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Old 03-12-2012, 04:58 PM
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Sam, that would just limit the pilots who could legally fly the RV-1 on tour as he/she would have to have an Amateur Radio license.
Not necessarily, but that's a topic for a different thread.

Looks like Scott is on the homestretch and cruising under the gray stuff, lost 20 mph when he descended, must've have been blowing pretty good at altitude. One more green blob to go.....
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On the APRS map, it appears the "green blob" (weather overlay) does not update with the APRS data. I thought Scott had made it through and then for some reason I decided to "refresh" the page, and uggh, he's still in or under the "green blob."

Ten minutes later: Now he's in the homestretch.

P.S. Just think...somewhere there's a dark room where someone using a live satellite feed can watch N4822C and N5827N as they approach Wetumpka. But I ain't saying where that dark room is. And someday we'll be able to do that from our desktop.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:34 PM
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Just touched down on the grass runway at 08A.
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SPOT is a very nice addition to the tour! "Satelite tracking" is not only a nice way for everyone to watch the trip progress but it is a nice security blanket. Can you "SPOT the RV-1" ?
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:52 PM
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Don. "someday had arrived"
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:39 AM
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I talked to Jarhead shortly after they landed at Wetumpka (I had a short stopover in Newark last night), and he sounded pretty jazzed about it! Said that the plane did great, and is hardly using any oil. This was a first big step out into the tour, and glad to see that folks are interested (three pages of posts for the day's activites). On to Sun 'n Fun!

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Old 03-13-2012, 06:53 AM
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Yeah, everything went well right up until Scott ran over Jarhead's hat.....
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:32 AM
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At least my head was not in it.
The flight went fine. We had a nice tailwind on the way out of DFW area. It was over 2 hrs. to M79 Hooks. That was hard on an old man's knees and Bu_. Coming out of Hooks to 08A was just as long but we had to deal with the weather. We had very little help from the wind and had to avoid two very light showers.
The ONE flew grate. we have not put any oil in sense we started flying it. I would have to look at the logbook but would say it has over 15 hrs on it. Later in the summer it may need some cabin air to keep the pilot cool, but it was fine on this leg.
I was going to land on the paved runway 9/27. Winds were 180 at 8. when I saw the LOVELY GRASS 18/36 I had to go for it. It was SWEET.
All for now. Take care of the ONE.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:14 PM
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I wish I've seen this thread earlier flew THIS close to ONE.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:56 PM
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Reminder.....fire up your RV and head on over to Wetumpka Thursday evening. Follow the burger aroma to the big hangar at the north end of the grass strip. It's cook-to-order starting at 5:30 so the fly-ins can eat and still have daylight/twilight to fly home (official sunset about 7 PM). Simple fare, sponsored, no charge. The weather is forecast to be nice, low humidity and gusts to 3 knots. Hey, free food, nice weather, airplane nuts telling lies.....what more could you want?

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