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Re: John Olsson

Postby PeterB » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:17 am

Ollie.....................
as Frank Zappa said "a week went by and now it is July (Nearly December)
I have a few Q's:
*CAA Forms - Is it true that Sappi ran out of wood for the paper?
*I hear the runway lights have burnt out?
*Also is it true the Taxi Trials .......ists have been striking and throwing stones?
*Champaigne blew the cork from standing in the sun after the ice melted?
*Zimmer got clearance and did a few touch and goes before being sent off to Oshkosh?
*The "3 week period" has been officially reinstated as the phrase for a "Very Long Time"
*The name of your builder is "Wait and Sea as we dont fly by nite"

Please elaborate?
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Re: Patience - today is the day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby ollie » Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:11 am

Bains- now I know why you have big feet!!!!!
1. CAA Forms - only for you guys with short wings! Us guys with proper wings deal with the SSSA. Far more civilised and speedy!!!
2. Don't need the runway lights. The reflection off the paint finish illuminates plenty plenty!!!!
3. Taxi trials. With the Jabi motor and Airmaster prop stones have no chance.
4. Champagne- I've seen you drink and it wasn't champagne my friends. Anyway - haven't you heared of the "8 hour rule???"
5. Zimmer - being a "classic" more suited to Smithsonian.
6. 3 week period - get with the program. It moved from 3 weeks six months ago and has been a "2 week" project since then!!

NO FOLKS. HOPEFULLY TODAY IS THE DAY FOR THE FLIGHT TESTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WATCH THIS SPACE. BAG PACKED AND READY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: ITS FLOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby ollie » Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:31 pm

Yes, it actually has finally happened. Les just phoned to say Jean had just landed after first test flight. Pics (all be very small distant dot) on the way. Watch this space :D :) :wink:
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Re: John Olsson

Postby whisper » Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:54 pm

fantastic! number 16 it is :D

easy on the champers ollie , remember you still need to zimmer home tonight :D
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Re: John Olsson

Postby Tjoek » Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:38 pm

Congratulations!!!! :D :D :D
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Re: John Olsson

Postby PeterB » Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:34 am

:D :P :lol: Awesome Fantastic Amazing Ollie Boy!!
Life after the Zimmer is gonna be great....................
Well Done....................Now Go Fetch :roll:
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Re: Maiden Flight

Postby ollie » Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:49 am

Pics as promised. Sorry I wasn't actually there. Remember the birth of my daughter 28 years ago very vividly. The doc was a family friend as my wife worked in the hospital concerned. He was also a pilot so guess how we spent our time during labour? Child birth not a patch on the long wait for OLY!!!!!!
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Re: More Pics!!!

Postby ollie » Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:54 am

Look at the concentration. At least I think it is concentration. Could be "at last I am going to see the back of this thing!!!"
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Re: On Our Way!!!!

Postby ollie » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:10 pm

Yes all, we are on our way. Flying to George this Sunday for final flight tests and then weather permitting, flying back to Springs Monday or Tuesday. Lets hope the weather Gods are friendly to us :D :) :) 8)
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Re:Safe Flight Home

Postby PeterB » Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:53 pm

Ollie Boy..............you must be amped to the eyeballs :D :D

just remember to put at least 10 hours on the old Tacho before you leave for Springs :roll:

Good Luck and Fly Safe :D :D :D
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