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Old 03-26-2012, 09:37 AM
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Default RV-1 arrives

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...&type=1&ref=nf

Van in his plane

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Old 03-26-2012, 11:05 AM
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Try this one:

http://tinyurl.com/c42qd3e

Today there is a photo of Van sitting in the RV-1. Also, another photo is below it with Paul Dye talking to Van while he is seated in the RV-1. We need more photos!
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:13 AM
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:21 AM
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Too cool! I wish I was down there with you guys!
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:37 AM
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That ground should be designated "holy ground."
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:50 AM
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I can only imagine the emotions of this reunion and the significance of what Van and that airplane have created.

If you see Van, tell him "Thanks!", from a fellow glider pilot.
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:56 PM
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Default I can just hear him now ...

In my mind's eye I see Van looking down at his RV-1 and walking slowly around it. He opens the canopy, slides slowly and carefully down into the seat, careful not to snag any wires or cables with his knees. He smiles for the cameras.

Then, slowly reversing the procedure, he climbs out and looks at the restored plane and says, "Well, you guys did a great job with it. Thanks." Then turns and walks away to go work the tent some more.

Sounds about right, doesn't it?
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:55 PM
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In my mind's eye I see Van looking down at his RV-1 and walking slowly around it. He opens the canopy, slides slowly and carefully down into the seat, careful not to snag any wires or cables with his knees. He smiles for the cameras.

Then, slowly reversing the procedure, he climbs out and looks at the restored plane and says, "Well, you guys did a great job with it. Thanks." Then turns and walks away to go work the tent some more.

Sounds about right, doesn't it?
Don, I didn't see you there but that was how it happened. What an honor to be there to take that picture.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:14 PM
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Well, it was a lot like Don described.... Except that Van spent most of the rest of the day with the ONE and let the rest of the guys set up the company tent!

It was a day to remember , that's for sure!
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:18 PM
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Smile nice to watch

We were at Sun & Fun and snapped this picture of Van examining the RV1 with Paul.



Van was clearly enjoying reviewing the RV1.
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