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DesertFox4
01-12-2020, 08:07 PM
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desertdave
01-13-2020, 01:31 PM
https://youtu.be/Z_zMlfk8ybY

DesertFox4
01-23-2020, 11:05 PM
What do you do when you finish flying off your Kitfox’s 40 hour test flight requirement? You get 20 of your friends and 16 airplanes and head out into the Arizona desert for a breakfast of biscuits and gravy, fresh monkey bread, rolls, bacon, muffins and coffee all around a nice campfire. Beautiful morning in the desert. Lots of flying and lots of aviation stories from some experienced aviators. We had several crop dusters, airshow performers who had flown with he greats like Bob Hoover. We had flight instructors, airline pilots and some rookies just getting their first tastes of aviation. Lots of aircraft builders sitting around that fire too.
By the way. My Kitfox is performing wonderfully. What a sweet flying ship. My wife said my GoPro mounts came in while I was flying off the last of my Phase one. Maybe some video one of these days. Keep building guys. 😀

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efwd
01-24-2020, 06:32 AM
Awe man, I am jealous. Still no off airport landings nearly a year later.

Shadowrider
01-24-2020, 09:32 AM
Awesome! Looks fun. Eddie you will love it. One of the coolest things of owning a kitfox!

DesertFox4
01-24-2020, 03:47 PM
Air to air.
Salome, AZ
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Kevin’s model 6 breakfast at Wayside.
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Breakfast flight this morning.
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DesertFox4
05-14-2020, 01:45 PM
Took a two ship excursion yesterday north and west of Phoenix. This time of year around here you really need to be done flying by about 10 or 11 am. That’s about the time we took off so we discovered some very enthusiastic turbulence during the short flight. Attempted some some air to air photos. Not ideal conditions for close formation photography but got a few stand off shots of DesertDave’s model 6. Bumps or not, it was nice to get a little airtime again after Covid 19 induced aviation hiatus.


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DesertFox4
11-20-2020, 04:58 PM
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Beautiful day to fly the Verde Valley area.
74 degrees and under 8 mph breezes.



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efwd
11-20-2020, 06:13 PM
I recognize that plane. I had the pleasure to fly with Steve the other day. First time I ever got to fly as a "flight". Thanks for that trust Steve. Possibly my time sitting in the back of the Hueys and Blackhawks got me a bit too comfy in the slot.
I took my mom to Sedona for lunch on Wednesday. Coming home I found 45mph headwinds at 9000ft. 25mph at 5500 as terrain would allow me to descend.

DesertFox4
11-20-2020, 08:37 PM
You did great Eddie. Wish we had more time that day. Was kinda warm too. Come back soon. Lots left to show you.
We’ll get DesertDave and DesertFox1 to join in and maybe a few others and really test your formation skills.

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DesertFox4
02-09-2021, 07:52 PM
Quartzsite, AZ for breakfast Sunday morning. Nice flight with 10 aircraft from Indian Hills Airpark.

Flight back taking a detour through the mountains East of Quartzsite. No wind so flight was very smooth except what 7 other aircraft stirred up ahead of me.

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DesertFox4
02-20-2021, 08:51 PM
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desertdave
02-20-2021, 09:26 PM
Photo by Murle Williams
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Photo of DesertFox4
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DesertFox4
02-23-2021, 12:39 AM
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First use of a brand new desert strip today.

DesertFox4
02-24-2021, 09:36 PM
Sunrise breakfast fly out. Tomorrow 40 mph wind gusts forecast but today was perfect.
Couple of the guys camped out last night on the strip to do some astronomy photography.
They had the fire up and running when the rest of the aircraft arrived at sunrise.
An RV-4 popped in to do a nice airshow. A low pass by a C-130 capped off the morning.

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DesertFox4
03-26-2021, 08:46 PM
The crew discovers a new STOL landing spot.
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Russell320
03-28-2021, 08:34 AM
Where? I’ll be out putting around tomorrow.😁

DesertFox4
03-28-2021, 10:13 AM
I don’t have the coordinates at home with me Russ. Would be happy to take you out there sometime.

Clark in AZ
03-28-2021, 05:04 PM
I don’t have the coordinates at home with me Russ. Would be happy to take you out there sometime.

Can't wait to join you guys.

Clark

DesertFox4
03-28-2021, 08:47 PM
Looking forward to it Clark.👍

DesertFox4
03-28-2021, 09:09 PM
One of our favorite desert strips, Crooked Tree, is a favorite sunrise breakfast fly out for the ladies too.
After breakfast a group photo with the girls, and the tree, of course.

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More food than could be consumed. Eggs and bacon over the campfire.
A low fly by from a C130 and a couple fast movers too. Likely F-22s but a little too far away to tell.
Crooked Tree is just a couple miles outside a military restricted area so government sponsored air airshows are frequent albeit very brief.

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Only about half of the airplanes that assembled for sunrise breakfast in the desert.

Shadowrider
03-28-2021, 09:26 PM
Looks like fun! Cool spot!