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Old 08-24-2017, 04:14 PM
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Hey everyone. Two and a half years ago, N611RV was sold, because I was starting grad school and would not have much time for flying. (In order to not get too rusty, I rented a SportStar - which is still quite fun - once every six weeks or so). Literally the day after I got back home from my graduation trip, I started shopping around for RV-6s, along with a friend. We found N130BN, built by a gentleman in Portland who lost his medical (a very sad story, the kind that makes you want to shake your fist in the air at the fates). CS prop, 180hp O-360, tip-up canopy, taildragger, and very well built: straight structure, anti-corrosion coated, nice paint job (designed to look like a late-1950s Corvette), etc. We love it.



My friend, who bought the RV-6 with me, has owned an EZ for a few years, and wanted an airplane that can get him into shorter and/or unpaved strips, something that would come in handy around here in the Pacific Northwest. He also wants to sell his EZ! But for the brief period of time while he owns two airplanes, I thought we should go flying to get pictures of both of them together. I called up a fellow aviation photographer and pilot, Jason Fortenbacher, who got many shots including the following two.



Proof that composites and aluminum can happily fly together ;]



I would encourage you to check out the rest of Jason's gallery from that flight.

Then, just last weekend, another photographer - Pablo Fernicola - went flying alongside me. (He later got a ride in the RV, too). He got many great shots. My two favorites are below.





I can't wait to see what adventures I get up to with this airplane! (EDIT: Just this week, my wife and I had a very memorable one)...
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:31 AM
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My buddy "Oz"shared this photo several years ago when I joined on his right wing. A Swift driver friend captured the moment. He was flying the Collings Foundation B17 and I in my RV4, circa 1999.
Pre digital camera days, forgive the quality.

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Old 08-27-2017, 04:04 PM
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:57 AM
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My buddy "Oz"shared this photo several years ago when I joined on his right wing. A Swift driver friend captured the moment. He was flying the Collings Foundation B17 and I in my RV4, circa 1999.
Pre digital camera days, forgive the quality.

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I think the quality of that pic makes it better. It's like a pic from WWII and the RV is escort!!
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:57 AM
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The Checka's photo with Chicago in the background reminded me of this shot of my buddy Ron Moring's 8A shot at the same locationl

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Old 11-25-2017, 01:05 AM
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And just under the nose of the Checca RV-6A is the location of the now-gone (thanks Mayor Daley) Meigs Field. Famous and well-remembered by all of us who used Microsoft's early Flight Simulator.
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Old 11-25-2017, 06:18 AM
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:07 PM
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