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tommathes



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PostSubject: Newbie to part 103   Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:34 pm

Hello all, Chris, i have talked to you on the ETLB site and i am glad you started this forum. My name is Tom Mathes and i hail from just across the border from Memphis, Tn. in North Ms. I have been flying about 40 years, professionally for 35 of those, mostly ag, instructing, and corporate and have learned to say youse guys as well as you'll. I have built 3 airplanes that are flying and one that i sold before it was finished. A Flybaby, Pietenpol, and Spacewalker 2. A Hatz biplane was the one i had to sell. I was going to build a Cubby after the Hatz and have a set of Cub tail surfaces and wing tanks for it. Long story short, i had a triple bipass in '05 and the feds found out and had to turn in my medical. It is too expensive to do all the tests for a 3rd class medical, so going the UL route. I am building an Airbike but using the best of the Bike and the Legal Eagle. They are very close and are the same size so just a matter of combining, such as the tail of the Bike is steel and the LE is alum, hence much lighter. stuff like that.
I teach systems ground and Simulator for Pinnacle Airlines here in Memphis, so am still involved in aviation.
Sorry for the long winded introduction. Sleep
Good smilies Chris
Tom Mathes
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie to part 103   Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:54 pm

Glad you made it over tom. You plan on building a legit 103 airbike? I wish you luck and many hours of happy flying.

Chris

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