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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Flying and Airplanes

Miller-Quinn and Diamond Peaks

November 11, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Tyson has a list of hikes near airstrips. Miller-Quinn airstrip and Diamond Peaks had been near the top for a long while, but we kept not finding an appropriate day because it’s so far north, and the hike is a bit short on my scale. Flight Miller-Quinn is a semi-maintained grass strip in Second College […]

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Paving Jaffrey

October 23, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Silver Ranch airport got paved for the first time since 1961. Tyson checked out the progress on October 13th. They tore up the runway and regraded it a little flatter. (Not more level, just a more consistent gradient.) The pavement had just barely cured on the 23rd when Tyson flew over to get first tracks […]

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Ice cream from Hampton Airport

September 25, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Tyson got the Bearhawk back together and flying. He will make a separate post about his three month effort to upgrade the avionics and engine monitoring. To celebrate, we flew to Hampton to get afternoon ice cream on the coast. I flew my RV4 and Tyson and Isaac took the Bearhawk with three full size […]

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Bearhawk 5 first impressions

August 28, 2021
Emilie Phillips

We test flew the prototype Bearhawk 5 at Bowman this past weekend. There were a number of build choices that I found odd. two throttles? a constant speed propeller governor that wouldn’t adjust below 1,800 rpm miniscule avionics 4 widely spaced seats instead of 6 or 4 and lots of baggage drafty doors that let […]

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Return from WV

June 25, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Tyson and I worked during our second week in West Virginia. Isaac built a walking trail with my parents and a few other homeowners. They put in a zig-zag around short drop. It took them four mornings of work to decide where the trail should go cut and dig up the bushes dig a level […]

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Separate flights to West Virginia

June 16, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Tyson flew direct from New Hampshire down to Canaan Valley to meet my parents. He and Isaac stuffed the Bearhawk full of luggage and fuel. The Bearhawk should take an hour longer to fly the route then me in the RV4. But I had a significant detour first. I had to be in northern NH […]

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Dover Foxcroft NE STOL

June 12, 2021
Emilie Phillips

After a hiatus last year, the NE STOL series is back this summer with more events than before. There is one event per month, May through September, in the Northeast. Each short field takeoff and landing competition at a different field. This month, the field was Dover-Foxcroft in Maine. Tyson stayed home and worked while […]

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We have two small airplanes, an RV-4 and a Bearhawk, and we have fun flying them to local small airports, and off field landings with other local pilots.

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