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Old 10-05-2014, 07:19 PM
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Default RVer wins AOPA sweepstakes plane


We had the honor today of being co-conspirators in the ruse by which we were able to get RV-7 builder/pilot Steve Lagergren of Litchfield, MN., into the air, where we could capture the moment when the AOPA Debonair pulled up alongside.

AOPA has the story of the win.

I'll have the behind-the-scenes deets on how we pulled it off and an inside-the-cockpit video on the blog within a few hours.

Super nice guy.

EDIT: RVers in on the escapade were Brad Benson (and son), Vince Bastiani, Michelle and Bryan Flood, Mike Hilger, Warren Starkebaum, and Jim Weckman.
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:30 PM
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Feel good story of the day! Thanks for sharing, Bob!

Congratulations Steve!!!!!!
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:20 PM
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Where's the LIKE button!
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Great job on coordinating the plan Bob - you came up with a great plan and rolled with the changes as they happened. Thanks for inviting me to be part of it!
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:15 PM
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Congratulations! Is it one of those "too soon" moments to predict that the sweepstakes plane will be sold to fund another RV build?

Just kidding... Just kidding...
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I think he's going to keep it; it fits his mission perfectly.

When his daughter was young, she had a seat in the baggage area. But she grew and so the family bought a Cardinal (might've been with a flying club; I'm not sure).

He also has wanted to finish up his instrument ticket.

I think the Cardinal is probably history.
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I think he's going to keep it; it fits his mission perfectly.
Just read the article and that is crazy cool! More HP, retracts, etc. And it seems to fall right into Steve advancing in his and the family's journey.

Again Congrats!
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Old 10-05-2014, 10:54 PM
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I think he's going to keep it; it fits his mission perfectly.

When his daughter was young, she had a seat in the baggage area. But she grew and so the family bought a Cardinal (might've been with a flying club; I'm not sure).

He also has wanted to finish up his instrument ticket.

I think the Cardinal is probably history.
I know someone looking for a Cardinal. Tell him to let me know, if he plans to sell.
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And here's the video.
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Awesome job Bob and congratulations to Steve!
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