Difficulties, self inflicted and otherwise have been described in an earlier post. The first and second flights were on June 5th, 2018.
A video of the second takeoff.
And the second landing.
The initial flight testing is known as Phase I and covers the first forty hours of operation where no passengers may be carried. Other requirements such as a limited operating range are included in the FAA issued Operating Limitations. The purpose of Phase I is to verify safe operation and establish the aircraft’s performance characteristics which may then be placed in a Pilot’s Operating Handbook.
Due to the problems described in the previous post the summer had drawn to a close and we were wanting to return home to Florida. I was fortunate the FAA issued a Ferry Permit allowing N50KB to complete the last of Phase I on the repositioning trip to KBKV, Brooksville Regional Airport. I arrived home on November 16th. Dolly had her first ride two days later.