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Old 05-11-2022, 05:21 PM
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Default Got my RV Grin Today!

I got my own RV Grin today flying my dad's airplane for the first time

My dad built this RV-9A & finished it last year. It hadn't flown since June 2021 before he passed away, so I got a condition inspection done by a local A&P a month or 2 ago.

It fired right up today! I am so thankful to RVbySDI for coming out to help me get it started & fly with me! It handled so well, & I had an absolute blast even though it was super hot outside lol... I will definitely need some more training before I'm signed off for insurance & comfortable enough to fly by myself. I'm excited we chose to keep this in the family

Also don't judge me for wearing a Ran's shirt while flying a Van's
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Old 05-11-2022, 06:20 PM
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Nicely done. Enjoy yourself…
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Old 05-11-2022, 06:41 PM
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Sorry about your dad. That must be very special to fly the plane that he built.
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Old 05-12-2022, 09:30 AM
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We have owned both a Vans RV7 and a Rans S7; both are great airplanes. In the end I think you will find the RV easier to fly and much more comfortable in the afternoon bumps.
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