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Australia New South Wales Newcastle Richards, Sam 02 4957-4465 web site The RV-Workshop Learning Centre has been established to provide prospective builders of Vans aircraft a range of metal aircraft building experiences. Though not presenting a comprehensive survey of all required technology, the course covers skill development at a basic level in several areas. Included are: imperial measurement and layout; cutting of aluminium materials; jigging; drilling and preparation of components for assembly; riveting, and pre-finishing.
USA California Laguna Niguel / Ocenside LaPlante, Bryan 949.637.6414 Builder of RV6A, completed 2016, now with over 100 hours; have my repairman cert.  Software engineering background, Electrical Engineering degree.  Prior experience with amateur auto racing where I maintained, repaired, and rebuilt my car.  Are you looking for mentoring, motivation, extra hands, been there done that, or just labor to get 'er done or get unstuck?  Get your tail built in my shop.  I'm available for long term assistance at your shop in the local area, or short term within 400 mile radius.
USA Colorado Broomfield Kidder, Rich 303.887.9619 Carbonair is now offering a full range of build assistance for the RV series of aircraft, from basic sheet metal fabrication, to the latest state of the art avionics installations. Our experience with all facets of aircraft construction can bring your dream airplane to reality within a reasonable time frame. Available to you is a full sheet metal fabrication facility, composite shop with vacuum capability, all the tools and knowledge to assist you with your project.
USA Colorado Colorado Springs Remus, Loyd 719-339-5729  
USA Florida Dunnellon Jesse Saint 352.427.0285

Rapid Builder-Assist Program for the RV-10.  Build one in our shops in 4 weeks.  Finished with high-end Sikkens paint and a completely custom leather interior, we will help you put yourself in one of the best planes available today without investing 3-5 years building, so you can enjoy those years flying.  We can also do your engine and avionics installations, or you can do that yourself.  You dont need prior building experience, because we will teach you what you need to know to build and maintain your RV-10.


USA Florida Zephyrhills Lepre, Russell 813.690.1916  
USA Florida Wimauma Airpark #6509 Bill Davis 941.780.0559 davisaviationllc 'at'  Davis Aviation LLC is based out of the Wimauma Airpark hangar# 6509.  We are a fully equipped builder assistance facility specializing in the Vans Aircraft.  We do complete engine overhauls as well as panel upgrades, airframe repairs, and paint jobs.  We have a A&P IA on staff and have over 10 years experience working on Vans Aircraft.   I personally own a RV-6A that I built and own a RV-10 that Im in the final stages of construction.  We take pride great pride in our workmanship and hope to earn your business!
USA Indiana Avon Grover, Troy 317-919-6594  
USA Iowa Boone Schmitz, Mark
Campbell, Keith
515-599-0231 Were an RV focused builder assistance center located in central Iowa (just down the street from Cleaveland Aircraft Tool).  Weve recently added to staff including a full time avionics technician and expanded our service offerings.
USA Massachusetts PYM Balch, Ken 508-231-8021 (h), 617-699-5868 (c) web site  Think of it: builder assistance in your own shop!  I completed my RV-8 standard kit in 29 months, learning a tremendous amount in the process.  There's no need to spend the time & money to truck your project to a distant completion center.  Let me assist you, in your own shop, on whichever tasks you'd like to complete in short order. Mounting the wings?  Cutting the canopy?  Plumbing the engine?  Whatever you need done, we'll complete together while you get the benefit of working with someone who's 'been there; done that'.
USA Montana Lewistown Simmons, Noel 406.366.4638 i have built more airplanes than most certified aircraft manufacturers throughout history!!  40 Experimental aircraft built.  Builder assistance, Layaway program available, pre-buy inspections, transition training
USA North Carolina NC25 GBI, Inc. 704.707.4845 George and Becki Orndorff built their first RV-6A in 20 months.  They enjoyed building and talking with builders so much they started a second RV-6A and videoed the building process, producing the popular series of builder assistance videos.  They have since expanded their product line in response to builder requests for help in completing their kit planes.
USA Ohio KPKB Gray, Rick 740.350.5188 web site As of '09, Oshkosh and Sun 'n Fun Grand Champion Award winning builder Rick Gray now offers his RV/Rocket building experience to those that want 'THEE BEST' RV or Rocket. Give him a call if he can help you 'one on one' with your project. ' Rick's Custom RV's and Rockets'
USA Oregon (& Georgia) Eugene Vaden Francisco 541-603-8175
Georgia location KCCO 678-854-6498
USA Pennsylvania Oakdale Emery, Tom 412.257.8350  
USA Texas T67 Pratt, Jay 817.439.1220
817.271.0594 c
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USA Washington Lake Stevens Axsys Air 800.260.6054 At Axsys Air, we love to teach. Weve spent several decades and many thousands of hours building, and of course, learning. From that, weve developed streamlined processes and efficient techniques that will not only save you precious time and money, but pretty much guarantee that you will build a better airplane in the process. We can assure you that your time with us will be time well spent. And as importantly, in as little as a weekend, we can get you started on the right path to building your very own RV and give you the confidence to get it done right. Let the fun begin!