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Old 02-20-2020, 09:08 AM
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Flying backwards sounds like aerobatics to me :-) Nice one !
Kind of. Thank you. Certainly a different form of entertainment!
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Old 02-22-2020, 04:45 PM
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Default We started the weekend early

Sandy and I decided to start Valentines Day early. We flew to Sedona to on Feb 13, had lunch at the Mesa Grill at the airport, then hiked the full "airport loop trail".



Sandy and I had hiked part of the airport loop trail before as an our and back. We were told the trail is about 3.5 to 4 miles. Then the waitress at Messa Grill said it was closer to 4.5 miles. What we did not understand is there was close to a mile to the trail head. My fitbit said we walked more than 17,000 steps and just over 8 miles for the day.



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Valentine dinner a day early at Elote, one of our favorite restaurants. They don't advertise and don't take reservations. I stood in line from about 4:20 to 4:50 to put our name on the "will return later" list for 6:30. Folks arriving at 6:30 were told to expect 1 hr 45 minute wait. We left about 8:00 and they were telling arrivals to expect an hour wait.





Roy, Sandy, and Chef Jeff


To be continued:
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Old 02-22-2020, 04:51 PM
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Default Valentine's day and Saturday

Valentines day we flew to Payson AZ for lunch. We both had second breakfast for our mid-day meal. Somehow an orchard pie came home with us.

From Payson we stopped at Grapevine (88AZ) to check out the Arizona Pilots Association fly-in. There were two planes at Grapevine who were camping for the weekend. We decided to return on Sat for the lunch potluck BBQ and likely to camp Sat night. It was an easy 45 minute flight back to Ajo (P01).

Saturday, 2/15 we decided that it was too cold for us to camp. We did fly back to Grapevine where a total of about 30 planes gathered. Nice lunch.



We stopped at Eloy for fuel on the way back to Ajo.

The Payson and Grapevine stops were "survey trips". When we told folks at Grapevine that it was too cold for us to camp, someone suggested getting a Mr. Heater Little Buddy heater. We ordered a Little Buddy on Sunday.

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N174RT (RV-7A) first flight 5/31/11, 1685hrs as of January 2020:
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Our other riveted aluminum monocoque RV is a 25 Airstream

Past aluminum monocoque vehicles:
N601RT (CH601HDS) First flight 5/03, 1550hrs after flying 8 years: 912ULS, GNS430W, SL-30, D10A Sold
1995 Midnight Pearl NSX w/BBSC Sold

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Old 02-24-2020, 06:33 AM
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During our trip to Arizona to train with Budd Davisson (Pitts S2A) in Scottsdale, we drove up to Sedona and dined at the Mesa Grill. Look forward to flying in someday.
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Old 02-26-2020, 06:20 PM
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On President's Day I got up early for a morning flight north to Cambridge MD:


Enroute I joined on a good friend in his beautiful newly-restored J-3 "Cub":




After breakfast at KCGE we flew to St Mary's airport (near Pax River) and then around the SFRA to Frederick MD for lunch:


Next up was the very-scenic Luray Caverns back in Virginia:








After one more visit to 2W6 I was treated to a beautiful sunset enroute KPVG:
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Old 02-28-2020, 09:02 AM
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Until coming here three years ago, I lived my entire life in Maryland. For those of you who don't know, as East Coast Representative for Van's I was based at 2W6. Thanks for the pictures that stir up many happy memories of flying in that area. So many of them are of the folks to whom I gave demo flights and our now part of the Van's Aircraft family.
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