RV-7A Facilitates Boat Repair in San Juan Islands ...Capt. Sandy
There are plane repairs in exotic places, and boat repairs in
exotic places. This weekend our RV-7A rescued our boat. Roy and I
flew from KHIO to KORS to get our boat ready for the sailing season.
We had a GREAT flight up. The weather was clear and the islands
lovely. And of course, the boat needed work, because, well, it is a
boat. The Jib needed repair and no sail repair places to be found in
the islands. Roy came to the rescue and schlepped our 135 Jib to a
sail loft in Bellingham. Much Thanks to Tony at KORS for the use of
the crew car, and the kind folks in Bellingham also.
Now I Know Why I Built an RV...David Perl (Watford, UK)
I finished my 7A 18 months ago. Ive enjoyed 100 hours of fun
flying around the UK, gradually making longer trips with the local
flying club i joined.
This weekend was a highlight. I flew across the English channel
intro France with a Cirrus and 3 other pilots. We spent 2 days
landing at 8 airfields around Paris. We stayed over saturday night
and enjoyed some wonderful French cuisine.
The weather was perfect, the company fun and the plane behaved
Definitely a highspot to file in my memory banks and made the 5
years of building all the more worthwhile. The more I fly the RV the
more i enjoy it. And when i landed back at my home field, a yellow
Swiss registered RV7 landed. The weekend was rounded off with a
pleasant chat with the builder, his second RV7 and true to form, his
build was immaculate, just like a Swiss Watch.
RV-9A Status Report ...Andy C. (Kalamazoo, MI)
Moving onward to the fuel tank assembly! Was looking forward to
the wet riveting that I've read so many nice builder reports about.
All in all not that tough though. The worst part so far, is my
stupid Harbor Freight digital scale, it turns off automatically in
about 10 seconds.... I guess they figure that you can weigh a letter
in that amount of time. So have to work around that little nuisance.
So yea, it's messy and you have to clean tools up constantly, and
the sealant is sticky, but this isn't the hardest job I've done so
far on this project.
Note that if your glove tears and you get the fuel tank sealant on
your thumb, and it turns sort of black locally, it does wear off no
problem (in about a week).
RV-7A Rebirthing ...kentlik
Rudder pedals and framework installed...
Support Position Open at the Mothership
Aircraft is looking for a Customer Support person at our factory in
We need a front office person with RV building experience and
strong customer relationship and management skills. Also required
are good verbal and written communication skills, computer
experience (MS Office, Syspro) and a patient, problem-solver
personality. The ideal candidate will have built, finished and flown
an RV, though builders of less desirable airplanes will be
considered. Duties for an experienced RV pilot may also include
sales demonstration flights, and representing Van's at airshows.
Compensation includes $50-60k salary, health benefits, 401K and
participation in Van's ESOP.
If you want to work for the best kit aircraft manufacturer in the
world, email your resume with a cover letter to explain why you’re
the person for the job.
Email resume to: gusf (at) vansaircraft.com
New Panel Pics Added ...
RV Panels (in High Res) folder
...my home field.
How to Minimize the Chance
You Could be Dealing with a Scammer
...when using the classifieds.