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Old 02-22-2021, 08:24 AM
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Default Purchased my RV-10 this weekend!

Just want to share my news with the group on my first official day as an RV-10 owner. I had quite possibly the best two days of my aviation life this past weekend. My dream plane has been the RV-10 since I started flying 3 years ago, but I knew that finding one would be very difficult as 50% of RV-10's are sold by word of mouth and the other 50% that are listed on Trade-A-Plane, Controller, Barnstormers, etc., are usually sold within hours of being listed.

I reached out to John Stewart to let him know that I'm on the hunt for an RV-10 and the very next day John also received a call from David Jones about selling his 2007 RV-10. John connected us and the rest is history.

Vic Syracuse performed the pre-buy inspection on Saturday and N331DJ passed with flying colors and the test flights were a pure joy. I'm a low-time private pilot (215 hours) with HP and Complex endorsements and I have time in multiple aircraft (Warrior, Arrow, 172, 182, SR20, RV-12, Beech Sierra, DA40) and have enjoyed flying all of them, but OMG that RV-10 is another category of flying machine!! I was absolutely blown away with the harmony, response, SPEED, comfort, view from the cockpit and efficiency of this aircraft. As you can probably tell, I'm still riding high from my experience this weekend.

I look forward to getting to know everyone on VansAirForce.net and flying with local RVators in the New England area. My home field will be KRUT in Rutland VT. Thank you to Van's for designing such an amazing aircraft, to David Jones for building and maintaining N331DJ to such a high standard and to Vic Syracuse for his guidance and expertise with the pre-buy!!
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Old 02-22-2021, 09:38 AM
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Default Congratulations!!!

Way to go, congrats.
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:57 AM
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Thanks Mike!
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:28 AM
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Very nice! You will love the -10 even more when you start traveling with it.

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Congrats, Ryan!
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Old 02-23-2021, 03:44 AM
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Old 02-23-2021, 07:09 AM
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when I was looking to buy an RV10 in 2009 David was kind enough to take me for a flight in that plane!
Bought N668G a month later
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It was nice meeting you this weekend while you were in the middle of the inspection. I am sure you guys will have fun with this airplane.
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It was nice meeting you this weekend while you were in the middle of the inspection. I am sure you guys will have fun with this airplane.
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Bill, it was a pleasure meeting you as well.
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