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Old 07-29-2011, 03:16 PM
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Talking 40

She is free now. She deserves it. Flawless performance, by the Book of Vans, documented.





There were all necessary attributes; training, first flight and so on, every little thing an experimental test pilot needed. She saw redlines and high temps, landed on grass and kept pace with a powered parachute, was this much from Class A and never let me down.


First Flight picture by fellow VAF member.





Then cousin figured out my secret program and caught me in the air chasing baby clouds on my 15th hour





My DAR worked hard to get me sizable test box from two fsdos. But with RV speeds even this area was small. On one side was The City That Never Sleeps,






ocean to the east, then Hindenburg Forests to the south.





Those are strange woods. Firing ranges and amusement parks are good neighbors





The only thing to complain a bit is the quality of the air but it's DEP job, I just wash and go.





Many thanks from the bottom of my heart to Doug for this amazing resource and to all good people I've met through VAF. Keep pounding those rivets it's rewarding.
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Old 07-29-2011, 03:54 PM
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Congratulations Vlad. You did it. The start of great adventures.
Fly safe brother.
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:09 PM
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Congrats Vlad. We missed you Tuesday night. Maybe this time next year I'll be in your shoes flying my 40 off. One can hope.
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:14 PM
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Congratulations Vlad. Now it's time to start thinking about all those possible modifications (including the wheel pants) etc.

cheers,
greg
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:32 PM
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Congrats my friend!! You should be VERY proud. Now get that tracker fixed!!
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:40 PM
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Congrats Vlad! From someone who is looking forward to that day, I can't imagine how it feels.

Would love to get a list of anything that needed fixing, modifying, or changing during the first 40.
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:09 PM
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Nice! Now get the fairings on and hit the road!
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:21 PM
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Way to go Vlad. The 9 is just amazing. Got me home from KOSH in 1.5hrs...usually a 8-10 hour drive. Ground speed over 230mph for some of it due to some favourable winds.

LOVE the 9. Should you ever find yourself flying in my country..drop a line and happy to buy you a few Canadian beers.
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:25 PM
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Congratulations Vlad! You deserve the accolades...she's a beauty.

+1 on the wheel pants though...you know it's indecent to fly without pants!
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:31 PM
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Congratulations...and nice touch with the photos of your "box."
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