Titanium Explorer - #5 in USA

GyrOZprey

Aussie in Kansas.
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Butterfly Aurora N5560Z / Titanium Explorer N456TE & N488TE/ - trained in MTOsport 446QT/488FB
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... takes to the air @ Anahuac this morning!

Toevs Titanium serial # 0020-0516 N234TE ,,, I call "Peeka" ...- as in the yellow pokemon character Picachu - (seems like the Pokemon card craze of our kids youth is now a phone app game ... & revived!) ..... took to the skies of Anahuac this morning ...starting the much awaited fly-off! My first ever flight of the 912 version ...& WHOOO-HOOO ... WOW! ...so mellow NO power-yaw tendancy ... super stable ... I set up a trimmed cruise & just sat with feet on floor & open hand around cyclic .... it held alt,airspeed & heading perfectly for minutes!
I didn't want to "fall in love " with this machine - as it's for sale plus I don't like yellow! ... but how can one NOT .. when it's such a sweet flier!

My first TE flight since the week before Jim died! I'm BAAAACK!!!!! :D:D:D :whoo:
The pic is from last Tuesday @ our hanger in Newton ... the local FSDO reps Rick & Curtis ..came up to do the A/W ... & then obligingly ... moved my phase 1 to T00 Anahuac ... so I could have the support of my club mates & enjoy the flyin! :yo:
 

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GyrOZprey

Aussie in Kansas.
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Butterfly Aurora N5560Z / Titanium Explorer N456TE & N488TE/ - trained in MTOsport 446QT/488FB
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783
ICT FSDO - Airworthy guys

ICT FSDO - Airworthy guys

pic of Curtis & Rick with N234TE
 

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chipchap42

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... takes to the air @ Anahuac this morning!

Toevs Titanium serial # 0020-0516 N234TE ,,, I call "Peeka" ...- as in the yellow pokemon character Picachu - (seems like the Pokemon card craze of our kids youth is now a phone app game ... & revived!) ..... took to the skies of Anahuac this morning ...starting the much awaited fly-off! My first ever flight of the 912 version ...& WHOOO-HOOO ... WOW! ...so mellow NO power-yaw tendancy ... super stable ... I set up a trimmed cruise & just sat with feet on floor & open hand around cyclic .... it held alt,airspeed & heading perfectly for minutes!
I didn't want to "fall in love " with this machine - as it's for sale plus I don't like yellow! ... but how can one NOT .. when it's such a sweet flier!

My first TE flight since the week before Jim died! I'm BAAAACK!!!!! :D:D:D :whoo:
The pic is from last Tuesday @ our hanger in Newton ... the local FSDO reps Rick & Curtis ..came up to do the A/W ... & then obligingly ... moved my phase 1 to T00 Anahuac ... so I could have the support of my club mates & enjoy the flyin! :yo:
Chris,

that's GREAT to hear - congrats and welcome back to the sky!

What do you mean you don't like yellow...? :lol:

Cheers,
Paul.
 

AirCommandPilot

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Nice! Now put the keyboard down and burn off that 40hrs! LOL
I'll see you this Thursday.
 

GyrOZprey

Aussie in Kansas.
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Wheee ...windy day

Wheee ...windy day

...love the wind ..= butter soft landings! Good test in calm conditions yesterday . today 15 kt g-20kt... dodging some scud & showers this am ... nicely clearing this eve!

lots of maneuvers & landings this am ... relaxing XC to Winnie & Smith point this eve -- lovely sunset flight! :D
 

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GyrOZprey

Aussie in Kansas.
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Butterfly Aurora N5560Z / Titanium Explorer N456TE & N488TE/ - trained in MTOsport 446QT/488FB
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783
IFly track....

IFly track....

Pic of IFly screen.
 

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Dmorris

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I currently own an IFR Carbon Cub FX3. This is my 3rd Carbon Cub. Owned a Xenon, 2 TAF 2000's.
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Thousands and adding every week!
You ROCK Chris.
 

GyrOZprey

Aussie in Kansas.
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16 down .....

16 down .....

24 to go!


Had a lovely XC to Livingstone alongside Danny & Mike in their AR1 - this morning!

Desmon flew over from Hooks in his 914 TE - fresh out of phase1 ...and we got my Flight review done ... ...seriously ...already 2 years since my pilot test! :noidea: ..where DOES the time go!????

Sitting around the firepit ...swapping true tales &tall! ;)
 

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Timchick

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Congratulations, Chris. Glad to see you back in the air and burning off those hours.
 

gyrodeputy

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Chris,
Check for a private message on Facebook when you get time.

Glad your flying again!!!
 

JAL

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Great to see you are flying as it will always taker you closer to Jim.
 

Resasi

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Good news to hear Chris. Congratulation on getting back to where we love to be.
 

GyrOZprey

Aussie in Kansas.
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Team TAGNA flight ...

Team TAGNA flight ...

nice air-to air shots thanks to Desmon & Crissy.
Another great day of fun & cameraderie @ Anahuac ... one more day ...or you miss out until next year!!!:( :boink:
 

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GyrOZprey

Aussie in Kansas.
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Two New TE 's on display &

Two New TE 's on display &

one in training & demo stage!
 

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GyrOZprey

Aussie in Kansas.
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Butterfly Aurora N5560Z / Titanium Explorer N456TE & N488TE/ - trained in MTOsport 446QT/488FB
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Coming in to land ...

Coming in to land ...

pretty sunset flight!
 

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shootthrees

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Congrats Chris

Congrats Chris

pretty sunset flight!
Great pics, thanks again for sharing your experience!! Eventually, I will get to meet you in person at one of these events.

The water and scenery in the background are very familiar!! I owned a Quicksilver UL in 2002 and hangered in Winnie, TX before I sold it in preparation for my deployment to Iraq and a Weedhopper UL after I got back in 2003 I kept in my garage in High Island, Texas and used the beach as a runway and used to fly all over that area.

Cant wait to fly my gyro down there someday!!
 
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