Arrival in LA

Arrived at the hotel somewhat knackered after 3 hours in the shuttle. After a brief look at the shops and a bite of Mexican food we went to bed for a very broken sleep.
After seeing the rough California roads I guess I am a bit worried how the aeroplane will travel.
Fingers crossed.

Day one.

We arrived an hour before we were told the Falco was due, in time to see the crane lowering it to the ground.

After a quick inspection we pulled it out with the help of Vince and Tom from Chapter 92. The Falco travelled fairly well but the engine had broken loose on the road trip to chino. Fortunately the damage was minor.

After putting the container back on the truck the crane driver helped us lower the aeroplane to horizontal.
By 17:30 I had the engine on and 90% of the firewall forward connected up.

We drove back to the hotel, had a bite to eat at a local Mexican restaurant and went back to the room to blog and figure out what I need to buy for the minor repairs.
Probably a day ahead but I will lose that on the repairs so should be on track.

It’s funny. I’ve come all this way leaving behind my hangar with Mike Boyles’ S18 in it and I arrive to the EAA 92 hangar and what’s next to me?

Thom Steury’s S18!! A lovely example it is too.

Off to Aircraft Spruce in the morning and Vicki off to shop.


Published by falcogeorge

I live in New Zealand with my lovely wife Vicki along with our animals on a block of land in Helensville. Back in 1994 I had this crazy idea to build a plane. Since then its been a huge part of my life. My day job has varied over the years. I started out as a computer engineer and now I'm an airline pilot. You would think that would tire me of flying but airline flying isn't really flying. The small planes are fun and make me remember why I started flying in the first place. This blog is a demonstration of some of the crazy ideas that pop into my head from time to time. The way I see it, life is too short to not give these wild ideas a go. I don't mind if people think I'm crazy. I probably am.

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