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Old 01-04-2009, 11:32 AM
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Default Cockpit tour

Mike S -

You can see from the pictures there is way past the plexiglass.
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:46 PM
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I guess that is what the VIP passes will get ya.

Both times I have been there, the ladder was off limits, as well as the upstairs that it led to.
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:40 PM
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It is my understanding that anyone can get the VIP pass. It is just a matter of donation amount but putting your butt where Howard put his is priceless. The first time I visited the museum you could not even get into the area you described because the elevator (A.D.A. accessability) was not in place. My guess is the rest of the airplane is not accessable to the "public" for similar reasons. I do not know how you could make the cockpit (spiral staircase) or the wings wheelchair accessable.

The museum also holds many other fine examples of flying machines all within the space of the building it took to house the "Goose". Anyone interested in aircraft should make the stop while in the Northwest. Van's Homecoming is a perfect opportunity.
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:04 AM
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Default Hat sighting at Lewis Airport Pancake Breakfast

The P-51 makes the hat look even better. Or is it the other way around?

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Old 06-18-2009, 12:56 PM
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Default Got my Pink Slip Today

The Indianapolis FSDO just finished inspecting my kit and now it is an official airplane on the books as an Airworthy RV-7A. Naturally I had to make sure I had my OFFICIAL hat on for the occasion.

And the presentation:

Wow, great elation and somewhat of the downer that you feel once a goal has been achieved. Ok, the downer lasted all of 15 seconds, now I get to go fly this thing that I have been working on since August 31, 2001.
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:11 AM
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Default WOW nice!

Steve,

Looks great! Give me a call when you are ready to dynamicly balance the propeller! Have fun! 317-201-8517
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:11 PM
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Default Dave Cook in Grandby

It's kind of an old thread, but it seems the appropriate place...

Dave Cook let me tag along for his weekly breakfast with the guys up in Grandby. We were airborne from KFNL at a little before 7am and were in Grandby (KGNB) about 20-25 minutes later.

I didn't notice until after we landed that Dave was sporting his VAF hat.

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Old 07-09-2010, 06:55 AM
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Default VAF Hat & Grandson at Vietnam Memorial Wall

In remembrance of USAF Captain Ron Ashe:





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Old 07-11-2010, 01:45 PM
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:49 AM
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