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    Default Mojave Experimental Fly-in

    Hey Guys

    This weekend (Saturday April 20th from 10-2) we are having a gathering at the Mojave airport focusing on experimental aircraft.

    See you there!!
    Elliot Seguin
    Wasabi Air Racing
    Nemesis Air Racing
    Scaled Composites

    Highlights:
    11:00 Mike Melvill will speak about his round the world flight in his Long EZ with Dick Rutan.
    Buffet dinner on Friday night to include multiple air race legends.
    Mike and Dick's round the world Long EZs will be on display.
    The Nemesis NXT will be on display
    John Parker will have Blue Thunder II on display.
    Andy Chiavetta will have the LT-1 on display.
    Tom Aberle will have the Phantom Biplane on display.
    Lee Behel will have Breathless on display.
    Matt Jackson will have Wildfire on display.
    Bob Carlton will have his experimental jet powered sailplane on display.
    Klaus Savier will have the Determinator on display.
    Dave Anders will have his champion RV-4 on display.












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    Default Re: Mojave Experimental Fly-in

    What does Matt Jackson have to do with Wildfire?

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    Default Re: Mojave Experimental Fly-in

    Quote Originally Posted by kenf View Post
    What does Matt Jackson have to do with Wildfire?
    From the Wildfire Air Racing page:

    Matt Jackson

    Test Pilot / Crew Member / Systems Specialist

    -A&P Mechanic with Inspection Authorization
    -Commercial Multi Instrument Pilot 31 type ratings 11,000
    -TTAuthorized Aircraft Instructor
    -Reno Pilot Unlimited Division

    "...Matt is a long time friend of the Statler family and is happy to be helping out the Wild Team as consultant, sheet metal fabricator, system specialist and Test Pilot."

    The above paragraph was GREATLY truncated...included the info that could answer the question.
    "America is all about speed...hot, nasty, bada** speed."
    -Eleanor Roosevelt-

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    Default Re: Mojave Experimental Fly-in

    So how did it go? Pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Haskin View Post
    So how did it go? Pictures?
    Wildfire wasn't on the display ramp. But some people I talked to said that Matt was in the Wildfire hangar 'giving tours' if anyone wandered down that way.

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    Saw the " Wildfire" on Sat. Matt Jackson was working on gear bay area. They have moved the gear forward so it will not tip over, and they have an a26 cowl for it. Looks promising.

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    I have been going out Saturdays since August 2010. We figured the other day that I have put in about 65 6 hour work days. There is 1.5 hours to get there and then 1.5 to go home. We have been making some adjustments to the plane so she can fly once again, hopefully later this year. The changes should make a big difference in her appearance as well as her flight characteristics. The Statlers have been age old family friends and I decided to lend a helping hand on getting the plane going once again. I treat it like therapy. Its good for the soul.

    MJ

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    Default Re: Mojave Experimental Fly-in

    Nice to hear you are involved, Matt.

    Are you able to give us a rundown on what those adjustments/changes are that you've been working on?

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