The Phoenix has risen!
My RV-6 project, dubbed The Phoenix Project, took to the skies today. Those of you that have been around here for a while may get the reference as a rebirth of my first RV from its 2001 accident. In 2002 I used the insurance proceeds to buy the salvage, a partially completed kit and a flying Navion. I've spent the last 18+ years chipping away at the RV while flying the heck out of the Navion. I licensed it as a new airplane but kept the N-number (N6GY) and reused the vertical stab, canopy, engine and radio stack. The AWC was issued Feb.9 and I have been slowly tweaking and checking off boxes until today. After so long it's still hard to grasp but I am so looking forward to this new chapter in my life.
Keep pounding those rivets. It's worth it.
1950 Navion - flying
RV-6 - first flight 5/6/2021
1940 Rearwin Cloudster project in progress
4 L-2 projects on deck