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Old 07-12-2012, 01:56 AM
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Curious: Will the RV-1 be at the Arlington fly-in his week?
The RV-1 arrived at the Arlington Fly In this evening around 5pm. It will be on display at the Van's tent.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:39 AM
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Default RV-1 arrives at Arlington (AWO)

The flight up to Arlington yesterday was nice and cool at 8,500'. It didn't start out that way though. It was quite warm in Oregon for us Northwesterners, who never see the sun except for a couple of times a year. When I climbed into the ONE to go, I was just dripping with sweat. Ugh! So I positioned the aircraft in the large hanger, had Ken Scott help me get belted in, then had him shove me out the door, fired up and left. Arrived AWO about 1.7 later. I did pass the setup crew (Daryl & Lindsey in the -9A) in flight around Renton WA as they were heading south. We briefly chatted on the radio and they gave me the scoop regarding the booth setup. Nice flight all things considered.

Ken Scott arrived this morning in the RV-10 with several Van's employees (Adam, Amber, and Vonn) who typically don't get to go to the shows. It was a welcome break for them...






Adam and Amber share a laugh in front of a CH-47...




The B-17 Sentimental Journey taxis by the Vans booth and the RV-1...
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:29 AM
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A flight of 3 RV's departed Vans Aircraft this morning with a tyical NW Oregon gray overcast and light winds. The Teen Flight RV-12, the Red factory RV-12 demo, and the RV-1 were Oshkosh bound! Heading east, we took the only available route out of the Portland area, which was the Columbia River Gorge. It was quite scenic flying the gorge at a couple of thousand feet looking DOWN on all of those waterfalls along the way. Once we popped out at Hood River, we were treated to bright sun and clear skies.

Next stop was Grangeville ID (KGIC) where we stopped, fueled and took at break.


Departing GIC we next had to climb out over the Bitteroot Range of the Rockies. Big mountains and lots of rocks! After we topped out at 11.5, the ride was smooth and cool. I had a chance to get some good shots of Aric Krause and Scott McDaniels in the Teenflight RV-12...



Now heading for Townsend MT and a planned BBQ at 8U8, arranged by Hydroguy2 (Brain Carroll). We were running a little late but it all worked out. Brian and his crew threw a great little reception and BBQ for the escort and ONE pilots. Many thanks again to these folks for feeding the crew!





Left to right: Sterling Langrell, Brian Carroll, Joe Blank, Aric Krause, Scott McDaniels.

One last leg over to Billings MT (KBIL)... All airplanes in hangers for the night. This puts us in great shape for tomorrows run to Hettinger ND, Aberdeen SD, and over to Airlake to visit Stein and crew. See you there!
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:10 AM
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Default Final for OSH...

I didn't get a chance to post yesterdays legs, so I combined them with todays...

Day 2 covered ground from Billings MT to Lakeville MN where EAA Chapter 25 and Stein Bruch hosted a pizza feed reception for the ONES arrival. Vans guys, Gus and Daryl, even caught up with us in the RV-10, 5 minutes from landing at Airlake (LVN), after launching out of Aurora OR earlier that morning. That -10 is a fast cross country machine!

MANY THANKS to those folks for treating the ONE crew so well. Stein with the RV-1...



Of course all of the aircraft were hangered in style!



Saturday morning we had to deal with a line of thunderstorms threatening to cut out path down to the OSH area. With the aid of XM weather, Scott McDaniels was able to nav us around all of the nastiness and clear a path down to an unnamed airport in the OSH vicinity. The one is now staged there awaiting Van's arrival to fly it the final leg of its adventure into the 40th Anniversary celebration of Vans influence on the aviation community. Be there on Monday afternoon to participate in this joyous event!

Here are a few lasting images that are now burned into my memory of this wonderful past 6 weeks of hosting this one of a kind aircraft. A big thank you to Paul, Louise, Ernie, and the rest of the RV-1 team of pilots, escorts, and friends for allowing me to help out with this historic project!







RV-1 inbound for OSH...
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