Thomas Makibbin
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  • Enola, PA
  • United States
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PA Game Commission. Retired USAF C-130 Loadmaster
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At 8:09pm on March 25, 2015, Larry Nolte said…

Just found out how to post. Larry :)

At 3:10pm on March 8, 2011, Michael Herder said…

I'd anxiously await your comments regarding any differences noticed after changing your scat tube to radiator hose.  It's on my to do list.  My number 6 cyl seems to be  running rich only at full throttle settings.


Also, what's your main and needle jet size?

At 10:53pm on December 8, 2010, Alex Roca said…
Thanks for your comments. About the extra trim on the actually permanent and I still have it. I also have a hard time trimming for landing... I can't set full flaps and trim it correctly. Congratulations on your first flight!
At 5:36pm on November 19, 2010, Sebastien Heintz said…
At 8:57pm on November 8, 2010, David Gallagher said…
Good luck Tom!! As you know now, the 601 is an easy airplane to fly. Just be easy on the pitch control during your first takeoff to avoid PIO and you will do just fine.

At 6:05pm on November 8, 2010, Dave Gardea said…
Thomas, thanks for sharing the details of the your dual in the 601XL. That's great that you were able to complete the 5 hours in one day. I'm looking forward to making the trip up there. Good luck on your first flight following your upcoming inspection! Fly safe!//Dave
At 3:17pm on November 8, 2010, Dave Gardea said…
Hi Thomas, just read your note about the dual received at Tulip City. I have spoken with them recently and also will be planning a trip North from Indy. Who was your instructor and how did you schedule the 5 hours, i.e., were they able to accommodate you in one entire weekend for example? Curious how the dual went. Thanks for any tips you can provide .. my email address is


At 2:09pm on August 25, 2009, Thomas Makibbin said…
Everything is now at the painters!
At 10:25am on August 14, 2009, Thomas Makibbin said…
I received my FAA Registration N601MR this week. Wings are painted now. Fuselage to the painter's next!
At 9:12pm on May 30, 2009, Thomas Makibbin said…
Completed my Private Pilot's Checkride today! Now I am official. I have one wing installed on my plane and working on the second. Then off to the painter's.

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