Jim McGauhey
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Turbulence damage on flight back from OSH to WA

I’m back from OSH, but had a few seconds of severe turbulence that damaged the plane.  I was flying Zenith 650 about 32 miles south of Big Timber airport (approaching Springtime, MT) in moderate winds and very light turbulence.  Certainly very common in any type flying.  Nothing that bounced me out of the seat.  I was hand flying instead of auto-pilot as the winds were…See More
Aug 1
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EAA Give Flight building wings of Zenith CH-650 for Chapter 84

2015 AirVenture at Oshkosh, WI, EAA created a program to build 5 sets of wings and give them to 5 EAA chapters who committed to building the rest of the plan...
Aug 4, 2015

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Zenith CH 650
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UL Power
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Private Pilot
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Chapter 84 is one of the 5 EAA chapters receiving wings at Airventure 2015. I'm lead on the group building.
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Turbulence damage on flight back from OSH to WA

Posted on August 1, 2019 at 1:29pm 10 Comments

I’m back from OSH, but had a few seconds of severe turbulence that damaged the plane.  I was flying Zenith 650 about 32 miles south of Big Timber airport (approaching Springtime, MT) in moderate winds and very light turbulence.  Certainly very common in any type flying.  Nothing that bounced me out of the seat.  I was hand flying instead of auto-pilot as the…

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