Friday, April 16, 2010

Magic Carpet

I fly!  No not by flapping my arms up and down (insert giggle).  If you notice in my profile I say I'm interested in all things from A - airplane to Z - zinc.   (Short version) My husband had a bright idea one day that he wanted to build an airplane.  Well he did lots of research and decided we would build an RV9A, which is a kit plane.  Basically you order the plane parts and build this plane in sections.  We actually started in 2003 when we first received the tool kit for building the plane and it went from there.  Several years and many long weekends later we had our plane built. 

This is the plane we built.  So you'll notice the smudge look near the tail of the plane.  I just used the edit software to remove our "N" number.  So no - that is not part of the paint job.  My DH actually designed the paint job for the airplane.  Nice!  So why is this post titled Magic Carpet - because this is what we call our airplane on occasion.  We have been able to fly to some interesting places since building this thing.  We have actually flown from California to North Carolina for Christmas one year.  Yep - that's right!  So my Birthday is next week and my DH decided to surprise me and planned a trip to San Diego. 
We have flown to San Diego several times but it is a bit iffy sometimes in April with the weather and everything. Hopefully by Monday we will have a better look at what the weather will be like for the week. We are going to be staying here at The Dana - if you ever get a chance to stay here ask for the rooms on the marina side. It's such a nice view and very peaceful and quiet. The waterfront view is okay too I just prefer the marina side. You can actually walk to Sea World from this place. It's an amazing place to stay. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed and hope we get to take off.

1 comment:

  1. Yes! It is a beautiful airplane and it is fun to ride in. You get some beautiful vistas from the air. Have fun in San Diego! I envy you!


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