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Old 03-22-2012, 07:35 PM
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Talking RV-1 Tour - On to Sun'n'Fun

The RV-1 will have a place of real honor thanks to the Sun'n'Fun folks (and some good words from Joe Blank). Please come and visit us at Exhibitor site MD-21, across from the Van's tent. The plane will fly in Monday morning, following a Team RV escort.

We will need a team of folks to attend the plane during "business" hours and it would be great to have some of you folks come by and volunteer for a couple of hours during your stay. You'll be sure to meet a lot of RV folks! Drop by the display site or give me a call on my cell: 713-816-5259.

For folks who want to follow our progress via the Spot, current plans are to launch from Waputka, AL, early on Sunday morning to stage at Pilot Country airfield near SnF. You can find the Spot link at the lower right corner of RV-1.org.

Look forward to seeing you folks at SnF!
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:09 AM
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Default Doggone it!

The warm winter/spring has caused the wheat to really grow fast and now our wheat spraying season is in full swing!

I had fully expected to make S'nF a one day deal but now it looks iffy

Anyhow, we'll see what Wednesday or Thursday brings.

Best,
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:47 AM
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Pierre - the wheat has definited "popped" over the past 10 days.

I am looking forward to hearing people's stories from Sun-n-Fun !

another year of vicarious living
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:44 AM
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You know folks, this is going to be a very centrally-located spot in the middle of the display area, so we'd love to have folks that are tuckered out come and "set a spell"...espcially so that others can head out to see the show! anyone with RV blood in their veins (or blood that has been spilled in RV building is qualified to come help tell people about the amazing yellow airplane - hope to see many of you come help out!

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Old 03-23-2012, 10:12 AM
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I'm across Monday, stay the week. Should be at the show Wed, Fri, Sat and will sit and be rude to the Colonials for an hour or two while you get a break............
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:57 PM
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Thanks, Mike. Look us up when you get during the week.

Paul and I got into Wahtumpka today and plan to head out with the RV1 in the morning
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:04 PM
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Louise,

Dang! Wish I had been surfing VAF while Daryl and I were flying down in the RV-9A. We passed no more than about 50 NM south of your location when we fueled at Greenville AL (F22). We stopped in Albany GA (ABY) for the night after a 1150 NM day! Ripping tailwinds all the way from Greeley CO. I'm sure we will pay for that on the way back... These machines are just amazing though!

You and Paul have a safe flight down to SNF. See you on the ground!
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:37 AM
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Paul is flying the RV1 on the first leg. I may do the second. Way h the Spot track (lower right corner of www.rv-1.org
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:57 AM
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Wayne Hadath and I are flying our two rockets down tomorrow. The forecast looks great, see you there!
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:19 AM
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Default RV-1 is enroute to FL !

I received an email from Louise this morning that following some familiarization, they will launch. I just checked the SPOT tracker and they should be approaching their first fuel stop.

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