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[November 13, 2005]


Finally, today I got what I have been waiting a long time for. My first RV flight! Robert Saltsman (Salty) gave me a ride in his -8 to Coatesville, PA. John Ely flew up from VA and met us above DMW. We did a formation flight to Coatesville. When we got on the ground, there were probably 8 or so RV's there! We all had breakfast and everyone there was very helpful in talking to me and helping me with my decision process. When I told them that I wanted a 7A, they asked why not the 7. I am now finding a flight school where I can get my tailwheel endorcement and find out for myself what would be more fun to fly. I really do not have to make this decision for a while - the empennage and the wing's are the same for the 7 and 7A. I got to get into Michael Witte's RV-7A and have a feel for a sliding canopy and the inside of the 7. Definitely very nice and just what I wanted. The 8 was a really nice plane, but I don't care too much for the tandem seeting.

On the way back to DMW, John was leading the formation. We broke off and Robert showed me some basic aerobatics of the RV. During one maneuver, I remember loosing my vision as I watched the accelerometer pass 3.5 Gs. We then did a clean stall and headed home. It was a great experience to finally ride in a RV. It truly lived up to everything I had heard about it.

I sent the check to ExperimentalAero for the DRDT-2 dimpler ($365.02 including shipping). Paul was very helpful with letting me know when the backordered units were in stock. He is in the process of building a -7A.

John Ely (Eyeball) approaching us for the formation. This was my first formation flight, so I didnt know exactly what to expect.


Eyeball comes over to the other side to take the lead.










199 Kts!!!!!!!!!!!!!




















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