First flight

Since I wrote last week about the first test flight (flown by a test pilot) of an airplane I built, people have been asking, “when are you going to fly it?”

There’s now an answer. Today.

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I took her out for the first extended test flight and all went well and we both lived to blog another day.

Thank you for being so flat, Dakota County.

(If you really can stand one more word about this, you can find it — and others — on my aviation blog, which is not affiliated with Minnesota Public Radio.)

  • Jim Shapiro

    Very, very, very cool. And great picture.

  • Tom Weber, Daily Circuit

    Super exciting. Congrats, Bob!

  • andy

    Awesome Bob! What a cool accomplishment.

  • Duke Powell

    Been watching you build this plane for years.

    Congratulations !!!

  • Joe

    Great work Bob! As a Dakota County resident, you are welcome…

  • CHS

    Congrats Bob!

  • Joseph

    This is truly great. Congrats, Bob! And thanks for sharing this with all of us.

  • bsimon

    Lookin’ good.

  • Matt Sepic

    Now go buzz the tower like in Top Gun…

  • Dave S.

    Woo-hoo! Go Bob!

  • DanA

    Congratulations on an exceptional accomplishment.

    Long may N614EF fly!

  • Dotwonder

    congrats! my brother finally finished his 9/10 size hawker hurricane in the mid 2000s. he started it in the late 70s – starting w/ the wings. My parents moved a lot and we hauled those wings all of the country until he finally had the time and space to finally finish it!