The long wait is over

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The long wait is over

Postby jak » Mon May 12, 2014 7:05 pm

Well folks it only took me 5 years but Sat morn about 10:00 my plane finally took to flying. Scott was at the controls and she did in fact fly. Amazing that I can make something do that. We did several flights just hovering over the runway to test things out, had some miner issues, worked through them then up up and away she went. All was good. Afterwards I got to fly her and then all was really good. Sunday came and I got to fly with an instructor and actually got to log some time it was great. A few more miner issues and we are ready to go. Thanks to all my friends whom I have pilfered help from over the years and to my loving wife for putting up with me during this part of my life. All is well now. Jak
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Re: The long wait is over

Postby accent air » Mon May 12, 2014 8:10 pm

Well congratulations Jack!!!!!!!
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Re: The long wait is over

Postby scubarider2 » Mon May 12, 2014 8:17 pm

Oh...the love of flight (and it is better when you build her yourself) 8)
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Re: The long wait is over

Postby RV6 » Mon May 12, 2014 8:28 pm

Way to old buddy,lord willing I will be there to this year!!!!!

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Re: The long wait is over

Postby av8rps » Mon May 12, 2014 9:54 pm

Congrats Jak!!

My wife always says "A man flying his creation for the first time is the closest thing to a man having a baby "

I think she just might be on to something... :)
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Re: The long wait is over

Postby FlyerChief » Mon May 12, 2014 10:34 pm

Congratulations Jak!!!

You have helped so many other people get their projects flying (including yours truly) it's great to see you are finally getting to enjoy your own plane now! Savor every moment of this exciting time! :D

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Re: The long wait is over

Postby Jack L » Tue May 13, 2014 6:15 am

Congratulations Jak! We are coming down next week to explore the area and to do some flight training with Billy. We'll definitely come by to see you guys at Just Aircraft and I would love to see your Highlander.

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Re: The long wait is over

Postby bluemax » Tue May 13, 2014 7:27 am

Congratulations Jak ! You know what we want now. . . . PICTURES !!!
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Re: The long wait is over

Postby john2 » Tue May 13, 2014 8:00 am

Congrats Jak!
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Re: The long wait is over

Postby SuperFly » Tue May 13, 2014 8:15 am

Way to go Jak!

Just curious... So you are at the factory trying to build airplanes all day, but to dramatically slow that progress, you are on the phone explaining to us bunch of Yaahoos how to build our airplanes. And you build airplanes parts at home after hours and weekends for the factory... So this airplane was built between what, mid-night and 5am?
Which leads me to my follow up question of, with so little sleep, how do you remain so friendly and chipper on the telephone when we call?

Dunno how you do it, but we sure appreciate it.

Congratulations Jak!
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Re: The long wait is over

Postby gkremers » Tue May 13, 2014 8:49 am

Jak,
That is great news. I'll be down in early June to fly with Billy, hopefully will get some time to come down to the factory.
Flying something you put together is an awesome feeling.

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Re: The long wait is over

Postby kenryan » Tue May 13, 2014 11:54 am

Congratulations Jak! (and thanks for helping me keep my vertical fin vertical)
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Re: The long wait is over

Postby Johnny C! » Tue May 13, 2014 12:33 pm

Way to go Jak!

I think I am going to be doing
mine soon, also!

Thanks for all of your help &
input on mine.

Be safe!

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Re: The long wait is over

Postby jak » Tue May 13, 2014 6:23 pm

Thank you to you all and Ben this is why it has taken 5 years I have very little time to work on mine. Jak :D :D :D
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Re: The long wait is over

Postby scubarider2 » Tue May 13, 2014 8:14 pm

Jak, you gotta fly it over to Mt. Air in Cleveland! 0GE5 :mrgreen:
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