This is a photo album of my RV - 4.

I will be putting notes and explanatory pictures as I build this air plane.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Old Pictures

I just dug out my photo album and scanned some pictures I have taken over the years.

This is me flying Tiger 37 which I hired from the Royal Aero Club. John Bird checked me out in it after I had got my PPL flying Tomahawks and Cherokees.

It was the first real plane I flew.
Later  on after getting my Aerobatic endorsement in the Chipmonk I got it as part of my BFR in the Tiger with Werner Buhlman.

Here is me with my empenage looking very proud of my self.
This is how the pic came back from Kodak - Reb Felton was working QA at the lab and I was a Technician.
Wing in the summer palace workshop. 
New second hand motor.

It's a shame I didn't take any photos of the fuselage being built - I cemented the jig to the floor in my usual belt and braces approach.  It's also a shame I didn't take photos of the kit arriving. It coincidently arrived on my 30th birthday.

Looking back it's a shame I don't get the same kick out of building the 'plane as I did in the early days. It's become so much a part of my life I just take it for granted. A few of the trials and tribulations I have endured with life's ups and downs have some how made it into a job of work. Maybe this time finally, nothing is going to happen to fuck things up.

The winding road has however sown the seeds of some very interesting possibilities.  I would never in a million years have dreamed back then what I had in store for me and what I was going to learn.

I don't know what's going to happen once the damn thing is flying, probably start off by bursting into tears.

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