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Old 05-17-2013, 12:53 AM
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Default Looking back on our One Month Flying Caribbean Adventure...

SUMMARY (which I’ll add to later…)

I’m so VERY GLAD that Tuppergal and I made this month-long trip, and it was even MORE SPECIAL making the month-long trip with Keys, Sharkbait, Jailbird & Indira!

It probably helped that we’ve all traveled together in the past so there were going to be no surprises when flying with Rosie. And thank you all for letting me touch your plane

When flying with Rosie…you just fly IFR…”I Follow Rosie” as Seismo says! But it was also good to let Sharkbait and Keys lead some of the legs to gain experience…not flying but having to talk with foreign controllers…getting four (4) planes on the ground can be a challenge but is do-able! Jailbird did his fair share of leading but he's an 'Old Salt' when it comes to flying the Islands!

It was also a new but fun challenge flying to foreign airports for the very first time and trying to figure out who wants what, where they want it, and how much they want!

Here's the list of 23 islands we landed at:

Anegada (British Virgin Islands)
Beef (British Virgin Islands)
Culebra (Puerto Rico)
Grand Turk (Turks & Caicos)
Great Exuma (Bahamas)
Hispaniola (Dominican Republic)
Providenciales (Turks & Caicos)
Puerto Rico
St. Croix (US Virgin Islands)
St. Lucia
St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands)
Vieques (Puerto Rico)

MANY THANKS again to Mike Bullock at for getting me back online with a login and webspace!

If there’s something I missed here and you’d like to know about it, post here to this thread or e-mail me and I’ll get to it for you!

I keep saying it but really mean it: THANKS SO MUCH FOR FLYING ALONG! You too Don Hull & Daryl Tolliver!

I hope we’ve inspired some of you to get out and ‘spread your wings’!

Keep poundin’ them rivets because it’s ALL WORTH IT!

Rosie & Tuppergal

PS: If you happen to see Jailbird or Keys on the ramp, here’s three things you can say to them…and then get a good laugh out of them:

“What Island is this?”
“Are we over water yet?”
Paul A. "Rosie" Rosales
Rosamond Skypark (L00), CA
RV-6A, 4200+ hours since 7/4/2000

Last edited by Rosie : 05-26-2013 at 08:55 AM.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:14 AM
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Location: Martinsville, IN
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You guys are amazing and truly inspiring. Many of us live vicariously through your adventures. Thank you so much for sharing. I haven't seen you in a few years and I hope to catch up with you in OSH if I can.

I'm planning some adventures in the -12 when it's done, but nothing like this. Take care and blue skies!

From Rosie: WoW's been 13 years now since we met at the OSH VAF Banquet in 2000!!! You bet we'll be looking for you (and your son who is 13 years older) at OSH!
Randy Pflanzer
Greenwood, IN
Paid through 2043!
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427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
F1 EVO - partially completed, Sold
F1 Rocket - Completed 2005, Sold
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