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It is finally time to "finish" N701GV. Wittman regional is 1400NM in a straight line from KAWO.
That will be a bunch of flying.
Anyone have plans, or perhaps spare wheel pants that would fit a 701?
I will also be adding temporary strut fairings.
Back of the napkin match shows that every 5 knots gained removes about 1.5 flight hours for the trip.
Anything above a 10kt total gain is going to be endurance.
To say the landslide near Oso is tragic is an understatement. This is only a few miles from my home field of KAWO.
I know this area well. This is the river (Stillaguamish) where I land gravel bars. These are the mountains where I fly. It hits home big.
Currently my home airport is now the center of the rescue and recovery efforts.
If you have watched any of my videos then you know this area too.
I had shot a video with cockpit audio showing how I do slow flight, stalls, more.
Plugging in the cable should have been on the checklist.
I am planning on "re-shooting". Any requests regarding my cockpit\701 operations?
Any other requests?
Last week the Seattle area became unseasonably cold. During the past three years that the 7-Oh-Fun has been flying we had not seen temps in the 20s.
Disclaimer: No warranty is implied and no liability is accepted. This sort of preheater will require supervision. Do not leave unattended.
What to do? If necessity is the mother of invention, then the Lowe's next to the airport was the father.
I found the following…Continue
Did a long cross-country on Saturday. It was a 300NM flight, taking 5 hours of time (including touch and gos, ect). 19.5 gallons burned.
Landed at four airports that were new to me and to the 7-Oh-Fun.
That leaves only 11 public airports in Western Washington that I have not landed the 701 at.