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Old 09-09-2019, 11:39 AM
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Default San Juan Islands

Doug posted this photo that Kelli took of me, Sid and Capt Sandy sailing on SV Tranquility on a recent home page:

And we met Tom and Bonnie Lewis at Island Hoppin' Brewery on Orcas Island:


N174RT (RV-7A) first flight 5/31/11, 1585hrs as of June 2018:
Tip-up, Lycon IO-360 EXP, WW 74HRT, AFS 5600T, AF-Pilot, IFD440, SL-30, echoUAT, D100 for backup, CQ1 headsets

Our other riveted aluminum monocoque RV is a 25’ Airstream

Past aluminum monocoque vehicles:
N601RT (CH601HDS) First flight 5/03, 1550hrs after flying 8 years: 912ULS, GNS430W, SL-30, D10A Sold
1995 Midnight Pearl NSX w/BBSC Sold

EAA Chapter 105 board member 2010->2015
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:50 AM
David Paule David Paule is offline
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Default Hat Problem

Started to put on my VAF cap the other day, and a phrase popped into my mind: "Boomer badge."

Have had trouble wearing ball caps since.

How about some tee shirts?

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Old 09-09-2019, 03:01 PM
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Paul: laughing at your "term". I have an idea what you meant by Boomer Badge, but for fun, did a Google search. First to come up was a description of the chest insignia of a Navy ballistic missile (boomer) submarine crewmember. Further reading introduced another new term to me - anadiggie, those of us born in the analog age, will die in the digital age. Thanks for the education but I say wear your VAF "badge" proudly.

Seattle area
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Old 09-09-2019, 03:13 PM
David Paule David Paule is offline
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"Boomer Badge," to clarify....

An indication of being in the Boomer generation. Other signs include a gray beard. And of course, I have that, too.

I knew of the submarine class but this is the one I meant. Out here, we're so darn easy to identify when we have both of those two major signs.

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Old 10-09-2019, 12:19 AM
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Speaking of hats… I bought the new Van’s hat at KOSH. I don’t like the fit of the new hat – sits too low on my head and brim blocks vertical vision. I find myself constantly lifting brim in flight. Old hat works a charm…

Jim Stricker
Hinckley, Ohio (1OA2)
EAA #499867
PPL/ASEL 1970 - Sport Pilot since 2007
80 hrs Flying Aeronca Chief 11AC N86203
1130 hrs Flying 46 Piper J-3 Cub N6841H
RV-12 E-LSA #120058 AWC July 2012 N633CM
RV-12 Bought Flying Oct 2015 with 48TT - Hobbs now 517

LSRM-A Certificate 2016
Special Thanks... EJ Trucks - USN Crew Chief A-4 Skyhawk
MJ Stricker (Father & CFI) - USAAF 1st Lt. Captain B-17H
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:20 AM
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Default Cheers!



RV6-A "Aluminum Mistress"
Too many hobbies- not enough time.
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 donor and happy to do it.

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