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Old 04-13-2017, 07:55 PM
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Default Airworthy!! (well, on paper anyway)

After just over a year of building, I am officially airworthy. A huge thanks to all the VAF members that have provided advice and direction over the last year. I had an FAA Inspector from the Sacramento FSDO, Richard 'Dilly' Dilbeck, truly a great guy. He spent 4 hours with me, very thorough and knowledgeable. Time to move to the airport and get ready to fly this thing! I have 2.0 on the hobbs, lots of engine/brake/fuel system testing in my court https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeqYdSKP1FE. Off to Phase 1....

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Old 04-13-2017, 08:03 PM
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Default Congratulations!!

Paul-------Big Congrats, good job
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:19 PM
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Lookin' good -- congratulations! Now the real fun begins.
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:37 PM
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You'll always remember the thrill of that first flight! Good work!
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:54 PM
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Excellent job Paul, Congratulations! Been a while sense you had a new baby.

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Old 04-13-2017, 10:12 PM
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Congratulations Paul!
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- 1975 B58 Baron, N1975G (a bottomless money pit that makes building an RV look like lunch money, but it's a great airplane, hauls the family and my wife likes two engines...go figure)
- 1961 A33 Debonair, N433JC (R.I.P.)
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Old 04-14-2017, 07:10 AM
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Congratulations! Well done project. The best part is next. Have fun!
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Old 04-14-2017, 07:18 AM
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Congratulations! Nice to see another classic handshake picture too.

Its great that the FAA provides that level of service in your area - most of us in the northeast end up paying DARs hundreds of $$$ out of pocket for that happy shot.
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:20 AM
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Congratulations! Nice to see another classic handshake picture too.

Its great that the FAA provides that level of service in your area - most of us in the northeast end up paying DARs hundreds of $$$ out of pocket for that happy shot.
Thanks to all for the nice comments. Yes, I was fortunate, this FAA inspector did not cost me a penny. He was telling me that it will most likely be 'DAR only' in the near future, at least for Experimentals.
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:31 AM
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Very well done! An inspiration to me for sure!
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