Great RV day
Thanks SO much Pete for the ride in your 9A. I'm just about to order my finishing kit and had never flown in a 9A until today. All I can say is WOW! The plane is everything I am looking for: stable, responsive, fast, slow, powerful, loud, quiet..... just WOW!
I was blown away by the climb out (1500 fpm without trying.... 3-5x what I am used to, and believe me, I'm trying!) Also the speed and economy - I remember going something like 120 kts and seeing 4.2 gph.... what an amazing machine. The stalls were a total non-event, I kept expecting it to stall and actually DO something. Flying along with the stick full back and watching it mush down...what a well behaved bird. And your landing was incredible... I thought I gave you the plane too close and too high, but with a bit of a slip you nailed it.
Thanks again! It was the beginning of a great day! Jessica & I had a great time at Boone, saw lots of great RVs and got lots of good ideas and inspiration to finish our plane.
Finally, those pictures of us landing the Skipper are fantastic! I'm glad I didn't bounce it! I don't have in-air pics of me, and I'll really enjoy these.
Dave Gribble VAF #232
Building RV-9A N149DG (slider, IO-320, IFR)
Restored and Flying Beech Super III N3698Q
Restarting the project after too many years off
There is no sport equal to that which aviators enjoy while being carried through the air on great white wings." Wilbur Wright, 1905