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September 19, 2018.  0001Z.  Issue #4,657.



From the Desk of the Mothership

"Please let the RV community know that I will be out of the office October 9-November 1st-ish. My husband and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to Scotland. J

If anyone needs ownership transfers, or FAA bill of sales typed up, please contact me on before October 1st at 503-678-6545 x 322 or cynthia 'at' vansaircraft 'dot' com"

Cynthia A. Schrantz
Administrative Assistant
Van's Aircraft, Inc.
14401 Keil Road N.E.
Aurora, Oregon 97002
503-678-6545 ext. 322


How to Minimize the Chance You Could be Dealing with a Scammer

...when using the classifieds.


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VAF Calendar ...upcoming Events for the Next 60 Day(s)

09-16-2018: Ist Annual Wings and Wheels Event at KFLY
09-22-2018: EAA 983 Flyin at 0TX1 Pecan Plantation, Texas, Annual Morristown, TN (KMOR) EAA Flyin, Ironflight's birthday breakfast-brunch-flyin
09-29-2018: KFRH Fish Fry Fly-in 9/29/2018, Long Island Airpark Fly-In (NC26) 9am-4pm
10-05-2018: 2018 Pine Bluff Formation Clinic
10-06-2018: 2018 Pine Bluff Formation Clinic, Ramona Air Fair & Fly-In
10-07-2018: 2018 Pine Bluff Formation Clinic
10-13-2018: Abilene,TX~EAA 471~Breakfast, EAA 471 Breakfast~Abilene TX
10-19-2018: Petit Jean 2018 ... The RV Gathering on the Mountain
10-20-2018: Petit Jean 2018 ... The RV Gathering on the Mountain, Hidden Valley Airpark Fly In, Denton, Texas
10-21-2018: Petit Jean 2018 ... The RV Gathering on the Mountain
11-10-2018: Abilene,TX~EAA 471~Breakfast, EAA 471 Breakfast~Abilene TX

Building a Case for the RV-Super Cub ...updated 9/9 14Z
...a document in progress (feedback last several pages).  If you feel the same let me know - I'll add it.

Spotlighted Feedback:

"... if Van's offered a (preferably) tandem, 2 seat, bush geared, Super Cub replacement, I would almost certainly order one sight unseen!​ Not to replace the RV-8, but to fulfill the low and slow sightseeing/back country exploring that are so appealing." --Jon Farley   RV-8 N518RT

"...I love this type of flying. I would want to own, promote, fly a Van's product like this if it was available." -- Jay Pratt RV-8/6

"I will always be a Vans loyalist and I will agree that they should try their hand at a more utilitarian model.​" --Dave Farmer

"...I stand in line with you on the RV cub! I built Crazy Woman (now at 52F!) and now building another-8... If Vans comes out with a -15 Cub, Ill order the kit yesterday!
-- Thomas Henderson RV-8

"...I would still consider a high wing RV and put my S-21 on hold." --Vern Little RV-9A

"...I've been flying an RV-9A for nearly 10 years now......If I knew Van's was heading that direction, I may be in front of you in line for the tail kit."
-- Carl Raichle

"...My vote goes for 'RV Super Cub'." -- Vlad RV-9A

"If Vans offered a product in that genre, it would be a no-brainer for me. That would be my next build.​" --mwardle7 (RV-12 flying)

..I've been ready to build another aluminum riveted high wing for some time, I'd really like it to be from the RV family. -- Bud Smith RV-8 (dbuds2 on VAF)

NEW  "Ready to start a backcountry ship. Release that Vans unit or Ill be forced to build one from brand X!"  -- Blain Stumpf RV-8 N82ST

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