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Old 01-06-2018, 07:56 PM
Westerhuis Westerhuis is offline
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Location: Boston (MA)
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Default Any A/P's with RV knowledge around Boston MA?

Hi all,

I just wondered if anyone knew of a friendly and skilled A/P preferably with RV experience in the Boston (MA) area. I hope to take delivery of an RV8 soon and it would be good to get to know someone who can help with some minor work to start me off (engine heater, new tyres, heated pitot) and help with other jobs in the future.

Ideally someone who is happy to supervise my work (there is a lot to learn.)

The RV8 will be based at Lawrence Municipal Airport (KLWM)

On a different note, would be good to get to know a few other RV fliers in the area too.


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Old 01-06-2018, 08:10 PM
Northernliving Northernliving is offline
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Location: Boston, MA
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Default Yeah, a few in the area

I?m outside of Boston. Sent you a PM.
Brian J.
Boston, MA
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:52 AM
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Captain_John Captain_John is offline
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We have a pretty good group of pilots down here on the south side. I am based at Plymouth, MA.

Shoot me a message and say hello.

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Old 01-17-2018, 07:01 AM
Speedpants Speedpants is offline
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Roger, My name is Mitch Buckley and I am based down at KPYM (Plymouth) I work at Alpha One flight Services, and would be glad to help out, I have a fairly long list of RV experience from helping with a couple of completions to some major rework as well. A few guys from the new England area can vouch for me, Captain John is one of them. Let me know if I can help in any way!
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:18 AM
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N941WR N941WR is offline
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I was going to say you need to get a hold of Captain John but I see he already introduced himself.

You will just need to take everything he says with block of salt!
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:59 AM
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Vlad Vlad is offline
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Mitch is the man Roger. Captain John learns from him

Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.

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Old 01-17-2018, 10:14 AM
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drill_and_buck drill_and_buck is offline
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Location: Bridgewater, MA - KPYM
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Welcome to Beantown Roger,

I built and own the RV-8 behind the picture of the Jeep. Happy to share my knowledge and experience. Drop by KPYM when you get situated.

As noted, on a scale of 1 to 10, Mitch is an 11.
Mike Draper
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Bridgewater, MA
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Old 01-17-2018, 01:11 PM
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Saville Saville is offline
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HI all,

I'm based at Beverly and it's nice to find RV-capable A&P's around. Thanks to Rogier for posting the question and to you all for replying.

A&P's with time to work on the plane is are hard to find

A&P's with time to work on the plane AND RV knowledge are very hard to find.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:42 PM
sibriggs sibriggs is offline
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Default NH Based

I'm in KCON, retired from a day to day regular job, but would be glad to work with any RV owners in the area who need A&P help. PM me anytime.

Steve Briggs. RV9, G3x, G5, VPX, GTN625, PMags, A&P, IA, ATP-CFII
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Old 01-21-2018, 06:50 AM
Radioflyer Radioflyer is offline
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Hi Roger. Just noticed you are based at KLWM. There are several RV pilots on the field. I know one of them has an RV8 and he is a member of EAA 106. The RV8 is in a private hangar on the south ramp. EAA 106 has two hangars on the north ramp. Please feel free to come on by for a visit. BTW, I do know one A&P who regularly services RV's. He operates "Stick and Rudder" at KCQX, down in Cape Cod. That's probably not as convenient for you as Plymouth, but good to keep in mind.
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