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Lamberts Cafe, Sikeston, MO
"Great home cooking landmark in Southern Missouri appropriately named Home of the Throwed Rolls. If you've never experienced this place you should definitely put it on your list. The local airport KSIK, sits about 3 miles from Lamberts and while you could make the walk...the secret is to call for the shuttle and I'll tell you why; Lamberts is a very popular local and tourist destination so believe me when I say, the lines wrap around the building. Now here comes the secret part...if you fly into the airport and call for shuttle service no charge but Chris always appreciates a tip, they will walk you in the exit door while jokingly says, don't make eye contact. You will be seated immediately, served and chowing down on some of the best southern cooking I've ever experienced...I like to call it Cracker Barrel on steroids. UPDATE: Call Lambert's when you land. They will pick you up in their limo, take you to the restaurant and put you at the front of the always line. When your ready, they'll load you up and take you back to the airport. Great food....fun atmosphere. Just be sure your hungry. Oh, BTW...they do NOT take credit cards - bring cash! They do have ATMs on site." - Submitted by Dale Sanders
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Avionics Tips & Tricks You Don't Know...Probably (from 16 hr Garmin training course)
In this episode I'm intercutting the first ever time I filed #IFR in the RV-14, with the 16 hour in person #Garmin #avionics training course I attended a month later. We're focusing on the GTN 750 navigator, G3X Touch PFD, and GFC 500 Digital Autopilot. It's 26 minutes of action packed tips tricks and best practices for automation management.
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Estes Drive In, Lincoln Missouri, Lincoln, MO
"This airport is a grass strip that is a short walk to several restaurants, including the Estes Drive In, Highway Cafe, a Subway and Past Times Farm and Bakery. There is no fuel at this strip. Warsaw Municipal Airport KRAW is about 4 miles away with paved runway, fuel and a courtesy car that you can call ahead and reserve." - Submitted by Hank Konzelmann
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Starting On The Ailerons
Today in the shop, I started on the Ailerons. The only thing here I can say is to make sure you have bits for drilling steel. The instructions ask that you use the holes in the skins as pilot holes. Use them as the holes to guide your punch but don’t try to drill them while still attached to the skin. The Carbide or Titanium drill bit you use to drill the steel will tear up the skin if you slip.
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North Carolina Aviation Museum, Asheboro, NC
"Home of over 10 flying aircraft from 1941-1967. All indoors and open seven day a week. We also have a gift shop with all type of aviation gifts including the best prices on Cooper jackets and Chase-Durer watches. The museum is on the field and is right next to the parking. The NCAM features this famous Flitfire, flown by Orville Wright in 1943, an S-56 Savoia Marchetti open-cockpit seaplane like the one flown by Smith Reynolds on his 6,000-mile, solo flight from London to Hong Kong in 1931-32, many historical, wartime, experimental, unmanned aircraft and much more!" - Submitted by Peter Darragh
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I put a car HORN on my airplane!
The cool thing about experimental aircraft is that you can add cool stuff, like a car horn!
Trent Palmer
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Half Moon Bay Airport, Half Moon Bay, CA
"Great location just west of San Francisco Bay, right on the coast. Delicious breakfast served at the diner on the field. Short walk to the marina and some really good restaurants or just take a walk on the beach. There was plenty of parking on the ramp, but the best part of Half Moon Bay aside from the totally epic flight along the coastline to get there, is the town itself. There's some great scenic hiking, shops and bomb food. Make sure you get flight following, especially if you're going to be flying north between the field and the Golden Gate Bridge as it gets fairly congested and no one wants to stray too far off the coastline." - Submitted by MFridell
RV Aircraft News Stories
RV-12 - Flight over the PA country side - Insta360
A short 2 min 360 flight video over the PA country side before weather this week in my RV12.
David Valcik
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Rotax 912 iS - 3D animation
BRP's new Rotax 912 iS engine sets new standards in terms of economic and sustainable ownership. The new 912 iS engine follows Rotax's aircraft engines core values: outstanding performace combined with the best power to weight ratio in its class.
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Spruce Creek Fly-in, Daytona Beach, FL
"The number one residential airpark community in the world. Featured on CNN, The Travel Channel, the BBC of London, Robb Report, AOPA Pilot, Flying, Smithsonian Air and Space, and many more! 4000' x 150' runway, a former military airfield now grown into a fantasy land for pilots. Gated community with private security. Homes with attached hangars blend in a country club atmosphere, private golf course and activities including motorcycle club, RV club, gardening, reading, investing and many other special interest clubs! The world famous Daytona Beach shoreline is only six miles away. Let Patricia be your guide to this fabulous community. see http://www.patriciabravo.com" - Submitted by Rambo
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Team Raven Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2021 practice day 4K
Team Raven formation aerobatic team displaying their 6 Vans RV-8 aircraft on the practice day for the Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2021. Team Raven consists of six Van's RV-8 aircraft which are based at Swansea Airport in Wales.
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