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Old 10-04-2013, 12:29 PM
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Default Last rivet done!

My dad and I just drove the last 20 rivets on the RV!!! Last airplanes he riveted on was repairing B-52's in the 60's.

RV 7 500 hours and counting
20 donation done
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:32 PM
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Default Congratulations!!

Andy, congrats to you and you dad
Mike Starkey
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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 10-04-2013, 12:59 PM
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Default Excellent!

Finally driving the last 20 rivets = "Very, very cool"
Driving them with your Dad.... "Priceless"

Congratulations Andy - You have done what few others have done in a lifetime - and you were able to share it with your Father... well done!
RV-8 N223GT (reserved)
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VAF Dues gladly paid up till December 2021

"The ultimate responsibility of the pilot is to fulfill the dreams of the countless millions of earthbound ancestors who could only stare skyward and wish." - Unknown
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:38 PM
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Where IS that LIKE button?
Miles (VAF# 1238, Paid up as of 12/20)
RV-7 TU 904KM (reserved)
Wings Fitted and Finish Kit on site

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Empennage Album, Wings Album, Fuselage Album

1955 Cessna 170B flying since 1982

'To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' -Unk.
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:54 PM
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Nothing much cooler than that. Congratulations!
RV-14A #140026
Wings 70%. Emp 70%
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:07 PM
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Default Dad

Good for you! Dads are special.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:10 PM
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Default You lucky dawg!

Congratulations to you and your dad. That will forever be a special memory. You can look at that rivet and know your dad touched that spot.
Have fun flying!
Aaron Arvig
Empennage Done
Wings-In Progress
N568AK Reserved
SOLD?but I'll be back
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:35 PM
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Default Congrats

Congrats to you and your Dad! And tell him thanks for those BUFF rivets too. They are still holding strong...
Dan Ecklebe
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B-52H, T-38C, T-6A
BS Aeronautical Engineering, USAF Academy
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:44 AM
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Default But....

But is he any good at fiberglass?????

Enjoy the build and enjoy time with your dad. Get that bird flying!
Rick Woodall C-GSTT "ghost"
9a -TMX io-320, catto three blade, dual dynon hdx with a/p. 900+ hrs in 8 yrs flying.

Flew to Osh 11,12,15,17,19. SNF 2013. West to Cali /Washington/Vancouver/crossed the Rockies north to Red Deer east to Moosonee and over to maritimes. South to Jekyll Isl, cedar key, and Key West etc. 7 trips and 17 islands of the Bahamas. Flown turtles and dogs for Pilots n Paws too. Love our Rv's
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