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Izzy

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  1. Welcome! That's how it all started with me....drove to Stuart, Florida (100 miles North of my home) and went up for the first time in a 2010 PiperSport N545SC, took a few lessons, soloed, completed my checkride getting my SPL in that same bird. A few months later I purchased in to a partnership in a 2010 PiperSport 588DA. All I can say is enjoy the ride. Quirks or model specific flying characteristics? You will find them and will learn through them and always know that when in doubt, you have a forum to bounce any concerns or questions you may have. Cheers!
  2. Glad to see on my first log in to the forum since November that Shawn is still Shawn....Love it! Welcome to the future full time resident at the Villages.....BTW Shawn is spot on.
  3. South Florida, USA = Florida Keys (Key West) 50 minute flight to the South. / Bimini (Bahamas) = 30 minutes to the Southeast / Marsh Harbour (Eastern Bahamas) 1hr plus many other destinations all within a 2 hour flight.... Oh and many more VFR flight condition days than most of the country....most of all when that nasty White stuff starts falling from the sky.
  4. Congrats to all! May 2017 = 251 October 2018 = 367 +116 in 17 mos
  5. Izzy

    Battery

    Candace Drawbeck IS the right person to contact for this request. She may not know the answer but, will greatly enjoy harassing the factory until an answer is provided. I believe...I recall...I think....that I once MAY HAVE heard of a certain SportCruiser owner that replaced the spec battery with a smaller (lighter) battery. Said battery was not only lighter and less expensive but, was also readily available in most if not all aviation. ?
  6. Thank you for posting Ronin5573! Incredible how this show was viewed by a WORLDWIDE audience of 12million folks.
  7. Good morning Shawn, While I stated I did like the Red as the market seems to like this shade specifically I would never own a Red plane. Red is reserved for a classic Porsche or a Ferrari...that's just me Talking about FaceBook. Believe it or not it is truly a great marketing tool in which a lot of folks have realized the power of allowing the folks to market a product by liking and sharing without having to expense a whole lot of money or commit to any one campaign for a set period of time. Funny thing though, Cruiser Aircraft posted a video of Josh personally inviting folks to the show and I believe I read that it had 5 likes and 2 shares.....indicating a not so well received or liked idea. On a personal side, I like the interaction with folks I know from far away place. I like to see the pictures of their families getting together and comment on how big their kids have gotten and how wonderful grandma looks. I've also enjoyed rekindling a few relationships I truly enjoyed while a very young man. I am a member of a cigar group, a car group which allow me the recommendations of great cigars. And lastly, I kid you not, I have this one friend that I take his restaurant suggestions as a guide to restaurants I must visit. But, hey I understand as I've enjoyed a few vacations with no connection and while I admit felt very weird at the beginning by day number TWO I felt a sense of freedom that is hard to explain as I live a very connected life. ENOUGH ABOUT FACEBOOK! lol I'm also very curios how ALL manufacturers did at OSHKOSH. I did not read of any large purchases as announced during Sun n Fun but, I'm certain that there were quite a few checks exchanging hands. Cheers!
  8. I believe that this SportCruiser was assembled overnight onsite, so I'm guessing not much time for attention to the details but, still a great job in assembling this SC after a long day at the show! I do like the shade of Red, I've seen it in the Cirrus SR22 Carbon Edition, but am not sure why they chose the Orange inserts on the Gray seats. I agree, the wheel pants seems to finish the look, bring it all together as without them she looks like a pretty lady with awfully skinny legs! Anyway, the show ended and I feel that there was not that much shared. I guess my expectations may have been for a bit more since there is so much going on at CAI with the NEW ventures, management, and introduction of training programs. I wonder if the folks from Bountiful showed up to assist in the promotion of that flight school idea. I wonder how many SportCruisers were sold during the show? From what I've read Vashon (Ranger) and Magnus (Fusion 212) received orders or had sales at the show.
  9. Don't know if you've seen this beast called Draco...The most extreme opposite of an LSA but, definitely worth watching.
  10. Below is the link I found for the daily newspaper printed and distributed at EAA AirVenture 2018... https://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/airventure-today-newspaper
  11. Thank you for posting. That "Doc" is a work of art....absolutely gorgeous!
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