Back from Oregon

I was the first one to fly N144VA, other than a Van’s employee.  It will be a great cross country machine, but not as nimble as the RV-7 I used to own.  I am used to wheel landings, but Mike wanted me to learn 3 point landings.  It is very unnerving to get the plane right off the runway, then stall it.  It goes against my grain, but we worked on it and I made some progress, but certainly am not proficient with it.  I can say that Mike Seager is an excellent pilot and along with checking me out in the 14 and getting a sign-off, I learned a bunch of other piloting skills.  I wish I would have had some more time with him, but I have to get back to work and back to working on the plane.