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Old 06-07-2018, 05:28 AM
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Greetings,

I used to really enjoy formation flying with a good friend when I was in the Pensacola area, but here in east TN, I don't see that many RVs. I'd be interested in knowing if there are RVs around the area, and if anyone does any formation flying. My -3B is currently at MMI.

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Old 06-07-2018, 05:59 AM
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Iím in Chattanooga.
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Old 06-07-2018, 10:53 AM
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That's certainly close. I was at Crossville for about 9 months before finding a hangar closer to home, and I only saw one other RV on the field. That was a -7, and there's a -14 at Monroe County. So far I haven't seen any at McMinn.

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Old 06-07-2018, 11:38 PM
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There's a group over at Anderson, SC, or at least there was 3 years ago. Try Mark Golden at 864 444 0933, or Paul Ellis at 770 655 1991,
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Old 06-08-2018, 05:14 AM
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There's a RV-4 guy at Asheville who does formation flying.
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Old 06-09-2018, 08:17 AM
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Thanks for the comments. I'm still surprised I haven't found more RVs here in east TN. I saw a nice -4 that flew into MMI a couple days ago, probably for the Swift museum gathering. I looked up his tail number, and he's from north GA. I do know that there's a grass strip where I'm told the RVs hang out, but I haven't proven that yet.

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Old 06-09-2018, 09:24 AM
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That's certainly close. I was at Crossville for about 9 months before finding a hangar closer to home, and I only saw one other RV on the field. That was a -7, and there's a -14 at Monroe County. So far I haven't seen any at McMinn.

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Rusty
Hello Rusty,
The -14 at Monroe County (KMNV) is actually based at 5TN4, I just hang out at KMNV and KDKX ALOT.

I like to use Tellico Plains for lunch, if your around during the week.

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Old 06-09-2018, 10:01 AM
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Hello Rusty,
The -14 at Monroe County (KMNV) is actually based at 5TN4, I just hang out at KMNV and KDKX ALOT.

I like to use Tellico Plains for lunch, if your around during the week.

Marvin
Hi Marvin,

150hrs already? We spoke briefly when my plane was tied up outside at Monroe. At that time, you didn't have the wheel pants on yet, and were flying off the phase 1 time as I recall. I'd be embarrassed to say how few hours I've flown since then.

I haven't ever flown into Tellico, but if they had hangars to rent, it would sure be convenient. It was a brutal 3 hr round trip drive to Crossville, and only an hour to McMinn, so at least I"m working my way closer to home :-)

Ferguson's Flying Circus (TN09) is the grass strip where I was told the RVs hang out. Do you know anything about that strip?

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Old 06-09-2018, 12:11 PM
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Hi Marvin,

150hrs already? We spoke briefly when my plane was tied up outside at Monroe. At that time, you didn't have the wheel pants on yet, and were flying off the phase 1 time as I recall. I'd be embarrassed to say how few hours I've flown since then.

I haven't ever flown into Tellico, but if they had hangars to rent, it would sure be convenient. It was a brutal 3 hr round trip drive to Crossville, and only an hour to McMinn, so at least I"m working my way closer to home :-)

Ferguson's Flying Circus (TN09) is the grass strip where I was told the RVs hang out. Do you know anything about that strip?

Cheers,
Rusty
Iíve not been into TN09 in quite some time, so I am unaware of the RVís on that strip. I missed the part about you now being located at KMMI. There are RVís at KMNV, KDKX, and KMOR that I know of.

I do have more than 150 hours now and -14 is a good flying machine, THANK YOU Vans! I would be interested in riding in an -8 because the -14 aerobatic feel is wonderful and I would like to get a comparison.


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