Training Video Clip

Some vacation has prevented anything happening towards the first flight, which it looks like I will end up doing – Roger isn’t available until October and I don’t really want to wait that long. So this long weekend I aim to do some more high speed taxis to work on the brakes and get some more feel for the stability of the plane. And if all feels good, I’ll see if I can get her off the ground.

In the meantime Buzz Air has posted a short raw footage clip of me during the early flight training in Nashville.

2 comments for “Training Video Clip

  1. David Uhlig
    September 18, 2017 at 11:39

    I believe I started reading your builders’ blog within the first year of you starting it, and have read every single one of your posts with enjoyment, and tons of respect for your diligence, perseverance, and especially your very entertaining way of relaying the ups and downs of the last seven years of your adventure in your great writing style. As the years wore on, I kept hoping things would speed up, anticipating the day you would finally be triumphant, and now that the day has come, I have to be honest in saying I am really going to miss your weekly or so updates. I’ve looked back here a couple times with nothing being written, and it feels like reading a great book that you don’t want to end, and suddenly you are at the end of the book. You certainly have made this plane built an entertaining read for those of us wishers who would like to be in your shoes (maybe not in your incredibly hot part of the country tho).

    So, I was thinking, and maybe you can toss this around with your wife. Now that you have successfully completed your build of this aircraft in such an amazingly short time, you can now sell her (the plane, not the wife), and with the profits, buy the 750 Cruzer and start another build, so we have something else to read every week!! And with all your experience, the new plane would be done in a lot less time!
    OK, so I just had to add some humor to my post. Seriously, I will miss your writing, along with the updates. You should think about compiling your blog entries into a short story form and publishing it somehow. Thanks again for the enjoyment value of your writing. I don’t think I’ll ever look at another plane with as much respect as I’ve garnered from what it actually takes to build one yourself. Kudos to you, man! Dave

    • admin
      September 18, 2017 at 12:50

      Hi David,

      Thank you ever so much for your kind compliment. I do hope I have kept people entertained with my blob because I sure don’t think I’ve helped anyone build a plane! And your suggestion caused me heart palpitations lol

      This blog isn’t going to go away as I will continue to document the FAA required 40 hours of solo flying, and flights that I take after that. And I wouldn’t be surprised to see the odd, erm, repair blog too.

      I’m truly grateful you’ve stuck around for the ride and should you decide to start your own build give me a call and I will happily talk you out of it!


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