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Old 06-07-2019, 09:19 AM
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Congratulations Hans! She's still a beauty! And that backdrop is amazing.

I flew with you on my first formation flight after entering the RV world. After watching you do a 2 ship loop on arrival, I was hooked!

Thanks for all you have done to promote aviation and in particular RV formation flying in the Rocky Mountain area.

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Old 06-07-2019, 10:40 AM
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Ps. I have some great video of Cobra?s airplane in action if anyone is interested I will post it
I would love to see it.
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Old 06-07-2019, 02:19 PM
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That's a beautiful story!

I can't imagine what it would be like to have one airplane and live in one state for 30 years... but it sure sounds nice.
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Old 06-07-2019, 03:29 PM
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I can attest that Hans built a beautiful machine. More than that, though, after flying on his wing a bit I think he's a true "aviator" and not just a mere pilot or controls manipulator...

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Old 06-08-2019, 09:31 AM
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CCsmith I sent you an E mail. I miss our Idaho flights and am planning on getting Chief Pilot and a couple of his combat warriors to meet up at Smiley Creek this summer. 4000 feet of golf course worthy runway at 7000 msl and the Sawtooths in the back drop are awesome. Not to mention the cool nights, star gazing and taking that midnight pee into the tiny trickle of a stream that becomes the mighty Salmon River. Oh, did I mention the excellent cafe just across the street, the Smiley Creek Cafe.

Cheers, Hans
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Old 06-09-2019, 01:42 PM
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Hi Hans,

I have recollections of your RV-4 visiting Aurora Airpark east of Denver 26+ years ago in the early 1990's. Is this correct?

I was a young flight instructor there and was in awe of your plane. The idea of building a fast modern plane back then was a game changer!

Thanks for the report!
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:47 PM
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Chuck,

That would be me and nice of you to remember an iconic airstrip. It's no longer
in service with the activation of DIA. I have fond memories of Aurora Airpark on numerous approaches into DIA Rwy 35 for several years after it was decommissioned.

Hope you are enjoying the Van's experience.

Cheers, Hans
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:53 PM
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Great story Hans! I think you are one of the original if not THE original RV guys here in Colorado. Much respect for sure! When I get my new prop installed on my -4, I'm heading back down to give you the jump! Maybe one of these days I'll turn tighter and get the guns on you! Stay tuned ....;-)
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