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Old 04-14-2015, 09:58 PM
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Hi all,
Today was a big day for me in a couple of ways, but this was a HIGHLIGHT that occurred about an hour out from landing at Punta Cana (MDPC) in the Dominican Republic:



And 0.9 hours later, I landed in the Dominican Republic, after having flown 3989 miles from California to get here:



I would like to claim, before the entire VAF community, that I am, hands-down, the title of highest time BUILDER/OWNER of a single RV that has reached 4,000 hours on the hobbs meter!!!!

Yes, I know...there are pilots with this many RV flying hours in their logbook e.g. Kahuna, Turbo, Seagar, Van...I'm not talking total flying hours...I'm talking BUILDER/OWNER hours! It took nearly 15 years to get here...but I did. Let the discussion begin Rosie
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:08 PM
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Wow. Congratulations.
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:15 PM
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That is simply awesome! Congratulations, I am sure you must be the winner.
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Old 04-14-2015, 11:00 PM
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Doesn't Vlad do 4000 hours in a year?

Fantastic accomplishment and enjoyed telling stories with you at Hard 8 Rosie!
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Old 04-14-2015, 11:26 PM
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Congrats. Just saw your wife's nickname. My wife's actual name is the same (without the 'gal').

So, who put the other 400 hrs on the RV?

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Old 04-15-2015, 04:29 AM
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Congratulations Ambassador! I am only at 1,900
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:34 AM
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I would like to claim, before the entire VAF community, that I am, hands-down, the title of highest time BUILDER/OWNER of a single RV that has reached 4,000 hours on the hobbs meter!!!!

Yes, I know...there are pilots with this many RV flying hours in their logbook e.g. Kahuna, Turbo, Seagar, Van...I'm not talking total flying hours...I'm talking BUILDER/OWNER hours! It took nearly 15 years to get here...but I did. Let the discussion begin Rosie
Good thing you put 'single' in there. HA!
A great accomplishment Rosie. Ive seen you fly. Thats a lot of abuse on a plane. Keep sharing with others your plane findings as you go along. Its a valuable resource for others.
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:49 AM
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you are the man of the hour. thats a lot of miles over the ground. a testament to the planes we fly. keep up the good flying. congrats! and keep filling those fuel tanks.
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:27 AM
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Congrats Rosie.
From first flight some 15 years ago to the 4000 hour mark on your grand trip is indeed note worthy.
That being said, have a safe flight from here on out.
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Old 04-15-2015, 07:01 AM
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Congrats Rosie!

Doug should make up a badge to put next to your "signature" when someone hits a milestone...1000, 2000, 3000,...etc...

Like the military used to have 1000 hour patches.

It could be a VAF badge of "motivation" of sorts!

I hit 4000 hours last week....(or so it feels like these days)... In that cubical prison of work. It is really cramping my style as I slide past the 225 hr club in my 4 yr old -8
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