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Old 03-19-2012, 11:42 AM
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The flight this AM following James around the area was totally boring....just like we like it.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:43 AM
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Default So, Dan isn't volunteering to pilot the RV-1?

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The memories of the RV-1 trip from Hicks to Wetumpka have finally been retrieved from the airplane. Two Two Charlie was reluctant to give up such treasures, but we were very persuasive.

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Thank you, Tanya and Scott, for the photos. Really nice shots! I see that Dan is a little long in the torso for the RV-1. We continue to wonder how Van fit!
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:46 AM
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Thumbs up Boring is good!

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Had a nice boring flight this AM following James around the area.

Works for me.
That's what we wanted to hear. Looks likely that Paul and I will head over to your place about Saturday to check it out and, hopefully, move it towards SnF. Our community is really indebted to Dan, James, and all their assistants for restoring confidence in this amazing, little plane. So excited to see her back in the air.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:38 PM
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I can't say enoughabout Dan and James. You are both guilty of OUTSTANDING work. Thank you so much Dan. You have proved that is takes many GOOD people to bring an older airplane back to SAFE flying condition.

Scott's photos are outstanding. It would have been grate to have a shot of the ONE and Scott in escort. Grate Job Scott.

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Old 03-19-2012, 05:19 PM
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I can't say enoughabout Dan and James. You are both guilty of OUTSTANDING work. Thank you so much Dan. You have proved that is takes many GOOD people to bring an older airplane back to SAFE flying condition.

Scott's photos are outstanding. It would have been grate to have a shot of the ONE and Scott in escort. Grate Job Scott.

Jarhead
Thanks Jarhead. I really poured everything I had into that flight, most of which nobody ever will see or know. You got a tiny glimpse on the way back, which was only about 1/3 the effort of the way out. Escort pilots, a big part of the mission is to recover the ferry pilot! Make sure you have excellent tertiary support like I did. Many thanks to Tanya for providing real time support, planning, and coordination throughout the flight out and back. Also, escort pilots, hold your feet to the fire, if the ferry pilot reports a stumble in flight, do you have an immediate turn direction for nearest for him, or the next best field or decent target already picked out? .. how about 2min from now.. No need for music on this flight as escort, there is plenty to do, and it is FUN!
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:32 PM
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Default RV-1 ... Flight Update (from "Picky Pilot" :-) )

Today, after several hours working with Dan the night before, I saddled up again to take the RV-1 to the air. All went well.

Some of you may know that in a prior flight (my first one in the RV-1), we had a bit of an unexpected engine stumble, some fuel "overflow" and a bit a of a brakes "problem".

None of these things ALONE are major issues I but had to deal with them all in about two minutes. "Fly the plane!"

Plane safely on the ground and "grounded" by me, Dan, Paul, Louise and the crew until we could get a better handle on things.

Lots of work was accomplished over the last few days and I am happy to report that today's flight was UNEVENTFUL!!!

Dan and I feel that we have addressed all three major matters and made a few "accommodations" for maintenance and upcoming pilots.

I give it two thumbs up for "good to go!" and now Paul will further validate later in the week.

The plane flies quite nicely.

Upcoming RV-1 pilots, I will write up more specific details for you very soon.
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