Mailing List Message #63400
From: Charlie England <>
Subject: Re: [FlyRotary] Re: [FlyRotary]Rotary Fly-In at Charlie's place
Date: Mon, 29 May 2017 23:15:22 -0500
To: Rotary motors in aircraft <>
On 5/29/2017 9:46 PM, Tracy Crook wrote:



Thanks for Charlie & wife Tupper for a most enjoyable event.  It was great to see others carrying on and further developing the ideas I started with.


The RV-4 had to be resurrected from long term storage but it still flies great.  Burned 23 gal. at relatively low altitude on the way up (479 mi) against a headwind that varied between 10 and 35 mph which mystifies me since that is the least fuel it’s ever burned under those conditions.  The tail wind on the way home helped and I estimate burned only 17 – 18 gal.  Flight back was uneventful but was forced to fly at 15,000 in order to see the weather ahead since storms looked to be  building on Sunday.  Doesn’t happen that way often but the tailwind was better lower than up high. I didn’t have WX in the cockpit which I intend to remedy before next long flight


Flew back with Finn but haven’t heard from the others yet.  Everybody back home OK?



Hi Tracy,

Thanks for the kind words. We had a great time hosting, & Tupper said she hasn't laughed so much in at least a year.

Heard from Sam earlier, and just got an email from Steve; he was the last to make it home (longest flight, to Wyoming, against 20 kt headwinds).


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