Sonex #1655 now airborne

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Sonex #1655 now airborne

Postby jaflint » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:15 pm

Hi folks:

Long, long time lurker, very infrequent poster. I'd like to report that Sonex #1655, N513CF, took flight for the first time this evening. What a ride!!

After nearly four years, this is a dream realized. The information shared on this board has been invaluable, and I'd like to thank all of you who have contributed to the knowledge and spirit of the Sonex community. Thank you.

And to those of you who post your Sonex flights on YouTube -- you all brought me over the finish line. Many, many thanks.

My transition training consisted of some recent refresher time in a Champ, a really cool opportunity in a relapsed Sonexer's right seat (thanks Jeff!), some aerobatic time in a Decathlon, and finally -- last week -- a 3.5 hour transition training course in an RV-12 with Dennis Carew at Plane Guys Aviation in Waupaca, WI. Highly recommended, in absence of Sonex T-Flight training.

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Jason Flint
Sonex #1655 - N513CF
3.0L Corvair, taildragger
First flight 9/8/17
Phase one completed 2/2/18
Lake Elmo (21D), MN
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Re: Sonex #1655 now airborne

Postby Sonex1517 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:41 pm

Congratulations! Now the fun begins!
Everything happens for a reason!

Robbie Culver
Sonex 1517
First flight 10/10/2015
AeroVee (turbo has been removed)
GRT Mini
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Re: Sonex #1655 now airborne

Postby lpaaruule » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:59 pm

That's fantastic. Very happy for you.

I just finished filling out my registration paperwork a few minutes ago, so hopefully I'll be flying mine before the snow flies.

Thanks for the tips on the T-flight training.
Paul LaRue
Sonex N454EE Plans# 1509
Jabiru 3300
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Re: Sonex #1655 now airborne

Postby peter anson » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:15 am

Hi Jason, it appears you have done everything possible to prepare yourself for that first flight. You should be able to fly just about anything now. Congratulations on a successful flight.

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Re: Sonex #1655 now airborne

Postby Bryan Cotton » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:31 am

Congrats Jason!
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Poplar Grove, IL C77
Waiex 191 N191YX reserved
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dual sticks with sport trainer controls
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Working cowl
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Re: Sonex #1655 now airborne

Postby n502pd » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:30 pm

My congrats too Jason! I still can not get over how my little guy flies! have lots of fun!!
Joe Nelsen
scratch built :D
Sirpeedee, N502PD, s/n 1510, Aero Vee 2.1s/n 0870 "SIRPEEDEE"
Flying :D :D :D
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(Finney Field near Howe, TX)
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Re: Sonex #1655 now airborne

Postby kevinh » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:19 pm

Congrats - the best sorts of news!
Taildragger Waiex in progress, tail done, wings done, about to mate wings to fuse,
then cowl, canopy, paint (photos): flush rivets, turbo aerovee, acro ailerons
(I built my RV7A and happily flew it for about 500 hrs)
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Re: Sonex #1655 now airborne

Postby nwawingman » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:10 am

Congratulations Jason! What an accomplishment! Enjoy!!!
Rick Wantz - Arkansas
Sonex 367 T/W AeroVee/Aeroinjector - Prince Elliptical Prop < 254hrs
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Re: Sonex #1655 now airborne

Postby Darick » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:59 pm

Way to go Jason. Good tip on the RV training.
Darick Gundy
Sonex #1646
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Re: Sonex #1655 now airborne

Postby Titanium Cranium » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:01 pm

Very awesome to hear. I'm sure that was an emotional flight that was the culmination of a great deal of work.
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