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    Retracing Flight of Passage Website Launched! Video Interviews and updates!

    Folks, you can now visit www.flightofpassage.com for the latest on Chris and April's trip!

    Here is a direct link to the LiveStream video this morning: http://www.supercub.org/cms/content/livestream

    Thanks for supporting this trip!

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    Absolutely fantastic--this is going to be a very special moment in SC.org history! Thanks a million SJ!
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    Things are sure picking up speed on the trip!

    Lots of interesting stuff coming!

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    Talked to Chris last week, over the weekend and again yesterday. He has gone from being totally stressed out over paperwork issues and mechanical issues to keyed up after he worked them all out. Yesterday he was swinging the compass so I think they are about ready to head out. Can't wait to fly their wing on their Texas leg of the trip.
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    Been following Chris for the last few days on Spot. http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...txPZUFlMvXUnLr Talked to him a while ago and they are planning to overnight at Cedar Mills on Lake Texoma. Should be here by lunch, plan on doing a little maintenance on 4971H. Not sure if they will overnight in Graham but we hope to fly on their wing to at least Albany where the Buck boys got their cowboy hats.
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    I met Chris and April in Lee Bottom, Indiana and flew a few days with them to De Queen, Arkansas before turning for home. It was great fun, and the Nesins are absolutely fantastic people. 71H is exquisitely restored as well, one of the nicest cubs I've ever seen. (Props to everyone who had a hand in that!) If they are flying through your area I would highly recommend meeting up to support Chris and April in their journey as well as just have some good old fashioned fun.

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    We heard how you got your name Dalton.
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    Haha hey, someone remembers my name! Heard a lot about you, hope you are enjoying 71H with the Nesins!

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    Easy for me, my new son-in-law's name.
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    Looks like he's about to hit Guadalupe pass....

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    Chris and April arrived about 1 o'clock on Friday so we wisked them away to Clayton's BBQ for lunch. Spent the rest of the day Friday and saturday fixing a leaking brake and exhaust leak along with just general maintenance. Had a good time catching up and got to know Chris' Mom who is following them pulling a camper. Talked to April on Friday night about her work with the Austin Hatcher Foundation. Having spent some time talking with Lance and what he and his family are going through after his son Reed was diagnosed with cancer I can really appreciate the help and support this organization provides to families. There are multi faceted issues that effect not only the child but the entire family, sometimes for many years after the diagnosis. I love airplanes and airplane people and can talk about them for hours on end but I really came away with a special appreciation for people like April and the Austin Hatcher Foundation after or talk Friday night.

    We grilled some steaks at the airport Saturday night with some local pilots and Chris prepared to depart early Sunday with the infamous Tom Ford on his wing. I could get Tom to commit to when he would be back to work so I wouldn't be surprised if I get a text of a picture from Cailfornia. Cathy, Lee and I left the hanger after 11 pm which is way past our bedtime and heard a PA11 fly over at 7:03 am so they are well into the second half of their adventure. Gotta thank Charli and the Donald for making a bet that April wouldn't make it to the Mississippi River, knowledge of that bet has kept her focused on making the entire trip.
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    The pass.

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    Tom, glad you are finally getting out West, there is some cool stuff to see out there!

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    The hard part is going to be going back east. Ha!

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    Just stopped in to tell Chris and April that it was good talking to you guys in Carlsbad, NM. and of course it was good to scratch Lenny. I think he enjoyed it! I had no idea who I was talking to on the radio as we were both coming into KCNM at around the same time. It was an honor being able to fly off your right wing, even though it was only for a second and about 3/4 mile as I came screaming by in the Citation VII. Good luck in your travels.


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    Retracing Flight of Passage Website Launched! Video Interviews and updates!

    Well we found out that the sun sure is working. But it's a dry heat

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisedByWolves View Post
    Well we found out that the sun sure is working. But it's a dry heat
    A little warm out there is it

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisedByWolves View Post
    Well we found out that the sun sure is working. But it's a dry heat
    Hows that baby roll up shade working?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdriver2 View Post
    Hows that baby roll up shade working?

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    Friggen awesome. Your the best. I don't care what Farris said about you. It's not true.

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    I just posted the video of the hour long discussion between Chris Nesin, Rinker Buck, and Kern Buck about their trip!

    http://www.supercub.org/cms/content/...t-passage-trip

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    "When I grow up I want to be Tom Ford", I have heard that a lot lately. I have to agree, Lockhaven, PA the weekend before last and Cilifornia today. This work thing is what is getting in my way.
    http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...txPZUFlMvXUnLr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    "When I grow up I want to be Tom Ford", I have heard that a lot lately. I have to agree, Lockhaven, PA the weekend before last and Cilifornia today. This work thing is what is getting in my way.
    http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...txPZUFlMvXUnLr

    I heard the Buck Boy's wanted his autograph?

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    All work and no play makes Steve a dull boy! All kidding aside, I too would have loved to make the trip with Chris and April but just didn't work out.
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    TWO CALIFORNIA ARRIVALS STARTING TODAY!
    Chris and April are planning to arrive at Oceanside (KOKB) around 2pm Today (July 2) and hope to be a Flabob (KRIR) Tomorrow (Thursday July 3) around Noon!
    "Often Mistaken, but Never in Doubt"
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    Looks like you are boozing it up in Sonoma and Napa... When are you heading back east? I want to meet up with you as you go through the Rockies. Which way are you going home?

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    As for the route, I'm leaning towards I80 but the southern Colorado route sounds good too.
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    Nice article on page 54 of the August AOPA magazine!

    Congrats Chris and April!

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