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Old 10th Apr 2023, 03:51
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Got it.





When I was young, I remember being impressed by the picture of the telescope I posted, which I saw in an encyclopedia.

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Old 10th Apr 2023, 04:00
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Here are a couple of stills from my first aeros in the Waiex. The inverted picture is deceiving as the polished skins reflect the ground.



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Old 11th May 2023, 02:42
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It's very flat here.

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Great photo - deserves to be on a book cover!
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Old 28th May 2023, 17:50
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Thanks SD. We had landed at sunset and were taxiing to the pumps, and I grabbed a bunch of pics. That one turned out the best.

Picture below was at the pumps this morning.

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The picture of the biplanes and your previous sunset remind me very strongly of Richard Bach's books!
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Old 28th May 2023, 19:59
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We live at a fly-in community. Lots of Wacos here. Cubs like mosquitoes, a stash of Stearmans, and so on. Something like 450 airplanes based here. One Waiex.
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We flew 430 NM today mostly in one direction. Then I gave my 87 year old father a ride in the Waiex.


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Old 1st Jun 2023, 18:10
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We flew a total of 11 hours on our trip. Made it home today. Picture from yesterday:


Today we took off at sunrise for density altitude and bad weather forecasted at home in the afternoon. Made it back.


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Father's day fly in breakfast at Palmyra, WI this morning.




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Yours is one sharp-looking aircraft, IFMU!

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Old 18th Jun 2023, 22:47
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Originally Posted by India Four Two
I’m visiting my son in Comox BC and I popped down to Courteney Airpark (CAH3) to see what was going on.





Nothing happening, but “Aaaah de Havilland!”



Courteney Airpark is the epitome of a “downtown airport”. The runway is 100 metres from Courteney’s main street.
The old sewage lagoon in Courtney next to the runway looks a lot cleaner than it used to. When the Runway was gravel and some logging company would take their King Air in their 1800 feet of gravel . Not for the feint of heart . Minimum ground run take offs into ground effect over the water below Vmc will turn your hair as grey as the guy who flew out of there . The Duke was his nom de plume on some pilot sites .
Saw a Cessna 172 up side down in that pond after a brain fart by the guy flying it . It was C-FLAY one of the nicest planes at the Comox flying club .
Landed there when Comox Cape Lazo was calling seventy knots . Good times .
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Yours is one sharp-looking aircraft, IFMU!

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Thanks Ed! I should probably post a closeup of mine. Two Waiex there today! Plus one heathen straight tail Sonex.

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Old 23rd Jun 2023, 04:50
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With a homebuilt it is not all flying. As we roll into our first summer we have had some oil temperature issues. I did a few experiments and am no longer baffled on what to do next - so I took off the baffles and have a modification coming.


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Here is my son at the threshold. He is solo and working towards his FAA private rating. Picture taken from the Waiex.


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On the Oshkosh flightline.

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