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Old 02-14-2019, 03:11 PM
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Default First Flight(s) done!

Successfully completed Flights #1 & #2 in N10JW today! I defined success as flying the plane and nothing leaking or falling off!

I did two shortish flights. This first was about 25 mins in the air doing about a 5 mile box around the airport. The second was a quick 15 minute flight around the pattern once. I did these as 'shake down flights' with my only concern being checking for leaks and validating the wings weren't going to fall off.

Really the only issue of concern was my oil temp. On the first flight as soon as it pushed over 220 I decided to land and it was 243 when I landed. After a hour of engine cool down the 2nd flight it rose to 220 fairly quick so that's why I only did one lap around the pattern. I talked to Barretts and they gave me some places to start troubleshooting. Hope to do another flight next week!
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Old 02-14-2019, 03:18 PM
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Congratulations - very exciting! Can't wait to be in your shoes.
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Old 02-14-2019, 03:28 PM
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Congratulations on the new fledgling

Photos needed........
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Old 02-14-2019, 04:37 PM
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Photos needed........
I purposely didn't have anyone come out. I had two people offer to film it and one person offer to follow me in their 10. I wasn't 100% sure if I was going to do it until about 5 mins before I started the plane!
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:09 PM
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Congrats, Justin!
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:18 PM
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Outstanding!

Good luck sorting out the oil temperature issue and completing your 40 hours!
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:25 PM
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Congrats Justin!!!!

Huge accomplishment!!!!

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Old 02-14-2019, 07:33 PM
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I purposely didn't have anyone come out. I had two people offer to film it and one person offer to follow me in their 10. I wasn't 100% sure if I was going to do it until about 5 mins before I started the plane!
I think this is very wise. There's enough pressure anyway; no need to add more because you know your friends are there and you don't want to disappoint them.
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Old 02-15-2019, 11:26 AM
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First the AW cert on same day. And now first flight on same day. We have to meet up for a beer some day. Big CONGRATS.
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Old 02-15-2019, 02:13 PM
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Great job Justin! Enjoy it!
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