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Old 05-21-2012, 12:41 PM   #1
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hey There,
I recently retired from the NY Air National Guard, my last 23+ years spent working nondestructive testing of C5 aircraft. I had not done a a lot of advanced research or planning prior to the purchase of my AS. My wife saw an add in the local Craigslist and I bought it on site. My 29' Ambassador is pretty much original, with a few electrical updates. I have discovered water leaks ( vents / rivits / potable water system) which I have attacked and hopefully cured. I just bought my (used) Dodge 2500 Quad Cab w/Cummins 5.9 a couple of weeks ago. We hope to be able to try it out at a local campground in a couple of weeks. We have a trip to Texas (my home) planned in August. need to have everything fully operational by then.
I have found the repair forums very useful as I have delved into my repairs.
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:51 PM   #2
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Welcome and congratulations on your retirement and the Airstream.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:21 PM   #3
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Hi Ora, and while I'm saying "welcome aboard" you're an older member than me! But, since I've been engaged in about 30 years of "non-destructive testing" of my Bonanza I think whatever you were doing with C-5s had to be pretty interesting! I hope to have an AS myself and be involved in my own little challenges as well!
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:27 PM   #4
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Welcome Ora!

So you're a Texan and you don't know better than to come down here in August? I'll be fighting the temptation to run off to someplace high in the mountains by then!
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:51 AM   #5
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thanks,
To OilnH20 ... I've had a little experience with smaller aircraft too, got my A&P from Hallmark AeroTech in SanAntonio in 83, helped rework a lot of IO-520 cranks and other engine parts as employee at Engine Components.
To DKB_SATX ../. yeah I know how hot it will be, I remember a few +105F days when I lived in SA. Hope the old Armstrong AC holds up. Most of my time will be down on the coast.
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