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Pops

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Old friend and neighbor used to own a 1943 Stearman and a 1943 Gull Wing Stinson and I got to fly each from time to time. He passed several years ago. My grandson went barnstorming for 3 summers with him when he was 15, 16, 17 years old.
 

mcrae0104

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Burned some 100LL to visit the Dodson International salvage operation (south of Kansas City) with some friends to look for some parts. The vast quantity of their inventory is just staggering, and admirably well-organized. I would guesstimate that they have several hundred thousand square feet of warehouse space filled to the gills. It takes them only a few days to reduce a corporate jet to a pile of boxed parts and a fuselage and set of wings sitting outside. Very impressive operation!

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Tiger Tim

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I had to head down to ACS today and rather than a long boring drive I took the Champ and was back in an hour. I don’t know if it saved GA in any way but I at least threw some money at the airport fueler and ACS.
 
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Tiger Tim

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Not sure what it did for GA but I tossed aside any notion of responsible work and flew the Tiger Moth all day. Got five flights in: one of circuits for myself, one regional airline pilot as pax, one of basically the next generation of Tiger Moth pilots as a partial recurrent checkout, one who had never flown in a small plane before, and one airline mechanic. Everyone was over the moon for their ride and lots of pictures were taken and later posted by them.

I think that’s a win.
 

BJC

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Let there be light!

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Plumbing is done and there's a few minor finishing touches left on electrical. Then the final inspection and I FINALLY get to start moving in. Then I have to paint, build benches, hang tools, inventory parts....... Geez. Just getting ready to build is gonna be a nightmare.
Time for an update, Rhino.


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Daleandee

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Had my flight review yesterday, so I’m clear to continue spending money on avgas, oil, and everything else that sucks up money.

Good deal young man! I've got one scheduled for the coming week as soon as the rain holds off for a few hours.
 
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PTAirco

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Almost done resurrecting another insurance write-off, a Champ that had a ground loop accident. Nobody wanted to touch it. Seems most "mechanics" around here make their living doing annuals and nothing else. Very few will touch any structural damage, which is why these airplanes get written off by insurance companies with fairly little damage.

Also making progress with a ground up Cub restoration.
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