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Comment by John Austin on July 10, 2012 at 9:45pm

Darn it! I knew I should have done a pre-flight walkaround! LOL!

Comment by Bob McDonald on July 10, 2012 at 9:33pm

Great picture. Congrats on 1st flight....something is missing??? Hhmmm???

Comment by John Austin on July 10, 2012 at 8:00pm

Hi Chris - No, that's the ELT on the belly. Someone said a NTSB investigator said that more than half the time the plane is belly-up in a crash, so it was very convenient to locate the antenna there near the ELT. It's a stainless whip, so pretty rugged. If you look at the "Full Size" picture carefully, you can just see a bit of the white antenna behind where the wing meets the fuselage. And you're right, my face is sore from grinning! LOL!

Comment by Christopher Jon Brown on July 10, 2012 at 7:38pm

congrats on your beautiful plane, home and area. please tell us how she flew without slats and with them. is that your com antenna on the belly. now the fun begins discovering all the places you cant go in a cessna. i bet you cant stop smiling

best chris

Comment by Tim Garrett on July 10, 2012 at 6:57pm
Beautiful patch you have there! Welcome to the other half of the hobby!
Comment by John Austin on July 10, 2012 at 5:41pm

It was a big kick to make the first flight off my 2100' strip at our farm! I can assure you that 2100' is waaay more than adequate! LOL! That's my house in the background. You can see the east rim of the Sequatchie Valley in the distance - we're right in the head of the Valley - quite a scenic area - THAT's why I wanted the 750 - low and slow and great visibility to take in the scenery!

Comment by Tim Smart on July 10, 2012 at 2:32pm
Congrats and a great picture too.
Comment by Steven Ward on July 10, 2012 at 12:44pm
Congratulations John! That is awesome, it must be the best feeling ever!
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Comment by John Austin on July 10, 2012 at 11:21am
First flight today for N750A! I elected to fly with slats off as they were still at paint shop - will paint cowl once I'm sure no modifications are necessary. Absolutely no squawks - extremely stable. Boy, this FUN!

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