Van's RV-9A in Aurora

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Flying! 8/28/2011

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Nicest Texas Spring in recent memory!

Let's see, lots of miscellaneous stuff over the past few months. In order from newest to oldest:

Attended Paul Smith's wedding. There were a bunch of the old timers from KMW and AMD. It was especially good to see Tim and Karen Wright who currently reside in Belize. They were looking very relaxed.

In other posts I'm detailing the engine problems that Cav is going through. So I haven't been flying a lot recently. But I did finally build up enough hours in the C170 1793D to make the insurance happy and pass a club checkout. So now I have solo tailwheel priveleges. Also checked out in the club 172, 1177F. This is a really nice old 172. It has vortex generators, which lower the stall speed and make it a sweet flying airplane. A bit underpowered, and climb rate is a bit low on a hot day.

The Spicewood hangar finally sold after more than a year. The new owner wanted to keep RV's as tenents. The rent went up a little, but I decided to stay.

Flew to Port Aransas with Max. We walked down to the beach, then south to the golf course for lunch. It was a good day of flying with my nephew.

For Mom's birthday, my sister Suanne and my wife Lynne went took Mom out to a cooking class at Central Market. Mom was kind of grumpy, but we still had a good time. I'm not sure I would recommend this particular event though.

Robert White of Lakeway, our local DPE, passed away. He was a great guy, and will be sorely missed by everyone. Tailwinds, Robert. At the reception following the funeral, ran into Mary Schott, who is flying jets and working at Redbird in San Marcos. It was good to see her.

No swimming for a couple of weeks, they are resurfacing the Lakeway pool.

No airplane, no formation work. Also focusing on tailwheel time, poor weather and lots of other reasons have kept me away. I hope to start this up again once Cav is back in the air. I'm missing all of the clinics this year.

I almost forgot: During annual I decided to powder coat some interior part on Cav. They turned out nice!

Granddaughters #1 and #2.