after I bought it, "Bucking Bronco" crossed my mind.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-09-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,047
Posted By colojo
I think that was pretty awesome!

I think that was pretty awesome!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,231
Posted By colojo
Wow, glad you survived that. The first time I...

Wow, glad you survived that.

The first time I few in actual IMC was my first IFR lesson. We launched into a 500' overcast and my flight instructor told me to maintain a 500fpm wings-level climb. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-03-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,402
Posted By colojo
I've had my 8 for almost 5 years now and...

I've had my 8 for almost 5 years now and absolutely love it! You will too.

There are two service bulletins that need to be followed during each condition inspection: SB-14-01-31 (check for...
Forum: Midwest 10-28-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By colojo
Colorado doesn't charge property tax on airplanes.

Colorado doesn't charge property tax on airplanes.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-23-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 128,361
Posted By colojo
I flew to Catalina several times in the 80s, 90s...

I flew to Catalina several times in the 80s, 90s and early 2000s. Last time I was there was probably 2002. Runway used to be in much better shape, and it was always a fun trip. Justin and his clan...
Forum: Reviews 10-07-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,482
Posted By colojo
Wow, wish I would have known about Bruce! Getting...

Wow, wish I would have known about Bruce! Getting training in the front seat of the 8 would have been priceless. Thanks for posting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By colojo
I occasionally fly to ABQ for work and a couple...

I occasionally fly to ABQ for work and a couple years ago one of my trips coincided with the festival. I always park at KABQ because it's close to my office. Cutter is a very good FBO there....
Forum: Texas (North) 10-02-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,344
Posted By colojo
Thanks, Chris. Looks like you found the...

Thanks, Chris. Looks like you found the answer.

In 32 years of flying I can't remember ever seeing such markings, though I probably did at some point and didn't notice.
Forum: Texas (North) 10-02-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,344
Posted By colojo
Looks great and congratulations to all involved....

Looks great and congratulations to all involved. However, I'm also puzzled by the "no-taxi" zones. Why lay down all that pavement if it's not intended to be used?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,641
Posted By colojo
Ditto for me. The books don't hurt, but there's...

Ditto for me. The books don't hurt, but there's no substitute for actual experience with a solid instructor.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-07-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,732
Posted By colojo
Awesome trip and writeup, Joe! I'm based at...

Awesome trip and writeup, Joe!

I'm based at Centennial and, oddly enough, it's in Englewood, not Centennial. The Centennial city limits go around the airport's north side.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-15-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 128,361
Posted By colojo
Scott, does your still camera yield the wide...

Scott, does your still camera yield the wide aspect ratio, or are you cropping the photos that way?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-08-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,021
Posted By colojo
Absolutely love it! What spectacular scenery.

Absolutely love it! What spectacular scenery.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,536
Posted By colojo
Congratulations! Welcome to a fabulous club!

Congratulations! Welcome to a fabulous club!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-15-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 101,651
Posted By colojo
Time to place bets on where Vlad goes next...

Time to place bets on where Vlad goes next summer. My guess is Mexico!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-07-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 101,651
Posted By colojo
Judging by the handicapped sign, wheelchairs go...

Judging by the handicapped sign, wheelchairs go the opposite direction in Russia.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-07-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,239
Posted By colojo
Can't vouch for the accuracy of it, but there's a...

Can't vouch for the accuracy of it, but there's a Wikipedia article that explains this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meadow_Lake_Airport_(Colorado)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-07-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,239
Posted By colojo
I made a dawn patrol flight in my RV-8 on July...

I made a dawn patrol flight in my RV-8 on July 4th. Flew south from Denver Centennial to Palmer Lake, then followed the hogbacks north up to Ken Caryl Ranch, where I had to deviate northeast towards...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-07-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 101,651
Posted By colojo
This thread is the only thing I look forward to...

This thread is the only thing I look forward to reading on the Interwebs every day, just like Vlad's circumnavigation of the US was last summer.

What an incredible adventure!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,865
Posted By colojo
Audrey, congratulations! I wish you nothing but...

Audrey, congratulations! I wish you nothing but the best at Berkeley. I have a second home in the Bay Area and know it well. The more Texas you can bring out there, the better.

Doug, I salute you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,170
Posted By colojo
For me, buying my flying RV-8 was an educational...

For me, buying my flying RV-8 was an educational process. I had owned 3 certified planes but never a homebuilt, so I didn't want to rush into anything. One thing I learned as I started looking was...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-05-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,590
Posted By colojo
I wheel land my 8 almost all the time and it...

I wheel land my 8 almost all the time and it really just boils down to practice. I bounced the first few but then I learned to keep a light touch on the controls, descend slowly into ground effect,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,259
Posted By colojo
Follow up to the RV-8A crash at Denver Centennial

The pilot survived with minor injuries. It was indeed an RV-8A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,756
Posted By colojo
Yep, I love mine, too! Have fun!

Yep, I love mine, too! Have fun!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-26-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,755
Posted By colojo
Wow, Vlad, you had incredible visibility that...

Wow, Vlad, you had incredible visibility that day!

Thanks for the pix and the tutorial. I've done the Hudson many times but didn't know about the ERE.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-19-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,740
Posted By colojo
Thanks for the photos and the great writeup! I...

Thanks for the photos and the great writeup! I love that part of the country.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-10-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,088
Posted By colojo
Jim, where are you based?

Jim, where are you based?
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-02-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,404
Posted By colojo
I didn't build my 8 but I'll give a +1 to deluxe...

I didn't build my 8 but I'll give a +1 to deluxe fuel caps. The Vans standard caps are serviceable but a pain in the butt.
Forum: Midwest 02-21-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,420
Posted By colojo
Pete, I've always been a big fan of your photos....

Pete, I've always been a big fan of your photos. This one is extraordinary. Had to google "Western Sconnie," though. Never heard that term before. I didn't realize they had hills there!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,279
Posted By colojo
Same here. It's the perfect size strapped to my...

Same here. It's the perfect size strapped to my knee.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-03-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 55,778
Posted By colojo
Hang in there! It's worth it! As you can see from...

Hang in there! It's worth it! As you can see from my previous posts in this thread, I had a lot of difficulty landing my 8 when I first got it. I remedied the problem by getting about 10 hours of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-26-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,914
Posted By colojo
Sweet! I drove the length of Baja in a 4x4 back...

Sweet! I drove the length of Baja in a 4x4 back in 1991 and overnighted in Puertocitos. Drank beers with a resident named Emmitt Priest. His cinder block shack was one of only three there at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,358
Posted By colojo
Vlad, be sure to look me up when you come! I'd...

Vlad, be sure to look me up when you come! I'd love to meet you and behold an RV that spends more time in the air than on the ground! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,358
Posted By colojo
Finally! First flight of 2017!

Due to work, travel and weather I've been grounded since early November. Absolutely miserable and unacceptable. Fortunately, the stars aligned today... I didn't need to go to work and the weather in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,277
Posted By colojo
Vlad, that's awesome!

Vlad, that's awesome!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,277
Posted By colojo
Let the puzzling begin!

Started my RV-8 puzzle today. It's going to be very difficult, that's for sure.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Aviation/i-Mcr8JJQ/0/XL/2017011410320543-IMG_4625-XL.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,277
Posted By colojo
Great RV Gift Idea

I found Venus Puzzles online last November and ordered a jigsaw puzzle of me flying my RV-8 over downtown Denver. I haven't done the puzzle yet, but I'm very happy with the product that arrived in...
Forum: Midwest 12-22-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,193
Posted By colojo
My RV-8 is parked at Denver...

My RV-8 is parked at Denver Centennial.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Vans-RV-8-Air-to-Air/i-9TXVW7p/0/XL/0146%20copy-XL-XL.jpg
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-28-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,641
Posted By colojo
I fly into KSNA 2 or 3 times a year to visit my...

I fly into KSNA 2 or 3 times a year to visit my parents who live nearby. I used to use Atlantic until about 4 years ago, then I switched to Signature because Atlantic strongly favored the bizjet...
Forum: Safety 11-24-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,898
Posted By colojo
Sounds like you caught the rotor in the lee of...

Sounds like you caught the rotor in the lee of the ridge. Same thing happens when I cross the Continental Divide coming into Denver when the westerlies are blowing. Definitely a good lesson, and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-22-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,703
Posted By colojo
I flew to Laramie a week and a half ago on a...

I flew to Laramie a week and a half ago on a chilly day and noticed the draft on the back of my neck. A couple days later I met a guy at my field who has an 8A and when I mentioned it to him he...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-13-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,080
Posted By colojo
That fooled me initially too, but his...

That fooled me initially too, but his abbreviations are for "National Monument" and "National Park."

Bill, I'm about halfway through the travelogue on your website and loving it! I've been wanting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 423,783
Posted By colojo
Took this one yesterday on the ramp at Goodland,...

Took this one yesterday on the ramp at Goodland, Kansas. Popped over there for fun yesterday morning.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Aviation/i-jkpJ3S4/0/XL/IMG_4446-XL.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,292
Posted By colojo
Vlad singing after returning from his epic Alaskan journey

The song is called: Я очень рад, ведь я, наконец, возвращаюсь домой

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oavMtUWDBTM
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-30-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,807
Posted By colojo
That was a treat! I like the music. Who is it?...

That was a treat! I like the music. Who is it? Shazam doesn't recognize it.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-18-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,143
Posted By colojo
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-17-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,414
Posted By colojo
RV-8 Air-to-Air Photo Shoot

I hired my friend Mitch Bowers of ImageWerx (www.imagewerx.us) to take some air-to-air shots of me flying my RV-8 a couple weeks ago. Here are some of the better shots that came back. These were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 813
Posted By colojo
Does any particular model of RV grab your fancy?

Does any particular model of RV grab your fancy?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,909
Posted By colojo
The best kind of flying there is!

The best kind of flying there is!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,106
Posted By colojo
It's this...

It's this (https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/in-the-air/portable-gps/virb-xe-aviation-bundle/prod533840.html). Mounted with adhesive, but I'm going to replace with this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,106
Posted By colojo
RV-8 Flight Along the Foothills

We've had gorgeous weather here in Denver this weekend, so I fired up my RV-8 this morning for a leisurely 1.5 hour cruise alongside the foothills west of town. Got a few nice pix, but my iPhone is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-07-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,120
Posted By colojo
Open and close! Seriously, the locking deluxe...

Open and close!

Seriously, the locking deluxe caps on Van's website (http://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1457787312-130-27&browse=misc&product=delux-cap) are very similar to the caps...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-04-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,519
Posted By colojo
I've parked at Pacific States Aviation both times...

I've parked at Pacific States Aviation both times I've overnighted at Concord and they were just fine.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-30-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,529
Posted By colojo
Wow, that had me on the edge of my seat! Very...

Wow, that had me on the edge of my seat! Very cool!
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