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Title: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: tundra_flier on August 10, 2006, 07:41:41 PM
Hey!  Just finished all the paperwork, inspections etc to buy a Hangar!  It's 1600 sqft, radiant slab heat and on a really nice private airstrip only 8 miles from work!  I'm scheduled to close the end of this month! 

Oh, and it's got a studio apartment on top too.  Live above my plane, with a runway out the back door.  Does it get any better?  Never dreamed I'd be able to do something like for another 20 years.

Phil
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: happylanding on August 10, 2006, 10:03:55 PM
Hey!† Just finished all the paperwork, inspections etc to buy a Hangar!† It's 1600 sqft, radiant slab heat and on a really nice private airstrip only 8 miles from work!† I'm scheduled to close the end of this month!†

Oh, and it's got a studio apartment on top too.† Live above my plane, with a runway out the back door.† Does it get any better?† Never dreamed I'd be able to do something like for another 20 years.

Phil


Wow, Phil, that is incredible!! Post more pic if you can and keep us updated! Looks like I still have a lot of rwy in front of me, since my saving are enough to get a...propeller and no more (or used tyres?!?) , right now :) and was not thinking about a home for the aircraft that - one day (hope ASAP) - will come!

And there is a gorgeous news for all the people in the forum: we found a place for the BBQ!!!!


Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: Plthijnx on August 10, 2006, 11:15:43 PM
suhwheet dude! congratulations!
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: tundra_flier on August 10, 2006, 11:38:36 PM
Thanks.  I wasn't looking to buy a home this year.  Was looking at land and hoping to build in a couple years, but when this place came up for sale I had to have it.  Now I just need to figure out how to afford fuel for the Tundra toy on top of the mortgage payments.   :P

I'd be glad to host the BBQ, but I've only parking for 3 planes (1 in hanger, 2 out front).  And I'll need a list of N numbers to get you all permision to land from the Runway commity too.  :))  Since I can't move in till September I hope you all have skis.  LOL

Phil

Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: Roland on August 11, 2006, 08:20:18 AM
There will be helicopters as well and different call signs like HB-, F-, OE-, OO-, Ö (Europe is great, isnít it. It is so united Ö ::)), Iíll bring the salad and the beer. 8)
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: fireflyr on August 11, 2006, 09:08:00 AM
Wow, live with your airplane---it's a crappy job but somebody's gotta do it!! ;D
I was in CourDelene Idaho a few months back looking at several places on private strips with hangers, I would have moved in a heartbeat but my bride didn't want to leave this area so I guess we know who got outvoted :-\
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: Mic on August 11, 2006, 12:17:27 PM
Great !! This is the Pilot's paradize ! A wonderful dream : sleeping just above your plane, close to the runway ! Woaw ...

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I'd be glad to host the BBQ, but I've only parking for 3 planes (1 in hanger, 2 out front). 

... don't worry about that, I know a guy (who is called Chuck I think) who find the solution ... just have a look on the CONTEST topic !
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: tundra_flier on August 11, 2006, 03:08:31 PM
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There will be helicopters as well and different call signs like HB-, F-, OE-, OO-, Ö (Europe is great, isnít it. It is so united Ö ), Iíll bring the salad and the beer.

I guess we can cancel the STOL competition then.   ;D
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: fireflyr on August 13, 2006, 04:27:40 PM
When I was looking a comparable places in Idaho a few months back, the prices were in the 350 to 800 range---I'm curious, is your new place in that ballpark???    Here in >NORTHERN< California, a house and hanger combo on a paved strip go from 700 to a buck and a half which is completly out of my range :-\
Hope you don't mind me asking, it's just curiousity. ???
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: tundra_flier on August 14, 2006, 04:32:40 PM
fireflyr: I'm paying about $170,000 for it.  It was built in 1999, and does need some work, but nothing major.  There's a place for sale just down the runway that's going for $430,000.  It's a full sized house with garage and hangar.  So I feel I'm getting a very good deal.

Phil
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: fireflyr on August 15, 2006, 02:21:40 AM
WOW!!! :o
!70 sounds like a deal!!!!!
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: tundra_flier on August 17, 2006, 07:57:26 PM
I think it's a deal. 

And get this, the seller wants to know if he can leave his Citabria in the hangar for a couple months.  Seems it about 6 years out of annual and he can't get a mechanic to look at it till after hunting season!  I looked it over when I was inspecting the house, it doesn't even have the spar AD done yet, so he's going to be in for a real shocker.

I'm going to tell him if he leaves it I'll report it abandon and file for salvage rights.  I like Citabria's after all. ;)

Phil
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: fireflyr on August 17, 2006, 10:40:15 PM
I think it's a deal.†

And get this, the seller wants to know if he can leave his Citabria in the hangar for a couple months.† Seems it about 6 years out of annual and he can't get a mechanic to look at it till after hunting season!† I looked it over when I was inspecting the house, it doesn't even have the spar AD done yet, so he's going to be in for a real shocker.

I'm going to tell him if he leaves it I'll report it abandon and file for salvage rights.† I like Citabria's after all. ;)

Phil
YEA BUDDY!!   That would really sweeten the deal----When's the house warming party???
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: cj5_pilot on August 20, 2006, 12:01:40 AM
You got the PO to leave you the freezer as part of the deal, see if you can get the Citabria thrown in too!  Especially after Vicki's had it opened up and lets him know how much it will be to get back in annual  ;)  Still think you should have closed 2 weeks later and made the Delta trip  ;D 

I'm jelous...not only room for the Tundra Toy but the Buyota, Dakota, the canoe and the Neon....oh and the challenger wings and the soon to be started Bearhawk....oh yeah, and didn't you volunteer to build some ribs for the new wings for Eielson's Jenny?  Hmmmmm....no excuses to not work on them anymore  :P

In all seriousness, it's an awesome buy dude...depending on the flooding and construction I may be breezing through Fairbanks next wendesday on the way to Delta.  If I do I'll make time to drop by and have a look!
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: tundra_flier on August 20, 2006, 02:13:45 AM
Dude! Stop by on your way back, I can give you the full tour then.  8)

Phil
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: cj5_pilot on August 20, 2006, 03:37:40 AM
What!  Stop on the way back and let you steal some moose steaks?  After you didn't go along to help pack it out!  Yeah right!   ;)

Then again you will probably need the meat for winter :P
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: Frank N. O. on August 20, 2006, 02:15:50 PM
Hi and a delayed welcome to the forum, I've been a little busy to reply but better late than never I hope.

That is one heck of a fantastic home. Funny enough I've tried to make a similar design for a home but I didn't know that such a house actually existed  8)
The price however is even more fantastic. Here in Denmark the house-prices have exploded as well, but the country is so small that there aren't really much chance of finding a place without people nearby that'd complain about noise from a private landing strip (which is one of many reasons I want to move state-side).

Greetings
Frank
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: tundra_flier on August 21, 2006, 11:12:34 PM
There are enough pilots and plane buffs in this state that runway proximity is considered a plus by most people. ;)

Phil
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: spacer on August 22, 2006, 03:18:56 AM
Ooh, hard to imagine an Alaskan (outside the city, anyway) ever EVER complaining about airplane noise... unless it's crashing through the living room or something of that nature.

"Five Four Romeo, turn left 030 for noise abatement."
"Approach, Five Four Romeo, I'm throttled down and I'm not makin' much noise."
"Five Four Romeo, you will when that Gulfstream catches up with you."

Ugh, it's late and I didn't remember it verbatim. You get the point.  ;D
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: fireflyr on August 22, 2006, 01:03:10 PM
There are enough pilots and plane buffs in this state that runway proximity is considered a plus by most people. ;)

Phil
Unlike the buuthead NIMBYs (Not In My Back Yard) we have to contend with in this wacky state of Kalifornia.  We've got folks locally that built million dollar houses close to the Healdsburg airport then campaigned the city to close said airport because it was a nuisance when in fact the airport has been there for over 50 years!  GRRRRR! >:(
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: Frank N. O. on August 22, 2006, 01:25:31 PM
I heard a similar story about apartments being built at a US airforce airport and they even signed documents confirming they knew it was noisy but they went into court and got it closed anyway. That is unbelievably rude and obnoxius behaviour in my book!  >:(  One thing is to be polite to the neighbours but this is insane and I would've refused any part of such a trial (if I lived in the buildings) and what's the state of the legal system if such a contract can be broken, and by civilans? At least I heard that there are plenty of open spaces in USA so as long as there's a nice little city nearby for shopping then it'd be cool to have 5 hours to the next one in any direction. My best friend Chey says that just outside of Stockton she can drive for hours without seeing a car or house there, I think it was in the easterns direction towards the foothills. I mainly want to move over there for the scenery and not for busy cities and shops and such since I can't handle the stress of that anyway, but no place in tiny compact DK to find a place to build a house away from busy highways where you can be sure there won't be a big vacation place built right next door or a new freeway or train-tracks thrue protected nature (all these things have happend in the last few years).

My best wishes for the northern people with good living and flying  |:)\

Frank
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: spacer on August 23, 2006, 01:36:00 AM
There are enough pilots and plane buffs in this state that runway proximity is considered a plus by most people. ;)

Phil
Unlike the buuthead NIMBYs (Not In My Back Yard) we have to contend with in this wacky state of Kalifornia.  We've got folks locally that built million dollar houses close to the Healdsburg airport then campaigned the city to close said airport because it was a nuisance when in fact the airport has been there for over 50 years!  GRRRRR! >:(

Gotta love the a-holes who fly around in jets, yet wouldn't THINK of allowing a noisy, dirty airport near their homes. The
folks who live near the 'port don't get a second thought when Mr. and Mrs. A-hole ride out in their Gulfstream.

Note: I love airplane noise, and wouldn't mind it at all... it's just the hypocrisy I don't like.
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: tundra_flier on August 23, 2006, 02:37:17 AM
well, according to my friends that live out there the biggest problem is with too many people trying to use the runway.  The problem is they're not using planes.  There've been a lot of problems with people driving their 4x4 trucks, ATV's and snowmachines down the runway in the winter and tearing it up.  Typically achohol is involved. 

I talked with a couple members of the runway commity last weekend and they're working on putting up a fence around it so you'd have to cross someone's yard to get on the runway after that.

Phil
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: cj5_pilot on August 23, 2006, 04:57:23 AM
Heh, you ought to post that summit webcam pic you got of the RV on the runway near Cantwell Tundra.....And I wish I could dig up that FAA pic of the C-119 (one of the 2 over in Palmer) that nearly clipped the idiots on the 4 wheeler after he cleared everyone off the runway...then lost power on 1 engine on takeoff....
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: tundra_flier on August 23, 2006, 06:26:12 PM
Here it is.  I was planning flight down to Wasilla earlier this summer and pulled up the Summit airport weather cam.  As you can see there's an RV parked on the runway, and it's not the Vans type either.  I called Flight Services, they issued a NOTAM for "Vehicle on Runway" and called the State Troopers to have a chat with him.

Phil

Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: tundra_flier on August 31, 2006, 06:07:50 AM
Home Sweet Home  :)

Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: Baradium on August 31, 2006, 08:18:12 AM
Congratulations!  I'm Jealous!

Which airport is this?

As far as the RV on the runway...

(http://photos-670.ak.facebook.com/ip004/v38/97/124/38407499/n38407499_30909670_5877.jpg)

That is from Savoonga on St. Lawrence Island.  Gravel runway, and that is a fourwheeler parked right next to it.  We are going to depart on the runway in the direction the camera is pointing.  You can see some runway end lights just to the left of the fourwheeler.  You know, the gravel runways sure look a lot nicer and smoother in pictures.  ;)

Havn't had any problems with them being in the way yet...
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: happylanding on August 31, 2006, 09:12:07 AM
Home Sweet Home† :)



I envy youuuuuu!! :) :) It definitely is a gorgeous affair you did!
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: Frank N. O. on August 31, 2006, 09:48:08 AM
I agree with Happy, that's a fantastic place indeed, both the design but the location looks great too, also in terms of a nice view from the first floor windows, must be like a small airport tower 8)

Frank
Title: Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
Post by: tundra_flier on August 31, 2006, 02:05:37 PM
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Which airport is this?

Lakloey

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must be like a small airport tower

The veiw is awsome!  I'm down at the "Cub" end of the runway that they keep grass, most of the runway is gravel, so I get to watch the guys with fat tires landing in my front yard. :D  It's been pretty busy this week, everyone's getting ready to go hunting this weekend.

Phil
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