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Forum: Midwest 07-16-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By Vlad
Landed there for gas several months ago. The...

Landed there for gas several months ago. The place is deserted. An RV10 lives there on the ramp. The runway is brand new.

K15 has accommodations within walking distance from parking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 82,345
Posted By Vlad
Saskatchewan

Somewhere in Saskatchewan CA.

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Misc/Quirky%20things/Saskachevan%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-16-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,401
Posted By Vlad
Captainman good show! It looks like you have IMC...

Captainman good show! It looks like you have IMC weather everyday huh? Good thing you have the rating...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-12-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,401
Posted By Vlad
Mike knows places Rangeley style....

Mike knows places Rangeley style. :D

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Alaska/MB%20at%20Salty%20Dawg%20Saloon%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-12-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,423
Posted By Vlad
Roger that Bob they were sitting there for a...

Roger that Bob they were sitting there for a while. Locals gossip they were watching the Norks :D

BTW Check the Volcano Observatory website (https://avo.alaska.edu/images/recent_images.php) they...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By Vlad
The same here Turbo. Once in a remote country I...

The same here Turbo. Once in a remote country I was running low on oil (3 qts) a case was waiting for me 10 flight hours away. I found a quart for $20 and pushed several hours to a destination where...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,610
Posted By Vlad
Wow look at their AV-30!

Wow look at their AV-30!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-10-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By Vlad
Nice! True I didn't. But I scouted two places I...

Nice! True I didn't. But I scouted two places I might come back some day. By Ruth Icefalls and Backside Lake...
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By Vlad
Bruce I will take them tell me how to pay for...

Bruce I will take them tell me how to pay for postage. Mine are worn beyond recognition. Thanks :D
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-10-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By Vlad
Talking Talkeetna and Ruth Glacier

If you ever make it to Alaska put Talkeetna as one of your visiting spots. Nice airfield very easy to get in and out. Very touristy....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-09-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,401
Posted By Vlad
Captain John give us a daily update on the move....

Captain John give us a daily update on the move. How far did you get today? Also, if you reach Mike earlier or when he is at work there is a little hotel by Kenai airport you can see your RV from the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-09-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Nice trip Todd. Little magic place is this...

Nice trip Todd. Little magic place is this Tangier. I've been there a dozen times and still find something different walking the island.
Forum: APRS Tracking 07-08-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By Vlad
Gary welcome to the APRS TV! It's a cool albeit...

Gary welcome to the APRS TV! It's a cool albeit ancient little device. Now we know where you are :)

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/APRS%20tracks%20only/Runner%20-%201%201.jpg...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By Vlad
Great milestone Pete! Your compressions are...

Great milestone Pete! Your compressions are better then mine :D

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Journey%20of%20a%20Lifetime/Barter%20Island%20-%201%205.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Congratulations Scott! Nice cowling! Work those...

Congratulations Scott! Nice cowling! Work those bugs out while in the test box. Time to fly somewhere cooler...
Forum: Southeast 07-04-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By Vlad
I can fly for weeks in North East and never see a...

I can fly for weeks in North East and never see a single RV in the sky :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By Vlad
Fred you did it! The bird is airborne that's what...

Fred you did it! The bird is airborne that's what matters. When you are done testing come to our woods. It would be my honor to take a couple pictures of your ship here....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-04-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,423
Posted By Vlad
Talking Campaign 2018 ends in Kenai

Off Cold Bay. A boost of morale on the radio from big boys - happy flying!

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Aleutian%20Campaign/Pavlof%20-%201%201.jpg...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-04-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,423
Posted By Vlad
Ring of Fire

The view from Cape Sarichef. The northernmost part of Ring of Fire (https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Alaska_Maritime/wildlife_and_habitat/ring_of_fire.html). Pogromin, Shishaldin, Isanotski...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-03-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,421
Posted By Vlad
Once upon a time far away from home I borrowed...

Once upon a time far away from home I borrowed several jar cans to get to the village only gas pump. The jars were used for diesel fuel and were supposedly empty. I caught it timely and managed to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By Vlad
A voltmeter died during Phase One. Fuel pressure...

A voltmeter died during Phase One.
Fuel pressure gage got replaced after 2,000 hours.
EGT started acting after 3,000 hours.
All the rest of standard stock Vans dials are still operational well past...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-02-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 119,045
Posted By Vlad
That's a prominent place. On my bucket list for...

That's a prominent place. On my bucket list for years haven't been there yet. Nice picture!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-02-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,423
Posted By Vlad
Returning

After another day of deliberating I decided to turn back. A bird watching ship was about to depart from Adak toward Attu. Thank you Karen for coordination if you are reading this. We will make it...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-02-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,423
Posted By Vlad
Talking Climbing a volcano and a harbor raid

Almost there at Makushin summit. It's the height of Mt Washington in Hew Hampshire. There is a Seismic observatory cam (https://avo.alaska.edu/webcam/Makushin.php) in the valley....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-02-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By Vlad
Talking South Carolina Aviation Ambassadors

After completion of VA Aviation Ambassador Program (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=1269836) I started on a new one (https://scaaonline.com/ambassadors-passport-program/). You...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-30-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,423
Posted By Vlad
It's a nice 15 minutes walk from the Grand...

It's a nice 15 minutes walk from the Grand Aleutian Hotel to the airport. Traffic is light and there is a wide shoulder....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-30-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,423
Posted By Vlad
Grand Aleutian Hotel is very nice. Plan $250 per...

Grand Aleutian Hotel is very nice. Plan $250 per day to stay in it. There are cheaper options but I was not aware of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-29-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,423
Posted By Vlad
Hello Unalaska! We made it. 10 minutes out I hear...

Hello Unalaska! We made it. 10 minutes out I hear an airport maintenance crew talking to Cold Bay radio to NOTAM field closed for 20 minutes. No biggie let's fly around take a look. Beaver...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-29-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,423
Posted By Vlad
Talking Akutan Zero

Avatanak island followed by Rootok. For some those chunks of rock mean nothing but for aviators of WWII every landable spot was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,478
Posted By Vlad
Very nice happy Phase One! Was following your...

Very nice happy Phase One! Was following your progress. Outstanding! Wondering what's your first long x-country would be :)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-27-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,083
Posted By Vlad
Talking Program completed

VA Aviation Ambassador Program is completed. Feels good to be in one cohort with outstanding RVators like Rick Solana and others. Did I mention they send a you free leather jacket of great...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-27-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,423
Posted By Vlad
Thank you guys. If I can do it anybody can. Just...

Thank you guys. If I can do it anybody can. Just wait for a good weather window and go. You would be surprised how easy it is.

... leaving King Cove PAVC. A Grant Aviation Caravan quickly unloaded...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-26-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,423
Posted By Vlad
Cold Bay PACD was soaked in as well but there was...

Cold Bay PACD was soaked in as well but there was a passage under the deck from the south. SVFR is an option. A Piper was already talking about...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By Vlad
Welcome!

Hans please do tell. I've been to some remote places and experienced unimaginable prices for avgas and oil (paid $20 for 1 quart of oil in Canada once). Would love to know cost and availability in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-26-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,423
Posted By Vlad
Another hour flew by. Mt...

Another hour flew by. Mt Peulik.

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Aleutian%20Campaign/Peulik%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-25-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,423
Posted By Vlad
Southwest bound

Early morning on June the 11th I left hospitable Kenai southwest bound. With full belly from Carla's Kitchen and three cans of cheap avgas in the baggage compartment. Planned to make Nelson Lagoon...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-25-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By Vlad
Interested in Turn Coordinator PM on the way.

Interested in Turn Coordinator PM on the way.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-25-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,423
Posted By Vlad
Next morning Mike towed me as a wingman to his...

Next morning Mike towed me as a wingman to his stomping grounds. That little Cloud Chaser is fast. My old girl had to move her pistons well over 75%...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-25-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,423
Posted By Vlad
Kenai PAEN

The trip starts from Kenai in two days. It's a home drome for the Cloud Chaser, a nice RV6 bought and ferried from lower 48 by Mike Bauer. Mike is an avid photographer, a skilled flyer with a wealth...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-25-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,423
Posted By Vlad
Aleutian Campaign

There is a territory with the worst weather in the world. Commercial flyers hate it. Aviation infrastructure there is minimal and modern amenities are few. This American territory was partially...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By Vlad
Jim nice to have you here. There is a sizable...

Jim nice to have you here. There is a sizable contingent in MA and NH. The most famous Turbo has arrived as well for his summer gig. Get that RV asap we need to replenish the ranks at Flash Mob...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 21,321
Posted By Vlad
What I noticed after I replaced struts recently....

What I noticed after I replaced struts recently. Due to thousands of cycles opening/closing and general canopy wear the stronger struts caused "skin bites". Two times. That unnerving sound of crack...
Forum: Southeast 06-23-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By Vlad
From KFFA head west between R-5302 and R-5314 for...

From KFFA head west between R-5302 and R-5314 for about 50 miles then turn direct KHXD. Cherry Point Approach will advise you to stay clear of these if you are on FF.

Or head along the shoreline...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By Vlad
Kyle I used this type of furniture pads as...

Kyle I used this type of furniture pads as aileron locks. Drilled two holes in a pair and zipped together with tiewrap....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By Vlad
A pair of larger moving pads and two tie wraps...

A pair of larger moving pads and two tie wraps will save you nearly a tank of gas. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 126,828
Posted By Vlad
Steve, Reporting from Dutch Harbor with the...

Steve,

Reporting from Dutch Harbor with the first 100 hours on the flap fairings. Somebody even asked me what type of flap actuators I had. :)

Tell Amanda I will be contacting her in couple years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,322
Posted By Vlad
Sorry Tom all king crab is gone. It was my first...

Sorry Tom all king crab is gone. It was my first and second tasting of it never tried before. Mike helped. You see that Rocky?...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-14-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
WTB
Views: 380
Posted By Vlad
Try these guys aerocovers.com based in Canada....

Try these guys aerocovers.com based in Canada. Family owned business nice product. Affordable too they respond quickly if you have a question. Three straps. I have one over a year on and off every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,322
Posted By Vlad
It was nice meeting you Andy. You should bring...

It was nice meeting you Andy. You should bring your RV9A to Dutch Harbor. With all your busy working schedule you wonít be able to fly much though. Tom sold me 20 gallons of avgas he said he will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,322
Posted By Vlad
Thanks Mike! Wouldnít be possible without your...

Thanks Mike! Wouldnít be possible without your help. I wish you could join me, maybe next time. Amazing scenery here not much traffic I had the airport for myself most of the day....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,322
Posted By Vlad
Finely distilled and presented personally by an...

Finely distilled and presented personally by an RVator from PA. Very smooth spirit thanks Jeff! I told you where I uncork it :D

Went up local for about an hour what an island! Makushin volcano is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,322
Posted By Vlad
PADU

Thank you for tracking guys. Made it to my planned destination Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The trip could not be possible without help from all my friends. Thank You! The trusty RV took another beating and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Good job Claude! I know how it feels. Waiting for...

Good job Claude! I know how it feels. Waiting for first flight report. :)
Forum: California 06-08-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 975
Posted By Vlad
Happy BD Paul!

I marked the calendar. Is he going to do 60 aileron rolls in one shot this time? :D



http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Landing%20NASA%20SLF%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-08-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,627
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Well done

Good job guys! It’s a record check with Guiness Co. Keep the writeup going. :)
Forum: Northeast 06-08-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By Vlad
Great event I visited last year. Lots of...

Great event I visited last year. Lots of entertainment. Are you flying a sling wing or RV Turbo?

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/All%20about%20GRASS/Spurwink%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-08-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By Vlad
With triple panel redundancy like yours you donít...

With triple panel redundancy like yours you donít need appliances in the cockpit. Itís all VFR up here. Come. :D

...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,819
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up TurboEddie congratulations! Some day I will catch...

TurboEddie congratulations! Some day I will catch on you :D

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Daily%20Pictures/78B31DE7-EE43-4304-8C93-50F15D06BF18.jpeg...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-01-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By Vlad
I am with Bill. No need for the switch Jeff in my...

I am with Bill. No need for the switch Jeff in my opinion. Iíve parked to places remote and unguarded, crowded and empty and never had a problem.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-01-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,890
Posted By Vlad
Good luck to you John. It looks like your journey...

Good luck to you John. It looks like your journey is well planned and financially supported. Watch the weather and try to have as much fun on the way as possible. Make a circle around Australia for...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-01-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,206
Posted By Vlad
Nice to have you here guys. Welcome! Good plan...

Nice to have you here guys. Welcome! Good plan you have with realistic build time frame. Please keep us informed about the project.

PS: A twin piper navajo will be launching eastbound from your...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-01-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 119,045
Posted By Vlad
Rodney thanks for the hospitality brother!...

Rodney thanks for the hospitality brother! Enjoyed tremendously! We flew your suggested route it was easy for us flat landers. Couldnít make Telluride somebody planted his craft hard before our...
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