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First Flight Of N516RC

By Robert Cutter N516RC, #72779, RV 7, TW, Slider, flew for the first time at about 8 pm on Saturday, May 3, 2014. After 7-3/4 years of building by my wife (aka Moonpie) and me (aka RVRC), Moonpie II took … Continue reading

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Moonpie II Has Wings!

By Robert Cutter Sunday afternoon, January 19, 2014, a group of fellow RV builders, pilots and family joined in to give Moonpie II ( our RV-7 project) its wings.  Those present and helping were James Clark who coordinated the effort, … Continue reading

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Georgia On Our Minds: 4MH Ventures Forth

Pam and I had our first flight together in N194MH on Friday, September 6, 2013. I had hoped to fly to Triple Tree but something came up this past week that re-routed us. Pam’s two sisters, Sharon and Sheila, were … Continue reading

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First Flight For Roberts’ Vans RV-4 N88TU

After six and a half years of building, at 1730, May 29, 2013, RV-4, N88TU became an airplane. Kit number 2956 had two previous owners and was moved twice before landing in our hangar. It was close to becoming beer … Continue reading

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2012: An Oshkosh Odyssey

By Tom Roberts By now, I think everyone knows that Ski was awarded the Young Eagles 2012 Outstanding Ground Volunteer award presented at Oshkosh (KOSH). Ron Shelton had called me a few weeks before, and said, “I have some good … Continue reading

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President’s Cockpit: August 28, 2012

Congratulations to Mike Hoover on his first flight of N194MH, his Van’s RV-9A this last Sunday evening, August 26, 2012. All went well. Mike has been building 4MH for the last nine and a half years, so I know he … Continue reading

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Will Fly For Food

By Riley Morse It doesn’t look like an Italian restaurant but I’m salivating for a good Italian meal. I’m thinking about a big plate of spaghetti with spicy meat sauce topped with thin curls of freshly grated parmesan cheese or … Continue reading

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My Trip To Vernonia

By Eduardo Irizarry Early January 2012, getting close to finishing my RV-7 at Owens Field, after four years of mostly satisfying work, along with some frustrating moments and exasperating events, I started thinking about transition training in order to fly … Continue reading

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Vans RV-1 Visits Columbia – Part One

On Saturday, April 7, 2012, I was in my hangar working away on my Vans RV-9A project when I heard my scanner erupt with exciting news. A “flight of two” reported approaching from the south and was setting up on … Continue reading

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President’s Cockpit: Vans RV-1 Oshkosh Tour Stop At KCUB this coming Saturday, April 14, 2012

Last Saturday, I had the rare honor of flying James Clark to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (KSAV) to retrieve Van’s very first aircraft design, the RV-1. I flew escort on the way back. It’s a lot slower than my RV-7A, … Continue reading

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