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Tony Ginn
 Post subject: Newest T-18ers
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:02 am 
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Atten-shun T-18ers,

I’d like to introduce you to Erin and Phil, the new owners of T-18 N22DU. They recently bought Howard Ginn’s polished airplane and are really enjoying it. T-18er Brian Maisler (N31BD) is their CFI who is teaching them how to land a T-18 safely. They’ll be basing 22DU at Mojave Air and Space Port where Erin works (Engineer at Scaled Composites). Phil is at Lockheed Martin in Palmdale. They are going to be a great addition to the Thorp family.

I’m also pinging the group to see who may have a prop (and associated spinner, preferably) available for sale for a LYC O-320/150hp. My Mom, Elaine Ginn, will have her Thorp T-18CW for sale with a fresh annual as soon as we get a prop. Both Mom and Dad have gone Light Sport and will be doing their weekly bug-smashing in their T211 Sky Scooter.

For those headed to Kentucky Damn – safe travels and have fun!

Tony Ginn
661-810-8565; tony.ginn@nasa.gov

One pic is of Erin & Phil and N22DU.
The other picture is my hangar with 4 flying T-18s.


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dickwolff
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:54 am 
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Congratulations Erin and Phil. You probably have the finest true-to-the-plans example T18 in existence.

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dan
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:02 am 
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Welcome aboard Youngsters! You got yourselves a fine airplane!......Blue skies and I am sure we will meet soon.. Dan


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Hagle347
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:25 pm 
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I'm glad your Dad's shiny airplane found such a good home.


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James Grahn
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:03 pm 
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Sweet. Welcome all.
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Fraser MacPhee
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:25 pm 
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Awesome!!....welcome Erin and Phil!!....this could be an excuse for a keg party....

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Tony Ginn
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:02 am 
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Frase, you had me at KEG! And to give Dan and the KVIS Posse a sportin’ chance at meeting Erin N Phil sooner-rather-than-later . . . LET’S HAVE A T-18 FLY-IN and FLY-OUT.

I know Dan has a tough time getting out on Fridays so we’ll accommodate. How about DEC 5 & 6 at my place on the Rosamond Skypark (L00) in sunny So-Cal?

Saturday DEC 5th Fly-IN:
Arrive whenever. Fly some, visit some, drink some. We’ll walk down to El Indio Mexican Cantina on the field at 4pm for happy hour and have dinner at 5pm. We’ll stoke up the fire pit after dinner and see who’s best at horse shoes. We can also throw some darts. (But beware … Fraser is a shark. Talks a sad story, “I haven’t thrown in years.” Probably hasn’t thrown in 0.00274 years. That’s 1 day for those without a calculator handy.)

Sunday DEC 6th Fly-Out:
Arrive whenever. Donuts/Coffee on the patio. Depart at 1000 for Santa Paula’s “1st Sunday Open Hangar Day”. KSZP has a great event and some of the pertiest antiques in existence. We can have lunch and then walk the rows or visa versa. When we’ve had our fill we’ll probably depart for home fields from there.

If there is interest I’ll announce it in a fresh POST. Sound off.

Best to all, Tony
Questions or comments to tony.ginn@nasa.gov or 661.810.8565


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James Grahn
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Fraser MacPhee
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:28 am 
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Well, can't pass up an offer like that - be good to stretch the plane's legs in December. Extended foreign junkets and new employment has kept me from fondling her as much as she has become accustomed. I think I can slip away for a day or two.

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Rich Brazell
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:43 pm 
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Devonshire Motel here I come ! WX and the wind Gods permitting .

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Lou
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:52 pm 
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It's a long way to go but I'm in.

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dan
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:53 pm 
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Weather permitting so we can get outta this armpit Valley and get back in Ira and myself have this one on the calendar for the 5th. We will get in touch with Dean and see if we can make a 3ship arrival..............Dan


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Rich Brazell
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Arm pit valley ? ??? I thought this was the place that time forgot ! :P The only thing that changes is the crop rotation ! :) BING , BANG , BOOM !

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