My 2010 Flying
I decided to replace my nose wheel tire and tube and while I was at it I
installed a Matco Axle Assembly.
I flew to Sikeston, MO to eat at Lambert's today. My buddy Mac Brame flew over
with his wife in his CTS Light Sport. I took a buddy of his with me. If you have
never been to Lambert's it's one of those places that you just have to go to.
More food than you'll ever eat!
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Working on my Main Wheel Pants - Here are the pictures.
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Shelbyville Fly-In Breakfast 3rd Sat. every month. Just a small crowd.
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Tommy Walker said he was going to fly to Houston Co. breakfast, We started spreading
the word over the internet and we ended up with quite a crowd there! I counted
27 airplanes and I might have missed a few. It was really nice getting to meet
everyone! If you've never been there, Houston Co. (M93)
has a Restaurant-Hotel (SouthernAire)
just up the hill from the airport. They serve breakfast all day and lunch and
dinner also. They are going to have their Official 2nd Annual Fly-In Breakfast
April 3rd, 2010 7am-12, weather date is May 1st. They will be serving a breakfast buffet that day. We
need to see if we can fit 50 airplanes allow the side of the runway.
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April 11, 2010
Today I met up with the Evansville, IN boys, EAA 21 and flew up to Purdue
University Airport, Lafayette, IN for a visit to the Swift
Fuel (100LL replacement fuel)
Research Lab. Neat Stuff. Here are the pictures with remarks. I think there were
about 16-18 of us. 247 statue miles each way, 1.5 hrs each way. Sure beats
flying around the pattern!
April 20, 2010
Today I was in Colorado Springs, CO with work, the local EAA
chapter 72 was having a meeting and the guest speaker was Millicent Young
one of the 300 Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) honored with the
Congressional Gold Medal a ceremony in Washington D.C. on March 10, 2010 for
service as a pilot during World War II. Read all about it here:
Dynamic Prop Balancing Weekend at KDLZ
Saturday and Sunday we (the Ohio Valley RVators) had a prop balancing weekend at
Delaware, OH. I balanced 8 props, actually 7, one was so good it didn't need
anything done to it. We started talking about doing this last fall but the
weather had started getting cold, so we decided to post pone it until spring.
The weather there was great but unfortunately it wasn't good between home and
there so I had to drive up rather then fly. We had a good time.
See all the pictures here:
I finally got my wife interested in flying somewhere for the weekend. We were
invited to attend a family & friends get-together in Jasper, AL. This was
about an hour and 15 minute flight each way. As would have it this time of year
the weather did not want to cooperate. I planned to leave Sat. mourning but
after checking the weather I decided not to go. I went to a couple local fly-ins
and then came back home and did some work outside the house. When I came back
thru the house about 5pm my wife was checking the weather. Her brother and his
wife was going to be at the event and she wanted to surprise them if we could do
it safely. We had Monday as an extra day in case we had to wait out weather for
the return trip, we also had her brother there and he would be coming thru our
town on his way home, so if things got really bad we could leave the plane and
come back for it later. So we have the return trip covered. Looking at the
weather we decided that it looked doable if we left now. We packed a small bag,
took the grandchildren home and was wheels up by 6:05pm. We got flight following
to destination and got good help flying around a storm west of Nashville and
directly in our direct path. It was smooth sailing the rest of the way at 8500
ft. When we arrived at Jasper there was a squall line about 10 miles south of
the airport and headed our way. We were meeting a nephew of my wife's
sister-in-law, Dewayne. Dewayne help me put the plane in the big hanger. We had
a great stay and visit. We surprised Marsha's brother and sister-in-law and spent
the day at the get-together while it rained on and off all day. We got back to
Dewayne's place about 5pm and checked the weather, it looked like our best
chance to leave was now. Off we went to the airport and by 6pm we were wheels up
for home. We climbed up to about 7500 ft and had a nice ride home with a rainbow
to our east almost all the way. Near home there was a dark wall to the east and
a lighter wall to the west, right in the middle it was raining but we could see
through it, shoot through the middle and we were home! Nice trip and some new
June 5, 2010
Dynamic Prop Balancing Saturday at KMOR
Today we had a Dynamic Prop Balancing Saturday at KMOR - Morristown, TN
I took off form KHVC at 5:30am CDT and arrive at KMOR at 8am EDT and started
balancing planes. By 2:30 EDT I was done and back in the air for home.
I worked continuously (except for about 20 mins to eat a hamburger) to complete
6 aircraft. 5 RV's and a Star Duster. It was a long hot day but I'm sure there's
going to be some smooth rides in that part of TN now!
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Some of my wife's family was here for the July 4th weekend. It was my job to see
that they got to have some fun. Well since I am a pilot and have a plane :-)
After doing an oil change, I took the air filter off to clean it. I noticed that
the plate the holds it on to the engine had a crack. I started looking for some
aluminum that was thick enough to make a new. I came across the the original
instrument panel that I did not use while building, it was exactly what I
needed. A couple hours later and the new one was back on the plane.
Not a lot to report from July to
Nov. so I decided to just add it on this page rather than start a new one.
I decided that I wanted to get my wheel pant to leg intersection fairings
installed this winter. Before I took the main pants off for winter I had to get
the intersection fairing fitted and clekoed in place. I am putting all the
pictures in a Picasa web albem which you can get to by clicking on the link
below the pictures.
Looks easy enough!
I hadn't flown to a breakfast in a while and decided to fly the Houston County-Mc
Kinnon, TN to eat breakfast at the Southernair Restaurant, it's a great
little place, park on the west end on the field and walk up the hill. The weather didn't look real
good so I did some digging on the internet and it looked like I could get there
and back but most likely with some rain. Rain would be ok if the ceiling and visibility
stayed ok and it looked like it would. Light raining started about half way
there. A good breakfast and joined in with the locals story telling. On the way
back it was raining a little harder, but I could still see ok.