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theDuke866
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Do you want to just safety pilot each other and knock out some approaches?

11/6/2022 11:28:07 AM

CaelNCSU
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Yeah that'd be cool. I need to still rent and check out so they'd let me fly

11/6/2022 12:11:52 PM

CaelNCSU
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Finally found someone there. What do you fly when you fly there? Will probably get on the schedule this week.

11/7/2022 7:26:41 AM

theDuke866
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I did my instrument rating in 99T (Cherokee 140). I’ve flown the warriors some.

I’m thinking about joining navy flying club so I can fly their Arrow when I need something IFR equipped, or need to carry more than the RV can do, or just until we get the RV registration sorted out.

11/7/2022 11:38:07 PM

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Pretty horrifying video of a B-17 crashing at an airshow today.
https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/dallas-plane-crash-dallas-executive-airport-rbd/287-1d54f7a6-05ad-40ee-a02b-961874c52bea

11/12/2022 5:06:50 PM

StTexan
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Yeah shit was crazy. Happened here in metroplex

11/13/2022 2:50:46 AM

theDuke866
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Flew from FL to CA in a Piper Arrow, stopping at (among other places) Arches, Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Grand Canyon National Parks (and flew over the Grand Canyon). Bullhead City/Laughlin in AZ/NV. Currently stuck in Mohave, CA awaiting a repair to the door latch/hinge--the door isn't closing tightly.

Hopefully head to Big Sur and fly down the CA coast tomorrow. Planning on Van Nuys and then eventually Austin/San Antonio if we can get the problem fixed in time.

3/16/2023 1:39:13 AM

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Stop in KSZP for a cool old airport vibe. Couple of people on US aerobatic team around and lots of decathlons. KCMA has the best lunch if it's not packed. Big Sur is pretty awesome if the marine layer isn't socked in. Land at Hearst castle and say you know Lady Gaga.

3/16/2023 7:50:17 PM

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^^
Seems like a really small plane for such a long flight

3/18/2023 12:14:40 AM

theDuke866
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^^ Didn't see that post until it was too late.

^ Yeah, I wouldn't want to do it in any less airplane. As it was, we had to pack light, and it took about 40 hours (including the ground time...prob more like mid/upper 30s actually in the air. That was also with doing a lot of short flights, like 2 hours or less, which is less time efficient).

One of the biggest things was the lack of performance at altitude and lack of ability to climb over clouds in freezing conditions. Something like a turbo Arrow, turbo Mooney, or best of all turbo Bonanza--with onboard oxygen--would make it an easy trip.

3/25/2023 5:05:21 PM

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Friday, got to fly a 1933-build DeHavilland Tiger Moth. This particular plane (G-AOEI) was used in some capacity in France in 1939 - 1940 and then was part of the evacuation at Dunkirk.

6/18/2023 4:07:19 PM

StTexan
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^thanks for sharing, pretty interesting wikipedia

6/18/2023 7:52:34 PM

theDuke866
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^^ Sweet. I love flying taildraggers.

Speaking of which, we [I]finally[/I] got the RV-4 registered. What a disaster. It took between 2.5-3 years, and apparently that's just normal. The only way we got it done was to hire a title company in Oklahoma City by the FAA. They hired a guy inside the FAA, and magically it actually gets processed. Before that, they'd take 6-7 months to even look at the paperwork, and then they'd find some stupid piddly thing they didn't like and send it back. Rinse and repeat for years, which is apparently typical.

Over the weekend, I got my 5 hour insurance checkout in an RV-4. So, I think as soon as our A&P/IA replaces some wingtip strobes (minor surgery--cutting the wingtips and doing some fiberglass work) and then a weight & balance, I think we'll be flying. Finally.

6/19/2023 6:23:00 PM

theDuke866
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So...I was at the Reno Air Races over the weekend when the midair happened. I didn't see them hit each other or hit the ground, but turned back and saw just as the dust plumes were rising from the two impact sites.

9/21/2023 11:21:56 PM

theDuke866
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Flew my RV4 for the first time today. It's been a 4.5 year project.

Looking through the logs, I don't think this bird has flown since 2007, and not much for a year or two before that.

This is me about to start up, with my airplane partner's kids jumping in the picture:

3/29/2024 11:26:30 PM

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Awesome man! Congrats on getting her in the air!

3/31/2024 7:16:51 PM

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(here's the one just before starting up for first flight in 16.5 years. Partner's kids are in foreground. He was there ready to drag me out of the wreckage, render first aid, and call the ambulance if things went wrong.)

4/28/2024 4:01:46 PM

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