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July 24, 2017. Issue No.
2017 Oshkosh RV Social
...Mon July 24. The RV social event of the year!
RV-8 Builder/Owner Gathering ...Tue 1000 Theater in the Woods
Van's Banquet ...Tue 7/25
and greet ...RV-12 group. Wed noon. HBC.
The OSH PIREP, URLs, etc thread is starting to get some traction
- rub it in to the folks who didn't attend <g>. If you get a
photo album online somewhere from the show, please feel free to
email me the URL so I can spotlight it up here for you!
vansairforce 'at' gmail 'dot' com
Also, any simply amazing pic that you get with your smartphone - you
know, the 'all RV folks need to see this' type of pic......email
that sucker to me. I'll splash it up here with many thanks.
I hope all those at the show have a wonderful time!
It begins in style!
The HBC Beer Tasting (thread)
Sunday afternoon at OSH'17.
image #1 /
Pics courtesy Sid 'scrollf4' Mayeux.
OSH RV Specific Activity Calendar...lemme know if I'm
GRT Avionics Aircraft Mounted Heads-Up Display
Just a quick post to point out that GRT Avionics now has an
aircraft mounted Heads-Up Display. It is based on the Hudly
aftermarket automotive HUD, available for only $300.
It will be on display at Airventure. I absolutely love it. For me,
it is much more practical than the android glasses. I simply do not
want to fly without it.
You can read about it here:
Apparently something we did took our website down, but it is back up
now. Some portions of it might be loading unit 3:30 pm EDT.
Thanks, and fly safely to Oshkosh. I will see you there.
GRT Avionics/Grand Rapids Technologies
Aera 660 V3.00 Software with SXM Weather/Music
Those of you with an Aera 660 connected to your WiFi probably
already know that V3.00 came out yesterday.
Most importantly, V3.00 provides support for the
new GDL 51/51R/52/52R ADS-B and SXM receivers announced this
week. These units provide the much requested SXM weather/music
solution for the Aera 660.
Additionally, it addresses one of the common requests for the Aera
660 to provide the same data fields (up to 8) on the charts page
already provided on the map page. Here is a screenshot showing this
RV-7A Rebirthing: Status Report ...kentlik
Got some riveting done finally! Had to pay my son to get him off
the computer to do it. He is reasonably priced!
NTSB Aviation Accident Final Report ...9 page PDF
From the Mothership
"No technical support available from July 21 thru August 1.
We’ve gone all in for EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh this year, all of
our technical support staff that is. There will be no technical
support by email and no phone tech support times at the office
during the show and for a couple days travel time before and after.
Customer service staff will be here to process and ship parts and
kit orders during our normal business hours."
Van's Calendar Pics ...it's time to submit your entries.
everyone, we need calendar pics for this year's Van's Aircraft
Calendar! Please send your HIGH RESOLUTION pics to
Please include pilot and photographer info as well so we can give
credit where credit is due!
If I don't get enough images I'm going to have to use these photos
of Daryl I found lying around...
Bribes, blackmail, can be sent to the same address. Thank you in
News at my Home Field
7/21/2017. Phil Witt moving the grass at 52F (on the POA's
new (used) tractor). New runway construction begins 8/1.
Support Position Open at the Mothership
Aircraft is looking for a Customer Support person at our factory in
We need a front office person with RV building experience and
strong customer relationship and management skills. Also required
are good verbal and written communication skills, computer
experience (MS Office, Syspro) and a patient, problem-solver
personality. The ideal candidate will have built, finished and flown
an RV, though builders of less desirable airplanes will be
considered. Duties for an experienced RV pilot may also include
sales demonstration flights, and representing Van's at airshows.
Compensation includes $50-60k salary, health benefits, 401K and
participation in Van's ESOP.
If you want to work for the best kit aircraft manufacturer in the
world, email your resume with a cover letter to explain why you’re
the person for the job.
Email resume to: gusf (at) vansaircraft.com
How to Minimize the Chance
You Could be Dealing with a Scammer
...when using the classifieds.
VAF Calendar ...upcoming Events
for the Next 60 Day(s)
08-05-2017: Washington DC Fly out - meet at KCGS College Park
08-18-2017: International EAS Summer Fly-In Switzerland
08-19-2017: International EAS Summer Fly-In Switzerland
08-20-2017: International EAS Summer Fly-In Switzerland
08-26-2017: Land of Enchantment EAA fly in
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