Congratulations to Kip Laurie, builder and owner of Waiex W0082 who recently surpassed 1,000 hours on his aircraft! The orange and white Jabiru 3300 powered taildragger has become extremely well-known in the Sonex community both for the quality of the build as-well as the quality of the builder’s personality. In his post to the SonexBuilders.net forum regarding this milestone, Kip gives a brief review of the aircraft’s maintenance history along with some very impressive statistics. Some of the highlights:
- Total Miles (GPS odometer): 111,585 statute miles
- Total Landings: 1359
- 326 different airports visited followed by a "list of where I’ve been" that reads like an exhaustive directory of worthwhile places to fly.
- Perhaps most impressive: Kip has shared the Sonex experience with 117 passengers.
Kip first began flying W0082 on May 20, 2010 and the past 12 years of frequent flying is a real testament to the robust qualities of our aircraft when properly built and maintained. Thank you Kip for being such an outstanding ambassador to the Sonex community!
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