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Old 05-15-2017, 03:28 AM
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JoopSJ JoopSJ is offline
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Location: The Netherlands
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Default Introducing myself

Hello all,

The kit is ordered and the adventure is going to begin.
VAF was of great importance to me while preparing myself for deciding to jump-in as well as deciding what to build. I want to thank the host DR for providing this forum as well the members providing all the valuable information.

It's going to be an RV-7/Slider.
The adventure will start in September as my son and myself will join the empennage building class at Synergy.

I am an airline pilot planning to retire in the near future. Flying an RV feels like going back to the source of my career when I started sport flying, more than 40 years ago. Building it myself feels like connecting the last dot to complete the circle.

Best regards, Joop
Empennage, Wings, Fuse .. Done
Working on Finishing and FWF
Donation 2017. . . 2020
Chairman NVAV (EAA chapter 664 - Dutch experimental aircrafts builders)
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:44 AM
Hornet2008 Hornet2008 is offline
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Hi Joop

Mike will be along shortly to officially welcome you. Great choice, an RV, enjoy the build and remember you eat an elephant one bite at a time.
RV-9 "Cloud tinnie"
Registered VH-EAB
Flying Phase 2
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:52 AM
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Mike is sleeping unusually late this morning. Gives me an opportunity to welcome you as well. Keep us updated with your project. (DR loves pictures.)

Will someone check on Mike, please.
Ron Schreck
IAC National Judge
RV-8, "Miss Izzy", 2250 Hours - Sold
VAF 2021 Donor
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:14 AM
Robert Anglin Robert Anglin is offline
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Location: houston, texas
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Default Mother's day.

I thinks some of us are still dragging from mother's day over here in the states, but you sound like we need you too, to keep up the good work. You will like the bird, they are lots of fun and a good travel platform for retirement.
Keep up the good work. Yours, R.E.A. III #80888
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:41 AM
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Location: Worland, Wyoming
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Welcome! This is a great site and group of people. I am building a 7A so feel free to send me questions when ever you want.
Jereme Carne
I can see the light!
Exempt but gladly paying!
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:37 AM
Neal Trombley Neal Trombley is offline
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Location: North Fort Myers
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that is Great!! welcome aboard
look forward to following the build
Neal Trombley
SW Florida
EAA 66
N517NC ( reserved)
Dues Paid
NOV 2016
July 2017
Dec 2017
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:47 AM
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Default Welcome

Welcome Joop. Excellent choice. Always search this site before each step and read ahead. Make your own mistakes. Don't repeat what we have done.
Larry Larson
Estes Park, CO
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Donated 01/01/2021, plus a little extra.
RV-7A #73391, N511RV reserved (2,000+ hours)
HS SB, empennage, tanks, wings, fuse, working finishing kit
I cannot be, nor will I be, held responsible if you try to do the same things I do and it does not work and/or causes you loss, injury, or even death in the process.
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:55 AM
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Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
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Default Welcome to VAF

Joop, welcome aboard the good ship VAF

Guys....not sleeping late, just that the world turns the wrong way
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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Old 05-16-2017, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by wirejock View Post
Welcome Joop. Excellent choice. Always search this site before each step and read ahead. Make your own mistakes. Don't repeat what we have done.
What he said.... And welcome. Just finishing the Emp of my RV7. Not to far away from you either Feel free to contact me if you need anything.
VAF dues paid for 2021
RV7-A (N137MX Reserved) - Wings Started...
RV7-A - Rebuild Done - Flying!
Cessna Rocket 210HP - Best dang 172 Ever made! (sold)
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