Honor System Donation
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|"...It is the only site I can visit on a daily basis
that is guaranteed not to be filled with hateful,
divisive, venom. Due to your leadership VAF
overflows with helpful, supportive comments and
--- John H.
stand right now as of:
List of who has donated in
not an RV owner (in fact I don't own an airplane.
Yet...), but I rarely miss my daily visit to your site.
In an Internet overflowing with obnoxious, sneaky ads
and hidden links, VAF is a breath of fresh air. Clear
I'm sorry for the commercial,
but Doug's gotta eat and provide for his family.
look over to the right and see if you are exempt. If
you are, THANK YOU for what you did (or do), and enjoy the site
for life with my heartfelt thanks.
OK, like a lot of families, Casa Reeves sticks to a budget.
No fur-lined sinks or electric dog polishers. In the
flying department I've flown the RV-6
hours so far in 2020 (flew it
hours in 2019). Obviously I'd like to fly more, but I can't
justify the avgas expense in this phase of my life (the college
years for the kids). Let me assure you we're not making
millions doing this site - trying to keep a small business
afloat is insanely
expensive and time intensive.
I'm trying my hardest to keep it afloat while providing a good
product for the Van's RV community.
That's where you, the regular
reader, comes in...
the entire history of the site, I've never asked for more than
$25/yr if you're a regular reader.
I'll never ask
for any more than that. Ever.
The Honor System Pitch:
States citizen who has EVER been in no-shit, bullets coming at you combat.
You know who you
are, and I will never be able to thank you enough for
protecting my way of life. Please enjoy the site free for the
rest of your life.
currently serving in the United States Armed Forces
- police officers (past or present)
- current Kindergarten thru grade 12
- firefighters (salaried or volunteer - past or present)
employed by Van's Aircraft
- anyone acting as a moderator in the forums
- My Mother-in-law.
- anybody currently
- the (2) renters at 'theVanCave'
(worked out a barter deal
for something I was hunting for over the years...) - Clements, Jon -
Dalton, David - Karpayev,
- - Schoen, William -
Settle, Curtis (Bill) - Thorne, Mark - Webster, Tom
You ever notice how when you visit this site you never have to
sit through a 30 second commercial, or dodge pop-up windows
selling cars or email newsletter signups? Or take a
survey. None of the
small ads on the site start talking to you. Nothing
bounces around on your screen, forcing you find some stupid
little 'X' in the corner that may or may not make it go away
(and possibly launch another pop-up). Nothing slides your
screen down halfway so an animation of the new and amazing Honda
Whatever can drive from screen left to right.
And I don't track your interactions with this site (like 99% of
all other sites do). You deserve your privacy, and you'll
get it on VAF.
More on why I don't track you <--.
have to log in to see all of VAF...you can already see
Let me repeat that: You can see everything on the site
right now, whether you've donated or not.
get to decide if you think I've provided you a quality product
worthy of a yearly donation.
VansAirForce.net has been this way since it came online in the
mid 90's, and it always will, if the regular readers send in
their honor system yearly donation.
All those annoying advertising tactics help keep the sites they
are on in business. I made a conscience decision to do it
the other way around. You show up and instantly start
reading the latest Van's RV news, with no hassle whatsoever.
The experience isn't interrupted. It's that way by design,
but it does require 60 seconds of your time once a year to stay
that way. Use this site for 12 months. If you think
I've earned it,
send in $25.
Treat it like a magazine subscription.
don't track your keystrokes and clicks. By design (more
on this at the bottom of this page...it's scary).
My full time job, and this product I offer here, exists
to motivate, entertain and occasionally help you during the
purchase, construction, ongoing maintenance and safe flying of
your Van's RV kit plane. Hopefully for decades. If
I'm doing my job well you come back on a regular basis.
If you're a regular visitor, pick
a day (birthday?) and ask yourself whether the last 12 months here were
worth $2.08 a month. If the answer to that is yes, send in
$25. I will use that money to keep the site going, and to
provide food, shelter and clothing for my wife and two kids.
Just trying to
make a living here, like you do with your job. Thank you to those who help keep it
do not start threads in the forums along
the lines of 'People should donate!' Donate if you think
VAF is a good product, don't if you don't. God Bless
You either way. I would kindly ask moderators to
delete these threads if I'm offline for a bit and don't see
them. Thank you. dr
- VAF is our
family's stab at American Small Business. It provides
99% of our family's total income. As far as I know, I'm planet
Earth's only full-time Van's RV online community provider,
and we bet the farm on it.
- Ads on the
site do not pull in what some online think. I
they did....I wouldn't need to beg for money here on this
page. They basically keep a roof over our head and pay
SOME of the bills. Not all.
- During the
years this site has been online in various forms, best I can
calculate is I've spent
more than we
spent on our house
bringing it to you.
The cost of running a 'small' business is not small.
The risk is enormous.
How You Can Donate
PayPal QR Code
If you have
the PayPal app on your phone and are viewing this page on a
computer or laptop, simply open the phone app and tap the
'Scan/Pay' button. Then hold your phone up to the monitor
and center the window on the image below (or the one on the
phone's camera app at this pic - that works also.
This is the method I currently prefer people use. It's the
easiest on me from an accounting standpoint. You wouldn't
believe how much 'behind the scenes' work there is. If you
can donate $25/yr with a credit card, THANK YOU!!!
not have to have a PayPal account to donate with a credit card
(if sending from the USA - International donations will
After clicking on the 'Donate' button above, look for the link
denoted by the red arrow in the screen grab below.
Instantly ready to go
back into our local economy at the businesses that offer our family
cash discounts. You'd be surprised (source).
Delta Romeo, LLC.
P.O. Box 270321
Flower Mound, TX 75027-0321
made out to
'Delta Romeo, LLC'
Delta Romeo, LLC.
P.O. Box 270321
Flower Mound, TX 75027-0321
A special request:
Sending me a check or credit card donation with "use half of
this for this year and the other half for next year" in the
memo line doesn't work for the CPA. I am required by law to
report income that comes in during the year it arrives.
*Why does VAF use an honor system business model?
The simplest explanation I can offer is because it's less work for
both you and me.
Three more reasons...
First, as a United States citizen who is VERY appreciative of those who defend(ed) my freedoms, the 'exempt from donating' category
at right is of
primary importance to me. Who would setup and maintain the list of
thousands of free combat veteran accounts? How do you verify their credentials?
This all implies employees, and an office, and status meetings,
and peer reviews, and a thousand other things that a) gets us off topic and
b) killed large
parts of my soul
in a previous corporate life. I'd have to charge much more to
cover the increased overhead, just so I could net the same
amount. It becomes an episode of 'The Office' every
day. Thank you, but no. I do it this way for my own simplistic,
Second, it releases me from
the ‘I paid my money so this is the direction I demand you go with the
site’ back and forth.
Third, this honor system business model allows those who are
lurking, still on the fence
regarding getting into the hobby, to virtually enjoy the show. For years if
that’s what it takes. This hobby is supposed to be FUN, something
sorely lacking in today's hate filled world.
used 30,000 as my 'lurker' number to be conservative. The
actual number is more like 35K-40K.
**A few auto-send $2.08 each month via their bank or credit card
- each donation like this is recorded separately, so the number
of donations shows more than the number of people who donated.
For example, in 2015 there were 2,397 donations made by 2,126
in previous years: