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February 11, 2016: David stopped by to check out the project. He was having problems aligning the landing strut tubes with the fuselage. They were just slightly off by 1.5 mm, but this was enough to prevent the bolts from going through. He had to cut the tubes off the top of the strut and reattach them.
April 22, 2015: My good friend Peter visited me from Germany. He was in town on business and stopped by to see the progress being made on the plane.
November 30, 2014: Ted and David drove all the way from Sacramento to see the project. David is looking for a flying Cozy IV to purchase and he wanted to see one under construction so he could see how they were built. He brought his Dad along as he is also interested in airplanes.
November 23, 2013: Ward is a new Cozy builder from Walnut Creek. He has just started chapter 4. He stopped by to check out my project and to pick up some ideas on building a Cozy.
September 15, 2013: Marion, Zampini, Ambles and Fred. Two friends of Marion and Fred were visiting from Saint-Chamas, France. They are both A&P mechanics in France and were interested in seeing a homebuilt plane under construction.
February 13, 2013: Fred & Marion were married today!!! They were married this morning in a civil ceremony. After the wedding (simple, no guests) they stopped by to see my project.
Two days ago, we had arranged to go sightseeing in the Bay Area (they are from France) as they were only planning on getting a marriage license today, however, the lines were short for the civil ceremony, so they went ahead and tied the knot.
After viewing my project, we went flying in my Piper Cherokee PA28-180C (N8085W) and had a great flight. The route we took was from Reid-Hillview (KRHV) in San Jose, to Monterey then to Santa Cruz and then returned to Reid-Hillview. It was about an hour and a half flight. They really enjoyed their first flight in a general aviation aircraft. It was quite a day for them!!!
July 21, 2012: Helen, from Houston, Texas, came for a visit. She had only seen my project on the website and was anxious to see what it looked like in person. She was very surprised at how much easier it was to understand the project when seeing it for real rather than through pictures.
January 4th, 2012: Betty, Jeff's Mom, was visiting from Virginia for Christmas and she wanted to see my project. Jeff brought her over so I took a picture of her next to the "soon" to be completed airplane.
October 10 & 11, 2011: Nick stopped by on his way from Charlotte, SC to Los Angeles, CA. He was delivering a LongEze he had been modifying for the past 2-years. We had a GREAT time sightseeing in San Francisco, even though it was drizzly all day. Here is where we visited during the six hours we spent sightseeing:
- Went to the city using BART
- Ferry Building
- Hiked up to Coit Tower
- Fisherman's Wharf
- Museum Mechanique (museum of historic arcade machines)
- National Maritime museum (both Hyde street pier and the visitor's center)
- Ghiradelli Square (had to get a free sample of chocolate!)
- Fort Mason
- Dinner at Scoma's
- Met Kevin (another Cozy builder) after dinner and took a ride in his Nisson Leaf
We had a GREAT time!
December 29th, 2011: Ashely, granddaughter of Jeff and Dee Dee, was visiting for Christmas. Jeff and I took her flying in my Piper Cherokee 180. This was the first time she had been in a general aviation aircraft and she absolutely loved the 2-hour flight. She said it was the "best" day of her life!
August 17, 2010: Peter has an interest in building his own airplane. He had been researching various designs when he came across a *website* which shows the location of many canard builders on a map of the USA. He noticed that I was building a Cozy and was in the San Francisco Bay Area. He then sent me an EMAIL and requested to look at my project as the Cozy is one of the planes he is considering.
This is a picture of him on the day he came over to look at my project. Good luck Peter in finding a fun airplane to build!
April 8, 2010: Don flew in from Columbia, California, in his Long-Eze. He had never seen a canard project under construction and was curious to see what mine looked like. He also wanted to discuss the status of the program line-up for the annual Canards West Fly-in for which I am the program coordinator and he is the organizer.
September 7, 2009: Janice has the destinction of being the first person to have a picture taken with the canard in place!
March 2009: Jackie has seen this project progress from bare foam to something she can actually sit in. I talked her into climbing on-board to have her picture taken.
December 2008: Jeff & Brian (Jeff's son-in-law) came over to look at the project. Jeff is helping by designing the rotary engine installation. Take a look at his "Rotary Engine Conversion" page to see what he has been up to