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Old 12-05-2018, 12:26 AM
crabandy crabandy is offline
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Default I Forgot My Airplane's BDay

I totally forgot until FaceBook reminded me of my most liked post from 5 years ago today......When my project became and airplane. It's a crappy pic of a pic but my FAA DAR handing over the goods when he couldn't find a reason not to.

Like I said I didn't know about "her" birthday, it just so happened to be my day off. What should a guy do on his day off even if it is a tad bit chilly? The previous snow in front of the hangar has melted and more snow in the forecast for later in the week so might as well take advantage of the 2000' OVC with flurries and warm up the oil! Besides my copilot hasn't flown for 2 weeks and he's been feeling the need for speed.

Barely enough time for the oil temp to stabilize and we make it to K81 for lunch, the regular door was still locked since we were the only pilots of the day so we arrived via the side door. The crate of toys on the floor by the door really fit our style as does the 2 plates with 1 order.

Back at the hangar after lunch for an oil change and lil' dude routine. Seems so normal now after 5 years and 366.4 hours......I mean I need to stir the oil and charge the battery anyway and it only costs 3 gallons of gas. Plus I got in some good crosswind currency at both runways!
Pretty amazing what all the years and dedication has turned into, an amazing airplane at my disposal that I "know" how to maintain and fix and I can't wait to fly again. And can somewhat afford....
RV 7 300 hours and counting
12/17 donation
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:27 AM
thinkn9a thinkn9a is offline
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Location: Mississippi
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Default Donít think the little guy will let that happen again

Waiting for the picture of him in about 15 years 😁

Good times,... enjoy them all
Wallace & Marietta Goodloe
9A -QB
Phase 2 has started!
Thanksgiving time, is dues time for us
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:16 AM
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Location: Tampa, FL
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Right seater in that second picture looks to be calm and well in control. Iím glad to see you are getting quality instruction from him. No doubt your confidence level will increase quickly with his guidance...😜
RV6 N42HC flying
2018 Dues paid
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Old 12-05-2018, 01:49 PM
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Default Love it!

..that is all.
Mike Rettig
EAA Chapter 301, President
VAF Dues Current: Paid for 2019 on 12/03/18
RV-10 (41PX Reserved) Fuselage
F-14 (Pedal Plane - Daughter's Project) "Flying"
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Old 12-05-2018, 04:20 PM
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Good stuff!

Guy Prevost
Albuquerque, NM
RV-8a Built, Enjoyed, Sold
Two Kids: Built, Enjoying
RV-10, Bought, Rebuilt, Enjoying
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Arguing on the internet is like having a competition to see who can hit a brick wall the hardest. You may win, but you're still an idiot.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:51 AM
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Not the birthday, that was in November 2010, but 12/5 was the 8th anniversary for Aurora's first flight. Special day that I remember like yesterday.

here's my bad video:
It's just one Dam job after another
Brian, N155BKsold
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:42 AM
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Location: NJ
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Nice! Maybe we need a dedicated thread about our airplanesí birthdays. Mickey are you listening?
Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:57 AM
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"Sorry was the fish"
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RV 4, with an engine...and other stuff
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:21 PM
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Default The kid knows the score!


That's a keeper my friend!!!

Amateur Plane - RV-9A N789PH - 2050+ Hrs
Amateur Radio - KD0CVN
Doggies Delivered - 25+
St. Paul, MN
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