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Old 08-12-2014, 10:59 AM
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Sig,

When you first offered the use of your RV8 I couldn't picture a dog trying to hang on to the small back seat of an RV8 for 12+ hours of flight time. I sent you a PM with my phone number so we could discuss it but thought I'd ask all the 8 owners if my idea could work.

Could we pile up enough blankets and pillows (etc) to level out the back seat so Dakota has comfortable place to lay down? Maybe even a large trash bag full of Styrofoam packing peanuts that we can conform to the shape we need??

Also, are the rear seat rudder pedals far enough forward that they wouldn't be restricted by our makeshift bed?

It makes a lot more sense to send Dakota on ONE RV that's already going her way.
Jake, please be sure and read Tanya's post #17 above.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:18 AM
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Jake, please be sure and read Tanya's post #17 above.
Don, Thanks for the heads up.

Tanya, That's exactly what I had in mind. This seems like the best option.

Sig600, give me a call

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Old 08-12-2014, 11:51 AM
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I love it when a plan comes together.

Only flaw is I lose my dinner at Babe's.
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Old 08-12-2014, 12:19 PM
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All,

Just got off the phone with Jake and we're going to try and make this happen. Here's my tentative plan...

I'm heading out to Reno to pick up my airplane on the 17th, and am going to fly down to CA to meet Jake and pick up the pup. From there I'll fly back up to the Reno area and spend the night with some friends. Then Dakota and I will launch pre-dawn to land in the Salt Lake City area to top off at sunrise, and make the high long push over the continental divide and stop for gas in Nebraska or east Wyoming.

From there the last leg of the day will be into Iowa/Illinois area. If there is someone that can offer a hangar to over night in we would be much obliged, then on the 19th we'll launch early for the last leg to Trenton NJ.

If there is someone that would like to pick up Dakota in Trenton for the leg to Virginia (or anywhere before that) I can meet you.

Right now the plan is tentative and will be fluid with weather and locations.

Thanks all in advance!!!
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Old 08-12-2014, 12:31 PM
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I will be coming from Haymarket, VA to get her. Manassas is the closest field west of DC but I will drive to New Jersey if necessary to make it work. Courtney
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:35 PM
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Sig600 , and Dakota hoping you two have a smooth fun ride
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:31 PM
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We have a hanger that we could make available at Ankeny, Iowa KIKV if that works for you. We would be happy to host you overnight as well. Send me an email if you want to discuss details.

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Thanks ted. I'll be on the road the next few days checking in, as the weather pans out and I finalize a plan jake and I will update this thread.

Thanks all.
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:59 PM
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I'll cover the last six hours of flight time to KHEF.
Mike,

SIG600 and I are still working out the details on this end but at this point I'm either meeting him in Santa Maria, CA or Reno, NV on Sunday.

If you're still willing to fly the last leg, would you be interested in picking up Dakota at KTTN and taking her to KHEF?
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Old 08-13-2014, 03:17 PM
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That would be greatly appreciated if you are as the drive for me to NJ is about 4 hours without traffic. As it looks like this is coming together I have told my 3 boys and they are so excited. Thank you gentleman. You are making my little ones so happy.
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