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Old 12-29-2011, 01:49 PM
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Default Minnesota Winter

What a day in December, 36 degrees, no snow and 5mph wind. First time I have flowen with out skies this late in December. Trimed out two new R-200s, if it stays like this will have to get out the water skis.
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:55 PM
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LOOKIN GOOD, Randy! Those are some nice looking airplanes.

Of course, I must mention that it was 65 deg and sunny today here in Ft Worth..... I got a lot of flying in and it was even warm enough that the epoxy set up on the new wing. Then again, I gotta come back up to MSP next week to go to work, so I appreciate that it's not -20... :-)
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:53 PM
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Should be decent weather for you Gary, hardly any snow coming into January, wow....

I need to start building...

Where did my motivation go..
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:31 PM
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Practiced at Whittier, Ca today. 75 degrees , no wind. priceless!!
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:11 AM
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Of course its snowing today...
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:15 PM
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Practiced at Castaic, CA today. 81.5 deg, no wind priceless.

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Old 12-30-2011, 02:19 PM
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Even with the flurries, if I had something ready I'd be at the field drinking a beer instead of drinking one in front of the computer.. I'm sure glad I didn't by a new snowmobile this year...
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:50 PM
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I was thinking about picking one up cheap
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If we could lose the wind in Billings I could have been flying the last two weeks. I love global warming, HA!!!!!!! Good thing Al invented it, Oh that was the internet?? Great looking byrds Randy!
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My weather forecast:

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Today: Sunny and very windy. High 53F. Winds NW at 35 to 50 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 60 mph.
Yeah, we like our wind speeds to be a bigger number than the temperatures.
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