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Old 06-20-2017, 07:19 PM
Ueli N Ueli N is offline
 
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Default E-LSA Phase 1 Testing and Flight Training

This is a long shot, but I have to ask anyway.
I have been building 120794 for the past 3 1/2 years and had a great time doing so. N120HB is ready to get airborne but I am the weak link right now.
I am a 100+ hour Pilot that was not active for 30 Years.
I got some flight training about a year ago and realized that the talent you thought you had is not there anymore. Don't think 68 is that old but it sure makes you feel that way.
I got some training here in Bellingham KBLI where my RV-12 is based, and got my flight review in a 172. My next step was getting some transition training.
To my surprise, Mike Seager had 2 open slots available last week without much notice.
Unfortunately the weather would not quite cooperate, but I got some time to fly.
The flying part went well but I had some difficulties with the landings.
Time run out and I realized I need more practice. A 172 and an RV-12 are quite different animals. Mike Seager is booked now until August.
To get to the point, if I could find someone who could fly off the 5 hours for Phase 1 and give me some training in my plane, that would be awesome.
The insurance has some demands.
Hopefully someone comes up with a good idea.
My plane and myself are eager to get airborne.

Ueli
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:04 PM
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N120HB is ready to get airborne ......

Ueli
Ueli, cant help with the training, but you deserve abig Concrats on getting the plane done

And, 68 in not old.....(or else I am in big trouble.)
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:50 PM
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Perhaps check Lane Community College in Eugene. They own several factory built RV-12's they train in. You could perhaps go down there and get comfortable and then fly off the phase I? I know LCC has provided transition training in the past.

https://www.lanecc.edu/aviationacade...ght/new-planes

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Old 06-20-2017, 10:09 PM
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Not a long shot, I have been having the same problem. But my build required a 40 hr flyoff in phase one. I spent 6 months trying to get current with Jetguy, but just could not get enough hours each trip there (550 miles away). None were available down here, so I just BOUGHT another plane,
an ELSA with about 100 hrs on it. I have an instructor that can finish my transition training and a flight review as well. Not sure what to do with it then, but have had interest in part ownership with a few other pilots. I had only 24 years of rust to shake off, landings were my biggest hurdle as well. It will all eventually come back to you. I now have 17 1/2 hrs of RV12 time with 47 landings.

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This is a long shot, but I have to ask anyway.
I have been building 120794 for the past 3 1/2 years and had a great time doing so. N120HB is ready to get airborne but I am the weak link right now.
I am a 100+ hour Pilot that was not active for 30 Years.
I got some flight training about a year ago and realized that the talent you thought you had is not there anymore. Don't think 68 is that old but it sure makes you feel that way.
I got some training here in Bellingham KBLI where my RV-12 is based, and got my flight review in a 172. My next step was getting some transition training.
To my surprise, Mike Seager had 2 open slots available last week without much notice.
Unfortunately the weather would not quite cooperate, but I got some time to fly.
The flying part went well but I had some difficulties with the landings.
Time run out and I realized I need more practice. A 172 and an RV-12 are quite different animals. Mike Seager is booked now until August.
To get to the point, if I could find someone who could fly off the 5 hours for Phase 1 and give me some training in my plane, that would be awesome.
The insurance has some demands.
Hopefully someone comes up with a good idea.
My plane and myself are eager to get airborne.

Ueli
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