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Made my first assisted free-fall jump today

Jumped out of an perfectly good airplane today. Ironically, as we climbed to altitude I became gradually less nervous. When it finally came time to jump I was OK. My instructor said I did very well. I went through all my maneuvers in time to pull the cord right at 5500'. It was actually a lot of fun.

Added by Russ Bens on September 30, 2009 at 12:30am — 6 Comments

Ordered Engine Today

Placed on order a Jabiru 3300 and complete firewall forward kit for my STOL 750. Made a few changes to the standard kit, including the Sensenich ground-adjustable prop, optional tachometer pick-up and cabin heat. The folks at jabiru USA in Shelbyville were great. They had a quote prepared within one day and were quick to answer all my questions. Should arrive in three weeks.

Added by Russ Bens on August 11, 2009 at 2:30am — 16 Comments

Orcas Island Adventure

6/30/09 What a great place to visit! Orcas Island is a picturesque little community North of Seattle. There are a number of B&Bs and small hotels within walking distance of the airport. But you might consider parking in the overflow grass area and camp with your plane. Have dinner at Lulu's. Highly recommended.

Added by Russ Bens on August 2, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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