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Old 11-21-2022, 04:44 PM
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Default Brian Erwert and Scott McDaniels Retire from Mothership

(from mothership)
A huge "congrats" two long-time Van's employees who officially retired this week after many, many years of great work!

Brian Erwert retires as Director of Production. He started work at Van"s way back in 1984! He led our factory team for many years and we"ll miss him, but he"s certainly earned this transition to a more relaxed life without the cross-city commute!

Scott McDaniels, whom many know from his presence on the Van's Air Force forums, has worked at Van's since 1996. Most recently Scott was the Prototype Shop Manager, and he even stuck around a while longer than he'd originally planned to help with the RV-15 prototype aircraft project. In retirement, he"ll be working as a DAR and will remain very involved in the RV community.

Throughout their careers, both of these top-notch men were a substantial influence in making Van's Aircraft what it is today. We hope you'll join us in thanking both of them for their service to the RV community and in wishing them the very best as they begin the next chapter of each of their lives!
Doug Reeves (your host)
  • Full time: since '07 (started it in '96).
  • Available as Contract Pilot (ATP. PIC typed in G-V(450/550) and Phenom 300). Flying resume.
  • Part time: G450/550 and Phenom 300 seat support at CAE (KDFW).

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Old 11-21-2022, 05:00 PM
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Default Brian, Scott..........

Big congrats to you guys.

Enjoy retirement.
Mike Starkey
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Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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Old 11-21-2022, 05:02 PM
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Congrats! Well done!
Donation 2023 paid
ASEL INST COMM Tail-wheeler
RV-12iS builder (Empennage complete, Wings complete!, Fuselage well under way !, finish kit ordered, Garmin avionics ordered, engine ordered, shop out of order )
Got a hangar, and moving in!
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Old 11-21-2022, 05:05 PM
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Congratulations guys! You each have quite the legacy in building of the RV aircraft company and (builder/pilot) experience!

Hope to still hear from you both!

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Old 11-21-2022, 05:08 PM
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Congrats to both, hope Scott stays active here. I have always enjoyed his post and appreciate it the knowledge and wisdom.
N825SM RV7A - IO360M1B - SOLD
N825MS RV14A - IO390 - SOLD
N258SM RV14A - IO390EXP119 - Out of Paint shop & flying
Dues paid
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Old 11-21-2022, 05:11 PM
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Default Happy retirement!

As a person new to retirement myself, I can vouch that it is everything you imagined it to be.
RV-6A - flying 1000+ hours
Donated to VAF yearly since 2007. Why? Because it is worth every penny and more.

There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact. óMARK TWAIN
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Old 11-21-2022, 05:41 PM
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Both of you, thanks for all your help over the years! If ever retirement was well earned, you guys did it. All the best!

Scott, I hope you've groomed your VAF successor....

Thanks again,
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Old 11-21-2022, 06:40 PM
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Default Happy retirement!

Congratulations! I read every single Scott's post and always learn something new. Thank you very much for contributing! Please stay with us here as long as you can.
Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
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Old 11-22-2022, 12:56 AM
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Iíll join in for the congrats, thanks, and best wishes!

Nice being able to retire in your 50s in the US
- ain't the Destination, but the Journey -
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Old 11-22-2022, 01:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
Congratulations! I read every single Scott's post and always learn something new.
I agree! Thanks, Scott, for all the help you've given to so many of us for so many years. I hope you enjoy retirement and will still be a part of VAF!
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