Cliff Hawrey's Blog (2)

ZODIAC 640 Builder's Thank You: "Setting Up A Work Shop Takes Time"

Thank you all, for the advise gathered from unselfish builders sharing their experiences to me.  Discussions with my new fellow builders, to looking at photo's posted by other builder's I've never spoken with, has been awesome.  The passion of aviation and building seems to be a timeless club full of diverse individual's.  Experiencing the building & piloting of an aircraft, that oneself has mastered could not be enough.  The sharing of knowledge, trials and tribulations along each one…


Added by Cliff Hawrey on September 26, 2015 at 2:18pm — No Comments

CH640 First baby step, arrival of "The Plans".

Please join me in the new arrival (3/12/2014) of serial #116. Just as a new parent years ago, I learned much from those who came before me. Any nuggets of knowledge/wisdom any of you would like to pass down to this beginner builder will always be much appreciated. I anticipate a three to five year plan to maintain family balance and participation. I feel lucky to be in the group of (640-er's). I believe this aircraft truly hasn't had the opportunity or exposure in the USA it… Continue

Added by Cliff Hawrey on March 13, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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