Dad flew down from Seattle area to visit people in so-cal. Spent some time with Sarah and I in Oakland. Looked over his plane on his way out and co-piloted one go-round in the pattern before he left for sunnier weather. Very shiny. He built this rv-7 by hand in his basement. putting the MAN in Manual!
Stock foto from up North:
Took a few vids of the plane, awesome picture quality, I know! Weather was crap so we weren't even sure he would fly out until ten minutes before takeoff. All worked, tho. Not much talking, but "chit-chat" is not appropriate in this moment; we're concentrating on all the little things you have to think about before takeoff, so silence, please!
readying for santa inez
plotting trip; ignition