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Offline tundra_flier

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New home for Tundra Toy!
« 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

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Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
« Reply #1 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!!!!


I give that landing a 9 . . . on the Richter scale.

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Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2006, 11:15:43 PM »
suhwheet dude! congratulations!
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Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
« Reply #3 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


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Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
« Reply #4 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)
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Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
« Reply #5 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 :-\

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Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
« Reply #6 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 !
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Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
« Reply #7 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

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Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
« Reply #8 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. ???

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Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
« Reply #9 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

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Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2006, 02:21:40 AM »
WOW!!! :o
!70 sounds like a deal!!!!!

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Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
« Reply #11 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

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Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
« Reply #12 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???

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Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
« Reply #13 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!
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Re: New home for Tundra Toy!
« Reply #14 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