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Flew the Coupe! – Part 16 – A stuck valve and the rope trick!

Woodstock misbehaves! Woodstock was now a three cylinder airplane.  This was the third time Woodstock had a stuck valve that I know of.  Just before I was heading down to inspect the plane the fellows selling it let me know … Continue reading

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Flew the Coupe! – Part 14 – I finally flew the Coupe!

I finally fly Woodstock! This will be a short post but one I have waited a long time to share!  I finally got checked out and flew my Ercoupe.  I met up with the CFI that ferried Woodstock to Seattle … Continue reading

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Flew the Coupe! – Part 11- A big milestone, a conference and more

Legal to fly again!! So I finally managed to become a legal pilot again.  After 8-ish hours and many many landings in a Cessna 172 I got a CFI to sign off my BFR.  With that I am a legal … Continue reading

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Flew the Coupe! – Part 10- More Misc. in the middle of the weather standown

So I felt it was time for an update on my journey to return to flight.  No major announcements in this post but I thought I’d catch you up on the backlog of little things. Secondary Costs of Buying a … Continue reading

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Flew the Coupe! – Part 7- I’m the dog that caught car, now what!

So I did it!  I bought a wonderful plane.  A 1946 Ercoupe in great shape.  So lets take a brief inventory of my remarkable little plane. Low total air frame time Polished fuselage and tail Medium time engine Pretty full … Continue reading

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Flew the Coupe! – Part 6- I learn I worry too much!

So it was Friday morning.  I was back in Seattle and in my office for another day at work.  My plane was in the capable hand of Dennie in Bishop California.  All working out as planned.  Well, no, nature doesn’t … Continue reading

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Flew the Coupe! – Part 5- It’s mine but now to get it home!

And the story resumes the morning of October 20.  So I’d bought a plane.  Escrow had closed the previous day and paperwork had been filed and payment made.  So mine new coupe was waiting for Dennie and me to get … Continue reading

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