Russ Bens
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Made my first assisted free-fall jump today

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 12:30am 6 Comments

Jumped out of an perfectly good airplane today. Ironically, as we climbed to altitude I became gradually less nervous. When it finally came time to jump I was OK. My instructor said I did very well. I went through all my maneuvers in time to pull the cord right at 5500'. It was actually a lot of fun.

Ordered Engine Today

Posted on August 11, 2009 at 2:30am 16 Comments

Placed on order a Jabiru 3300 and complete firewall forward kit for my STOL 750. Made a few changes to the standard kit, including the Sensenich ground-adjustable prop, optional tachometer pick-up and cabin heat. The folks at jabiru USA in Shelbyville were great. They had a quote prepared within one day and were quick to answer all my questions. Should arrive in three weeks.

Orcas Island Adventure

Posted on August 2, 2009 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

6/30/09 What a great place to visit! Orcas Island is a picturesque little community North of Seattle. There are a number of B&Bs and small hotels within walking distance of the airport. But you might consider parking in the overflow grass area and camp with your plane. Have dinner at Lulu's. Highly recommended.

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At 12:58am on August 16, 2009, Bob Simmons said…
Great! Thanks.

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