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    FYI, here is a chart of my cholesterol, hope you find this interesting. The thing to notice is that I had my first heart attack in 2007 and went on statins. From 2007 to 2020 my numbers were just what the docs like to see--low Total C. and LDL, in fact, my GP at that time wrote "Great numbers" on one lab report. The average of them is shown in line 37. Then I had another H.A.in 2020. Now, it was partly my own fault. I was 35# overweight, did not exercise regularly but I rather naively thought the statin and eating a good diet would protect me. We always ate good food but we loved our bread and carbs. However, since going on the LCHF diet, I have lost 25 pounds, dropped the statins (my own decision), and see a major change in my bloodwork. HbA1c (sugar in the blood) has come down but could be better. Cholesterol has gone up but I am within the new standards I have read about. I could still have an APOe4 genotype or LP(a) that can hurt me. The APOe4 problem is pretty rare but 25% of the population has LP(a)--a bad form of LDL. What I want to see is my HbA1c below 5.0 if I can get there, Trigs below 100, HDL greater than or equal to Trigs (I am way off there). It is expected to see a rise in Total-C and LDL. With only one test since I started (the last one), the result is still inconclusive but the weight loss is encouraging. Recommending two books: "Cholesterol Clarity" by Jimmy Moore, and "The Clot Thickens" by Malcolm Hendrick. Lots more good talks at the Youtube channel "Low Carb Down Under". PM me if you want to discuss
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    The RAFE crew have been working on a donated VariViggen since 2019. It had its first flight recently. They are planning to get it to Oshkosh which will be 50 years since Burt brought his first VV. https://www.rutanaircraftflyingexperience.org/post/lady-vi-flies?utm_campaign=7ef949a8-22d6-4956-9905-d1623b4451ba&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&cid=bb9e2642-e6ca-4e9b-9c6c-4a149d452ef0 777b83_01e2808c7b2542f789cf36537c6b1777_mv2.webp
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    Sorry for the late replies y'all @ezdoesit Thanks for that information, Ben! Good to hear from a guy close by. Looking forward to visiting you and flying some formation once I can handle the aircraft expertly. Sounds like a sweet avionics upgrade. Mine is pretty setup with a G5 and Dynon Skyview, but I'll be adding autopilot servos soon. I'll post an update soon on how the retrieval of 47EZ goes. @Voidhawk9 I shot David an email, he had some great information to share. He also notified me about Kanab, which I'm now planning to attend.
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    Hey Eric, Ben Williamson here, My bird lives at Santa Ynez CA, I'm wrapping up a Dual G5 / SL30 install at the moment but should be back in the air within a couple of weeks. Let me offer a few tips from my check out experience. For context, Santa Ynez has a "Short" runway for a new owner, Eric Cobb (built and worked on all sorts of canards) was kind enough to let me land his from the back seat for about 10 or 15 landings at various airports, we flew up to Santa Maria and did three landings, called it a day (all from the back seat) Next, we flew out to Paso Robles CA and did 6 or 8 landings, again all from the back seat then called it a day. Third time was the memorable one, He called me without any notice and just said "Lets go fly airplanes, meet me at the hangar in 20 minutes..." We ended up flying to Paso, I landed twice from the back then he stopped the plane at the taxi way, came to a full stop and lowered the nose and said he had to pee. At this point I had a total of 80 hours in a 152, and maybe 15 from the back seat of an EZ... He told me to hop in the front, that it was my day to land from the front. My first landing I was sweating all over the place, I ate up every inch of 5500 feet and stopped at the VERY end of the runway, I kept at it and got to the point where I could consistently land after 3k of feet, 2k, eventually consistently at 1800 feet. So.... leverage PASO as your training airport, it's close and doesn't have a lot of traffic, watch your speed carefully and you'll do fine. Once I'm back in the air I'd be happy to have you hop in the back of mine and head out there or land at SLO, I love high st deli for lunch anyway. [First landing front seat =]
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    RAFE, Ryszard Zadow. rutanaircraftflyingexperience.org Great instruction. I flew 5 hours with him, then transitioned to my VariEze without issue. I was a 350 hour pilot In a Cherokee 140 and Cessna 172. It is a different experience flying a canard, but very exciting!
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    I would be a lot more worried about takeoff than the landing distance, especially if you want to carry a passenger.

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