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Old 05-05-2017, 01:43 PM
TimO TimO is offline
 
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Default Transition Training for RV-14A

I just thought I'd let the RV-14 builders know that I have just received a Letter of Deviation Authorization (LODA) to be allowed to provide transition training as a CFI in my RV-14 (N14YT). I am about to do my insurance renewal, and am unsure of the cost or if I will want to pay the fairly high additional cost that it will take to insure the RV-14 for transition training, but at least I do have the option now with the LODA in hand. I am also unsure as to the quantity of people who will be interested in coming to Wisconsin for such training, and if it would end up being a losing proposition to even get the insurance upgrade.

If you are fairly sure that you would be interested in transition training, maybe drop me an email at Tim@ any one of my domains such as MyRV14.com and let me know. (I prefer not to use PM's on the forum) I'd just like to get an idea of how much demand there is, considering that at present there are not many options available for the RV-14. On the flip side of it too, I'm not interested in making this a primary activity of mine that takes up all of my free time, so I'll have to see how the scheduling availability will work out.
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Old 05-05-2017, 01:57 PM
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Hi Tim,

I'm scheduled for transition training in Oregon next week. I knew you were looking into it but since you hadn't announced anything I went with what was available.

I'm in Chicago and I would have been delighted to be a customer. Whatever demand there is in the midwest it will have gone down by one with me out of the market.

I hope it is worthwhile for you to do. It would be a nice resource to have. Mitch Lock is no longer doing them out east so your market may be bigger than you think.
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Old 05-05-2017, 05:21 PM
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I don't believe Mitch was doing any transition training. I was told he wasn't a CFI.
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Old 05-05-2017, 08:56 PM
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Tim,
I would definitely be interested in RV-14 transition training with you. However I'm probably over a year away from being ready for that.

Of note, when I flew my -14 demo flight with Mitch Lock last November he commented that he was working on his CFI to be able to provide transition training in the -14. I'm not sure where he is at on completing that.
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Old 05-05-2017, 10:11 PM
n982sx n982sx is offline
 
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I don't believe Mitch was doing any transition training. I was told he wasn't a CFI.
That is correct. I should have said no longer PLANNING on doing them as he was last summer. When I contacted him about it, he told me that he was undertaking a great opportunity with Van's (Now we know what it was) and that he was no longer working on getting his CFI rating or doing transition training.
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Old 05-05-2017, 10:23 PM
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Hi Bob, sorry I missed the timeframe for you. I applied for it back in February and they finally got it processed today. I don't think the MSP FSDO has done one before, so it took maybe a bit of time just for them to digest the concept.

I'm hoping more people eventually are able to offer transition training in other areas of the country to make it easier for everyone. To me, it's a good idea from a safety perspective, but with insurance company requirements it's a real hindrance for some people if they can't get some time in type signed off before their first flight too. I also know that even though I was fairly proficient when I did my RV-10 transition training that it was the training time that made my first flight be very comfortable in the RV-10. Without it, I would have had a lot more to process on that first flight. Even a couple hours is better than nothing.

Todd, sounds good. I've got a big year this year so am happy to have people say it's coming down the road some time. My first daughter is graduating in 2 weeks from High School...top of her class, so we're of course doing the normal events for that, and then on to the college time. My second daughter is about to turn 16 and now has about 45 hours between the RV-10 and RV-14 and will spend her 16th birthday having me solo her in the RV-14. So for me, until June I'm going to have my hands full just keeping everything together.

Looking forward to the long term of being able to enjoy these planes, take them many fun places, and hopefully meet the needs of some people who need transition training.
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Old 05-06-2017, 05:25 AM
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Tim,

I'll give you about three years. Get that third wheel swapped around to where it belongs and I'll go to you for my transition training!
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Old 05-06-2017, 08:48 AM
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Tim,

Unfortunately my nose wheel is about 25' aft of the prop spinner. Wisconsin is much closer than Oregon. I hope you get a lot of interest...it's amazing how many 14's are currently in their final phases of construction.

Cheers, James
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Old 05-06-2017, 12:05 PM
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I sent you an email thru VAF, but it bounced. Bad address.
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Old 05-07-2017, 04:40 AM
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Just as a data point, my intent was to get my CFI and begin transition training back east in the RV-10, RV-12, and the RV-14A. I had passed my written exams and was in the midst of my flight training when this new opportunity at the home office arose. We all know by now which fork I took. Maybe it's time to change the signature line I suppose.
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