Saturday September 19 was the big day. After 18 years of research, letters, job changes and house moves it finally flies. It is very solid and responsive. The little A40 is pretty "peppy" due to the light weight (464 lb) of the aircraft. The CG was exactly on the specified location, yet it takes a little forward stick to keep things level. I have heard this is a consistent Parrakeet characteristic that I am gradually trimming out with horizontal stabilizer incidence.
Credits to Larry Kite for the great photo coverage! We are grateful to White Construction for a place to pursue the dream. Thanks to all who have helped and supported us over the years.